Wolves, Werewolves, that is, Are in Season!!!
From Arctic wolves in winter in Legend of the White Wolf, to red wolves and wolf pups in spring in
and gray wolves in the fall and winter in Heart of the Wolf, Destiny of the Wolf and To Tempt a Wolf,
all that’s left is the season of summer to share a love of wolves, werewolves, that is. So in the next two books, Taming the Highland Wolf and Dreaming of the Wolf, are set in the summer months, the first in Scotland, and the second in Colorado.
Wolves are content during any season, anywhere, as long as they have their mates, families, can hunt, and play, and relax, just like werewolves. 🙂
Just think, if you play your cards right, you can enjoy the company of a hunky alpha male werewolf year round!
I’ve enjoyed exploring the nature of wolves in different locations, at different times of the year, and with different kinds of wolves. In my current work in progress, Taming the Highland Wolf, I’m even talking about yet another type of wolf. Which always translates into a new kind of werewolf, because with my werewolves, they are based on real wolves when in their wolf coat.
Even though real wolves might not have any preference to season, being that family and food are high are their priority list, werewolves and their human halves do have preferences for seasons. Or, even if they love some more than others, the different seasons make them feel…differently.
In autumn, when the air turns chillier, as long as they’re not living in the hot summer climates where no season is much other than warm, hot, hot, and hotter, wolves enjoy the invigorating cooler breeze ruffling their fur, the hint of snow, the thrill of the hunt.
In winter, with nice warm fur coats, it’s fun to romp in the snow, oblivious to the cold and wet, less of a problem for them slipping on ice either the way their feet spread out to counter the slickness.
In spring, the grass and flowers and pups take center stage, a time for rebirth, growth, and change.
And in summer, winter fur coats are shed and lighter coats are worn, the hot lazy sunny days make for hot lazy summer wolves.
But not in my stories! Every season is filled with mystery, romance and adventure. In Destiny of the Wolf, Lelandi describes Devlyn as being winter-chilled, dark and brooding. She thinks of herself as autumn and pumpkin pies and fall leaves.
I love spring myself, as the temperatures aren’t too beastly hot and the flowers are just beginning to emerge. I feel a spring in my step with having to wear fewer heavy clothes. So I’m all for spring. But I love late autumn also, though we don’t get much in the line of fall colors. If we did, I’d really love autumn. Here, it’s the break from the sweltering summer heat, and if we’re lucky, some rain showers to help green up the parched land of summer.
So what kind of wolf would you prefer and what is your favorite season? Would the wolf of your choice prefer your favorite season, or another?
One lucky winner, Canada or US, is eligible to win a copy of Legend of the White Wolf just by answering my questions, OR by asking me one!
Thanks for joining me on my seasonal jaunt into the world of wolves…and werewolves!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”
Annie C is the winner of the blog! If you’ll contact me, I’ll ship off an autographed book of your choice!
Thanks so much to everyone who commented!
Hi Pamk, I agree. Although they shed winter coats in climates where it’s not as cold. 🙂 But they look so majestic when their coats are full!
Hi Chris, thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures of the wolves!
My favorite season is spring! I love the warmer weather and the return of flowers. I loved the pictures of the wolves on your blog post and enjoyed reading your post. Your book looks great too!
i love the artic wolves but they wouldn’t go well with my favorite season. I love spring and fall and they might not be cold enough.
Hey Phyllis, I’m with you! I love something about every season, and try to appreciate them even if I’m ready for it to change! And yeah, werewolves in any fur sounds great! 🙂
I love all the seasons, each for a different reason. And I just love werewolves period – in any fur. 😀
Hi, Julie! I was freezing when I was writing To Tempt the Wolf, so it worked well when I was in the middle of it! LOL! I’ve been that way, go into a movie where the AC is on high and it’s got a freezing winter theme. I about freeze! 🙂 It would be better to watch a desert movie.
Don’t blame you about opening up the windows. So nice to let the fresh breeze in! I love the red wolves too. They’re smaller and more slender. 🙂 Thanks for loving the books!!!
Karen, thanks! There’s something about pups or other young ‘uns that make them lovable, sweet and innocent! Thanks for dropping by!
Love the pictures of the wolves in your blog, especially the wolf pup…so cute, just want to pick it up and give it a hug! Book sounds good too.
Terry, Winter is NOT my favorite season, and I swear I was freezing the entire time I read To Tempt ’cause I was so IN the story. I’ll have to read Legend when I’m sweating; that way, I can cool off. LOL
Fall is my favorite season, especially October. The leaves here in Louisiana don’t have a large variety of color, but the temperature is nice. Instead of spring fever, I get fall fever. I love to garden and organize at that time. I can open my windows to let fresh air in because I don’t have to run the ac or heater. I can bring out my boots and 3/4 length sleeves. And it seems like it’s windier, which is exhilarating. Or maybe there are more storms because it’s hurricane season. And the electricity in the air from the storms charges me up.
I just finished a Wolf Lore class with Eva Gordon. Wonderful info—I’ve started a Wolf file, Terry, to which I’ve added some of the info on your blogs.
Yesterday, Skhye Moncrief had a blog with a little quiz on What color wolf are you? I tested for white, which says “You are kind, giving, and strong. You are not afraid.” So, I guess my favorite is white now! I’ve always liked the gray wolf because they look so much like German Shepards. Or maybe it’s the other way around.
Wait, I do still have a Dec 09 picture of a white wolf still up on my bulletin board next to my computer . . hmmm. 🙂
Look forward to reading about your white wolf.
Oh, wow, Susan! All my best for you on your new snow storm. We have fun with ours, but I’m glad it’s over with. LOL 🙂 Personally, I work on my stories on a computer constantly, same with promotions, etc. So for me, I absolutely don’t want to read online or on an ereader. I love to go to bed with a book. 🙂
On the other hand, I love that books are available as ebooks so readers who love to read that way can. Some say they take tons of titles with them on one ereader on a trip. In that case, it would be great! Much easier to pack around. But for me, I need to give my eyes a rest! 🙂
It’s hard to say how sales are going. I do pretty well for both ebooks and print books, but with one publisher the ebooks come out first, with the other, the print books do. I have had fans from other countries want to read my stories and it costs so much less if they can buy an ebook, to avoid the shipping cost. So in that respect, ebooks help.
One of my books, Winning the Highlander’s Heart, is only in print form, and a sweet lady from India emailed me, hoping I’d have it out in ebook form, but then emailed me later and said she bought the print version because she just couldn’t wait. 🙂 I had the same happen when Deadly Liaisons came out in ebook, and some couldn’t wait 9 months for the print version to come out, so they read the ebook version, their first ever. 🙂
I love spring when everything turns warmer and trees bud and flowers shoot up out of the ground. The pup wolf is so adorable I wanted to hug it. I am setting at the computer watching another snow storm hit our area and thinking of spring..how’s that for switching gears? Question for you. What do you think of ebooks? Do you think they are selling more ebooks than print books? I do not have a ereader YET. I love to see the covers on a book and also hold the book in my hands so guess I still like printed books the best. susan L.
LOL, Maithe, of course you may have a wolf for every season! 🙂 Some might grumble if they’re short a wolf, but… 🙂 Thanks so much! And good luck on the contest!
Hmm, this is a tough one for me since I love different aspects of all the seasons–can I have a different wolf for every one? *L*
If I have to pick one, I would have to go with summer. Those long, hot days are the best time to enjoy everything mother nature has given us.
I am looking forward to reading your books–they sound very interesting. Best of luck!
Thanks, Lisa! Enjoy!
Carol L, yes, doesn’t he look sweet and innocent? 🙂 Just cuddly! I love spring for the same reason you do. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the series! I also have a Highlander series, historical–Winning the Highlander’s Heart, and the next out in April, The Accidental Highland Hero. 🙂 I loved your comment about loving them no matter what shape they’re in! LOL
Debby, thanks so much! I hope you love them as much as I love writing them!
I love Spring with its rebirth. I loved the wolf pictures and I am adding your books to mylist.
I love that pup photo. How adorable and innocent he looks. Anway I ‘m definitely a spring person, late spring. It’s as if the world goes from Black and White to full color in a short time. Everything seems perfect at that point in time. Not too hot or cold and beautiful flowers coming up. I will have to stat reading this series you have and will wait for Taming The Highland Wolf. God, I love those highlanders, no matter what shape they’re in. 🙂
Awesome love were wolf books! Will be checking out your new one here soon.
P.S. Love your wolf pictures.
My favorite season is Spring.
LOL, Breiab, yeah winter with a werewolf like that would definitely chase the chill away!
I prefer warmer weather but if I had a strong sexy werewolf to curl up next to me, I would love winter. That wolf pup is gorgeous btw.
I so agree, Lexee! I want to take the puppy home with me! 🙂
The pictures are all sooooo cute. I love wolves and reading about werewolves.
Thanks, Crystal B! I love that photo of the pup. Every time I come back to the blog to comment, I love to just enjoy him. 🙂
Eva Lege, Thanks so much! The wolves are beautiful!
Catslady, I agree they’d be happier in blending in, and the colder weather suits their fur. They also have shorter ears to suit the cold. 🙂
Thanks, ladies, and good luck!
I’ve always loved spring – new beginnings and all that and I would love a white wolf – they’re more rare – although they would probably like winter the best since they would blend in so well. Love your pics.
My fav season is Fall. All of the pics of your wolves r beautiful. the whit wolf is my fav. would definetly like 2 read your books. lege70542
Hi Terry. Your books sound wonderful. I am a summer girl. Love to wear shorts and sandals and to go fishing. I think all the wolves are beautiful. The photo of the pup is darling.
I’m with you, Mitzi, in wanting it super hot to swim! 🙂 That’s interesting about taking pictures in the fall. I wouldn’t have thought of that. I usually think of spring and flowers. And yes, wolves are beautiful in their many colors! 🙂
I’m a spring/fall person….although I love to swim and don’t like to go in the pool until it is at least 90+ degrees.
If you ever want to do outdoor pictures of the family, pick the fall. My great grandmother insisted we have our family photos done when there were barely any leaves on the trees and I couldn’t believe how beautiful they turned out….lots of amazing background color that I had no idea existed!!!
As far as the wolf…I think they are beautiful in all their many colors!!!
Lisa, you should live in the deep south! 🙂 Or you need a nice wolf’s winter coat to keep you warm and happy in the winter! 🙂
I’m a summer person. The brighter the sun, the hotter it gets the more I’m in heaven. I hate to see it end because I know winter will be coming way to soon sometimes I even forget there is a season before it called fall. I like laying out in the sun, staying up all night and spending very little time indoors. I truly hibernate in winter.
That’s so true, Sheila! I remember when it was like that! 🙂 Thanks for loving my wolves!
Tracey D, yes, I do. Maybe not a lot, but I’ve had fans write to me saying they loved a book trailer and it intrigued them enough to check out the book. 🙂
Hi, Annie C! Thanks so much! I’m thrilled you liked Heart of the Wolf! It seems we go from using the heater to using the AC. But I love it when it’s nice enough we don’t have to use either! 🙂
I love winter and cool spring nights–good snuggling weather. Just finished Heart of the Wolf and can’t wait to get the others.
I love spring. It’s a time of renewal and rebirth.
My question is what is your opinion on book trailers? Do you think they help in book sales?
I think I’d have to choose summer, when the grass doesn’t need cutting, the snow doesn’t need shoveling, it’s not raining, the weeds have stopped growing… I love the chance to just go outside, feel warm, and not have to do anything.
And I love Terry’s wolves!
Oh, wow, Nina, you must be snowed in! I’m thrilled your loving the series!! Won’t be long before the summer release is here!!! I can’t imagine short summers, having lived in Texas and Florida for many years. They’re almost nothing but summer!
Hi, Ellie, another summer girl! 🙂 When I lived in Oregon, summer was wonderful because we got a small break from the rain then! 🙂
You’re welcome, Aileen!
Hi, Beth! When we lived in Oregon, we would rush up to Mt Hood to see the snow and play in it. I know what you mean about enjoying it. When we had a blizzard in Portland, we were caught in the middle of it! 🙂 We wished at the time we were at home, nice and warm! 🙂
Theresa, I’m with you! I love to see the budding leaves before they’re barely noticeable. As soon as I see them, I’m excited, knowing they’ll be leafed out shortly!
Quilt Lady, I agree. I enjoy all the beauty of spring, the colorful flowers. Here, the medians are planted in bluebonnets, orange paintbrush, pink buttercups, and it’s gorgeous.
Pam, yes, wolves, or werewolves are great for every season, don’t you think? 🙂
I would love the spring wolves although I can go for the cuddly warmth of a winter wolf.
Love & Hugs,
I love the spring! It like the world is opening up to a new beginning! The grass get green the flower bloom, its a new world! I like the white wolves myself! I thing they are so pretty!
My favorite season is Spring, because it seems that everything that had died months before, have come back to life. The grass, trees, and flowers change so dramatically. The brightness of their colors are mesmerizing.
I love winter so long as I don’t have to be outside. I like seeing white everywhere after a snowstorm. I think White Wolves look majestic with that white coat. But I think my favorites are the grey wolves.
(No need to enter me in the contest – already won)
I love summer – no school and my birthday, isn’t it silly I never outgrew that? I never thought about how my wolves (and other shifters) feel about seasons. I use season as a setting or plot issue. I have to look deeper, I see. Thanks for this intriguing post!
My favorite season is summer. The sunshine, warmth and clear skies are wonderful. Thanks for this great post which I found fascinating and illuminating.
Hi Terry, I just have to tell you I just started this series and I’m LOVING it! I’m so happy I don’t have to wait to get the next couple of books. I really enjoy summer which is waaaaay too short here in northern Maine.
Oh, wow, Diva Donna, tulips! I love them but they haven’t come up yet. Crocuses should soon. 🙂 I have to admit my wolves prefer medium rare. It’s the civilized manly part of them that prefers a little bit of cooking. 🙂 And they don’t normally hunt when in wolf form, unless it’s tracking down bad guys, or in Seduced by the Wolf where the heroine is scrounging up a fish dinner for a starving mother and her pups. And in To Tempt the Wolf, one of the newly turned wolves ends up duck hunting. 🙂
Well, I have Tulips on my Desk. And I’m going to go pickup more today. Because I’m up to my Nose in snow.
Your Daffodils are blooming? Lucky you. I do have a Question: What’s your Wolves favorite foods? Raw or Rare Meat. Do they hunt for their Freezers off the hoof?
Daffodils are already blooming in the garden! What about yours?