November 11, 2011
Today I'm happy to welcome Vivian Arend once again to the Blog. She is one of the few authors whom I follow in all the romance subgenres she writes...whether it's her paranormal, erotic, contemporary or cowboy romances...Her writing in all the subgenres is consistently good and I most definitely click with the light, humorous tone she pours over her work.

Today she's treating us to a post about the "perfect man" and introducing us to ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEAT , which I've had the pleasure of reading not once but twice as I read the original release too. My review is coming up Monday and I think I loved it even more the second time around.

So without further ado I want to give the floor to Vivian:

Oh, the elusive perfect man. Where will we find him?

The interesting thing is he’s everywhere, but no hero is perfect for just any heroine. It’s the exact right combination of personalities, strength, weaknesses, that combined make or break a relationship in a book.

One of the comments I got the first time someone read Rocky Mountain Heat was ‘Jaxi kissed all the brothers? ICK!’ (Jaxi being the heroine, the brothers being 6 of them.) The reality is in small towns, the dating pool is often very shallow, so yes, she’d kissed or been kissed by all of them by the time the story opens.

All, that is, except the one she really wants. And who’s that perfect match for her.

Blake is in for a fine ride to get to his happily ever after, but between the two of them, it happens. With more an a few kisses along the way. Which is how it should be, right? The perfect hero finds his perfect partner.


He’s the one who taught her to ride. Now all he wants is to ride her.

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.
Jaxi has other plans for Blake’s hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s perfect for him. Except he can’t seem to see past the big “don’t touch” sign that’s apparently still hanging around her neck.

When Jaxi ends up living right under Blake’s nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxi’s brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones.
That is, if Blake’s finally ready to let go the reins and fight for what he wants…

Warning: Sexy cowboys seducing and being seduced in trucks, pool halls and barns. Droolworthy country charm, a little double-teaming, a few secrets and a whole lot of brothers to look forward to. Anyone wanna go for a ride?

First Chapter: Excerpt

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The Six Pack Ranch series was originally published with a small epub. Rocky Mountain Heat in August, 2009, and Rocky Mountain Haven in March, 2010. The reception to the books was very positive, including Haven winning the 2010 EPPIE award for Erotic Western Romance. The publisher then dropped their print program, and because Vivian wanted this series to go to print, she approached her current publisher, Samhain Publishing, and they offered to contract the series. (Pearl: Much to my pleasure! Because this series needs to be in continued and in print!)

Both book 1 and 2 have been extensively revised, with over 20K more material added to each. A brand new book, Rocky Mountain Desire, was written so that the two rereleases can be followed immediately by a new book in the series.

Release information for the upcoming Six Pack Ranch books
Book 1: Rocky Mountain Heat: November 15.
Book 2: Rocky Mountain Haven: January 10, 2012
Book 3: Rocky Mountain Desire: March 13, 2012


Vivian has offered two ebooks from her backlist to giveaway with this post. The rules are simple. To enter just leave an answer to the question below and a way to contact you (if it's not included in your profile) in the comments and I'll pick two winners in the course of next week.

Question: Who is your perfect cowboy? Or if you don't have a perfect cowboy, your perfect hero? ...and he doesn't have to be fictional...


Sandy said...

My favorite hero is my dad. My favorite cowboy is John Wayne. He was my dad's favorite too! We used to sit and snuggle in dad's big chair and watch his movies together.


Thanks for the chance to win!


ClaudiaGC said...

You know my favourite cowboy heroes already! Like you, I love the Rough Rider series by Lorelei James and there is a special place in my heart for Cord. :)
I'd so love to read Viv's new books. Haven't read them the first time around.
Thank you for the giveaway!
claudigc at msn dot com

barbara said...

Not sure I have a perfect cowboy but I do love the cowboy-type of male... strong, secure, confident, and protective; and, all of that together is oh-so-sexy! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

Aurian said...

Great blogpost, thank you Vivian, and for the giveaway! You sure made me curious about this book! I love that she kissed all his brothers before picking him.

My favourite cowboy? That has to be in one of the books by Elizabeth Lowell, old but still so good. Can't think of a title at the moment though.

auriansbooks at gmail dot com

June M. said...

I don't have a favorite cowboy. But my grandfather was my hero and a farmer so I think that's close!
Your book sounds great. I am finishing up your wolf books right now, and will be moving on to some of your others. Thank you for the giveaway.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

elaing8 said...

I haven't read a lot of Cowboy books. But I love the cowboys in the Compass Brothers books by Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr.

Ing said...

Hands down favorite cowboys are the sexy as hell men from Lorelei's Rough Rider series. Love me those McKay boys.


JenM said...

I don't have a particular cowboy hero, but to me, the perfect fictional hero is Roarke from JD Robb's Eve Dallas series. He's rich, gorgeous, long haired, and he has an Irish accent to boot. Plus, he's always got Eve's back.

Susan T. said...

Love the cover. The one cowboy that comes to mind is William Jessup Brady from Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Erin said...

I can't pick a perfect cowboy, but I used to love to go to the rodeo and watch those tough, strong men go to work in starched shirts and tight jeans. Swoon! Alas, since I got married, my husband has no interest in going to the rodeo so I am stuck only reading about cowboys. Rocky Mountain Heat sounds hot, hot, hot. Can't wait to read it.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
crazyougirl at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite cowboy is any character from a Louis L'amour novel portrayed by Sam Elliot. Yummy voice, reserved yet quirky sense of humor, and salt and pepper sexiness. See The Shadow Riders. Second place is Tom Selleck in same movies!

I read the earlier versions of these and am looking forward to seeing how they've been expanded.

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