Romance Roundup

The lovely Jade C. Jamison has organized this awesome contest for romance readers! One-click your way to a happily ever after, then enter to win one of three Amazon gift cards (or the equivalent at the ebook store of your choice).

Check out the Romance Roundup. Click here!

As part of the Romance Roundup, Twisted Broken Strings (South of Forever prequel) is FREE. Grab your copy now!

If she lets him into her band, she’ll have to let him into her heart.

Koty Jackson wanted to be a rock star, not a singer in the boy band ESX. When he finds out that Jett Costa is looking for a new guitarist and vocalist for her band, Perpetual Smile, Koty is determined to get his demo to her label. But his agent thinks he’s crazy, and when he runs into Jett for a late-night television interview, she tells him that she’ll never allow him in her band.

Jett Costa wasn’t looking for love. After losing the love of her life and the man who helped her build Perpetual Smile from the ground up, all she wants to do is get through their tour in one piece. She never thought she would let a boy band singer in her band—and she also didn’t think she would fall in love with him.

But if things stay the way they are, neither of them will ever get ahead in their careers. Somehow, they’ve got to come to an agreement—or they’ll both fall into obscurity.

Twisted Broken Strings is the PREQUEL to the South of Forever series.

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It’s November, which means two things: the election is coming up (eep), and the holidays are, too. While I can’t help you decide who to vote for, I can totally help you with your holiday shopping.

Schwartz Bioresearch recently reached out to me and offered to send me one of their products and open up their $100 Amazon gift card giveaway to my readers! I’ll be reviewing their probiotic in a couple weeks, but in the meantime, all you have to do to enter the giveaway is click here.

You can also enter below.

Giveaway November 2016

Who doesn’t love a free gift card? I mean, really.

The $100 Amazon gift card giveaway ends November 30th, so enter now!


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Schwartz Bioresearch. I received a free bottle of their probiotic supplement in exchange for my honest review. My opinion is my own.

10 Reviews: Diving Into Him Reading and Swag Pack Giveaway!!

I’ve been kidnapped by my work in progress, so I’m behind on… everything. 😳 What can I say? When the muse takes you, you’ve got to just follow her.

Here is the live reading from Diving Into Him as a thank you for helping me reach 5 reviews!

To enter to win the swag pack, you must:

  • be a U.S. resident
  • comment on the video with a link to your Diving Into Him review

I will draw a winner next Wednesday, September 14th.

(Facebook is not responsible for or affiliated with this giveaway.)

If you haven’t read Diving Into Him yet, grab your FREE copy here!

To see the rest of the rewards, read this post.

Can We Reach 50 Reviews for Diving Into Him?

50 Reviews Blitz (Diving Into Him)

In case you missed it, Diving Into Him went FREE on the same day that What Happens On Tour came out. As of today, the book has eight reviews on Amazon (special thanks to everyone from Rockstars Among Us who reviewed)! This is fantastic and I’m so thankful to everyone who’s taken the time to post your thoughts. However, now that Diving Into Him is FREE everywhere, I really want to make a splash with it!

In order to do that, I need to do two things:

  • advertise with Bookbub (the holy grail of indie publishing)
  • trigger Amazon’s built-in support

Bookbub requires books to have at least 10 reviews to be accepted, and rumor has it that Amazon starts emailing customers about your book when you reach 50-60 reviews. This is where you come in. I really need your help!

If you’ve already posted your review on Amazon, thank you so much. (When you have a second, if you could copy/paste your review to Goodreads, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, etc, I would really appreciate it.)

If you’ve read Diving Into Him, but haven’t posted a review yet, please do. You can post your honest review here.

If you haven’t read Diving Into Him yet, grab your free copy here!

Now, let’s get to the good stuff.

For every five reviews posted, I’m giving you a special gift!

  • 5 reviews: live video reading of a scene
  • 10 reviews: giveaway—swag pack (U.S. only)
  • 15 reviews: Koty’s POV of Tyler interlude
  • 20 reviews: post-epilogue short—a date night
  • 25 reviews: bonus sex scene of Jett/Koty
  • 30 reviews: giveaway—signed 1st edition paperback (U.S. only)
  • 35 reviews: alternate ending in Koty’s POV
  • 40 reviews: giveaway—signed poster (U.S. only)
  • 45 reviews: video reading of a chapter
  • 50 reviews: live Q&A
  • 55 reviews: post-epilogue short—Jett and Koty discuss their future
  • 60+ reviews: giveaway—ebook copies of entire series

Now here’s where things get crazy. 😜 We only have one month to reach our goal! If we don’t make it, the blitz machine turns into a pumpkin. I know we don’t have to worry about that, though, because you rock!

Step 1: Grab Your FREE Copy
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Step 2: Leave an Honest Review
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40 Reviews: Max and Savannah’s First Kiss

40 Reviews Bonus!We did it! Late Friday I saw that we reached 40 reviews for The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos. Thank you so much to everyone who left a review! As promised, here’s Max and Savannah’s first kiss—in her point of view.


When their hands touched, his fingers grasping hers and lifting her from the floor, Savannah felt waves of warmth tingling through her. She wanted to ride that wave, drifting along wherever it carried her. As her feet found the floor, her hand remained in his.

She’d wanted him to kiss her from the moment they met in the coffee shop. Though he was a couple of years younger and not her usual type, he was sweet. He didn’t have the tall, muscular build that most of her boyfriends usually had, but give him a few more years and he’d fill out. Those full lips of his seemed like they were made for hers, locking into her like a puzzle piece. The stage was almost set. She just needed one more thing.

“I’ll be right back,” she told him. Before he could say anything, she danced out of his bedroom and into hers. All of her doubts no longer mattered. The heart wanted what it wanted—and at the moment, her heart was all about tangling in his sheets. Of course, if she was wrong and he had no feelings for her whatsoever . . .

She couldn’t worry about that.

Lifting the two canvases, she carried them out into the hall. She was about to take them into his room when movement from the living room caught her eye. Well, that was fine. They could always retreat to his bedroom.

If her sister—or anyone else in her family—knew her thoughts, they would give her a stern talking to about how she needed to focus, how she was once again tarnishing her reputation, and blah, blah, blah. She was sick of it. There was nothing wrong with a healthy sexual appetite. After all, she had to work off all that food she ate somehow.

Max knelt in front of an empty wall, stacking Chloe’s gifts into the shape of a tree. Her heart twisted. He was just so damn sweet. She could easily see herself having babies with him. She didn’t care that her thoughts were already careening that way. Sometimes love just took people by force. All she could do was hope she didn’t wreck.

Even if she did, she’d survive and move on.

She always did.

“Hold on,” she whispered to him, lugging the canvases into the living room. Giving up, she left one leaning against a wall and brought the bigger one to him.

“What’s that?” he asked, his voice husky.

Shivers ran through her. Oh yes, she was done for. All her life, she’d gone for the bad boys—the rugged ones with the dark looks and pasts, bodies built for ravaging and worshipping her body. Their hearts, on the other hand, not so much. It was time to do something different. After all, the definition of insanity . . .

She spun the canvas around, watching his face. “Ta-da!” She flipped on the light, revealing the Christmas tree she’d painted. It wasn’t her best work, but she was proud of it. She’d done it almost as an after thought, hurrying to get it finished after she wrapped up the other painting.

He blinked at her, and for a moment she thought he might be offended. After all, she’d probably stuck her nose into his Christmas plans far enough already. But he sprang to his feet. “I don’t know what to say, Savannah. This is perfect.” His voice was thick with emotion, and she felt her own eyes moistening. He crossed the room and pulled her into a hug. She felt herself melting into his embrace. “Thank you,” he whispered into her ear.

All systems go, she thought. Releasing the canvas, she wrapped her arms around his neck. “You’re welcome,” she whispered back, her lips brushing his ear.

This was it. He was going to kiss her, and to hell with what her family said about her libido. She held him close, feeling his heart beat against hers. She started to close her eyes, but noticed the forgotten second canvas.

Might as well seal the deal, she thought, pulling away from him. Already her body missed his touch, her skin aching to be near him again. Maybe this time it was the real deal. She always thought it was true love, until she ended up with a black eye or face to face with the other woman.

Grabbing the Christmas tree painting, she walked it across the room and slid it behind Max’s pile of gifts for Chloe. The scene was almost complete.

She scooped up the other painting, her heart thudding in her chest. If this didn’t reel him in, she’d know for sure that they weren’t meant to be. She’d let go of her silly feelings and focus on Chloe—and on finding another place to stay. By now she knew not to stick around when things weren’t working. One black eye, one broken heart was enough. She wasn’t one to hope for things to change.

She stood in front of him, holding the wrapped canvas like a baby. She hadn’t had any pretty paper, so her leftover packing paper had to do. Holding it out to him, she swallowed hard.

“What is this?” he asked in that husky voice.

She shivered again. She hoped he talked dirty in that tone. “It’s for you. I didn’t have a chance to buy you anything, and I didn’t really know what you would like, and, well, just look at it.” She was babbling. Biting her lower lip to shut herself up, she let her hands dangle at her sides.

Max peeled the paper off. He held out the canvas in front of him, studying the lines of Chloe’s face.

Her teeth dug into her lip. She was always nervous about doing portraits for people. Capturing someone’s true likeness and the essence of their spirit was nerve-wracking enough, and Max hadn’t even asked for it. He knew his baby girl’s face better than anyone else in the world. If she’d messed up even one line, he might find it offensive.

A gasp escaped his lips.

She swallowed hard, fists tightening at her side.

“It’s beautiful,” he said. “Thank you.”

Though his words sounded sincere, she still peered up at him from beneath her lashes. “You like it?”

“I love it, Savannah. How long have you been painting?” His voice rose in enthusiasm. Gently, he set the canvas down, leaning it against the couch.

Relief swept through her. Giving him a shrug, she said, “Since before I dropped out of art school.” Taking a step closer to him, she winked. “I wasn’t sure if I was gonna be able to finish it in time, and then you offered to go shopping. You’re so easy.” She gently shoved his arm, a smile playing on her lips. Shaking out her hair behind her, she steeled herself.

It was show time.

He laughed in response to her joke. “I’d say you have to buy me dinner first, but you cook for me all the time.”

She blinked at him, not sure her ears were working correctly. The heat spreading across his cheeks confirmed his words—and emboldened her. She closed the distance between them, ready to draw the curtain on her final act.

“That was stupid,” he said, backtracking. “I’m sorry—”

Pressing her lips to his, she cut him off. Doubt no longer plagued her. The second their lips touched, she felt the familiar tingles rocketing through her, caressing her. Might as well go for a standing ovation, she decided, and cupped the back of his neck, deepening the kiss.

When he kissed her back, lips gliding across hers like silk, his arms wrapping around her waist, she cemented her decision.

Tonight, she was all his.


Our next goal is 50 reviews. If you haven’t already, please go here and post a short, honest review—even if it’s a sentence or two, even if you didn’t love the book.

I promise you won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t love this book. I’m really just looking to get as many reviews as possible so I can submit to sites like Bookbub and receive access to other marketing opportunities.

When we make it to 50 reviews, I will post a video of me reading another chapter from The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos!

Haven’t read it yet? One-click now or shop all retailers here.

Help Me Reach 50 Reviews on Amazon for The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos

The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos, by Elizabeth BaroneIf you haven’t heard the news by now, my publisher is closing its doors at the end of this month, which kind of sucks. To be totally honest, I’m kind of in a jam. If you’ll help me, I’ve got some awesome goodies for you.

To make a really long story short, every book needs a marketing plan in order to be successful. There are thousands of books out there, and it’s easy to get lost in that sea. This is why it’s helpful to have a publisher, because they can assist you with marketing and open doors for you that you wouldn’t normally be able to access.

I’m tough, so I have no intention of tapping out of my writing career. This is only a bump in the road, and I just have to get a little more creative now. Challenge accepted.

I’ve adjusted my course but I need some hands on deck. (I don’t know why I’m making pirate references. Maybe it’s because I’m an arrrtist and I have arrrthritis. Okay, I’m done now. Matey.) The more reviews my books get, the better chances I have of marketing them. Before the big announcement, my book manager and I were working on getting 50 Amazon reviews for The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos. Here’s how you can help.

If you haven’t already, please leave an honest review for The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos on Amazon. It can just be a quick sentence, such as “I really liked this book.” If you didn’t love it, that’s okay too! All reviews help, even the 1-star ones. I promise, you won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t like my books.

Haven’t read The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos yet? Click here to grab a copy.

In exchange for your help, I’ve got some awesome goodies. If we make it to…

  • 40 reviews on Amazon, I’ll post Max and Savannah’s first kiss in her point of view
  • 50 reviews on Amazon, I’ll post another reading from The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos on YouTube
  • 60 reviews on Amazon, I’ll hold a giveaway for a signed paperback copy of The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos* (plus some temporary skull tattoos and other rad swag)
  • 70 reviews on Amazon, I’ll post Max and Savannah’s first time in her point of view
  • 80 reviews on Amazon, I’ll hold a giveaway for a signed book cover poster*
  • 90 reviews on Amazon, I’ll post a sequel short story in both Max’s and Savannah’s point of view
  • 100 or more reviews on Amazon, I’ll hold a giveaway for this exclusive 3D sugar skull painting by yours truly*

So there you have it. Go post your review now! We only need two more to get to the first reward. 😉

Thanks in advance for your help.


*Due to the cost of shipping, giveaways are open to US residents only.

Incentives for Savannah’s Song Release Party

ssreleaseparty_04132016As you may or may not know, I’m throwing a little release party for Savannah’s Song, the second book in the South of Forever series, on Facebook on May 6th. On that same day, the first book in the series, Diving Into Him, is being re-released with an updated look. Since I want to make this my best launch ever and I’m slightly crazy, my goal is to get 500 “going” RSVPs. So far we have 30 people going with over 700 invited. That’s great and all, but it’s far from 500. So, I thought I’d make things a little more interesting.

For every new level of people “going” that we reach, you’ll unlock a new incentive—or fun little reward.

  • 25 people “going”: signed paper guitar and swag pack giveaway
  • 50 people “going”: video reading of Diving Into Him Chapter 1
  • 75 people “going”: video reading of Diving Into Him Chapter 2
  • 100 people “going”: video reading of Diving Into Him Chapter 3
  • 150 people “going”: video reading of Diving Into Him Chapter 4
  • 200 people “going”: video reading of Diving Into Him Chapter 5
  • 250 people “going”: digital copy of Diving Into Him giveaway
  • 300 people “going”: video reading of Savannah’s Song Chapter 1
  • 350 people “going”: video reading of Savannah’s Song Chapter 2
  • 400 people “going”: video reading of Savannah’s Song Chapter 3
  • 425 people “going”: video reading of Savannah’s Song Chapter 4
  • 450 people “going”: video reading of Savannah’s Song Chapter 5
  • 475 people “going”: digital copy of Savannah’s Song giveaway
  • 500 people “going”: signed posters giveaway*
  • 1,000 people “going”: signed paperbacks giveaway*
  • 2,000 or more people “going”: digital ARC of book 3 giveaway

Let’s do this. RSVP as “going,” then invite your friends. CLICK HERE to get started.

*United States residents only.

Free Kindle Giveaway (+ Books)!

This month I’m participating in Free Kindle Giveaway, along with The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos and Diving Into Him (South of Forever, Book 1).

If you aren’t already familiar with Free Kindle Giveaway, they are a company that promotes books AND their authors! Readers join their list for great deals as well as opportunities to connect with amazing authors…while also having the chance to participate in monthly giveaways! There are a variety prizes, but most often the winner has a choice between $100 PayPal Cash or a Kindle Fire! But for this special giveaway, Free Kindle Giveaway is giving away 100 dollars (or a Kindle Fire) AND 100 ebooks while telling you about 100 special ebook deals. It’s the 100/100/100 Giveaway! Learn More About the Prizes Below, or Go Here to Enter to win:

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