Trick or Treat with the Authors!

Trick or treat with the authors.


Winners are Mary Easter and Karen Loomis!! Thank you all for entering!!


Happy Halloween, Readers!

And do I have a treat for you! Fourteen authors, including me, have come together to give you a treat for Halloween! And if you love to read, then you’ve come to the right place. (All of the reads are clean books, but I haven’t read them all. So I can’t vouch for each book on the clean rating.)

I’m gonna be honest though. I wish I could enter and win all of these amazing books!!

To enter, all you have to do is enter this giveaway! Two lucky winners will win a prize pack of ALL of the books below!! You have today and tomorrow to win.

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These are the books you’ll have a chance to win. Be sure to comment about your favorite prank while you’re here so you can automatically get an entry! Did you pull the prank or did it get pulled on you? Tell us all about it as part of the trick to get your treats!

(To learn more, click on the cover image to be directed to the buy page.):

Destitution Quod Remissio
Caught in a maelstrom of intrigue and deception, should Marcus discover the awful truth of who caused his fall, he must choose between vengeance and forgiveness–a decision that will affect the fate of all the believers in Rome.
Following clues left by his grandfather, with agents close at hand, Elliott desperately hopes to find a way to stop Project Alexandria. All of history past and yet to be depend on it.
When Crown Prince Valdemar expresses interest in a commoner it ignites the fury of the powerful Paxel clan who had the kingship taken from them years before and feel the role of queen should be filled by someone more worthy. (Winner of a Readers’ Favorite Award in the category of Historical Christian Romance)
Who wants to be stuck wearing a chicken suit on TV? 12-year-old Daisy De La Cruz, that’s who. She’ll do just about anything to get ahead in the entertainment industry, even if it means wearing embarrassing costumes. (Humorous MG for children 8-12)
A dramatic thriller that takes you on a spiritual journey, where faith is tested and the truth is not what it seems.
When Mari Stratton attends a New Year’s Eve party on the eve of 2019, she and four others are transported by a violent green storm into an alternate world—where her personal dreams come true and her nightmares are all too real.
Only Serena can save her friends if she can discover the past her family has hidden her entire life – the reason why only she can see the goddesses. (FYI, this is my current read, and it’s good so far!)
Oma sees the Goat Children everywhere, and as Keziah reads the stories Oma wrote about them, she begins to question if they really exist.
Edna and Ike must make the kingdom trust them or stop the hags themselves, even if Ike is forced to embrace his dark heritage and Edna must surrender her family.
To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, Honoria must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.
Next Door to a Star FRONT COVER
Hadley Daniels moves to a beach town and finds herself living next door to a teen TV star.
Caroline is plunged into a world where travel to other realities is possible in the blink of an eye, and people can assume the forms of fearsome as well as familiar animals…and where love comes at the most unexpected times and places.
To find their way back to the love they once had, they will have to be honest about who they are and learn that every journey to happiness is not easy or without heartache.
Chrissi goes on a journey to the supernatural plane to find a cure for her curse.
A YA Mythological Romance, A Retelling of Eros and Psyche.
A middle grade fantasy adventure—a tale of a girl and her dragon.
One faerie will go the distance to thwart a prophecy from coming true to save her kingdom.
Myka has to come face-to-face with the truth of who she really is. Will she find safety, or will she always be hunted? (Book 2 in the Knight’s Academy series)
If someone you loved vanished in a haunted warehouse, would you go in after them?
Lainey Stratton didn’t mean to fall in love with a stranger she met on vacation. But when her world starts to fall apart, her vacation crush might be the only one who can save her.
A seventeen-year-old girl fakes her mom’s life in order to keep her little sister from going into foster care. Along the way she discovers things about herself, her cute next door neighbor, and most importantly her dead mother that changes the way she looks at life forever.

We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB


Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead.

If you’re tired of negativity and strife on blogs and social media, check out the We Are the World Blogfest!
I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:

Belinda Witzenhausen, Carol Walsh, Chrissie Parker, Damyanti Biswas, Eric Lahti, Kate Powell, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk, Susan Scott, Sylvia Stein, Sylvia McGrath , Inderpreet Kaur Uppal

“We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. There are many cases of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.
We will link to charities supported by the co-hosts, and you could choose to donate to some of them or add links to local charities you support, so we could all chip in to a good cause if we like.
Let us flood social media with peace and love, and “In Darkness, Be Light.” The first post for We Are The World Blogfest is on the 31st March 2017.


1. Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.
2. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like 2. this news, about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.
3. Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.
5. We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.
6. To signup, add your link in WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.


***Please SIGN UP for WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST in the linky list that opens up in a new window.***

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list.

Grateful for Books Blog Hop


Deana Dick is our winner!


Hey, y’all! Welcome to the Grateful for Books Blog Hop! It’s the last Candlelight Reads blog hop of the year, and I have some goodies for y’all! First, let’s go into what this blog hop is actually about: being grateful for books.

It’s that time of year where we’re all thankful for something, and I have many things to be thankful for. I have a great family, great friends, a fantastic church, and a great publishing family. I’m very thankful for everyone in my life. I’m thankful for all that God has given me; I’m simply grateful.

But, let me tell you why I’m grateful for books. Books have always been an escape for me. They’ve been a way to keep my mind occupied when I needed a distraction. They’ve transported me to new words. They’ve given me a chance to crush on guys who didn’t exist. Books are AMAZING. And I particularly enjoy WRITING these books so I can do the same for someone else. My goal is to always help others first, and I feel like my books can do that for someone else.

So tell me, what makes YOU grateful for books? What book(s) has impacted your life the most? Sound off in the comments, and I will choose a random winner for my swag pack giveaway Tuesday morning!

The winner will receive an autographed Entertaining Angels poster, a magnet, a “She believed she could, so she did” necklace,  a key chain, and bookmark. Leave your email address in the comments. US residents only. An international winner will receive their choice of ebook from my books.


Now, hop on to these blogs and enter their giveaways!

1. Dreaming Awake 2. Barbara Cool Lee
3. Bonnie Blythe’s Pure Romance 4. Heather Gray, Inspirational Romance
5. Sharon Kleve Romantic Ramblings 6. Joanne Jaytanie
7. Krysten Lindsay Hager, author 8. Musings About the Writing Life
9. Kathy Bryson

Books That Make Your Heart Flutter Blog Hop


Welcome to the Books That Make Your Heart Flutter Hop by Candlelight Reads! Our theme this time around is: What are some of the books that make your heart go pitter-patter when you read them?

This is a tough question for me to answer because there are so many! Whenever I read the Bloodline series or The Selection Series, they always make my heart do a little pitter-patter, but there are so many others! I just *love* books. A well-written book can always make my heart flutter! What’s the one – or few – books that make your heart go pitter patter?


Answer in the comments below and let me know! (Also, please add your email address so I can email you! Thanks!) You could win a paperback copy of my Entertaining Angels books, a bookmark,  (US only) and digital copy of the short story, Before We Say I Do! (International winners will receive all digital books!)

Entertaining Angels

Before We Say I Do

Now, hop on to these blogs and enter their giveaways!

1. Dreaming Awake (You’re here!) 2. Barbara Cool Lee Heart Flutters
3. Bonnie Blythe’s Pure Romance 4. Heather Gray, Inspirational Romance
5. Sharon Kleve Romantic Ramblings
6. Joanne Jaytanie 7. Grace Augustine
8. Christina Lorenzen, There Is No Place Like Home 9. Krysten Lindsay Hager, author
10. Musings About the Writing Life 11. Orsayor @ Book Referees
12. Pauline Creeden 13. Margo Bond Collins
14. Life Before the Hereafter

Summer Begins Blog Hop


Welcome to the Summer Begins Blog Hop!

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year. I’m not a huge fan of the heat, but I do love the fact that with summer comes a lot of things that you can’t do during the winter time. I’m not sure what my favorite thing to do is, but it’s probably going swimming. I love going to beach with my family, and I enjoy taking my nieces and nephews to get ice cream or sno-cones. We end up going fishing more during the summer, and we take family picnics. I love cutting into a ripe watermelon, and frying up fresh squash from the garden. There’s nothing like summer time! What’s your favorite thing about summer?

Tell me in the comments, and you could win this swag pack with an e-book of my currently re-released, Entertaining Angels!

You’ll get a small bag that says “Woman of God, Joy in the Journey”, two bookmarks, a “God’s Girl” pencil, a guardian angel key chain, and a “Princess” necklace to remind you that you’re a Child of God! (Swag pack, US only. Ebook – international)


Enter Now!

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Now hop on over to these sites and enter to win their giveaways, too!

1. Dreaming Awake 2. Barbara Cool Lee’s Beach Summer
3. Bonnie Blythe’s Pure Romance 4. Heather Gray, Inspirational Romance
5. Sharon Kleve Romantic Ramblings 6. Amber Daulton
7. laurenmariebooks 8. Joanne Jaytanie
9. Natalie-Nicole Bates 10. Christina Lorenzen
11. Krysten Lindsay Hager, author 12. Musing About The Writing Life
13. Helen Pollard – contemporary romance

Love, Candy and Cupcakes Blog Hop (and giveaway)!

CLRFebHappy Friday the 13th! I mean, Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend! (Although, to me, this holiday is worse than Friday the 13th, and I HATE anything scary!)


But even I have to admit there’s something wonderful about all of these sweet romances circulating around this time of the year. (Hello. My name is Emerald, and I’m a Hallmark Channel addict.)

This weekend, I’ll be at home watching Hallmark and reading some sweet romance books.

But, my favorite romance is hard to pinpoint because I’m a sucker for so many different love stories.

Although, I guess one that has always been my favorite is the romance between Westley and Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride. Not only is the book/movie funny, it’s about a love that transcends almost anything that’s being thrown their way, including being mostly dead.


It’s a wonderful story, and I’ve always been in love with Westley. He would always do anything for Buttercup. Everything that he did, he did for her, and although she seems like a weak, damsel in distress, she does threaten once or twice to kill herself if she has to marry Prince Humperdinck when he basically kidnaps her for that reason.


And it ends with this beautiful, hopeful scene with a couple riding off into the sunset on horseback. I mean, it’s sooo romantic! I hope one day I can ride off into the sunset with someone. Just kidding. I don’t like horses all that much.


(For more on why to read the book, check out this blog post.)

What is your favorite romance? Tell me in the comments!

Enter the giveaway for An Infinity “Hope” Necklace and ebooks of both Entertaining Angels and Before We Say I Do

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And now, stop by these blogs to win even more prizes! And follow to stay updated for future hops!

1. Emerald Barnes’ Dreaming Awake 2. Barbara Cool Lee’s MY FUNNY VALENTINE
3. Bonnie Blythe’s Pure Romance 4. Heather Gray, Inspirational Romance
5. Zanna Mackenzie – Love, magic & cupcakes 6. There Is No Place Like Home
7. Helen Pollard – Contemporary romance with heart 8. Krysten Lindsay Hager, author
9. Catherine Bennett, Inspirational Romance 10. Heart of Stone – a Valentine romance

Trim the Tree with Candlelight Reads!


This hop’s theme revolves around trimming the Christmas tree and our favorite, most sentimental ornaments. My mom has always trimmed her tree in ornaments that my sister and I made throughout elementary school, and to her, that’s the most sentimental. But for me, I remember this one ornament my grandma bought and painted for us. It was a snow baby. I was always so excited to put that ornament on the tree. It hasn’t been on my tree in a while, though, since it’s been put up for safe-keeping, but it has always been my favorite. I may  have to bring that ornament out soon, now that I think about it.

So, what’s your favorite ornament and the sentimental value that it holds for you? I’d love to hear in the comments!

I’m also giving away a signed copy of my first ever published novella, Piercing Through the Darkness, to one lucky winner. And two more winners will get a choice of Entertaining Angels or Read Me Dead in e-book format! Enter now!

Giveaway Time!

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Now, hop on over to these other blogs and enter to win their prizes, as well!