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

So happy to be visiting your blog today, Hugh. Thank you very much for inviting me to share my latest release, The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody, with you and your followers.

You’re the last stop on my mini blog tour, and I’ve saved one of my favourite moments in the book for you. I don’t know if your love of music extends to Christmas songs and carols, but mine does, especially in the context of the scene from which I’ve stolen this moment. Jake and Dodger have been through a lot of adventures by this point in their story, and for anyone who joins them on their journey, it should be clear why this little Christmas celebration is so special.

To Love Somebody is the Middle Child of my Emissary trilogy, and for me, it was just as much fun to hang out with Jake, Dodger, and Azrael this time around as it was the first. They’ve spent a lot of time on the move, travelling roads from Atlanta to Key West, and hopefully, the blurb and short excerpt below will tempt some of your followers to hop on board for the ride. That’s the only way to see just what kinds of trouble the two run into following their quest to make a positive difference in the world.

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 second 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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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 co-worker 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 gruelling 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?


In a Deserted, Beachside Parking Lot on Christmas Eve,
Outside the Red-and-White Semi, They Called Home,
Hanging Candy Canes and Seashells on a Small Balsam Fir.

“EASY ONE. ‘CAROL of the Bells,’ hands down.”

“That’s your favourite?”

Jake nodded, stepping back to admire their tree.


“Because even when I was a child, I always thought it would be magical to wake up to the sound of a multitude of bells ringing on Christmas morning. It’s never lost its appeal to me. Such a joyous piece of music. Do you have a favorite?”

“Yeah. ‘O Holy Night.’ And don’t look so surprised. I wasn’t always a pathetic loser, you know. We had these really cool Christmas pageants at school, and the first time I heard the choir sing it, I loved everything about it. The music—even the instrumental part—soared clear to the ceiling of the auditorium. It lifted me right up out of my angry little world. It was like I could see those shining stars and the manger and the whole Christmas story right in front of me. I remember wishin’ I could have been there. You know? On my knees in the little stable, I mean. I wanted to hear the voices of angels, myself.”

He paused, embarrassed, then a look of astonishment spread across his face. “And now I have. How about that?”

Jake swallowed the lump in his throat. “Yeah, kid. You sure have.” They stood in silence for a moment, contemplating the enormity of all that had happened to them, then Jake handed Dodger a big silver star. “You want to do the honors?”

Beaming, Dodger fastened the star to the top of the tree, then stepped back. “Okay. Light her up!”

The two strings of battery-operated lights were just enough to give the four-foot tree the final touch, and Jake watched Dodger’s happy eyes. “What do you think, kid?”

The boy’s soft whisper said it all. “I think it’s the most beautiful Christmas tree I’ve ever seen.”


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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

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28 thoughts

  1. I love both Carol of the Bells and O Holy Night, too. Some music raises goosebumps in me and I felt them prickling as I read this excerpt. Your creations come to life on the page, Marcia. Kudos! xx

    1. It’s a funny thing, Trish. Those just happen to be MY two favorite carols, as well. I wonder if that’s why Jake and Dodger chose them? 😀 Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the really great comments, too. So glad you enjoyed the excerpt! 🙂 ❤

    1. Aw, thanks, Darlene. Glad you liked it. It’s the start of my favorite scene in the whole book, I think, and one I hope touches the hearts of those who read it. Nice to see you here today! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 ❤

    1. So glad you think “delightful” and “imaginative” fit the Emissary series, Teagan. I know it has been great fun to write! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 🙂 ❤

    1. Thanks so much, Robbie. Hope you’ve been enjoying the various excerpts. Who knows? I may actually get this one out on audio one day. 🙂 We’ll see! Thanks for stopping by today! ❤

    1. Thanks, Staci. I love it, too, and everything it leads to in the final pages. And thanks for stopping by today, as this little tour wraps up. It was a fun experience, and thanks to great bloggers and writers like Hugh, it was a true pleasure. (Working on Rabbit as fast as I can, so be prepared!) 😀 ❤

  2. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Today, I’m visiting with Hugh Roberts at Hugh’s Views & News, for the final stop on my mini blog tour for The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody, and I hope you’ll stop by to check out this final excerpt. Please be sure to say hello while you’re there, and remember to share with the Immediate World. My heartfelt thanks to Hugh for his generous support in helping me get the word out about my 2nd novella in this series! It’s greatly appreciated! 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for having me here today, Hugh. I really appreciate your help in getting the word out about this 2nd novella in my Emissary series. This was my first attempt at a (mini) blog tour, and it was a learning experience, indeed. For one thing, the generosity and encouragement from writers and bloggers like you has been truly wonderful! I hope your readers will enjoy the brief excerpt from TE2 and will be intrigued by the series. Again, I’m very grateful for your help and support! 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome, Marcia. I loved the excerpt you shared with us. Did you know that Christmas is my favourite time of the year?

      I agree with what you say about the support and generosity from the blogging world. I’ve always been amazed by it. It’s full of wonderful people. I’m so glad to hear that your first blog tour has gone so well and has been a big success.

      Best wishes to you,

      1. I was hoping you’d be a big Christmas fan. Dodger has never had one before, hence his pleasure in the simplest of celebrations. I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt. It’s the prelude to a lot of feel good moments. 🙂 And my blog tour has gone well precisely because of good folks like you who invited me to share my newest release. I’m so very grateful, I can’t say it enough! 🙂 ❤

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