RG2E Featured Author Joan Reeves reveals Her Favorite Holiday Decorations

Happy Hump Day, RG2E Peeps!

Here’s a wonderful post from RG2E Featured Author Joan Reeves on all of her favorite holiday decorations.

Take it away, Joan…

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Don’t you just love this time of year? I love the holiday songs which is why I mentioned various ones in my Christmas Romance Nobody’s Cinderella, available at all ebook sellers and in audio at Audible and iTunes. If you live in snow country, you probably walk along humming “Walking In A Winter Wonderland.” If you live in a warmer climate, as I do here in Texas, you probably get your winter wonderland from television.

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Each year as I decorate for Christmas, I think of the many parts of my life that are reflected in my decorations. One of the joys of my mother’s life was decorating the Christmas tree. She grew as excited as a child about it every year. As I unpack all my holiday treasures, I laugh when I think of the “drunken” fruitcakes she made every year at Christmas.

I lay out my Cajun Christmas storybooks on the coffee table. These big picture books tell of St. Nicholas with a pirogue pulled by eight alligators. As a child growing up on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, those books with the Cajun patois bring back the best of my childhood.

Then come the Christmas lights. When I lived in Japan, I bought strings of lights that were tiny Japanese lanterns. Now these exotic tree decorations are older than my children, and every year they grace either my tree or get strung over the doorway into my office.

Also from my time in Japan, I have a ceramic Christmas tree a friend gave me. She spent most of her time at Kadena Air Base in the ceramics shop. The base of the ceramic tree was broken years ago. Now it sits on a small wrought iron stand. Some of the little plastic “lights” have been lost along the way so I’ve replaced them with colored ball beads that let the light shine through. It’s still very pretty and very precious to me.

When I lived in New Mexico, I learned from a friend how to make a tumbleweed Christmas tree for a tabletop decoration. The prickly tumbleweed was sprayed with artificial snow and each pointy tip had a tiny colored glass ball glued to it. The end result was utterly beautiful.

My mother-in-law who grew up in west Texas had a paper lace doily tree that someone had made for her. She’d had this special tree for decades. The white paper lace doilies were yellowed and browned with age, and the tree had a decided slant to it, but, lit underneath with a small white light, it was still pretty. She had added little gold angels to it at some point. When the tree quite literally fell apart back in the late 1990’s, she saved the gold angels and gave me 3. Now they “fly” on top of our tree every year in memory of her.

I love all of these worn, but well-loved decorations. You probably have similar stories about your holiday decorations. I encourage you to share your stories — especially with the children in your life.

Christmas is just a wonderful time of the year, and I am truly appreciative of those who have read my books or listened to my audio books and posted warm reviews. Thank you one and all.

Since this is the season of giving, I want to give a Christmas gift to a lucky RG2E visitor today. From all the blog comments today, I’ll choose one to receive a copy of the audio book edition of Nobody’s Cinderella. Just leave your email address if you’d like to win. All names will be put in a hat, and my first holiday visitor who arrives tonight will draw the name. I’ll contact you by email and will leave a comment here on RG2E also. 

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Thanks, RG2E crew and your loyal fans, for having me here today. I wish you all Peace, Love, and Joy this Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Connect with Joan here:

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I just luuuvvv hearing about favorite holiday decorations, Joan! My fave is a hand-blown and painted glass elephant my great aunt had made for me when I was a toddler. Gosh, I treasure that one…

And thanks sooo very much for the wonderful Audio Book Giveaway!

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

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RG2E Peeps: Featured Author Elaine Raco Chase and a Few of Her Friends are Ready to Fill Your Holiday Stockings with Ebooks and Audio Books Too!!!

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Season’s Greetings! 

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Gosh, RG2E peeps! Where did the year go? I wasn’t ready for it to be 12 Days before Christmas! So I gathered a few of my friends together to fill some holiday stockings with eBooks and a few audiobooks as well! I am able to gift one and all with a FREE copy of Best Laid Plans for this day – don’t have a kindle – just download the app to many devices! 

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We will surprise the 12 winners with something naughty and nice! So please remember to leave your email address and format of choice – we will try to oblige. And of course we hope you’ll check out all our books and audiobooks – we love finding new readers. 

Meet Kelly McClymer’s  The Unintended Bride

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Bookish Hero Fenster and heir to a duke Arthur Watterly share a common passion: the Legend of King Arthur. When the pursuit of the original manuscript of Malory’s Le Morte d’Artur leads them to be trapped overnight in a bookshop attic, they find themselves unexpectedly married. They might be happy. If only they’d admit their biggest secret: they love each other even more than they love books.

Kelly McClymer has always believed in happily ever after, even if it ends up being found in the most unconventional ways.

http://www.kellymcclymer.com/once-upon-a-wedding-ebook-boxed-sets/the-unintended-bride/

Here’s Stacy Juba’s mystery: Sink or Swim

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Personal trainer Cassidy Novak has gained fame for starring on a hit reality show. Not only does she lose and have to walk the plank, but upon returning home, Cassidy discovers she is being stalked. As her former competitors get killed off, Cassidy refuses to play by the stalker’s bizarre rules.

Stacy Juba has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag: she pursues whatever story ideas won’t leave her alone.

Web Site: http://stacyjuba.com/blog/  Amazon page: http://ow.ly/99G2J

Cynthia Wicklund takes you where love and passion await: The Garden Series

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Box set from best-selling The Garden Series Set includes all four volumes:

In the Garden of Temptation                              In the Garden of Seduction

In the Garden of Disgrace                                  In The Garden of Deceit

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Cynthia Wicklund has been “writing” stories long before she put pen to paper–or fingers to keyboard. A voracious reader, her earliest love was fairy tales–until she read her first Georgette Heyer novel and fell in love with the Historical romance. She admits to a fondness for urban fantasies and things that go bump in the night. When she’s not writing either Historicals or paranormals, she’s creating stories that combine the two. 

Doranna Durgin takes you back in time with Barrenlands:

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Before there was Dun Lady’s Jess…Magic, betrayal, and a twice-cursed exile–only one man’s determination can untangle the deadly intrigue that binds them together.

When Ehren’s sovereign and friend was killed, Ehren, First of the King’s Guard, was far away — sent on a wild goose chase by the First Level Ministry, whose number he now believes must contain at least one traitor. When a First Level wizard orders him to stop searching for the assassins and instead to find and neutralize the dead king’s distant family, his suspicions deepen to near certainty. And Ehren is determined to find those exiles –if only so that he may guard them with his life.

Doranna’s quirkiness of spirit has led to an eclectic publishing journey, spanning genres over nearly 40 novels to include mystery, SF/F, action-romance, paranormal, franchise, and a slew of essays and short stories.

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Libby Fischer Hellman brings you the award-winning A Shot To Die For

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Ellie Foreman, a Chicago documentary filmmaker, returns from a video shoot at an upscale resort in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. She befriends a woman who claims her ride abandoned her at a highway rest stop. But Ellie’s kindness is brutally cut short when a pickup truck pulls up, the rear window opens, and the woman is shot.

Libby Fischer Hellmann is the award-winning author of the Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis mystery series; Nice Girl Does Noir, a two volume short story collection; and the stand-alone novel, Set the Night on Fire. She also edited the highly praised crime fiction anthology, Chicago Blues. She has lived in the Chicago area over thirty years.

http://www.amazon.com/Ellie-Foreman-Suspense-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B008EOCPFC/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1340711156&sr=1-2&keywords=a+shot+to+die+for+hellmann

Fran Baker delights with Romeo, Romeo

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Shades of “Adam’s Rib” … Maggie Kelly Romeo and Gian Romeo live, love and laugh as they play opposing roles in Kansas City’s courtrooms. But a vacancy on the bench proves disastrous when both are asked to apply. “Fran Baker knows how to generate heat and humor” Deb Smith, NYT bestselling author

Fran Baker is the bestselling author of 15 contemporary, historical and Regency romances. She invites readers to visit her web site at www.FranBaker.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Romeo-ebook/dp/B002G1YTIA/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354215133&sr=1-6&keywords=fran+baker

Velda Brotherton takes you west for Montana Promise

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Montana Promises is a western historical romance filled with passion, vengeance, loss and love.

An epic adventure as vast and wild as the untamed land. First of the Montana Series.

Velda Brotherton creates – Tough heroines, strong and gentle heroes, villains to die for, in all her books.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005G4WVSE       www.veldabrotherton.com

Patricia Green has created the delightful Psyched Out!

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Lu Shenandoah is a little clumsy when she’s nervous; she’s at sixes and sevens when she’s around attractive men. Her interest in BDSM is a secret fetish she is too embarrassed to explore.

Philip Pines is a psychiatrist with a best-selling book on the market–a book about normalizing BDSM. A dominant by nature, he sees something special in Lu, if he can only get past her endearing shyness.

Patricia Green is a fiction writer specializing in erotic romance. She hopes to provide the reader with love stories that emphasize fun characters with quirky personalities. When she’s not being the angel of domestic harmony and a semi-crazed creator of fictional friends, she loves to crochet, read, and watch hockey. Ms. Green admits to authoring 19 published projects (18 eBooks; and one out-of-print traditional book).

http://www.patriciagreenbooks.com       http://amzn.com/B005HY00NQ

NY Times Bestselling Author, Janelle Taylor takes a giant step into Necessary Evil

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While known for her bestselling historical, fantasy and contemporary romances, Janelle Taylor delves into the world of psychological horror. Is there a serial killer on the prowl? Or is The Avenger just yanking the blindfold off Lady Justice?  Gritty, dark, graphic, violent – spellbinding. Janelle jumps headfirst into a new genre.  But she’s also adding in her newest romance: A Christmas Surprise!

Janelle has 9 NY Times Bestsellers and many publishing awards, along with over 60 million copies in print worldwide.  Find her at: www.janelletaylor.com    http://amzn.com/B009MQP6UM

And I’ll wrap up our stocking stuffers with a BIG THANK YOU to DD Scott and her ‘troops’ for all their hard work on RG2E website.

Best Laid Plans is FREE today for everyone! And I’ll be gifting a copy of Special Delivery – both eBook and audiobook and Video Vixen eBook and audiobook.

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Both of those sexy, sassy, romantic comedies take place right after Christmas.  You’ll see what happens when Roxanne Murdoch has to deliver a belly-gram and then ends up trapped with a banker during the storm of the century. When the power goes out – there’s nothing to do but ‘shared bodily warmth!’  Then there’s Vixen Mallory and her cohorts on the soap opera Always Tomorrow – take a trip to Sodom’s Crossing for the New Year – where it’s always steamy and so much fun.

Find me at: www.elaineracochase.com   http://amzn.com/B009FEDS1A    http://amzn.com/B0050C91EO   http://amzn.com/B004M8SYAE

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          Happy Holidays! Happy New Year 2013!

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Wow, Elaine!!!  These are all just superfab awesome sauce stocking stuffers!!!  Thanks so much to both you and your merry author elves!!! 🙂

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

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It’s Day Two of Beach Book Blast’s Holiday Ebook Extravaganza!!!

Yesterday we featured books related to the impending holidays, but if you’re looking for an escape from all the frivolity, hustle, and calories that come with the season, today is your day of the Beach Book Blast (BBB) Holiday Ebook Extravaganza!

You can find all of the fabulous Ebook Extravaganza books on the BBB website. And today we’re featuring books by WG2E Street Team authors that make great gifts – or perhaps early presents to yourself, allowing you to keep your sanity through this jingly time of the year.

More Ebook Extravaganza Books

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Carpe DiEmily (Parts 1 & 2)

By Riley J. Ford

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

It’s one hilarious misadventure after another as a pent-up copywriter tries to fulfill her unusual bucket list while outrunning an organ broker who wants her dead.

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Deadly Obsession

by Kristine Cayne

Available for $0.99 at Amazon, Amazon UK, B&N, Nook UK, and Kobo (regularly $3.99)

Nic’s life is shattered by a stalker who threatens any woman close to him. When he meets Lauren, the attraction is instant—and mutual. She’s exactly the sort of woman he craves, but the stalker wants her dead.

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Heaven Is For Heroes

By PJ Sharon

Available for $2.99 at Amazon

Kristan Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author says, “Filled with the complex emotions of grief, confusion and first love, Heaven is for Heroes is a rich, uplifting story that will touch a reader’s heart.” 

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The Hot Shots

By Stephanie Queen

Available for $3.99 at Amazon

Would you jump off the USS Constitution into Boston Harbor with a perfect stranger? You would if that stranger was hot shot Scotland Yard detective, the usual tall-dark-handsome type, Chauncey Miller. A fun, Bond-inspired romantic comedy thriller.

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Into The Dark

By Stacy Green

Available for $5.95 at Amazon and MuseItUp Publishing in all digital formats

Who is the man the media has dubbed the “Taker?” Why is he after Emilie, and what is the connection he’s convinced they share in this novel that takes readers into the abyss that lies beneath Las Vegas: the storm drains, a refuge for the downtrodden and the desperate?

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Magic In The Storm

by Meredith Bond

Available for $.99 at Amazon, B&N, and All Romance ebooks

Morgan is trapped and powerless. Adriana would give up everything for her freedom. The only way to fulfill their destinies is for each to unlock the powers of the other – through the magic in the storm.

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Mending the Line

By Christy Hayes

Ebook available for $3.99 at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo

A catch and release fisherman hooks the one girl he won’t let go. A distance runner with big dreams and an uncertain future falls hard for a summer fling. Can Jill risk losing her career and her heart to Tyler when he’ll be gone in a few months, or will Ty reel in the biggest catch of his life?

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More Fish in the Sea

By Julie Day

Available for $0.99 at Smashwords, Amazon, and Kobo

When 25 year-old Mandy Knowles sees her mum and ex-boyfriend together, the pain and heartache of their betrayal and the loss of her baby is brought back. But help is at hand from her Aunt Geraldine, who is dead. Mandy is led to realise that her colleague, Russ, more than likes her.

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Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One

By Anna Erishkigal

Available in all e-formats for FREE at Smashwords until December 15

Available for $2.99 at other e-distributors

As intrigues roil the heavens, a tiny Mesopotamian town becomes ground-zero for this fantasy fiction retelling of mankind’s most epic story about the battle between good and evil – the clash of empires and ideologies – and the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth. The Archangel Mikhail.

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Tales from the Mist

by Scott Nicholson, Rhonda Hopkins, Marty Young, Cate Dean, Tamara Ward, Meredith Bond, Catie Rhodes, Greg Carrico, Mitzi Flyte, Natalie G. Owens, *lizzie starr and Stacey Joy Netzel

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Smashwords: use coupon code VW36V for discount at checkout

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.

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Wicked Sense

By Fabio Bueno

Available for $4.99 at Amazon

Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find an unusually gifted witch who may trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Things get complicated when Skye meets a charming new classmate, Drake, and she clashes with an intimidating rival witch. Going on a date has never been harder.

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More Beach Book Blast Holiday Ebook Extravaganza fabulousness!!! Luuuvvv it!!! And again, thanks to the wonderful Tamara Ward for sharing the scoop with us!!! 🙂

RG2E Peeps, let us know below which ones you’d like Ebook Gift Copies of, and you just might win one…or more!!!

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

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Beach Book Blast is Back with a Two-Day Holiday Ebook Extravaganza!!!

It’s that time of year when we might either

1. Lose ourselves in the wonder of the season, the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree, the mistletoe dangling above doorways, and the carolers on the corner… or

2. Want to lose ourselves from annoyances of the season, the crowded shopping malls, the eggnog and fruitcake, and the nonstop holiday music everywhere.

So welcome, RG2E Readers, to the BBB (BeachBookBlast) Holiday Ebook Extravaganza! Today and tomorrow, a ton of WG2E Street Team authors are featuring their books. You can find all of the fabulous books on the BBB website.

Today, we’re letting you know about some fantastic seasonal reads. (If you’re sick of Christmas already and need an escape, wait until tomorrow! Bah humbug!)

The Holiday Ebook Extravaganza

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A Shepherd’s Song

By Janice Lane Palko

Ebook available for $2.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords

A Christmas romance with the charm of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and the spirit of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Shepherd’s Song, will set your soul to singing.

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Be Mine for Christmas

By Alicia and Roy Street

Available for $0.99 at Amazon

Reece opened his Christmas tree farm after the accident that nearly took his life. But it left him with the vision of a woman who would heal his heart. “What a lovely, delicious Christmas novella about falling in love at this special time of year.” –Amazon Reviewer, Marglyn

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Dragonfly Dreams

By Stacey Joy Netzel

Available for $2.99 at Amazon, BN, ARe, SW, Apple, Kobo 

Jake’s attempt to do the right thing with the brooch he recently purchased from Loral might cost him his business and a future with Loral.

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Island Bound

By Kiru Taye

Marriage has stripped their relationship of its thin, rose-tinted coating, and bared their monochromatic existence for what it was. Will Joshua and Christy get a second chance this holiday season? Visit http://www.kirutaye.com/booklist/island-bound for future buy links.

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Jade O’Reilly and the 12 Days of Christmas

By Tamara Ward

Available for $0.99 at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo

Who is secretly decorating the property of the crankiest old biddy in all of Sweetwater in this Christmas short story mystery?

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Mistletoe & Murder

By Laina Turner

Available for $.99 at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, iTunes

Audio available on Audible and iTunes.

Theft turns into murder in this holiday short story. Why would anyone want to kill Tommy and what was he hiding?

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Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin Bk 1)

By Stacey Joy Netzel

FREE on Amazon, BN, Apple, ARe, Kobo, SW

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Mistletoe Magic (Romancing Wisconsin Bk 2)

By Stacey Joy Netzel

Available for $2.99 at Amazon, BN, Apple, ARe, Kobo, SW

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Mistletoe Match-Up (Romancing Wisconsin Bk 3)

By Stacey Joy Netzel

Available for $2.99 at Amazon, BN, Apple, ARe, Kobo, SW

Christmas recipe for love—combine a matchmaking Santa, lots of mistletoe, one iron-clad rule, fated hearts; mix and stir. The Riley siblings don’t stand a chance.

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On Thin Ice

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Available for $2.99 at Amazon

Lies begin a chain of events that have dire consequences. If this 17-year-old reveals her secrets, will the shock and disappointment mean the end for her mother? Or has her mother been keeping the biggest secret of all?

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WooHoooo all-around, Beach Book Blast Peeps! This is an awesome way to fill-up our Ereaders this holiday season!!!  And thank you, Tamara Ward, for sharin’ the scoop with us!!!

Let us know below which ones you’d like Ebook Gift Copies of, and you just might win one…or more!!!

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

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For all of you RG2E Peeps who are Stuck with a Series Fans…STUCK WITH SLEIGH BELLS is Here!!!

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!!!

What if Santa had a double knee replacement and had to put his BFF Father Time and The Mom Squad’s Grams in charge of The Big Red Ride?

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That’s exactly what’s happened in our very first Stuck with a Series Christmas Novella!!!

For STUCK WITH SLEIGH BELLS, think Castle and Beckett and The Good Witch in Whoville…

Here’s a Sneak Peek at Chapter One:

CHAPTER ONE 

“Ring-a-ding-ding, Y’All!”

And no, I ain’t ringin’ some bell at a Salvation Army pot. Although, I do take part in that each holiday season.

But not today, folks. Not today.

I’m jinglin’ these damn sleigh bells as fast as my scrawny arms can shake ‘em ‘cause word has it that doing so this time of year could have some major ramifications.

First of all, it damn sure beats swallowing rocks. Would you believe that’s what those stupid ass Neanderthal cave men used to do? Before they figured out how to make bells, they swallowed rocks so their distended bellies would jingle when they were ready to mate. Romantic, right?

So, anyhoo…let’s get to my bells. Oh, but first, I’d better tell ya a bit about me.

I’m Lucy Weiss, retired from running my award-winning Meat n’ Three Diner in Nashville, Tennessee. Yep. Right there in Music City sits my diner, Lucy’s LunchBox Cafe. Every day, we serve up the Holy Trinity of White Vegetables – mac and cheese, white beans and mashed taters – plus the meat of your choice, barbecued, of course. Thus, we’re a Meat ‘n Three Diner. I can never understand why people can’t figure that out. But anyway, I’m Lucy. Although, my friends and family just call me Grams.

I guess I’m also a bit of what kids nowadays call a Quant. That’s a fancy name for one helluva computer genius – aka hacker. I can totally rock ‘n’ roll across any keyboard. And I can do things you ain’t never seen with a mouse.

Now then…about these bells…

I have it on good authority that ringing sleigh bells with gusto can not only ward off bad luck and evil spirits, and trust me, in this family, that’s important stuff. But also, these bells can attract meteorites!

Now, how cool would it be to see Santa Claus comin’ to town ridin’ the big ass tail of a meteorite?!

Okay. Just kidding…sort of. That’s not the reason I’m ringin’ bells. But, for the record, I do think Santa arriving by meteorite would be totally awesome.

And, since I’m gonna be piloting his sleigh this year, I do have a say in its operation. That’s right. You heard it straight from the main elf’s mouth. I, Lucy Weiss, am finally going to be able to check off the top item on my Bucket List, which is to be at the helm of Santa’s sleigh on the most magickal night of all nights. Yes indeed, hold onto your Santa hats! I’m in charge of this year’s Big Red Ride.

I’m so excited about this opportunity that I could stand out here, at Santa’s North Pole, along the fabulous shores of Lake Michigan, and jingle these damn bells all day long!

But wait…there’s more!

I’ve also been told by one of my sources that, if I’m the first sleigh bell dingler of the season, I’ll herald the arrival of Dietger, the gaily-clad King of Winter and his splendiferous Ice Court. Now, mind you, I’m a huge fan of the Ice Capades, but I’m thinkin’ this might even top that. Who’d settle for just reindeer when you could have reindeer on your roof-top and the Ice Capades too?!

That brings me to exactly why I’m putting everything I’ve got into shakin’ these bells.

I also have my own King of Winter, and he’ll be my sidekick in this grand adventure. That would be my significant other, and Santa’s BFF, Father Time. I hooked up with him last year during one helluva holiday hullabaloo right here at George and Suzie Witherspoon’s gingerbread house – aka Santa and Mrs. Claus’ North Pole.

But my Babycakes, Father Time, has some serious issues. Ever since Baby New Year busted his hourglass, he’s been in quite a funk. Nobody messes with Father Time’s scythe or his hourglass. And talk about bad timing. We’ve got exactly one month to pull off Christmas, so timing is EVERYTHING!

Luckily though, I’ve now got him trained better than one of Pavlov’s dogs. No more of that “like sands through the hourglass” soap opera baloney. In a manner of speaking, he’s been saved by the bells. Well, that or he’ll be salivating like hell.

Here he comes now…

Poor guy. He looks like he’s in a drunk and dazed stupor. Speaking of which, he drinks way too much of that silly elf Wanda Lu’s brandy and cocoa. Well, at least it takes his mind off of that damn hourglass. And…it makes the stress of being in charge of The Big Red Ride somewhat tolerable.

Now then…who would like an Ebook Gift Copy of STUCK WITH SLEIGH BELLS?! Let us know below, and you just might win one!!!

Here’s to wishing each of you a fabulous holiday season!!! — D. D. Scott and David Slegg

P.S. And thanks sooo very much to all of you fab RG2E Peeps for making STUCK WITH A STIFF (Book One of The Stuck with a Series) hit Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Police Procedurals List and for making STUCK WITH A SPELL (Book Two) hit Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Occult Books List. U rock!!! Welcome Back to our Stuck with a Series World!!!

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

RG2E Peeps: Let’s Show our Love for RG2E Featured Author Gordon Kirkland, Who’s Waiting for a Liver Transplant

TGIF, RG2E Peeps!!!

Last year at this time, my superfab friend and fellow WG2E Team Member, Gordon Kirkland, and I were celebrating each of us making it onto Amazon’s Movers and Shakers List for the first time! 🙂

Literally, it was the same night, after we’d each been featured on the fabulous blog, ENT (Ereader News Today), that we were Facebook Messaging back and forth hootin’ and hollerin’ as we watched each of our books soar up the list. I’ll never forget that night…

Now, in honor of Gordon, who’s currently waiting on a liver transplant, and no longer able to hang with us here on The RG2E, I thought it would be wonderful if we could help him this holiday season.

***Note: You can read about his journey here:

http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/the-end-of-the-line

And also keep tabs on him on his Facebook Page.

Here’s the book that just one year ago, we were watching climb higher and higher up Amazon’s Movers and Shakers List:

On Amazon ($2.99)

I luuuvvv this book!!!  In fact, here’s the 5-Star Review I posted after reading it last January:

Over The Moon Full of Christmas Magic!!!, January 13, 2012
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This review is from: The Plight Before Christmas (Kindle Edition)

This was just a totally magical holiday read from page one all the way to ‘The End’…in fact, I didn’t really want it to end!

I laughed and laughed, and will never think of snow plow drivers and chestnuts in quite the same way!!!

You rock, Gordon Kirkland, and are seriously one of the funniest writers ever!!!

It’s one of those books that will forever change the way you think about Christmas…in a very heart-warming but LMAO kinda way.

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Just about two weeks ago, I received this note from Gordon’s wife Diane:

Hello: I’m wondering if you could please pass this message along to your groups. Gordon speaks fondly of his work with you.

Hello:
This is Diane Kirkland, Gordon Kirkland’s wife writing. As you may know, Gordon is facing a serious life-threatening health issue, and is awaiting a transplant. The side effects of the condition have meant that he cannot concentrate on writing, and this has definitely not helped his morale. In addition, being unable to take part in any book marketing this year has been quite frustrating for him.

I’m writing to ask for your help. At this time last year, The Plight Before Christmas was heading for #1 on the Amazon Parenting & Family Humor Best Sellers List. If many of you could find five to ten friends to purchase either the paperback or Kindle version of The Plight Before Christmas it would be a real boost to his morale, heading into the holiday season.

As one reviewer said, “If the stress of the holiday season starts to gnaw at you, take some time and read this book. It will have you laughing until tears form in your eyes. I told a friend about this book, and she totally enjoyed it also.”

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and considering my request on behalf of Gordon.

Diane Kirkland

Here’s our chance, RG2E Peeps, to help Gordon and his family this holiday season…

I’ll be Ebook Gifting Gordon’s superfab LOL Christmas Book as well as his other wonderful reads to bunches of you fab RG2E Peeps, friends and family. And if you’d join me in this effort, we could help keep Gordon’s heart warm and filled with love as he waits for his transplant.

Here’s a great picture of the little one (well, not so little now) who’s also helping Gordon during this journey…his new assistance dog, Murphy Brown:

And here’s how she helps keep Gordon company and keeps him safe too:

Okay, RG2E Peeps: Let’s show Gordon some love by getting the word out about his books and Ebook Gifting them, and let me know below which one you’d like me to Ebook Gift you! Also, leave your messages for Gordon here in our comments, and that way his wife and family can share them with him…

Gordon Kirkland has been called ‘one of North America’s premier humorists.’ BookExpo-America named him one of the 7 Book Industry Characters in 2007. He has received the Stephen Leacock Award of Merit for three of his nine books. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader at writers’ conferences, festivals and university programs in Canada and the United States. He was a member of the cast of the 3-Day Novel television series, which aired on BookTelevision in the Fall of 2009. He lives in near Vancouver, British Columbia. Visit the Gordon Kirkland website at www.gordonkirkland.com.

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The Best of RG2E Family & Community Wishes —

D. D. Scott , RG2E Founder

Here You Go, RG2E Peeps: A Few Fabulous and FREE Holiday Reads!!!

Happy Tuesday, RG2E Peeps!!!

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

It’s that time of year when I settle in and begin reading Ebooks in my all-time fave genre…Holiday Reads!!!

Here are a few I’ve read in the past week that are not only fabulous, but FREE too, and/or they’re next up on my Kindle!!!

FREE On Amazon , B&N Nook (99 Cents), FREE on Smashwords , FREE on Kobo

PG-RATED FUN

BAH, HUMBUG! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella)

Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.

For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer’s block–until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes it’s the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain’s weapon will fit inside a snowman’s body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi’s next show.

From this improbable beginning comes friendship, but can there be a happy ending for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?

Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.

It’s a novella of about 100 pages.

FREE on Amazon , B&N Nook (99 Cents), FREE on Smashwords

Contemporary Holiday Romance – ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
BOOK 1 in Fate with a Helping Hand Series

Sometimes fate needs a little hand…

Santa Claus is going to have a rough season… Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. Abandoned by her family for her decision to keep her daughter Kristen, she has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That’s why she is crushed when little Kristen gives up her wish for a toy or goodie and instead asks Santa for a present for her mother. She wants Santa to bring a Daddy. Delivering Daddies isn’t Santa’s bag.

But this Santa has a plan…

Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town.

Building a house is easy. Building someone’s trust is a whole other story. But with a little helping hand, a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.

On Amazon (FREE for Prime Members as a Kindle Owner’s Lending Library Choice; otherwise, just 99 Cents)

A 13,000 word short story/novelette filled with holiday warmth and cheer!

Single mom Ellie is lonely and struggling to find a job. She takes her little boy to a Christmas tree farm to see Santa and runs head on into a blue-eyed Viking with a winsome smile.

Reece opened his Christmas tree farm after the accident that nearly took his life. But it left him with the vision of a woman who would heal his heart.

  • If you like Susan Elizabeth Phillips or Kristan Higgins, you’re sure to fall in love with the Dance ‘n’ Luv contemporary romance series by Award-winning authors Alicia & Roy Street (All books in the series can be read as stand-alones.)

FREE on Amazon , FREE on Smashwords , FREE on Kobo

Christmas recipe for love—combine a matchmaking Santa, lots of mistletoe, one iron-clad rule, fated hearts; mix and stir. The Riley siblings don’t stand a chance.

Mistletoe Mischief

Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken.

(Previously published 2009 in Mistletoe Rules anthology, a 2010 Write Touch Readers’ Award Winner)

On Amazon (FREE for Prime Members as a Kindle Owner’s Lending Library Choice; otherwise, just 99 Cents)

Holly may never forget this Christmas… even if she wants to!

As the daughter of Christmas-any-time party planners, Holly West has been surrounded by the holiday spirit since birth. Trouble is, she’s not exactly filled with festive cheer. In fact, Holly can’t wait to ditch the Santa suit for champagne and celebs, and become a party planner to the stars.

When TV star Dean Layton hires her parents’ company to throw his holiday bash in Manhattan, Holly jumps at the chance to help, confident she can handle a little Christmas in exchange for access to Dean’s exclusive world.

But New York and Dean’s over-the-top demands are more than Holly bargained for. Can Holly deck the halls and make it a party to be proud of, or will this Christmas end her dreams for good?

Mistletoe in Manhattan  also gives readers a sneak peek of Talli Roland’s novel The Pollyanna Plan, due out late November.

REVIEWS: 

Mistletoe in Manhattan has it all – a festive theme, a blossoming romance…I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and festive read. –The Book Chick 

The cast of characters is strong, the plot is addictive…this is the best winter pick-me-up money can buy. –Chick Lit Love

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Get to downloading, Peeps!!!

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