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Giveaway Interview SILENCE OF THE WOLF by TERRY SPEAR @TerrySpear @SourceBooks




SILENCE OF THE WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES MARCH 2014

Life For the Silver Pack Just Got Wilder...
Elizabeth Wildwood has been a longer all her life, ostracized because of her "mixed" half-wolf, half-coyote blood. When she ventures into gray wolf territory on a dangerous quest of her own and his thrown together with the sexiest shifter she's ever met she begins to wish for the first time that she could be part of a family.

When this unusual shifter female comes into his pack's territory, it's Tom Silver's job to protect her—if only she would let him.

Praise for Silence of the Wolf:
“The outstanding and gripping plot of Spear’s latest installment in the Heart of the Wolf series will appeal to paranormal fans, and romance junkies will take delight in the red-hot love story embedded within.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars





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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and two medieval Highland historical romances. Her 2008 novel, Heart of the Wolf, was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year (romance category). A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Texas. For more information, please visit http://terryspear.com/

PLEASE WELCOME TERRY TO BOOKHOUNDS

1. Do you have a secret talent?

Terry: If I tell you what it is, it wouldn’t be secret. J But truly at one time, creating stories was a secret talent. When I first started, all we had were typewriters, no computers, word processing programs, no Internet. So for a long time, until a publisher picked up one of my stories, they were a secret, you see. Nobody knew they existed. Nobody knew I was a writer. Now, I can tell the world I have a story coming, show off a beautiful cover like the one for Silence of the Wolf, tell the whole wide world way before the actual book comes out through all the social networking sites and my blogs. So now, the secret is out.

2. Is there a song that really reminds you of your book?


Terry: If I’m playing music while I’m writing a book, and then listen to that music later on, I will automatically think of the book. A song in and of itself doesn’t otherwise. Although I’ve mentioned a few titles of songs that are cute in regard to wolves or jaguars—for ringtones on the wolves’ or jaguars’ phones. “What’s New Pussycat,” by Tom Jones, there’s a jaguar fight song for a university, and “Lil Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs.

I often listen to Celtic music, or adventure/fantasy CDs that have a lot of action, like Alexander, the Bourne series, etc. I can’t listen to anything with lyrics as I might just write the words into the scene by accident.

3. What was the easiest thing about writing this book?


Terry: Action scenes and dialogue are the easiest scenes to write. So when Tom’s up on the slope with the she-wolf, it’s easy. I did do a lot of research about ski slopes, though I skied for several years, so that slows me down sometimes. In the one scene, she ends up on a black diamond slope, the expert. That happened to me once. I had a devil of a time getting down the steep moguls without breaking my neck. I was an intermediate skier, but we only went once a year so I never was able to really get any better than that. So I could feel her trepidation when she was up there.

Once they were up on the slopes and Tom was trying to show the whole pack that he was “with” the woman, and everyone else, paws off, I was having a blast. The funny thing when I’m writing a book is that it’s often the wrong season for the book I’m writing. It was hot when I was writing Silence of the Wolf. It’s winter and freezing and I’m writing Jaguar Pride in the hot steamy rainforest in Costa Rica. So when that happens, doing a lot of research helps to set me in the right place at the right time. I love first meetings, so they’re always easy too. This is the 13th book in the series, so each has to be really different from the others. I love the banter back and forth between the characters. I love the family interaction because wolves in wolf packs do interact as family.

4. Is there a word you love to use? 


Terry: Totally.


5. Any real or imaginary pets? 


Terry: I have a whole wolf pack hanging about. Seriously. A few jaguar shifters too. J I have a road runner that has made a home of my place, cardinals, and a few horned lizards. I’ve had dogs and cats over the years, but after I lost my last standard poodle, I’ve been traveling and so am cultivating the wildlife for now. I had fun reading another author’s blog and a couple of fans

keep me posted about their wildlife, and so I finally got a bunch of birdfeeders so I could take pictures of the birds. But you know what? I have very little patience. All that great birdseed and no birds. The birds are there. Tons of them. Lots of songbirds. But at least at the writing of this interview, they’re in hiding. Maybe by the time this comes out, my birds will be all over the feeders and I can share. I love to take pictures of wildlife, so I’d hoped to take pictures of the birds that live here with me. Hopefully, they’re not just imaginary. J



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66 comments:

  1. Wooohoo! Thanks for adding my video! You are the best!!! :) Good luck to everyone who enters!!! :)

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  2. Great interview & movie clip. Can not wait to read about Tom. Love this series.

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    1. Sin, thanks so much! I'm working on the opening of A SEAL Wolf for Sale... would you like to bid for a hot SEAL wolf on the auction block? LOL

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  3. Cat shifters are my favorites because - well, cats.
    I think the word "Totally" is like, Awesome. wink

    Don't forget your pet snake.

    I like why you don't listen to songs with lyrics when you write, maybe that's how some other people have written movie scenes right into a book.

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    1. Steph, love cats. :) Love dogs.

      Awesome is totally fun. :)

      Yeah, it would just be too much of a distraction on lyrics. I love the action/adventure movie themes because they give this forward, epic movement. I try to keep my stories moving and that just adds to the feel when I'm writing. :)

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    2. Shoot, I forgot to mention the snakes. I'm trying NOT to think about that as the weather warms up. I'm hoping my road runner likes snake.

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  4. Oh my! My favorite shifter? I'm fickle... and switch quickly depending on the book I'm reading. I loved Tom's story and his wolf pack is beyond awesome... but I'm also intrigued now by the coyote shifters... Looking forward to reading more of your books!!!!!

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    1. Linda, cougar shifters? :) I'm like you. I often get asked what my favorite book is that I've written, but I put my heart and soul into each book, so the one I'm currently working on is always my favorite. :)

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    2. LOL! I meant to write coyote... but, you know? I could totally get into cougar shifters too... :-))) Every book I've read by you has been really good. You can tell that your poured your heart and soul into every page :-)))

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  5. Great Interview. I TOTALLY love Terry's Silver Brothers Stories….. I love the Wolves Shifters because we have a lot of Wild Wolves way up North of my home. So I can relate to them, more than big Jungle cats, even though, I owned a couple very great Cats over the years. I do love smart felines.

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    1. I can't wait to see your wild wolves up north, Donna! I think the fun in them is that they're so family oriented. The jaguars are fun because they're exotic, so really different from other cats, and they are elusive. :) With them, it's a chance to explore another world that you might never have the time to see. :) Thanks so much for loving the Silver Bros!! :) A Silver Wolf Christmas will come out in 2015!

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  6. Always been a big fan of dragon and wolf shifters. Both are beautiful and deadly. I especially love Ms. Spear's wolves, its one of my favorite series.

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    1. Thanks, Steph! I'm thrilled you love my wolves!!!

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  7. Enjoyed the interview. Absolutely is my word of choice this month. :) I'm also partial to cat shifters. Although I LUV Terry's Highland wolves. Good luck with the book, Terry!

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    1. Ahh, thanks so much, Dawn! I think you will really love A Hero of a Highland Wolf. He was so much fun. Hey, I absolutely love absolutely, also. LOL She only asked me for one word. I could have given her a list. LOL

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  8. My favorite weres are still wolves but I like branching out to other shifters.

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    1. Hey, Bea, me too. I love wolves. They're so family-oriented which I love. I had to stretch things a bit with the jaguars because they aren't family inclined. :) But I had to have the human element and the HEA.

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  9. warebear or warewolf are my favorite denise smith

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    1. Werebears are interesting. My very first shifter book was about a prince who was cursed to be a polar bear during the day and a man at night. :)

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  10. I just love werewolf books so I guess its my fav shifter. Just something about being free of the world and always living together as one family yet begins able to be human human also

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  11. I don't really have a favorite, but the last book I read containing shifters was Darkest Fear by Cate Tiernan. It's about jaguars. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  12. Not sure I have a preference as to what type of shifter I like because I like them all. I'm a big fan of Terry's books.

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  13. 14 books in this series? really? Seems like only last year picked up Wolf's Heart.
    When you reintroduced the zoo keeper from that book into Jaguar Fever I LOL. I have to see where you'll take that next.
    I just finished A Highland Werewolf Wedding and was looking for my next fix. This sounds great.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy!!! Working on A SEAL Wolf for Sale right now, book 16! :) I haven't decided about Zoo Man Thompson. But I did have a lot of fun with him in Jaguar Fever! :) He's in Jaguar Hunt also. :) That's coming in June!

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  14. I've only read about wolf shifters so far - they're fabulous!

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  15. I want to know why no one has ever written a were dachshund into a story. Shanna Swendson has a were chihuahua in one of Enchanted books!

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    1. It's hard for me to see a little dog as a sexy hunk of a hero. :) LOL, Mary! I LOVE your page and your dachshund chewing on his bone and drinking from his dish. I need a wolf one of those! :) But a wolf's best friend? Could be! :) Some friends of mine raised the long-haired kind and they were adorable. And I babysat for a couple when I was a teen that had the regular smooth haired one and he was the most loving dog! :)

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    2. Dachshunds are awesome - they think they are ten times larger than they actually are and are great comic relief, Here is the link to get your own dog (you can customize it) http://abowman.com/google-modules/dog/

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  16. My favorite is werewolves.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I crazy love ALL animals so I like them all but my very favorites are any kind of cats.

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  18. Great interview. My favorites are dragon shifters and werewolves.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! I've only read one dragon shifter and enjoyed it. :)

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  19. I would say wolves, then panthers and then bears

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  20. Just love the cat shifters! Thanks for the interview and clip - loved it.

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    1. The big cats are exotic and sleek. Love them too! Thanks so much!

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  21. Cat shifters are my favorite especially the Bengal Tiger.

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    1. Love going to the zoo and seeing the Bengal tiger and her 3 cubs.

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  22. Love Terry's books:)
    I really like the dragon and big cat shifters.
    Thanks

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    1. Thanks so much, Beautiful Disaster! You can't go wrong with a hunky big cat shifter. :)

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  23. I love shifters of almost all kinds, but I think my very favorites are the big cats, so maybe a werepanther or weretiger.

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  24. Jaguars and wolves - oh and dragons!!

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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  25. Terry thanks for telling me about this giveaway. I just love the way you write. I am definitely partial to shifter stories. Thanks for hosting this giveaway and for the chance to win.

    Robin
    Robbibird3 at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks so much, Robin!!! I Couldn't get back to comment on my laptop. Wouldn't let me log in, so tried Chrome and I'm in. I'm so glad your enjoying the stories!

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  26. Forgot to mention that My top favorite shifters are dragons, wolves and the big cats although I read almost all of them

    Robin see my first comment for addy

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  27. Wolves are my favorite shifter.

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  28. I would have to say my favorite shifter would have to be wolf! I mean where could you go wrong?

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  29. My favorite shifters are wolves and panthers ....

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