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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Moon Shine, Takhini Wolves #4 By Vivian Arend: Interview, Review, & Giveaway

Moon Shine, Takhini Wolves #4

By Vivian Arend


When the past hurts, it bites.
Meet Evan Stone. Laid-back, in-control Alpha of the Takhini Wolves. Life’s not perfect, but he’s got a good handle on his world. At least, he did—until the night he ends up in jail, soaking wet and wondering what the hell just happened.
The “what” is Amy Ryba, a vengeful female who’s decided it’s long past time to make Evan pay for his sins. Amy has spent years tracking him down, and the last nine months working in secret to destroy him. She’s ready for anything—except discovering the shifter she hates is her mate.
Suddenly, Evan’s not so very in control, of himself or his pack. And unless Amy can learn to forgive and forget, she’ll have to do the unthinkable: reject her mate.
With two packs watching, one thing is certain. Their personal issues won’t stay personal for long. If Amy and Evan can’t find a way to work together, there won’t a happily-ever-after for them…or any of the wolves of Whitehorse.
Warning: Contains angsty wolves. Lots of angsty wolves causing explosions of all sorts, playing bad pranks, hacking computers, and having angry sex against a wall or two. Not all at the same time, though, because that would be silly.

Buy links:
Samhain | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

Click HERE for my review.

About the Author:

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 Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

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Today I am excited to welcome Takhini Wolves Series author, Vivian Arend.

What is your favorite part of the Takhini Wolves Series ?

 I really enjoy that the people, although they turned furry, are very real. There are no magical solutions to their problems, and they have misunderstandings, and goals they are reaching for same as anyone of us. Along with the opportunity to turn furry.

How long did it take you to write Moon Shine?

Three years and ten days. Some of the ideas for events that happen in Moon Shine were briefly considered when I started writing book one, Black Gold. The actual book itself it took me ten days to create the first draft. I then did a couple revisions, two sets of edits, and a proofread to get the final version.

What inspired you to write your first book?

 I got started because I was invited to a coffee date during NANOWRIMO, a writing challenge one of my friends wanted to participate in. I came along for the ride, and the coffee, and in the end it triggered my career.

What is your typical day like?  
 Just about every day is different. Over the past five years since I was first published I’ve spent a lot of time on the road traveling, which means I’ve have to be very adjustable in my routine. Now that I have a home base, I’m attempting to write and do work projects at consistent times every day, but so far the schedule is: get up,  get coffee and breakfast, work for a while. Pop on the treadmill while I dictate part of new story, and then finish up my workday before dinner. The rest is subject to change without notice.
How do you overcome writer’s block?

 I’ve been fortunate not to get writer’s block, but I know those who have had it hit, and it’s not anything I want to give a glib response to solving. What I can share, though, is when I get stuck during a project, I find going and doing something active helps me find a solution. And the other thing I’ve done that has helped is to simply write the next part that I do know. It’s easier for me to connect two scenes then to worry about getting it right the first time.

What book are you reading now?

 I just finished reading Nalini Singh’s Shield of Winter, and I’m I mean on doing a reread through this Southern Arcana books by Moira Rogers.

 Do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?

 I have reduced my library to two shelves of print books. Everything else is now in digital. See? Picture!!

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you for falling in love with the wolfies, and I hope you will also fall in love with Amy as much as Evan and I have. She is one of the most in-depth and complicated characters I have ever written, and she’s exactly who Evan needed for him to be truly happy going into the future.


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  1. Once again I would like to thanks Vivian Arend for stopping by!

  2. Oh my wow! This sounds amazing!!! Going to get my hands on a copy now!!! Thank your for sharing Diane!!

  3. Moon Shine sounds great. I'm also more than a little jealous that you've read Shield of Winter already, I can't wait for it to come out.


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