Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Just in Time for Halloween: Spooky Shorts and D. D. Scott-ville Bitchy Signs Too!!!

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

As we settle in for a wonderfully chilly Autumn week, and continue the countdown till Halloween, here's some superfab spooky-themed Bitchy Signs to get you in the mood of the season...






Well...sort of...



In the meantime, here's a spooky-themed short story collection to celebrate the season...



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Here's the scoop on our latest WG2E Anthology (4 short stories for just 99 Cents):

With this Spooky, Halloween-themed Anthology, you’ll never think of Halloween in quite the same way.

In this Fifth Edition of The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies, you’re treated to a terrific, one-of-a-kind approach to the anthology concept.

You’ll get a variety of genres and story-lengths all packaged together as a wonderful way to discover some of today’s hottest new authors!

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

In this WG2E Spooky Shorts Edition, you’re getting short stories that yes, have a spooky, Halloween element, but you’ll never think of spooky or Halloween in quite the same way.

For example:

“Think one crazy aunt cooking up a cauldron full of trouble...it’s spell-casting gone awry and Voodoo Doll Hell” for D. D. Scott & David Slegg’s STUCK WITH A SPELL

“The future can be a frightening place, even for those with special powers” for PJ Sharon’s REDEMPTION

“Is Creepy Mouse Guy really a creep?” for Lois Lavrisa’s TREAT OR TRICK

“Sometimes, it’s not the undead who are truly scary” for Patricia (P.R.) Mason’s NOT A SPARKLE IN SIGHT

About the Authors:

All the authors in the WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies are regular contributors to The WG2E site. At The WG2E, it’s all about writers helping writers reach readers with great books for great prices. It’s all genres and all story-lengths, from just a couple of pages to novel-length too!

Praise for The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies:

“A fun read...for any day.” --- Diane Vallere

“I have read most of them...I liked them all for their different styles and genres.” --- Julie Day

“I loved Spring Fling! I can’t wait to read the other two...” --- Shadow

“...a sampler of genres and styles, and gives the reader a chance to find new writers... and explore beyond the same old books he or she has been reading for years...I have to admit that the collective imaginations of these writers boggles the mind!” ---Patrice Fitzgerald

“Wow! What a list of awesome authors and fabulous story concepts! It is so much fun to read each one...can’t wait for the next one!”--- Reader Ann

“What a great idea, WG2E! I love being able to read several different genres in one collection but with a central theme connecting them. And it’s a terrific way to find new authors!” --- Sab

For more information about our WG2E Anthologies, including all the previous editions too, check out the following RG2E Post:

http://bit.ly/QWynlG

Also, be looking for our Sixth and Final Edition - MARTINI MADNESS - this Holiday Season!

In the meantime, I also want to encourage y'all to check out the incredible, inaugural edition of our WG2E Street Team's Anthologies/Short Story Collections...



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Price: $4.99 (12 short stories)

The WG2E Street Team, via their Beach Book Blast entity, will be continuing our WG2E Anthology tradition with their own unique twists!

You can get all the terrific scoop on The RG2E:

http://bit.ly/QrF13U

Happy Reading and Welcome to our WG2E All-For-Indies Anthologies and our WG2E Street Team/Beach Book Blast Short Story Collections too!

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A D. D. Scott-ville Bitchy Sign Bonanza for each new D. D. Scott Release...Beginning with THE ROYAL DIGS!

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

You asked for it, and I delivered! Here it is...Cozy Cash Mystery #4...for just 99 Cents...

THE ROYAL DIGS

What if a Drag Queen determined the United States Presidential Election?


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For THE ROYAL DIGS - Think RuPaul as The Godfather of Wall Street

Here's another way to look at it...Bitchy Sign-style:






As I finished up my latest Cozy Cash Mystery, book four in the series, I got to thinking a lot about the social commentary elements that make up a big part of this series and my writing in general.

For example, The Royal Digs asks several story questions that have huge social impacts such as:

1. What if a Drag Queen determined the United States Presidential Election?

(discussing alternative lifestyles and the issues faced by people living those lifestyles)

2. Does it matter that we've got a Presidential Nominee who keeps a majority of his money offshore to avoid paying taxes on it?

3. Does it matter that said nominee has earned his massive wealth, thanks to the money of cartel kings - whether coffee, cocoa, casinos, cocaine and other drugs too? Cartel Kings who make their living via the death squads they employ and the people whose rights they corrupt or snuff out...

Tough questions, right? With answers that have huge effects on our lives.

I love to write these kinds of "ripped from the headlines" stories because they engage us as human beings and instantly feed on topics that are easily recognizable and emotion-packed. In other words, we, as readers, relate to them.

And in our unique Epublishing World, in which we can publish our books at a much faster rate than via Traditional Publishing, we've got our products on cyber shelves when these story themes and questions are still "hot" and very much a part of our social collective minds.

I've found that even those critics who don't like my writing style, like the peeps at Red Adept Review who have made me their 1-Star poster kid :-) , they still appreciate and are moved by the social commentary in my stories. Here's what they said:

Characters waltzed trippingly from one exotic location to another like they were on the Travel Channel, which kept the pace fast, but once they arrived at most locations, food and physical appearances and snarky, amusing comments filled the pages rather than details that furthered the plot. A notable exception was the sweatshop in Secondigliano, in Naples, where I was sobered by a few paragraphs that dealt with the plight of the poor pressed into service by the Mob.

Red Adept Reviews didn't get me as a writer for my style, but they sure related to my topics and how I presented them.

For my Cozy Cash Mysteries, I've explored the following topics:

1. Ponzi schemes (Madoff-style) - THUG GUARD



2. Fashion sweatshops in Naples (controlled by the local mobs and making many a pages in today's best fashion magazines and red carpets) - LIP GLOCK



3. The gem trade (as in blood diamonds and stones) - CARATS & COCONUTS



4. The money trail of our current Republican nominee for U. S. President - THE ROYAL DIGS



5. The real owners of Wall Street - coffee, cocoa, casino and cocaine (and other drugs too) cartels - THE ROYAL DIGS

6. Banking, hedge funds and derivative trading - THE ROYAL DIGS

I use these topics to write Ebooks that are along the lines of what Bob Mayer calls "factual fiction" in which many of the plot elements I use are factually based, but I then give 'em my own quirky-crazy fictional twists and cast of characters.


It's Your Turn, D. D. Scott-ville Peeps: How many of you enjoy reading Ebooks that include Social Commentary? Tell us about your faves...

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stuck with a Spell is Here...Think Hex Your Ex, Voodoo Dolls, Cauldrons and More!

Happy Halloween early, D. D. Scott-ville!

STUCK WITH A SPELL (The Stuck with a Series Book Two) is here for just 99 Cents!!!


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For Stuck with a Spell – Book Two of the Stuck with a Series - think Castle and Beckett gone-country with a bit of Bewitched tossed into the mix.

And for all of you D. D. Scott Bootscootin’ Books and Cozy Cash Mystery Fans, The Mom Squad’s Grams joins the fun!

The Stuck with a Series is Castle gone-country with The Mom Squad and a crazy-ass aunt also in the barnyard. For Stuck with a Spell – Book Two in the Series – there’s a bit of Bewitched tossed into the mix. Think hex an ex.

Nicky Blane, a Bestselling Author and Farmer-in-the-making, doesn’t need to look far to find creative inspiration for his novels. His crazy-ass Aunt Liza, a wanna-be witch, lives next door. But this time, she’s blown it big-time with a hex on her ex that’s gone a wee bit awry.

Think graveyards and Voodoo dolls, spell-casting and cauldrons, potions, raw emotions, and more.

Bonus Content Included:

A Sneak Peek at our first Stuck with a Series Christmas Novella – STUCK WITH SLEIGH BELLS – is also included.

What if the guy in the big red suit is sick and it’s up to Grams and her Significant Other, Father Time, to save Christmas?

The Best of Halloween Fun and Reading Wishes --- D. D. Scott

P.S. Also coming in the next few days will be our next WG2E Anthology (Short Story Collection) - The Spooky Shorts Edition. Plus, Cozy Cash Mystery #4 - The Royal Digs!!!