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Excerpt + Giveaway: Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend

Posted April 21, 2017 by Rowena in Giveaways, Promotions | 13 Comments

You deserve to get away from it all for a little while. Come escape with the Wolfies! Vivian Arend is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Granite Lake Wolf Series, and is so excited to announce that she is re-releasing these ebooks with new covers, and additional content! We’re re-releasing all six books on a Friday in the hopes that somewhere over the weekend you can steal away a little time to yourself and enjoy a bit of sexy, lighthearted refreshment.

If you haven’t read the Granite Lake Wolves series yet, now is your chance to read along, get exclusive content, and enter a few giveaways!

Today is the release of Wolf Signs, and we have some fun extra content to share with you. Vivian has given us an exclusive look into the new content, and we’re excited to share it with you today.

Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend
Series: Granite Lake Wolves #1
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Publisher: Arend Publishing
Genres: Paranormal, Romance

Talk about getting your signals crossed…

Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.

Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf.

Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.

Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…

Product Warnings: Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “talking with your hands”. Includes dangerous use of sarcasm and hot nookie in a remote wilderness sauna.

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Excerpt

The sky overhead cleared, a break in the clouds letting moonlight stream down. It landed in a near perfect circle not ten feet from where they stood. The light slowly moved toward them, like a spotlight highlighting the dais where wolfie royalty appeared in state before the commoners…

She snorted at the mental image. Um…no. She certainly didn’t plan on being Queen Top Dog. Wolf. Whatever.

“I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself,” Keil teased, voice stroking her mind.

She glanced at him, suddenly struck with more thoughts.

His—

Shared amusement. Caring. Times spent talking late into the night, working to make her happy. Building a family and building a life. Sex…

Whoops, that final thought packed a lot of power behind it, and she blushed. “What comes next?

He waggled his brows. “You do.”

Oh, no. That whole “sex in front of the pack” thing wasn’t happening. Not on her watch.

Robyn opened her mouth to tell him that when the moonlight hit them and the world shifted ten feet to the left.

The light intensified. Shadows faded as her vision sharped. Scents grew thicker, stronger. Images danced into her head as she dragged air in through her nose.

What was that one? That delicious, distracting aroma?

She sniffed harder. Her skin twitched as she identified the animal, and instantly began plotting how soon she could track it down and—

“Robyn.” Keil’s prod was full of amusement. “We’re kind of busy at the moment. Maybe you could leave off chasing bunnies for a few hours.”

Oops.

Blog Tour Stops

Follow along with the other new releases. Check out the rest of the blog tour stops.

5/5 – Wolf Flight @ Book Loving Pixies
5/19 – Wolf Games @ Red Hot + Blue Reads
6/2 – Wolf Tracks @ Smexy Books
6/16 – Wolf Line @ TBQ’s Book Palace
6/30 – Wolf Nip @ Feeling Fictional

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Additionally, if you leave a comment on this post, you’ll be entered to win a cute wolf stuffed animal and a print copy of WOLF SIGNS!

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About the Author

Vivian Arend

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS

With over 2 million books sold, Vivian Arend is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary and paranormal romance books, including the Six Pack Ranch and Granite Lake Wolves.

Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They’re humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she’s got the best job in the world, and she’s looking forward to giving readers more HEAs. She lives in B.C. Canada with her husband of many years and a fluffy attack Shitzu named Luna who ignores everyone except when treats are deployed.

Escape with the Wolfies from Vivian Arend

Posted April 7, 2017 by Rowena in Giveaways, Promotions | 5 Comments

You deserve to get away from it all for a little while. Come escape with the Wolfies! Vivian Arend is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Granite Lake Wolf Series, and is so excited to announce that she is re-releasing these ebooks with new covers, and additional content! We’re re-releasing all six books on a Friday in the hopes that somewhere over the weekend you can steal away a little time to yourself and enjoy a bit of sexy, lighthearted refreshment.

If you haven’t read the Granite Lake Wolves series yet, now is your chance to read along, get exclusive content, and enter a few giveaways!

The first book in the series, WOLF SIGNS, will be available on April 21st. Each subsequent book in the series will be available every other Friday after that. The following amazing blogs and I will be hosting exclusive excerpts to new content on the days below. Be sure to head over to each blog to win even more great stuff.

Blog Tour Schedule

4/21 – Wolf Signs @ Book Binge
5/5 – Wolf Flight @ Book Loving Pixies
5/19 – Wolf Games @ Red Hot + Blue Reads
6/2 – Wolf Tracks @ Smexy Books
6/16 – Wolf Line @ TBQ’s Book Palace
6/30 – Wolf Nip @ Feeling Fictional

If you already purchased the Granite Lake Wolves books and would like access to the exclusive content, please sign up for a special newsletter here!

As a special treat for you today, I have the new cover of WOLF SIGNS to share with you today. The series covers were redesigned by Sophie at Hart & Bailey Designs! To see the brand new covers of ALL the books in the series, be sure to check out the other bloggers listed above!

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About the Author

Vivian Arend

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK

With over 1.6 million books sold, Vivian Arend is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary and paranormal romance books, including the Six Pack Ranch and Granite Lake Wolves.

Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They’re humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she’s got the best job in the world, and she’s looking forward to giving readers more HEAs. She lives in B.C. Canada with her husband of many years and a fluffy attack Shitzu named Luna who ignores everyone except when treats are deployed.

Guest Review: Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend

Posted August 3, 2015 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: Laird Wolf by Vivian ArendReviewer: Tracy
Laird WolfSeries: Takhini Shifters #2
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: July 29, 2015
Genres: Paranormal
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three-half-stars

Pulling off a rescue mission at a remote castle in Scotland should be an easy task for lone wolf Damon Black. He’ll flash some muscle, show a little Alpha power, and do whatever it takes to ease Addie MacShay’s fears. But the woman who throws herself into his arms and cries boyfriend is more intriguing than anticipated. The sexy she-wolf’s got more curves, more tantalizing scent, more of everything he desires.

Addie’s job cataloguing an estate at the Sterling-Wylde Manor is complicated by the ongoing discovery of new wills and the two creepy heirs who won’t leave her alone. But her fake boyfriend turns out to be a far greater threat—not only is he fun and flirtatious, he looks delicious in a kilt. She craves his touch, but with her empathetic skills on overdrive, touch is the last thing she needs.

Damon’s fighting his unruly inner beast. Addie’s fighting their incredible sexual pull. They'll both have to lower their guard to make this more than a Highland fling.

Tracy’s review of Laird Wolf (Takhini Shifters #2) by Vivian Arend

Damon is helping his best friends wife out by going to Scotland and helping her best friend, Addie, feel safe. She’s doing inventory on an estate and the brothers that are both vying for ownership of the property are creeping her out.

Damon shows up and immediately Addie is kissing him and calling him her boyfriend. Ok, he understands that that explains to the Sterling-Wylde brothers what he’s doing there. He manages to keep Addie safe and discovers a few things about the estate as well. He also discovers his attraction to Addie and her to him. Addie has an issue, however, in that she’s the daughter of two Omega wolves and that left her with an empathic ability every time she touches someone’s skin. For some reason it doesn’t happen with Damon and they’re both shocked when they found out the reason.

This was a quick, fun read. Nothing too dastardly or angsty happens during the course of the story and I really appreciated that. Yes, Damon had some dark memories from his past but Arend didn’t dwell on them so it made the book a bit lighter.

Damon and Addie were great together and the sex between them was scorching hot. I haven’t read the other Takhini Shifter book but I definitely think I’ll be picking that one up.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

This title is self published. You can buy it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

three-half-stars

VIVIAN AREND’S TWO WEEKS OF WOLFIES GIVAWAY OF BOOKS

Posted July 31, 2015 by Rowena in Giveaways | 5 Comments

If you missed the last two weeks of Vivian Arend’s Wolfies Giveaway of Books, there’s still some time left. There’s a lot of wolfies goodness going on so you don’t want to completely miss it!

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Blurb:

He’s a wolf in a kilt. That pretty much says it all…

Pulling off a rescue mission at a remote castle in Scotland should be an easy task for lone wolf Damon Black. He’ll flash some muscle, show a little Alpha power, and do whatever it takes to ease Addie MacShay’s fears. But the woman who throws herself into his arms and cries boyfriend is more intriguing than anticipated. The sexy she-wolf’s got more curves, more tantalizing scent, more of everything he desires.

Addie’s job cataloguing an estate at the Sterling-Wylde Manor is complicated by the ongoing discovery of new wills and the two creepy heirs who won’t leave her alone. But her fake boyfriend turns out to be a far greater threat—not only is he fun and flirtatious, he looks delicious in a kilt. She craves his touch, but with her empathic skills on overdrive, touch is the last thing she needs.

Damon’s fighting his unruly inner beast. Addie’s fighting their incredible sexual pull. They’ll both have to lower their guard to make this more than a Highland fling.

Buy links:
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZLQU4V8
Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/laird-wolf-vivian-arend/1122058329?ean=2940152168273
iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/laird-wolf/id1005826376?mt=11
Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/laird-wolf
All Romance eBooks – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-lairdwolf-1845408-140.html
GooglePlay – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Vivian_Arend_Laird_Wolf?id=iXwLCgAAQBAJ&hl=en

About the Author: Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

Website: www.vivianarend.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/vivianarend
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vivianarend
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GiveawaysVivian is giving away one 6” Kindle, along with an assortment of shifter books, AND a wolfie in a kilt!

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Five Books Everyone Should Read: Author Vivian Arend

Posted February 22, 2015 by Holly in Features | 2 Comments

Five Books Everyone Should Read is a new feature we’re running in 2015. We’ve asked some of our favorite authors, readers and bloggers to share five books that touched them or have stayed with them throughout the years.

5 Books Project

 

Five books you have to read. *cheater alert* I’ve named one book of a series just so I could get around the ‘only five books’ rule. Ivivian arend mean, FIVE? Impossible! Just like you’ll find it impossible to stop after only the book I named. 😉

 

pawn of prophecyPAWN OF PHROPECY
David and Leigh Eddings.

Long ago, the Storyteller claimed, in this first book of THE BELGARIAD, the evil god Torak drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe.
But Garion did not believe in such stories. Brought up on a quiet farm by his Aunt Pol, how could he know that the Apostate planned to wake dread Torak, or that he would be led on a quest of unparalleled magic and danger by those he loved—but did not know…?

The Belgariad is populated with character archetypes, and that’s part of what makes it sooooo good. The child of prophecy, the beautiful wayward princess, the glib-tongued thief, the slackard wizard who is not all he seems—the heroic, yet slightly befuddled knight—I get a real kick out of the fact his entire race is known as Arend’s. (Really!)

While the plot twists through some predicable territory, that’s part of the charm of the books. We like arcs where we know what’s coming because it lets us wallow in the banter and the belonging, and besides, we know what’s coming because it’s what’s supposed to happen. The villain is supposed to be defeated, the prize returned to the victors and, of course, the boy is supposed to get the girl, (although you’ll need to read all five books+ for the true HEA)

A HORSE AND HIS BOYTHE HORSE AND HIS BOY
CS Lewis

Narnia…where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle…and where the adventure begins.

During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North–to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father.

A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.

For those of us who as writers like to take on more than a single story, The Chronicles of Narnia is one of those amazing collections that has grown more fascinating to me over time. My father read the series out loud to our family on Friday evenings one long, cold, Canadian winter. I listened with awe as a child, returned again as a youth to revisit old friends, reread as an adult to dig out more, only to be floored as a writer.

Lewis wrote the books out of order, never intending more than the Lion the Witch and the Wardobe. From the beginning of the world to it’s end, Lewis takes readers through a life and death adventure, including a story written within the timeline of another story—A Horse and His Boy, which is just about the best title ever. Betrayal and love, villains who are evil and heroes who sacrifice. And ordinary people—kids!—who make a difference.

casebook of the black widowersCASEBOOK OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS
Issac Asimov

The third in the Black Widowers series, a collection of witty and cleverly concocted conundrums about diverse topics and with enough information given for the dedicated reader to work out the answer before Henry the waiter does so. Once a month the Black Widowers club meets to enjoy good food, fine wine, convivial company – and to entertain a guest. Each month the guest provides them with a conundrum – a mystery which has so far proved completely baffling. And so the Black Widowers set to work on the problem – aided and abetted by Henry, their perspicacious waiter, whose powers of deduction never fail to astonish…

Yes, he’s the guru of scifi (I, Robot, Foundation, etc) but the man was prolific in a way that makes Nora Roberts look like a slacker (gasp!) He wrote essays about everything from black holes to the bible to the origin of numbers—and why zero matters (you have to find that essay—it’s soooooo good!). And he wrote mysteries. The set up is vaguely Encyclopedia Brown-ish in that a mystery is presented through the short story, and if you’re good, you’ll catch all the clues and know how the butler solves them. Yes, the butler does it…again and again. The short stories are eminently readable and wonderful examples for authors of presenting the subtle hints to an audience.

 

ANNE OF GREEN GABLESanne of green gables
L
.M. Montgomery

Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.

This Canadian girl has to confess I didn’t read these until I was an adult, which was probably the RIGHT time to glom through the entire series for the romantic elements. Historic facts intermingled with an ongoing romance, Canadian setting, a hero who almost dies, a spunky heroine who writes letters to her beloved, but only those kind of letters when she’s got the right kind of pen— The first book in the series is one most people think they know (because of movies and TV) but you need to read it for yourself! I’ll warn you the last book broke my heart into a million pieces.

the tightwad gazetteTHE COMPLETE TIGHTWAD GAZETTE
Amy Dycyzyn

At last–the long-awaited complete compendium of tightwad tips for fabulous frugal living!

In a newsletter published from May 1990 to December 1996 as well as in three enormously successful books, Amy Dacyczyn established herself as the expert of economy. Now The Complete Tightwad Gazette brings together all of her best ideas and thriftiest thinking into one volume, along with new articles never published before in book format. Dacyczyn describes this collection as “the book I wish I’d had when I began my adult life.” Packed with humor, creativity, and insight, The Complete Tightwad Gazette includes hundreds of tips and topics, such as:

Travel for tightwads¸ How to transform old blue jeans into potholders and quilts¸ Ten painless ways to save $100 this year¸ Picture-framing for pennies¸ A comparison of painting versus re-siding your house¸ Halloween costumes from scrounged materials¸ Thrifty window treatments¸ Ways to dry up dry-cleaning costs¸ Inexpensive gifts¸ Creative fundraisers for kids¸ Slashing your electric bill¸ Frugal fix-its¸ Cutting the cost of college¸ Moving for less¸ Saving on groceries¸ Gift-wrapping for tightwads¸ Furniture-fusion fundamentals¸ Cheap breakfast cereals¸ Avoiding credit card debt¸ Using items you were about to throw away (milk jugs, plastic meat trays, and more!)¸ Recipes galore, from penny-pinching pizza to toaster pastries¸ And much much more . . .

Okay, they told me 5 books that had impacted my life in some way. I know this isn’t a fiction book, but man—it was a vital part of my world at one point. In my family we call them the “oatmeal years”. The time when my husband and I tended to run out of paycheque before we ran out of month. I was a stay at home mom with 2 little kids and I made it my goal to save as much money on living expenses as I could as my contribution to the family budget.

The origin of the book is interesting for historic reasons (consider it a part of the “pre-Pinterest cultural phenomena”) so I’m sure some of the content is dated, and the information jumps topics like a toddler on a caffeine high, but was the shared “we can do this!” attitude that had me re-reading the book every Christmas holiday season. Amy presents suggestions regarding how to live with a happy soul while you’re stretching pennies until they squeak. We still make entertainment decisions based on “The Wow Factor”.

About the Author:

RockyRetreatVivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.
Website http://www.vivianarend.com
Blog http://www.vivianarend.com/blog
Twitter https://www.twitter.com/VivianArend
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/VivianArend
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2932249.Vivian_Arend

Check out Viv’s latest release: Rocky Retreat  (Six-Pack Ranch, 7.5)