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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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I picked up Home Before Dark in order to help cure my The Haunting of Bly Manor hangover, and it did the job. Maggie Holt, the daughter of a writer, realizes she now owns the allegedly haunted manor that she and her family fled decades earlier. Her f ...more
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Malorie takes place after the events of Bird Box. The children are now teenagers, and the three live in utter isolation. The writing was clever and had some beautiful refrains, especially when it referred to "the fold." I was drawn to see what the fu ...more
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I didn't care for it, but that is purely because this book wasn't my taste. I enjoy cozy mysteries, but struggled with my suspension of disbelief. Every person in this book had A Very Important Secret Job (no spoilers) and I found it more humorous th ...more
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This was a fun, positive audiobook narrated by the author. I thought she did a great job with narration and she was easy to listen to. She loves to break things down into a small-step format (Step 1: Do this. Step 2: Do this), and eventually all of h ...more
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I know it's basically a dark American classic, but I just couldn't get into it. The long, run-on sentences and constant description of character clothing became tedious. I did enjoy the conversation between friends and watching Patrick Bateman's char ...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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“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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“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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“Lu felt his heart do a strange thing. It hurt. It opened. It beat.”
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“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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