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About The Merciless I & II

Experience the terrfiying first two Merciless novels – the series MTV calls “Mean Girls meets “The Exorcist” – in one volume.

Sofia Flores should have known better.

In The Merciless, Sofia found herself friendless and lonely in a new school. She jumped at the chance to join pretty, popular Riley’s clique of good girls. They told her they needed Sofia’s help. Their former friend Brooklyn was going down a dark path and it was up to them to save her.

Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.

What happened that night changed Sofia. After, she was plagued by visions of blood and chains. Brooklyn’s screams. Her own narrow escape.

Sofia hoped for a fresh start and in The Merciless II, she got her wish. When her mother died, Sofia was sent to St. Mary’s, a Catholic boarding school where she planned to put her past behind her.

A new love named Jude looked like her chance at redemption. But when Sofia opened up to him about her past, Jude became convinced that they should find a way to save her soul…

The first two books in the Merciless series will have you up all night, wondering: Is there evil in all of us?

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Every Book Going On Sale in July 2017!

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