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!)

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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!

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  • Print edition coming in 2016 (ISBN 978-0-9895004-7-0) (Publisher: Firewolf Books)

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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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Indie Romance Authors Kindle Paperwhite Christmas Giveaway

fb-banner-3I’m super excited to participate in a fun Christmas giveaway highlighting Christmas romances, including mine: A Christmas Fling. (Only $0.99 during this fun giveaway!)

Welcome to the Indie Romance Authors Christmas Kindle Giveaway.

The contest will run until midnight Pacific time on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

To enter, answer the webhunt questions on the Google entry form listed here.

The winner will receive a brand new Kindle Paperwhite (cool!) and a book from each authors’ backlist to get it started!

Good luck!

twitter-adSo jump on over to the giveaway page, check out everyone’s book covers and enter the fun treasure hunt, no-cost, giveaway!

Special Offer to My Blog Readers!

my 2 xmas romancesIf you purchase either of my Christmas romances this December (A Christmas Fling or A Cupcake Christmas), and send me the receipt, I will send you a gift of the Touchstone Series! 4 novellas, plus a bonus short story!

PS. A Cupcake Christmas is on exclusive pre-order at iBooks here for only $0.99.

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A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS on pre-order now! @iBooks exclusive

A Cupcake Christmas is now on pre-order exclusively at @iBooks for the sale price of $0.99. The price will go to $3.99 after launch day, December 25.

ABOUT A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Touchstone Series, #5)

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

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

Kate Delore desperately needs help in her fast-growing cupcake business in the San Francisco area. Florian seems to have the experience and energy to handle the job, so she brings him on as her baker and customer service help.

The arrangement seems to work. Florian is happily up to his elbows in batter, and Kate’s profits are soaring. But when things heat up between them, Florian wonders if he should risk his family legacy to cook up something truly special.

what advanced readers are saying

cupcakes“I truly enjoyed it. I am a sucker for anything Christmas and Santa related which probably didn’t hurt. … Overall the story was light, charming and just right for a pleasant escape from the daily grind, kind of like a good dessert (yes, I love my sweets). I have to say this was my favorite of your romances I’ve read thus far…” — Beth Chapmon (Book Reviewer)

“I really enjoyed this story, it left me with a smile. It made me laugh, smile and feel good! Loved the Santa twist… totally unexpected! A good addition to the Christmas collection!” — Dodie Coe (Writer + Avid Reader)

“Did I feel attached to the characters? Definitely. Kate was cute, smart, and ambitious, cutting herself off and leaving me rooting for her to open up. Florian was mysterious, dark, and handsome and I obviously wanted more about him. That might just be me, though.” — Alex King, A New Reader to Romance

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Special Touchstone Series Giveaway!

November 1-8, 2015

Untitled designI’m running a special giveaway for a signed print copy of Touchstone Series. Go here to enter on Facebook.

Yes, I will ship internationally, and send the bookplate.

Facebook now requires pages to post a disclaimer with giveaways, so here it is: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, Entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook.

Please do share. My goal is to get 100 new signups! Thanks!

Good luck! Hurry, though, the giveaway ends Sunday, November 8, midnight Pacific time.

About Touchstone Series

Touchstone Series by Beth Barany
Touchstone Series by Beth Barany

Travel to worlds where anything is possible—time travel to Medieval France; a cute Santa’s elf hiding in plain sight in San Francisco; a mystery under the city of Paris that only love can unlock; and, love, destiny, and a labyrinth.

FOUR STORIES PLUS BONUS SHORT STORY

Four romance novellas and bonus short story in the TOUCHSTONE series, by award-winning novelist, Beth Barany.

TOUCHSTONE OF LOVE
A time-travel romance. When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman to thirteenth century France, she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again?

A CHRISTMAS FLING
A Christmas Elf romance. What if falling in love put the life you cherished in jeopardy?

Dahlia, a Santa’s Elf, has 21 days left before Christmas to create the best toy in the world without using magic or revealing her true identity. Stuck on how to complete the prototype, and working as a temp in San Francisco’s financial district with no time for love, will her Christmas fling get her unstuck, or will she turn her back on her beloved career for her heart?

Liam, an up-and-coming financial analyst, swore off women after getting dumped by the love of his life. He just found out his ex is going to the company Christmas party with his rival Michael Hendricks. Up for promotion against Hendricks, Liam has to win the favor of his boss. His best bet is to invite the vivacious secretary Dahlia to the party. Will Dahlia be a welcome distraction, or will she turn his life upside down?

PARISIAN AMOUR
A Fairy Tale romance. Sarah Redman, a bank project manager, wants adventure in her life. Trainer extraordinaire, Josh Kleine, needs to pull off a successful presentation at a Paris conference to land more clients and save his company. Together they may hold the key to the strange disasters striking the City of Lights. Can Sarah unravel the secrets of the city and of her heart in time to save them all?

A LABYRINTH OF LOVE AND ROSES
A Fairy Tale romance. What if what you wanted got in the way of your destiny? French MBA grad Lili Grenault needs to succeed at her last pitch meeting to fund her international green tech business. But her grandmother tells her to drop everything, find her one true love, and embrace her magical legacy by Beltane, in one week, or chaos and failure in her life will ensue.

San Francisco investor Brett Barnaby wants to find his great-grandfather’s gravesite in Amiens, France, one of the primary battle sites of World War I. Family legend says that purpose, greater mission, and perhaps even untold riches, will be unlocked when he finds that grave. But his search in Amiens brings up fear, anger, and dire warnings about some wild Green Man. He turns to local Lily Grenault for help.

Can these two independent freethinkers work together to prevent chaos from triumphing and find love in time in the labyrinth of roses?

And BONUS short story: FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
A time-travel-esque romance. Sexy Medieval stonemason Julien has to rely on his fiancé. Rose to adapt to a 21st century life, to learn English, and find his place in a modern world. Software expert Rose has no time to spare with two jobs to support her and her fiancé Julien in expensive San Francisco. Will a weekend getaway rekindle the spark so these two time-crossed lovers can fall in love again?

Available Here

(in ebook)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ye0yGW (& print)
iBooks: http://bit.ly/touchstoneseries
Nook: http://bit.ly/TouchstoneSeriesNook (& print)
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What Readers are Saying

Really addictive & magical, this book is recommended for romance readers.

"Each of the love stories tugged at my heart strings..." -- Jennifer Skully (Touchstone Series by Beth Barany)
5-star review: "Great Word of Art" about Touchstone Series by Beth Barany

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Now on YouTube: Guest Author Beth Barany (YA Fantasy)

Yay! The video is up!

What One Viewer Said About My Reading

“I love how you read the section of your book. You brought it to life. All I had to do was close my eyes and listen and see it take place.”

Click here to view or scroll just a wee bit below.

Here’s what author LRW Lee said on her Book Nerd Paradise YouTube channel.

Meet our guest, YA Fantasy author Beth Barany, and listen as she reads from her novel, HENRIETTA AND THE DRAGON STONE, book two in the Five Kingdoms series. Also see her share her favorite quote, pose a trivia question and give away a book or two.

Henrietta and the Dragon Stone by Beth Barany (Book 2, Five Kingdoms series)SYNOPSIS: Henrietta the legendary ass kicking dragon slayer wants to return to her village for a heroes’ welcome. But an unknown sorcerer rides after her and her Dragon Stone, and aims to destroy everyone she cares about. Can she claim her newfound powers sparked by the Dragon Stone and keep her loved ones safe, especially her more-than-friend, and her stalwart bodyguard, before the sorcerer destroys her and everything in his path?

A medieval-set world with magic and magical creatures.

 

 

 

 

Prizes: 3 Winners

ONE Grand Prize winner will get signed paperbacks copies of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1) and Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2) in the Five Kingdom Series by Beth Barany, no matter where you live in the world.

TWO additional winners will receive eBook versions of the prequel and books one and two.

We’ll be a picking a winner at the end of next week.

Listen and Watch

Listen for the question and post your reply to enter  in the YouTube comments to be entered to win.

The interviewer author Linda Lee writing as L. R. W. Lee (Andy Smithson series) asked me interesting questions and has a great series going on YouTube with lots of YA fantasy authors. So check it out and subscribe to her channel.

Excerpt of Henrietta and the Dragon Stone

I also read an excerpt of Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2 of the Five Kingdoms Series) and shared my favorite saying du-jour: “Legs are the wheels of creativity.” Einstein is credited with saying this.

‘The legs are the wheels of creativity.’

 

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YA Fantasy Author Soon Up at @BookNerdParadis

YA Fantasy Author Beth Barany on Book Nerd Paradise on YouTubeMonday I’ll be interviewed at Book Nerd Paradise on YouTube.

In the video, I am doing a giveaway!

Prizes: 3 Winners

ONE Grand Prize winner will get signed paperbacks copies of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1) and Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2) in the Five Kingdom Series by Beth Barany, no matter where you live in the world.

TWO additional winners will receive eBook versions of the prequel and books one and two.

We’ll be a picking a winner at the end of next week.

Listen and Watch

Listen for the question and post your reply to enter  in the YouTube comments to be entered to win.

The interviewer author Linda Lee writing as L. R. W. Lee (Andy Smithson series) asked me interesting questions and has a great series going on YouTube with lots of YA fantasy authors. So check it out and subscribe to her channel.

Excerpt of Henrietta and the Dragon Stone

I also read an excerpt of Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2 of the Five Kingdoms Series) and shared my favorite saying du-jour: “Legs are the wheels of creativity.” Einstein is credited with saying this.

‘The legs are the wheels of creativity.’

Twitter Announcement

Here’s the @BookNerdParadis Twitter announcement:

More about the Five Kingdom Series

For more on the Five Kingdom Series, and what’s coming next, check out this page, and subscribe to my newsletter.

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Ilona of the Born from Death Series by M.S. Kaye

StrongAsDeath (book 1)Please welcome guest writer M.S. Kaye sharing about her adventurous romance heroine.

  1. What makes your heroine adventurous?

Ilona, a seventeen-year-old girl, has been sheltered her entire life by a loving but overly protective mother. Ilona sneaks out simply to take a walk by herself, and that’s when everything gets crazy. She isn’t necessarily inherently adventurous, but she’s stubborn and driven to find truth, to understand.

  1. What is her favorite location?

Throughout both books 1 and 2, she explores Brooklyn, and in past lives, she’s lived across the globe. Her favorite place has always been wherever Atomis is, though that’s also usually where the most danger is.

  1. What inspires you write about adventurous heroines?

Honestly, I don’t always write adventurous heroines, but I do always write strong females who know what they want. That’s what sometimes makes them adventurous.

  1. If you could visit any place in the world, where would that be, and why?

Cologne, Germany. I learned about the Kölner Dome (Cologne cathedral) in German class in high school and have been enamored with it since. That German class is also where I learned and fell in love with Ilona’s name.

Awaken from Death

Awaken From Death by M.S. KayeBook 2 of the Born from Death series

by M.S. Kaye

The only emotion Ilona can muster is anger for the death of her mother. Barely engaged in life, she focuses all of her energy on finding and punishing her mother’s killer.

Since Ilona can see ghosts, Archer has to find unique ways to hide while watching over her. When Ilona is in danger of being mauled by a dog, he desperately tries something that shouldn’t be possible. And yet he succeeds. This is just the beginning of his discovery of who—what—he truly is.

Lettie continues to interact with Ilona, her one friend, even when a Messenger warns her. Eventually, Lettie remembers the ancient connection Archer and Ilona share, as well as her part in the punishment Archer bore as a result of that connection.

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Author Bio:

M.-S.-KayeM.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.

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Strong As Death by M.S. KayeStrong as Death, Book 1 in the Born from Death Series

Ilona runs from her sheltering mother in order to find the truth, why she’s seeing people who are invisible to everyone else. A mysterious boy named Archer guides her through Brooklyn and introduces her to Hendrick, the man who claims to be her father—though he died in 1890. Ilona must discover not only what she must do to rid the city of Soll, a sadistic and powerful spirit, but also what it means to be half ghost. She proves what her mother told her—love is stronger than death.

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Sneak Peek at Awaken from Death:

The blond boy didn’t walk up to a urinal or into one of the stalls, or even up to the mirror. He stood in the middle of the room.

Invisible, Lettie watched curiously.

Something moved backward away from him. Out of him.

She recognized Archer’s shiny black hair and strong frame even before she could see his face.

She gasped. But ghosts can’t inhabit people.

The blond boy shook his head and looked around. “Fuck.”

“I’m sorry,” Archer murmured so the boy wouldn’t hear.

Lettie stared at both of them.

The blond boy turned, leaned his hands on the counter, and looked at himself in the mirror…not the way people usually looked at themselves. It was more like he was trying to see something more than was in the reflection.

Archer watched him, as if waiting for him to see something.

Then Lettie understood. Archer hadn’t merely inhabited the boy—he’d possessed him. But there were only a couple ways that’d be possible—if he were half ghost, or if he…

A memory struck Lettie like a horse galloping across a battlefield. An ancient memory. Lettie had been around since the beginning of time on Earth, but most of those thousands of years she let slink around the crevices of her mind. It was mostly just walking the bridge with the newly deceased. There were a few memories, though, that burned into her every time she let herself pull them forward. And burned was precisely the right word.

She knew—or rather, remembered—why Archer would never leave Ilona.

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Facebook Giveaway + Disclaimer

Touchstone Series by Beth BaranyHello my friends! I’m running a giveaway over on my Facebook page for 1 signed print copy of the Touchstone Series collection, which you can find by following this link: Touchstone Series giveaway. (Or copy and paste this link: http://s.heyo.com/eb2b2a.) I will ship internationally!

Enter with just your name and email.

If you could help spread the word, that’d be great. Thanks!

Facebook now requires pages to post a disclaimer with giveaways, so here it is: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, Entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook.

About Touchstone Series

Travel to worlds where anything is possible—time travel to Medieval France; a cute Santa’s elf hiding in plain sight in San Francisco; a mystery under the city of Paris that only love can unlock; and, love, destiny, and a labyrinth.

Four stories plus bonus short story!

What Readers Are Saying

Really addictive & magical, this book is recommended for romance readers.

"Each of the love stories tugged at my heart strings..." -- Jennifer Skully (Touchstone Series by Beth Barany)
5-star review: "Great Word of Art" about Touchstone Series by Beth Barany

About the Author

author-photo-heyo-sweepstakes (1)Award-winning novelist, Beth Barany writes write magical contemporary romance to enchant readers to worlds where anything is possible. She resides on Oakland, California, with her author husband, two cats, and a yard full of hummingbirds.

AVAILABLE HERE

(in ebook)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ye0yGW (& print)
iBooks: http://bit.ly/touchstoneseries
Nook: http://bit.ly/TouchstoneSeriesNook (& print)
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/TouchstoneSeriesSmash

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“Really addictive & magical” Touchstone Series by Beth Barany

Really addictive & magical, this book is recommended for romance readers.Thank you to Haniya and BooksnAuthors.blogspot.com for this lovely review!

Imagine that your struck by lighting and when you wake up you are in 12th century. Elves, Magic, Spells, this book is very nice. All the stories have been written amazingly. I just loved all the five stories. The writing style of the author is so descriptive that you’ll fall in love with the story. Every story was better than it’s predecessor. Every story had some suspense in it. Beth has done an incredible job. You just want to read more after reading every story.

There are two POVs in every story, one of a girl and the other of a guy. The bonus story ‘Falling in love again’ is the continuation of novella no. 1 which was surprising. Although I loved all the couples, my most favourite were Juliet & Rose. They were the most interesting couple. I love time travel stories, so that’s why I really loved novella 1, which takes place in 12th century.

All the stories were amazing and I can’t wait to read more of Beth’s books. Really addictive & magical, this book is recommended for romance readers. Just read the synopsis and you won’t be able to control yourself!
Happy Reading!


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Special Facebook Giveaway: (Until Nov. 8)

Go to here to enter: http://author.bethbarany.com/2015/11/03/special-touchstone-series-giveaway/

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