Becoming One With the Story
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Woohoo, I’m excited to be here on the Night Owl Romance blog, where not only owls have a nighttime existence, but wolves do too!
Some might say I have wolves on the brain. I do. :)
A friend of mine, and fellow Sourcebooks author, Sharon Lathan, was talking about writing regencies and how she immerses herself in the regency period while she’s creating her stories.
I joined a wolf pack. Not literally, of course. But I do read about them all the time, check out every wolf-related news story I can, watch wolf studies, and conduct other forms of research in an attempt to understand them better. It’s fun using wolf characteristics in my werewolf characters, and keeping their human sensibilities as they’re wearing their wolf coats.
My mother shook her head when I made her listen to recorded wolf howls of various aged wolves one night. Who needs to listen to music to get in the mood when you can listen to a chorus of wolves? I was also listening to rain falling on a river to better imagine an Oregon rainfall in Seduced by the Wolf (in stores in Spring 2010). :-)
When I’m teaching students in my online writing courses, I try to convey that as we write our scenes, we need to be one with the character, feel what he or she feels, see what he or she sees. Be part of the setting just like they should be. And hopefully when our readers read our stories, they will feel as though they are there also, living through that character the whole time.
I felt that way when I read Jack London’s White Fang and Call of the Wild. I felt I was the men who were in peril, and the wolves, when it was their point of view.
Reading for me is a way to connect with fictional characters who capture my heart. And I hope my characters do that for my readers, too.
So if you love my stories, or haven’t given them a try, I hope you’ll read To Tempt the Wolf (in stores now!) and let me know what you think!
Again, thanks to Night Owl Romance for having me on your blog!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male.”
To Tempt the Wolf—In Stores September 1
In this third in the series, wildlife photographer Tessa Anderson must prove her brother innocent of murder charges. But when she discovers a gorgeous naked man barely alive on her beach, she's got a new world of troubles to deal with, not least of which is how he affects her with just a look, a touch, or a whispered word.
Hunter Greymore is a lupus garou, a grey werewolf. Hoping to keep a low profile at Tessa's cabin on the coast, he's drawn into her life—and into her bed. His animal instincts war with his human half, but in the end, the only thing he can do about this fascinating, adorable woman is to leave her forever
—unless she becomes one of them.
About the Author
A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, award-winning author Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. An eclectic writer, she dabbles in the paranormal as well as writing historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas. Her 2008 Sourcebooks Casablanca release, Heart of the Wolf was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. Destiny of the Wolf and To Tempt the Wolf are in stores now, and more are on the way: The Legend of the White Wolf (February 2010) and Seduction of the Wolf (August 2010). For more information please visit www.terryspear.com