#ShareAReviewDay Tuesday – “The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody” by Marcia Meara

This afternoon, I’m sharing one of my own reviews, and I hope you‘ll enjoy it. This is D. L. Finn’s terrific review of The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody. The Emissary books are spinoff novellas from my Riverbend series, and so much fun to write. They are currently available as eBooks, and when I get the third one written, I will combine them into a 3-book set for print. In the meantime, it’s ready and waiting for you Kindle fans for a mere $1.99. Hope you’ll download your copy today. (But read the first Emissary book before you read this one, so you’ll have a better understanding of Jake, Dodger, and Azrael. A LOT happens in that one that you’ll want to know before reading To Love Somebody.) And thanks for passing this review along, if you can. I appreciate it.


5.0 out of 5 starsI can’t wait to see where the story goes next!
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This is the second novella in the series with the Emissaries, Jake and Dodger, working for Archangel Azrael. There’s the same depth and humor in this heartfelt tale that I enjoyed in “The Emissary”. I loved the developing relationship between Jake and Dodger as they work to save people from themselves. Dodger’s regret adds a new layer to this story. I can’t wait to see how that works out…and how Azrael plays into that. This is a perfect Christmas read, but would be great any time of the year. There was an amazing ending and I can’t wait to see where the story goes next. If you haven’t read the first novella–you should–then you can fully enjoy this highly recommended sequel!


In Marcia Meara’s second installment of The Emissary Trilogy, a Riverbend spinoff series of novellas, we find our three heroes at it again. Beautiful new places, exciting new adventures, and a whole assortment of new problems await them, bringing tears, laughter, and an extraordinary amount of love along with them. 

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 often 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?

Buy The Emissary HERE
Buy The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody HERE

Marcia Meara, Author

Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years, four big cats, and one small dachshund.

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. And she enjoys nature.  Really enjoys it. Almost all of it. From birds, to furry critters, to her favorites of all, snakes. She does, however, consider squirrels to be minions of Satan, sent to drive her mad. And she truly loathes spiders, convinced that anything with eight (count ’em, 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 catch and release program, and she’s good with that.

Spiders aside, one thing Marcia thinks you should always remember 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 just that), you can make your own dreams a reality, too. Go for it! What have you got to lose?

Today, Marcia has published six novels, two novellas, and one book of poetry to date, all of which are available on Amazon. Her belief in the redemptive power of love is a unifying factor in both of her popular series and her poetry.  At 75, she’s still following her heart, 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!

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
The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody 

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



30 thoughts on “#ShareAReviewDay Tuesday – “The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody” by Marcia Meara

    • Aw, thanks so much, Jaye! I can’t wait to get back to those three. But FIRST, I have to finish the next WRR book. Rabbit’s got a new adventure going, and I’d like to think by next week, I’ll be feeling totally restored and ready to write!! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Mae. So glad you enjoy these characters. I’ll get that third one out as soon as I can. Gotta finish Rabbit’s story first, but THEN, back to my emissaries. 😀 They are truly fun to write about, though of course, they do have their struggles. I’m eager to finish off this trilogy. As to whether there will be more, we’ll wait and see. It definitely could happen. 😀 ❤

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    • Thanks, Natalie. I’m so happy when anyone enjoys my work, and this particular series of novellas have been such a treat to write, I’m extra glad to see it receive good reviews. 🙂

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    • So glad you liked the first two books, Debby, and the minute I finish WRR4, I’ll be starting the third book of the trilogy. I’m anxious to get it done, so I can offer the set in print as well as eBooks. I have a LOT of local readers who prefer print, though I, myself, see no need to make it an either/or thing. Why not both? Ebooks are cheaper to buy and easier to take with you. (I have hundreds with me at all times). Print books are prettier to look at on my library shelves, and if the type isn’t too small, I can actually READ some of them. 😀

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      • I’m totally with you. I always do my books in both formats. And as heavy as my Kindle is with books, my bookshelves are bending with more lol. I especially like to buy paperbacks from our flagship bookstore because often the price of a paperback (mostly for traditional authors) sometimes works out the same or cheaper what a Kindle version cost. If I’m paying 15 bucks for an ebook, I’ll purchase in paperback to have the actual copy. 🙂

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        • See, if I really love a book (or series), I have to have both–the Kindle for reading comfort, and the actual book for my library shelves. And if the cover is really a favorite of mine, I’ll even put it on a little easel so I can look at it every time I pass through. 😀 Even *I* know this is Book OCD-ness. 😀 😀 😀 Sheer pleasure, though! 😉

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    • Thanks, Robbie. I have not marketed these little books as I should, so I’m trying to improve on that in the weeks ahead. I was very happy to have this review to share with you guys, and glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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