#ExcerptWeek – Harbinger by Marcia Meara

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Thought I’d squeeze in an excerpt of my own, if you guys will indulge me. This is a scene from Chapter 3 ofΒ  Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3. Hope it gives you a shiver or two, and you get a small hint as to the kind of man Cadey Hagen is, along the way. Enjoy!


3:00 A.M. Sunday, March 2, 2014
Morganton, North Carolina

EYELASHES FROZEN, EACH gasping breath a snowy plume in the frigid night air, the boy ran for his life. Heart pounding, he scrambled up the wooded slope, terror driving him faster and faster.

There! Just ahead, a warm light glowed in a small window. Home. Safety. Only a few yards more.

He lurched forward, sure he was going to make it, now. His heart sang with joy, even as his foot slid on an icy patch of old snow, and he went down hard…

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8 thoughts on “#ExcerptWeek – Harbinger by Marcia Meara

  1. Thanks so much for reblogging, Judith! I know you’ve read the whole book already, but I hope you enjoyed a memory refresher featuring Cadey’s nightmare, and his reaction to his poor, well-meaning wife. πŸ™‚ Hope your followers will, too. ❀


      • A surprising number of people felt sorry for Cadey, too, so you have company. For sure, he’s . . . complicated. πŸ˜€ That’s all I’ll say, in order to avoid spoilers. Glad you liked this part! It was fun to write a man being plagued by nightmares. Well, funny in a really creepy way. πŸ˜€


      • Well, glad I’m not the only one – and it means he’s a great rounded character, Marcia. Well done. Surprisingly enough I enjoy writing the creepy/ the horrid/ the not so nice bits. Hmm, wonder what that says about me?!!! Jx πŸ™‚

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  2. Thank you, Judith. I’m glad you think I did him well. I tried. πŸ˜€ And I LOVE writing creepy, scary bits, too. As long as the underlying theme of my story remains about the power of love, I’m happy.

    In Harbinger, I had such a wonderful opportunity to build on the bond between Mac and Rabbit, who needed each other so much, and showcase their relationship’s growth. It was “their” book, for sure, and Sarah let them heal each other. The next story will feature more of her, though Rabbit, by the very nature of his gifts, will always play a huge part going forward.


      • You got it! But first, I have to go back to Riverbend, I left the “OTHER” Painter boys in a real mess, especially Jackson. He’s been screaming at me for months to get the heck out of the mountains and come sort things out! πŸ˜€ So I will. This 3rd book will start with a BIG surprise, right off the bat!


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