We need more Christmas Elves in the world! And Christmas Magic!

Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection, by Award-winning author, Beth BaranyI’m working on some memes for my Christmas Elf romances. Check out the three I created below. And I’d love your help… more on that below. There are prizes!

Because I love Christmas Elves and I love magic, I wrote two romances that include these very themes.

I have more stories in mind for my Christmas Elves, the MacMillians. They come, after all, from a family of ten siblings.

We need more Christmas Elves in the world! And Christmas magic, don’t you think?

Enjoy Dahlia’s story in A Christmas Fling.

Enjoy Liam’s story in A Cupcake Christmas.

Or enjoy them both in the collection, Christmas Magic.

I need your help and there’s prizes!

Question #1: What are your favorite quotes from these two stories?

To find quotes, you can read excerpts here (A Christmas Fling) and here (A Cupcake Christmas) or use the Look Inside feature on Amazon.

Question #2: What are some fun meme ideas to share about these stories?

Fun meme ideas are welcome, so I can make then, or you can make them, if you want.

All ideas are welcome. Just make sure I can understand you and that you post your email in the email field (not in the comment), in case you’re a winner.

Post your quotes and/or ideas below, and I’ll pick the ones I like and make memes, like the ones below in this blog post.

For the giveaway I explain next, no purchase necessary to enter or win.

All the official rules are here. Just know that you only need to post the answer to one question or the other (or both if you want,) and, you can enter as many times as you like!

Prizes!

I did say prizes!

From this blog post only, I’ll pick 3 (three) people at random on 12/26/2017 to win a digital copy of this collection, Christmas Magic, that contains the two Christmas Elf novellas, A Christmas Fling and A Cupcake Christmas!

To enter, post your answers below!

And, you can enter by post on the Facebook post here. I’ll pick 2 (two) winner from there. So you have more ways to win!

Post away via social media (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and share with your friends.

Thanks! Happy Merry!

And now the fun memes!

You’re welcome to share these on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your site, etc. Thanks!
Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection, by Award-winning author, Beth Barany


Official Rules

Anyone over 18 is eligible to enter. May be a resident in any country or territory that allows such giveaways.

Eligible entrants must post their email address in the email field (only I can see this; it remains unpublished), so I can contact them about their prize.

No purchase necessary to enter.

To enter, comment below the answer to one or both of these questions: What are your favorite quotes from these two stories? What are some fun meme ideas to share about these stories?

You may also enter on this Facebook page and may enter as many times as you wish.

Each entry counts as one.

5 (Five) Winners will be chosen at random using the random number generator at random.org.

Each winner will receive a link to download a digital edition of Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection by Beth Barany. This link will enable them to download the digital format of their choice. Prize is not exchangeable for cash.

Chances of winning are based on number of entries received.

Giveaway starts on Tuesday, December 12, 3pm Pacific and officially closes at 12noon Pacific, Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Winners will be contacted after that time on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. If I have not heard from the winners within 3 days (72 hours) to deliver the prize, I will pick new winner(s).

Prize value does not exceed $5.99.

Beth Barany is this giveaway’s sponsor. By participating in my giveaway, entrants agree to abide by all of my contest rules and regulations.

We have the right to adjust or shut down the contest at any time, and we have the right to investigate possible cheating or tampering before we determine a winner.

If you win, your personal information will not use except for a first name and last initial to announce the winners.

All entrants’ emails are kept in a database and kept private, not shared. You are not entered into any mailing list.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

And now for some legalese…

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

Void where prohibited.

Questions about this contest? Contact Beth here.

Good luck!

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Q&A with Beth Barany, Novelist of Magical Tales of Romance and Adventure

I was recently asked some good questions by my readers on my newsletter list and that prompted me to create this Q&A. If you have any questions for me, post them in the comments below and I’ll make another Q&A.

Q: How did you get started writing books?

A: I got started writing as a kid of 8 or 9 years, writing stories about our cats. I made a little book and even sewed the binding with a needle and thread. I knew even then I wanted to be published.

Then I moved on to writing limericks and silly rhyming poems at 12, then writing down my dreams by age 13 in a journal.

It was when I was 13 years old that I was sure I wanted to be a writer (because of an inspiring teacher), so continued writing in my journal for years until a clear focus developed in my 20s to do journalism.

Then I started seriously on fiction when I turned 30, 19 years ago. 🙂 I finally published my first novel, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, in 2011, a book I had started that 20 years old but didn’t know how to finish at that time.

Q: Have you ever been in Kindle Unlimited?

A: I did when I first released some of my romances, but I won’t do so in the future, since I like my books to go wide. I do have my books in other services similar to Kindle Unlimited:

  • Bookmate (free for the first month; information here.)
  • 24symbols.com (Link goes to my profile; not all my books are here.)
  • Readfy (Site is in German, though of course my books are in English.)
  • Skoobe (Site is in German and Spanish, so far, though my books are in English.)
  • Youboox (French site)

Q: Where’s your favourite place to write? (One of my British readers asked.)

A: I love writing outside, at diners, and at cafes.

Q: How do you get your ideas for the books?

A: Great question! I actually get them everywhere. I’m especially inspired by the fairy tales and folktales I read as a child. I dreamed of going on those adventures too and was disappointed that the adventurer was always a boy. I vowed to change that. Hence my Henrietta The Dragon Slayer stories.

I’m also greatly inspired by dreams I’ve had while asleep. In my nighttime dreams, I’ve travelled a lot. When I wake, I’m often inspired to capture those adventures in my stories. In fact, my upcoming science fiction mystery series was inspired by a dream of being in a bar on a space station. Of course, I have to put a bar like the one I dreamt in my book.

Q: Can I get a digital signature on one of your ebooks?

A: Yes, you can! You can click over to Authorgraph and get a Digital Signature there.

Or click on this cool badge to get there and request a signature. Be sure to put your name in the message box so I can address my personal message to you.

Get a free Authorgraph from bb

Q: Do you do media appearances & talks?

A: Yes, I do. I am available for school visits, interviews, and talks. Please contact me to set up an appearance. Thanks!


You can see this Q&A (listed as an FAQ) and more fun facts about me on my ABOUT page. I also posted in my Smashwords profile here.

Any more questions?
Post them in a chat. Thanks!

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Henrietta The Dragon Slayer Box Set (Book 1-3) on Pre-Order Now!

I’m excited to announce that the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer Box Set (Book 1-3) is on pre-order now!

Order now and receive it on November 30th. (New date!)

Available on Amazon.

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer Box Set (Book 1-3) by Beth Barany, on Amazon

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Henrietta The Dragon Slayer Box Set (Book 1-3) on Pre-Order Now! by award-winning novelist Beth Barany

Get this 3-book series — She’s a legend at 17, but only Henrietta knows the price she paid for her fame … and it was much too high.

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, Book 1

Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve, can’t stomach the thought of another kill.

She’s lost family, friends and home on her rocky road to fame. But when the young warrior is summoned by a king to retrieve the Dragon Stone from the last dragon in existence, she can’t refuse–her mentor lies dying, and the healing stone is all that can save him.

This quest will be her most harrowing of all, for it means facing mysterious assassins, the dreaded choppy sea, and all with a misfit band–a young witch, a jester, and a surly knight. And at journey’s end, someone must die … the dragon, or Henrietta.

Henrietta and the Dragon Stone, Book 2

Henrietta faced the dragon and won the healing stone—but now faces an even greater test. The young dragon slayer is trusted with a crucial message that will save the five Kingdoms from war. But to deliver it, she must slip past an evil sorcerer and his many guises.

When the new King Renaldo of the Oro Islands gives Henrietta a crucial message to deliver to her own king, she accepts gladly, knowing she can at last bring the healing stone to her ailing master. But she, loyal knight Franc, and their companions quickly discover that things are not as they should be in Bleuve.

Dangers beset them on all sides, war threatens, and Henrietta will face losses that threaten to break her. Dark magic is at work within her home kingdom … and things will never be the same. Especially Henrietta herself.

Henrietta and The Battle of the Horse Mesa, Book 3

Parted by destiny, the four friends struggle to rejoin forces…

In the biggest challenge of her life, Henrietta the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve must lead her people into a battle that may end life as they know it. For they face no ordinary army, but the dark forces of a powerful sorcerer bent on overtaking all five kingdoms.

Will Henrietta and her friends be able to reunite and stop the ruthless sorcerer from obliterating them, claiming the Dragon Stone, and claiming the Five Kingdoms as his own?

 

What Readers Are Saying

About the award-winning young adult fantasy, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, Book 1 in the Five Kingdoms series

As far as young adult fantasies go, Henrietta, The Dragon Slayer is a good read that I think any age, teen to adult, would enjoy.
–LunaMoth

The witty dialogue and good story line makes this book hard to put down. I really could not stop reading it and was really tired the next day. It’s also very satisfying to read about a girl heroine fighting the good fight. –Jeri

Beth, best known for strong heroines in her stories, this story is no exception. It is a tale of righteousness and overcoming adversity including magic. –Robert Mendak “RJ”

The book is a beautiful story about friendship, a heroine, and a quest to kill a dragon. Who wouldn’t be excited? The entire concept sounded interesting and I was not at all disappointed. –Brittany, from Goodreads

Beth Barany has made a world where unlikely friendships rule and being a friend means more than you can know. –Tami, from Goodreads

Perfect for fans of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Collins’ The Hunger Games, McKinley’s Hero & the Crown, and Paolini’s Eragon. Get your copy of Henrietta the Dragon Slayer 3-book series today!

From the Winner of the California Fiction Writer’s Book Contest comes this thrilling adventure of a young warrior on an epic quest.

Here’s the order of the HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER series:

Book 1, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer
Book 2, Henrietta and the Dragon Stone
Book 3, Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa


Grab your copy today!


Want to learn more about this box set? Go here.

 

All Books in this Series

The Henrietta The Dragon Slayer trilogy by Beth Barany

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1): Go here.

Henrietta and The Dragon Stone (Book 2): Go here.

Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3): Go here.

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The Future is Pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The future is pink. Authors supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Some of my colleagues have come together to fight against breast cancer. Please support them and their mission.

I’m supporting their mission by spreading the word because my family has been affected by cancer, too. And I want all those affected by breast cancer to be inspired toward hope through early detection, education, and support services, like those provided by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Roses are Pink,
Our books are too;
We’re fighting breast cancer,
With a little help from you!

Nine sci-fi/paranormal/fantasy romance authors have banded together to fight against breast cancer.

Ten percent of any of the following pink-covered books sold during the month of October will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Please join us in the fight, by reading your way into the future where everything is pink!

Website: http://www.tashablack.com/pink.html

#AuthorsInPink (Hashtag on Twitter)

Participating authors

Alora’s Love Potion by Rosalie Redd
Salvation by Lea Kirk
Building a Hero by Tasha Black
Crazy for Carly by Crystal Dawn
Captive by K.M. Fawcett
Avenger Mine by T.M. Slay
Terran by Cara Bristol
Bound by Water by Monica La Porta
Not His Werewolf by Annie Nicholas

Find links to their books here.

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Massive Fantasy Paperback Giveaway, including Henrietta The Dragon Slayer

Enjoy this massive fantasy paperback giveaway, including Henrietta The Dragon Slayer.

Also including Robin Hobb’s Ship of Magic and a $75 Amazon Gift Card.

If you love Hobb, you’ll want to enter this one.

I love Hobb!

ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY HERE

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This giveaway is sponsored by Ripley’s Booklist. A YA/NA e-book list curated by a YA author and her NA son. If you’d like to subscribe, sign up here.

GOOD LUCK!

Learn more about the Henrietta the Dragon Slayer series and to read an excerpt go here.

I was inspired to write Henrietta the Dragon Slayer because all the fairy tales I read as a kid were always about boys as heroes: Jack the Giant Killer this, Jack and the Seven-Headed Giant that, and of course, Jack and the Beanstalk.

I wanted to know: What about Jill?

Where was the girl hero?

That was why I wrote Henrietta the Dragon Slayer.

I wanted, and still want, to have my young woman heroine fight the good fight and have adventures, and save the day.

The question I ask when I’m looking for stories to read is, “Where are the women and girls who are tough and can lead, and have to make the hard decisions, and yes, still be women?” (We get to define what that means!)

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Henrietta The Dragon Slayer Available for Review

I was inspired to write Henrietta the Dragon Slayer because all the fairy tales I read as a kid were always about boys as heroes: Jack the Giant Killer this, Jack and the Seven-Headed Giant that, and of course, Jack and the Beanstalk.

I wanted to know: What about Jill?

Where was the girl hero?

That was why I wrote Henrietta the Dragon Slayer.

I wanted, and still want, to have my young woman heroine fight the good fight and have adventures, and save the day.

The question I ask when I’m looking for stories to read is, “Where are the women and girls who are tough and can lead, and have to make the hard decisions, and yes, still be women?” (We get to define what that means!)

Learn more about Henrietta the Dragon Slayer and read an excerpt go here.

If you’re like a review copy, just write me and let me know. I’m giving away digital copies to serious reviewers.

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ABOUT THE SERIES

Curious about the whole trilogy? Start here: http://author.bethbarany.com/ya-fantasy/.

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Get Started on the Henrietta Trilogy!

Learn about the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer trilogy here!

Have you started the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer trilogy?

To help you get started on the Henrietta Trilogy, check out this sale!

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer in on sale for $0.99 on all vendors now through the end of August 2017.

ABOUT HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER

She’s a legend at 17, but only Henrietta knows the price she paid for her fame … and it was much too high.

From the Winner of the California Fiction Writer’s Book Contest comes this thrilling adventure of a young warrior on one final quest … against an opponent she swore never to face again.

Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve, can’t face the thought of another kill. She’s lost family, friends, and home on her rocky road to fame. But when the young warrior is summoned by a King to retrieve the Dragon Stone from the last dragon in existence, she can’t refuse–her mentor lies dying, and the healing stone is all that can save him. This quest will be her most harrowing of all, for it means facing mysterious assassins, the dreaded choppy sea, and all with a misfit band–a young witch, a jester, and a surly knight. And at journey’s end, someone must die … the dragon, or Henrietta.

Perfect for fans of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Collins’ The Hunger Games, McKinley’s Hero & the Crown, and Paolini’s Eragon. Get your copy of Henrietta the Dragon Slayer today!

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News! Early Readers Requested!

As you may know, for the last 9 months, I’ve been working on a 4-book series, featuring Janey McCallister, an investigator on a space station hotel casino in high earth orbit.

I wrote all 4 books and now I’m editing them. I plan to release them September 2018.

So, now I’m looking for a handful of early readers to help me make the books as good as I can.

Click here learn more and sign up.

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Get My Books Free at Bookmate, Limited Time Only

Read my books free for a month for the next month with BookMate!

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WHAT IS BOOKMATE?

I’ve teamed up with a Danish publisher and distributor who is sending my books to subscription-based e-book services around the world.

An international service, Bookmate is one of those subscription services. Like Kindle Unlimited, once you sign up using this promo, you have access to almost one million books.

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PS. Thanks to everyone who voted and helped me pick a romance to send to my Danish publisher to consider for translation. I decided to send them A CHRISTMAS FLING, since Christmas stories are quite popular in Denmark. Then the publisher asked for PARISIAN AMOUR. LOL I look forward to knowing which one she picks.

A Christmas Fling: A Magical Tale of Romance and Adventure by award-winning author Beth Barany
A Christmas Fling: A Magical Tale of Romance and Adventure by award-winning author Beth Barany (Touchstone #2)
Parisian Amour (A Fairy Tale romance novella) (Touchstone Series #3) by Beth Barany
Parisian Amour (A Fairy Tale Romance novella) by Beth Barany (Touchstone Series #3)

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Not sure if my style of romance is for you?

Read the first book in the Touchstone series here.

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Summer Sale at Smashwords

Beth Barany's books on Smashwords, 50% off during Summer Sale 2017All my books are 50% off at Smashwords during their annual July sale.

If you aren’t familiar with Smashwords, one of the things that I like about them is that readers can download the e-book format that works best for them: epub, mobi, PDF, and others.

All my books are listed here

(Or copy and paste this link:
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/bethbarany/authors#published)

Use this code to get 50% off: SSW50

Sale ends: July 31, 2017, 11:59pm Pacific

Ezra Barany's book on Smashwords, Sommer Sale 50% off!Oh! My husband’s suspense thrillers are also on sale at Smashwords: The Torah Codes, and the sequel in the series, 36 Righteous. Be sure to use the code to get your 50% off discount.

Our Books on Smashwords

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series on Smashwords, Summer 2017 Sale!

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series

Go here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/23122


Touchstone series by Beth Barany, Summer Sale at SmashwordsTouchstone series

Go here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/23123


Books for Writers by Beth Barany, Summer Sale at SmashwordsBooks for Writers

Go here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/29387


Award-winner of the Hollywood Book Festival and of the Mensa Sharp Writ Book Award, bestselling thriller The Torah Codes has been called a Jewish version of The Da Vinci Code.The Torah Codes series

Go here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/29386


Remember, use this code to get 50% off: SSW50

Sale ends: July 31, 2017, 11:59pm Pacific

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