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Wolf Signs: Granite Lake Wolves, Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

Vivian Arend
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Talk about getting your signals crossed ...

Granite Lake Wolves, Book 1

Robyn Maxwell doesn't care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she's deaf doesn't make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she's been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil's one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.

Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn't planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she's not aware she has the genes of a wolf.

Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week--and his bed--is suddenly full. 

Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind...


Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "talking with your hands". Includes dangerous use of sarcasm and hot nookie in a remote wilderness sauna.

Editorial Reviews


"...the perfect combo of well written world-building, wonderful romance, and sexy shifters..." Lauren Dane, NYT bestselling author
"...I have fallen in love with this paranormal werewolf shifter series by Vivian Arend. With her humorous writing style, the off-the-chart chemistry and love scenes, and the endearing and wonderful characters this series has become auto-buy." Pearl's World of Romance
"Completely addictive." Michelle at The Romance Reviews

From the Author

  • There are 6 books in the Granite Lake Wolves series. These are light-hearted, happily-ever-afters. 
  • There are 4 books in the award-nominated Takhini Wolves.
The Granite Lake Wolves books are all novella length. Takhini Wolves are novels.
  • You asked for more, and you got it!! The NEW series of novellas, Takhini Shifters, begins with COPPER KING, now available!
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Product Details

  • File Size: 758 KB
  • Print Length: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (March 24, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002E7ARKK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,332 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wolf Signs October 26, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
Robyn Maxwell might be deaf but she and her family have not let that stop her. She is a successful baker and outdoors woman. But she just can't seem to find a man she wants to date. She does need a break though and when her brother backs out of their annual trip into the wilderness she decides to go by herself. What she doesn't' count on is meeting the two others who are there at the same time. She meets Keil and his brother and is instantly drawn to Keil.

Keil is in the process of fighting for alpha of his pack. He and his brother are taking some time away from the pack to regroup. Keil never expects to find his mate, and in a woman who doesn't even know she is a wolf. Suddenly everything seems to be happening to him at once... Not quite the relaxing time he expected. Will Keil and Robyn mate? Will Keil win the alpha challenge?

Wolf Signs takes an interesting twist to the normal wolf meets girl story. Robyn is unique as she is deaf. I found the premise of this story fantastic. I love to see "non perfect heroines". There is great potential for this series as we meet many lovable characters in Wolf Signs. The only thing that I didn't love while reading this tale was there were a few awkward sayings and I did think that Robyn took things a little "too in stride". But others might not find fault with these issues. Either way, I still think Wolf Signs and the Granite Lake Wolves Series are worth your while.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too short-- Story unfinished February 20, 2010
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It was a pretty good read-- what there was of it. I really felt that the story was unfinished. I enjoyed reading what I thought was a set-up for learning about the pack and their interactions, but the book ended so abruptly that I was surprised and disappointed when I got to the "end." If you like reading short stories or novelettes, then you'll probably enjoy this author. As a series-type reader, I was pretty let down.A lot of potentially good story was left on the table.I didn't get a chance to really build a relationship with any of the characters or see any growth. I even purchased the next book on the chance that it was a teaser kind of prequel for the REAL novel, but book 2 is just as brief. (It DOES, however, overlap this book and provide a little bit of "what happens next.") Hopefully it will help for you know what to expect.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wolf Signs ROCKS! July 11, 2009
By VT121
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This book rocks! Seriously. The great thing about shifters is how they know they've found their mate. I love that premise. This one has the added twist of Robyn's deafness and how it affects the mating. Keil is one hot and yummy alpha, and together they are just fantastic.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars To Short, Too Much Sex, Ugh. March 16, 2010
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This book actually had a lot of promise- and was definitely a good price. It starts off well enough, strong deaf heroine is a nice change. Enter hunky men, and it just became pathetic. Heroine stays the good girl for a time, then it all goes pear shaped. If you were irritated when LKH's Blake series turned into more erotica than plot, skip this book. Or maybe I should say skip this story. I think I finished it in about an hour. The sex scenes were somewhat replusive to me actually (what woman uses the "p" word when describing a sex scene? It was like reading a teenage boy's hustler fantasy).

It's a shame, really, because clearly the author has the ability to tell a good story, she just ruined it with crass sex, not enough plot and not enough story. At the end, I didn't really care what happened to any of the characters, and you know that's never a good sign.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute February 17, 2010
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This book was cute. A typical mushy hot romance... nothing that unusual or outstanding. But hey man, the price is right (can't beat free!) and if you're in the mood for some romantic sizzle... it'll do.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book January 7, 2010
By ElsieT
Format:Kindle Edition
I've been reading for many many years and this book really grabbed my attention. The love story is sensual and not at all predictable. The whole book is very fast paced, unlike some books where you're constantly looking to see how many pages you have left.

I would highly recommend it. And if this is your first e-book or your first 'steamy' book, you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm really sorry that werewolves don't exist... February 18, 2010
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Because "Wolf Signs" is such a fun read, and I regret that I'm just an ordinary couch potato. This is typical of a series book in that it doesn't answer every question, and I am okay with that. The story itself develops well, is steamy in more ways than one, and I look forward to reading more of this series. I also now want a sauna of my own.

I would have sworn up and down a year ago that I would never read a vampire book or any paranormal fantasy romance. Because these kinds of books are free, I've tried them, and they're like popcorn - one is never enough. There were some absolute dogs that I didn't finish, but thanks to the free book offerings, I've made new author friends for life.

I count Vivian among them.

The only problem with reading these is coming back to reality and realizing that the thud I just heard outside is NOT a vampire in the backyard or a wandering werewolf.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A quick enjoyable read February 24, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked this book. Can't wait to get the next one. I don't try new authors often, but I liked this one. I love werewolves and love to see how people perceive them when they write their stories. I finished this book in a few hours, but do not feel slighted that it was so short. There were some loose ends, but that is typical of a series. I recommend this book to anyone who has time to kill. You would enjoy it and not feel you have wasted your time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the strong heroine
A woman meets the man she was meant to be with and there are just a few complications. I liked this book, I liked how strong the heroine was and that her "disability"... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Carolyn F
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, highly recommend!
Published 3 days ago by Amanda Kaye
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 11 days ago by Ingra Liburd
5.0 out of 5 stars Wolf Signs rocks!!
VIVIAN AREND'S ability to weave a story about shifters and make it totally believable shows what a talented writer she is. Her sense of humor makes me laugh out loud. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Acaciak
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was a good read, I just wish it would have ended after she turned, and too see how there relationship would have been. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Book worm
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
Didn't give it the full 5 stars because the ending seemed a little rushed. Starting book 2 immediately though. Looking forward to it.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wolf Signs: Granite Lake Wolves Book 1.....Awesome!!!
Short and steamy hot.
Keil and Robyn were great.
Action, drama, steamy hot love scenes and laughter.
This is a fast read but so enjoyable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dina Flores
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I really enjoyed it!
Published 1 month ago by Josey
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
A good book but to short. I enjoyed reading this book but would love to see what happens to the characters. So get it if you like this kind of book and enjoy reading.
Published 1 month ago by Patricia Burleson
5.0 out of 5 stars Wolf Signs very good
Your writing keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for the next book in this series. Loved the story very much.
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Collins
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More About the Author

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 meant 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 bestselling author of over 40 novels and short stories in both contemporary and paranormal genres, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

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