Hot And Cold Blog Tour: Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend (Giveaway)


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?

Hot Gossip Guys


Viv: Guy Gossip. We’ve kind of talked about this a little with the Hot Bachelors post we did last week at Hanging with Bells. But then….can we EVER have enough Hot Guy…anything?

Elle: There is no limit to Hot Guyness. All my guy friends gossip like CRAZY.

Viv: You have your crew in Getting Hotter talking about “LOVEMAKING”.

Elle: I do :)

Viv: Which, I admit, made me giggle when I first read this scene, it’s so perfect.

Elle: I giggled writing it. I just love Carson and those guys so much.

Viv: *studies Elle’s excerpts*

I did notice something about your excerpts, dear.

Elle: Hmmmm?

Viv: HOLY HOTNESS! Like, could you not find a page without some sexual commentary? Or sexy Seth? Or sexy times…

This is one seriously hot book

Elle: I KNOW! I tried so hard to find tame excerpts, but it was impossible.

Viv: Whoa…Getting Hotter. Seriously. So…growing up, did you always hang out with guys like I did?

Elle: Yes and no. I always had my one female BFF, but the rest of our group was male.

Viv: Yeah, that was my group of friends as well. We went to the opening of Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark and I had seven guys with me.

Elle: LOL You get around!

Viv: LOL Why does one of those Cattle shifter books HAVE to pop to mind? NO…nothing like that, really.

So…back on topic. Name the ONE place you think they gossip that makes you laugh.

Elle: Hmmm. I must ponder. I’m gonna say showers. Gossiping while showering in a locker room. So they’re all naked and such.

Viv: That makes you laugh? I think I’m drilling. Excuse me while I clean up.

Damn autocorrect. I’m DROOLING.

Elle: LOL! I didn’t know you were a dentist.  Or a carpenter, I suppose.

Viv: The right tool for the job, you know.

Elle: But I think it’s funny because I picture their man doodles swinging around and stuff like that.

Viv: Your inability to use proper names for body parts KILLS me. I’m chuckling like a loon.

Elle: I don’t know why I can’t say it. I’m like a child!

Viv: Time to hit the excerpts, and save your poor virgin ears.



Getting Hotter by Elle Kennedy

Getting Hotter by Elle Kennedy 

“You know what? I’m perfectly happy to give you boys lovemaking lessons if you need to brush up on your skills. Call it a training demo.”

Carson’s voice snapped Dylan back to the present. Or maybe he’d been zapped into the twilight zone—because had the lieutenant seriously just uttered the word lovemaking?

“Lovemaking?” Matt echoed before breaking out in gales of laugher.

Seth shook his head in amazement. “Fuck, he’s gone off the deep end.”

“I’m serious. I imagine you’re all lacking when it comes to pleasing your women, so I’m happy to share my knowledge.”

From his chair across the table, Ryan Evans rolled his eyes. “Whatever helps you sleep better at night, LT.”

Carson feigned puzzlement. “Sleep? What’s that?” He broke out in a grin. “I’m too busy rocking my wife’s world.”



Rocky Mountain Angel by Vivian Arend

The Six Pack twins were elbow deep in clean up. “Did you lose a bet?” Gabe asked.

“Shut up,” Jesse snapped.

Gabe snorted. “You did. You must have, or you two would be so long gone by now we wouldn’t even see your dust.”

Joel kept drying but jerked his head toward his twin. “This one had the bright idea to gamble with the girls. Offered both our services without even asking me.”

“Well, that part is nothing new. Who’d you bet with?”

Jesse didn’t answer, just groaned as their cousin Karen carried in another huge armload and deposited the mess to the side. She blew them a kiss and sauntered off.

Joel raised his brows and stared in disgust at the never-ending pile of plates and utensils. “Dammit, Jesse, I’ll say it again. If you’re going to make a wager, at least don’t make it a stupid one. Horses? You’re brainless enough to include horses in a bet with Karen involved?”

“She wasn’t there when I made the bet. It’s the rest of the girls who pulled a fast one on me,” Jesse complained. “How was I to know she was around the corner?”

Joel snapped his towel and Jesse shouted as he dodged. Gabe walked toward the barns still laughing at their antics and feeling good about the entire day.


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 is available 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




 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.


DAILY PRIZES: One commenter at each blog will win their choice of either one of Elle or Viv’s backlist Samhain ebooks.


To enter leave a comment answering this question: What’s the most common ‘guy’ slang that pops to mind?

You have until end of day Nov 23rd to enter, winner for the daily prize will be announced soon after.

This giveaway sponsored by: Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend

Reviews: Rocky Mountain Angel || Getting Hotter

No purchase necessary to win. You must be 18 or over to enter, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within 72 hours of the announcement, they forfeit their prize(s). Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.



  1. Chris Bails says

    I would have to say that I hear my husband and his friends say a lot is “What’s up Bro?” or some form of using Bro in a sentence.
    I am a huge fan of Elle’s Men in Uniform or as I call it the Hot Series. I am waiting for Dylan’s book, but can’t wait to read Seth’s book. Viv is a new author for me. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  2. Joanne B says

    Hey man. What’s happenin’.
    Congrats, ladies, on your new releases. Both books sound fantastic. Can’t wait to read them. Thanks for the giveaway.


  3. EvelynS says

    I don’t know if this is slang exactly, but I’m thinking the head nod guys use when they see each other. Lol

  4. elaing8 says

    I don’t know much guy slang..but agree with Evelyn, the head nod as a greeting then saying ‘hey’

  5. miriam roman says

    thanks for the giveaway, i hear alot of whats doin, then again i hang around with a lot of people who read the BDB.

  6. Cris says

    I’m surrounded by speakers of the Queen’s English, so there’s a lot of “guv” going ’round. And “What’s the craic?” from the Irishman, along with the ‘hello’ head-bob.

  7. Cheryl McInnis says

    It pains me to even write it, but: “MILF” the absolute worst guy slang word ever created….uggh.

  8. Brigitte Croziet says

    Great contest. I read series from both authors. I have three: Yo, F*** you say & that’s the answer you’re going with

  9. flchen1 says

    LOL! I’m not entirely familiar with guy speak any longer 😉 I do think that “Yo,” the slight head incline (that’s barely a nod), and the fist bump have enduring longevity though…

  10. Maria Esquivel says

    My husband says in Spainsh “yo primo” it’s “hey cousin” . It was so confusing when we would go out, I thought he was related to the whole town! Lol
    Happy Dance,! On your releases tomorrow. Cant wait to read them both.

  11. Lani says

    I don’t even think I know what guy slang is anymore! But what springs to mind is “arse over tit”. Only a guy would say something like that.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  12. Penni says

    My hubby is an indy pro wrestler and I am forever hearing “Bro” or “Brother” everything! lol

    Congrat on the books! They sound like great reads! I’ll be sure to add them to my TBR list 😀

  13. Jen B. says

    I hear “what the f***, you are such a noob” pretty much daily when my son is online playing video games with his friends. I have never heard my daughter say it.

  14. ClaudiaGC says

    As my boyfriend is from England I hear a lot of “Hey, mate! or “What’s up, mate?”. lol

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. Maureen says

    My son is in college now but since high school him and his friends say “Peace” instead of goodbye when they are on the phone.

  16. Mel Bourn says

    I am forever hearing, “That’s what she said.” I am starting to say it!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  17. Trix says

    I guess it’s all regional…in college I heard guys say “sweet” a lot, and I never get used to East Coasters using “sick” as a compliment.