Today I am so pleased to welcome Jeanne Marcella to Joyfully Jay. Jeanne has come to talk to us about her latest release, Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs. She has also brought along a great tour wide giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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Alternating Between Dark and Light Adventures

After publishing a novel, it’s always a quandary to decide which project to start on next. Especially when there are three different series that desperately need attention, and a handful of half-written stand alone novels impatiently waiting in the queue. So it all comes down to which character is shouting at me the loudest, and what genre I worked on previously.

Since the novel I just published is Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs, which is a gritty, dark fantasy with transgressive content about centaurs, the next one should be a lighter novel. That happens to be my Infinity 8 series.

Infinity 8 is a paranormal/urban fantasy set in the 1900s San Francisco Bay Area. I8 is a fun, whimsical adventure with some grit. It borders on romance, and features an unusual, slow burn relationship.

It has angels. Demons. And a mixed blood phoenix wrapped in human form. Agustin Chavez de la Cruz is the Demon Lord of California. Calico Winghorse is not only a phoenix, he’s the God of Space and Time. Calico is a triplet. He and his brothers arrived on Earth via his interdimensional portal.

Infinity 8 is also a reverse portal fantasy—Calico is from another world and arrives on ours. He brings with him the incredible worldbuilding from Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs, as that is his homeworld. It’s so much fun to have Earth-based characters react to it.

What is Infinity 8 about? Think organized teams of gathered paranormal beings protecting Earth in secret. And not just from otherworldly threats, but from other Earthly paranormal creatures as well.

Even just sharing these short bits of Infinity 8, I’m getting excited to begin the next two books in the series. The plots of books 2 and 3 are so closely intertwined, I have to write them one after the other. They’ll also have to be published no more than a month apart.

With luck, we’ll hear more about Infinity 8 by the end of 2021, so stay tuned!


through rain and missing mantaursHer past is postage due and centaurs are ready to collect.

Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs is a dark fantasy most daring and eccentric. A tale not for the faint of heart. Pony is a bipedal half-breed centaur with no desire to waste tears on a past she can’t remember. She’s busy enough with her mail routes and package deliveries, and of course, floundering through hot-cold love affairs with the high class courtesans Mardyth and Lullaby.

The mundane drudgery of her life shatters when Konstantine Bywater takes over as Lightfoot Delivery’s new boss. He asks questions she can’t possibly answer, and stirs up a tragic past better left dead and buried.

But running away is no longer an option. Not when Kon and his minions accuse Mardyth of an unspeakable crime. With her lover’s life at stake, Pony won’t stop until she uncovers not only the truth of Mardyth’s innocence, but the truth of the past as well.


Jeanne Marcella writes dramatic, and often character driven fantasy fiction not for the faint of heart. Quests, adventure, danger, and the grit of living are foremost, but relationships and mild romance might also share the pages.

Granted unlimited access to books at a very early age via the library, she quickly acquired a fondness for creating her own stories through word and drawing. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Jeanne is giving away a $20 Amazon gift card with this tour. Follow the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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