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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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It’s Day 2 of Beach Book Blast’s Spring Splash: 15 Books, $75 in Prizes, 2 Days!!!

Spring Splash: 15 books, $75 in prizes, 2 days

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Welcome, RG2E Peeps, to Day 2 of the Beach Book Blast’s Spring Splash!

The WG2E Street Team authors are having a Spring Splash, Beach Book Blast style! We’re highlighting a bunch of fantastic reads and giving away a $50 and $25 gift certificate to any e-book retailer – it’s the choice of the two winning readers. Enter the Rafflecopter contest on the Beach Book Blast blog at http://beachbookblast.blogspot.com for your chance to win.

Also, on the RG2E, we’re giving away one copy of each book featured below to the first person who leaves a comment requesting the book. So jump right in and splash into spring with these books! 

Spring Splash April 6 books

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Babydoll
By Alicia & Roy Street
$2.99 at AmazonB&NSmashwords

Three fashion models murdered, a high-powered attorney with a secret, a burned-out porn actress with a grudge, a pretty boy Irish illegal who’s good with a knife, a way too sexy PI.

It would all just be tabloid buzz to Saylor Oz, except the young Nuyorican artist wrongly convicted of the killings is the brother of her BFF Benita Morales. Determined to find the real killer, warmhearted oddball Saylor becomes part of a genius designer’s zany plan to tweak the fashion world — and ends up becoming the killer’s next target.

“BABYDOLL is a fast, fun read with great characters and action that never stops.” —New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards

“ . . . an excellent read . . . The characters are stellar . . . from sorrow and hatred to tears-rolling-down-your-face humor.” —Jenn’s Bookshelf

“Babydoll was a total blast.”
—Five star rating at Reading With Monie

“ . . . another winner . . . even better than the first . . . the personalities of Saylor and Benita are priceless.”
—Five star rating at The Romance Studio

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Children of the Plague
By Gregory Carrico
$3.99 at Amazon and Smashwords

In the darkest corners of lower Manhattan, a battle like no other rages. The city is home to a hidden group of survivors of the nanite plague, and a brother and sister born to defend their race. With a touch that can destroy nanites, Lanni, sister of Alex, is their last chance. Can she save her brother? Can she protect mankind’s only hope? Or will she be responsible for the destruction of the last humans on earth? It’s going to be another long day…

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Forever Road
By Catie Rhodes
$3.99 at Amazon

My name’s Peri Jean Mace, and I’ve seen ghosts ever since I can remember. Don’t get too excited. Seeing across the veil branded me as a loony during my growing up years, and I learned to keep my yap shut about it.

Now I’m not sure I can anymore.

See, my cousin up and got herself killed the very same day I promised her a favor.  Now she’s back in spirit form and determined to make me pay. If I don’t solve her murder, she’s going to haunt me forever. Talk about the debt collector from hell.

That’s not my only problem. An obnoxiously hot cop wants to arrest my best friend for the murder.  My bigmouthed archenemy holds a clue to the killer’s identity. And there’s this mean—and ugly—woman who wants to beat me up.

None of this can turn out good.

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Hidden Betrayal

By Tamara Ward
$3.99 at AmazonB&NSmashwordsKobo

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.

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Purgatory Reign
By LM Preston
Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Action Adventure
$2.99 at Smashwords
$3.19 at Amazon
Print available at AmazonB&N

Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it, Peter Saints is waiting.

Seventeen-year-old Peter Saints’ life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms.

Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give – his blood.

On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It’s the one secret the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.

Book Trailer Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atvKA9E4bPI&feature=youtu.be

Read sample: http://www.freado.com/book/13273/purgatory-reign

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Storm on the Horizon
By Meredith Bond
$1.99 at AmazonB&NSmashwordsAre

Tatiana Ashurst has a secret – one that she cannot afford to be known to Georgian English society. But Kit Vallentyn discovers her hidden ability to wield infinitely powerful magic… and saves her from inadvertently revealing it to everyone. Tatiana knows it is impossible for her to marry him. But how can she help herself from becoming fascinated by this handsome man, who seems to extend a spell over her more powerful than any she can conjure?

Kit is out for a wife. His instinct, however, is to go through the mere motions of searching, just to please his ambitious father who wants a big dowry from the marriage. But the one woman who he can’t get out of his mind is the twin sister of the one his father wants him to marry – the one who is plain, penniless, ineligible… and enchanting in more ways than one.

For Kit and Tatiana to weather the storm of their desires, they have to peel away the layers of all of their secrets, to discover the simple truth of their love.

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Tales from the Mist
By Scott Nicholson, Rhonda Hopkins, Marty Young, Cate Dean, Tamara Ward, Meredith Bond, Catie Rhodes, Greg Carrico, Mitzi Flyte, Natalie G. Owens, *lizzie starr and Stacey Joy Netzel
$4.99 at Amazon USAmazon UKB&NSmashwords,KoboAre

Tales from the Mist will take you on a journey into the dark world of the paranormal. These twelve stories vary in their degree of horror, yet all reach across the boundaries of their genres into the chilling realms of the macabre. Witches, ghosts, shape-shifters and vampire rats are some of the creatures that reign within these pages.

Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Mutated: “Tales From The Mist is one of those rare anthologies that gets it right from the first story to the last. It’s a magnificent feast of horror from some of the most assured voices working today. From cold-blooded tales of revenge to Faustian bargains to terrifying journeys into the dark corners of our world, these stories will make the shivers climb your back.”
From TW Brown, author of Dead: The Ugly Beginning: “To have a collection assembled by such a talented group of authors makes this THE anthology to own if you are a fan of horror.”

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Let’s hear it again for all of the terrific Beach Book Blast Authors!!!

Get to commenting, RG2E Peeps…you could be their next winner!!! :-)

And again, huge shout-outs to the lovely Tamara Ward for putting this together for all of us in RG2E-Land!!!

The Best of RG2E and BBB Reading Wishes —

D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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Beach Book Blast’s Spring Splash is Here: 15 Books, $75 in Prizes, 2 Days!!!

TGIF, RG2E Peeps!!!

We’re back after a bit of a Spring Break! And we’re back with a huge Splash…as in a Spring Splash from the a-mazing authors of Beach Book Blast!!!

Check it out…

Spring Splash: 15 books, $75 in prizes, 2 days

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Welcome to the Beach Book Blast’s Spring Splash!

Today and tomorrow WG2E Street Team authors are having a Spring Splash, Beach Book Blast style! We’re highlighting a bunch of fantastic reads and giving away a $50 and $25 gift certificate to any e-book retailer – it’s the choice of the two winning readers. Enter the Rafflecopter contest on the Beach Book Blast blog at http://beachbookblast.blogspot.com for your chance to win.

Also, on the RG2E, we’re giving away one copy of each book featured below to the first person who leaves a comment requesting the book. So jump right in and splash into spring with these books!

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Dark Hero; A Gothic Romance 
By Lily Silver
$2.99 at AmazonB&NSmashwords 

Guard Your Dreams . . . Lest They Emerge from the Mists to Embrace You . . .    

After her mother is murdered, Elizabeth’s grandmother casts a spell summoning a Dark Hero from the Gothic Romances Elizabeth devours. When a beguiling Irishman appears at their cottage one magic summer eve, he seems to be everything Elizabeth longs for in a hero. But Donovan is much more than she bargained for when she said ‘I do’.

Once they arrive on his isolated estate, a lonely place where ghosts linger and sorrow prevades, Elizabeth fears her new husband may be courting madness.

Elizabeth has the gift of the seer and is able to speak with the dead. When she is stalked by a malevolent ghost cursed by her ancestor, Elizabeth is forced to embrace her magical heritage and confront the disturbing secrets hidden in her soul. The price may be too steep; if Donovan learns her horrifying secrets, Elizabeth may lose his love forever.

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An Eternity of Roses (The Valthreans: Book 1) 
By Natalie G. Owens
$3.99 at Amazon USAmazon UKB&NSmashwords,KoboiTunesAll Romance eBooks

Two lovers separated by an evil curse.
A desperate quest through time.
A love that wants to beat all odds.
And all the while, deadly danger brews around a two-thousand-year-old secret society and the enemy that lives to decimate it.

“…’Til the end of my life, I shall belong to you as your husband.”

That was the promise Adrian made to Emmaline. And then, he was gone forever…

It is 1807. Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and Lady Emmaline Deramore are about to wed and British Society teems with excitement at this imminent love match. But Madeleine de Brandeville, a mysterious Frenchwoman, has her lustful and ambitious sights on the groom. When she sets her cruel plan in motion, she leaves devastation in her path.

Heartbroken, Emmaline embarks on an adventure she’d never imagined having. As the world changes and chaos brews, her fate becomes linked with the Valthreans, a group of immortals who must learn to face a deadly enemy that threatens their place in the human world. But all the while, there is one thing she wants more than any other–to get back her man.

When she finally finds her prize, her worst nightmares are far from over and the toughest battle is yet to begin. Will love win the war in the end?

Disclaimer: Do not read this novel if you dislike drop dead sexy heroes, strong heroines, intriguing immortals, magic, spells, mystery, amazing adventures, exotic settings, secret cults, and sensual love scenes.

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Praise for AN ETERNITY OF ROSES:

“A fast-paced, loving, lovable romp through time and character and romance … with characters who are so fully fleshed that I felt they were standing beside me.”

“WOW! Talk about everlasting love!”

“Wahoo! Yummy and seductive read.”

“Refreshingly different.”

“More than just your everyday romance!”

“The story is tautly engrossing, the plot beautifully constructed, and the characters humanly complex. This paranormal romance is a must read!”

“I truly fell in love with An Eternity of Roses.”

“This story is definitely going into my “To be Read Again” pile.”

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An Exotic Heir
By Meredith Bond
$3.99 at AmazonB&NSmashwordsAll Romance ebooks

Weaving a web of revenge can be satisfying, but dangerous to your heart.

London society is shallow and cruel, sending Cassandra Renwick running to Calcutta, the exotic seat of the British Raj. It’s a fascinating place filled with interesting sights – including the dark and mysterious Julian Ritchie. But she never thought that an even greater heartbreak could be here in this alien and enchanting land.

Julian has always been discriminated against for being only half English. Embittered, he plots an intricate plan for vengeance with the innocent and lovely Cassandra as his pawn. But he soon finds that payback can be painful for the avenger as well when the threads of revenge unwittingly turn into the silken bonds of love.

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Keltic Flight
Double Keltic Triad: Book Three
By *lizzie starr
$2.99 at AmazonB&NKoboiTunesSmashwords,Are

To the Faerie Gentry of the Otherworld, the fairy wee folk are but a myth and legend. Until the fairy Korin falls in love with a half-Gentry maid. Forced to bargain with an evil king to woo her, he risks discovery, and his life, to fulfill the conditions.

Korin Goodfellow loves the Gentry maid, Nanceen. In order to woo her, Korin bargains with his evil king, who sets seemingly impossible tasks. The first? She must believe in him.

But the folk of Faerie, the Gentry, don’t believe in the odd assortment of beings who make up the wee folk. And definitely not in fairies.

Nanceen doesn’t know what she believes. Until Korin calls to her, then makes his way into her world, becoming a wingless man she can see, touch, believe in.
But will the rat king’s conditions drive a wedge between them, or force Korin to confrontation, to battle, into risking his life for love?

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Lovers and Other Strangers Series Boxed Set: Salvation, New Mexico
By L.C. Giroux
$0.99 at AmazonB&NKobo

Boxed set from L.C. Giroux featuring three books that all take place in small town New Mexico, well and a side trip to Las Vegas NV for a little fun. Also included is a bonus short story. The books are: Second Chance at Salvation, All In, Where’s My Cowboy? and the short story The Day Before the Night Before Christmas.

These stories have western elements without going all chaps and spurs on you.
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Retribution
By J.L. Campbell
$3.99 at Amazon 

JUSTINE CHARLES is still trying to put the pieces of her life together seven years after a disastrous extra-marital affair. She’s raising a troubled teenage daughter and six-year-old Emile, the result of her indiscretion.

A chance meeting drops the still-scorching Xavier McKellop back on her radar. Her former lover is hurt and furious that Justine has kept his son’s birth a secret. She has little choice when Xavier demands time with Emile.

Though the moments between Justine and Xavier are tense, it’s evident the flame of attraction between them still burns hot. And just as she begins to hope and dream about being with the only man who ever stirred her heart, body and soul, Justine’s life is thrown into chaos. Her daughter discovers Justine’s betrayal and Xavier’s soon-to-be ex-wife wants him back.

This time around, in her quest for love, Justine might not only lose her deepest desire, but everything she holds dear.

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Up Close and Personal—a Second-Chances sweet romance
from Grantitude Press, where every ebook includes a gift
By Janet Wellington
$2.99 at Amazon 

KSUN reporter Angie Fletcher is definitely hiding something, and Jason Macdonald is determined to find out exactly what it is while he keeps his own secrets under wraps.

Angie Fletcher’s life is right on track—she has her dream job as an up and coming TV reporter at San Diego’s KSUN, plus the perfect fiancé who understands her and her career goals. With a wedding to plan and her former farmer’s daughter past to keep hidden, the last thing she needs is her new assignment covering Green Zone’s community garden project. She’ll need to grit her teeth and just get through it…but when she meets long-haired, devastatingly handsome and mysterious Jason Macdonald, she soon finds herself taunted and tempted.

For Jason Macdonald, Green Zone is a perfect fit—and the polar opposite of his former, fast-paced 24/7 work schedule. When he learns the new KSUN reporter is resisting covering his new business, he’s ready to set her straight. When they meet, all sorts of sparks fly. She’s everything he expects—type-A all the way…but he also suspects she’s hiding something. When she lets her guard down, he sees a glimpse of a different Angie. But what is she hiding…and why does he care so much?

The past is a funny thing. We think we can run from it, hide it, even change it in the eyes of others. But, with hard work we don’t have to be trapped by it, and maybe, just maybe, it’s there to teach us. As their attraction builds and they are forced to work together, will Angie and Jason each face their pasts in order to open up their hearts to an unexpected future?

***To enter an additional contest, go to author Janet Wellington’s website athttp://www.janetwellington.com and take a look at the Spring-y Basket you could win! There, click on the email link mail@janetwellington.com and simply email the author with SPRING in the subject line. You’ll automatically be entered into the basket drawing. If you win, the author will email you for your mailing address. Good luck!!***

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Waning Moon
By PJ Sharon
$2.99 at AmazonB&NSmashwords 

In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where a polar shift threatens the survivors of a widespread pandemic with extinction, sixteen-year-old genetically enhanced Lily Carmichael has more immediate problems. Her uncle is dying of cancer and her healing abilities are ineffective against the blood ties that bind them. In order to find a cure, Lily must leave the protection of her quiet town and journey to the trading city of Albany, all while avoiding the Industry, an agency that would like nothing better than to study and exploit her abilities.

Seventeen-year-old Will Callahan has been searching for his father since severe storms blasted through the Midwest, killing his mother and sister. When he learns that his father may be in the city, he catches a ride with Lily, a girl who has come to his rescue more than once. As the two embark on a dangerous journey, the tension between them grows. But the secrets Will’s keeping could put Lily in far more danger than traveling to the city with him, and if he was any kind of man, he would have told her to run the minute she found him.

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Fabulous chances to win big, right?!

Thanks bunches to all of the terrific Beach Book Blast Authors and a special thanks to Tamara Ward for putting all of this together for all of u fantastic RG2E Peeps!!!

The Best of RG2E and BBB Reading Wishes —

D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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RG2E Featured Author Natalie Owens on “Fame: Would You Remember My Name?”

 


Two years ago, after a two plus month ordeal, 33 trapped men were rescued from a mine in Chile while the world looked on and sympathized with their plight. For a time, these men became famous, the fulcrum of international news. They met with their country’s President and were promised fancy book and movie deals about their ordeal. It seemed like their fate would change. They’d go from gang-ridden neighborhoods to a nice, comfortable home, like those in the US suburbs, where they could raise their families in peace. The reality? Although some donations came through, the future of these men remained far from certain.
Some of the men could have taken other jobs, or offered better opportunities. Yet, there was a dark side to all of this. It appeared some of the water consumed by them, for lack of an alternative, had a metallic taste. This could translate to serious health issues now or in the future. Also, their residency below ground brought on some tensions among the men. While the story was in the news, concrete help from the government was not yet forthcoming. This story was not just a story of solidarity and overcoming odds. It was also a story of extreme adversity, media spin, and the outcome of it was hazy at best. The good thing that came out of it was that all men were saved. Yet, life from there on would be a gamble, especially on the financial and health side.PONDERING A THOUGHT OR TWO:
This type of situation isn’t new. I’m not referring to people being horribly trapped in a mine (which we know has happened before) – but I’m talking about poor, underprivileged people being offered an ace card for a few minutes, only to have it stripped from them at the end. People who got 15 minutes of fame, and that’s all. Many have followed the controversial story of the “Slumdog Millionaire” movie protagonists, the child actors who garnered world fame with well-received performances, only to be sent back soon thereafter to the slums they came from without so much as a by-your-leave.Luckily, some have a bigger break. After being given her fame card through Julia Roberts’ portrayal of her in a blockbuster movie, Erin Brockovich, for instance, got her own show for a while and her book Take It From Me: Life’s a Struggle But You Can Win made it to the NYT bestseller list.The Subway guy, Jared Fogle, wrote a book and is still known for his Subway diet. Many participants on reality TV shows get their dream to be in the limelight fulfilled.

Jon and Kate plus 8The BachelorSurvivor… and the like – these are just a few examples. How long will their fame last and what gifts or curses will it bring them?

 
This makes me think of books and why we love the underdog characters so much – characters that are strong and resilient, and make it in the end. We all like to read about people who achieved success after a tough time because so often we imagine ourselves in that position and we can truly relate.THE LESSON OF THE HOUR:Sometimes perseverance plays a part in achieving fame, success and recognition. At times, being at the right place at the right time is the main contributor. What is always important, however, is that one has good representation, that is, someone with them who has their interests at heart. The miners in Chile and the actors in Slumdog Millionaire will never improve their lives unless someone—someone important, someone with clout—is willing to go to bat for them and be their voice. A person or institution who’s not there just to draw the news of the hour, make a buck, lift ratings, make a good impression and/or offer empty promises. Some think that fame can come in an instant – this is true, but is it always lasting? Does it bring positive change? Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy or clear-cut.
 
So my thing is, let yourself be your most ardent representative. I suppose one thing I love about the indie authors I’m surrounded by is that they’ve taken the chance to look out for themselves and to shoulder the responsibility for their little failures and ultimate successes. If you look around you, you’ll see the underdog at work, struggling to get out of a rut and be noticed, even just for a minute. Indie authors do this every day, hoping to touch the readers’ hearts. We are everywhere and you may know a few personally. It could be someone close to you, far from you, or it could even be you. As the sayings go, quite truthfully, there are moments when life’s a bi*ch then shit happens. But it’s all worth it anyway, at least I like to think so because for me it’s absolutely worth the work.And here’s the question of the hour, dear RG2Eland: If you had the opportunity to get your fifteen minutes of fame, how would you like that story to unfold?Until next time…
 
Natalie G. Owens got her first taste of serious writing by
penning award-winning poetry, as well as feature articles for college and local
publications in her native Malta. She sold her first book to a small publisher
in 2007 and is currently indie published. Her favorite stories to write are
romances with a dark edge featuring brooding heroes, strong heroines, exotic
settings, and a good dash of fantasy. Daydreaming tops her list of hobbies,
followed by reading, cooking, traveling, sharing good times with family and
friends, and ogling shoe store displays. You can find out more about Natalie
and her work at http://www.nataliegowens.com
 
Latest Release:
 
AN ETERNITY OF ROSES (THE VALTHREANS: BOOK 1) – the story of a woman who beats all odds to find the man she loved and lost. 
~ Natalie G. Owens ~ 


No Rules. No Formulas. Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!

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I luuuvvv cheering on the peeps who do make it, and am always looking for ways to help the ones who could indeed get there with just a little boost from one of us! :-)

Natalie, thanks bunches for sharing with us!

And RG2E Peeps, if you’d like an Ebook Gift Copy of AN ETERNITY OF ROSES, let us know below (be sure to leave your email address too), and you just might win one!!!

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

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