Morgan

My horror novel Morgan (Indie Gypsy, July 2014) was nominated for the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2014. And it’s officially a Top Ten Finisher in the Horror Category!! So it’s officially an award winning book. 🙂

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Want to know more about Morgan? Here’s the official blurb!

In an instant, Detective Morgan Carbone’s life changes from day to night. Sociopath, serial killer and charmer, David McAllister won’t reveal where the bodies of several young women are located but Morgan is determined to get answers. She gets more than she bargained for when during an interrogation he attacks her by sinking his teeth into her hand. Though the wound heals quickly and perfectly, it leaves her with an insatiable bloodlust as she has now turned into a werewolf like her serial killer nemesis. With her world no longer as she knew it, she is propelled into a dramatic, action-packed journey that includes being forced to leave the country to kill an ancient vampiress. However, when Morgan sees her intended target, she finds that not only does the woman remind her of her one true love whom she lost years before, but she is falling for her as hard as she did with her former lover. Now Morgan must decide whether to complete her mission or risk her own life by giving in to her heart’s desire.

Here is what Rainbow Book Reviews had to say about my book!

Here’s a sample of the review: There are many other characters on all sides of the spectrum. However, the intricacies that weave in and around these glorious folk are more delightful than I could have possibly imagined. Things get bloody. Torture is often right around the corner. However, I found such features incredibly entertaining. So, with no consternation, I definitely recommend this book. I did need to take an internal reading on my fortitude and I am so glad I had the right stuff to see me through the end of the book. Mind-bogglingly wonderful!

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Twice Upon a Time…an anthology

I am honored and humbled to be a part of such an amazing anthology. I was able to contribute a short story (titled The True Bride) to this anthology and I’m thrilled to announce that it has finally been released!
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Official blurb:

Not all stories end happily ever after, and not all stories only happen once upon a time. Sometimes Beauty is the only hope to save the Beast—not from a curse, but something darker. Other times, there’s a reason why Sleeping Beauty is slumbering—and waking her could quite possibly be the worst thing the Prince could have done…

Join Joshua Allen Mercier and The Bearded Scribe Press as they bring you on a whirlwind ride through fairytale and folklore, myth and majick. Treasured stories from your childhood are revisited and remastered into newly-treasured tales of hope and heartache, of adversity and adventure.

Edited by Joshua Allen Mercier. Cover artwork by Luke Spooner.
Featuring stories from Bo Balder, AJ Bauers, Carina Bissett, Rose Blackthorn, S.M. Blooding, Rick Chiantaretto, Richard Chizmar, Liz DeJesus, Court Ellyn, S.Q. Eries, Steven Anthony George, Dale W. Glaser, Jax Goss, K.R. Green, Kelly Hale, Kelly A. Harmon, Tonia Marie Harris, Brian T. Hodges, Tarran Jones, Jason Kimble, Shari L. Klase, Alethea Kontis, Hannah Lesniak, Wayne Ligon, RS McCoy, Joshua Allen Mercier, Robert D. Moores, Diana Murdock, Nick Nafpliotis, Elizabeth J. Norton, Bobbie Palmer, William Petersen, Rebekah Phillips, Asa Powers, Joe Powers, Brian Rathbone, Julianne Snow, Tracy Arthur Soldan, C.L. Stegall, Brian W. Taylor, Kenechi Udogu, Onser von Fullon, Deborah Walker, Angela Wallace, and Cynthia Ward.

Purchase your copy today!

Update

OMG It’s been a while since I last posted! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. I have been hibernating, sort of hiding from the world for the past few months. I’ve been recuperating emotionally and physically from all the events I had going on in the Fall. It was one thing after the other and I needed to take some time for myself.

I will say that I am no longer with the Written Remains Writers Guild. I left for personal reasons and I will leave it at that. I do believe that each and every single member of the guild is incredible and talented and I know that he/she will contribute great literary works in the future. I cried for 3 days straight after I told them that I was leaving the guild. It wasn’t a decision that I made lightly. I really was starting to lose the love for writing and was beginning to get a little cynical about why I was doing everything I was doing to promote my work. So I decided that I needed to go back to square one. Before there was facebook, twitter, guilds, promotions and blog tours and all that stuff there was just me, a notebook and a pen.

So that’s what I did. I hid in a room and wrote until I fell in love with it again. It didn’t take long 😉 but sometimes it’s easy to lose track of why you started writing in the first place.

And for a few months that was all I did. I wrote…and wrote and wrote some more.

I finished Shattered Frost! And it is a complicated little book. LOL All I will say is ‘Poor Bianca and Terrance.’ It seems like I put them through the ringer in every book. I sent the manuscript to my fabulous editor Shonell Bacon for a first round of edits before I submit it to my publisher. I like to do that before I send it to an agent or a publisher. It lets me know that I am sending my absolute best work possible. Which is especially helpful to me since I am a self taught writer. I learned by reading books and how to write guide books. So I’m still a little insecure about my grammar and all that fun stuff.

I also took a chance and participated in my very first NaNoWriMo. I failed miserably. LOL But it was the jumpstart I needed to start a new project. It’s titled Pros and Cons of a Teenage Fairy. This will be my very first Middle Grade book. And I think it’s going to be adorable.
I’m also thinking about putting together another collection of short stories, titled Mugshots. I don’t know if it’s gonna be individual short stories or short stories that are all somehow connected. So I will be playing around with that for a while.

My horror novel ‘Morgan’ has also gotten some amazing reviews and it’s been nominated for the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll Awards! (In the Horror category). http://critters.org/predpoll/novelh.shtml

Anyway what have you been up to?