I’m going to warn you now… Refrain isn’t like any other book I’ve written before. It’s mostly Ethan and Linc, but you also get a touch of Summer, Sera, Cage, and even Damian.
The Rockstar storyline still has a lot of open threads that I need to carefully close off and tie with a pretty bow… or a bomb or bullet. No lie… there’ll be some tragedies. It’s not all glamour and gloss now that other “families” besides just the Russos and Manzinis are involved.
Linc and Ethan’s Story (m/m romance)
RELEASE DATE: July 22, 2019 <- Corrected
As a child, I trusted no one.
Then I found my best friends.
They gave me a family and saved me from a life of abuse that still has me messed up.
Then one of those best friends captured my heart.
Lincoln, tough yet tender, a walking contradiction.
He loves me too—flaws and all.
He’s the most patient man on the earth and understands my PTSD.
What he doesn’t understand is why our being intimate makes me feel “dirty”.
He’s not one of the men who abused me and he’d never hurt me. I know this. I believe it.
Still, the “dirty” creeps in even though I know what we do together is anything but.
He’s here now and he’s going to stay.
It’s time for me to talk to someone professionally.
I need to shed my unhealthy past in order to have a healthy future with the man I love.
If I don’t, I just might lose the best thing that’s ever happened to me—and there’s not enough therapy in the world to get me through that.
If you’re concerned or passing this up because it’s a young adult, I’ve heard more often than not that while the readers aren’t normal readers of YA romance, they thoroughly enjoyed these! Take a chance and give ’em a read!
“I will admit I was hesitant to read this as I normally don’t read YA, but since it’s Anne Mercier I just had to. It’s much different than her other books, but just as good. As with all of Anne’s stories, you get hooked from page 1 and the characters come to life.”– Kathy, Amazon Reviewer
Books 1 and 2, The Way Back To Me and The Way With You, aren’t available for purchase at this time but will be very soon! I’m currently reworking both of them and they’ll be released as brand new books, meaning there’ll be no KU update for the book as the second half book 1 and the much of book 2 are completely rewritten.
I’m hoping to have The Way Back To Me out to you VERY soon! And The Way With You next month.
“He’s intense. I wish this would be easier for you. I know how you hate this,” I say with a wave of my hand toward the paparazzi.
He shrugs. “I’ve been through this kind of thing before with the band, but us? This is going to get worse. Much, much worse.”
“Yeah.” Announcing to the world that you’re gay isn’t an easy thing. There are so many anti-gay assholes out there, and I’m worried they’ll hurt Ethan. I can handle myself, but my boy isn’t a fighter. He’s a lover. I rest my hand on top of his on the table and gently squeeze. “If they talk shit, E, let it roll off your shoulders. We know what we’ve got and we’re the only ones that matter.”
Click. Click. Click.
“This doesn’t just suck, it fucking sucks,” Ethan declares.
I nod. “I know, but it’s our life. We just gotta keep it in perspective and ignore all that bullshit.”
He nods in return. “I don’t want to know. Cage can deal with that. Celeste said she’d work with Marta on the PR if we needed. Lucy agreed to ‘loan’ her to us.” He chuckles.
I smirk. “She’s something. Lucy.”
He nods. “That she is. Perfect for Jesse in every way.”
“I like that she calls him out on his shit. That’s fucking epic to watch,” I laugh.
I had originally planned for later this year, but I decided to plot out the final three books (Refrain, Melody, and Strings) and write them back-to-back if the voices allow and get them out sooner. I don’t have dates. I won’t even muster a guess, but I’ll be starting on where I left off of Refrain (when I got blocked) starting Monday and I *hope* to have them out at a rapid pace.
Thank you for being patient!
PS: I recommend a reread of the entire series before Refrain comes out so everything is fresh in your mind. Starting with A Very Xander Christmas 2 all the way through Pulse have a lot that will relate to Refrain as they are on the exact same timeline. (Books 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15). There is going to be so much to tie up in these next three books!
I’m not sure why, but Amazon has the print copy of The Rockstar Series – Part Two, Books 5-8, on sale for $12.15–normally priced $25.00. So, if you’re looking for a steal, this is it as they’ve got it for less than half price!
I’m not sure why I’m getting emails from readers asking for me to send them a copy of the Xander Christmas short stories, but they are not free at this time.
I realize there are issues with Amazon search and certain books not appearing for customers, and I apologize on their behalf. I cannot fix this, and even though this is a problem for many, I will not be sending the books out for free.
The links to the three Xander Christmas short stories will be listed below… I hope this helps.
If not, YOU CAN ALSO – email/tweet/post your questions/comments/complaints to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Their help departments are hard to track down, but once you find them, they’re very receptive. You can try:
Jeff Bezos’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org executive support team: email@example.com Customer Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a present for you! I’m writing a short #Jucy and #Sage story for you all! I’m nearly finished. Just a couple sex scenes and then the final two… and I’ll be uploading it to Amazon. It will be available solely on Amazon as well as in Kindle Unlimited–at least for now. I have no links at this time. As soon as I do, you’ll be the first to know!
Pulse (Rockstar Book 15 (I bumped Refrain to book 16))
Jesse and Lucy need a break. They look and feel like cast members from The Walking Dead, and I’m not talking about the humans. It’s only an overnight break, but it’s exactly what they need.
Cage and Sera attend a charity function and run into an unwelcome enemy. They spend a special night together before they get to work on a plan of how to keep one of their own safe.