Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dreaming of the Wolf - Giveaway, Author Guest Post, and Review

Dreaming of the Wolf

A FIERCE HUNTER...

Alicia Greiston is a no-nonsense bounty hunter determined to bring a ring of mobsters to justice. Her dogged pursuit of the crime family has forced her to avoid relationships— any man would only become a target for retribution. Luckily, Jake Silver is more than a man, and his instincts are telling him to stop at nothing to protect her.

AN ANIMAL PASSION...

However, the mob isn't entirely human either, and soon Alicia must flee for her life. When Alicia and Jake's passion begins to spill over into their dreams, Jake learns he will have to do more than defend her— he'll have to show his mate the way of the wolf.



Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402245556 (ISBN13: 9781402245558)
url: http://www.terryspear.com/
series: Heart of the Wolf #8
setting: Breckinridge, Colorado (United States)



My Review: (Melissa)

What an amazing and exciting read this was. I could not stop reading this eighth installment of Terry Spear's Werewolf series. The plot and the pace flowed so well. The action and suspenseful romance kept me turning pages. The characters were like old friends. Very realistic and likeable. You can easily find yourself wrapped up in them. I would completely recommend this book to any readers looking for a great read.


My Rating: 5 Stars.




Moon Glitter's Reveiw:




First of all I just have to say that this is my first Terry Spears book. I know, it's a bit strange that I would start with book #8 in a series.  I am happy to say that these books do NOT need to be read in order :)  They are great stand alone books!
Dreaming of the Wolf was a fantastic read!! Alicia Greiston is a bounty hunter who wants to make sure justice is served and her mothers murderers are put behind bars for good! While she realizes that she is dealing with members of the mob, she just doesn't realize just how far in over her head she is!
Jake Silver is a true alpha male werewolf! He has never been interested in finding himself tied down to a mate....until he spots Alicia. But she's a human and he realizes that the cards are stacked against him.  Right away she intrigues him. He feels the need to know her business. He wants to protect her and keep her close.
The plot moved along at a great pace. I found myself up late at night and into the early  morning hours devouring this book! The characters are interesting and easy to relate to. The romance is amazing and sensual. If you love werewolves, you are sure to love Dreaming of the Wolf! I will be reading more of Terry Spears books!!  I highly recommend them!!



Author Guest Post


Weres and Vamps….What’s Not to Love? By Terry Spear


Thanks to Werevampsromance for having me here today. I have to say that I fell in love with Dracula when I was a teen and saw him biting the heroine’s neck at Brevard Community College in Florida, and I wanted to join him on the stage, shove the damsel under his spell out of the way and offer my neck and say, “Bite me, bite ME!”


And that was it. I was in love with an otherworldly creature. The only problem was that I didn’t want to see him die. I’m a happily-ever-after kind of person. I felt the same thing for the poor werewolf who was a decent human being and had this affliction where he’d turn into a crazed beast during the full moon.


Nope. Couldn’t have that either. So when I began writing about vampires and werewolves in their own worlds, I wanted hot and sexy paranormal guys…not cold and dead, not furry, mindless beasts. Hot and sexy. And as realistic as possible.


I have a soft spot for the underdog and both vampires and werewolves have being getting the short end of the stick for centuries. Think about it. Some humans are evil to the core. Others have hearts of gold.


And that’s how I view humans, and weres, and vamps. On the other hand, we all have our faults, even the worst of us, or the best of us. Although my dad always said he was perfect. :)


So how can werewolves be the good guys? They’re loving, sexy, loyal, family-oriented, protective, and mate for life, what more can you ask for?


And vampires? They’re mesmerizing, sexy, and when they find the one for them, that’s it, and yes, protective, absolutely, charismatic, and loving.


So what’s the difference? Both bite. Of course vampires are less furry and I see them as being more cultured—theater-goers, rather than the woodsy type. But if you’re having trouble with anyone, either a werewolf or a vampire will deal with it, easily. And that will be the end of your troubles. And if they can’t take care of your problem, they’ll call on their own kind to help you out in a fix.


Did I mention they’re protective?


Yep. Everyone should have a favorite werewolf for a companion. Or a vampire. Or…both, depending on your mood.


Not that either would want to share you. So you might just have to choose. And not change your mind later either. It’s forever in their world. And forever is a very long time.


Neither vampires or werewolves should really take a human for a mate. It means that the human has to go through an awful lot of changes. Not just physically, but mentally also. And if the human has family, that’s another sticking point. But when a werewolf or vampire finds the love of their life…that’s a different story.


Jake Silver in Dreaming of the Wolf, Book 8, from the Silver wolf pack of Silver Town, Colorado, has found such a woman. He fights against his natural urges when he knows he can’t have her. Not permanently for a mate. And she’s fighting wanting him after two bad marriages and a little problem with dealing with the Mob.


But if werewolves and vampires weren’t enough, there’s a new shifter series on the horizon. Jaguars!


They’re like the others—sexy, have a very big bite, protective, but as a jaguar, their natural instinct is to mate with several females. So the human half has to put on the stops to ensure a happily ever after!


Hoping you all are enjoying the holidays and they’re not too hectic. I just sent off the last teddy bear order of the season…and it’s back to wolves for me…


Would you like Jake under your tree for Christmas? If so, what would you expect of him??


Terry Spear


“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”


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Author bio: Award-winning author Terry Spear is the author of urban fantasy romances and medieval Highland romances. She received Publishers Weekly's Best Book of the Year in 2008 for Heart of the Wolf. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry is a librarian by day. She lives in Crawford, Texas.








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Dreaming of the Wolf (autographed paperback) 
Open To All US Residence, 1 Week, 1 Winner


To participate in the give away please leave a comment for the author along with your email address.

26 comments:

Victoria said...

Thanks for the post. Sounds like another excellent read in this series. Thank you so much for the giveaway.


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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks for having me here today, Melissa! It looks like my comment didn't go through earlier.

Victoria, thanks so much! I hope you love Jake's story!

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

This looks like a great read, thank you for sharing with us today:)
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Fairyluver75 said...

This looks fantastic! Exciting story line of mobs, fighting for their lives and passion!! I can't wait to read. If I had found Jake under my tree, whoa...I guess I would expect him to be loyal, fiercely protective and...this is a fantasy right??..lots of PASSION!! Thank you for sharing Terry!!
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Teresa K. said...

I do love this site. It always gives the best excerpts for new reads. I'm excited about being able to read this one.

It sure sounds like another great read. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone.

Teresa K.
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Lisa D said...

I just started this series and I love them. I would love to finish it off with this book.

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Krysykat said...

Who doesn't love weres and vamps? Crazy people that's who. This book looks interesting :)

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books4me said...

LOVE the cover...purple is my favorite color and the red eyes on the HAWT guy is mesmerizing!

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mandy said...

i havent read this series yet! but it sounds like it would be a great story! and i love the cover.maybe i'll win and get to read this! mandyhonea@yahoo.com

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

LorettaLyn, thanks!!

Fairyluver, but you see, fantasy IS reality...so you'd get all of the above if you hooked up with Jake. Hmmm...:)

Thanks, Teresa!

Lisa, hope you love Jake. I've been teasing readers for a while with his appearance in early wolf books featuring the Silver Pack. Now it's his turn to get the girl!

Krysykat, I agree!

Books4me, and yeah, he's a triplet. So you know what that means? Three of them that are just as hot!

Thanks, Mandy!

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

Ooohhh... love to get my hands on this.

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Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

Amazing review and guest post. You hit it on the head Ms. Spear, I am always for the underdog and weres and vamps always get a bad rep. But I like them more when they are realistic. Vampires can be family-oriented too. Look at the BDB. One of the millions of reasons I love them is because of how close they are. Thank you so much for this. I haven't started this series, but it sounds like my kind of read.

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Maris said...

I love shifter books. This really looks good and I'm always on the lookout for new authors. Would love the opportunity to read your book.
Damaris - dsr002@gmail.com

Anna said...

I wanna read sounds intriguing and the cover wow plz count me in this giveaway

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Laurie said...

Going on the TBR pile! Sounds so good!

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moonglitter said...

I'm not in this for the drawing as I've already had the pleasure of reading this book. I just wanted to say that I truly enjoyed my first Terry Spear book and I plan on reading many more ♥ As far as finding Jake under my Christmas tree.....*heart thumps against chest* I think he needs to show me just how hard he can bite ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ *Winks and waves* Can Jake come out and play tonight?? Hehehe ;) Thanks Terry for such a great guest post! I'm looking forward to reading many more of your books!!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

"I'm back"...spooky music playing! Long, long day at work. And had to have cheeto puffs to get over it.

Now I'm ready to have fun. :)

Thanks, Braine! Okay, you can't wait to get your hands on...this...the book, Jake??? Hmmm??

I told you it was a rough day!

Thanks so much, Diana! Yes, and that's the way my vamps are too...family oriented. In Deadly Liaisons, I enjoyed having the prince of the vampire try to keep his brother in line. Everyone now wants Atriede's story. I'm working on it!

Maris, Me too! I hope you love the series!

Anna, yes, I'm blessed with the cover fairy! :) Wonderful artwork every time. :)

Thanks, Laurie! I hope you enjoy the series also.

Hmm, Jake will bite only as hard as you wish it, Moonglitter! And thanks so much for the great review! He definitely is a night...wolf. :) And he's ready to play whenever you are. :)

Hope you enjoy the rest!!! Thanks again!

lindalou said...

OMG, YES, Jake would be a perfect addition under my tree... Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds great!!!!!
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AmyS. said...

Great post. Vampires and Weres are two of my favorite supernatural beings. Terry is a new to me author. So I can't say that I know enough about the character to have him under my tree. But if we went based on cover I say put a big bow on him and leave him under the tree for me. I am definitely adding this book and series to my TBR pile asap.

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Lindalou, believe me, he'd make for a wonderful Christmas package. And if you took him to bed, even better!

Oh, yes, I can tell you right now, Amy, Jake would definitely be the one for you. :) He's loyal, protective, sexy, very family oriented, and rather possessive...and, did I mention, sexy?? That's worth mentioning twice. :)

Ntzee said...

Sounds like a really good book! Definitely going on my TBR list! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

-Ntzee Thao

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Breila said...

I haven't read one of your books as of yet, Terry. I'd be tickled if I won!

-Breila

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Lady Caella said...

This series is on my TBR pile like forever...first thing on my to do list for 2012 is reading this series.

It really sounds great, cannot wait to read it.

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Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Ntzee!

Good luck, Breila!

Lady Caella, definitely a great New Year's resolution! LOL!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

It's hard to beat a good shifter book.

Kristina @Kristina's Paranormal Books said...

Thanks for the post! Shifters are my favs :)

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