D. D. Scott Asks: Who Says Ebook Characters Have to be Human? How ’bout Canines, Swine and Bovines?!

TGIF, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

As many of you know, I’m a HUGE animal-lover! In fact, not a single page of my books get written without my two BFFs – Buckley and Siggy – at my feet or on my lap.

Seriously, if I’m working in my fave chair on my laptop, these two are both trying to sit with me. LOL!

***Note: Buckley is a shelter-rescued Springer Spaniel and Siggy used to belong to my new co-author David Slegg.

Not only do I write with Buckley and Siggy close-by, but I also include a bunch of four-legged characters in my books!

In other words…

Who Says Ebook Characters Have to be Human? How ’bout Canines, Swine and Bovines?!

In Bootscootin’ Blahniks, you’ll meet three superfab canines:

Dipstick and Darling

and

Studley Pete

In The Cozy Cash Mysteries, we’ve got my fave new swine…a pot-bellied pig named Vinnie:

And in my latest series The Stuck with a Series, which kicks off with Book One – Stuck with a Stiff, we’ve got one heckuva bad ass bovine in Beulah:

So, there ya have it! In D. D. Scott-ville, I treat you to a bunch of quirky crazy characters, not all of which are human! 🙂

For those of you new to my D. D. Scott-ville world of Romantic Comedies and Humorous Mysteries, the “First One is On Me,” which means my debut release – Bootscootin’ Blahniks – is FREE on all platforms (Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Sony, Kobo, iTunes, Diesel, Smashwords). That’s where you’ll get to know Dipstick and Darling and Studley Pete.

In the meantime, if there’s a D. D.Scott book that you’re dying to read but don’t have yet…let me know below, and you just might win an Ebook Gift Copy!!!

You can browse the entire collection in D. D. Scott-ville:

http://ddscottville.blogspot.com/p/my-books.html

Nothin’ beats treatin’ readers to great books for great prices!!!

It’s Your Turn, RG2E Peeps: Tell us about some of your fave four-legged Ebook Characters…

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

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Congratulations to RG2E Featured Author Kristine Cayne, Who’s Won Best Romance for Her Book Deadly Obsession!

Happy Thursday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Today, we’re celebrating big-time with Kristine Cayne, one of our RG2E Featured Authors who’s the recipient of the award for Best Romance in the 2012 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent ebook Awards with her RG2E Featured Book…

Price: Currently on sale for only $.99! (Regular price, $3.99)

Available from: Amazon ebookAmazon printAmazon UKBarnes and NobleSmashwordsAll Romance eBooksKoboiTunes/Apple USADieselSony.

Here’s the scoop from the fabulous peeps over at Beach Book Blast:

http://beachbookblast.blogspot.com/2012/08/congratulations-kristine-cayne-winner.html

And for more wonderful scoop about Kristine and her books, check out her Guest Post here at The RG2E:

https://thereadersguidetoepublishing.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/rg2e-stories-behind-the-stories-with-romantic-suspense-author-kristine-cayne-what-inspires-me-to-write/

We’re thrilled to have featured your book, Kristine, Ebook Gifted a ton of copies, and look forward to featuring you again here on The RG2E!!!

Go, Girl, Go!!!

Who all has this one on their Ereaders? It’s on my Kindle, and I can’t wait to read it!!!

***It’s got a 4.5 star average out of 45 reviews on Amazon! WooHooo!!! 🙂

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

RG2E News: We’ve Got an Exciting New RG2E Featured Author Program to Treat All of You A-mazing RG2E Readers!!!

Happy Hump Day, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

I’ve made some wonderful changes to The RG2E Featured Author Program which will allow us to treat all of you superfab RG2E Readers even more!

Here’s the scoop:

After just 7 months, I’ve built The RG2E – The WG2E’s Sister Site – to a devoted fan base of over 500 of you terrific readers, and we’re growing each and every month!

I say 500 because that’s what our stats show as our true “sneezer” base, meaning this is the number of you who actively participate on the site every day (Facebook and Twitter too) and spread the news about all of the wonderful Ebooks and Authors you’re “meeting” and reading via RG2E!

And speaking of Ebooks…I’ve now Ebook Gifted over $10,000-worth of Ebooks on The RG2E and given away going on 10 Ereaders !!!

But here’s the thing…

I’ve had sooo many Authors write to me about letting them Ebook Gift their own books via RG2E so that they as the Authors get credit for Gifting You and not just me.

I thought about it, and I totally agree that this would be the next logical step
to growing the site for you wonderful readers and for all of our fabulous RG2E Featured Authors too!

So, here’s what my DH (Darling Husband) and I have come up with…

Beginning September 1, 2012, there will no longer be a $25 Sponsorship Fee to be a Featured Author on The RG2E!!! 

That’s right…it’s now FREE to be an RG2E Featured Author!!!

Which means we’ll have a bunch more Authors comin’ your way, along with their totally awesome sauce Ereads!!!

All that’s required to be an RG2E Featured Author is that the Author write a fabulous reader-focused post featuring his or her book and agree to Ebook Gift our RG2E Readers the day of their Feature. 

Now that’s a great opportunity, right?!

As RG2E Readers, y’all seem to enjoy most and participate more on the days we have RG2E Guest Authors! So, why not have Guest Authors EVERY DAY here at The RG2E?! Why not let those authors Ebook Gift you too plus offer superfab fun additional cool bits of “stuff” – like perhaps T-shirts, mugs and other really great tchotchkes that capture the feel of their waaay A-mazing Ebooks?!

Let’s see…what else can I tell you about this new approach to our RG2E Featured Author Program?

Oh, for all of our superfab International Authors who can’t Ebook Gift yet using either the Kindle or Nook platforms (Although, they can Ebook Gift you Internationally on Kobo and Smashwords.)…We’ve worked out that they will PayPal me the amount they’d like to spend Ebook Gifting you, and I’ll do the Gifting for them in their name. That way, they can treat you too!

For samples of what I mean by Reader-Focused Posts, just browse through many of our Sunday Posts on RG2E and our RG2E Guest Author Posts, and you’ll get a feel for what kinds of superfab fun connections you’ll be able to continue to make with our RG2E Featured Authors, but in an even bigger way!

Nothin’ beats Writers Helping Writers Reach Readers!

That’s what we’re all about here at The RG2E, and we can’t wait to launch our new RG2E Featured Author Program this coming Saturday, September 1st!!!

So, stay-tuned for some fabulous new ways to connect with and get to know many of today’s hottest Indie Epublished Authors!!!

In the meantime, let us know below what kinds of things you’d like to chat about with our RG2E Featured Authors…tell us what you’re dying to know about us and our Ebooks…and anything goes, so don’t be shy…  🙂

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

RG2E’s EOTD is D. D. Scott and David Slegg’s New Humorous Mystery/Police Procedural Stuck with a Stiff

Happy Tuesday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

I’m over the moon and down on the farm thrilled to announce the release of the first book in my brand new series with my brand new co-author David Slegg

On Amazon

B&N Nook

Kobo

Smashwords

Price: 99 Cents

For Stuck with a Stiff – Think Castle and Beckett gone-country meet Betty Boop and My Cousin Vinny.

And for all of you D. D. Scott Bootscootin’ Books and Cozy Cash Mystery Fans, The Mom Squad joins the fun!

The Stuck with a Series is Castle gone-country with The Mom Squad, Betty Boop and My Cousin Vinny in the barnyard.

But this ain’t no ordinary barnyard.

There’s a lot more than a crazy rooster missing from the chicken coop, a bad ass cow causing a bunch of trouble and a dog looking like a creature out of a storybook. There’s a stiff too. A stiff – as in a dead guy – in a snow drift near the chicken coop.

Things aren’t lookin’ too good for Nicky Blane, who owns the farm. He’s used to creating fictional stiffs for his bestselling novels, not defending himself from being framed for murder.

Bonus Content Included:

In case you missed my Stuck with a Series Prequel – Stuck with a Schmuck – which gives you a superfab fun set-up to Stuck with a Stiff – no worries…’cause it’s included!

Now then…about that Bad Ass Cow (Bovine)…check out D. D. Scott-ville today for that hilarious scoop.

Here’s a hint:

The Stuck with a Series is also available in Serial Format, and here’s how you can sign-up to be part of that adventure, and be the first to get each new chapter as we write it for each new book in the series:

http://ddscottville.blogspot.com/2012/03/serial-novels-d-d-scott-and-david-slegg.html

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Now then…who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of Stuck with a Stiff? Let us know below, and you just might win one from The RG2E!!!

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

P.S. STUCK WITH A SPELL – Book Two in our Stuck with a Series – will be released around Halloween, but for those of you who are Serial Novel Subscription Service Peeps, you’ll get the first chapter or two beginning in September! Happy Ereading!!!

RG2E Peeps: “Listen In” for Audible’s Incredible Audio Book Sale…This Week Only!!!

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Here’s some superfab scoop to go along with all of our RG2E Ebook Fun…

If you’ve been wanting to try an Audio Book too, now’s the time!

This week only…My audiobooks – as well as bunches of others too – are on sale at Audible for just $5.95 (even less for members)!

Bootscootin’ Blahniks on Audible

Stompin’ on Stetsons on Audible

Thanks Bunches to ACX and Audible for including Bootscootin’ Blahniks and Stompin’ on Stetsons in their sale!

Check out the entire selection of Audio Books on sale at:

www.audible.com/ACX595

***Note: My superfab friend and NYTimes Bestseller Bob Mayer‘s Audio Books are also in the sale!!!

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In the meantime, I’ll Gift two of my D. D. Scott Audio Books today! So, let us know below which one you’d like, and you just might win it from The RG2E!!!

Also, let us know which Audio Books you’re luuuvvvin’…

The Best of RG2E Ereading and Listening Wishes —

D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

Small Town…Not Just For Mellencamp, According to Our Fabulous RG2E Guest Authors Stacey Joy Netzel and Donna Marie Rogers

Happy Sunday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Please help me Welcome to The RG2E, two of my fave Authors…

Stacey Joy Netzel

and

Donna Marie Rogers

Take it away, Stacey and Donna…

John Cougar Mellencamp wrote about a Small Town.

TV shows and movies are set in scenic small towns all the time. (Gilmore Girls, Hart of Dixie, Smallville, Everwood, Little House on the Prairie, Picket Fences, Sweet Home Alabama, Places in the Heart, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hope Floats, New in Town…clearly our list could go on and on and on.)

Lord knows there are a ton of books set in small towns, series and single title, so we won’t even begin that list.

So what’s the draw? Particularly for a series? What brings people back again and again? The appeal of a series was recently covered by fellow WG2E Street Teamer Alicia Street, so my good friend Donna Marie Rogers and I will be covering the small town aspect from the perspective of two authors who come from very different backgrounds.

Here’s Stacey Joy Netzel’s take:

I grew up in a small town, just like John Cougar Mellancamp’s song talks about, and I pretty much hated it. As you drive into town (14 miles from our house in the middle of nowhere!), there was a sign that said “Crivitz, Population 996.” My high school graduation class contained 72 people, but I longed to go to school with people who I hadn’t known since 2nd grade—people who didn’t remember me galloping around and neighing on the playground as I played horses with my best friend. When I graduated, I couldn’t wait to leave and get out into the ‘real’ world where everyone didn’t know everyone else’s business.

Well, the real world is great, but after some city living with neighbors literally in my backyard, I’m back in the country on 9 acres and wouldn’t trade it for nothing. Our town is a bit larger at about 3500 people, but I LOVE that my kids are in a small town school and that the classrooms are small enough that they know everyone in their grade. One of the best things is taking them up to the cabin on the lake where I grew up and my parents still live, and sharing the experiences with them that I had as a child and now treasure.

As an author, I like the small town setting for the very reasons I hated it growing up. Creating relationships and character back stories in a place where everyone knows everyone else’s business gives an author so much potential for delicious conflict. But there’s also the sense of community to work with—that feeling of family for someone who may have grown up without one and longed for those connections.

And here’s Donna Marie Roger’s…along with a bit of an epiphany:

I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago in the city of Oak Forest (roughly 24 miles south of downtown Chicago). I’ve always considered myself a ‘city girl’, and though I didn’t hate growing up in the city, I yearned for that small town lifestyle for as far back as I can remember.

I guess it started the first time I went up north with my friend’s family. They owned a cottage in a beautiful small town just over the border in Wisconsin, and I fell hopelessly in love the moment I stepped out of the car. I remember walking along that country road heading to the Piggly Wiggly as if it were yesterday, and riding our bikes down Road 4, which ended with a splash in the lake if you didn’t chicken out before reaching the pier. And attending the Tobacco Days parade for the first time…the inexplicable feeling of excitement and contentment that washed over me as I stood gazing around in awe is almost as palpable today as it was back then.

So my epiphany? I’ve come to realize that Oak Forest had its own brand of charm, but I was so captivated by that small town life that I simply couldn’t see it at the time. I decided to look up some facts before adding my contribution to this blog post, and grew a little nostalgic as I discovered several new tidbits about the place I called home for so many years. 

Incorporated in 1900, Oak Forest was originally called Cooper’s Grove in the early 19th century. A mere 5.7 square miles, Oak Forest is home to over 28,000 residents and 450 businesses. A pretty little city with a couple of small lakes (Twin Lakes) and surrounded by forest preserves full of mighty oak trees (hence the name), Oak Forest is much more than I perceived it to be while growing up. Summers were filled with baseball games at St. Gabriel cemetery, water balloon fights out at Rossi field, street hockey (yeah, I was a tomboy…LOL), and daily walks up to Willie’s Wee Nee Wagon—once we scraped together enough change for a hotdog or an ice cream cone we were on our merry way. It saddened me to learn that Willie’s, established in 1955, had become Johnny’s, and Rossi field is now full of apartment complexes.

I guess Stacey and I both came to appreciate what we once took for granted. It just took me writing about why I love my small town settings to realize it. And while we did have such different experiences growing up, I now know it had more to do with our environments than city versus country.

So that’s the take from us, and though we grew up differently, we now share that small town connection (both in where we live and the community of writers we are a part of). Together we’ve created the Northeast Wisconsin town of Redemption where “…second chances don’t always come easy, but if you’re willing to try, anything is possible.”

Our characters in the Welcome to Redemption Series are part of a close-knit, connected community where they look out for each other and are part of a family that transcends blood relation. We have 6 books so far, and though Donna writes the odd numbered books and Stacey writes the even, we have a similar theme for each set of two, and each set contains a shared scene told from our own character’s point of view.

The first two in the series are “on us” (A Fair of the Heart and A Fair to Remember are both FREE on all platforms), but if you want the whole series, we’ve bundled the current 6 stories in a great deal of a boxed set for just $5.96.

The next two in the series, Never Let Me Go and Hold On To Me, focus on the heartwarming sense of community more than ever with an added touch of suspense. We are working hard for a fall release.

So tell us, what do you love about a small town?

Thanks so much reading!

Stacey Joy Netzel (www.StaceyJoyNetzel.com )

Donna Marie Rogers (www.DonnaMarieRogers.com )

Welcome to Redemption Series Collection links:  Amazon, BN, Smashwords

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(D. D. here):  Bunches of thanks to both Stacey and Donna for this spectacular post! I just luuuvvv chatting about all of our books’ Behind the Scenes Scoop!!!

Who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of The Welcome to Redemption Boxed Set? Let us know below, and you just might win one from The RG2E! And I believe Stacey and Donna will be Ebook Gifting too!!!

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

RG2E’s EOTD is Julie Day’s Short Story One Good Turn, which is sprinkled with a bit of heavenly magic

Happy Weekend, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Today, we’ve got a brand new short story, sprinkled with a bit of heavenly magic…

Author: Julie Day

On Amazon

On Smashwords

Price: $1.99

Fifty-five year old Geraldine Simmonds has died and gone to Heaven, but there’s a catch. She has to earn her place in paradise by making her ex-boyfriend Keith a happier and loving man again. With the advice of her acrobatic helper Coco and a sprinkling of heavenly magic, Geraldine not only wins back Keith but becomes a better person herself. The Boss above approves her request to be allowed to return to Earth to help relatives who need a nudge to get their lives back on track and fall in love once more.

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

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