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Ah... Christmas

Posted by Merri Hiatt on December 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (5)

Christmas is coming, whether we are ready or not.


I have experienced 48 Christmas' since my birth. This will be the first one without my father.


Before that tear starts to well in your eye, let me say that it's okay that he won't be here this year in physical form.


Dad was ready to be done with this life. i am certain of it. There is comfort, and yes, even joy in knowing that he is whole and complete now.


No more illness. No more pain. No more existing just to be existing.


I believe every day is a gift, but some days, well... life is hard. Some days, weeks, months, and indeed years, wear down thin places in your heart.


I have thin places in my heart, too.


Sometimes the veil descends and we see the Season of Love and Light as a shimmer of mist in the distance.


Close, but just beyond our reach.


That is okay, too.


Not every Christmas is a Norman Rockwell painting, nor should it be. Each has a flavor and feel like no other.


Some shimmer like that One Star on that One Night. Others are dimmer, a hushed whisper on a cool night. Still others are filled with laughter, or a scrooge or two.


It is all a gift.


I think of Christmas as a vision of presents under the tree. Different sizes, colors. Some with ribbons and bows. Others wrapped in midnight, laced in fog.


We mark another year of our journey as the clock continues to tick relentlessly.


It's coming, whether we are ready or not. Christmas is coming.


Be well, my friends.















Enter to win a FREE paperback copy of When Love's Gone Camping

Posted by Merri Hiatt on September 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Goodreads to enter to win a FREE paperback copy of When Love's Gone Camping! You have until October 14, 2013 to enter. The winner will be chosen first thing October 15, 2013.

With a campground named Whispering Pines, how could a camping trip be anything but restful and relaxing? Enter Jacob's friend, Addison. Not only does she have eyes for Jacob, she thinks his dad is a lot of fun, too. Join the gang for ghost stories, s'mores, hiking, fishing and a few surprises. When Love's Gone Camping can be read as a standalone book or after reading the Embracing Love Trilogy.

Good luck!


Crazy from the heat!

Posted by Merri Hiatt on July 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer/Winter Sale at Smashwords!

Now is the time to explore the Smashwords site and get A*M*A*Z*I*N*G deals! All the first books in my trilogies are FREE! Short stories and standalone books are FREE! Second and third books in a trilogy are half price. Have I lost my mind? Maybe. I'm blaming it on the heat!

Smashwords allows you safe purchasing options for all e-readers. That's right! Kindle, Nook, Apple's iBookstore, and the list goes on and on. Stock up now for all your summer/winter reading needs.

Look for the coupon codes and enter them when you checkout (each one is listed on the book page).

Enjoy with my blessings!

Oh dear... it has been a while, hasn't it?

Posted by Merri Hiatt on May 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I have a good reason for not blogging lately, I moved (yes, again!). The funny part is that I hate moving, yet I've done it twice in the last four months.

Never a dull moment.

This move was a very good one, though. I am now free of the spider kingdom, no longer awaiting rats that were destined to enter the area under my sink and have interrupted my last alley drug deal.

To say I am relieved is an understatement.

My writing has taken a back seat to my day job and dealing with feelings of being unsafe in my own apartment. It was a good learning experience, but I'm glad to be living in a much better (and safer) area now.

The spiders and rats will have to carry on without me.

I have begun work on the third book in the Love in the Air Trilogy. When that is finished, I will write the third, and final, sequel to the Embracing Love Trilogy. I am very sad at the thought. Courtney, Meg and Purity feel like old friends. I may not be ready to let them go just yet.

As June waits to greet us, I pray mid-year blessings find you breathing deeply and feeling a sense of peace flooding your soul. If not peace, at least a few moments to sit quietly and allow tranquility to rest upon you.

Be well and keep reading!

This is not an April Fools joke!

Posted by Merri Hiatt on April 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Enter to win a FREE paperback copy of When Love's Gone Country April 1-21 at Goodreads.

Linky goodness:

WHEN LOVE'S GONE COUNTRY (Sequel two of the Embracing Love Trilogy)
A two-week trip to a working ranch has everyone excited to learn about ranchin' and wranglin'. When they arrive, the ranch is not what they expected. Meg summed it up best: "This doesn't look like the brochure." A mysterious hot springs, poisoned water, a trip to Moon Spirit Lodge and issues from Jacob's past make for a vacation to remember.

When Love's Gone Country can be read as a standalone book or after reading the Embracing Love Trilogy.

Good luck! And watch out for pranksters today. :D



When Love's Gone Country

Posted by Merri Hiatt on March 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

When Love's Gone Country is available now exclusively at Amazon in e-book format. Here's a link:

Thank you for your patience. I had intended to have both sequels to the Embracing Love Trilogy completed in 2012. The best laid plans...

I am excited to have the e-book available now. The paperback should be available within the next two weeks.



March Madness & Mayhem!

Posted by Merri Hiatt on March 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

March is chock full of excitement already!

First, the paperback version of Runway Romance is now available through online retailers.

Second, I'm almost done with edits for When Love's Gone Country! It will be available at Amazon in a few days!

Third, you can enter a giveaway at Goodreads through March 22nd to win a free paperback copy of Runway Romance. Here's a link:

And finally, it's the deal of the century!! 50% off all my novels and omnibus' at Smashwords March 3-9, 2013. E-books are available in many formats for the various types of e-readers (Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc.).

 If you've never spent time at Smashwords, you're missing out! When you purchase a title, you have access to all the formats forevermore. They are also one of the few sales channels who allow titles to be listed free indefinitely!

 The link below lists my titles at Smashwords, but do look around the site. You may find your next favorite author there.

 Remember, e-books are not 50% off until March 3rd. Titles I have listed at $.99 are not included in the sale.

 Use code REW50 when checking out to receive the 50% discount.

Happy March!!!!!

Runway Romance is rolling onto the tarmac!

Posted by Merri Hiatt on January 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Runway Romance, Book one of the Love in the Air Trilogy is rolling onto the tarmac! Available excusively at Amazon in e-book format for the next ninety days (then available through all sales channels).

Join Jenny, Kate and Patricia, three flight attendants who share a home, as well as the skies, as they search for Mr. Right, instead of Mr. Right Now.

Runway Romance finds Jenny Collins experiencing a near hit-and-run with a baggage truck. While she escaped harm, her heart took a hit when her eyes met Richard Novatney's. As they learn more about each other, memories and actions from the past find themselves encroaching on their future together.

I hope you'll check out Runway Romance and enjoy the entire trilogy.

I am currently working on Sequel two of the Embracing Love Trilogy! I haven't forgotten about Courtney, Meg and Purity! They are currently at Moon Spirit Lodge on their way to Double Y Ranch. Even Diego's coming along!


Moving! Ugh!

Posted by Merri Hiatt on January 7, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year!

Mine is starting with a move and I'm feeling overwhelmed. Actually, that's an understatement. Boxes being packed, details to take care of, money to scrape up to pay for things I hadn't even thought about before deciding to move. Does it ever end? Say yes, please! :D

The biggest annoyance? Limited internet access. I am having serious withdrawals. I had no idea how much time I spent on the internet doing research for books, writing on message boards and, let's be honest, looking at Pinterest photos. What did we ever do without unlimited access to the world via all our electronics?

Sorry I've been so sporadic lately. When I get settled, you can be sure writing will be at the top of my list. I'm almost finished with a first draft of Runway Romance, Book one of the Love in the Air Trilogy. I'm beyond excited for this release!! Then, it will be a trip back to write Sequel two of the Embracing Love Trilogy, When Love's Gone Country. I've been having some wonderful dreams about story lines, so be sure and stay tuned!

Wishing you all a year of new adventures, good health and lovely surprises.


Joyous Christmas!

Posted by Merri Hiatt on December 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Christmas Joy and Blessings of the Season!

I'm always amazed at the way time seems to speed up around the holidays. I know it doesn't really tick by any faster, but it sure feels that way.

I wish you and yours a delightful holiday and a time of rejuvenation, a bit of rest, and eyes of wonder.

All my best,


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