Emerald Barnes

Biography

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's the author of Read Me Dead and Piercing Through the Darkness. She mainly writes suspense/thrillers in the YA genre, but she dabbles in other genres and her books are enjoyed by all ages! Her short story, Wishes, was published by Phyllis Scott Publishing in their book, Blue Legs and other Coming of Age stories.

She's constantly working on new novels and has more ideas than she knows what to do with. She blogs at yaindie.com, emeraldbarnes.blogspot.com and ebarnes23.wordpress.com which takes up more of her time than she anticipates but loves it so very much!

She's an auntie to two 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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Books

Entertaining Angels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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.
Read Me Dead
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(3.00 from 4 reviews)
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.
One Night Amongst the Stars: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Ariyana shows up on Blake's farm, he doesn't know whether to believe she's actually an alien from another planet or if she has secrets that even she doesn't know.
Peppermints and Murder: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
When Addie finds work at the local diner, she never expected that her friend would be her greatest enemy.
A Chance Meeting: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Keely's attacked by a mysterious stranger, she discovers a world unknown to her.
A Sad Goodbye: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
When Sara loses the love of her life, she turns to the bottle to help fill the hole in her heart.
Piercing Through the Darkness
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,760. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
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.

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Smashwords book reviews by Emerald Barnes

  • The Impenetrable Spy on Aug. 17, 2011

    The Impenetrable Spy is just that, an impenetrable spy. Zack Carter learns how to travel back in time. He can't die. He's the perfect spy. Zack's goal throughout the book is to save the United States from World War 3. He fights countless bad guys and keeps his country safe. He drives awesome cars, listens to awesome music, and is just generally an awesome guy. He's the guy you'd want to save you if you're captured by terrorists, hands down. Spencer, a 12 year old, has woven an intricate tale of murder, lies, and an impending war on the States. Even at 12, he can tell a story and tell it well. Given the time, I have no doubt his writing will blossom further with age and wisdom. I can't lie. There are grammar mistakes, and his writing style could use work. But, it DOESN'T detract from the story, and I recommend this novel to all people who enjoy a good, fast paced spy thriller.
  • The Wishing Well Curse on April 15, 2013

    This book had my attention and held it! It follows Zeke Clay who has a terrible day when it first begins: quitting school, losing his girlfriend, and getting laid off of work. He has no where to go until he gets a mysterious letter and a summons to a lawyers office. Deciding he's got nothing to lose, he drives from Texas to Colorado. What he finds there is a something that wasn't expected - an inheritance from a man who claims to be his Uncle (with a few greats attacked). But there is one condition, he must break the family's curse. The curse comes attached with restoring true love and even though Zeke doesn't want to believe in it, he cannot deny the truth of the story and how it relates to his life. Okay, first off, let me say, well done Mrs. Donovan for bringing out the faith in a paranormal novel. It isn't easy to that, and despite having to bend a few rules regarding ghosts and the Bible, it was absolutely well done. And, this is fiction, so I'm not complaining. It was plausible, and in my fiction, that's what I like. I want it to feel real, and Lynn did this, in my opinion, regarding the mystery level of this piece of work. However, what I didn't find realistic was the dialogue for the young men in the novel. I don't think the dialogue sounded "real" enough. It felt forced and sort of outdated for the times. Aside from the dialogue, I quite enjoyed the story. I found it very entertaining and addictive. **I received an ARC for a fair, honest, and unbiased review.**
  • Armored Hearts on May 13, 2013

    This book follows a young man, Gareth Smyth. He's a cripple, confined to a wheel chair, and he's got himself a surly attitude about it as well. He won't let anyone close to him, only his young aunt, Tabitha. But, there is one girl who tries to push her way into his life - Jessamine. The story involves Gareth on a discovery of who is and who he eventually wants to be. With the help of Jessamine and his servants, he finally discovers who he is, whether he likes it or not. Okay, let say that this novel is a sweet, fun read. Gareth annoyed me so much at times, but by the end, he began redeeming himself. And honestly, because of Gareth, I wanted to just put the book down, but I stuck with it. And, I'm glad I did, because the last half of the book had me hooked! I really liked, too, that this book is so much more than just Gareth discovering who he is. This is about equal rights for women, steam punk goodness, and well, fun - for the readers at least. Now that Gareth has finally redeemed himself in my eyes, I'm ready to see what the future holds for all the characters. **I received an ARC for a fair, honest review.**
  • Armored Hearts on May 13, 2013

    This book follows a young man, Gareth Smyth. He's a cripple, confined to a wheel chair, and he's got himself a surly attitude about it as well. He won't let anyone close to him, only his young aunt, Tabitha. But, there is one girl who tries to push her way into his life - Jessamine. The story involves Gareth on a discovery of who is and who he eventually wants to be. With the help of Jessamine and his servants, he finally discovers who he is, whether he likes it or not. Okay, let say that this novel is a sweet, fun read. Gareth annoyed me so much at times, but by the end, he began redeeming himself. And honestly, because of Gareth, I wanted to just put the book down, but I stuck with it. And, I'm glad I did, because the last half of the book had me hooked! I really liked, too, that this book is so much more than just Gareth discovering who he is. This is about equal rights for women, steam punk goodness, and well, fun - for the readers at least. Now that Gareth has finally redeemed himself in my eyes, I'm ready to see what the future holds for all the characters. **I received an ARC for a fair, honest review.**
  • Dragon Thief on June 09, 2013

    We're introduced to Semine and her world in this short story as a prequel. We're thrown into a completely new world, and I am extremely anxious to see the rest of it in a longer story. Admittedly, it left me with lots of questions, which has me interested in reading what this world has in store for us. However, some things were a bit confusing. I'm hoping that will be remedied in future stories and books. I would suggest picking this one up and being introduced into this amazing world. :) **I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**
  • Desert Rose on June 11, 2013

    This book had me almost in tears! It's a heart-wrenching introduction into the world of Nalu by J.L. Mbewe. The main character is pregnant, hoping to have a lovely union with the man she loves, but she ends up tossed aside. Without giving away the entire story, I have to say, this story held my attention until the end. I'm already captivated by this new world.