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Without Mercy

Updated: Apr 14

A historical Mystery Series by Libby Campbell



Blurb

When Mercy’s friends and family celebrate Christmas 1923, no one suspects it will be the last time they are all together.


The following spring, Mercy is murdered. Her death throws the Black Hen, the family guesthouse, into mayhem. The Hen, as it is known, caters to adults with unusual sexual preferences. Mercy’s three surviving daughters must protect the identities of the Hen’s select clientele. They must also cooperate with the police investigation.


When the murderer’s identity eludes the police, the daughters and their dominant, protective men start a covert investigation of their own.


Disclaimer: Each book in the Without Mercy series has a standalone love story, but the mystery builds throughout the series. It will be more satisfying if it is read in chronological order: Unbowed (prequel), Unseen (book 1), Unchosen (book 2), and Untamed (book 3).


Every book in this series includes sexual and erotic scenes, many of which feature spicy power exchanges. If such content is likely to offend you, please don't read this book



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Historical Mystery, Erotica, Romantic Suspense, Kindle Unlimited, 20th Century

 



 

Unbowed

Stand-Alone Prequel

Mercy Harris, a wealthy matriarch in failing health, guards a lifetime of confidences. Even as she welcomes friends and family into her home for Christmas 1923, she harbors a new secret.


As proprietor of the Black Hen, a guesthouse catering to adults with unconventional sexual appetites, she delivers the luxury and discretion essential to her clients’ enjoyment. Regular visitors think they know Mercy. They don’t.


This year, as her company decorates the house for the holiday, they whisper about the small changes in her. Enticed by their erotic comforts, they shed their worry about the formidable woman who seems destined to live forever.


When her guests are relaxed and mellow on Christmas Day, Mercy surprises them with a gift that will rock their world for years to come.


Disclaimer: Unbowed is a stand-alone prequel in the Without Mercy series. It contains sexual and erotic scenes, including spicy power exchanges. If that content is likely to offend you, please don't read this book.

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Unseen

Book One



Josie sees people’s secrets. Cal sees hers. He knows what she needs before she does.


​A murder at the Black Hen, a guesthouse catering to adults with unconventional sexual appetites, brings the police asking questions.


​Josie Cummins is already coping with the death of her mother. Now she is forced to protect the identities of those who patronize the family establishment. She steadfastly thwarts the efforts of an aggressive detective to dig into the Hen’s secrets, while using her psychic abilities to try to track the killer.


​Heartbroken, Josie swings from one extreme to another. First, she craves the dominant shelter and protection her lover Cal Halsey offers. Then she pushes him away with a prickly wish for independence.


Finally, the will is read and the fate of her mother’s vast fortune rocks Josie’s world again. The police have more questions.


Unseen is book one in the Without Mercy series. Your enjoyment of it will be enhanced by reading Unbowed, the prequel, first (available for free at most retailers). Each book contains an HEA for the main couple, but the murderer isn’t revealed until book three. The investigation continues in Unchosen and concludes in Untamed. This book contains sexual and erotic scenes including power exchanges. If such content is likely to offend you, please don't read this book.


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Unchosen

Book Two


Gloria craves love, the encompassing love that only Ellis can give her. Haunted by his past, Ellis is a drifter. He makes his own rules and refuses to stay in any place long.


When Gloria Harris oversees the arrangements of her mother’s funeral, she is burdened with a major challenge. Mercy Harris was a powerful woman who never set foot in a church in her life. Gloria wants her to have a proper Christian burial.


She visits her local parsonage and meets Ellis Miller who is wearing a clerical collar for the first time in his life. He’s eager to start work as a religious leader, ordained or otherwise.



The passion Gloria and Ellis share opens a new world to her. She finally understands the success of the family guesthouse, The Black Hen, that caters to unconventional sexual appetites of its many loyal patrons.


​Soon Ellis is on the trail of Mercy’s murderers. When he wades into danger, he doesn’t know that Gloria is right behind him.


#Unchosen is book two in the #Without Mercy series. Your enjoyment of it will be enhanced by reading #Unbowed, the prequel, first (available for free at most retailers). Each book contains an HEA for the main couple, but the murderer isn’t revealed until book three. The investigation begins in #Unseen, continues in #Unchosen, and concludes in #Untamed. This book contains sexual and erotic scenes including power exchanges. If such content is likely to offend you, please don't read this book


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Untamed

Book Three



Nelly Rosato grew up in a small fishing village where hard work and heartbreak were simple facts of life. Roger Jenkins was born to wealth and privilege. Until he met the wildcat from the north, his heart remained free.


​Having lost her entire family by the time she was four