Apex Is Having A Black Friday Sale!



Apex Publications is having a huge Black Friday sale, and this basically means your Christmas shopping is done. From now until Monday, everything in the Apex catalogue will be 30% off with the code CHEER17. They put out beautiful books full of dark wonder, so if you aren’t familiar with the Apex authors, this is a wonderful chance to treat yourself.

But wait! There’s more! Starting on Friday, Apex will run a series of four bundles that can be purchased together for huge savings. For example, I’m in the 2017 bundle with my book Beautiful Sorrows.

Beautiful Sorrows Cover (Final Front with Blurb)


There is a place where sorrows pile up like snow and rest in your hair like cherry blossoms. Boys have wings, monsters fall in love, women fade into nothingness, and the bones of small children snap like twigs. Darkness will surely devour you–but it will be exquisitely lovely while doing so.

Mercedes M. Yardley’s Beautiful Sorrows is an ephemeral collection encompassing twenty-seven short tales full of devastation, death, longing, and the shining ribbon of hope that binds them all together.

While Beautiful Sorrows retails at Apex for $13.99, it will be sold in a bundle of 10 books for $100, or you can pick up the digital bundle for $25. The entire bundle inclues:

Throne of the Bastards by Brian Keene & Steven L. Shrewsbury
Everything That’s Underneath by Kristi DeMeester
Entertaining Demons by Daniel I. Russell
Mars Girls by Mary Turzillo
Shine Your Light on Me by Lee Thomas
Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt
Beautiful Sorrows by Mercedes M. Yardley
The Wicked by James Newman
Ugly as Sin by James Newman
Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Writing by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem

There are also three other bundles, which you can see here, here, and here.

Remember that the bundle sales run Friday through Monday, but the 30% off CHEER17 code is active now.

Happy reading. 🙂




Happy Anniversary, Beautiful Sorrows! And a Super Apex Sale!


Five years ago I published my first book, Beautiful Sorrows, from Shock Totem Publications. Now it’s being re-released from Apex, and I couldn’t be more pleased! They’re running a killer deal where you can get all five books from Shock-Totem-Turned-Apex authors in the Shock Bundle.

Shock Bundle from Apex Book Company. 5 books to thrill! $10 digital and $50 trade paper back.

The Wicked by James Newman
Ugly as Sin by James Newman
Beautiful Sorrows by Mercedes M. Yardley
Shine Your Light on Me by Lee Thompson
Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt

You can buy the bundle HERE. Thank you for the love and support, and happy anniversary to my very first foray into being published. It’s been a beautiful and wild five years!

Pre-Orders Are Up! And A Reading.


Oh, my friends! I’m so excited! Pre-orders are up for Nameless: The Darkness Comes. You can pre-order it now for 99 cents, and it will automatically be delivered to your Kindle on Friday. If you share your order with me (email me or tag me on Twitter or Facebook, etc), then I’ll send you an e-copy of my novella Little Dead Red.


“Mercedes!” you say. “Could this be two stories for 99 cents?”

Why, yes, dear reader!  That’s precisely the case.

“And is it nearly Christmas?” you wonder, ever so concerned about giving your friends and family gifts they would adore.

It is nearly Christmas! You may pre-order books and give them away! That means your shopping is done for somebody with a dollar. Yay!

But the 99 cent price is only good for pre-orders and for Friday. After that it goes up to $3.99, so you might want to grab it while you can.

There’s also a Nameless Book Release Facebook Party going on all week. Join us and have some fun!

Thank you so much!


Pimp a Friend Friday: The Haunted Halls by Glenn Rolfe

Glenn Rolfe‘s first novel, The Haunted Halls, is on sale at Amazon for 99 cents! Pick up a book and support somebody awesome at the same time. The sale runs until June 15, so you only have a few days. I already grabbed mine!


  • “an atmospheric, spine-tingler that sustains the reader’s attention until its resolution with the inclusion of vile, cringe-worthy moments that’s sure to accommodate the churning of one’s stomach. Without a shortage of unwarrantable violence, sex, and profanity, Rolfe revels in his storytelling like that of a feverish child during a winter day; blissfully engaging himself in the act of snow angels.”- Horror After Dark
  • “Glenn Rolfe’s The Haunted Halls pulls out all the stops in delivering a blood-soaked, sexually charged spook show” – Peter N. Dudar, author of A Requiem for Dead Flies
  • “The Bruton Inn is the scariest hotel I have read about since The Overlook…”- Terry M. West, author of Heroin in the Magic Now
  • “Fast-paced and chilling, with eroticism and gore delivered with style.” – Russel James, author of Q Island and Dreamwalker

Five Dollars Off Select Ragnarok Print Titles. (Like NAMELESS!)



The paperback of my debut NAMELESS is five dollars off!  Woo! I’m not certain how long this promotion is going on, so if you’re interested in a book, you’ll want to jump on it. I’ll quote directly from The Ragnarok Team, here.

In celebration of Ragnarok’s Facebook page surpassing 1,000 LIKES, we’re offering $5 off print editions of NAMELESS, DEAD WEST OMNIBUS, DEVOURER OF SOULS, THE FORTY FIRST WINK, PATH OF THE DEAD, and DAMOREN.

Follow these links to the CreateSpace eStore and enter the code at checkout: TLPYH9BS







* REMEMBER! Enter code: TLPYH9BS
** Paperbacks editions only.
*** Shipping charges still apply.