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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RG2E Featured Author Lily Silver – aka Dark Lily – talks Halloween and Middle-Age Goth

Happy Halloween, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

We’ve got a Halloween treat for you today with RG2E Featured Author Lily Silver, who’s also known as Dark Lily.

Lily’s Favorite Quote:

“I believe–I know that ghosts have wandered the earth. Be with me always–take any form–drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul! [Lily’s note: his ‘life & soul’ being Cathy!]” Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Take it away, Dark Lily…

I love Halloween.  To me, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the one time when the real me can emerge without the raised eyebrows and gaping stares. Why, you may ask would this be? Well, dear reader, I’m sort of a middle aged Goth. My license plate says DRKLILY. That’s Dark Lily phonetically. I get a lot of questions on that, with people seeing everything in the letters from Drunk Lily to Dr. Klily. I look at it this way, it works like an ink block; people see what they want to. Most get it, Dark Lily. But every so often someone tells me how much they love my ‘drunk lily’ vanity plate and I have to shake my head and wonder about them.

As a child, my TV heroines were Morticia Addams and Lily Munster.

I thought these ladies were so elegant in their long black hair and flowing gowns. I loved the Gothic feel of those shows, the dark atmosphere coupled with the extreme campiness.  I secretly wished I could have lived in that world growing up. When Anne Rice’s novel, Interview with the Vampire was first released I devoured it at the tender age sixteen (more than a few decades before the Twilight craze) and I fell in love with Louis, the tortured, angst ridden vampire protagonist. I since went on to discover Mr. Rochester of Jane Eyre fame and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, although I have some problems with Heathcliff’s innate cruelty, I still could not forget his dark devotion to Cathy in life and death. [see quote at top]

My Gothic Romance: When I wrote the novel of my heart, Dark Hero, several years ago, I had a lot to live up to when it came to tortured heroes who were devoted to their ladies. Dark Hero is a Gothic Romance. Imagine a kinder, gentler Heathcliff falls in love with The Ghost Whisperer. The hero is tortured, angst ridden and tends to like to hide behind masks–both literal and metaphorical–as he uses false identities to insulate himself from the world. As a scientist and a former pirate, he uses both his wit and his physical strength to win the battle.

Dark Hero is also a historical romance, so I can get away with the swashbuckling pirate who dissects corpses for scientific research (a little Dr. Frankenstein thrown in). The Heroine has inherited the gift of the seer. She can see and speak with the dead. The females in her family were powerful in the magical arts, but she’s trying to ignore that unconventional inherited quirk and just be ‘normal’ like everyone else. These quirks give her trouble with the hero, as he’s a stickler for logic and reason. I placed the pair in a neglected manor house with plenty of ghosts–one who is becoming increasingly violent toward the heroine. So Dark Hero is also a paranormal romance as there is a strong supernatural element in play. The key to the heroine’s release from the haunting and the evil stalking her is within herself, but she’s afraid to tap into her dark side and use the magical powers within her and set herself free–kind of like the rest of us.

Did I mention that I love Halloween? It’s the time of year to celebrate the dark side of life. Television features all those great horror flicks from the past decades and newer ones to tempt our palate. I can put fake tombstones and ghosts up on the front lawn, hang plastic pirate skeletons from the porch. I can play a CD of creepy organ music as I dress in black and quietly sip a Bat Bite out of a silver chalice and hand out goodies to the kids brave enough to dress up as their favorite fantasy character for one day out of the year!

Me, I’ll be dressed as Dark Lily, distant cousin of Morticia Addams, of course.

I write historical romance, and so I really want to know what touches reader’s hearts when it comes to a romance hero. It’s your turn! What do you like in a romance hero? What don’t you like? I’d like to know either way, as a writer I want to create heroes that are swoon worthy and satisfying for the reader. Share it with me and be entered in to win a copy of Dark Hero, A Gothic Romance. I’m giving away ten of them in e-book form as a super Halloween Treat.

Dark Hero is the first in the Reluctant Heroes series. Book Two, Bright Scoundrel, will be released in December of 2012, and Book Three, Gallant Rogue will be released in 2013.

Thanks to the wonderful and fun folks at RG2E for letting me share my dark side with you on Halloween. Happy Haunting every one: may all your supernatural encounters be pleasant!

Links for DARK HERO ($2.99):

Amazon: http://amzn.to/Vq6W4e

Nook: 
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-hero-a-gothic-romance-lily-silver/1113027240?ean=2940014522441

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/148132

Sony: 
http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/lily-silver/dark-hero/_/R-400000000000000683950

Connect with Lily here:

Website:  http://lilysilver.webs.com/

Blogs: http://romancinghistorylove.blogspot.com/

 http://strictlygothic.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  Lily Silver, Author

Twitter:  Lily Silver @timeless_lovers

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What a wonderful Halloween post and superfab treats too, Lily! Thanks sooo very much for sharin’ the luuuvvv here at The RG2E!

The Best of RG2E Ereading and Halloween Wishes —

D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

 

For The Love of Reading with RG2E Guest, Award-Winning Historical Romance Author Kiru Taye

Happy Sunday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

We’ve got a wonderful For The Love of Reading treat for ya today with our Special Guest, Award-Winning Author Kiru Taye!

Take it away, Kiru…

Thank you so much, D.D for hosting me today on RG2E.

Hello, everyone! Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved reading books. As a child, as soon as I could sit up and hold a book, I was reading.

While reading and writing are sometimes taken for granted in the ‘West’, most African parents—literate or not—encourage their children to read and write as a means to a better future. My parents were middle-class Nigerians so I was very lucky.

My obsession with books was ignored if not actively encouraged. I read everywhere. I mean everywhere, including at the dinner table sometimes. 🙂

In boarding school, I would stay up to read novels after lights-out with my torchlight under my blanket when I had exams the next day. I guess my parents never bothered with my ‘obsession’ because I excelled in my school work anyway. Don’t ask me how I managed it. I can’t remember. 🙂

We didn’t have libraries to tap into, so apart from the books my parents bought for me as part of my school studies, my reading habit was fed through second-hand books and book-swapping with friends.

For an African child, that’s really the only way you can sustain reading if your parents can’t afford to buy you new books every time.

Some of my earliest memories of books were Famous Five and Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton, The Wind in the Willow by Kenneth Grahame. In secondary school, I was introduced to the African Writers Series and authors such as Cyprian Ekwensi, Elechi Amadi and Flora Nwapa.

However some of the most memorable books I read as a teenager were Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Cry My Beloved Country by Alan Paton and The Gods Are Not Alone by Ola Rotimi.

My love for romance novels also started in my teenage years. Guess what I was reading under the blanket the night before my exams. 🙂 So it’s a natural progression that I would write romance novels almost 20 years later. LOL.

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My latest book released 20 July, His Princess (Men of Valor #3) is a historical romance set in pre-colonised West Africa.

On Amazon , Smashwords and Breathless Press

Price: $3.49

Here’s the blurb:

With the weight of a kingdom on his shoulders and his honour at stake, can a Prince truly love a slave?

Ezinne is dismayed when her mistress presents her to Prince Emeka as a concubine to cater for his every need for a few weeks. She’s a slave whose previous encounters with men make her fear their brutality.

Yet the more she gets to know the powerful yet honourable prince, the easier he breaks down the walls around her heart.  She soon comes to want him more than she wants anything else, even freedom.

But Emeka is the heir to the throne and Ezinne is a woman with secrets that threaten not just their budding relationship but a kingdom.

The first two books of the series, His Treasure (Men of Valor #1) and His Strength (Men of Valorn#2) are also available now. You can check out my blog to read Her Protector (Men of Valor #3.5) for free.

RG2E Peeps: Do you read novels by African authors? Where is the strangest place you’ve ever read a book? 

Kiru Taye is the award-winning author of His Treasure.

She writes historical, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her stories are sensual and steamy, her characters passionate and sassy and her settings atmospheric and exotic.

When she’s not writing, she’s reading, hanging out with family/friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and two children.

You reach her via her Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest

Follow her blog for latest news, free reads & giveaways: http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com

For a comprehensive list of her books, check out her websitehttp://www.kirutaye.com

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(D. D. here):

Thanks Bunches, Kiru, for a fascinating look at growing up and reading in Nigeria!!!  Wow…what a story…

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

Also, you’ve got till midnight on July 31st to Enter to Win a Kindle Touch! We’re giving away not one, but two this month here at The RG2E! Enter in D. D. Scott-ville:

http://bit.ly/A9RACx

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

RG2E’s EOTD is Debra Holland’s Sweet Western Historical Romance Wild Montana Sky

Happy Tuesday, RG2E Peeps!

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

We’ve got a USA Today Bestselling Book for ya today from the A-mazing

Debra Holland

On Amazon , B&N Nook and Smashwords

Price: 99 Cents

A USA Today bestselling book, and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Winner.

Wild Montana Sky is a “Sweet” Romance set in 1893 Montana.

“Stunningly crafted, Golden Heart winner Debra Holland captures the reader’s imagination and heart in Wild Montana Sky. Although deemed a sweet Western, Holland expertly builds emotional tension and passion.” Louisa Bacio, Night Owl Reviews

“I absolutely loved this story. It was beautifully written. While reading this novel I felt like I was actually there experiencing the beauty of wild Montana. The characters were refreshing and each of them was truly unique. I felt connected to these characters in a way that is rare in a novel. The love story completely captivated me and I found myself routing for their love until the very end.” Juliette Brandt, Paperbacks and Frosting Book Reviews

“I’m not usually into western romance books but I must say I really enjoyed this one. It is very well written and I loved the characters.” Geeky Girl Reviews

Overview:

With the tragic death of her fiancé, Elizabeth Hamilton believes she’ll never love again. The comfortable life she’s settled into with her brother in Boston is upset when he abruptly marries. Displaced by her spiteful new sister-in-law, and hoping to find a home for herself, Elizabeth allows handsome cowboy Nick Sanders to escort her from Boston to her friend’s Montana ranch.

In Montana, Elizabeth meets attractive Caleb Livingston, a wealthy banker who strongly resembles her beloved fiancé, and hopes she has a second chance at love. Yet, she has to fight a growing attraction to Nick. In braving the dangers and hardships of the West, Elizabeth discovers unexpected strengths within herself–strengths tested when an influenza epidemic ravages the town. As a child’s life hangs in the balance, Elizabeth must choose between the man who has everything, and the one with nothing but his heart to offer.

“A wonderful story. If you loved Little House on the Prairie and the Wagons West series, as well as early Linda Lael Miller and Susan Wiggs, you’ll enjoy Wild Montana Sky and, I’m sure, its sequel, Starry Montana Sky.” Colleen Gleason

“What a wonderful romantic tale. I’m already in love with Montana and wild west stories. Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland fed my passion. I’ll be reading more of Debra Holland. Can’t wait to read the rest of her Montana Sky Series. Five Stars.” Erin

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Sounds terrific, right?!

Who all wants an Ebook Gift Copy?! (We’ll Giveaway up to 50 Copies today!)

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

http://bit.ly/A9RACx

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

Today’s EOTD include Nana Malone’s Reluctant Protector and Judith Lown’s A Sensible Lady

Wavin’ atchya, RG2E-Land Ereading Peeps!!!

Welcome to The RG2E or Welcome Back!!!

We’ve got another round of EOTD (Ebooks of The Day), and we’re sooo excited to share ’em with y’all!

And remember, each day, here at The RG2E, we giveaway up to 50 Ebook Gift Copies of our EOTD!

Here’s how you win:

1. Make sure you’ve signed-up for The RG2E via Email (you’ll find the sign-up box at the top of the right sidebar on our Home Page)…you only have to do this once.

2. Each day then, simply leave a comment in our Comments Section as to which Ebook you’d like and for which Ereader.

That’s it! That’s all you gotta do to be eligible to win each and every day here at The RG2E!
Be sure to also Facebook Like and Follow us on Twitter too…that way you’ll be the first to know what we’re givin’ away and when.

Also, you’ll want to Enter to Win our third Kindle Fire…in our Monthly Ereader Giveaway!!! Enter here:

http://bit.ly/A9RACx


Okay then…let’s take a look at today’s EOTD, which feature Ebooks in the following genres/sub-genres:

Romantic Suspense (Erotic Paranormal)

Historical Romance (Regency)

Let’s dive right into today’s EOTD…

Romantic Suspense (Erotic Paranormal):

Author: Nana Malone

On Amazon

Price: $2.99

Word Count: 31,000

For five years, Cassie Reeser has been her brother’s personal lab rat. Peter’s experiments have made her a stronger, faster, better human. And she’s not the only one – he’s been experimenting on others as well. For five years, escape has eluded her. Until now. When she finds out he plans to sell her as a human weapon she knows it’s now or never. To make her escape she’ll sacrifice family bonds and leave behind the one person who’s ever helped her. Cassie’s learned to shrink from kindness and to never trust anyone. She knows the day Peter finally captures her will be the day she dies. To elude her brother and save the others, she’ll have to risk her body and her heart. What she doesn’t expect is a chance at a normal life.

Seth Adams is used to sifting through lies to find the truth. As a former war correspondent he knows what evils lurk in the world. When he finds Cassie hiding out in his car trunk, her story sounds like a fantastical dream. But, before long, he witnesses firsthand what she’s talking about when they’re attacked by a group of Peter’s soldiers. As a result, he goes through his own transformation into a super human and realizes the extent of what Cassie is running from. Cassie might not think she needs his protection, but he’ll die before he lets her brother have her back.

Historical Romance (Regency):

Author: Judith Lown

On Amazon

Price: $3.99

Word Count: 62,000

When Katherine Brampton’s cousin and former fiancé inherits her family home, she resolves not to be dependent on a man for whom she has no respect. So she leases the Dower House from a kindly baron on a neighboring estate, believing that she has successfully met the greatest challenge of her life.

How wrong she is! The kindly baron dies. An orphan arrives, whom Katherine accepts as her nephew. She is determined to provide for him, which means she must forget about love and marry a gentleman with money.

There are three possibilities.

Her cousin, Sir Clive Brampton, is eager to let bygones be bygones and marry Katherine. She would be able to return to her family home and live a life of financial ease. Her nephew would be provided for and launched into a career deemed suitable by Sir Clive. Can Katherine just accept Sir Clive’s generous offer?

The Reverend Mr. Augustus Wharton, the newly arrived vicar, listens attentively to Katherine’s anguished musings over the loss of her brother on a distant battlefield in Spain. There are rumors that Mr. Wharton’s present vocation is a stunning contrast to his past as a hard drinking, gambling rake. Katherine dismisses the rumors and wonders if she could live happily with a man for whom she feels only sisterly affection.

Finally, there is the new baron, Lord Henry Dracott. Lord Harry, as he is called, is clearly attracted to Katherine. But in spite of their best efforts to be civil to each other, their disagreements end up in arguments. Although there is mutual attraction, Katherine knows that Lord Harry’s heart is buried with his dead wife.

Katherine tries to be a sensible lady and accept a practical marriage. But will her heart let her?

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***Note: You can also go to the pages on The RG2E site for each of your fave genres and find even more terrific scoop on our EOTD as well as great info about their authors too!!! These pages also include our previous EOTD too…so you’ll never miss out on any of our EOTD!  By the end of this month, we should have them all completely updated…so stay-tuned for more amazing scoop about all our RG2E Featured Authors!!!

***Note: All prices listed are as each Ebook was priced at the time its EOTD Post was created.

Okay, Y’All, that should give ya some superfab Ereading for the day!!!

See you tomorrow for more Ebooks to fill your Ereaders!!!

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

Today’s EOTD include Jill Winter’s Raspberry Crush and Courtney Milan’s Unraveled

Wavin’ atchya, RG2E-Land Ereading Peeps!!!

Welcome to The RG2E or Welcome Back!!!

We’ve got another round of EOTD (Ebooks of The Day), and we’re sooo excited to share ’em with y’all!

And remember, each day, here at The RG2E, we giveaway up to 50 Ebook Gift Copies of our EOTD!

Here’s how you win:

  1. Make sure you’ve signed-up for The RG2E via Email (you’ll find the sign-up box at the top of the right sidebar on our Home Page)…you only have to do this once.
  2. Each day then, simply leave a comment in our Comments Section as to which Ebook you’d like and for which Ereader.

That’s it!  That’s all you gotta do to be eligible to win each and every day here at The RG2E!

Be sure to also Facebook Like and Follow us on Twitter too…that way you’ll be the first to know what we’re givin’ away and when.

Also, we’ve got our Second Ereader Giveaway in full swing! So, if you’d like a shot at winning a Kindle Fire, here’s where to enter:

http://bit.ly/A9RACx

Okay then…let’s take a look at today’s EOTD, which feature Ebooks in the following genres/sub-genres:

Chick Lit Mystery

Historical Romance

Let’s dive right into today’s EOTD…

Chick Lit Mystery:

Author: Jill Winters

On Amazon and B&N Nook

Price: 99 Cents

Word Count: 352 pages

[Previously published by Penguin.] Just as artist Belinda “Billy” Cabot settles into her new job—decorating cakes at a charming Boston bakery—her ex-boyfriend, Seth Lannigan, walks through the door…and events conspire to turn her life upside down.

With her mother pestering her about her career, her divorced sister fuming about men, and her temperamental neighbor giving her the cold shoulder, Billy has enough drama. She doesn’t need to fall for Seth again. And she really doesn’t need a cantankerous fisherman named Ted—who has a mysterious connection to Billy’s family—dropping dead at the annual dessert jubilee, catered by the bakery.

With Seth’s brief return home, Billy must battle the sizzling attraction that still exists between them. But unfortunately, she must also ask his help…

PRAISE FOR RASPBERRY CRUSH…
“Billy is a cute cookie, and her kooky coworkers make the story even more fun.” -Detroit Free Press

“Winters pens another comedic romp only this time there’s a murder to consider… Billy is a great heroine, sweet, funny, and not afraid to speak her mind.” -Romance Junkies

“[T]he plot, which appears deceptively simple, turns out surprisingly complex…the murder mystery grows increasingly perplexing and terrifying…” -CurledUp.com

“Billy is a strong heroine who grabs life by the horns and hangs on…The mystery is well done [and] will surprise most sleuths out there. Well-written and witty, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a deeper level in Chick Lit.” -Suspense Romance Writers Review

“[A]n exuberant tale…witty and sexy…with a cast of characters so outrageous they must be real… just plain fun to read.” -Readers & Writers Ink

Historical Romance:

Author: Courtney Milan

On Amazon , B&N Nook and Smashwords

Price: $3.99

Word Count: 95,000

From New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan…

Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past—secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom…

Miranda Darling isn’t in trouble…yet. But she’s close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can’t bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back—straight through his famous self-control, and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away…

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***Note: All prices listed are as each Ebook was priced at the time its EOTD Post was created.

Okay, Y’All, that should give ya some superfab Ereading for the day!!!

See you tomorrow for more Ebooks to fill your Ereaders!!!

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

Today’s EOTD include Kate Kelly’s Sleight of Hand and Ebooks Featured in Cate Dean’s Report “Ebooks with Rockin’ Research””

Wavin’ atchya, RG2E-Land Ereading Peeps!!!

Welcome to The RG2E or Welcome Back!!!

We’ve got another round of EOTD (Ebooks of The Day), and we’re sooo excited to share ’em with y’all PLUS kick-off a brand new RG2E Feature:

Ebooks with Rockin’ Research

And remember, each day, here at The RG2E, we giveaway up to 50 Ebook Gift Copies of our EOTD!

Here’s how you win:

  1. Make sure you’ve signed-up for The RG2E via Email (you’ll find the sign-up box at the top of the right sidebar on our Home Page)…you only have to do this once.
  2. Each day then, simply leave a comment in our Comments Section as to which Ebook you’d like and for which Ereader.

That’s it!  That’s all you gotta do to be eligible to win each and every day here at The RG2E!

Be sure to also Facebook Like and Follow us on Twitter too…that way you’ll be the first to know what we’re givin’ away and when.

Also, we launched our March Ereader Giveaway, so if you’d like a shot at winning a Kindle Fire, here’s where you enter:

http://bit.ly/A9RACx

Okay then…let’s take a look at today’s EOTD, which feature Ebooks in the following genres/sub-genres:

Romance (Romantic Suspense)

Young Adult (YA Fantasy/Time Travel)

Cozy Mystery

Supernatural Horror/Post-Apocalyptic

Historical Romance

Fantasy Romance (with magic)

Contemporary Romance

Let’s dive right into today’s EOTD…

Romance:

Author: Kate Kelly

OnAmazon and Smashwords

Price: $2.99

Suddenly suspected of stealing half a million dollars of original paintings, Chance Spencer can’t afford to have the FBI delve too closely into his covert past. When one agent in particular endeavors to put him behind bars, Chance coerces the real thief’s daughter, Sarah O’Sullivan, into helping him flush her wily father out of hiding. Both want him found. Sarah, to warn her father of Chance’s intent to turn him over to the FBI. Chance, to hopefully catch the thief red-handed. To succeed in capturing his shady business partner, Chance must keep Sarah close to him, but his plan quickly deteriorates when the stakes for his freedom soar. How can he ruthlessly use the woman he’s falling in love with?

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Now then…the rest of today’s EOTD come from this superfab report by RG2E Featured Author Cate Dean, who’s givin’ y’all a Sneak Peek behind the Rockin’ Research that goes into creating Ebooks!!!

So just click on the highlighted titles, then in our comments section, tell us which one you’d like to win!!!  You’ve got a grand total then of 7 Ebooks to choose from today!!!

Take it away, Cate…

Ebooks with Rockin’ Research

By Cate Dean

Research. For some writers, it is the bane of their storytelling existence, and they choose a genre that doesn’t really need it. Or they do enough to fulfill the requirements for their story. Other writers love it, and find inspiration and ideas while indulging in that love.

I love research, with a capital L. There is nothing more exciting than standing in the spot where your main character is going to face her greatest danger. To be able to touch, see, smell—it can be so inspiring, and can also dramatically change the way a writer tells the story.

I have been to Dover Castle, on the South East coast of England, several times, gathering research for my YA time travel series. If I had not taken the time to travel there, to walk the cliff where the castle stands, I never would have known how the wind coming off the English Channel can be so strong it can literally pop open buttons on a blouse. (Yes, personal experience.) Or that the air can be so still, the water in the harbour looks like glass.

That sweeping historical epic you read – the one that literally pulled you into the time period? That happened because of careful attention to detail, discovered in extensive research.

What do my fellow authors think of research? Here are a few tidbits I gathered.

Greg Carrico, author of Apocalypstick, says: the first novel I wrote was set in fourteenth century England. I researched the locations entirely online, but came across a couple of people with blogs and small websites who were able to help me add some meat to my descriptions via email. Ultimately, my final draft included some modifications to include the information I had discovered.

Bailey Bristol, author of Love Will Follow, says: I love the research almost as much as I love the writing. And without the research, my scenes would lack dimension, color, authenticity. I can’t live in the era in which I write, but my research immerses me in it. And that’s when the scenes start popping in my head!

Stacey Joy Netzel, author of the Welcome to Redemption series, says: these days, my writing still requires some research, as I’m sure it always shall, but most, if not all of what I need to know is much easier to find with a Google search, or by posting a question to Twitter or Facebook. I wouldn’t say that I hate doing the research, but I don’t love the process. I do like learning, but the whole time I am reading for research, I am eager to get back to my writing.

Meredith Bond, author of Magic in the Storm, says: Love it! When I wrote Regencies, I would spend a few months doing research before I even started writing. I had the most fun when I did my research for what was published as “Love of My Life”, the first half of which is set in Calcutta during the Raj. I read a lot on exactly how the Indians were treated by the British. It’s almost sad that I’m writing fantasy now because there’s no research involved – I make up the world. Basically, if I can think of a reason to research, I’ll jump on it.

Tamara Ward, author of Storm Surge, says: It’s a love-hate relationship for me. Sometimes, if I’m fascinated by the subject, it’s a lot of fun. But if it’s something I’ve got to do to make sure I’ve got my facts straight, for instance determining police procedure following a shooting, research is not always my favorite past time.

There are as many ways to research as there are writers. As much as I love it, there will be a writer who considers it a trial. Ultimately, as storytellers, we will do what is necessary to get that story out of our head and on to the page.

I hope you enjoyed this peek into a writer’s process. We may lock ourselves in a room, staring at a computer screen for hours on end, but we do it for love of the story. And the end result of those hours is the chance to share that story with you.

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