New Release, The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody by Marcia Meara #paranormal #angels

Today I’m handing over to my good friend Marcia to announce the arrival of her new novella, The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody.

You may recall I loved the first one and have eagerly been awaiting this latest. If you didn’t see my review of #1, you can read it HERE

Over to you, Marcia…

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Thank you so much, Debby, for having me here on your blog today!

I’m very happy to be able to share my latest release, The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody, with you and your followers. You write such wonderfully developed and entertaining fantasy novels, I’ve amazed myself by daring to show up with my little mini-fantasy here. I usually refer to it as Urban Fantasy Lite, since it is set in this world, but isn’t meant to be taken very seriously.

I hope the blurb and short excerpt below will tempt some of your followers to check out these novellas. Both Book 1 and Book 2 of the trilogy are quick, easy reads, which are definitely not meant to be viewed as any sort of religious dogma. Rather, they are merely excursions into a bit of “what-if-ery,” with a few nuggets of universal truths scattered throughout.

Note: I do need to point out that this middle book of the Emissary Trilogy is not a stand-alone novella. With that in mind, Book 1, The Emissary, can be downloaded HERE.

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They’re back!

Jake and Dodger, the first (and so far, only) Emissaries to the Angels, are on the road again.

They’re looking for mortals about to take a wrong turn. You know the ones—the kid thinking about stealing from a corner market or the man planning to lie about a coworker and destroy her career. Yeah, them. People on the brink of making a mistake that could send them down that wrong road and jeopardize their mortal souls.

Of course, there are rules by which the emissaries must play, and the archangel Azrael stands ready to enforce them. First and foremost, a person’s free will must never be compromised. Emissaries are allowed to use only the smallest of mental nudges. Thankfully, a whispered suggestion here or images of a better course of action there is usually all it takes. The potential mugger walks on by. The thief drops the wallet back into the unattended purse. But whether the results are obvious or not, Jake and Dodger are fully committed to making a positive difference, even as they struggle with issues of their own.

Will Dodger get over losing his chance to learn what true love is all about? Will Jake survive the grueling angelic equivalent of Boot Camp? Will Azrael ever finish the Official Emissarial Guidebook—including the chapter titled Do Not Even Think About It?

One thing’s for sure—Jake’s and Dodger’s strengths are growing daily, as they help more and more people make better choices. But is the price for so much power higher than they’re willing to pay?


The boy sat slumped against the railing, head back, and still as death. Blood dripped down his chin onto his shirt, and Jake’s first thought was the worst had happened, no matter what Azrael had promised. Paralyzed with fear, he stood frozen, then noticed a slight movement of Dodger’s hand and raced to the boy’s side.

“Dodger?” The frightened croak he managed to choke out was barely loud enough for his boy to hear.

Moaning, Dodger raised his head and opened his eyes.

“What happened? You’re covered in blood!”

“Nosebleed,” the boy whispered.

“Can you sit up?”

“Don’t … think so. Head hurts too bad.”

“Did that bastard punch you?”

Dodger tried to shake his head, moaned louder, then leaned over and vomited on the boardwalk, gasping in pain when he sat back up. “God. I never had anything hurt this bad that didn’t involve gettin’ killed.”

“Well, you’re not dying on me again, so forget that. But I don’t understand what happened. Do I need to go find that ass and give him a nosebleed?”

Buy The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody HERE

Author Marcia Meara

Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years, four big cats, and two small dachshunds. When not writing or blogging, she spends her time gardening, and enjoying the surprising amount of wildlife that manages to make a home in her suburban yard. At the age of five, Marcia declared she wanted to be an author, and is ecstatic that at age 69, she finally began pursuing that dream. Her belief in the redemptive power of love is a unifying factor in both of her popular series and her poetry. Today, she’s still going strong, and plans to keep on writing until she falls face down on the keyboard, which she figures would be a pretty good way to go!

Marcia has published six novels, one novella, and one book of poetry to date, all of which are available on Amazon:

Wake-Robin Ridge
A Boy Named Rabbit: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 2
Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3

Swamp Ghosts: A Riverbend Novel
Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2
That Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3

The Emissary: A Riverbend Spinoff Novella

Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love

Marcia’s Amazon Author Page

You can reach Marcia via email at or on the following social media sites:

The Write Stuff:
Twitter: @marciameara


  1. Congrats, Marcia!

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  2. Thanks, Stevie! Super glad to get this one out there! It was a labor of love and laughs, with a couple of tears thrown in here and there for good measure. 😀 ❤

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  3. Thank you so much for having me here today, Debby! I hope your readers will enjoy the brief excerpt, and will be tempted to check out this series for themselves. I’ve loved working on every one of my books, but none more so than going along for the ride with Jake, Dodger, and that ginormous archangel, Azrael. Thanks again for letting us stop by today! You ROCK! 🙂 ❤

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    1. It’s a total pleasure you have you and your books here, Marcia 😀


      1. Is this where we go:
        “No, the pleasure is mine.”
        “Not at all, the pleasure is MINE?”?
        😀 😀 😀

        I think maybe we are both pleased, and that’s just as it should be among friends, right? ❤ (But I'm still a wee bit more so, since it's about MY book. Hahahaha.)

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      2. 😀 😀 😀


  4. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Today, I’m visiting with the fabulous Deborah Jay, a fantasy writer I greatly admire! Please stop by to check out the new excerpt, then be sure to say hello, and pass it along. Thanks so much for having me, Debby, and thanks to all of you who take a few moments to visit and share. 🙂 ❤

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  5. Great excerpt, Marcia. Wishing you all the best with the release!

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    1. Thanks, Staci! I really enjoyed writing this whole scenario of them on the boardwalk and the ensuing drama. Glad you like it, too. 😀 Thanks for stopping by, as well. ❤

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  6. Great to see you getting a lot of attention for this book. I know you worked hard on it!! All the best my friend.

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    1. Thanks so much, Darlene. I did work hard on it, though it was a joyous labor. 😀 But I’m glad it’s out there, and I can focus on Rabbit and crew for a couple of months. 😀 ❤

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  7. Debby, I agree that the first Emissary novella was fabulous. I’m starting Emissary 2 tonight and am looking forward to see what Marcia has cooked up for the guys this time!

    All the best, Marcia. It’s great to see your new novella making such a splash in the blogosphere!

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    1. Ooh, Mae you’re ahead of me – I’m galloping through my current read (which is also awesome, review to come soon) before I get to start Emissary 2. Can’t wait!

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      1. Ooooh, the thought of the two of you racing to see who gets to read TE2 first is a bit overwhelming. *fanning myself, here, lest all this excitement causes me to have the vapors!*

        LOVE that you are both eager to see where the story goes, and I hope you aren’t disappointed. As soon as I finish Rabbit’s next tale, I’ll be starting on TE3, and I have a bang-up ending planned! 😀 I can say no more! *zips lips* (As if that ever stopped me from talking before. 😉 )

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      2. I can’t believe you are only planning on 3!!
        This series could go on and on – of course you could write a spin off to the spin off…


      3. I can’t believe you are only planning on 3!!
        This series could go on and on – of course you could write a spin off to the spin off…

        Well, I did mean for it to be a trilogy, since I already have 2 other series going, but nothing is ever written in concrete. 😀 Who knows what I might feel like doing in the months ahead. A spin-off to the spin-off? Totally possible. (We writers make this stuff up as we go, you know. 😀 😀 : D )

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      4. Lol, so I’ve heard 😉


    2. I love that you enjoyed TE1 so much, Mae, and I hope TE2 lives up to your expectations. Fingers crossed. And thanks so much for your continued support and good wishes. I really appreciate it! ❤

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    1. Thanks for the reblog, Jaye! I really appreciate you helping me get the word out. Man, I love the online writing community! 😀 ❤

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      1. Best people I have ēver met!

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  8. Congratulationss, Marcia, on the release. I’ll have to read the first book to catch up, but it’s on my TBR list. I’ll be sure to spread the word. Thank you for sharing, Deborah.

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    1. Thanks for spreading the word, Mark, I’m sure you’ll love them ;D

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      1. My pleasure! I’m sure I will.

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    2. Thank you so much, Mark. Both of these novellas are right at 100 to 105 pages, and can usually be read in an evening, if that’s any help. (I know a LOT about teetering TBR piles. Even my Kindle is threatening to fall over!) 😀

      Hope you’ll enjoy these little tales when you get a chance to check them out. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. 🙂

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  9. This sounds great, Marcia. I’m intrigued how you handle the middle book in a trilogy. I’m working on my first trilogy and found your note a good approach. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui! I’d never paid much attention to the issues involved in writing a trilogy before, since this is my first one. My other series are ongoing, and each book is either a brand new adventure, or focuses on a different character. So writing the middle child of a series of very short novellas was a whole new concept. I hope I managed to do it well, and I wish you much luck on yours. 🙂

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  10. I loved book 1 too Deb (as Marsh already knows). This one is on my Kindle awaiting me. Won’t be long now!!!! Congrats again Marsh! ❤ Hugs girls xx

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    1. Thanks, Deb! Hope you enjoy TE2, as well. Lots of stuff happening, for sure. 🙂 And so nice of you to following along this mini-tour. Only one more stop this week, and two next week to wrap it up, and I really appreciate your help in getting the word out, too. 😀 ❤

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      1. My pleasure Marsh. Sell lots!!! 🙂 ❤

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  11. Wah! I’ve all these dealine things that have to be done before I can indulge myself in my favourite pastime. This is on my Kindle and beckoning, beckoning… 🙂 ❤

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    1. 😀 😀 😀 I KNOW this problem!!!


    2. I’m with Debby. This is a problem we all have these days. So much to do, and so little time left over for reading. BIG frowny face here! 😦 But I’m happy you have the series awaiting you, Trish, and when the time is right, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! 🙂 ❤ Thanks for having been beckoned. 😀

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