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Here are 40+ Free Ebooks from WG2E Authors!!!

Wavin’ atchya, RG2E Peeps!!!

As y’all are getting’ ready for your 4th of July fun and fireworks, here are 40+ Free Ebooks to fill-up your ereaders:

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Thanks Bunches to all of the fabulous authors from our sister site – The WG2E (The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing) – for their Free Ebook treats!!!

Happy Reading, Y’all, and Have a Fabulous 4th of July!!!

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The Best of Ereading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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Join D. D. Scott’s Core Review Club and Get Each New Release FREE!!!

Wavin’ atchya, RG2E Peeps!

I’ve got a wonderful opportunity today for all of you superfab D. D. Scott-ville Readers…

As part of my brand new D. D. Scott Readers’ Community – D. D.’s Duckies – which y’all can find out about and join in D. D. Scott-ville

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I’ve launched a Core Review Club!!!

What does that mean?

If you sign-up in Ducky Central (our Yahoo Group) and agree to review each of my new releases on Amazon, I’ll treat the first 30 of you who ask for each new release to a Kindle Gift Copy!!! 

That’s all you gotta do – Sign Up, Read and Review!!!

And here’s the first book up for grabs…

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STUCK WITH A SLUT (The Stuck with a Series, Book 4)

Think Castle and Beckett, gone-country, meet The Chicago Madam and The Alchemyst

It’s a Paranormal Police Procedural

***Note: If you’re new to The Stuck with a Series…to celebrate the release of Book 4, The Stuck with a Series Boxed Set #1 (which includes Books 1-3 and the prequel too) is now available – for a limited time only – on Amazon for just 99 Cents!!!

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On Amazon (for just 99 Cents)

So download your copy of the Boxed Set for just 99 Cents and then sign-up for my Core Review Club and let me know you’d like a Kindle Gift Copy of STUCK WITH A SLUT for a “read and review,” and if you’re one of the first 30 peeps, it’s yours!!!

Oh, and wow are we gonna have some big-time fun in my D. D.’s Duckies Readers’ Community!!! Please let me know where you’re from too so that I can fill in your spot on our interactive maps!!!

The Best of Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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PRACTICAL MISCHIEF (Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, Book 1) is FREE through June 5th!!!

Wavin’ atchya, RG2E Peeps!!!

I’ve got an early Summer treat for ya…

PRACTICAL MISCHIEF (Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, Book 1) is FREE through June 5th!!!

On Amazon

For Practical Mischief…

Think The Good Witch meets The Three Stooges and Tinker Hell.

Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches, is a good witch.

Her sister Angelica? Not so much.

Belle rules her witchery kingdom using the ancient Wiccan Rede – ‘An’ it harm none, do what thy will,’ while Angelica runs amuck, casting one mischievous spell after another.

But this time, Angelica has gone too far.

It’s up to Belle and her former best friend, Atlas, the greatest wizard the earth has ever known, to save Belle’s niece, Gia, from Angelica’s magical mischief. If they don’t, Gia will end up in The Summerland just like her mother did the last time one of Angelica’s spells went awry.

Luckily, or unluckily, depending on how you look at it, Belle and Atlas have a little help from Atlas’s sons, who are every bit The Three Stooges, as well as an ornery faery named Tinker Hell and a deck of Tarot Cards waiting for someone to deal their destiny.

Bonus Content Included:

You also get a Sneak Peek at my latest Christmas book – THE BILLIONAIRES’ CHRISTMAS CLUB (co-authored with Bestselling Amazon Author Theresa Ragan) – where you’ll first meet Belle’s niece Gia and her prince of a fiancé.

Here’s what readers are saying about PRACTICAL MISCHIEF:

5.0 out of 5 stars Purely magical., March 31, 2013
By charlene mclucas – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Practical Mischief (Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches) (Kindle Edition)
Delightfully whimsical and enchanting the reader with a story, minus the magic, that could be any family’s dynamic. We can relate to the good/bad behaviors of family members in occurrences of disruption of harmony in the family. What great fun we might have had with some magical powers! Belle is an inspiration to embrace your own strengths and use them. This magical book keeps the reader entranced to the end wanting to read more. This reader wants to know more of what is in-store for Belle, Gia, and Angelica.

5.0 out of 5 stars Magickal and bewitching!, April 1, 2013
By ruth harris – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Practical Mischief (Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches) (Kindle Edition)
Two witchy sisters, Beautiful Belle and Angelica who might not be such an angel, cast their spells. Owls and tarots, crystals and wands–5 stars are not enough. DD Scott’s light touch is D-lightful!

4.0 out of 5 stars What a enjoyable story, April 28, 2013
By Joann M. Clifton (Everett, WA USA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Practical Mischief (Belle Bishop, Queen of Witches) (Kindle Edition)
I really enjoyed this book but I love all things with a magical twist. I rated this book 4 stars only because I think the next one in the series is going to be even better. Also, I wish there had been more background info so u could have a better understanding of what was going on, I kinda felt like I’d missed the 1st book because there was so much that had happened previously that was never fully explained. I hope D.D. will write a prequel and fill in some of the gaps as to how the Bishop sisters had ended up in the situation they now found themselves in now.

Praise for D. D. Scott:

“…one of the top Romantic Comedy/Humorous Mystery writers out right now.” – ENT (Ereader News Today)

“…who doesn’t need a laugh? Laugh ‘til you (you fill it in) with D. D. Scott’s BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, and more…” — Steve Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily

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So, get out your Kindles and enjoy this first book in my new series – on me!!! No worries if you don’t have a Kindle either…just download the FREE Kindle Apps and then you can also get the FREE Kindle Copy!!!

Happy Reading and Cheers to Your Very Own Magickal Journey!!! —

D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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The WG2E Street Team Partners with Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes: Bid on a Kindle Paperwhite with Over 40 Pre-Loaded Books and More!!!

Wavin’ atchya, RG2E Peeps!!!

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The WG2E Street Team Authors have joined together to participate in Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. We’re offering a Kindle Paperwhite ($119 value), pre-loaded with more than 40 ebooks – romance, suspense, young adult, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal and horror – there’s something here for everyone! There’s also a wall charger included for faster charging of your ereader. The total retail value is $259.

If you haven’t yet heard about Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research, it’s a wonderful event in my opinion and for such a great cause. I myself have diabetes, so finding a cure would be a dream come true. Every year for the past few years, Brenda and her staff have put together a huge auction from May 1st through May 31st. Each year, there are more items to bid on. And each year, the items just get more awesome! They have raised an amazing cumulative total of $1.6 million. This year they’re hoping to surpass the $2 million mark.

There are items for writers such as website design, promo opportunities, agent and editor queries or critiques, author critiques, and conferences, etc. You can bid on sports memorabilia, handmade crafts, jewelry, spa items, vacation/getaway listings and more! You can check out what’s available here. Just click on the “browse” button and find some really cool stuff to bid on. You can also follow along on twitter and facebook to learn about the latest items up for bid.

Even though I’m a writer, I am a reader – first and always. So, I particularly enjoy the “For Readers” section. This year, I’m very proud to be part of a donated item in that section. Our WG2E Street Team donation of a Kindle Paperwhite preloaded with more than forty of our books and a wall charger will be available to bid on MAY 28TH ONLY. Click on that link and you can see all the authors who are participating and all the great ebooks that will come with the Kindle Paperwhite.

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In addition, some of the WG2E Street Team members are hosting a blog hop as well and giving away a $50 Amazon gift card as well as at least another $20 in gift cards. You can enter via the rafflecopter below.

And don’t forget to check out the individual posts. Some of our authors are giving away additional items only through their blog. Here are the links:

http://www.thevampirecode.com

http://meredithbond.com/blog/posts/ Giving away an ecopy of STORM ON THE HORIZON

http://fabiobueno.com/2013/05/28/authors-give-back

http://www.gramico.com/blog/

http://rhondahopkins.com/2013/05/28/authors-give-back-blog-hop/ Giving away an ecopy of PREDATOR, A COURTING JUSTICE NOVELLA

http://www.faithmortimerauthor.com/

http://staceyjoynetzel.blogspot.com/2013/05/authors-give-back-blog-hop.html Win a chance to name a secondary character in her next Romancing Wisconsin book, to be published by December 2013

http://www.nataliegowens.com/2013/05/brenda-novaks-annual-online-auction-for.html

http://sheilaseabrook.com/2013/05/28/authors-give-back-blog-hop/

http://romancinghistorylove.blogspot.com

http://aliciastreet-roystreet.com

http://happilyeverafter-cgtetreault.blogspot.com/ Giving away an ecopy of THE BILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY

http://www.authortamaraward.blogspot.com/

You can keep up to date with the WG2E Street Team via our website and on facebook. We love to hear from our readers!

Enter here for your chance at one of the Amazon Gift Cards!

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Happy Reading and Good luck!

Rhonda Hopkins

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***Thanks sooo much, Rhonda and our fellow WG2E Street Team Authors, for putting this auction item together! My dad is an insulin-dependent diabetic, so I see every day how important this fight for a cure is! And thanks to all of you wonderful RG2E Peeps for bidding!!! U rock! —

D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

A New Direction for The RG2E!!!

Happy Thursday, RG2E Peeps!

I’ve decided to make some changes to The RG2E that I think you’re gonna luuuvvv!

Our goal is to treat you to as many FREE ebooks, Ebook Gifts and/or Special Ebook Sale Events as we can.

And there’s a new way that authors are doing that…not just one at a time, but bunches of authors at a time.

Beginning today, we will no longer be featuring individual authors, but instead be focusing on large, multi-author ebook sale events.

For example, thru tomorrow (May 3rd), there’s a fabulous event called the Book Lovers’ Buffet Bouquet of Books Sale , featuring over 124 authors all treating you to ebooks for just 99 Cents!!!

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Another one going on right now (thru today only) is the FREE Par-Tay, where several authors are offering FREE Ebooks, including FREE Ebook Boxed Sets too!!!

Be sure to check out these events and fill your ereaders!!! :-)

There are around 350 of you fabulous RG2E Peeps who’ve signed up for our emails and a total of over 2100 followers across all platforms (Facebook and Twitter included). And I know how much y’all love discovering new books and authors!!! :-)

For you email peeps, that means that each time I know of another fantabulous, multi-author ebook event, I’ll post it right here on The RG2E, and you’ll get your email with all of the scoop!

***If you’re not signed-up for our email, make sure to do so! The sign-up is along the top right-side of our home page.

I want to take a moment too to thank all of you for making The RG2E a terrific place to hang and share our love of ebooks and ereading! Y’all rock, and I look forward to continuing to hang with you!!!

The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes —

D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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D. D. Scott is an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Top 100 Bestselling Author and a four-time Amazon Movers and Shakers List Author. She’s also a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy and Indie Epublishing, the Co-Founder of The WG2E- The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, and the Founder of The RG2E – The Reader’s Guide to E-publishing.  You can get all the scoop on her, her books, her Online Classes and Live Workshops, plus juicy tidbits too from her new cyber home…D. D. Scott-ville.

RG2E Featured Author Tamara Ward talks Epic Storylines and Cliffhangers

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!

Let’s give a Wonderful RG2E Welcome to Featured Author Tamara Ward, who’s talking Epic Storylines and Cliffhangers.

Take it away, Tamara…

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Hi, everyone! I’m so happy to be here on the RG2E today talking about my new release,Hidden Betrayal. It’s the second novel in the Jade O’Reilly mystery series, which features sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly. Right now, in addition to the two novels, four short stories also are included in the series. Jade’s got spunk, and a bit of an attitude, as well as three older brothers, a cute detective as her romantic interest, and a co-worker with the appearances and persona of a pug with severe indigestion. Jade is a lot of fun to write – and (I hope) to read!

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In addition to the mysteries she sets out to solve, there’s also an overarching mystery that Jade is out to solve, one that is going to tie a series of five novels together. Without giving too much away, I’ll say that Jade wants to get resolution to her parents’ deaths. At the end of the novels, Jade finds pieces of resolution – but not the lasting kind or the kind that is entirely, neatly packaged (tightly taped shut, with a double-knotted bow). Readers won’t find this epic storyline in the short stories, just in the novels.

As an author, I admit I feel worried: Am I leaving too much unresolved at the end of each novel with Jade? I’ve read novels with epic storylines – novels that pull off the un-resolution to their overarching storylines successfully. And I’ve also read series where the novels end on cliffhangers that just leave me, the reader, feeling cheated in the worst way with heart-clenching irresolution. I hope and believe my novels provide adequate resolution. As a rule, I write my novels to be standalone – readers can read one without reading another. And the mystery/problem of each particular novel is completely resolved, one way or another. But Jade won’t find all the answers she’s looking for when it comes to her family – at least not until a few novels from now.

So about Hidden Betrayal: Here’s the blurb from the back cover…

Who isn’t hiding a secret? That’s what Private Investigator Jade O’Reilly wonders as she looks into the theft of an artifact destined for the local art museum. The artifact’s owner is a man so wealthy he could buy the county and who wouldn’t mind also investing time into Jade. His advances don’t please Keith, Jade’s romantic interest. But that’s not the only source of conflict in the developing relationship. Why doesn’t Keith want Jade applying to carry a concealed handgun? Will Keith convince Jade to scrap her application, or will Keith’s mind change as Jade’s investigation takes a deadly twist?

Hidden Betrayal is the second novel in the Jade O’Reilly Mystery series by Amazon Bestselling Mystery Author Tamara Ward. The first novel in the series, Private Deception, joins multiple short stories that follow Jade on other adventures. In all, action and light romance combine with engaging characters and humor for page-turning whodunits set in the fictional coastal town of Sweetwater, NC.

How do you feel, as a reader, about overarching storylines that aren’t resolved until the end of a series? Let me know, please, and if you’d like a free ebook copy of Hidden Betrayal, leave your email. At the end of the day, I’m drawing five winners from a hat. 

Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the read!

~~~ Tamara Ward

Amazon Bestselling Mystery Author Tamara Ward’s storylines and characters combine for fun, fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down reads. Her published mystery novels include Private Deception, Storm Surge, andSilver Flashing. In her mysteries, you’ll find characters who keep readers hooked, strong-willed women sleuths, and a sprinkling of humor.

For more information, visit Tamara Ward’s blog athttp://www.authortamaraward.blogspot.com/.

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Thanks Bunches, Tamara, for a superfab fun post and for treating several RG2E Peeps to an Ebook Gift Copy of HIDDEN BETRAYAL. Luv the cover, btw!!! :-)

The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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RG2E Featured Author Jill Hughey talks “The End”

Happy Tuesday, RG2E Peeps!

“The End”…as our fabulous RG2E Featured Author Jill Hughey says: “Every story has one.”

Take it away, Jill…

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Endings. Every story has one. As readers, we both dread and anticipate THE END of that rarest of gems, a book that has grabbed us by the eyeballs, refusing to let go until we reach the last…fabulous…page. We close the book with a sigh and a smile. We have achieved the satisfying ending.

Unfortunately, not all stories bring us all the way. Sometimes there are threads left, frayed and dangling, with no promise of a sequel to pick them up again. We are confused, with the cry of “Wait!” on our lips instead of “Yes!”

Endings can also be ambiguous, the reader abandoned to decide how it all goes down, like those dinner theaters where you vote to choose the murderer. Except there is no big choral finale before the curtain closes. The author thinks we should wrap this one up on our own, and we do, first because we are creative like that, and second because we don’t have much choice.

I don’t mind frayed or ambiguous endings as much as abrupt ones. An example of a fabulous story with a too-abrupt ending is the movie August Rush, a tale of love at first sight immediately stamped out by the girl’s wicked father, followed by a dozen years of separation and yearning, concluding with a hint of a reunion. What could be wrong with that, you might ask? They do get together at the end.

Go back to the DOZEN YEARS OF SEPARATION. Twelve years of longing ends with the man and woman taking one another’s hand while they see their son for the first time. Fade to a long shot of Central Park.

Wait! I just watched a mother who thought her baby died at birth and a father who didn’t know he was a father pine for each other for over a decade. Add in the wrongly orphaned boy who has been a ward of the state his whole life. The payoff is a clasp of hands and the three of them smiling with teary eyes?

Dear Mr. Screenwriter, Would it have been too much to ask to get a twenty-second glimpse into their future? You can even roll the credits over it. Here is the scene. They are in a sunny apartment kitchen with Mom packing a lunch while Dad and Boy doodle around on their guitars until Mom lovingly reminds them that school starts in twenty minutes. Mom and Dad share a stunningly happy smile while Boy wolfs down his homemade pancakes. You can fade out to emperor penguins for all I care now that I have seen the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Like I said, I don’t appreciate abrupt endings. That is why I don’t write them. As a romance writer I always aim for a happy ending, but there is no law saying I have to end the book at the earliest glimmer of joy. I don’t want stories to conclude with the initial kiss or the first “I love you.” I long to see the couple adjust and struggle a little bit before I am forced to let them go.

I wrote a series of historical romances set in the 830s in Europe, specifically Charlemagne’s Empire. In each of the three books in the Evolution Series, my heroes and heroines have an issue to resolve together even after they fall in love.

My characters in Unbidden, the first book, finally declare their undying love about 80% through the story. David, the hero, still has a lesson to learn about misplaced family loyalty before we know for sure that the two of them will be okay. (Unbidden is free at Amazon April 9, 10, and 11 so go grab a copy! http://www.amzn.com/B0067DDX1M)

Redeemed features the villain from the first book. Love and trust do not come easily to my tortured hero, but when they do, he fiercely protects his wife from betrayal within their own home.

In Vain, my most recent release, the heroine is the one who holds back the longest while she struggles to believe that her proud, sometimes cruel husband, has finally fallen in love with her. (One reviewer said, “Theo can be a genuine bastard at times.” I absolutely loved that assessment!)

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Each of my books lets readers see that the happy couple is really together, pulling in the same direction, working as a team, because that is the kind of ending I like.

So, how about some chatter? Tell me your ideal “Yes!” ending or bluster about the type that makes you scream “Wait!” I will give one ebook copy of Vain to one commenter chosen by RG2E. Don’t forget that Unbidden is free April 9, 10, and 11.

~~~Jill

Despite her ranting, Jill still watches August Rush at least twice a year because 99% of the story is so darn good. Jill can be found at her blog, on Facebook, and she tweets @jillhughey.

Vain: Book Three in the Evolution Series: A tailor’s abandoned daughter fashions a vain nobleman’s tunic, finding passion between the neckline and hem as misfortune forces her into his precarious aristocratic world. Vain is available at the following vendors.

Amazon     Barnes and Noble     Kobo     Smashwords     Createspace

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Superfab fun scoop, Jill!

When it comes to endings, I luv a satisfying ending to the current story problem with a wee bit on a new problem, which means “oh yeah…there will be a sequel!”

Thanks bunches for sharing your thoughts as well as treating us all to a FREE book and a chance to win VAIN! U rock!!!

The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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