Silver Mine (Takhini Wolves, #2)
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Silver Mine (Takhini Wolves #2)

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"If a tree falls in the forest, duck..."

"Takhini Wolves, Book 2"

Life in isolation is the safest place for Chase Johnson, a crossbreed who doesn't know which form he'll assume next-cougar or wolf. Once a year, his unelected position as spokesman for the Yukon outcasts forces him to visit civilization. This time he runs across someone unexpected. She's not his mate, but she...more
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Published September 11th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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It's always amazing how much I enjoy Vivian Arend's writing. It flows so smoothly and it's just so enjoyable I can't help but find her stories entertaining. Add in some sexy shifters and I'm in heaven. SILVER MINE follows the same Arend formula but it's not your typical story. The few twists she put to this story are refreshing!

First of all there's the hero Chase, who is a crossbreed and can actually shift into a cougar AND a wolf. How cool is that? Mayb...more
I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Black Gold, and I enjoyed it so much that I read the second book almost immediately after finishing it. I decided to wait to review it since I didn't want to review them back to back. As with the first book, this takes place in the Yukon. This time around, it goes even further into the wilderness.

Shelley is a veterinarian that specializes in shifters, and has moved to the Yukon to start her practice. She's also a wolf, but she can't shift. Chase...more
One of the best shifter books/series I've read; Chase is a Metis shifter, with 2 different forms, and Shelley is a wolf who can't shift at all. Together they solve a medical mystery, bring together a motley crew of outcasts, and find their own place. Vivian Arends books always have great timing and dialogue, hot sex and humor.
One of the aspects I enjoyed most about Silver Mine is that Arend tackles a relationship without the fate-mate connection between characters. This was especially interesting since most of Arend's books set in the Takhini and Granite Lake worlds rely on the fate-mate trope to drive the relationship forward. So it was nice to see Arend tackle a relationship set in this world where the characters didn't have that connection driving them.

Arend also takes another step away from her usual fan-fare in...more
Joint review with E originally posted here:

MinnChica: When you take on of my favorite authors and one of my favorite genres and mix them together, it’s almost always a recipe for success. I love that I can always count on Vivian Arend to deliver not only incredible books, but wonderful tidbits and teases for her fans. When I first heard she was going to be writing longer books set in the wolfie world, I couldn’t wait to see what she came up with, and the...more
I think this may seriously be my favorite Vivian Arend story to date. I loved the main characters, one an outcast, the other a freak in the shifter world. Intelligent, compassionate people who just don't fit in with a traditional pack find each other, but do to their past experiences they are not searching for a long term relationship, let alone a mate. On the surface it might sound like a common plot in paranormal romance, but it's not. The setting in the Canadian wilderness, the characters and...more
Slow start. Was going to be a two-star, but then it picked up in the second half.
This book is about a shifter who can't shift who comes back to the town that made her feel inadequate to take over a medical practice. Shellye meets a rare shifter, Chase, who has the rare ability to shift into two different animals. Chase also happens to be alpha to a pack of misfits who are dying from some rare infection.
With these shifters, mating isn't some biological imperative and they have to actually fall in love and work through their issues, the human way, if they want a chance to be t...more
Vivian Arend returns us to the breathtaking beauty and inherent dangers of the Yukon Territory in the second of her Takhini Wolves series. Sliver Mine is a unique shifter story for a number of reasons but most of all it’s about those considered misfits who don’t fit into pack life and therefore have chosen a solitary existence in the wilderness. Arend has obviously spent time in this part of the country because through evocative descriptions she brings realism that compliments a sometimes violen...more
Jessie Potts
This is the second book in the Takhini Wolves series and pairs a crossbreed shifter with a shifter who can't actually shift. The hero of this novel is very contradictory: He's an outcast and alone, yet considered the alpha of all the outcasts. He also loves Shelley but claims she isn't his mate. If you like HFN (that's Happy For Now), then this will strike your fancy. If you crave an HEA with destined mates, then check out Wolf Signs from Vivian's Granite Lake Wolves series.

Not only does Vivian...more
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Chase “Silver” Johnson is a shifter with two forms. Able to shift into a wolf and a cougar, he never knows which form he’ll take when he calls on his body to shift. Being unable to control this made him an outcast of sorts and he’s taken to living way out in the bush, far away from civilization, with other shifter outcasts. Chase is the unofficial alpha for all these men and once a year he makes the long trek to civilization to buy a year’s worth of supplie...more
Vivian Arend did it again with writing another book I couldn’t put down. I am falling in love with the Takhini wolves. In this story both Chase and Shelley are considered outcasts and flawed but to each other they discover they are perfect just the way they are.

Shelley is Caroline’s younger sister who has never been able to shift. As a child she was treated horribly by the pack. She escaped to the south and became a vet/shifter doctor. Now she is back on her own terms and won’t be bullied this...more
Sep 02, 2012 Carien rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: pnr
I love Arend's Shifter stories, so I jumped at the chance to read an ARC of Silver Mine.

And as always Arend delivers a fun, sexy and very satisfying story.

I like how the hero and heroine aren't mates. Even though I do love the mate-trope, it was refreshing to see two shifters who didn't feel drawn together by an inescapable mate bond, but who felt physically attracted to each other and had to figure out if they had more in common than just that.

I really liked Shelley. She's been hurt and at fir...more
Vivian Arend always delivers an original story: From a deaf "human" who doesn't know she's really a werewolf (Wolf Signs, Granite Lake book 1);to a couple comprised of a werewolf who can't shift into her wolf form and a cross breed shifter who can change into two forms, both a cougar and a wolf!

Chase "Silver" Johnson is the unofficial alpha of a group of outcasts. Once a year he ventures into Whitehorse to secure supplies for the group. But, this trip is different. Chase is injured by a crazy pu...more
Cocktails and Books
The second installment to the Takhini Pack series, Silver Mine gives us the story of Chase, a crossbreed shifter, and Shelley, a shifter who can't shift. This is an interesting story of two outcasts who can't seem to keep their hands off each

What I liked about this story the best was the characters. There's just something about Chase, I wasn't sure what it was at first, I just knew that there was something about this character that set him apart from your average hero. Chase turns out to be a co...more
Guilty Pleasures
KcLu's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4.5 Stars

Silver Mine is book two in the Takhini Wolves series by Vivian Arend, and she has another winner on her hands. With each book in her shifter series I fall more in love with these wolves. I like learning about the dynamics each different pack. This one centers more on a bush pack then the Takhini pack, but Shelley is the half sister of Caroline. Caroline is the human that hooked up with Evan the pack Alpha in the first book, Black Gold.

Shelley isn’...more
Another great series from Vivian Arend. This is book 2 in the Takhini Wolves series. I have to admit up front I’ve loved everything I’ve read from this author. This is a great Paranormal Romance that is for adults. The sex scenes are steamy and well done, but there is plenty of action. The story is well developed.

Chase is a loner and he's convinced he likes it that way because he never knows if he'll shift into a cat or wolf, then he gets hurt and can't heal. He runs into Shelley at her clinic...more
I haven't read anything by Vivian Arend that was filled with wonderful, colorful characters. This one has just as many wonderful, quirky, free spirited characters living in it too. Characters who you fall in love with and cheer for.

Chase is a loner due to his dual nature of shifting. And he likes it that way even if he is the default Alpha for all of the misfit shifters living in the outbacks of the north for what ever reason they shun society. But someone has to go to civilization to get suppli...more
Nov 19, 2012 Mikaela rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc
I jumped on the chance to read an ARC of Silver Mine when Vivian Arend posted about the opportunity on her blog. And I am glad I did. This book was Vivian Arend at her best.

This book took place in Whitehorse and in the wilderness in Yukon. I loved the tiny details in small town life. From how everyone knows everyone, to the layer of secrets that existed beneath the surface. But, I loved the descriptions of the wilderness more. It tugged at something within me, and made me long to walk along the...more
Mariana Bezerra

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I liked this book, but I expecting Evan for the next story. Don’t really consider this book really part of the Takhini pact, because Shelley was not from town and left the wolf problems a long time ago and Chase is the alpha of his misfits, so not really part of a pact neither.
Shelley left Whitehorse after being bullied her entire childhood, because she’s a half wolf and needs sex to be triggered. It was easy for the other wolfs to pick on her and...more
A.R. Von
Vivian Arend is one of the many authors that got me addicted to shifters. I've yet to be disappointed by any of the works I've read by her to this day (I own and have read 18 of her works so far). Silver Mine is an excellent addition to the Takhini Wolves series with another fun loving pair for us to enjoy. I LOVED that character’s from Black Gold (the first book of the series) where involved a great deal in this book. It made me feel all giddy to see Gem again with her silly mate Shaun. Silver...more
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Title: Silver Mine

Series: Takhini Wolves bk 2

Author: Vivian Arend

Genre: Paranormal

Life in isolation is the safest place for Chase Johnson, a crossbreed who doesn't know which form he'll assume next-cougar or wolf. Once a year, his unelected position as spokesman for the Yukon outcasts forces him to visit civilization. This time he runs across someone unexpected. She's not his mate, but she pushes all the right buttons.

It's taken years for Shelley Bradley to gather the courage to return to her h...more
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Publisher: Samhain
Publish Date: Out now
How we got this book: ARC from the author

If a tree falls in the forest, duck…

Life in isolation is the safest place for Chase Johnson, a crossbreed who doesn’t know which form he’ll assume next—cougar or wolf. Once a year, his unelected position as spokesman for the Yukon outcasts forces him to visit civilization. This time he runs across someone unexpected. She’s not his mate, but...more
Stephanie Collins
I have to admit… this one took me a bit longer to warm up to. Not that the main pair isn't hot but for some reason I just wasn't as quickly drawn in. I liked them both when I finished this but at first it just didn't call to me.

This is an interesting book in that the main pair are both oddities in the shifting world…

Chase is a hybrid that is never certain if he will turn in to a cougar or a wolf when he shifts. He's a bit of a loner at the start of this but stands as the Alpha for a rag-tag grou...more
Musing Bookworm
Where is a werewolf hermit with an ailment to go with a medical problem? To the anti-pack veterinarian of course.

Once again, Vivian Arend brings the wild and sexy world of shifters to the page in the second instalment of the Takhini Wolves series.

Our hero, the delicious Chase Johnson prefers the quiet life. The VERY quiet life of the Yukon, home of outcasts and hermits of the shifter world. Chase is all alpha but not interested in pack life, not least because he is a cross breed with no idea wh...more
This one was a little different from the shifter stories. And I really liked it for that reason. A wolf that can't shift, and a wolf/cougar who gets sick with a virus must team up to stop this man from getting sick, and the rest of the shifter community. But it won't be easy considering that neither are accepted in the shifter community.

I'll admit, I really wanted there wolves to bound, even if her's never came out.
Arend's Whitehorse shifters make for another good book. I like seeing how they interact outside of the structure of a pack and learning more about the rules and science that govern this particular version of our world. Chase is great as the strong, silent loner, and Shelley works hard at getting past the bullying of her childhood. Plus, adorable kitten!
I really liked that so much of this one dealt with the loners or the weird ones. I liked the couple. I thought it was great when they went into the bush and Shelley won over all the misfits. I'm really glad that Shelley made the choice she did at the end.
I love everything Arend writes and this is no exception.
A shifter that can't shift and a vet.Lily. A loner who shifts to both cougar and wolf and lives in Isolation. Chase.

He comes to town for a years worth of supplies and meets the lovely Vet just beginning to set up her new practice. He is already suffering from a toxic shifter injury that will probably kill him.

With the help of her mentor, she returns to the wild to find the shifter that caused the injury only to find him already dead.

An a...more
Chase is an outcast to regular shifter society and finds his sense of belonging in the wilds of the Yukon. Shelley had been forced to leave Whitehorse years ago due to discrimination, but was returning to set up a business as a vet and shifter doctor.

Chase suffers a puzzling injury that forces him and Shelley together. Sparks and fur fly as they rush to cure Chase before he succumbs to his injury.

I thought this book was better than the first in the Takhini Wolves series. I liked the characters b...more
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