It’s my pleasure to welcome award-winning author Terry Spear back to Thoughts in Progress today as the special guest blogger.
Terry’s latest book is WOLF FEVER. Here’s a brief synopsis of it: “She may be his destiny, but she's not his first choice…
Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he's the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her… Why is he playing so hard to get?
The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders…
Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn't want anything to do with Carol unless she's willing to embrace her wolf nature—no matter how beautiful she is.
But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he's been not to seize the moment with the woman he's come to love. And now, it may be too late…”
Thanks to Terry and Danielle at Sourcebooks I have 2 copies to giveaway to 2 lucky visitors who comment on today’s post between now and 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Be sure to leave your e-mail address in your comments if it’s not included in your profile.
Terry stopped by today to answer a few questions for me about her writing and WOLF FEVER.
Mason: What inspired you to combine your werewolves with a flu virus outbreak?
Terry: The World Health Organization was warning about a possible epidemic. And I kept thinking what could be the worse thing that could happen if the flu hit a werewolf pack? How would it affect them?
Mason: How did you go about doing research for WOLF FEVER?
Terry: I did research on how scientists come up with vaccines, and what some of the cures were for being a werewolf. :)
Mason: What do you hope readers come away with after reading WOLF FEVER?
Terry: I love these questions, Mason! Okay, deep down, I want readers to delve into their own psyche, to recognize that no matter how different we are from others, we’re important in the scheme of things. We all have talents to offer and we should use them to do the most good.
Mason: New Year's Eve is just a few days off. What New Year's resolutions would your main characters make?
Terry: lol, okay, I probably shouldn’t make them have New Year’s resolutions if I don’t make any myself, but here goes:
· Carol’s New Year’s resolution is to embrace her wolf half with enthusiasm, and to believe in her psychic abilities, to use them to help others, and not to worry about naysayers.
· Chester’s resolution is to not take life so seriously and to have a much more open mind. Who knows? He might have some latent psychic abilities himself!
· Devlyn needs to make the resolution to heed Carol’s predictions or face the consequences.
· Lelandi’s New Year’s resolution is to provide the pack with the alpha pair’s triplets! She’s sure that’s all she’ll have time for. Oh, and to have a few more all girl parties too!
· Jake needs to find a mate next year, and believe in his family’s history of dream mating before it’s too late.
· Tom’s New Year’s resolution is to stand up for himself, and not act like he’s the youngest triplet.
· The barber vows to find a mate who likes him just the way he is.
Mason: If WOLF FEVER became a movie, who would you like to see play the main characters?
Terry: Any hunky man will do, and any spunky woman will too!
Mason: What can your readers expect next from you?
Terry: HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF is coming June 2011, and DREAMING OF THE WOLF, Fall, 2011. Then THE WOLF AND THE SEAL, and THE HIGHLAND WOLF IN PARADISE in 2012. And more!
Thanks so much for having me, Mason! I hope you enjoyed WOLF FEVER!
Terry, it’s always fun having you stop by. And yes, I did enjoy WOLF FEVER very much. You may be listed as a paranormal romance writer, but you also weave a lot of mystery into your stories too.
Now for a bit of background on the multi-talented author. With almost 70,000 copies sold, Terry is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. She received her MBA from Monmouth University. An eclectic writer, she dabbles in the paranormal as well as writing historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Terry lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information on her and her writing, visit her website at http://www.terryspear.com/.
Ever thought about a werewolf catching a virus or even a cold?