Hot & Cold Blog Tour

I’m happy to have both Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy at Smexy today to celebrate their upcoming November 20th releases. Vivian Arend has Rocky Mountain Angel coming out which I really enjoyed and I don’t have my hands on Getting Hotter by Elle Kennedy yet, but her previous book in this series is a favorite erotic this year. I’ll turn it over to the ladies now…


Cool Canadians, Hot Contemporaries

November 20, Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy share a release day at Samhain Publishing: ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGEL and GETTING HOTTER. We’re stopping off at some of our favorite blogs to ramble for a bit and share some COOL or HOT excerpts, just for fun. The theme for this post?

Cool Showers (and other wet things)


Elle: Ready. Pick your poison.

Viv: Okay, we have to be…polite on this topic. Watch the PC of our comments. It’s Cold Showers…

Elle: LOL. Uh-oh.

Viv: Well, my excerpt is a river, not a shower. But yours? Yeah, uh-oh.

*watches Elle struggle to not use the word handjob*

Elle: Let’s just say that Seth takes a shower, stuff happens, and then it happens again.

Viv: *dies laughing* Stuff, huh? Is THAT what you call it?

Elle: Yup. Stuff.

Viv: Okay…this is me jumping to a seemingly unrelated topic.

Elle: Hit me. Hit us?

Viv: Stick with me here. Someone was giving away a necklace as a prize, and I could NOT figure out why people were giggling like 12 year olds. Finally clued in. It was a Pearl necklace.

*whistles innocently*


Viv: And on that mature note…off to the excerpts!


imageGetting Hotter

Seth chugged the rest of his water and dropped the empty bottle in the blue recycling bin across the room. He left the kitchen, peeling off his black T-shirt as he made his way to the bathroom. Considering the relentless throbbing down below, he really ought to be taking a cold shower, but when he yanked off his jeans, the erection that popped up and slapped his navel was impossible to ignore.

Screw it. One way or another, he was getting some relief tonight.

Two minutes later, he dunked his head under the shower spray, letting the hot water slide down his face and neck. Rivulets coursed down his chest and dripped onto his hard cock, making it ache even more.

With a strangled groan, Seth leaned forward and rested his right forearm on the tiled wall. Then he brought his left hand to his groin and encircled his stiff shaft.

(Viv comments: I KNOW…Isn’t Elle MEAN to stop there?)


imageRocky Mountain Angel

The first thrill of being jerked over his rock-solid body was instantly doused by icy-cold river water.

“Shit, Gabe, what the—ahhh.” She choked off her scream barely in time to slam her mouth shut and stop the water from pouring in. She squirmed in an attempt to get away, but his arms were iron bands gripping her. Instead, she caught hold of him, tightened her legs around his hips and clung to his neck until the tumbling stopped, and he rose to his feet.

“Oh, yeah, that’s fresh,” Gabe gasped.

“Fresh? Oh Lord—” Allison let out another involuntary squeal as he hoisted her, his hands under her butt.

Then his mouth was over hers and complaining about the cold wasn’t nearly as important anymore. She rubbed her torso against his. Her nipples had gone tight, but were now tingling for more reasons than the temperature of the water around them.

She buried her fingers in his hair and held on, panting breaths escaping them as the kiss got wilder.

He tore his mouth free only to drag his lips along her jawline, taking small bites at her skin. “Why the hell can’t I slow down with you? It’s like touching you flips a switch, and all I can do is blast ahead full speed.”

Allison didn’t care, not one little bit. “Who said we had to go slow?”


COOL CANUCKS, HOT CONTEMPORARIES is brought to you by two writers who are good friends in spite of their extreme opposite lives: big city/small town, west coast/ east coast, married/single.

Check out where the rest of the tour is happening here for more chances to win.

GETTING HOTTER, book #8 in the Out of Uniform series by Elle Kennedy isavailable at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain Publishing

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Arend‘s ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANGEL (Six Pack Ranch #4) is available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain Publishing


*GRAND PRIZE:*  Nook (wifi)
#1- Cowboy Gift Pack (No, no real cowboys-sorry) 100th anniversary Calgary
Stampede bag and cowbell. Paul Brandt CD, Print copy of ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEAT
#2- A Navy Seal gift pack. (No, still no real Seals included– but keep
dreaming!) Print copy of HOT & BOTHERED (OOU #1-3), and a bunch of fun
stuff you really want to win.
*Winners for these drawn from comments at all the tour stops, and announced
at our blogs November 23.*

Besides the above grand prizes, they are giving a daily prize away at each blog.  Leave a comment for your chance to win and e-book from either Vivian Arend’s back list or Elle Kennedy’s back list (winner’s choice). Contest open through November 17th to everyone.

Have you ever swam in a creek?


  1. erinf1 says

    Thanks for a fun post and congrats to the ladies on the tour and new releases! Ya know… know that I think of it… I haven’t swam in a creek. A river yes… under duress but that’s another story… :)

  2. Little Lamb Lost says

    No swimming in a creek but had a chilly showerwhile jungle trekking on holiday. A village had used bamboo to pipe water from a river to an emptyish spot not too far from the huts. As you can imagine, the water was cold and there was no way to turn off the constant run of water. However, this was in Thailand and the heat made the cold water feel wonderful. One had to bathe in a swimsuit though since it was a public area and the people who lived there felt quite comfortable to watch foreigners, they even brought snacks of tamarind fruit, etc to do it.

  3. Michel Reinhard says

    Wow…great excerpts….can’t wait to read the books. Elle has always been one of my favorite authors and her Seals are very dear to my heart! Vivi ….I love your books too. Now there is something super sexy about a man all wet…. I think when we read shower scenes or water scenes it ignites something in our imaginations. In real life our men are usually rushing to get showers out of the way so that they can get on with their responsibilities. We women are in the same frame of mind…on to the next thing in the to do list. Maybe we all should just put “the shower” on the “to do list”….Yeah…that’s the ticket!

  4. Elizabeth H. says

    I have swam in a creek when I was younger. But, of course, you have to hit the showers afterwards for a leech check! Thanks for sharing those sexy excerpts!!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  5. Renee D says

    I snorkeled in a creek once, does that count? :) I was just looking around and all of a sudden I see a bunch of splashing and I look up and my husband is standing on the four inches of a rock that were out of the water because he came face to face with a snake. I don’t know that I had ever seen him move that fast!

  6. says

    Yep, used to swim in a creek in the backwoods of CT. And as the Canadian hosts know, swimming in a creek up north is waaay different temp-wise :-)

    Thanks to Smexy, Elle and Vivian!

  7. Madeline says

    Sounds like both books will be great. We used to go swimming in the creek in high school, some ppl skinny dipped….not saying who :)

  8. Cheryl McInnis says

    I agree that Elle is very mean to stop the excerpt there ;)
    And I live in Nova Scotia…we have creeks coming out the wazoo. I learned to swim in the one behind my house.

  9. Tiffany M says

    Thanks for the excerpts! I can’t wait for November 20th. Oh, and I have swum in a creek before. I was 8. It was cold. It won’t happen again.

  10. Cris says

    Creek, river, lake, natural springs… I’ve done it all! Still prefer the ocean, though– especially when it’s nice & warm :)

  11. says

    Swimming is just not my thing– I’ve heard it stems from a childhood incident by a cousin who dunked me under and I freaked out– I was very small and don’t actually remember it, but I don’t like swimming. I do LOVE lakes, oceans, steams, rivers etc. though, as long as I’m beside them and not in them. Weird, I know. LOL

    Man, I am loving this blog tour– you two are cracking me up:)

  12. Fedora says

    I think I have once or twice as a kid; it was eons ago, and I don’t remember much except it was fun splashing with my friends. I’m much too easily disturbed by wildlife/bugs now to fully enjoy the experience ;)

  13. Penni says

    Creek, River, Lake, Ocean, & Pond….you name it I’ve swam in it lol I have lived all over the US moving with my Military father. I am a complete nature girl.

  14. ClaudiaGC says

    We were swimming in a creek as kids but I can’t do that any longer. I’m too disgusted by bugs and whatever is in there as an adult. :D

  15. Joanne B says

    Congrats, ladies, on your new releases. Thanks for the great post and excerpts.
    We used to swim in the creek when we were young. The water hardly moved and my parents thought that was safer than the ocean.

  16. Dorothy says

    Yes I have, but unfortunately it was winter time, and what we thought was solid enough ice to place ice hockey on wasn’t so a couple of us landed in the water.

  17. Nancy Gilliland says

    I though Viv was the tease master, until I read Elle’s post…evil to stop there!! Yes, every summer while I was growing up, we spent a couple of weeks on my uncle’s farm in indiana, and my favorite spot on hot days was the creek along the back of his property. It wasn’t real big, but it was cold, and I was like maybe ten the last time we went there.

  18. Ashley says

    Can’t wait for these books!!! I have swam in a creek many many times…swam, waded, caught crawdads and tadpoles, you name it:-)

  19. emmad says

    Yep but we cheated and swam the horses so the horses were actually doing the work ;) Only it doesn’t work so well in a swollen river opps

  20. Cathy P says

    I loved your excerpts and am looking forward to reading your books.

    I used to swim in the creek in back of the farm house while I was growing up.

  21. Mel Bourn says

    I am loving learning so much about these books. I want to start reading them.
    I was born a river rat and have swam in rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and creeks. We used to catch minnows for bait and push the tractor through the creek. Bringing back lots of memories.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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