Wildlife photographer, Tessa Anderson has to prove her brother is innocent of the murder charges against him. But when she discovers a half-dead, naked man on her beach who looks like a mythical Greek god, she’s got a whole world of new troubles to deal with, least of all how he affects her with just a look, a touch, a whispered word.
All Hunter Greymere remembers when the enticing female human rescues him is a he’s lupus garou. Whether he was pushed from the Oregon cliffs or fell is a mystery. Intending to keep a low profile at Tessa’s cabin on the coast, he’s drawn into her troubles while investigating the truth about his own past. But he finds that living with humans causes more problems than he ever believed possible. His animal instincts war with his human half–he wants the intriguing woman, who attracts male lupus garous like one of his own kind, but he knows he can’t have her for good–unless she becomes one of them.
Secrets abound in the quiet coastal community, but can Tessa and Hunter uncover the truths before it’s too late?
“Bring Your Cover Model to Work” Day
I saw this title posted for a group and thought, now how much fun would that be—bringing your cover model to work one day! For me, it would be fun!!! Romance authors would be delighted. Romance readers probably too.
But I’m afraid at the library, if my hunks came to life with their handsome bare chests, there’d be a lot of complaints, raised brows, “maybe” a few eews and ahhs.
And if the guys turned into their other halves, the wolves… which are also featured on the cover—so both would have to appear—squeals and screams and trampling would shatter the sacred quietness of the library.
Not that our library is quiet.
When I brought up having the cover model come to our library, one of my co-workers said the ladies’ hands would be testing all the guy’s muscles! Now, that’s the kind of response that I liked hearing! My other co-worker that was there when I talked about it, wouldn’t respond. I think there was a very small smile on her face.
I think my co-workers are getting used to me. They can expect just about anything.
But my werewolf guys aren’t just a bunch of hunky guys strutting their wares—and what wares those are! They aren’t just handsome covers with little behind the brawn.
In To Tempt the Wolf, Hunter Greymere, is attracted to Tessa Anderson like he’s never been with a woman, yet his honorable side won’t allow him to take the relationship further (though she’s willing) until he’s sure that he doesn’t already have a mate. And no one can be any more protective of her than he can. Whether it’s facing down a man with a gun, or another wolf in his wolf form, or several at a time…Hunter has no intention of letting any harm come to Tessa. The longer he’s with her, the more he wants her—but there’s a big problem. She’s not a werewolf, and he can’t tell her what he truly is. So what can he do, but love her and leave her?
That’s what I think is important in a man—he can’t be just a pretty face, or, ahem, body, but someone who really cares. And he can’t care only about the woman he’s falling for, but about others who end up needing his protection. That’s Hunter, a man who is used to getting his way, but through hard work and determination, who takes care of his own, and others. Who can be a little arrogant, a little lost, a little injured, but no matter what, he’s there for those who need him. Despite the macho side of him, and all that hot wolfish sexiness, deep down he needs a woman, his pack, his family to make him whole. But he’s also got the fortitude to set his needs aside when the only alternative is to make Tessa one of his own kind, which goes against every honorable notion he’s ever had.
Wonder how well one of my cover models would have been received at the writing workshop I gave in Toronto to romance writers? I bet nobody would have paid a lick of attention to me… EVERYBODY would have wanted pictures with the cover artist! And maybe, had a chance to feel up those muscles. You know, for research… The things we authors must do in the name of research!
So take a peek at my werewolf covers at: http://www.terryspear.com/werewolf_series.html
And tell me, of all the hunks and their wolves, which would you want to see in person? Or maybe, have the whole bunch of them show up? Now wouldn’t that be fun?
Thank you for visiting, Ms Spear!
To find more about the Werewolf books, visit Ms Spear’s website. And do not forget to comment here, the fine folks at Sourcebooks are giving away a copy each of Heart of the Wolf and To Tempt a Wolf (books 1 and 3 in the series) to one lucky winner.