Friday, November 22, 2013

BIG Cats and a Hot SEAL Wolf for Christmas!

Notice the lion and his pride? The females are up on the rocks, wary, watchful. The male???? 

What a life, eh? One male for three females. Yep. He's one happy lion. But this would not constitute a happily ever after. Not for the females. Really, ladies, you have to share???

And then there were the fighting leopards. Doesn’t that sound like a sports team?
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It started out with the black leopard walking in front of the golden leopard.

Then the next thing I knew, the black leopard got into the golden leopard’s space and you can see her/him growling at the other, mouth wide before he/she took a bite.
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And then there was all kinds of tousling, growling, angry noises….and the golden leopard was definitely the victorious one, the other the beta in the relationship.

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Here you can see the black cat’s back feet are pressed against the golden leopard’s chest, keeping that one off, while the golden cat’s mouth is wide open, teeth on full display. :)

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So what do you think? Fighting? Or just playing? Or courtship rituals in a leopard’s way?

Even though these are not jaguars, I can still "visualize" the jaguars' behavior from these big cats' actions. In fact, I watched a video of a jaguar doing something similar with another. It was a courtship ritual, but one of the big roaring cats had a headache, so it was a no go.

Here, the clouded leopard had a pumpkin. Ready for Thanksgiving.

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My daughter and I had a lot of fun visiting the Houston Zoo when I went to see her and her husband in Houston. Her coworkers asked why she would go to the zoo--no kids, was there a special exhibit for Halloween?

My daughter explained, "My mother is a romance writer." She always starts it out that way. LOL Lengthy pause. Everyone smiles, waiting for the punch line.

"She writes about wolf and jaguar shifters, so she does research."

LOL Love it.
To Purchase Jaguar Fever:

Soooo, do you like zoos?

I'm still looking for the jaguar or wolf who is really a shifter so I can rescue him. Yum. Oh, and then he will love me forevermore. :) THE END

The wolves are all thrilled… until the she-wolves find that hunky Bjornolf has Anna on his team. She’s hard-charging and take-no-prisoner kind of she-wolf, so, ladies, be forewarned. Look and drool, but don’t touch. :)

Wolves howl in Moscow zoo at winter

I have to mention here that a woman was talking about ancient seals and I was like huh??? She wasn’t talking about Navy SEALs of course, or old, old seals with flippers, but the kind that would seal an envelope. Anyway, I think we all prefer the SEAL wolves, don’t we?? Hoooah! :)

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.

Buy links:
Barnes and Noble
Indie Bound
Powell’s Books

Are YOU ready for Christmas? Don’t let anything get in your way! :) 
And isn't David just yummy? Had to show him off too!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Working on Christmas???

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”


  1. Yummy cover indeed, Terry! I love the look on David's face. He's sexy...and he knows it! :)

    So ready for Christmas, I think I was ready since last year!

    And if you finally find your shifter, can you see if he's got a brother for me? :P

  2. LOL, Ada!!! I sure will. Wolf or Big Cat? Do you have a preference?

    He does know he is. He really is cute in this book. And she's the perfect match for him. I have so much fun with family in these books.

    Me too, on Christmas! I've moved furniture around though, so I'm going to have to figure out a new location for my tree! :)

  3. I was thinking that looked like the Houston Zoo! I have been there too many times.

    Oh, I'm always working. I will take a little break, though.

  4. It is, Shana! I'm going to the Omaha Zoo and the wildlife park where the wolves run soon. Can't wait!

  5. Not completely ready for either holiday, but I'm getting there.
    Research, huh? I'm working on a cowboy erotic romance that's set in Wyoming. Guess I need to go to Jackson Hole for Christmas, or maybe on vacation....

  6. Yes, research is soooo important! LOL They have a lot of working ranches around here. I was following a truck, not stalking, but it was a truck with a ranch sign, the ranch somewhere here in Texas, and I was thinking how fun it would be to stay at a dude ranch and learn the ropes, and voila, another book or three in the making!

  7. LOVE LOVE those hawt covers! Christmas? I'm working on it. Thanksgiving? I'm working on that, too.
    Planning a trip to the beach for Christmas with my middle child and her family. We've reserved a 12 passenger van for her family. Daughter, son-in-law, one extra grandson who'll be on leave from the service, six kids and two of the older girls' boyfriends. Ready for deadlines? Sending in one cowboy book today and starting another one tomorrow. What fun!!!

  8. Same here with deadlines. Plus I'm working hard to capture a picture of my new pet--well, wild friend. A road runner that keeps hopping around my windowsills and I finally managed to capture a quick picture.

    Celebrating Christmas early with my son and DIL because he's going to Afghanistan for Christmas, so we're combining Thanksgiving and Christmas together. Daughter and SIL coming to stay a week for Christmas, so all kinds of fun!

    Sounds like you're going to have a blast with your road trip too!!!

  9. I love the image of the leopard with the pumpkin! Every time we go to the zoo, the male lion is sunning on a rock, looking all majestic for the visitors. He will start making odd grunting calls that echo around the zoo. I like the grace of the leopards and jaguars. Definitely excellent shifter material. Your covers are lovely!

  10. Thanks, Susanna! The other clouded leopard took off with hers, but I couldn't picture her before she hid it. I love the big cats. Our lion at the local zoo is almost always sleeping. I caught him with his head up, eyes drowsy one day. I've never seen one flat on his back like this. I thought it was soooo funny. Mine are soundless. The jaguar was roaring though--its mate gone. They had moved him out. I guess they were just mating her. They make an odd coughing sound.

  11. Terry, I am partial to lions but really, I'm quite open to all lol

  12. Okay, Ada, I'll keep a look out. :)

  13. Terry what a cool post! I love these bug cats!

  14. Thanks, Christy! Getting ready to see some more, though it's only 28 degrees right now, high of 45. Which I think is the highest it's going to get here this week! :) It was 11 degrees with a 1 degree chill factor. Not used to these low temps!