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

Advertisements

RG2E Peeps: Let’s Treat You and Your Moms Too this Mother’s Day Weekend plus One Mom Son or Daughter Combo will Win D. D. Scott’s Debut Audio Book Release Bootscootin’ Blahniks!!!

Happy Saturday, RG2E Peeps!

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

And Happy Mother’s Day to all our RG2E Peeps who are Mom’s and to all of your Moms too!!!

We thought it might be fun to treat all you RG2E Peeps plus your Mom’s too today!!!

First off, one of you Mom and (Son or Daughter) Combos will each win an Audio Gift Copy of my debut Audio Book – BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS – which just released on Thursday afternoon!!!

on Audible

Amazon

iTunes

Here’s more superfab fun scoop on my Audio Book Debut:

http://bit.ly/JJa5aZ

BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS – the Ebook version – was a Kindle Nation Daily Top 10 Mother’s Day Pick in 2011, and for those of you new to The RG2E, y’all can always treat yourself to that one “on me” because it’s Free on all platforms!!!

It’s Chick Lit Gone-Country…Think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy

On Amazon

B&N Nook

Smashwords

Now then…how ’bout I also treat you and your Mom to your choice of any of our sister site’s WG2E Anthologies?!

We’ve got three themes to choose from (with three more coming later this year)!!!

On Amazon

B&N Nook

Smashwords

With this Winter Wonderland Anthology, you’ll never again think of Winter in quite the same way.

Book Description:

In this debut launch of The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies, you’re treated to a terrific, one-of-a-kind approach to the anthology concept.

You’ll get a variety of genres all packaged together as a wonderful way to discover some of today’s hottest new authors! And..it’s a fun combination of story-lengths, from just a couple of pages to novella-length too!

Plus, each WG2E Anthology is based on a different theme.

In this WG2E Winter Wonderland Anthology, you’re getting stories that yes, have a Winter Wonderland element, but definitely not in the average way.

You’ll never think of Winter Wonderland in quite the same way. For example:

“What’s goin’ on underneath all that snow?” for D. D. Scott’s A CUT ABOVE CRAZY

More than people wear goose down parkas in Winter” for Tonya Kappes BEAD OF DOUBT

“There’s nothing like a sauna to thaw a cold spell” for Talli Roland’s MISTLETOE AND THE FIVE-YEAR ITCH

“An Ice Queen can be much more than a very cold spouse” for Tamara Ward’s JADE O’REILLY AND THE ICE QUEEN

“The flavors of Winter…as in Winter Green Mint, Anyone?” for Sibel Hodge’s THE S-WORD AND THE LADY GARDEN

“Not only reindeer dance in the snow…unicorns do too” for Alicia Street’s SNOW DANCE

“Breaking News: The All-Things Holidays Edition” for Lacy Maran & Kevin Michael’s NOTHING IS SACRED COMEDY’S GUIDE TO THE HOLIDAYS

“More than the Earth dies in Winter” for Patrice Fitzgerald’s TILL DEATH DO US PART

“There’s ice on the tracks, but not the kind you might think…” for Kathy Carmichael’s MAYHEM ON THE WINTERLAND EXPRESS

“Not everyone loves pumpkin pie” for T.M. Souder’s DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW

Happy Reading and Welcome to our WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies!

On Amazon

B&N Nook

Smashwords

In this WG2E Viva La Valentine Edition, you’re getting stories that yes, have a Valentine’s Day element, but definitely not in the average way.

You’ll never think of Valentine’s Day in quite the same way. For example:

“What happens if you’re stuck with a schmuck on Cupid’s Big Day?” for D. D. Scott’s STUCK WITH A SCHMUCK

“Love can be a real show or tell” for Talli Roland’s YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

“What’s better than a little chocolate on Valentine’s Day?” for Chicki Brown’s YOU MAKE FEEL BRAND NEW

“Books aren’t the only things you can check out at the library” for Lisa Lim’s LOVE IN THE STACKS

“Who knew Cupid was such a Ladies’ Man and that Guardian Angels have a super-steamy side?” for MG Ainsworth’s CHERUB’S CHOICE

“Valentines, Vampires and Key Lime Pie” for Buck Buchanan’s HEART BREAKER

“What happens when The Grinch plays Cupid?” for Sheila Seabrook’s THE VALENTINE GRINCH

“What if Cupid couldn’t find you because you were too busy being busy?” for Diane Vallere’s INDEPENDENCE DAY

“One cab ride can change your heart forever” for Christy Hayes’ GOOD LUCK, BAD TIMING, AND WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

On Amazon 

B&N Nook

Smashwords

In this WG2E Spring Hop Edition, you’re getting stories that yes, have a Spring element, but definitely not in the average way.

You’ll never think of Spring in quite the same way. For example:

• “What about Spring for the Italian Mob? Is it just another season of killing?” for D. D. Scott’s VESUVIUS

• “Spring Fling in South Beach means major trouble for Zo White in this fractured fairytale” for Barbara Silkstone’s MIRROR, MIRROR

• “And should this heroine, nicknamed Spring Roll, save her friend…or should her friend even be saved?” for Jayne Ormerod’s WHEN WE WERE MIDDLE-AGED AND FOOLISH

• “Can sweet serendipity and a Spring festival in South Carolina get this couple back on the steamy side of the tracks?” for Tracy Sumner’s TRUE FATE

• “On this particular St. Patty’s Day, an ex-cop, once bribed by the mob, must now beat them at their own game in order to earn back the life and love he’d lost” for Kristine Cayne’s GUNS ‘N’ TULIPS

AND…

How ’bout I treat all of you to David Slegg and I’s STUCK WITH A STIFF Serial Novel World, in which y’all get a chapter each week delivered to your email, for FREE?!

It’s Castle and Beckett gone-country

Just go to our STUCK WITH A STIFF site and ask to join the group, and I’ll sub y’all in and your Mom’s too…for FREE!!!

http://yhoo.it/JiTHkq

How D. D. Scott-ville and RG2E fun is all this?!

So, RG2E Peeps, get to commenting below as to which Ebook Anthology you’d like today and tell us a little about the mom of your choice too, who will also receive that Anthology!  You can private email us The Mom’s email at rg2e(at)live(dot)com (if you don’t want to type in their email on the comments). We’ll then randomly pick the Audio Book Winners from your comments too! 

Happy Mother’s Day from my home to each of yours!

The Best of Ereading (and Audio Book) Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

P.S. And if your Mom isn’t an Ereading or Audio Book fan, I’ll treat someone who you think is just a superfab Mom, and you’d like to see treated to an Ebook and perhaps win my debut Audio Book too!!!

RG2E…Reaching Ereaders One Ebook Gift at a Time!!!

Happy Hump Day, RG2E Peeps!!!

As we continue our week long RG2E Birthday Party, I thought it might be fun to see what just one Ebook Gift can do…

By the end of this month, we’ll have Ebook Gifted almost 2000 Ebooks…One Reader, One Ebook Gift at a Time!!!

Here at The RG2E, we believe that…

Nothin’ beats treatin’ readers!!!

And we also believe that nothin’ reaches all of you superfab readers like by being able to say…

The First One is On Me!!!

That’s how I built my D. D. Scott-ville Epublishing Empire…by saying:

“Try my D. D. Scott books…and I’ll tell you what…how ’bout ‘the first one is on me’?!”

And I used the A-mazing Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway of Love” pink cadillac as my logo for a superfab fun “Ridin’ The Free-way” campaign!!!

Not until I made the book that started it all for me (my debut release) – BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS – Free across all platforms (Amazon, B&N Nook, Smashwords, Sony, Apple, Kobo and Diesel) in September 2011 did I learn what that kind of Pay It Forward approach could do to build my reader base.

Going on 7 months later, BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS has now been downloaded over 115,000 times across all platforms!!!

That’s 115,000 new D. D. Scott-ville readers!!!

Plus…I’ve now become both an Amazon and B&N Top 100 Bestselling Author and have sold going on 100,000 Ebooks (across all 14+ titles I now have out)!!!

I’m sharing this scoop with you not to brag…not at all…rather, I’m sharing with you the story behind why I created The RG2E and why the philosophy we operate on is:

The First One is On Me…Reaching Ereaders One Ebook Gift at a Time!!!

Okay then…let’s take this little Pink Cadillac Philosophy for a test drive…shall we?

Help me share with the world what receiving an Ebook Gift “on me” has done for your Ereading Libraries…

Here’s a series of RG2E Reader Polls for y’all to participate in to show the world what Reaching Ereaders One Ebook Gift at a Time can do:

As a special thank you to all of you superfab RG2E Peeps for helping us build one heckuva dynamic Ereading Community, one of you who comments below – about your thoughts regarding what our RG2E Ebook Gifts mean to you – will receive…an RG2E T-shirt!!!

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

P.S.  You’ve also got till May 1st to Enter to Win our next Ereader Giveaway…another Kindle Fire!!!  Enter here:

http://bit.ly/A9RACx

It’s Jimmy Thomas Friday on RG2E…as in International Cover Model King Jimmy Thomas!!!

Happy Friday, All!!!

Today’s RG2E EOTD Post is all about going “Under The Covers – As In Book Covers”!

And there isn’t a hotter guy on book shelves and cyber shelves the world over than international cover model Jimmy Thomas, the man who’s now the hero on 2500 covers…which beats both Fabio and the former Cover King John DeSalvo…

2500 covers, which includes being the oh-so-hot bootscootin’ cowboy on my debut release…BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS!

Drool ’til your heart’s content! Jimmy’s just that drool-worthy.

For more fabulous images of Jimmy and to learn more about his fascinating careers, visit his websites at:

http://www.jimmythomas.com 

http://www.romancenovelcovers.com

I’m beyond thrilled I got Jimmy to do my debut cover shot! And I’m super-excited to have partnered with him again for the second book in my Bootscootin’ Series – STOMPIN’ ON STETSONS.

I’ve also had the privilege of meeting Jimmy and partnering with him again in a two-part “Under The Covers” Interview.

Not that kind of “under the covers” either, Y’All…I know where your minds are goin’…LOL!!!

Anyhoo…

We’re going to start with this Part I peek at one of Jimmy’s cover shoots which I was lucky enough to attend at RT10 (http://www.rtbookreviews.com/convention-home) in April 2010 in Columbus OH.

Part II will be my amazing interview with Jimmy where he’ll expand on some of the topics I cover today as well as give you the inside scoop on all-things-Jimmy including what makes this sexy, sassy, smart guy tick and what his future plans look like!

So let’s jump right in…Under The Covers…Let’s find out what happens at a Live, Book-Cover Shoot!

Here we go:

1. Jimmy chooses the gorgeous models he partners with for each shoot based on their personalities. These women must be fun and have chemistry with Jimmy. He also tries to use local models from the locations he’s shooting in.

2. For Jimmy’s photographers, lighting is the most important factor of the shoot. The lighting can set the mood or break it and keeps the image from appearing flat.

3. Jimmy and his models never force the poses. These covers aren’t posed shots. Rather they are scenes Jimmy and his partner(s) act out in front of the camera. They keep the seduction and mood going by taking each shoot from a sweet romance to full erotic heat level.

***Note: This sweet to erotic heat element was the most intriguing point I learned at the live cover shoot. I had no idea that’s how it was done. That way, Jimmy explained, his shoot can be used no matter what a book’s heat level. Brilliant!!!

4. Jimmy thinks the “Almost Kiss” is the hottest shot. Like he says, “If you see the kiss, you know the end of the story.”

5. He goes for that push-pull factor with each shot to keep the sexual tension high and visible.

6. He works with plus-size models too.

7. He loves doing action-style shots involving “running” away or toward danger.

8. He gave us this fun and fabulous inside-a-shoot tidbit: for Playboy shoots, they use one light designated for each body part – i.e. a light focused on the shoulder, the arm, the neck, etc.

9. For every couple hundred shots taken, he may get 30 “keepers”.

10. They use very little make-up to avoid dating a shot. No added eyelashes either.

11. Jimmy bought a special bed for bedroom shots and hangs sheers and uses a variety of satin sheets for different effects.

12. Photographers often stand on the bed to get better shots. (Side note: Sooo much for the romance…LOL!)

13. The sheet colors used actually change the hair color. Hair is a huge factor in the shots, moving it just the right way with the strands right where you want ’em.

14. They often use Canon or Nikon cameras.

How’s that for some great Under The Cover – As In Book Cover tidbits?! Fun stuff!!!

Jimmy is also a super sweet, sexy smart guy underneath all that muscle. Who knew they made ’em like that?!

Coming soon, I’ll post Part II of this Under The Covers segment, and you’ll hear from Jimmy himself as he answers my interview questions.

In the mean time…how does this affect our RG2E EOTD Giveaways?

Today’s EOTD Giveaways will come from your choice of Jimmy Thomas Covers we’ve featured on RG2E!!!

It’s a Jimmy Thomas Cover Scavenger Hunt!!!

I count 6 Ebooks on RG2E’s Genre-Specific Pages with Jimmy on the Cover…so find ’em…then let us know which one you’d like and for which Ereader, and you just might win it!!!

***You’ve also got till March 1st to enter to win our first RG2E Ereader Giveaway…so if you’d like a shot at a new Kindle Fire…enter to win here:

http://bit.ly/xeNvzz

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