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.


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From the start, Lachlan Mount and Keira Kilgore’s interactions have been all about the long game for Mount, focusing on anything that will give them the advantage…anything that will bring her to her knees…anything that will make her head admit what her body seems to already know. Mount has been cold, precise, and calculated in his moves to claim Keira…to make her indebted to him for more than just saving her business. But his self-imposed patience is running out where Keira’s concerned because she’s slipping out of the box Mount put her in, becoming more than he can handle…more than one of his shiny new toys to play with and manipulate. Every time she pushes back…every time she challenges him…every time she defies him, Keira becomes someone Mount respects…someone he thinks might be able to stand by his side and help rule his empire, but that’s only if he doesn’t break her because he’s certainly bent her in life changing ways…ways that may illustrate just how much her body craves submission, but it also forces her to give away small pieces of her identity and she’s afraid before Mount’s game is over, she’ll lose herself completely, making this Defiant Queen into just another subject that Mount controls.

But it seems like the rules and moves are in transition when book two of the Mount Trilogy begins; the strategies that have been used thus far don’t seem to be working and patience is also running thin on both sides. Every time Mount pushes Keira, she pushes back, which makes it a repetitive cycle of taunt, rebel, and tame, turning this game-like relationship into something that perhaps Mount’s competitors and enemies can exploit.

What’s also clear, though, is that what’s between Mount and Keira is no longer what Mount intended it to be; everything with Keira is different – his reactions, his intentions, his focus. She’s the exception to every one of his rules, but she’s also breaking her own rules because her control over her body is nonexistent because he has the ability to get her off in a multitude of ways even when her mind works to shut it down.

Survive then thrive…that’s how Lachlan Mount has lived his life since he was cast aside in his own filth, and up until this point, he’s managed to use everything at his disposal to maintain his status as the ruler of New Orleans, but it’s slowly becoming clear that what’s happening between him and Keira is something that he can’t manipulate as easily as everything else, so either he has to make it known that Keira’s his equal in every sense of the word or give her up because what’s also clear is that she can become a pawn in this power struggle, resulting in a shitstorm of epic proportions.

Mount’s little Irish hellion has definitely come into her own in Defiant Queen. Yes, she still feels like a prisoner and the amount of debt she needs to ‘work off’ never wanes from her mind, but she has occasionally gained the upper hand in their push/pull relationship, and Mount has gone out of his way to connect more emotionally with Keira instead of just taking what he wants physically from her, which has definitely made headway into changing her opinion of him and seeing him as Lachlan as opposed to the manipulative bastard that she’s always casted him to be.

I have no clue what readers are in store for when the final book in the trilogy is released, but I can say I’m super pumped to find out how Meghan March resolves all the story lines that are still being manipulated after Defiant Queen and what the King will do to claim his Queen forever.

5 Poison Apples

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.

*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*


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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. She loves hearing from her readers at


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