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    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.

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5 Sep 2008

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The WInd and the Sun

By Vivian Arend

 

Copyright 2008 Vivian Arend

Excerpt Two

She may have been the one to slow things down, but that didn’t mean her body wasn’t strumming with need at his mere proximity. Damn the contest anyway, she wanted to lick him all over.

Right now.

“Sunshine, I think you need to come over here.” Zephyr sounded concerned and she scrambled over. It was a sandcastle. What could possibly cause that note in his voice?

She looked all around the edges. Moat was fine, the wall was fine. The tall towering turrets they’d managed to get to rise to waist height stood solid.

“What do you need?” Sunshine flicked a glance at his face and suddenly his arms were around her, drawing her body tight against his torso.

She melted. It was the only way to describe it. Every inch of her skin nestled against his. The slight dusting of sand caught between them tickled in some spots but she wasn’t about to complain.

Zephyr slipped a hand into her hair. “I need a kiss.” He guided their mouths together, controlling the movement to keep it slow and gentle. Closed lips brushed over hers, hot and brief, like a small gust over desert sand. He pulled away and she heard someone make a horrible whining sound.

Oops, it was her.

“Zephyr?”

“Yes, babe?”

“More? Please?” Sunshine leaned in and kissed him back. She let her hands rise around his shoulders. They were both sweaty and covered in sunscreen and everywhere there was sand, but she didn’t care. She touched him lightly to keep the harsh grit from scratching him, unable to stop her need to caress her palms over his back, down his waist, over his firm butt.

He opened his mouth and their tongues touched. His taste filled her, made her want to ignore the let’s-go-slow message she’d sent earlier and throw herself backward in the sand and cry “take me.”

Of course, that would be fairly painful with the sand everywhere.

All she cared about was getting more of Zephyr. More of his kisses, more of his touch. She pulled loose the back tie on her bikini, reached higher to slip the top knot. She grabbed his wrists and dragged his hands down her body.

“Touch me, Zephyr.”

He groaned and pulled back. “It was too fast before. I didn’t get to enjoy touching you. Oh sweet mercy, Sunshine, you’re gorgeous.” His gaze fixated on her breasts and she arched her back slightly to make sure he got the best possible view. His hand cupped her, lifted her. He slid his thumbs over her nipples like a whisper and they pebbled into tight peaks.

Their bodies molded together at the hips, his rigid length pressing into her belly. She shifted slightly, rubbing against him and Zephyr sucked in air.

“I thought we were going slow, sweetheart? If you do that again I might forget, and as much as I want you, I want to taste you first. I want to see if those rosy nipples are as sweet as the berries they look like.”

He rolled her nipples between his fingers. Heat flashed to her core, boiling her blood and yet causing icy tingles to race up her neck at the same time. His head dropped and he lapped at her skin, nipping at her shoulder, her collarbone. Licking a line to the top of her right breast. Zephyr sucked lightly to pull her skin against his mouth. He nipped the spot, kissing away the snap of pain that resulted. The lingering aftereffect was nothing but pleasure.

Then he blew.

His breath, warm and solid, brushed over the line of moisture he’d left behind as he descended and rays of heat shot over her breast. Pleasure mounted in her pussy, tight hard jolts of pleasure tweaked at her again and again as he slipped his attack farther down, farther toward her straining nipple.

He touched her. A soft lap. Sunshine closed her eyes and rocked at the sensations rippling through her body. He pulled the tip into his mouth and suckled. Another jolt followed and her knees beginning to shake. His arm came up, slipped around her waist to support her before she collapsed against him. His teeth closed on the very tip and he paused.

Sunshine held her breath. What was he waiting for? Her breast throbbed with the need for more of his touch. She locked her fingers tighter in his hair and pulled at him, wanting to crush him to her breast.

He resisted and kept his distance. Just the right distance to be able to touch her at his own pace.

He lapped.

He sucked.

He lapped.

Sunshine cried out, her complaint unpronounceable. He was a bastard in twenty different languages and if he didn’t give her what she needed—

He sucked.

“Zephyr!”

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any therapy may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your remedy.

4 Sep 2008

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The WInd and the Sun

By Vivian Arend

 

A little thing I’m working on for submission …

Copyright 2008 Vivian Arend

Excerpt from Chapter One

The rustling sound had stopped and Sunshine heard the flick of a bottle opening beside her. She smiled. Now she had him drinking his sorrows away. Score four, but who was counting?

“What do you think about a rematch?”

Sunshine lifted a perfectly shaped brow and turned to face him. She wanted to hit him with the full look of disdain that she’d been practicing in front of her mirror.

Oh. My. Word.

Zephyr was lying on a second recliner, mere inches away from her. The beer bottle she expected to see in his hand, the forlorn expression she expected to see on his face as he drooled over her… nowhere in sight. All she saw was skin.

Hot, naked, firm, glistening skin.

Did she mention naked?

Holy Sahara, the boy had gone mad. He’d dropped every last stitch from his body and slathered himself in oil before reclining like a Greek god on his couch. He was resting on one elbow, his upper body flexed to show arms that would have made Hercules a happy man. Firm muscles swelled under the skin of his chest, and Sunshine’s fingers actually twitched with the need to press her palms against him to see if he was as solid as he looked. The ridges of his abs defined a beautiful six-pack, no eight, no… Hell, was it possible to have a 12 pack? She couldn’t be sure because she was…kind of distracted… from concentrating on counting… because a trail of intriguing curls led down to where one leg stretched out, one bent up to perfectly frame…

Well, let’s just say someone was happy to see her.

Very happy.

Heat, like she usually only produced on extreme summer days, flushed over her skin and she involuntarily licked her suddenly dry lips.

A wicked chuckle distracted her from her sightseeing excursion.

“So what do you think?”

Zeus on a stick, what did she think about what? Sunshine forced her mouth shut and hurriedly wiped the drool from her chin, trying to make it look like she was covering a yawn.

Yeah, right. A yawn. Only because the total oxygen level in her body had dropped to negative twenty in 30 seconds or less. If she didn’t take in some air she was going to pass out.

Come on girl, pull it together. This was war…

“I’m sorry, were you talking to me? I was expecting the cabana boy with a refill sometime soon. It’s just impossible to get good service anymore.” Sunshine plucked a fan out of midair and started to gently wave it in front of her neckline. She wanted to produce a bucket of ice but that would have been a little obvious.

Shit, he was gorgeous. Why had she never noticed before?

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile malfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile disfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

2 Sep 2008

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Wolf Signs

By Vivian Arend


Talk about getting your signals crossed…

Wolf Signs

Coming March 17, 2009 from Samhain Publishing

Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.

Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf.

Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.

Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…



Warning: Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘talking with your hands.’ Includes dangerous use of sarcasm and hot nookie in a remote wilderness sauna.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

1 Sep 2008

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Margaritaville and the world of second novels

By Vivian Arend

Well, hi there.

Yes, the Margaritas are very good, thankyou. I mean, what’s Labour Day but to celebrate and relax from our labours?

(Note- it took three tries to hit the question mark key instead of the right arrow key. Verrrrryyy good Margaritas….)

I’ve discovered that writing a first novel is easy. Far easier than trying to get the damn characters to behave for a second novel. They all want to jump in and talk about everything and anything and I KNOW that that’s not where I want to start.

I want to write a book that stands alone, but makes you interested in the people mentioned whose stories have already been told. I want to write so that you don’t have to have read book one to get the story without going ‘What the heck is she talking about?’

But everything I’ve been taught up until now says my story should be starting with what I’ve got currently sitting in the Chapter three slot. You know, catchy, action begins here.

And since I’m writing romance, let’s say hello to Main Character One and Main Character Two.

But no…. my current first chapter starts 5 years before and gets into all kinds of backstory. Only it’s kinda fun if I didn’t know what was coming in a couple of Chapters from now.

And HOW do I explain that someone knows they are a werewolf to someone who knew they didn’t know they were a werewolf without telling about how they found out they were a werewolf.

Yeah, what I just said…

All I can say at this point is that I know I need to go find another lime. Decisions will wait until tomorrow.

(Oh, except I’ve realized if I’m going to make the submission deadlines I have to write the cowboy story a whole lot faster. It may need to become an online writing exercise.)

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any therapy may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

28 Aug 2008

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A drive through the mountains

By Vivian Arend


We’re off today for the trek to the orthodontist.

No, it’s not that we’re in such a remote location that there is no local ortho, but simply wanted to stay with the one the kids started with. That means a 12 hour round trip ever 3 months or so.

Not that I’m a glutton for punishment or anything.

Actually, I’m looking forward to the trip again. i get to drive through the Rocky Mountains, some of the most beautiful scenery on earth and it’s ‘just’ a road trip.

The only thing I’m annoyed about is that I’ve got a bunch of ideas I want to get down on paper for book two and I can’t drive and write, so I’ll just have to stew things over in my head until I reach our destination.

And then write like crazy.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force humanity to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any therapy may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

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