#Bold&BlatantSelfPromo – #Excerpt – #TheLight – #WakeRobinRidgeBook4

Time for another Bold & Blatant Self-Promotion post, this time featuring the fourth novel in my Wake-Robin Ridge series, The Light. Hope you’ll enjoy checking out a blurb containing just a hint or two about a pretty big adventure in the lives of Rabbit, Mac,  Sarah, Branna, and Rabbit’s brand new friend, Austin Dupree,  along with the shortest excerpt accompanying any of these posts, so far. Thanks for reading!

The Magic is Back!


For Robert MacKenzie Cole—or Rabbit, as he’s known to all—the chance to accompany his family to see North Carolina’s infamous Brown Mountain Lights has him nearly dizzy with excitement. And what better night to watch this unexplained phenomenon unfold than Halloween?

But when the entrancing, unpredictable lights show up, Rabbit gets far more than he bargained for. He’s gifted with what folks in the Appalachians call “the Sight,” and it’s this extrasensory perception that enables him to spot the one light different from all the rest.

In his biggest challenge to date, Rabbit—aided by his daddy and his newest friend, Austin Dupree— begins a quest to learn more about the mysterious light. Their investigation unveils a web of cons and corruption none of them expected and exposes a brutal murder along the way.

Throughout all, Rabbit is unfaltering in his commitment to do whatever it takes to understand the truth behind the glowing orb and to determine how he can help it. After all, it followed him home.


January, 2014
North Carolina Mountains

A Frigid Winter Night
At a Deserted Mountain Overlook
On the Blue Ridge Parkway

 A GUST OF bitter, icy wind moaned through the trees, a barred owl’s mournful call the only reply. The night grew still again, with nothing breaking the silence along this deserted stretch of mountain highway.

As the sharp-eyed owl continued to watch for any movement below, his keen hearing picked up the distant hum of an approaching vehicle.

Out of the darkness, a low, sleek car roared around a curve, shattering the silence as it whipped into the overlook and came to a rumbling stop beside the stone parapet. The startled owl glided away to other hunting grounds, then all grew quiet again—though all was definitely not well.

A shadowy figure emerged from the driver’s seat, walked around to the back of the car, then opened the trunk. A brief, awkward struggle ensued, accompanied by a creative selection of muttered curses. In the end, a heavy bundle was hauled out, dropped unceremoniously to the asphalt, then dragged the few steps to the wall. One last heave, then the bundle was over the barrier, crashing through the underbrush as it bounced down the steep mountainside.

“Happy landings, you stupid bitch. Maybe you’ll be smarter in your next life.”

Thirty seconds later, the car peeled out of the parking area and headed back the direction it had come.

Another icy gust of wind moaned through the trees. This time, nothing at all replied.


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Author Marcia Meara

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?

Buy Marcia’s Books Here

Wake-Robin Ridge: Book 1
A Boy Named Rabbit: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 2
Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3
The Light: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 4

Swamp Ghosts: Riverbend Book 1
Finding Hunter: Riverbend Book 2
That Darkest Place: Riverbend Book 3

Riverbend Spinoff Novellas
The Emissary 1
The Emissary 2 – To Love Somebody
The Emissary 3 – Love Hurts

Summer Magic: Poems of Life and Love

Reach Marcia on Social Media Here:

Blog: The Write Stuff
Email: marciameara16@gmail.com

29 thoughts on “#Bold&BlatantSelfPromo – #Excerpt – #TheLight – #WakeRobinRidgeBook4

    • Thanks so much, Mae. Those lights have fascinated folks for many, many years, with no credible explanation to this day. How could I resist? And while Rabbit doesn’t solve THAT mystery … it’s still happening for any who wish to observe it … he finds another one that’s he just can’t ignore, and I’m SO glad you enjoyed the tale!! Thanks hugely for stopping by to let me know. It’s just the encouragement I need to start back to work on Cole, Cole, & Dupree.

      Have a great week, my Penderpal! 😀 ❤

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  1. I had to look up the Brown Mountain Lights, which is a mystery in itself, but the other mystery at the heart of this novel was one that had me gripped. I’m with Mae in that this might be my favourite of the Wake-Robin Ridge series. Mind you, anything with Rabbit in it is a favourite anyway! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • I’m so glad this story had you gripped, Trish! I had such fun writing it, and featuring a real life, totally unexplained mystery was the icing on the cake. Those Brown Mountain lights are one thing I never saw on my many trips to North
      Carolina years back. I’d love to stand at the overlook where I sent the Cole family and watch them, myself! Maybe one day …

      So nice of you to stop by and take a moment to comment, my friend! And here’s to a great week ahead! 😀 ❤

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    • Oooh, that’s exciting, Gwen. I hope you enjoy meeting Rabbit and traveling through his adventures alongside him. Absolutely the most fun I’ve had since I wrote Book 1 ten years ago this month. (I think.) 😀 I can’t wait to find out what you think about this little boy who seems to have touched a few hearts here and there.

      Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a moment to say hello! It’s always a treat to see you, and here’s to a great week ahead! 😀 ❤


    • Aw, thanks so much Debby! I’m so glad you’d like more, and I’m truly hoping that I’ll be able to provide just that. I may not have the energy left to tackle a full-length novel, but I do believe I can handle some novellas, and I’m planning to work on that this very day! (Hopefully, at least a bit every day this week.)

      Lovely of you to stop by and offer some encouragement, my friend! Thank you so much, and here’s wishing you a great week ahead! 😀 ❤

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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Nancy. Some spooky moments here and there, for sure, but then that’s what inspires Rabbit to use his special gifts to help folks out. He’s much wiser than his years, for sure! As for “must-buy,” I hope today’s post does inspire new readers to check out these books.

      Thanks for stopping by and here’s to a great week ahead! 😀 ❤

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    • I know exactly what you mean, Jan. I have the same problem, myself. I’m just glad you’re looking forward to reading the series when the time is right! (That’s the best thing about books: they’re ready when YOU are!)

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks so much for stopping by to let me know! 😀 ❤

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    • I like knowing there are still some unexplained mysteries in the world, Joan. I’ve heard of the Marfa lights, and look forward to your Mystery Monday post, so I can learn more. And I’m glad you’re looking forward to this one. Hope you enjoy meeting Rabbit in Book 2!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to say hi! 😀 ❤

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    • Thanks so much, Liza. I love that cover, too, and most readers really seem to love Rabbit. I actually got some writing done today on my first spinoff novella from this series, so I’m pretty happy about that.

      Thanks for stopping by today and taking a moment to say hello! 😀 ❤


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