The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody is Now Available on Amazon

Happy book buzz day! I have major ebook news to share as Marcia Meara rolls out her latest release, The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody. I’m positively delighted to share this new novella on my blog. I adore the characters and devoured the first Emissary novella. Needless to say, I snatched Emissary 2 up the moment it became available. Please welcome Marcia with her brand new release!


Absolutely lovely to be here on your blog today, Mae! Thanks so much for having me over to share the release of The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody with your followers. Your wonderful review of The Emissary was a big inspiration to me as I worked on the newest one. I’m really excited to have finished this latest run of adventures between Jake, Dodger, and their angelic boss, Azrael, and I hope you’ll enjoy following along once more as they come to terms with their ever-increasing powers. I also hope the blurb and short excerpt below will tempt some of your followers to do so, as well.

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.

When I get the third novella of this trilogy finished, I’ll be combining all three into a set I can offer in print as well as eBook format. But for now, folks looking for a bit of Urban Fantasy Lite can download Books 1 and 2 and find out for themselves exactly what’s expected from the world’s first Emissaries to the Angels.

Note: I do need to point out that The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody is the middle book of the Emissary Trilogy, and not a stand-alone novella. With that in mind, Book 1, The Emissary, can be downloaded HERE.

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BLURB

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?

EXCERPT

Lounging Beside a Cluster of Heat-Yellowed Palms,
Drinking Warm Bottled Water Gone Stale as Old Bread,
Watching Dodger Work His Magic on Unsuspecting Beachgoers.

TWO DAYS HAD slipped by since Dodger confessed his tale of woe to Jake, yet Jake was no closer to knowing how to handle the issue than he’d been when he first heard the boy’s story. On the one hand, they both ought to be well beyond any of the concerns they’d had in their past lives. On the other, that wasn’t actually the case for either of them, in spite of the differences in what they worried about.

They hadn’t had a visit from Azrael since departing Atlanta two weeks earlier, which in itself seemed ominous. They’d pretty much ignored the angel’s wishes by heading south together, and while he wasn’t sure how Azrael felt about that decision, the continued silence probably wasn’t a good sign. Combine that with Dodger’s unhappiness, and Jake figured it might be time to reach out to the big guy.

“Why have you not done so sooner?”

Jake jerked around so hard, he tipped his folding beach chair over and fell face first into the hot sand. Scrambling to his feet, he swore before he could catch himself. “Dammit, Azrael—I mean, geez-lou-freakin’-weeze! Why do you do that? It’s not funny, you know. And even if it had been funny the first ten times, it sure isn’t now!”

“On the contrary, my friend. Watching your various reactions to my sudden appearances is something that never seems to grow old.”

Jake righted his beach chair and offered it to Azrael. It wasn’t until the angel took a seat that he realized Azrael had once again referred to him as his friend. His anger evaporated immediately.

“Good to see you, too.” He smiled at the archangel he privately called Boss. “I really needed to talk to you.”

“Yes. I am aware of your concern about Dodger. It is a thorny problem, is it not?”

“I’m afraid so. It’s causing Dodger a whole lot of pain right now, and by extension, it’s causing me pain, too.”

“Ah. When he hurts, you hurt. This is both good and bad, as most meaningful relationships among humans seem to be.”

“I’m glad you understand.”

“Oh, I did not say I understand. I am aware of these things, yes. You cannot observe humans for centuries upon end without seeing evidence that this is the way of it. But knowledge is not the same thing as understanding. That is one of the reasons building a cadre of emissaries like you and Dodger is so important. Having been mortal beings and lived lives filled with human dreams and passions and relationships, you are both far better equipped for this job than I, or any other angel, could ever be.”

“Does that mean you’ll take me at my word when I say we need to help Dodger?”

“No. As always, it means I will listen to you and evaluate what you tell me, and then do my best to help where needed.”

Buy The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody HERE

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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 marciameara16@gmail.com or on the following social media sites:

The Write Stuff: http://marciamearawrites.com/
Twitter: @marciameara
Facebook: www.facebook.com/marcia.meara.writer
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/marciameara/

77 thoughts on “The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody is Now Available on Amazon

    • Thank you so much, Patricia. With a novella that’s only 105 or so pages, it’s tricky finding brief excerpts that might intrigue readers. I’m glad you enjoyed this one. And thanks, too, for your good wishes and taking the time to comment this morning. 🙂

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  1. Thanks again, Mae, for helping me get the word out about The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody. I really appreciate all your generous support and encouragement, and hope you enjoy this installment. 🙂 ❤ You ROCK, you know! 😀 ❤

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    • LOL! Thank you for those kind words 🙂
      Sorry I’m late to the party but I’m here now and it’s great to see the book making such a splash. I’m halfway through the story and really enjoying it. I just ADORE these characters!

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      • Can’t tell you how relieved I am! Somehow, it was even more nerve-wracking than usual, knowing you’d loved the first one. My, how we writers love to beat ourselves up! Looking forward to your thoughts on the ending. I almost changed it, but my beta readers loved it so much, I went with my first instinct. We’ll see what you think. 😀

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  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Ending this week’s portion of the Mini-Tour with the always supportive and encouraging Mae Clair. Her review of TE1 was a huge inspiration for me while writing TE2, and I hope you’ll stop by to read the latest excerpt, and help share the news. (You can never go wrong when Jake and Azrael have an angel-to-emissary chat!) Thanks, everyone! 🙂 ❤

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  3. I like the cover and it promotes the genre. The mystery of the first impression is grabbing. I would say you have a success. Congratulations, Marcia. Thank you, Mae, for sharing this promotion.

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    • Thanks for such nice comments, Chuck! I really appreciate that. I’ve had so much fun with this little Urban Fantasy Lite tale, I think I’ll be sorry to wrap it up with the next novella. I’m happy you took the time to comment! 🙂

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    • Even nicer to see you taking the time to comment on each post, Teri. You must be getting tired of them by now, even with a different excerpt on each one. Two more next week, and then this mini blog tour of 7 blogs will be over, but somehow, it feels like more than that to me. Since it’s my first one ever, I don’t know if that’s normal or not, but it’s lovely to see folks sharing, for sure. And I do appreciate your taking the time to comment. Can’t wait to catch up with all the spooky stuff happening on your blog, too. Some great interviews going on over there! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Natalie. This mini blog tour has been a real learning experience for me. Mae’s blog is the last stop for this week, with two more coming next week, and then I’ll have an idea of how I want to approach launching my next novel. It’s been great to see all the support out there! So nice of you to take the time to read and comment! 🙂

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    • Oooh, I’m so excited. And nervous. Can’t wait to see what you think. And btw, I FINALLY finished The Prince’s Son! Man, what an ending!! It was great! And I will do my best to get a review up very soon, honest. In the meantime, thanks so much for your help in getting the word out on TE2, and I’ll be biting my nails until I hear your verdict. 😯 🙂 ❤

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      • OOOh! Now I can’t wait for your review! I’m thrilled you found time to read TPS 😀
        I’m really happy with the ending too; it took a lot of planning to bring all those threads together just so. It taught me a lot about writing a middle child, yet still having a satisfying, discrete conclusion. Now I’m hoping I can do it again, as this series has turned into 4 books, not the original 3 I planned!

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  4. Now I’m hoping I can do it again, as this series has turned into 4 books, not the original 3 I planned!

    Well, I’ll be going along for the ride. I have to say, there were some moments near the end of TPS where I was sitting there with my mouth hanging open in shock. 😯 (Yes, just like that.)

    You did an amazing job! 🙂 Looking forward to the rest of the series, for sure. 😀

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      • OH, yes. Besotted. That’s sort of how I feel when I start writing down what they tell me. I love them, too. I hope that’s a good thing for a writer to feel, because it’s too late now. I’m enjoying every minute with them. 😀 Thanks, Mae!

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    • It’s a perpetual dilemma, isn’t it, Jacquie? OH, for more reading time! I think it every night when I stop work for the day, and fall asleep over my RIP (Read In Progress) before I’ve finished more than few pages! But that’s the good thing about books: they’re ready when YOU are. I hope you’ll enjoy these when you get a chance to check them out! 🙂 ❤

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  5. I love meeting authors whose work I’m unfamiliar with! Hello, Marcia. The blurb grabbed my immediate attention! Bravo. My TBR list has just declared war. Sigh.I’m looking forward to reading the series. Thanks for the introduction, Mae!😊

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    • Hey! That’s three of three on the plus side, right? 😀 Thanks, Sherry! I hope you’ll get a chance to check this little excursion into Urban Fantasy Lite out, and if so, will enjoy it. It’s quite a bit different from most of my books, but was so much fun to write! I’m eager to finish my next novel, so I can get going on TE3, and wrap the trilogy up. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! 🙂

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