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by Stephanie Tyler

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


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.

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From his perch on top of the Harley Fat Boy, Caspar waited Silas out as he looked toward the front gates of the Defiance Motorcycle Club's headquarters.

The darkness had already started descending by degrees. Hard to differentiate day from night, but there were subtle differences. Lately, more differences than before, but if anyone else but him noticed, they didn't say shit.

"How's she look?" Silas asked finally, then let smoke drift out of his mouth before blowing it in a frustrated stream when Caspar said, "Fine."

"Cut the shit, Cas."

Caspar burned when Silas used that nickname; his hands itched to go around the guy's throat but he focused instead on the rasp in Silas's voice. "Those'll kill you."

Silas snorted at the running joke, threw the butt on the ground and reached for another. What with the general dearth of sunlight and food, plus the constant fucking fighting—for both fun and survival—cigarettes were the safest things in this new post-Chaos world.

When Silas lit up the next cigarette almost immediately, Caspar took pity on him. "She looks the same. Thin, though."

Silas didn't look the same. He looked older—worn, with deep lines around his eyes and mouth. With his long hair pulled back tight, it made his sharp cheekbones look more severe than ever. And he was way too concerned with an old girlfriend.

"She ask to come here?" Silas asked.

"Can't talk to an unconscious woman," Caspar offered, but they both knew Tru had been marched here cruelly by the Kill Devils MC, because she'd made a choice.

The rules had always been simple here—you lived and died by your MC. Men were in charge, women weren't.

He didn't know if Tru had been violated, but that's what typically happened when a woman rejected the bond offer.

He'd wanted to kill someone when he'd heard that, but couldn't show his hand. So he pretended he didn't give a shit, the way he always did. The way it had to be.

Silas nodded. "Stay with her. Let her know she can hang."

Caspar raised a brow, asked, "What're we tellin' her?" and Silas shrugged, said, "Tell her everything. She knows the deal. If she's smart, she'll finally goddamned accept it."

Tru not accepting the bond offer had nothing to do with her being smart. Tru was smarter than most; that meant she was considered trouble. The only thing saving her up to this point had been her father's position in the Defiance club. The man had been a sergeant at arms, an Enforcer no one fucked with. His daughter had as much respect thrown to her as a woman in this society could.

Caspar nodded. "Why can't Roan take care of his own shit?"

"He's on patrol. It's all you, brother."

Brother. That was the biggest joke of all. They all knew Caspar as the bastard brother of Silas's clan, bastard child of Silas's father, Lance. Caspar had been dropped off when he was ten after his mother died, and was taken in by Lance's extended family, passed around and generally treated like dirt. At least until his long, muscled frame and proclivity for violence and other criminal pursuits got him noticed. Men in his own club wanted to fight him just to prove they could, a feat that proved harder as each year passed. When Lance sent him out into underground cage fighting matches to earn the club money, he raked in cash and respect.

Once the lights went out, his ever-expanding skill set became even more coveted. He'd been in the higher ranks of Lance's MC ever since, although he'd never been fully accepted as part of Lance's immediate family, never been one of them. To Caspar, that was a good thing.

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Tyler writes across many genres, including New Adult, Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romance.  She also co-writes as Sydney Croft.  She lives in New York with her husband and kids and a crazy weimaraner named Gus.



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Defiance 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had everything I wanted in a MC book , the characters were well developed and you couldn't help but to root for them Caspar was the ultimate bad boy after reading this I'm pretty sure I need to join me a biker gang cuz man I would not mind being his old lady !! This book was hot and everything you'd expext in a biker book with out being predictable a must read for 2013 and worth every penny !! Reminded me ofSons of Anarchy -one question left would a biker gang accept me on my scooter ?
Reading_DivaGA More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I loved the storyline and experiencing Tru's pain and redemption. Cas was a great character. I don't agree with the review that it copies from Motorcycle Man (other than they both involve MCs) and definitely doesn't follow the script of SOA. I was a little rattled by the dialogue and the fact that Cas spoke in weird phrases. I don't agree with that... I just don't think a man would say those stilted phrases. But over-all the book was wonderful. The story was fun to follow. I actually went on to read the Chaos series and then read all of the Dream Man series (which this is the last one of). Kristen Ashley is now on my "to read" list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really BAD good guy! The ultimate alpha biker! Can't wait for more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's violent and the hero and his friends do very bad things to survive. there is a thin line between the good guys and the bad guys. i enjoyed it and our leading lady didn't make me want to rip my hair out to much. cant wait for the other characters stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the excerpt, overview, and various customer reviews, I anticipated LOVING this book--alpha males, bikers, post-apocalypse dystopian clans....all of it. I WANTED to LOVE it. Despite my happy anticipation when delving into this book, I had to force myself to finish it. I skimmed a lot. The dialogue was stilted (Tyler was evidently going for stylized)...and frankly, difficult to follow. Language never bothers me....but when every third word is f*ck, it's tiresome and does absolutely nothing to flavor the story, develop the plot, or enhance characterizations. Two stars is too generous. If there are more in this series, I'll pass. Cannot recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many of my favorite things in one book! Post apocalyptic with bikers and childhood love revisited. I can't wait for the next book in the series. The world building was clever and not overly complex so it did not distract from the characters. And of course a yummy alpha male was the cherry on top!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the other reviews, this was an awesome motorcycle club book! I am a huge fan of the TV show Sons of Anarchy, and clearly so is the author, so I really loved how she took things even further and really made it gritty and violent. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
End of world two things remain, love and mc. Loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a whim, to waste a little time. I was pleasantly surprised. This book had me hooked from the beginning and i couldnt put it down. I think i might be in love with Casper!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all Stephanie Tyler's books!
AAA6280 More than 1 year ago
Stephanie Tyler knows what her readers want on every level!  This is the first of three books in her Defiance trilogy, and was an amzing ride start to finish!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the different take on the mc. Not every book should be a copy of soa. Worth reading.
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I wish I could say that I loved this book. However, I didn't totally fall in love with any of the characters. I think they were written properly for the tone, and perhaps this just isn't my genre. I wasn't totally on the same page with the way they all spoke. I have seen a few SOA episodes and I don't remember any of them talking in that clipped way of speaking. The setting just put me off. First we are just told something horrible happened to change the world, but at the same time we aren't actually told what caused this until about 60% through the book I would say. I thought it was an EMP, but it turned out to be an asteroid hitting the earth. I had partial respect for Tru, but then we had to deal with Casper that was this barbaric figure slamming on his chest asking her to trust him but not SHOWING her he could really be trusted. I can handle the violence, I can even handle the reality of how women were treated in this setting. There was just something that forced me to detach from the whole story. I think it was Casper, although written as that bad boy Alpha, he was too detached from Tru. Yeah, she left, why would begrudge ANYONE that wasn't down with living that lifestyle? I just didn't get it. I would run too. Stay and be a hole and a punching bag. Leave and have a real life. Yeah the real world has bad stuff in it but they were acting like being away from the MC was worse. I'm sorry, but not in my world, even with a zombie apocalypse I would rather be with my own family than and MC. Maybe it will get better now that Casper is in charge, but I felt he was cold for the sake of trying to be more alpha. I didn't buy is 'caring' for her. I felt like the whole end game was for his own personal gain and revenge. I got book two on netgalley, I'm hoping we see a little more light at the end of tunnel than a bunch of men just acting with cold disconnect. This wasn't a win for Alpha male for me. Although the writing is strong for me, I felt like it was trying to hard to make a bad boy.
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This is the first book by Stephanie that I read, and I am hooked! She puts together a great story, some violence, and love and it all works well!  I am looking forwards to more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cas thinks of Tru as his "technicolor" in the new post-Chaos world. Anyone else see the blatant borrowing from Kristen Ashley's "Motorcycle Man"? And Ms. Tyler doesn't stop the stealing there. She goes on to take huge portions of storylines straight from the Sons of Anarchy show. I enjoy Kristen Ashley's books and watch SAMCRO in action on FX. REALLLLLLYYYY do not need regurgitated version when the original is so much better. Spend your money elsewhere.
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