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Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves #1)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  5,490 ratings  ·  338 reviews
Talk about getting your signals crossed…

Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravi
ebook, 96 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Samhain Publishing
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For the past couple of years I have avoided het romance like the plague. I am seriously sick of the female leads that are so popular today; they are either blushing virgins or complete bitches. I mean really, when did the term “strong female lead” get changed to “raging cuntmuffin”? I didn’t get the memo, and some of these dragon ladies make me want to cover the book in salt then set it aflame. You can never be too cautious when dealing with hell spawns, so a dash of purification with your exorc ...more
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
One of the things I liked about this story was how the heroine, Robyn, was deaf. She's feisty, spunky and a total alpha female. I even liked Keil, even though it was mentioned a lot that he was such a strong alpha but I never saw that. What I did see were sweet moments in which Robyn and Keil got to know each other and realized they have a lot in common.

Pretty much the only thing wrong with this story was the length. I have a lot of questions about the pack and especially about what's going to h
Laura the Highland Hussy
A deaf heroine who doesn't know that the reason she's always felt like she doesn't fit in isn't because she's deaf. it's because she's a werewolf, and an alpha to boot.

A hero who is alpha as can be and completely blind-sided by the naked woman who stumbles out of the sauna. But it's not because she's naked. It's because she's his mate.

And the only way to trigger her first transformation? It's sex with her mate ;)

I enjoyed the story and definitely want to read more of the Granite Lake Wolves. Ms.
Angela Oliver
I was drawn to this novel by the rather "daring" factor that the author had chosen a disabled protagonist - in this case, a deaf girl. Aside from that, it was a pretty disappointing read, going swiftly downhill. The relationships between Robyn and the wolf brothers was too sudden, especially her attraction to Kail - there was no doubt in her mind, not even any sort of inner cautionary voice - no, the moment she saw him she literally turned into an uninhibited sex fiend. As for his poor brother.. ...more
Blah........... not one I'd recommend

This book was offered as a freebie, which I really appreciate, so I decided to give it a try. It did have potential but upon completion I wasn’t impressed. Here's my breakdown:

The pros:
* I liked how the heroine was hearing impaired - it added to her personality
* The sex was pretty steamy - on a scale 1-10 I'd give it a 7
* Offered as a freebie
* I liked the cover

The cons:
* Insta-love
* Since it was a short I felt like it was missing much depth - both with the c
I really enjoyed the werewolf details of this story. I quite enjoyed the pack dynamics and other details such as the she's my mate thing. I liked the werewolves accidently letting the cat out of the bag. I would have enjoyed it even more had the book been longer with a more involved plot. The writing was well done. I did think that she copped out a bit by having the issue of the deafness dealt with so easily. Mind reading! Poofta! Still the writing was good, the sex scenes okay but I myself thin ...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Robyn knew she was adopted, but she didn’t know her biological parents had been werewolves. When a childhood virus caused her to totally lose her hearing, her adoptive family decided she had suffered enough trauma. It wasn’t until a surprise guest barged in on her ski trip and claimed her as mate that she got her first clue.

This is just the perfect little sexy read to tide you over until you’re ready for a full length novel. Charming funny characters, witty dialogue, and praise be, a heroine wh
Erotic Horizon
When Robyn Maxwell brother gives her the news that he is unable to accompany her on their yearly camping trip to the Yukon’s – Robyn did not let that deter her. With the stubbornness that is so apart of her she carry on with her plan and is soon in the mountain as it was and all set to enjoy the time she has there.

Something is different on this trip however as someone has added a new feature to the landscape – and she was so going to make use of it.

Everything comes at a price and soon Robyn find
R.E. Butler
This is just the sort of book that once I read it, I wonder why the heck I hadn't read it earlier! I loved heroine Robyn and hero Keil, and hilarious brother TJ.

The gist of the book is that Robyn doesn't know about wolves or that she has wolf genes, and Keil knows immediately that she's his mate. I just LOVE that instant smack you in the head love that authors can pull off in a paranormal romance, especially when it's done really well, which this is.

Robyn is deaf from a virus when she was a chil
3.5 stars

Having not read enough books about werewolves, I picked up a copy of Vivian Arend’s Wolf Signs as a free download a while back. Book 1 of her Granite Lake Wolves series was thoroughly entertaining and I just loved these wolves. The book is set in Canada’s rugged north, in Granite Lake Yukon. The area is isolated and the perfect place for a wolf pack to hang out.

Wolf Signs is one of the few books I’ve read where the heroine has a disability. Robyn is deaf and communicates either by ASL
Not bad. It's rather short, but for something fluffy like this that's fine. The story runs quickly (which it has to since it has only 100 pages), especially considering quite some page time is reserved for the bedroom scenes. I like that there really wasn't too much of a damsel-in-distress storyline, even if I would have liked it if the main character would have shown a bit more anger when it was justified. I found her quick acceptance of everything happening to her quite unbelievable, but again ...more
Laurie Garrison
I liked the wolf storyline, characters and the fact the heroine is sassy and deaf it made for an enjoyable quick read. It’s always hard to read short novella books, because you just can’t get everything you want in them, but as long as I enjoy the story and of course, the sex has to not be rushed, in other words some seduction in there, then I am happy. This one the heroine accepts things rather quickly. Like I said you can’t put everything in a few pages and expect it to be some hot novel. I wi ...more
I’m not a paranormal romance girl. So when I saw that WOLF SIGNS, Vivian Arend’s paranormal romance about an Alaskan clan of shape shifters was available for free, I said okay and pressed the buy button.

I’m happy with the choice.

WOLF SIGNS is an interesting read and easy to get through. Vivian Arend makes the implausible believable by interweaving the improbable with everyday life. It’s her first published book as far as I can tell and isn’t a long read but I enjoyed the story and found the char
Kari Chapman
This was an okay story, but not good enough to make me interested in continuing on with the series. The characters are interesting, and the romance is very nicely done. The only negative is that this book is greatly lacking in plot. There's only a very little story line outside of the sex, barely enough to get the two characters in the same place and then to encourage them to go interact with the outside world again. What little conflict there was is solved very easily overall.

The characters an
Lanie (Lanies Book Thoughts)
Robyn plans on taking a ski trip up in the mountains with her brother, when at the last minute he has to ditch her. Robyns deaf and that scares her brother to pieces, but she doesn't let that stop her from living her life and taking off on her own for skiing. As soon as Robyns settled and comfortable, some unknown skiers come across her path and her life takes a serious left turn from there on. Robyn finds out why she feels so different and distant when it comes to people, and finds a companion ...more
"Wolf Signs" had the unique quality for what could have been a truly exceptional read. However, the brevity got in the way of fully developing an amazing story.

Robyn Maxwell will not be deterred from taking her skiing trip to Granite Lake when her brother has to bow out for his job at the last minute. She will not allow him to use her deafness against her as some sort of sign of weakness. She is not weak and she will not be swayed by any of his arguments. So, off she goes.

Robyn is truly impresse
3.5 stars

A nice short and hot read with werewolves! From time to time, I enjoy reading short stories with werewolves and when I read the story of this novella, I thought that I should read it.

Robyn knows that she’s adopted but she doesn’t know about her true nature. As a child she lost her hearing and her new family didn’t tell her the truth about her true nature either. When she went to spend some days in the wilderness in Alaska she meets two men that changed her life. Especially one of them.
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4.75 Stars

This is my first shifter book beside the Twilight series, and I have to say I enjoyed it very much!! I was already a huge Vivian Arend fan, so it wasn’t too hard to convince me to try this book. She has made me a fan of a new, to me, genre. This is a really great quick read.

Robyn Maxwell has a big ski trip planned, but at the last minute her brother, Tad, cancels on her. She decides that she is going with or without him. She is a strong independ
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Robyn Maxwell might be deaf but that doesn't stop her from setting out to do everything she wants, even if it's to escape the city for some backwoods quiet time in the Yukon by herself. Robyn soon realizes that that she's not as alone as she thought though when she stumble naked from the cabin's sauna and into the arms of a large male.
Keil's quiet retreat from the mountain of responsibilities he faces is interrupted when he scents his mate. With his upcoming challenge for pack Alpha his mate co
This was good but not great, fairly typical with regard to werewolf paranormal romance. The beginning was interesting and unique. I was iffy when I read the premise about a girl heading out alone like that into the wilderness, but after learning how experienced she was and the set-up at the cabin, I didn't think it was as big a deal. The good/bad thing about "mates" is that it's instantaneous and both parties can sense it. So it decreases the angst/drama/miscommunications, however it also cuts b ...more
If you haven't read any Vivian Arend books, this book (and series!) is a fantastic place to start. You get Wolfies! And a spunky heroine who doesn't let her deafness slow her down! And a guy who has all the power of an Alpha and isn't afraid to challenge for the right to lead his pack! *flaily hands*

I really do like Robyn and that she's not afraid to be feisty and show the boys that she won't be pushed around. She handles everything that's thrown at her with grace (and sometimes a bit of temper)
This book is a great example as to why the "samples" on Kindle books can be misleading. Although some of the samples have led to the purchase of some great unknown authors, this was not one of them. I am sure the author has the potential to be great however, this book was not one that prompted me to but the rest of the series. The first chapter or two are great and you start to get a great feel for the main character and then, it's almost as if the author was in a rush to complete this book and ...more
This was a nice short story. I quite enjoyed it even if certain events were predictable.

I fell in love with all of the characters, especially clumsy TJ and the charmer, Keil. I liked that the heroine, Robyn, was pretty kickass and level headed under certain situations. I loved that Keil was never once put off by the fact that Robyn was deaf. I loved that he and TJ wanted to learn ASL and that she could read their lips when they didn't realize it at times.

Since this was a short book, the instan
Tara SG
* 1/2

-- This book in 6 words:

crudely written “romance” with some potential

-- Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?

This was a free eBook from that caught my eye. I think sign language is beautiful and have started learning it a few times. So when I saw a free book about a deaf werewolf that happened to be a romance, I grabbed it! Unfortunately, I didn’t like it. I only finished it because it only took me less than two hours to read. A deaf werewolf who doesn’t know what she is unti
When Robyn Maxwell learns her brother can't make the ski strip she has been looking forward to, she decides to go by herself and has no plans of letting the fact that she is deaf stand in her way. Believing she has Granite Lake to herself, is stunned to find she has company.

Keil knows immediately she is his mate, but her reaction has him a bit guarded. He knows something is different about her and aims to figure it out, but he has other issues to deal with including a brother who doesn't think
I really liked this one, a big part of that is because of Robyn, she is definitely not the usual heroine. I liked that she was deaf, I also liked that she didn’t let that hold her back. Her getaway at the cabin was perfect for her, her surprise when there had me laughing! Of all the times to run into people this is sure not the way for it to happen. The guys were fun too. TJ was a big doofus, but in a good way. Keil was steady and calm, just what Robyn needed as she discovered their secret, her ...more
Willow Brook
I think I need a break from werewolves. This was a fairly standard story for the genre other than the heroine was deaf. I found some of the wolf behaviors when the characters were in human form to be a little silly. Maybe it reminded me too much of my goofy dogs. I wasn't crazy about the hero's brother who I suppose was there to provide comic relief. Instead I found his dim bulb character to be a distraction and his life threatening clutziness in human form made me wonder why no one told him he ...more
Feb 04, 2013 MLE rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Reading a romance novel with a female lead who is neither a passive doormat nor a controlling wench is a refreshing change. Reading a romance novel with a female lead who is confident, capable, smart, and deaf is almost priceless. The male lead is confident, but not controlling or manipulative. He even trusts in Robyn's ability to take care of herself which I really enjoyed. It would have been a four star read for me except the sex is of the flowers and velvet variety, and terribly over written, ...more
Renee Rearden
I LOVE shifter stories of any kind, but wolves are dear to my heart. The alpha dominance; gorgeous, primal beasts of men that long for their mate and then love her beyond comprehension once they find her...yep that totally does it for me. Add in a deaf heroine that's learned to stand on her own and not take any crap, and I'm sold.

My biggest complaint is the book moved a little fast. A bit more depth in the scenes and length in the plot would have given room for more conflict that wasn't resolved
I love this writer. VA is very talented and can write for any genre. I especially love her shapeshifter books. If u enjoy this series, defiantly check out her other series as well. Great first story and HEA.
I really enjoyed this story the most. I personally have been deaf and regain my hearing so I understand the struggles of making friends and following people when they talk. Love the surprise with Tad and the final in book, very sexy and romantic. Loved every bit, even Ty messing up and getti
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