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Jon F. Merz

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As a writer, Jon has published over two dozen novels with major publishers like Kensington's Pinnacle Books, St. Martin's Press, and many more. He is also the author of eleven installments in the internationally bestselling adventure series Rogue Angel (2006-present) with Harlequin's Gold Eagle line. His short fiction story "Prisoner 392" (appeared alongside Stephen King in FROM THE BORDERLANDS, 2004, Warner Books) earned him an Honorable Mention in 2004's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror edited by Ellen Datlow. Jon has also co-authored two non-fiction books: LEARNING LATER, LIVING GREATER with Nancy Merz Nordstrom (2006, Sentient Publications) and THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO ULTIMATE FIGHTING with Rich "Ace" Franklin (2007, Alpha Books/P ...more

Each year, I usually embark on a cleansing/detox program to set myself up for success in the New Year. The fact is, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, I let myself indulge a whole lot. Increased intakes of alcohol, takeout meals, rich foods, and partying tend to wear on me and by the time January 2nd […]
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" Here's my book trailer for the first book in my new fantasy from Baen Books, THE UNDEAD HORDES OF KAN-GUL, a Far Eastern-flavored sword & sorcery ...more "
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date: October 18, 2013 06:30PM
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description: Join author Jon F. Merz for the Official Book Launch Party for his latest novel, THE UNDEAD HORDES OF KAN-GUL, at Park Street Books in Medfield, MA. Jon will be on hand to sign copies, talk to readers, and shoot the breeze with event goers. Swing by and pick up a signed, personalized copy of this action-packed adventure novel!
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"Very enjoyable. I got started and couldn't put it down. I've been reading Jon F. Merz's Lawson Vampire series for years now and absolutely love them. When I saw that he was writing something new I wasn't sure I would like it since it was obviously..." Read more of this review »
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Jon Merz Looking to drum up publicity for the forthcoming first book in my new sword & sorcery Shadow Warrior series, UNDEAD HORDES OF KAN-GUL. Please check out my blog post (it hasn't updated out here on Goodreads yet) to find out more. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Jon Merz Saul wrote: "Hi Jon, and thanks for connecting! It's great to meet you.

Thanks Saul! Great to meet you!

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Saul Tanpepper Hi Jon, and thanks for connecting! It's great to meet you.

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Jon Merz Mary wrote: "Great to be connected with you here, Jon. Thanks."

you bet!

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Mary McCoy-Dressel Great to be connected with you here, Jon. Thanks.

Joseph D'Agnese Thanks for friending, Jon!

message 3: by Rai

Rai Just downloaded my copy of Parallax & added The Fixer to my wishlist - both sound like great reads!



message 2: by Rai

Rai Hi Jon,

It's great to connect with you here on Goodreads. I am honored to have you as a friend :)

I look very forward to staying up-to-date with your writing!

Rai Aren, co-author of the award-winning mystery novel SECRET OF THE SANDS

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Jon,
I'm delighted to befriend a fellow Five Star mystery author!

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