Our Seventh and Eighth RG2E Ereader Giveaway Winners Are…

Ohhh yeahhh, Y’All!!!

It’s time to announce our seventh…and…eighth

RG2E Ereader Giveaway Winners!!!

So who are the new owners of a Kindle Touch?!

We had a whopping 1065 Entries!!!

Okay…drum roll here…

The Winners are…

Annachiara Di Stasio

and

Cindy Westerhaus

WooHooo!!! Congrats to you both!!!

All you’ve gotta do is email us at

rg2e(at)live(dot)com

Once we verify you’re our winners, we’ll be Amazon Gifting you each your new Kindle Touch!!!

Now then…for the rest of you superfab RG2E Peeps, no worries…

As promised, we’ll be doing our RG2E Ereader Giveaways every month!!! So, be watching next week as we kick-off our next one!!! Speaking of which…what kind of Ereader would you like to see as the grand prize for August? Another Kindle Fire, a Nook, a Kobo…let us know below…

Thanks to everyone who entered and for sharing all our RG2E Ereading Luuuvvv!!!

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

P.S. When you get your new Kindle Touch, Annachiara and Cindy, please email us a picture with you and your superfab new Ereader! We’ll have a page devoted here on The RG2E to all our Ereader Giveaway Winners!!!

RG2E’s EOTD is Mary Campisi’s Contemporary Romance Pulling Home

Happy Tuesday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!!!

Today, we’ve got a wonderful Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction Ebook…

Author: Mary Campisi

On Amazon , B&N Nook and Smashwords

Price: $2.99

She’ll risk anything to save her child…even the truth

It’s taken nine years and a cross-country move, but Audra Valentine Wheyton has kept her secrets safe. She’s created the perfect life–a husband who loves her, a daughter she adores, and a position as head writer for an award-winning daytime soap. When her husband dies suddenly, Audra returns to her hometown for the funeral and faces a community that has not forgotten her meager beginnings and a man who has never forgiven her for marrying his brother.

Jack Wheyton is a successful pediatric neurosurgeon who is about to become engaged when Audra walks back into his life with her daughter. He forgave his brother long ago for taking something that had been his, something he hadn’t even realized he wanted until it was gone. But forgiving Audra is another story…and forgetting her? Near impossible.

When a shattering illness strikes Audra’s daughter, she turns to Jack to save her child and risks exposing a secret that will change their lives forever.

About the Author

Mary Campisi should have known she’d become a writer when at age thirteen she began changing the endings to all the books she read. It took several years and a number of jobs, including registered nurse, receptionist in a swanky hair salon, accounts payable clerk, and practice manager in an OB/GYN office, for her to rediscover writing. Enter a mouse-less computer, a floppy disk, and a dream large enough to fill a zip drive. The rest of the story lives on in every book she writes.When she’s not working on her craft or following the lives of five young adult children, Mary’s digging in the dirt with her flowers and herbs, cooking, reading, walking her rescue lab mix, Cooper, or on the prefect day, riding off into the sunset with her very own “hero” husband, on his Electra Glide Classic aka Harley.

Mary has been published with Kensington, Carina Press, The Wild Rose Press, and Jocelyn Hollow Romance.

Note: Here’s another story from Mary that also sounds terrific, and it’s now the #1 FREE Ebook on Amazon!!!

FREE On Amazon Only ($2.99 on Nook)

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Who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of Pulling Home? Let us know below, and you just might win one from The RG2E!!!

Also, you’ve got till midnight tonight to Enter to Win a Kindle Touch! We’re giving away two this month!!! Enter in D. D. Scott-ville:

http://bit.ly/Oqgzja

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

RG2E’s EOTD is Laura Briggs’ and Sarah Burgess’ Modern Regency Romance Dear Miss Darcy

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!!!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

How ’bout a Modern Regency Romance with a dose of Jane Austen too?

Authors: Laura Briggs and Sarah Burgess

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Price: 99 Cents

Pert, overly-confidant Olivia Darcy has it all: looks, a lively personality, a successful career as a love columnist, and a connection to Jane Austen’s greatest love story. Being the descendant of Lizzie and Darcy, however, hasn’t guaranteed her a happy ending in love-in fact, Miss Darcy seems cursed by disaster and destined for a romantically-lonely life.

But when a letter from a girl known as “Cottingley” pits Miss Darcy against Britain’s most notorious bachelor, the seemingly dark and brooding Christopher Stanley, something’s bound to change…as contentious banter, willful misunderstandings, and assumed perfections begin to unravel.

In the spirit of Shakespeare’s Benedict and Beatrice (definitely not Romeo and Juliet) emerges a modern take on Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. With a twist of love-hate romance, a dash of mild public scandal, and more than a few Jane Austen references, authors Briggs and Burgess draw on the world of Austen for a lightly-comic tale of not-so opposites, with characters whose romantic barbs are a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Jane herself.

4 out of 5 stars~”The authors paint the very public face of Livvy and Christopher and then subtly fill us in on their more private yearnings and weaknesses that they have kept hidden…it has an overarching tone that immediately puts one in mind of the Regency period…delightfully sweet and poignant…”~JV, The Romance Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars~”…modern and fun, with nice little callbacks to Pride and Prejudice…just enough reference to Austen to make it fun without being overbearing.”~Jessica Melendez, Indie Jane

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Who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of this one? Let us know below, and you just might win one from The RG2E!

Plus, you’ve got two days left to Enter to Win a Kindle Touch! Two of you superfab RG2E Peeps will win one this month! Enter in D. D. Scott-ville:

http://bit.ly/Oqgzja

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

An RG2E Reader2Author Interview with Award-Winning Authors Alicia and Roy Street and Their Superfab Reader Kyle Neal Dykman

Happy Sunday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

We’re treatin’ ya to another RG2E Reader2Author Interview…this time with Award-Winning Authors Alicia and Roy Street!!!

Take it away, Alicia and Roy…

Hello, everybody! Here’s another Reader2Author Interview. And I get to open my big mouth a lot on this one because I’m on both sides of the Q&A aisle!

My hubby Roy Street and I are today’s featured authors. We collaborate on humorous mysteries and romantic comedies and are celebrating the release of Touch Me and Tango, book #2 in our Dance ‘n’ Luv romcom series. We’ve also been traditionally published in print and won a Daphne du Maurier Award for one of our mysteries.

On Amazon , B&N Nook and Smashwords

Price: $2.99

On Amazon

Price: $2.99

Joining us in a three-way conversation is one of our very fave readers, Kyle Neal Dykman.

Alicia: Tell us about yourself, Kyle.

Kyle: I’ve pretty much been a stay at home mom since my son was born and am now a stay at home mom with a kid away at college!

Alicia: Hey, more time to read, right? I know you use an E-reader.

Kyle: I have had a Sony Reader since 2006 and love the convenience of always having dozens of books with me. If I could only choose one thing to grab in a fire, it would be my Reader!

Alicia: When did you first fall in love with reading?

Kyle: As a child. I don’t know what got me started, I just remember being in elementary school and looking forward to library day each week.

Alicia: Me, too. I recall coming home from the library with piles of books in my arms. I still have to have about three going at once.

Roy: I’m dyslexic, so I hated reading as a child. But I loved stories. And that’s the essence of any novel. I’m still a slow reader, especially compared to Alicia who gobbles books like candy.

Alicia: How about your husband or son, Kyle? Do they read?

Kyle: My husband is not a reader, other than magazines.  My son, who is now 22, went through periods of being a reader, and he still enjoys an occasional book, but I wouldn’t consider him a reader.

Alicia: Where do you read? And how often? Is there a time of day that is usually ‘reading’ time?

Kyle: I read every day. Usually not during the day when I am home, but I read in bed every night. I always have a book in my purse and read at the doctor’s office, while getting my oil changed, car washed — anywhere I have to sit for a few or a lot of minutes.  I read on road trips when hubby is driving. I also like to go to restaurants by myself so I can read while I eat. Before I had my E-reader I had to carry at least two books with me at all times, just in case I finished one while I was out.

Alicia: I’m the same. And in front of my placemat at the table I keep a little stand that can hold either a book or my E-reader.

Roy: Well, my favorite place is on the toilet where I spend a great deal of time.

Alicia: Uh-oh. Better change the subject before he goes potty-mouth on us. My choice of book genres is pretty broad. I guess romance is at the top, along with fantasy and suspense. But I also love the classics as well as bios, history, mythology and science. What are your favorites, Kyle?

Kyle: My favorite genres have changed over the years. After the Little House books in elementary school, I read Harlequin Romances starting at age 12 (they were very tame back then). For many years it was Stephen King and Dean Koontz almost exclusively, but I have switched to romantic comedy and romantic suspense over the past few years. I love reading many authors; such as Nora Roberts, Jill Shalvis, Janet Evanovich, Susan Mallery, Karen Rose, Erin McCarthy, Gemma Halliday, of course, Alicia and Roy Street.

Roy: Definitely Stephen King. And Anita Shreve, Janet Evanovich and Davis Grubb. Also, humor books—Woody Allen and Chelsea Handler.

Kyle: Is there an author who inspires your writing?

Alicia: Every good author makes me want to write. In romance novels I love Mary Balogh and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. But there are so many authors to learn from. Every time I read Charles Dickens I am amazed at how incredible he was for his time. He understood the psychological makeup of characters before the field of psychology existed.

Roy: When it comes to descriptive passages, no one beats Davis Grubb. His literary thriller classic, The Night Of The Hunter, still rates at the very top of my list. He has been my role model for years when I’m sitting at the keyboard searching for the right words.

Roy: What kind of heroine or hero do you usually enjoy reading about?

Kyle: I love a heroine who is strong, intelligent, and funny. I guess I like the same kind of hero. I also have a soft spot for the heroine and/or hero who is somewhat “broken” from not getting the love they should have when they were young, and therefore don’t expect anyone will love them.

Alicia: Is it important that you be able to identify with the heroine?

Kyle: I will be 55 in a couple of weeks so most heroines could be my daughter. I guess I judge just how good a book is if it can make me forget how old I am so that I completely identify with the heroine.

Alicia: How did you first discover our books?

Kyle: When you look at books on Amazon and the Sony Store they give you books that are similar, so I think it had to be on one of those sites where I first saw your Saylor Oz books.

Roy: What is the reason you keep reading our books?

Kyle: They are written so well that I get caught up in the story and don’t want to put them down. The characters are written so well that I can see them in my mind and they are like real people.

Alicia and Roy: <blush>

Kyle: How do you guys write as a team? What if you have different ideas of where the story should go?

Roy: We have a system we call “the marines and the village maker.” I’m good with first drafts. Alicia is good at structure and detail. Although, there are times we reverse roles. When we disagree on plot points, we take out the white boards and have a sit-down.

Alicia: Obnoxious as it sounds, we seldom argue when we write. We save that for day-to-day stuff. :-)

Roy: Which of our fictional characters did you like best? Any you don’t like?

Kyle: I liked all of the characters in all of the books of yours that I’ve read, but I have to confess, I loved Saylor Oz, and would love to read more about her adventures. She is more a fantasy character for me, whereas Casey Richardson is more of a real character (I love her, too). Do you have a favorite?

Roy: Absolutely. Saylor Oz is my baby. But of course we have to find something compelling in each of our characters.

Alicia: I kind of have a crush on Parker Richardson in the Dance ‘n’ Luv Series right now. I always love my current protagonists best.

Roy: Kyle, what prompts you to contact an author?

Kyle: I think having email and website make it much easier to approach an author.  I have never actually written a letter to an author back in the stone age of regular mail.  If I really enjoy a book I will let an author know, but I have to tell you I can count on the fingers of one hand the authors I have actually contacted, even though there are many I enjoy. You and Roy were just so approachable, and contact on Facebook was so easy.

Alicia: Is there anything you’d like to say to authors in general?

Kyle: I guess the only thing I would say to an author would be to always try to include an epilogue.  I always like to see, even briefly, what happens to the couple down the road.

Alicia: Me, too. So I can picture the characters going on with their lives forever.

Connect with Alicia & Roy Street:

http://aliciastreet-roystreet.com/

http://www.facebook.com/AliciaAndRoyStreet.authors

http://twitter.com/AliciaStreet1

http://twitter.com/RoyStreet4

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Great stuff! And thanks bunches to all three of you – Alicia, Roy and Kyle!

Now then…who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of either Book One or Two in Alicia and Roy’s Dance ‘n’ Luv Series? Let us know below, and you just might win one!!!

In the meantime, be sure to Enter to Win a Kindle Touch from The RG2E too! We’re givin’ away two of them this month!!! Enter here:

http://bit.ly/Oqgzja

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

RG2E’s EOTD is Nina Whyle’s Romantic Comedy Moving Up on Manolos

Happy Weekend, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Here’s a fun romp to kick-off the weekend…

Author: Nina Whyle

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Price: 99 Cents (on Kindle) to $1.38 (Nook and Smashwords)

“You put high heels on and you change.”
– Manolo Blahnik

Many of us (ladies) sit frustrated at home on a dark night with a glass of wine in one hand and a calorific spoon in the other reminiscing over the dreams we once had, Jane Allen is no different on that score.

When her best friend from drama school, the delectable TV heartthrob Alex Canty invites Jane to LA this is her chance to turn her life around. But when a potato sack has more elegance than you it’s easy for self doubt to creep in and become a quivering jelly!

With the much needed ego-boost from her machiavellian flatmate Jane blows a hole straight through her credit card and arrives in LA with a designer wardrobe, new haircut and a stunning pair of four-inch Manolo Blahnik heels. Or to put it more precisely wobbles into the terminal, teeters over to passport control and stumbles into the arms of a handsome stranger.

Glamour is not all it’s cracked up to be but having the wardrobe certainly is!

About the Author (from her LOL website):

Where to start? Definitely not from the beginning I’d bore myself and you, the kind readers of cyber world which is of far more consequence!

From the moment that second hand typewriter entered my bedroom the quest began. A young girl trapped in the countryside with cows as her only sounding board my imagination ran riot. It had to as the only means of escape were strapped below my feet with a rusty puncture kit, after five hours of cycling I would always return from my jaunts seeking jammy dodgers the elixir of an eight year olds life. Then came boys, hormones and college…life suddenly slapped me in the face like a wet kipper. Endless jobs where the only signs of creativity were printing out rota’s on orange paper, whoopee grrrrrr there had to be more. So writing my passion is now up for sharing with you all, be warned there are some steamy scenes just as passionate in the books.

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Doesn’t this sound like a hoot?! Who all wants an Ebook Gift Copy? Let us know below, and you just might win one from The RG2E!!!

In the meantime, you’ve still got a few days left to Enter to Win a Kindle Touch! We’re giving away two this month! Enter in D. D. Scott-ville:

http://bit.ly/Oqgzja

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

RG2E’s EOTD is Vickie Taylor’s Psychological Suspense Short Story Collection Of Heaven and Hell

TGIF, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Here’s a short story that will keep you on the edge of your seats…

Author: Vickie Taylor

On Amazon , B&N Nook and Kobo

Price: 99 Cents

Explore the light and the dark sides of faith through two short stories by national bestselling author Vickie Taylor…

Faces in the Dark

Who knows what drives a man to madness? For Fred Tucker, it may be the simple random firing of overactive photoreceptor cells in his eyes—or his blind faith that nothing in this world is random. When Fred lies down to sleep, he sees faces. People he comes to believe are in danger. His descent into his own personal hell begins when he becomes obsessed with finding the people behind these faces, believing he must save them. And ends when he does find one, and accepts that he is no one’s savior, but something far more sinister.

Angel on My Shoulder

Seven-year-old Bethany’s secret wish is to be an angel in heaven. Her best friend Corey just wants to be like Bethany. Sadly, they may both get what they want.

Author Bio:

Vickie Taylor wrote her first novel in 1997. Upon completion, she was too chicken to give the manuscript to anyone she knew to read, so she sent her baby off to a few contests to get some anonymous feedback instead. Little did she know how her life was about to change: a few months later, she had won all four of the Romance Writers of America chapter contests she’d entered, was a Golden Heart finalist and had sold the book to Silhouette Intimate Moments!

Since then, Vickie has written numerous romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels for Midnight Ride Publishing, Silhouette Books and Berkley Sensation, garnering such recognition as the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Romantic Suspense, a four-and-a-half star “Top Pick” review in Romantic Times, and four coveted Romance Writers of America “Rita” nominations for her work. Although she still writes and loves romance, these days Vickie is spreading her creative wings into many other fiction genres.

Vickie lives in a small town in north Texas dubbed “The Heart of Horse Country” where she rounds out her writing days raising horses, volunteering with the local Humane Society, and serving on a K-9 search and rescue team.

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Who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of Vickie’s short story collection? Let us know below, and you just might win one!!!

In the meantime, be sure to Enter to Win a Kindle Touch from The RG2E! We’re givin’ away two this month!!! Enter in D. D. Scott-ville:

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