June 17th, 2019
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
Rachel MageeRachel Magee
Fresh Pick

Reviewer Application

2019 Award Winners

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
What does a fiercely independent young widow really want?

slideshow image
Some demons refuse to stay buried.

slideshow image
A trio of fun-seeking octogenarians on a bachelorette party in Las Vegas – What could possibly go wrong?

slideshow image
Protecting her is his job…falling for her is unexpected.

slideshow image
Can a summer of love make up for a lifetime of secrets?

Celebrate June with Great Books!

Barnes & Noble

Fresh Fiction Blog
Get to Know Your Favorite Authors

Terry Spear | One of My Favorite Scenes from A Billionaire Wolf Christmas

A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas
Terry Spear




Barnes & Noble


Apple Books

Google Play

Powell's Books



Billionaire Wolf #2

September 2018
On Sale: September 25, 2018
Featuring: Holly Gray; Dr. Aidan Denali
ISBN: 1492655848
EAN: 978149265584
Kindle: B07DD2SYB6
Paperback / e-Book
Add to Wish List

Also by Terry Spear:
Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays, October 2019
SEAL Wolf Surrender, June 2019
You Had Me at Jaguar, March 2019
Claiming the White Bear, January 2019


Aidan’s breath came out in a frosty mist as he continued making his way down. Seeing the deep never-ending chasm on either side of their ledge, he felt his blood turn to ice. He was afraid one misstep by either of them while they attempted to shift and dress could mean their demise.

“If we have to, we can call for a helicopter rescue,” Ted said.

“Not when any of us are wolves, we can’t.” Aidan looked down, another fifteen feet, or so, to go. He wasn’t even sure he could stand on the ledge with them, or if Holly or Nick would have the strength to climb up, even with the aid of the rope. Had she ever climbed an ice mountain before?

Nick had the gear, so he probably knew how to climb, but could he? Aidan noticed the way he was holding his front paw, not resting it firmly on the ice, and that indicated he’d injured it. Aidan couldn’t see a break. Maybe a light sprain, or a bad one. He hoped he was wrong.

He moved carefully down a few more feet, shaking loose more snow. He was sweating, despite the cold. When he finally reached them, they tried to make room for him. Snow fell from their wolf coats and showered down into the dark abyss.

He didn’t want them to move an inch, yet there was barely any room for him too, and the extra weight on the shelf concerned him. He tried to cling partly to the snow wall behind him, and began to remove the pack, holding onto the ice pick stuck in the ice at the same time. Everything was a struggle. He kept worrying he’d lose the pack and then somehow, he’d have to carry them up using the rope. He couldn’t think like that. Only positive thoughts.

Holly shifted. He hadn’t wanted her to shift yet. But she took up less space in her human form, and she could help him with the pack. She took hold of it and set it at her feet, then began pulling out clothes to wear. “Are you injured?” Aidan asked Nick.

He nodded.

“I’m fine, scrapes and bruises, but fine.” Holly yanked on one of Nick’s long sweaters.

Aidan managed to carefully maneuver onto the ice ledge, the cleats helping to keep him from slipping, but Holly was in bare feet, the cold hard on her feet, and even with socks on, she was at risk for slipping.

He reached her, pulled her into his arms, and gave her a kiss. “God, you scared me. Both of you.” He pulled off the parka, then helped her into it. “I need you to go up first. Can you climb?”

“I watched you come down.”

Which meant the only training she had was his one demonstration. He couldn’t risk her going up by herself. It just would be too dangerous. “Okay, Nick, can you climb up with an injured wrist?” Aidan asked.


I love action-packed scenes that create conflict and show off the characters' mettle. How do they cope with the trouble? How do they work together with each other? Do they fall apart as a couple? Or do they team up to get out of the catastrophe?

I watch all kinds of true life stories of people who are in peril. One of the shows was about couples on a first date and the trouble they get into. In one case, it was a couple who went on a tour of a state park, and instead of staying with the tour group, they wandered off, heard a waterfall, and tried to find it. They finally did, but a couple of days after they got lost. Did they continue to date once they were finally rescued? No. But in another case, the couple were stuck on the side of a mountain during a brutal snowstorm that wouldn't let up. For them, they realized they'd kept each other alive during the ordeal and they married and lived happily ever after.

So that's the fun of putting people in peril and seeing how they deal with it. Are they ready to throw their partner to the wolves? Or will they do everything they can to see that they both make it out alive?

Everyone goes through perilous situations. Here’s a personal example. One time when I was about twelve, I had swum way, way, way out past the jetty where they would pull in sharks at times and I didn't even realize I was out that far in the black, very deep ocean.

My mom stayed on shore with my sister. My dad, who wasn't the best of swimmers, started out after me, stopping to call my name, trying to get my attention. He didn't want to swim out as far as I had, afraid he couldn't make it back to shore. I was floating on my back, my ears under water. When I finally looked up and heard him, I couldn't believe how far out I was. It was really frightening, knowing all kinds of things lived in the Atlantic Ocean, and I was so tiny way out there. Dad couldn't have rescued me if I had panicked. I began to swim back to shore. My only thought as I sawm, "I can do this. Don't worry about what's in the water. I can do this." Of course in a different situation, things could be a lot different, but in that one, I had to keep a cool head, if I was going to make it back to shore safely. I finally did, and I always was well aware of where I was at all times after that.

It's okay to be scared. It's normal. And that's what I show with the characters in this story. They have good reason to be scared, but you have to do the best you can do to save yourself in a situation like that.

Have you ever been in a situation where you didn't know if you were going to make it? If so, did you panic? Or keep calm and do the best you could?


Billionaire Wolf Book 2
A Billionaire Wolf 
for Christmas
When the wolves' own blood betrays them, they risk their lives to find a miracle.

Wolf shifter Dr. Aidan Denali has been working day and night to find a cure for werewolves' alarmingly sudden decline in lifespan. The key to the problem eludes him. But when Aidan grudgingly leaves his work to do some holiday shopping, he meets a remarkable she-wolf whose mysterious pack could bring him one step closer to the answer.

Dr. Holly Gray is thrilled to meet the wolf who's been working so hard to help others. Now, it's her turn to help him. But while their attraction is sizzling, the packs are at odds, and the danger is increasing. It's going to take a holiday miracle for Holly and Aidan to get themselves —and their loved ones—out of this alive...

Billionaire Wolf series: Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing (Book 1) A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (Book 2)

Paranormal Romance | Romance Paranormal [Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: September 25, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 978149265584 / ]

About Terry Spear

Terry Spear
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 HEART OF THE WOLF was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas.

Heart of the Wolf | Story Bundle May 2014 | Silver Town Wolf | Highland Wolf | SEAL Wolf | Billionaire Wolf | Heart of the Jaguar | White Wolf





21 comments posted.

Re: Terry Spear | One of My Favorite Scenes from A Billionaire Wolf Christmas

love your books
(Denise Schenk 5:43pm September 27)

sounds wonderful to me i would love this
(Vickie Couturier 6:29am September 28)

Fortunately I've never been in a life threatening situation
but I have had plenty of bad times. Being an adult means
being afraid or unsure and still doing the right thing.
(Mary Songer 5:20pm September 28)

I've never read a book with shifters, but I think it's time for me to try one. This one sounds interesting.
(Anna Speed 12:21pm September 29)

This is a different kind of book for me although I do love
State Parks and have spent many days camping with my family
while young.
(Alyson Widen 1:17am September 29)

love your books and your covers!!
(Jennifer Beck 7:52pm September 29)

Nope but I can still taste the metallic taste of fear.
(Laura Gullickson 3:54am September 30)

I used to love camping in parks but we were careful to stay safe. Fear is a strange thing.
(Debra Guyette 7:50am September 30)

Sounds great, need to read it.
(Wioletta Slyk 12:54pm September 30)

Luckily I've never been in one of those situations. I'd like to think I'd be
calm, but who really knows how I'd react?
(Jana B 1:43pm September 30)

I've been in a couple of scary situations, though I never
really thought I wouldn't make it. I hunkered down and did
the best I could.
(Janie McGaugh 4:40pm September 30)

yep never been in life threatning ones but plenty of
dramas and health scares mainly ccancer and they only
found that out when i was opened up for another surgery
last yr ... fortunately they caught it in time but some
were already stage 3 and never knew just been unwell for
years and in pain .. was a week in hosp and 3 weeks later
had chemo for 19 weeks .. and pleased to say been cancer
free for over a yr
(Rachael Kennedy 5:10pm September 30)

I've never been in a life or death situation but I
have had a couple of incidents where as much as I
thought I'd know how to deal with it, but I
literally froze but recovered quickly. I love the
excerpt and look forward to reading it.
Carol Luciano
Lucky4750 at aol dot com
(Carol Luciano 5:22pm September 30)

I have not had any situations like that.
(Leni Kaye 5:50pm September 30)

Love your wolves! :)
(Colleen Conklin 6:06pm September 30)

Although I have been lucky, my son has been in peril many times in the military and then as a police detective.
(Sharon Mitchell 9:52pm September 30)

Yes. I was in a headon collision when I was nineteen. I did everything that I could to avoid the accident. Then I prayed and closed my eyes. You are not suppose to close your eyes. I would love to read this book.
(Cynthia Cook 11:46pm September 30)

The instances I can think of all involve our children. Our oldest daughter was
just in kindergarten at the time and our other daughter was a baby. We had
talked about swimming lessons and I said I would pick her up for lessons when
they started. She thought that meant it started the next day and did not get on
the school bus to come home. The bus came, the stop was across the street
form the house, but she didn't come to the house. I called a few neighbors to
see if she had gone home with their children. No luck. I called the school and
she wasn't there. They called back to say the teacher had taken her out to the
bus. I called the security police (we lived on an Air Force base) to let them
know and have them look for her in case she got off at a different bus stop. I
also had them contact the city police. It was mid-January and about 10
degrees. I called my husband, but he was at work in a place he couldn't leave. I
didn't dare leave the house in case she came home. After what seemed like an
eternity but was likely only 30 to 45 minutes or so, I got a phone call from a
man at a local garage. It seems she had tried to walk home and they found her
in the snowbank outside their shop. She was so cold and frightened, they
couldn't understand what she said until she warmed up a little. A Sgt. from the
base had been there when they found her and helped out. He brought her
home (I never got the chance to say no, she wasn't supposed to get in cars with
strangers). It was such a relief to have her back. You want to hug them
because you are happy and punish them for what they did. This was back in
1978 or '79. Concern was there, but if it happened in today's world, I would be
in full panic mode. What was really sad, was she walked right by my
grandmother's (her great grandmother's) house and didn't realize it. It was just
a block from the school.
(Patricia Barraclough 12:15pm October 1)

sounds like a really good read for me,i toally love
Christmas themed books my favoriet
(Vickie Couturier 5:46am October 1)

I had a situation where I didn't know if my new baby would
survive. We took advantage of every moment, snuggling,
cooing, and rocking him. All we could do was pray and have
faith. It was touch and go but we made it through and
everything is great now. Can't wait to dive into another
one of your books!
(Amber Niebaum 2:13pm October 1)

love your books
(Ann Unger 2:48pm October 1)

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!


© 2003-2019 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy

Google+ Google+