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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Author Override: Vivian Arend

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

It’s here, it’s here!

There’s been a little gap of time since the last Granite Lake Wolves story came out, but I’m so happy to be able to bring you back to the world of the wolfies—lighthearted, sexy, feel-good short stories.

Because it’s nice to finish a book smiling.

I thought in honour of the release of WOLF LINE, and since the blog is Under the Covers, I’d give you an ‘under the covers’ tidbit. Heheh. Because I’m nice that way.


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.


Meet Keri. Slightly confused, more than a little needy for her mate…

Keri looked longingly at the bed. The sheets were rumpled, his half-assed attempt at straightening the covers leaving it borderline messy. She gave into her longings and ditched her shoes. Her own scent was everywhere so he would already know she’d been in his quarters. Maybe a clear message would be enough to make him smarten up if he was involved in something illegal. A “don’t look now, but I’m watching you” message.

Oh, bullshit. She wasn’t trying to pass on any warning, she just wanted to root around in his bed for a minute to drive herself crazy. She crawled under the top sheet and pulled it over her head, surrounding herself in his scent like a kid diving into a swimming pool.
The itching, aching, pulsing need of her wolf soothed and heated at the same time. She needed to have him come and strip her down. To bury his face between her legs and lick her until she screamed. Needed to feel him mount over her and take her, to feel his teeth sink into her flesh as he claimed her.

Keri let the sensation overwhelm her as she lay panting with desire. Only one minute more, then she’d pull herself away and get on with her search for the thief.


Jared’s turn. Okay, not an under the covers, but an ‘into his mind’ dip.

Jared coaxed the smile back to Keri’s face, and finally his wolf stopped slapping him around. The beast hadn’t stopped poke, poke, poking since he’d hit the damn ship. He’d figured it was because of the mate thing, but now that he and Keri had gotten together—and wow, nothing had prepared him for how much better sex with a mate was—Jared had figured his wolf would take a chill pill.

Nope. Still with the poke-poke shit. The stupid beast sensed something was wrong with his mate and wanted to fix it, right now. Jared couldn’t figure out what the lupine was going on about, which made both of them slightly pissed off and started the typical shifter internal-domination games. Two-brains-in-one-head couldn’t always live together in harmony, and this was one of those times.

Keri had pulled the gown off the wall and was flipping the hanger back and forth, checking both sides. He could hardly wait to see her in it. The skimpy garment had a low, low back, which should showcase that incredible tattoo she had. Which was a good thing.

The scoop of the fabric also meant that when he managed to sweet-talk her into dancing after dinner, he’d get to have his hand on bare flesh. Which was also a good thing.

There was no way she could wear a bra with that neckline. A very, very good thing.

He was such a dog.



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.

Vivian Arend: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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pamerd said...


I love Vivian's books. I have read several of them however, I have not started the Granite Lakes Wolves yet.

Looking forward to starting these.

Thanks for the chance.

erin said...

Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I just got the first couple of books in this series and I can't wait to start reading :)

Barbara said...

I haven't read this series....yet! :) I LOVE her cowboys! ;)

Maria D. said...

I already have all of Vivian's books so I won't enter the giveaway but loved, loved, loved the excerpts!

Joanne said...

Great post. Thanks for the excerpts. This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.


Sophia Rose said...

I haven't started this series yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

Fun excerpts!

DiDi said...

great post!! I love Vivian and her books!! Not entering the contest, just saying hi =)

Timitra said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan W. said...

Great post and thanks for the giveaway! I haven't started her wolves yet but I do have book one in my TBR list in my Kindle. I need to get to it!