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The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos: Cover Reveal + Special Rewards!

My brother-in-law is a single father and an artist. Watching him raise his daughter warms my heart. He is a great father and a huge inspiration. We celebrate single mothers but rarely commend the men who are raising their children alone. Months before I sat down to write The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos, I knew exactly who Max—the main character—was: a young father trying to raise his two-year-old daughter while getting his Bachelor’s degree.

It didn’t take me long to figure out who Savannah—his love interest—was, either. She is a young artist trying to find balance between her heritage and her passions. The United States has a rich culture, but we often neglect our origins in exchange for fitting in. Savannah is passionate about everything that she does, while Max constantly has his nose to the grindstone.

The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos is a standalone New Adult romance. It is my third full-length novel and my steamiest release to date.

The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos, by Elizabeth Barone

Available February 24th, 2015

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I have some exciting rewards for you helping me spread the word about The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos! For every stretch goal that we reach, I will give you an something special.

  • If The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos reaches 25 adds on Goodreads, I will post the first 5 chapters.
  • If The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos reaches 50 adds on Goodreads, I will write Savannah’s POV of when she and Max first meet.
  • If The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos reaches 75 adds on Goodreads, I will give you a flashback to when Max found out about Chloe.
  • If The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos reaches 100 adds on Goodreads, you will get Savannah’s POV of her and Max’s first kiss.
  • If The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos reaches 150 adds on Goodreads, I will post a journal entry by Savannah.
  • If The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos reaches 200 adds on Goodreads, I will run a giveaway of a signed paperback copy.

Let’s make this happen!

You can help by adding The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos to your shelves on Goodreads, sharing this post with your friends using the buttons below, and signing up to get notified as soon as the book is available for pre-order.

Thank you for everything you do!

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Get Ready for The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos!

I have a hard time sitting on books. Many veteran authors say it’s a good thing to do. You write a book or maybe a few books, but instead of releasing them as soon as possible, you hold them back. The idea is to tease and tantalize readers, building up interest and then, WHAM! Release.

Side note: That sounds totally dirty. :oops:

When I write a book, though, I’m super excited to put it in your hands. I want to share it with you now, because it was a lot of fun for me and I’m always hoping that you’ll love the characters as much as I do. I’m sort of like Tigger. Bounce, bounce, bounce, here’s my book, yay!

I want to try something new, though. I’m three years into this gig. I have over 20 works available. Yet I feel as if I’m really only just beginning. One thing I love is learning and incorporating what I’ve learned. Being a writer allows me to do that all the time, pivoting as I need to. What I learn excites and enthuses me, fueling me to do my job in the best way possible.

The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos—my third novel—is almost ready. I could release it this month or even right before Christmas. Instead, I’m going to hold it back a little bit, giving you little bits and pieces and special rewards while I work on my next big project (the South of Forever series of novels).

You saw that part where I said “special rewards,” right?

You’ve been good to me. You’ve put up with me while I fumbled around, figuring out how to get my stories from my bouncy little hands to your sleek, cool e-reader. We’ve had some bumps along the way. (Ebook formatting can be such a pain. And did you see the ebook covers I started out with?) I am so excited to be standing here, looking back at the three years behind us and seeing all of the good years ahead.

Come back tomorrow for the official cover reveal of The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos—plus the awesome rewards I have ready for you.

What’s in Store for November (and the Rest of the Year)

I’ve got a super busy production schedule right now, but I wanted to take a second to let you know what’s coming for the rest of this year.

I finished rewriting The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos on Thursday, and am sending it to beta readers this weekend. I will be announcing the official release date soon, and it should be available for pre-order sometime next week at a special early bird price.

I am writing Diving Into Him, the first novel in the South of Forever series, this month. This series will be my main focus in 2015. So far, it’s looking like the series will be 7 or 8 books long. I will be posting excerpts here as I write, so make sure you are signed up for my (free) email newsletter.

I ran a sale on The Last Minute Before Midnight on Halloween and it made it to #24 on the Kindle best sellers list! Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy! It’s still available for a little while, so hurry and grab it while you can!

ESX: The Complete Collection, by Elizabeth BaroneThis weekend only, the boxed set of the ESX series is 35% off on Kobo! Use code UNLIMITED35. Click here to get your copy now! (Don’t have a Kobo e-reader? Download the app for any device for free here!)

Aside from writing, I’ve been working on optimizing my catalog. I’ve been updating cover designs, keywords, categories, and blurbs. I’ve also been reformatting the ebooks so that they render better across all devices.

Because I am working on writing the new series, I won’t be releasing anything new for the rest of the year. I’m toying with writing and releasing a quick ESX winter holiday story, but that depends on how quickly I can get Diving Into Him written.

October was a fantastic month for me! I saw a huge boost in income from my books, thanks to the changes I made and the sales I ran via Kobo and Kindle. I’m expecting November to be just as good, if not better. This industry is a tough one to gain traction in, but if you’re persistent and willing to keep learning, it’s possible to make a living. I’m now able to pay some of my bills with my writing income, and I think that, by next year, I’ll be making a decent living. It’s my dream come true! I hope to write a mega post on marketing once things calm down for me a bit.

I think that’s it for now. Stay tuned for more exciting news, plus an excerpt from Diving Into Him! :)