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Look! Cover Reveal! #amreading #paranormal #urbanfantasy


Hey, lookie here! Check this out–fellow blogger Marcia Meara is revealing her upcoming release. Also, make sure you visit Marcia on her blog, The Write Stuff, where you can find all Marcia’s other books and check out her posts.


They’re back!
Jake and Dodger are at it again,
accompanied by their boss, the archangel Azrael.

I am so excited, I can hardly stand it. Once again, Nicki Forde Graphics Design has come up with a cover that does exactly what I wanted it to do. It provides a great-looking image that clearly links the second novella in my Emissary series with the first one. And it does this by putting Jake’s big, red-and-white semi front and center, angel wings and all, but with a completely different background.

In The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody, Jake and Dodger travel both coasts of Florida, day and night, working their emissarial magic wherever they find souls in trouble. For me, the palm fronds over the truck, the ocean in the background, and the moon shining down are perfect.

I can’t give you an exact release date for The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody yet, as I still have a few more tiny odds and ends to finish up, including the blurb. But I’m 99.9% sure it will be available within a week or two, and I’ll have more to share with you then. In the meantime, what do you think?

My heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who have helped me share my new cover with the Immediate World! It’s lovely to be part of such a supportive online community, and every single one of you is special to me. Thank you!

NOTE: This is not a stand-alone novella, so now’s a good time to grab the first one. You can read it in an evening and be all set for The Emissary 2. You’ll find The Emissary 1 on Amazon HERE.

Author: Julie Holmes, author

A fiction writer since elementary school (many years ago), and NaNoWriMo annual participant for over a decade, I have been published in small press magazines such as "Fighting Chance" and "The Galactic Citizen". I write adult mystery with a touch of romance, mystery with extrasensory elements, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy, and I'm represented by the fabulous Cynthia Zigmund of Second City Publishing Services. My debut novel, "Murder in Plane Sight", has been released by Camel Press (an imprint of Coffeetown Press/Epicenter Press). In real life, I am a technical writer and empty-nester with a wonderful hubby, one cat (what writer doesn't have cats??), two dogs, six chickens, and more chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits than any garden should have to deal with. My garden, our hobby farm, and Nature's annual seasons are some of my muses.

20 thoughts on “Look! Cover Reveal! #amreading #paranormal #urbanfantasy

  1. That’s a beautiful cover!

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  2. Marcia is all over the web today with this gorgeous cover. I love seeing it splashed throughout the blogosphere.
    I read the first Emissary novella and am eagerly looking forward to the release of Emissary 2. Congrats to Marcia!

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  3. Julie, thank you so much for sharing my new cover here today. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your generosity and support, and I hope you’ll enjoy To Love Somebody if you get a chance to read it. So nice to be here on your blog! Thanks again! 🙂 ❤

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  4. Wonderful cover–and I like that it’s a novella. I’m getting into those.

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    • Thanks so much, Jacquie! So glad you like the cover, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on The Emissary 1 and 2, if you get a chance to read them. The first is already out in eBook format, and this one will follow shortly. After #3 is finished, I’ll put them together in a print book. The eBooks can be read in an evening, only being slightly over 100 pages, so just right for a busy schedule, I think. Hope you’ll give them a try! 🙂 ❤

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    • I hear ya about novellas–they’re just right to read and still leave time for writing in the day!

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  5. I’m enjoying seeing your beautiful cover everywhere today. Best wishes on upcoming release Marica. Great post.

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    • Thank you so much, D.L. I hope you’ll consider giving these two short books a try. Would love to know your thoughts. TE1 is already out as an eBook (link above) and 2 will be following very shortly. Easy, quick reads, both, and so much fun to write! Let me know if you find time to check them out. 🙂 ❤

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  6. Marcia is tearing up the blogosphere today! I’m seeing her everywhere, Julie. Congrats to her on the great cover and the coming release. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Diana! I’ve got blisters on my fingers from all the typing I’m doing. 😀 Lovely to see how everyone jumped in the help me spread the news. Makes me wonder why I never did it before. *scratching head, here* 🙂

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    • It’s kinda like a cover reveal explosion 😀 It’s so cool to see everyone pitching in–but I can’t keep up!

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      • Somehow, I’ve never done a book launch with any of my novels. I just introduced them on my own blog, FB page, and on Twitter, and went with what happened. I’ve always sold books, but I’m pretty sure some decent online marketing would sell more, so that’s my goal.

        Now, I’m much better at marketing face to face. I do a lot of local events (2 to 3 a month, and I’m already scheduled for 23 in 2019), so I market at these, and have built a great local readership as a result. That’s been very helpful. But I realized it was time to do more marketing online, and I asked several friends about it. A one-day “cover reveal blitz” was suggested, and it fit my schedule pretty well, so. Voila. Here you are part of it all, Julie, much to my thanks! And I had responded to more 150 comments yesterday, so keeping up is definitely problematic. When I release the book (SOON), I’m probably going to share it on far fewer blogs, because I’ll want to tweak each post so it’s slightly different, and that’s a lot of time, too.

        With my next novel release, I will build in more time for this kind of stuff, and hopefully, I’ll be better at it by then. 😀 I do, most sincerely, appreciate your helping me share my new cover. Thanks from the bottom of my heart! 🙂 ❤

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