So it's day two of the Wolfie World Tour and I have a fab extract to share with you from Vivian Arend's new book Black Gold.
One thing’s for sure: his dream mate will have to out-cuss, out-spit and out-hike him. So he never expected the one to push his forever button would be a blue-blooded Southern debutante with a voice as dark and velvety as her skin.
When Gemmita Jacobs steps off the plane in Whitehorse, Yukon, it’s about more than her research project. It’s her declaration of independence from an overprotected upbringing. Except there’s something in the air she can’t quite define—something that unexpectedly rouses her mating instincts.
Moments after their eyes lock, the deed is done—and done thoroughly. When the pheromone dust settles, though, all the reasons they don’t belong together become painfully clear.
It’s enough to make a wolf learn a whole new set of cuss words…
Warning: Two strong wolves getting exactly what they deserve. Includes wilderness nookie, shifters being naughty in public places, the Midnight Sun as a canopy for seduction and grizzly shifters on the loose. Oh, and don’t forget the sarcasm.
Gem shook her head as she laughed. “My first trip north. You?”
Shaun rearranged the pillows against the headboard and leaned into them. “Born and bred in the Yukon. My family has been a part of the Takhini pack for generations. We have stories dating back to the gold rush. Of course, none of us hit it rich, but we did okay.”
“Nope—well, lately I’ve been giving Evan a hand and doing the bouncer thing in the bar, just to keep out of trouble.” He paused and made a funny face.
A bouncer. Gem kept her smile firmly in place. Well, at least his position wasn’t something that would lock him in the north. He could get a job in one of the local bars.
Or they could buy a bar for him if he wanted. There were many possibilities to consider.
Gem pulled her legs up and hugged them tight. “I’m not employed right now. Once I finish my degree, I hope to get a position with one of the family companies. Maybe working in environmental research for green products and controlling the impact of industry. It’s a fascinating field.”
“But you’re here for the summer?” he asked.
“I’m here for a few weeks, yes.”
Shaun frowned. He opened his mouth and paused. When he did speak, it was obvious he’d changed tangent.
“Anyway, I own an aviation company with a friend. Tad does less flying and more of the bookings these days because he’s got a young family, and he’s pretty busy with all his pack work. We’ve hired an additional pilot to help pick up the slack, and I do all the helicopter flights. We contract out to an adventure company called Maximum Exposure.”
“You fly…” Gem adjusted her image of him as a red-necked, untrained brute, just a second before it hit her. “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.”
“Right. You’ve heard of our company? That’s cool.”
“I’ve hired you.”
Shaun sat upright. “The caribou trip? You? You’re the insane scientist who wants to go into the bush for two weeks?”
Shaun snorted. “Sorry, not you personally. It’s just that almost every occasion in the past that we’ve had a southerner book flights into the backcountry, things have gone nutso. Statistically, you’re a walking time bomb.”
Don't forget that Vivian is offering a $50 gift certificate to a bookstore of your choice to one lucky winner. All you have to do is comment on one of the Wolfie World Tour posts - the more posts you comment on the higher your chance to win!
To enter the giveaway today leave a comment telling me if you've read any of Vivian's Granite Lake Wolves books. If you have I'd love to know who is your favourite hero and if you haven't let me know what you think of the extract of Black Gold.
You can also answer Vivian's question in her guest post from yesterday (found HERE) and check out the posts on the following blogs over the next few days for more chances to win:
Feeling Fictional: England
Sept 3-4 Pearl’s World of Romance: Holland
Sept 5-6 Ex Libris: Hungary
Sept 7-8 Larissa’s Bookish Life: Brazil
Sept 9-10 The Book Pushers: USA
Sept 11-12 My Disorganized Ramblings: Canada
September 13 all the sites will have a release day post, and on the 14th we’ll announce the grand prize winner of a $50 gift certificate chosen from the comments at the various sites. The winner will be announced on Vivian's blog where she is also having lots of separate giveaways while the tour is on so make sure you go and visit.