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#TuesdayBookBlog – Wake-Robin Ridge Reviewed by Cathy at Between the Lines

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I’m breaking the rules a bit today, in order to share a lovely review of my book, Wake-Robin Ridge, by Cathy at Between the Lines. I was so pleased to find it this morning, I just had to share, and I hope you’ll bear with me while I shamelessly toot my own horn. (Okay, I’m really letting Cathy toot it, but you get my drift.) Check it out, if you would. And then, if you haven’t started reading this series, go grab Wake-Robin Ridge. It’s the first of three–so far–in my mountain series. (We’ll talk about the Riverbend series another day.)  😀

Thanks for indulging me!

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#RomancingSeptember Day 30 with…ME!

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This last interview of the series features…moi! I am so tickled that I got to join this list of romance writers, and talk about my first romantic suspense novel, Wake-Robin Ridge. Many thanks to both Rosie Amber, and Stephanie Hurt, for putting this event together, and for inviting me to take part. I do hope you’ll go read the interviews, and please share both of them (and this post, as well) everywhere you can. I’ll be very appreciative of that, believe me. 🙂 Thanks, and happy reading.

Rosie Amber: #RomancingSeptember Day 30 with Marcia Meara
Stephanie Hurt: #RomancingSepte4mber Day 30 with Marcia Meara

(First posted on The Write Stuff )

Win a Free Download, Today Through Friday Only!

Sign up for my newsletter (link, top right column) and I’ll gift you with a free download to your choice of my eBooks: Summer Magic, Wake-Robin Ridge, A Boy Named Rabbit or Swamp Ghosts. That’s it! Just sign up, and then email me at mmeara@cfl.rr.com to be sure I don’t miss you. I’ll have Amazon send you a download link to whichever of my books you’d like to have, completely free.

Free is good! 🙂

Here are the links, so you can read the blurbs. Remember that A Boy Named Rabbit is Book 2 of the Wake-Robin Ridge series, and while it’s basically a stand-alone, it will be much easier to understand if you’ve already read Wake-Robin Ridge.

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Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love

Interviewed by Jennifer Melzer

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Loved doing this interview with Jennifer Melzer. Some questions really make you stop and think, and my last interview with Caitlin Stern, along with this one, both did just that. Check it out here: Jennifer Melzer Please feel free to share this with all your Peeps! Thanks!

FREE Today! (PLS Share, Thanks!)

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A Boy Named Rabbit, Book 2 in my Wake-Robin Ridge series is available as a FREE download today, tomorrow, and Sunday! (February 27, 28, and March 1). If you’ve already read Wake-Robin Ridge, now’s your chance to get A Boy Named Rabbit, for free.

“Evil’s comin’, boy…comin’ fast. Look for the man with eyes like winter skies, and hair like a crow’s wing. He’s the one you gotta find.”

The remote mountain wilderness of North Carolina swallowed up the ten-year-old boy as he made his way down from the primitive camp where his grandparents had kept him hidden all his life. His dying grandmother, gifted with The Sight, set him on a quest to find the Good People, and though he is filled with fear and wary of civilization, Rabbit is determined to keep his promise to her. When he crosses paths with Sarah and MacKenzie Cole, neither their lives, nor his, are ever the same again.

The extraordinary little boy called Rabbit has the power to change the world for everyone he meets, and the resourcefulness to save himself from the one person his grandparents had hoped would never find him. His dangerous and bittersweet journey will touch you in unexpected ways, and once you’ve let Rabbit into your heart, you’ll never forget him.”

If you haven’t yet read Book 1, Wake-Robin Ridge, you can download a free Boxed Set that includes both Book 1 and Book 2. It’s a great deal! What can be better than FREE? And what have you got to lose? 🙂

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Boxed Set: Wake-Robin Ridge & A Boy Named Rabbit

Interviewed on Caitlin Stern Writes

 

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My friend and editor, Caitlin Stern, posted an interview with me this morning with a few fun questions. It’s also a heads-up that Book 2 in my Wake-Robin Ridge series will be available for FREE download tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, 2/27, 2/28, and 3/1. Check the interview out here: Caitlin Stern Writes.

For those who have already read Book 1, (Wake-Robin Ridge), Book 2, A Boy Named Rabbit will be available for free download for those three days only. Mark your calendars! If you haven’t yet read Book 1, you can also download the boxed set, containing both Wake-Robin Ridge and A Boy Named Rabbit for FREE, as well.

In the meantime, hope you enjoy my interview with Caitlin. Thanks for reading.

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Boxed Set: Wake-Robin Ridge & A Boy Named Rabbit

Boxed Set: Wake-Robin Ridge & A Boy Named Rabbit

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Off today for my first real book signing in St. Cloud, Florida. (If you are in the area, it’s being held at the library. Come by and say hi. There will be over 50 authors there.)

But before I leave, I just had to let you know that my first Boxed Set, Books 1 and 2 of my Wake-Robin Ridge series, is out! For those of you looking for a bargain, here it is. You can get my newest book, A Boy Named Rabbit, of course, and for only $.99 more, you can also get Book 1 of the series, Wake-Robin Ridge, normally $4.99, itself. Hope you’ll check it out!

Boxed Set: Wake-Robin Ridge and A Boy Named Rabbit

I’m Still Standin’!!

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(Just Because This Picture Makes Me Smile)

Okay, some of the time, I’m not quite vertical, but by golly, I have survived this latest mutant spawn of the Swine Flu, and I’m here to tell the tale. My first advice…DON’T GET IT!! This is wicked, wicked stuff, and can be fatal for the very young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. So, avoiding is a good thing! And if you DO get it, for the love of everyone you know, stay home. HOME! Sleeping alone. Washing your hands about a million times a day, and trying not to cough on anyone. AND…if you go from well to sick in about sixty seconds, head straight to your doctor for Tamiflu to try to knock this stuff out. (It only works within the first 48 hours or so). Then pray.

Today is the first day in well over two weeks that I am actually thinking I might be recovering. And I’m SO happy to see that light at the end of the tunnel. I have things to do, stuff to say, and most of all, a brand new book to get published! Yes, A Boy Named Rabbit is now ready to be formatted and sent out into the world, hopefully to reach lots of people and make them smile…or cry. I’m pretty excited about this third novel. It’s a sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge, and I hope readers who enjoyed that one will find a place in their hearts for a little ten-year-old boy, unlike anyone else you’ve ever met. I know he shakes up Sarah and Mac’s life pretty thoroughly, and I hope he’ll have an impact on yours.

Also, I’ve been reading whenever I can, so I have lots of reviews I need to get posted for you. Just finished Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher story, Personal, and have a few things to say about my beloved Reacher, and about Lee Child’s way with words. I finished what should have been a light fantasy series by Lindsay Buroker, The Emperor’s Edge, but which turned out to pull me in and make me crazy for each succeeding book in series. Also, a review of The Thorn Prince by Mark Lawrence is coming up…truly one of the darkest and most disturbing books I’ve ever read, for so many reasons.

Currently, I’m reading Jennifer Melzer’s latest, Siren, and so far, it’s proving to be very intriguing. That will be on my agenda, too. And I don’t want to forget Karen Yankosky’s wonderfully funny Good Luck With That Thing You’re Doing, a book sure to brighten your spirits and make you laugh out loud.

Last, now that I’ve gotten Rabbit’s story told and into publication mode, I can get back to writing the sequel to Swamp Ghosts. I’m pretty excited about this story, too. The book tells the story of Maggie and Gunn’s best friends, Hunter and Willow, who live in the same little Florida town of Riverbend, but it’s a very different kind of tale than Swamp Ghosts was. Fewer reptiles, for one thing. 🙂 And more romance, with a pretty large helping of human tragedy to complicate things. And of course, humor, because Hunter Painter is nothing if not a weirdy-weird guy, with a very quirky way of looking at things. Hopefully, Hunter will be out this fall.

So that’s all the news from me–the good, the bad, and the unwritten. What’s yours? Anything new in your lives that I need to know about? Let me hear from you. I’ve missed you ALL, and I’m so glad to be back!

Catchin’ Up!

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Slow But Steady Wins The Race…Right?

Wow, the last few weeks have gone by in a blur, and I’m still far behind, try as I might. My inner tortoise is beating the crap outta that wily hare! I’ve had bad news (an injured back that’s almost well and foot problems that might entail yet another steel pin), good news (my first novel, Wake-Robin Ridge, made the Amazon Top 100 Best Sellers list in Fiction/Ghosts, and just regular news (hangin’ in there pretty well for an ol’ granny like myself).

This week, I’ve gotten a ton of stuff done, even though I’m not caught up yet. I finished my draft of A Boy Named Rabbit (the sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge), and it is now in edit, and hopefully will be released next month. I’m four chapters into Hunter, the sequel to Swamp Ghosts, and on schedule for a release date early next year. My last medical procedures proved I’m still cancer-free, so dancing around about that. Or I would be, if it weren’t for that foot issue mentioned above. My friends and family are all doing well, and my daughter, SIL, and grandbaby, Kaelen, are coming to see us Sunday for a week’s visit. So, Life is good, and I’m a happy camper, looking forward to catching up to that rascally hare any day now.

One of the best things that’s happened is that the marvelous Captain Jeanne Bell, my inspiration for Maggie Devlin’s character in Swamp Ghosts, has said she’d like to do a Meet The Author cruise on her beautiful boat, The Naiad. I hope we are able to make that happen, because, hello? Cruising down the river with a bunch of book lovers? What could be better? Captain Jeanne has also told several local places about my book, and there just might be a few stores who want to carry it in the future, along with a chance or two to do a presentation here and there. Very exciting! Cross your fingers for me that some of these things work out.

My new blog, The Write Stuff, is off to a good start, and I’m hoping it will build membership and participation quickly over the next few months. If you are looking for a very friendly place to hang out with fellow writers, please stop by and follow along with us. We’d love to meet you, share resources with you, and help you promote your work.

In the words of Little Rabbit (from my latest book), “Ain’t that somethin’? Ain’t that just somethin’!”

WRR Still in Amazon’s Top 100 List!

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Wow! Wake-Robin Ridge has been in Amazon’s top 100 (PAID) Bestsellers Fiction/Ghost list all week, and is still moving up. Today, it’s at #32. I know this is probably old hat for you folks who have been writing a long time, but for me, this is exciting as all get-out! 🙂 Seeing my book on the same page as books by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Heather Graham, and my personal favorite, Dean Koontz, is a dream come true! I’m stoked to finish the sequel, which should be out by October, if all goes well. But today, I’m just very, very grateful to everyone who has bought a copy. Hope you all enjoy it.

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Exciting News About Wake-Robin Ridge!

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I’m thrilled to say Wake-Robin Ridge moved up into the Top 100 Best Selling (PAID) Ghost stories this week. The best part about that, besides being able to refer to my book as an amazon best-seller, is that it is listed on the same page with books by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Heather  Graham, Anne Rice, and my very favorite, Dean Koontz! What a thrill to see my book alongside theirs, even if only due to a surge in sales this week. Next week might be different, but for now, I’m just thrilled. Thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of Wake-Robin Ridge. Hope you enjoyed it! And stay tuned for a new feature: Contest Saturday! Details upcoming.

Excerpts, Etc

Just want to remind you guys that I’m now posting excerpts from my books under the appropriate menu headers at the top of the page. I’ve just started doing this, so there are only a few things up so far, to include prologues to both Wake-Robin Ridge and Swamp Ghosts, and an excerpt from Swamp Ghosts Chapter 9, just a scene I enjoyed writing. There are also a few poems from Summer Magic up, as well. Hope you’ll check them out from time to time. I’ll be posting news tidbits there, too, when I have things that need sharin’!

Enjoy!

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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Sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge: Meet Rabbit

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Introducing Rabbit.

This is actor Tristan Lake Leabu, my inspiration boy for the sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge. Rabbit is a little boy who has been raised isolated from civilization, in the deepest wilderness of the North Carolina mountains. Circumstances have left him alone in this wild and remote area at the age of ten. His journey to find the Good People his dying grandmother told him about, makes up the first part of his story. But an even bigger journey awaits him, as he learns how to live in a world full of things he has never even imagined, and struggles to win the love of the man he believes is supposed to take care of him.  I’ve just started on Chapter 6 of my draft, and so far, I think the story is shaping up pretty well. Hope my Beta readers think so, too.

Everything about Tristan Leabu is exactly the way I have described Rabbit, and having his picture on my Inspiration Board keeps me focused on his long journey out of the wild and into today’s world. He has already stolen my heart.
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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

My Interview With Wetknee Books

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Sharing my interview with Wetknee Books with those of you who might enjoy it. I thought the questions were very well thought out, and I had a lot of fun trying to stick to the “one paragraph” rule! Ha. (Hey, she never mentioned how LONG the paragraphs could be! 😀 ) Hope you’ll stop by and check it out, and while you’re there, take a look around the rest of the site, and sign up for Anna or Aimee’s Mail List, too.

Wetknee Books Interview With…ME!

Beta Readers

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Still looking for one or two more Beta Readers to read along with the draft of my sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge. If you are interested, please email me. (Contact info at top of page). I’m also working on the sequel to Swamp Ghosts, and will be sharing bits and pieces of that one, as well. Hope to hear from a couple of you!

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.

Coming Up on Bookin’ It

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One of the best things about wrapping up Swamp Ghosts is knowing I’ll have more time for my blogs. I’ve really missed being able to post here daily, or at least several times a week, and I’m hoping I never find myself in that position again. (Which means, of course, I’ll have to be a lot better about managing my time while I’m writing the sequel to Wake-Robin Ridge. I’ll be starting that in the next day or two, so we’ll see how fast I can learn to juggle.)

I have some fun things in store for Bookin’ It, and I hope you’ll enjoy them all. On Mondays I plan to run giveaways.  On Wednesdays, Author Interviews. (I have five lined up already.) Fridays will remain What Are You Reading days, and I’m hoping to do a Blogger of the Week thing on Sundays. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be flexible, and every day is Review Day, when I have them ready to go.

Since I’m just getting this started, this week will be a little bit off the planned schedule, but that’s okay, because there are still going to be some fun things happening. Be SURE to check in on Friday of this week, when I’ll be participating in the #mywritingprocess Blog Tour. Not only will you learn a bit about my own writing process, but you’ll meet three authors who will be doing the tour next week. This was a really fun thing to take part in, and I hope you’ll enjoy my post on Friday.

I’m also going to be posting excerpts from Swamp Ghosts throughout the week, just to whet your appetites. Stay tuned for those, as well.  Let’s get things going around here, again, whaddya say? FUN…that’s what we want, right?

Have a great day, everyone.

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!

Thank You!

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Wake-Robin Ridge is available on Amazon.com
in print or as a Kindle download.

Hope you’ll check it out.

A big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined Sezoni Whitfield and I on her Writer’s Kaboodle page for our author interview. I’ll confess, I was a little bit nervous going in, since I had no clue what it would be like, but I needn’t have worried. It was SO much fun! Sezoni did a great job, and I felt very comfortable there, chatting and answering questions about Wake-Robin Ridge. I got to see some old friends and meet some new ones, too. I can’t wait to do it again! Thank you for having me, Sezoni. I enjoyed every minute.

Don’t Forget!!

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Tonight at 8:00pm, I’ll be visiting with Sezoni Whitfield of Writer’s Kaboodle for a fun author interview ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE. Please join us if you can. I can’t wait to see what questions Sezoni will be asking me, and you can ask questions, too. We’ll probably be talking about Wake-Robin Ridge, but there may be some discussion about my newest book, Swamp Ghosts, as well. The interview will be 30 minutes long, so don’t be late! See you there!

Where: Writer’s Kaboodle

When: Tonight at 8:00pm

What: Author Interview…be there, or be…well, you know! 🙂

Author Interview Wednesday!

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Don’t forget to tune in to Writer’s Kaboodle this Wednesday evening at 8:00p.m.  I’m having my very first author interview with Sezoni Whitfield, and I hope you’ll stop by. She’ll be asking me questions about my first novel, Wake-Robin Ridge, and a couple about my upcoming one, Swamp Ghosts. The interview will last thirty minutes, and you can ask me questions, too, if you like. Or just enjoy reading the chat as it takes place. I hope you’ll all join us! (Don’t make me sit there by myself…gleeep! 😯 ) Check out the rest of Sezoni’s page while you’re there, too. Lots of other good stuff going on.

One more time:

Where: Writers Kaboodle

When: Wednesday, April 23, 8:00PM

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