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:
- 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.
- 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:
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)
Fantasy Romance (with magic)
Let’s dive right into today’s EOTD…
Author: Kate Kelly
OnAmazon and Smashwords
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?
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.
***Note: Later each day – around noon or so – you can also go to the pages on The RG2E site for each of your fave genres and find even more terrific scoop on each of today’s EOTD as well as great info about their authors too!!! These pages also include all the previous EOTD too…so you’ll never miss out on any of our EOTD!
***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