What is Family-Friendly?

What is Family-Friendly? Fiction novels safely enjoyed by either teenagers and/or adults. The books can be any of the following, or a combination: Humorous; Serious; Comedy; Drama; Sweet Romance; Suspense; Thriller; Mystery; Historical; Contemporary; Fantasy; Science Fiction; Futuristic; Paranormal; Steampunk; Dystopian; Christian. What isn't appropriate for family-friendly novels? No sex scenes, please.

Monday, January 21, 2013


We feature all kinds of genre fiction--General Audience or Parental Guidance (PG) Rating. These are novels that new adults and adults can enjoy. Most of the novels might be too tense, too complex, or too worrisome for children under 10. We don't showcase novels with sex, but you can find wonderful sweet romances that delve into emotional relationships, (think Debbie Macomber). You'll see novels that will remind you of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, or C.S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles, dystopian teen novels similar to The Hunger Games, and sweet romantic suspense. Historical Romance. Futuristic/Sci-Fi Romance. Some will have Christian themes; some won't.

And to discover these novels, we'll be doing Blog Hops throughout the year! 

  • What is a Blog Hop? 
    • A blog hop is a set time frame where a group of authors post about a topic and share links to the other blogs so readers can go to them. Meaning, you post on your own blog and then readers hop from blog to blog. Each blog does a contest and with our hops, we do an overall contest as well. When you sign up, save the blog button image and link it to the blog hop page on this website.
  • Who blogs? 
    • Everyone! Authors, reviewers, bloggers...anyone! As long as you blog about that certain topic that day and help us promote, you're welcome to join us!  The more bloggers, the better!
  • What you must do:
    •     Have the blog hop button on your site that links to the blog hop page.
    •     Have the blog hop button in your post.
    •     Blog about the certain topic. (1-2 small paragraphs).
    •     Hold a contest/giveaway the day of the hop that YOU are responsible for.
    •     Mention the main contest and have the readers comment to enter to win.
    •     Have a way for readers to hop by including the linky code, the list provided, or by directing them to the blog hop page on this site.
  • What you can do:
    • Donate to the grand prize to help gain a following (email address will be provided in the welcome email)
    • Donate swag to a large swag pack (address will be provided in the welcome email)
    • Talk about your books in the post with a blurb, cover, and links
    • Sign up for the blog hop by clicking the appropriate tab and I will send out welcome information to you and the details on how everything works.
  • Thanks so much for coming by and I can't wait to hop with you and meet new readers!

Comment by 11:59:59 PM Central time on the last day of the blog for your chance to win. Winners will be selected randomly using either Random.org or Rafflecopter. Winners will be contacted by the blog owner by the end of the week. Only one entry per ISP address. The contest is open to international readers unless stated by the blog owner. However, the large prize pack is USA only. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited.

Bloggers, here are images to illustrate what to do:  

Click on Heart's Home, Irish Gold, etc.

Scroll down. Click on "Click here to enter" Another window will pop up. Fill in the blanks.