Category: Book Promo

CRY HAVOC Is Out In the World!

CRY HAVOC Is Out In the World!

This week has been a big one! I decided to launch an old book that was in print only briefly on Tapas, a serial novel platform. While doing that, I discovered that they were also running a contest for unpublished works, and I have had CRY HAVOC languishing in a drawer for too long.

So I dusted it off, and it is now available for everyone to read as a serial novel on Tapas! I’m releasing a new chapter everyday, so you don’t have to get antsy for the next installments. I’ve also entered it into the contest, as I said, and I would appreciate any and all likes, comments, shares, and subscribers.

What is CRY HAVOC about?

Cry Havoc by Vanessa Barger

Well, here’s the blurb:

Murder. Love. Madness. Betrayal. Seventeen year old Rebekka Mark isn’t prepared to be worth nearly a billion dollars just before her eighteenth birthday. But when her father is murdered, he leaves her everything. Worse, she’s the only one who got a glimpse of the killer, and her mom is sleeping with Rebekah’s prime suspect. Now everyone is her best friend, and behind every smile lies a threat.

Trapped on a Caribbean island with all the suspects and her father’s ghost, Rebekka must uncover the murderer’s identity before she becomes the next victim. Add the complications of two boys who may or may not be the enemy, and this trip to the islands may just be to die for.


The book is a loose retelling of Hamlet, and while it took a long time to write, I really like the story. I hope that you will give it a chance as well!


INTO THE ETHER is available on Tapas!

INTO THE ETHER is available on Tapas!

I’ve decided to try something new!

I’ll be putting my YA Steampunk, INTO THE ETHER, out on as a serial novel. What does that mean? I will be releasing it in pieces over a period of time. Don’t worry – I won’t make you wait long between installments!

I hope you’ll stop by and try this novel. It was one of my favorites, and I really love the characters. And let me know what you think – I really would like to know!

Into the Ether by Vanessa Barger



The Blurb:

As a Touch-Know, Genevieve has never been required to steal more than a few paltry coins. But when a powerful stranger requires their help, her family of street-wise thieves sends her to get the most important thing they’ve ever decided to liberate. It was supposed to be a simple overnight job. Instead, Genevieve is required to appear attached to her mark, the curator of the British Museum. For Genevieve it becomes more than an act, and her problems are far more significant than the possibility of her lies being discovered.

When her family betrays her, she must make an important choice – turn to the man who has destroyed everything she holds dear, or strike out on her own.

Just click on the cover to go to the website and start reading!