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11.01.13 I’ve been horrible with keeping everything up to date lately, but life is really starting to balance out again. It’s been a long few months, but step by step I’m slowly getting back into a routine. Stand by for updates coming soon on new projects, and hopefully appearances.

06.03.13 My paperback proof of Endure has been ordered and is on the way. All eBooks have been formatted and will be available for all eReaders on June 5th 2013. All Nook users will be able to get their copy at Smashwords, otherwise it should be live on B&N sometime in late June.

05.27,13 This last month has been so crazy there are no words to descrive it. Not ones that do it any justice anyway. But, I am alive and getting ready to put all my focus on The Nova Chronicles. Endure will be available on June 5th. Just a little over a week away! Once that’s done, I’ll be hiding in the writing cave!

04.29.13 Sign-up for the Endure release week book event is up now!

04.24.13 The New Series has been announced!

04.09.13 Sign-ups for the Endure cover reveal are live! Don’t miss out on unveiling my favorite cover of the series!

04.07.13 I have one confirmed date that I’ll be at signing books on the Events Page and there will be more coming. I’m hoping to attend one other event this year and hopefully a writing conference. Endure is coming at you late May/early June, so get prepared. The Protector series on sale at all online retail outlets, so save a few bucks and load up your eReader of choice. All links are located in the Books Tab at the top of your screen!

03.11.13 Official News: 13,333 words today is a record for me. Also, ENDURE has a completed first draft. BOOM!

02.01.13 Shift turns one today! Happy birthday to an amazing book that changed my life. In honor of that, it’s on sale for today only, for 99 cents! And there is an excerpt to the final book in The Protector, Endure!


01.23.13 The Release blog tour was an amazing experience. Thank you to everyone who took part, and to Stuck In Books for doing an fabulous job hosting. If you haven’t had a chance to enter, the main giveaway is still open for another week. The Twitter chat was an absolutely blast, and I can’t wait to do it again, so get your questions ready.

01.15.13 We’re having a Protector Series Twitter Party! Saturday, January 19th, 7:30 ET. Ask your questions, find the answers, win swag, and come hang out!

12.14.12 Release hits #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Release’s for Fantasy>Series!

12.06.12 Getting back to work on Book 4 this week. Release is out in 4 days!

11.21.12 The Exiled and Shift promotional tour blast is in full effect this week. Check out over 80 blogs participating for you chance to win 1 of 3 signed copies of Shift.

11.13.12 Release is ready for publication. ARCs are being sent out on the 15th, publication is set for December 10th. Formatting has also been approved for the paperback, so next week I’ll upload the finished paperback cover and order proofs. *sigh* This is a very exciting time.

11.09.12 Release is officially done. For the next few days I’ll be formatting for all the different eBook models, as well as paperback. Then I can send out the ARCs and get everything together so I can click “publish!”

11.07.12 Exiled’s Free Day with Amazon was a huge success. Were gearing up for a big promotional tour for Exiled and Shift the week of the 19th, and you’ll be seeing the material and giveaways up on 80 different blogs. Then, starting December 10th, not only will Release be available for download, the blog tour begins! I hope you’re ready.

11.02.12 Exiled is free? Say what? Check it.

10.15.12 Sign-up for the Release blog tour has closed, and the response was overwhelming! This tour is going to be an epic good time and I’m so thankful for everyone who has decided to take part. Great prizes, great posts, and of course, a great book, all coming at you soon.

10.05.12 Sign-up for the Release Blog tour has arrived. Check it out here and join all the fun!

10.01.12 Release is in the hands of the editor and we’re on track for our December publishing date. New Blogger and Author Alerts are going up October 1st and 2nd. Want to be apart of the Blog Tour for RELEASE? Sign-up starts Friday!

09.28.12 The cover reveal for Release is HERE!

09.26.12 Stay tuned on Friday for the cover reveal of RELEASE! Also, they’ll be information about signing up for the RELEASE blog tour coming soon!

09.07.12 The cover reveal for Release  is coming later this month. If you have a blog and want to participate, fill out the form here, and you’re ready to rock. Oh, did I mention you could with $50?

09.05.12 If you’re curious about books, publishing, or anything in between, I urge you to check out Literary Exploration. Asks some questions here, and she’ll dedicate an entire post to providing you with answers!

09.04.12 Welcome to the official site of Fantasy author M.R. Merrick. Some of the things to look forward to in the ‘News’ section: a sign up form to be a part of  the Cover Reveal for Release, a blog tour sign up for Release, and helpful links about books, publishing, and everything in between.

Updates to come as details are available

08.29.12 This website will be officially launching on September 5th 2012. All the details will be included in the first featured blog post.