Mercedes M. Yardley

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Mercedes M. Yardley is a whimsical dark fantasist who wears poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of Beautiful Sorrows, the Stabby Award-winning Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, Pretty Little Dead Girls, and Nameless. She won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for her story Little Dead Red and was a Bram Stoker Award nominee for her short story “Loving You Darkly.” Mercedes is editor of the dark fiction anthology Arterial Bloom. You can find her at mercedesmyardley.com.

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Mercedes M. Yardley Gwen, that makes me smile!

I released three books last year, and that schedule was a little grueling. I'm giving myself November and December to finish…more
Gwen, that makes me smile!

I released three books last year, and that schedule was a little grueling. I'm giving myself November and December to finish two novellas and possibly work on a novel just for me. I'm hitting the Sequel to Nameless (currently titled Relentless) hard in January. It should hopefully be out next year. It's plotted, just not written. Thank you so much for asking!(less)
Mercedes M. Yardley Hi Lanie! That makes me so happy to hear! Thank you!

I put out three books this year (Whew!) and gave myself some time off. The good news is that Book …more
Hi Lanie! That makes me so happy to hear! Thank you!

I put out three books this year (Whew!) and gave myself some time off. The good news is that Book 2 (and 3) are plotted out. I start writing Book 2 sometime next week. It's much darker than Nameless and it has quite a bit to do with Mouth. Hopefully it will be out in 2015, but we'll have to see. I bit off more than I could chew at one time. ;)

Happy Holidays to you, too!(less)
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Pretty Little Dead Girls

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This was an eye-opening book that taught me quite a bit about autism. Some of the things that struck home was when the author expressed that many people "help" people with autism in a way that doesn't actually help. He expressed that people need to m ...more
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I loved it. Simply loved it. While I didn't find it frightening in the paranormal sense, I was truly disturbed by the way Rosemary was treated by those who claimed to love her. This is a story about isolation, rape, gaslighting, abuse, and then there ...more
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“Do you mind,” he asked politely, “if I slide my blade under your skin, just a little?”
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“The inside of his skull, it tasted like roses and barbed wire and butterflies. Switchblades and heroin and grassy green gardens.”
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“For the first time I saw Death as somebody to fear instead of the gangly sack of bones who ate all of my Cheetos and saved over my games on the Playstation.”
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“For the first time I saw Death as somebody to fear instead of the gangly sack of bones who ate all of my Cheetos and saved over my games on the Playstation.”
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“Lu felt his heart do a strange thing. It hurt. It opened. It beat.”
Mercedes M. Yardley, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love

“It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.”
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“Do you mind,” he asked politely, “if I slide my blade under your skin, just a little?”
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“Maybe princes aren’t real,” Sada said. Her eyes were crafty and sad at the same time. “But monsters are.” She opened her mouth wide and showed Azhar the wildflowers sitting on her tongue.”
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