#BooksForChristmas – #Bold&BlatantSelfPromo – #TheEmissary – #Review

Looking for something different to read over the holidays? Check out my Emissary series of novellas. Available for download for just $1.99 each, or free with Kindle Unlimited.


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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.


Recent 5-Star REVIEW of TE1:

Priscilla Bettis
5.0 out of 5 stars Humorous, but Gritty, Too
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 8, 2022

The archangel Azrael has a plan: create a task force of humans to help the angels turn wayward souls in the right direction. Jake is Azrael’s first emissary-in-training.

This novella juxtaposes comedic banter with gritty portrayals of suffering. The result takes the reader through a roller coaster of emotions.

Jake is easy to like. He tries hard to save a teen girl from prostitution. He reaches out to a serial killer. He befriends a lost drug addict. He suffers with his own grief from the death of a loved one. And he’s funny. I was cheering him on the whole way.

Meara raises some interesting theological questions. How much of a role do we play in other’s suffering and redemption? How much responsibility do we bear regarding our own suffering? The story isn’t meant to be a religious credo, and Meara says as much in her author’s notes, but the plot and characters examine these issues.

A fun, funny, and (at times) tearful story. Five stars.


DOWNLOAD YOUR COPIES HERE:

The Emissary 1
The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody
The Emissary 3: Love Hurts


AND THAT’S MY BOLD & BLATANT PROMO OF THE WEEK!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

#CheckItOut – #ThatDarkestPlace – #Review by #DWallacePeach

What a fantastic surprise I found upon awakening this morning. Today was D. Wallace Peach’s March Reviews post. I headed right over because I always like to see what she’s been reading. Imagine how I delighted I was to find she’d reviewed my third Riverbend novel, That Darkest Place–and a super review it was, indeed!

I was in excellent company, too, as her reviews included Silverhills by Sandra Cox, Strange Hwy: Short Stories by Beem Weeks, Ghostly Interference by Jan Sikes, and Dead of Winter: Journey Twelve, Goddesses by Teagan Riordain Geneviene. 

Do stop by if you can, and see what Diana has to say about all five of these books. You’re sure to find something that appeals to you in this mix.

And thank you, Diana, for your wonderful comments on That Darkest Place, and the lovely reviews for each of the other four authors, too! I’m still smiling!
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You can download That Darkest Place HERE

#Reblog Alert – Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Weekly RoundUp

This week, Sally Cronin’s Weekly Round-Up post is absolutely bursting at the seams with goodies of all kinds! It’s always a pleasure to share these vastly entertaining and amusing posts, and I highly recommend you stop by to check this one out. (And be SURE you don’t miss the video with the horse. I defy the hardest heart not to be touched with that one!) So what are you waiting for? Go take a look! You’ll be glad you did! 🙂

You can read Sally’s Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up post HERE.

And that’s all for now, folks! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

#ReblogAlert – Author Teri Polen’s Review of Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3

Yesterday morning, I had a great surprise: Teri Polen posted a fantastic review of my 3rd Wake-Robin Ridge novel, Harbinger. This book features the  Appalachian legend of the Black Dog, or Ol’ Shuck as he’s called in the mountains. If you see Ol’ Shuck, it means someone you know (or perhaps you, yourself) is going to die, and there’s not going to be much you can do about it. At least, so the legends insist. 

My heartfelt thanks to Teri for sharing her thoughts on this one, and I hope you’ll stop by her blog to check out what she had to say. Here’s the link for you:
Teri Polen’s Review of Harbinger

You can Buy Harbinger HERE

#ReblogAlert – Sally Cronin’s Weekly Round-Up Post

Once again, I’m delighted to share Sally Cronin’s fabulous Weekly Round-Up post. It’s always a pleasure to pass along these vastly entertaining posts, and I highly recommend you stop by to check this one out. Even if you’ve visited a few times this week, there’s bound to be something you missed. Take a look, and enjoy! 🙂

You can read Sally’s Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up post HERE.

And that’s all for now, folks! Have a great weekend!

#ReblogAlert – #WakeRobinRidge Reviewed by Sally Cronin on Smorgasbord

 

 

Nothing like waking up late, wandering out to the ol’ computer, and finding a review of my first book, Wake-Robin Ridge, posted on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blog! What a great way to jumpstart my day. I hope you’ll check it out and will enjoy seeing what Sally has to say about this one. (I sure did, but then, it’s MY book she’s lauding. 😀 )

Do stop by if you get a chance, though.  It would make the rest of my day just as lovely as the way it started! 😀  Thanks!

To read Sally’s review, go HERE

Got Some News to Share? I’m Looking for Guests!

I have some #GuestDayTuesday openings coming up for October, if any of you have news, a promo running, a cover reveal, new release, or an excerpt to share. Drop me an email if you’d like to be featured.

 

NOTE: Full instructions are in the Header Bar under “Various Feature Instructions.” Please check those out to be sure what you want to share will work. Thanks! 

Want to Take Part in #ShareAReviewDay ?

I’m looking for reviews! There are Tuesday openings starting as early as day after tomorrow, if you can send me the items requested in the Share a Review Day Instructions linked at the top of the page. Pick your newest or favorite review and send it in. I’ll do all the setting up for you. Just be sure to include everything I need as listed, and I’ll make it happen. 

All review posts will be scheduled in the order in which they are received, two per Tuesday. (One in the morning & one in the afternoon.)

Hoping to hear from you soon!  🙂 ❤

#ShareAReviewDay — To Kill A Labrador by Kassandra Lamb

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Marcia has given me permission to kick off today’s Share A Review Day with a review for one of my books, To Kill A Labrador, A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery.

First, let me point out that the Labrador does NOT die. If you look at the titles of the books that follow this one in the series—Arsenic and Young Lacy, The Call of the Woof and my latest release, Patches in the Rye—the title makes more sense. 😉

For us writers, our books are like our children, and we shouldn’t have favorites, right? But I must confess that this book and its four-legged protagonist Buddy are particularly dear to me. Below is one of my favorite reviews.

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5 out of 5 stars ~ by Diane, Excellent Mystery
March 4, 2018

This story kept me turning the pages from beginning to end. Marcia trains service dogs for veterans with PTSD. I was fascinated by the training. Buddy (a Labrador Retriever) and Jimmy were her first match. She was so proud of them, but then Jimmy is accused of killing his wife. The sheriff sends for Marcia to retrieve Buddy. She’s convinced that Jimmy couldn’t have murdered anyone.

While Marcia investigates, she riles up the townsfolk and intrigues the sheriff. A budding (no pun intended) romance between them confuses her, and she’s not sure she’s ready after her divorce. Engaging characters, a plot with many twists, and plenty of tension make this a memorable book. I’ll be reading more by this author.

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Marcia (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha) likes to think of herself as a normal person, even though she has a rather abnormal vocation. She trains service dogs for combat veterans with PTSD. Then the former Marine owner of her first trainee is accused of murdering his wife, and Marcia gets sucked into an even more abnormal avocation–amateur sleuth.

Called in to dog-sit the Labrador service dog, Buddy, she’s outraged that his veteran owner is being presumed guilty until proven innocent. With Buddy’s help, she tries to uncover the real killer. Even after the hunky local sheriff politely tells her to butt out, Marcia keeps poking around. Until the killer finally pokes back.

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Kassandra Lamb is a retired psychotherapist turned mystery writer who now spends most of her time in an alternate universe with her characters. The portal to that universe (i.e., her computer) is located in northern Florida where her husband and dog catch occasional glimpses of her.

She’s the author of the Kate Huntington mysteries, the Kate on Vacation novellas and the Marcia Banks and Buddy cozy mysteries. She has also written a short guidebook for new authors, Someday Is Here! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing and Publishing Your First Book.

Connect with her at http://kassandralamb.com or on Facebook. She also blogs at  http://misteriopress.com.