To celebrate their latest releases Devil's Gate and Wolf Line I'm thrilled to welcome Thea Harrison and Vivian Arend to the blog today as part of their Big Adventure Blog Tour. Comments on all of the blog tour posts (including this one!) will get you entered into the draw to win your choice of a Kindle or Nook (full details below) so make sure you visit Thea's website or Viv's website for links to all of the stops. So let's start with a quick look at the two books we're celebrating the release of!
Wolf Line is the 5th book in Viv's Granite Lake Wolves series and if you've read any of my reviews for the earlier books you'll already know how much I love them! I have been waiting to get my hands on Wolf Line for what seems like forever and thankfully there are only a couple of days left to wait! I'm really looking forward to Jared's story so keep an eye out for my review which will be posted soon.
Jared’s not sure how his quiet morning coffee near the harbour ended with him on a cruise ship impersonating one of his pack mates. Well, it might have something to do with a woman, but who can blame him? The female of the species was made to love, and he’s more than willing to share his considerable skills in that area. Especially since he figures the chances of meeting his own one-and-only are slim.
Keri Smith is positive the last-minute recruit sneaking aboard the Arctic Wolf Cruise Lines tour is her mate. Ix-nay on confirming that, though, at least for the next ten days. She’s promised her best friend to be overall troubleshooter for the shifter-only cruise. Getting tangled up in mating lust would reduce her skills to nil. Avoidance of the sexy wolf for the duration of the cruise, followed by jumping his bones, seems the logical solution.
But when libidos are on the line, “logic” and “wolves” don’t go together. Throw in suspicions of wrongdoing, and these two virtual strangers will need a lot more than luck to find their way through to forever.
Warning: Really? You need to be warned about the hot nookie and sarcasm? Yeah, it’s in here. Also colourful cat shifters, lupine royalty, and wild adventures in cabins like you’ve never seen before.
Granite Lake Wolves Series:
Wolf Signs (Novella)
Wolf Flight (Novella)
First Howl (Short Story free on Vivian's website)
Second Howl (Short Story free on Vivian's website)
Wolf Games (Novella)
Wolf Tracks (Novella)
Wolf Line (Novella) (June 2012)
Takhini Wolves Series: (This is a spin off from the Granite Lake Wolves series but can be read seperately)
Silver Line (September 2012)
2 more novels to come (titles to be confirmed)
Visit Vivian Arend's website for more information
You would have had to have been hiding under a rock for the last year to not have heard of Thea Harrison's Elder Races series. I heard so many good things about these books and really enjoyed Dragon Bound when I read it last year but this is another series that I'm really behind on - I must catch up soon though because Devil's Gate looks fantastic!
As a coroner, medusa Seremela Telemar has always felt more comfortable chatting over a dead body than over drinks. But when her wild niece, Vetta, runs off to Devil’s Gate, a lawless town that has sprung up overnight in a modern-day gold rush, she knows she has to extricate her before the rebellious girl gets into real trouble. Though she’s confident in her head snakes’ ability to defend her against attackers, Seremela is still a bit nervous about braving this modern-day Wild West by herself.
Vampyre Duncan Turner is not about to let his new co-worker go into that chaos alone. His Vampyric power and lawyer smarts make him the perfect ally, and the fact that he already had his eye on Seremela for more…personal reasons, doesn’t hurt matters. Any romantic thoughts pull up short, however, when they arrive at Devil’s Gate and learn Vetta is set to hang by morning.
In order to save Vetta and themselves, Seremela and Duncan are going to have to fight fire with force and magic with fangs. And pray they make it out of Devil’s Gate alive.
Elder Races Series:
True Colours (Novella)
Natural Evil (Novella)
Devil's Gate (Novella)
Lord's Fall (November 2012)
Visit Thea Harrison's website for more information
So now we've had a look at the books I'm thrilled to welcome Thea and Viv to the blog, please give them a very warm welcome! . ..
Hi, folks, Thea here. Today is Day 8 of Thea and Viv’s Big Adventure, and today’s theme is a storm.
With this theme, the first thing I thought of was how stormy a relationship can get, and in romance often the stormier the relationship is, the better! So with that in mind, I thought it was time Viv’s heroine and mine got together for a little chat about the guys.
SEREMELA: Hi Keri, it’s nice to meet you! You meet Jared in WOLF LINES, and I’m just dying to ask you—is he the type of guy you generally go for, or does he go against type?
KERI: **stunned silence** Whoa—this one is tough, because Jared just wasn’t who I expected. What I expected—I mean, other than a wolf. He turned me on and yet because of a little misunderstanding…no, wait, a little is wrong. A BIG misunderstanding— All I can say is he’s lucky we’re mates, or I would have tossed him off the ship in a second for the stunt he pulled.
SEREMELA: Did you like Jared when you first met him? *grin* Or did you think Oh geez, this guy is a putz?
KERI: No, pretty much the first minute I got a sniff of him I was head over heels. Damn wolf genes. Luckily, Jared turned out to be worthy of being drooled over.
SEREMELA: Let’s pretend we’re looking at one of those Cosmo quizzes—you know the kind of thing, don’t you? How would you describe your personality? Are you: A. calm and pragmatic, B. tempestuous and impulsive, C. curious and intellectual, or D. none of the above?
KERI: The artistic and loyal type. My friends mean everything to me, and now my mate as well. I’d do anything to keep them out of trouble. How about you? What do you think is your best personality trait?
SEREMELA: I’m probably a mix too—more intellectual than artistic, and loyal to a fault sometimes. That’s part of what I struggle with in DEVIL’S GATE, how loyal I am to my sister even when I shouldn’t be.
KERI: I have to ask. How do you keep your hair…happy? I mean, I’ve got to use a scrunchie or something if it gets windy, but I doubt that’s an option for you.
SEREMELA: Happy hair. HAHA! Oh my. *grabs and holds up a few head snakes, shaking them gently* This is the very definition of misbehaving hair. I usually bind them back loosely, a little like someone with long dreads. If they get too unruly, I wrap them up in a head scarf and they go to sleep.
KERI: Dish on your guy. Number one thing you love about him?
SEREMELA: How caring and generous he is. I think so highly of Duncan. Yes, I’m in love with him, but I also admire the hell out of him.
Thanks Keri (and Viv)—this was fun!
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 releases 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
Comment for your chance to win:
GRAND PRIZE: We'll be collecting names from all the comments left at the blogs. Grand Prize to one commenter will be winner’s choice of a Kindle or Nook. Two additional winners will receive a Relaxing Getaway Swag Pack: Homemade soap by Thea, hand-woven back scrubber imported from Ecuador by Viv, Thea and Viv’s first books, DRAGON BOUND and UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, and various other treats.
These winners will be announced at Viv's and Thea's blogs on JUNE 13.
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 Viv’s and Thea’s blogs on JUNE 13.
To enter leave a comment answering today's question and a way to contact you (either your email address or a Twitter ID):
Today's Question: How do you like your real life relationship—stormy or calm?