Posted by Janelle at Nov 7, 2011 6:00 am
The plotmonkeys would like to welcome guest author Vivian Arend to the jungle! Please help us in giving her a very warm welcome!
Welcome to the Six Pack Ranch
One of the blessings of having a big family is thereâ€™s always someone around. Someone to share your fears, to laugh with about a good story, to tease when you need to let off a little steam.
One of the curses of a big family is thereâ€™s always someone around. In your face when you want a little quiet. Accusing you of the wrong doings they hope to get out of. Stealing your thunder with a timely cut down or two.
The joys and the frustrations are a reality, so when I started thinking about writing a contemporary cowboy series, the family was the most important part of what I wanted to include. Yes, each of the six brothers on the Six Pack Ranch will get a happily ever after, along with some of the other family in the area. But even when the focus is on the hero and heroineâ€”itâ€™s not.
A life in isolation is just not possible in any big family. Especially in a big family in a small townâ€¦every action has consequences, and thatâ€™s been one of the joys of writing this series. Making the Coleman family come to life. Discovering the good times they share, the troubles and fighting and, yes, the celebrating.
This November 15 the first book, Rocky Mountain Heat, releases with oldest brother Blake having to take a good long look at the girl next door. If heâ€™s not careful, his insistence sheâ€™s too young for him might just open up the door for his younger brothers to try for her heart.
Danielâ€™s story releases in Januaryâ€”and his sweetheart comes with some extra family as well. As a fairly new widow, Beth is not only trying to recover physically from the accident that took her husbandâ€™s life, but to find happiness after years of being abused.
And in March the third of the boys of the ranch will look for his HEAâ€”exactly where he shouldnâ€™t be looking. And through it all, their younger brothers and cousins, parents and friends will encourage them, distract them andâ€”eventuallyâ€”celebrate with them.
If you like your stories with family, heart and heat, I hope you take a peek.
Rocky Mountain Heatâ€¨
Six Pack Ranch, Book 1
Heâ€™s the one who taught her to ride. Now all he wants is to ride her.
Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when troubleâ€™s a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, whatâ€™s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.
Jaxi has other plans for Blakeâ€™s hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. Sheâ€™s all grown up now and ready to convince him that sheâ€™s perfect for him. Except he canâ€™t seem to see past the big â€œdonâ€™t touchâ€ sign thatâ€™s apparently still hanging around her neck.
When Jaxi ends up living right under Blakeâ€™s nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxiâ€™s brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones.
That is, if Blakeâ€™s finally ready to let go the reins and fight for what he wantsâ€¦
Warning: Sexy cowboys seducing and being seduced in trucks, pool halls and barns. Droolworthy country charm, a little double-teaming, a few secrets and a whole lot of brothers to look forward to. Anyone wanna go for a ride?
Release information for the upcoming SIX PACK RANCH books
Book 1: Rocky Mountain Heat: November 15.
Book 2: Rocky Mountain Haven: January 10, 2012
Book 3: Rocky Mountain Desire: March 13, 2012
First Chapter: Excerpt
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Vivian is giving away any two of her ebook backist books to 2 lucky winners! All you have to do is post on today’s blog, then check back on Wednesday to see if your name was drawn!