5-Star Review for Labyrinth of Love and Roses + Party Today!

Thank You, A Readers Review Blog! Labyrinth (Touchstone #4) by Beth BaranyThank you to Tina Williams at areadersreviewblog.com for her lovely 5-star review of Labyrinth of Love and Roses today!

“This delightful read is a magical one, invoking ancient myths and legends, such as the Green Man. It also involves themes inherent in fairy tales: a quest; acknowledging our destiny; finding our one true love and a trial of sorts. Brett and Lili are destined to be together and I enjoyed how the author described their journey to their HEA.”

— Read the rest of Tina’s review here.

Celebrating Love and May Day! Labyrinth of Love and Roses-inviteAnd Party happening now until 9pm PT! So stop by for the prizes, including a chance for a signed copy of Touchstone Series.

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Pre-Order Book 3 @iBooks + Get Books 1-2 Free! #HenriettaTheDragonSlayer #YAFantasy

I’m super excited to announce that Henrietta The Dragon Slayer Books 1 and 2 have been updated — new covers, new series name, and polished up — (those pesky typos we didn’t catch the first time around) and have been uploaded to all vendors (iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Kobo) in ebook format.

Not sure this series is right for you? Then check out excerpts and what readers are saying here:

Excerpts and more for Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1) here.

This book won the Grand Prize for California Indie Authors and had garnered an average of 4.3 stars out of five.

Excerpts and more for Henrietta and The Dragon Stone (Book 2) here.

This book has garnered an average of 4.8 stars out of five.

So to celebrate that and Book 3 coming soon, I’m running a fun promo starting today, April 17, and running through April 30, 2016.

In fact, Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3) is on exclusive pre-order at iBooks and will drop on June 17, 2016.

Help me raise the visibility for this strong girl/strong woman series!

"If she can see it, she can be it." --Geena Davis

Thank you to Geena Davis and her Institute on Gender and Media for this quote.

Here’s the deal:

Pre-order Book 3 at iBooks and you can get Books 1 and 2 for free. You save $7.00!

Offer good until April 30th, 2016, 9pm Pacific/12 midnight Eastern.

Limit: To the first 50 people who send me their receipts.

To claim your goodies:

  1. Click pre-order Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3) at iBooks.
  2. Send your receipt to beth@bethbarany.com.
  3. I’ll send you an @iBooks coupon for the first two books in the trilogy.

Thank you!!!!

PS. Contact me if you have any questions!

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A Cupcake Christmas is a Novella Finalist in the 2016 Award of Excellence Contest!

A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS was chosen as a Novella finalist in the 2016 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence ContestFirst it was the Warriors awesome record-breaking win against San Antonio tonight — score! (72 wins to tie with Bulls 72 wins back in 1995-96 season)–

And then I just got the call that my long novella A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS was chosen as a Novella finalist in the 2016 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Contest sponsored by the Colorado RWA chapter.

So excited and happy!

Congrats to the other finalists!

Winners will be announced May 21st.

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Join us to celebrate May Day, Love, and Labyrinth of Love and Roses

I have a fun Facebook party coming up soon to celebrate May Day and A Labyrinth of Love and Roses by Beth Barany, the fourth book on the Touchstone Series, on May 1st.

Join us!

Click here to join us for fun and goodies/prizes/giveaways from me and my guests, or click on the image below and that will take you to the Facebook event page.

Celebrating Love and May Day! Labyrinth of Love and Roses-invite
For an excerpt and more information, go here.

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Would You Like a Free Copy of YA Fantasy Novel?


Would you like a free copy of a YA fantasy?Would you like a review copy of Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3 in the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series) (exclusive pre-order on iBooks) before anyone else?

All you need to do is post a review of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1) (iBooks link) AND Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2) (iBooks link) on any of the online vendors and send me the links by May 15, 2016.

Other vendor links for Book 1 here and Book 2 here.

Then I will add you to the special advance review list for Book 3 and send it to you as soon as its available, mid May 2016.

Thanks for being a Henrietta the Dragon Slayer fan!

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Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3) Cover Reveal + Pre-Order Announcement

I’m so excited to announce the third and final book in my Henrietta and the Dragon Slayer series, Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa.

Thank you to Kristin of theunapologeticnerd.com blog for hosting my exclusive Q&A and sharing the first announcement and cover reveal.

Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3) by Beth Barany

Release Date: June 17th, 2016
Publisher: Firewolf Books
No. of pages: 405
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres/Themes: YA, adventure, fantasy

In this sweeping conclusion to the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer trilogy, we are reunited with our four friends to face their biggest challenge yet.

Sworn to protect all, Henrietta the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve must lead her people into the biggest battle of her life against a sorcerer bent on destroying her and overtaking all five kingdoms… but first she must rescue her more-than-friend, Franc, from the men who stole him right under her nose.

Paulette, the fire witch, desires only to master her magic, so that she can come to the aid of her friends at battle. Yet, she must first stand trial for a murder she had to commit out of desperation. Unable to stand the confinement, and the stinging betrayal of her friend, Jaxter – now a king – she escapes prison and flees to the frigid, forbidden land of Varangia to find the Volcano Witch. There she must let go of everything if she wants to master her power.

Jaxter is no longer a jester and must come to terms with his new responsibilities as king of the Oro Islands, his old home. In order to run a complicated kingdom recovering from being under an evil king for over 75 years, Jaxter must abandon his carefree life. And he must make things right, including putting his dear friend, Paulette, on trial for murder.

Will Henrietta with the help of her friends be able to stop the ruthless sorcerer from obliterating her, claiming the Dragon Stone, and ruling over the Five Kingdoms?


Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa is now available for pre-order EXCLUSIVELY at iBooks! Order now to have it sent directly to your eReader on its release date: June 17th, 2016 (My Birthday!)

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I’m looking for a few super fans of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer

I am looking for a few (1-3) super fans to read pretty polished drafts of the third Henrietta The Dragon Slayer​ book right now as I work toward finalizing the book for a June release. Is that you?

Ideal candidate: Loves YA fantasy, has already read the first two books and prequel in my series, and can read pages now.

The first 120 pages are ready for a read-through. After that, you need to be able to read about 80 pages a week. The entire book is ~390 pages.

Must keep the story under wraps, secret.

What you get: Early, exclusive peek into the third book. My undying gratitude. Thanks on the acknowledgment page, if you want, and swag. (Cups and bags, and of course bookmarks, coming!)

How: If this is you, then DM me or contact me directly: http://author.bethbarany.com/contact-me/.


More information about the series: http://author.bethbarany.com/ya-fantasy/

The three books in the Five Kingdoms series, so far (as of Sept. 2014)

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Goodreads Giveaway: Get Your Own Copy of A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS

Add CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS by Beth Barany to your Goodreads listSuper excited to announce you can enter to win one of 5 First Edition copies of A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS on Goodreads!

Open to anyone anywhere! I will ship internationally!

Good luck!

Giveaway ends: January 31, 2016.

This giveaway is all part of the Magical Blog Tour, celebrations for the release of A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS! (More giveaways listed on this page, included the Grand Prize Giveaway for a lovely customized collage mug that’s so pretty!)

Click below to enter:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Cupcake Christmas by Beth Barany

A Cupcake Christmas

by Beth Barany

Giveaway ends January 31, 2016.

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Happy Release Day for “A Cupcake Christmas”

CupcakeEbookCover04-Final So happy to announce it’s release day for A Cupcake Christmas!

What if you risked losing your baking legacy by cooking up a love truly special?

Florian MacMillian needs a final job to complete his baking resume—preferably a job where he’s unlikely to blow things up with his unruly magic—before returning to the North Pole and taking his rightful place as Master Baker to all the elves.

Kate Delore desperately needs help in her fast-growing cupcake business. Florian is a perfect fit, so she brings him on as baker. For a short time, Florian is happily up to his elbows in batter, and Kate’s business is booming.

But when things heat up between them, Florian wonders if he should risk his legacy to cook up something truly special.

A Special Price: $0.99 for Christmas Day!

  • iBooks
  • Amazon
  • Kobo
  • Nook coming soon!
  • Print edition coming in 2016 (ISBN 978-0-9895004-7-0) (Publisher: Firewolf Books)

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Read an excerpt of A Cupcake Christmas by Beth Barany here

Special Christmas Offer to my Blog Readers!

my 2 xmas romances (1)If you purchase either of my Christmas romances this December 2015 (A Christmas Fling or A Cupcake Christmas), and send me the receipt by December 30, 2015, I will send you a gift of the first 4 books in the Touchstone Series, the digital edition of Touchstone Series! 4 novellas, plus a bonus short story! (Normally $17.99 in print/$7.99 digital)

Happy Merry!

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