Guest Author Vivian Arend!

Posted by at Jan 16, 2013 6:00 am

Today we welcome back VIVIAN AREND, … now the talented BERKLEY AUTHOR, who is writing for Romantic Suspense for Berkley Sensation! WELCOME VIV! And good luck on your newest venture!

My writing career began in paranormal romance, slid sideways a little to include contemporary, and now? I’m very excited to be branching out into something new again. My upcoming release is a Berkley Sensation—and while it’s labeled Romantic Suspense, I like to call it High Adventure.

Take a peek at HIGH RISK, the first book in the Adrenaline series, coming March 5.

High Risk
Adrenaline, Book 1

LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…

Rebecca James was once revered for her devil-may-care attitude and backcountry survival skills. But ever since she lost her partner in a fatal accident, patches of her memory have been missing. And until she can recall those final, tragic moments before the accident, she can’t move on.
Since Marcus Landers was permanently injured during a mission, all his energies have been focused on his Lifeline team. When Becki—whom he had an intense affair with seven years ago—arrives in Banff, he’s inspired to reignite the spark they once had. Their mutual ardor slowly awakens Becki’s dormant, haunting memories.
New truths surface until Becki must at last confront her greatest fear. Remembering the past might mean a future without the man she loves…

Enjoy an excerpt from HIGH RISK:
NOTE – Surprise Giveaway at the end!

Becki moved smoothly across the floor, body-hugging workout gear covering her, thin-soled climbing shoes on her feet. Marcus wondered if she was thinking about the previous climb, worried how her mind might respond to the challenge today, but her restraint was incredible. He could have asked her to join him for a cup of tea, she was so controlled as she paced to the equipment cubicles and pulled out her harness, then buckled and tightened without a word before turning to face him.
“Yes, sir. Where do you want me?”
Naked, in my bed shouldn’t have been the first thought in his brain. “Pitch three. Nice and easy. You’re going to use only the red route. We’ll see if having a focus will distract you enough to finish the climb with no troubles.”
Becki snorted. “You don’t think much of my skills if you think sticking to the red holds is enough to sidetrack me.”
He remained quiet as they both roped up. She lifted her chin to examine the route, and he saw it. A shiver as she reached to grasp the wall.
Shivered, but still went forward. Marcus admired her a whole hell of a lot in that moment.
“Wait. Put this on.”
He held out the fabric he’d brought with him, and a crease appeared between her brows. “What’s that? A flag to wave when I’ve had enough?”
“It’s a blindfold. Put it on. Now.”
She swallowed. “But—”
“I’ll be your eyes. You have to trust me. And you’ll have to concentrate, because once I tell you where a hold is? I’m not telling you again. You have to keep the location and shape in mind for when you’ll need it for your feet.”
“You expect me to climb blind?” She wiggled the cloth. “You’re insane.”
“You’re just mad you didn’t think of it first.”
A snort of amusement escaped her. She glanced at him, and for the first time real fear showed in her eyes. “Marcus, what if . . .”
He shook his head. “No. Don’t question. Yourself, or me. Do it. Put on the blindfold, Becki, and put yourself into my hands.”
Her tongue snuck out for a second, and he fought the urge to go catch her against him and slip his own tongue along her lips. To taste her. To take. The headache that had haunted him over the past days was gone, replaced with lust like he’d not experienced in a long time.
He’d never had a cure like her around before.
Becki lifted her hands and pressed the dark material over her face, knotting the fabric behind her head. “I’m not going to ask where you found the blindfold.”
He ignored the temptation to list the other toys he planned to use on her someday. “Turn, right shoulder back.”
She straightened and took a deep breath, her chest moving too rapidly. “Marcus . . . I—”
“My voice. Listen to it. Nothing else. I’m your anchor, and I won’t let anything happen to you. Do you trust me?”
Her chin dipped briefly.
“Right shoulder back,” he repeated.

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Comment below for a chance to win a signed cover flat of HIGH RISK. Winner announced Sunday!


32 thoughts on “Guest Author Vivian Arend!

  1. 1
    Liza says:

    March is very far away. Off to preorder High Risk from Amazon.

  2. 2
    Tiffany says:

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  3. 3
    Patty says:

    Looks good :cooldance:

  4. 4
    TrishJ says:

    Oooo, I got goose bumps, can’t wait to read this one!!

  5. 5
    Eileen A-W says:

    You have me at must pre-order this book & find some other books written by you. Thank you for the tease.

    • 5.1
      Vivian Arend says:

      Glad you enjoyed! If you like contemporary, check out my Six Pack Ranch series– they have that small town/big family feeling.


      • Donna says:

        Do they have to be read in order? I saw them on amazon and they sound good …thanks for making me spend more money…lol (only kidding I am addicted to books)


        • Vivian Arend says:

          They don’t have to be…but if you do then you catch all the inside jokes ;)

          If you want to start with book 4, Rocky Mountain Angel, you won’t be lost.

  6. 6
    Vivian Arend says:

    Thanks for having me, Carly. Always great to stop by the Plotmonkeys!


  7. 7
    BJ says:

    Sounds like a book I’d enjoy. Hate to have to wait until March!

  8. 8
    Dawn says:

    This book looks great! I’ve read some of your other books and really enjoyed them. Can’t wait until March :-)

  9. 9
    Linda says:

    Sounds like a keeper…

  10. 10
    Donna says:

    I love the cover!!! Good luck with your new book can hardly wait until March 5th to get my hands on it…


  11. 11
    Katie says:

    Looks awesome! Welcome to the jungle, by the way!

  12. 12
    Maria Esquivel says:

    Can’t wait to read this series!!!

  13. 13
    Ellen says:

    Hmmm….another title for my TBR list. Thanks for the excerpt.

  14. 14
    Rachel Donovan says:

    Wow! Sounds like a great book! So can’t wait to read it, definitely looking forward to it :cooldance: :biggrin:

  15. 15
    bn100 says:

    Nice excerpt.

  16. 16
    Amber H. says:

    Sounds like a great book! Another one for my wishlist!!! :) Thanks!

  17. 17
    Laurie P says:

    Love your books Vivian! Can’t wait for a new series from you (still love all of your others though too)
    goaliemom0049 (at)

  18. 18
    Sherie says:

    Cannot wait to read this book!

  19. 19
    Raeline Peterson says:

    Will put on wish list sounds good.

  20. 20
    judy says:

    :yourock Looks like it will be good. :coffee: Can’t wait to find it in the store.

  21. 21
    Tracy Westfall says:

    Can’t wait to read this book – – – the cover is wonderful!!!!

  22. 22
    Pamiam says:

    Looking forward to reading this book. I loved the Six Pack Ranch and all the Wolfie stories. i just finished the Xtreme Adventures and am ready for any and all new books from you.

  23. 23
    Marie says:

    Nice tease! It’s now on my wishlist. :) Since it will be released in March I can make it a birthday present to myself…….. ;)

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