Highlander Entangled Available in Audiobook

I'm happy to announce my newest book, Highlander Entangled, is available on audiobook at Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Dave Gillies is the narrator. He's incredibly talented with the perfect voice for my stories. He's a Scotsman with the ideal accent and his voice is very expressive when it comes to emotion.

Highlander Entangled is also available in print at Amazon and B&N and in ebook at all retailers including Nook.

Lady Kristina MacQueen suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a ruthless Highland chief, Blackburn MacCromar. Two years later, he kidnaps her for a journey across the chilly, windblown Scottish Highlands to flush out her sister, Anna—the woman Blackburn forced to wed him. Red Holme, Blackburn's second-in-command, is equally brutal and determined to possess Kristina. 

A Highland warrior and future chief, Colin Cameron has no intention of becoming entangled in the whims of another highborn lady. However, upon witnessing Lady Kristina being held hostage by the enemy, a knife to her throat, he resolves to rescue her and bring her to safety. When Red Holme sees Colin Cameron, he recognizes his enemy from a decade earlier and craves revenge even more than he lusts for the lady. But he is determined to have both. 

Colin is the most charismatic and heroic man Kristina has ever met, and he awakens her woman's instincts. He might be her only chance to experience a brief moment of passion. Even so, she holds no illusions about marriage, for no worthy man will find her blindness and scars appealing, or see them as beneficial traits in a wife. But she can't see how he looks at her. Though Colin has sworn to never fall in love again, he cannot defend his heart against the strong, spirited and lovely lass who is like none other he has ever met.

Listen to a 5 minute sample at Audible

Reviews for Highlander Entangled 

"Captivating! Stunning! Emotionally powerful! It took my breath away! 5 stars plus!!! Omg! Ms. Sinclair has written the most emotional story that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat, until the very last chapter. I highly recommend this Gem of a Book!" Nicole L. (Kindle reader)

"This is one of the best books I have read this year. Excitement from beginning to end...I was unable to keep myself from reading it. When I would put the book down, I had to remember that I was not in the 17th century." Kimi C. (Kindle reader)

"Loved it! Vonda Sinclair has written another exciting story that will keep you reading to the end." Virginia (Kindle reader)

"I truly wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because it is amazing! It deserves more! Vonda Sinclair has a beautiful talent! This story was so beautifully written I felt like I was there!" Karen F. (Kindle reader)
​"​Amazing Highlander Romance! I've waited with great expectation for this book and I can honestly say I was not disappointed. I loved every word! Colin and Kristina are well-rounded characters and the attraction between them is undeniable from the moment they meet.... I highly recommend "Highlander Entangled" as well as Vonda Sinclair's other books, which I've also had the pleasure of reading.​​" DD (Kindle reader)
"Vonda does it again, it is captivating book you will not want to put down. And you will miss the characters when you finish reading it. Great read. Don't deny yourselves. It is worth it." ReJeanne (Kindle reader)
"Another heart pounding story from beginning to end. Romantic, intriguing... Another hit for Vonda Sinclair." April R (Kindle reader)

Thank you!

How To Stop Your Life Rushing By So Quickly

I have to credit this blog post to an article I read in The Times of London while I was there last August.

Columnist Jenni Russell had some wonderful insight on the ‘elasticity’ of time –  how on some days time seems to fly by, while at other times, like when you’re bored out of your mind at a business meeting, time seems to crawl.

And why we all wish we had “more time.”

The answer to having more time in your life, according to Ms. Russell, is two-part: novelty and emotional intensity.

Like so much of the body, the brain is designed to minimize the effort it needs to get its job done. It does this by recognizing patterns. For instance, if everything your brain encounters is familiar – the same office, the same friends, the same wine bar – then the brain hums along on autopilot. There’s no danger to confront, nothing out of the ordinary going on. So your brain doesn’t bother to concentrate on what’s happening because it has seen all this before. And when the brain isn’t fully concentrating, it isn’t registering much, which means very little memory is being created. So you can feel like “time flies” because, at the end of the day, you barely remember what you did. The brain says, “Meh. Been there, done that. No memory-making needed here.” (This is especially true as you get older and the years seem to get shorter. As in, how can it be 2018 already???)

On the other hand, if you present your brain with a new situation – like a job interview, going hang gliding, or a blind date with someone who unexpectedly makes your heart skip – the brain switches on the neocortex and starts processing information rapidly. The more unusual or exciting the situation, the more ferociously the brain concentrates and forms a mental memory. This is what makes time seem to slow and makes you remember vividly what you are doing.

It also makes you feel like you have more time, because you are aware of every minute.

What this shows us is that we have a choice over how we live life. How “fast” or how “slow.” Routines and familiarity may make our lives manageable, but they also erode the time we feel we have because, well, time flies.
All we need to do to prevent this is to surprise our brain and keep it on alert. Some suggestions:  take five 3-day vacations instead of a two-week one. Bike to work instead of taking the bus. Go to the concert of a performer you’ve never heard of. Drop into an art gallery after work. Learn a new language. Do anything that night give you a refreshing, memorable adrenaline shock.

The bottom line is: We can’t determine how long we’ll live, but we can choose how long our lives feel.

Some interesting thoughts!


The Hunters....Cougar Undercover

This isn't my tabby, though she comes to hunt my birds. She's so pretty, I love taking pictures of her.
I love writing about the cougar shifters, and studying the way cats hunt. I'm sure she was smelling the water fountain where the birds perch, just sighing, her stomach grumbling for a meal on the wing.

FBI Special Agent Addison Davidson needs a husband. Not just any guy, but someone highly skilled in weapons’ training, who has served in combat, Special Forces, hard-charging, and who can handle crises situations under pressure, unattached, and preferably is a cougar shifter like her. Captain Dan Steinacker is one hot cougar, and he takes the bait. Now someone’s trying to kill her. A mole on her team?
Now a sheriff of Yuma Town, Dan can’t quit thinking about the sexy she-cat he’s fallen hard for. He has to convince Addie he’s the cougar for her, and that means taking on the villains, whoever they are. Guns and teeth and claws readied, the cougars aim to win. Learning who and why she’s on someone’s terminal list is their only mission now—before it’s too late.
Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/cougar-undercover
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073HH4X3P
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cougar-undercover-terry-spear/1126661446?ean=2940158786907
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cougar-undercover/id1253949279?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Cougar_Undercover?id=-jMqDwAAQBAJ
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/733194

I've been sick with whatever is going around, and ended up with a shot, and antibiotics and steroids. But hopefully, I’ll begin to see an improvement soon and be back to my normal self!

Hope everyone stays well!!! And has a great day!

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NEWSFLASH: I am a mono-tasker (and so are you)

I am VERY pleased to report that the New York Times has confirmed what I have long suspected: that multi-tasking is not humanly possible. Not. Humanly. Possible.

To quote:  “Think you can get more done by juggling multiple tasks? Think again.”

Earl K. Miller, a neuroscience professor at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that when you shuttle back and forth between tasks, the neural networks of your brain have to backtrack to figure out where they left off and then reconfigure to go forward again on that particular subject. This extra brain activity causes you to slow down, not speed up, with the stuff you’re doing.

But here’s the paragraph that justified my one-thing-at-a-time mindset:

“Trying to multitask impedes creativity. Truly innovative thinking arises when we allow our brains to follow a logical path of associated thoughts and ideas, and this is more likely when we can focus on a single mental pathway for an extended period.”

The article acknowledges it’s not always realistic to block off hours for a single task, but even committing to mono-tasking for five minutes at a time can yield productivity benefits.

And there were a few suggestions that can help:

Remove temptation.  Actively resist the urge to check social media. You can even install an anti-distraction program if your self-control is nonexistent.

Work on just one screen. Put away your cell phone and turn off the TV or any second monitor.

Move.  If you find yourself losing focus, get up and briefly walk around. When you’re done, it’s easier to refocus on the task at hand.

Work in intervals.  Set a timer for five or 10 minutes and focus on your assignment (whatever it is) for that amount of time. Then allow yourself a minute of distraction, as long as you get back to your task for another five or 10 minute interval.

Hey! It works! I just wrote this blog post in five minutes by sitting my butt in the computer chair and concentrating on finishing it. Now, about that distraction/reward suggestion above? I’m off to watch one (only one!) episode of House Hunters International.

Then I’ll get back to my WIP. Promise.


Heart of the Wolf Re-release! Night of the Wolf Included!

After ten years of wolves--and jaguars along the way--have you found your favorite wolf? Or big cat?

I've often been asked that, but in truth, every one of them is my favorite--the ones I'm working on at the time, the most favorite. They have to be, since I'm in their world, fighting the good fight, romancing the wolves (or jaguars), falling in love, righting the wrongs, unraveling the mysteries, enjoying the adventure that every story brings.

What is coming next for the brand new year? Heart of the Wolf and the novella, Night of the Wolf. I've already heard from some fans that they want to see more of the wolf pack.

 January 2, 2018

Book 1 in Terry Spear's Heart of the Wolf series
Their forbidden love may get them both killed.
Bella is a red werewolf, sole survivor of the fire that killed her entire pack.
Devlyn is a beta male werewolf in a pack of grays.
Forced to flee her adopted gray pack when the alpha male becomes a vicious threat, she struggles to live as a lone wolf, until Devlyn, the gray male who rescued her as a pup, comes to bring her home.
When a local red werewolf goes on a killing spree, Bella and Devlyn must flee the murderer, the police and their vengeful pack leader. With the full moon rising, and her heat upon her, Bella can't resist the pull to her destined mate, even if means Devlyn will have to face the wicked alpha male in a fight to the death...

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/heart-of-the-wolf-to-win-her-he-must-fight-to-the-death-1

Flight of the White Wolf and more of the white wolf pack.

March 6, 2018
Sexy, hot Arctic wolf, private investigator Gavin Summerfield, is on a mission: learn if an heiress’s husband is cheating on her, but he doesn’t expect to meet up with the woman who tased him some years earlier, who is now…an Arctic wolf like him. Her mission: Keep her secrets from the former cop who could be her undoing…but when the wolf instincts take over, watch out!
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flight-White-Wolf-Terry-Spear/dp/1492655783/
BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Flight-White-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655787?id=7149863383008
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flight-of-the-white-wolf-terry-spear/1126633209?ean=9781492655787#/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Flight_of_the_White_Wolf?id=S0o5DwAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flight-of-the-white-wolf/id1295142713?mt=11

May 1, 2018

The Silver Town wolf pack has your back
Wolf shifter Sarandon Silver's in trouble with the law, and bounty hunter she-wolf Jenna St. James is determined to bring him in for trial.
Lucky for Sarandon, the entire Silver Town pack is ready to fight for his innocence. But until the case is solved, Jenna's sticking to Sarandon like glue...

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf-Silver/dp/1492655813/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf-terry-spear/1127125943?ean=9781492655817#/
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_All_s_Fair_in_Love_and_Wolf?id=r6ZBDwAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf/id1321676949?mt=11
BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655817?id=7079882685730

 A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas

The cover is beautiful, but not approved for sharing yet...

October, 2018

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Wolf-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1492655848/

And I've submitted a proposal for two more wolf stories and another jaguar, these for 2019. So I'm waiting to hear whether they're accepted or not. If so, that will mean another Silver Town wolf story, this one with Megan MacTire, Howard, the former Enforcer with the jaguars who takes on another Enforcer, who won't let him get in her way, and another SEAL story--this one Vaughn's brother, Brock's story.

Stryker Hill’s cougar shifter book will be out also, another Highland medieval, Woodland Fae, and Claiming the White Bear!

In the meantime, I'm working on A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas's edits!

I hope that your New Year is the best ever!!!

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Happy New Year!

From all of us at Fierce Romance, may you have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!