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Monday, October 13, 2014

Terry Spear Interview and Giveaway

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all are well! Christmas is coming early to Royal Reviews. To kick things off please help me in welcoming Terry Spear back to Royal Reviews!

Can you describe your newest hero and heroine from A Highland Wolf Christmas?
Guthrie has been concerned with finances after his pack lost a lot of money to pirates—both of old and more recently. So when he learns that Calla Stewart is staying with them to help plan a Christmas party for the pack leaders, he's figuring it's going to cost a lot of money, and he's against it.
But Calla has a way of distracting him something fierce, and he ends up protecting her from her ex-almost mate. For the first time ever, Guthrie's concern about finances slips and all he can think of is Calla, the joy she brings to others, how he wants to protect her, and how financially responsible she truly is.
Calla doesn't want to be guarded while she's planning her events. She really doesn't feel that her ex is going to continue to give her trouble. And she doesn't want Guthrie overseeing her expenditures on the Christmas party for the pack. She's good at what she does, and she has no intention of overcharging the MacNeill wolf pack. But the more Guthrie accompanies her on her parties, the more she begins to really love that he is—and more.
What first attracts them to each other?
If Guthrie had moved quicker when they were young, he might have been already mated to Calla years earlier, but his older quadruplet brother had befriended her and he and the rest of his brothers had believed he'd mate the wolf someday. He admires Calla for all the work she puts into the parties she plans, and the way she brings joy into everyone's lives.  
Calla loves how protective of her Guthrie is, alpha, Highland, male wolf that is he is. And she can't help but love the way he comes to her parties—screws them up big-time, and is just too loveable no matter what a disaster it can be.
A Highland Wolf Christmas is the fifteenth book in your Heart of the Wolf series. What makes you return to these wolf shifters over and over again?
I love the family aspect of wolves—and that relates to the family aspect of wolf shifters. They are both wolf and human—neither excluding the other when they are in one form or the other. Wolves are territorial. They set boundaries. They choose mates, and they choose them for a lifetime. Not that a wolf that loses a mate might not choose another, but there's no such thing as dumping a mate for another if the mate is still alive. Not only do they have that great aspect about them (note: dogs are dogs, they don't mate for life, so never, ever call a wolf a dog), but they take care of family, the kids, the cubs. Not just the parents, both Mom and Dad, but all the aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. They don't just take care of them as in show them the ropes and it's just a natural instinct to watch out for them—they LOVE them. Adore them.
This story takes place during the holidays. Do wolf shifters have any fun holiday traditions (different from humans, that is)?
They love to decorate with live plants—and bringing in the fresh out of doors. So fresh evergreen garlands, poinsettias, and mistletoe are the usual fare. In A SEAL Wolf Christmas, they bought a tree from the Christmas tree site. In A Highland Wolf Christmas, they are having their first ever living tree and will plant it on the castle grounds the day after Christmas. A lot depends on the situation with the pack. But most like more of a naturalistic setting, some traditional things that humans might have—Christmas balls and bows, lights, some wolf decorations. It all depends on the pack.
Shifters live a lot longer than humans, which means a lot more Christmases. Do your characters ever run out of ideas for presents to give to each other?
Like with everyone, human or otherwise, technology changes. My son said he just got an upgrade on his phone, so with technology, new games, books, movies, and living in the past, what would have worked then, might not now, it's all relative. Just like with us and what we might want for Christmas, the wolf characters all like different things. And it's the thought behind them that makes all the difference. Take for instance in A SEAL Wolf Christmas—Anna's sweater is ruined in a life-threatening situation. Bjornolf loved that sweater on her and he knows how disappointed she is that they couldn't get the mud out. So he buys her several more. Not just one, but several. It means something to the both of them. The same with each of the stories. The gifts given will be based on something personal to the two of them.
One year, I think when my son was about fifteen, he gave me a garden hose for Christmas. It wasn't a joke present. Though we all laughed when he brought it in from where he'd hidden it outside. He'd run over my hose with the lawn tractor and I'd spent forever cutting away the ruined hose from around the tractor's blades. It was the most memorable gift I ever received because of how thoughtful he was that he'd wanted to replace it.
The same goes for the wolves. Things happen. Whoever knows when it can give one the idea of the perfect gift?
What's up next for your Wolf series?
Coming next is SEAL Wolf Hunting in July. Before that is Jaguar Pride in February. And then we have A Silver Wolf Christmas in October, so more Christmas! I just finished writing that story! And next up is another about the SEAL wolves, another about the Silver wolves, one about the jaguars at Christmas—and I have to tell you there's going to be a real shakeup in this story, but I can't say why, and my editor wants a billionaire story. Now, I've written a couple of funny billionaire stories, non-wolves, no romantic suspense. So in keeping with my wolf storylines, I'm thinking of a billionaire playboy, who happens to be a wolf, and undercover. So tons more fun! Are you ready for more wolves, and which are your favorite?

I would like to thank Terry for stopping by Royal Reviews. It’s always a pleasure to have her here.

It's going to take a lot of mistletoe…

Guthrie MacNeill, financial advisor for his clan and werewolf pack, is at his wit's end when the pack leader's mate hires a gorgeous party planner to bring holiday cheer to the castle. Guthrie's wildly attracted to Calla, except he can't reconcile the fact that his job is to save the clan's money, and hers seems to be to spend it.

To warm this Highlander's heart

Calla Stewart has never had a more difficult client. The laird and lady of the castle are delightful, but the handsome Highlander holding the purse strings is quite impossible. Since she specializes in holiday magic, Calla hopes she can make the scrooge-like wolf lighten up. Then Guthrie takes on the role of Highland warrior to protect her from an unexpected threat, and the holidays take a turn for the passionate.

A Highland Wolf Christmas Buy Links

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Giveaway Time!

I have 1 paperback copy of A Highland Wolf Christmas to giveaway courtesy of Sourcebooks Casablanca

In addition, I will also be giving away 1 paperback set of the Highland Werewolf

And 1 e-book boxed set of the Highland Werewolf (both sets courtesy of Royal Reviews)
To enter, answer one the following question:
What would you buy a werewolf for Christmas?
Giveaway ends October 30th Winner will be announced October 31st


Terry Spear said...

Woohoo, thanks for having me back, Angela!!! And thanks for another generous giveaway!

Did you know that it's Wolf Awareness Week? Yep, from Oct 12-18. If anyone wants to drop by there, I have a game to play. Identify what kind of creature is featured in the photos: coyote, coyote-wolf, Mexican gray wolf, Northern gray wolf, red wolves.

Thanks again to Royal Reviews for having me back!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much. Not sure if I'm supposed to answer both here or not but here goes I would buy a werewolf for Christmas would be a gift card to a steak house. And its a northern gray wolf

Terry Spear said...

LOL, Tanya, he would love you and take you with him for sure! :)

Unknown said...

I would buy him a nice chest to keep his tokens in, his memoirs that he can keep locked for his own viewing pleasure.

Anne Cresswell said...

Well after "me", which of course is a given, how about a freezer full of raw meat, and I understand there is a wine, called "Werewolf" wine, so a case of that sounds like a good place to start.

Anonymous said...

I would buy him an electric toothbrush to keep those big teeth shiny and clean.

Unknown said...

If I had the money... A large plot of land complete with deer, elk and all sorts of creatures for a wolf to hunt. The plot would have to bug enough to roam .

Unknown said...

hi I would buy a werewolf a gift certificate to BJ'S so he could get his fill of meat, and also a health club membership to stay in shape .

Anonymous said...

I would buy a nice fur comb to keep the fur coat looking nice and clean.

Christine B said...

Some awesome shampoo and conditioner to make sure that all that hair/fur stays shiny and soft! I would also offer a full body massage for either form (man/wolf)!

Unknown said...

I would buy him a very large gift card to a clothing store That way he could get a new wardrobe in the event he has a problem with his clothes getting ruined. :)

Terry Spear said...

:) Robyn. Anne, lol, I hadn't heard of the werewolf wine. Cool.

LOL on the toothbrush.

Woohoo, Kim, now that would be a treasure.

Sonia, staying in shape is really important! :)

Cancerjanus and you would offer to do the honors, right?

LOL, Christine, love it!

Ashley, or lost. Do you know that sometimes people steal wolves' clothes when they're out running in their birthday suit?

Valerie said...

Since Were's go through a lot of clothes and need to strip fast, I would give him a set of "Break-away" shirt and pants that male strippers use for their stage acts: the type like they use in the movie"Magic Mike". LOL.

lisa kay said...

I would buy him (it has to be a him because I am a her) a star and name it after him so that at night he would have something to howl at every night besides the moon

Terry Spear said...

ManCandyMomoa, lol!

Lisa Kay, that is so sweet!

Ruth Gutscher said...

What would I get a Werewolf for Christmas ?? A freezer full of meat or have a large doggie door installed so he could get in & out of the house ... Love Terry's books,wonderful review.. Thank you for the chance :-)

Stormy Vixen said...

I would give my wolf a large gift card to a clothing store (because I am sure he goes through a lot of them), a large gift card to his favorite butcher market (because of his large appetite), a trip to somewhere new for a special hunt and then a very special night with me.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a question! I'm stressing here trying to find a clever answer! A gift card to a great butcher shop.

miki said...

First.. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!! i was so sad not to have won Terry's books last time now it's another chance for your print books so i must keep hope* finger crossed!)

i agree with Kim if i could i would buy him lands so he could roam free when he wants and even invite friends they would be protected and have enough to hunt.

if it's not possible i would offer him some high quality raw meat but most important... i would offer him my trust on christmas

if it's the animal in the cover that we must identify then i think it's a northern grey wolf

Unknown said...

I would buy him a log cabin and 100 acres, so he could run in the moonlight without the fear of others seeing him

Jana Leah B said...

Giftcard to his favorite local hair salon. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

One of those nice high dollar hair conditioners that you can only buy at the salon to keep his fur coat smooth and shiny.

Unknown said...

I would give a werewolf me and it would not cost a thing.

Barbara E. said...

I would buy a werewolf a gift card for a nice spa day to pamper himself with a massage, etc.

AngelicSarina said...

I would buy him/her a collar that gave them distinction as their significant other... And more privately a night to never forget lol

Unknown said...

I wouldn't buy him anything. I would show him that no matter what I would always be there for him, through good times and bad. I would do everything in my power to make sure he is well cared for and loved.

Terry Spear said...

Thanks so much, Ruth!! :) <3

Eva, sounds good!

ee5943ac-88aa-11e3-9bc2-000f20980440 lol!

Miki, thanks!

Dianne, he would love it! I would love it!

Jana, Diane, I think wolves are rugged animals. Not sure they'd love getting all spruced up at a salon. LOL. :)

Terri, awww

Barbara, :)

Angelic, I'm sure he'd remember a night with you.

Brigette, :) He would appreciate it for sure and reciprocate.

Betul E. said...

I will give him myself, he doesnt need anything else ;)

Betul E.

Anonymous said...

well ME then I guess steaks and something sexy!!!

donnas said...

Years supply of Omaha steaks and a cozy fire for 2 to eat them by

Sammy Jo said...

What would I give a werewolf for Christmas?

Well, cologne is not an option so I would give him a wilderness retreat.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Sammy Jo

Beautiful Disaster said...

I would buy him a comb to brush his luscious locks and some body oils and lotions to soothe his temper when it flares :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would give him a nice bottle whisky, if he was a Scottish werewolf.

Lori Gyster

Mary Preston said...

I'm thinking maybe a grooming set.