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.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Earth Day Blog Hop: Save the Earth Buy an Ebook!

Welcome to the Earth Day Blog Hop!  We authors and bloggers have come together to discuss the end of the world, and we decided, "Why not go ahead and share our books with you for 99cents!  You know, since the end of the word is here." 

BUY TWO EBOOKS FROM THIS LIST AND GET ONE FREE!  Oh, and not to mention, we're giving away a $43 GIFT CARD and a super cool SWAG PACK!



So, stop by these blogs, read their posts, comment on their blogs, and enter to win the prizes!


ENTER THE GIVEAWAY NOW!




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~ A Christian Paranormal Romance ~

Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from "dark times." That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.




~Christian romance~

 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 Nezahualc√≥yotl...and find much more than they ever expected.



Bran Monroe, the troubled Earl Kirkbride, believes he murdered his wife during one of his mysterious blackouts. But Regan Delaney, a gypsy elf who is familiar with the world of Lumi√®re, knows better. There’s an explanation for Bran’s black spells, one that will be difficult for Bran to accept—that he is not only a shapeshifter, but a powerful one who can save his captured people and defeat the evil that threatens Earth’s way of life. Only if he comes to terms with what and who he is can he accept the love that Regan offers. 

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 To save her sister, Crystal Rader must woo Reginald, the Viscount Foxley, obtain the Carthage, an ancient stone of great powers, and give it to their evil father, Tom Rader. Tom locked a choking device with clockworks around the sister’s neck. Crystal has two months to get what he wants or else her sister will die.

Both Reginald and Tom are immortals. Over the centuries, Tom has sent many a woman to seduce Reginald into giving up the ancient power, and Reginald nearly succumbed twice.

Since Crystal knows nothing about seduction, and despises her abusive father, she doesn’t plan on following through–although she vows to save her sister. But her father’s spies are watching her so she must try her hand at wooing. It’s a juggling act since she also builds her listening ears disguised in her robomaids to spy on establishments her father frequents in an attempt to discover where he has imprisoned her sister.

Reginald is suspicious of her, and isn’t convinced she is who she says she is. However, his dear Lady Eliot–a woman who posed as his grandmother before her death–believed in Crystal, so much so that she named Crystal in her will with the stipulation that Reginald marry the girl in order to obtain Lady Eliot’s fortunes. Crystal claims she had nothing to do with the will, but Lady Eliot befriended her when she most needed it, and she wants to honor her benefactor by trying her hand at courting, which Reginald finds amusing and unusual.

When Reginald discovers her sister is missing, he joins her in the search. He admires her ingenuity with gadgets, and the way she uses her strengths to find her sister. She is both vulnerable and brave, a mixture he finds rare in women. He senses she has secrets. Her attempts to flirt with him in order to honor Lady Eliot captivates him; the mystery of her fascinates him.

Reginald’s determination to find her sister endears him to her. As she gets to know him better, the lies swamp her in guilt. Chivalry shines through from his ancient training as a Knight Templar, with an honor code her father and his acquaintances lack. She never anticipated falling for Reginald herself. Can she keep him from discovering who she is–the daughter of a man who has been Reginald’s archenemy for centuries?

With a little interference from pixies Allegro and Glissando, magic just might separate the truths from the lies and the horsehair from the crinoline.

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Terrorist plot expert.
Bodyguard to the President.
Tested faith and personal troubles--
How will Brian Atwood face the End Times?

FBI Agent Brian Atwood is used to danger, and when he hunts down leads to a terrorist plot and saves a U.S. Airbase, he's eventually offered a position to be the personal bodyguard of the President of the United States. The job not only tests his skills as an agent, but also his faith as a Christian when he discovers that the President has the morals of an alley cat. As Brian tries to come to terms with doing his job and having to look the other way, his world begins to crumble. His wife is dying of cancer and his son was taken away by the government because he has Down's Syndrome. What else can go wrong? As the apocalyptic End Times approaches and the U.S. disintegrates into chaos, Brian must try to save his family.


This novel is a parallel novel to Times of Trouble and can be read as a stand-alone novel.

In this Christian End Times thriller in a bleak near future, Christians suffer from persecution as the President declares himself dictator, implements the United Nations' Agenda 21 with his own agenda attached, and begins targeting his political and spiritual enemies. Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Iran intensifies as the apocalyptic End Times approach.



Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job....

When a mysterious letter comes from a law firm in Colorado, he decides things just might be looking up. Now he stands to inherit a fortune, but it comes with a price. He must break a family curse and restore true love. What does he know about breaking a curse? And who is this Great Uncle Luther Clayton, who claims Zeke is the one? Can he piece together the clues left by his dearly departed?

Who can he trust? The Apache Indian attorney? Her great nephew? The leather-clad, Harley riding Pastor? Least of all, himself?
What about the Ghosts?

...And why does his three-year-old tattoo bleed every time he gets near the wishing well?


Draw closer to god in just 2 minutes per day!

This series of short 2-minute devotions relates the Scriptures to Horsemanship, giving the reader and rider a new insight into God's word. Even if you have no experience with horses whatsoever, you can glean amazing insight into the workings of God through your relationship with Him.

First begun as a weekly devotion in "More From Ruby" - the website addition from RUBY FOR WOMEN Magazine.


Sara Little has ached to live in America. But being born of a single mother in London’s working class, she could only dream. Then, scrawled in hasty intensity, Sara receives an invitation to America. Drawn to the possibility of a new beginning, she follows God’s whisper and steps forward into the unknown. But more awaits than the realization of her dreams.

Sara’s benefactor is handsome widower Christopher Lake, a philanthropist dedicated to helping the less fortunate redefine their future. Though devastated by the loss of his wife, he dedicates himself to her last request: To provide Sara the means for a brighter future.

Sara’s gift of art inspires Christopher’s sponsorship, and he is determined to protect her gentle heart while propelling her into artistic society. Even if he must press her forward beyond her shy nature. But when a local paper weaves tales of a romantic entanglement, Sara is stricken by the stark reality of a growing devotion. Caught in the whirlwind of debuts and dinner parties, she has fallen in love with the one man she believes she does not deserve.

Can a servant girl hope to bless such a noble man to happiness?
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~A Christian romance~
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?

It’s on the edge of her memory like a word on the tip of her tongue, but Kandi can’t remember what it is to save her life.

Despite being a cop, Jimmy can’t protect Kandi from the one thing that haunts her. She’s in danger and doesn’t even know it. After it happened, her brain repressed her memories of the accident, and now, she’s taking a Biology class under a man who wants to see her dead. The memories have started coming back, and it feels like she’s miles away from him. How can he protect her when she doesn’t even know she needs protecting?

Can these characters pierce their way through the darkness?





What happens when you're living the dream and things suddenly change? Micara Lee's charming existence starts slipping away as land developers threaten the town she loves.

What happens when your dream doesn't align with God's plan for your life? Garrett Hearth finds out when an injury ends his athletic career. Disenchantment and wavering faith keep him from the life he desires. Micara's beautiful spirit touches Garrett's heart... but can she help restore his faith and convince him to live the life God has planned for him?

Their happiness and the legacy of Sweet Home, Texas hang in the balance.


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 Alexia Wheaton’s problems go beyond picking a dress and a date for homecoming.

For seven years, Alex has lived with a painful memory - her parents' horrific murder. As the sole witness, she has kept quiet to protect herself, but when the local newspaper reveals her secret, Alex is plagued with fear that her parents' murderer will soon find her - and silence her forever.

Alex is catapulted into a race against time to save her life and catch her parents' murderer before he catches her.
 Nia Alaera, only daughter of the Alaerian King Thaedis, stands as heir to the throne. To benefit the realm, she is betrothed to the mayor of a neighboring district, sight unseen.

After all her childhood fantasies the betrothal is a bitter pill to swallow, but her dedication to her people and her family offers her silent courage… until the day she meets her mysterious husband-to-be.

With his unruly shock of auburn curls and eager smile, Shamus O’Neill reminds her more of a boy than a mayor. And those rich emerald eyes cause a flutter different than she has ever experienced before.

Will her role be forever his fair princess? Or will her heart finally burn with the passion she has longed for?

Mission... Impossible: The pixies' mission—if Allegro and Glissando are to accept it—is to secure the future of a troubled England. To achieve this, the Earl of Falconwood, better known as the Black Falcon, must marry Nicola Moore. Never mind the woman is a hoyden who makes the most atrocious hats decorated with machine parts, which she then dyes with her famous Clockwork Blue. And certainly forget the earl is atoning for his brother's death by purposely hovering on the fringes of the ton. Add to the mix Glissando's tendency to slip to the side of the Mrasek, the ones who work to free the evil Lord Sethos. But Maestro depends on the pixies—for better or for worse. To release the magic trapped in the Clockwork Blue dye—a magic that will safeguard England's future—Malcolm and Nicola must not only wed, but they must also fall in love.

 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.

The Pomeroys and the Kensingtons, two families at war. To cease the feud they have made an arrangement of marriage. However, when the bride-to-be disappears the day before the wedding, the locals cry murder and insist she haunts the family estate. Para Sedi and Munwar Meek accept the challenge of solving the mystery. Can they do so without jeopardizing the tenuous peace?

 
Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from "dark times." That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.

 Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job....

When a mysterious letter comes from a law firm in Colorado, he decides things just might be looking up. Now he stands to inherit a fortune, but it comes with a price. He must break a family curse and restore true love. What does he know about breaking a curse? And who is this Great Uncle Luther Clayton, who claims Zeke is the one? Can he piece together the clues left by his dearly departed?

Who can he trust? The Apache Indian attorney? Her great nephew? The leather-clad, Harley riding Pastor? Least of all, himself?
What about the Ghosts?

...And why does his three-year-old tattoo bleed every time he gets near the wishing well?

This series of short 2-minute devotions relates the Scriptures to Horsemanship, giving the reader and rider a new insight into God's word. Even if you have no experience with horses whatsoever, you can glean amazing insight into the workings of God through your relationship with Him.

First begun as a weekly devotion in "More From Ruby" - the website addition from RUBY FOR WOMEN Magazine.

Reader's choice of any Prism title at http://www.prismbookgroup.com/

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Earth Day Blog Hop: Save the Trees, Buy an Ebook - COMING SOON!


Starting April 19 and ending on April 22, we will be running a "hop wide" 99-cent sale on our hoppers books!  

Stayed tuned for a blog hop, HUGE giveaway, and 99cent books!

Authors/Hoppers, if you're interested in joining us, please first off read the criteria for our authors/hoppers here.  We try to keep our books and hop as CLEAN as possible.  Now, if your book fits this criteria, please sign up here.

If you are an author and want your book(s), to be in the promo, you will have to Paypal us the required amount of money $5 for every book, and for each additional book $2.  The Paypal information can be found here, and the address you will need to send it to is: gloriaharchar(at)gmail(dot)com

Please send an email to emerald_barnes(at)yahoo(dot)com with your paypal transaction ID number, Amazon link(s), and your blurb(s).

 ALL OF THE MONEY FOR YOUR BOOK(S) WILL GO TOWARDS THE GIFT CARD FOR THE GIVEAWAY.   WE ALSO WILL NEED SWAG FOR A SWAG PACK GIVEAWAY. ALL OF THAT INFO CAN BE FOUND HERE.   

BLOGGERS, NON-AUTHORS, we still want you to participate in the hop!  If you want to give away an amazon gift card or something on your blog, we will certainly love that as well!  We'll just ask you to help promote your fellow author hoppers' books.

For any questions, please email me directly at emerald_barnes(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks,
Emerald Barnes

Save a Tree! Starting April 19th, ending April 22--Buy an eBook for 99 cents, (see list below)! Buy two to be eligible for a free book! Tell us what two books you purchased, and choose a book you would like for free from the free list. We will tell you how to get it. ;)