Remember: Patience is a virtue :)

Alright, so I am going to take a brief pause from writing to post a quick update. I know many of you are getting quite impatient and antsy. I’m terribly sorry but, it’s remarkable how busy one can get within a few weeks!hourglass-time-hours-sand-39396

The reason for the delay is twofold:

1)      I have been participating in two short story contests, and, unfortunately, it has been eating up the little and precious time that I have. I want everyone to know that it is important and necessary for me to be literary active. Plus, it will also help with my novels, since many of you know that practice makes perfect.

2)      Secondly, the third novel of the Bitten series will be the last. I cannot say how crucial it is for me to finish it on a good note. I want to tie up all the loose ends, and assure myself that nothing will be amiss.

So, why am I being so tedious with the last one? Well, I’m planning to write a spin-off.

“Bitten”, with Ally and Benedict, has always rather been a prequel to another story I wanted to write. If you have read “Stolen”, you can see that the main storylines were shifting to Trish and Gabriel.

I am going to be blunt: Something sinister is happening to the human and vampire worlds. The Verdons have been secretly planning a move that is much bigger than the union between Moira and Benedict. Vincent, Moira’s father, will finally have all the cards needed to change his realm for the “better”.

I cannot go into details as to what he is doing and how he will succeed. Nor, can I say what will happen to the characters. All I can say is that the last book is longer than I expected, but it must be written without any short cuts.

I can almost hear the groans…

So, to appease some of you, I promise to write more often via Facebook, Twitter and this blog. I won’t be giving any juicy tidbits away, but I will be posting my progress.

I hope this post reassures everyone that I haven’t given up on the saga, nor that I have been slacking off.

Stay tuned, because next week I will be revealing the title!



21 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa says:

    It is mid April 2015. Although I would love to read Unbroken and know when it will be released I would much rather get an update on Merrill herself. Please let the fans know – is Merrill alright? I have searched the Internet to see if I could find anything out about her, but nothing has been written in years. Merrill – I do hope that life has just been really busy and you are alright. Hoping to hear from you, family or friends very soon!! Love, hugs, thoughts and prayers to you.

  2. Jennifer Robertson says:

    Here it September of 2014. Where is Unbroken? Are you ever going to finish it?

  3. Shellie says:

    Any sign of a finishing date for “unbroken” ?? There is nothing worse than an unfinished story and I eagerly await its release – suffering a book hangover – I can’t start a new book till I know what happens with these characters!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I really enjoyed the first two books and think that you are a great author, but i noticed to that you said Trish and Gabriel and am kinda confused there, i thought Pam was his mate? I cant wait for the third book to come out! I’m so excited! Keep up the good work.

  5. Darlen says:

    I have just finished Stolen. I really enjoyed reading both books. Now I have to wait for the next but. Thanks for making sure you have done it right. Just don’t know how long I can wait. Your books were that good. Thanks again for your free books. I will want but just can’t wait.

  6. rebecca says:

    this was over a year ago. is unbroken ever going to be finished, we are patiently awaiting.

  7. Rachel says:

    Please tell me you mis- spoke and meant Pam not Trish!!!! Pam is Red riding hood and blonde….. Also, please make the 3rd book longer!! I am willing to pay and I’m sure others would too!!! 🙂

  8. Barbara says:

    When will Unbroken be ready?

  9. Barbara says:

    I was wonder since it has been more than a year since the other two books was out and read. When will Unbroken be ready?

  10. Gail says:

    Yay! sounds like it’s going to be great, and a spin-off book sounds great too. While patience is not one of my long suits, {God is not done with me yet,} I am waiting eagerly.

  11. Cher says:

    Where is book three???? I need to know what happens! Is there going to be a spin off about Gabe?

  12. Anonymous says:

    You are a wonderful writer! The Bitten series is entertaining and I eagerly await Book 3. Any idea on a release date?

  13. Chanel says:

    I love your books. They have inspired me to read more. Thank you for making my boring summer days more exciting

  14. Val says:

    I think that you are a brilliant writer Merrill, thourghly enjoyed Bitten followed by Stolen. Can’t wait till Unbroken is finished, a big congrats to you on the completion of Bitten and Stolen, hope it’s not to long till your other commitments are over with and you can then give your full concentration to the follow up. Could you please keep me updated through email…thanks

  15. Summer says:

    I love your book they are so good and I do hope that you hurry with the last book and I hope what ever is keeping you held up does pass … 🙂 !!!!!!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Your books are great reads. I to am confused about Trish and Gabrial pairing written about. In Stolen Gabrial refers to his mate as the blond dressed in the Red Riding Hood costume and that is Pam not Trish.

  17. Erica says:

    I ran across your books online thru kindle e-books and I have enjoyed reading them and can not wait for the final installment of the bitten series.
    Thank you for writing them

  18. jane says:

    Ya I’m with Chris I was also kinds freaked when I saw triage not pam

  19. Chris says:

    I am fully enjoying your stories so far! They are a great read!

    I’m just a little confused… in this post you mention a shift to Trish and Gabe though I thought it was Pam he had the draw to in the second book?

  20. Talisha says:

    I think that your books are great you continue to inspire me to finish my first book. You are great keep up the good work

    1. Merrill says:

      Hi Talisha,
      Please let me know when you finish yours.
      I recommend writing to everyone; it’s a great hobby!

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