Friday 2 September 2011

Wolfie World Tour Day 2 - Black Gold Extract + Giveaway

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.

Lone wolf Shaun Steven’s automatic response to the words “happily ever after”? Kill me now. Yet with all his friends settling down he’s begun to think there may actually be something to this love-and-roses crap.

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.


Meet Shaun and Gem.

“You come here often?” His delicious voice stroked her, and there was that smile again. The one that made her heart rate double.

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.”

“Do you work for the pack?” She could already hear the questions her father would ask, so she’d better get those out of the way first.

“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:

Sept 1-2 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.


  1. I have all of the Granite Lake wolves books. I think my favourite is Keil from the first book but closely followed by TJ.
    Second thoughts here!I have loved TJ all the way through so now I'm thinking about it I have to reverse order :)

  2. ohh I haven't read any Vivian's Granite Lake Wolves books :(
    Black Gold seems to have a fast rhythm :)

  3. I havent read any of her books yet , but I definitely want to , The covers are Amazing , They look Great !! Thanks for this Awesome giveaway !! Luv your page !
    Crystal Trent Dotson

  4. I haven't read any of the books in this series yet.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Yes, the whole series is amazing. I have a soft spot for Keil, since he starts off the whole thing, but they are all incredible characters--amazingly captivating :)

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  6. Haven't read any of the books yet, I am really looking forward to reading them.

    skpetal (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. I've only read Wolf Games & Wolf Tracks ... out of those two Wolf Games is my favorite in the series. However, TJ from Wolf Tracks is a all around great character!! *hehee*

  8. Love, love, love The Granite Lake series! I read all 4 books 5 or 6 times. I won book 4 directly from Viv so got to read it (twice) before the actual release day. From the GL series, I think that TJ is my fave. He's come a long way from the hopeless skier in book one to the sweet, romantic, coming-into-his-own wolf in book 4.

    I am really looking forward to Black Gold. I think Gem and Shaun are going to clash a lot! :D

  9. I haven't read any of Vivian's Granite Lake Wolves books yet. I loved the excerpt for Black Gold. This seems like a very interesting book. This excerpt makes me want to read more and see what happens and why they call Shaun a walling time bomb, statistically. I'm looking for to reading Black Gold.

  10. Not managed to get the funds together to buy the Granite Lake wolves series so I still haven't read any of them :( *sob*

  11. I haven't read any of the Granite Lake Wolves books but I do have them all.
    Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  12. I've read the first three books so far and my favorite is Erik in Wolf Games. Loved the sexual chemistry of him and Maggie together.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  13. Yeah--I'm basically too poor to start a series right now, this one included. Bummer. I'm attracted to the warning about sarcasm. I am a sarcasm junkie.

    I have a question, though. Okay. So vamps have that whole cold, dangerous, and dead turn on. Sexuality and death just laid over each other. I realize that were books are to some extent going to be about animal behavior in humans--packs, extrasensory perceptions. I guess raw, animal attraction is an obvious extension, but why are weres always meeting the one person they were meant, and I meant that with a MEANT to be with? Anybody?

  14. I've read the first two in the series and my favorite hero so far is Keil.


  15. Hi Vivian. Were can we get your books and also do they come in print?


  16. I think this book sounds amazing. I can't wait to read the series.


  17. I have read the first book WOLF SIGNS but it has been a while. I just got the second (luckily I won it) so I am gaing to reread the first before reading the second. I did love Keil alot, also TJ. Can't wait to reread it and read the next book.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  18. I haven't read her Granite Wolf series but I loved Tidal Wave :-) Great excerpt!

    smaccall AT

  19. Can I say first how much I LOVE the cover of Black Gold-- I mean I REALLY love it. Sigh.

    I have all of Viv's Granite Lake stories-- have read them all 2 or 3 times, and yes, I considered stalking her because I loved them so much, but I held back. LOL It's hard to pick a favorite, but I've always had a soft spot for T.J.

    wayfaringwriter at gmail dot com

  20. I'm just starting your series so I can't pick a favourite yet! I suspect there migth me more than one favourite character.

    Cambonified [at] yahoo [dot] com

  21. I have all of them :) If I really have to pick I'll go with TJ. But don't really want to pick hehe

  22. Hi everyone! Love hearing about your choices!

    Brandy B: you can get my ebooks through Amazon, Barnes &Noble, Sony, Kobo...all the regular ebook sellers. I also have print versions. Books 1&2 are in an anthology titled Under the Northern Lights. Books 3&4 are together in print in Under the Midnight Sun. You can order the print books from most online or regular book stores. Black Gold will be released in print in 2012. Check my website for direct sales links:

    Bets: in terms of the tradition of MATES for weres, I think it's again based on wolf behavior. I'll have to write up a proper post on the topic in the future, but for now, it's one of those 'we like to think there's someone special just for us' moments.

    Hope you enjoy the tour and the excerpts!


  23. I have not read any of Vivian's Granite Lake Wolves books yet. Life gets in the way of pleasure sometimes. I did enjoy the excerpt, "His delicious voice stroked her" - loved this.


  24. Love this series and Keil is wonderful. Have been waiting for Shaun's book.

  25. I haven't read any of the books in this series yet. It sounds amazing and I loved the excerpt of Black Gold.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  26. I haven't ready any of the Granite Lake series yet. They are on my wish list.

  27. I haven't read any of Vivien's books, yet. But, I saw a post for the upcoming tour for Black Gold and I started reading excerpts from the Granite Lake books and got into here I am!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  28. I have only read Wolf Signs so far so it would be impossible to pick a favorite. The cover is awesome for Black Gold.I liked the excerpt/blurb about Black Gold as well. Loving the Tour. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  29. No, unfortunately I haven't had a chance to read any of Vivian's Granite Lake Wolves books yet. The excerpt was good and I would love to follow along this tour to read more about this series!


  30. I have read, and loved, all of Viv's Granite Lake books. My favorite through the whole series is definitely TJ. He is such a lovable klutz!!!

  31. Fantastic excerpt! Makes me want to read the book all the more! I have read one of Vivian's books and loved it!


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  33. I haven't yet read any of this series, I have to say it sounds intense though.

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  34. I'm new to the series, but really interested in it :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  35. Yes I have read this series and loved them. Robyn is my favorite. I don't think you can make a better heroine and that fact that she is deaf makes her even stronger.


  36. I haven't read the series yet, but it has been on my to-reads list for about a month so I better get a move on! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  37. I wish i could say i have read some of her books,But i havent.Im looking forward to getting the chance to pick one up. Loved the post!

  38. I haven't read any of the wolfie series but,I loved the excerpt. The interaction between the characters are funny and you can sense the sexual tension.


  39. I have not read this series, but the excerpt sounds interesting!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

  40. I loved the very first book. Robyn because she has spunk, and doesn't let the world pass her by one little bit because she is deaf. I have hearing loss in both ears, and know how it feels as my hearing is slowly decreasing as I get older. But you learn to get around it, and I always think of those who have can't hear at all. Glass half full...*S*
    I loved the Granite Pack series, and I love this excerpt for the new one. I'm just tickled that you've chosen to write more....*S*
    I know I'm late in starting the blog tour but I can still hope...*S*
    Thank you!



  41. I haven't read any of the books, but really want to, because I love werewolves. The excerpt makes me want to read them even more.

  42. I have the Granite Lake series but I am a bad girl, I haven't read them yet, I enjoyed the excerpt, I'm surprised she didn't throw a flower vase at him...

  43. Sadly, I haven't read any of them...but after reading this excerpt I really want to! Looks like I have a list for Christmas!!
    Ashley A

  44. I have not read any Vivian's Granite Lake Wolves books yet but would love to! I love what I read sounds so good thanks for the great giveaway!

  45. Never read any of her books before but those two sound yummy together!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com



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