Title: DREAMING OF THE WOLF
Series: 8th Book in the Werewolf series
By Tearry Spear
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction, Adult
On Shelves: December 1,2011
Format: eBook & Print
Reviewed by ChristineRCJR
Read an Excerpt
Terry Spear's debut Heart of the Wolf was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Known for her research into how wolves live in nature, Spear writes her werewolves as they would behave realistically, including pack dynamics, mating behavior, and hierarchies.
Werewolf pack leader Jake Silver is an acclaimed photographer. He sees a beautiful woman at the art gallery where his photos are on display, and his intrigue turns into wolfish protectiveness. Alicia Greiston has never met anyone like Jake–he's sexy, alpha, and totally irresistible, and he calls to something primal in her soul.
~About Terry Spear~
Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Heart of the Wolf named in Publishers Weekly's BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR, NOR Reader Choice for BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE.
Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an
and a Bachelors in Business and Distinguished Military Graduate of West Texas A & M. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, to include personalized bears designed to commemorate authors’ books. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses. To learn more about Terry Spear go to http://www.terryspear.com MBA fromMonmouth University
Over the Edge Reviews
DREAMING OF WOLF
What is the best part of being a writer? What is the worst?
The best part of being a writer is creating stories. I’ve always done so from when I was a child, so it just comes naturally. Deadlines. Yet I make them for myself so that I’m always ahead. So they’re important to me.
Why do you write?
I love creating characters and plots, the conflict, the need for a happy ending.
Name one eye-opening thing you learned from your book research.
That wolfsbane is both a werewolf killer in some literature and can turn a werewolf into a human for all time in others. And that it can keep the werewolf from shifting. I thought it was interesting that one plant could result in so many different endings for a werewolf. Although in Wolf Fever, the werewolves explain the truth of the matter.
Do you have a favorite motto?
Live life to the fullest. Life passes us by so quickly, I think it’s important to smell the roses, so to speak.
Do you have a favorite fictional hero? Favorite fictional heroine?
Joan Wilder in Romancing the Stone because she’s a romance author, never been in any kind of wild adventure, finds romance with a cad, while she’s determined to save her sister in the wilds of South America at any cost.
Which fictional character would you hang out with?
Jones or Joan Wilder…. Indiana
What is one of your favorite book covers, your own or someone else’s?
I LOVE, Heart of the
Highland Wolf, because I adore men in kilts. And the cover, the colors, the man, the castle, I want to join him there. I also LOVE Dreaming of the Wolf’s cover. The amber eyes hint at a sexy “come here and I’ll fulfill your dreams” look. And I love the way they did the purple cover—his hobby is taking pictures of wildflowers like purple daisies, very artsy. And of course the A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing. Everyone at work had to take a look, and a second and third. The SEAL is well toned…the wolf blends in with the ocean and again, is hard to look away from. So all three covers are just gorgeous!
What would readers be surprised to learn about you?
When I was doing research about Scottish weapons for Heart of the
Highland Wolf, I ran across a note that said something to the effect, “most when seeing the term claymore, think of the mine.” Now, I wouldn’t, because I know that the claymore was a sword. But it brought to mind that I also knew of the claymore mine because while in Army training as an officer, we had to set one. Not a real one, but just know how to do so.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever learned by Googling your name?
That some Terry Spear is a court recorder, or something. But it’s not me!
If you could go backward or forward in time which would you chose? Why?
Back in time. I love the past, history, and would love to glimpse some of the historical past. Not to stay there, but just to see the way it was. And then write about it!
Terry, congratulations on the release of your latest in your Werewolf series, “DREAMING OF THE WOLF” released by Sourcebooks Casablanca. Please share a bit more about it.
Thanks so much! Jake Silver is a triplet, his brother runs the pack in Destiny of the Wolf. But he’s always been the second in charge and he truly needs a mate. That’s the farthest thing on his mind when he goes to Breckinridge, Colorado, to drop off some of his wildflower photography and catches sight of a woman taking a picture of a license plate.
Wolves are curious by nature, and the shop he’s taking his work to is temporarily closed, so why not get some breakfast at the restaurant the woman has just entered while he’s waiting, and check her out a bit further? Well, you know the saying: Curiosity killed the cat. In this case since he’s all wolf, it doesn’t kill him, but gets him into a relationship and a whole lot of trouble with a real dangerous kind.
Which do you find is most important to you as a writer, voice or story? Why?
Story. We don’t have any control over voice. It’s just how we express our story, what comes from the heart, from our backgrounds. We take a particular idea that has essentially been done a million times (there are no new plot ideas) and make it ours.
Terry, where can readers connect with you in cyber world? =)
Oh, I’m everywhere!
I also have a sign up form on my website that for a free newsletter. I try to send a free weekly read, unless deadlines or other commitments get in the way!
I know this is a difficult question with there being so many amazing authors out there to choose from, but who are some of the
GOT-TO-HAVE authors in your TBR pile?
Jayne Ann Krentz and her series. I love Moning, Heather Graham’s romances, Christine Feehan, and Leslie Lefoy and really, a ton of other authors. When I’m not writing, I’m reading, or working, or teaching, or…
What’s next in the works for you? When can readers expect to see it out on shelves in their local bookstores?
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing. Did I mention how gorgeous the cover is??? It’ll be coming in March. Then in September, the first jaguar shifter story will debut. No title yet. And the second Highlander book, The Highland Wolf in Paradise, will be coming December, 2012.
Terry, thanks so much for stopping by and chatting with Over the Edge readers and myself; it has really been a blast getting to know more about you and your books.
Thanks so much for having me at Over the Edge! Hoping everyone will try out a new wolf for size! Terry
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