Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I'm Giving Away Mom Squad Mini-Mayhem Mysteries Today...Plus, It's Your Last Two Days to Enter to Win a Kindle Fire From The RG2E!!!

Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

While we all anxiously await for Cozy Cash Mystery #3 - CARATS & COCONUTS - to go live on Amazon, Nook and Smashwords, I've got several chances for y'all to win superfab treats!!!

Today, on my new site The RG2E - The Reader's Guide to Epublishing, I'm giving away up to 50 Ebook Gift Copies of...

THE MOM SQUAD MINI-MAYHEM MYSTERIES










What are The Mom Squad Mini-Mayhem Mysteries?

Each Mom Squad Mini-Mayhem Mystery (short story) will feature at least one of The Mom Squad quirky-crazy, blue-haired Charlie's Angels wanna-be's!

Yep..."that" Mom Squad...from both The Bootscootin' Books and the Cozy Cash Mysteries too!

You'll get to meet their extended families PLUS learn the unique skill each Mom Squad Member has been trained-to by The Cozy Cash Mysteries' QuarterMaster R.

FLUID FULFILLMENT – Mom Squad Mini-Mayhem Mystery #1 - features Roxy's mom Lily Vaughn, who some say is now fairly gifted in Jujitsu. Think Victoria's Secret meets Kill Bill.


***Note: FLUID FULFILLMENT hit Amazon Kindle's Top 100 Short Story Bestseller List on its very first day!!!

In LICENSED FOR LOVE, think Roz Focker of Meet the Fockers as The Terminator’s new Sarah Connor – partnered with - Cliff the Mailman from Cheers.

LICENSED FOR LOVE – Mom Squad Mini-Mayhem Mystery #2 - features Jules’ Aunt Tulip, who rumor has it, is now not just a sex therapist, but also a femme fatale.

She’s licensed on all-things-love plus licensed to kill. And guess what? It’s hunting season...



In addition...just a quick reminder, you've got till March 1st to enter to win our first RG2E Ereader Giveaway - a Kindle Fire!!! Here's the scoop on how to enter:

http://bit.ly/xeNvzz


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

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sexy Sassy Smart...Snuggies and Ereading

Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

For Valentine's Day, my DH got me something I've been wanting for quite a while now...

A Snuggie!!!




Yep...an "as seen on TV" Snuggie!!! LOL!!!

I've been wanting to snuggle-up in a Snuggie while I read, and now I can!!!

But wait...there's more...just like the infomercials say...

That also got me to thinking about my Reading Habits in general...well, my new Snuggie got me thinking, along with a superfab new addition to my RG2E site...

The RG2E Reader2Author Interviews

This coming Sunday, the A-mazing Alicia Street will kick-off these one-of-a-kind interviews...interviews in which authors are interviewed by YOU...our over the moon wonderful readers!!!

How cool is that?!

Another fun thing we'll be doing at The RG2E is taking in depth looks at all of our reading habits.

For example, in this new Ereading World, how have our Reading Habits changed?

Here's a Sneak Peek into my Reading Habits:

I should begin by saying that it’s literally totally Ereading for me now. I can’t tell you the last time I was in a bookstore, and I honestly don’t remember the last time I read a print book...t’s been that long ago!!!

I’ve learned that with Ereading, I now enjoy reading several books at once. It’s just sooo darn easy to click between books. I always have one non-fiction going at the same time as one each in the following fiction genres: romantic comedy, humorous mystery, thriller, and usually one of Gordon Kirkland’s humorous essay collections too.

I Eread in my fave reading chair with my Snuggie on and my Kindle in my lap and a cup of coffee, tea or a cocktail close-by. I also take my Kindle whenever I have an appointment with an expected waiting period.

I Eread for pleasure in the evenings.

I Eread for business and/or craft during the day – for example, I also read all industry blogs via my Kindle (if they’re available with a Kindle Subscription...which most are now).


I think we’re gonna learn a ton from all of you A-mazing Readers with these kind of RG2E Reader2Author Interviews, and it will be very valuable info to help us as authors better connect with YOU - our readers and fans.

See you at The RG2E this coming Sunday (February 26th)!!!

In the mean time, it's your turn, D. D. Scott-ville: How many Snuggie owners do we have in D. D. Scott-ville? And how 'bout reading habits of your own? When and Where do you read? And do you Eread, Print Read or Both? And if you Eread, which Ereader do you use?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Behind and Beyond My Books: Carats and Coconuts - Cozy Cash Mystery #3

Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

With Cozy Cash Mystery #3 - CARATS & COCONUTS - about to be released (within the next ten days), I thought I'd treat you to the "Behind and Beyond" of this book.



For CARATS & COCONUTS:

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.


And on that note...

One of the questions most asked of authors is:

How do you get your story ideas?


So, why "gem smuggling"?

Here's the scoop:



About three years ago now, The DH and I visited The Smithsonian to see, among other things, The National Gem Collection.

In the museum's gift shop, I found the gorgeous coffee table book above, plus the following titles:



The crowd around The Hope Diamond was so huge, it took me forever to get close enough to see it. And it was the same way throughout every room of the gem exhibit. You couldn't move without hearing another "oooo" or "ahhhh" and a "look at that thing"!

I was every bit as mesmerized too by the glittering razzle-dazzle of some of the world's most brilliant jewels. But the storyteller in me was every bit as enamored by the stories and mysteries and danger behind these jewels ending up in the highly-secured cases I was standing in front of three to four-people deep.

At the time, I had no idea how I'd work these into a book or which book for that matter.

I only knew that someday I'd write about this world and the stories behind all its bling and sparkle.

And wow...that world is far, far from the pretty nature of the gem stones it produces.

I hope, with Carats & Coconuts, y'all join me in helping to stop the dangerous and deadly cycles of violence caused by the trade and smuggling of conflict gems.

How can you help?

By buying faux stones used by designers in all kinds of superfab fun Costume/Fashion Jewely.

Costume/Fashion Jewelry rocks!

And by buying those pieces, instead of jewelry made of real stones, you very well could be saving the lives of many of the world's poorest indigenous populations.


The Best of D. D. Scott-ville Wishes --- D. D. Scott

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nothin' Beats Treatin' Readers to Free Ebook Gift Copies - From The RG2E!!!

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

It's been a little less than one week since the launch of my new site!!!

The RG2E



launched February 1st, and we've already Ebook Gift Copied over 100 Ebooks to our readers!!!

RG2E = The Reader's Guide to Epublishing

And here's what it's all about...

Nothin' beats treatin' readers to Free Ebook Gift Copies!!!


Why are we doing this? And why did I create The RG2E?

We're treating readers to Free Ebook Gift Copies - and in the format of your choice, based on which Ereaders and/or Apps you prefer to read on or with - because there's simply no better way to introduce y'all to great books by great new Indie Epub Authors than by giving you Free Ebooks!!!

It's a way we can help you find new Ebooks in all your fave genres as well as give you a superfab Free and easy way to try new genres and authors too!

I created The RG2E as an extension of my WG2E (The Writer's Guide to Epublishing) brand, which is:

Writers Helping Writers Reach Readers

And there's no better way to reach all you superfab readers than to gift you with a ton of Free Ebooks, right?!

Each day at The RG2E, we have several different Ebooks featured in what we call our Ebooks of The Day (EOTD).

You can sign-up to receive The RG2E via Email (the sign-up box is at the top of our right sidebar), which lists each day's featured EOTD.

You can also then go to individual pages on The RG2E site highlighting Ebooks in the genres you luuuvvv. For example, if Romance is your kinda read, just go to our Eread Romance Page, and you'll see all the Romance EOTD we've featured as well as bunches of extra superfab fun scoop on each book as well as its author(s) too!

We're not just givin' away Ebooks at The RG2E. We're also - beginning later this month - going to be giving away at least one Ereader per month as well!!! (Stay tuned for all the rules and scoop on those giveaways too!)

Go on over to The RG2E, D. D. Scott-ville, then let us know what you think of the new site!

Oh, and all you have to do to be eligible to win your choice of each day's EOTD is:

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.


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