The Burrow

Introducing The Burrow a newsletter launching in January 2022 which will cover author Ellaura Shoop's works, offer book recommendations, sneak peeks, and keep you updated on everything that has to do with The Meer. There will be a fun new edition every month and with something for everyone you'll certianly want to subscribe! Use the... Continue Reading →

The Meer Merch

Welcome to the world of The Meer! Newly available over 6 different The Meer and Pride book series designs on Redbubble. If you wear a The Meer mask, article of clothing, or bag to my next book signing (Sun Oct 24th 11 am to 3 pm at Keystone Safari) get $2 off one copy of... Continue Reading →

Rabbit’s Hope

Rabbit discovered his chance to prove Shine wrong several suns later. It was just after dawn and the small gang had been half-heartedly digging out burrow entrances and performing the other morning chores when Rabbit had burst in among them, shouting orders for them to follow. They all looked to Shine, who had a glazed... Continue Reading →

Shine’s Misery

Shine stared at the grimy water and wished that it would swallow her up. Moons upon moons had passed since her pups, Noble, Pride, and Grace abandoned the group and her trusted mate, Fiery, had died. The Scavengers numbers dwindled, more and more deserting in the hopes of finding a place among another family or... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #7: Black Swans

From Australia, there's no chance that a meerkat will run into one of these beautiful birds! Known for their red beaks and striking black plumage, black swans are monogamous and have a wingspans of up to 78 inches. These birds are known to swim with their necks arched and erect and their wings fluffed aggressively.... Continue Reading →

Victory’s Dawn

Victory crept from boulder to boulder, the midday sun sweltering on her golden and dun mottled coat. The stripes along her back were shadowy and prominent as she trailed a tawny figure through the desert scrub. This part of Zeros territory was sparse and dry, the sand a burgundy red, and dotted with pale boulders... Continue Reading →

King’s Storm

King stood with his paws planted, claws tearing the sand, tail curved, and spine arched. Another meer faced him, green gaze hesitant and fur on end. “King,” he called as the wind raged around them, “we don’t have to do this!”             “You stole her from me, Pride!” King raged, baring his teeth. “I want... Continue Reading →

Glade’s Pup

Glade steadied her young daughter with her snout, dark nose slipped under her foreleg to keep her from tumbling over. Victory was still top-heavy, her flattish head too big for her little body. She blinked warm orange eyes at her mother before continuing up the heartmound with resolve. “Careful, Victory. Watch your paws.” Glade winced... Continue Reading →

Glory’s Reckoning

Glory huddled, shrouded in the shadow of the burrow mouth. The mound of earth above the main burrow entrance, the heartmound, was dark against the sky, lit by the full moon. The stars were little claw-pricks in the distance and as Glory craned his sharp snout they had never felt farther from reach.             Glory,... Continue Reading →

Smokey’s Task

If he hadn’t been sleeping on the edge of the pile Smokey wouldn’t have heard the slight sluffing carrying through the tunnels of the burrow system. He groaned and opened one pallid gray-blue eye, assuming that it was one of his pups, rousing from a dream. He sniffed and blinked in the darkness as he... Continue Reading →

Cover Reveal and Free Book Announcement

Book One of The Meer- The Marked: Blaze “Should The Marked live their bloodlines will sire The Golden One.” Galaxy raised his voice to be heard over the crackling hiss of the starfire.                 Ripple’s fur prickled. “What do you mean should they live?”                 “That’s why we need you.” Patch hurried to explain, leaping... Continue Reading →

Ash’s Cost

Ash backed against the heartmound, her ears ringing from her oldest son’s alarm calls that still pierced the evening with frantic precision. The predators materializing from the long, brittle grass were unimpressed. They blinked amber-orange eyes at the frozen meer, there were at least six pairs of them. Pointy snouts with twitching dusky noses pushed... Continue Reading →

First Blood

The Creation Part 6 Every move Death Bringer made was strategic, every flick of his serpentine tail and flattening of his dreaded hood. As his coils unwound and undulated, bringing him forth from the lake and onto the flakey shore of the tiny island, Bringer was proud of himself. His midnight scales merged with the... Continue Reading →

The Legend

The Creation Part 5 The day beyond the cavern was hot but inside the stone walls the meer of First Family were cool. Star lazed beside his mate, Wing, as a young subordinate male groomed his shoulder. This burrow had been a lucky dig. The group had set about on a rocky slope earlier in... Continue Reading →

The Survivors

The Creation Part 2 The sky was alive with the creamy pink and purple swirls of dawn. Star was sunbathing atop a large stone with his stomach facing the light. While he was warming up, he took in every aspect of the desert that he could. The landscape before him was bursting with plant life... Continue Reading →

Ghost’s Tears

“I dare you to go see what’s rustling those bushes over there, Ghost.” Flower whispered in his ear. A tree-length away, a thicket of dense brambles swayed and crackled back and forth. Beside the thicket was an ashen tree, the base still alive with brown healthy roots and the top branches dead and black. Ghost... Continue Reading →

Genet’s Escape

Genet tried not to whimper as Grasstail passed right by her hiding spot. Her fur stood on end and her earthy orange eyes flashed with fear. Grasstail was one of Bull’s most strict enforcers and she didn’t know what he would do to her if she was caught out of the sleep chamber after high... Continue Reading →

Lily’s Strength

Lily’s breaths came in hard pants, her mind sharpened and focused on her target. A huge crowd of meer made up of two different families, the Powers and the Deltas, gathered around her and her oponent in a loose circle. Across from her Suri matched her movements, stalking with her tail low and snout even.... Continue Reading →

Lion’s Ambition

A small pup with pale pulp-green eyes laid in the shade on his side. The sun was at its pinnacle and the humidity made his paw pads sweat. He laid his head on his paws, his expression gloomy. His litterbrother, Snake, who was scrawnier than him and never won their mock battles was being shown... Continue Reading →

Suri's Pride

Suri sat in the mouth of the tunnel, head tilted up to watch the sky. Her shoulders were hunched in thought and her tail was stiff at her side. She had only been accepted as a full member of the Powers a few moons ago. She was young and in her prime. She was a... Continue Reading →

Wildcat's Blood

Wildcat used his claws to roll the centipede in the sand, trying to rub off its awful secretions. The creature waved its many legs too slow and once he was sure that it was edible he popped its antennaed head into his mouth. With a mighty crunch and a twist of his jaw he severed... Continue Reading →

The Lie

The Broken Oath Part 4 The wild cat crouched in the shadowed gully of a shallow trench. Her dark striped pelt twitched as a fly buzzed about her head. She ignored it, her pale green gaze focused on the hare. The dune colored rabbit picked through the grass at the top of the trench. She... Continue Reading →

Crow’s Cunning

Crow paused beneath the boughs of a bristling shrub with Wildcat only a heartbeat behind. Lucky for the brothers it was the wet season, so despite the sparse vegetation of the desert landscape they were able to use the heavily leafed shrub to hide them. At least for the time being.  The air was split... Continue Reading →

Mist’s Search

Mist’s chest throbbed from the voracious beating of her heart. Her tail trailed, stiff, at her back. The scarred meer faced her with his hackles raised. His brown gaze trained on her. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you.” She said, feeling oddly detached. Was it only one season ago that her mother had... Continue Reading →

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