Friday, March 9, 2012

Vivian Arend Guest Post ~ Rocky Mountain Desire with Giveaway

Romance Book Craze would like to welcome author Vivian Arend. She is here talking about her upcoming release ROCKY MOUNTAIN DESIRE. Vivian, take it away =D


One of the things I love about reading is that I get to experience new places. To find out the customs and activities that are a reality for the characters in a setting that I may never have experienced before. It’s like taking a trip without ever leaving my house.

I admit when I write, I try to think about the pleasure I find in experiencing new settings, and try to include details for others to enjoy. This is also why I tend to write about places I’ve visited or lived. I love adding the little touches of what the characters would notice, whether it’s the snow lying underfoot that’s been trampled by enthusiastic children, or the smell of the fresh-turned earth as someone prepares a garden in the spring.

In the Six Pack Ranch series, the setting is a rural location in Alberta, Canada. The ranch house, the land, the barns and outbuildings all set against the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rocky mountains. The big landscape panoramas are like those you’d see in the movie Brokeback Mountain, which was actually filmed south of where I’ve placed the Coleman land.

But it’s not just the big details, it’s the medium ones. Like the community fair and quilting fund-raiser that happen in Rocky Mountain Desire—those kind of events are still a huge part of life for the people who farm and ranch. For the smaller towns in the wide open spaces of the prairies and grasslands of Canada and the USA.

I sometimes wonder if readers who live in the big cities, or in other countries, think these things are made up. But really, it’s like visiting a foreign land. Different customs, different attitudes, different way of life. Different doesn’t mean better, just something out of your norm. And I love getting to share that with you.

by Vivian Arend
Releases March 13, 2012

#3 in the Six Pack Ranch
Nothing comes easy. You’ve gotta work for it.
Matt Coleman always figured at this point in his life, he’d be settled down with a family. Since his ex split for the big city, though, no way will he give anyone else the chance to drop-kick his heart. Physical pleasure? Hell, yeah, he’ll take—and give—with gusto, but nothing more.
Hope Meridan is working long hours to hold on to her new quilt shop, going it alone since her sister/business partner ran off. Sex? Right, like she’s got the time. Not that she doesn’t have the occasional dirty fantasy about Matt. Fat chance he’d dream of knocking boots with her—the younger sister of the woman who dumped him. Nope, she’ll just have to settle for the F-word.
Friends would be far easier if there wasn’t something combustible going on between them. And when casual interest starts to grow into something more, their tenuous bond strengthens in the heat of desire. But it may not survive the hurricane-force arrival of the last person either of them ever wanted to see again…
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.
Read an excerpt HERE


If you’d like to try a taste of the Six Pack Ranch, I have an ebook copy of winner’s choice—either book 1 in the series, Rocky Mountain Heat, or book 2, Rocky Mountain Haven. Leave a comment for your chance to win

I will pick a winner on Sunday and contact on Monday. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

*No email means no entry


Vivian is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with red-hot contemporaries and light-hearted paranormals published through Samhain. She’s been gallivanting around the globe for the past few months, but you can track her down a few places--she’d love to hear from you. Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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


  1. Vivian I LOVE your attention to detail, you make me want to move to Small Town USA. Great post! Good luck on Rocky Mountain Desire's release, it's another WINNER!

    hehehe...I'm really not stalking you...I LOVE your books and Leagh is a good friend of mine and Guilty Pleasures!

  2. I like that you include details from places you've actually been...makes it more 'real'. That kind of 'research' really shows up in the details...and it's those details that make a story come alive in a readers imagination. I'd LOVE to begin this series...I've been reading the reviews and KNOW I'd really like it!

    barbbattaglia @

  3. I have not read one of these books as yet but I have added them to my list.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  4. I haven't read any of these books yet either, but that's an error I intend to rectify!! That excerpt is too tempting to pass up :D

    Thank you so much for the giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson

  5. I would love a chance to win book 1. Love series and I try to always read them in order. It just makes me love a series that much more. Thank you for a chance to win.


  6. I also have not read any of this series, but I have read some of your other works and enjoyed them. I would love to get a chance to read these. Carolyn
    j-coverholser at sbcglobal dot net

  7. Hi, Vivian. I haven't read this series yet and looks great! Thanks for the chance to win one of the books!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Rocky Mountain Desire sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.


  9. I have all the Granite Lake series but I haven't read this one yet. I loved the excerpt , it's going straight to my wishlist. Hope this great giveaway is International as it's an ebook.

  10. I love Vivian's works! My two all time favorites are the Pacific Passion series and Granite Lake Wolves. She's so creative and refreshing with her writing that it cannot be helped to NOT put one of her books down until your through :)

    Thank you for a chance to win!


  11. I've read many good reviews for the first couple of books in this series that I put it on my Samhain wishlist.

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  13. This series sounds like a winner. Have heard nothing but great reviews. Thanks for the chance to win.


  14. Barbara is our big winner! Congrats. I am emailing you now. Please respond within 3 days so I can get your info to Vivian.

    Thanks everyone for stopping by!


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