Thursday, February 22, 2018

Greetings From A New Author, A New Series, & A New Book

Hi everyone! I'd like to introduce myself. I'm a new Sourcebooks Casablanca author and my debut novel EVERY DEEP DESIRE, the first in the Deadly Force Series, comes out March 6. And I couldn't be more excited!

I'm librarian and a former wedding gown designer who now writes stories about ex-Green Berets and their sexy, smart heroines. The books also retell and redeem Shakespeare's greatest love stories. (Because that's not too much to ask from a book! LOL)

The Deadly Force Series is about a team of ex-Special Forces soldiers led by Colonel Kells Torridan. These men, accused of vicious war crimes, are determined to prove their innocence and desperate to find the enemy who wants to destroy them . . . before time runs out and the enemy attacks again. As these men struggle to rebuild their lives and redeem their honor, it's the women they love who teach these alpha males that Grace always defeats Reckoning. 

EVERY DEEP DESIRE is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet set against the backdrop of Savannah, GA and an isolated sea island, the Isle of Grace, where Rafe and Juliet (the hero and heroine) grew up. Rafe had one been one of Colonel Torridan's men . . . until Rafe abandoned his men and his wife Juliet to join a secret army of assassins and ended up in prison.

It's been eight years since he's seen his wife and his men. Now it's time for him to take back his honor, his freedom, and the woman he loves.


Rafe Montfort was a decorated Green Beret, the best of the best, until a disastrous mission and an unforgivable betrayal destroyed his life. Now, this deadly solider has returned to the sultry Georgia swamps to reunite with his brothers, and take back all he lost. But his wife Juliet must never know the  truth behind what he's done . . . or the dangerous secret that threatens to take him from her forever.

It took Juliet Capel eight long years to put her life back together after her husband was taken from her. Now Rafe is back, determine to protect her at any cost, and it's not just her heart that's in danger. The swamps hold a secret long buried and far deadlier than either of them could have imagined . . .

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And you can win a free copy with the Goodreads Giveaway!

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Lupercalia


I’m fond of tidbits of research. Did you know that the name of the month February comes from the Roman festival of Lupercalia, celebrated in mid-February? Aimed at purifying the city and promoting health and fertility, Lupercalia was also called "dies Februatus." Thus the name of the second month.

There were sacrifices and offerings and a feast. There was also apparently a naked run anticlockwise around the Palatine boundary in ancient Rome. Plutarch described it this way:

...many of the noble youths and of the magistrates run up and down through the city naked, for sport and laughter striking those they meet with shaggy thongs. And many women of rank also purposely get in their way, and like children at school present their hands to be struck, believing that the pregnant will thus be helped in delivery, and the barren to pregnancy.

Sounds like quite the occasion. Some say that Valentine’s Day was a substitute offered by the church to tone down this festival. Maybe the “noble youths" could bring chocolates on their run?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Spring is coming! (?)

Spring is here! According to my father, who lives with me. Who needs a Groundhog Day when you've got a dad who can read nature's signs? Let me make this clearer-- I live in the Northeast, Connecticut to be exact. It was 25 degrees this morning. Spring is most definitely not in the air. 
So not spring. 

But, Dad poked his head out and made a declaration. Good news, he didn't see his shadow. He did hear migratory birds chirping. Aha, spring! Not so fast. We've got a potential snowstorm brewing for this weekend.
Groundhog.

Not a groundhog (but a good dad and grandpa).
Still, the idea of spring appeals. Winter is my least favorite season, even if I am really enjoying the Winter Olympics. Figure skating! Curling! Snowboarding! Luge! I've been shopping for Easter dresses, looking at new sandals, planning my escape from the cold, dreaming of spring flowers. It will be here, soon. Not soon enough for this Connecticut girl. 

Not a spring flower (but an incredible skater)!


Spring flowers, coming soon! 
Are you ready for spring? What's your favorite season? Did you know that Easter falls on April Fool's Day in 2018? 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Have a loving day!
Terry Spear
www.terryspear.com



Happy Valentines Day!! February 14th is also my son's birthday, so I'm late posting this and feeling more than just a little bit sick from all the pizza and cookies. Have a happy day, Love Juliet xxx

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SALE ALERT - My X-OPS Series is on SALE!

#SALE ALERT - Feel free to SHARE!

Did you know that the first 6 Books in my action-packed X-OPS Series are on SALE at the US vendors!

If you love shifters, kick-butt females, military heroes, action, and romance, move the X-OPS Series to the top of your to-be-read pile now because EXPOSED, the newest book in the series releases Apr 3, 2018!


HER PERFECT MATE - FREE!



HER LONE WOLF - $1.99



HER WILD HERO - $2.51



HER FIERCE WARRIOR - $3.03


HER ROGUE ALPHA


HER TRUE MATCH


Prices like these don't come around that often, so grab these books while you can! :)

*hugs*