Review & Contest: HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF by Terry Spear

What’s better than a hot Scottish laird in a kilt? A hot, kilted Scottish laird who’s also a werewolf alpha, of course. Read on…

THE OFFICIAL BLURB: It’s a matter of pride. Modern-day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she’s working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places. It’s also a matter of pleasure. Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is—she’s sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian, she realizes he’s the perfect hero.
MY THOUGHTS: There are lots of lupus garou running around the Scottish countryside, but they aren’t all the ones we think. Heart of the Highland Wolf starts off with a bang—literally—as a gunshot forces romance novelist Julia (posing as a movie production assistant) and her friend Maria to drive their rental car off the side of a hill. Good thing Ian MacNeill and his brother Marcus are nearby to track down and rescue the women. From beginning to end, the pace moves along swiftly, making for a fun romantic read.
            I loved having the heroine, Julia, be not only a romance novelist but a paranormal romance novelist who writes about werewolves. How funny is that? It adds a layer of humor on top of the mystery that unfolds about her grandfather and her own family history that took place in Argent Castle. As much as I enjoy a good romp through the 16th century, it was also fun to have a hot, modern-day Scottish laird as the hunky hero.
           
[Kindle users: Heart of the Highland Wolf is on sale for $2.39 in the Amazon Kindle Store right now. But if you’d rather have a print copy, just enter the contest here!]
Want to win a copy of Heart of the Highland Wolf? Tell me where your ancestors came from, if you know. Mine are primarily Scottish and Irish, but heavy on the Scots because, well, there might have been some double-dipping in the same gene pool by cousins who married each other back in the early 1800s in Walker County, Alabama. Maybe there weren’t many women to choose from? (She says, trying to defend her ancestors, several of whom also were hanged.) Sigh.
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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate’s Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man’s Curse; Black Diamond).

19 thoughts on “Review & Contest: HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF by Terry Spear

  1. Thanks so much for having me here today, Suzanne!!! My daughter is forcing me to go to the zoo, and it will be hot, hot, hot! But I’m hoping to catch some pictures of the jaguar, no wolves, unfortunately, and you never know…the jaguar might just be an incarcerated shifter! 🙂 Be back later!

  2. Thanks so much for having me here today, Suzanne!!! My daughter is forcing me to go to the zoo, and it will be hot, hot, hot! But I’m hoping to catch some pictures of the jaguar, no wolves, unfortunately, and you never know…the jaguar might just be an incarcerated shifter! 🙂 Be back later!

  3. Have fun at the zoo Terry:) I would love to win this, thanks for the chance. On my mom’s side of the family, my grandpa’s family is from spain and my grandmas migrated from russia. My dad’s family is a bit of a mystery. We know my grandma is welsh and irish, but my grandpa was adopted and we know nothing of his family. My maiden name is Glenn, so it’s kind of weird to think I could of grown up with a whole different last name if he wasn’t adopted

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  4. ooh…I just saw this on Fangtastic blog. This book sounds great..now there’s two chances of winning..lol I love men in kilts..please count me in. Terry..If it’s the Dallas Zoo…we were just there and it was ridiculously hot. Take lots of water…we were so drained and hardly any of the animals were out and about.
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  5. I am 3/4 Irish and 1/4 German. I am not really sure when my Irish Ancestors came over, but I know that my mother’s great-grandfather came over from Germany. The majority of both sides of my family have stayed in NW Pennsylvania.

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  6. Hi Terry! Well, as far as I know, I am 1/4 English, 1/4 Danish and the rest is unknown, because my father was adopted. I love the series and can’t wait to read the new book. Have fun at the zoo (I wish I could go too!) bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net +1 comment, +1 Follower

  7. have no idea where my ancestors came from. Guess they were from Florence, judging by my mother’s last name.

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  8. Mom’s family is German. Dad’s family is German and Austrian. (Oddly, my married last name is very German, too, but husband’s family is French. Weird, no?)

    Thanks for the contest, Suzanne!

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    My ancestors are also Scots and Irishmen. McIntosh on one side; Stewart on the other. I traced one side of my family back far enough to see the ship log that my great great grandfather signed. My ancestors also settled in Alabama. Maybe my ancestors knew yours. Hmmmmm
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  10. Hi, Jolene!!! We got to the zoo and it was closed for some special activity. But I thought it was for tomorrow. Then we went to get my daughter’s marriage license and she had to take her groom with her. Then we went to get his ring, and the store wasn’t open. No sign, nothing. We saw X-Man… Got to find something fun to do!!!

    Oooh, how interesting about your family background, Jolene! Mysteries are what spurred me on to do so much research. But always when uncovering one mystery, we’d find another! It would be fun if you find out yours!

    Tanya, yeah, I’d rather have gone some other time, but my daughter’s leaving for Houston soon and we’ve never been to the zoo! It’s actually here in Waco. But that’s what everyone said–the animals wouldn’t be out.

    Kimberly Sue–sounds like fun! I know where my Irish ancestors were living, at least some of them, but not where the German ones came from. My dad’s family (the German side) actually made homemade beer when they lived in Seattle!~~ahem, during Prohibition. 🙂

    Barb P, we had to reschedule for the zoo. Will try again next week. That’s neat about being part English and Danish. I always wish we had some Danish blood! My dad’s mother descended from the Temple, and that was supposed to be the grandson of Lady Godiva. Dad died before I learned he was a German Wilde, rather than an Irish Wilde, and that he had famous relatives. He would have loved it!

    Reading Mind, how cool. I always wanted to go over to Florence and visit.

    That’s great, Chelsea? My Roux were from Selencourt, but my mother’s grandmother had been born in Alsace-Lorraine. I thought it was interesting that the Germans and the French had often fought over the country, but the Alsatians always felt they were Alsatians. Was his mother an Alsation? We never knew.

    Oooh, yes, they could very well have known yours, Allison! You never know! Just hope they were fighting. LOL!!! 🙂 At least WE don’t hold grudges!

  11. Hi, Jolene!!! We got to the zoo and it was closed for some special activity. But I thought it was for tomorrow. Then we went to get my daughter’s marriage license and she had to take her groom with her. Then we went to get his ring, and the store wasn’t open. No sign, nothing. We saw X-Man… Got to find something fun to do!!!

    Oooh, how interesting about your family background, Jolene! Mysteries are what spurred me on to do so much research. But always when uncovering one mystery, we’d find another! It would be fun if you find out yours!

    Tanya, yeah, I’d rather have gone some other time, but my daughter’s leaving for Houston soon and we’ve never been to the zoo! It’s actually here in Waco. But that’s what everyone said–the animals wouldn’t be out.

    Kimberly Sue–sounds like fun! I know where my Irish ancestors were living, at least some of them, but not where the German ones came from. My dad’s family (the German side) actually made homemade beer when they lived in Seattle!~~ahem, during Prohibition. 🙂

    Barb P, we had to reschedule for the zoo. Will try again next week. That’s neat about being part English and Danish. I always wish we had some Danish blood! My dad’s mother descended from the Temple, and that was supposed to be the grandson of Lady Godiva. Dad died before I learned he was a German Wilde, rather than an Irish Wilde, and that he had famous relatives. He would have loved it!

    Reading Mind, how cool. I always wanted to go over to Florence and visit.

    That’s great, Chelsea? My Roux were from Selencourt, but my mother’s grandmother had been born in Alsace-Lorraine. I thought it was interesting that the Germans and the French had often fought over the country, but the Alsatians always felt they were Alsatians. Was his mother an Alsation? We never knew.

    Oooh, yes, they could very well have known yours, Allison! You never know! Just hope they were fighting. LOL!!! 🙂 At least WE don’t hold grudges!

  12. I know on my father’s side we’re Scot/Irish. And then at some point there were plantation owners and somehow we’re related to Andrew Jackson I believe.

    On my mother’s side there were a lot of divorces along the way so I don’t know much. Although the knowledge I’m related to an Oak Ridge boy comes from that side.

    Interestingly enough my husband comes from early 1900’s circus stock on both of his paternal grandparents side…

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  13. My Dad’s ancestors are from Uist, Scotland Hebride Islands and my Mom’s ancestors are Metis (French Canadian Natives).

    Sound like a great download for my Kindle.

  14. On my father’s side my family is from Naples, Italy and rumor was, further back we may very well have lived not only in Rome but Pompeii (I’m not sure if I believe the Pompeii part though). Sadly I don’t know much about my mother’s side.

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  15. That’s neat, Spav!

    Lolarific, that sounds nice and interesting!!

    Tara, fascinating!

    Julie, that’s like my father’s German and English ancestors were here during the revolution, but my mother’s Scot-Irish came over in the 1700’s to Canada.

    Julianne, neat! We have an Italian in census, but I couldn’t find out anything more about him. He was Thomas, and it might have shortened, but he was listed as Italian.

  16. That’s neat, Spav!

    Lolarific, that sounds nice and interesting!!

    Tara, fascinating!

    Julie, that’s like my father’s German and English ancestors were here during the revolution, but my mother’s Scot-Irish came over in the 1700’s to Canada.

    Julianne, neat! We have an Italian in census, but I couldn’t find out anything more about him. He was Thomas, and it might have shortened, but he was listed as Italian.