International Heat Spotlight: Viv Arend

Before we get started on Viv, just to say: Congrats to Bella. She is the winner of Sherry Ricardo’s spotlight prize!

And now, let’s move on to my wonderful, marvelous, fantastic, completely nuts and outrageously bossy friend:

Viv Arend

What can I say about this woman?

Let’s start with her books. Okay, Viv began writing last year. Yep, last year. Fortunately for her, she has the advantage of being a very fast writer. She can churn out 100 000 words in a month. (That is, on average, 40-50 000 more words than I write in a year.) Which would explain why she already has three books published and 6 543 contracted. Never mind her  8 907 654 works in progress. More than that, Viv’s first book, Wolf Signs was a number one bestseller at Samhain, and her second Samhain release, Tidal Wave, (which I bragged about in the previous post) is currently sitting at no 2 on the MBaM bestseller list. Must say something about the quality of her writing, huh?

Viv is the only author I have ever met who has written about a deaf heroine, and about an elderly grandmother who just lurves menages. I guess you could say she’s not scared to tackle those difficult characters – and she has the amazing talent of making you to fall in love with all of them.

flasherWhat else can we say about Viv? She is an excellent critique partner. With her around, your books are guaranteed of improving.

And then… well, the word around the Lori Foster Event was that Viv flashed a couple of people. But of course I wasn’t there, so I cannot actually corroborate the story. Also, it might embarrass her to talk about it, so we won’t discuss it any further here.

Viv has been known to take the odd holiday here or there. And when I say odd, I mean just that. Odd. At a drop of a hat, she and her hubby will whip the kids off for a five night camping spree – in sub zero temperatures, with blizzards raging all around – just to enjoy the great outdoors, and maybe get in a little skiing. Viv, at this point, I’d like to direct you to a couple of sites you might find useful:

http://www.crowneplaza.com

http://www.marriot.com

Alright, I’m getting off topic.

Here are the real reasons we’re showcasing Viv this week:

Talk about getting your signals crossed…

Granite Lake Wolves, Book 1

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.

Soul Deep

Waiting for his life partner has been difficult. Convincing her that she’s a part of an ancient Atlantis coupling is going to be harder. Luckily, Dylan Finbar has had plenty of time to develop the patience and the persistence to outlast her protests.

Rachel Hart is as mesmerized by the young visiting history professor as the rest of the student population. Only, she’s the one that makes his heart complete. Anam Seis, Soul Mates. Can she accept that the attraction between them has been centuries in the making and her potential lover wants not only her body but her soul?

rockymountainheat

Rocky Mountain Heat

(Coming Sep, from Liquid Silver Books)

Welcome to the Six Pack Ranch, where one sweet young thing plus the Coleman boys equals trouble with a capital T.

Six Pack Ranch, Book 1

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a blonde wearing a cowboy hat with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. Hell, he was the one that taught her to ride a horse and now all he can think about is riding her. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.Jaxi has other plans for his hands, and his heart. She may have considered Blake a big brother once but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s just what he’s been waiting for.Add the complication of two sexy younger brothers who have suddenly noticed Jaxi and things heat up fast. Blake’s gonna have to decide if a little trouble is worth fighting for.

Viv, sweetie – I love ya!

😀

Jess

PS – don’t forget to leave a comment, and visit all the other IH blogs to comment there.

The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning a prize from Viv!


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8 thoughts on “International Heat Spotlight: Viv Arend

  1. I think at this point I would like to pull my name from the spotlight contest…I shudder to think about what secrets Jess will share. LOL

    Congrats on all 859,473 books, Viv!

  2. LMAO!

    Jess, you hit 5/10 of my pre-cog points. You go girl.

    Although I don’t understand the part about the hotels. There are places with beds you can stay at while away form home? I’ve never seen one. The mountains get in the way.

    🙂

  3. As much as I love the outdoors, I can’t quite rough it like you do Viv! I really need to get back into shape so that I can enjoy it again!

  4. Viv, congrats on being in the spotlight! The Atlanteans are *hawt* but the cowboys, oh my! Can’t wait to read Jaxi’s book!

    Hope you are enjoying getting back to nature!

    ~bella

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