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    Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    Hello, Kindle 1000 Sales a Month Club!!!

    Yesterday - on our Memorial Day Holiday - I sold my 1000th Kindle Book for the month of May...putting me into the fantabulous Kindle 1000-Sales-a-Month Club!!!

    Here's the scoop on that superfab group:,47263.0.html

    Thank U, Kindle Readers and Fans!!!

    I've now sold a total of right around 2,500 books!!! But hitting that 1000 Sales in a Single Month is a huge, huge milestone for an author!

    So again...thank u sooo very much!

    I'm toastin' y'all! Cheers!!!

    Welcome to my Bootscootin' & Cozy Cash Worlds!!!


    To Pay It Forward,

    I kicked-off an initiative yesterday, on this Memorial Day Holiday Week, to Support Our Troops!

    So c'mon over to my WG2E site, where I'm treatin' y'all or a friend (if you already have my BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS), plus the service man or woman of your choice, to a Free Kindle Copy of the book that started it all for me BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS...where Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy...a romantic comedy with a chick lit, gone-country twist!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Kindle 1000 Sales a Month Club & Support Our Troops Wishes --- D. D. Scott

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    Thursday, May 26, 2011

    THUG GUARD is Today's Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert Sponsor!!!

    Happy Thursday, D. D. Scott-ville!

    I'm thrilled to be back on Kindle Nation Daily with my new release THUG GUARD as today's Free Book Alert Sponsor!!!

    Yesterday, it was the fantabulous Paul Levine and his very first Jake Lassiter book - TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD - and I luuuvvv Paul Levine...

    and today, it's me and the first book in my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries!!!

    How's that for some supercool company to keep?!

    Kindle Nation Daily, Paul Levine and D. D. Scott!!!

    I've got the entire Lassiter series on my Kindle and can't wait to read 'em! Paul Levine is one of my fave writers!!!

    I'm over the moon to share the week with him on KND!!!

    See y'all on Kindle Nation Daily!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart The Cozy Cash Mysteries Company We Keep Wishes --- D. D. Scott

    P.S. Rumor has it, THUG GUARD will also be Kindle Nation Daily's Ebook of the Day for Monday's Memorial Day Holiday! Happy Reading this holiday weekend!!!

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    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Fiction-Writing Plotting Techniques: The D. D. Scott Element List

    Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

    Now that my 5th Book is out - THUG GUARD, Book One of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries - which is actually my 15th manuscript, I'm beginning to develop my very own, fiction-writing techniques for creating a D. D. Scott book.

    My writing weakness used to be plotting. that once, huge-ass issue...I used to say:

    "Why can't my characters just sit on a supercool bench in some great location and chat for 300 or so pages?! I've been repeatedly told my dialogue and witty banter rock. So yeah...let's just let my characters talk!"

    Why can't my characters just sit on a supercool bench and chit-chat?!

    Well...these days, it's because they're also involved in solving mysteries, which requires they get off their butts and follow their leads...or, let's face it, find a lead...any lead...LOL!

    But, thanks first, to my fantabulous, mystery-writing author friend Misa Ramirez, I now begin each Cozy Cash Mystery with her Mystery Plot Exercise...which includes jotting down the following items:

    *** A Sleuth

    *** Victim(s)

    *** 3 Different Suspects

    *** 3 Different Motives For Killing

    *** False Leads

    *** Real Clues

    *** Killer Revealed At The End

    So, I took Misa's wayyy fab list, then added my own D. D. Scott twist.

    How?! my D. D. Scott Books, I like to explore what I call Pop Culture "Elements" in each book.

    For example, take a look at each of the high-concept blurbs for my fiction books and their ripe-for-the-pickin' pop culture elements:

    BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS - Think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy

    STOMPIN' ON STETSONS - Think Hell's Kitchen mixed with Meet the Fockers

    BUCKLES ME BABY - Think paparazzi-hell and Ponzi-scheming fall-out meet home-shopping and Babies "R" Us

    THUG GUARD - Think The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King comes my D. D. Scott Fiction-Writing Plotting Technique Twist...

    I create what I call "The D. D. Scott Element List" for each book...a list, if you will, of all the Pop Culture Tidbits I plan to use in a particular book.

    Take my next release - LIP GLOCK, Book Two of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries - which will hit E-shelves in's my D. D. Scott Element List for that book:



    The Mob

    Life in a Castle/a princess-in-the-making (very Will & Kate)


    The Galleon "cozy cash" scheme

    Fashion-esque gadget-style weapons & the forensics to make 'em deadly

    Bond, James Bond

    Rachel Zoe's "Style A to Zoe"

    One of the best spas in Europe

    The Blue-Haired Version of Charlie's Angels - aka The Mom Squad

    There you go...a Sneak Peek into the fictional world I'm building for LIP GLOCK.

    Now...all I have to get my characters off their benches and following each of these elements, then connect the dots from one to the next...and before you know it, I've got another D. D. Scott "The End"!

    It's Your Turn, D. D. Scott-ville: If you're a writer, what plotting techniques do you use to get your stories onto your pages and screens? And, if you're a reader, what Pop Culture Elements would you like to see on my list?

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    Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Behind and Beyond My Books: THUG GUARD and The Bond Martini

    Happy Thursday, D. D. Scott-ville!

    To continue the celebration of the release of THUG GUARD - Book One of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries - I'm once again taking you behind and beyond my books, giving you sneak peeks at what inspires me and my stories.

    My Cozy Cash Mystery Hero - Roman Bellesconi - is very Bond, James Bond...and nobody likes a great martini - "shaken, not stirred" - like a Bond kinda guy...

    Vodka Martini, Shaken, Not Stirred

    While I was writing and researching for THUG GUARD, I came across this super-cool site talkin' all-things-martinis and just had to share it...especially with the name the site carries:

    Martini Muse

    Anyhoo...there's tons of Martini Talk in THUG GUARD and a whole buncha Bond in my new, Cozy Cash Mystery Hero Roman Bellesconi!

    Cheers, Y'All! And welcome to my new, Cozy Cash Mystery World!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Bond, James Bond-style Martini Wishes --- D. D. Scott

    P.S. Have any of you ever tried a Bond-style Martini? And what are your fave martinis? Include the recipes in your responses, if you'd like! We'd all luuuvvv to shake 'em up and give 'em a try!

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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Behind and Beyond My Books: THUG GUARD and Fashion Week

    Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

    The celebration continues for the release, less than a week ago, of THUG GUARD - Book One of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries...

    Think The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King

    So why "The Rachel Zoe Project" inspiration?

    I happen to luuuvvv, luv, luuuvvv Rachel and her show...just like I luuuvvv-luv all-things-fashion and ohhh yeahhh Fashion Week too!

    Whether it's New York, London, Milan or Paris...I'm watching and reading all I can regarding what styles scream HOT on each season's runways.

    For that super-fab fun reason, I brought me and my muses Fashion Luv to my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries.



    Notice that another part of my blurb deals with Bond, James Bond.

    So I asked myself (and my muses too)...what kind of super-funky, "killer", Bond-style gadgets - created from today's hottest runway fashions - could my THUG GUARD characters use to go after their thugs?!

    Here's a hint:

    See these incredible "hair paddles"?!

    Well, that's what I'm calling those rather bizarre boards popping outta this model's head during last year's, Paris Fashion Week Spring Show for Rick Owens' - as in French Fashion Icon Rick Owens.

    Wait 'til you see what those "hair paddles" can do in THUG GUARD...

    Talk about tons of LMAO super-fantabulous, farcical-fun adventures!!!

    Who ever knew that to-die-for fashion could actually be...deadly?

    Sexy Sassy Smart Fashion Week and THUG GUARD Wishes --- D. D. Scott

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    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    THUG GUARD - Book One of The Cozy Cash Mysteries - Is Here!!!

    Super Squeees All-Around in D. D. Scott-ville this mornin'!!!

    THUG GUARD - Book One of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries - is here!!!

    Here's all the THUG GUARD Scoop, straight from its Amazon Page:

    Product Description:

    Amazon Top-Rated and Bestselling Romantic Comedy Author D. D. Scott - both a Kindle Nation Daily and Pixel of Ink Bargain Book Pick – is gettin’ “cozy” with all your fave Bootscootin’ Books in Cozy Mystery cozy...with Book One of her new, Cozy Cash Mysteries.

    Think The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King.

    Book Description:

    Hollywood Stylist to The Stars Zoey Witherspoon is a wanna-be Stephanie Plum, and to that end, she’s now moonlighting as a badge-toting P.I. But on her way to style one of her infamously diva-esque clients, she discovers her first Dead Guy in a Range Rover parked next to her. And this isn’t just any dead guy. It’s the guy with a Russian mob connection, who her former client, Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall, hired to knock her off.

    Bond, James Bond-style Double Agent Roman Bellesconi is hell-bent on bringing down Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall. Why? Because (1) that’s his job. But also because (2) he’s got a lot more at stake than job security. If he doesn’t bring down Bernie, his family’s monarchy will be destroyed.

    As the dead guys keep piling-up around ‘em, Zoey may be damn sick of Roman’s deep and very dark secrets, but, she’s also convinced that perhaps, like Roman’s been reiterating, it’s only because he’s keeping those secrets, they’re both still alive. But is there a way for their cover to be blown, Roman’s secrets thus revealed, and each of ‘em live to tell about it?

    About the Author:

    D. D. Scott is a Bestselling Romantic Comedy Author and a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy, plus the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL and the co-founder of The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, your destination site for Everything E-Publishing.

    Her bestselling and Amazon top-rated romantic comedies are all about sexy, sassy, smart, career-driven women and the men who complete them. They're a bit chick lit with a gone-country twist...and now a cozy mystery twist too. She’s agented, and her Bootscootin’ Books Series - think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy – debuted August 2010, on Amazon’s Kindle and at Smashwords, with BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, followed by STOMPIN’ ON STETSONS and BUCKLES ME BABY. Now, The Bootscootin’ Characters are gettin’ “cozy” in Cozy Mystery cozy, with the release of THUG GUARD, Book One of the her new, Cozy Cash Mysteries, featuring all of your fave Bootscootin’ characters plus tons of quirky, new characters too.

    Also a Writer’s Go-to-Gal for Muse Therapy and now the Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL, D. D. debuted her Muse Therapy Online Classes in 2009 and her Live Workshops in 2010. Thanks to the fabulous endorsement of Stephen Windwalker’s Kindle Nation Daily, there’s a ton more fun and fascinating MUSE THERAPY adventures in development.

    D. D.’s busy now writing her next Cozy “Cash” Mystery – LIP GLOCK – which will release in August 2011.

    For updates on her books, her sexy, sassy, smart neurotic writer's life blog, and for a schedule of appearances and Muse Therapy Sessions, visit her website


    “Wow! I loved this...The descriptions are so vivid and colorful it really feels like the reader's going through the same wild rollercoaster ride...It's a funny, sexy, sassy attitude of a read, and I can't wait to get stuck into the next one.” --- Sibel Hodge, author of The Amber Fox Mysteries

    “I laughed from page one on...The author has a way with twisting phrases. Bootscootin' was a delight. I'm loading up on her other books. She's a shoe-in for one of my favorite chicklit authors.” --- Barbara Silkstone, author of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland Age 42 and Three-Quarters

    “Are you ready for a really fun read? I hope so...So sit back and get ready to laugh.” --- Karen Cantwell, author of Take The Monkeys and Run

    “…who doesn’t need a laugh? Laugh ‘til you (you fill it in) with D. D. Scott’s BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, and more...” --- Steve Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily

    ***Average Amazon Customer Review = 5 Stars***

    And here are the links:

    Amazon Kindle US

    Amazon Kindle UK

    Amazon Kindle De (Germany)

    B & N Nook


    Happy Reading, All!!!

    I can't wait to hear whatchy'all think after gettin' "cozy" with all your fave Bootscootin' Characters...

    Sexy Sassy Smart THUG GUARD and Cozy Cash Mystery Wishes --- D. D. Scott

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    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    Sneak Peek at THUG GUARD, Book One of My New, Cozy Cash Mysteries

    Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!

    Wow...are we super-close to release day for THUG GUARD, Book One of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries, featuring all your fave Bootscootin' Books Characters gettin' "cozy" in Cozy Mystery cozy.

    Rumor has it...THUG GUARD might arrive a wee bit ahead of its May 16th Release Date stay-tuned for more announcements.

    But, in the mean time, here's a treat for you...a Sneak Peek at THUG GUARD Chapter One...


    I walked into the Jiffy Mart at the corner of Pike’s Place and Sweenie Avenue. All I wanted was a bottle of my wheat grass-included, all-things-green Naked Juice. What I got was a dead man – yeah, as in who knows how he got that way but he sooo was – a dead man in the passenger seat of the Range Rover parked next to me.

    This guy wasn’t just merely dead, he was most sincerely dead. And no, I’m not the Munchkin Land Coroner. I’m Zoey Witherspoon, just another wanna-be Stephanie Plum about to call for back-up.

    My back-up, Roman Bellesconi - my very own Walker, Texas Ranger - was not gonna like this at all.

    Thinking the dead guy situation probably deserved my more immediate attention, I coached my sugar-deprived body to hold tight for its much-needed burst of Naked Juice.

    Calling Roman’s cell, I waited for his rugged-rough, this-had-better-be-good voicemail greeting, wishing just once he’d think I was important enough to answer the damn phone.

    “Yep. You know the drill. Leave a message,” his voice mail not-so-warmly invited me to do.

    “Roman. It’s me. Pick-up if you’re there,” I said, taking a yoga-deep breath, knowing just as I was about to cuss a blue streak, then make a second attempt at maintaining my never quite calm demeanor, he’d answer.

    “What’s up, Zoey? Or do I even want to know?”

    Roman’s way sexy, ultra deep voice - a cross between Stallone and Pacino’s Italian, drool-worthy accents – cut-off his voicemail prompt.

    The clank of his barbell echoed through his Blue Tooth after what was sure to have been one helluvan impressive bench press.

    I mean really. Who answers the phone while bench pressing 325 pounds?

    Roman does. And I’ve seen him do it. He actually has enough extra muscle gravitating to his shoulders that he can move those wads of steel against his Blue Tooth’s answer switch. Yeah. Incredible, right?

    Honestly...who could even talk period while lifting that much weight?

    I rolled my eyes, which I tend to do a lot when thinking about Roman’s antics.

    Although, I may have been secretly contemplating what else he could do with those kinda muscles. But a woman doesn’t have to share all her I’m savoring the detail of that one for a bit...and just tossing it out there for a conversation-building “what if”.

    And speaking of conversing, hell, I do well to walk and talk at the same time.

    Some days, in the kinds of shoes my real job demands, that feat, in and of itself is damn near impossible. Today’s gorgeous, buff-colored Louboutin platform pumps...yeah, well, you get the toe-breaking, heels-wobbling picture.

    But not my Roman in his Italian, hand-crafted loafers. He’s the super-shoed and super-fit, hot Sicilian version of a kick ass Christopher Chance of Human Target fame, although with the height and killer body of international cover model Jimmy Thomas.

    My Roman isn’t exactly like my Jimmy, who I’d recently used in a couple of my New York Fashion Week Runway Shows, and who, by the way, has the personality of a big and brawny teddy bear. Oh no. Sooo not Roman-esque.

    Roman Bellesconi has something dark, very dark, deep inside his super beefed-up torso. Totally, the Sicilian Christopher Chance through-and-through...just add more beef.

    I hadn’t figured out what that dark something was or how it got there or why it was hanging around. But I’m hell-bent on getting to the bottom of all that beef, just give me a couple more cases to work with him, and I’ll have some answers.

    “You still there, Witherspoon?” Roman asked.

    His voice indicated my ability to zone in and out of conversations amused rather than irritated him. At least for the moment.

    “Oh sure. Yeah. Sorry. I haven’t had my Naked Juice yet, so I’m not quite up to speed,” I said, knowing I could no longer avoid sharing this soon to be breaking news.

    Plus, if I gave Roman the slightest chance to catch his breath, post bench press, he was sure to pop-off with some smart ass comment about my need for Naked Juice speed.

    “So I’m here at the Jiffy Mart. You know, the whole swamp juice thing. And there’s this Range Rover parked next to me,” I said, looking through my latest couture sunnies straight into the eyes of the dead man.

    “I’m not real interested in this story yet, Witherspoon. You got anything else?” Roman asked as he hit the button on his blender, making his own swamp juice.

    “Oh, you’re gonna be interested. There’s a dead man in this Range Rover,” I baited him, noticing that his blender was no longer blending.

    “You’ve got my undivided attention now, Plum Puddin’.”

    Hearing the smart ass but kinda hot way he pronounced the pet name he’d recently christened me with, I could feel heat flush my cheeks.

    “Unfortunately for you, perhaps, I’ll have your attention for awhile longer, Italian Stallion. As in...our first official case longer,” I said, so hoping he’d let me tag along for this investigation.

    “I’ll be the judge of when and if you work another case for us,” Roman said.

    Lucky for me, I could still hear amusement in his tone so I figured I’d better keep striking while the time seemed sort of right to maintain my spot on the U.S. Marshal’s and SEC’s payroll.

    “I think the dead man in the Range Rover,” I said, looking over the crisp lavender edges of my Louis Vuitton sunglasses one more time, just to make sure I’d made the proper identification of our vic, “is none other than Ludwig Kohn.”

    I heard Roman take a deep, very calculated and measured breath, never uttering a word. The precise thing he did when that dark side of his was about to take control.

    “Ludwig Kohn, as in Sonja Medici’s henchman.”

    “I know who Ludwig is, Witherspoon,” Roman said, his Dark Knight-ness now clearly taking over his voice.

    “So I take it he survived his little run-in with Alexandra, me and her minivan?” I asked, still pissed Roman and his Marshal Monkeys refused to tell me what exactly had become of Ludwig after he’d been run over by Alexandra and me in the Hobby Lobby parking lot.

    “He didn’t survive for long did he?” Roman asked, an icy edge to his question.

    “No, I suppose not. But I do assume you now get that I will be on this case with you? Our first official job as a dynamic duo.”

    Even saying that made me feel giddier than going to any of the London, Milan or Paris Fashion Week’s coming soon.

    “You know the assume adage, don’t you, Witherspoon?”

    Yeah, I did. But I wasn’t letting him off the hook that easy, even if he was back in his cranky pants, dark-guy mode.

    “What I know is that you can’t make any bigger ass outta me than I can make outta myself, if that’s what you’re referring to,” I said, tickled with my own witty response.

    “That’s what I’m afraid of,” he said, punching the high-speed option on his blender.

    What a chicken shit, I thought. He didn’t have the balls to listen to my comeback on that one, so he’d chosen his blender instead.

    But I swore I heard him say something to the effect that he’d be right there so for me to just sit tight.

    Like what was I gonna do? Just leave poor Ludwig stiff in his seat?

    I may have pretty much fallen into my last gig with Roman. But I’d earned the right to work this one. I’d found my first dead man. So until Ludwig was stuffed into a body bag, I wasn’t goin’ anywhere.

    I was officially on this case. Well, sort of officially.

    But I’d built my fashion empire by creating buzz, buzz based on me sort-of, already being in demand by potential, high-powered clients. I’d always acted “as if” I’d already made it. And that approach had more than served me well.

    So why change tactics now?

    People want what they think others already have. So you’ve got to make sure they know what they’re more-than-likely missing.

    Although, I was freaking out a bit that Ludwig here was now missing a life force, and I was definitely holding out hope I’d soon be free from my first dead body. Because why? Keeping with my philosophy, I wanted what others already God damn Naked Juice.

    My sugar was already plummeting dangerously low. And seeing Ludwig out-for-the-count sure hadn’t raised my blood sugar levels. My adrenaline yeah, which meant I now needed even more sugar I didn’t have.

    But sugar levels aside, this new kinda rush, based on discovering bodies, was quite intriguing.

    Maybe I was finally in the right career field. Talk about a calling. How many people could just find a dead body? And a dead body they could identify no less?

    When Roman had been protecting my dear friend and client Alexandra McCall – yes that Alexandra McCall, the daughter of jailed Ponzi-scheme King Bernard McCall - I’d been, at first, nothing more than the McCall family’s stylist.

    But I’d soon gotten involved in Roman’s case, as an intelligence officer of sorts.

    Okay, so maybe I was just a well-respected inside informant. As in a wealth-of-information source. Simply because I knew more about Alexandra and her family than Roman possibly ever could.

    Cut to the fantabulous chase, I’d plucked my golden apple when it fell from its money tree then gone-on to prove my worthiness to the Fed’s entire Cozy Cash Operation.

    Yeah. That was the code-word for the Marshal Monkey’s McCall Operation...Cozy Cash. Clever. And catchy too.

    But this time, there’d be no little ‘ole me just falling into a crime-busting gig.
    Since Roman and I’s last partnership, I’d done the time. Well, not time as in jail time. Hello? I’m on the good team. I’d done time by studying my ass off and earning my P.I.’s license.

    Now...I could officially play with the big boys.

    I held up my badge, declaring my name and my new part-time gig – in a rather poorly done and cheesy-font monogramming. But regardless, I still love how the brilliant sunshine gleams off the cheap metal.

    The badge is nothing like the radiance I’m accustomed to from the high-end, one-of-a-kind jewels I frequently pick-up from designers who loan their pieces to my clients. But I love my new badge, and what it stands for, more than the biggest and best of borrowed, Cartier diamonds.

    Thanks to Ludwig Kohn’s well-dressed corpse, I, Zoey Witherspoon, P.I. – oh, and still a Stylist to the Stars and Fashion Designer too – was back in business.

    But now, it had nothing to do with what people were wearing.

    No more Red Carpet Events. Or Runway Show Spectaculars. Rather, at this unique stage in my life, it was all about who would rather bury my clients beneath the carpet.

    Well, in theory, but I’d still promised to stay in Music City long enough to take care of one last client, which was another one of the reasons, besides my whole borderline diabetic issue, that I had to get my hands on that Naked Juice.
    My last client was a real pistol. One of those bitches who made you not only wanna buy a pistol, but then also learn how to shoot the damn thing too. I needed all the extra nourishment I could get to deal with this diva.

    I peeked in at my first dead body one last time before Roman’s circus started. Once he and all his Marshal Monkeys arrived, I probably wouldn’t get another shot at the body.

    The whole eyes rolling back in the head was a very strong clue I was definitely calling this right. Plus, there was that surprised open mouth thing, but you get the picture. I reaffirmed my initial decision that Ludwig really was more than quite deceased.

    He was no longer on Earth anyway. Perhaps in Purgatory. Trying to cross the River Styx. Or maybe already in Hell. Ludwig Kohn was a bad dude. A really, really bad dude. Straight to Hell was probably a fairly good guess as to his current whereabouts.

    Remembering my new training required I always be aware of my surroundings, I looked around the parking lot. So as to be more discreet, I kept my Louis’s in place.

    Frankly though, I must already be quite proficient at the whole surroundings awareness bit, since I’d only had my P.I. license a week and already discovered my first dead body.

    Not seeing any other Jiffy Mart customers in the area, and thinking, since I was the car parked next to Ludwig, that no one else would have any need to be between my door and his, I figured I could probably make it both into the store then out, with my Naked Juice, well before Roman and his Monkey Squad arrived.

    Damn, I needed that juice.

    It wasn’t every day that a girl in Vuitton, Armani and Louboutin, on her way to style the soon-to-be divorced wench-of-a-wife of a superstar comedian, got held up at a Jiffy Mart, by a dead man in a Range Rover.

    How fun is that?!

    THUG GUARD is all about...

    Hollywood Stylist to The Stars Zoey Witherspoon is a wanna-be Stephanie Plum, and to that end, she’s now moonlighting as a badge-toting P.I. But on her way to style one of her infamously diva-esque clients, she discovers her first Dead Guy in a Range Rover parked next to her. And this isn’t just any dead guy. It’s the guy with a Russian mob connection, who her former client, Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall, hired to knock her off.

    Bond, James Bond-style Double Agent Roman Bellesconi is hell-bent on bringing down Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall. Why? Because (1) that’s his job. But also because (2) he’s got a lot more at stake than job security. If he doesn’t bring down Bernie, his family’s monarchy will be destroyed.

    As the dead guys keep piling-up around ‘em, Zoey may be damn sick of Roman’s deep and very dark secrets, but, she’s also convinced that perhaps, like Roman’s been reiterating, it’s only because he’s keeping those secrets, they’re both still alive. But is there a way for their cover to be blown, Roman’s secrets thus revealed, and each of ‘em live to tell about it?

    Think The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King.

    And all the quirky-crazy, Cozy Cash Mystery madness is comin' your way in just a couple days!!!

    Sexy Sassy Smart Cozy Cash Mysteries Wishes --- D. D. Scott

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    Sunday, May 8, 2011

    Happy Mother's Day from The Bootscootin' Books Mom Squad!!!

    Hello, D. D. Scott-ville!!!

    And Happy Mother's Day from me and...

    My Bootscootin' Books Mom Squad!!!

    With the announcement Thursday, that Book One of my Bootscootin' Books Series - BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS - is a Kindle Nation Daily Top 10 Mother's Day Pick...

    I thought it would be super-fun to wish y'all a Happy Mother's Day with the help of a few of my readers and fans fave Bootscootin' Characters...

    The Mom Squad.

    Who is The Mom Squad?'s the name I've given for the group of quirky-crazy chicks made up of all my Bootscootin' Books heroines' moms, aunts, grannies, and mother-in-laws. This cast of characters includes:

    Kat McDonald

    Lily Vaughn

    Aunt Tulip



    And as my Bootscootin' Cast & Crew is gettin' "cozy" - as in Cozy Mystery cozy - on May 16th with the release of THUG GUARD, Book One of my new, Cozy Cash Mysteries, The Mom Squad has morphed into Charlie's Angels...

    Well...The Blue-Haired version of Charlie's Angels

    For a little extra somethin' special for all you D. D. Scott-ville moms, I'm givin' ya a Sample Sunday Sneak Peek at The Mom Squad in action in Book Three of The Bootscootin' Books - BUCKLES ME BABY - when they first meet my new, Cozy Cash Mystery hero and heroine, THUG GUARD's Roman Bellesconi and Zoey Witherspoon:

    “So what do we do now?” Damian looked up to Roman and Zoey, who were standing side-by-side, watching them.

    “Well...for starters, we’re going to need more back-up. I’ve called in additional agents and will be hiring another private security team as well,” Roman said as easy as if he’d ordered take-out.

    “Jules and I also have Cody and Zayne on their way. That’ll help too, right?” Roxy asked, her determination to fight for whatever control she could firmly in place.

    “I’m glad for that,” Damian said, and he truly was.

    He needed his guys here. He was tough. But he was in way over his abilities. Forget sanity. He’d done lost that when Audrey told him they were expecting. And forget macho too. ‘Cause macho wasn’t gonna get the crap from Audrey’s past off their television screen and outta the papers and magazines.

    Before he could even think about finding his senses or extra guts, he heard Cody and Zayne come into the house, with –oh shit – The Mom Squad – right behind ‘em.

    “Oh boy,” Audrey said, her voice barely a whisper, although Damian was glad to see the slight uplift of the corner of her mouth.

    At least with The Mom Squad in the house, none of their senses of humor would be lost.

    Damian watched as Cody’s Gramma Lucy, Zayne’s mom Kat and Roxy’s mom Lily filed past the couch and headed straight for the U.S. Marshals.

    And not to be left out, the new Music City Aphrodisiac Queen, Jules’ Aunt Tulip, came in next, a basket of she and Cody’s Aphrodisiac-themed produce slung across her arms.

    The Mom Squad was back.

    And Audrey was right, Damian thought.

    Oh boy.

    Seeing Tulip take a large pickle then an avocado out of her basket and approach Roman, Damian didn’t think he could take the heat of watching the guy who was supposedly their chief of security succumb to Tulip’s shenanigans.

    Taking Tulip’s pickle, if for no other reason, Damian figured, than to shut her up, Roman handed it to Zoey who then had this incredulous ‘what the hell do you want me to do with it’ look.

    Clearing his throat, as if Tulip’s vegetables had no effect on him at all, Roman asked everyone to be seated so they could go over new ground rules and protocol changes.

    How fun is that?!

    And wait 'til you see what The Mom Squad is up to next - on May 16th - as they become Roman and Zoey's official/un-official "back-up" in THUG GUARD...

    Happy Mother's Day, All, from me and my Mom Squad too! --- D. D. Scott

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    Thursday, May 5, 2011

    Reader Poll Results: Where Do You Buy Your Books and Ebooks?

    Happy Thursday, D. D. Scott-ville!

    Yesterday, on my grog – The WG2E – I shared an interesting observation I made Tuesday, while shopping at one of our local Target stores…

    The scoop, in a nutshell...our Target store moved the print books section to the back of the store. And I mean in the boonies back of the store...behind the toys!!! I couldn’t even find it until after I’d asked if they still had it!!!

    For the full scoop on this, visit The WG2E

    Interesting Observation: Target Moves Print Books To Back of Store

    But...that got me to thinking...

    Where Do You Buy Your Books and Ebooks?

    So...I created a poll...on my other grog - The Naked Hero - and promised I'd let y'all know the results...and here they are...

    Here's the scoop on where y'all are buyin' your books and ebooks (from most popular to least):

    1. Amazon - 7 votes

    2. Amazon Kindle - 7 votes

    3. Barnes & Noble (online store) - 5 votes

    4. Barnes & Noble nook - 5 votes

    5. Other (incl. Audio, Book Clubs, Libraries, Garage Sales, Used Book Stores) - 5 votes

    6. Etailers/Digital Publishers (incl. Smashwords, Samhain, Carina Press) - 4 votes

    7. Barnes & Noble (brick and mortar stores) - 3 votes

    8. Costco - 2 votes

    9. Target/Wal-mart - 1 vote

    10. Grocery Stores - 1 votes

    11. Sony, Kobo, iPad, Sam's Club, Drugstores - 0 votes

    ***40 votes total either on poll itself or emailed, Facebooked, and/or tweeted to me


    Online purchases beat brick-and-mortar 28 votes to 12 votes.

    Amazon was the clear winner of all shopping destinations.

    Barnes & Noble customers bought from B & N Online and/or nook versus in their brick-and-mortar stores 10 votes to 3 votes.

    It's Your Turn, D. D. Scott-ville: Do the results of this poll mirror where you buy your books and ebooks?

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

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