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Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA bestselling author of over 30 novels and short stories in both contemporary and paranormal genres, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well-entertained.

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This week we are featuring the first line from TURN IT UP, the second book in the Turner Twins series.

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“The doors of the Sugar Shack swung shut behind her and Natasha Bellingham drew a sigh of relief, thankful to get out of the blinding morning sunshine.”

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“She racked her brain for the training session she’d taken on bear encounters, but it had been a long time ago. Stay still. It can’t see me if I don’t move. No, wait - that’s what you’re supposed to do for a T-Rex.”
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“Tad socked him. Hard. Twice.

Someday the bad guys would realize monologues were a bad thing.”
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“Seriously. Poor little me can deal with having mated a millionaire.”
“Oh, you found someone else? With less money?”
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Guilty Pleasures Congratulations on Rocky Mountain Haven make the NYT and USA Today Best Seller lists!


Barbara Hi Viv, thanks for accepting my friend-vite! :)

Vivian Arend DiDi wrote: "Vivian...I LOVED the original version of RMH...but this version...OMG!!! I absofreakinglutely, love the additions and the bonus chapter at the end. I can't wait for the rest of the series!!!"

Wheeeee! So pleased to hear that. Who else do you want to read about? I mean, you know Daniel is next, but...? ;)

Guilty Pleasures Vivian...I LOVED the original version of RMH...but this version...OMG!!! I absofreakinglutely, love the additions and the bonus chapter at the end. I can't wait for the rest of the series!!!

Vivian Arend DiDi wrote: "OMG!! I am so excited, I just got an ARC of RMH from Samhain to review...I can't wait to read it this week. I LOVE the cover =)"

Very cool! I hope you do enjoy it. Jaxi and Blake are good together. :D Even if it takes him a bit to face that fact!


Guilty Pleasures OMG!! I am so excited, I just got an ARC of RMH from Samhain to review...I can't wait to read it this week. I LOVE the cover =)

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Ali Congratulations, Vivian!

I look forward to reading your new book(s) as well!!


Vivian Arend I'm great! Just sold another story, have two out in submission, and I'm working on a friend calls it my erotic x-men. :)

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Ali Hi Vivian,

I love C.S. Lewis...anything by him!

How have you been...are you working on another book?


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