Sometimes You Just Have To Go Dark…

Announcing DARK OPS: Unsanctioned – The Lawson Vampire Missions, a special 3-chapbook set complete with a beautiful slipcase from UK publisher Ghostwriter Publications. In this special set, you’ll read three never-before-seen missions where Lawson is forced to operate off-the-books and without approval from the Council. These are Dark Ops, the kind that can get him killed…but sometimes, you just have no choice.

Book 1: The Cairo Connection brings Lawson to the Middle East at the request of his old mentor Zero to help track down a vampire acting as moneyman for various terror groups. But why hasn’t he been sanctioned by the Council before? A startling revelation means more heat than just the weather in this sizzling foray.

Book 2: A Forced Disappearance pushes Lawson to the edge of his operational ability when he’s asked by the Lycanthrope Elder Belladonna to find her missing protegee Monk. The trail leads Lawson exactly where he least expects it – back to his own people – and more shadowy conspiracy than he can stomach.

Book 3: Canary Trap sees Lawson getting himself declared Rogue in order to flush out a leak within the Fixer service. Now with all active Fixers looking to put a bullet in him, he’s got 24 hours to find the traitor before his former friends find him first.

3 chapbooks all bound with their own gorgeous cover surrounded by the beautiful slipcase seen above. This collection will be published in April 2010 and costs just 4.99 in British pounds, which equals about $7.81 – it’s a great deal and the order page will be going up very soon.

THE MADAGASCAR MATTER – A New Serialized Lawson Adventure!

In 2006, I was the first professional author to partner with and write a serialized fiction piece for them over the course of one month. THE COURIER found thousands of readers and new fans for Lawson. Now, I’m extending the excitement from one month to one year! I’ve spoken about this exciting tale for some time now, and here at last is your chance to get THE MADAGASCAR MATTER, a brand new serialized Lawson Vampire adventure!

A nefarious plan for genocide.

An enemy every bit his equal.

An outcome he could never imagine.

In the dense jungles and high savannahs of the island nation of Madagascar, Lawson and his former mentor Zero must track down a rogue Fixer intent on unleashing a plot that will forever upset the Balance itself between humans and vampires. Amid the sweltering heat and humidity, Lawson and Zero must contend with lethal predators, betrayal, and a sinister evil thought dead for over three decades.

Journey back to the early 1980s with Lawson, on a mission that helped establish his reputation as the ultimate Fixer operative.

The adventure starts in January 2010 – one chapter each week throughout the year – one amazing event. Exclusively from Jon F. Merz, delivered direct to your email, Kindle, or smart phone.

Secure your copy now by ordering below – the adventure begins in a few short weeks!

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Catching Up…

Been so freakin’ busy lately, I haven’t had much time to update the blog here (which seems to be the trend – I’m away for a while and then rush to fill you all in on the happenings)…so here we go:

1. THE FIXER’s first teaser is showing up in a bunch of places on the ‘Net, which is very cool. The crew is hard at work doing post-production on teaser two, which will be very different from teaser one. How different? How about more cast, dialog, a few scenes, length – that sort of stuff. It’s a lot more to sink your teeth into (forgive the pun or don’t, lol) and get a handle on where we want the show to go. Just remember, this ain’t your standard woe-is-me-I’m-immortal-and-confused vampire crap that populates pretty much everything today. THE FIXER is hardboiled, violent, and sexy. Just the way I like it, dammit.

2. Word from the folks at Blackbetty GmbH in Vienna is that HELLstalkers, which I’m writing with my bud Joe Nassise, should be rolling out soon for both cell phone users on the Vodafone and Verizon networks. There have been some technical issues as they iron out everything but things should start rocking soon enough. There’s been some interest in doing a print deal for the series as well. Plus, a number of other countries seem to be interested in digital rights. With the holidays closing in, I don’t know if we’ll actually get a deal before early January, but you never know.

3. I’m still working on the remaining pages for my website – which includes fully integrating this blog with it. As you might have noticed, it’s actually hosted at the site, but isn’t quite customized to my liking. We’ll be taking care of that thanks to my web guru, Nick (who just launched his own site at so if you’ve got some work, he’s the man!). In 2010, we’ll start getting some videos up for the Ninjutsu sections that focus on self-protection. I’ll probably get my 5th degree black belt test up there at some point, although you can already see that over on Youtube if you’re interested in checking it out.

4. 2010 is going to be insanely busy. We’re slotted to film the pilot in January + thirteen additional episodes – and then get to the business of selling that bad boy, I’ve got to finish the first manuscript for the boy’s adventure series I’m working on, got another Lawson novel to get cranking on, HELLstalkers, and a bunch of other commitments I can’t really disclose right now. I’m supposed to head over to Japan for more training in the Spring, which would be awesome. So yeah, a lot on the plate. And I love it…

5. Still drumming up more fans for THE FIXER fan page over on Facebook so come on over and become a fan!

I’ll have another post before the holidays, so stay tuned. Hope you’re all doing well!