Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sneak Peaks Into Rocky Mountain Desire

A couple of years ago, back when I first started this blog, one of my early guests was Vivian Arend.  At the time she had just begun the Six Pack Ranch series.  I'm pleased to have her guest posting for me again today.


A bit of fun for you. ROCKY MOUNTIAN DESIRE is out in a few days, and it’s full of cowboys, family, good times and troubles. I’ve got a couple snippets for you to meet the hero and heroine. Enjoy!

MATT’s point of view:

     Matt dropped his handfuls by the front door then pivoted to fetch    his shoes from the downstairs entrance that all the Coleman males still used out of habit. Only as soon as he turned, he smacked right into Hope, and once again, ended up catching hold to prevent her from falling. 

     The soft material of her T-shirt under his fingers felt way better than it should. And the thoughts that raced through his mind were of dragging his hands off her arms and around her waist to tuck her tight against him to see if she was as good a fit as he remembered from their brief tangle outside the door— 

     A tiny gasp escaped her. That only brought his attention toward her mouth, shiny from some type of lip-gloss. She smelt so damn good, and if the noise from the living room hadn’t reminded him where they were—standing in the front hall one corner away from the sight of the most vocal gossip line in the area—he’d have been tempted to further his mistake from the summer to discover what flavour she wore.

Heheh. How about Hope’s POV? 

     She tapped on the bathroom door. “Knock, knock. Is it safe to enter, your majesty?”

     “My kingdom consists of six feet of water, two feet deep. One knock will suffice.”

     Hope laughed and opened the door, her amusement dying away as she took him in. Candlelight glowed over Matt’s naked skin—he’d taken off his wet T-shirt, and all those ridges she’d felt under her before were now out in public. It wasn’t clear right off if he’d also removed the boxers. She wasn’t sure she could handle knowing.

     Sweet mercy, what evil thing had she done to be tormented like this?

     Okay, those are short teases, I know, but it’s tough to pick snippets without giving away secrets. You’ll just have to dive into the book and find out the rest!


If you’d like to try a taste of the Six Pack Ranch, I have an ebook copy of winner’s choice—either book 1 in the series, Rocky Mountain Heat, or book 2, Rocky Mountain Haven. Leave a comment for your chance to win:


Rocky Mountain Desire
Six Pack Ranch, Book 3 

Nothing comes easy. You’ve gotta work for it. 

Matt Coleman always figured at this point in his life, he’d be settled down with a family. Since his ex split for the big city, though, no way will he give anyone else the chance to drop-kick his heart. Physical pleasure? Hell, yeah, he’ll take—and give—with gusto, but nothing more.

Hope Meridan is working long hours to hold on to her new quilt shop, going it alone since her sister/business partner ran off. Sex? Right, like she’s got the time. Not that she doesn’t have the occasional dirty fantasy about Matt. Fat chance he’d dream of knocking boots with her—the younger sister of the woman who dumped him. Nope, she’ll just have to settle for the F-word.

Friends would be far easier if there wasn’t something combustible going on between them. And when casual interest starts to grow into something more, their tenuous bond strengthens in the heat of desire. But it may not survive the hurricane-force arrival of the last person either of them ever wanted to see again…

Warning: Small-town rivals, men in pursuit and family meddling—in good and bad ways. Look for a cowboy who knows how to rope, ride and rein in a hell of a lot more than eight seconds of sheer bliss.


First Chapter: Excerpt

Buy links:

Rocky Mountain Heat: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain | Kobo
Rocky Mountain Haven:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain | Kobo
Rocky Mountain Desire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Vivian Arend: Website | Blog | Twitter

Contest open until Noon Central Time on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Open to both US and International 


  1. All I have to say is "sizzling"!

    I have always loved reading about Vivian Arend's books, the sexy cowboys and the women who manage to catch their eye. She creates wonderfully colorful characters that stay with you for a long time.
    Since it so happens have not started this series
    yet book 1 Rocky Mountain Heat would be my pick if I won the giveaway Maria.
    ( Kindle friendly file works for me.)

  2. Don't enter me for the contest just wanted to stop by to support both you girls! This book is so good and hot you should all enter to win it!! I need more!!!


  3. This series sounds great. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance and the sneak peek.


  4. Sounds like a great series. I will be adding them to my tbr pile and new author pile. Thanks!

  5. Love Vivian!! I read the first book and loved it!! Vivian has a way of developing characters. I would love to get Vivian's 2nd book.