I’m delighted to welcome Marcia Meara with the info on her new release and a short extract.
Thank you so much for having me here today, Cathy! I’m so excited to be sharing the release of The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody with you and your followers. The great review you gave the first book of this trilogy definitely inspired me to continue the story of Jake, Dodger, and Azrael, and I hope you’ll enjoy this middle book just as much. I tried to provide all the laughs–and tears–the first book had, along with a few sneaky surprises here and there.
I also hope the blurb and short excerpt below will tempt some of your followers to check out this little series. Both Book 1 and Book 2 of the trilogy are quick, easy reads, which are definitely not meant to be taken as serious 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.
For those of us in the UK the books can be found HERE.
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?
(After living on the streets of Atlanta for several years, and going hungry most of that time, Dodger has become a bottomless pit now that regular meals are part of his life again. Jake is always amazed that the boy can eat so much, but Dodger never lets a good meal go to waste–especially if there’s pie involved.)
“Knock yourself out, man! Live it up now and then. Some extra pieces of pumpkin pie won’t kill ya. Hell, eatin’ a whole pie won’t kill either of us. We’re emissaries! We can eat as much as we want.”
“To paraphrase the words of Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. I suspect even if it didn’t kill us, we wouldn’t feel too great after eating an entire pie.”
“That’s about the tenth time you’ve said that Goldblum thing to me, you know. I gotta watch that movie someday. I mean, since it made such a big impression on you, and all.”
“You’ve never seen Jurassic Park?”
“I’m twenty, Jake! Hell, I probably wasn’t even born when that movie was made. Way before my time, old man.”
The waitress appeared, interrupting their banter, and Dodger ordered his lunch, complete with the longed-for pumpkin pie.
After the slightest of hesitations, Jake ordered the same thing, ignoring Dodger’s grin. “You convinced me, kid. Life’s short. Eat all the pumpkin pie you can get.”
Buy The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody HERE
Author Marcia Meara