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, December 5, 2014

Let's Trim the Tree!

Welcome to the last blog hop of 2014! I'm surprised that the year has flown by so quickly! But now is the time to celebrate Christmas, and what usually happens during Christmas for book lovers, we get books! And that's what this hop is all about. It's to spread some Holiday cheer and discuss our favorite Christmas ornaments! Do you have any that hold sentimental value? If so, share it with us during this hop on each blog! Happy Hopping!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Welcome to the Fall Into Books Blog Hop!!

Books!  That's the sole reason we're here!  We all have that special place we love to read at or a special book that we go back to time and time again.  What's your favorite place to read, and what is that special book you want to fall into again and again? 

Join our authors on the follow blogs and discuss this with them. And you know what, you may even win a prize or two! 

Twenty-three authors want to make your weekend better by sharing their favorite books with you! Happy Hopping!!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall Into Books - Upcoming Blog Hop Opportunity

Hello, our lovely followers! As you know, we've downgraded to less hops per year (four in total), but you'll be happy to know, we have our third one coming up September 26-29!

We're asking that if you are an author who follows this page, maybe you will consider joining the hop. What can it do for you? It's GREAT exposure! We have custom tweets and Facebook posts that are sent out via our hoppers and our Candlelight Reads Facebook page. (We may get a Twitter account, but that hasn't happened yet.)

We ask that everyone gives away something on their blog, and it can be a copy of your work or swag which is VERY popular with readers! Or a gift card giveaway! All work out beautifully, and it helps spread the word for your novel.

Each blog on the tour will link to your blog, so when our readers are through with one, they'll hop to another.Where they will read your post and enter your giveaway!

We aren't asking for your money to participate. It's all free. All you have to do is supply a prize to the hoppers. That's it.

So, if you're interested, join our fall hop. The page to sign up is here: http://candlelightreads.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_1779.html

The week of the hop, you will receive an email with all of the instructions.

Also, if you need some questions answered, please message us through our Facebook page or you can contact Emerald Barnes via her contact page.

We look forward to hopping with you!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Take a Bite Out of Summer Blog Hop

With summer comes some of the best things to eat!  Fresh vegetables and fruit from gardens or the market, watermelons, strawberries. Of course, there are the sweet treats that are so yummy in the summer heat: ice cream, frozen yogurt, or snow cones.

Maybe there is a special treat you like to have each summer. That's what this hop is all about! And don't forget to stop by each blog below and see what little treats we're giving away! I'm sure summer will be even sweeter with these hot prizes!

Have fun hopping!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Welcome to a Spring in Your Step Blog Hop!

With Spring comes shedding those thick winter coats and daring to venture outside.  How do you celebrate spring? Do you lounge outside and read?  Or do you and your family plan new and adventurous activities to get out and get going? What is it that you like to do?  Or even a character in your books?

Find out what our hoppers like most about Spring time!  Follow these awesome blogs below and entire to win some really cool prizes! 


Friday, January 17, 2014

It's Time to Hop for 2014!

Hey!  We have finally set up our blog for signups of this year's hops!  We have opted for four hops this year.

A Spring in Your Step - March 21-24

Take a Bite Out of Summer - June 13-16

Fall Into Books - September 26-29

Trim the Tree -  December 5-8

We will continue hopping like we have, giving individual prizes away on each blog.  If you're an author or blogger, please join us!  We host family-friendly fiction, and we think that this will be an amazing year for Candlelight Reads!

Please, sign up, and if you're just looking for hops, please sign up for updates every time we post on this blog.  Or you can like us on Facebook and keep up with us there!  We also use the hashtag #CLReads, so you can keep up with us on Twitter!  (A twitter account may come later for that, but right now, it's only us hoppers tweeting using that hashtag.)