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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 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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13 Aug 2014

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Rocky Mountain Romance – Six Pack Ranch 7

By Nicole

I’m excited to share with you the blurb and cover of Rocky Mountain Romance, book 7 in the Six Pack Ranch series.


Cover- Rocky Mountain Romance


Second chances are the sweetest—and the filthiest.

It took a spectacularly embarrassing break-up to knock Steve Moonshine Coleman off his lazy-butt. In the ten months since that night, he’s changed his ways. Now that Melody’s back in town, it’s time for this sweet-talking cowboy to convince her to get back in the saddle with him.

A return to her veterinary position in Rocky Mountain House was always in the cards for Melody Langley. Getting back together with Steve? Never part of the plan. He had lots of potential but zero ambition, and there’s no way she’ll accept anything less than a man who can keep up with her, in and out of bed.

But the new-and-improved cowboy is impossible to resist, so Melody issues a challenge. Three months to prove he’s reformed. Three months of Steve orchestrating one sexual indulgence after another—?wicked distractions from the old boys’ club Melody faces at work and Steve’s growing responsibilities.

He’s got one shot to prove with more than words what’s in his heart and soul.

Warning: Fifty percent less angst, twice as much filthy-talking, dirty-daring cowboy. Get ready for a whole lot of make-your-knees-weak wooing from a man intent on proving he’s got what it takes, and the woman ready to push him way past his limits.


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29 Aug 2014

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Flashback Friday – Baby, Be Mine

By Nicole

Today we are flashing back to Baby, Be Mine, the bonus story in the Thompson & Sons series.

Cover- Baby, Be Mine


Title: Baby, Be Mine

Heroine: Katy Thompson – Youngest child and only daughter of the Thompson clan. After an accident, she discovers she’s lost a good chunk of her memory including the identity of her unborn baby’s father.

Hero: Gage Jenick – Best friend to the Thompson family for as long as he can remember. He’s always wanted Katy, and couldn’t resist her the night before he had to leave for six months. Now he’s back and willing to do anything and everything to win Katy’s heart – again.

Tidbit: I think many of you have heard the story how this book came about. It was all twitter’s fault, of course, and Fatin (Mad4rombooks) She posted a beautiful picture of a couple posed under snowy trees- the woman obviously pregnant, the man cradling her in his arms.

HelenKay Dimon and I both tweeted her back: I could write that story.

The next thing I know, HelenKay and I are in Direct Messaging, privately discussing this*.

HK: We need to write these!

Viv: Yes! Pregnant heroines!

HK: Stuck in a cabin.

Viv: ooooh, we’re picking extra tropes? Awesome. I get amnesia.

HK: Dibs on office romance

Viv: Ha! I get best friend’s little sister

(*not exactly our wording, but pretty much what happened)

Which is why I ended up writing Baby, Be Mine (a pregnant heroine with amnesia who’s in love with her big bother’s best friend) and HelenKay wrote Baby, It’s Cold Outside (pregnant heroine, office romance who ends up stuck in a cabin)


Here is one of my favorite quotes:

Quote " In that moment he wanted little Katy Thompson with something near to obsession, and that truth rocked him to his core."


Buy Links:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble |Samhain | iTunes | Kobo

22 Aug 2014

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Flashback Friday – Rocky Mountain Angel

By Nicole

Today we are flashing back to Rocky Mountain Angel in the Six Pack Ranch series.

Cover - Rocky Mountain Angel


Title: Rocky Mountain Angel

Heroine: Allison Parker – After finding out about her mother’s illness, she is willing to go to any lengths for an excuse to move back home, including convince Gabe to be her fake fiance.

Hero: Gabe Coleman – The go-to Coleman cousin who will do just about anything for family and friends, including accept Allison’s crazy proposal.

Tidbit: ANGST! Oh the ANGST!

I think I cried the most of any book while writing this. It was a definite departure from the mostly sexy and limited drama of the first 3 books in the series, but it was the right story for these two.

Also, I love the tattoos in the book. I can see them clearly, and I think so many people do get tattoos to remind them of life changing decisions– butterflies make me smile.

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

Quote: "She realized only that narrow glass barrier stood between her and him.  Naked him."


Buy Links:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain | Kobo | Apple

15 Aug 2014

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Flashback Friday – High Passion

By Nicole

Today we are flashing back to the second Adrenaline Search & Rescue book, High Passion.


Cover- High Passion

Title: High Passion

Heroine: Alisha – Running from her privileged past, she’s determined to prove to everyone that her search and rescue skills are the best of the best.

Hero: Devon – Ever since their first encounter, he’s been enamored with Alisha. Now he has to prove their relationship can have staying power.

Tidbit: There’s something unique about each of the Adrenaline books. The adventures and rescues are all based on real emergency situations I know of—but the relationship between Devon and Alisha was very much what made this book special for me.

I love enemies to lovers stories, and these two start somewhere between enemies and knowing that they’ve been good for each other. Having them take the final step of falling in love was the most natural thing in the world, and a heck of a lot of fun.


Here is one of my favorite quotes:
Quote "Well, in light of the fucking and what-all that’s going on, I suppose we can use the dirty, dirty titles of boyfriend and girlfriend."


Buy Links:

Digital: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

Print: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository  | Booksamillion | Powells

13 Aug 2014

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Info about Six Pack Ranch Timeline

By Nicole

I posted a note on Facebook the other day about the timeline within Six Pack Ranch and the Thompson & Sons series and wanted to post it here as well.


Hi all! Here’s an update for Six Pack Ranch. I made a timeline for the two series: SPR and Thompson & Sons so you can see where the books fit together chronologically.

~* Timeline for Six Pack Ranch books & the companion series Thompson & Sons *~

Book 1 – Rocky Mountain Heat – (Did you know it’s FREE??!!)
Book 2 – Rocky Mountain Haven
Book 3 – Rocky Mountain Desire
Book 4 – Rocky Mountain Angel
Book 5 – Rocky Mountain Rebel
Book 6 – Rocky Mountain Freedom
(Thompson & Sons 1) Rocky Ride
(Thompson & Sons 2) One Sexy Ride
Book 7 – Rocky Mountain Romance *Coming October 13
Rocky Retreat (A Six Pack Novella) *
(Thompson & Sons 3) * Let It Ride
(Thompson & Sons 4) * A Wild Ride
Book 8 – Rocky Mountain Shelter *
Book 9 – Rocky Mountain Rogue *
Book 10 – Rocky Mountain Home *
*coming soon

ONE: *hums innocently* Did you notice there’s a COMING SOON date in there? Yup– I think I’ve managed to make Steve behave, and he and his sweetie will be out in OCTOBER!

TWO: the question was asked: Should I read Rocky Ride and One Sexy Ride before the next SPR book, Rocky Mountain Romance? Answer: You don’t have to–Book 7 stands alone (like I try to with all the books) and if you’ve read Freedom (book 6) you WILL know all the major players. BUT, following a normal calendar year, Freedom finished in Sept, Rocky Ride and Baby Be Mine start that September and go until the following June/July. One Sexy Ride goes from June to August–and that’s also when Rocky Mountain Romance takes place. Over that same summer.

Ask any author and they’ll tell you writing books with overlapping timelines are a royal PITA, but I seem to like tormenting myself, and do it all the time!

Do you need to read them in the above order? No, but they will make sense if you do.

THREE: See another fun thing on the list? I’m writing a Six Pack Ranch novella! It should be out in January!

FOUR: Is Jesse getting a story? Answer: Yes.  There are (right now) 5 more male Coleman cousins: Jesse (Six Pack), Steve, Trevor & Lee (Moonshine) and Raphael (Angel) I’m planning on finishing both the Thompson & Sons (Clay & Troy to go) and the SPR series over the rest of 2014 and 2015.

FIVE: Yes, but is Jesse getting a story SOON? Answer: Book 6 is Steve’s. Jesse is in the book, but he’s still got growing up to do.

Does that help? I hope!

There WILL be pre-order for Rocky Mountain Romance at B&N, Kobo and iBooks. There will NOT be pre-order at Amazon at this time. So if you want a heads up when it’s available, make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter!


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