On one blog, I talked about wolves/werewolves in season. Today, I wanted to talk about wolves, day or night, which is the best for you?
Some of us are night owls; some of us jump out of bed at the crack of dawn, or way before. That’s me. The latter, up early, early, fading by nightfall. But what about wolves?
With their nocturnal vision, they love to hunt at night. Not that they don’t do so during the day also. That’s when lucky souls have captured the wolves on camera, hunting their prey. So what do wolves do to make up for their nighttime hunting activities? Nap during the day.
That’s me. If I could, and didn’t work full time, I’d happily get up even earlier than I do and take a nap midday (which I’ve heard some countries’ citizens do for a much needed pick me up, and work again later in the afternoon), but, alas it’s not possible for me. And even on my days off, I have too much work to do, so skip the naps. But wolves and other animals, when they’re not being hunted, or hunting, or playing, will rest, sleep, while others guard.
Werewolves, on the other hand, love to prowl at night, get up early, unless their mate has other notions, and take naps, for reasons other than just catching up on much needed sleep due to other nighttime activities. They are werewolves, after all. :-)
My co-workers grumble at me when I arrive at work, bright-eyed and bushy tailed, ready to take on the world. They barely talk to me, not yet awake, wishing I’d crawl back into my hole until they’re ready to take on the day. My mother was the same way with me. My dad and I were the two who were up way before the light was even dawning. And we could have intelligent conversations even before the first cup of coffee was made. But when we were ready to slip off to bed, my mother would shake her head. It was way too early. How could we be such slug-a-beds? Because we’d been up since o-dark thirty, that’s why!
So if you’re selecting a werewolf mate, or just a regular guy, make sure your internal time clocks are set to the same tune. Of course, often we don’t think of such a thing when selecting a mate, and it’s too late before we realize the mistake. :-) Sometimes it works out well, both having their own time, one in the morning, one late at night, to do what they enjoy best. But other times, the mate can feel resentful that the other won’t keep him or her company when they are at their best.
Werewolf mates, however, accommodate nicely, if they aren’t exactly agreeable to the late night/early morning scenario. In Legend of the White Wolf, Faith is an early morning person, Cameron a late night person. He wants her to stay in bed with him longer in the morning, and when she finds pleasure in the experience, she realizes just how nice it is to stay in bed a while longer. But she can turn around and get him to retire earlier to bed with her also, for much the same reason. So in that case, werewolves can be the perfect mates, perfectly accommodating, even if the internal time clocks aren’t on the same frequency.
What about you? Which is your best time of day? And what would you do if your mate and you were out of sync, time-wise?
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LEGEND OF THE WHITE WOLF—IN STORES FEBRUARY 2010
Award-Winning Author introduces the next installment of her paranormal romance series!
A 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Award Winner!
Night Owl Romance Reader Choice Award for Best Paranormal 2008
In this fourth in Spear's series, Private Eye Cameron MacPherson and Faith O'Mallery are both on quests that lead them into the world of magical wolves...
Cameron arrives in the Canadian Arctic to search for his partners in his P.I. business who are late returning from a hunting trip. Faith is there to discover what her father had seen in the same area years earlier that had made him lose touch with reality—man-wolves, he called them.
The two tumble into an icy world of enemies bent on destroying the lupus garou kind. As they turn into lupus garou themselves, and bond with the pack that only they can rescue from destruction, Cameron and Faith find their soul mates in each other.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. As an eclectic writer, she dabbles in the paranormal, historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. She is the author of Winning the Highlander’s Heart and The Vampire in My Dreams (young adult). Spear lives in Crawford, Texas.
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