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7th Year Anniversary & Huge Giveaway

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Forty-nine books, three houses, a trip around North America and more…it’s been a busy seven years!

Wolf Signs cover- winter scene, woman in parka, wolf in backgroundThat’s right — March 24 is the publication anniversary WOLF SIGNS, and I was thinking about how much I’ve got to experience, and how much I’ve enjoyed the journey. I wanted to take the time to celebrate, and hoped you would join me.

Some of you already know I started writing on a whim. A friend wanted to take part in NANOWRIMO, the month-long writing challenge that has been going on for over ten years now. I agreed because it involved Sunday afternoon getaways without kids to a local coffee shop. I’m no dummy—didn’t matter that I had nothing to write. I could work around that small, insignificant detail!

By the end of November 2007 I’d not only completed the 50,000 word requirement, I’d written a 120,000 word epic YA fantasy, and fallen in love with writing.

cowboy coupleI’d also learned about these delightful things called e-books, which for me, often living in more remote locations, were absolutely amazing. I spent *cough cough* more than my book allowance a couple months running as I fell into romance books for the first time in my life, including reading every single werewolf book I could find. I was FASCINATED.

I followed Lauren Dane’s Cascadia Wolves series to Samhain Publishing, and one thing led to another. I wrote a novella, submitted it to an anthology call; the book didn’t get accepted, but ended up selling to another editor at Samhain.

Anne Scott is still my editor. We’ve just completed our thirty-fifth book together.

It’s been a wild ride since March of 2009. I’ve had books with digital first publishers, New York, and self-published. Paranormal and contemporary. Moderate to scorching heat levels.

I’ve had characters who could shift into St. Elmo’s Fire, dolphins, bears, cougars, arctic foxes, wolves, otters and birds of prey—not all at the same time! I’ve written favorite tropes such as in love with my best friend, amnesia, enemies to lovers, older woman/younger man, younger woman/older man, marriage convenience, bad boy/good girl, sexual innocent looking for a wild time, accidental pregnancy, alpha male takes charge, let me tie you up (and other BDSM lite topics), you’re the only one for me, and many more.

I’ve also managed to slip some kind of word play/pun into nearly all of my titles. I’m pretty proud of that. *polishes nails on shirt*.

But what makes me the happiest is how readers have gathered these characters and stories into their hearts. Letters from you are what really make me think back over seven years of being published with a smile on my face.

Some of the neatest ones I can think of are:

  • ­­­How many readers have mentioned WOLF SIGNS or ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEAT were their first ebooks
  • Readers who shared they found my books while sick or on bed rest, and the stories helped pass the time
  • The amazing number of you who tell me the characters seem real to you. I’m not going to argue—they’re real to me, too!
  • Those of you who had never tried paranormal before, but trusted me enough to give my wolfie books a try (Brawhahahah, I’m looking especially at YOU, Lynda!)
  • The women who have written to say they’ve been inspired by a heroine’s courage— these letters are the ones that leave me a weepy mess, and sooooo thankful I get to do what I do.
  • Readers who share their love of happily-ever-afters with their mothers, sisters, friends, daughters, coworkers, husbands…and yes, I have some very faithful male readers, including one who hid their shared Kindle from his wife so he could read the new release first!

But whether you’ve been around since the start of the journey, or you’ve joined in recently, I want you to know I do this for you. I mean, I love telling stories, and I write what entertains me, but at the same time, you are always with me. I try to ensure that when you take time out of your day and pick up a book, whether you’re in the north with the wolfies and bears, or riding the ranch with the Colemans, that you’ll consider the destination satisfying and worthwhile.

Muscular Man flirting with camera, garage in backgroundThank you for making it possible for me to be a writer. I plan to keep bringing you stories where you get to share time with good friends, and watch them reach their happily-ever-afters. May all your ever-afters be amazing ones as well!

Much love. Viv

p.s. Book 50 (!!!!!) is coming April 19. Appropriately, it’s titled A WILD RIDE. Yes, yes it has been!!

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Sharon

Happy Anniversary

Vivian Arend
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Thank you!

donnas
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donnas

So cool! Happy Anniversary!

Vivian Arend
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Thanks! :D

Eva Millien
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Eva Millien

Congratulations on such a successful writing career, I love your books and I am looking forward to many more to come. Thanks so much and Happy Anniversary!

Kel
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Kel

Happy Anniversary!!! And congrats on writing so many wonderful books!!

Amber M
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Amber M

Happy Anniversary!! You have had a wild but fun ride it looks like. :)

Lisa J
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Lisa J

Congratulations on 7 years. Whatever you write, I will read.

Jen B
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Jen B

Happy Anniversary! I’m pretty sure Wolf Signs was one of my first ebooks too, and one of the first shifter book I ever read. That would have been 5 or 6 years ago and I still read it at least twice a year.

Jessica Alcazar
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CONGRATULATIONS :)

Lorraine
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Happy Anniversary and Congratulations too! you should be so very proud of yourself – you are a very talented writer – you definitely found your calling! :-)

Armenia Fox
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Armenia Fox

Wow, it just seemed like yesterday. I was there when Wolf Signs came out.

Happy Anniversary!!!! Keep up the great job, love reading your stories.

Tam
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Tam

Can’t wait for #50!!!! Congrats on 7years!!!!

flchen1
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flchen1

Wow, Viv–can’t believe how time’s flown! I remember reading Wolf Signs and staying up WAY too late ;) Huge congratulations on seven years and nearing 50 books! Woot, woot! Here’s to decades more and many more stories!

Kelley Schmidt
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Kelley Schmidt

Happy Anniversary!!

Michelle DeLeon
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Michelle DeLeon

Wow, that’s a lot of writing in 7 years! Happy anniversary!

Rachael Fick
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Rachael Fick

Happy anniversary! Here’s to MANY more!

Lorie McCauley
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Lorie McCauley

Congrats! My particular favourite is your Rocky Mountain series – HOT, HOT, HOT!~ Keep on making us sweat!

Kristen
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Kristen

Happy Anniversary!!

Can’t wait for more books from you.

Jennifer Schultheis
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Jennifer Schultheis

Happy Anniversary! I adore your books and I can’t wait to read more!

cait045
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cait045

Happy Anniversary…super accomplished

Lexee
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Lexee

Happy Anniversary!! I love reading your books!

Colleen C.
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Colleen C.

Happy Happy Anniversary Vivian! :D

Linda B.
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Linda B.

Congratulations! I think I have read all of your books and have loved them! Happy Anniversary! May we celebrate many more together.

Angelmarie
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Angelmarie

Happy Anniversary!!!

Nancy Jones
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Nancy Jones

Congrats and Happy Anniversary!!

Leslie Rowberry
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Leslie Rowberry

Congratulations on all your successes and Happy Anniversary!!

Barbara Stoker
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Barbara Stoker

Happy anniversary! !!!
I own All your books.
Love your work your one of my top 5 authors of all time

Kathi
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Kathi

Happy Anniversary!!
Rocky Mountain Heat was an early ebook for me – you called it!!

Warm Regards,
Kathi

Renee Rousseau
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Renee Rousseau

Congrats! Here’s to another 7 years of Happy!!!

Debbie Watson
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Debbie Watson

Happy Anniversary!
Love your books

Betul E.
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Betul E.

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Leea
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Leea

Happy Anniversary thanks for all the great books, looking forward to more!!!

Deborah Patterson
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Deborah Patterson

Happy Anniversary Vivian!!! Thanks for the fun reads.

Lori Johnson
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Lori Johnson

Congratulations on 49 books and 7 amazing years!

jackie woodland
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jackie woodland

Happy anniversary and keep up the writing, I love the Rocky Mountain series…. :)

BeckyM
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BeckyM

Happy Anniv! I enjoy reading your books :)

Maria Ramirez Esquivel
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Maria Ramirez Esquivel

Happy Anniversary!!! It seems like yesterday when I found you on Plotmonkeys!!! Love all of your series! But Wolf Signs and Rocky Mountain are my favorite.
So just keep them coming!!
Maria

Clare O'Beara
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Clare O'Beara

Well done, happy anniversary and wishing you much happy writing!

Marcia W.
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Marcia W.

Happy Anniversary! It was just recentlyl I discovered your books with a recommendation on another aurthor’s website. I am now working my way through them.

Debra Saucedo
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Debra Saucedo

Congrats!!?? on you 7 years anniversary!! I really enjoy your books!!

Tina R
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Tina R

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many, many more years of writing lots of amazing stories!

Jean
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Jean

Started reading with your DreamMakers series. Enjoyed them so much I then went back to Amazon and downloaded all of the books I could find of yours.

Congratulations on your 7 year anniversary!

niki driscoll
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niki driscoll

Congrats on such a long run, Happy Anniversary. I love the Grantte Lake Wolves. Hears to many more years of great stories.

Julie
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Happy anniversary! Congratulations on the milestone.

miki
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Happy Anniversary!!! I wish you a lot more year of happy writing and inspiration

Linda
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Linda

Happy Anniversary! =)

Jana
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Jana

Happy Anniversary! Congrats!

Cindy Graham
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Cindy Graham

Happy Anniversary! I love your books!! Congrats

Darlene
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Darlene

Congratulations!!!!! Happy Anniversary :)

Shirley Cochran
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Shirley Cochran

Happy Anniversary!! Fifty books! I can’t even find the commitment to do one!

J.Krippeit
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J.Krippeit

Congratulations! Happy Anniversary!

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