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13 Jan 2013

{ 76 Comments }

Read along with the Wolfies!

By Vivian Arend

==NEW==>

 

Time is flying and the sixth book in the Granite Lake Wolves is nearly here! I wanted to have some fun, and since I’ve heard often from readers that they love re-reading the novella length Wolfies, that’s what we’re going to do!

READ ALONG WITH THE WOLFIES

When: Jan 14- Feb 15

What: Go through the series and enjoy in preparation for book 6, WOLF NIP. Every book you read earns you points toward winning prizes!

Prizes?: Oh yes! I have these cool dudes as well as 2013 limited edition dog tags! And print books!

ARWHOOOOOO!!!

How?: Check out the rafflecopter and have some fun.

 

**I’ll be keeping an eye on this blog post over the next weeks, so if you want to make additional comments re: your favourite scenes as you re-read, you are welcome. I’ll join in as I can if I think of fun things to share about the scenes you mention!**

**I’ll be adding  my favourite moments of writing/publishing the wolfies to this post. Check when you come back to add to your rafflecopter.**

ADDED-JANUARY 21

So you know that WOLF SIGNS is set in a real location, right? The Granite Lake cabin is where my family went for an excursion when the kids were 10 and 12. On the technical side: this was the first book I submitted for publication, when we started on edits my brand new editor had to teach me how to use track changes–never had used them prior to that. While I was writing I had to keep stopping every time Robyn signs something and, well, sign it. Which makes it really tough to type!

ADDED- January 27

So I rewrote the start of WOLF FLIGHT 3 times to get it right. The funny part is the first version was interesting, but more about how Tad found out about wolves in the first place than his and Missy’s romance, and…yup, letting the secret out about wolves was TJ’s fault. You want to read a snippet of it? 😀 Go HERE.

ADDED- February 4

WOLF GAMES  was the book when I finally felt as if I finally felt I knew what I was doing as an author. I had a plan for the heroine, and was looking for the perfect hero when I overheard an online discussion about how all heroes were assholes. Or broken. Or… and you know it, Erik showed up. My gentle giant. He’s well adjusted, not tormented and OMG SWEET–exactly what Maggie needed. He’s also damn smart. My favourite scene is when Maggie tries to rile him up by kissing a stranger and the whole thing falls apart as Erik goes and speaks Russian to the newcomers. <3

 

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Sullivan McPig

Jan 13, 2013
4:33 pm

We’re all set to read along!
And we just discovered we never wrote a review of Wolf Line *gasp*
How could we forget?!
We’ll have to remedy that during the Read Along.


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 13, 2013
    4:35 pm

    Hurrah! So glad you’re joining in, Sully. And Voodoo Bride 😉


Lavonne Page

Jan 13, 2013
4:40 pm

cant wait, love all these books


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 13, 2013
    4:48 pm

    wonderful! And I’m going to be watching this post and responding back, so anytime you want to leave a comment, you can! 😀


Nancy Gilliland

Jan 13, 2013
10:19 pm

You know how I feel about all of these books-expecially Wolf Line, where you made me feel like ‘pack’ and like a friend. Looking forward to it-they are all keyed up on my reader.


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 13, 2013
    10:35 pm

    Well, you are a special part of the pack!! You’re one of the reasons I love writing them so much. ((hugs))


      Nancy G

      Jan 13, 2013
      11:10 pm

      My blog post goes live at 2 am CST, over at My Odd Little World featuring the first three books, with my brief review of the first book, sort of.

      http://nancyg1950.blogspot.com


Musing Bookworm

Jan 14, 2013
3:00 am

I love me some Wolfies! And a read-a-long is such a great idea (I normally try to re-read your books before I start the newest release anyway). As usual, your prizes are AWESOME. Arrroooo!


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 14, 2013
    4:08 pm

    I love that the southern hemisphere is so well represented!


Melanie J

Jan 14, 2013
12:42 pm

Awesome. Great giveaway!


Ora

Jan 14, 2013
3:45 pm

This is so cool. This past year I have started reading more paranormal romance books and love finding authors that are new to me.


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 14, 2013
    4:10 pm

    I confess I fell in love with paranormal romance first before moving into contemporary, so it will always have a bit of my heart.

    😀


    Ora

    Jan 21, 2013
    7:45 am

    After reading the series, I am torn between Tad and TJ being my favorites.


      Vivian Arend

      Jan 27, 2013
      3:34 pm

      Wait until you meet Mark. He’s another sweetheart. 😀


Stacey Conrad

Jan 14, 2013
5:47 pm

I love TJ and would love to read more about him and how they deal with a human mate in the pack. That’s something you haven’t gone into as much. I have all of these stories and I love them. Keep on writing! (I know you will, just saying, I’ll keep pre-ordering and reading!)


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 14, 2013
    6:00 pm

    I’ll keep that idea in mind. There’s a little mention of it in Black Gold, but not much of the daily reality. And wait until TESSA JOINS IN!!! lol.

    ahem


Lisa B

Jan 14, 2013
7:27 pm

Sad to say i have yet to start reading these books. I need a fav wolfie. TBR list just got longer. Are these in audiobook? I’m starting to listen to audiobooks at work. I am full time now and drive about 6 to 7 hours a day so i can get some reading via audiobook this way now.

Lisa B


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 14, 2013
    11:47 pm

    Sorry, no audio books yet (although you could ask Samhain :D)

    I always think the audio reader part of a kindle would be cool to test out for books as well.


bn100

Jan 14, 2013
9:09 pm

I like TJ.


June M.

Jan 15, 2013
2:20 am

So hard to choose just one of the Wolfies! I guess I would go with TJ cause he is just fun 🙂 But, I also love Keil….so Alpha!


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 16, 2013
    10:34 am

    While I love Keil and TJ, I still think Erik is the most hmmmmmmm.


Amanda O

Jan 18, 2013
10:12 am

Erik is my favorite wolf so far! He’s just so big and scrumptious!!!!
Btw… 🙁 I read too fast…. And now the wait feels longer…


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 21, 2013
    11:11 am

    oh noooo! Well, read the freebies (on free read page) and then there’s a fab new werewolf/shifter book out from Moira Rogers tomorrow you can read to pass the time!

    Haunted Sanctuary:http://moirarogers.com/by-series/sanctuary-universe/green-pines/haunted-sanctuary/

    Also? I <3 Erik , the gentle giant. The new hero in book 6 feels the most like Erik to me. Mark is SOOO sweet.


      Amanda O

      Jan 25, 2013
      10:41 am

      Will do! Thanks! I read them all again….. I think I need to find something to do besides reading…lol <3


Musing Bookworm

Jan 18, 2013
5:21 pm

So, I’ve re-read First Howl & Second Howl as part of the read-along (they’re not on the list but I have to read in sequence – it’s a bit OCD)

I love how both novellas have the same opening scene, but from different character perspectives. Plus, gratuitous use of TJ being… Well, TJ actually, is always appreciated =]

If you haven’t read First Howl & Second Howl, get to Vic’s Free Reads page. I highly recommend (so much hotness *grin*


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 21, 2013
    11:12 am

    heheh. Yes. The free reads– I’m I am working on something for Maggie and Erik this week in fact!

    Pam and TJ’s short will be the ‘learn to sing’ scene. lol


Lori H

Jan 21, 2013
5:49 am

Hi, I haven’t read these books yet and so can’t tell you which is my fave. These are my TBR pile and the first book is on the menu, next. Hope to get through all the series before the end of contest 🙂
Thanks


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 21, 2013
    11:13 am

    Hi Lori, and welcome!

    Make sure you come back and tell me who caught your fancy the most. They really are a great group of people, IMHO. 😉


Mary Jo

Jan 21, 2013
9:33 am

I read Nancy’s blog and about the readalong and have been offline while attending our Uncle’s funeral in the US…but… reread all of them and am now going on to the Takhini’s while waiting for my preorder of Wolf Nip to go live 🙂


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 21, 2013
    11:15 am

    Hi Mary Jo

    Welcome, and I’m glad you got reading time, although I’m sorry to hear about your loss. 🙁

    I’m doing edits on the 3rd Takhini book this coming while, and it’s so lovely to get to catch up on what’s happening in that part of the world–they’ve become my friends!


Amy S.

Jan 21, 2013
9:46 am

Cool contest


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 21, 2013
    11:16 am

    Come on back when you can to tell us who you liked best, Amy.

    😀


Katy

Jan 21, 2013
11:43 am

I think my favorite Wolfie is … TJ !!!
He’s really cute when he’s clumsy <3 I can't get enough of him !


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 27, 2013
    3:35 pm

    It was fun to have TJ pop into the first of the Takhini books as well– he is a darling character to write!


Susan Romito

Jan 21, 2013
3:17 pm

I am definitely signing up for this!! My fav is Keil. YUM!


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 27, 2013
    3:35 pm

    Hurrah! Good to see you, Susan.

    And Keil…ahhhhhhhh 😉


Lisa J

Jan 21, 2013
5:13 pm

I love your wolfies. It seems like I’ve had Wolf Nip on preorder forever. Can’t wait to read it, especially since I just reread Wolf Line today.


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 27, 2013
    3:36 pm

    It always seems so long, doesn’t it? And I’m already working on the next adventure, so it’s like a new story when I go read it!


Kaetrin

Jan 22, 2013
5:04 am

I haven’t read any of this series yet. Must rectify that!


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 27, 2013
    3:37 pm

    Have fun and come back and tell us who you fell in love with!


JeanetteJ

Jan 23, 2013
1:53 am

I love your books and I always reread all the Wolves books when in a slump or nothing else interesting to read 🙂


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 27, 2013
    3:37 pm

    I know sometimes people complain that they’re novellas and “too short”, but that makes them prefect for re-reads to me!


KittyKelly

Jan 27, 2013
2:56 pm

In my eyes TJ will forever and always be my fav. I love him so much!!! *sigh*

KittyKelly


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 27, 2013
    3:38 pm

    When he started singing?

    *melts*


      KittyKelly

      Jan 27, 2013
      4:00 pm

      I loved him before that but thanks to my huge love of music that really sealed the deal for me. I posted about this contest on my blog and let everyone know that he is mine!! 🙂

      KittyKelly


SheriV

Jan 27, 2013
3:32 pm

Looking forward to reading these books again, won’t be the first time I’ve re-read


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 27, 2013
    3:38 pm

    Enjoy, Sheri

    And I have comfort re-reads as well (and some of them are my own books shhhhhhhh 😉


Ashley A

Jan 27, 2013
9:04 pm

I haven’t had a chance to read any of these yet…but I have a feeling I’ll love ALL the wolfies!!
Ashley A
ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com


Ashley A

Jan 27, 2013
9:16 pm

OMG!! I just realized I have a Samhain Publishing gift certificate I haven’t used yet!! I CAN GO BUY SOME WOLFIES!!! yes!!!
Ashley A


    Ashley A

    Jan 27, 2013
    9:22 pm

    went and bought the first 4!!!


      Vivian Arend

      Jan 28, 2013
      10:37 am

      Lol! Thank you for your enthusiasm, Ashley!

      I hope you enjoy them. You’ll have to let us know who your fav is.


Lori Meehan

Jan 27, 2013
10:53 pm

I’ve not started this series yet. I have the first book. I’m hoping to start it ASAP.


    Vivian Arend

    Jan 28, 2013
    10:38 am

    Have fun with Robyn and Keil.

    I love that Robyn isn’t all OMG OMG OMG when she finds out…what she finds out. She’s always KNOWN something was up!


Michelle Curry

Jan 28, 2013
3:53 pm

Out of all the Wolfies, Erik is my favorite :). Then Jared would be next, well maybe Keil. It’s just to hard to put them in order!!! Just finished reading them all and bought Black Gold. Loved that one too. So ready for Mark and Tessa’s story!


    Vivian Arend

    Feb 3, 2013
    8:50 pm

    I think you’ll love Mark and Tessa– they got that happy go lucky thing going on that’s a lot like Jared.

    😀


Jolene A

Feb 1, 2013
11:35 am

These all sound amazing and I can’t wait to get started!!!


Pamk

Feb 1, 2013
11:30 pm

I am going with TJ. I liked him from the beginning.


    Vivian Arend

    Feb 3, 2013
    8:50 pm

    I like how he’s grown up 😉


Lynda the Guppy

Feb 2, 2013
11:29 pm

Like I said on Twitter, you are an evil, evil woman. Evil. LOL

I’m on Book 4 of this series, and I started book 1 this morning. I don’t read shifter books EVER, and yet here I am. Tearing through these books like mad. *sigh* Evil author.


    Vivian Arend

    Feb 3, 2013
    8:51 pm

    You know you <3 me...

    And ARWHOOOOOOO!!!! Welcome to the pack!


Diane Sallans

Feb 3, 2013
8:36 pm

I don’t know – I need to meet them to decide, but from the sounds of them I’ll like them all!


    Vivian Arend

    Feb 3, 2013
    8:52 pm

    They are a loveable lot. Have fun getting to meet them!


Sullivan McPig

Feb 4, 2013
5:50 am

Only Wolf Line left to reread at the moment, but so far Erik still is my favorite after many rereads.


    Vivian Arend

    Feb 7, 2013
    9:08 pm

    (shhh…I still think I <3 him the most)


Nancy Gilliland

Feb 4, 2013
3:13 pm

TJ is still my favorite, Viv, but there is a special place in my heart for ‘cousin’ Jared, LOL. Thanks for letting me in, and I will keep piosting my wolfie reviews up until release day-and will post my Wolf Nip review that day, okay? Hugs, sweetie!


    Vivian Arend

    Feb 7, 2013
    9:08 pm

    Sounds awesome!!! Thanks for doing all the cool features!


Maria Ramirez Esquivel

Feb 4, 2013
11:44 pm

Cant wait to read the six book! So far my favorite are Keil and Robyn.

Thanks for the giveaway.


    Vivian Arend

    Feb 7, 2013
    9:08 pm

    Glad you’ve joined in, Maria!


Margie

Feb 7, 2013
11:55 pm

I have been a huge fan of Six Pack Ranch and finally started reading about these hunky wolfies! Love me some hot, funny wolves! I’m torn between Tad and TJ! Kind of like I’m torn between Lorelei James and You as my top fav authors! Luckily I am able to keep my (slightly unhealthy) addiction to your books fed with all my Amazon gift cards from Christmas!


Glittergirl

Feb 9, 2013
5:10 pm

Sorry I can’t name my favorite wolfie because I haven’t read the series yet. I’ve just discovered you as an awesome author and I’ll have to look into the series. I do love wolves 😉


z

Feb 12, 2013
1:55 pm

Vivian
Looks like your tour has been fun and doing well. I’ve left some comments here and there.
Z


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