Merry Brooks


I should have been born on a Kansas plain, instead of which, I was born in the hills of Yorkshire many years ago. I am of Irish ancestry, and though my family emigrated in the early 20th century, I'm still proud of it, even if its pretty diluted by now.

I have a big fascination with history, which probably explains the time travel stories that I write. Being a flapper in the 20's would appeal to me no end, though I would miss the internet.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing again in 2000, the first time I'd written since I left school 26 years earlier! Looking back at them now, some of them are pretty awful, but I've improved a lot since then.
Equally, you could say I started writing these type of stories about 2009, a complete turn away from the robotisation stuff I mainly wrote before then. These are much more fun, it must be said.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, a total homage to Louise Brooks, with many of the character names either borrowed from her film roles, with a doff of the cap to OMD, who were the ones who got me interested in her, with 'Pandoras Box' in 1991. Mainly the video, but I have pinched a couple of lines from the song for story titles, including the latest one of course.
Oh, and a cameo for a very dear friend in Vermont
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Where to find Merry Brooks online

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The Things An Actress Has To Do For A Role
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Susan is up for a role, where a stay in a Psychiatric ward is involved, and some 'interesting' therapies used on her. As a keen method actress, Susan wants to know more about the wards, and the treatments. She finds out a lot more, though not quite as she planned to!
A Hollywood Happening
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Think of A Christmas Carol situation, but set in Hollywood. A woman gets to choose which life she wants to lead in the future, or maybe just stick with her own current one. 2 Famous names you should recognise, 1 I'm sure you won't! Oh, and lead their life as it was back then, or bring them to life in modern times. The choice is hers, I think? ;)
The Life And Times Of Belinda Nicholson, AKA Flapper Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action/Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Belinda Nicholson, superheroine? Well, strictly not, but her chemistry skills make her a challenging foe for the villains, in and around River City. And all this, in the 1920's, long before computers and the like made sleuthing so much easier. Oh, and she's a Flapper, she loves fun in her life. Sassy, modern for her era, and entertaining, what more can a girl provide?
When You Fail The Test Of Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Time travel, not possible, is it? But when Mary challenges Mark on the matter, he proves to her that it is. Unfortunately, he might be good at science, not so good at programming, and Mary ends up not quite where she expects to be. The meaning of a whole new life, or is that an old one comes out in this enchanting tale.
Of An Innocence Divine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,530. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Erotica » Historical/America
1920's New York, Lucienne Garnier arrives from France to go to college, knowing nothing about the flapper girls, and even less about alcohol! Fortunately for her, her cousin, and her friend know all about these things. The job she gets to pay her way through college, an interesting one, shall we say?
No Place Like Nome
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Time travel story set in Alaska A TV reporter gets to cover the 2009 Iditarod race, but things dont go quite as expected, in her dreams at least. Going back to a time before TV existed definitely isnt that!
It's Not Leaving Old Ireland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Time travel, romance story A visit to Boston for a Samhain ball should be a straightforward trip by plane. For Siobhan Donovan, that's not the way she gets to Boston, as she slips back through time. Strangely, something not around in the 1840's travels back with her, and makes it so much easier for her to become wealthy back then.

Smashwords book reviews by Merry Brooks

  • The Lustful Meme on July 06, 2013

    Why do I never find hotel rates like this, or indeed such interesting spas to relax in lol? Oh, and if you dont at least smile at the hotel/spa owners name, well... just dont start singing Hotel California, because you'll never get it out of your head, probably literally. Nice road journey story, even if they dont get that far down the road. Well worth reading, though I dont think you'll find this place on Expedia!