Guest Blog & Giveaway: Joint Tour Vivian Arend’s WOLF LINE & Thea Harrison’s DEVIL’S GATE

June 12, 2012 Giveaways, Guests 51

We’re doubling the paranormal fun here today thanks to Thea Harrison and Vivian Arend who have joined forces to present Thea and Viv’s Big Adventure blog tour celebrating their new releases from Samhain Publishing  Thea’s The Elder Races novella; DEVIL’S GATE  (available now)  and Vivian’s Granite Lake Wolves book; WOLF LINE (available today)! There is a giveaway below to win either of these titles and a Grand Prize that includes a Kindle or Nook and more! Leave a comment to enter (there is no Rafflecopter widget for this giveaway).



Thea Harrison

Hi everybody! Today is the final day of Thea and Viv’s Big Adventure! If you’ve been following along as Viv and I travel the world (both geographically and the world of ideas), it’s been quite a blog trip, don’t you think?

Today is big news for Viv—it’s release day for her! Congratulations, Viv!

Release days are like nothing else that I’ve experienced. They’re such highs, a culmination of hard work and effort by a lot of people and not just the writer, and they’re also the beginning for readers.

The theme for today is Mountains, and I feel like working on a book project is kind of like climbing a mountain. There’s the initial solitary work by the writer. Then the agent and/or editor has to do their thing. There’s the acquisitions process, contract signing, copyedits and typeset, sales and publicity. By the time release day comes along, it feels a little like standing on a mountain top and shouting YEAH!

Part of what I love about living in Colorado is that I get to look at mountains every day.

Release day can also be a nail biting experience. Will the readers respond well to the project? Will reviewers? How will the sales go? When you are writing professionally, all of those things matter. They can determine whether or not the book or project will get a sequel or a series. If a writer is doing her job and paying attention, they can give good road signs for where she should concentrate her energy.

But all of that is part of the process and the answers don’t come right away. On release day a writer might consider all of these things, but I think the main important thing is to take some time to throw confetti, drink champagne and eat cake, and twirl around on your very own mountaintop. Because you made it, baby. You and your publishing team scaled those obstacles, and that makes today a party day.

So congratulations, Viv. You did it again. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to share the blog tour for DEVIL’S GATE (mine, June 6th) and WOLF SIGNS (yours, June 12th) with you, and to share the celebration of our release days with each other.

Want a little bit more fun? You can go to Wicked Lil Pixie Reviews to check out what Viv is blogging about today on her release day.

Thanks so much for joining Viv and I over the last couple of weeks. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

THEA AND VIV’S BIG ADVENTURE is brought to you by Thea Harrison and Vivian Arend, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors with a love for both travel and writing. They have joined together for the nefarious purpose of celebrating their next Samhain Publishing ebooks.

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.


Thea Harrison is the pen name for author Teddy Harrison. Thea has traveled extensively, having lived in England and explored Europe for several years. Now she resides in Colorado. She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter.

She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child. She experienced waitressing as a teenager, has worked as an activist for a non-profit consumer rights organization, has been a receptionist, an office manager, a penniless graduate student, a director of development and research, and a single mom. Her graduate degrees are in Philanthropic Studies and Library Information Science, but her first love has always been writing fiction. She’s back with her paranormal Elder Races series, which began May 3, 2011 with Dragon Bound.

She adores animals and currently resides with several small pets that have very large personalities.



Giveaway provided by Thea Harrison and Vivian Arend

DAILY PRIZE: One commenter here at this blog will win their choice of one of Thea or Viv’s backlist Samhain ebooks from either the Elder Races or Granite Lake Wolves series (see slider above). If you’ve got them all, you can gift this to a friend! Winners from comments at all the tour stops will be announced Viv’s and Thea’s blogs on JUNE 13.

Grand Prize to one commenter will be winner’s choice of a Kindle or Nook.  Two additional winners will receive a Relaxing Getaway Swag Pack: Homemade soap by Thea, hand-woven back scrubber imported from Ecuador by Viv, Thea and Viv’s first books, DRAGON BOUND and UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, and various other treats.

Devil's Gate (Elder Races, #4.6) Wolf Line (Granite Lake Wolves, #5)

Thea’s DEVIL’S GATE releases June 5. The novella returns readers to the world of The Elder Races. Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain Publishing

WOLF LINE, #5 in Viv’s bestselling Granite Lake Wolves, is available June 12. Available at: Amazon | Barne’s & Noble | Samhain Publishing


When it comes to love between a medusa and a Vampyre, it’s every man, woman, and snake for themselves.
A Novella of the Elder Races
As a coroner, medusa Seremela Telemarh

as always felt more comfortable chatting over a dead body than over drinks. But when her wild niece, Vetta, runs off to Devil’s Gate, a lawless town that has sprung up overnight in a modern-day gold rush, she knows she has to extricate her before the rebellious girl gets into real trouble. Though she’s confident in her head snakes’ ability to defend her against attackers, Seremela is still a bit nervous about braving this modern-day Wild West by herself.

Vampyre Duncan Turner is not about to let his new co-worker go into that chaos alone. His Vampyric power and lawyer smarts make him the perfect ally, and the fact that he already had his eye on Seremela for more…personal reasons, doesn’t hurt matters. Any romantic thoughts pull up short, however, when they arrive at Devil’s Gate and learn Vetta is set to hang by morning.

In order to save Vetta and themselves, Seremela and Duncan are going to have to fight fire with force and magic with fangs. And pray they make it out of Devil’s Gate alive.

Product Warnings: Contains mother effin’ snakes in planes, cars, tents, and beds. Luckily, our hot Vampyre hero doesn’t mind them one bit…


Into the best-laid plans a little chaos must fall…

Jared’s not sure how his quiet morning coffee near the harbour ended with him on a cruise ship impersonating one of his pack mates. Well, it might have something to do with a woman, but who can blame him? The female of the species was made to love, and he’s more than willing to share his considerable skills in that area. Especially since he figures the chances of meeting his own one-and-only are slim.

Keri Smith is positive the last-minute recruit sneaking aboard the Arctic Wolf Cruise Lines tour is her mate. Ix-nay on confirming that, though, at least for the next ten days. She’s promised her best friend to be overall troubleshooter for the shifter-only cruise. Getting tangled up in mating lust would reduce her skills to nil. Avoidance of the sexy wolf for the duration of the cruise, followed by jumping his bones, seems the logical solution.
But when libidos are on the line, “logic” and “wolves” don’t go together. Throw in suspicions of wrongdoing, and these two virtual strangers will need a lot more than luck to find their way through to forever.

Warning: Really? You need to be warned about the hot nookie and sarcasm? Yeah, it’s in here. Also colourful cat shifters, lupine royalty, and wild adventures in cabins like you’ve never seen before.

Leave a comment to enter & Check Thea’s and Viv’s blogs on JUNE 13th to see if you are a winner

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51 Responses to “Guest Blog & Giveaway: Joint Tour Vivian Arend’s WOLF LINE & Thea Harrison’s DEVIL’S GATE”

  1. Smileygirl3090

    Congratulations to you both! Thea, I really enjoyed Devil’s Gate, especially what you did with the head snakes (I’d hate to be a Medusa on a Bad Hair Day! ^_^) and I am very much looking forward to Lord’s Fall. Viv, I’m sure Wolf Line will also be a lovely cheeky read, I’m not there yet, I’ve only just finished Wolf Flight but I would never have discovered you if it hadn’t been for this blog tour, so in my opinion at least, it was clearly a most excellent idea.

  2. Melissa P

    I loved Dragon Bound. Guess I have a few more to catch up on…
    Congratulations on your newest releases!

  3. StaceyB

    Congratulations on your new release, ladies!

    Both covers rock!

  4. Victoria Zumbrum

    Congratulations on your releases. I would love to read both of books. Please enter me in contest.

  5. SharonS

    Both authors are new to me! I have been wanting to try both for a while. Thanks for the chance

  6. aliraluna

    Lovely covers, they sound good. I actually havent seen this books it would be fun to read any of both 🙂 i hope i win atleast book one of any of the serie, they both look awesome.

  7. sheryl nyary

    Love the Elder Races series. I have not read the Granite Wolves yet; but it is on my tbr list.

  8. Evie

    Congrats on the new releases!And that picture is so beautiful!

  9. Susan S.

    Congrats on the new releases. I haven’t read either series yet, but they both sound like great reads. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. June M.

    Congrats to both of you on your releases!!! I am very eager to read the new wolfie book (WOLF LINE), I love this series so much.
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy 🙂 If I don’t win, I know I will be buying it very soon anyway 😉

  11. JenM

    Thanks for that gorgeous picture and best wishes on the release. Looking forward to reading it.

  12. Laurie

    Congrats on release day! I love the Elder Races series (although I’m a few behind) and I have the first couple of GLW series to read this summer! Gorgeous picture BTW!

  13. Katherine

    I am so excited about these releases. Both are on my Beach Vacation TBR list. Thanks Ladies for such fun and creative work!

  14. Kt.

    I’m already a big fan of Thea’s books, and it looks like I’ll be checking out Vivian’s as well.

  15. LisaC

    Both series sound awesome. Best of luck with the new releases and thank you for the giveaway.

  16. Jennifer Demarais

    I love Thea’s Books and can’t wait to read Vivians. This is a great giveaway for me!!

  17. erinf1

    thanks for an awesome post and giveaway! Congrats on the new releases and continued success on publishing 🙂

  18. Tracey D

    Ladies, I’ve enjoyed your works and look forward in reading more. Both books have been added to my must have list.

  19. Renée G

    Congrats and thank you for the giveaway. This will certainly be added to my list of must-read.

  20. Kathy Ross

    I would love to read these books. Thanks for the chance.

  21. Joanne B

    Congrats to both of you on your new releases. They both sound amazing. Can’t wait to read them. Thanks for the blog tour. I had a lot of fun.

  22. Viki S.

    I’ve read Thea’s books and loved them but I haven’t read Vivian’s work yet. I know I will like her books based on all I’ve read this past week :).
    Thank you and much success to both of you!

  23. Na S.

    That mountain view of the Colorado mountain is spectacular. I also like mountain views and enjoy the rockies I see everyday. Nature has always been a place I liked to view and take a closer look at. Happy releases to the both of you!


  24. Barb P

    Congrats on the new releases. I am a fan of both of these ladies and can’t wait to read both books. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. [email protected]

  25. Raonaid Luckwell

    Beautiful picture, and I can see why you would be so drawn to such an awesome landscape.

    Just pimped out Thea’s book to a friend. She wanted me to give her a list of authors to try out, and so she took that list to the library. They only had Storm’s Heart, but she said that Thea was now on her “must buy” list. She thanked me for that recommendation.

  26. Cathy M

    Your release celebration has been a blast. Great posts and gorgeous pictures. Big congratulations to you both, these have become two of my favorite series.

  27. Glittergirl

    This has been such a fun blog adventure ~ Thanks so much Thea and Viv!
    Congratulations to Viv on your new release today. I hope it does fantastic. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you and your stories. You were new to me as I am a HUGE fan of Thea’s since the start of Elder Races :-). I will have to get into yours as well now!

  28. elaing8

    That is a gorgeous picture.
    Congrats Thea and Vivian on your newest releases!!

  29. Amanda Grinstead

    Congrats on the new releases! I’m a big fan of the Elder Races series and I’m looking forward to starting Vivian’s series as well. Cheers!

  30. Artemis

    Congratulations on your new release, your tour was amazing!!! I really enjoyed it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  31. vivian arend

    Lovely to see all of you out, and thank you for the good wishes. It’s been a fabulous day so far, and I hope you continue to follow Thea and I for more news in the future!


  32. Mary

    Congrats on tour and on finishing/releasing your books. Have always been a reader, but I’ve become a reader of paranormal stuff more recently. There’s more action, less fluffy dialogue and more freedom I think for authors to go full throttle than in historical or reality based fiction. So I’m enjoying the new worlds!

  33. Fedora

    Happy release day to you both, Vivian and Thea! As a reader, it’s easy to love release days 😉 I imagine there’s a little more anxiety potential as a writer! Congrats on reaching those heights so many times, both of you, and looking forward to many future releases (and awesome reading) from you both!

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  34. Tobi H

    Congratulations! Your books look amazing and are going to my tbr list! Please enter me in the contest! Crossing fingers!!!!!!
    Thanks for the Giveaway! <3 Tobi
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  35. Julianne

    Congrats Thea on the release of Devil’s Gate. This adventure has been fun, I’ve really enjoyed following both of you around on the blogs.

  36. Jamie Martin

    Congrats, Viv! When are you going to start pumping out the next one?! Totally kidding! Excited to see where you ladies will go on your journeys through writing and through life.

    [email protected]

  37. bn100

    Congratulations on the book! The books sound good and the covers look great.

  38. donnas

    Congrats! Ive really enjoyed all the posts. And I love that pic. Mountains are one of my favorite sites. I can stare at them for hours when I am in the range of them.

  39. taina pfenninger

    congradulations on both releases ladys i can’t wait to read all of viv’s books and i realy can’t wait to read all of thea’s ebooks and lord’s fall this fall. I had alot of fun with this blog tour thank you so much for the fun trip.

  40. Lindsey

    Can’t wait until Thursday when I will be able to download and read both these books. Life has been extra busy this week. Had fun on the road trip.

  41. Caty R

    Congratulations on the ebooks!! I love anything with Greek myth tied into it so a medusa sounds pretty cool and I werewolves are my favorite paranormal read so I can’t wait to read that one. I also love the picture of the mountains in Colorado. It brings back nice memories.