Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Featuring Entertaining Angels by Emerald Barnes

Young Adult Author, Emerald Barnes, is releasing her latest novel, Entertaining Angels, today. It's a Young Adult Christian romance that faces the issues of self-esteem and weight in teens. It's a story that will hopefully grab the attention of girls - and boys alike - and help them understand that no matter what they are beautiful.

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About Entertaining Angels

"I've read many books that tackle the issue of spiritual warfare, but I especially loved this one. Mads was alive and real and jumped off the page! Her character is so strong, she needed strong characters to balance her, and Barnes certainly provided that in the characters of Chase and Zach." - Author Precarious Yates

"This story is beautiful and so profound." - Author Sylvia Stein

"I would recommend Entertaining Angels as a graceful stepping stone to self-acceptance and self-love." - Author Christine Cunningham

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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?

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A Word from the Author

Entertaining Angels is near and dear to my heart. Essentially, it's my story. I have struggled with my weight issues for many years, and I remember clearly the very first day I fell victim to the word fat

I am more than that label. I am a Child of God, and He wanted me to see that. Making a long story short here, I have began to realize that although I am overweight, it's not who I am. I am so much more, and He wanted me to share that story with everyone else, especially young adults and woman who need to be reminded just how beautiful they are.

If you do buy Entertaining Angels, I hope that it shows you just how beautiful, or handsome if you're a guy, you are.

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Giveaway Time!

Enter to win this autographed (by Emerald) tote bag with the Bible Verse Psalm 91:11 on it, and this notebook that says "God Makes Beautiful Things." (US Only please. If you're international, Emerald will send you an e-book and choose another winner.)

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Where can you purchase Entertaining Angels?

Amazon / Barnes and Noble


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rocking Horse Shadows Released




Here it is! 

My third book. And you can get your e-copy today at Amazon.

This is so exciting for me. You have no idea! I say that, but if you have been following me for long, you know that I have been in AWE with God and this amazing season he has put me in.  One on-line friend, Kessie Carrol, who has been with me from the very beginning of my quest to be a published author said this to me recently, "God's surely with you in your writing career! I describe your books on Twitter as Christian cozy horror. Every time you hit a best seller list, I feel so proud. You've come such a long way from asking newbie questions on the MLP forum."

And it so true. None of this would have EVER happened with out God. I assure you!  Have you seen any of my blogs where I sighted the path that has put me where I am today? Just a little recap:
My husband and I found a web sight about teardrop campers, we started talking to people on the discussion forum, we built a camper and went camping. LOVED THE PEOPLE. Met a published author on the forum. Started a discussion with her. She directed me to check out ACFW, that lead me to Where The Map Ends. That lead me to an online critique group (thus Kessie Carroll) which helped me learn and improve my writing. A person on that critique group put out an invitation to submit short stories for a Clockwork Dragon anthology (see The Clockwork Dragon on Amazon.) I did and she then offered to read any completed manuscript I had...WHAT???

That was The Wishing Well Curse in 2013 and Thorns of Betrayal in 2014. 

And now Rocking Horse Shadows! I am so blessed and thankful. Not only do I thank God for all this amazing awesomeness, but I thank YOU, the people (my fans) who are following me as an author and continue to buy my books. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!

You guys are wonderful and I appreciate you beyond what mere words could possibly describe!

I am humbled by your loyalty and just want to reach out and hug every single one of you.  

So. If you haven't made it over to Amazon, yet. The book is only $3.99 and I really hope you enjoy it.  Kessie has already posted a review. She's calling it Cozy Horror!  Check out her comments. And may I ask one other thing from you? When you read Rocking Horse Shadows, please post a review. It is the #1 way you can help me be able to continue to write and give you more stories to read. By the way: Thank you for taking the time to post a review! I know your time is valuable, and I really appreciate you carving a few minutes out just to help me out!  You guys are AWESOME. The best thing I can give you for your help is this, I leave you with one of the most powerful prayers in the Bible and I pray this pray JUST for you so that you will receive all that this prayer has to offer.

"For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen [this person who reads this blog] with powerthrough his Spirit in this reader's inner being, so that Christ may dwell in this reader's hearts through faith. And I pray that this reader, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that this reader may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."  ~Ephesians 14-21 NIV

Maybe God bless you abundantly, above and beyond all that you can possibly imagine! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Rocking Horse Shadows

Cover Reveal


Be sure to enter to win the Grand Prize from Amazon, $30 gift certificate, or one of five copies of The Complete Armor of God, by Pastor George McVey.

 
The Rocking Horse Shadow is my first book published by Astraea Press and will be released later this year. Cora Graphics has been working with me to design the cover. We discussed some really good ideas for the design, and in my head, I saw a terrified couple clinging to one another while a horrific/demonic shadow fell across their trembling forms, being cast from an innocuous child's rocking horse. Cora saw something a little, okay, a lot different. And BOY! Was she right. I think this cover is AMAZING. It FAR exceeds anything I ever imagined.
This must be why I'm the writer and she's the graphics artist! (but I digress)
So with out further ado...

The Rocking Horse Shadows.

It's just an old rocking horse.

At least, that's what Marah keeps telling herself. When renovating the old Smithy’s property with her husband, the antique rocking horse first evoked happiness, and Marah couldn't help but daydream about the possibility of a baby coming into their lives. Starting a family would be the perfect symbol of their recovering marriage.

But then weird things start to happen. Even their dog can sense it. As weird quickly turns into terrifying, everything keeps coming back to the rocking horse—and the evil spirits who haunt it.

 
And Here's the Cover:


I KNOW, RIGHT!!!

* * * BREAKING NEWS! * * *

Rocking Horse Shadows will be released

JUNE 10th

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Now be sure to enter for an opportunity to win a
$30 Amazon Gift Certificate

or

one of 5 copies of
The Complete Armor of God, by Pastor George McVey.