Review: Mercy by Debra Anastasia @Debra_Anastasia

Review: Mercy by Debra Anastasia @Debra_AnastasiaMercy by Debra Anastasia
on August 20, 2017
Genres: Dark Romance
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He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn’t keep him from coming out.

My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.

My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her.

I need to keep you safe, because your bravery kept me alive.

Never judge a book by it’s cover. Never judge a man by his ink. This man has a lot of ink, and is a whole lot of broken. Mercy by Debra Anastasia is gritty story about actions and repercussions.  A tale about the things we tell ourselves, and how we deal with our demons. A story about an undying love, and acceptance of not only each other, but ourselves.

Fenix “Mercy” isn’t a good man. He’s been in love with Rebecca “Becca” since he was a child, except she has no idea. An unconventional love story with a slow build, takes your heart through all of the emotions. There was something about Nix for me, something about him called to me and I fell for him. It’s no secret I love a broken hero, and this one hit me hard. I was all over the place with him emotionally, and my heart broke for him on so many levels. The abuse may have been at the hand of his father to begin with, but it continued to be self inflicted. His absolution coming in the form of a waitress with a penchant for stuffed animals, and sometimes, your guardian angel isn’t an angel at all.

Sweet girl, I’m covered in ink. I’m broken. Things happened to make me this way. I have trouble being with myself, so I can’t imagine that anyone else would want to spend time here.


He taught me to kill. And I’ll kill for her.

About Debra Anastasia

There are a lot of eyes in Debra Anastasia’s house in Maryland. First, her own creepy peepers are there, staring at her computer screen. She’s made two more sets of eyes with her body, and the kids they belong to are amazing. The poor husband is still looking at her after 17 years of marriage. At least he likes to laugh. Then the freaking dogs are looking at her—six eyeballs altogether, though the old dog is blind. And the cat watches her too, mostly while knocking stuff off the counter and doing that internal kitty laugh when Deb can’t catch the items fast enough.

In between taking care of everything those eyes involve, Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there’s no paper and pen around. In all of the lies she writes hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

Debra is eternally grateful to Omnific Publishing, which has now published five of her books: two in the Seraphim Series and three in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, as well as her novella, Late Night with Andres. That one is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!)

You can find her at and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared…

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