It was a dark and stormy night in a hot and steamy jungle--you're lost, you're way out of your element, so who are you going to call???
Jaguar shifters!!! Play Ghost Buster music with a jungle, South American beat here.
The blog tour started off with a bang last week and continues through the big paranormal day of all days--Halloween! Here's one of my Wilde & Woolly Wizard bears to start off the season. I make them from scratch, heads and all. He's a golden mohair with a black velvet cloak fully lined and the fabric is sprinkled with sparkly stars, the same as his hat!
I've had my fair share of critters, no monkeys, but I think just about everything else jungle like, moved into the house with me to beat the heat--the lizards, the scorpions, found a snake skin in a bathroom drawer, crickets, beetles, spiders and red wasps, you name it.
And while I was watering, saw a BIG snake watching me before he slithered away and I could take a picture of him and share him with you all to prove it really is a cornfield jungle out here.
Now for the spooky woowoo stuff. Got to have that for the month of Halloween, right?
I'll be sending emails off no problem and then all of a sudden the bar that allows you to send emails, delete them, etc, disappears! And there's no such thing as composing emails, even though you can click on the link. I have to shut down my computer to get my mail to work right. Switching browsers doesn't work either. So what's that all about???
Speaking of disappearing stuff...everyone has a problem with stuff disappearing. You didn't move it, someone else did. Right. You just forgot where you put it.
But what if the thing that disappeared that you did NOT move was a dead cricket in the kitchen? You see it, know he's going to be there the next morning, too tired to move the vacuum cleaner from the other side of the house to vacuum him up late that night, so you intend to take care of him first thing in the morning.
Next morning, time to get that mug of green tea, consider the cricket and moving the vacuum...and he's vanished!
Right. You just forgot where you put it.
Yeah. Okay, time for spooky music here.
Don't EVEN ask me about the snake skin and the missing snake! He disappeared, too, and I promise I didn't move it!
In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon. A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn’t just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.
Spear, Terry (Author)
Oct 2012. 352 p. Sourcebooks/Casablanca, paperback, $7.99. (9781402266928).
Spear has left the werewolves of her past novels (Dreaming of the Wolf,2011) and turned to felines. Connor Anderson and his twin sister, Maya, inherited the ability to transform into jaguars from their parents, the only other shifters they have ever known. In the Amazon, Connor uses both his jaguar and human abilities to save the life of steely army captain Kathleen McKnight. Obsessed with Kat, he returns to the Amazon a year later and is surprised to find that she has returned to the jungle in search of him and his “pet jaguar.” Kat and Maya become fast friends, and the attraction between Connor and Kat is irresistible, even in the face of Kat’s troubled past and Connor’s dual nature. The strength of Spear’s writing lies in her ability to keep the reader emotionally in tune with the characters despite the unfamiliar terrain of both the deep jungle and the supernatural elements. Spear’s lush descriptions of the Amazon, and a few tantalizing loose ends, will leave readers hungry for more time in paradise.
— Amber Peckham
So if you're ready to curl up with a sexy jaguar shifter and enjoy the jungle heat, skip all the nasty stuff like the snakes (one man who took regular trips to the Amazon said he saw more snakes in Central Florida--where I used to live, than he did in the Amazon) and poisonous frogs, and insects, and enjoy the waterfalls and orchids and fresh pineapple and bananas growing wild, the colorful birds, the crazy monkeys, you know, the Bush Gardens kind of stuff...
If...the jaguar shifter doesn't steal all your attention and he's apt to, especially if he takes you to shower in a waterfall...
Then it's time to do just that! Curl up with a hunky jaguar!
Here's where I'll be for the rest of the tour!
10/3 Booklovin Mamas & Romance Lives Forever
10/5 Fresh Fiction & 7 Scribes
10/8 Night Owl Reviews
10/9 Manga Maniac Café
10/10 Urban Girl Reader
10/11 Under the Covers Book Blog
10/12 Books and Beyond
10/15 Cocktail and Books
10/16 Book Lovers
10/17 Deanna’s Tidbits (all week)
10/19 A Bookworm’s Haven
10/22 Fiction Vixen
10/23 SOS Aloha
10/24 Reading Between the Wines
10/25 Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
10/26 Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee
10/29 The Qwillery
10/30 RomFan Reviews
10/31 Cynthia Wolf
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Have a lovely snakeless and bugless Halloween filled only with sexy shifters who go bump in the night!!
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