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Warlord by Lana Grayson
I may have already 1-clicked this as soon as I saw the cover and the teasers.
I might not have even read the blurb.
You can’t blame me. It’s only 99 cents.
You should too.
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Warlord by Lana Grayson
Publication date: November 28th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
The only thing more dangerous than the Anathema MC is the club’s president.
For twenty-one years, Rose Darnell’s family dedicated their lives to the Anathema MC. For twenty-one years, she’s searched for a way out.
Bound to a world of bloodied knuckles and drug money, Rose believes her musical talent will rescue her from an abusive father and overbearing brothers. A chance audition and promising gig would free Rose from the outlaw 1%, but her brothers won’t let her escape the club’s shadow.
A rival chapter threatens Rose, and only Anathema’s president, Thorne Radek, can protect her.
A traitor lurks within Anathema’s brotherhood, and Thorne will burn the world to scorch the rat. When an innocent diva with baby-bunny eyes and dark secrets needs his help, Thorne offers his protection and is rewarded with the ultimate bait. He may be the only man to distract Rose from her music, but helping him find the traitor will damn more than the club.
It will tear her family apart.
BY Lana Grayson
I love a good dark romance. A novel that’s twisty and achy that leaves me falling for the hero, cheering for the heroine, and experiencing something that might make me a little uncomfortable, confused, and tingly. Not many genres offer that many emotions in a single read.
But sometimes the story can get too dark, and the themes a bit too uncomfortable. The romance might be overshadowed by crime, violence, abuse, or psychological issues. Authors tread a very thin line between drama and taboo, and the successful ones can balance a tale of horror with redemption.
But does the darkness ever hinder the romance? How far can we teeter over that line before we tumble past taboo and into revulsion? Lots of novels deal with very difficult issues—physical and sexual abuse, addiction, abduction, death, murder. Does the line shift from acceptable to uncomfortable, or do authors keep pushing the boundaries?
For me, I look for that redemption, the penance, the understanding a character has when their actions have turned too dark and their desires shift from selfish pleasure to experiencing a moment with their partner. No matter how dark the story, a good romance—a love that endures beyond even nightmare—is what shields the characters from their torment and me from those uncomfortable feelings.
Do you have a favorite dark romance? What glimmer of hope did you find in the pages that kept you reading?
Lana Grayson was born to write anything and everything to do with 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.