Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Salon: To Tempt the Wolf by Terry Spear

Looking for a little twist in the murder mysteries you’re reading?

Then reach no further than “To Tempt the Wolf” by Terry Spear. It’s a spine tingling murder plot with a sexy romance and a little paranormal added in to keep you guessing. Don’t let the paranormal stop you, you’ll be believing before you know it.

Tessa Anderson is a photographer who’s fascinated by wolves. However, her main objective at the moment is to find the killer of her brother’s girlfriend, Bethany. It’s the only way Tessa can save her brother from prison.

Hunter Greymore and his twin sister are forced to re-locate to the Oregon coast after a wild fire destroys their home.

Tessa finds Hunter on the beach near her home. He’s badly injured and nude and an ice storm is about to hit the area.

How can she refuse him help? Tessa takes him home to treat his injuries. Hunter can’t remember what happened to him or who he is. He does, however, remember that he’s a lupus garou, a grey werewolf.

The couple soon realizes that someone is stalking Tessa. In order to keep her safe, Hunter agrees to help Tessa find Bethany’s killer. Meanwhile, Hunter discovers the stalker could be another werewolf who has set his sights on Tessa. The other werewolf, aided by two companions, is determined to have Tessa for himself one way or another. As his memory slowly returns, Hunter has his hands full trying to keep his world from endangering Tessa.

As the plot thickens and more become involved in the search for the killer, the reader is taken on a roller coaster ride of suspense and terror. Throw in a nosy reporter, the sheriff's son, and a stray lady werewolf and the situation gets even more complicated. It also appears Tessa may have some secrets in her past that would surprise even Hunter. 

Amidst all the turmoil, the attraction between Tessa and Hunter heats up. The sexual tension is felt as the two try to stay away from each other only to be drawn together by a primal instinct. The chemistry between the two sizzles to the boiling point. Their sexual encounters will leave you breathless.

“To Tempt the Wolf” will have you on the edge of your seat waiting and wondering what happens next.

Author Terry Spear weaves a tale of human and wolf so intriguing that you will believe in werewolves. You will be mesmerized by the story and captivated by the bond between Tessa and Hunter. When the murderer is finally revealed, you’ll be caught off guard.

This is the third installment in the wolf series by Ms. Spear. The other books include: "Heart of the Wolf" and "Destiny of the Wolf." "Legend of the White Wolf" is scheduled for release in early 2010. For more on Ms. Spear's books, as well as the award-winning teddy bears she creates, visit her Website at

This paranormal romance will have you howling for more and searching for your own “alpha lupus garous.

To Tempt the Wolf by Terry Spear * Sourcebook Casablanca * @2009 * ISBN: 13-978-1-4022-1904-7 * Paperback * 416 pages


  1. Mason - This sounds like a very different kind of murder mystery. Very interesting! Your review is detailed and intriguing, too : ).

  2. Thank you Margot. It is a very different kind of murder mystery, but one that keeps your attention from beginning to end. Don't let the werewolves throw you off. As you read, they were seems normal.

  3. Sounds like a fun read! I'll have to check it out! Thanks :)

  4. Hope you enjoy Jemi. I think it will be fun for you.

  5. Mason,
    You wrote a great review. I loved this book. And you're so right Terry Spears makes you believe her characters are just as real as you and me. And the story is interesting, intriguing down to the last word. I loved this book and all the Hunky wolf characters. And yes, I have taken up howling and would love to find a man just like Hunter. LOL!!!Your Native American Pipes is good background music for this story too.

  6. Thanks diva donna for your kind words. The music does fit, doesn't it. Hunter and Tessa are wonderful characters that I would love to see brought back in another novel.

  7. All her Characters come to life and she makes you think of them and close friends. She's working on a story idea for Hunter's Twin Sister. So Tessa and Hunter may be revisted too. She writes really great books. She's a real favorite writer of mine.

  8. I have read every one of Terry's books so far and am anxious for this one. Her take on the whole werewolf idea is extremely unique. I love it! Thanks for writing such a great review, and thanks for supporting Sourcebooks authors. :)

  9. diva donna, I'd love to see a book about Hunter's sister. She is a unique character to say the least.

    Sharon, thanks for stopping by. I agree, Terry does have a unique approach to the werewolf idea. I enjoy reading anything by the Sourcebook authors. :)

  10. Thanks for the review. I LOVE murder mysteries with twists, and also unique sounding plots - like this one.

    The Old Silly

  11. It is unique to say the least Marvin. Hope you enjoy.

  12. Sounds interesting! Wow. It's got a little bit of everything.

    I haven't gotten into the paranormal side of mysteries yet (just read one, although I really enjoyed it.) Thanks for the tip.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  13. Mason - Just wanted you to know there is an award for you on my blog.

  14. Elizabeth, I hope the word werewolf doesn't keep readers from checking the book out because it is so much more than that. It has the suspense and drama that adds to a mystery.

    Margot, thank you so much. You are so very kind. I'll stop by.


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