Sunday, August 21, 2011

Favorite Books of Author Beth Barany + Giveaway

Some Favorite Books on My Shelf by author Beth Barany

Thanks Crystal for having me on My Reading Room.

I love to read, and was first an avid reader before dedicating myself to being a writer. And I still
read A LOT, morning, noon and night. ;-)

Most of my books on my shelf are novels: romance, science fiction, fairy tales and folk tales, science
fiction romance, paranormal romance and the occasional mystery and suspense novel. I also have
lots of nonfiction books on writing, business, and marketing; and lots of book in French, about Paris
history, and some novels and kids books in French.

I recommend all of the books below, of course! So get comfortable... By now you may find yourself
relaxing in a comfy chair, and seeing yourself reading one of these books, or not. All of these books
are my books, too. You'll feel the cozy chair under your legs, and feel the air on your cheek, and
while the sounds buzz softly around you, and while you take a deep breath while reading a book.

Here some of my favorite books in no particular order now. Except I saved the best for last. You'll

1.  The Eight by Katherine Neville

A grand adventure across Europe and North Africa and across time. I've read this book at least
three times. I love the complexity and the message. Every few years I read it again!

2.  Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn

This was the first book I've read of Sharon's, and I have to say it's still my favorite. I love the strong
female lead, the unusual romance, and the grand adventure in a well-thought out fantasy land. The
rest of the books on the series are wonderful, too!

3.  Jade by Patricia Simpson

A delightful paranormal romance by an award-winning multi-published author. I love the time
travel romance, and the Seattle setting. I also love every thing she's written and feel blessed to have
her as one of my awesome critique partners.

4.  Once A Hero by Elizabeth Moon

I picked this title out of the many science fiction books Moon has written because I've reread it a
few times. I love the sensitive and strong female lead. She exhibits a strong leadership ability that
takes everyone by surprise. I love how her true self emerges in the backdrop of deep space in the
far distance future. Elizabeth Moon is a talented and compelling author; I love all the science fiction
she's done, and look forward to exploring her fantasy.

5.  A. K. A. Goddess (Silhouette Bombshell) by Evelyn Vaughn

Great adventure. Goddess protectors. A love story and romp across Europe -- what's not to love?! I'll
bet you'll enjoy this one!

6.  Henrietta The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany
This one is my favorite. (Except for the sequel I'm working on how!) I admit I'm partial...this is
my book! I've read it at least ten times! LOL A tale of adventure, a tale of friendship, and a tale of a
strong young woman hero fighting the good fight. Enjoy!

Of your favorite books, which one have you read the most? I'd love to know!

Comment to enter to win a copy of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer. If you comment, you also enter to
the Grand Giveaway for the necklace featured on the cover of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer. 

Winners will be chosen at the end of August. Giveaway rules here:

For more about Beth Barany, and her latest novel, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, go here:


Çråz¥ K¥ said...

I have so many favorites but the one i have read the most is storm glass. Its not my top favorite but i do really enjoy it. Henrietta the dragon slayer sounds really interesting. i have never read a book about a dragon slayer but now i can :)

Vivien said...

What a great list!

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crazytiger19 said...


sounds like a great reading list. thanks for the giveaway!!

Beth Barany said...

Crazy Kitty: I haven't read the storm glass but have read other books Maria Synder. good stuff! And yes, now you can read a book about a dragon slayer :) I'm curious to know what you think!

Vivien: Thanks!

crazytiger19: It does sound like a great reading list. you're welcome for the giveaway. Good luck!

Lieder Madchen said...

I love everything by Sharon Shinn! I have re-read all of her books, especially Mystic and Rider. I got to interview her earlier this year and she was really nice. :) I also re-read Trickster's Choice by Tamora Pierce and Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer a lot.
Thank you for the giveaway, that book looks great!


Beth Barany said...

Lieder, I haven't read Patricia Wrede or Caroline Stevermer. Need to put them on my list! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of these but maybe I will now.

Anonymous said...

I have a seven foot tall bookcase of my favorite books, but the one I read over and over again (my comfort book) is Ransom by Julie Garwood. It's a few years old, but I love it. I haven't read any of the books you listed, but I will now.

Anonymous said...

Great post! And thanks for the giveaway!


Beth Barany said...

gardnerad : Hope you enjoy them.

Patsy: I'm not sure I've read Ransom by Julie Garwood, though I know I've read some of her books. Now I'm curious to check that one out.

Ruby: Glad you liked the post!

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Sheri said...

My favorite book? Goodness, so many, too many. Have to say Shadow Castle. It's an old book, YA...but it made me fall in love with elves :)

Beth Barany said...

Sheri, i haven't YET read the Shadow Castle. Thanks for stopping by!

Lizzie Walker said...

Oh my goodness, how hard it is to choose. I have quite a few favorites from classics to modern writers. I can't just pick one but I do know that I would love to read Henrietta the Dragon Slayer.

I will have to check out the other authors on this list. Looks like my TBR is getting longer!

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