RomFan welcomes back author Terry Spear.
Reconnecting with the Past
Have you ever reunited with a friend from years earlier? And they seemed just like you remembered them years ago?
That connection can really be fun. But werewolves live LONG lives. So if they haven't seen one in a very, very, very long time, and it was only a really, really brief moment in passing—as a Highland warrior tries to take a Highland lass in hand…and protect her from the bad guys, and she doesn't know him from any other Highlander…so he could be one of the bad guys…
And you have a conundrum, in the future. Cearnach has to admit he has a lousy time with faces and names for the long term. But there's something awfully familiar about the sexy American she-wolf who just ran him off the road as he was trying to get to a friend's wedding. Something even more disturbing because the lass recognizes him, he's sure, and she's denying it.
I love mysteries. How are you at remembering faces and names? I'm awful. I can love a particular movie star even, and can't remember the name. Or a movie. A person. Definitely names.
So for me it was perfectly feasible to think as Cearnach thinks—he's dying to know who she is. And she's adamant about denying they know each other.
Have you ever been somewhere, like maybe you know the person at the bank, then see him or her at a park? Or the grocery store? They're not in the same place you normally see them. So there's this disconnection.
When I worked at the library (for over 4 years), I would visit the nearby grocery store either before or after work, or sometimes on my day off. I'd see library patrons there all the time. I'd say hi, and some would recognize me, yet even so, there's this little bit of a surprise. I'm not supposed to be in the grocery store. I'm supposed to be in the library. Others smile and say hi and haven't a clue where they've seen me before. One patron said, "Why aren't you at the library?" LOL We did get some time off.
I just went to my library friend's son's Eagle Scout Court of Honor and saw two people who were library patrons. I recognized them, but they looked so puzzled about who I was. LOL I love it when I'm not the only one who is confused.
Of course, our heroine remembers Cearnach—and still wonders why he had tried to protect her back in the old days, still believes he didn't have totally honorable intentions. And yet, wow, Highlander in kilt, very wolfish male type, and yes, how could she forget?
She had been cloaked, trying to hide her appearance, so she could understand his forgetting her. Though scents play a role also. Which also is another trigger he has that clues him in that he knows her from somewhere.
And it's not just a "how are you" in passing either. He comes to recall that he was trying to protect her way back when. Now, he's trying to all over again.
Do you ever wonder how differently life would have turned out if you had made one choice over another? Both Cearnach and Emily do. And I have to admit, I wonder about that too.
What about you?
One lucky commenter has the chance to win a copy of A Howl for a Highlander, US or Canada address only.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman";">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 and continuing her new series about shapeshifting jaguars. For more information, please visit, or follow her on Twitter, @TerrySpear. She is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/terry.spear .
A Highland Werewolf Wedding
Elaine Hawthorn is a gray American werewolf, currently out of work, and on a mission to share in a family treasure. When she arrives in Scotland, she nearly has a head-on collision with one hot, kilt-garbed Highlander, and runs him off the road.
Werewolf laird Cearnach MacNeill isn't happy Elaine ruined his car, but he quickly becomes her protector after a misunderstanding lands her right in the middle of two feuding clans. Now he's out to ensure that this sexy female wolf gets her fair share of her clan's treasure. He knows he should leave well enough alone, but it's too late to leave his heart out of it.
Terry is giving away one copy of A Highland Werewolf Wedding to one lucky person. Leave a comment and make sure to include your email address to be entered. Contest is open to US and Canada residents. Winner will be drawn June 6th.