June 12, 2013

Book Blast: Endure by M.R. Merrick – Excerpt and Giveaway

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Wrapped in darkness and woven with defeat, every action Chase has taken since being exiled from the Circle has been met with a devastating response. Now he’s been burdened with a quest that seems impossible, and he needs to evolve into something more, something greater than he ever thought he could be.
Armed with magic, friendship, and an unbreakable will, Chase must build an army and find a weapon capable of defeating the ultimate evil. But he knows that nothing great comes without sacrifice. Blessed by the very gods who have abandoned him and carrying the fate of all the worlds on his shoulders, Chase Williams is about find out just how much one man can endure.

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Endure (The Protector #4) by M.R. Merrick
Publication Date:  June 5, 2013


Book #1, Exiled is currently FREE


I jerked up from the couch, but the repercussion that came with the motion made me curse. My chest heaved and sweat dripped down my face.

“Chase?” I heard a voice say, but it was groggy. I wasn’t quite in reality yet.

I cleared my throat and threw my legs over the edge of the couch. More pain came, but I didn’t care. I needed to touch the floor. I needed to ground myself.

“Chase, are you okay?” It was Rayna’s voice and she ran down the stairs.

I screamed as the scabbed over skin on my back tore open when I attempted to stand. I fell to the couch and beat my fists against the cushions as though that could alleviate the pain.

“Chase, hey…calm down.”

Rayna’s voice soothed me. She crouched in front of me and carefully touched my shoulder. Calming energy emanated off her body and soaked into mine. The adrenaline and pain faded, leaving an empty pit stirring inside me. I went completely still. The green cat eyes staring back at me had stolen my words and my breath. Swelling had formed under Rayna’s right eye and she looked tired, but she was as striking as ever.

“Are you okay?” she asked.



M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer, and author of Exiled, the first installment in The Protector Series. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he’s usually found at the computer, between a pair of headphones and in front of a large bowl of cereal.

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  1. Vivien

    Definitely Fire!! It’s so deadly, destructive and absolutely beautiful.

  2. Amy

    I am a Pisces – so I would chose water. This sounds like a great book. I love the cover!

  3. Erika

    Water, I just always believed I was most comfortable there! Thanks!

  4. Sherry J

    Do I have to choose,I would go with water.Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Kayla C

    Definitely water. I’ve always been a beach girl, and how sweet would it be to control the ocean??

  6. Valerie Rhodes

    I’d say water… as I’m not comfortable in it and it would totally take my fears away.

  7. Kamla L.

    I would pick Air. Air should be able to trump the other 3 elements, in theory at least.

  8. Filia Oktarina

    I would pick water, because i can’t stand with hot.

  9. Sherry J

    Fire would be my next choice.

  10. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    Its a hard choice to choose one of them. But I would actually choose the Fire element. For me Fire has quite a few uses that I could use for protection and survival. Not that the other elements don’t because each element has their own uses that will come in handy. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!!

  11. Sherry J

    Thanks for the chance to win.My next choice would be Earth.To be able to grow anything that I would need, to eat or tree’s for shade,would be awesome.

  12. Priscilla

    Earth, because you aren’t limited to one thing.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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