Category: Anne Mercier

WEBSITE UPDATES & MORE!

Posted January 23, 2018 by Anne Mercier in 2018, Anne Mercier, NEWS / 0 Comments

My PA and I have been working hard at making many necessary information updates throughout the website, to include a new Books pages, my stalker (follow me) links on the sidebar, updated playlists for the Rockstar series. We’re–well, Melissa is going to be working on making YouTube playlists and links just in case you don’t have Spotify.

I’m also working on Xander Book 2, slowly but surely.  It’ll likely be the same length as book 1–which I think works out perfect.

2018 is packed with lots of work, updates, and books. I’m not sure which book I’ll write after Xan 2, but I WILL tell you I have a new series coming out this year. It’s going to replace the Truths series (Mature Young Adult). I’ll be editing Whispered Truths to “fit” into this series by tweaking and adding a bit. I’m also going to, eventually, be putting Whispered Truths out there for 99¢ so you can have it as a keepsake. I’m also going to, eventually, see if I can work out a way where you can purchase the paperback book from Createspace at cost, or as close to cost as possible as sort of a memorial to the book. All is not lost! Myah and Kyle will continue their journey, only it’ll be in a reworked version of Whispered Truths titled Radiant Rivals (Rivals #1) – Mature Young Adult.  I also have plans for a 2nd book to come out this year titled Relative Rivals (Rivals #2).  I’m verexcited to start these books. I also will be writing a standalone titled The Last Mistress – Contemporary erotic romance. I don’t have the blurb worked out yet. I keep telling a summary of the story when I write it and that is so lame. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.

PLANNED BOOKS – any and all dates are tentative and subject to change.

ALSO, I’ll be attending a book signing in Austin in May!  Here’s the information!
For The Love of books and Austin MAY 12 AUSTIN, TX
WEBSITE 
GROUP 
TICKETS

I’ll also be attending:
Coffee, Chocolate, and Books, Oh My! September 7 & 8 in Hershey, PA!
INFO
GROUP
TICKETS
HOTEL INFORMATION

I hope I didn’t forget anything because it’s likely you won’t hear from me again until it’s close to Xander’s release! I hope you’re making 2018 your bitch!

Thank you for your continued support and love of the books!  It means the world to me!

Hugs and love,
Anne xoxo

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A VERY ROCKSTAR HOLIDAY SEASON IS LIVE!!!

Posted January 9, 2018 by Anne Mercier in 2018, A Very Rockstar Holiday Season, Anne Mercier, New Release, Rockstar Series (ages 17+) / 0 Comments

★¸¸.•*¨*•★ IT’S LIVE ★•*¨*•.¸¸★
Better late than never, right? Sorry for the delay, but IT’S HERE!
 
A Very Rockstar Holiday SeasonRockstar Book 10
A Ben and Nicole Short Story
 
Have you been wondering about Ben and Nicole? Well, let’s take a little look into their lives now and see what’s going on.
 
NOTE: Series should be read in order.
 
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THE ROCKSTAR SERIES ORDER
1 Falling Down
2 Blush
2.5 A Very Xander Christmas
3 Amplify
4 Interlude
5 Ballad
6 Lullabye
6.5 A Very Xander Christmas 2
7 Kadence
8 A Very Xander Christmas 3
8.5 Duet
9 Xander Book 1
10 A Very Rockstar Holiday Season

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NEWS

Posted December 27, 2017 by Anne Mercier in 2017, A Very Rockstar Holiday Season, Anne Mercier, Rockstar Series (ages 17+) / 2 Comments

I just got back from getting lab work done. I am dysfunctional at the moment. I can’t remember words. It’s terrifying and happens frequently. I’ll be trying to write and I know what I want to say but I can’t remember the word. I’ve also been losing my balance. My face goes numb (cheeks). I get migraines. I’m cold all the time. And, as usual, I’m exhausted. I’m freaking out thinking it’s a brain tumor or something (it’s so not). It might just be side effects of the medications I’ve been put on, but I am hoping I’ll find out soon. This is scary.

A Very Rockstar Holiday Season isn’t completely finished but it shall be yours this week, come hell or high water — and pending the publishers, too, as they’re on holiday through the new year.

I think, even though it’s a short story, it’ll be worth the wait.

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A Very Xander Halloween

Posted October 31, 2017 by Anne Mercier in 2017, Anne Mercier, Rockstar Series (ages 17+) / 11 Comments

A VERY XANDER HALLOWEEN
A Rockstar Short Halloween Story
©2017 Anne Mercier
 
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“They’re too young to eat candy. We are *not* taking them trick-or-treating,” Lucy tells them.
Xander pouts. “But… they’d get extra candy because they’re so cute.”
Lucy rolls her eyes. “No.”
“The least you could do is let me dress them up,” Xander replies.
Lucy looks him up and down, arms crossed. Her gaze slides over to Jesse’s and he just holds up his palms in a “don’t even get me involved” pose. She rolls her eyes again and huffs.
“Fine. But nothing permanent and nothing that isn’t organic. I don’t need Kierah or Konnor getting another rash.”
Xander nods with each direction, grinning like a loon. “Excellent!” He rubs his hands together and takes off toward the nursery.
Lucy looks over to where Jesse, Kennedy, and Ethan are standing, looking at her dumbstruck.
“I just made a mistake, didn’t I?” she asks, cringing.
Ethan nods and mouths, “Yep.”
“Crap.”
***
“Dude,” Kennedy says when he walks into Xander’s room thirty minutes later. “Lucy’s going to either love you or hate you for this. There will be no in between.”
Xander nods. “I know, but this is epic, right? I mean, look at them!”
“It’s a good thing they had four of them instead of three,” Ethan tells them.
“Nah,” Xan replies. “I’d have gone a different way.”
“When are you gonna show Luce?” Kennedy asks.
Xander grins big. “No time like the present.”
***
“Lucy,” Xander calls out.
“Done so soon? It better not give them a rash!” she replies.
“Yes, and all organic. No rashes. You ready?” he asks.
“Everyone’s already here, they’re just in the studio. Let me get everyone together because I have a feeling this is going to be something the whole family is going to want to see.”
“Perfect. Fifteen minutes,” Xan responds, then bolts back to his room.
“Oh boy,” Lucy whispers.
***
“Presenting: The Kingston K Quads!” Xan shouts. “Kaid!”
Both of them are wearing black stretchy pants and a black and red tight tee along with black Chucks… and a mustache… yeah, the pornstache kind.
“Oh boy,” Lucy whispers with a laugh.
Then music starts to play. Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody. Everyone snickers. Then Xander starts singing along with it, holding Kaid, back to chest, and maneuvers his arms.
“Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality”
He continues through the entire song, complete with head-banging a baby Kaid.
When Xander and Kaid exit the room, everyone’s laughing and talking about how awesome that was.
***
Five minutes later Xander shouts, “Konnor!”
Faith by George Michael starts playing and everyone grins.
Out come Xander and Konnor with blonde George Michael wigs, fake earrings, white pants, white Chucks, and a white tee that says “Make It Big.”
“Well I guess it would be nice
If I could touch your body
I know not every-body
has got a body like you
baaa-bay!”
They both dance and wiggle and giggle, working the room, and Ethan laughs so hard he’s got tears rolling down his face.
When it’s over, Ethan gives them a standing ovation, still laughing.
***
Another five minutes later Xander shouts “KILLIAN!”
Out come Xander and Killian, decked out in Prince’s purple suit, black wigs and a short beard.
Kiss by Prince begins to play.
“You don’t have to be beautiful
To turn me on
I just need your body baby
From dusk till dawn”
They dance and work it and each time Prince sings “kiss”, Xan puts Killian’s hand to his lips and Killian kisses his hand then blows.
“He must have been working on that for a while,” Jesse comments with a grin.
“That is so adorable!” Meggie bounces.
When it’s over, they all clap and cheer.
***
“I am dying to see what he does with Kierah,” Sera says excitedly.
“I can only imagine,” Cage replies.
“It’s going to be amazing!” Meggie tells them.
Closer to ten minutes later, Xander announces, “Kierah!”
Both Xander and Kierah enter the room decked out in ripped fishnet stockings, high top Chucks, a mini skirt black, pink short tank and one of those off-the-shoulder sweatshirts- purple. They’ve both got long messy hair wigs with a ribbon holding the hair back from their faces. Let’s not forget the gloves with the fingers cut out, bangle bracelets, big cross necklace, and dangly earrings.
Everyone gasps and then starts laughing.
When Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” starts playing, the laughter gets louder.
“I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it thru-u
Didn’t know how lost I was
Until I found you-u”
They dance like Madonna, complete with the crawling across the floor (while Kierah’s strapped to his chest) and rolling onto their backs.
Everyone in the room is in hysterics, even Cage. There is no resisting the allure of Kierah and Xander’s antics. Kierah’s as dramatic as he is.
Lucy manages, between laughs, “She’s got flare! It’s both endearing and frightening how much she’s learned from her Uncle Xan.”
Then they’re laughing again, all of them, including Kierah and Xander. Mrs. M and Mr. M bring the boys back in the room to join the fun.
Everyone’s singing and dancing with the kids, enjoying Halloween–Xander style.
Lucy pulls Xander aside and gives him a hug.
“You make every holiday memorable and special.”
He grins big. “Every holiday should memorable and special–Just like me.”

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Xander Book 2

Posted October 26, 2017 by Anne Mercier in 2017, 2018, Anne Mercier, Rockstar Series (ages 17+), Xander2 / 3 Comments

I am still being asked: When is Xan Book 2 coming out?

Well, folks… it’s like this: This isn’t just any book I’m working on. You all know this. This is Xander and Tera that I’m working on now. Remember: I have to make sure to tie up all the loose ends because, honestly, I want their happily ever after to be complete with this book which means no novellas for them as I’m reaching the end of the series. And think of all the details I have to make sure are correct from all the novels(7), novellas(1), and short stories(5) written– this takes time.

I’m not making excuses, merely letting you know I’m working on it at a pace that feels right for me and the story.

I will not rush to finish this book.

If I did that, it wouldn’t have all the “feels” in it because I would be writing it just to finish it and not putting my soul into it. That’s not fair to the characters and, honestly, it’s not fair to me because I try very hard to put out the best book I can.

I don’t have a date and won’t announce one until the first draft is complete. 

As I can only write so fast, I’d like to–once again–ask for your patience.

To be kept up to date on all announcements, keep following this page, subscribe to my newsletter, follow me on social media, join the AM Famiglia group on Facebook where you’ll get all the information PLUS exclusive content. It’s an active group and one filled readers who’ve become friends and, even, family.

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Xander and Tera are coming…

 

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Depression

Posted October 16, 2017 by Anne Mercier in 2017, Anne Mercier, The Real / 4 Comments

Today another author had a post on her blog about depression and her battle. It’s a battle we never win, but she’s inspired me to tell you all my story. Here goes.

The last four months have been dark ones for me. Very dark and lonely… even though I’m surrounded by so many people. One mistake triggered the darkness, my ugly depression that’s haunted me since a very young age.

It’s felt as if one mistake has turned me into a failure, one mistake has damaged the self-esteem I worked so hard to get, one mistake has taken so much from me I can no longer see the light. Throw in newly diagnosed illnesses and “friends” erasing you from their lives, and *ding ding ding* depression is the winner. Depression amplified every negative feeling at least ten-fold.

Now, I’m good at putting on a brave face, pretending to be what and who I’m supposed to be. This time I couldn’t even do that. I haven’t wanted to do all the things that make me happy: talk with you all, read, and, most importantly, write. The stories are there, I just haven’t been able to bring myself to rest my hands on the keyboard and bring them to life. I’ve wanted to sleep, binge watch Netflix and forget about everything…I’ve wanted to be numb. It’s easier to feel nothing than to feel the pain.

The writer’s retreat I went on? It’s pulled the string on the blinds and the light is starting to creep in. It’s shown me that I’m not alone in this. It’s not just me. Depression is a bitch and she is not my friend. She’s no one’s friend. She’s a weakness we can’t control, one that drags us down into nothingness and makes us stay there whether we want to or not.

Now comes the hard part–the crawling toward the light, inch by inch, until I’m able to step into the sun, step into life, tilting my head back, my face raised to the sky, arms spread wide open, as I embrace the happiness again. That’s going to take some time, but I hope I’ll be able to give you all the words again soon. I hope I’ll be able to stand in the sun soon. But, until then, please continue to be patient with me. It helps me, so much, to know you all are there.

If depression has you and she’s trying to choke you, I feel your pain; but, please, don’t let her win. Fight. We’ll all be standing right beside you anytime you need us.

#isupportmentalhealthawareness
#thestruggleisreal

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Jesse Kingston

Posted September 4, 2017 by Anne Mercier in Anne Mercier / 3 Comments

I often get asked on how I see Jesse, what is voice sounds like, etc. This is the perfect example of how I see Jesse Kingston from Falling Down. The voice, the tattoos, the piercings, shades, but a bit taller at 6′ 3″

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Xander, Book 2

Posted August 21, 2017 by Anne Mercier in 2017, Anne Mercier / 8 Comments

Hi all.

Let me answer your questions. I keep getting a lot of them.

      1. Is it out?  No, I’m afraid not.
      2. When will it be coming out?  I’m not sure right now.
      3. You said it was coming out in July. Where is it?  
        I sent a message out in my newsletter on June 12th explaining what’s going on. I’d like to ask you to subscribe so you can be up to date on releases, etc., and to find out important information like this.  SUBSCRIBE HERE

        Hi Everyone,

        I’ve been diagnosed with stage 3A kidney disease and I also had a kidney infection as well. My infection cleared up but I’m learning to manage my disease with diet and supplements so it’s taking a great deal time. Just when I think I have the hang of it, something new pops up and messes up my lab numbers. There is no quick cure for kidney disease, unfortunately.

        I won’t lie. I’m exhausted. Like, all the time. I could sleep 24/7 if allowed.

        I’m not looking for pity or sympathy. I’m just filling you in on why the books are delayed. If I’m not healthy, I can’t write…and right now, I’m not healthy.

        Thanks for understanding ♥
        Anne xoxo

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