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#FindingHunter is Now Available in Print Format, Too!

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Woohoo! Finding Hunter is now available in print as well as Kindle format. Here’s the blurb from amazon:

Before, I never thought about taking a life. Not once.
Now, the thought fills my mind day and night, and
I wonder how I’ll hide that terrible need,
As an old car swings to the shoulder,
And stops.

~ Traveling Man ~

Hunter Painter’s darkest fears have shaped his offbeat personality since he was a child, crippling him in ways invisible to those unable to see past his quiet exterior. In a sleepy Florida town known for its eccentric inhabitants, he’s always been a mystery to most.

Only one person sees beyond Hunter’s quirky facade. Willow Greene, the new age herbalist who owns the local candle and potpourri shop, has secretly loved him since they were in high school. When, sixteen years later, she discovers Hunter has loved her just as long, Willow hopes her dreams are finally coming true.

Soon, Willow learns that Hunter fears happiness at her side isn’t in the cards for him. With her natural optimism and courage, she almost convinces him he’s wrong—that they can really have that life together they both long for—but even Willow can’t stop what Hunter knows is coming.

One by one, his worst nightmares become reality, culminating in an unthinkable tragedy, which devastates everyone it touches. Willow’s battle begins in earnest as Hunter is plunged into a bleak, guilt-ridden despair, threatening to destroy not only their love, but Hunter, himself.

Finding Hunter is the story of a lost man’s desperate struggle to make his way home again, and one woman’s unshakeable faith in him and the power of their love.

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Hope some of you will check it out here:

Finding Hunter

#RomancingSeptember with Rosie Amber & Stephanie Hurt

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Today is September 1, and that means…tada!…#RomancingSeptember has begun. Thirty days, thirty authors featured on two different blogs, answering two different sets of questions. I have been invited to take part, and my post is scheduled for September 30. I hope you’ll all read it, but PLEASE don’t wait for me. There are some wonderful writers being featured (I’m so lucky to be in the mix!) and you’ll want to meet one each day.

I will be posting the links daily to both Rosie Amber’s blog and Stephanie Hurt’s blog, and you can check each of these authors out for yourself. I predict you’ll learn something from each one of them, find some new books to read, and have a lot of fun along the way.  (You’ll also find two new blogs to follow, as well.)

Today’s featured author is Melissa Foster. Here are the links to her posts:

Rosie Amber:  Romancing September Day 1 – Melissa Foster

Stephanie Hurt: Romancing September Across the World Day 1 – Melissa Foster

Hope you enjoy learning about Melissa Foster, and please remember to share these posts everywhere you can. Remember, it’s all about Writers Helping Writers, here.

Have a great day!

Thank You, Evelyn!

Just wanted to thank my friend, Evelyn Cullet, for having me as a guest blogger today. It’s always so much fun to connect with other writers, and visit each other’s blogs, and Evelyn is an especially nice one! You can check it out at: Evey’s Blog

A Boy Named Rabbit Is Out On Kindle!

 

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Now Available on Kindle

Wooohoooo! Finally, in spite of all kinds of obstacles in my way, I was able to upload A Boy Named Rabbit to Kindle last night, and it’s live and available for purchase today!! Those of you who have been asking when it would arrive…it’s here! Lots of launching bells and whistles have fallen by the wayside, due to my long bout with the flu, but no matter. Nothing can make me feel sad today! My third novel, the sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge is out!

If you are one of the ones who read Wake-Robin Ridge and asked if the sequel was coming, you’re in luck. Check it out here! If you haven’t yet read Wake-Robin Ridge, hang in there another day or two, and a boxed set with both books in it will be available at a special, discounted rate, so you can read Book 1 and Book 2 at once. 🙂

A Boy Named Rabbit is very dear to my heart, as it features an extraordinary little boy’s lonely journey through the wilderness on a quest to find the Good People. Rabbit was more fun to write than any character I’ve attempted so far, and his insights on the world (which he has been hidden away from for his entire life) vary from funny to surprisingly profound. I never knew what words were going to come out of Little Rabbit’s mouth until they fell off my fingers and onto the page.

Of course, there’s plenty of drama and danger involved, a few spills and chills, loads of worry from the ever angsty MacKenzie Cole, patient understanding and kindness from Sarah, and plenty of the kind of love only an adorable ten-year-old boy can inspire.  Hope you’ll cheer for him, laugh with him, cry with him, and most of all, never, ever forget him.

Join Rabbit on the journey that begins with his gran’s dying gasps: “Evil’s comin’, Boy…comin’ fast. Look for the man with eyes like winter skies…an hair like…a crow’s wing. He’ll keep you safe…from bad people. He’s the one…you gotta find.”

A Boy Named Rabbit

Last Few Hours!

Check It Out!

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Last chance to download your free copy of Swamp Ghosts for quite some time. Grab it while you still can! Meet Maggie Devlin, Gunnar Wolfe, and Big Blue, an incredibly beautiful and rare force of nature…a white alligator! And Blue’s not the only dangerous thing in the swamps, either! Lester Purvis can attest to that. Swamp Ghosts…it’s not just the cover that’s scary! Read more…

Don’t Forget: FREE Today – Swamp Ghosts

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Amazon Rating: 5.0 Stars

Don’t forget! Swamp Ghosts is free today and tomorrow. Download your copy now! Find  out why fiery, red-headed Maggie Devlin hates photographer Gunnar Wolfe on sight., and why Gunn hires her to be his river guide anyway. Read more…

Get Swamp Ghosts FREE!

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Amazon Rating: 5.0 Stars!

Download my latest novel, Swamp Ghosts, for free all day Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31. Meet Maggie Devlin, the fiery, red-headed owner of the eco tour boat, The Undine, and Gunnar Wolfe, a big Viking of man who needs her help to access the most remote areas of Florida’s wetlands. Together, they’re on a quest, but a grisly discovery on a lonely creek proves that the most dangerous creature in the swamps walks on two legs, and is hunting them!

Check it out! Alligators and serial killers and Vikings, Oh, My!

FREE Today and Tomorrow ONLY!

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Currently 4.7 Stars on Amazon!

Just a heads up! Wake-Robin Ridge is free today and tomorrow only. Last time this year! Romantic suspense, with a little touch of spooky, and a whole lot of Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. 😀 Download your copy today, and be ready for the sequel, A Boy Named Rabbit, which will be coming out this fall. Hope you’ll enjoy it, and if you do, hope you’ll consider leaving a review on amazon. It would mean the world to me! Thanks!

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FREE TODAY! Swamp Ghosts by…ME!

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TODAY ONLY, you can download Swamp Ghosts for free! You know you want it! Now’s your chance! Read more…

Swamp Ghost Available in Print Format Now!

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It’s official! You can now download the Kindle version of Swamp Ghosts, OR buy the book in print format! Those of you who have been waiting for the print version can order it on amazon.com as of today! Doin’ the happy dance, here! Don’t wait! Grab yours today!

Meet My Main Character Blog Tour

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Last week, I was invited by author Stella Tarakson to take part in a new blog tour, this one focusing on a main character from one of our books. Stella writes books for children and young adults, and lives Down Under, so I’m always confused about what day it is when I’m talking to her. (No big deal. I spend half of my life confused about one thing or the other.) But no matter what day of the week it is where Stella lives, I’m very happy to participate in this fun blog tour. Thank you so much, Stella, for thinking of me.

If you go HERE,  you can read Stella’s “Meet My Main Character” blog tour post. Check out the rest of her blog while you’re there. It’s a nice place to visit.

And now for my answers to the Meet My Main Character Blog Tour questions. Read more…

Beta Readers Still Needed!

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If any of you would enjoy reading along with me as I write my sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge, please contact me via my email: mmeara@cfl.rr.com  This is the story of a little boy raised in the North Carolina wilderness by his grandparents. Right before his gran dies, she charges him with leaving the mountains and finding The Good People, so he sets off on a wilderness trek no ordinary ten-year old would likely survive. Ending up on top of Wake-Robin Ridge, he must decide if Sarah & Mac are the Good People he was told to seek out. If this sounds interesting to you, and you think you would enjoy being a Beta reader at the draft stage of the novel…with a chance to have some input on various topics…I want to hear from you. Thanks for your consideration.

Monday Giveaway: Jim Butcher and Karen White

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Happy Moon’s Day! It’s Giveaway time again! In keeping with my plan to get some readers started on Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, I’m giving away downloads of Books 2 and 3 today, along with a download of a book that’s been on my To Be Read list for far too long, Karen White’s The House on Tradd Street.

Karen White is a writer I’ve really learned to enjoy. I’ve read several of her books, and plan to work my way through all of them. The House on Tradd Street is the beginning of a series of books about…houses. On Tradd and other streets. Needless to say, things of interest happen in these houses. In the case of this book, there’s a mystery, a romance, and a ghost story rolled up in one, and I can’t wait to read it, myself.  And you all know how I feel about Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. Simply that it’s the most engaging and fun series of any Urban Fantasy, ever. So without further ado, here’s the deal: Be the first person to email me after 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time (so the folks on the west coast have a chance, too), and request the book you want, and…YOU WIN. Easy-peasy.

Again, here are your choices: Read more…

Swamp Ghosts Cover Reveal for Print Book!

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Okay, I ask you…how lucky am I to have a Graphic Design Goddess as my very, very good friend and cohort? No matter what I ask for, she can do it! I’m so tickled with this layout of the cover for my print version of Swamp Ghosts, I can’t tell you! Okay, I CAN tell you. And I am. I’m ecstatic! I’m finishing up the final formatting details on the book today, and then I’ll be uploading to CreateSpace. If all goes well, I could be ordering my proofs in a day or so. Once I approve those, the book will go live on amazon in no time at all. So all you good folks out there who prefer not to read eBooks will have access to it. And for those of you who do just fine with eBooks…well, why wait? Here you go: Swamp Ghosts 

Wake-Robin Ridge is FREE Today Only!

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Now’s your chance to read my Romantic Suspense novel, Wake-Robin Ridge, for free! Grab it while you can. Offer good today only! Find out why Sarah Gray leaves her dead-end job in Florida and moves to a deserted cabin in the mountains. Find out why her nearest neighbor, MacKenzie Cole, lives alone on top of the mountain, with only his Irish wolfhound for company. Find out what happened in Sarah’s cabin nearly fifty years earlier, and why it impacts her life, and her relationship with Mac, all these decades later. And then, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t read this sooner! 🙂 Seriously, hope some of you will take advantage of this free promo and download a copy today. And then, I hope you’ll enjoy the book enough to leave me a positive review on amazon, so it will move ahead in the ranking. Reviews are critical to the success of a book, and mean so much to an author…even well-established ones. And they mean even more to us new writers. So…what are you waiting for? Go get your download right away! And happy reading!

Wake-Robin Ridge: A Darcy’s Corner Novel

Swamp Ghosts Excerpt #5

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Chapter 8

     GUNN PULLED UP in front of Maggie’s house just in time to see her garage door going up. He turned off his headlights, cut the ignition, and sat watching her for a moment, not sure if she had seen him yet. She was standing on tiptoe, pulling down the canoe cushions from one of the shelves along the wall of her garage. Her arms were raised over her head, and her body was defined by the glow of the garage lights. She was wearing khaki shorts and a tank top, showing off her lithe figure to perfection—tall and slim, with curves that stretched the knit top in just the right ways.

     Okay, Gunn…enough staring at the lovely Captain Devlin. She probably has some kind of built-in radar device that pings every time a guy ogles her, and you’re already skating on thin ice in that regard. Get out and go help her load the canoe. Read more…

Promo Done!

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My Swamp Ghosts promo is over, and what a ride it was. I had so much fun, watching my rating climb all day. And you guys downloaded a TON of copies, too. I hope everyone who reads it will enjoy this novel, and, if so, will remember to leave a positive review on Amazon and Goodreads. Those reviews are what sell our books, and the reason we don’t mind giving away hundreds (or in this case, thousands) of them. So, read on! And enjoy!! And thank you so much for downloading Swamp Ghosts. Have fun on the river! 🙂

Swamp Ghosts FREE Today & Tomorrow Only!

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Free Today & Tomorrow Only!

Download your copy today! Swamp Ghosts is free Monday & Tuesday, May 12 and 13, only, so head right on over to amazon.com, and download your free copy today. Read about Maggie & Gunn’s adventures on the rivers of central Florida, hunting the rarest of the rare, and never dreaming they are being hunted, themselves, by a predator more dangerous than anything that lives in the swamp.

5 Stars: A beguiling tale of love and murder on the St. John’s River. Like her first book, Wake Robin Ridge, Swamp Ghosts is a well-written love story, mixed with suspense. Marcia Meara has a way with words. That’s true whether she’s introducing her characters, describing the lovely setting in which the love story unfolds, or plotting mayhem. Languid descriptions of Meara’s gorgeous protagonist, Maggie Devlin, and her hunky paramour, Gunnar Wolfe, stand in stark contrast to the malevolent forces aligning against them. “

5 Stars: “Great for your summer reading list. I wish I could give it 10 stars! You will not want to put Swamp Ghosts down, it will keep you on the edge of your seat and will keep you guessing.”

5 Stars: ” The main characters are believable and the chemistry between the two is incredible. I highly recommend this book. “

Swamp Ghosts: A Riverbend Novel

 

Call For Beta Readers

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Going back to the mountains again, as I start working on the sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge, and I’m looking for beta readers once more. I would like to have a few more this time around, so if you are interested in doing something like this, please email me. Contact info at the top of this page. I do this a little bit differently from many authors, so I would need to explain how it all works.

If you’d like to be in on the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished publication, I’d love to hear from you. I think most of my Beta readers have enjoyed the journey, and the knowledge that their comments and support have helped shape the finished project. Would LOVE to talk to you about how it works. Email me for all the data.

And for those who’ve read Wake-Robin Ridge, this is your chance to find out what’s going on with Sarah & Mac before anyone else. 😀 Hint…odd things are happening in Darcy’s Corner, North Carolina. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.

Swamp Ghosts Excerpt #2

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Maggie Devlin owns an eco-tour boat on the St. Johns River. Billy Truitt is her unofficial first mate and mechanic. They have just finished their last tour of the day, and are about to head home.

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A man was walking down the floating pier, reading the name of each boat he approached. A really big man. Big enough that his weight caused the pier to bob up and down, which seemed to worry him, if his frown was anything to go by. Billy and I watched his cautious approach with curiosity. The tours were over for the day, and he just didn’t look like he belonged here at the marina. When he spotted my boat, he smiled and picked up his pace, causing the floating pier to dip sharply. He lurched to a stop in front of us. Read more…

Donna Marie’s World of Writing

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Just did a fun interview for Donna Marie’s World of Writing. Please stop by and check it out! Thanks so much, Donna. Enjoyed your questions a lot!

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Marcia Meara

Fanfare, Please!

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Ta-daaa! The Big Day is finally here! The first Riverbend novel, Swamp Ghosts, is live on amazon! I’m so excited to have this one “out there,” I can’t tell you, and I want to thank everyone who has been there for me throughout this long process.

Hope you’ll come along for the boat ride, and meet Maggie Devlin, Gunnar Wolfe, Willow Greene, Billy Truitt, the Painter brothers, Lester Purvis…and best of all, my personal favorite, Big Blue. They’re all waiting for you in the sleepy little Florida town of Riverbend. And oh, yeah…did I mention there’s a serial killer on the prowl? Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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“Romance meets danger in Swamp Ghosts, as a serial killer proves more deadly than any other predator in the swamp.”

It’s ALMOST Here!

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Coming Tomorrow!

I’m busy reading today, checking for last minute errors in my Kindle version of Swamp Ghosts. I want it to be as close to perfect as I can possibly make it, before it officially goes LIVE tomorrow! Mark your calendars! I will have some special offers starting tomorrow, too, so don’t forget to check back here.

Snakes, and alligators, and psychopaths, oh, MY!

Don’t Forget!

Just some reminders:

1. Don’t forget to enter HERE for a Free Signed Copy of Aimee Easterling’s YA paranormal werewolf fantasy, Shiftless. Plenty of chances left to win, and you can enter multiple times, in various ways. Don’t miss out!

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2.  Don’t forget to check out Evey’s Writers Blog, where I’m the featured author all this week. Read a bit about my newest book, Swamp Ghosts, as well as Wake-Robin Ridge, and Summer Magic. There are excerpts from both novels! Please come by and say hi. I promise to answer any questions you might have. 😀 Thanks, Evelyn!

 

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3. And last but not least…oh, no! Definitely not least! Don’t forget that Swamp Ghosts goes live on Amazon, Thursday, May 1. (That’s the day after tomorrow!)This is the one you’ve been asking me about. Snakes and alligators and psychopaths, oh my. A beautiful red-headed heroine, and a big, blond Viking of a guy who’s a wildlife photographer. Oh, the adventures they have, canoeing on some of Florida’s most remote backwaters, in pursuit of the rarest of the rare. Danger and romance, galore. Tune in Thursday for the link for the Kindle download. Print book will follow in a week or two.

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Wow! I’m A Featured Author Today!

 

 

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Evelyn Cullet has a very nice post up today, featuring me as her guest author of the week. It even includes some excerpts from both Wake-Robin Ridge, and Swamp Ghosts. Please check it out, and don’t forget to leave a comment.  Evey’s Writers Blog

Thank you, Evelyn, for the opportunity to share my work with you and your readers!

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