DEFIANCE RISING, book I of Rising Trilogy

*** NA novel. Suitable for early teen to adult***

“Now that is a beautiful sight.”
I whip around, instantly covering myself with my arms. “What are you doing here?” I scream. “Get out!”
“Aw, don’t tell me you’re a shy one. I didn’t peg you for that.” Bastien grins as he throws his leg over a rock and settles in for what appears to be an annoyingly lengthy time.
Using one arm, I swim as quickly as I can away from the center of the pool and head straight for the rocks. Bastien seems completely unphazed by my rising fury and he grins down at me. He does however reach out to retrieve my dagger from the pile of clothes he’s perched beside.
“Have you no decency?” I growl through chattering teeth. If I don’t get out soon I’ll risk hypothermia, but there’s no way I’m going to give Bastien the satisfaction of seeing me naked.
Twirling the dagger in his hand, he appears to contemplate my question. “I suppose this might seem a bit forward of me, but I thought you might like to know it’s time to go.”
“Fine. Message received. Leave now!”
He leans over the edge, peering down at me. “And miss all the fun? I think not.”

Illyria has never known a life without the Rebellion.  Facebook DR
Nothing else matters…until she ventures out into unknown territory and is faced with an enemy that proves even more fierce and determined than she ever thought.
Bastien is infuriating, dangerous and annoyingly gorgeous. Eamon is familiar, comforting and turning into a man before her eyes. Both want her heart…but she is torn between duty and desire. When her choice affects all of mankind, how can she allow herself to be selfish?
There is a power within her that can change everyone’s fate…but she underestimated the most potent force on Earth—love. Illyria must discover if she has the strength to sacrifice her heart to save mankind.

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9 thoughts on “DEFIANCE RISING, book I of Rising Trilogy

  1. Loved the book! The characters were wonderful, fun, challenging, and exciting. I’m looking forward to “Relinquish”. Any release date yet? Continue the good work.

  2. I loved this book!!! Things had better get worked out in the coming book because I spent so much time bawling while reading this book!! But I was actually sobbing.

    • Aw. Yeah this one was a real “tug at your heartstrings” sort of book. Since it’s a trilogy I can’t promise that you will be jumping for joy for the second book but things have a way of working themselves out in the end.

  3. I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one day, and I was ready to reread it the next day. Great character development. I was so emotionally involved, I cried my eyes out more than once. I can’t wait for the next one.

  4. What happened to the children in the book? When they go off and fight Commander Drakon, no one is left behind to take care of the children and elderly. Where did they go?

    • Most of the children in the camp would not have made it during the ambush. Those that did would have most likely been injured and moved to a safer location. Kyan has many allies. Knowing the battle was to come, the children would have been removed from danger before the group left the following morning. Much of that is not seen since Illyria was passed out during the planning meetings.

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