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Mating Games: Wolf Nip by Vivian Arend

Everyone please welcome Tessa Williams and Mark Weaver from Vivian Arend’s Granite Lake Wolves series. Tessa and Mark’s story is told in book six, Wolf Nip! They are certainly a hilarious couple as seen in the interview below. Wolf Nip will be released on February 12, 2013.

Vivian Arend is graciously giving away a print copy of Under the Midnight Sun, the 2nd Granite Lake Wolves anthology that includes Wolf Games & Wolf Tracks.


Mating Game Q&A with Mark and Tessa, from the Granite Lake Wolves.


Mark: Hi! I’m Mark, and this is my mate Tessa, and we’re both members of the Granite Lake Wolves

Tessa: Shifters

*Mark pauses*: The pack is the Granite Lake pack, sweetie. And most of us are wolves.

Tessa: Yes, but I’m a cougar, and I’m now part of the pack, so…there. It’s the Granite Lake Shifters

Mark: Granite Lake Wolves and Kitty Mascot?

Tessa grins: Okay, I can do that. *bounces on the couch* So what’s the deal?

Mark: We just have to answer some questions. See how well we know each other, and how well we fit.

Tessa *looks around*: There had better not be any cameras in this room recording how well we fit.

*Mark chokes*

Tessa: Because it’s not really anyone’s business, even though we do fit verrrrrry nicely, especially when—

Mark interrupts: First question is…“Describe your mate in three words.”

Tessa: oh! oh! Me first! Lickable!

Mark waits, but Tessa just squirms closer on the loveseat: That’s only one…

Tessa: *pouts* But it’s the first that came to mind

Mark: Well, I have no trouble with that. My three things for you are ~ Bright, beautiful and bouncy.

Tessa: awwww. Hey, do I need to start all of mine for you with the same letter?~ How about lickable, loyal and…lust inducing.

Mark grins: Let me read the next question on the sheet. “What would you do if you caught someone hitting on your mate?”

*they look at each other and laugh*

Mark: I would sit back and watch the show ~ and pity the poor bastard

Tessa: Hey, I’m a nice kitty. I wouldn’t cut him down too hard.

Mark: You would be the gentlest soul possible. Maybe offer him a snack in a dog bowl, or something, right?

Tessa: *smirk* And if people want to know what I’d do to the bitch who—

Mark: Whoa, gentle there.

*Tessa blinks*: Aren’t girl wolfies bitches? You doggies are soooo confusing.

Mark rubs his forehead: Umm, so you were saying?

Tessa: Oh! Right. They need to read WOLF NIP. My expertise in protecting what’s mine has gone down in pack history. *grabs the sheet and crawls into Mark’s lap* Next question is… Hot Summer days or Cold Winter nights? *she hums happily* Before I came to Haines I would have picked the hot summer days, but nothing beats a roaring fire with my sweetie on a cold Alaskan night.

Mark: There ain’t nothing cold about our winter nights, baby.

*reads over her shoulder* Underwear – yes or no.*shrugs* We’re shifters, it’s not like nudity is rare, but I’ll never say no to unwrapping my girl.

Tessa: Yeah, “boxers, briefs or commando” just doesn’t work as a game for shifters. Oh, you’ll like this next question. If you could have your mate dress in anything you want, and we do mean ANYTHING, what would choose?

Mark: *stares off into space, dreamy expression, then smiles* A pink bow

Tessa: *raises brow* in cat form or human? Well, as long as you don’t try to bell me, I’m good.

Mark: No, no bell. Just a soft, silky bow that I can slip off, and leave you with nothing but all that delectable bare skin to~ *blinks* So! What would you want me to wear?

Tessa: No question. Faded jeans and a soft flannel shirt.

Mark: But…that’s what I always wear

Tessa: I know…it’s puuuuurfect

*Mark grins*: This is fun. Next question is Apart from the obvious, which three parts of your mate’s body are your personal favorites and why?

*he hums and tweaks her nose* Your nose. You twitch it when you’re asleep and it’s so adorable

Tessa: Your hands, because you are so good with them ~ and you can take that any way you want.

Mark: Your tail, because you hold it like you are royalty when you stalk through the house.

Tessa: Oh, hey! I was gonna say your tail too. It’s a source of hours of entertainment!

*Mark gasps in shock*: I do not chase my tail!

Tessa: I never said you do, I meant entertainment for meeee! My third choice is…your smile!

Mark strokes her cheek: And I pick your eyes, because when I look in them I know you love me.

~~~~ Curtain falls for a moment. Wild kissing noises ensue~~~

~~~~Curtain lifts reveling a rather disheveled Mark wearing a huge grin and holding the question sheet. He blinks then reads ~~~~

Foreplay or roleplay?

Mark: Please, as if we need any role-playing in our lives, it’s chaotic enough as is. Right, Tessa?

*looks around*


Oh damn. We seem to have reached the maximum attention span for my kitty shifter mate.

*Mark stands and heads for the door*


I’ll try and track her down, but it didn’t help that you had that big pile of boxes by the door when we came in. She’s probably unwrapping them as we speak. I’m sorry, but thanks for having us, I’ve gotta run…


About Vivian:

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.

You can visit Vivian around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Vivian Arend?

Wolf SignsWolf FlightWolf GamesWolf TracksWolf LineWolf NipRocky Mountain HeatRocky Mountain HavenRocky Mountain DesireRocky Mountain AngelRocky Mountain RebelExotic IndulgenceParadise FoundTurn it OnTurn It UpHigh RiskHigh Passion


This giveaway is provided by Vivian Arend!

One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of Under the Midnight Sun (Granite Lake anthology #2 contains Wolf Games/Wolf Tracks)

Available February 12, 2013 from Samhain Publishing

About this Book:

Cat got your tongue?

Tessa Williams is looking to make her mark outside the family business, and the unusual landlocked paddle wheeler she spots in Haines, Alaska, strikes her as the perfect location. Only the owner is being difficult, refusing to sell. Still, she’s sure that replacing her written queries with a little in-person charm is all she’ll need to shortly have her Eco-tour B&B on the road to success.

Local wolf-slash-owner of said vessel, Mark Weaver, isn’t hanging on to the landmark building out of spite. There are more reasons for holding back the sale than are easily explained on paper. A face-to-face meeting to resolve the matter only confounds it—when Mark recognizes Tessa as his mate.

But she’s a cat…and cats don’t do insta-mates.

The sexual attraction between them isn’t in question, just everything else. He wants her. She wants twue wuv. His wolf can’t figure out what the holdup is. Her cat thinks the entire situation, and the pack, are rather amusing.

Somewhere in here is the beginning of a beautiful relationship—if they don’t drive each other mad.

Warning: One hyper cat, one laid-back wolf. Inappropriate use of permanent markers, and a heaping side dish of cat/dog jokes. Shenanigans (read: nookie) in front of a roaring fire. Spiced liberally with sarcasm. Enjoy!

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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13 Responses to “Mating Games: Wolf Nip by Vivian Arend

  1. Viki S.No Gravatar

    I like it – and think this will be a fun one to read too.

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  2. erinf1No Gravatar

    This series sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing! I haven’t read any of them yet :( but I really want to change that!

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  3. TimitraNo Gravatar

    I love the sound of it!

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  4. KatyNo Gravatar

    I love this series so much ! It made me really loved shifters !I can’t wait to read Wolf Nip ! :D

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  5. deniseNo Gravatar

    love the series .. I just need this book to read …
    I can not wait !!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. SandraNo Gravatar

    Omg!!! This series sounds AMAZING!!! And the cover is drop-dead gorgeous. I want to read this so bad

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  7. elaing8No Gravatar

    I am really enjoying this series.I have only read the first two books. I need to catch up :)

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  8. MicheleNo Gravatar

    This series has been on my TBR list for a while, but has now gone to the top of it! Can’t wait to read it.

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  9. bn100No Gravatar

    Haven’t read it. Enjoyed the post.

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  10. NatashaNo Gravatar

    I haven’t started it yet, but I hope to soon!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. BookLadyNo Gravatar

    This is a new series for me. Looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. pcNo Gravatar

    Haven’t read this series yet but started her Rocky Mountain series which is great! I’m expecting this one will be a wonderful one too!

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  13. Filia OktarinaNo Gravatar

    I still haven’t read this series.

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