• New Series!

    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 Two: One Sexy Ride
    Bonus Story: Baby, Be Mine

    “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
    Latest 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 Freedom
    Series Extras: Six Pack Ranch Family Album

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

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25 Jul 2014

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Wolf Signs is FREE!

By Nicole

Wolf Signs, the first book in the Granite Lake series is free* from online retailers. If you haven’t already, be sure to go out and get your copy today!

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If you have read Wolf Signs and are so inclined, please share your thoughts by telling someone or posting a review.

*still waiting on Barnes & Noble and Kobo, but it should be free shortly!

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25 Jul 2014

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Flashback Friday – Silent Storm

By Nicole

Today we are flashing back to the third and final book in the Pacific Passions series.

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Title: Silent Storm

Heroine: Laurin – Air shifter who is conflicted over her pairing with Matt, a sea shifter Shaman. Desperate to find a balance between her love of Matt, and her desire to help her air shifter people.

Hero: Matt – Sea shifter shaman who is willing to go to any length to keep Laurin at his side, even if that means letting go long enough for her to choose.

Tidbit: Book three in the ‘same hero & heroine’ writing, and by this time? I’m totally in love with these characters. I could totally see writing more stories for them because there’s more that could happen, but in the end they reach a lovely HEA that you know will last.

But maybe someday….

Funny how characters become like friends. I’d love to catch up with them and see how they’re doing.

Do you have a favourite couple you’d like to hear from again? That’s something that I am getting to do with the free vignettes I write for my newsletter…

 

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

"I want you to be mine, and mine alone." - Silent Storm

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21 Jul 2014

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New Release! Love is a Battlefield

By Nicole

The second book in the DreamMakers series, LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD, is now available.

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He’s ready to admit she’s all grown up…

After two tours of duty, former Army Ranger Jack Hunter is back in the US, working to keep DreamMakers a brilliant success. Now that his best friend’s little sister is home from college, it’s time to retire his hands-off policy and take action. He wants Pepper Wilson in his bed, but seducing the feisty redhead could be dangerous for more than one reason.

She’s ready to push all his buttons…

Pepper is tired of being bossed around by everyone in her life, especially arrogant, annoying, overbearing Jack Hunter. While she can’t deny the man is out-of-this-world gorgeous, his alpha routine is getting old. His steely determination proves a match for her own, though, and the attraction simmering between them ignites into fiery passion.

But can their wild sexual exploration turn into more without someone getting burned?

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Excerpt:

He hurried after Pepper before any of the women could get another word in, catching up to her just as she reached the wooden gazebo on the other side of the spacious backyard.
“Oh, for fuck’s sake, Jackjack. What do you want?”
He slid his hands into the pockets of his faded jeans. “Jeez, you’re so damn snippy today.” A smirk formed on his lips. “Let me guess, it’s because your boy Billy isn’t lighting your fire, huh? His kissing skills are—what did you call them? Decent.”
Green eyes glared daggers at him. “I knew you were eavesdropping on us. Congratulations. I now have another item to add to my Why Jack is Mega-Annoying list.”
Then she spun around and climbed the steps into the gazebo, effectively dismissing him.
Jack followed her right inside.
“Seriously, would you just go away?” Pepper grumbled. “I want to check my messages.”
He leaned against one of the wooden posts of the covered structure. “Then check your messages. I’ll wait. I have something I wanted to run by you.”
Rather than look intrigued, she scowled at him again. “Why don’t you go run something by Kendra instead?”
His brows instantly furrowed. “Why would I do that?”
Pepper’s jaw went tight. “We’ve already verified that you were listening to us talk, which means you know she thinks you’re hot, and I saw you checking her out, so…” She shrugged, an action that was incongruous with her impossibly stiff shoulders. “So go make a love connection with her and give me some privacy.”
Several seconds ticked by as Jack made a startling, wonderful, delightful realization.
Pepper was jealous.
Hell yeah. Clearly he wasn’t the only one who’d been affected by her calculated teasing during her stay at his place. Unless he was misinterpreting…but finding out wouldn’t be too difficult.
He took a step closer, deciding to test the waters. “You know me, Candy Cane, I’m not too interested in love connections. Sex connections, on the other hand…”
Jack let the comment hang, hiding a smile when he saw the unmistakable gleam of heat in her eyes.
Oh hell yeah.
But of course, Pepper remained stubborn to the core. “Then have sex with her,” she said flippantly. “I’m sure she’d enjoy it.”
“Trust me, she would.” He very deliberately licked his bottom lip, and enjoyed the way her breath hitched. “Man, there are so many ways I could make Kendal—Kendra feel good, you don’t even know.”
He expected Pepper to respond with a biting remark. Or maybe change the subject altogether.
What he didn’t expect was the note of challenge in her voice.
“Yeah? Like what, Jackjack?”
He erased a few more inches of distance, pausing when they were two feet apart. To anyone at the barbecue who glanced over at them, they looked like two people having a conversation. But Jack knew better. The electric bolts of heat moving back and forth from her body to his could have burned the gazebo to the ground.
“Hmmm. Not sure where I’d even start.” He slanted his head. “Do you think she’d like it if I went down on her?”
Pepper’s soft gasp echoed between them. “W-what?”
He played dumb. “Going down on her…you know…licking her pussy. Eating her out.”
The flush that bloomed on Pepper’s cheeks was so sexy his cock thickened behind his zipper. Holy fuck. Would her skin blush as deliciously pink when he ran his tongue over every tantalizing inch of it?
“I know what you meant,” she ground out. “There’s no need to be so crude.”
“Crude?” A dark laugh escaped. “You think that’s crude? You have no idea what a filthy mouth I have, do you, Pepper? No, of course you wouldn’t.” He met her eyes, trying hard not to laugh again when he saw passion, anger, and jealousy warring in her expression.
“What about dirty talk? I’d hate to scare anyone off by coming on too strong.”
Pepper’s jaw opened and closed, closed and opened. She seemed to be at a loss for words, which was goddamn unheard of.
“Come on, help a guy out,” Jack said mockingly. “I don’t like going into situations blind. It’s the soldier in me, you know?”
She finally voiced a reply. “Yes, I think dirty talk is fine.”
“You sure?”
Her head jerked in a nod.
“So there’s no issue when I tell her how sweet her pussy tastes?”
Another abrupt nod, accompanied by another intake of breath.
“What about if I say I want to shove my tongue in her cunt and fuck it until she screams?”
A tortured sound left Pepper’s lips and drove a spike of desire right through his cock.
Christ, she looked as if she were in the middle of a very naughty dream. Cheeks flushed, lips parted, her breathing erratic.
Satisfaction swiftly surged through him. He hadn’t imagined it, then. She was feeling the same lust he was. The same lust he’d denied for years.
Now that it had been unleashed, he knew there was no going back.
“Yes, Jack,” she damn near moaned. “She’ll probably love it.”
“Good.” He licked his lips again. “That’s all I wanted to know.”

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20 Jul 2014

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RWA Annual Conference

By Nicole

This week Viv will be at the Romance Writers of America Conference in San Antonio. Here is her schedule!

 

Open to public:
Wednesday, July 23
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing

Join Us for the 2014 Literacy Autographing!

If you’re in the San Antonio area, consider attending the 2014 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing on July 23 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel (3rd floor ballroom). At the Literacy Autographing, 500+ romance authors will be signing books for fans, with proceeds from book sales going to ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Texas, Restore Education, and Each One Teach One San Antonio. Learn more at http://www.rwa.org/literacy.

 

For registered RWA attendees only:
Friday, July 25
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Berkley Book Signing

Saturday, July 26
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Samhain Book Signing
8:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. 2014 RITA & Golden Heart Awards Ceremony

 

*Viv will have copies of Diamond Dust, Rocky Mountain Freedom, and High Seduction at the signing!*

18 Jul 2014

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Flashback Friday – High Risk

By Nicole

Today we are flashing back to High Risk.

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Title: High Risk

Heroine: Rebecca James – a search & rescue star who is dealing with media attention following her latest rescue, but also memory loss from the accident. She hopes training with the Lifeline team will provide a chance to use her skills and regain her memory.

Hero: Marcus Landers – the founder of the Lifeline team who is desperate to get them back in tip-top shape. He’s still dealing with the fallout of losing his hand in a horrific accident years prior, but more importantly he’s keen to get reacquainted with Becki, who he had a brief fling with years ago.

Tidbit: I enjoyed researching locations for High Risk. Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time in the Banff area, but it was especially fun to go and take pictures of the Banff Springs Hotel where part of the story is set, and to consider exactly which walls the heroine would have climbed on a dare. Getting to share a little bit of grandeur of Banff National Park was wonderful.

Here is one of my favorite quotes: "The kiss started soft, just a meeting of lips, but like fire trickling along the edge of a paper, heat and desire grew."

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