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  • 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 One: Ride Baby 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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  • 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
    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 Devil
    Final Novel in series: Rocky Mountain Home

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

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Recent Posts

16 Aug 2017

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Travel Picture: Vancouver Airport

By Nicole

These incredible totems are from the Vancouver Airport!

9 Aug 2017

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Travel Picture Wednesday: Holland Market

By Nicole

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another of Vivian’s travel pictures! This week we have a picture of an incredible outdoor market in Holland. <3

5 Aug 2017

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iBooks Readers and Reviews

By Nicole

iBooks is a great vendor to work with as an author. They have a fantastic system on the publishing side, and as a reader, buying a book and having it accessible on my iThings is so convenient.

There’s one thing that’s still missing in this perfect world—your thoughts!

What I’m looking for: readers who will post reviews at iBooks

What I’ll provide: a way for you to get my books at no cost so you can review them

There aren’t enough reviews on iBooks right now for my books. Reviews really help other readers know if the story is one that they’re going to enjoy. We all have likes and dislikes, and even after reading the cover copy, sometimes that’s not enough of a spoiler. Cue the reviews!

I’d like to invite you to help make more reviews possible.

Scared about the idea of leaving a review? It’s simple, with these three simple steps:

  • Ask yourself if you liked the book. What are the first thoughts in your mind when you’re finished reading?

-hell-no, not even going to finish because…
-not really my cup of tea, but others might like it
-oh yes, I enjoyed that. My favourite moment was…
-hello, I have a book hangover and I’m going to re-read this sometime!

  • Figure out WHAT you did or didn’t like (ex: too much sex, not enough sex, used a trope you don’t like, strong heroine, best grovel ever, etc.)

Sometimes a well written book just isn’t one for us. I’ve had to stop reading a story before by an author I loved because they used a trope that made me very very uncomfortable. I know others love the story. If I’d read a review that mentioned the trope ahead of time, I wouldn’t have picked up the story to try.

  • Write a sentence or paragraph describing what you think others want to know

That’s it! A review doesn’t need to be fancy, but it should be thoughtful. You can even say something like “This book had sexy cowboys that had me dreaming about Channing Tatum in chaps. Yes, please!” <==and then send me the title of the book because I want to read it!

Again…

What I’m looking for: readers who will post reviews at iBooks

What I’ll provide: a way for you to get my books at no cost so you can review them

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, and you’d like to be a part of the Vivian Arend dedicated iBooks readers group, please fill out the form below. I have special codes I will provide that will allow you to upload books to review. You have to be reading on an iBooks app–not a Kindle app on your iPad or iPhone. Good news is if you own an iThing, you already HAVE the iBooks app!

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you!

2 Aug 2017

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Travel Picture: Yosemite

By Nicole

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another of Vivian’s Travel Pictures. Today we have the dome from Yosemite. It’s beautiful!

18 Jul 2017

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Rocky Mountain Home Release

By Nicole

Today is the release of ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME. Jesse is finally coming home.

 

Excerpt:

Jesse rose with her, and the nurse looked puzzled for a moment before her face lit with understanding. “Oh, you can stay there. I’m just weighing her.”

Dare pointed a finger at Jesse and back at the seat. “Sit.”

He grinned. “I already know how much you weigh.”

Her eyes narrowed. “Stay.”

An idea popped into his head that was too good to resist. Besides, from the looks of things, she needed the distraction. Jesse pulled out his wallet and found a piece of scrap paper before settling in place, jotting down a number and leaving the folded note on her seat. He crossed his arms and leaned back in his chair, eyes closed.

She was back in under thirty seconds.

He waited.

Something bumped softly into his biceps, and he peeked one eye open to discover Dare’s face inches away.

She fluttered the paper scrap. “Ha, ha. Funny man. How’d you do that?”

“Was I right?”

Dare narrowed her gaze. “Plus or minus five pounds. Do you have a side gig at the Stampede fairgrounds guessing people’s weights?”

“Nope, but I’ve picked you up more than once.” He let his grin widen as he thought back to one of those times, holding her against the wall as they screwed themselves silly.

His dirty thoughts must have shown because her cheeks darkened. “Stop it. Answer the question.”

“I did. I picked you up. I pick up animals all the time, and it’s easy to estimate weight after you’ve—”

He stopped. Maybe continuing with —after you’ve hauled a few heifers around wasn’t the right thing to say to a woman he hoped to get into bed with again in the near future.

Dare raised a brow, goading him to continue.

“—after you’ve gained enough experience.” Jesse pointed behind her. “The nurse is waving at you.”

 

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Digital: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks US | iBooks UK | iBooks CA

Print: Amazon US | CreateSpace

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