Fall In Love with Romance Giveaway + Party!

I’m participating in a fun and BIG giveaway!!!!!

BLOG GIVEAWAY: Also, for those who comment below and share their most romantic Valentine’s Day, I will give away one (1) digital copy of A LABYRINTH OF LOVE AND ROSES. (Read an excerpt here.) I’ll pick a winner after the giveaway is over: Feb. 15, 2017. Leave your email so I can contact you, in case you win!

Prizes for The Fall Into Romance Giveaway.

· $100 Amazon Gift Card
· Amazon Kindle Fire
· Barnes & Noble Nook
· $50 Amazon Gift Card
· $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
· $25 Amazon Gift Card
· $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
· Signed Paperback – Dominant Persuasions (12 author anthology)
· $10 Amazon Gift Card
· $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

How long will the giveaway last?
January 13th – February 14th, 2017

To enter for our prizes, please sign up for our author newsletters below.

 

Enter the Giveaway here:

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Get Additional Entries!

Additional entries can be gained by visiting and “liking” the referenced Facebook pages found on THIS ADDITIONAL ENTRY LINK on Rafflecopter.

Facebook Party: Feb. 3rd.

PLUS, come to our Facebook party all day Friday, Feb. 3rd, 9am-8pm PT/ 12noon-11pm ET
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Hop on over and click to “join”.

Remember! Free Book Giveaway By Commenting On This Blog

BLOG GIVEAWAY:

Also, for those who comment below and share their most romantic Valentine’s Day, I will give away one (1) digital copy of A LABYRINTH OF LOVE AND ROSES.

(Read an excerpt here.)

Last day to comment: Feb. 14, 2017, midnight Pacific.

I’ll pick a winner after the giveaway is over: Feb. 15, 2017.

Leave your email so I can contact you, in case you win!

Good luck with all the giveaways!
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Last Day! Gift for you! #ChristmasMagic Collection From Fantasy + Romance Author, Beth Barany

A special gift for everyone — last day!

Happy Merry!

CHRISTMAS MAGIC is free on Kindle — US and worldwide — from Dec. 23 through Dec. 27, 2016.

US Amazon | Worldwide

Click “Follow” on my Amazon Author page if you want Amazon to notify you of this sale and others.

Thank you to all my new blog subscribers! And thanks for reading!

As always, thank you for being in my world!

I write for you, my dear readers!

Until next time!

Happy reading!

Hugs,
Beth

PS. Support my Patreon here to help me fund sending the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series to young women reviewers worldwide. Thanks!

PPS. I still have a review copies for Book 3, Henrietta and the Battle of the Horse Mesa. Contact me if you’d like your ebook review copy. You will want to have read Books 1 and 2 previously.

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Put Some Magic into Your Christmas!

Demure Reads (Sweet Romance)

Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection (Two Touchstone Series Books) by Beth Barany

As a child, I loved the magic of Christmas: the stockings, the chill in the air, and the delicious food, especially the goodies my parents put in our stockings.

  • Nuts to crack
  • Chocolate
  • Tangerines
  • Toys special to each child

As a young teen, I found Christmas to a perfect to to daydream about meeting that perfect someone.

Now as an adult, I loved to be with extended family, especially my young nephews, hugging my sweetie, enjoying the joy of Christmas and seeing the magic and joy it brings to the little ones.

Here’s hoping my new collection, Christmas Magic, will bring you joy for the holidays.

Join in this special blog hop’s giveaway (the rafflecopter below) and check out the other sweet/clean romance authors in this blog hop for their goodies (above!). We’re all giving away prizes.

PRIZE!

Touchstone Series: Romance Novella Books 1-4, plus a bonus short storyPost your favorite Christmas tradition in the comments below to enter into my giveaway for a ebook copy of Touchstone Series, the first four books in my sweet paranormal romance collection. More details about the collection here.

Remember: Post in the comments your favorite Christmas tradition in the comments below to enter into my giveaway for a ebook copy of Touchstone Series.

DETAILS: I’ll pick a winner at the end of our blog hop: December 20th, 5pm PST. This blog hop runs 5 days, from December 15 through until December 19th at 11:59pm PST.

ABOUT CHRISTMAS MAGIC

Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection (Two Touchstone Series Books)
Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection (Two Touchstone Series Books)

In this collection: A CHRISTMAS FLING and A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS, 2 novellas for your Christmas reading pleasure!

On sale for $0.99!

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Exclusively on Amazon (Until 31 January 2017)

All other Amazon Stores:
viewBook.at/ChristmasMagic
(Click this link to be sent to your Amazon store automatically!)

BOOK 1:

ABOUT A CHRISTMAS FLING

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?

Read an excerpt of A Christmas Fling here.

BOOK 2:

ABOUT 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. 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.

Read an excerpt of A Cupcake Christmas here.


ABOUT CHRISTMAS MAGIC

Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection (Two Touchstone Series Books)
Christmas Magic, A Christmas Romance Collection (Two Touchstone Series Books)

In this collection: A CHRISTMAS FLING and A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS, 2 novellas for your Christmas reading pleasure!

On sale for $0.99!

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Exclusively on Amazon (Until 31 January 2017)

 

All other Amazon Stores:
viewBook.at/ChristmasMagic
(Click this link to be sent to your Amazon store automatically!)


ALL THE BOOKS IN THE TOUCHSTONE SERIES

Touchstone of Love (A Time Travel Romance) (Touchstone, #1)
A Christmas Fling (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Touchstone, #2)
Parisian Amour (A Fairy Tale Romance) (Touchstone, #3)
A Labyrinth of Love and Roses (A Fairy Tale Romance) (Touchstone, #4)
A Cupcake Christmas (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Touchstone, #5)

 

WIN A KINDLE!

Why not enter to try and #win a #Kindle… Gift cards or fun swag – Join the Decadent Decembrrr Reads giveaway today!

Prizes
·GRAND PRIZE – Kindle eReader + $15 Amazon gift card
·1st PRIZE – $50 Amazon gift card (1 winner)
·2nd PRIZE – $25 Amazon gift card (1 winner)
·3rd PRIZE – $10 Amazon gift card (1 winner)
·4th PRIZE – $5 Amazon gift card (1 winner)
·5th Various swag items (3 winners – US only)

Rafflecopter (Kindle giveaway)
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Remember

Post in the comments your favorite Christmas tradition in the comments below to enter into my giveaway for a ebook copy of Touchstone Series. More here.

DETAILS: I’ll pick a winner at the end of our blog hop: December 20th, 5pm PST. This blog hop runs 5 days, from December 15 through until December 19th at 11:59pm PST.


Get a Free Sweet Paranormal Romance Novella: First-in-Series! From Award-winning author, Beth Barany


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Authors, Donate Your Books for Girls to the City of Oakland’s Community Toy Drive 2016

logo-oak023180Every year I pick a charity to donate to, usually under the umbrella of my coaching business. This year, I’m supporting a local charity, the City of Oakland’s Community Toy Drive 2016, under the umbrella of my author self. 🙂

Specifically, I’m donating all three books (in print and signed) in my young adult adventure fantasy series — the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series — to the Toy Drive.

And now I’m asking you to help by donating books especially for girls up to 12 years old.

I thought I’d mobilize my author and fan community and make sure that they had enough books this year. A friend told me that they didn’t have enough good books for girls last year. So this year I want to knock their socks off with great books for girls! Boys too, of course!

If you could spread the word via Facebook (links to the event page that’s easy to share) or this blog post, that’d would be great.

Let’s get down to specifics!

TWO WAYS TO HELP!

  1. Ship your young adult book — must be appropriate for ages up to 12 years old (not older, sorry) — to the Mayor’s office by December 23, 2016.

Mayor’s Community Toy Drive
c/o Al Lujan
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Suite 123
Oakland CA 94612

 

2. And/or if you want to support my promotion efforts and the City of Oakland’s Annual Community Toy Drive, become a Patron of my efforts to get the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series in the hands of as many reviewers as I can. I have reviewers all over the world.

For every new $10 donated between now and December 23, I will donate another Henrietta book to the Toy Drive.

 

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Hope you can help our local toy drive or be inspired to start your own! Let me know what you decide in the comments below. And the children thank you!

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Get Your Christmas Magic! 2 in 1 Christmas Romance Collection

Just in time for the holidays, you can now get 2 Christmas Elf romances from Beth Barany in 1 collection!

CHRISTMAS MAGIC, A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE COLLECTION by Beth Barany

CHRISTMAS MAGIC, A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE COLLECTION by Beth Barany
CHRISTMAS MAGIC, A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE COLLECTION by Beth Barany

Enjoy these Two Touchstone Series Books!

In this collection: 2 novellas for your Christmas reading pleasure!

  1. A CHRISTMAS FLING and
  2. A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS

Read all about this collection here.

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Amazon (US)

 

All other Amazon Stores:
viewBook.at/ChristmasMagic

(Click this link to be sent to your Amazon store automatically!)

Enjoy!


Get a Free Sweet Paranormal Romance Novella: First-in-Series! From Award-winning author, Beth Barany


** An additional gift: you’ll be receiving my somewhat weekly author newsletter and can unsubscribe at any time. **


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YA/NA Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends Giveaway!

YA/NA Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends Giveaway!I’m excited to announce a new giveaway! For YA and NA Readers!

This giveaway is LIVE now and running through November 30th (4 weeks). The Giveaway is international!

Good luck!

Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends Giveaway

Click here to enter on Facebook or here to enter on a website.
You can also scroll below and enter here. Be sure to enter before November 30th and tell your friends! Thanks!

I’m giving away a signed copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, shipped anywhere in the world.

Read an excerpt here: http://author.bethbarany.com/books/the-five-kingdom-series/excerpts/.

Enter for a chance to win:

  • One $75 Amazon gift card
  • 9 Paperbacks and 1 Audio Book
  • A Bundle of 4 E-Books

Be sure to enter before November 30th and tell your friends! Thanks!

By entering your e-mail, you are agreeing to receive the Ripley’s Booklist YA/NA newsletter as well as newsletters and information from all participating authors. Of course, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.
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YA/NA Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends Giveaway!This giveaway is sponsored by RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST, your #1 source for free and discount Young Adult and New Adult e-books curated by a YA author and her NA son.


If you’d like a review copy of any book in the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series, drop me a request.


Beth Barany is the award-author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, the first book in the young adult fantasy adventure trilogy. She also writes sweet magical romance. More about Beth here. More about the fantasy trilogy here.


Want to start the trilogy for free? Check out how here.


 

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A new 5-star review for Henrietta The Dragon Slayer by @RohiShetty!

A new 5-star review for Henrietta The Dragon Slayer by Rohi Shetty!

He says, “Henrietta is immensely likable not only for her courage but also for her weaknesses and vulnerability – and that is the greatest strength of this book.”

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Read the whole review here.

He also gave me a lovely 5-star review of Book 2, Henrietta and the Dragon Stone here.

Thanks, Rohi, for being a fan! (More about Rohi and his writing here.)


If you’d like a review copy of any book in the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer series, drop me a request.


Beth Barany is the award-author of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, the first book in the young adult fantasy adventure trilogy. She also writes sweet magical romance. More about Beth here. More about the fantasy trilogy here.


Want to start the trilogy for free? Check out how here.

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Read My Romances on the Go!

Tapas-logoSome fun news! You can now read my 5 Touchstone romances on the go!

I love trying new things, and that includes publishing on apps.

My 5 Touchstone romances have been published on the Tapas app, available in the App Store or in Google Play.

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

You can read the first few chapters for free, then use keys and coin credits to read more, or wait for a few minutes or days to read the next chapters.

Tapas allows you to read bite-sized episodes on your commute, or on lunch or coffee break.

First download the Tapas app:
App Store
Google Play

  1. Then click on Books,
  2. Then tap Categories,
  3. Then tap into Romance.
  4. From there you can scroll down to find my 5 Touchstone romances.

The Tapas marketing department let me know two things for this Labor Day holiday weekend:

1. There is a Labor Day Coin SALE on Tapas! More bang for your buck.

2. My story Labyrinth of Love and Roses will be featured (free keys!), so you can unlock some extra chapters!

A Labyrinth of Love and Roses by Beth Barany
A Labyrinth of Love and Roses by Beth Barany (Touchstone, #4)

To take advantage of these offers, be sure to download the app. You can even comment and chat with me directly on the app.

Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you download the app and what you enjoy about it.

Have fun!

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There’s a Kick Ass Heroine in All Of Us by Kathrine LaFleur

Welcome back to my occasional series on kick ass heroines in fantasy and science fiction. Please give a warm welcome to today’s guest author, young adult fantasy writer, Kathrine LaFleur.

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Moonlight Hunting by Kathrine LaFleurI love routine. I’m a planner, and spend a lot of time in my head. My comfort zone is very well worn. I’m not a very athletic person, and certainly not a thrill seeker. I’m happy to walk the dogs, show up to Pilates, and work up a good sweat on the dance floor now and then, so creating Moonlight for the Cardonian Chronicles series, a character who is both physically and mentally strong, and who knows her way through a good fight, was an exciting challenge for me.

I don’t think Kiss Ass Heroines are born; they are made. Some are lucky enough to have a mentor, while others blunder through on their own. Moonlight is the result of a combination of both, and in writing her story I enjoyed finding out how she developed from a baby born into privilege to a fierce young woman living by her wits and physical prowess.

Moonlight has many skills. She can strategize, wield a blade, and resist the mind washing effects of a Persuasive. Her teacher also happened to be her father, and he made growing up a thrilling adventure for Moonlight, as he taught her how to stand her ground, fulfill her own needs, and be proud of the blond hair and blue eyes that made her different from everyone else.

By no means is Moonlight perfect. She feels fear and falters. When her knowledge and skill aren’t enough to prevent a tragedy, she chooses self-loathing, punishing herself for events beyond her control. She confuses vulnerability with weakness. Self-reliance and a need to hold herself to unreasonable standards of perfection morph into self blame and isolation, an unwillingness to let others pick up some slack when life starts to get too real.

I’ll be brave enough to admit that these are the same flaws I grudgingly see in myself. Learning to speak my truth, to be me, real and raw, instead of presenting a fragile façade of what I think others want to see has felt like an act of heroism in itself, and the lessons have often been painful.

There are probably pieces from a hundred different Kick Ass Heroines swirling about inside my Moonlight. There’s Robin McKinley’s Beauty, who is driven by loyalty and love, and Mercedes Lackey’s Talia, who is her own worst critic. I recognize Nikki Heat in there, too, rushing headlong into danger in order to find answers she desperately needs. And of course, my favorite Kick Ass Heroine of all time, Xena, Warrior Princess.

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All of these heroines are a source of strength and inspiration to me. I don’t know that I would take Moonlight’s initiative and chase down a villain. You won’t find me clashing swords or executing a vise-like headlock anytime soon, but I like to consider Moonlight and the rest of those courageous women to be my cheerleaders when I find myself in a challenging situation. Removing a monstrous wasp from my bedroom, showing up for a meeting that I know will drop me into the terrifying pit of unemployment, or putting my writing out into the world to be scrutinized, I take a breath and ask myself, “What would Moonlight do?”

Editor’s Note: I love Nikki Heat (Castle) and Xena too! Waving hello from the San Francisco Bay Area!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathrine LaFleurKathrine LaFleur grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an educator, she enjoys nurturing a love of reading and writing in her students. She hopes that her writing will empower readers to value their unique qualities and see their own potential to transform obstacles into opportunities to triumph.

You can purchase Moonlight Hunting on Amazon.

To see more books by Kathrine LaFleur: http://www.storyminepress.com/.

You can connect with Kathrine on her blog, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads. Follow her on Amazon too!

 

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Enter to Win A Cupcake Christmas + 35+ Other Sweet Romances, Plus Kindle Fire

Contest Graphic - Sweet Romance Giveaway - July 2016 - Barany Another fun giveaway!

To celebrate the summer, I’ve teamed up with more than 35 fantastic sweet romance authors to give away a huge collection of romances, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!

You can win my novel A CUPCAKE CHRISTMAS, plus books from authors like Shirley Hailstock and Stacy Juba.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bethb.net/35sweetromances

Good luck, and enjoy!

 

ABOUT BETH BARANY

Beth Barany, Young Adult Fantasy and Sweet Paranormal Romance Author
Beth Barany, Young Adult Fantasy and Sweet Paranormal Romance Author

Beth Barany is the award-wining author of Young Adult Fantasy and Sweet Paranormal Romance Author. Curious about her books? Download a sample of her first sweet paranormal romance here:

http://author.bethbarany.com/free-romance-story/.

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