Special Sale! The Touchstone Series is Free on iBooks!

Touchstone Series, Romance Novella Books 1-4 (Plus Bonus Short Story) by Beth Barany, on iBooks

Touchstone Series, Romance Novella Books 1-4 (Plus Bonus Short Story) by Beth Barany, on iBooks

Hello Writers, My goal here at Writer’s Fun Zone is to share with you tips that you can use to you can create a successful career as a novelist and creative writer.

One way we learn is to see what other people are doing and adopt those behaviors or techniques, trying them on for size, like a new pair of clothes.

It is with that idea in mind that I share with you this promotion I’m doing this week for my new romance collection, Touchstone Series.

I’m giving away this collection of four romance novellas, plus one bonus short story, online on iBooks worldwide, and for a limited time only.

My goal: Gain visibility and new readers.

My approach: Make it fun and easy for me by tying it to my birthday. I love giving things away on my birthday.

Your turn: I invite you to be sparked by my promo activity.

What can you do to gain visibility and new readers that is fun?

Yes, fun! I believe marketing needs to be fun, enjoyable, a joy… Our novels are our gifts to the world. Let’s let them bring joy to our readers — people who love our stories even though they haven’t read them yet.

What could your activity be?

Share your idea, brainstorm, rumination, wondering in the comments below. Thanks!


In celebration of my birthday this month, I’m giving away the Touchstone Series on iBooks for free, yes, zero dollars, pesos, euros, etc.

For a limited time only! For this week only! (June 15th through June 21st)

June 17th — today — is my birthday! 

Best birthday present ever would be to download, read, and review this series on iTunes!


About the book:

TOUCHSTONE SERIES: Romance Novella Books 1-4, plus a bonus short story

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.

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 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?

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 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?

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?

Book page here



Writing Coach for Novelist and Award-wining Novelist, Beth Barany

Writing Coach for Novelist and Award-wining Novelist, Beth Barany

Award-winning author, Beth Barany has been making up fantasy and adventure stories all her life. She writes in two genres: young adult fantasy and sweet paranormal romance. She loves creating magical tales of romance and adventure to transport readers to worlds where anything is possible.

In her off hours, Beth enjoys capoeira, reading and watching movies, and traveling, with her husband, author and singer/song writer Ezra Barany.

Beth Barany lives in Oakland, California with her husband, two cats, and over 1,000 books.

When not writing or playing, Beth runs her own company helping novelists as a coach, consultant, and teacher to help them write, market, and publish their books.

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