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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: Rocky 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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    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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  • Featured Series

    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 Shelter
    Next Release: Rocky Mountain Devil

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

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Single Post

5 Mar 2013



By Vivian Arend

I’ve debated a dozen times if I should post this, or just pop up the cover and blurb and say “Wheeee! It’s here!” But even though I feel a little geeky, I gotta do it.

It’s been an amazing journey– and if you’ve been following me for any length of time you know how much I love traveling. 😉 This time the destination was slightly different, but like all journeys, its NOT just reaching the end that counts. It’s the things you learn, and the people you meet along the way that make it extraordinary.

This adventure, though,  started with Maya Banks. She’s the one who lit a fire under my butt to think about subbing a project to New York. HelenKay Dimon pulled out all the stops and wrote me long, long letters when I was looking for my agent. Elle Kennedy helped my poke my proposal into shape. Lauren Dane and Ann Aguirre held my hands as the auction started. Maya was there as well, laughing with me at my excitement.

Through it all, Bree and Donna (aka Kit Rocha/Moira Rogers) were my rocks, giving hugs and hits as needed. My beta readers Nancy, Lillie & Kathy gave me O_o looks and “Omg, so good” in balanced enough proportions I knew I’d be okay. When Jaci Burton read the final draft and told me she loved it–incredible.

And you. The readers, who have expressed interest since the first rumours of the new series, to being excited over cover art, and ARCs and now release day.

Now I have tears in my eyes because all these people mean the world to me, and while I’m immensely proud of HIGH RISK, and the other books coming in the series, I’m even more thrilled by the world of people around me. I <3 you guys so hard. Thank you for being there. Thank you for supporting me as I live out this dream of being a storyteller.



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Mar 11, 2013
3:46 pm

Finally had a chance to read it, not at my usual speed though. Darn college degree taking away my precious book-devouring time!!

Wow, this was a fun ride! The best part was that I’ve stood a few feet from the Bow River, looked upon Tunnel Mountain, and stayed in the Banff Springs Hotel since you first announced this new series. I think this made it easier for me to connect with the book even though climbing a rock face is something I’d never, ever, ever, ever even consider. Thanks for the adrenaline rush!! 🙂

    Vivian Arend

    Mar 14, 2013
    12:21 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it, Louise. And yes, I love that about books set places I’ve been as well.


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