#BadMoonRising The Emissary by Marcia Meara #paranormal #novella

The character of Rabbit from this author’s Wake-Robin Ridge series has stolen many readers’ hearts, mine included (pretty sure there’s an official fan club). I’m ecstatic that she’s working on a spinoff novella featuring him and other characters from the series. Haunted house or haunted graveyard? She gives some pretty sound logic for her choice. Welcome Marcia Meara!

Thank you so much for having me on board again this year, Teri. I look forward to Bad Moon Rising every October, and love passing it along for others to enjoy!

Would you rather visit a haunted house or a haunted graveyard?

I’d prefer a haunted graveyard. More room to RUN, and no doors to suddenly become locked, thus trapping me inside!

Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?

None so far, but I like to keep an open mind where legends about scary animals are concerned, just in case there’s some basis for some of them. After all, naturalists are discovering new and unusual real animals out there all the time. Some of the legends could have come from sightings of those.

If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf, etc.), which would you choose?

We’ve had many black cats over the years and one of our current four is a black tuxedo cat, so if I were picking a spooky Halloween pet, I think I’d go with a wolf. Wolves are incredibly beautiful, clever, and interesting. And I’m told they are guaranteed to deter solicitors at the door.

How do you use social media as an author?

Abysmally, as far as actual marketing goes. But in wonderfully fun ways if you’re talking about networking with other authors and bloggers. I love how many friends I’ve met over the nine years I’ve been writing, and I learn from every one of them. I use my blog, The Write Stuff, not only to share my own work and news, but as much of theirs as I can, plus all sorts of stuff on various writing-related topics, as well. I wouldn’t give up my blog for anything!

Serious marketing (paid or otherwise) is something I’ve yet to tackle, but social media and the clever and entertaining community I find myself amidst has enriched my writing and my life in more ways than I can count!

What books did you grow up reading?

All of them! *wink* Seriously, my mother took me to the library every week, and by 3rd grade, I’d read every book in the children’s section and she was forced to start finding adult books that were okay for a kid my age. The year I turned 12 was my BIG year. I started on all the popular authors of the day, and most of the classic ones from years past. I devoured Poe, Tennyson, Dickinson, Ayn Rand, Steinbeck, Bradbury, Salinger, Uris, Fitzgerald, Ferber, and more, including my all-time favorite of any generation, Daphne du Maurier. (My daughter’s middle name is Rebecca). I’ve never stopped reading, and never plan to.

What are you working on now?

I have two WIPs underway, though between some health issues and some major house and yard projects, I haven’t been able to focus on either in recent weeks. I hope to get back to each of them very soon.

I’m about halfway through the 4th Riverbend novel, tentatively entitled A Need to Burn, which will introduce some new characters in that sleepy little Florida town.  I’ve also started the first of a Wake-Robin Ridge spinoff trilogy of novellas, which I think will be called Cole, Cole, & Dupree Investigative Services. These novellas will feature everyone’s favorite gifted mountain boy, Rabbit, along with his dad, MacKenzie Cole, and his unofficially adopted big brother, Austin Dupree.

I will probably work on finishing the novella first because it’s shorter, and I’d love to get something new completed and published fairly soon. I need to make up for lost time!

Was Gabe Angelino, the mysterious truck driver in Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2, really an angel, as Willow Green believes? Or was he simply a good man, determined to help a stranger in need? Find out, as author Marcia Meara reveals the truth in the first Riverbend spinoff novella, The Emissary

An angel’s work is never done—that’s part of the gig. But angels hadn’t been created to deal with such a vastly over-populated planet, rife with misery, suffering, and general chaos. Helping souls in peril has become a nearly impossible job, and even angelic tempers are frayed.

The archangel Azrael has had enough. He believes he’s found a way to ease their burden while saving jeopardized humans, too—hired help.

When Jake Daughtry lost his life rescuing a total stranger from certain death, he was on the fast track to Heaven. But that was before Azrael pulled him right out of line at the Pearly Gates. Now, as an Emissary to the Angels, Jake is taking to the highway in a quest to help souls in trouble. But the innate stubbornness of human beings bent on self-destruction is a challenge unlike any he’s ever faced.

It’s up to Jake and Azrael to bridge the gap between humans and angels. Will they ever convince the Council of Angels this endeavor is worthwhile? Can Jake figure out how to play by Azrael’s complicated rules? Will Azrael ever master the use of contractions in general conversation?

To find out the answers, hop on board Jake’s big red-and-white semi and travel the roads from the Florida Keys to north Georgia on an adventure that will make you laugh hard and cry even harder.

Purchase link below.

Author Bio and Social Media

Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years and four big cats. 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. She enjoys nature. Really, really enjoys it. All of it! Well, almost all of it, anyway. From birds, to furry critters, to her very favorites, snakes. The exception would be spiders, which she truly loathes, convinced that anything with eight hairy legs is surely up to no good. She does not, however, kill spiders anymore, since she knows they have their place in the world. Besides, her husband now handles her Arachnid Catch and Release Program, and she’s good with that.

Spiders aside, the one thing Marcia would like to tell each of her readers is that it’s never too late to make your dreams come true. If, at the age of 69, she could write and publish a book (and thus fulfill 64 years of longing to do that very thing), you can make your own dreams a reality, too. Go for it! What have you got to lose?

Marcia has published seven novels, three novellas, 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

The Light: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 4

Swamp Ghosts: A Riverbend Novel

Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2

That Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3

The Emissary: A Riverbend Spinoff Novella
The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody

The Emissary 3: Love Hurts

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

Twitter: @marciameara

69 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising The Emissary by Marcia Meara #paranormal #novella

  1. Thanks so much, Priscilla! Now that hurricane clean-up is done, I’m hoping to find some time for writing again, and looking forward to telling a few more stories in the months ahead. Glad to see you here this morning, and hope you have a super day ahead! 😊

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    1. Thanks, Staci! So nice of you to stop by, and hopefully I’ll manage to get another book out soon, even if I have to do it at a slightly slower pace than I’m used to. Hope you’ll enjoy it, too, when it’s ready to go! Have a great day! 😊

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  3. So great to see our friend Marcia here. I love her choice of a wolf as a Halloween pet. They are related to dogs after all and would definitely keep all bad folks away, especially solicitors! I love the Emissary series.

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  4. Ooh, I love the working title “A Need to Burn”! I’m with you, Marcia, on the abysmal at marketing, lols. Happily, my social media is a lot more effective at keeping in touch with and promoting friends and fellow authors! Best of luck with with everything, and I hope your health settles soon. Hugs 💕🙂

    Teri, thanks for sharing this fun interview. Hugs 💕🙂

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    1. Glad you like the possible title, Harmony. Now if I can just get the book WRITTEN! 😁And I agree with you that social media can be wonderful, especially for those of us who enjoy meeting and sharing with other writers. But marketing?? URK!! Thanks for your well wishes, my friend, and I hope you’re having a great day! 🤗❤️

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    1. Great advice, John! (Making a note to myself to watch out for big holes in the graveyard sod!) Glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks so much for stopping by today. Don’t you just love Bad Moon Rising? So much fun! 😊

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    1. Aw, thanks, Olga. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and I’m going to do everything possible to be sure my health DOES improve. The sooner, the better! In the meantime, I’m going to pace myself and see if I can get some writing done, without pushing too hard. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope your afternoon is a great one! 😊

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  5. Thanks so much for the lovely compliments, Darlene. I’m tickled to hear that you love The Emissary series, and happy to know you approve of my wolf idea. (Not too sure my four BIG cats would be very happy if I brought one home, though. 😁) And thanks also for stopping by today! 😊

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    1. Thanks so much, Teagan! Here’s hoping I can sit in stress-free, peaceful comfort and finish off some WIPs while I’m “taking it easy” like my doctor asked. We’ll see how it goes. And here’s me, winging some hugs right back atcha! 😁🤗

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Jan. It’s always fun answering Teri’s questions! Oh, a wolf rescue center would be a fun place to visit. I like them very much! Thanks for stopping by today and taking a moment to say hi! Hope you have a great afternoon! 😊

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  6. I like Marcia’s way of thinking about a cemetery over a haunted house. I’d be running, too!

    It’s great to see her here today, and I’m thrilled to hear there is a new Riverbend novel and a Rabbit novella in the works. I eagerly look forward to any new release from one of my favorite authors.

    Like everything she writes, The Emissary is highly entertaining and filled with wonderful characters. Nice to see a spotlight on it today.

    Great interview, ladies. Happy Halloween!

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    Like Staci, I’m a fan of Marcia’s writing and have all of her books. I’m really looking forward to a return to Riverbend. and anyone who knows me also knows that Rabbit from Wake-Robin Ridge has a special place in my heart. I doubt that anyone here can have worse marketing skills than me, but I agree with Marcia about all the wonderful positives that have come my way through this online community! Another great response in a great series, Teri! <D

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Trish. I’m so happy that you’ve enjoyed my books and have given Rabbit a special place in your heart! That’s lovely! You and I can commiserate on our lousy marketing skills, I suspect, but I know we both love all the friendships we’ve made via this fabulous blogging community. It’s just the best!

      Thanks so much for visiting today and taking a moment to share your thoughts! 🤗❤️

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  8. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment, Mae! It really does my heart good to know that my books are favorites of yours. I hope I’ll be able to get these WIPs done and published before too much longer, so you can see if you enjoy them, too.

    Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a moment to say hello!. Hope you’re having a great afternoon, and Happy Halloween to you, too! 🤗❤️

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    1. Aw, what lovely things to say, Gwen! I’m so happy you enjoy my books, and utterly amazed that you think of me as a “sweet angel.” (I can’t wait to share that with my husband! 😂😂😂)

      Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a moment to say hello. Hope your evening is peaceful and filled with all the things you enjoy most! 🤗❤️

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    1. They made sense to ME, Joan! 😁I don’t want to ever find myself locked into some creepy ol’ house that might have ghosts popping out from behind the wallpaper! Eeeep!

      It was great fun, as always, to take part in Teri’s fabulous series, and thank you for stopping by to say hello! 😊

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  9. Marcia’s awesome and I just love her writing. I’m campaigning to be president of the Rabbit fan club. Lol. And great choice of a wolf. This made me crack up: “I’m told they are guaranteed to deter solicitors at the door.” I’ll bet that’s true! Now everyone is going to want one. A fun post, Marcia and Teri. 😀

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Diana, and especially happy you got a chuckle or two! Yep … there will be a mob over at Wolves Are Us, for sure! 😂😂😂

      Thanks for you kind words about my writing, too. You’ve made my entire evening! So glad you stopped by and took a moment to say hello, and I hope you have a wonderful evening! 😊

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    1. I’m thinking everyone will soon want one, Wendy! As I mentioned above, “Wolves Are Us” will soon be overrun with shoppers! 😂

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and agree that a graveyard sounds MUCH safer than an enclosed building, with fewer avenues of escape available. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a moment to say hello! It’s greatly appreciated! 😊

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  10. Fascinating, Marcia. Good luck with your novella. I like the idea of novelettes and novellas. Shorter works of fiction are always attractive to me because we are all so busy and want to read a variety of stories out there. I’m a big short story reader and love exploring new authors and genres. I agree with you about the social media and its value to connect to authors and readers. Serious book promotion and marketing though is a task best taken in small bites is my theory. There is so much to learn about it. Marketing and writing really conflict for me most of the time. I am looking forward to reading your work!

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    1. I agree with pretty much everything you said, Paula. I know folks often prefer shorter works, and my novels tend to be on the long side, so novellas seem like a good compromise to me. Plus, I’d like to get a couple of new things “out there” fairly quickly, so again … novellas make sense to me. The marketing thing, not so much. It’s time consuming, can be costly, and I just don’t seem to handle it well. YET. I’m still hoping to get better at it, though.

      I do, however, find marketing locally to be fun. I’ve given wildlife talks twice monthly for about six years, and having a book table set up for afterwards has been pretty rewarding. Plus, the talks are a lot of fun.

      If you do get a chance to check out some of my books, I hope you’ll enjoy them. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to share your thoughts. 😊

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    1. Thanks so much, Craig! And I hope it does, too. 😁I also hope to get a few new things finished and published before long. (I hear the best way to sell books is to keep producing new ones. We’ll see how that approach to marketing works!)

      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a moment to say hello!😊

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  11. Yay, Marcia! Love the interview and I wholeheartedly agree with your thoughts about sticking to graveyards and owning wolves. (I’ve owned rats and, thought affectionate and adorable, are destructive as heck.)

    Quick question: Can I buy a book directly from you, Marcia? (I want it signed, you see.)

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    1. Glad to know you agree with me on graveyards and wolves, Tessa. Both make sense to me, for sure. 😁Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a moment to say hello, too! Have a great afternoon! 😊

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post, Victoria, and I also love meeting folks who have loved reading all their lives, too. I still can’t get enough, even to this day! 😀

      And thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! 😀 ❤

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  12. Marcia – you are INCREDIBLE at marketing AND using social media! Really!! Don’t downplay the art of understanding websites and being able to do stuff. Trust me – that takes a lot of skill, knowledge, and ability. 🙂

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    1. You are too kind, Sue. I do love interacting via my blog, but paid marketing is something I haven’t even tried yet, and every year, I think I’m going to learn the ins and outs of it, and do some honest to goodness advertising. But then, before I know it, the year’s over and I’ve made no progress on marketing at all. Maybe 2023 will be the year I finally get it going.

      Glad you stopped by, Sue, and hope you’ve been having a great weekend! 😊

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  13. HI Teri, Hi Marcia, apologies that I am behind with BMR. Michael’s illness and unexpected surgery derailed me for over a week. It is great fun to learn more about Marcia and her writing and her thoughts about Halloween. All the best to Marcia with completing her WIPs.

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