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I Looked for Him...

These are my woods---the cornfields. I love them when they're green like this. When they're golden, I wish they were green again. :) But I looked for him, hidden in the stalks, waiting.

All I could find was corn. The golden tassels glistened in the late night sun; the green leaves protecting the buttery yellow kernels from hungry predators--like me.

And sunflowers edging the corn-their sunny faces turned this way and that--a clinging beige grasshopper on one, a moth on the other--the signs of summer.

But he wasn't there--or maybe, he was. Only he wouldn't come out to play.

I went on a hike through a serene park then. He was there, I'm sure. Waiting for the dark to come, to show himself.

He wasn't riding this bike though. He was running in his wolf form. Birds were singing throughout the woods, the sound of highway traffic drifted in the intermittent breeze. But without a wolf's hearing, I couldn't hear the river flowing down below. A sweet scent wafted in the air. I tried to conjure up what it could be.

It reminded me of the sweet scent of jasmine--the last two hold outs in my garden.

It didn't matter. It perfumed the air and made the hike even better.

Except for Alaskan-sized mosquitoes--luckily only ran into them at two points on the trail, managed to escape one, not the other although she won't be biting another soul--it was bugless.

But this is who I was looking for, up and down the trails. He wouldn't come out to play though. Not when I had a pack of she-wolves with me. :)
Sigh. Next time, maybe I'll catch him.

And he'll come out to play.

The good part of walking through those woods last night was they made me forget about the hectic week. :) Woods and wolves will do that.

And this is something else that is coming this summer!

And here is my upcoming blog schedule for the release!
8/2 Open
8/3 My Overstuffed Bookshelf
8/4 Martha’s Bookshelf

8/5 Anna’s Book Blog
8/6 Poisoned Rationality
8/7 Sat Mona's Blog
8/8 Sun
8/9 Open
8/10 Fumbling With Fiction
8/11 Sia McKye’s Thoughts Over Coffee
8/12 Books 4 Moms
8/13 Love Romance Passion
8/14 Sat
8/15 Sun
8/16 Star-Crossed Romance
8/17 A Simple Love of Reading
8/18 Thoughts in Progress
8/19 Open
8/20 My Book Addiction and More
8/21 Sat
8/22 Sun
8/23 Fresh Fiction
8/24 Debbie’s Book Bag
8/25 Book Junkie
8/26 Fang-tastic Books
8/27 Larissa's Life
8/28 Sat
8/29 Sun
8/30 A Journey of Books
8/31 Night Owl Romance
And here's beautiful Portland where the story takes place. :)

Hope you all have a delightful Saturday!!! And find the wolves of your dreams!

I'm off to write on Dreaming of the Wolf on this very hot Saturday! What are you doing to make your dreams come true?

"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."


  1. Oh, wow! Terry, I want to come out and play with him, too!

    Very intriguing opening to your blog. Loved it.


  2. There were some very hunky bikers on the trail that were definitely wolfish types, Amelia!! :) Dare devils too, strong, healthy, with sexy smiles and yep, very, very wolfish! :)

  3. Casablanca, I love the new look!

    Terry, next time you go on a wolf hunt, take a better tracker and double team the guy! Then have fun!

  4. You want to go with me, Jessica??? :) They were hanging together in pairs. :)

  5. totally loving your eye candy shots these days, Terry! :)

    I'll be dreaming of getting Genie Knows Best off to the beta readers.

    It's too hot to do anything else, but write.

  6. Omigosh, I know what you mean, Judi. It's blistering hot out there right now. :( Glad you enjoyed the eye candy, and super you're done with your next book! Hoping to get mine done before conference! :) Off to write!

  7. Great pics, Terry, but I know where the eye candy came from......LOL!

  8. Just goes to show you have impeccable taste, my dear Cheryl! :)

  9. I was totally hooked into your search! I wanted to find him, even before I saw what he looked like. LOL! Fun blog and the photos are fantastic. Thanks for the adventure.

    Now you just remember to spin off into the fantasy of those gorgeous trails when that crazy blog tour is overwhelming. Yikes! You are going to be a busy little girl :)

  10. I'm thrilled you got hooked on the search, Sharon!!! Yes, it's going to be wild on that blog tour. I'm trying to finish up Dreaming of the Wolf before I go to my son's wedding and the conference the weekend after that so I can concentrate on the blog tour when I get home.

    But it means I'll also have to have all the blog interviews and guest blogs early to Danielle. *sigh* I'm working on 3 interviews now. :) But definitely, walking through those woods will be a nice calming diversion! Unless I run into my wolf!

  11. Great opener - totally had me hooked. I'm feeling for you with all those blogs. Great promotion, but I know what you'll be doing for the next month!

  12. Thanks, Amanda!! Yes, the blog tour will be a whirlwind affair! Luckily, I'm not teaching any online writing workshop in July so that will help a little as far as getting everything written early! :) Plus I'm trying to do a few each weekend I'm off from work until then so that it's not so overwhelming by the time August gets here!

  13. What a great way to showcase summer in your area, Terry! Good luck with the blogs; I know you'll do great!

  14. Woohoo, thanks for dropping by this weekend, Danielle! I'm excited about the blogs! I've finished the 3 interviews, just waiting to hear some news and then I'll send them off to you. :) Maybe get a guest blog in too. :)

  15. Your blogs are always so much fun, Terry! And full of nice surprises. :}

  16. Thanks, Kathryne! I'm so glad you enjoy my posts! I returned to the woods last night...I'm still on the look out for the wolf! :)


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