Vivian Arend has hiked, biked, skied and paddled her way around most of North America and parts of Europe. She home schools her teenaged children and tries to keep up with her husband--the instigator of most of the wilderness adventures. Visit her web site at www.vivianarend.com. Black Gold is her 8th published title.
Gemmita "Gem" Jacobs, a sheltered young werewolf from Southern high society, finally breaks away from the grip of her overprotective father and leaves for a caribou research project all the way in Whitehorse, Yukon. She hopes to find herself, but instead she finds a ruggedly handsome yet unrefined pilot, fellow werewolf Shaun Stevens. Without warning, they are thrust into each other by their basic mating impulses. Shaun goes off with Gem into the wilderness, determined to keep her safe. Yet while romping around, they encounter shifters, a deeper connection, and more than they bargained for. VERDICT The intense sexual encounters between Gem and Shaun paired with the thickness in the air of an always lingering fight are sure to keep the pages turning. Readers who find novels like Kerrelyn Sparks's The Vampire and the Virgin appealing will surely enjoy taking a bite out of this first title in the "Takhini Wolves" series. Arend's (Breaking Waves) latest is a steamy weekend escape from reality. [Xpress Reviews, 8/19/11.]-Leslie Jean Cerkoney, Elk Grove Village, IL (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"The intense sexual encounters between Gem and Shaun, paired with the thickness in the air of an always lingering fight, are sure to keep the pages turning. Readers who find novels like Kerrelyn Sparks's The Vampire and the Virgin appealing will surely enjoy taking a bite out of this first title in the 'Takhini Wolves' series."--Library Journal "This anthology combines two entertaining reads..."--RT Book Reviews magazine on Under the Northern Lights ."..the story is a fun and very hot read."--All About Romance on Tangled Tinsel