Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three-In-One Free Bestselling Romance!

My Amazon Bestselling Christian romance set Oregon In Love is free today!

Follow three different women as they find love and the Great Northwest and beyond. (Christian romance)

In a small Oregon community, Sara Andersen finds herself in possession of an old farmhouse in desperate need of renovations. Brian Farris is a
builder who is new in town, but intimately acquainted with Sara. His purpose is not to restore only the house, but his relationship with her. The only problem is that Sara doesn't believe Brian has undergone any soulful renovations of his own


Chiaroscuro--the treatment of light and shade to give an illusion of depth--is stock in trade for Marc Dorin's work as a photographer. When he meets the silk and steel Julia Wilcox,  it's as if one of his sepia-toned prints comes to gently-hued life. But will the shadows from her past drain all the color from their future together?


Miranda Adams is in desperate need of a milagro--a miracle. She's trying to find her half-sister, Soledad, living in an orphanage somewhere in Mexico City. Spencer Meyers, bound to her by his family's blackmail, helps her as they set off on a frustrating search through winding, unnamed streets of Cuidad Nezahualcóyotl...and find much more than they
ever expected

Grab a Kindle copy quick!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Candlelight Reads Spring In Your Step Blog Hop!

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Can you believe spring IS FINALLY HERE? For much of the country--including the usually mild Tennessee--winter was long and crummy. So now it's time to cast off the anoraks and dig in the closet for last summer's flip-flops.

Along with spring breezes comes sweet smells and the fun of reading. With that in mind, two commenters will win one of two prizes. The first winner (chosen by will win a deliciously yummy-smelling Diamond Candle.

If you haven't heard of these candles, they're super fun. Inside each one is a foil package with a ring valued between $10 and $5000. Even the $10 rings are pretty, and the all natural soy candle fragrances are out of this world. For this contest, the winner receives a Orange Blossom candle (your home address will be needed for mailing).

The second winner receives a Kindle copy of my Amazon bestselling, three book Christian romance set called Oregon In Love, which contains the books Restorations, Lights & Shadows, and Milagro For Miranda.

Because spring is the time of romance! 

Leave a comment to enter and then hop to the next blog for more chances to win! Brought to you by Candlelight Reads Blog

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Emerald Barnes Entertaining Angels Cover Reveal!

I am super thrilled to show you the beautiful cover for my newest and upcoming novel, Entertaining Angels.  Again, my cover artist was Natasha Brown, and she is super talented.  She brought my disjointed vision to life, and I don't think I'll ever be able to thank her properly. 

I can't wait to publish it, which I'm hoping will be in May.  That's what I'm estimating anyway.  But, I couldn't wait any longer to show you my beautiful cover!

About Entertaining Angels:

Madison Andrews can’t face her reflection in the mirror.  All she sees is a big, fat nobody.  Yet, deep inside she longs for something more, something that’s not skin deep.

Along comes Zach, the new guy in school.  He’s smoking hot and totally out of her league.  She somehow catches his eye, and he makes her feel beautiful for once.  But just as she gets close to Zach, her nerdy best friend, Chase, won’t let Madison doubt her true beauty, no matter how many meals she skips.

Even as Madison begins to realize that she is more than what she thinks, darker forces are at work, darker than the lies and mocking from her peers, stopping her from amounting to her full potential.  Can Madison find true happiness in her own skin?

Are you a book reviewer?  If so, please sign up for an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of my novel here.

About Emerald:
Emerald Barnes graduated with a B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women.  She resides in a small town in Mississippi and has the accent to prove it. 

She mainly writes suspense/thrillers in the YA genre, but she dabbles in other genres and her books are enjoyed by all ages!   She's constantly working on new novels and has more ideas than she knows what to do with.  She blogs which takes up more of her time than she anticipates but loves it so very much!  She's also a volunteer at the World Literary Cafe which is amazing, and she is a crazy grammar nazi who proofreads novels!

She's an auntie to three beautiful nieces and two handsome nephews who take up the other half of her time, but she couldn't imagine spending her time in any other way! 

She's a Whovian, a little bit of a nerd, a reader, a writer, and a family-oriented person.  God is number One in her life, and she thanks Him continuously for His love and favor. 

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Where am I touring?

March 17:

Rachelle's Window -- Guest Post

The Writing Realm -- Interview

March 18:

ssteinwriting -- Interview

Angel Breath Books -- Guest post

March 19:

Totally unrelated to this tour is my interview with Angie Brashear.

Sheila Deeth -- Guest post

Ever On Word -- Guest Post

March 20:

A.R. Silverberry -- Guest Post

March 21:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky Leprechan Giveaway Hop!


Congrats to JANET W. for being randomly selected as the winner of Cascade Brides and the Amazon gift card! Thanks to all who participated. Sign up for my email list so you never miss another giveaway!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by entering for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card (it might not be from a pot of gold but it spends the same) and...
 ...a  Kindle  copy  of  my  Amazon  bestselling Christian romance series Cascade Brides

The Three Sisters Mountains are part of the Cascade Mountain Range near the town of Sisters, Oregon. The peaks were named Faith, Hope, and Charity by early settlers. In the Cascade Brides series, three estranged siblings named for the mountains, each in the far-flung reaches of the state, are drawn back to their childhood home in Sisters by men who ultimately help the siblings realize the blessings of family bonds. Christian romance.

This set contains the three books in the series that have been previously published separately:

, Faith Conrad is used to striving. After more or less raising her twin sisters because of an absent father and ailing mother, she knows the meaning of responsibility. She had to drop out of high school to pay the bills, hamstringing her future. When handsome Bureau of Land Management ranger Shane Zadopec rescues her from a rock climb gone wrong and reveals that he's a photographer too, she feels threatened and rebuffs his attempts to get close. Will she ever picture them together?

In BAYWARD HEART, Book Two, Hope Conrad runs a whale watching business on the Oregon coast and is readying for the peak season when her boat is damaged. Boat captain Eric Bandon offers a solution that may only deepen her dilemma. Strapped for cash and time, and knowing one bad season will sink her business for good, she reluctantly accepts Eric’s offer. Will she heed his challenge to take the plunge with him as well as be reconciled to her sisters?

In PROJECT LOVE, Book Three, barista Charity Conrad enjoys her adoring customers and the caffeine that keeps her personality perking. Next to her job, she stays involved in good causes and can rarely say no to community involvement. So when coffee shop patron Daniel Tabor begins coming in to her shop, she makes it her personal goal to get the handsome but taciturn man to smile. But Daniel resists becoming just another 'project' and instead challenges Charity to take a risk not only with him--but with her sisters

So leave a comment WITH your email and enter for a chance to win a little cash and reading fun. Then go to the next blog for more chances to win!  
The winner will be posted her after the contest.