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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

DEFIANT release party

Welcome to the DEFIANT Release Day Party!

Who stayed up late last night to see the release of the live-action trailer? I don’t know when I’ve felt such anticipation. Thanks to those of you who shared the experience with us — me, my son Benjamin, Jenn LeBlanc of Illustrated Romance, Karl Biermann, Derek Hutchins, Cora Kemp, Kate McDermott and Mike Gamache — last night on Facebook. It was epic fun!

If you haven’t seen the trailer, click here to see what all the excitement is about, or scroll down to the post prior to this one.

If you want to blog hop, you can visit Happy Ever After Reads, where I’m guest blogging today. Or you could stop by USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog for a guest post I wrote about the making of the trailer. You could also stop by Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance for Kati R’s review of the book. Or you can head on over to Romantic Historical Lovers where Emery Lee and Jill did a tandem review. I’m thrilled to say the book is Jill’s FIRST full five-star review for 2012.

There are also several reviews up on Goodreads already. Click here to view those. There are also discussions about the series going on in my Goodreads fan group, and some Goodreads members are joining together to do a buddy read of Defiant.

If you’ve read the book and want desperately to talk about it, you have a few options. There’s the fan group above. There’s also the After the Epilogue Video Chat Party on Shindig Events on July 12 at 8 p.m. ET/7 Central. Follow the link to claim your free spot. And if you really want to discuss the book page by page, you can join me in the private Facebook Defiant Discussion Group. We should be revving up to talk about Connor and Sarah’s adventure by this weekend.

In the meantime, let’s party!

I can’t tell you what it means to you that this book is finally in your hands! It’s been a long wait since Untamed came out in 2008, and there was a dark year when I was afraid I would never get the chance to give Connor his story. But those worries disappeared when Penguin bought the MacKinnon’s Rangers series, and now we get to enjoy Connor’s story at last.

What did I love about writing this book? You mean besides hanging with a very sexy shirtless model all day while shooting the trailer?

For one, it’s the first MacKinnon’s Rangers book I’ve written since my visits to Fort Edward and Rogers Island (Ranger Island) in upstate New York. Though I think I did the location justice before, I could really see it when I wrote Defiant because I’d actually been there.

I also loved all the people I got to meet in the course of researching this series, people like Gary Zaboly, whose map of Rogers Island is published in both the book and ebook versions of the story; Eileen Hannay, who was the executive director of the Rogers Island Visitor Center and who is now a good friend; and Tim Todish, the researcher who annotated Robert Rogers journals. There’s nothing more satisfying than sharing a deep interest with other people.

Most of all, I loved being able to lose myself in the wilds ofupsate New York again, to see the forest, feel the vastness of the wilderness and spend time in the company of the MacKinnon brothers and their wives again—not to mention Lord William and Lt. Cooke.

Lady Sarah was a real discovery for me, with her love of music and the terrible shame that drove her from her family. I love exploring the strength of feminine women, and Sarah has courage to spare. Her coming together with Connor felt to me like the liberation of her soul — and the salvation of his.

Being able to give Connor his story was such a joy. I hope you enjoy it, too! Which brings us to...


I’m giving away FIVE signed copies of Defiant! To be entered into the drawing, help me spread the word about the book via Twitter and/or Facebook. Then comment below, telling me what you loved about the first two books in the series — share quotes, snippets of sex scenes, your favorite story moments. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! The deadline to enter is 12 AM on July 6. I’ll use a contest randomizer to pick five winners on Friday morning.

Have fun!

And thank you so much for sharing my excitement about this book!


Kerry said...

I just started the series but I am already looking forward to reading Defiant - posted on Twitter @kerryjcj!!

Elizabeth said...

First thing that popped into my head when i read that was the shaving scene! See my mind just goes there :p

Elizabeth said...


landin said...

The first scene I think of when I think the Mackinnons, is the moment befor Iain is about to be flogged and he grabs Annie for a kiss! Love that scene, have actually even tried to recreate it through drawing! Also loved the ending of Surrender, very touching! Also loved the ending of Untamed!

Can't pick a fav sex scene as I would like them ALL to happen to me,I'm not too picky about it. lol.

Tweeted about Defiant with the username @landipan

landin said...

Drat, forgot my email, lol.

strawberrymews AT aol DOT com

I love the sexiness of the characters and the strong morals and loyalty that the live by. I am so excited by this new book! Can't wait to read it!!

lorimeehan said...

I can not wait to read this book. it seems like I've been waiting for ever. There are so many scenes from the books that I like but when I thought about it the first to come to mind is in "Surrender" when Lady Anne fell into the river and Iain saved her and then took she to the steam tent to warm her up. I thought it was very romantic. Also at the end of Untamed when Morgan told Amalie because of her pain in having the twins that "I willna spend inside you again." I laughed until I cried. So touching and funny.

Uapeople said...

I must saw, besides the sexy highlanders, and funny interactions and romantic moments, I love the historical content. I feel like I am learning about the past and how living was back in those days while still enjoying a good story.

uapeople AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...


I'm posting a link to your super-awesome (and HAWT!) trailer at my blog,


lorimeehan said...

I forgot to tell you Pamela that I loved the trailer and that I shared Defiant on my Facebook and I pinned it also. both are under my name as spelled.

Jane said...

Happy Release Day, Pamela.

Can't wait to read this one Pamela. So happy for you!

Favorite part of the series? Um. Every. single. second. of Morgan?!

Loved this little bit.

"Miss Chauvenet." Morgan willed himself to speak his tongue near to tied.
He was unable to take his gaze from her. She looked as fresh as springtime, her dark hair hanging in a braid beyond her hips, her eyes wide with surprise. Then her gaze moved over him, and he knew a moment of utter mortification.

She's thinkin' you look like a peacock, laddie.

With lace cuffs, silk stockings and drawers, and shoes with shiny brass buckles, he did look like a bloody peacock or, worse, like somoene that whoreson Wentworth would invite to his supper table.

Melanie said...

So, so many things I could pick out but I have to say I love every incorrect, sarcastic 'honorific' the MacKinnon brothers bestow on Wentworth - they make me laugh, every time! :)

"Your Gracefulness"
"Your Worship"

Fabulous! :D

Luci said...

well, me, i cannot point out one scene because i have hopeless memory. I just love your historicals and have been stalking you for four years every so often asking: when is Connor's story out? I have you Defiant Kindlegraph stored jealously on my Kindle :).

So, when is the next one out and who will it be about? Lol I know this drives you crazy but its the first thought i have mid way through any series book i am reading. Wish you loads and loads of sales!

Lucy said...

Awesome trailer, Pamela! (and awesome book too!) Congrats to all who were involved. And good luck :)

AngelaCarr said...

The iain's 100 Lashes came to mine and definitely the shaving scene. The scene where Connor thought Morgan was done for. There's a few scenes in Defiant I loved but hold off til discussion.
It's an amazing series!!!
~Angela Carr

Lori said...

LOL!! Apparently the shaving scene is really memorable, because that's the first thing that popped into my head as well.

Congrats to you on release day!!

pinned the book & then tweeted it (mctclover - Lori).

mctclover at gmail dot com

Lorie said...

Can't talk, must go read! Loved the trailer and shared it on FB. Best scene...that will have to wait until I finish Connor. Must go read! Lorie. Penguinlo at sbcglobal dot net

Jenn said...

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Happy release day to an amazing author, a wonderful friend and an all around beautiful person.

Hurry up with the next book so we can do this AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN!!! :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the release! I read the review posted on Romancing Rakes & immediately added the book to my wishlist.

I recently read Sweet Release - the 1st bk I've read of yours - & really liked it. Looking forward to making my way through your backlist as well as snapping up all your new releases.

Kaetrin said...

I actually read Surrender last week. I liked how Wentworth wasn't all bad. I loved the banter between the brothers. Looking forward to reading both Untamed and Defiant. Happy release day! :)

Off to tweet now.

hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

dhalbert said...

It has been a long time since I've stayed up through the night to finish a book, but I did with Defiant. I loved every minute with Connor, Sarah, Joseph, the Rangers, the Mackinnon family and yes, even Wentworth. There are so many adjectives to use for this book, but they would sound like trivial cliches. So much joy, sadness and love. I wanted to finish and I didn't want it to end. Pamela ...Och, lass! Never doubt are gifted.

Na said...

Congratulations on your book release! The setting for the series is what really interests me. It's a different and exciting world. I tend to like all the characters as I'm reading their story.


congrats on the release of defiant! i've waited a long time for connor's story. one of my favorite scenes in the series is right after iain was whipped and annie nurses him back.

i forgot my email and twitter

chelleyreads AT gmail DOT com


Hi, everyone —

Thanks for your responses and your help spreading the word. I was so busy writing and guest blogging that I didn't even get back to my OWN blog to respond to all of you. My bad!

But I did read every post and appreciated the time you all took to support the release of DEFIANT.

And now for our five winners!!!

And the winners, chosen by a contest randomizer, are...

Lori Meehan
Herding Cats


If you left your email, I'll be in touch with you about your prize. If you didn't leave your email, you will need to get in touch with me within the week so that I can get it mailed out.

Thanks, everyone!

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