“You know it don’t come easy…”

You guys! Today’s The Day!!! The Mephisto Mark is officially a Real Book, available at online stores where you can actually buy it!



This has been a long journey, one that’s been at times frightening, exhilarating, and frequently frustrating. I worried when I decided to self publish that I would suck at it and be killed by wild dogs sent by unhappy readers.

pack of dogs

or this might happen:


I began writing The Mephisto Mark with one thought in mind: Just don’t drop the ball.

kangaroo dropping the ball

And so my creative talent came rushing to the fore.

every word i know

Which led to:


And I considered giving up. Running away.

breakfast club running


But I stuck with it and it was a LOT of work.

sleepy kitty 2



And when my first beta reader got back to me and said she loved the manuscript, it was a joyful time here at Chez Faegen.


anchor man joy



I wrote this book a little differently than the first two Mephisto books. It’s in first person, alternating between Phoenix and Mariah. I think I found where I’m comfortable, so will write the next books the same way. Yaknow, unless a whole horde of readers say


hell no


This book is very dark,

shouldnt be this hard



and sexy,



and sexier,

sexy kiss




and Phoenix and Mariah don’t always see eye to eye

cat fight


but there’s genuine affection between them.



And Phoenix realizes when it’s almost too late,

boy carries girl



Despite the fact that



he tries very hard.

So, to sum up: This is a good book and you will like it. The Duchess of Cambridge called and said so.

happy duchess of cambridge

(OMG she’s adorable!)

It’s dark and a little scary, but mostly it’s a love story, an epic romance between two unlikely people.

Thanks so much to everyone for your support and kindness to me. I honestly couldn’t have done any of this without readers writing to say, When’s the next book coming out??? Because you cared,



I decided to run with it.

monkey with hubcap


In conclusion:



I really really hope you’ll buy The Mephisto Mark, and I especially hope you like it. I’m already working on Zee’s story, which I plan to publish next March. There’s a teaser at the end of The Mephisto Mark, but for poor Zee, it’s pretty much,

life sucks again

If you haven’t visited my Facebook page, you should. I post excerpts and do giveaways. It’s like a big cocktail party without the cocktails.



Peace out. I’ll leave you with aMassive_thank_you



  1. Yay, YAY, YAY! I’m so glad you got it done, Trinity! I’ve been hooked since the 1st book. I’m jumping on B & N now to get the ebook on my Nook. And I love the GIFs! 🙂

  2. Hi Trinity. I’m so happy that the Mephisto mark is out. But there is one thing that I’m a bit confused with. When you said that Zee’s story was coming out next march do you mean march of 2014 or 2015? That’s all that I want to know. Sincerely ALEX.

    • Stephanie /

      Hi Alex – I mean 2014. I’m already writing it. I decided to push pub dates to every 6 months, instead of once a year. So Zee’s story will be next March, then in September, either Ty or Denys. *keeps secret* 🙂

  3. Rebecca /

    OMG!! I been waiting for this book for a while!! Now I can’t even wait to Zee’s book comes out!! He’s my favorite brother. Thank you so much for continuing to write this series. You Are AWESOME!!

    • Stephanie /

      Hi Rebecca-
      Thank you! I’m pretty excited about Zee’s book, as well. He’s an interesting guy – lots of inner layers and secrets I’m discovering about him. 🙂

  4. omg omg omg omg !! finally !!!! its finally out !!! XD the fave brother;s turn .. and omg !!! the next book is just 6 months away pretty fast compared to other books 😛 but meh .. >.< .. got my kleenex ready and a bottle of pepsi and comfort brownies !!!

    • Stephanie /

      LOL! Thanks, Angela – I love your enthusiasm!! (PS – comfort brownies – LOVE it! Haha!)

  5. Natalie /

    I am already excited for the next one. Recently finished the Mephisto Mark and I have to say it was just aaaamazing:)

  6. Is this being sold in hard cover anywhere? If so, where? I have the first two in hard cover and I like consistency (ignore my OCD). I checked Barnes and Noble and Amazon and there are only ebooks that I can find.

  7. While I LOVED the old cover, the New cover is WOW! It definitely says New Adult and romance 🙂 Readers should totally pic it up!! Any plans at doing the new cover as a paperback or will it just be an ebook? I only ask, because if there are 2 cover out in the wild, i must purchase it 🙂

    Can’t wait to read Zee’s story!!! What’s your next romance book that’s scheduled to come out? 😉

  8. Alexandra Silva /

    Hi Stephanie!! I’m so glad you are continuing the stories, but where is Zee’s story- it’s almost August and nothing… You are still continuing the books right??

    • Stephanie /

      Hi Alexandra – Yes, working on Zee’s book now and it will be available by the end of August/first of September. I had some setbacks and health issues, but all is well now, so writing as fast as I can. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! You can find me on Facebook and I typically post there about once a week with snippets and news and writing related stuff. The page is here.

      • Alexandra Silva /

        Thank The Lord haha. I am very sorry to hear you were having health issues, but I am glad you are feeling better now 🙂 I am so excited!

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