Mercy Celeste is the pen name and superhero persona of mild-mannered MJ Colbert....which is bull, I'm not mild mannered. I was, in fact, raised in a barn—or several. We even had grain silos. My motto growing up, anything a boy can do, I'm right behind him doing it just as well or better. I've broken too many bones to begin to count. Scraped, skinned or scarred pretty much everything that can be scraped, skinned or scarred. How I'm still walking and talking is a miracle.

So about the writing, well, I don't really consider myself to be a writer. I'm a storyteller, and when I have a story to tell, it won't rest until it's twisted me up and purged itself. The result is at times comical or tragic, depending on the people who live in my head and what they have to say. Most days that's not a lot of anything. Others I can't shut them up. They especially love when I'm driving, oh, yeah, a drive across town is a lesson in how not to get myself killed or be pulled over for reckless driving. And those are the good days.

Welcome to my crazy world, if it's boring now, wait five minutes, and don't blink. Things have a tendency to get interesting around me. 

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Book List:

Southern Scrimmage Series

  • Six Ways From Sunday
  • Sidelined
  • Offside Chance
  • Bootleg Diva
  • Last Man Standing
  • Blindsided (Coming Soon)

Gay Romance

  • Behind Iron Lace
  • The 51st Thursday
  • Beyond Complicated
  • Need You Now
  • Let it Go
  • Out of the Blues
  • In from the Cold
  • Under a Crescent Moon
  • Crazy from the Heat
  • Shift in Time
  • Light from the Dark
  • Two Point Conversion


  • Double Coverage
  • Wicked Game
  • Sunny with a Chance
  • Through the Ghost
  • Shot Through the Heart


Awarded for Wicked Game

Awarded for Wicked Game

Awarded for Beyond Complicated

Awarded for Beyond Complicated

Awarded for offside Chance

Awarded for offside Chance