Werewolves are Great for Halloween! By Terry Spear

Werewolves are Great for Halloween!
By Terry Spear

seal_wolf_xmas-300_2Or… Christmas, Thanksgiving, oh, heck, when they’re hot and hunky, they’re great anytime, don’t you think?

That’s what I think. I’ve never written a werewolf book set at Christmastime. Thanksgiving, yes! For the Silver wolf pack, they had to solve a crime and it happened during the big pack Thanksgiving gathering. But I had never written any kind of a Christmas story, soooo, my editor asked me if I’d like to write A SEAL Wolf Christmas? And I was like, YES!!!!

I love the Oregon Coast SEAL wolves and I had written two of the stories already, To Tempt the Wolf, where Hunter Greymere is a SEAL wolf, and then he was a team leader for three others. So for the next story, I had the perfect couple in mind. In A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing, Hunter’s sister, Meara, and one of his teammates, Finn Emerson, have a conflictive beginning right away. She’s known him forever and no way, Jose, is she ever getting involved with a SEAL. Period. Never. Ever.

But he arrives after one of their team is hurt and he can’t get hold of Hunter, who he’s trying to warn about the dangerous situation. He’s off with his mate in Hawaii on a honeymoon, and Meara is home alone, intending to rent out the beach cottages to single, alpha male wolves only, and find one she’d really like to court.

Finn’s arrival doesn’t help at all. In the midst of all this, we have Bjornolf Jorgenson, who is a real ghost of a SEAL, as in ghosts the mission. And he and one of Hunter’s female undercover operatives end up in a real sparring session, where he ties her to her hotel room bed—with her own pantyhose!!!, and Hunter has to rescue her. Now, that story was just begging to be told. So when Deb asked about A SEAL Wolf Christmas, I totally forgot that I had to write Jaguar Fever first. (I had 6 other books contracted at the time.)

Huntress_for_Hire_new_1950_2And I jumped right on it. I had the most fun with it. Went from writing a word on the page, to 96,000 in record time. Some stories are just meant to be told. And the Christmas theme was sooo much fun.

Here’s an excerpt from A SEAL Wolf Christmas showing the mystery, the murder, the Christmas, humor, and the romance:

She had to admit Bjornolf was good for a rescue. She was also glad they had their own vehicles at the Christmas tree farm. That way she didn’t have to hear his guff all the drive back to the cottage about why she shouldn’t have gone alone tonight.

What she didn’t expect was for him to escort her through the parking lot, walk her all the way to her car, pull her into a hard embrace and kiss her like they were newlyweds. Long and penetrating, hard and gentle and every kind of delicious kiss in between. He finally released her and dragged in a breath of cold air. His heart was pounding furiously, his breath short, puffs of white vapor floating between them.

“Damn but you taste good, Anna,” he said, softly, his eyes dark with feral need as he rubbed her arms. The heat sizzled through her blood beneath the jacket and sweater she wore.

“He better be watching us,” Anna warned in a whisper, but she didn’t mean it. She loved the way he kissed.

Bjornolf gave her a devilish smile and a quick kiss on her cold nose, his mouth hot against her skin. “Follow you home, honey.” He pulled her door open and once she climbed in, he closed it for her. She waited for him to enter his own vehicle and start the engine before she drove off.

Anna assumed as soon as she parked and Bjornolf followed her into the house, that they’d talk. What she didn’t expect was that she’d wait for him to walk her to the door, even allowing him to take her hand as if they were wolves on a date.

What was wrong with her? With him?

They didn’t need to pretend to anyone here.

Bjornolf didn’t say a word, just held her hand possessively and escorted her to the porch. Then he unlocked the door and closed and locked it behind them.

“Did you want some cocoa?” he asked, as if he didn’t want the night to end.

She shook her head. “You have to go with Nathan to buy Christmas ornaments tomorrow.”

She saw a flash of disappointment cross his face. She was surprised he hadn’t said a word about her investigating the crime scene on her own.

She remembered the dog tags in her pocket and pulled them out. “I found these right before Stanton came across me.” She glanced down at them and read the inscription. “Thomas Cremer. The other dead man, maybe?”

Bjornolf wasn’t looking at the dog tags when his gaze met hers. He’d been observing her face with a mixture of respect and astonishment. “Now I know why Hunter recommended you for this job.”

She gave Bjornolf a slight smile, appreciating his comment more than a little.

He took the tags and examined them, sniffing them. “The second dead body we smelled.”

“Yes,” she said solemnly. “The man had also been in the service.”

“I’ll let Hunter know in the morning. Guess we ought to turn in.” He looked hopeful that she’d say he could join her in her bed.

She gave him a quick smile and headed down the hall before she changed her mind. “Night, Bjorn.” She called him the shortened version of his name that he’d given the man at the tree farm, as a humorous touch.

“Night, honey,” Bjornolf said as if they truly were newlyweds, and he’d be joining her in bed shortly.

So, what do you think about the two of them? From the beginning when he tied her to a hotel room on a mission, and now to this? Would YOU like to be Anna, and why?

I’ll be giving away a print copy of A SEAL Wolf Christmas to a US address only. If a winner is International, I can substitute an ebook copy of Huntress for Hire, another suitable “Halloween” book that is all about hunting vampires and more! Romance, mystery, humor, murder… the usual.

Thanks to Cindy for having me here today, and for those who celebrate Halloween, Happy Halloween!

Terry_Spear,_right_2ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels 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. She lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.TerrySpear.com, follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear, and like her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/terry.spear. Join Terry’s Shifters at: http://terryspear.wordpress.com/

37 thoughts on “Werewolves are Great for Halloween! By Terry Spear

  1. LOL! I actually finished this book yesterday and had just sat down to think about the review I’m going to write. It was very good. I loved Anna’s AND Bjornolf’s story. This is the 3rd book from that series I’ve read… I have all the rest of the series having purchased them after I read one of the Highlander ones… Maybe I’ll read the 1st in the series next… :-))) That would be a novel idea… don’t you think?

    • Excellent idea, Linda! Thanks so much! I’m sooo thrilled you loved them! Have fun with the next one! I enjoy writing them so they’re stand alone titles as I’m always picking up books that way and don’t want to be lost. 🙂 Enjoy!!!

    • Ah, Tamara, thanks so much! I love both too. David was so much of a character in Jaguar Hunt. He is just too cute. And in A Hero of a Highland Wolf, new wolf pack, friends of the MacNeills, and Grant is sooo bad, you just have to love him. 🙂 My 3 beta readers totally fell in love with the story. 🙂

  2. I’m more of a vampire kind of girl… wolves tend to be Alphas. LOL. I love the setting, you don’t normally see things happening at a Christmas tree farm. Seems like the perfect one of the story though! Great job, Terry! 🙂

  3. I’m going to do something really extra special for Halloween Eve. One lucky winner will win an advanced reading copy of Silence of the Wolf. Tell me if you are ready for Tom’s story and why. 🙂

  4. Woohoo!! I’d love to win a copy of either of the books! I don’t think anyone would pass up the chance to be Anna. Really, what woman wouldn’t want a hot shift of their own?

  5. Who wouldn’t want to be stuck in a room with a sexy guy? I hope he’s in the room with her at the time!!!
    Love your shifter books Terry, they are great!

  6. In case my “reply” post doesn’t count, I want to enter your giveaway for your ARC! I’d love to read Tom’s story early (or anytime!) as I love your books! So… bring him on! Thanks for the addt’l giveaway chance!!

  7. Oh boy am I ever ready for Tom’s story!!! I can’t wait to check in with the other couples in the Silver Pack first of all and see them with their possible babies? And then I am so excited to finally read about Tom’s love life! He has always been my favorite Silver Brother (don’t tell Jake or Darien!) And am I very curious about Elizabeth being a coyote-werewolf mix and how that might be a part of the story. Oh and does Tom dream of her like his brothers did for their mates?

    And for the other question: I would LOVE to be Anna! She is so tough and strong and brave and most importantly…she has Bjornolf!

    • Samantha, yes!!!! And I reintroduced some others that should make it mucho fun to write A Silver Wolf Christmas when I finish up three other books. Have to pitch it to my editor first though. 🙂 So if everything works out, more to come!

  8. The following individuals won–Loretta, Samantha Corr and Linda Townsend (an autographed ARC of Silence of the Wolf), and Annmarie Taylor (A SEAL Wolf Christmas)!!! And thanks so much for everyone dropping in at Cindy’s blog to comment!

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