What a fitting way to finish the Thea and Viv’s Big Adventure Tour—we’ve come a long way and that’s what it’s like to top a mountain. Rewarding, satisfying for meeting the challenge.
And the views? Breathtaking!
Today’s release of WOLF LINE is so special for me because the first book in the series, WOLF SIGNS was what started the whole writing adventure for me. Returning to meet old characters that I’ve grown to love makes it more fulfilling, and lots of fun! But then, finding out who Jared is going to end up mated with is fun as well!
Here’s a little teaser from the start of WOLF LINE:
Chairs settled in place, cups and goodies were passed out, and then there were seven. Jared might have felt more anxious if all of them weren’t so well known to him. From Keil and Robyn to Tad and Missy, who acted as Omegas for the pack, Jared had watched with admiration over the past two and a half years as they’d worked from within the Alaskan wolf pack to make it stronger than before.
Erik and his mate Maggie—he’d spent time with them on the trail during the wolf equivalent of the Amazing Race. It was tough to be intimidated by someone he’d crawled over rocks and splashed through creeks with.
“What’s the word on the renovations?” Keil tapped the table in front of Maggie. “And please tell me you’re not still trying to get the Teslin brothers to finish the plumbing for the new kitchen.”
“Hey, they have the skills. They’ve been a little distracted over the past couple weeks.” She shook her head and pointed at Erik. “It’s his fault.”
“Yours. You gave approval for the contractor from the cruise ship to use the hall in the pack house for interviews. I can’t blame the guys for getting distracted when there’s been a constant stream of good-looking female wolves parading through the—”
Jared spoke without thinking. “Good-looking wolves?”
A sharp burst of laughter surrounded him, and he might have flushed for a moment. His reputation, well deserved, preceded him. He smiled sheepishly and grabbed a sip of his coffee. Lowering his cup revealed Robyn’s bright grin directly across from him.
They’d arranged themselves without thinking to make it easy for her to see their faces. Her skills in lip reading hadn’t changed when she became a full wolf, but somehow her deafness had become even less of an obstacle. She had an uncanny knack of analyzing people that allowed her to fit in easily with the hearing community. Of course, her willingness to slap down any out-of-line wolf might also explain why the pack remained on their best behavior around her.
Robyn spoke in sign language to her mate, and Keil laughed even harder. “I agree.”
Jared pressed closer. “What? I didn’t catch that.”
Keil tilted his cup toward Jared. “She was wondering why any of us are surprised to find your attention was caught by the idea of good-looking wolves. You’ve gone though the most amazing collection of females of anyone I’ve ever met. Before I met Robyn, I used to have a fair number…”
He trailed off as she crossed her arms, her expression changing subtly. Jared stifled his snort of amusement.
“…used to have all kinds of trouble finding a good woman to spend time with.” Keil folded his hands in front of him, resting his hamlike fists on the table. He smiled innocently at Robyn like a four-year-old, and not one of the scariest dudes in the entire state of Alaska, in human or wolf form. “There simply wasn’t anyone who could measure up to my high standards. I lived a sad and lonely life until you came into my world.”
She smiled and patted his cheek.
Erik shook his head. “We’ll all ignore the fact you just lied through your teeth.”
Maggie nodded in agreement, her blonde curls bouncing. “That would be less complicated, wouldn’t it?”
Just like part of the joy of being a wolf is belonging to a pack, the fun of any adventure goes up because of the people who come with you. I’ve spent a lot of years with this fellow—he’s definitely a keeper. 26 years and still going strong!
And now, as I celebrate another release, I’ve had the privilege of spending time with Thea, and I have to say she’s been delightful. I hope you’ll all enjoy dipping into her incredible world of the Elder Races—DEVIL’S GATE now available, and more stories coming soon.
You can comment and then go find Thea at All Things Urban Fantasy . Tomorrow we’ll announce the winners of the Grand Prize and the Swags packs at our blogs.
Thanks so much for joining us in the celebration these past weeks, and we hope you enjoyed the trip!
THEA AND VIV’S BIG ADVENTURE is brought to you by Thea Harrison and Vivian Arend, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors with a love for both travel and writing. They have joined together for the nefarious purpose of celebrating their next Samhain Publishing ebooks.
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Viv’s and Thea’s blogs on JUNE 13.
Question for today: You’re going on a long trip—who would take with you?