Congratulations, Marcia, and welcome!
from Marcia ~
Thanks so much for having me here today, Gwen. It’s pretty exciting to be sharing the news of my latest release with you and your followers, and I hope they’ll enjoy a bit of explanation as to what emissaries to the angels are all about.
Here’s the bottom line. Angels are overworked. Too many people on the planet, too much strife everywhere, and far too many temptations have resulted in a workload of staggering proportions. With that in mind, the archangel Azrael decided the time had come to recruit some hired help. And he knew just where to find them.
When Jake Daughtry lost his life rescuing a total stranger from drowning in an icy river, he was on the fast track to Heaven. But that was before Azrael pulled him right out of line at the Pearly Gates.
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. Ever. Emissaries are allowed to use only the smallest of mental nudges. Thankfully, a whisper of a suggestion here, or images of a better course of action there, is usually all it takes. The person in question pauses long enough to ask, “Do I really want to do this?” More often than not, they decide they don’t. The potential mugger walks on by. The thief drops the wallet back into the unattended purse. And one more soul is turned away from a big step in a very bad direction.
Jake’s success as Azrael’s first emissary was everything the archangel could have hoped for. A few bumps in the road, sure, but mostly, a long string of successes and the addition of several more emissaries definitely eased the angels’ workload.
Of course, there’s always a catch. In this case, that would be the Council of Angels, which was dead set against the idea from the start. It remains so, much to Azrael’s annoyance, but he continues to stand firm, adding new emissaries around the world almost daily— right along with new Rules and Regulations to his infamous Emissarial Guidebook. (Especially under the section entitled “Do Not Even Think About It.”)
Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, with her husband of over thirty years and four big, spoiled 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.
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 her first 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?
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