oh … Mercy, Mercy me …



It was love at first sight for thirteen-year-old Mercy Ackerly. The second she encountered the traveling Duke of Blackthorne, she fell in love…with his horses. And since Sebastian Tremaine was also perfect, they would someday be man and wife.

From the start, Sebastian has felt oddly protective of Mercy. Delightfully straightforward, the girl is everything honest and sweet, which is why he approved when his best friend married into the family—and then so did his other friends. But now Mercy’s all grown up. Now she will face the ton’s matchmaking mamas and their deceitful daughters, will join a world he despises, be it the ballrooms and routs or the opulent crush. He would shield her if he could, would do anything but entangle his heart.

Sebastian will fight the inevitable for as long as he can. And then he’ll fight for it. Some matches are schemed for, some are arranged, and some have just been coming for a long, long time.

ta da!

And so here it is … new blog, new look, and (someday soon) a new book.

Thank you for all the requests for access to my private site … but the truth is the site wasn’t made private so that I could go all incognito on y’all.  I just didn’t know how to shut it down while I was making it pretty without shutting it down forever, so …


Busy-ness has been my life, both with work and with writing and with just plain ol’ living.  It’s been a banner year at the Clark homestead.  My son became a Marine.  My daughter became a flight attendant.  I became an analyst.  (Whoa.  Way boring.)  And I’m up way too late in a hotel room near Pittsburgh on the last night of a business trip putting the finishing touches on a woefully neglected blog.

So.  Time for the writing stuff.  Your messages, Facebook posts, Tweets, comments, emails and smoke signals have all reached me.  I’m humbled and grateful and completely overwhelmed, so if I haven’t gotten back to you, I apologize.  Deluges being what they are and all.  Quite a good “problem” to have, though.  So I’ll answer some of the questions here:

  • Yes, Mercy is still coming out.
  • No, I don’t know exactly when. My editor and I have had the best intentions, but his life has been even more eventful than mine, as he has recently become a father.  : )  (Ridiculously cute little girl.)  So he’s a bit behind, but it’s still in the works … promise!  I’m personally not rushing him, either, so I appreciate your continued patience.
  • Yes, Mercy will be available in all eBook formats.

I know some of you are a bit put out with me and with the delays.  It’s been a quite a ride with Mercy, but that sort of suits her personality, anyway.  I do hope you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive us.

Pumpkin time for me : )  One more meeting tomorrow, then a flight back to the South, where I belong.  Sleep tight, lovelies!