As promised, I am posting today to reveal the name of the final book.

*drum rolls*



As you may see, the book will be published as "Unbroken". (Yes, I like past participles.)

Instead of simply writing the name on my blog, I decided to finish the cover and was able to complete it just in time. I think displaying it here would have been a nicer touch than originally planned.

Therefore, I am happy to announce that "Unbroken" is indeed the title of the novel.

While I am here, I will also say that I am more that halfway through writing the book. I have been spending many nights writing, re-writing, and brainstorming, but I think it is all coming along very nicely.

So far, I do not have a deadline planned. Once I'm in the editing stage, I will post a tentative publishing date.

I hope everyone likes it!

Also, Happy belated Thanksgiving! I had no time to tweet or blog last weekend!

I hope everyone had a fantastic turkey day!

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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I absolutely can not wait for this final chapter!! I found your books on my kindle and fell in love! You are quickly became one of my favorite authors!!

message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Chen Omg soo good so far I wanna read more

message 3: by Raymie (new)

Raymie Yay! I can't wait to read this book!!

message 4: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Such a good series. Cannot wait for the next one.

Forbiddencarousal Girly, your driving me nuts. I just finished Stolen... need i say more? Your last post in November sed you were 1/2 way thru, whats the hold up its April 10th. Please please put me out of my misery and gimme gimme. God I've become a Gemus Junkie.

message 6: by Monifa (new)

Monifa I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!! I literally just finished reading Stolen and went to Barnes and Noble to get book 3; only to find out tha tit is not completed as yet. Excitedly awaiting the arrival of Unbroken!!!! I hope she does a series based on Pam and Gabriel's connection, just a thought...LOL I'm ADDICTED! LOL

message 7: by Lawanda (new)

Lawanda I am so waiting on the new book Unbroken. I keep checking for any new updates on it hoping to find that it is done. I love the covers and the way these books are written.I really can not wait to be able to read this book. Thank you for the first two they are wonderful...

message 8: by Lupe (new)

Lupe Any word on when new book will be out?

message 9: by Karen (new)

Karen Davis Merrill, I have to say honey...that I was pretty upset with how you ended both Bitten and Stolen. VERY frustrated--I kept saying, "but the climax hasn't even's right at the point...and bam END...what the heck!!" I'm waiting to see how the "end" comes about....does Gabe and Pam continue on or will their story end too? What about Trish, and finding her mate?? So many questions.....Will Gabe's family be restored to their status and have all their possessions returned to them?? Come on Merrill...come on....we need book 3 Unbroken...AND what was the extra "something" that Ben tasted in Ally's blood?? Why was she able to transform faster and fight her urges longer??? Oh for goodness sake when will Unbroken be out....I'M VERY FRUSTRATED AT THE ENDING OF THIS SERIES....I need answers Merrill PLEASE...end my misery. ....sigh....I hate not knowing.... =(

message 10: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Owens I really really really want to know what comes next! The way Stolen ended was sooooo not cool, now I got to wait! I truly hope it comes out soon. Luv your books!

message 11: by Karen (new)

Karen Davis I just read 'The Call'...really Merrill, I think you take great pleasure in torturing us!! 25 pages of a potential GREAT story is just cruel...and to leave it hanging like you did...WHAT THE HECK!!!! I certainly hope that you're using that as a prequel to another story.

message 12: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I have to admit I'm disappointed that its not published already. I absolutely love this series and can see it becoming as popular as M. Rodgers Last Call or Wild Card series. Can't wait for Unbroken, and seriously hope you consider doing a few more in the series . Maybe one surrounding Gabe he's an intriguing character.

message 13: by Brenda (new)

Brenda When will this book be out?

message 14: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Nobody really knows.

message 15: by Renee (new)

Renee It is rumored herein the South that whenMargaret Mitchell died,she died with the first few pages of a sequel to Gone with the Wind. Many years later someone tried to tie up the loose ends left at the of her book. I am beginning to wonder if this author has fallen ill, or has met a worse fate, and will leave her readers hanging. Her web page has been parked and she refuses to answer her tweets or facebook comments regarding Unbroken. If she is ill or something worse, she should be a professional and let her readers know, otherwise, if she is this unprofessional in her dealings with the public and should one day attempt to have a major publishing company publish her work, I hope her lack of effot in meeting deadlines & unprofessionalism will cause them to think twice about representing her. Although the storyline was interesting, and you would like to know what will happen, this writer has a lot to learn about writing and the public if she really wants to succeed. Vampire stories are a dime a dozen and her fans will forget and move onto to someone else.

message 16: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I whole heartedly agree Renee, I've searched all over the internet. Most pages I find about Merrill say the page expired. He never responds to anything in any forum even his facebook page has nothing from him. As much as I love the story line here I fear it might just be left as a cliff hanger. It's incredibly disappointing. But as you said dime a dozen, I've already read 3 book in a different series and completed another series since posting my original comment.

message 17: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa Nuttall I hope that this new book comes out! I wanna see if ally and ben get together and what happens with Moria! I dont like being left in the dark about books that I love! :(

message 18: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I feel ya Alyssa, all we can do is wait and see.

message 19: by Heather (new)

Heather Cohn I kind of given up with this series after its been so long since announcing book 3. I will reread the series when the third book comes out. More you wait, longer it takes to come out.

message 20: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Would really like to know the release date for the 3rd book..Cant wait to read it.

message 21: by Janina (new)

Janina I can't wait(!)for Unbroken to be released. I'm so desperate. Merrill, I love Bitten and Stolen but you need to continue. You're just stopping in the middle of the story. It's just sick! You need to end the books in... the end! I hope you're third book will change. From 0-10 for for much I love you're books it would be a 10! But how you write the books is a 0. The end needs to change.

Forbiddencarousal Dang book was already supposed to be out....I HAVE LOST FAITH. :<

message 23: by Janina (new)

Janina Forbiddencarousal wrote: "Dang book was already supposed to be out....I HAVE LOST FAITH. :<"

Don't lose faith. Just be patient. :)

Forbiddencarousal will we be alerted when its out, do you think?

message 25: by Janina (new)

Janina I think we will

Forbiddencarousal Ok, I'll try not to lose faith but I'm not holding my breath. I'm worried about her too though she's been so quiet hopefully that means she's just working really hard.

message 27: by Janina (new)

Janina I'm guessing she is working hard. If she's taking this long then she must be.

Forbiddencarousal I certainly hope so. Its scary theres been no posts for so long.

message 29: by Janina (new)

Janina She'll let us know when she's done so we can read it. Although I still agree with you, it is taking a while but all we have to do is relax and wait.

message 30: by Elaine (new)

Elaine @ Janina - Relax and wait? Ummmm...I don't WANT to relax...I want to read, and I want to read it soon! :o) We still don't have a date??? It's April already.

message 31: by Janina (new)

Janina It is taking a long time....... but it's like taking a test in school. If people are still taking the test, you have to wait until everyone is done. And if you rush them they will do a bad job. You wouldn't want for Merrill to do a bad job. We just need to keep a positive attitude. :)

message 32: by Annette (last edited Apr 11, 2013 04:25PM) (new)

Annette Two years have gone by, Two Whole YEARS!! I try not to loose faith that she is not going to leave us hanging with a cliff hanger but something is definitely wrong. I hope the author is in good health and not "(insert the worst possible scenario)." Your fans will still try to be patient and loyal.... but like some one stated in an earlier comment, you should let your readers know whats exactly going on. We don't want to get all in your personal life we just want to make sure we aren't wasting our lives away by waiting for your next book.

Please PLEASE please, say something to us, let us know your not dead and your just dealing with some serious emergencies that have left you indisposed to your artistry.

message 33: by Lealah (new)

Lealah It's not uncommon that authors take long periods of time to write and publish a book. For example: Kristen Britain took 4 to 5 years to write each book of her "Green Rider" series (all page turners in my opinion). Talk about torture!
However, it is quite bizzare for a devoted blogger to suddenly stop blogging and still not have returned after 2 years. We can only hope and pray that she is well and working diligently on "Unbroken".

message 34: by Janina (new)

Janina Hey, lets not think of the worst. But she does need to tell us whats going on, if she tells us then we'll know why your taking a long time.

message 35: by Karen (new)

Karen Davis Renee wrote: "It is rumored herein the South that whenMargaret Mitchell died,she died with the first few pages of a sequel to Gone with the Wind. Many years later someone tried to tie up the loose ends left at ..."

I agree with you's very unprofessional and now...I've lost interest.

message 36: by Leann (new)

Leann Frantz i agree it has been two years and i would love to read unbroken. it shouldnt take that long to write the finial book. i am loosing faith.

message 37: by Nigeria (new)

Nigeria when is unbroken coming out read the other two books so when is unbroken coming out it has been two years

message 38: by Nigeria (new)

Nigeria please give us a date when unbroken coming out!!!! please tell us I am losing faith

message 39: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie Still wondering about unbroken if this is actually coming out or not has been a lot longer than seems necessary and agree that this is really unprofessional would probably be better if you could at least post something to give fans something

message 40: by Melanie (new)

Melanie When is Unbroken going to be released? It is way past the release date! I am so excited to read the last book,

message 41: by Rosie (new)

Rosie Sanchez I have been waiting for another book from this series, forever. I love it. The tv series is awesome and for the most part, is true to the books. Don't just do 3 books, add more magical characters and keep them coming, 10, 12 books! Yeah!!!

message 42: by Karen (new)

Karen I have been waiting so long for this new book to come out that I have lost interest. It would have been nice to see how it ended but 4 years is a little much. God luck to those who are still waiting.

message 43: by Nicole (new)

Nicole If you search the Author there is nothing. In 3/4 years. Its like he/she just dissapeared. I'm sorry to say anyone just now reading book 1 & 2 this is where it ends. The Author no longer exists. :(

message 44: by Meme (new)

Meme Jackson Is this writer dead? Not trying to be mean but i can't find anything from the past 2 years on this writer.

message 45: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I've wondered that myself meme. Its possible as the author just completely disappeared and most of the blog sights were shut down or removed for non use. :(

message 46: by Charolette (last edited Jul 10, 2014 05:53PM) (new)

Charolette Shepherd Aww, com'on!!! I just read this series for the first and turn a friend of mines onto the series, and started searching for the next book in the series. Please do not tell me it's not out yet!! Please don't leave me hanging like this!!!

message 47: by Nicole (new)

Nicole So sorry hun I loved the books as well unfortunately all trace of this author have disappeared. I read the first couple books 4 years ago. If your looking for a good series for you and your friend try Dannikia Dark , Bella Forrest or Kate Danley they have some great series that are similar to these books.

message 48: by Rose (new)

Rose Shull i think the book is not coming out it has been years and no word from her if you guys want something try prince of wolves series it great

message 49: by Vonetta (new)

Vonetta I have been checking for the 3rd book in this series over the last couple years, but kinda gave up after awhile. I was hoping from reading newer post that the book had come out, but apparently that didn't happen. I was really looking forward to seeing who this was going to end. Oh well.

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