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    Thompson & Sons

    For over 30 years Thompson and Sons has been the local garage for the Rocky Mountain House area. Look for small town lovin’ and fightin’ with sexy happily-ever-afters for the five siblings of the current generation. A 5 book spin -off series loosely connected with the Six Pack Ranch world.

    Book One: Ride Baby Ride
    Final Book in Series: A Wild Ride

    “Arend writes gripping, emotional, heat-filled stories that grab you by the heart and don’t let go.” ~Jaci Burton, New York Times Bestselling author~

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  • Featured Series

    Adrenaline Search & Rescue

    LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…

    Becki & Marcus: High Risk
    Alisha & Devon: High Passion
    Erin & Tim: High Seduction

    “Arend proves once again that no matter the genre, she’s a master.” ~Lauren Dane, New York Times Bestselling author~

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  • Featured Series

    Granite Lake Wolves

    This series of light-hearted paranormal stories is set in the wilderness of the Yukon and Alaska. The stories follow the members of the Granite Lake wolf pack as they deal with life and love as shifters.

    Also see Takhini Wolves – same world, longer stories.

    First in Series: Wolf Signs
    Final Release: Wolf Nip

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    Takhini Wolves

    Lighthearted paranormal stories based in the city of Whitehorse before bursting out into the wilderness of Alaska and the Yukon. The stories follow the members of the Takhini wolf pack as the new Alpha, local humans, bear shifters and others deal with falling in love and kicking ass.

    Also see Granite Lake Wolves – same world, shorter stories.

    Rita® Nominated Best Paranormal Romance 2014: Diamond Dust
    Final book in series: Moon Shine

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  • Featured Series

    Six Pack Ranch

    The Coleman family has ranched in the Rocky Mountain House area of Alberta for generations. These modern day contemporary cowboy romance stories follow the current family members as they find both their place in the community and happy-ever-afters.

    Latest Release: Rocky Mountain Devil
    Final Novel in series: Rocky Mountain Home

    “Vivian Arend pours intense passion into her novels...” ~Library Journal~

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12 Oct 2012


Hot & Cool Blog Tour- Day One

By Vivian Arend

Cool Canucks, Hot Contemporaries Blog Tour


November 12-23, 2012, join Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend as we share information about our upcoming Samhain releases- Viv’s ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGEL (Six Pack Ranch #4) and GETTING HOTTER (Out Of Uniform #8)

What’s it about?

Well, how about we BOTH tell you?

Elle: Can we PLEASE talk about how we “met”?

Viv: lmao. Way to start off topic. You really want people to know? You stalker

Elle: lol. Not the details! Just that I emailed you because you were Canadian and I thought we would hit it off. And we did.

Viv: I’m looking at my Samhain bookshelf…

Elle: Is that code for something?

Viv: You were one of the first Samhain authors I read. Out of Uniform…

Elle: Wow! Really? That’s pretty awesome. You can thank being Canadian as why I read Rocky Mountain Heat.I was browsing for books with Canadian settings because my friend commented about how hardly any novels use them

Viv: too funny. And almost all my books are Canadian set

Elle: Your name came up a lot 🙂

Viv: Well…there’s so much Canada to USE as a setting 😀

Elle: I know. The series I’m plotting out now is set in Canada. FINALLY!

Viv: Yeah!!!! *digresses into Barenaked Ladies songs* We’ve got…rocks and trees and trees and rocks and…

Elle: and snow and lakes!

Viv: okay, so for the next couple weeks we’re going to share snippets from Getting Hotter and Rocky Mountain Angel, and tease people

Elle: and showcase our awesomely Canadian sense of humour

Viv: right. we get to ramble…like that’s hard…

Elle: Notice I used the “u” in humour?

Viv: lol. very colourful addition. Do you think we need to explain the use of Duct Tape?

Elle: OK, I’m dumb. Do Americans not use duct tape? (this is a serious question)

Viv: They seem to call it DUCK tape

Elle: DUCK?

Viv: and I doubt they know of its utter importance in our lives

Elle: Honestly? If I had to pick three items like desert island style or whatever, duct tape would be one of them

Viv: that’s because you’re a kinky girl. OFF TO THE PRIZE LIST!


GRAND PRIZE:? Nook (wifi)


#1- Cowboy Gift Pack (No, no real cowboys-sorry) 100th anniversary Calgary Stampede bag and cowbell. Paul Brandt CD, Print copy of ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEAT

#2- A Navy Seal gift pack. (No, still no real Seals included– but keep dreaming!) Print copy of HOT & BOTHERED (OOU #1-3), and a bunch of fun stuff you really want to win.

Winners for these drawn from comments at all the tour stops, and announced at our blogs November 23.


DAILY PRIZES: One commenter at each blog will win their choice of one of Elle or Viv’s backlist Samhain ebooks.



Nov 12- Elle & Viv’s

Nov 13- The Book Pushers

Nov 14- Smexy Books

Nov 15- Hanging with Bells

Nov 16- Heroes & Heartbreakers

Nov 19- Fiction Vixen

Nov 20- Novel Thoughts

Nov 21- Ramblings From This Chick

Nov 22- Book Binge

Nov 23- Elle & Viv’s


HOT & COOL Rules:

1. International winners are welcome. Prizes are as listed, no substitutes.

2. Chances of winning depends on the number of entries at each blog. Winners for the 3 main prizes will be chosen using Random.com.

3. No complaining about how hot the excerpts are. 😀


The COOL CANUCKS, HOT CONTEMPORARIES TOUR is brought to you by two writers who are good friends in spite of their extreme opposite lives: big city/small town, west coast/ east coast, married/single.

GETTING HOTTER, book #8 in the Out of Uniform series by Elle Kennedy is available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain Publishing

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Arend‘s ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGEL (Six Pack Ranch #4) is available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain Publishing


Leave a comment for your chance to win!!! Do you call it DUCK tape or DUCT tape, and can you give us one unusual thing to do with it? (And join us tomorrow at The Book Pushers!)

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Nov 12, 2012
8:47 am

You ladies are hilarious… and of course it’s duct tape! (and pop (none of this soda business)! — Ontario representing :D) Methinks Americans refer to it as duck tape because Duck Tape is/was one of the major brands. Strangest thing I’ve done with it? Patching up a hole in the seam of my wetsuit during a scuba-diving vacation to the Caribbean. When you’re doing 3+ dives a day for 5 days, you need all the warmth you can get, haha.


Nov 12, 2012
12:36 pm

I agree with the whole calling it duck tape and yes it is a major name brand its ok you can call us crazy americans if you want cause we know we are anyway love you ladies lots and can’t wait for your new releases

Chris Bails

Nov 12, 2012
12:39 pm

I always thought is was Duck tape, but I am also a girl and don’t really care. I now know that is Duct, but I am still a girl and don’t care. LOL. Elle I love your series. I am very eagerly awaiting Book #8. I am also dying for Dylan’s story. I also for the longest time was calling the Out of Uniform series, the Hot series because all the titles have Hot in the series and they are also steamy books. 11/20 needs to come quick. Vivian is a new author for me, but definately adding to my must read/try list. I love to read and always looking for new author to check out. Also Elle, very glad that you are putting your books in print. I have them all on my kindle, but can’t share the kindle. I love giving friends my books to try and then they go devour the books. Will be following along for sure, what a fun hop. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jane George

Nov 12, 2012
12:45 pm

DUCT TAPE. Use it to secure my sons mittens to his coat.

Lillie H

Nov 12, 2012
12:52 pm

Is duck tape a major American brand? Never heard of it. I must be the exception, lol, cause my DUCT tape was always 3M. 😉

Working with a kid who loves making things like a fighter jet that he can actually fit in out of cardboard boxes… duct tape is a necessity to have around!

Elizabeth H.

Nov 12, 2012
1:04 pm

I’m from Kansas so I call it Duck Tape. I never realized it was “Duct” until I was an adult! an unusual thing to do with it, you can fold the duct tape in half and use it as a jump rope. Love you ladies!!
ehaney578 at aol dot com


Nov 12, 2012
1:13 pm

I call it duct tape and I’ve actually never heard anyone call it duck tape before. I’ve learned something new today. 🙂 I do know a few crafty types that make wallets out of duct tape.


Nov 12, 2012
1:15 pm

Growing up in the south and Midwest, we always called it duck tape. I never realized it was duct until I had to buy some myself my favorite thing to do with it is to wrap presents with it. My family never knows exactly what type of wrapping they may get. The coolest thing I’ve seen done with it was in college when an art major made a dress for herself and a suit for her boyfriend for one of the homecoming dances. It was pretty cool.

Cheryl McInnis

Nov 12, 2012
1:28 pm

I used to work in a hardware store and I bet I sold 20 rolls of Duct tape every single day for every reason under the sun. It is for sure a staple in every Canadian home…because as Red Green says ” If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy” 😉

Nancy Gilliland

Nov 12, 2012
1:28 pm

Duct tape of course. Growing up in the middle of the U.S., it is a mainstay of my repair kit-use it for everything. I have some hot pink that I use to make book covers (not directly on the books, mind you; I cover freezer paper with it) and cover those books I want to prottect and keep from getting dirty, stained, torn, etc.
Love these authors, and thank them for the contest.

Colleen C.

Nov 12, 2012
1:38 pm

Congrats on the start on your blog tour!
For me it is Duct Tape… one unusual thing I have seen it used for… my sister used colored ones to decorate my nephew’s wooden stick for his karate lessons… it actually came out nice.


Nov 12, 2012
2:59 pm

I call it Duct Tape. I have seen photos of girls who made prom dresses out of duct tape.


Nov 12, 2012
3:24 pm

Being from South Louisiana we call it Duck Tape, but my father-in-law calls it “MacGuyver” tape. It has gotten him out of many binds he’s gotten into in the past!


Nov 12, 2012
3:27 pm

Congrats on your upcoming releases ladies.
Its always been Duct Tape to me. You can use it to repair anything 🙂 Got a leak-Duct tape it..got a tear on furniture-Duct tape it. Need something pieced back together-duct tape it 🙂
My niece even made a duct tape wallet and painted it.People liked it so much they asked her to make them one.lol.


Nov 12, 2012
3:56 pm

I call it Duct tape. It’s definitely not a staple item for me, but I keep a roll in the toolbox.

Thanks for giveaway and congrats on the blog tour!


Nov 12, 2012
11:15 pm

Too funny! As a Calgarian I have to say I pronounce it Duct tape, and we are currently using to remove warts from my daughter foot( yes, it actually works). I am very excited to read Rocky Mountain Angel!


Nov 13, 2012
1:28 am

LOL! You two are just lovely! And of course it is duct tape! I do believe “Duck tape” is a brand… I’ve enjoyed both of your books, and well, I’m sorely disappointed that there are no actual cowboys or SEALs included in either prize 😉

Ashley V

Nov 13, 2012
6:39 am

I have always pronounced it duck tape. The major brand while I was growing up was duck and, since I was too young to read, all I knew was that tape had a little yellow duck on it!:-) not sure I’ve used it for anything to unusual. recently used it to hang spider web for Halloween though…it conveniently comes in various colors now!!

Ashley V

Nov 13, 2012
6:40 am

I have always pronounced it duck tape. The major brand while I was growing up was duck and, since I was too young to read, all I knew was that tape had a little yellow duck. recently used it to hang spider web for Halloween though…it conveniently comes in various colors now!!


Nov 13, 2012
3:39 pm

We call it duct tape.

Brenda Hyde

Nov 13, 2012
9:47 pm

It’s duct tape— BUT, I was at the store the other day and saw a display of all the new, expensive patterned duct tape and noticed the brand was DUCK— hmmm….I did not know that. We are in Michigan though, and Canada is really close…as in we used to drive over there to party when we were teens:) Ahem…that was awhile ago since I’m 50 now. So, duct tape could be used to tape beer to the bottom of the car seat if one wanted to hide it. LOL


Nov 15, 2012
6:54 am

As English is not my mother tongue I learned duct tape as duct tape. 🙂
I love both your series and can’t wait for the next books!
Thank you for the giveaways!


Nov 15, 2012
7:08 am

It’s Duct Tape! It’s Pop! lol I have made a prom dress with Duct Tape actually… there was a fad going on there for a while and my cousin needed help making her dress. A whole lot of kids went to prom with dresses made from duct tape that year it was crazy!

Joanne B

Nov 15, 2012
8:52 am

We call it duct tape. Although the kids have always called it duck tape. Go figure. Ladies, you are hysterical. Congrats to you both on your new releases.


Nov 15, 2012
10:25 am

I call it Duct tape and we in my house have use it for everything. It comes very handy at Christmas. LOL


Nov 15, 2012
2:59 pm

We call it Duck Tape.


Nov 15, 2012
5:49 pm

Apply duct tape to slippery soles to increase traction.


Nov 19, 2012
2:01 pm

we call it duct tape and use it everywhere!

Vanessa N.

Nov 19, 2012
8:46 pm

Great tour. Thanks for the chance.



Nov 21, 2012
11:05 am

Duct Tape is the best.

barbara arrowood

Nov 21, 2012
11:08 am

Lol, I love both of you ladies and l have made a serious dent in reading all of your books on my nook!
My son made a hoodie and a pair of shoes out of duct tape. The company that makes Duck tape brand duct tape is based in my hometown of Hickory,NC

Cathy P

Nov 21, 2012
12:30 pm

I think that when I was little, I probably thought it was called Duck tape, but can’t really remember that far back. As an adult, I have always called it Duct tape. We use it to keep things together.


Nov 21, 2012
11:23 pm

I say Duct Tape, but I know there’s a Duck Tape brand out there now…



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