Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Excerpt + Giveaway by Viv Arend: Wolfie World Tour Day 6 - The Magic of Bonfires

Hey Everyone welcome back to the 6th day of Vivian Arend's Wolfie World Tour! After yesterday's behind the scenes guest post Viv is here today to share with you an exclusive excerpt of her soon to be released wolf shifter story: Black Gold!

I hope you will all enjoy the excerpt and don't forget that all comments left on any of the Wolfie World Tour posts will be included in the draw for the Grand prize of a $50 gift certificate to a bookstore of your choice (for the details just scroll down to the giveaway part).

The Wolfie World Tour continues, tomorrow and Thursday Larissa will be our host, so hop on over to the world tour's Brazilian stop at
Larissa’s Bookish Life for even more secret revelations, an exclusive excerpt and even more chances to win!  

Their wolves are howling at the moon. Their human halves are on different planets.

Tahkini Wolves, Book 1

Coming September 13, 2011

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.

And now here is your exclusive excerpt:

The flames crackled, and Shaun added another branch, pushing the glowing embers together to make the coals flare upward with the extra fuel. The air around them was full of soft noises—the shifting of birds and small animals in the scattered brush. The gentle trickle of the creek running along the perimeter of the rise behind them.

The sound of a contented sigh as Gem relaxed at his side.

“You okay?” He’d been impressed. The entire hike she’d never once complained, even though he knew she had to be dying.

His princess had more steel in her spine than he’d ever expected.

Gem rested against him as they stared into the fire. “I’ve never done this before.”

Shaun chuckled. “Not many people have. Which particular new experience is catching your attention?”

She tilted her head back, and the dark stars in her eyes twinkled. “It’s bright daylight out and yet we’re sitting by a fire. I always associate fires with darkness. Something to look at and fill your senses.”

“Ahhh, but you’re talking about southern fires. Here in the north, our fires are multisensory.”

Gem wrinkled her nose. “Go on.”

“Don’t look with just your eyes. Look with all your senses. Then it won’t matter that the sun is shining, you’ll have the whole picture.”

He settled her against the backrest he’d made, then reached to unlace her boots.

“What are you doing?” Light suspicion hovered in her eyes.

“Just relax. Check out the fire. I’m fixing your feet.”

She leaned back, and as he pulled off the boot she groaned, a pure unadulterated sound of pleasure…

…She relaxed and let him take care of her, and he enjoyed every second. Watching her face, seeing the minute responses to his touch. Then she took a big breath, staring up into the still-light sky.

“There are strange things done under the midnight sun…” she recited. “The poems make a lot more sense, having seen how light it really is.”

Shaun grinned. “Robert Service. Now there was a man I could relate to.”

She wiggled upright, wrapping her arms around her legs. “I read a bunch of his work in preparation for this trip. I enjoyed some of it, but the occasional bit that—”

A shiver shook her whole frame, and Shaun laughed. “Didn’t like the part with the sizzling bonfire?”

She poked him. “No. Definitely not.”

Shaun stared at her. The fire was dying down, but he didn’t want to go to bed yet. She had to be sore, and there was one sure way to cure some of those aches.

His wolf pranced with excitement, nudging closer to the surface. Gem’s smile faded slightly, changing to awe. He sensed her wolf wanted to come out as well. Wanted to meet his. They’d been denied for long enough.


She swallowed hard. “I…I don’t know why I’m feeling like this.”

“It’s our wolves. Don’t you think it’s time that they got to meet? Got some time to play?”

Don't forget that Black Gold releases on September 13th!


Be sure to leave a comment at each of the WOLFIE WORLD TOUR sites for a chance to be entered to win a 50$ gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. As well, Vivian has guests at her blog—once you’re done here and visiting the tour, drop in a see which friend of the Wolfies is featured today.

To be entered in the giveaway just leave a comment or tell us: what is your favourite thing about bonfires? Being warmed? Singing to guitar music? Roasting marshmallows? Telling ghost stories? or something else?

Here is the blog tour schedule:

September 1-2: Feeling Fictional

September 5-6: Ex Libris

September 9-10: The Book Pushers

September 11-12: My Disorganized Ramblings

September 13th – Release Day! Which also means that my review of Black Gold will be posted that day too.

The Wolfie World Tour continues, tomorrow and Thursday Larissa will be our host, so hop on over to the world tour's Brazilian stop at Larissa’s Bookish Life for even more secret revelations, an exclusive excerpt and even more chances to win! 

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