Spotlight & Giveaway: Defiant Queen by Meghan March

Posted November 8th, 2017 by in Blog, Spotlight / 38 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Meghan March to HJ!

Hi Meghan and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Defiant Queen!


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy, and if you thought Ruthless King was scorching hot and full of twists and turns, Defiant Queen takes you on another, even wilder, ride.

Please share the opening lines of this book:

In the interest of not spoiling Ruthless King for readers who are waiting for all three books to release first, all I can say is… it’s not what you expect!

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • I wrote this book completely in the dark of night, and I think you can feel the darkness in every word.
  • There were twists that I didn’t even see coming while I was writing!
  • I’ve visited several of the locations in the book and did my research in person.


Please tell us a little about the characters in your book. As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?

Yes! Both characters surprised me several times, which is the best thing in the world because that means readers will be surprised as well, I hope!


If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters and why?

I would love to have the actors auditioning use one of the snappy and sexy scenes full of dialogue, but in order not to spoil this book for those who haven’t finished Ruthless King, I’m not able to post that scene here.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

That nothing is what it truly seems. What you perceive as happening on the surface is always backed by hidden motivations.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2017?

Sinful Empire, the last book in the Mount Trilogy, releases December 19, and I’m working on the finishing touches for that book, as well as diving into my next story in the Anti-Heroes Collection, which I expect to release this spring.

Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Excerpt from Defiant Queen:

Present day
Keira pushes me, fraying the edges of my control, which is something I’ve never allowed anyone to do.
I fucking slammed a door.
I don’t react in anger. Not anymore. All my actions are the result of cold, precise calculation.
But this woman has me slamming fucking doors.
I told myself it wouldn’t be a problem. I could have her, keep her, control her—and never let her become anything more than a possession. I promised myself I’d stay detached and indifferent, because the alternative never leads anywhere good. I learned that as a kid.
Treat everything like it’s temporary. That’s one thing that’s always true. None of us make it out of this life alive, so why bother to pretend otherwise?
Another thing I’ve always thought was true? That I have complete control over myself and my reactions.
Keira Kilgore has become something I never intended, but I make the rules in my world, so there’s nothing fucking stopping me from changing plans now. The best part about being the king? I can do whatever I want.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Book Info:

The Mount Trilogy continues with Defiant Queen…

I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.
I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?
They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.
But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.
I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.
I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.
But he has other plans . . .

Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira’s story concludes in Sinful Empire.

Buy links:
Ruthless King:
Defiant Queen:

Meet the Author:

A Wall Street Journal bestselling author and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had.
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38 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Defiant Queen by Meghan March”

  1. Mary Preston

    The OUTLANDER series qualifies here I think. More of a closing chapter type of cliffhanger though.

  2. Shannon Capelle

    Lisa Renee Jones….Inside out series! I love cliffhangers! That means more books to come lol! Thanks for chance!

  3. Heather Scully

    I dig a great cliffhanger. If an author can hook me into the next book in a series, then that author becomes my newest obsession. Lol ❤

  4. Juli Hall

    I love cliffhangers as long as I have the next book ready to read. The Indebted series by Pepper Winters, all of them had huge cliffhangers

  5. erinf1

    I’m not a fan of cliffhangers but I’ll endure them for a good story 🙂 I loooove the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones and that dastardly brilliant author ends every book on a cliffhanger. Thanks for sharing!

  6. katielowden

    I like them if they are released back to back! Meghan March is one of my favorite authors, would absolutely love this! Thank you so much for the chance!!

  7. Elli Gonzalez

    I don’t really like cliffhangers…I wait for the other books to come out or I risk it, but I rarely do.
    Thanks for the chance!!

  8. Paula

    I really hate cliffhangers, I try not to read them much (obviously couldn’t with Ruthless King). My favorite book with a cliffhanger is Pretty Little Dolls by Ker Dukey & K. Webster.

  9. Paula Cruz

    As much as possible, I try to avoid cliffhangers but there are series out there that are just so great to not to to dive in quickly and wait for the entire series to come out. My favorite is the Something In The Way series by Jessica Hawkins. The second book really had a major cliffhanger, I was in the edge of my seat while reading it.

    I loved Ruthless King and can’t wait for Defiant Queen! So exited!!

  10. tiffany johnson

    I like the excitement aspect of cliffhangers, I just tend to forget what happened if I have to wait more than 3 months for the next so if I hear there is a cliffy I will wait to read.

  11. kermitsgirl

    No, absolutely not. It makes me feel like I’ve been cheated out of an actual story. I am currently putting up with it for Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s Rook series, but only because I like her as an author too much not to read her books.

  12. Teresa Williams

    I don’t mind a cliffhanger if the next book don’t take forever to come out

  13. Jana Leah

    It doesn’t matter either way. If I enjoy the story, I’m going to want to read more whether or not it ends in a cliffhanger.

  14. Lilah Chavez

    Yes and no. I don’t like it when the next book is a good year+ away. It’s just to far away to remember, who wants to really wait. I don’t mind if it’s a just within a few months. I really liked the Blackstone legacy by Raine Miller.

  15. wendy rinebold

    I like cliffhangers when the next one in the series is already out. I don’t like to have to wait. I am waiting for my favorite one now. Its Millions in the Dollars series by Pepper Winters.

  16. Melissa Lamb

    I can’t wait to read this series! I’m not a fan of cliffhangers so I try to avoid them when I can. Sometimes though, my patience wears out and I cave!

  17. jnnfr

    I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. I can usually handle cliffhangers as long as I know in advance that the book has one (even though I sometimes hate waiting for the next book if there’s a long wait for it). But I hate being surprised (not knowing in advance) with a cliffhanger ending. Besides Ruthless King, some of my favorite books with cliffhangers are Night Owlby M. Pierce and American Queen and American Prince other by Sierra Simone.

  18. Brandy

    I’m not the biggest fan of cliffhangers, but Meghan doesn’t make us wait long for the next book to be released!

  19. Saheena

    I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. Love the unexpected but hate having to wait for the next release

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