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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Military Romance - Paranormal Style

By Terry Spear

They say to write what you know, and since I was in the military, it seems appropriate. My father was, my
mother, my son is, my sister, and so forth.

But I have kind of a twist to it. I love the paranormal, so plain old military romance is not as much fun for me as writing something paranormal. Or suspenseful.

I do have characters in books who are former military—such as In the Dead of the Night, that is straight romantic suspense. But then I have taken it to the next level—an officer stationed at Fort Hood, who is psychic. Again, a romantic suspense. I based it, in part, on some experiences I had while stationed there as a brand new butter bar, or 2nd lieutenant in Bound by Danger. I expanded my paranormal bent in Killing the Bloodlust, where both the hero and heroine are vampire hunters, stationed at Fort Hood. Everyone knows vampires and the hunters exist, but the military doesn't want either in its ranks.

In my wolf stories, I have the SEAL wolves, who are wolf shifters, and were members of a SEAL team, only no one knows about that special side of them—the wolf side, that is. And in my jaguar shifters, they have their own military force, policing their own kind, oftentimes south of the border. With my cougar shifter series, some of the men in the small town are Special Forces.

What could be better than romancing our forces?

Terry Spear

Heart of the Wolf--Publishers Weekly "Best Books of the Year!" 

A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing--USA Today Bestseller

"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality."

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and four medieval Highland historical romances. Her first werewolf romance, Heart of the Wolf, was named a 2008 Publishers Weekly's Best Book of the Year, and her subsequent titles have garnered high praise and hit the USA Today bestseller list. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry lives in Crawford, Texas, where she is working on her next werewolf romance, continuing her new series about shapeshifting jaguars, loving to share her hot Highlanders, and having fun with her young adult novels. For more information, please visit, or follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear. She is also on Facebook at  
And on Wordpress at: Terry Spear's Shifters


Judith Ashley said...

Love your covers, Terry. Taking what you know and adding a twist sets your books apart. Thank you for joining us with a fun post and fantastic covers!

Sarah Raplee said...

I love Paranormal Romantic Suspense! Add in a military or ex-military hero, and it's even better!

Terry Spear said...

Thanks, Judith! :) I love the covers too! It's fun writing what you know! And I LOVE giving it a paranormal twist!! :)

Terry Spear said...

Thanks, Sarah, me too!! Whether it has a paranormal edge or not. Love it! :)

Sonia Forbus said...

love paranormal and throw in military ,sounds like a winner.

Terry Spear said...

Thanks, Sonia! I agree also!

Shelbie Knight said...

I can't wait to get my greedy little paws on this one Terry! =)