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Stopping in to say hello!

Hey all!

Just stopping in to say hello and give you a little update on what’s going on in Merel’s world today! XD

My book schedule is a little behind, but I’m still planning on releasing the Second Sacred Omegas Book, Oriah, my Sci-Fi Reverse Harem Omegaverse ‘The Alpha’s Empress’, and the first book in Moira’s werewolf series this year (name still in progress), at the very least. ^.^


I’ve set up a patreon and ko-fi with similar membership levels to offer exclusive experiences and merch to fans who want to subscribe. Be sure to take a peek and join the ‘club’ for fun perks that will start appearing next month (September). ❤

https://www.patreon.com/merelpierce

https://ko-fi.com/merelpierce


In other news, I’ve been working like crazy building habitats for quail and chickens, which I’m taking on as a side business on our farm. I love working with animals, and I’m closing in on the two year anniversary of working for myself, and I’m missing working in the animal healthcare field. So now? Baby birbs everywhere! It’s going to be an adventure. I haven’t had poultry of my own in years, and I’m looking forward to it. Be prepared for gratuitous chicken and quail photos.

I have a lot of things planned for the next few months, so stay tuned!

Publications and Preorder News!

Hey guys! I’m a little behind, but what’s new, right? 😀 I come bearing news though!

First, I am so excited to be hosting this anthology, as well as writing alongside these amazing authors. Seriously, check out this line up guys ->

In a decaying universe, one fact remains… Alphas rule all.

This collection of 13 Omegaverse romances will transport you to gritty dystopian worlds full of violence and pleasure, where Alphas and Omegas engage in a primal dance for control.

Brought to you by an amazing cast of Omegaverse authors, this collection is bound to leave you panting for more.

Featuring Stories By:

Nora Ash
Alison Aimes
L.V. Lane
Anna Fury
V.T. Bonds
E J Frost
Hannah Haze
Flora Quincy
Merel Pierce
Raevyn London
Opal Fairchild
Marlowe Roy
D.E. Chapman

We are releasing in October, but preorders are open now on all retailers.

I’m a little behind on this announcement as well, but I’ve released the first novella in my new Bitter Root Universe, which is where my paranormal and supernatural creatures will live (Including Moira and her pack for fans of the shorts I’ve written in that werewolf world).

This first release is titled Longing, and it’s a spicy/sweet werewolf dark romance.

When Greer inherits a cabin from an estranged uncle, she isn’t sure what she’ll find.

She expects a messy bachelor pad, not a werewolf tenant.

He’s terrifying and primal, and definitely wants to eat her up… In more ways than one.

She knows she should resist, but what if his seduction proves too carnal to deny?

And if she gives in, how will she overcome the challenges of living with a monster for a boyfriend?

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Longing is a side novella in the brand new Paranormal Universe of Bitter Root.

Currently, you can purchase this book directly through our publishing website for a limited time. The website exclusive features illustrations (some naughty) that will not be present in later releases.

You can purchase the exclusive illustrated ebook here ->

You can also preorder a special limited edition illustrated paperback of Longing Directly through our website here ->

And if you’re waiting for it to come to Amazon, you can preorder it there as well, though it won’t go to KU until the exclusives come down from the website.

The first full length book in the series featuring Moira and her werewolf pack’s origin story will release toward the end of the year, so keep an eye out!

As far as other news…

I’m in the process of writing my Sci-Fi Omegaverse, The Alpha’s Empress, along with writing Oriah, the second book in my Sacred Omega series. Both books are due to publish in just a few months.

I have a secret cowrite project on the books for you at the end of the year as well, but we’re not quite ready to announce that yet. But… Stay tuned!

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Publication Updates

Hey guys! Life has been insane the last year! So many big changes!

It’s been a while since I’ve done an update, so here we go! It’s a long one, so strap in! ❤

1st, publication schedule! This is my proposed publication schedule for the rest of 2022. I’ll go through each of these projects with you below in case you aren’t familiar.

The first publication for the year was Always, Alpha, which is the third and final novella in my BDSM Sweet Omegaverse Series, His Willing Omega. In April, I released all three novellas together.

Next on the project list is Longing, which is the first official book in my werewolf universe called Bitter Root. You might have read a short in my blog titled ‘A Little Encouragement‘, or my short story ‘An Alpha for the Pack‘ in the 2021 anthology titled Monsters After Dark. Both of these pieces relate to the Bitter Root werewolves as well, and give you glimpses at the book to come. But Longing is a separate side couple, M/F with a HEA. It will be released through Reticent Desire Publications website first, with exclusive images that will not be featured once it’s released on Amazon. Here’s the cover and blurb ->

When Greer inherits a cabin from an estranged uncle, she isn’t sure what she’ll find.

She expects a messy bachelor pad, not a werewolf tenant.

He’s terrifying and primal, and definitely wants to eat her up… In more ways than one.

She knows she should resist, but what if his seduction proves too carnal to deny?

And if she gives in, how will she overcome the challenges of living with a monster for a boyfriend?

Next up, we have my first full length Sci-Fi Omegaverse, The Alpha’s Empress. This book has all kinds of firsts for me, and some firsts for the genre as well, I believe. I’m very excited to see how you all feel about it! I’m still waiting on the cover, so we don’t have a blurb up yet, but hopefully it will be soon. This story will follow the story of an Omega Empress who was raised by aliens of another species, and has no knowledge of her own people or status as an Omega until an Ambassador from a ship full of Alpha soldiers arrives and throws everything into a tailspin. I think you’ll be surprised and pleased at the unexpected twists and turns this one takes!

Next on the List is the first official FULL length novel in the Bitter Root werewolves series. The title is still in the works, but this book will explain how Moira got sucked into the Brande defense project and working with the werewolves, as well as the trials and tribulations that go with dealing with a pack of angsty males. We may not meet Joseph (from An Alpha for the Pack) in this first installment, but this will be a series, and he’s definitely coming! This book will focus more on her relationship with the other pack members.

Next, is the long awaited second full length novel in my series The Sacred Omegas. This book will focus on our newest heroine, Oriah. You guys… I can’t wait for you to meet her. She’s been through hell, and she’s come out just as vicious and capable of violence as any Alpha. The chemistry she and our Hero Ilya have is just :chef’s kiss: Here’s the cover and blurb ->

The Sacred Omega always knows…

Oriah lives in a world of misery and pain. Her alpha has been murdered and she has been enslaved, all in service of augmenting her gift.

Truth. Lie.

From her lips to the devil’s ears, those words define her every waking moment and have cost more lives than she can count.

With no possibility of freedom, Oriah has lost hope.

Ilya’s arrival changes everything.

Seizing her one chance at freedom, Oriah unleashes hell, dragging her unwitting rescuer along for the ride.
But in the aftermath, at his mercy, will she find the relief she’s longed for, or be shackled to a villain worse than the one she’s escaped?

Next up, is an AMAZING Anthology that we are hosting at Reticent Desire Publications, called Ruled by the Alpha. This Antho features authors like Nora Ash, L.V. Lane, Alison Aimes, and so, so many more! It’s a dystopian themed Omegaverse anthology, and it’s bound to be stellar!

Lastly, I have a secret cowrite project that I’m working on for end of year. It will be a dark and gritty Omegaverse romance, but that’s all I can tell you guys for now!

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That does it for the book updates, but for those of you who are interested, let me fill you in on what else is going on around here!

I’ve been doing book covers and render art for a bit over a year now, and absolutely love it. These services can be found on my new site, merel pierce designs. I will continue to do these services over the next year, and add in candle making services for authors looking for swag. Currently, I create book covers, character art, asset art, sticker designs, and much, much more.

Additionally, I’ve decided to start my long term plan of starting a farm. I have 17+ years of animal care experience and lifelong farm experience. I’m starting this journey small at current, with candle making, jam and jelly making, produce selling, and building a greenhouse to sell succulents and other plants next year. I also hope to be getting a chicken and quail house built by the end of the year to start my poultry program for selling chicks and eggs. My long term goal will also include Highland and other miniature cattle breeds.

So here’s to a busy and productive year! Thanks for sticking with me guys!

Joseph the Werewolf by Qaisan… Warning – Adult content ahead.

Hey guys ^.^ Just stopping in with a piece of art for you! I commissioned Qaisan over on twitter to make Joseph, my werewolf from the short story An Alpha for the Pack in the monster anthology I did with the Monsters, Demons, & Knotting gals.

Overall I’m super happy, especially considering this is the first non humanoid I’ve seen him do! It seems the exotic peen might have been too much because Joseph ended up with a normal one, but we’ll make due XD

Anyhow! Enjoy the snarly, sexy, muscled werewolf! My gift for you!

Squee! Isn’t he handsome? If you’d like to see more of the sexy work Qaisan does, you can find the page here ->

https://twitter.com/qai_san

Also, if you haven’t read the Monsters After Dark Anthology, you really should! With this fantastic line up, it really shouldn’t be missed.

Naughty Monster Pinup #4 Randy the Dragon. ADULT CONTENT AHEAD

Hey guys! It’s that time again! Another monster pinup is ahead! Are you excited? This time around we have a sexy, flashy boy named Randy…. And boy is he.

And the good stuff? Here it comes… Last warning! Adult content ahead!

Randy is just such a flashy guy! And those muscles! Woof. If you would like to bring him home, you can find him on a variety of merchandise in my redbubble store here ->

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/96199089

See you soon guys! Enjoy!

Naughty Monster Pinups… Boy #3 Ben the Minotaur… WARNING ADULT CONTENT AHEAD

Hey guys! It’s that time again! Another monster pinup is ahead! Are you excited? 😀 This boy has got a SWEET TOOTH, I’m telling you. You won’t want to miss it.

This is your last warning! Adult content ahead!

First, the censored version.

and now…. :holds breath: the uncensored glory that is Ben!

Is he not the cutest? You know you want to taste that donut! If you’d like to bring Ben, or any of the other monster boys home, you can find them on art and merch over at my redbubble store ->

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/94273106

Stay tuned for more naughty boys~

Naughty Monster Pinups… Boy #2 Braxton the Centaur… WARNING ADULT CONTENT AHEAD

Hey guys! It’s time for another naughty monster pinup boy. I’ll post the ‘safe’ version on Facebook, and link you back here to my blog where you can view the naughty boys in all their unabashed goodness. I’ll also link you to my Redbubble store, where I’ll have prints and stickers and other merch of the handsome boys available for grabs. If you like this series, show it some love with likes and shares on Facebook, or purchases on red bubble. Thanks!

First, the censored version. THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING. ADULT MATERIAL AHEAD, DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU ARE NOT OVER 18 YEARS OLD.

The second handsome bachelor in our series is Braxton the Centaur. What a sleek, handsome guy, eh? Keep scrolling for his uncensored shot.

and now…the goodness.

Such a confident guy.  If you want to bring him home with you, you can find him in my Redbubble store as prints/stickers, and more! ->

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/93524080

Keep an eye out for more monsters soon!

Naughty Monster Pin Up Series *ADULT CONTENT*

Hey everyone! So, to help my brain decompress over the next few weeks when I will be editing and prepping books for publication, I have decided to start a naughty monster art/render series for all you thirsty monster lovers. I’ll post the ‘safe’ version on Facebook, and link you back here to my blog where you can view the naughty boys in all their unabashed goodness. I’ll also link you to my Redbubble store, where I’ll have prints and stickers and other merch of the handsome boys available for grabs. If you like this series, show it some love with likes and shares on Facebook, or purchases on red bubble. Thanks!

First, the censored version. THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING. ADULT MATERIAL AHEAD, DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU ARE NOT OVER 18 YEARS OLD.

Our first handsome bachelor is Dixon the Werewolf. Dixon is a cheeky boy who is ready for a little company. What do you think, brave enough to give him a try? Keep scrolling for his uncensored shot ❤

and now…the goodness.

Is he not the sassiest? 😀 If you want to bring him home with you, you can find him in my Redbubble store as prints/stickers, and more! ->

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/93309054

Keep an eye out for more monsters soon!

PSA for people who say vets don’t care or just want to make money (Educational post, non-writing related)

Okay guys. Today I’m here to speak about a topic that’s very near and dear to my heart. Animal healthcare. This is not a writing related blog entry, but I hope it will be an educational one so please continue reading. It’s gonna be a long one though. ^.^

Many of you may not know this about me, but until December of 2020 when I quit to go full time as an author and publisher, I spent my entire adult life in animal healthcare. We’re talking from 2000-2020. Yeah.

My experience is mainly in clinic settings, but I have worked with wildlife and avian rescues, nutritionists, run a rescue, and much more over the years. In clinic I have done everything from cleaning kennels and working the front desk to diagnostics and assisting in surgeries and treatments. I have worked in numerous facilities, so please trust me when I say I know what I’m talking about.

So why am I telling you this? Because I have reached my limit of being able to tolerate seeing people say things like ‘vets are only out for your money’ and ‘vets don’t care about your pet or know anything’ when they clearly have no idea how hurtful and ignorant that statement is. What’s more, they couldn’t be more wrong. So I want to explain WHY neither of those things are true in a light that you might not have considered before.

Now bear with me on this. When someone goes to medical school to become a doctor they have an absolutely insurmountable amount of information to learn JUST to get the basics of healthcare under their belt before they graduate. While they are in school for a long time compared to many degrees, they still have a finite amount of time to learn those things and thus get basically the ‘condensed’ version of any subject.

Now, consider this. It takes anywhere from eight to fourteen years to become a doctor. It takes eight to ten to become a veterinarian. Here’s the thing… You aren’t just learning about one species in vet school, you’re learning about dozens. As you can imagine, the abbreviated courses relating to certain aspects of health are often even more abbreviated than with human medicine, which makes you kind of cock your head when you think about how many more species they have to learn about.

Why am I telling you this? Well, because you need to understand that a veterinarian is basically the equivalent of a general practitioner in human medicine. They have a grasp of the basics and can treat most common issues. HOWEVER. If your pet has a specific issue that is outside of the information they are familiar with or their experience, it might start getting a little more complicated to treat your patient. They might even recommend you go to a specialist. Are they doing it because they somehow benefit from it or because they are lazy? No. They are sending you to the specialist because said person has devoted their career entirely to one aspect of pet care, and have thus become familiar with quite a bit more knowledge than the average vet might have on the subject.

If you can’t or are unwilling to go to a specialist, treating your pet at the general practice can become more complicated. Why? Because your vet has to start trying to research potential causes for an issue they may not necessarily feel qualified to treat. Even when using peer research and connecting with other veterinarians, it may still take multiple tries to come up with a plan that works and shows improvement, and even that isn’t a guarantee. “Well why would they treat my pet if they don’t know what’s going to happen or if they don’t feel like they know what they are doing?” I’ll tell you why. Because you can’t afford to go to the specialist they feel can help you, or you won’t. They want your pet to get better, so they are going to try. And every time it doesn’t work they will want to try again because they WANT your pet better and feel helpless since their hands are tied and they can’t do anything about the fact that you aren’t going to see the person most qualified to address the issue.

While we’re on the subject, lets talk about pet nutrition because this is a sore spot for me too. This same above information applies to nutrition in clinic settings as well. Your vet only got the basics on pet health nutrition. In an ever changing market there are far too many variables for the average person to keep up with considering the numberless amounts of fads, diets, and tiktok professionals trying to tell people how they should be feeding their pets. They know what the scientific research done by companies trusted by the industry say. They know what the veterinarian research studies say. They know the basic components that are important both to make up your pets food and to avoid in your pets food. No, they aren’t trying to sell you veterinary diets because they get some sort of incentive for it. They don’t. The incentive is they don’t have to keep treating your pet for medical issues over and over that could have prevented with a food they KNOW will solve the issue.

And while we’re on the subject of nutrition, I need to tell you something you won’t like to hear. The internet is full of people who claim to know more than medical professionals and yet have no formal certificates or training to support their education on the matter of animal nutrition. No animal husbandry degrees, no independent programs, no relevant workplace experience. Why in the name of hell everyone has decided to listen to a bunch of strangers on the internet and not a medical professional that’s familiar with your animals actual medical history I will never know.

Are there trash diets on the market? Sure. There’s trash food in the grocery store too. Are certain foods more like eating Chinese takeaway than a salad? Yeah. But again, that doesn’t mean the food is wholly without nutrition and that it should be discounted all together.

NOT ALL KIBBLE IS TRASH AND IF YOU SAY IT IS YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.

Also, not all pets can be maintained on a homemade diet, and my experience in the field tells me that about eighty percent of people will NOT maintain the exacting standards of ingredients and supplements required to maintain a homemade diet because it is way more complicated than you think to get the full spectrum of their needs met. Home diets are labor intensive and judging by the lack of compliance with general feeding guidelines (people love to over feed their dogs despite repeated concerns being expressed for the pets obesity and exact guidelines being given or giving a pet who needs a prescription diet an over the counter diet then having to bring the pet in repeatedly for issues the food would have addressed if they stayed on it like they were told), compliance is likely to be low and the pet will be the one to pay. Please stop telling people to do this when you have no idea what the compliance rate and resources are like.

Nutrition is WAY more complicated than what ingredients are listed in what order on the label. Just because you don’t understand the formal name of an item on the list doesn’t make it a dangerous chemical. And marketing has been scaring you into believing words like ‘biproduct’ or ‘corn’ are the devil, when they aren’t. Biproduct does not mean trash devoid of nutritional content. Corn does not mean filler. These foods have a purpose and are incorporated into diet in a way that allows them to be processed efficiently by the pets body. Don’t get angry because your vet doesn’t sound keen on your trying some internet fad. They are trying to think about what’s best for your pet and a rando diet a so-called expert informed you was better than that ‘trash’ prescription diet designed to keep your cat from forming bladder stones has no scientific backing to show it’s effective so no, they are not going to tell you it’s okay to feed.

I have fed multiple types of kibble over the years, as well as prescription diets and homemade diets under the direction and suggestion of veterinarians. I’ve done extra curricular certifications in pet nutrition. I have seen for myself over twenty years what works and what doesn’t. If your vet recommends something, there’s a reason. If your vet tells you to avoid something, there is a reason. Please don’t discount what they say based on what some internet warrior says, especially if your vet has always been reliable and caring about your pets health before. It’s great to do research but you need to be objective and actually get into the meat of the scientific research about balance and ratios, not just read what a blogger has written on a site dedicated to a specific style of pet diets where all the people think the same.

Now lets skip to the next issue…. “They are only in it for the money.”

Do you have any concept of the amount of money it takes to run a business? Not only do they pay rent, utilities, insurance, payroll, etc., they have to purchase medical equipment that can range from four to five digit numbers and sometimes higher (thousands and thousands of dollars for radiograph machines, processing machines, ultrasound, surgery sweet lights, surgery tables, dental tables, dental machines, computers, anesthesia machines, sterilizing equipment, bloodwork machines, I could go on and on and on. Literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment alone. Equipment that constantly needs updated. Oh, and they also have to purchase inventory ahead so there are thousands of dollars of medications, medical supplies, foods, grooming, parasite control, and innumerable other medications that they have to keep in stock in multiple sizes at all times to make sure they can treat your pets without delay. There are licenses to maintain, there are kennels to create, vehicles to maintain (for large animal vets), and more things than I can even list. Just because they took an oath does not mean they can afford to care for your pet for free or at a loss of profit. Why? Because if they did, then they’d go out of business and no one would be there to provide care for your pet at all.

If you have an issue with what you plan to spend on your pet, then you need to be up front in advance about having a budget and needing to know each cost before your pet is treated so that you can make informed choices about how far you are willing to go to treat your pet (but please don’t ask them to call you while your dog is under anesthesia so you can decide if you want rotten teeth pulled or not. Your pet doesn’t need to sit around waiting under anesthesia for you to decide if it’s worth the money for you to take the bad teeth out that are making them miserable or not, just do it for god sake). Also understand that if they give you an estimate it’s just that, an estimate. They have no idea what their going to find when they get into your pets gut on an exploratory, or what kind of awful dental issues were revealed once they chipped away the years worth of tarter on your pets teeth. They have to charge you for treatments in order to be able to stay open and continue to provide them.

Please, for the love of god, STOP claiming they are only in it for the money. Please, stop claiming they don’t care. The veterinary healthcare field has one of the highest rates of suicide amongst it’s doctors, and the staff are known to suffer from depression and anxiety. It is an emotionally heart wrenching, and often thankless job where we (the entire staff) witness horrible injustice, abuse, neglect, heart breaking and unfair twists of fate, and the loss of beloved patients and friends on a daily basis, all while people try to make them feel guilty for needing to charge for the services. Believe me, if they could feed their families and still do it for free, they would. No one is in this field because of the glory. It’s a filthy often times undignified job where staff and vets work over sometimes late into the night, without lunch or breaks, just to make sure your pets are cared for.

Just food for thought.

Book Review – The Predictive: Deep Space Fringe Wars Series by L.V. Lane

Hey everyone! Back today with another book review for you. Two technically, since it’s a series. :X

Now, I’ve reviewed L.V. Lane here before. Most of us know her for her Omegaverse romance, though she’s also written some contemporary romance as well as this lovely sci-fi series. As a general rule, I’ll read pretty much anything she writes. Her style is easy to read and she has a gift for world building that borderlines on some sort of witchcraft or sorcery. It’s phenomenal!

So, The Predictive: Deep Space Fringe Wars series is a slight departure from her more well known romance-centric books, but no less enjoyable. These are the first two books in the series (sorry, won’t let me post the series page) –>


This series really doesn’t get the love it deserves. The characters are likable, relatable, and so easy to invest in! The backdrop of war and colonization gives tension to the story line which keeps you on edge and reading because you HAVE to know what happens next. She creates a world so rich in detail that you not only feel immersed in the action alongside the characters, you have no problem believing every bit of information you’re fed. It’s a fantastic sci-fi military storyline. I had no problem suspending disbelief and losing myself in this series.

Our hero and heroine are both imperfect but brave, and are given the opportunity not only for personal growth but relationship development as well. While romance isn’t the main focus, we do still find a bit of love here and there through this series and it softens the rough edges of the world just the right amount.

I really hate to say too much, I don’t want to give anything away. But! If you enjoy sci-fi, action adventure, military fiction, or even if you don’t, I definitely recommend you read this series. It’s another ballpark knock out for L.V. Lane as far as I’m concerned, and I can’t wait for the next book. I really can’t recommend this series enough.

If you’d like to keep up with L.V. Lane (and I’d highly recommend it) here’s her link tree for all her social media links –>

https://linktr.ee/authorlvlane?fbclid=IwAR2mV4ayaXo-vk2HEa9QrZYeqphTQ5UNMFcUwgCjkRa9eafn8AVDaZ6Zi5U