I have a ton of reasons for loving and writing milrom. Some of them stem from family and friends who serve, some because I think that men and women who will sacrifice themselves to protect me are a special breed of person and that fascinates me. I really enjoy the genre and the testosterone, alphaness, adrenaline rush that goes with it.
And even though I write across genres (straight romantic suspense, paranormal romance, erotica PNR and most recently, new adult) all my main characters have some link to the military. My immortal Dire Wolves, for example, have all served in the military in some form or another since…well, for centuries J
So when I started thinking about writing my newest release, Defiance, I knew I wanted it to center around a motorcycle club. I mean, that part of the story came to me instantly (because that’s another thing you’ll pretty much find in all my books—someone’s always riding a Harley) but for me, the most important part of that equation was making the MC truly military based. From what I’ve read, many of the earliest MCs were born from vets returning from war. The clubs allowed them to ride for pleasure (something many of them learned to do in the military) and gave them a sense of brotherhood, while also giving them their adrenaline rush back.
Defiance is a post apocalyptic New Adult MC book (and yes, that’s a mouthful) – and the Defiance MC was founded by Navy submariners who were also doomsday preppers before that became a hot reality TV topic. It was important to me to have most of the men in the club as having served at one point or another—I think it gives the club a unique perspective and probably makes them better equipped to survive and thrive through what I’ve dubbed the Chaos.
So today, I’m going to give away 2 copies of Defiance (either Kindle or Nook, since I can gift from there!) –to be eligible, just tell me the last book you read! I’ll leave the contest open all day and pick winners in the morning!
You can find out more about Defiance—and check out all my series at http://www.StephanieTyler.com!
Defiance: (Defiance Book 1)
Rebelling against her legacy as the MC's princess, Tru Tennyson escaped the ruthless, male-dominated culture of the Defiance motorcycle club. Three years later, her newfound freedom is ripped away, thanks to a massive hybrid storm that killed millions. Now, in the post-Chaos world of semi-darkness and near-total anarchy where gangs rule, she discovers the dangerous world of Defiance may be the one thing that can keep her safe.
Tru is at the MC's mercy when she's dragged back to her former home … and to the only man she's ever pictured a future with. Caspar is the bastard son of the club's leader, her safe haven when life got rough — and her onetime lover the night she left. When Tru refuses to trade sex for power and be claimed by a rival club leader, she also dares to announce she wants Caspar instead, throwing the MC into turmoil. Tru's brazen revolt could start a gang war and destroy the club from within. Now both Tru and the MC must wait for Caspar's response… and the inevitable fallout.