Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Blitz! Exiled by: Lana Grayson...excerpt, guest post and giveaway!!

Book & Author Details:

Exiled by Lana Grayson
(Anathema #2)
Publication date: March 19th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

The only thing more sacred than the Anathema MC is the vengeance of a wronged man…
Exiled from the Anathema MC, Brew Darnell escaped the bullet only to face the unforgiving solitude of the road. With no future before him, Brew battles his past and vows to protect the one he loves the only way he can—by hunting the man who destroyed his family, devastated the Anathema MC, and betrayed every promise he ever made.
Trapped in an abusive relationship with a sadistic biker, Martini Wright learned to manipulate, controlling her boyfriend’s temper with a wink and a smile until she’s traded as collateral to a rival MC. Her captor, Brew, has never trafficked a woman before, and Martini intends to exploit his guilty secrets to escape. Caught in the middle of a gang war, Brew and Martini fight a dangerous attraction—a second chance to heal from the mistakes of their past if they can confess the terrible truth.
Brew failed his family before, but Martini can still be saved. With redemption delivered at the edge of a blade, Brew must choose who to rescue—the one he already lost…or the love he never deserved.



A woman sat on my bike.
It was the most dangerous place in the world for her.
Had a man trespassed, he’d be laid out on the concrete cradling a broken nose and counting the teeth scattered on the pavement.
But the blonde leaning against the handlebars gave me a fucking smirk. The kind of look that gripped a man by his jeans and twisted until he handed over his wallet or fell in love. She mugged with a smile, charmed with a twirl of her hair, and saved her perfect ass from my temper with an arching eyebrow.
She was the type of pretty worth a night of regret, but I knew better. Pretty was about as good for my bike as a ride on dry gravel. I jerked a thumb over my shoulder.
She spoke first.
Disarmed, and she didn’t even throw a punch. The leather jacket tailor-fit her frame, snug against a thin waist and swelling hips that promised endless trouble. Her boots had heels, probably to pin down the men who fell for her siren song. Her jacket wasn’t zipped, but a pink, silk scarf tied over her neck and obscured the cleavage from her plunging neckline.
She was the most beautiful woman I’d seen in three thousand miles and thirty-eight years.
And she sat on my bike.
“Get off.”
I counted the seconds her silver eyes dared to meet mine. She glanced down, batting her thick lashes as she studied the ground with a bite to her lip and another squeeze on my jeans.
How fucking old was she? College probably, though I doubted many people in the coal mining town saved their pennies for higher education.
“I can’t get up.” Her lips puffed into a perfect pout.
She didn’t want to play this game with me.
“It’s real easy, Darling. Stand up. Get the hell off my bike.”
“I told you. I can’t.”
Those silver eyes pierced my patience, daring me to haul her over my shoulder. I considered it. She thought she could tease without consequence, thought she’d handle how I punished little flirty girls for playing a game they’d never win. She crossed her ankles and settled in. Defiant.
I hardened.
And I hated myself for it.
“Get off the damn bike.”
“They’re waiting for you inside the garage.” The woman teased me with a glance over my leather. “I won’t let anyone touch your ride.”
A scratch to the paint would be nothing compared to the bruise on her ass.

Author on:
Sex in Romance

Oh, it’s a lovely topic, isn’t it?

I write romance for a living now, and I still giggle when the S-E-X word is mentioned. However, sex is one of the most important elements of a romance novel—and not just because it happens to be the place where the pages are dog-eared in our favorite paperbacks.

Passion and romance not only build a delicious tension within romance books, but the actual act is one of the purest and best ways to develop a character’s emotional arc. So much about a character’s motivations, feelings, fears, thoughts, and desires are revealed within this moment. The sex isn’t just an opportunity for a bit of fun in the book, it builds the relationships between the main characters and helps to explore the emotional blocks, problems, and secrets which prevent the hero and heroine from finding happiness.

In Exiled, both main characters face their own demons in the bedroom. My hero—a rough biker with a heavy burden—denies his dominant sexuality as he fears becoming a man like his abusive father. My heroine—a feisty flirt with a penchant for bad boys—refuses to submit to her desires as she attempts to learn from her mistakes and leave an abusive relationship. Both characters suffer through their internal conflicts and, through their sexual encounters, they begin to heal their hearts enough to trust the other with their pasts.

The characters’ passions reveal so much about their personalities and desires, and, just as they strip bare for each other, the sexual encounter should also strip their emotions for the readers—letting the characters grow and evolve as well as share more of the darkness or hesitance that prevents them from fully giving their hearts to their partner. Sex is the greatest vehicle to expose the hero and heroine and have them face those truths they aren’t ready to admit, and the experiences for the characters becomes a meaningful expression when they can learn and grow from the embrace.

And, of course, a good bedroom scene is also fun for the obvious reasons. ;)


Lana Grayson was born to write romance. Her favorite genres range from the dark and twisty to the lighthearted and sentimental—as long as the characters are memorable, the story is fun, and the romance is steamy. Lana lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, and, when she isn’t bundled in her writing chair, she’s most likely cheering on the Steelers or searching for the ‘Burgh’s best Italian restaurants.

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