Thea and Viv’s Big Adventure Tour

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:

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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.”

“Mine?”

“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?”

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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.

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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!

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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.

Thea’s DEVIL’S GATE released June 5. The novella returns readers to the world of The Elder Races. Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain Publishing

WOLF LINE, #5 in Viv’s bestselling Granite Lake Wolves, is available June 12. Available at: Amazon | Barne’s & Noble | Samhain Publishing

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Comment for your chance to win:

Information re: Grand Prize can be found at Thea or Viv’s

DAILY PRIZE: One commenter here at this blog will win their choice of one of Thea or Viv’s backlist Samhain ebooks from either the Elder Races or Granite Lake Wolves series. If you’ve got them all, you can gift this to a friend!

Winners from comments at all the tour stops will be announced at
Viv’s and Thea’s blogs on JUNE 13.

Question for today: You’re going on a long trip—who would take with you?

 

Comments
  • Laurie June 12, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Congrats on release day! Besides my hubby, I’d take my brother. He is great at planning trips, making sure we see alot of different sites and keeping us going!

  • June June 12, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Happy release day Vivian!!!
    I love the Wolfies and will be buying this one soon (if not today, lol) I can’t wait to read this and hope that you continue this series for (ever) a long time!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  • ASHLEY June 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Can I take a thing instead of a person. My dream vaca is my Kindle and me alone for at least 2 hours. (I have three kids).

    • Vivian Arend June 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Oh girl, you can have 24 hours. I SO get it!!

  • Tracey D June 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Happy Release Day1!

    I would take my best friend Maddy. We met in 2001 at work, though we didn’t see each other until 2005!! (We work in different states for the same company.) We developed an instant friendship and have shared life’s highs and lows with each other. She would be a great travel companion.

  • Artemis June 12, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I would take my sister. We have almost the same hobbies and I always have a great time with her. My books, I can’t live without them.

  • Joanne B June 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Congrats on the new release! I would take my sister. She’s always up for an adventure. She always finds fun, out of the way things to do.
    This book sounds amazing. Can’t wait to read it.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  • Victoria Sloboda June 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I’d take my husband and if he couldn’t go I’d bring my daughter-in-law. She’s a hoot :).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Rebe June 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I love the wolfies, too! Congratulations on the new release! I think I’d take either the husband or my sister, depending on the type of trip!

  • Raonaid Luckwell June 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Who would I take on a llllooonnnggg trip? Mmm, I would want to take a selective few of my friends just to be without the hubby and kids for a while. I have never been on a trip without them and I love my children and hubby but they don’t really make one relax or have fun on trips.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  • Barb P June 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Lovin the blog tour so far ladies and congrats on the new releases! I guess that I would have to take the Hubby, next choice would be my BFF and then maybe my son (I guess it would depend on trip and whose available). Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • Cathy M June 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I would take my sisters. I love adventures filled with laughter, and typically when we leave our men at home, there is a lot less stress, lol.

  • Glittergirl June 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    If I was going on a long trip I would take my children. They are adults now and so alike but so different. My daughter is so capable and takes care of details. My son has such tremendous people skills and seems to be able to calmly take care of conflicts. Together we would make an awesome traveling team.

  • Jane June 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Happy Release Day, Vivian. I would probably take my cousin. He would know what to do if something unexpected came up during the trip.

  • elaing8 June 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Congrats on the new release Vivian!!!!
    I would take my sister,then along the way pick up some friends.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  • Vivian Arend June 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you, everyone, for the good wishes. I’m so excited to see YOU excited about the book. Also- guess what story I’m working on this week? Heheh…Book 6! Arwhoooooo!

  • erinf1 June 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for a great post! Congrats on the newest release and continued writing success!

    I’d bring my BF and my dog Sammie :)

  • Aurore June 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Happy release day, Vivian! It was great following your blog tour. I like the excerpt you posted, thank you. Good luck for your next book.
    For the trip, I would take my mother.

  • cait045 June 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    My sister. We can have fun going anywhere and doing anything!

  • Susan E. June 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I’m already reading Wolf Line! I love your wolfies!
    Last year I took my nephew on a trip, and while it was fun, I think if I do a road trip again I want someone along who can drive!

  • Fedora June 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    DH, although I’m not sure *I* would top DH’s list of people to bring along ;p I am a little high maintenance (but yep, I think I’m not ;)) And probably the kids… it would depend on the day and the bickering level :D

  • Julie June 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    My found family of friends! They’re guaranteed to make any trip a fun one.

  • Julianne June 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Cover model CJ Hollenach. He’s so sweet and nice, not to mention gorgeous.

  • bn100 June 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Congratulations on the book! I’d take my mom.

  • donnas June 12, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I would take my sister.

  • Lindsey E June 13, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Have to take my mom.

  • taina pfenninger June 13, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I’d take my boyfriend with me i hate going on long trips without him, he makes me feel safe when he’s around.

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