The Plumage Has It!
Sort of. I mean, she might be brown and more drab than the male of her species, but she needs to protect her little ones so being more brown, she can do so. While the male is strutting around, showing off his stuff.

Kind of like a Highlander in his kilt, eh?

The top picture was taken at the Omaha Zoo, and the one below, my daughter took when she was in Hawaii.



 Okay, I have Highlander's on the brain as I'm finishing up edits on two Highland stories. Hope you all aren't having really bad weather--and we aren't either.

 

New book reviews in: 

Review: A Seal Wolf Christmas

A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Heart of the Wolf - Book 12) by Terry Spear

Publication Date: 09/24/2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Imprint: Casablanca
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 320
ISBN-10: 140228408X
ISBN-13: 978-1402284083

(Received for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, IndieBound

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Books in the series:

Heart of the Wolf (2008), Destiny of the Wolf (2009), To Tempt the Wolf (2009), Legend of the White Wolf (2010), Seduced by the Wolf (2010), Wolf Fever (2010), Heart of the Highland Wolf (2011), Dreaming of the Wolf (2011), A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing (2012), A Howl for a Highlander (2013), A Highland Werewolf Wedding (2013), A SEAL Wolf Christmas (2013)

Coverart: Click the image for a larger, clearer view of the covers in this series.



Excerpt from A SEAL Wolf Christmas, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature.

Synopsis:

Can an Alpha Wolf Who's Met His Match...
Navy SEAL Bjornolf Jorgenson has had tough missions before, but going undercover with feisty gray wolf Anna Johnson could top the list. She drives him crazy—in more ways than one. Now he has to investigate a murder, supervise a wild teenage wolf—and handle Christmas with Anna.
Survive the Holidays with Her?
For Anna, the only thing worse than staging the perfect family Christmas is having to do it with Bjornolf posing as her husband. Anna is a serious undercover operative who isn't afraid of a fight, even with a hunky SEAL shifter. With a killer on the loose, Anna just wants to focus on their mission, but the one thing she can't fight is her sizzling chemistry with Bjornolf.

Thoughts:

Terry Spear once again returns readers to the world of her Heart of the Wolf series with a Christmas treat, A SEAL Wolf Christmas. Spear's attention to detail and her remarkable research into pack dynamics and behaviors has made this a must read series for fans of paranormal romance. Her latest offering has mystery and danger, as well as, a good dose of the Christmas spirit. Spear's talent for writing compelling characters, with unrealistic abilities is exceptional. This author writes about the impossible and makes you believe every word!

The Heart of the Wolf series was one of the very first paranormal stories I read, when I decided to give the genre a go. I wasn't sure if I'd like it, if I would find it over-the-top or just too far fetched. I am so very glad that I chose this series to start with, because I think it made all the difference. Had I started with a series that was not as well written or researched, I may have given up on it all together and I very happy I did not. 

This series is written with such a great amount of authenticity. Terry Spear has done extensive research and it comes through on every page. Her shapeshifting werewolves act like real wolves, they are territorial and acquiesce to the alpha, they react like real wolves and they effect is mesmerizing. Readers who are looking for a werewolf series that has balance and sizzle, need look no further, the Heart of the Wolf series has it all. A SEAL Wolf Christmas may be the twelfth book in the series, but it doesn't look like Spear will be done telling her stories about this big extended wolf family any time soon!

 Fresh Fiction Review:

 

The Highlander, October 2013
by Terry Spear

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Featuring: Anora; Niall MacNeill
ISBN: 1492799491
EAN: 9781492799498
Kindle: B00FWG9F8A
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"Great characters, story, & a hot highlander!"

The Highlander
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted December 1, 2013

THE HIGHLANDER by Terry Spear is Book 5 in this author's Highlandersseries. Niall MacNeill and his friend Gunnolf are charged with finding a certain Frenchwoman and escorting her to Niall's cousin, Laird James MacNeill, for her own protection. The lady's father had saved James' life once during the Crusades.
The search takes the warriors to the Lowlands of Scotland. At the opening of the book, Niall is just regaining his senses after he and Gunnolf were ambushed and attacked by Murray clansmen. He is grievously injured and there is no sign of his friend. He eventually makes his way to a cottage and rests.
When shepherdess Anora comes home, she finds that not only is there somebody sleeping in her bed, but he's also a very attractive half-naked man. Luckily for her, Niall is a good guy as well as being hot. There are some humorous scenes when they first meet, caused by the fact that Niall wants to keep her from alerting others of his presence while he heals -- a pitchfork is involved. Right away, Niall is impressed by Anora's nerve and then later, her kindness in taking care of him and his injuries. During his convalescence, he grows more and more attached to Anora, even as he suspects she's actually the woman he's seeking.


And Deidre's Secret is now available in Audiobook!

It dropped from 83 degrees to 28. That has to be a record! Back to work on the two Highland stories!


Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com
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