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Monday, 9 January 2012

Vivian Arend blog spot!

For those of you, who haven’t discovered Vivian Arend and her ‘Six Pack Ranch’ series, are in for a massive treat!

Think – hot cowboy, think steamy loving, think drool worthy, think story lines with meaning and heart – think awesome.

And although the Six Pack Ranch series was taken off the shelf some time ago, it is being re-released with vengeance! So read on as Viv takes over our blog to reintroduce us to the world that is –



The second book in the Six Pack Ranch series started with a single scene. I could see the heroine making a terrifying confession to the hero…and that’s it. Nothing else. Considering the confession was something that should happen about 2/3 of the way through the story, I had a long way to go to get the story in place before that moment.

That’s the fun of writing for me. Learning as I go along what happens in the story. Every writes a little differently, but for me it’s a voyage of discovery.

The difficult part is waiting to find out what comes next—lol, I can only write so fast, and I want to know everything, right now. But I find as I write the little details come into place and I enjoy the adventure that way as much as a reader digging into a new book.

One thing that has surprised me about my writing method is how often a little detail in one story will end up being important in a future one. I had this happen in my Granite Lake Wolves series—one character who was briefly mentioned in the very first book ended up becoming an important secondary character in other books, and eventually got his own story as a hero in Black Gold.

In the Six Pack Ranch books, there was a different small twist. Book one, Rocky Mountain Heat, has all the “boys” living back at home. I needed a good reason for men in their late 20’s and early 30’s to move back under their parent’s roof, and temporarily giving up their house to a needy newcomer to town worked well.

Image my delight when I started writing Rocky Mountain Haven and discovered I knew who had moved into the house!

For me, writing is an adventure. Something I enjoy even in the tougher moments. The end result of getting to share my work makes it even more incredible. I hope you enjoy Beth and Daniel’s story!


If you’d like to try a taste of the Six Pack Ranch, I have an ebook copy of winner’s choice—either book one in the series, Rocky Mountain Heat, or an ARC of book 3 that will be releasing March 13, Rocky Mountain Desire. Leave a comment to be entered:


Rocky Mountain Haven
Six Pack Ranch, Book 2
It’s the quiet ones that take you by surprise.
Beth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever.
After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she never expected her libido to reawaken. One look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman in a Calgary bar, though, blows the dust off her sexuality.
Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally subdued desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgemental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.
At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more then enough. Then she realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.
Warning: One woman determined to retake control of her life, a man with the single-minded purpose of offering her—and her body—everything she needs. Inappropriate behaviour in barns, change rooms, and oh-my-gawd phone sex with a cowboy.


First Chapter: Excerpt

Buy links:
Rocky Mountain Heat: Samhain | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Rocky Mountain Haven:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
Rocky Mountain Desire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Vivian Arend: Website | Blog | Twitter


To celebrate the re release of the Six Pack Ranch series, Vivian Arend has been generous enough to give us an advanced EArc copy of the third book to be released in March -

Rocky Mountain Desire
Six Pack Ranch, Book 3

March 13 2012

Nothing comes easy. You’ve gotta work for it.
Warning: Small-town rivals, men in pursuit and family meddling—in good and bad ways. Look for a cowboy who knows how to rope, ride and rein in a hell of a lot more than eight seconds of sheer bliss.
(**Warning** The blurb for this book contains spoilers if you haven’t read book 1)


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Joanne said...

Nice post. It's interesting to see what thought process Vivien went through to get to the end product.
Can't wait to read the Six Pack Ranch series. thanks for the giveaway.


ClaudiaGC said...

I'd love to try this sereis! Sounds awesome!
Thank you for the giveaway!

claudigc at msn dot com

June M. said...

I am a huge fan of Vivian's books. She is a terrific author! Thank you all for the giveaway!
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this book. I always enjoy her stories.

seriousreader at live dot com

*yadkny* said...

I fell in love with the Six Pack Ranch series after reading the first few pages in the first book! I can't wait to read about the rest of the brothers! Ms. Arend is one of new favorite authors!!!


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