Unbowed by Libby Campbell
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 are mistaken.
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 foretells an event that will rock their world.
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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My first foray into commercial writing was at age eight when a friend and I cowrote a murder mystery play called Who Killed the Princess? We cast ourselves in the leading roles for the one and only performance that took in almost ten dollars. After donating the money to the local animal shelter, we spent the rest of the summer biking to our favorite parks and basking in our success as playwrights and actors.
Many years followed before I had the confidence to show my writing to anyone, let alone a publisher. Once my first book was published, I thought I’d see if I could write another. And another. In August 2021, I made the USA Today bestseller list.
My romance novels feature strong, self-reliant women and the powerful men who love them. Romantic by nature, I write the stories I want to read: those that feature a spicy power exchange and deliver a sting in the tale.
Canadian by birth, I also lived in Australia for a couple of decades. While there I overcame my aversion to saucer-sized spiders and the reptiles that shared our garden. My Aussie husband and I now live on a rocky island on Canada’s West Coast, close to beaches that once were frequented by smugglers and rumrunners.