Making Do, Myself in Blue Book 2.5, will be released next week!

I had set December 22 as the release date, but since it is ready to go already, I decided to update the release.Making Do will be available on December 5, 2014 in Kindle Edition. The paperback is already available here.

The pre-order Special Price remains: just 0.99 cents until December 5.


“In the blink of an eye, her eyes lost the ability to notice a blink.”

What he lacked from his parents, Simon Mackenzie always got from his older brother. All their lives Simon could count on Dylan for the love and support he needed, until he decided it was time to face his own destiny, and try to make do on his own.

Simon knows it was the right decision. He must trust that Dylan has taught him enough so he can live his life independently, no matter how difficult it might be. Society’s rules are a mystery to him, and there are times when learning is a challenge, but he makes do, even with the constant memories of their troubled childhood and the dread of their drug-addicted mother’s reappearance.

Teaching music is his way to achieve it all, to interact and reach people without fear, sharing his gift. And teaching Natalie Miller the sounds that can make her break out of her shell is especially rewarding. Through Simon’s melodies, Natalie may once again be able to see the world, even if not with her blind eyes.

Together, Simon and Natalie can both learn how to better face the world, adapt, and thrive, despite their limitations.

Making Do is book 2.5 in the Myself in Blue Series. Even though it can be read as a standalone, this novella makes several references that can be spoilers if you haven’t read the other books beforehand. Therefore, it may be better to read the books in order.


Wake Me Up Inside Pre-order available – Special Price: $0.99

Wake Me Up Inside, book 2 in the Myself in Blue Series, is a novel that tells the story of Melodie, Sunday Morning’s niece, born–with her identical twin, Althea–in the first book.


Millions of thanks to Nicole Iwasaki, who authorized me to use her picture on my cover.

I finished it today, and now it’s time to polish–edit, trim, revise. I’d planed 50K words and have now 65K, so I’ve got a lot to do before declaring it done.

It’s a love story, but also a story of trying to overcome dark paths, to find new plans to keep on living when things try to devastate you and you feel like sleeping inside. Like you need something, someone, somehow, to bring you back to life, to wake you up inside.

Both Dylan and Melodie, the main characters, are trying to keep away from hurting anymore, focusing on their futures, but once they find each other, they may have to rethink that.

This is the song that inspired the story. Remember that one?


This novel can be read as a standalone, as each book in the series, but some references to the other 2 books (Myself in Blue and Many Kinds of Unforgettable) can be spoilers if you haven’t read them before, so be aware!

The novel is already available for pre-order on amazon, and will be released on November 14. Until release day, as a special offer, it will only cost $0,99. After that, the regular price will be $ 2,99, so don’t waste any more time and pre-order it now!

Oh, and there will be another novella, telling Simon’s story–Dylan’s brother–soon. It will be called ‘Making Do’. So pay attention on Simon while reading Wake Me Up Inside. This boy has a lot to tell too. 🙂

Goodreads Book Giveaway – Many Kinds of Unforgettable

Well, who doesn’t want a good giveaway? A paperback book for free, what can be better, right?

If you agree, just follow the link bellow and enter the Many Kinds of Unforgettable Giveaway (sorry, folks, only for the US…)

Meanwhile, buy the first book in the series, Myself in Blue, and start falling in love with these characters. Oh, and you can always buy the ebook version of Many Kinds of Unforgettable as well, if you can’t wait for the Giveaway! 🙂

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Many Kinds of Unforgettable by Renata F. Barcelos

Many Kinds of Unforgettable

by Renata F. Barcelos

Giveaway ends September 10, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

New Release: Many Kinds of Unforgettable

Book 1.5 in the Myself in Blue Series is available on Amazon right now!

You can read it for free with Kindle Unlimited, or grab your copy: **New Release Price: Only $0.99 through August 8th**

Please note that Many Kinds of Unforgettable is book 1.5 in the Myself in Blue Series. Even though it can be read as a standalone, this novella makes several references that can be spoilers if you haven’t read Myself in Blue, Book 1, beforehand. Therefore, it may be better to read the books in order.


Cover Reveal: Myself in Blue, #1.5 – Many Kinds of Unforgettable

The next installment in the Myself in Blue series came faster than I imagined. The characters really wanted to tell their stories!

It will be released this month, and you can (and I think you should 🙂 ) already add it on Goodreads. If you can’t wait to have it, read this:

I’ll give 15 complimentary copies of the novella (ebook format) to the 15 first people who follow my blog, starting NOW.

And now, it’s COVER REVEAL time!

Just  like the cover of Myself in Blue 1, this one also started with an original photo by the amazingly talented Giulia Marotta.  Please visit her on Pixabay.

Thanks a million to Sue and Tabatha Washington, who are also hosting the cover reveal today at:


Please Note: This novella can be read as a standalone, but there are several references that can be spoilers if you haven’t read Myself in Blue, book 1, so it may be better to read the books in order.




Anna Oshiro Morning-Goodwin and William Butler grew up together. Ever since they met, at the tender age of 5, they have been inseparable.

Now at 15, their friendship is blossoming into something deeper; something that makes them both excited and scared.

Life, however, plays its tricks. William’s father wants to return to Ireland, and Anna receives some disturbing news from her godmother and doctor. Decided not to let their last summer together be ruined by her health problems, she never tells William, and faces her fight alone.

The little time they still have together must be full of unforgettable moments that will last forever in their hearts, or at least until the day they meet again.

Anna and William have 3 months to create as many kinds of unforgettable as possible.

It’s happening – Myself in Blue Blog Tour and Giveaway!!

myselfinblueblogtourYeah, baby! Myself in Blue Blog Tour starts today and ends Friday, July 11.

Check out the stops and be sure to sign up for the giveaway. You may win:

A Paperback Copy of Myself in Blue (only for US, sorry rest of the world! :/);

2 Ebook Copies of Myself in Blue (international);

A $15 dollar Amazon Gift Card (international);

10 Bookmarks (international).

Thanks a billion to the magnificent Shane, from Itching For Books, and thanks to all the beautiful bloggers who signed up!

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Blog Tour Schedule:

July 7th –

Fiction’s Our Addiction *Review & Dream Cast (blogger’s choice)

Book N Blog *Review & Excerpt (blogger’s choice)

July 8th –

Extaordinaryreads *Review & Excerpt (blogger’s choice)

TMWECSOFF *Review & Playlist (blogger’s choice)

July 10th –

D’eBook Sharing Book Reviews *Review

July 11th –

sue cover reveals & book promotions *Excerpt

Rockin’ Book Reviews *Review

Myself in Blue – Cover Reveal, Giveaway + Snippets!

Today is the Cover Reveal of Myself in Blue! There’s a Giveaway hosted by Itching for Books and many other blogs. Thanks guys! 🙂

Be sure to participate!

Here’s the cover



Want to read a bit of the story? Read the first chapter Here.