Saturday, February 22, 2014

Silence of the Wolf--Blog Tour

Tom's story is here!

Are you the baby of the family? A middle child who's just in the middle? The firstborn and in charge?
Even if the age differences are only by a few minutes?

Tom is the youngest of the triplet Silver brothers and fans have been waiting for his story forever.

The question was raised in the first two books, Heart of the Wolf and Destiny of the Wolf, as to which came first: red wolves or gray wolves. And so, I did some research to answer this question. I think that's one of the most fun things I get to do when I'm writing a book--research.

It's also fun for me to write about characters based on birth order. In the Heart of the Highland Wolf series, Duncan MacNeill is the baby, so he makes up for this by being a rough and gruff warrior. When he's on a mission, that's all he thinks about. In A Howl for a Highland Wolf, no way does he think a pretty she-wolf, sassy enough to wear a lot of silver, and single, is going to sidetrack him. His oldest brother, Ian, is ready to send Cearnach, the second oldest brother, to Grand Cayman Island to help him out. But he doesn't want that help. He can manage. He has to always prove himself to his older brothers. Guthrie, the third oldest brother is the typical middle brother--who does his job and gets a little lost in the dynamics of all the other brothers. But his turn is coming in A Highland Wolf Christmas, coming Oct 2014.

So now we have the triplet Silver brothers in Destiny of the Wolf pack fame. Darien is the eldest, pack leader and very much in charge. Jake is the next eldest brother and he's second in charge, though he mostly defers to the pack leader and is  the middle child in that respect. Tom does his job, is quieter, a bit like Guthrie, and yet he's stubborn too. He's a peacekeeper in the family, but when a she-wolf gets under his skin, his usual doing what his pack leader brother wants, turns into doing what the she-wolf wants.

Now... doesn't that make him the hottest and sweetest guy ever?  

Any alpha male that will do that is worth claiming. Tom. *sigh*

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SILENCE OF THE WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES MARCH 2014

Life For the Silver Pack Just Got Wilder...
Elizabeth Wildwood has been a longer all her life, ostracized because of her "mixed" half-wolf, half-coyote blood. When she ventures into gray wolf territory on a dangerous quest of her own and his thrown together with the sexiest shifter she's ever met she begins to wish for the first time that she could be part of a family.

When this unusual shifter female comes into his pack's territory, it's Tom Silver's job to protect her—if only she would let him.

Praise for Silence of the Wolf:
“The outstanding and gripping plot of Spear’s latest installment in the Heart of the Wolf series will appeal to paranormal fans, and romance junkies will take delight in the red-hot love story embedded within.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and five medieval Highland historical romances. Her 2008 novel, Heart of the Wolf, was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year (romance category). A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Texas. For more information, please visit http://terryspear.com/

To purchase Silence of the Wolf:

  And more fun is on the horizon with the Silver Wolf pack.

Another book sale

This makes #16 in the popular werewolf series and we’re back to Silver Town and the Silver wolf pack in the Christmas adventure!

So are you ready for Tom's story? I have an autographed ARC copy for one lucky winner!

Just answer me this--which wolf do you think would be your choice? The oldest? A middle? The youngest? Or one of those "only" child wolves? And why?

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”
www.terryspear.com

27 comments:

  1. I think my choice would be the oldest, because I think they're more confident and protective.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I wonder if it would make a difference as to what you are. If you're the oldest, would that make you clash. If you are the youngest, would that be a better match?

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  2. Congrats on your release, Terry! You always have the prettiest wolf pictures. I think I'd like the middle. They avoid conflict, and wolves can be pretty scary when they're mad.

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    1. Thanks, Shana! :) LOL about them being scary when they're mad. See, you have to be totally alpha right back at them. LOL But yeah, the middle wolf/child can get kind of lost and with you at his side, you will be perfect for him. :)

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  3. Love your covers. I married an only and I am the youngest of two. He was totally spoiled so he pretty much gets his way most of the time, but most of the time I'm okay with it - it's those times when I'm not ... My dad was an only and it was the same with my mom being the youngest of 3. I guess it depends on how many in the family - I find it a fascinating subject. I don't think two that are firsts get along very well usually. Maybe two youngest would but I tend to think a mix works out the best.

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    1. Thanks on the covers! LOL on him being spoiled. My mother was an only child and my dad was the baby. :) My son is the oldest and married to the baby, my daughter the baby, married to the oldest. :) It seems to work well that way! :)

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  4. Can not wait to read Tom's story. Just know it will be great :)

    Well lets see. I am an only child who married into an oldest of 8. So would choose either an only or possible middle.

    The oldest is the one responsible for the pack and has a lot on his mind. The youngest is the "baby" and most likely spoiled and used to getting his way.

    The middle in my mind will have the time to take care of his mate, but still be there to help with the pack when needed.

    But then again it would just depend on which happened to be MY mate. grin

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    1. LOL, Sin, and thanks! And too, it depends if there is a lot of time difference between the kids. When they're several years apart, sometimes they're like only children, rather than the oldest and the baby, A lot has to do with family dynamics and the way the children are treated, too.

      It's fun to show that in a pack, especially since the brothers are triplets, so not much of a difference in age--but the pecking order does still exist. And with Tom, I've shared an experience with him and another, who were the babies of the family, and how they reacted. It's so much fun. :) Glad you are looking forward to Tom's story!

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  5. I'm the bossy, controlling oldest and I married the middle child. We make it work but it takes a lot of compromise. As always I love your covers and your story lines. I'd love to get inside your head and live there for a few hours. Oh, the fun...

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    1. LOL, you, Carolyn??? You're so sweet!!!! Tell your hubby I said that. LOL!!! Omigosh, if you were in my head, think of all the REALLY wild tales we could tell!!! :) By the way, in this story, you got your coyote. :)

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    2. Woo-hoo! I've been waiting a long time for a coyote howlin'!

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    3. See! I knew you would!!! :) I should have thrown a road runner in there. :)

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  6. I'm the oldest child (was only for 9 years), and I married an oldest male, but I love the playful youngest and the "lone wolf" types. Would those loners be outcasts?

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    1. Hey, Gina, okay, cool, you are an exception to the rule and it's great to see that it worked out. I had my try with the only child and the middle child, and neither worked out. So I was thinking youngest next. LOL!!!

      On lone wolves, you never know. Sometimes a wolf pack will accept them. One was a case of a wolf that kept coming around the pack, keeping to the fringes, not intruding. They watched him, but didn't chase him off. Finally, the female alpha, without a mate, took him in as her mate.

      In another case, which I wrote about in Seduced by the wolf, the female had lost her mate, and had a litter of pups she was trying to take care of. Wolf pups are really vulnerable to other predators, and she didn't have pack to help watch out for them when she went hunting. A wolf biologist had run across her, knew she was in a bad way, and finally managed to take her and her pups and put them in an enclosure in the woods, keeping her wild enough, but providing food for her without intruding too much.

      A male wolf came around and when a storm knocked a tree into the enclosure, some of the more adventurous wolf pups climbed out via the tree. The male wolf watched over them. When they were old enough, the biologist released the mother and the rest of the pups and she joined the male. Talk about a wolf HEA. :)

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  7. I'm the oldest of my Siblings. So I was the boss? No, actually I was serious and the good student. But I lost my brother Tom who was the middle child and the adventurous one of the three of us, so now it's me and my sister Teri. The young troublemaker left. I'm looking forward to Tom's story. He's a place in my heart.

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    1. Ahh, Donna, I remember you telling me about your brother, Tom. It's so sad to lose a sibling like that. I think it can make a difference, too, as to whether the sibling is a boy or girl. Sometimes. :) I hope you love Tom, the wolf!!! :) He will love you right back, guaranteed! :)

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  8. I was raised as an only child for most of my life so it was disconcerting when I finally started interacting with my brothers and even now, we butt heads in what probably would have been hashed out years ago had we grown up in the same household. I think a mate in whichever position in his sibling structure would have both good and bad to offer, it's just a matter of how much each of you is willing to accommodate the other! Congrats on the new release, it looks very yummy and it is so impressive that you are on #16!

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    1. Thanks, ELF! I agree that some of the rifts going on would have been hashed out when you were younger, though sometimes if you were having to deal with them back then, they would have turned into lifelong grudges, considering how some hold them forever. I agree with each having good and bad and that in any case, compromise is definitely the way to go. :)

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  9. I'd have to pick the oldest. I have always been a sucker for the Alpha dominate men. Maybe it's because I am the youngest and have always been the peacekeeper and laid back. I need that take charge attitude in my man.
    Can't wait for Tom's story. I have been eagerly awaiting it.

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    1. Thanks, Steph! I was eagerly waiting to write his story!!! :) I think that in a case like yours, that's the best way to go! She's the youngest also, but didn't live with her sibling and so was like an only child. So it's like being the first born.

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  10. oldest because they're in charge

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  11. I'm the youngest of three so you would think I was spoiled; I was not in fact my Mom thought of me as a baby most always and I was not allowed to be fa away from he at any time. I was told she had a rough time with the first two so clung to me the most.
    I would go with the oldest; yes you have to pave the way but...

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    1. Hey, Diane! That sounds good! That's cute about your mom clinging to you. :) She loved you.

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  12. Congrats on your release, Terry! I can't wait for the new book! I'm an only child, spoiled to the core. But I'm a very reserved and a quiet/shy person who loves to give. Like a wolf I'm loyal to the end with my friends and family. I think I would pick the middle, he wouldn't feel weighted with the chore of a leader and at the same time not be looked at as the baby.

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    1. Brandi, thanks!! I agree that a middle child would be a great pick. It's fun to think of in terms of birth order. Sometimes it doesn't fall in line with what a person might think in terms of birth order--like my mother was an only child, but she and her mother were struggling to make it on their own, so she wasn't spoiled. But like you, she was very reserved and totally shy. :)

      My dad was the baby, but his parents neglected him, so no babying for him. So a lot of times what we think of as a strict outcome can vary greatly because of home environments. :)

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  13. Brandi, you are the winner, if you'll just email me! terry spear @ ymail . com

    Thanks for everyone's comments! Lots of more winners in the month of March. :)

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