Thanks so much for stopping by my website. Allow me to take a moment or two to tell you about myself and what I do.
My name is Jon F. Merz. I’m an entertainer. I give people an escape from their daily lives – whether it’s for an hour, a few minutes, or days at a stretch.
Within the worlds that I’ve created over the course of more than two dozen novels, novellas, and countless short stories, you’ll find yourself whisked away to places that defy the conventional, straddle the realms that we cannot always see, and highlight the violent struggles of good versus evil. When you choose to lose yourself in the stories that I write, you’re buying a ticket on a nonstop thrill ride that lasts as long as you keep reading and then lingers for a long time afterward – or at least until you pick up my next book.
It’s my job to deliver fun, thrills, excitement, suspense, and the kind of characters you always wanted to meet but never knew how. It’s a job I love and one I take very seriously.
Because I love giving people an escape so much, I’m also producing several digital TV series with the help of one of my best friends, Jaime Hassett. Together, we’ve assembled a fantastic team of actors and crew and formed New Ronin Entertainment. We’re in the process of packaging several exciting series right now and will be filming throughout 2013.
Speaking of which, the best way to stay in contact with me is through my FREE newsletter. You can subscribe right now by putting your email address into the box below. My newsletter is full of things like news, free fiction, and more. I hope you sign up and become part of my loyal fan base – they happen to rock pretty awesomely!
The Lawson Vampire Series
Let’s face it: there are a LOT of vampire series out there. But none of them are like Lawson. My vampires aren’t undead; they’re a living race that has evolved in secret alongside humanity for generations. Lawson works as a Fixer – it’s his job to keep the existence of his race a secret and he does this by eliminating anything or anyone that threatens to expose that secret. He’s cynical, jaded, sarcastic, and conflicted. He’s also extremely lethal. I happen to think you’ll like him. A LOT. The series is always expanding, but for now, here are the adventures to-date: (blue covers are novels, green covers are novellas, and red covers are short stories)
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Here are just a few of the other things I’ve written – there are now plenty more series, including THE NINJA APPRENTICE and ZOMBIE RYU. Not shown here are the eleven installments I wrote in the international bestselling series ROGUE ANGEL for Harlequin/Gold Eagle. If you buy a Rogue Angel novel, check the copyright page and if says “Thanks to Jon F. Merz for his/her contribution to this work,” it means I wrote the whole thing.
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I’m a big ol’ fan-o-phile. I love my readers – without you I wouldn’t have a career and I make sure I talk to as many of you as I can. I’m not some recluse who spends all his time at the keyboard living in anonymity. I want to hear from you. I want to talk to you. I love answering questions. So below, you’ll find a list of places that I hang out. Check me out there and say hello.
In my past, I served with the US Air Force, did some government work, private sector protection stuff, and generally lived through some harrowing encounters. These days, I’m excited to be able to do what I love. I have a wonderful wife and two amazing sons. I’m also a lifelong martial artist with over 28 years of training in various styles including 22 years in my current style Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu/Ninjutsu. I’m fortunate to have one of the best teachers around – Mr. Mark Davis of the Boston Martial Arts Center and his instruction has saved my life numerous times.
That’s about it in a nutshell. I hope you have a great time reading my work. Don’t forget to stay in touch!