Terry Spear

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Terry Spear
Born Sacramento, California, United States
Language English
Genre Paranormal romance
medieval romance

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 werewolf paranormal romance series started with Heart of the Wolf which Publishers Weekly named as one of their Best Books of the Year, 2008.[1] She is also the author of the jaguar shifter series, Heart of the Jaguar which started in 2012 with the novel Savage Hunger and the cougar shifter series, Heart of Cougar which is self-published.

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]

Wolf Shifters (lupus garous)[edit]

Heart of the Wolf series[edit]

  1. Heart of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Apr 2008 [Couple: Bella Wilder & Devlyn Greystoke]
  2. To Tempt the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Sep 2009 [Couple: Tessa Anderson & Hunter Greymere]
  3. Seduced by the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Aug 2010 [Couple: Cassie Roux & Leidolf Wildhaven]

Silver Wolf series[edit]

  1. Destiny of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2009 [Couple: Lelandi Wildhaven & Darien Silver]
  2. Wolf Fever, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Dec 2010 [Couple: Carol Woods & Ryan McKinley]
  3. Dreaming of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanc, Dec 2011 [Couple: Alicia Greiston & Jake Silver]
  4. Silence of the Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2014 [Couple: Elizabeth Wildwood & Tom Silver]
  5. A Silver Wolf Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, October 2015 [Couple: Laurel MacTire & C J Silver]
  6. Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply, Sourcebooks Casablanca, May 2016 [Couple: Pepper Grayling & Eric Silver]
  7. Between a Wolf and a Hard Place, Sourcebooks Casablanca, April 4, 2017 [Couple: Ellie MacTire & Brett Silver]
  8. Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf, 2018? [Tentative]

White Wolf series[edit]

  1. Legend of the White Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 2010 [Couple: Faith O'Malley & Cameron MacPherson]
  2. Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, October 3, 2017 [Couple: Candice Mayfair & Owen Nottingham]
  3. Flight of the White Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, March 6, 2018

Highland Wolf series[edit]

  1. Heart of the Highland Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2011 [Couple: Julia Wildthorn & Ian MacNeill]
  2. A Howl for a Highlander, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 2013 [Couple: Shelley Campbell & Duncan MacNeill]
  3. A Highland Werewolf Wedding, Sourcebooks Casablanca, May 2013 [Couple: Elaine Hawthorn & Cearnach MacNeill]
  4. Hero of a Highland Wolf, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Aug 2014 [Couple: Colleen Playfair & Grant MacQuarrie]
  5. A Highland Wolf Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct 2014 [Couple: Calla Stewart & Guthrie McNeill]

SEAL Wolf series[edit]

  1. A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Mar 2012 [Couple: Meara Greymere & Finn Emerson]
  2. A SEAL Wolf Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct 2013 [Couple: Anna Johnson & Bjornolf Jorgenson]
  3. SEAL Wolf Hunting, Sourcebooks Casablanca, July 2015 [Couple: Lori Greypaw & Paul Cunningham]
  4. SEAL Wolf In Too Deep, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb 2016 [Couple: Debbie Renaud & Allan Rappaport]
  5. SEAL Wolf Undercover, Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 1, 2017 [Jillian Matthews & Vaughn Greystroke]

Billionaire Wolf series[edit]

  1. Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing, Sourcebooks Casablanca, July 2016 [Couple: Jade Ashton & Rafe Denali]
  2. Billionaire Wolf Christmas, 2018 [Tentative Title & Release Date]

Heart of the Jaguar Series[edit]

  1. Savage Hunger, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Oct 2012 [Couple: Kathleen McKnight & Conner Anderson]
  2. Jaguar Fever, Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 2013 [Couple: Maya Anderson & Wade Patterson]
  3. Jaguar Hunt, Sourcebooks Casablanca, June 2014 [Couple: Tammy Anderson & David Patterson]
  4. Jaguar Pride, Sourcebooks Casablanca, February 2015 [Couple: Melissa Overton & Huntley Anderson]
  5. A Very Jaguar Christmas, Sourcebooks Casablanca, October 2016 [Couple: Demetria MacFarlane & Everett Anderson] (Cross-over with the Wolf shifters)

Heart of the Cougar Series[edit]

  1. Cougar's Mate, Self Published, Mar 2014 [Couple: Shannon Rafferty & Chase Buchanan]
  2. Call of the Cougar, Self Published, Nov 2014 [Couple: Tracey Whittington & Hal Haverton]
  3. Taming the Wild Cougar, Self Published, Oct 2015 [Couple: Kate Parker & Leyton Hill]
  4. Covert Cougar Christmas, Self Published, Dec 2015 (in the e-book anthology Alphas Unwrapped) [Couple: Bridget Sinclair & Travis MacKay]
  5. Double Cougar Trouble, Self Published, Dec 2016 [Couple: Dottie Hamilton & Jack Barrington]
  6. Undercover Cougar, Self Published, TBD
  7. Christmas Cougar Heat, Self Published, TBD

Heart of the Bear Series[edit]

  1. Loving the White Bear, Self Published, Jan 2017 [Couple: Alicia Raycroft & Rob MacMathan]

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
  7. His Wild Highland Lass, Self Published, Feb 2015 (in the Kiss of the Highlander anthology)
  8. The Vikings Highland Lass, Self Published, April 2016
  9. Vexing the Highlander, Self Published, November 2016 (in the Enchanting the Highlander anthology]
  10. My Highlander, Self Published, 2017

Heart of the Huntress Series[edit]

  1. Killing the Bloodlust, Self Published, Apr 2011
  2. Huntress for Hire, Self Published, Mar 2011
  3. Forbidden Love, Self Published, Dec 2013
  4. Deadly Liaisons, Self Published, Mar 2009
  5. Dangerous Liaisons, Self Published, coming soon

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
  • Galaxy Warrior, Self Published, Jan 2017

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, Jan 2015
  8. Golden Fae, Self Published, April 2016
  9. Falcon Fae, Self Published, 2017

Blood Moon[edit]

  1. Kiss of the Vampire, Self Published, Dec 2012
  2. Bite of the Vampire, Self Published, TBA

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, TBA

The Vampire Chronicles[edit]

  1. The Vampire...In My Dreams, Samhain, Aug 2008

World of Elves[edit]

  1. Shadow Elf, Self Published, Jun 2011

Stand Alone[edit]

  • Courtly Masquerade, Self Published, Apr 2011
  • Ghostly Liaisons, 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. 

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