The Way Back To Me – Upbeat
The Way Back To Me – Upbeat
Rockstar Series, Book #7
By Anne Mercier
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Tentative Release Date: July/August
Sometimes you find family where you least expect it…
When bass guitarist Jace Warner receives an urgent message from his high school sweetheart to come home, the rocker drops what he’s doing to get there. Finding out that his first love, the girl that stole his heart, is dying isn’t the biggest shock he receives. The bad boy rocker has a child, and now, he’s about to be her only living parent.
After bonding with Kadence, his 6-year-old daughter, Jace knows there’s only one thing he wants to be–a father. But that’s not going to be as easy as it seems. Social worker, Summer Stephens doesn’t deem Jace’s lifestyle fit for parenting. She believes the stereotypes about rockers–that their lives are all about sex, drugs, and rock & roll .
Now it’s up to Jace to convince Summer that Kadence is right where she belongs–at home with him at CFD. He’s facing a fierce battle trying to prove there’s room in his life for music and the daughter he wants to share it all with.
Will Summer realize that home is where you make it, and if she looks close enough, she just might see a family for herself.
Add to your Goodreads TBR: Kadence Goodreads Link
Previous Rockstar Books
A Very Xander Christmas #6.5
Rockstar Box Set #1
Rockstar Box Set #2
Truths Book #2
Photographer & Designer: Sarah Eirew
Tentative Release Date: September 2016
He’s a temperamental bad boy.
An artist who’s wrong for me in every way.
Jackson Brandt is the epitome of a bad decision.
…and he’s my brother’s best friend.
She’s off limits–completely untouchable.
Sweetness and softness, talented and dedicated.
Emme Stewart is a temptation I must resist.
…and she’s my best friend’s kid sister.
They can’t deny it.
The pull is too strong.
Taboo or not, it’s a path they’re going to take…
About each other.
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COMING MAY 23RD Will NOT be available for preorder.
Finding a “happily ever after” was hard enough.
Keeping it is even harder.
Olivia Brennan and Cameron Stone have both gone through Hell and back to finally find their way to each other. With obstacles set against them, the struggle to stay connected is harder than ever. Between their academic schedules, Olivia’s newfound campus infamy, and a conniving ex stirring up trouble, Liv and Cam begin to struggle to keep what they’ve worked so hard for
But when something unexpected fractures their trust, they must decide if they can repair what’s left of their fragile love or will they discover that “happily ever after” is just for fairytales?
Anne is working hard on The Way With You (The Way #2). She’s writing and writing and wants you to know her publishing date is scheduled for May 25th. Let’s wish her a speedy recovery from her latest deadline challenge – a sinus infection combined with a double ear infection. No bueno! Here is the Goodreads link for The Way With You.
Also, cover reveals for both TWWY and Kadence will be released on April 15th!!
Discovered Truth’s will be following Kadence in late August or September. Here is the Goodreads Link for Discovered Truths.
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First, I’ve changed the series title for The Way Back To Me. It’s now called The Way instead of Back To Me. There’s no reason other than it’s much easier to come up with titles with The Way than it is with Back To Me.
I’ve been asked(I think a gazillion times now) if there’s going to be a book 2 for Cam and Olivia and the answer is YES! Do you really think I’d be so cruel as to not have a book 2? Do you not know me at all? LOL I wouldn’t do that to you. To be honest with you, I didn’t expect Cam and Olivia to NEED a book 2, but here came Alison—skank bitch ho’. Boy, oh boy, she’s making some trouble for these two… but she’s not the only one. I don’t have a date yet… but I’m working on it. I do, however, have the blurb and the link to Goodreads.
The Way With You (The Way #2)
They thought it was difficult when Olivia was finding her way back…
Olivia and Cameron have gone through so much, individually and together, trying to find their happily ever after. But those happily ever afters don’t always come easy.
With academic schedules, Cam’s football schedule, and Olivia’s new-found campus fame—which she hates—they’re finding it’s more and more difficult to keep their relationship solid. Add in a conniving ex and it’s double trouble.
All of those things begin to take a toll, and then something—something unexpected—fractures their newly-found trust.
Is what they have strong enough to help them find their way together? Or will they end up changing directions?
I’ve also been asked—repeatedly—about the Truths series. When is Discovered Truths coming out? Well, after I write The Way With You. No concrete date. All I can tell you is I’ll get it to you as soon as I have a book I can give to you knowing it’s my best.
One last thing I’ve been asked… What about the Rockstars? When is Jace’s book coming out? After Discovered Truths is when you’ll get Jace’s book. When will you get Xander’s book? Early 2017. That’s the best I’ve got for you right now. I don’t like to give dates until I know I can meet them—life happens and I don’t want to disappoint you OR me. I’ve been asked if we’ll be revisiting Jesse and Lucy or Sera and Cage and the answer is yes! I’ve recently decided I’m going to put out some novellas so you can see what life is like for the new parents and what Sera and Cage have been up to… one never knows with Batman. When? I’m going to try to squeeze them in in between books so you get your Rockstar fix to tide you over until Jace’s book is ready.
I’ve put together a quick cover(both boxset covers will be redone soon!) for the Rockstar Boxset 2. With the individual books in Kindle Unlimited, this is a way for those who use iBooks or B&N to read them without any inconvenience. It’s available now, everywhere.
Digital List Price: $5.99
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☂ Oh boy… it’s out there. For all the world to see… ☂ My nerves are crazy… this book is unlike the others I’ve written so I hope you like it. If you didn’t preorder it, you should be able to pick it up pretty soon. It still shows preorder on Amazon… the rest, well, your guess is as good as mine when they’ll put it live.☂
☂ The price will be $0.99 for three days then it’ll go up to $2.99 so grab it now!!!☂
I’ve been getting asked a lot of the same questions lately so I figured I’d get them addressed to save time and confusion.
First: I get asked how many books are in the Rockstar series, how long it’s going to last, if it’s going to end anytime soon? The answer? How many books in the series as whole numbers (not including novellas or short stories), at least 11. Here’s what I have planned so far, but somewhere along the line I see another Lucy/Jesse story as well as another Sera/Cage story-though Sera/Cage may be addressed in the spinoff Russo Famiglia series(No idea when that’s going to be started).
A Very Xander Christmas-2.5
Ballad – 5
A Very Xander Christmas 2 – 6.5
Still To Come
Kadence (Jace’s story) – 7
Refrain (Ethan’s story) – 8
A Very Xander Christmas 3 – 8.5
Xander – 9
Strings (Kennedy’s story) – 10
Melody (Trace & Meggie’s story) – 11
There may be another Christmas short story in there somewhere and, as noted above, another Jesse/Lucy story, but as of now, those are the working titles.
Second: Will the Burners guys get their own stories? Yep. They’ll all get a story after the Rockstar series is finished.
Third: When is Damian’s story coming out? I don’t have a date as of yet. Whenever I wrap up the Rockstar series and begin the Russo Famiglia series. I’m anticipating 2018.
Fourth: Are you writing more Truths books? Yes, I am. As a matter of fact, I’ll be starting on the second book very soon. If you aren’t familiar with the Truths series, the first book in the series is Whispered Truths, Kyle and Myah’s story, and is currently on sale for $0.99 (shameless plug). There’ll be four, possibly five, Truths books.
Fifth: When is Xander’s story coming out? This is the question I get asked the most and my answer, as of now, is early 2017. I would like to take a little more time with his book as there’s more to his storyline than I think you’re anticipating–not everything is daisies and roses for our Xander–as much as he tries to make us think otherwise. Stay tuned…
Sixth: What signings are you going to be at this year? A LOT. haha No joke. I am doing my best to get around to everywhere you all want me to be and I’ll continue to work on that. If there’s anywhere you’d like me to visit, you can always email me anytime at Anne @ AnneMercierAuthor.com (no spaces).
2016 Signings (Subject to change without notice) (Website)
Wicked Book Weekend- Ft. Lauderdale
Wild and Windy In The City – Chicago
Four Brits Book Fest- Birmingham, England
Cleveland Author Event
Just Another Book Signing, Miami
Deliciously Dirty in Dallas
Glass City Author Event, Toledo, Ohio
Naughty in Nashville
SBC Con Orlando
If ever you’re wondering about something, your best bet is to check here on my website first- AnneMercierAuthor.com. I try my best to keep it up to date. I think that’s everything… if I forgot anything, again, feel free to email me or message me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Keep your eyes open for The Way Back To Me (Back To Me, Book 1) coming your way February 23rd (as originally scheduled.
February 22nd (I bumped it up a day, because I can!) It’s available now for preorder for only $0.99–I’m not sure how long I’m going to keep it at that price, so grab it for less than a dollar while you can!
THE WAY BACK TO ME (BACK TO ME #1)
COMING FEBRUARY 23
She used to be perky, fun, and full of life—everything I hated about girls and their bullshit exterior. People called her bubbly; I called her “fake-as-hell.”
The edgy, dark, lonely girl in front of me was not the Olivia Brennan I knew from high school—far from it, actually. I knew the story—the whole town knew the story, we witnessed it all. It happened in the blink of an eye and the girl we knew was gone.
But I refuse to watch it anymore—I can’t stand it. I’m going to fix it—fix her. It’s time I showed Olivia her way back…
Back to the girl she used to be.
Excerpt from The Way Back To Me
It’s so peaceful here. The birds chirping. The sun shining. The squirrels running around looking for chestnuts that have fallen off the old tree on the property line. If I lift my eyes, I can just see the edges of the leaves blowing in the wind. Lifting my head takes too much work. I don’t even raise myself up when I drink from the bottle in my hand—and because I don’t, the tequila runs down the side of my face and wets the neckline of my dress. My black dress. The dress I wore when they put them all in the ground—when they put my Danny in the ground.
I’d waited. I went home and waited. After an hour, I came back. I don’t want to be anywhere else. Here, I feel close to him. The sun’s been shining all day reminding me how easily the world around me moves along. But I don’t. I can’t. So I lay here unsure as to how long I’ve been out here. Minutes? Hours? I don’t care and the alcohol is making it even easier not to.
I turn and stare at the etched words on the smooth marble surface. The pain in my heart is unbearable. I reach out to trace the letters, my breath coming faster with each one. Panic sets in as I admit to myself what I’ve been unable to: I am alone. I’m still feeling. This is unacceptable.
I take another gulp of tequila, noting it’s over half gone and I’m still not numb enough, so I take another, the burn warming my belly.
I wake to the feel of cool raindrops falling from the sky, soaking my clothes and hair.
I’m still drunk and I can barely keep my eyes open despite the fact that I’m shivering.
Strong arms lift me from the ground. I clumsily resist, swatting at whoever it is disturbing my serenity.
“Shh. You’re safe, Kitten. I’ve got you,” a masculine voice says. It’s familiar but I can’t place the owner. It’s the same voice that carried me home from the dock two days ago, and the beach two days before that where I lay alone in my grief—before my friends were laid to rest here. Today I had them.
“Don’t wanna go home,” I complain.
“You can’t keep doing this to yourself, Livvy,” he whispers.
A traitorous tear slips from my eye, blending in with the raindrops cascading down my face. I wrap my arms around his neck when he starts walking.
“I have nothing left,” I whisper.
He sighs. “You have a whole hell of a lot left. You need to look past your pain and try to live.”
I shake my head.
“This isn’t doing you any good. You’re not only making yourself sick, but your mom too. She and your dad are so worried they’ve got the whole town looking for you,” the voice tells me softly.
“Great.” I’ll continue to be the topic of everyone’s gossip. Can’t they mind their own damn business and just leave me to grieve?
“You need to stop this,” he tells me again.
“They’re all gone,” I admit, showing this faceless man who’s been my unidentified savior what hurts the most.
“They are,” he admits with a nod, the stubble on his jawline rubbing against myforehead. “But you’re here. You’re alive.”
“I don’t want to be.”
He nods again and his arms tighten around me as he continues to walk steadily toward what I assume is my home. “I get that. But do you want to put your mother through the kind of pain you’re feeling right now?”
His soft question belies the harshness it carries with it. That’s not what I want. I don’t want to hurt my mom. I just want this pain to go away.
He walks up the steps and the front door to my house opens. I can smell homemade apple pie and the lemon soap my mom likes to use to clean.
“Where did you find her?” my dad asks as my mom touches my forehead. I keep myeyes closed. I don’t want to see the pity or anguish on her face. I’ve seen it enough.
“The cemetery,” my savior confesses. “Tequila was her drink of choice today.”
COMING FEBRUARY 23rd
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