Guest post by Terry Spear + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , Terry Spear , The Latin Lover Posted on October 16, 2012 @ 7:00 am 19 comments

Today we are happy to welcome to Book Lovers Inc. paranormal romance author Terry Spear, who is on a virtual blog tour celebrating the release of her latest novel, Savage Hunger, the 1st book in her brand new Heart of the Jaguar series! Please give Terry a warm welcome and share yoiur thoughts with us, you could even win a copy of her book!

What Kind of an Impression Did You Make?
by Terry Spear

If you met the man of your dreams, what kind of impression did you first make? What kind of an impression did he make on you?

Was it love at first sight, or did you think: what a loser! Or: no way would I get hooked up with him…he’s too cute, charming, too rich, too out of my league, too whatever?

When we’re writing fiction, we have to come up with ways that our heroine and hero are intrigued, but not making a commitment right away.

In SAVAGE HUNGER, he’s a jaguar when he hears her cries for help. So, it makes for a difficult relationship right away. Sure, she can love the look of the toothy jaguar, but fall in love? Not happening unless she’s really off her rocker. Now if she was a jaguar shifter also, maybe so. But not as a human who doesn’t know such a thing exists.

Okay, so he doesn’t see her in his jaguar form. He shifts before that, and then he’s naked.

How does that go over? Me Tarzan without the loincloth? Probably not well. Even if he IS there to rescue her.

He’s a little more modest than that. He grabs a dead guy’s pants, no shoes, no shirt in the jungle, and he saves her life. So good beginning. Still, who is he? Not one of the bad guys, but he’s not one of her Army team either. Mysterious, caring, intriguing.

There’s intrigue on his part also—who is this woman who, he at first thinks is a tourist turned hostage, now is an Army officer on a mission gone wrong? He can’t quit thinking about her, worrying that she made it out of the jungle alive.

She can’t quit having nightmares about the jungle and wants in the worst way to thank the man who saved her life.

Now the real issue is he can’t get involved with her, even if he’s really intrigued with her, because she’s human.

She can’t get involved with him because he’s kind and caring and loving when she needs his help, again, and yet, he’s holding back. She’s had enough issues growing up. She doesn’t need or want the hassle.

Then there’s Maya. Sweet twin sister, Maya. His twin sister. Connor knows the look of speculation in her eye means she likes Kathleen as much as he does. And she intends to do something about it. He intends to thwart her.

On a chat when my editor asked what readers liked about my shifter stories, one of my fans said, “They get naked.”

Which is true!

So no matter what your first impressions were of a man you might have fallen in love with, or just one that intrigued you, can you imagine if he turned out to be one hunk of a jaguar shifter? Think of it.

Sure he can be growly. All of us have our moments. But need a protector in the wilderness? He’s got your back. Need a huntsman who can bring home the bacon? He’s got it covered. Need a lover who’s just a little unconventional? He’s your man.

And when he gets naked? He’s one hunk of a man. It all has to do with keeping in shape. Not in the gym. But in the jungle. Tackling caiman, taking down the bad guys, fighting with an anaconda. He’s courageous, knows his way around a jungle, and he’s definitely got the hots for you.

So what’s not to love?

Are you ready to set your sights on HIM?

Thanks so much to Book Lovers Inc for having me here today, and one lucky person that answers my question will have a chance to win a copy of SAVAGE HUNGER. US/Canada Addresses Only.

Savage Hunger by Terry Spear

Book #1 in the Heart of the Jaguar series

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.

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USA Today bestselling and an award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval romantic suspense, Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, that are personalized that have found homes all over the world. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses or gardening. Her family has roots in the Highlands of Scotland where her love of all things Scottish came into being. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is the author of the Heart of the Wolf series and the Heart of the Jaguar series, plus numerous other paranormal romance and historical romance novels.

For more information, please visit her website or blog, or follow her on Twitter or Facebook


Sourcebooks has generously offered a paperback copy of Savage Hunger by Terry Spear to one lucky US/CAN commenter! And since we love our INT readers just as well BLI offers them a chance to win a copy as well!

So 2 copies: 1 US/CAN and 1 INT!

All you have to do is answer any of Terry’s questions asked in her post above.

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).

This giveaway is open to all!

Giveaway ends on 27 October 2012 and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good Luck!

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • Terry Spear October 16, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Thanks so much for having me here today, Stella! Hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday!!

  • erinf1 October 16, 2012 at 7:52 am

    thanks for a fun post and congrats on the new release! Thanks for the giveaway! This book was already on my want list 🙂

    Ummm… even if he was the man of my dreams, if a guy suddenly showed up naked even to save me, I’d be a bit taken aback. There’d have to be a good explanation otherwise I’d think he was just a perv

  • katrina whittaker October 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Love the sound of this book and will be adding it to my shelf for sure ! I think id be a bit taken back by a naked man saving my life. But really I think Id have to blink twice – def look more than twice and then wander what the hell he was doing saving me naked. lol.. A first impression would be wozzza – who are yuo.. why are you naked and man u just saved me lol.. Id certainly be asking for reasoning behind the nakedness lol – and at first would certainly be a tad weary !!


    It would certainly be a first impression that you wouldnt forget ! 😉

  • Michele H October 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Loved the post and the premise behind this book! I’m sure if I was in the jungle and some naked guy tried to save me I would think he was crazy and watched a bit too much Tarzan as a kid. lol But I would appreciate the help after the initial shock.

  • diva donna October 16, 2012 at 11:26 am

    If I was in the jungle alone and came across a naked man looking like Conner. I’d be shocked, and embarassed, because I think I’d be peeing down my own leg. I’ve been so lucky to already win this great book on one of her first blogs on this tour and have enjoyed it. So good Luck to you all. It’s great!!

  • June M. October 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you so much for the giveaways! I would love to come across a sexy (naked) man in the jungle (or out of it). But I would probably be so shocked all I would be able to say is Um, um, um…

  • SheriV October 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I would love to find a man in the jungle naked or not. 🙂 Jaguars as shifters just seems so sexy.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  • bn100 October 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I think it’s great he’s a jaguar shifter and I’d set my sights on him.

  • Yadira A. October 17, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I am definitely ready:) Thanks for the giveaway & CONGRATS on the release Terry!

  • Mary Preston October 17, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I’m not a big believer in LOVE at first sight. Attraction & lust – yes. A jaguar shifter would probably see me running for the hills I’m afraid. Great reading though.

  • rubyswan October 17, 2012 at 6:50 am

    “How does that go over? Me Tarzan without the loincloth? Probably not well. Even if he IS there to rescue her.” I feel regardless if the knight N Jaguar Armor..;) is without the loincloth there Still should B felt an Attraction although Wild B it may but soooo excitingly Wicked Rush is felt that seep & hotly runs from hero& heroine…heeeeee..devilish laugh…=:D! Instant kinda like feeling body forceful..heyyy ya simply cant Help wat U feel. LOVE or Attraction goes where it Plezzzezzz & NOT Where it’s Sent..;)

  • aurian October 18, 2012 at 4:40 am

    When I first met my boyfriend, I thought him a nice man, but it would be stupid to fall for him, as he had such a bad past, so much problems in his past, and worst of all, two daughters! Still, I could not help myself, and we are pretty happy together now.

  • Filia Oktarina October 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Congrats on the new release Terry!!
    I will definetely ready!! I would love to come across a sexy and naked man, especially when he’s shiffer. Yum!!

  • Diane Sallans October 21, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    This looks like an exciting series! He would certainly be a wonderful sight to see!

  • dian aesha October 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

    thanks for the giveaway terry,,and congrats on release your books,and I hope your novel published in my country..
    i love the cover and..^^

    icha09 at gmail dot com

  • Adisty October 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I would think he was crazy.

  • LadyVampire October 26, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Congratulations on this all new release! Sounds fabulous. And while I do like the naked part of things, I have to tell you that if I meet a man runnning aorund in the forest without clothes..I would be just a bit nervous around him. lol And if he turned out to be a Jaguar-shifter.. Well that explains things and definitely makes him exotic and atttractive in my opinion even if still dangerous.

  • Chelsea B. October 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    YUM! This series sounds like a blast! I have a couple books from the middle of the series– but I’m excited to be able to start from the begining!

  • ab bokhari November 22, 2012 at 8:25 am


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