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 Laina Turner used to Ride a Cow Named Lulabelle!

Yep, RG2E Peeps, it’s true…RG2E Featured Author Laina Turner used to ride a cow named Lulabelle! And here she is to tell you all about it…

I used to ride a cow named Lulabelle.

Now I know you’re asking yourself what that has to do with writing. It’s simple. It’s all about creativity. I wanted a pony and didn’t have one so I improvised and rode a cow and pretended she was a pony (yes this really happened). It’s the same today. I live a normal, average life but sometimes I want to be reckless and romanced so I live out those fantasies through my writing and reading. There is nothing better than the escape into another world, even if it’s for a short time, and enjoy things that would probably never happen in real life such as a gorgeous millionaire falling in love with me or being able to shape shift.

TV and movies are great but nothing compares to a book. With a book the author paints a picture of that alternate reality but you still get so much opportunity to make it your own, in your mind. How many times have you read a book that is then made into a movie and you are thoroughly disappointed at who was picked to portray your favorite characters because you had imagined something else completely? I know it’s happened to me many times.

I said in conversation the other day that movies are strip clubs where a book is a burlesque – it leaves something to the imagination and that is much sexier!

With that, I thought I’d leave you to comment and receive a copy of Handbags & Hooligans for the reader of your choice.

Presley went to Vegas to watch her friend Anna get married and the event turned into solving the mystery of her brother’s girlfriend’s disappearance. But Ashley wasn’t exactly the schoolteacher she appeared to be. Who was she and why was she kidnapped?

Available for $2.99 on Amazon , B&N Nook , Kobo and Smashwords

About Laina:

Laina Turner is a business woman, mom, author, Professor, and a major supporter of shopping. She has an undying love for shoes and coffee, which is why she created her main character and alter-ego Presley Thurman.

With a lot of letters after her name and a ton of student loan debt, she is always working to pay the bills. While she enjoys her day job, her passion is writing, and she is hoping to sell her book and retire to a private island.

Laina is currently living in Indiana, with her family, and is always writing something, whether it’s blogs, articles, business journals and books or ideas for her next novel. She is continuously doing what she loves which is writing or drinking coffee.

Follow her at:

Follow me on Twitter @lturnermolaski

Find me on my Facebook Fan Page Laina Turner

Visit my website www.lainaturner.com

Download my iPhone app

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I had the pony, Laina, but perhaps a cow would have been more fun…LOL!!! Although, I adored my pony Misty…yep, named after the book with the pony by the same name. 🙂

Thanks sooo much for sharing this superfab fun peek into your world and for the Ebook Gift Copies too!

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

For All of You Paranormal/Horror Fans…Check Out Tales From The Mist!

Happy Hump Day, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Here at The RG2E, we’re beginning our Halloween Celebration early!!!

Check it out…from the wonderful Rhonda Hopkins

I’m so excited! Today is the release of TALES FROM THE MIST, a paranormal/horror anthology which includes eleven original short stories from some new authors in the horror genre and one reprint from best-selling author, Scott Nicholson.

Amazon US     Amazon UK     Barnes & Noble     Kobo     Smashwords

Wicked cover, right? As you can see, best-selling author Aiden James wrote the foreword for us. So very cool of him. 🙂 Thank you, Aiden!

The authors featured in this book are members of the WG2E Street Team and I am honored to be included among such talented writers. We’ve been working for months on this project. It’s been hard work, but fun and exciting too. I’ve learned so much from each of the other authors and am grateful for their support and encouragement.

Back of the cover blurb:

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.

Reviews:

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.”

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.”

You can find more in-depth reviews of the book at the following:

http://twbrown.blogspot.com/

Penelope Anne Bartotto

Not only did Mr. Brown and Ms. Bartotto write reviews for us, but they also featured each of us during the last couple of weeks. I can’t thank them enough for their generosity and support. Check out their sites for interviews and guest posts.

Blog Hop:

We’ll be having a blog hop October 17th – 18th to celebrate the release of TALES FROM THE MIST. Each of the WG2E authors will have a blog post and you can enter to win some great prizes including Amazon gift cards. For more details on how to enter and win, check out the blog at our Beach Book Blast website. Just look for the button below.

Featured Authors:

So who all is featured in this anthology? Glad you asked! 😉 Here are the authors and their story blurbs:

Wampus Cat by Scott Nicholson

A camping trip into the Appalachian Mountains leads to the discovery of a spooky creature thought to be nothing more than a folk myth. 

The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins

Serena knows her late uncle wasn’t crazy. So when she inherits his sprawling Carolina mansion and leaves the big city to restore both his home and his name, she uncovers a mystery that could cost much more than her sanity. As the house slowly reveals its dark secrets, and the extent of her peril becomes evident, she’ll settle for escaping with her life – if it isn’t already too late.

Addiction by Marty Young

If you were told you could become a God, would you? Imagine the power, and how it could be used. But then there’s that saying about power isn’t there? And how it corrupts…

The Messenger by Cate Dean

Sarah escapes her tour group, hoping to find some much needed alone time in the local cemetery. What she finds instead casts her in the unwanted role of savior, and forces her to make a life or death choice.

Jade O’Reilly & the Graveyard Shift by Tamara Ward

Private investigator Jade O’Reilly finds herself on security-guard duty at a supposedly haunted historic mansion on Halloween night. She doesn’t believe in the rumors that say the house is cursed; she doesn’t believe in ghosts. Will she by the end of her shift?

In A Beginning by Meredith Bond

There is no way Lilith is going to accept Adam’s chauvinistic attitude. If he wants to rule the Garden of Eden, she’s outta there! But things get a lot more interesting – and scarier – after she leaves the Garden and falls in love with the demon, Samael.

Haste by Catie Rhodes          

A betrayed wife who murders her cheating husband and his lover in a fit of rage becomes the victim of her own impulsiveness.

King of Rats by Gregory Carrico

All that stands between him and a lifetime of food is a Queen, his sister, and a surface world overrun by vampires. Will the King of Alley Rats risk everything for his throne and his pack, or leave it all behind for a pretty mouse in distress?

To E.A. Poe by Mitzi Flyte

In 1845 a grieving brother writes to the author, blaming Poe for his sister’s death. Could one of Poe’s short stories lead someone to do the unspeakable?

An Inconvenient Debt by Natalie G. Owens

A mother makes a Faustian bargain for her son’s freedom. But can she truly meet the cost when his real prison demands payment of a different debt?

Dead Lily Blooms by *lizzie starr

Someone wants vampyre Lily dead, and a bargain with Death has been struck. Death sends servant Agaar to bring Lily to him, but the task becomes more complicated than either Death or Agaar anticipated.

Beneath Still Waters by Stacey Joy Netzel

An old legend tells of a beautiful witch unjustly persecuted who became a ghost bent on revenge. The danger lies in not believing.

Seriously cool stories, if I say so myself. And, I do. 😉 I’ve read them all! Hopefully you’ll feel the same. 🙂

Interested in finding out how our stories came to be or more about the other authors and their stories? Check out Natalie G. Owen’s website where she’s hosting each of the TALES FROM THE MIST authors for her 13 days of Halloween series beginning October 19th. And click on the links above for each of the authors. Many of them are giving away individual prizes as well October 17th-18th.

To celebrate, we’re also giving away 12 copies of TALES FROM THE MIST today on the RG2E. Just leave a comment for your chance to win and let us know which format you’d like. 

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Is this totally superfab, awesome sauce scary fun or what, RG2E Peeps?! Our WG2E Street Team totally rocks, and I’m over the moon they all found each other in WG2E-Land (our RG2E Sister Site…The WG2E…The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing) and are now doing their own terrific short story collections/anthologies!!!

Who all wants an Ebook Gift Copy?! I know I do!!!

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

RG2E’s EOTD include Tina Lencioni’s Kate McCall, Private Eye and John Locke’s Bad Doctor

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

Y’all wanted more Cozy-style Humorous Mysteries and Thrillers, so here we go…

Author: Tina Lencioni

On Amazon

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Kate McCall, Private Eye is the first of a series featuring a novice private investigator with more spunk than sense.

Confident and optimistic, Kate McCall is convinced she can make a success of her private investigation business despite the fact that she hasn’t had a single case. Not so optimistic are the members of her big Irish family, especially her sisters, who are there at every opportunity to point out Kate’s dire financial state and to encourage her to find a steady office job. When three investigations suddenly fall into her lap Kate grabs onto this windfall, and in just a few short days unravels the secrets behind the collapse of a high school athlete, the theft of her ex-boyfriend’s pastry recipes, and a question of paternity posed by a querulous old man. Tagging along as reluctant assistants are Kate’s charming, unemployed cousin Nick, and Pickles, her little dog of indeterminate breed. Teenagers with attitude, a tempestuous French chef, a mysterious handbag designer, and a peculiar, ever-present neighbor join other quirky characters in places as diverse as a haphazard commercial bakery, a Latino nightclub, and a run-down sports bar to provide Kate with vital information and clues. Every step of the way her financial state worsens and someone in her extended family interferes, but no matter how empty her bank account, how loud her family protests, or how much she annoys her clients, Kate refuses to be distracted from her goal: finding the truth in every case.

Fast paced and very funny, Kate McCall, Private Eye is a fresh, character-driven story featuring a fearless and impulsive young woman absolutely determined to make a success of her business on her own terms and in her own way. Written for fans of humorous fiction, as well as those looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous tough female PI, this lighthearted series will also appeal to anyone who enjoys a great read, memorable characters and a happy ending.

Author: John Locke

On AmazonNook and Smashwords

99 Cents

“When you’re in my hospital you’re not family. You’re prey!

“If you’re coming after me, don’t do it in a hospital. That’s my domain. And don’t piss me off in the real world and expect a smooth hospital stay because I have a long memory, and no one is exempt. Before you bully me in a bar, embarrass me on a date, or refuse to replace the crappy car you sold me, think about this: you’ll never be more vulnerable in your life than when you’re spending the night in a hospital. When you’re here, you’re not family. You’re prey!”
–Dr. Gideon Box
Reader Comments

“Wild and crazy! After reading Bad Doctor, I may never set foot in a hospital again—even as a visitor!”

“If you like Donovan Creed, you’re going to love Bad Doctor!”

“Bad Doctor hooked me from the first sentence! I kept thinking “Just one more chapter,” but I couldn’t stop. When there were no pages left to turn I was shocked to find I had spent the entire afternoon reading this book!”

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How’s that for some superfab fun Ereading?! 🙂

We’ll Ebook Gift up to 50 Copies today, so just let us know which one you’d like to receive!!!

Also, be sure to Enter to Win our next Kindle Fire Giveaway! Enter Here:

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

RG2E Reader2Author Interview with Bestselling Author Theresa Ragan and Superfab Reader Emmy Jordan

Happy Mother’s Day, All You RG2E “Mom” Peeps!

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

To celebrate Mother’s Day, today’s RG2E Ebook of The Day (EOTD) is Theresa Ragan’s Having My Baby.

On Amazon

Theresa Ragan is a Kindle Bestselling Author of Romantic comedy, Time Travel romance and Romantic suspense. After working as a waitress, a legal secretary, and even delivering singing telegrams, she wrote every day for 19 years without an offer from a traditional publishing house. But the new digital world has changed everything. Readers love Theresa’s books! She has now sold more than 250,000 novels in her first year of being an independent author and she recently signed her first publishing agreement with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint.

Our reader today is Emmy Jordan, a hotel receptionist from a rural community in Southern Ohio. Raised in a family of seven children, Emmy is devoted to her ADHD and SPD challenged son. Although she likes hiking, camping and taking long walks, reading is one of her favorite pastimes as it helps dealing with daily stress.

We hear you on that one, Emmy!

Alicia to Theresa and Emmy: When did you first become an avid reader?

Emmy: I first started reading actively in junior high; I would always read Jane Austen and the Bronte’s sisters. That led me to start reading Thomas Hardy and Elizabeth Gaskell. I started reading all the time to help release stress built up during the day. I find it relaxing. I encourage my five year old to read and I love to read to him. He loves The Ugly Duckling and Goodnight Moon.

Theresa: I love Goodnight Moon! In sixth grade I read Where the Red Fern Grows. When I finished that book I cried for weeks. I always loved to read, but I didn’t become an avid reader until I was an adult, after I read Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor at the age of 33. That book sparked a fire within me to read everything I could get my hands on. I loved the escapism the story provided and, of course, what I love about reading romance is the guaranteed happily ever after.

Alicia: So Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor was the book that made you want to write?

Theresa: Yes! The minute I read THE END, I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was instantaneous.

Alicia to Emmy: What genres are your favorites? Any you absolutely would never read?

Emmy: I would consider my favorite genre to be Regency Romance. I’m just drawn to that time frame. Other favorites would be Modern Romance and Young Adult. Book types I would never read are Vampires, Werewolves and Paranormal. They just don’t interest me.

Alicia: I am totally addicted to Regency Romance.

Theresa: I love the Regency period too, and vampires and werewolves aren’t my thing either. I’m not sure why. I did read the Twilight series and enjoyed it…although the last book creeped me out a little bit.  Emmy, are you open to reading in a genre outside your comfort zone? If so, what would make you try something different?

Emmy: Yes, I would read a story outside of my comfort zone. I find that a friend’s recommendation is the best way to find out if I’ll enjoy it and possibility like it. A friend recommended a book recently: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and, although I don’t quite get into Dystopian books, I picked it up anyway.

Alicia to Theresa: Do you read across genres, or stick to mainly one?

Theresa: I read everything, fiction and non-fiction, although the majority of books I read are romantic suspense, contemporary romance, some historical, and thrillers. I love the guaranteed happily ever after in romance novels. And the best romance novels make me forget that the happy ending is guaranteed.

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

Emmy: I read all the time, as much as I can. I love to read while at home or during drives to different places. The time of day I would consider as my ‘reading’ time is right before I go to bed.

Theresa: I read while I wait for doctors and dentists appointments, on trips and for at least an hour every night before bed. If I’m reading a book I can’t put down, then I read until the book is finished to the detriment of all else.

Alicia to Theresa: Do you have an author you currently read that inspires your writing?

Theresa: Lisa Gardner and Susan Elizabeth Phillips inspire me. I love everything about their writing and their storytelling abilities. The characters in their books come alive for me and the great dialogue and pacing keeps me turning the pages.

Alicia: Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a favorite of mine too.

Theresa: I look forward to reading every new book of hers and then I savor every word. Definitely pure pleasure.

Emmy to Theresa: Where do you draw your inspiration from for your writing?

Theresa: From my husband, my four sisters and their families, and from my four kids who range in ages of 19 to 31. I have inspiration all around me: Love, break-ups, and plenty of drama right at my fingertips.

Theresa to Emmy: Have you ever thought about writing a book of your own?

Emmy: Actually the thought has crossed my mind.

Alicia to Emmy: How did you discover the first Theresa Ragan book you read? How did it affect you?

Emmy: I first discovered Theresa’s books while searching through the recommendations on Amazon. The title drew my interest, then I read the reviews and had to read it. Taming Mad Max made me cry and laugh and I ended up loving it.

Alicia to Emmy: What kind of heroine or hero do you usually like to read about? One that you will go back to again and again?

Emmy: My kind of hero/ heroine would be someone who is strong but also sensitive and can be caring and respectable without realizing it.

Alicia: Which one of Theresa’s characters is most compelling to you? Any that you don’t like?

Emmy: A character that I didn’t like? No. I actually liked all the characters. The one that held my attention the most would have been Jill (Having My Baby). I just loved the way she was determined to have a child and went through with following her dreams of becoming a mother.

Alicia to Theresa: Is there a character you’ve created that is your personal favorite?

Theresa: The first book I ever wrote was Return of the Rose, a medieval time travel set in 1420 England. Derek Vanguard, Lord of Braddock Hall, is my favorite character. I have a feeling he will always be my favorite hero. I spent five years with Derek and I have a major crush on him. He is one hundred percent alpha male and yet he has the kindest heart in the entire world. He is a confused soul who has never had a reason to trust anyone until he meets Morgan Hayes from the twentieth century.

Alicia: Is there a particular character you get the most compliments or complaints about?

Theresa: I get, by far, the most compliments about Lizzy Gardner and her two young assistants (her team.) Abducted and Dead Weight by TR Ragan are the first two books in my thriller series. Thanks to Lizzy, Hayley and Jessica, I’ve had four editors approach me, expressing interest in buying the series. I recently sold the Lizzy Gardner series to Thomas & Mercer and signed my very first Publishing Agreement on March 27, 2012.

Alicia: Congrats!

Theresa to Emmy: Do you find yourself thinking of certain characters as if they were real people days or weeks after you finished the book?

Emmy: Yes, I will find myself drawn to a character(s) for days after reading a book. I will also find myself going back to certain points of a book just to capture the feel of the characters over and over after I read it completely.

Emmy to Theresa: Have you ever modeled a character after yourself?

Theresa: Ha! No. At least not on purpose, but I do think there is a little bit of me in every one of my characters. When I first began writing 19 years ago, I noticed that a lot of my stories had a character or two who had abandonment issues. My dad left my mom AND his five daughters when I was 9 years old. My mom hired a detective to try and find him, but that took years and my mom had never worked before. I was paying my own dentist bills by cleaning the neighbors’ houses and we ate a lot of beans back then. I had to get a work permit at the age of 14 so I could leave high school to go waitress three days a week. Dad is now back in our lives and he has a lot of health issues. Thanks to my older sisters, I have made peace with him. I am glad I have had the chance to learn true forgiveness. All of these kinds of life lessons show up in my books and also help to shape my characters.

Alicia to Emmy: What is the reason you continue to read Theresa’s books?

Emmy: The combination of humor and tearful emotions. I like the writing style too.

Emmy to Theresa: Out of the collection of books you’ve penned, which has been your absolute favorite?

Theresa: My favorite book to write was Finding Kate Huntley because at the time I was really challenging myself to write something different. My heroine, Kate, is tough. Probably a little too tough, but I like that about her. To survive in Haiti where she grows up, she has to have her guard up at all times. I also loved writing the plane crash scene because the hero is forced to fly the plane and he has no idea what he’s doing; Jack Coffey, the rookie FBI agent is not nearly as tough as Kate which was an interesting twist for an author like me who likes alpha males; and I also enjoyed writing a super fast paced story.

The book I’ve read the most is Return of the Rose and the book I couldn’t wait to read the moment I finished writing it was Abducted because I am super attached to the characters. Of course I love Taming Mad Max and Having My Baby, too. I like big crazy chaotic families like mine. I have a third contemporary romance that I can’t wait to revise and then release titled Here Comes the Bride! This family is crazy fun, too.

Theresa to Emmy: What is your all-time favorite book and why?

Emmy: Ah, that is a tough one for me. I seem to have a lot of favorites I like to read over and over. But if I had to choose I would say my all time favorite book would have to be Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. A reason why I like it is it’s sweet, cute and romantic and the characters are very relatable. I found myself back in high school with a crush on the hero of the book. I can read that story over constantly and still can’t get enough of it.

Emmy to Theresa: What do you do to prevent writers block?

Theresa: I think of Nora Roberts. In a way, I don’t believe in writers block because if you sit down and start writing, even nonsensical scribbling, it will come to you eventually. It’s easy to get distracted by the Internet and Facebook and Twitter. I don’t know Nora, but to write that many wonderful books, I imagine that she is focused when she sits down in front of her computer. That’s what I do too. I must write 1,000 words before I can do anything else. Then I must write 1,000 more. Of course, some days the words flow magically from my fingers. I love those days.

Alicia to Emmy: What prompts you as a reader to contact an author?

Emmy: I would say it is how much I enjoyed one of their stories.

Alicia to Theresa: What was the most an unusual response you’ve gotten from a reader?

Theresa: The most unusual response was from a reader who sounded a little concerned about where I got my idea for Abducted, my first thriller. I think that book worried her a little.

Alicia to Emmy: Is there something you’d like to say to most authors? Something you wish they’d understand better about readers?

Emmy: Right at the moment I couldn’t say. I just like when authors make stories enjoyable that would keep someone wishing that the story would never end. I do love stories with a happy ending though, and it’s discouraging to me to read something that is heartbreaking at the end. When an author writes a story their characters are looked up to as heroes, aspirations, and in the end emotions determine if the ‘happily ever after’ is more than just the last statement finishing the story.

Alicia to Theresa: What was the most satisfying response you’ve gotten from a reader?

Theresa: A few responses that stick in my mind are the ones from readers who tell me that my book(s) have made them want to read again after years of not reading at all.
But every single email I have received from a fan/reader has been amazingly satisfying. After 19 years of writing without much feedback, there is nothing that compares to hearing from a satisfied reader.

Connect with Theresa Ragan:

Website
Facebook
Twitter

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“Mr. Baylor,” the officer said, “have you ever met either of these women?”

Derrick’s mind was numb, but somehow he managed to say, “No. Never.”

“You’re making the ladies nervous, and truthfully, you’ve got me wondering too–what is your business with this woman?”

Derrick pried his gaze from the woman’s stomach and raised his eyes to hers. “She’s having my baby.”

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Growing up, Jill Garrison never daydreamed about having the perfect wedding. Instead, she dreamt about having a baby. Boy or girl, it didn’t matter. Unfortunately, her fiancé can’t have children. Determined to realize her lifelong dream of having a baby, Jill spends years searching for a company (CryoCorp) that provides high quality donor sperm. Everything is right in Jill’s world until her wedding day when her fiancé leaves her at the altar to be humiliated before friends and family. She doesn’t waste any time moving from New York City to California to start over. And she keeps her appointment with Cryocorp. She may never have the wedding or the husband, but nothing is going to stop her from having a baby. She’s tired of everyone telling her what to do. The baby she’s carrying is hers and hers alone. Nobody can take that away from her.

Or can they?

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(D. D. here…)

Thanks bunches to Alicia Street, Theresa and Emmy for this superfab RG2E Reader2Author Interview!!!

So who all would luuuvvv a Kindle Gift Copy of HAVING MY BABY?!

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The Best of RG2E Reader2Author Interview Wishes — Alicia Street, RG2E Contributor, and D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

Alicia Street is the author of Kiss Me, Dancer, Snow Dance and Aphrodisiac. Alicia is proud to be a part of the WG2E and RG2E family.

Today’s EOTD is Deanna Chase’s Superfab Boxed Set – Jade Calhoun Series, Book 1 and 2!!!

TGIF, RG2E Peeps!!!

Welcome and/or Welcome Back to The WG2E!!!

Lately, I’ve been hooked on all-things-witches Ebooks, and yesterday, I found out about this new author from RG2E Fave and my waaay wonderful friend Gemma Halliday

Deanna Chase

and her

A-mazing

New Boxed Set

Here’s the scoop on this set (2 books for just $1.99 🙂 ):

“It’s rare when a full-length novel can keep me entertained! But I was firmly planted on my chair while reading HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET.” Erinne~The Romance Reviews

“Haunted on Bourbon Street sucked me in faster than I expected and once I reached the end, I kept looking for more pages. The supporting characters are all unique in their own rights and I can’t wait to read book two.” Stacy~Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

“The world Deanna has created in the series is so cool! Witches, empaths, ghosts, demons OH My! Love, Romance, Action, Mystery this has it all! The writing is spectacular and draws you into the story.” SupaGurl Books
Product Description

***** LIMITED TIME SALE PRICE*******

REGULARLY $5.99!! 67% OFF THE COVER PRICE!

Books 1 and 2 of the Jade Calhoun Series

Haunted on Bourbon Street

Jade loves her new apartment–until a ghost joins her in the shower.

When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.

Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships. It’s no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it’s up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she’ll need Kane’s help–and he’s betrayed her with a secret of his own–to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

Witches of Bourbon Street

Jade Calhoun was never fond of her empath abilities. Now she’s discovered she has another gift she’d rather not unwrap–magic. But when her mentor, Bea, becomes gravely ill and insists Jade’s the only one who can help, she’s forced to embrace her witchy side.

It’s too bad she spent a decade shunning the magical community and never learned to harness her powers. Because time’s run out. A trapped spirit has revealed a clue to Jade’s long-lost mother. The resident angel has gone rogue and disappeared with Jade’s boyfriend, Kane. And if that wasn’t enough, her ex appears to be possessed.

To save any of them, Jade will need to find a way to control her inner white witch–without succumbing to black magic. Otherwise, she’ll lose everything…including her soul.

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Okay…who all wants an Ebook Gift Copy of this superfab fun-sounding set?!

We’ll treat up to the first 50 who ask!!!

It’s available on Amazon and B&N Nook for this special price!!!

Also, you’ve still get plenty of time to Enter to Win your very own Kindle Fire from The RG2E!!!  Enter here:

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

The Ebooks D. D. Scott is E-reading and Would Luuuvvv to Ebook Gift to RG2E Peeps!!!

Happy Weekend, RG2E Peeps!!!

As we look forward to kicking-off the 11th Week of The RG2E, I thought it might be fun to introduce a new RG2E Monthly Feature called:

The Ebooks D. D. Scott is E-reading and Would Luuuvvv to Ebook Gift to RG2E Peeps!!!

I get messages and emails a bunch from my D. D. Scott-ville readers asking me “What are u reading, D. D.?”

So here’s the scoop on not only what I’m reading, but what I’m sooo gaga over I’ve just gotta talk about and Ebook Gift to you!!!

For this month’s D. D. Scott’s Totally Gaga Over Ebook…

Two of my fave authors have done it again with a new Ebook Release I can’t wait to dive into…

Ruth and Michael Harris

On Amazon

$2.99

Okay…note from D. D….Thrillers scare the sh*t outta me, and for that reason, I usually don’t read them…BUT…Ruth and Michael’s books have these A-mazing helluva international ride element and Bond-like “thrill” to ’em, along with the super scary stuff too, and I simply can’t put ’em down.

Apparently, my superfab friend and NY Time’s Bestselling Author Bob Mayer feels the same…here’s what he said about this book:

“OVERRIDE delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. Ruth and Michael Harris have delivered another great read and sure bestseller. I dare you to put it down!” — Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51

Anyhoo…I adore Ruth and Michael Harris – Ruth is also a NY Times Bestseller and Michael was the first person to welcome the Beatles to the US as a PR Exec for The Ed Sullivan show…cool, right?! – and I can’t wait to Ebook Gift y’all what’s sure to be this husband-and-wife team’s next Bestselling Book!!!

Here’s the description:

OVERRIDE is based on secret, real-life psychiatric experiments known as MK-ULTRA and conducted by the CIA in the 1960’s.

When the experiment—called the Lullaby Room in the novel—is deemed a failure, respected psychiatrist, Victor Ressid, is left bankrupt and embittered, abandoned to his own strange sexual obsessions and fantasies of revenge.

Zeb Marlowe, a scarred survivor of the experiment, tormented and invisibly wounded, and Jai Jai Leland, the intelligent, beautiful widow of a man who didn’t survive, must uncover the secret conspiracy at the heart of the government and stop a nuclear threat that puts the country’s security at risk.

Written in 2012 with a contemporary feel, OVERRIDE is set during the paranoid 1970’s. The novel takes place on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, in Ireland, the Philippines, Canada, Washington, DC and in a buried underground torture chamber located on a secluded private estate near the Mexico-Belize border.

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Okay, as always here on The RG2E, we’ll Ebook Gift Copy up to 50 copies of today’s featured Ebooks…so who wants this one?!

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

P.S.  To always keep up with what I’m Ereading, check out the bottom left side of my D. D. Scott-ville site, where I’ve got a superfab cool Goodreads Widget that will keep you in the Ebooks and in the know!!!

P.S.S. You can also continue to enter to win this month’s RG2E Ereader Giveaway…a Kindle Fire!!!  Enter here:

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