Terry Spear Q&A and Giveaway: Romance Awareness Month

RomanceAwarenessMonth1Just a few weeks ago, I was happily surprised to find that August is Romance Awareness Month! I can’t find an origin, but it’s a real thing, and I’m ALL FOR IT!

To celebrate, I sent an *all call* to some of my favorite romance authors, asking each of them the same questions about romance (their own, their favorites, and their characters). All month long we’ll be sharing the authors’ answers, and EVERY ONE OF THEM is offering a giveaway!

If you love shifter romances, you’re going to be thrilled with today’s author, Terry Spear!

August 1st was the release date for Terry’s newest in her SEAL Wolf series, SEAL WOLF UNDERCOVER, (book 5). In addition to her wolf books, you can find cougars, jaguars, bears, and even a few non-shifting highlanders!


No wolf is safe in USA Today bestseller Terry Spear’s new installment of the SEAL Wolf series.

Never be so foolish as to fall for the enemy…
Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the jaguar-run United Shifter Force to track down a deadly criminal. She’s even willing to work with PI Vaughn Greystroke—until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the mistake of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could blame her?

Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string of attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up with the Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea. Even if he has to work with alluring—and potentially treacherous—Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a trained SEAL, after all. He can surely keep his distance from Jillian…no matter how much she’s getting under his skin.



What is your simple definition of “romance”?

Enjoying another person’s company through love, laughter, and loyalty.

What is the most romantic thing someone’s done for you?

Taken me to Hawaii to enjoy the tropical paradise.

Do you have any “romance mishaps” you can share?

On our pre-honeymoon, we were married, but didn’t have time to take off from work to go to Hawaii, so we went on a ski vacation. I had a mixed drink at the ski resort, but the sugar was bad, and I was sooooo sick. My husband had finished off my drink, and we were both sicker than dogs– on our wedding night. lol

What is the most romantic thing one of your characters has done for their love interest? 

In Savage Hunger, the heroine has been sick with some kind of jungle fever, and he carries her to a waterfall and underneath it, he washes her, but he’s also trying to determine if she’s been turned by his sister. They are jaguar shifters. But it’s very sexy, jungle-like, cat-like.

Do you have a favorite romance trope? (Either to read, or write.) If so, which one?

I love when a hero or heroine has amnesia. In To Tempt the Wolf, the hero is a wolf, the heroine isn’t. And when he’s trying to rescue his sister, he’s knocked off a cliff over the Pacific Ocean, and ends up on the beach, no longer a wolf, but a naked man, and it’s winter, where the heroine has her own cabin. She is in danger. He doesn’t remember who he is, but instinctively, he’s there to protect her at all costs.

Who is your favorite (aside from one of your own) fictional romantic couple?

The characters from The Princess Bride.


As I mentioned, Terry’s got a whole menagerie of shifters for readers to enjoy. As a gift to one of you, she’s offering an ebook copy of COUGAR’S MATE, the first book in her Heart of the Cougar series. To enter… what is one kind of shifter you HAVEN’T seen in any romance series? Do you think it would work well? Would you read a story with that kind of shifter? One winner will be selected, at random, from all entries posted by August 15th, and notified by email. Full winners list will be posted on September 1st.

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