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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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12 Sep 2014

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Flashback Friday – Rocky Mountain Rebel

By Nicole

Today we are flashing back to Rocky Mountain Rebel, from the Six Pack Ranch series.




Title: Rocky Mountain Rebel

Heroine: Vicki Hansol – Her chance to leave Rocky Mountain House is right at her fingertips, except she will need to learn to conquer her fear of horses before she can escape her past.

Hero: Joel Coleman – Looking to break away from the reputation he has with his twin, Joel is willing to go to any lengths to teach Vicki how to ride, both horses and cowboys.

Tidbit: Every book has it’s challenges, and this one wasn’t anything to do with the romance plot. It was making sure the horse information was correct!

Vicki wants to get over her fear of horses, and goes to Joel for help. I knew exactly how the two of them would fall in love, but there were a lot of horses involved. Luckily, I have good friends in the writing community who helped me get the fine details right– I know horses kind of like I know cars. I can start one up and drive it…

Thank goodness for knowledgeable friends!


Here is one of my favorite quotes:

She considered crawling into his lap and rubbing all over him like a lovesick cat.


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5 Sep 2014

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Flashback Friday – Wolf Nip

By Nicole

Today we are flashing back to the final book in the Granite Lake Series, Wolf Nip.




Title: Wolf Nip

Heroine: Tessa Williams – Cat shifter looking to create an Eco-tour B&B from the perfect location, except getting the seller to sign the dotted line is harder than she expected.

Hero: Mark Weaver – Wolf shifter who instantly recognizes his mate in Tessa. But the cat wants him to prove himself before she’ll mate with him.

Tidbit: I had to write this book. Everyone of the Granite Lake books has a slight twist on the “fated mates” trope, and this one? Was so much fun to write. Wolves = mates. Cats…not so much. Watching Tessa and Mark twist around each other to find the HEA was :D, especially since I got to include ALL sorts of personality traits that fit their shifted selfs.

Also– the paddle wheeler B&B? Is based on a real “retired” paddle wheeler (Steamer SS Nasookin) near where I lived. Check it out! http://www.angelfire.com/film/nelsonbc/photo.html.

Here is one of my favorite quotes:

Quote: "He closed the distance between them, cupped his hand around the back of her neck and dragged them together so he could kiss her. "

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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."


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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."


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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."


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


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