Seduced by the Wolf, Terry Spear's fifth paranormal installment in her werewolves series was released this week and Terry is paying a return visit, to of course, talk about werewolves. Each book is a standalone and doesn't require you to have read previous volumes in the series. The series style is a perfect curl-up-on-the-couch paranormal romance and a mystery thriller. I am half-way through Seduced by the Wolf (review to come) and am enjoying it thoroughly. If you would like to win a copy of the book, just comment on Terry's question at the end of the post. The giveaway is open internationally until August 11 at Midnight EST.
Welcome Terry !
What’s Wrong with Werewolves, Anyway?
That’s what I thought. All the childhood tales I read, the Greek mythologies, and folk tales from all around the world were wonderful fantasies. I thought that since everyone I knew read them as children, everyone loved every aspect of the fantasy world.
And then I became a writer. I learned some agents didn’t like fantasy, or science fiction, or paranormal, or futuristic worlds. What was wrong with them? Didn’t they grow up on the stuff?
And then I learned that some publishing houses didn’t like any of that kind of work either. Strictly fictional or nonfictional based on reality. It’s sad. Really sad.
It’s not that I don’t like the real world, or love reading about it. Even in Seduced by the Wolf, I incorporated a true story about a gray she-wolf with a litter of pups that lost her mate to a hunter. Without a wolf biologist to intervene, her pups would never have survived. And the true wolf tale even had a happy ending that so touched me, I had to include it in the story—my version, of course. In the true version, a male wolf babysat her pups when they got loose from the pen, and when she was released to the wild, he became her mate. Talk about a perfect mate.
So in Seduced by the Wolf, Cassie Roux is a red werewolf wolf biologist who educates the populace about wolves. But in the meantime, she comes upon a female red she-wolf with pups and must help them to survive. Throw in Leidolf Wildhaven, who had taken over an abused werewolf pack earlier on and has troubles galore, who once he catches sight of Cassie has a new mission—make her his mate.
When I first started telling folks I was writing historical romance, they were okay with it. I live in the Bible Belt, so even romance is frowned upon to an extent. But when I began writing vampires and werewolves? Oh my.
Who knows? Maybe someday my books will help the wolf species a little.
Where did I get my love of wolves? Initially from Jack London’s tales, White Fang and Call of the Wild. And that’s what I hope to convey in my own stories—a love of nature, of wolves, of the wild, all the while encouraging readers to take a walk on the wild side into the fantastical world of werewolves where adventure, mystery, suspense and romance are par for the course!
Thanks so much to Doug for having me. I’ve missed you and your blog!! And thanks to readers who drop by to comment.
My question to you is if you were trying to sell something that was a bit fantastical to someone who wasn’t into that sort of thing, what would you do or say?
Thanks again for having me!!
- Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”
The next book in the series, Wolf Fever releases December 7.