Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Welcome to The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies - The Viva La Valentine Edition!

Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!!!

And

WELCOME TO THE WG2E ALL-FOR-INDIES ANTHOLOGIES
(VIVA LA VALENTINE EDITION)






When just one year ago, I brainstormed The WG2E – The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing – your destination site for all-things-Epublishing, I never in my wildest, most spectacular dreams imagined I’d end up creating a site which now gets over one million hits per month and is the first visit of the day for over 4500 Indie Epublished Writers and Authors!

At The WG2E, it’s all about finding ways to Pay It Forward, both to our fellow writers and to all our superfab readers too.

We simply luuuvvv treating readers to great books for great prices and helping our fellow authors find new readers around the globe.

With this Second Edition of our WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies, we’re treating you to a terrific, one-of-a-kind approach to the anthology concept.

You’ll get a variety of genres all packaged together and with a variety of story lengths – from short-shorts, to short and novella length too - as a wonderful way to discover authors new to you!

In addition, each WG2E Anthology is based on a different theme.

Here’s what we mean by that...

In our WG2E Winter Viva La Valentine Anthology, we’re treating you to stories that yes, have a Valentine’s Day element, but you’ll never think of Valentine’s Day in quite the same way.

For example:

“What happens if you’re stuck with a schmuck on Cupid’s Big Day?” for D. D. Scott’s STUCK WITH A SCHMUCK

“Love can be a real show or tell” for Talli Roland’s YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

“What’s better than a little chocolate on Valentine’s Day?” for Chicki Brown’s YOU MAKE FEEL BRAND NEW

“Books aren’t the only things you can check out at the library” for Lisa Lim’s LOVE IN THE STACKS

“Who knew Cupid was such a Ladies’ Man and that Guardian Angels have a super-steamy side?” for Melanie Ainsworth’s CHERUB’S CHOICE

“Valentines, Vampires and Key Lime Pie” for Buck Buchanan’s HEART BREAKER

“What happens when The Grinch plays Cupid?” for Sheila Seabrook’s THE VALENTINE GRINCH

“What if Cupid couldn't find you because you were too busy being busy?” for Diane Vallere’s INDEPENDENCE DAY

“One cab ride can change your heart forever” for Christy Hayes’ GOOD LUCK, BAD TIMING, AND WHEN HARRY MET SALLY



Happy Reading and Welcome Back to our WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies!

***This edition will be live any moment now, and I'll post the links as soon as I have them!!!

Viva La Valentine on Kindle

Nook

Smashwords





The Best of Reading Wishes ---
D. D. Scott
Co-Founder of The WG2E

P.S. Watch for The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies Spring Fling Edition coming in April 2012!!!

P.S.S. And in case you missed the Winter Wonderland Edition, here's the scoop on that edition too:

The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies (Winter Wonderland Edition)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I've Got a New Treat for all you Superfab D. D. Scott-ville Readers - The RG2E - The Reader's Guide to Epublishing!

Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

I've got a wonderful new treat for all you superfab D. D. Scott-ville Readers...coming soon - February 1st to be exact!



The RG2E - The Reader's Guide to Epublishing

The RG2E - The Reader's Guide to Epublishing - is going to be a sister site to the site I co-founded The WG2E - The Writer's Guide to Epublishing.

And just as their names indicate...

The WG2E is for all my superfab fellow Writers.

The RG2E will be for all you superfab Readers!!!

What I envision and am in the process of creating is a site that will be a one-of-a-kind, Author-Reader interactive, destination site for all-things Ereading.

Unlike many Ereading sites you see out there, we won't be limiting our featured Ebooks to just one Ereading device. So, in other words, that means it doesn't matter if you choose to Eread on an Amazon Kindle, a Barnes & Noble Nook, a Sony Reader, Kobo, iPad or any other version, we'll feature books you can read on all of these Ereading devices.

In addition, most Ereading sites just feature one Ebook a Day. But that means, if you don't like that genre, then there's nothing for you on that given day. Not so at The RG2E, we'll be featuring a variety of genres and sub-genres each and every day, 7 days per week-365 days per year, so there will always be something there that might interest you.

Very cool and unique so far, right?

But ohhh yeahhh...you know it! LOL! In D. D. Scott-ville, there's always more...

We'll have a ton of Author-Reader Interactive Events, including, but not limited too:

1. Author Interviews done by you...one of that author's fans!

2. Tons, tons, tons (did I say tons?!) of Ereader Giveaways...that's right, you want a new Ereader? You might just win one on The RG2E!!!

3. Tons, tons, tons (did I say tons again?!) of Ebook Giveaways...that's right, we're also not just featuring a plethora of Ebooks each and every day, we're E-Gifting a ton of 'em every day too!!! We want to help you fill your Ereaders with great books for great prices!!!

4. A totally out-of-the-park cool monthly E-newsletter where you'll hear from your fave authors and new authors too...and you'll hear things about 'em you'll never find anywhere else!

5. Instead of around 250 - 350 featured books per year, we'll give shout-outs and features to over 3,650 Ebooks per year!

Tons of superfab fun stuff, right?!

Here's more scoop on The RG2E and how we're building it:

The RG2E is Coming Soon!

We Need Your Help Choosing The Genres for The RG2E Ebooks of The Day

And as that second link says, we need all you D. D. Scott-ville Readers' input too!!!

It's Your Turn, D. D. Scott-ville: Which are your fave genres to read and genres you'd like to see featured on The RG2E? Oh, and what kinds of cool scoop would you like to know about the authors and books you're reading? Also, what price do you find reasonable for Ebooks?

The Best of The RG2E Ereading Wishes --- D. D. Scott

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No Worries If You Missed Hullabaloo and Holly Too - My First Cozy Cash Mystery Christmas Novella!

Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

My Cozy Cash Mystery #3 - CARATS & COCONUTS - is just about here (be watching for the release on or around January 30th)!



Last week, I treated you to a Sneak Peek at the first couple of chapters...

I also wanted to let y'all know that there's no need to worry in case you missed my Cozy Cash Mystery Christmas Novella - HULLABALOO AND HOLLY TOO - which gives you a superfab fun set-up to CARATS & COCONUTS.

HULLABALOO AND HOLLY TOO was featured in a Christmas Anthology entitled MADNESS UNDER THE MISTLETOE, which unfortunately is no longer available.

But again...no worries for those of you who missed the anthology...

I've decided to include HULLABALOO AND HOLLY TOO in CARATS & COCONUTS.

So you're gonna get HULLABALOO AND HOLLY TOO, along with A CUT ABOVE CRAZY (the prequel to CARATS & COCONUTS) as well as CARATS & COCONUTS, all for 99 Cents!!!

Nothin' beats treatin' y'all to great books for great prices!!!

Happy Reading!!! --- D. D. Scott

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cozy Cash Mystery #3 - CARATS and COCONUTS: Sneak Peek Excerpt

Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

Uhmmmm yeah...I know it's Monday...but I just got an email that even though I set this for Tuesday, it posted today...LOL!...so I'm just rollin' with it!

So...anyhoo...

Happy Monday and Tuesday too!!!

Cozy Cash Mystery #3 - CARATS and COCONUTS - is almost here!

Think Will and Kate gone Bond, James Bond in the gem smuggling world of Brazil's Amazon Rainforest...oh, and with the help of Grams, who now has a Queen of Crabby Maxine fixation.





The CARATS and COCONUTS adventure actually begins with a superfab fun prequel - A CUT ABOVE CRAZY, which picks up right where we left off in my Christmas novella HULLABALOO AND HOLLY TOO (part of the MADNESS UNDER THE MISTLETOE Christmas Anthology).

The prequel can be found now in The WG2E ALL-FOR-INDIES ANTHOLOGY WINTER WONDERLAND EDITION, and it will be included in CARATS and COCONUTS too!

How 'bout a Sneak Peek Excerpt?

Grab a cup of coffee or tea (or a stiff drink), 'cause you're in for a treat...Cozy Cash Mystery-style...


A CUT ABOVE CRAZY
(Prequel to Cozy Cash Mystery #3 - CARATS and COCONUTS)

CHAPTER ONE

There’s crazy.

Then there’s a cut above crazy.

And when your parents are two of the world’s top gemologists, you not only learn to deal with cuts – brilliant, baguette, briolette and the list goes on - but you also get damn good at dealin’ with the crazies that those cuts bring into your life. And by crazies, I mean the smugglers and thieves who transport gems around the globe.

So yeah, as you can imagine, my life to date has been anything but Mayberry. And I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

I’m Zoey Witherspoon, Designer and Stylist to The Stars, a fairly new PI, and now the Princess of Caserta. And as if that’s not enough of a crazy-packed resume, I’m also the daughter of George and Suzie Witherspoon of Witherspoon & Witherspoon, the world’s premiere gem vault and lapidary.

Not sure what a lapidary is?

My parents are experts on all-things-gemstones, as in diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and the four thousand other mineral crystals of the earth. They also are expert cutters, polishers and engravers of those same stones.

Seems like a luxurious lifestyle, right?

Well, it is luxurious, in a way.

But the sad thing is...this world can’t responsibly deal with the kinds of wealth my parents cut from rocks. Just like the world can’t deal in a socially moral way with the oil drilled out of our oceans and seas.

Y’all think oil is the only thing breeding and feeding terrorists?

Try handing those same thugs fistfuls of precious gems. Or showing ‘em how and where to get their own rock sacks full of ‘em.

The gem trade breeds an entirely different kind of terror. And I’m about to put an end to it...or at least the part of it I know how to stop.

Now you might think that, in order to do such work, you’d find me in the Middle East or perhaps North Korea or somewhere in Africa.

No dice...I’m in Michigan.

Here along the fabulous shores of Lake Michigan, it may be the end of the holiday season, but deep below the snow-covered earth of our Winter Wonderland, it looks like Christmas forever in my parent’s underground gem vault. Or if not that, it could be the main warehouse for all the high-priced, fancy jewels you see dangling and dripping from every jeweler’s ad on your television screen.

People may think my parents are just a crazy couple who believe they’re Santa and Mrs. Claus. And for those of you who’ve heard about our typical Hullabaloo and Holly Too holidays, the crazy couple bit might, on the surface at least, seem true.

But under my dad’s Santa Claus Workshop, through a secret entrance in the floorboards, lies the Witherspoon & Witherspoon gem vault, which makes The Smithsonian’s stone-stash seem paltry by comparison.

While a lake effect blizzard is blowin’ outside, things are really heating up down there...



Chapter Two

“I just can’t believe one rogue elf could steal anything from this fortress.”

Those were the words spoken by my prince and fake husband, Prince Roman Bellesconi Umberto-Vittorio Emanuele Vanvitelli, while stepping through the fourth solid, anti-drilling and cutting, magnesium and concrete-embedded door leading into our vault’s main room.

“Let alone The Witherspoon Blue Moon Diamond, and now your Precious Aquamarine too!”

I couldn’t believe it either.

But it was true.

“What bothers me more,” I said, placing the coconut that contained our Blue Moon Diamond on one of my parent’s cutting tables, “is why the hell did he give the diamond back?”

“Are you sure it actually is our diamond?”

I heard my mother’s voice before I saw her.

But I couldn’t see her at all now. All the vault’s lights had gone out.

Roman grabbed my hand and used his body to shield mine.

“Easy. Everything is fine,” my mother’s voice created a much-needed sense of calm.

All at once, our Blue Moon Diamond began to glow with an intense orange-red phosphorescence.

“It’s our diamond all right,” I said, sort of relieved and sort of scared even more.

“How do you know?” Roman asked.

“Orange-red phosphorescence is almost exclusively limited to dark blue diamonds,” I said, as the lights in the vault came back on.

“That said, this effect is never as intense with other stones as it is with our Witherspoon Blue Moon. She’s indeed a rarer-than-rare blue beauty,” Mom said, effectively completing Roman’s first gemology lesson.

“And you can only see the phosphorescence in a dark room, using exposure to ultraviolet light,” my dad piped-in as he joined us in the vault’s main cutting chambers.

“You’re right then, Plum Puddin’,” Roman said. “Why would Stanley give back The Blue Moon?”

“First, I’m usually right. Second, Stanley has major issues besides his dwarfism,” I said, thinking that was as good a place as any to start explaining my theory about our rogue elf. Plus, I couldn’t resist teasing Roman about my golden gut instincts.

“What kinds of issues?” Roman asked, his Dark Knight aura giving the word ‘issues’ a very sinister undertone.

Actually, Stanley’s size was a benefit in this biz. He could get away with a lot that the rest of us couldn’t, but more on that later.

“Let’s just say there’s a major connection to our Blue Moon being contained in this packaging,” I said, knocking my knuckles on top of the coconut’s hard shell.

“Go on,” Roman said.

As his protection mode kicked into high gear, his sentences always got more and more staccato, which meant I didn’t have much time left to evade his questions.

“Stanley giving back our Blue Moon Diamond is probably a sign that it’s small potatoes. Or rocks, I guess, compared to what’s still left for him to steal,” my dad said, having a seat on one of he and my mom’s work stools.

I didn’t like the worried glances passing back and forth between my parents, but they were right to be worried.

“What’s left for him to take? And from where?” Roman asked, again using his preferred short, very pointed and spot-on interrogation-style questions.

“Our Blue Moon Diamond is small compared to what’s left in Brazil,” I said, knowing I could no longer put off what was at stake or where it could be found.

“Brazil? And coconuts?” Roman asked.

“Along with natural beryl crystal,” my mother added to the mix.
“We don’t just mine diamonds in Brazil. We also mine natural beryl crystal. What you know as emeralds and aquamarines and the even rarer still pink morganite, yellow heliodore and the rarest-of-rare, red beryl.”

“Ahhh. Thus the reason for the missing Precious Aquamarine as well,” Roman stated, his mind beginning to sort through what was still missing from our vault inventory and why it was gone.

“But why the Blue Moon in the coconut? Brazil has coconuts?”

“Brazil has much more than coconuts,” my mom said, the normally robust color of her cheeks draining away to match the blizzard howling outside. “They have The Coconut Highway.”

“It’s a coastal road lined with coconut palms, leading to our largest mine,” Dad added, supplying the final piece for Roman’s mind puzzle.

“Thus, Stanley’s inside joke of mixing carats with coconuts,” I said, holding up the now empty coconut shell as my parents began examining our Blue Moon Diamond with their loupes.

While my parents got lost in their precious rock, I pulled Roman aside and out of their earshot.

“Stanley will stop at nothing to gain control of our mines.”

“How do you know that?” Roman asked, his espresso-colored eyes now darker than a ride down one of our mine car shafts.

“Trust me. I just do.”

“Well, one of these days, you’re going to have to trust me, and tell me everything, Zoey. And I mean everything,” my prince said.

And I knew he was right.

But how could I tell him everything, if telling him meant I could lose him forever?





CARATS and COCONUTS will be released later this month!!!

I can't wait to share this latest Cozy Cash Mystery Adventure with you!!!

It's Your Turn, D. D. Scott-ville: What's your favorite gemstone?

Sexy Sassy Smart D. D. Scott-ville Wishes --- D. D. Scott

P.S. My fave gemstones are sapphires - especially Princess Diana's engagement ring - which now belongs to Kate/Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge. That said, I do wear primarily synthetic stones so as not to contribute to the human atrocities caused by the mining and sale of "conflict diamonds" (and/or any conflict stones, although the term does not differentiate among types of stones). Conflict stones are used to finance civil wars and terrorism, and are responsible for horrible working conditions for miners and their families. I'll take you inside the world of conflict gems, deep in the heart of Brazil's Amazon Rainforest, in CARATS and COCONUTS.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies Winter Wonderland Edition Is Here!!!

Happy New Year, D. D. Scott-ville, and Welcome to my First Release for 2012...

THE WG2E ALL-FOR-INDIES ANTHOLOGIES

(WINTER WONDERLAND EDITION)


Now Available for just $2.99 (for 10 short stories) on:

Amazon

Nook

Smashwords




When just one year ago, I, along with Tonya Kappes, brainstormed The WG2E – The Writer’s Guide to Epublishing – your destination site for all-things-Epublishing, we never in our wildest, most spectacular dreams imagined we’d end up creating a site which now gets over one million hits per month and is the first visit of the day for over 2500 Indie Epublished Writers and Authors!

At The WG2E, it’s all about finding ways to Pay It Forward, both to our fellow writers and to all our superfab readers too.

We simply luuuvvv treating readers to great books for great prices and helping our fellow authors find new readers around the globe.

With this debut launch of our brand new WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies, we’re treating readers to a terrific, one-of-a-kind approach to the anthology concept.

You’ll get a variety of genres all packaged together as a wonderful way to discover authors new to you! And various story-lengths too (from 2 pages to 80 page plus novellas)

Plus, each WG2E Anthology is based on a different theme.


And as far as that goes, we’re over the moon to offer you unique perspectives on several superfab fun themes.

Here’s what we mean by that...

In our WG2E Winter Wonderland Anthology, we’re treating you to stories that yes, have a Winter Wonderland element, BUT definitely not in the average way.

You’ll never think of Winter Wonderland in quite the same way.

For example...:


“What’s goin’ on underneath all that snow?” for D. D. Scott’s A CUT ABOVE CRAZY

“More than people wear goose down parkas in Winter” for Tonya Kappes' BEAD OF DOUBT

“There’s nothing like a sauna to thaw a cold spell” for Talli Roland’s MISTLETOE AND THE FIVE-YEAR ITCH

“An Ice Queen can be much more than a very cold spouse” for Tamara Ward’s JADE O’REILLY AND THE ICE QUEEN

“The flavors of Winter...as in Winter Green Mint, Anyone?” for Sibel Hodge’s THE S-WORD AND THE LADY GARDEN

“Not only reindeer dance in the snow...unicorns do too” for Alicia Street’s SNOW DANCE

“Breaking News: The All-Things Holidays Edition” for Lacy Maran & Kevin Michael’s NOTHING IS SACRED COMEDY’S GUIDE TO THE HOLIDAYS

“More than the Earth dies in Winter” for Patrice Fitzgerald’s TILL DEATH DO US PART

“There’s ice on the tracks, but not the kind you might think...” for Kathy Carmichael’s MAYHEM ON THE WINTERLAND EXPRESS

“Not everyone loves pumpkin pie” for T.M. Souder’s DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW



How fun does all this sound?!

We've taken partnering/collaboration with fellow Indie Epub Authors to all new, and superfab, sweet serendipity-filled moments!

We luuuvvv the fact that with each WG2E All-For-Indies Anthology, each author has a chance to tap into approximately ten additional reader bases, as our partners' readers and fans are now introduced to our story worlds too!!!

And we've got 6 of these gems releasing in 2012 - including collaborations with over 60 fellow Indie Epub Authors - with wonderfully colorful themes like:

Viva La Valentines

Spring Hop

Summer Fling

Spooky Shorts

and

Martini Madness


These anthologies have something for every reader with terrific twists on their favorite genres!

And not just in 2012 either...we've got another 6 planned for 2013, with again over 60 more fellow Indie Epub Authors!!!

Now that's Collaboration at its best!!!


Sexy Sassy Smart D. D. Scott-ville Wishes --- D. D. Scott


P.S. Watch for The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies Viva La Valentines Edition also coming soon!!!