EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT – XANDER: Book 2, The Present

You’ve all been so amazing and supportive of me… I’m gonna give you something in return.

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT
XANDER: Book 2, The Present
(Rockstar Book 10)
©2017 Anne Mercier

“I just wanted to force her to talk to me. To look at me. To feel me. Me! Xan. Her husband. Not the drummer for Falling Down. Not the fucked up kid who pushed her away. I wanted her to see me, the man who loved her with every breath he took. She got so upset, I left. But I went back the next day. And the next. I brought her candy. Flowers. I wrote her poems. I wrote her love letters. Finally, I just went there… with just me. I’d knock on the door and she’d answer… I’d kiss her softly and whisper how much I loved her. Then I’d leave.”

“But you went back,” Nicole sighs wistfully.

“Every. Single. Day.”

“For how long?” Summer asks.

“As long as it took.”

Summer frowns. “For what?”

“For her to say it back. It was then she saw me. She felt me. We worked through all of our shit and I saw her as much as I could, we talked every day, but when Lucy married Jesse, I saw what I was missing with Tera. I wanted that. I wanted it every day. So I asked her to come to me on Christmas three years ago. She didn’t answer. I asked her again the year before this last one and she said yes. I’ve been waiting and she’s been working damn hard to overcome—everything. All of it. She’s almost there. We’ve still got some work to do, but I have no doubt in my mind she’ll be there soon,” I tell them, then sit back in the chair, finally seeing them. There are mixed expressions. Grief. Sadness. Wistfulness. Determination. Anger—Sera’s so angry. I know we’ll be having a talk later, likely with Batman as well.

XANDER: BOOK 2, THE PRESENT

You’ve probably gotten a notice from Amazon that Xander’s release date has been changed to July 20th. I’m sorry for the delay. I didn’t explain what was going on, so I’ll do that now.
 
I’ve been diagnosed with stage 3A kidney disease and I also have a kidney infection as well. After ten days of antibiotics, my infection hasn’t cleared up, so now I’m on three weeks of two different antibiotics in hopes that it’ll clear up completely. If it doesn’t, in four weeks I’ll have to have a port-a-cath placed and receive IV antibiotics every day for I don’t know how long. I’m exhausted. I could sleep 24/7 if allowed. Today, Monday, June 12, is the first time in about 5 days that I feel well enough to get some actual work done.
 
I’m sorry for the delay… it’s only a few days but it still sucks. I hope the book is worth the extra wait.
 
Thanks much <3
Anne xoxo

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I was twelve when I started crushing on him.

I was seventeen when I met him by chance and our connection was made.

Now here I am, twenty-three, and I’m one of the two actresses in the video for his band’s latest single.

Jesse Kingston is a tall, dark, and gorgeous temptation I’m finding hard to resist. It ends up not being as simple as doing a job and going home. It can’t be when he continually makes his presence known with his not-so-innocent touches and sexy words. There is no avoiding him and after spending so much time with him, I’m not sure I want to.

So, when he proposes a weekend together, knowing I should say no, I throw caution to the wind and instead I say yes. I’m going to ignore the warning signs and do what I normally wouldn’t–I’m going to give in to my desire. I’m going to indulge my fantasies and give this sexy rocker what he wants and something he won’t forget–me.

The only question is: Is one weekend going to be enough? Will our time end up changing this bad boy? Or will it end up changing me?

DISCLAIMER This book contains remnants of a teenage crush. A straight-laced Hollywood actress. A sexy bad boy rockstar. Rockers who live and breathe sarcasm and sexual innuendos. Explicit wild monkey sex and dirty talk. Graphic language, frequent dropping of the F bomb, career changes, bossy parents, panty ripping, and rock n’ roll. Not for the faint of heart.
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It’s ten years later, and we’re still living separate lives. While I know she isn’t comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can’t be without her anymore.

I need her.

She’s my wife.
She’s my heartbeat.
She’s my next breath.
She’s my everything.

I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.

She’s always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there’s no doubt she’ll be mine until I draw my last breath as I will be hers.

It’s time for our forever to begin.

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We met at the age of eight. That day on the playground was a turning point in my life. She stole my heart with just a glance as she sang off key.

But nothing’s perfect.

I figured out pretty quickly she was too good for me, so I let her go.
I thought I was doing the right thing–until I realized I wasn’t.
She was my everything and without her I was nothing.

When we reunited, my heart became whole. My life had meaning. We loved fiercely and completely. Life was perfect.

The more success I gain with Falling Down, the further away I’m pulled from Tera. But she gains success of her own, and the distance grows immeasurably..

She wants me to live my dreams and I want the same for her. We both know our love is strong enough to survive time and distance.

Then the unthinkable happens and nothing will ever be the same again.

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It’s ten years later, and we’re still living separate lives. While I know she isn’t comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can’t be without her anymore.

I need her.

She’s my wife.
She’s my heartbeat.
She’s my next breath.
She’s my everything.

I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.

She’s always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there’s no doubt she’ll be mine until I draw my last breath as I will be hers.

It’s time for our forever to begin.

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BLURB:
It’s ten years later, and we’re still living separate lives. While I know she isn’t comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can’t be without her anymore.
 
I need her.
 
She’s my wife.
She’s my heartbeat.
She’s my next breath.
She’s my everything.
 
I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.
 
She’s always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there’s no doubt she’ll be mine until I draw my last breath as I will be hers.
 
It’s time for our forever to begin.
 
EXCERPT:
Lucy steps up. “Xan, Xan, Xan. You got some ‘splaining to do.”
 
I knew this was coming and I have no idea what I’m going to say. How do I explain to them what’s all happened and why I kept Tera to myself?
 
Shit. Meggie, Nicole, and Sera step up, Summer standing behind them. All of them holding the stance of a woman with a severe attitude.
 
I guess I’ve gotta wing it.
 
“Life is like a box of chocolates,” I begin.
 
“How very Forrest Gump of you,” Meggie teases, and not in a pleasant way.
 
I sigh. “Would you just listen and save your comments for after?”
 
Lucy lifts a brow. Sera crosses her arms. Nicole rests her hand on her cocked hip. Meggie pops her gum.
 
I am so fucked.
 
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You open the box and there are so many to choose from. You pick through them one by one trying to find the one that you absolutely love, the one you can’t live without. But sometimes, you find that favorite, that love, on the first try. That’s what happened with Tera and me. Hint: The square ones are the caramels.”
 
Lucy smirks. “So you’re saying that Tera is your caramel in a box of otherwise shitty chocolates.”
 
I nod, head bobbing. “That’s exactly it.”
 
Sera laughs. “Well who are we to tell him the caramels aren’t the best? I love those suckers.”
 
“But,” Meggie interjects, “why keep this love of caramels a secret? Why not share that love with the rest of us?”
 
Xan looks down. “Sometimes, when you love something so much and you are away from it for so long, you don’t know whether or not that caramel still loves you back. And sometimes you just don’t want to share that caramel. You just want to hold on as tight as you can just in case it’s the last time.”
 
Nicole lets out a scoff. “We could have been here for you. Helped you through the caramel melting times. We’d have helped you reshape it and put it in the ‘fridge to hold its true form.”
 
I nod again. “I know, but I didn’t want your pity. I didn’t want your sympathy. This was just something I needed to do on my own. Sera deals with her Cage issues on her own, never sharing them.”
 
“That’s true, I do. But you knew Cage and I were married,” Sera retorts.
 
I sigh.
 
“And I told you about my past,” Lucy offers. “The worst parts of it.”
 
“You have, but not in detail like you shared with Jesse and I’d never want you to unless it’s what you were ready for and you’re still not ready to share that, just as I wasn’t ready to share about Tera,” I explain.
 
“You ready now?” Summer asks.
 
I nod. “It’s a long story. I won’t share Tera’s details. That’s for her to do. But here’s what happened…”

Q & A

Here’s a bit of the Q & A that’s going on right now. Here are the links to the pages and to the question form if you’re interested in asking any questions.

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I am wondering if you have any plans for more truth books or the way books?
Yes!!! I have plans for more Truths books! I have been wanting to write them so badly lately. I just need to get through Xander Book 2, Jamming With Xan, Refrain (Ethan’s story) and Harmony (Jesse and Lucy novella going in a Rocker anthology)… then I should have time to get to the Truths series books. I’m anxious to write Jackson and Emme’s story.

The Way books… I have some planned for the future but I’m not sure when. I have so many books to write and so little time! 

What are you working on next?
Xander: Book 2, The Present (Rockstar Book 10).
Then Jamming With Xan (Rockstar Book 11)
Then Refrain (Rockstar Book 12)
Then Harmony (Rockstar Book 13)
It’s a Rockstar year, it seems, though I’d like to try to squeeze at least one book from a different series in there.

When is Whispered Truths sequel coming out? Dying here…
Discovered Truths… I’m going to try to release in 2018.

What other series do you have planned?
It’s a long, long list. I’m going to include single-titles here as well because, well, they may end up turning into more than one book. You know how I am with series. The Rockstar series was supposed to be 5 books.  Hahaaha… it’s now planned to be 20+

ALL SERIES AND TITLES

ROCKSTAR SERIES
1     Falling Down  Jesse and Lucy
2     Blush Jesse and Lucy
2.5  A Very Xander Christmas
3     Amplify – Sera and Cage
4     Interlude – Jesse & Lucy, Cage & Sera
5     Ballad – Ben and Nicole
6     Lullabye – Jesse and Lucy
6.5  A Very Xander Christmas 2
7      Kadence – Jace and Summer
8      A Very Xander Christmas 3
8.5   Duet
9      Xander  Part 1

10 Xander Part 2
11 Jamming With Xan
12 Refrain (Ethan)
13 Harmony – Rocker Antho
14 Anthem – A&F Christmas Antho
15 A Very Xander Christmas 4
16 Serenade (Cage and Sera novella)
17 Strings (Kennedy)
18 Riff (Joey)
19 Melody (Meggie)
20 An Encore and A Prelude

HIS SINS
His Pride
His Greed
His Lust
His Wrath
His Hunger
His Envy
His Leisure
Unzipped

RED SERIES
Seeing Red

TRUTHS
Whispered Truths
Discovered Truths
Broken Truths
Untold Truths
Infinite Truths

THE WAY
The Way Back To Me
The Way With You
The Way It Goes
The Way I Want
The Way I Am

RUSSO FAMIGLIA
An Encore & A Prelude
Giovanni
Ernesto
Damian
Bella
Nico

BURNERS
Fire It Up
A Little Spark
Twin Flames
Burn It Down

SINGLE TITLE
Regrets
Everything For You
Without A Plan
The Trouble With Never
Choices

YA SECRET SOCIETY SERIES

WITCHES SERIES

ONLY HALF SERIES

LIVE!!! Xander: Book 1, The Beginning – Rockstar Book 9 LIVE!!!!

Xander: Book 1, The Beginning
Rockstar Book 9

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25562010-xander-part-1

We met at the age of eight. That day on the playground was a turning point in my life. She stole my heart with just a glance as she sang off key.

But nothing’s perfect.

I figured out pretty quickly she was too good for me, so I let her go.
I thought I was doing the right thing–until I realized I wasn’t. 
She was my everything and without her I was nothing.

When we reunited, my heart became whole. My life had meaning. We loved fiercely and completely. Life was perfect.

The more success I gain with Falling Down, the further away I’m pulled from Tera. But she gains success of her own, and the distance grows immeasurably.

She wants me to live my dreams and I want the same for her. We both know our love is strong enough to survive time and distance.

Then the unthinkable happens and nothing will ever be the same again.

XANDER: Books 1 & 2 Blurbs Updated

XANDER: Book 1, The Beginning – ROCKSTAR #9
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25562010-xander-part-1

We met at the age of eight. That day on the playground was a turning point in my life. She stole my heart with just a glance as she sang off key.

But nothing’s perfect.

I figured out pretty quickly she was too good for me, so I let her go.

I thought I was doing the right thing–until I realized I wasn’t.
She was my everything and without her I was nothing.

When we reunited, my heart became whole. My life had meaning. We loved fiercely and completely. Life was perfect.

The more success I gain with Falling Down, the further away I’m pulled from Tera. But she gains success of her own, and the distance grows immeasurably.

She wants me to live my dreams and I want the same for her. We both know our love is strong enough to survive time and distance.

Then the unthinkable happens and nothing will ever be the same again.

XANDER: Book 2, The Present – Rockstar Book 10

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34229564-xander-part-2

It’s ten years later, and we’re still living separate lives. While I know she isn’t comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can’t be without her anymore.

I need her.

She’s my wife.
She’s my heartbeat.
She’s my next breath.
She’s my everything.

I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.

She’s always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there’s no doubt she’ll be mine until I draw my last breath as I will be hers.

It’s time for our forever to begin.