Terry Spear

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Terry Spear born in Sacramento, California, is an award-winning American author who specializes in writing paranormal romance novels and medieval romance novels for both adults and teen audiences. Her urban fantasy romance series started with Heart of the Wolf which Publishers Weekly named as one of their Best Books of the Year, 2008.[1] Her Young Adult series appears under the name Terry Lee Wilde.

Biography[edit]

A Distinguished Military Graduate, DMG, of West Texas State University, she was one of the first graduates of the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corp two-year program, member of the military honor society, Scabbard and Blade, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the USAR. She is a graduate of Monmouth University's MBA program and was featured in their Alumni magazine. She has written for a number of genealogy magazines for both the United States and Canada, short romances for confessionals, and articles for a teen magazine.

Heart of the Wolf received the 2008 Fall N.O.R. Reader Choice Awards for Best Paranormal Romance.[2]

The urban fantasy series shows a contemporary world where humans who shape shift into wolves are so realistically portrayed, Publishers Weekly had this to say about Heart of the Wolf, "The vulpine couple's chemistry crackles off the page, but the real strength of the book lies in Spear's depiction of pack power dynamics, as well as in the details of human−wolf interaction. Her wolf world feels at once palpable and even plausible." [3] And from Romantic Times, "A solidly crafted werewolf story, this tale centers on pack problems in a refreshingly straightforward way. The characters are well drawn and believable, which makes the contemporary plotline of this story of love and life among the lupus garou seem, well, realistic." [4]

When interviewed, Spear talks about what influenced her to write such a realistic werewolf world: "For my wolf tales, Jack London’s Call of the Wild and White Fang helped influence my love of wolves and of their survival instincts, just like humans’ instincts to survive. I also was influenced by the way he told part of the story from the humans’ perspective and the wolves’. Ironically, I hadn’t read them since I was a teen, but only vaguely recalled this about his works as I began Heart of the Wolf. Yet they still influenced my desire to make the werewolf world as close to the real world as possible." [5]

Bibliography[edit]

Adult Novels[edit]

Heart of the Wolf Series[edit]

  1. Heart of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Apr 2008
  2. Destiny of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2009
  3. To Tempt the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Sep 2009
  4. Legend of the White Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 2010
  5. Seduced by the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Aug 2010
  6. Wolf Fever, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Dec 2010
  7. Heart of the Highland Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2011
  8. Dreaming of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanc, Dec 2011
  9. The SEAL in Wolf's Clothing, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2012
  10. A Howl for a Highlander, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 2013
  11. A Highland Werewolf Wedding, Sourcebooks Casablanca, May 2013
  12. A SEAL Wolf Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct 2013
  13. Silence of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2014
  14. Hero of a Highland Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Aug 2014
  15. A Highland Wolf Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct 2014 [6]
  16. SEAL Wolf Hunting, Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 7, 2015 [Originally SEAL Wolf for Sale]
  17. A Silver Wolf Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, October 2015
  18. SEAL Wolf Diving, Sourcebooks Casablanca, February 2016 [Tentative Title]
  19. She-Wolf Leader, Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2016 [Tentative Title]
  20. Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing, Sourcebooks Casablanca, February 2017 [Tentative Title]

Heart of the Jaguar Series[edit]

  1. Savage Hunger, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct 2012
  2. Jaguar Fever, Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 2013
  3. Jaguar Hunt, Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2014
  4. Jaguar Pride, Sourcebooks Casablanca, February 3, 2015
  5. Jaguar Jingle Bells, Sourcebooks Casablanca, October 2016 [Tentative Title]

Heart of the Cougar[edit]

  1. Cougar's Mate, Self Published, Mar 2014
  2. Call of the Cougar, Self Published, Late 2014

Highlander Medieval Series[edit]

  1. Winning the Highlander's Heart, Vintage Romance, Aug 2006
  2. Accidental Highland Hero, Vintage Romance, Mar 2010
  3. Highland Rake, Self Published, Nov 2012
  4. Taming the Wild Highlander, Self Published, Mar 2013
  5. The Highlander, Self Published, Oct 2013
  6. Her Highlander Hero, Self Published, June 2014

Vampire Romances[edit]

  • Deadly Liasons, Self Published, Mar 2009
  • Huntress for Hire, Self Published, Mar 2011
  • Killing the Bloodlust, Self Published, Apr 2011
  • Forbidden Love, Self Published, Dec 2013

Stand Alone[edit]

  • Exchanging Grooms, Self Published, May 2011
  • In the Dead of the Night, Self Published, May 2011
  • Marriage, Las Vegas Style, Self Published, July 2011
  • Lady Caroline and the Egotistical Earl, Self Published, June 2011
  • A Ghost of a Chance at Love, Self Published, Sept, 2011
  • Deadly Fortune, Self Published, Oct 2012
  • Bound by Danger, Self Published, Jan 2013
  • Relative Danger, Self Published, Aug 2013

YA Novels[edit]

Magic of Inherian[edit]

  1. Scepter of Salvation, Self Published, Apr 2011
  2. The Mage of Monrovia, Self Published, Apr 2011

World of Fae[edit]

  1. The Dark Fae, Self Published, Oct 2011
  2. The Deadly Fae, Self Published, Dec 2011
  3. The Winged Fae, Self Published, May 2012
  4. The Ancient Fae, Self Published, Sep 2012
  5. Dragon Fae, Self Published, Nov 2012
  6. Hawk Fae, Self Published, Jan 2014
  7. Phantom Fae, Self Published, Late 2014

Blood Moon[edit]

  1. Kiss of the Vampire, Self Published, Dec 2012

Demon Guardian[edit]

  1. The Trouble with Demons, Self Published, Dec 2013
  2. Demon Trouble, Too, Self Published, Dec 2013
  3. Demon Hunter, Self Published, 2015

World of Elves[edit]

  1. Shadow Elf, Self Published, Jun 2011

Stand Alone[edit]

  • The Vampire...In My Dreams, Samhain, Aug 2008
  • Courtly Masquerade, Self Published, Apr 2011
  • Ghostly Liasons, Self Published, Apr 2011
  • Deidre's Secret, Self Published, Mar 2013
  • The Beast Within, Self Published, Jan 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ PW's Best Books of the Year
  2. ^ "2008 Fall N.O.R. Reader Choice Awards for Best Romance Books". Night Owl Romance. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ Publishers Weekly Review of Heart of the Wolf, Reed Business Information, 2007 
  4. ^ Callahan, Bunny. "Heart of the Wolf". RT Book Reviews. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Romance Author Interviews: Author: Terry Spear". Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  6. ^ http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/2013/04/jaguar-heat-and-more.html

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