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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 se…

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 “n…

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. 
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.

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. 



Are you ready for spring? What's your favorite season? Did you know that Easter falls on April Fool's Day in 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
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