Mercy Loomis

Biography

Mercy Loomis grew up in a haunted house, and has had quite enough of ghosts for one lifetime, thank you. Though she now lives in a 150-year-old house, it is remarkably ghost-free. (That, or they’re staying on the down-low. She doesn’t care which.)
Mercy finished writing her first vampire novel when she was in middle school, and hasn’t stopped writing about them since. She loves stories about the paranormal because monsters are scary, but less scary than real people. Or at least less depressing.
Mercy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison one class short of an accidental certificate in Folklore. She credits her love of mythology to her mom reading Greek myths as bedtime stories, and her love of fantastical adventure stories to watching cheesy movies with her dad. Her love of history (and coffee!) is completely her husband’s fault, but she doesn’t know who’s to blame for the fascination with physics.
She guesses that hanging out with Dad while he butchered deer also had an effect on her character, but exactly what effect, she leaves up to the reader.
See what Mercy’s up to and find links to her other work at www.mercyloomis.com.

Where to find Mercy Loomis online


Books

Christmas Presents: a Short Story of Gay Romance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
December, 1998. Robbie Barnes loves being a soldier, but the Army is a jealous mistress. Living with the fear of being outed as gay has put Robbie’s love life on the shelf. But when fellow soldier and best buddy Chi invites Robbie to come stay with him in Hawaii over Christmas, Robbie discovers he and Chi have more in common than Robbie realized. Contains explicit sex.
Dreams of the Mythos: Five Lovecraftian Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
These five tales of Lovecraftian weird fiction might keep you up past your bedtime. Includes SUCCOR THE CHILD, THE THING IN THE WATER, THE BOOGEYMAN (exclusively available in this anthology), THE GRANARY ANGEL, and THE BROADCAST OUT OF TIME.
The Broadcast Out of Time: a Lovecraftian Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A live Christmas old-time radio broadcast is interrupted when the studio is invaded by a weird green mist.
Other Men: Five Tales of Erotic Gay Urban Fantasy (Aether Vitalis)
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Skinshifters, doppelgangers, gargoyles, vampires, mages, aethermancers…these men are definitely other. Four short stories and one novella explore what happens when other men love other men. Includes CRY WOLF, THE HOUSE THAT PIP BUILT, SET IN STONE, DISOBEDIENCE, and THE SKINNED MAN. Contains explicit sex.
The Skinned Man: an Aether Vitalis Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,160. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Eddie Mixon isn’t your average private investigator. He’s also an aethermancer, able to manipulate the semi-physical substance that carries magical energy. A mysterious woman hires Eddie to retrieve a magical item from the aether, but in order to get it he’ll need the help of his old flame, Joe Conrad. The darkest secrets from Eddie’s past are coming back to haunt him—literally. Explicit sex.
The Granary Angel: a Lovecraftian Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Steffi works on a nighttime graveyard tour in Boston. Recently she’s become obsessed with the statue of an angel at the Granary Burying Ground. The problem: there are no angel statues in that graveyard…and the angel no one else can see appears to be equally obsessed with Steffi.
Play and Obey: Ten Erotic Tales (Just for Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,040. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Ten kinky short stories are just waiting to play. Won’t you join them? Includes FLOGGERS LAST LONGER THAN FLOWERS, PIT STOP, WHEN THE BOUGH RAKES, GOOD NEIGHBORS, BOUND BEHIND GLASS, THE SUB FAIRY, WHEN IN ROME, ENCORE, HUSBAND’S LITTLE HELPER, and CARE PACKAGES. Contains explicit sex.
Kink On Command: Five Erotic D&s Tales (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,510. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
These five Just For Kinks short stories of dominance and submission will leave you begging for more. Contains explicit sex. Includes THE SUB FAIRY, WHEN IN ROME, ENCORE, HUSBAND'S LITTLE HELPER, and CARE PACKAGES.
What I Want: Five Kinky Tales (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
The characters in these five Just For Kinks short stories don’t shy away from what they want. Contains explicit sex. Includes FLOGGERS LAST LONGER THAN FLOWERS, PIT STOP, WHEN THE BOUGH RAKES, GOOD NEIGHBORS, and BOUND BEHIND GLASS.
Nine Nights in Haiti: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In Haiti, the newly dead have nine days to make their goodbyes before the psychopomp Baron Samedi escorts them to their final reward. So when the ghost of a foreigner witnesses the raising of a zombie, he knows there isn’t a moment to lose. Can he figure out how to hijack a soulless body before the loa comes for him?
A Taste of Mercy: Five Erotic Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
An erotic miscellany of five short stories sure to leave you hungry for more! Contains the short stories "Empusa" (kinky paranormal historical), "The Power That Dreams Have" (paranormal historical) "The Princess and Peony" (kinky fairy tale), "A Kiss Before Coffee" (contemporary paranormal) and "Geargirl" (cyberpunk).
The Twelve Huntsmen: a Short Fairy Tale (Grimm as it Should've Been)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
(5.00)
Fairy tales for the modern reader. When Princess Cyrene’s engagement to Prince Roland is derailed by Roland’s father, it’s up to Cyrene to win Roland back. Disguised as hunstmen, she and her eleven handmaidens join Roland’s household in order to discover whether his love was ever true. But just how far is Cyrene prepared to go to get her happy ending?
Bound Behind Glass: an Erotic Short Story (Just for Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Talia’s done kinky role-playing before, but she’s never had sex in public—and certainly not in front of a crowd of strangers. But when she’s hired to demonstrate her friend’s sex machine at a private kink party, she discovers a brand new kink of her own…and utter subjugation under the hands at the machine’s controls. Contains explicit sex.
Disobedience: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal
The vampire Giordan is a dominant, sadistic lover—everything David wants in a master. But when Giordan sets David to seduce shy, sweet Mikala, will David be able—or willing—to obey his master’s orders? Contains explicit sex.
The Once and Future Poet: Essays on 25 Years of Poetry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,960. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
Join Mercy Loomis, author of Scent and Shadow and Demon's Asylum, as she examines friendship, bullying, school, young love, loss, the craft (or lack thereof) of writing, the true meaning of Christmas, and--of course--horses and vampires via essays on the poems she wrote growing up, covering twenty-five years between 1985 (age eight) and 2010 (age thirty-three).
The Thing in the Water: a Lovecraftian Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(2.00)
Even a Caribbean cruise can't distract artist Daniel Bradshaw from his pending divorce. Then he meets Cliff. The old man’s interest in Daniel’s art is a much-needed ego boost, and Cliff even charms Daniel's worrywart sister and her uncouth husband. In short, Cliff seems like a godsend…and he is. Just not the god any of them expected.
Care Packages: an Erotic Short Story (Just for Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Shayla hates being sent to this conference every year—especially because it means she won’t be available for her mistress, Tamika. But Tamika isn’t going to let a little distance stop her from keeping her submissive in line, courtesy of a very special care package. Contains explicit sex.
Cry Wolf: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
When a large, bold wolf starts appearing outside the fence while Wil’s guarding his flock, the only person who believes him is the girl everyone expects Wil to marry. But Wil doesn’t want to marry any girl—he’s much more interested in the men. And as it turns out, so is the wolf… Contains explicit sex.
When in Rome: an Erotic Short Story (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Kimbra had never questioned her heterosexuality until she accidently walked in on her roommates. Since then, she hasn’t been able to get the images of dominant Myriah and submissive Suzi out of her mind. When the three girls decide to take a Vegas vacation together, little does Kimbra suspect that Myriah and Suzi are about to take matters into their own hands. Contains explicit sex.
Night's Acolyte: an Aether Vitalis Novella
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,540. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
All vampires start out as mortals. Gabriel Chapel was no different. Gaul, 78 BC. When chance leaves him on the road after dark, Gabrielus Avidiacus is brutally transformed by a blood-drinking demon. As he struggles to learn about his demonic nature, he also seeks a higher purpose. What he finds will set him on the path to becoming one of the most successful vampires the world has ever known.
Succor the Child: a Lovecraftian Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00)
After viewing a sixth-grader's bizarre chalk drawing, one impressionable townsperson begins to see more than just childish scrawls, and curiosity about the drawing's subject becomes an all-consuming obsession—literally. Originally published in The Big Book of Bizarro, ed. Rich Bottles Jr and Gary Lee Vincent. Bridgeport, WV. Burning Bulb Publishing, 2011.
Husband's Little Helper: an Erotic Short Story (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Samantha and Ron's 1950s-ish life style strikes some as misogynistic, but for them it's about more than just sexual thrills. Contains explicit sex.
Demon's Asylum: an Aether Vitalis Novella
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,140. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
London, 1794. When a truth spell and a conspiracy land George Wickham in Bedlam asylum, he finds an unlikely ally and lover in vampire Thomas Thornton. But even as the plot against him takes a sinister turn, Wickham begins to wonder which poses the greater danger: the unknown person who had him committed, or the demon he's falling in love with. Contains explicit sex.
A Kiss Before Coffee: an Erotic Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
When Karen is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, she travels to the ruined Asclepion on the Greek island of Kos with a vague idea of leaving an offering for the god of healing and gets the chance to make her petition in person. Contains explicit sex. Originally published in Rendezvous. League City, TX: Passionate Pens/Twin Trinity Media, 2011. Also avail. in A Taste of Mercy (Rookery Creek Media).
When the Bough Rakes: an Erotic Short Story (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Dillon's a solitary masochist with who's found a unique solution to his needs—a pine grove in a windy valley on his parents' property. But when Dillon comes home for his first visit since starting college, his secret is discovered by a handsome new neighbor. Contains adult situations.
Geargirl: An Erotic Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
Briony is a cyberpunk mercenary longing for a little personal action, but dating your coworkers is just a nonstarter. Fortunately for her, the autopilot in her vehicle has other plans. Contains explicit sex. Originally published in Sex Toy Stories: Erotic Tales of Naughty Play, ed. Lori Perkins. Beverly, MA: Ravenous Romance, 2010. Also available in A Taste of Mercy (Rookery Creek Media, 2013.)
I Burn For You: an Erotic Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
(4.33)
Jake has never taken Kary seriously—in his mind, she's still his little sister's best friend. So when Jake discovers Kary's a witch, he doesn't take that seriously either, and dares her to put a love spell on him. But Kary's been waiting for this opportunity, and Jake gets a firsthand lesson on why it's dangerous to taunt a witch. Especially a sexy witch. Contains explicit sex.
The Sub Fairy: an Erotic Short Story (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Love, honor, and obey. Especially obey. Married bliss gets a kinky twist when one woman finds the courage to ask her husband to be her dom. Can dominance and submission find a place in their life? Contains explicit sex. Originally published in Please, Sir: Erotic Stories of Female Submission, ed. Rachel Kramer Bussel. Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press, 2010.
The House That Pip Built: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
College freshman Caleb wants desperately to be in the same fraternity as his longtime crush, Evan. Will he be able to spend enough time in a haunted house to get his wish? Contains explicit sex. Originally published in Taste Test: Scared Stiff. Round Rock, TX: Torquere Press, 2009.
Set in Stone: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jon's dreams of the primordial Nexus have become all too real. When Jon meets gargoyle and Nexus guardian Tamal, Jon learns that not only is the Nexus real, he might be able to stay permanently. But it's Tamal's job to keep squishy, vulnerable humans like Jon safe. Can Jon convince Tamal he has what it takes to survive? Contains sexual situations.
Encore: an Erotic Short Story (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
All Derrick wants is a nice subby roadie girl, but when bandmate Nate is willing to give BDSM a try, the guys discover a new favorite rainy-day activity. Contains explicit sex. Originally published in Taste Test: Rainy Days and Mondays. Round Rock, TX: Torquere Press, 2010.
The Princess and Peony: an Adult Short Fairy Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
A princess and her maid conspire to create the bruised and sleepless effects of a pea in the bedding with the help of the maid's flogger. Contains sexual situations. Originally published in Like a Thorn: An Anthology of BDSM Fairy Tales, ed. Cecilia Tan and Sarah Desautels.Cambridge, MA: Circlet Press, 2009. Also available in A Taste of Mercy (Rookery Creek Media, 2013.)
The Power That Dreams Have: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Sophia of Athens is contentedly obsessed with her dreams of the daimon Empusa, though she knows Empusa is killing her slowly. But as the army of Xerxes advances on Athens, Sophia is in greater danger than she realizes. Contains explicit sex. Originally published in Vamps, ed. KIL Kenney. Round Rock, TX: Torquere Press, 2009. Also available in A Taste of Mercy (Rookery Creek Media, 2013.)
Empusa: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Ancient
Empusa is a Greek daimon whose lovers usually don't live to tell the tale. She makes an exception for a trio of humans caught in a tangle of love spells, but there is always a price to be paid... Contains explicit sex. Originally published in Bite Me, ed. KIL Kenney. Round Rock, TX: Torquere Press, 2009. Also available in A Taste of Mercy (Rookery Creek Media, 2013.)
Floggers Last Longer Than Flowers: an Erotic Short Story (Just For Kinks)
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Series: Just For Kinks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
Galina's looking for a date with more backbone, but is she ready to submit completely when she meets up with sexy top Stefan? Contains explicit sex.
Not Quite Casper: an Aether Vitalis Short Story
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.50)
When Katie agrees to spend a month in a haunted house as part of a reality TV show, she doesn't realize that she'll be under the watchful eye of more than just the cameras. This ghost is just a little too friendly. Contains explicit sex.
A Wild Hunt: an Aether Vitalis Novella
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: Free! Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Like most skinshifters, Ariane Conant doesn't have much use for magic, but as a faerie, she knows it when she sees it. When she's sent to spy on a suspicious group of mages, Ariane uncovers a trio of magic thieves. Recognizing her classmate Kiran Eckhart among the thieves' victims, Ariane rushes to the rescue—and into a race to stop the mages from stealing Kiran's psychic powers forever.
Scent and Shadow: an Aether Vitalis Novel
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Series: Aether Vitalis. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,550. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.60)
No soulmates. No love triangles. No sparkles. For college student Amanda Bairns, nothing is more important than finally taking control of her life. But when the sexy, sociopathic vampire Gabriel Chapel forces her to drink his blood, Amanda has four weeks to discover which means more: her freedom and her humanity, or the power Gabriel offers.

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