Film Festival by Girls from @CampReelStories

I’m a huge believer in having women and girls represented in media in all the ways women and girls show up in the real world, and in all the ways we women and girls can dream up.

Even today after lots more opportunities for women and girls to be represented in media, there’s still a need for more.

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany, Book 1
This is why I write kick ass heroines who get to star in their own adventures.

This is why I write kick ass heroines who get to star in their own adventures.

A Cupcake Christmas by Beth Barany (Touchstone #5)
This is why I write entrepreneurial romance heroines getting their dreams and their loves.

This is why I write entrepreneurial romance heroines getting their dreams and their loves.

And this is why I volunteered this past week at Camp Reel Stories, a digital media camp for girls in Oakland.

Girls turning in equipment.
Girls turning in equipment.

And that is why — if you want to support girls behind the camera and in front of it in all our diversity, you are invited to come to their film festival Saturday, July 16, 9:30am-12pm. California Theatre, 2113 Kittredge Street, downtown Berkeley.

Camp Reel Stories: Film Festival
Camp Reel Stories: Film Festival

Cost: Sliding Scale Donation. Thanks!

Link to their site: http://www.campreelstories.com/

Twitter: @CampReelStories

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampReelStories/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/campreelstories/

Camp Reel Stories is a digital media camp for teen girls. They made their short films in 5 days! Students films will be posted soon on the Camp Reel Stories site. Follow them on social media or sign up for their newsletter.

Join us Sat., July 16, 9:30am-12pm. California Theatre, downtown Berkeley.

PS. Camp Reel Stories is a 501(3)(c) organization and is always looking for donations, corporate sponsors, equipment, volunteers, and more.

A Production Team from Camp Reel Stories presenting their rough cut Friday morning.
A Production Team from Camp Reel Stories presenting their rough cut Friday morning.

“50% of the world is women so 50% of the stories should be told by women” — Stephanie Allain, LA Film Festival

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50% Off Romances + YA Fantasy at #Smashwords #SummerWinterSale2016

SMASHWORDS SUMMER%2FWINTER ANNUAL JULY 2016 SALEMore good news! July is a bundle of good news for readers looking for good reads, short reads, long reads, YA fantasy, fantasy romance, and much, much more!

All my books are 50% off on Smashwords for July, through July 31st.

Just use the coupon code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off during our site-wide promotion!
(Offer good through July 31, 2016)

Here are the Smashwords links for easy access:

Touchstone Series

Fantasy Romance, sweet, sensual romance for ages 16+

Touchstone series, Magical tales of romance and adventure by Beth Barany
Touchstone series, Magical tales of romance and adventure by Beth Barany

Touchstone of Love (A Time Travel Romance) (Book 1)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/395088

A Christmas Fling (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Book 2)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/386922

Parisian Amour (A Fairy Tale Romance) (Book 3)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/442047

A Labyrinth of Love and Roses (A Fairy Tale Romance) (Book 4)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/603020

A Cupcake Christmas (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Book 5)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/603017

You can also get the first 4 books bundled also for 50% off. A great deal!

Touchstone Series by Beth Barany

Touchstone Series: Romance Novella Books 1-4, plus a bonus short story
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/552785

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series

Young Adult Adventure Fantasy with Strong, Kick-Ass, Bad Ass, Heroine

HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER SERIES by Beth Barany, Books 1, 2, and 3
HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER SERIES by Beth Barany, Books 1, 2, and 3

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/46068

Henrietta and the Dragon Stone (Book 2)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388586

Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa (Book 3)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/647775

50% OFF

Remember, all my books are 50% off on Smashwords for July, through July 31st.

Just use the coupon code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off during our site-wide promotion!
(Offer good through July 31, 2016)

Enjoy!

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I’m Author of the Week at #TheAuthorHour @TheAuthorHour #bookoftheweek

Beth Barany's novel Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is #Bookoftheweek, sponsored by #theauthorhour @theauthorhour.
Beth Barany’s novel Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is #Bookoftheweek, sponsored by #theauthorhour @theauthorhour.

I’m honored to be Author of the Week, well really  at #TheAuthorHour @TheAuthorHour on Twitter. My Henrietta The Dragon Slayer novel, Book 1 in the trilogy, is featured!

How cool!

Helene McCusker of @BookedPR runs a fun Twitter chat weekly on Wednesdays at 12noon-1pm Pacific/8-9pm British time. She’s in England! I’ve marked my calendar. 🙂

Come join us weekly to share about your books, share tips from your writers life, and connect with other writers. I’ve been playing along for the last few weeks and have been delighted at the fun connections I’ve made and opportunities I’ve created.

TWEET OUT
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Congrats to @Beth_Barany #bookoftheweek at #TheAuthorHour @TheAuthorHour #bookoftheweek http://ctt.ec/bAxp_+

 

Beth Barany's novel Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is #Bookoftheweek, sponsored by #theauthorhour @theauthorhour.
Beth Barany’s novel Henrietta The Dragon Slayer is #Bookoftheweek, sponsored by #theauthorhour @theauthorhour.
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July 4th Holiday 2 Special Giveaways for Henrietta The Dragon Slayer

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Follow me on Twitter to participate in a fun giveaway for a chance to win a paperback copy or an ebook copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer.

GIVEAWAY #1

HOW TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER

Step 1: Go here: https://metrme.com/. Scroll a little until you see the image above and click “View Metr” to follow me on MY Metr.
Step 2: Share on Twitter and tag me @beth_barany for Points in Tweets, RT’s and Replies.
Step 3: Follow me on Twitter!

This giveaway ends July 4, 2016.

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Minimum Entry – 100 Points

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Only 1 Contest Winner. In event of a tie? All #1’s will be thrown in a hat and the Winner chosen randomly.

REWARD
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HOW TO WIN

Simple. Person who has the most points and is Ranked #1 Wins!

Happy July 4th and good luck!

TWEET THIS!

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GIVEAWAY #2

HOW TO WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER

HOW TO ENTER; FOLLOW AND TWEET

Minimum Entry – 50 Points

Henrietta The Dragon Slayer ebook prize

1 Winner Chosen. In event of a tie? All #1’s will be thrown in a hat and the Winner chosen randomly.

REWARD
Henrietta The Dragon Slayer ebook prize (epub, mobi, or PDF)

ONLY @ tags count for points. #Hashtags do not earn points.

All prizes are fulfilled by the owner of the Metr. Pertinent information such as your email address may be shared with the Metr Owner to fulfill prizes or as part of the entry into the contest.

HOW TO WIN

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Step 1: Go here: https://metrme.com/. Scroll a little until you see the image above and click “View Metr” to follow me on MY Metr.
Step 2: Share on Twitter and tag me @beth_barany for Points in Tweets, RT’s and Replies.
Step 3: Follow me on Twitter!

This giveaway ends July 4, 2016.

Happy July 4th and good luck!

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Win a Signed Copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer in Huge YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Giveaway

Win a Signed Copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer in Huge YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Giveaway

ENTER HERE — GOOD LUCK!

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You can also enter the giveaway at ripleypatton.com.

Giveaway sponsored by Ripley’s Booklist.

You could win a signed copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer

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FAQ

How long is the Giveaway?

It runs the entire month of July.

How many winners will there be?

There will be 1 Gift Card Winner, 15 Paperback Winners, and 1 ebook winner (who will get 8 ebooks), so a total of 17 winners.

Can anyone enter from anywhere?

Yes. This giveaway is open to entrants internationally.

How will the winners be chosen?

The giveaway sponsor will use https://www.random.org/ to pick the winners.

When will the Winners be chosen?

Monday, August 1st.

How will the winners be informed?

Once winners are chosen, the giveaway sponsor will  send each of the authors information on how to contact our winners and award their prize.

When will prizes be awarded?

Authors will award or ship all prizes within two weeks of the close of the Giveaway, so by August 15th.

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5 Star Review for Henrietta The Dragon Slayer on Amazon.ca

HEN1-5-star-review-by-Diane-GallagherThank you so much to Diane Gallagher for her lovely 5-star review to Henrietta The Dragon Slayer!

“Barany has built a multilayered fantasy world that is not just defined by its magic but also by culture and honour. … Well worth the read, particularly for teenage girls who may be struggling with their place in the world.”

Read the whole review here on Diane’s site or Amazon.ca or on Goodreads.

Start the Series Here

If you’d like to see if this young adult adventure fantasy is for you, start with the excerpt here.

Or check out the exclusive prequel here.

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Get A Review Copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Book 1 of trilogy) on NetGalley til May 31st

If you're a netgalley member, review Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, YA fantasy, with a kickass heroine. The first in a trilogy.
If you’re a netgalley member, review Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, YA fantasy, with a kickass heroine. The first in a trilogy.

If you’re a Netgalley member and a book blogger, reviewer, or school, grab your review copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (Read an excerpt here)(Book 1 of the trilogy) on NetGalley until May 31st.

ABOUT BOOK 1 IN THE HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER SERIES

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!

Book 2 is available. Book 3 is coming June 2016.

Where to Buy the Book

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon.com in France
Barnes & Noble print & Nook
Smashwords
iBooks
Kobo
Indie Bound
The Book Depository.com

 

Please spread the word! Thanks!

If you're a Netgalley member, review Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, YA fantasy, with a kickass heroine. The first in a trilogy.
If you’re a Netgalley member, review Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, YA fantasy, with a kickass heroine. The first in a trilogy.

Sign up here for a free 15-page sneak peek of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer’s Adventures

Click here to get an exclusive prequel to the adventures of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer.
Click here to get an exclusive prequel to the adventures of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer.

Click here to get an exclusive prequel to the adventures of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer.

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Want to be an early reader for Bk 3 ‪#‎HenriettaTheDragonSlayer‬ series, Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa?

HEN3 would you like a free copy of a YA fantasyIf you want to be an early reader for Book 3 in the Henrietta The DragonSlayer series, Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa, please sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/AJ0ai01Dan.

About the book here.

I need your feedback no later than May 28. Thanks!

Yes, you need to have read books 1 and 2 or be super eager to read book 3.

You can fill out the form below or use the link above:

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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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