Not too long ago, the lovely Emerald Barnes put a wish up on as her Facebook status that someone would be willing to trade a good edit for a proofread. Since I have a mostly finished, pretty well-edited manuscript just sitting there on my hard drive, waiting to be released, I thought I would take her up on the offer. You see, times are hard, and I can’t afford an editor of my own. And even though I AM an editor, I know I’m also fallible and too close to my own writing. There’s some minor (or perhaps major) error in that manuscript somewhere. I know there is. I need someone else to go over it for me.
So, I said I would do it… and I am working on it, but life being what it is (i.e., depressingly insane at the moment), it’s taken me MUCH longer than I ever thought it would. Still, Ms. Barnes has been MORE than patient with me, and for that, I will be forever grateful. She’s a wonderful person to work with, and this is a great story. You really should check it out when you get the chance. Now I’ll turn the stage over to the author and let her introduce her cover and characters.
I am super thrilled to show you the beautiful cover for my newest and upcoming novel, Entertaining Angels. Again, my cover artist was Natasha Brown, and she is super talented. She brought my disjointed vision to life, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank her properly.
I can’t wait to publish it, which I’m hoping will be in May. That’s what I’m estimating anyway. But, I couldn’t wait any longer to show you my beautiful cover!
About Entertaining Angels:
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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Emerald Barnes graduated with a B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. She resides in a small town in Mississippi and has the accent to prove it.
She mainly writes suspense/thrillers in the YA genre, but she dabbles in other genres and her books are enjoyed by all ages! She’s constantly working on new novels and has more ideas than she knows what to do with. She blogs which takes up more of her time than she anticipates but loves it so very much! She’s also a volunteer at the World Literary Cafe which is amazing, and she is a crazy grammar nazi who proofreads novels!
She’s an auntie to three beautiful nieces and two handsome nephews who take up the other half of her time, but she couldn’t imagine spending her time in any other way!
She’s a Whovian, a little bit of a nerd, a reader, a writer, and a family-oriented person. God is number One in her life, and she thanks Him continuously for His love and favor.
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Where am I touring?
Rachelle’s Window — Guest Post
The Writing Realm — Interview
ssteinwriting — Interview
Sitting On The Porch With Lynn — Guest Post
Angel Breath Books — Guest post
Totally unrelated to this tour is my interview with Angie Brashear.
Sheila Deeth — Guest post
Ever On Word — Guest Post
A.R. Silverberry — Guest Post
Nike Chillemi ~ Crime Fictionista — Guest Post