RG2E Featured Author Angela Brown chats about “Embracing the Chase of Building Your Indie Ebook Library”

I’m thrilled to introduce all of you superfab RG2E Peeps to an author who has the most A-mazing energy around.

Give a big ol’ RG2E First-Timer Welcome to Featured Author Angela Brown, who’s all about “the creme de la chase” of Indie Ebooks…

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If you haven’t noticed yet (holding your head in the sand like an ostrich is not a good excuse lol!), the world of e-publishing is doing a bit of “busting at the seams”. Writers are scrambling to put their shiny, awesome, never-been-written-about-before story ideas into a manuscript format then share it with the world with all the other never-been-written-about-before stories. From self-publishing e-guides to spiritual guidance novels, stories are cropping up from Amazon, B&N, Smashwords and more by leaps and bounds.

What the dickens is a reader to do?

This is YOUR time, readers. If this were the housing market, it would be a buyer’s market. From the established old Victorian down the road (traditional publishing) to that cute, new beauty just built in the subdivision down the way (self-publishing), books are being written to satisfy every taste.

But let’s be honest, is it easy to find that crème de la crème? My first experience with an indie author was a dud. Plain whitewash boring cover, plain title and the writing left me, well, speechless. Not in a good way. The caveat here is that I got the book as part of a loosely formed book club that disbanded within a few months of forming lol! I was appalled the writer even chose to share the story with the world. I could very easily have let that color my opinion of all indie published books. But how could I when I could also find some pretty poorly written novels pushed out by a larger publishing company?

So I’ve learned to…

Embrace the chase 🙂

I’ve come to LURVE indie books because there really are a lot of different ways to tell a similar story. And I’ve found many stories are indie published, not because of rejection from the traditional route, but because the writers had their own vision for cover design and storytelling. It shines through their unique voices. It isn’t just the industry filling with great stories. So is my e-library. I am officially “winner” status and I get to do so without breaking the bank.

And I’d love to say that price is the perfect indicator, but I’ve found some bargain $.99 books that had me turning the pages like a mad woman and a $6.99 book leaving me wanting. I’m finding so many stories I wouldn’t have discovered if I let that first experience shadow my judgment.

Enjoy your crème de la chase and build an e-book library that will keep you reading for days and weeks on end.

Starting with my FREE for the day, YA Paranormal…

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Neverlove – For Abigail and Basil, there is a choice they both fear making.  Duty or love?  There can be only one.

For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V’Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil’s off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?

Buy links: Amazon.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon paperback, (tiny url for paperback – http://tiny.cc/9enfnw)

Book trailer:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15843604-neverlove

About Angela:

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn’t tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life…even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

NEVERLOVE is a special project spawned from a blog-challenge-turned-blog-opera, the Abby and Basil affair. It is the first in the Shadow Jumpers series.

Connect with Angela here:

Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6476148.Angela_Brown

Angela Brown in the Pursuit of Publishness blog: http://publishness.blogspot.com/

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Angela-Brown/e/B009JJEX60

Partners in ParanormYA (with Gwen Gardner): http://partnersinparanormya.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/neostateofmind

PIP Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Partners-in-ParanormYA/462052430493091

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I’m embracing the chase right along with ya, Angela! I’ve got almost 700 Ebooks on my Kindle, and still one-click-buying like a crazy chick!!! 🙂

Thanks bunches for your fab post today and for the terrific FREE Ebook too!!! U rock!!!

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

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RG2E Featured Author Fabio Bueno on “Book Series – How Do You Read Them?”

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

We talk a bunch about Book Series…so here’s RG2E Featured Author Fabio Bueno on “Book Series – How Do You Read Them?”

I was telling a friend about a YA series I had read recently—all four titles in a row.

“Seriously?” She asked. “Don’t you get bored reading about the same characters for thousands of pages?”

She proceeded to tell me that she reads one or a couple of books from one series, then goes on to another series, and another, and so on, until she feels like returning to the next book in the first series. This way, she assured me, she doesn’t get bored. And every time she returns to the next book in a favorite series, it’s as if she’s reading something new.

I’m a methodical person. Once I love a book, I want to read all books in a series right away. If I don’t, it feels like I’m missing out. I read The Golden Compass books back-to-back-to-back, for example. But sometimes we have to wait for the next installment. When I started reading Harry Potter, only the first three books were available. Waiting for the next ones to be released wasn’t easy.

It got me thinking about book series in general. After all, my book, Wicked Sense, is the first one in the Singularity Series.

Would you consider start reading a series with any book besides the first? Some series are designed so the installments can be read stand-alone—in this case, the author recaps the main plot and character points in each book, or the books has a “Previously On…” section.

But other series must be read in order—the plot essentially doesn’t end: since the story continues in the next books, some authors chose not to explain everything that happened in that book, or decide against wrapping up the story in book one. Those books end with major cliffhangers.

What if the latter books in a series are not as good as the first ones? Will people keep reading for completeness sake?

How do you read multiple book series? Do you have to finish one series before starting another? Have you ever started reading any other book in a series besides the first? Have you ever “abandoned” a series after a few books? Do you prefer cliffhangers or “closed story” books?

(Thanks for having me over at RG2E, Deedee!)

WICKED SENSE is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time (until November 21).

About Fabio:

Fabio writes Young Adult/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal novels. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and kids. When not writing or reading, he geeks out with family and friends, solidifies his reputation as the world’s slowest runner, and acts very snobbish about movies.

Blurb for Wicked Sense:

Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy–the Veil.

Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Things get complicated when Skye meets a charming new classmate, Drake. Skye’s job becomes even trickier when she clashes with Jane, an intimidating rival witch.

Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor.

Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity’s immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.

Going on a date has never been harder.

Available here (99 Cents till 11/21):

  • On Amazon (readers can also download a free sample for kindle and free kindle apps)
  • On Goodreads (free sample available in .epub format for most other e-readers)

Connect with Fabio here:

Who all would like an Ebook Gift Copy of WICKED SENSE? Let us know below, and you just might win one from Fabio!!!

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Wicked Sense sounds wonderful, Fabio! I’m definitely one-click-buying this one!!!

Thanks bunches for sharing with us today and for the superfab Ebook Gift Copies too!

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

Today’s EOTD include Faith Mortimer’s The Surgeon’s Blade and S.R. Johannes’ On The Bright Side

Happy Saturday, 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.

We’re also getting close to givin’ away our first Ereader!!!  If you’d like a shot at winning a Kindle Fire from The RG2E, here’s how to enter…get those entries in before March 1st:

http://bit.ly/xeNvzz

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

Mystery/Thriller (Medical)

Young Adult (YA) – Middle Grade, Paranormal

Let’s dive right into today’s EOTD…

Mystery/Thriller (Medical):

Author: Faith Mortimer

On Amazon

Price: $2.99

Word Count: 70,000

Mystery-suspense-thriller writer, Faith Mortimer is delighted to add book three to the best-selling Diana Rivers mystery thriller series. This latest novel, “The Surgeon’s Blade” is chilling, tense and is described as a ‘real corker of a read’.

When nursing sister, Libby Hunter wakes up in hospital following a traumatic sailing accident she discovers two deeply disturbing things. One – she has lost her memory and two – the stranger, (Nigel) whom she finds sitting by her bedside when she awakes claims to be her fiancé.

During her hospital stay, Libby regains most of her memory, except the bizarre thing is she cannot remember ever being engaged to surgeon, Nigel. Against her will Nigel persuades Libby into agreeing to move in with him. Working on instinct she finds excuses to put him off until she is completely sure of her true feelings.

During a series of attacks on nurses in London and Southampton, Libby finds herself in great danger when her home is broken into one night. Who is the intruder and does he plan on harming her? And is this connected in any way to the recent attacks on nursing staff. Will Libby be the attacker’s latest targeted victim?

Distressed Libby turns to pilot, Robert for help and understanding, but is he as respectable and kind as he appears to be? Is her fiancé, Nigel trustworthy, especially when his ex-wife, Stella enters the scene and Libby suspects them of rekindling their relationship?

The night time intrusion to Libby’s house sets in motion a downwards spiral of cataclysmic and terrifying events, culminating in our favourite sleuth, Diana Rivers stepping in to help solve the case in this chilling mystery thriller.

Young Adult (YA) – Middle Grade, Paranormal:

Author: S. R. Johannes

On Amazon , B&N Nook

Price: $2.99

Word Count: 70,000

Gabby is a disgruntled tween angel who has just been assigned to protect her school nemesis and ex-beffie. Problem is her ex-beffie is dating Gabby’s longtime crush. Instead of protecting Angela, Gabby pranks her (since when is sticking toilet paper to her shoe or spinach in her teeth a sin?) Soon, Gabby gets out of control and is put on probation by her SKYAgent, who has anger management issues of his own. Determined to right her wrongs, Gabby steals an ancient artifact that allows her to return to Earth for just one day. Without knowing, she kicks off a series of events and learns what can happen when you hate someone to death.

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***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