Sizzler Alert: Guest Author Vivian Arend!

Posted by at Aug 25, 2011 6:00 am

Hot books aren’t for everyone. And I’m not talking hot. I’m talking Erotica HOT. So with that disclaimer, let me tell you about a new author I met who I now consider a friend: Vivian Arend. How did we meet? Walking to Karaoke at RWA National. Victoria Dahl invited me and met up with the group there and I met Lauren Dane in the lobby and Vivian was with her. I was anxious since this was the first time I was hanging with this group of authors, no Plotmonkey pals there or people I knew well, but I knew I wanted to go. And now I’m glad I did. On top of having a blast, I met new people! So back to Vivian Arend. Her books sizzle. But more importantly than that, she does character extremely well. She writes real people with real feelings and dimension and if you like heat I really highly recommend her. More about what kind of heat after the jump:


I have writer’s confusion.

Life would be simple if I hadn’t read so much as a child. Anything and everything I could get my hands on, I read, plus a few things I shouldn’t have touched, but I digress. Mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy and classics. I devoured them all with great enthusiasm.

So when I started writing, someone forgot to tell me that most writers stick to one genre. They write sci-fi. They write historical romance. High fantasy. Contemporary romance. Not me. I started with a pair of light-hearted, sarcastic werewolves, switched into contemporary cowboys. Dipped under the sea and discovered the creatures of legend in merfolk. Twisted a few fairytales, jumped back into contemporary romance…

I can honestly say it’s never been boring. There are times, however, that I have to stop and really concentrate while writing. Since everything works in advance in this business, I’m usually promoting a book I wrote a while back at the same time I’m writing something new and editing another project. It’s tough to make sure I don’t have the cowboys shifting into wolves and flying off into space.

And this week? I’m finding it even more challenging. I have my book in a contemporary erotic romance anthology releasing in ebook. PARADISE FOUND is a sizzling hot ménage a trois story set in an exclusive resort in Australia. I’m also preparing for the release of BLACK GOLD September 13, the first book in a new shifter series set in my best-selling Granite Lake Wolves world. The second print book in that world, UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN, is releasing October 4th.

I’m doing edits on book 2 of my contemporary cowboy books- the first book, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEAT, is out November 15. And I’m writing a contemporary erotic romance set in Banff Alberta.

The good thing about this variety of tasks and genres is I don’t have time to get into much mischief. The bad part is, all my mischievous urges get directed into my books. Oops? I can’t really complain. I’m having way too much fun!

If you’re interested in trying one of my books in ebook format, leave a comment and let me know which one. You can check my books out at my website. I’ll give away at least three books to randomly chosen commenters.


53 thoughts on “Sizzler Alert: Guest Author Vivian Arend!

  1. 1
    Stacie Mc says:

    I’d love to read Black Gold! I just love me some shapshifters. ;)

  2. 2
    Betty says:

    Looking forward to Rocky Mt Heat- love contemporary cowboy/western romances!

    • 2.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Getting to visit the ranch in modern days is a lot of fun. It’s going to be great to have this series out– three books over 6 months!

      Lots to look forward to.

  3. 3
    Liza says:

    Welcome to the jungle, Vivian!

    Your books sound fun and super sexy! I would love to read Rocky Mountain Heat. There is just something about those cowboys. ;)

  4. 4
    kris says:

    I’d love to read Rocky Mountain Heat!! I’ll be checking out all your books!

    • 4.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Thanks, Kris.

      And I forgot to include my website earlier. If anyone is looking for me, try clicking my name in the responses–that should take you to my website!

  5. 5
    Philomena D says:

    Your books sounds like fun!

    • 5.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      I have been known to giggle at times. But also to cry. I guess it come down to that writing a wide variety of things- what makes me happy!

  6. 6
    CrystalGB says:

    Hi Vivian. Love your books. Would love to read Tidal Wave.

    • 6.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Thanks, Crystal.

      The Forces of Nature series are fun because of the underwater/ St, Elmo’s fire parts–love mixing in different mythologies to the paranormal stories.

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    Donna M says:

    You made me laugh with all that you have going on! It is a miracle you manage it all. :D As of yet I don’t read ebooks so don’t count me in on the contest. I’ve dipped into a few erotica books. The heat is fine as long as there is a good story to go along with it. Do you have print books at all? I will check out your website.

    Enjoy your day with us in the Jungle. :waving: :dancingmonk:

    • 7.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Hi Donna

      I should add in there I’ve been traveling with my husband and daughter for the past 10 months across the US as well. In a camper. That makes the tricky factor rise as well. ;)

      All my books eventually go to print. Right now I have two paranormal and one contemp available in that format, and more on the way.

  8. 8
    Linda Henderson says:

    I would love to read Stormy Seduction. It sounds like a story I’d really enjoy.

    • 8.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      The Pacific Passion series is set along the Canadian Inside passage of the Pacific coast– beautiful part of the world, and very inspiring.

  9. 9
    JoAnna B says:

    I would love to read any of your shapeshifter stories. I have been eyeing the Granite Lake Wolves series.

  10. 10
    Na says:

    Hi Vivian!
    Your books are new to me and from the sounds of it not for long. I’m looking forward to your Wolfie tour coming up.
    The book I would like to read is Wolf Signs, the first Granite Wolf book :)

  11. 11
    LisaB says:

    I can see where things could get confusing. Lots of pans going on the stove and all that. lol I never really thought about that fact your promoting one book and writing another. Crazy but fun i hope.

    I would love to read just about anything you have. The new Six Pack Ranch is sounding awesome. If i have to pick i would choose Falling Freestyle. Hard choice.

    Thanks for stopping by Vivian.

    Lisa B

    • 11.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Lisa– that’s one of the most shocking bits about becoming an author. How much OTHER writing and work it takes. And how long between writing/edits/release day.

      Someone asked Nora Roberts if she was going to write more in XYZ series, and her answer was a kind of blank stare for a second, because she finished writing that series nearly two years ago. She’d written a dozen other books in the meantime!

  12. 12
    Tricia says:

    Hi Vivian,

    Your books sound Fun and Sexy!! I just Downloaded 2 books for my Nook!! Tanagled Tinsel and Exotic Indulgence. I can’t wait to get home from work to start reading!!!!!

  13. 13
    Kathy says:

    I love to try new authors and I am adding both Rocky Mountain Heat and Paradise Found to my list of books to read.

    Thanks for helping us find new things to read!

  14. 14
    Pam B says:


    I am looking forward to both the new Bandicoot Cove series (with other authors) and Rocky Mountain Heat – love contemporary sizzle!

    I would also love to read Turn It On.


  15. 15
    Sherry S. says:

    I love Vivian books they are always such a great read. I would love to read Black Gold but I figure since it’s just coming out it’s not on the list. I would love to read i t because I’ve read all of the Granite Lake books and loved them and because it’s a shifter book.

  16. 16
    Maria Esquivel says:

    I love the girls at plptmoneys, they always introduced new authors to me. I look forward to start reading your new book Black Gold. Can’t wait!!

  17. 17
    Anne says:

    I love the series title Six Pack Ranch!

    All of your books sound great, but Falling, Freestyle appeals to me the most. I like stories were friends suddenly realize there’s more between them.

  18. 18
    Sherie says:

    WOW Vivian your books are :hothot:
    Paradise Found looks like an amazingly Hot book! I also love the cover of your Rocky Mountain Heat. Love adding new books to my wish list!

  19. 19
    Colleen says:

    The books that I have read so far from Vivian have been great… enjoyed each one that I have gotten my hands on so far… definitely looking forward to enjoying more from her! :reading:

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    Karen C says:

    I just started the Granite Lake series and would love to read Wolf Flight.

    I am sure that traveling for all that time in a camper has had its difficult moments, but I bet you have also had a wonderful time doing it and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Kudos for being able to balance that with everything else you are doing.

    Thank you!

  21. 21
    Julie K. says:

    I just started reading EXOTIC INDULGENCE. I have to admit that what I have read so far is pretty HOT.

    If you pick me I would love to read FALLING, FREESTYLE.

    Thank you.

  22. 22
    Ardie says:

    Vivian your post is really hot. I finally got the rest of the post to open on my computer just a little bit ago. :cheer: Looks like I have a little bit of shopping to do.

  23. 23
    Estella says:

    Would love to read Rocky Mountain Heat!

  24. 24
    MaryC says:

    Love the Granite State Wolves series – can’t wait to read Black Gold!

  25. 25
    Julie smith says:

    I would Love to read the HOT modern cowboy book!

  26. 26
    Jen B. says:

    Of course, I want Black Gold. Love your wolves! Granite Lake is a great series. I flew through the whole series in just a few days. If that’s not possible, I would love Turn It On. I am currently reading Turn It Up on my Kindle and I am loving it. It is such a great love story. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. 27
    Kat says:

    I have found another new author, thanks plot monkeys!!!!!!!

  28. 28
    elaing8 says:

    Ms. Arend’s books are fantastic. I just got the books in the new Bandicoot series.Is Rocky Mountain Heat and the 2nd book being rewritten?
    I’m looking forward to Black Gold.

    • 28.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Yes, Rocky Mountain Heat was revised and added to from the original novella published in 2009. I added over 20K words to it, and a bit more to the second book, Rocky Mountain Haven.

      And book 3 is all done and ready for March, 2012. New story, new adventures!

  29. 29
    Kathleen O says:

    Have not had the opportunity to read any of your books.. But they sound delisious…

  30. 30

    I love hot books! :devilbanana: Carly has only great things to say about your books. They’re next for me to download and read.

    Welcome to the jungle! :dancingmonk:

    • 30.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Thank you for hosting me! Carly was soooooo much fun at RWA, and she’s been a blast online ever since. I’m glad I got to meet her.

      Next to meet you!

  31. 31
    Vivian Arend says:

    Thanks for all your awesome comments, ladies. I ended up at a Shakespeare in the Park festival followed by dinner and drinks with two different groups of friends.

    I have such a tough life, don’t I? ;)

    Sorry I’m not able to respond to everyone of you, but I sure appreciate the warm welcome to the jungle!

  32. 32
    Bobbie says:

    Rocky Mountain Heat or any of the contemporaries would be wonderful. I think Carly and I found erotic romance at about the same time as I have just found the genre a couple of months ago. Have to admit I have never read anything by Vivian. Must get to know her work!

  33. 33
    Fedora says:

    Just waving to Viv–looking forward to Exotic Indulgence! I’m SO happy you don’t stick to one genre, Viv–you do them all so well! Glad to see you here with the Plotmonkeys!

  34. 34
    Pamiam says:

    I have to admit I haven’t read any of your books…..yet. I would love any book but would prefer either a stand alone or book 1 of a series. I just hate when I grab a book to realize it’s the 3rd or 4th in a series and then have to wait and order the first ones before I can read the one I purchased :*&#!:

  35. 35
    June M. says:

    I am working on your wolf series now….LOVE THEM! The next one I get will be Wolf Games.
    Of your new books, I am most looking forward to Black Gold.
    June M.

  36. 36
    Ann G says:

    WOLF SIGNS…since I haven’t read any of your books yet. Thanks for the contest!

  37. 37
    Jolene A says:

    Wow, your books sound HOT!!! I am so intrigued with Rocky Mountain Heat, cannot wait to get my hands on this

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