Book Rec: Defiant Attraction by V.K. Torston

35888183Announcement: My writing buddy V.K. Torston‘s debut novel has just dropped, and it is awesome.

Defiant Attraction features a mix of tropes that are like catnip for me: studious good girl and rebellious bad boy, opposites attracting, forbidden love, secrecy, and characters who begin with a brother/sister-type relationship. But this book is so much more than the sum of its tropes. If you like coming of age stories, sexy angsty grittiness, gorgeous writing, and characters who triumph over rough circumstances, this is your book.

~Find it on Amazon~

Dan might be the enemy of my enemy, but I’m not sure that makes him my friend. He’s definitely not my ‘step brother’, no matter what everyone at school says. Honestly, I don’t know what he’s supposed to be to me. Or what he’s becoming…

Fact: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

In the yearbook, I’ll be Sophia Ramos: Valedictorian. Years of honor roll certificates, AP classes, and lugging around an obnoxiously large cello case are about to finally pay off. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll escape these decaying suburbs for a top university across the country.

The problem? A few years ago, my mom met someone just as broke, just as drunk, and just as impulsive as she is. Approximately five seconds into their relationship, they decided it would be an excellent idea for him—and his son, Dan—to move in with us. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t).

Now I share a house with none other than Daniel Cole. Even though Dan dropped out two years ago, he’s still the tattooed, bad boy, heartthrob, legend of St. Anthony’s Academy. He and I aren’t supposed to have anything in common.

Living together means war. First, Dan and I were at war with each other. Now, our rivalry is giving way to an unlikely alliance—two opposing sides teaming up against a common enemy: our respective parents.

Which is to say, we’ve been hanging out.

Question: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

Here’s the thing: My brain is a complex organ. One hundred billion neurons, each with an average of seven thousand synaptic connections to other neurons. My brain is my ticket out of here.

My heart, by contrast, is a pump. It moves blood around.

know Dan is off-limits. I know I shouldn’t do something I’ll regret. And I know how much is at stake (my family, my future).

So why can’t I stop thinking about him? Those inscrutable jade eyes. The smile that can say a thousand different things at once. That tattoo curving across his abs…

Even though I know better, I feel that pounding in my chest. And it’s getting harder to ignore.

But if I follow my heart, I can never go back.

Answer: There is no such thing as an immovable object.

“The Boys Next Door” Brought to Life!

Exciting news! If you’ve ever wondered what The Boys Next Door would sound like as an audiobook — well, the full book version is still a fantasy, but you can get a little taste of it on the Book Thingo podcast.

Two talented actors are reading excerpts of the pool scene between Diana and Ian, with an interview in between.

Check it out:

Another steamy book, Escaping Mr Right by Avril Tremayne, is also featured. Huge thanks to the lovely Kat of Book Thingo for hosting the podcast, to Mina V. Esguerra for organizing the recording as part of her awesome work with the #romanceclass live romance book readings (and much more), to the actors Rachel Coates and Miguel Almendras for voicing Di and Ian, and to everyone else who made this happen.

You might want to wear earbuds, ’cause this isn’t exactly safe for work.

It’s amazing to hear Di and Ian brought to life. Someday I’d love to hear a reading with Brendan in the mix…maybe the treehouse scene…or yes, an entire audiobook…a girl can dream. 🙂

Hope you enjoy!


On Wattpad Now!

Who likes steamy stories? Who likes FREE steamy stories? I’m posting on Wattpad as @MirandaSilverBooks now! Check out my growing collection of hothothot tales in Breaking the Rulesand preview the first “episode” of The Boys Next Door. Keep an eye out for a sneak peek at the Boys Next Door sequel, too! (Or sign up for my newsletter to see an excerpt from the sequel before anyone else does…)

Wattpad’s a wild wonderland of writing — hope you enjoy!



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