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Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday's Question Of The Day + Author Interview: Terry Spear

Monday's Question Of The Day!

Question: Out of all the books you've read, which character would you love to have as a boyfriend or girlfriend and why?

My Answer: Hm..this is a toughie since their is so many sexy characters I've read in books lately but, if I had to pick I'd say Patch from Hush, Hush or Edward from Twilight. Patch is a bad boy with a heart, and Edward is just the guy that knows exactly what to say to make a girl feel special. Combine the two and I got my perfect book boyfriend lol.

I want to hear your answers, so leave me a comment! :)

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Author Interview: Terry Spear of To Tempt A Wolf
Terry Spear is an award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense. She has written numerous books ranging from Adult to Young Adult Urban Fantasy. Her Young Adult books are: The Vampire...In My Dreams and Deidre's Secret. She also has written a werewolf series, her latest book from the series is To Tempt The Wolf which is available now. Terry will be having a blog tour for To Tempt The Wolf where she'll be giving away free books - so make sure your on the outlook by visiting her blog: http://www.terry-spear.blogspot.com/. Terry I look forward to buying your books, thank you for introducing them to me and giving me great answers to my questions. :)

For more info on Terry, check out her various sites:
http://www.terryspear.com/
http://www.myspace.com/terryspear
http://www.facebook.com/terry.spear
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p://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

1) How old were you when you started writing?
I started making up stories when I was a kid. Not to get myself out of trouble, of course. But just loved to create stories. Never could draw even a stick figure though. So I think we're all creative in our own way. When I was in Junior High, I took a creative writing class, in addition to having to take the regular English composition. It was the first time anyone, other than myself, actually read my stories. I also used to get together with my girlfriends and make up spooky stories orally, like at Halloween time. It was a throwback to my dad who would make up his own scary tales, and pretend they were true. :)

2) What inspired you to write To Tempt The Wolf?
:) I had read a couple of historical romances where a man was shipwrecked along an English coast and the woman who rescued him was in hiding. In this case, the man is a werewolf, the coast is located in Oregon, and the woman who rescued him is being stalked. :) But with my werewolf tales, the werewolves are based on real wolves, rather than horror-type wolves. So in their wolf form, they still have their human thoughts, and when they're in their human forms, still have their wolf senses. The series, starting with Heart of the Wolf, which made Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year, is very hot and sexy, so should be for older teens and up.

3) Are the characters in the books based on someone you know?
Smiling here. One of my co-workers says that the hunky alpha males are all based on him. :) I'd have to say that my spunky females are based on women who believe in themselves and know they can do anything they put their mind to. As for the hunky alpha males...sure, they're all a study of my co-worker. LOL

4) What was the hardest part about writing To Tempt The Wolf?
I do a lot of research for my stories. Some of the settings are fictionalized to suit the plot. But even so, I research the areas to make it as realistic as possible. So that's the hardest part for me. Making an urban fantasy as realistic as possible.

5) Out of all the books you've written, which one is your favorite and why?
I love the one I'm currently writing, Seduced by the Wolf, because in each case, I'm totally in their heads for the duration. So whatever the current book is that I'm working on, I'm feeling their pain and pride, their joy and conflict...and I can't wait to see them reach a happily ever after.

6) I know you'll be having a blog tour for To Temp The Wolf, what can we expect from it?
Free books!!! At http://www.terry-spear.blogspot.com/ I post a listing of where I am the day of a guest blog where my publisher will be giving free books. I won't know until that day what the link will be, so it's impossible to post them here. But every week for the next 3-4 weeks, I'll be at various sites giving away a free copy of To Tempt the Wolf.

7) Are there any new authors that have sparked your interest?
Truthfully, I'm having a hard time reading anyone else's books right now because I have only a week to meet my deadline for Seduced by the Wolf. But I enjoyed Melissa Marr's work, and I don't recall the title or author, but a recent one I picked up was about the devil who wants to take the girl for his bride. It's a historical setting.

8) What book are you currently reading?
I have a stack of books to read, but no time to read anything. Such is the case with deadlines. I love to read though. I have another book I have to write before December...it's due out next fall.

9) Do you have anything to say to all your readers?
Reading is a gift to cherish all your lives. And if you like to make up stories, write them down. You never know when you might take it to the next step and become an award-winning published author!

10) Tell us something about yourself that no one knows about.
When I was younger, I was extremely shy. But when I was in creative writing, I felt so good about my stories, I was willing to stand up and share one before the class. It was a suspenseful, spooky story... :) My teacher stopped me and asked if it was a true story. My jaw dropped.. "Uhm, no." I truly didn't know it had to be a true story. "Write a true story and turn it in next time," she said, annoyed. I was crestfallen, felt two inches tall, and never, ever spoke up in class again. But it didn't stop me from writing. Never let anything keep you down. If you love it enough, follow your dreams.

6 comments:

Jimmy Hats said...

Probably the chick from 1984.
She shares my paranoid delusions, plus she likes that I write things down and drink gin.

Zombie Girrrl said...

Whoa, Jimmy. That was outta left field! Good choice though, at least she wasn't fooled by The Man! :)
I gotta say... Zane Cobriana from Hawksong. He was protective, but not in a creepy way; and dangerous, but not in a sleep-with-one-eye-open kinda way; and dark, but not in a summons-the-devil-to-do-his-bidding kinda way.

Sarbear said...

Oooh, give me Eric Northman!

PopinFresh said...

Even though I haven't read the book and only watched the movie, I'd have to say Mr. Darcy, only because he truly seemed like a gentleman through and through.

~ Popin

Faye said...

Awesome interview!Tempt The Wolf looks really good.

I totally agree w/ u an the *dream Boyfriend* drool lol

Pizza said...

That's tricky, ummm...

This is really hard, lots of cool chicks in books, errr - I couldn't possibly say, lots are awesome and others are quite annoying. Sorry but I don't have an answer for that one.

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