Monday, May 2, 2016

Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply {+ Giveaway}

I’m excited to remind you that tomorrow (May 3rd) is the release date for USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear’s ALPHA WOLF NEED NOT APPLY, the sixth installment in her Silver Town Wolf series.

Thanks to Terry and the wonderful folks at Sourcebooks, I have a print copy of ALPHA WOLF NEED NOT APPLY to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more giveaway details.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the book:

An alpha werewolf meets his match in this sizzling paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear

Wolf shifter and park ranger Eric Silver is committed to his job policing spectacular San Isabel National Forest, and he’s hot on the scent of some mysterious wolves who are up to no good. When Eric’s investigation leads him to cross paths with forester Pepper Grayling, he’s fascinated to learn this she-wolf is her pack’s leader—strong, independent, and definitely not looking for a mate.

With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper’s been pursued by many an alpha male out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory—and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who’s been betrayed so often in the past?

ALPHA WOLF NEED NOT APPLY is available at the following sites: Amazon, Apple, BAM, Barnes and Noble, Chapters, Indiebound, and Kobo.

You may recall that Terry joined us on Monday, April 18th, to talk about the various wolf reserves she visited while writing this book. Today, I have another excerpt from the book to share with you.

An Excerpt from Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply

      “Hi, Pepper,” the blond man said and closed his truck door.
      Was it Waldron? Son of a gun.
      He was rugged looking, like he lived half the time in the mountains cutting trees by handsaw, muscled, stubble covering his jawline, his amber eyes appealing to her to give him a chance. His mouth remained serious though, as if it was too difficult to even approach offering her a smile. Which made Eric think the man was truly irritated with her for all that she’d done with the Silver Pack.
      Pepper stopped and crossed her arms. “I want you to pay damages for the buildings you had burned in Silver Town, Waldron.”
      “We didn’t have anything to do with that. Sorry for the trouble they’ve had. I offered to send some of my carpenters to help out though, just as a way to assist another pack in the vicinity.”
      “But you knew about it and had motive, so I don’t believe you when you say you had nothing to do with it. Worse, you went after places that all had to do with the Fairhaven boys being taken in—the jailhouse, the tow truck place, and Eric’s house—because you have some notion he’s interested in courting me.”
      “Hell, he is.”
      “All right, and so what if he is? That’s my business, not yours.”
      “If he is, he’d better watch his back.”
      “And you think this is supposed to intimidate me? Make me give him up? I don’t understand how you think this will make me change my mind about you. You have nothing to offer me.”
      “Protection from other alpha wolves wanting what you have. Not only that, but all wolves want offspring. And since you don’t have any of your own…” He raised a brow. “I can give them to you.”
      Halfway to the building, Eric stopped walking and stood next to an SUV, listening to the conversation. As long as Pepper was handling this to her satisfaction, Eric didn’t want to butt in. Surefire way to make her feel he was trying to take over. Although it was killing him not to have his say over the burning of the buildings in Silver Town. He figured that after she left, he’d have a private word with Waldron.
      “If you harm anyone, set any more fires, anything else like that—”
      “What? Are you going to make me pay?” Waldron gave her a smart-ass smirk, reminiscent of Jonathan’s action, and Eric guessed the kid was copying the pack leader.
      Eric bristled. He’d make him pay for it.
      “Oh, and by the way, the Fairhaven boys? They’ve been nothing but trouble since they grew old enough to be trouble. Their parents are well rid of them. If the Silvers want to charge the boys for the arsons, they have my blessing.”
      “So your pack members did do the damage. Thanks. I’ll let Darien know.”
      “No. I’m just saying if anyone has a real gripe with the town, it would be the teens. The tow-truck business, jailhouse—”
      “And Eric? How does he figure into all this as far as the boys are concerned? He wasn’t involved in their arrest.”
      “He lectured them at the park when he had no right to.”
      “He’s a law-enforcement park ranger working in that park, and the teens were stalking us. So yeah, he had every right and the badge to go along with it.”
      Eric wondered how the boys would view their pack leader now that he was laying the blame on them, especially since Waldron had to have put them up to it. If he left them to deal with the repercussions, the boys might even reveal the truth this time and not take the bum rap.
      “I’ve got business to take care of,” Pepper said and turned to leave.
      “You wanted the Fairhaven twins, and I’m giving them to you without any fuss. So what do I get in return?” Waldron asked, smiling.
      She faced him again, her expression composed. “Peace of mind now that the teens who are nothing but trouble are no longer giving you grief in the pack? You owe me for taking them off your hands.” She turned then and stalked off to her vehicle.
      Eric smiled. Pepper handled that like a she-wolf with real class.


Author Terry Spear
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.

A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world and is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in Crawford, Texas.

For further information on Terry and her writing, visit her website for more sizzling werewolf romance!


This giveaway is for one print copy of ALPHA WOLF NEED NOT APPLY by Terry Spear. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, May 10.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you a fan of stories with a paranormal touch?


  1. I like the paranormal, and have a big, big weakness for wolves. Real and were...

  2. the title is rather campy, isn't it? But the cover is sure nice to look at :)

  3. I always have so much respect for people who can create those whole new realities, as authors of fantasy/paranormal books do. Thanks for the reminder, Mason.

  4. This paranormal sounds intriguing and special. Thanks for this feature and giveaway.

  5. Anytime I feel exhausted about my 20 books I think about authors like 50 books! And she continues crafting unique material. Congratulations to her!

  6. What an interesting title! I'm impressed she has so many books out there.

  7. Fifty books. Wow. Love the excerpt! Wishing you a great week, Mason.

  8. That title caught my attention right away. Congrats to the author!

  9. So many books - so little time! ;-)

  10. I love paranormal stories. Mostly because the author can create whatever kind of world they want.


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