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Guest: Vivian Arend

I know right? We just can’t get rid of her. 😉 Yes, she’s almost becoming a regular, isn’t she? Welcome Vivian Arend back, you guys! And stick with us – she’s got quite the giveaway going on today! 😀

Nothing can strike fear into my heart these days like the dreaded ‘what do you want for supper?’ question. It’s usually asked at eight a.m., and how in the world should I know then what I’ll want for dinner?

See, when I was in charge of the cooking, life was much simpler. Sometimes I made a menu plan—usually I did have at least a basic idea of what would be served throughout the week based on fridge/freezer contents. By the end of the week I knew I had to use up the broccoli before it sprouted pretty yellow flowers, and that there was leftover rice to make pudding, or jambalaya, or…whatever.

But when it was around three p.m. I would start thinking about what I –really- wanted to eat. And the lasagna I’d considered briefly that morning could get bumped in favour of the creamy mushroom soup that I simply had to have because my taste buds were screaming for it.

Flavours matter. Not just in food, but in books.

Some times I like the salty angst of a contemporary that makes me cry. Sometimes the extra spicy of a—well spicy book. And then there’s the sweet…

As an author who dabbles in writing a lot of genres, my Granite Lake Wolves are the sticky, fun part of my work. Not to say I don’t enjoy the cowboys, or the other contemporaries, because I do. But writing the light-hearted wolfies just makes me grin.

Every time I slow in my writing I get to ask myself ‘what twist can I throw at them now?’ and oh boy, the fridge and freezer seem to be full of all kinds of lovely things that fit my taste buds.

June 12, 2012, book 5 in the series releases. Wolf Line continues the tradition of low-angst, high-humour. A short respite from the realities of the world, with ingredients from the shelf like cruise ship, mistaken identities, mating fever and fancy jewelry.

For the moments when you want a touch of something more dessert-like.

RT Book Reviews: Reading Arend is like traversing the rainforest: You’ll be drenched and basking in the glow. Wolf Line is brimming with adventure, sopping in steam and bursting with life. Arend doesn’t overplay her hand delivering humor and romance, making this an entertaining read.


Wolf Line
Granite Lake Wolves, Book 5

Into the best-laid plans a little chaos must fall…

Jared’s not sure how his quiet morning coffee near the harbour ended with him on a cruise ship impersonating one of his pack mates. Well, it might have something to do with a woman, but who can blame him? The female of the species was made to love, and he’s more than willing to share his considerable skills in that area. Especially since he figures the chances of meeting his own one-and-only are slim.

Keri Smith is positive the last-minute recruit sneaking aboard the Arctic Wolf Cruise Lines tour is her mate. Ix-nay on confirming that, though, at least for the next ten days. She’s promised her best friend to be overall troubleshooter for the shifter-only cruise. Getting tangled up in mating lust would reduce her skills to nil. Avoidance of the sexy wolf for the duration of the cruise, followed by jumping his bones, seems the logical solution.

But when libidos are on the line, “logic” and “wolves” don’t go together. Throw in suspicions of wrongdoing, and these two virtual strangers will need a lot more than luck to find their way through to forever.

Warning: Really? You need to be warned about the hot nookie and sarcasm? Yeah, it’s in here. Also colourful cat shifters, lupine royalty, and wild adventures in cabins like you’ve never seen before.


Publication Date: June 12 2012
Excerpt: here


Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

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Ms. Arend is giving away five (5!) winner’s choice of ebooks 1-4 in the series, for you or a friend. She says, “ie if they have them all they can win and I’ll send the copy to their friend to enjoy.” Isn’t that nice? 🙂