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NaNoWriMo Aftermath + Cyber Monday Deals!

Cyber MondayNaNoWriMo, AKA “Nah, Not Finishing”

When the calendar flipped to December, I felt like a huge weight lifted off me. This November was the first National Novel Writing Month that I’d done in years. Usually, I’m already elbow-deep in another manuscript, so I haven’t bothered doing NaNoWriMo lately. This year, though, the stars aligned and I hadn’t started writing Diving Into Him so I dove right in (pun intended).

Then everything just kind of blew up right at once—as it usually does. I got hit hard with SAD, my family lost a close cousin on my Biz Noni’s side, I came out of shock and suddenly started grieving my friend all over again, and then got smacked with a flareup. Oh, and I started a temporary job for the holiday season. I couldn’t ditch Thanksgiving, either, so things got really hectic. Yet I still put pressure on myself to finish the book, even when I fell far behind.

Why is it that I always have to re-learn to let things go? I swear, I’m especially thick-headed when it comes to that kind of thing. :P Continue reading

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.