Emerald Barnes’ Blog Tour Stop Number 10!


Emerald is releasing Read me Dead, on April 25, 2012. Readers, thank you for stopping by–it’s your lucky day!

Not only do you get to learn more about her novel, but Emerald has generously offered all who leave a comment on April 23, 2011 to be entered for a chance to win a free ecopy of Read Me Dead!

Here is all the contact information for Emerald. Go get to know her better, follow her, and contact her. She is awesome!

Fans of young adult fiction will love her latest.

Website: Emerald Barnes, Writer
Blog: Emerald Barnes’ Dreaming Awake Blog

Amazon Author Page

Here’s the set up of this young adult, romantic suspense tale Read Me Dead:

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 own life and bring her parents’ murderer to justice.

To further introduce readers to Emerald’s novel, she has called on the main character’s twin brother, Matt, to answer some questions about himself and the plot of the book…

Hi Matt–
Talk a little bit about your relationship with your sister…

Hi, Mrs. Shoop, thanks for talking with me today.

Alex and I have a strange relationship. I feel like I’m the older brother instead of the twin. I feel like she needs protecting because she could never get over our parents’ death. I always thought it was because she’s the one who found them, but it turns out she saw them murdered. Now, I don’t know if I can trust her any more. She kept this a secret, and I’m angry and upset. But I love her. I’ll never stop loving her, and I’ll never stop protecting her. No matter what.

Whats it like being a kid who has to deal with the death of his parents?

It’s tough. There’s really no other way to describe it. I want them back more than anything.

You seem to have healed from the death “better” than your sister…why is that? Did you also have therapy?

No. I never went to therapy. I pretty much accepted the fact they were gone and not coming back. It sounds harsh, I guess, but what else do you do? I still think about them often. I want them to come back and bring us home, but I know that isn’t going to happen. I think I had an easier time dealing with it because I didn’t see the murder or find them.

What are your goals in life?

To get past all of this. I just want to be happy again. I want Alex to be happy, and I want us to forget the horrible things that have happened in our past.

What’s your favorite thing to do for fun?

Play Halo with my buddies and going out with my girlfriend, Crystal. I also love music. I love listening to it and going to concerts.

How would you describe your friendship with Christian and Landon?

We’ve always been best friends. I knew Christian from Kindergarten, and we met Landon in middle school. We’ve always been close. I know they have my back, and I have theirs. Things have changed some though. They both want to be with Alex, and they’re both angry with me because I’m upset with my sister. So, they’re spending most of their time with Alex and not me. It’s funny how life changes in one moment.

What’s something you wish readers understood better about you?

I wish they understood the reason I’m upset with my sister better. Really, I still love her, and nothing with change that, but they don’t know the agony of dealing with the fact their murderer was never caught and Alex knew all along what he looked like. Could you imagine your best friend knowing who killed your parents and never telling anyone? Try. I think you’ll understand better why I’m angry with her.

Thanks to Emerald for having Matt answer these questions!

Readers–don’t forget to leave a comment for Emerald–ask a question about the book, her writing, her life and you will be entered in the drawing to win an ecopy of “Read Me Dead.”

7 thoughts on “Emerald Barnes’ Blog Tour Stop Number 10!

    1. Hi, Lisa! Thanks for commenting! The story came about from a dream. I dreamed of a girl who told a secret. A secret that could get her killed. From that dream many years ago, I spent a long time trying to develop the perfect plot for the story. Eventually, my story developed into this. 🙂

      What’s your email address in case you win?

  1. Yay…a few more hours and we will draw a name…it’s neck and neck between Nancy and Lisa!

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