Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kiss Me I'm Irish -- St.Patrick's Day Bloghop

Well at least for today I am. The words to the song – When Irish Eyes are Smiling – are tumbling around in my head. I wanted to change my blog to green for today - but I don't know how.

Who was St. Patrick? He was an actual saint, not a cute little leprechaun who sells breakfast cereal. It's been said that St. Patrick has the honour of being the most celebrated saint in the world. Why is that? Well one reason might be that the day signaled the lifting of the restrictions of Lent and one of those restrictions involved alcohol. So today was the first day – after a long dry period – to pop down to pub for a pint or two – or three – or maybe just a wee one before you head home.

Time for a couple of good clean Irish jokes. (answers at bottom of blog)
1. What's green and sit out on the lawn all summer?
2. In Ireland, what do you call a fake rock?
3. When is an Irish potato not Irish?
4. What happens when a leprechaun falls into a river?

There – I've given you a bit of the backstory to St Patrick's Day and a couple of jokes to make you day brighter. And as I know you have a lot more blogs to read, I'll end this here with an old Irish drinking toast.

May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be ever strong.
And may you be in heaven
Half an hour before the devils knows you're dead.

Circles Interlocked - Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson slapped Robert Holiday in an angry ending to their brief love affair. Heartbroken that her love affair didn't end with the fairy tale Happily Ever After, Julie leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer. As fate has a curious sense of humor, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.

Mini Excerpt---
Five years - Julie hadn't seen or thought about him in all that time, and now in the middle of nowhere, he stood on the beach drying off from a swim. Droplets flew as Robert shook his hair. His black mane was shorter than the last time she saw him. The wet ends dripped water on his bare, muscular shoulders. Tricia, an old high school friend once said he had the body of a male stripper - time hadn't changed that.
She stepped back onto the beach path, transfixed by the sight of the one person she hated. Her repulsion and loathing of him ran so deep; she'd repressed all memories of him. She thought he'd loved her, and had taken a chance, opening up her heart and body to him. But, instead of returning her love, he proved himself worthy of the gutter from which he'd crawled.
Her body said run, but her feet refused to move as she watched a long-legged, svelte, golden blonde rise from the beach chair. She trickled her fingers down his rippled stomach. His voice floated across the sand. It was a calming sound, which had brought a smile to her face when he whispered words of love and passion in her ear.
Details she thought she'd long forgotten surged forward. She remembered the way his dark eyes smoldered with anger and his sly, innocent grin. His joyous laughter had made her feel the abandonment of a child frolicking in the year's first snowfall. She stepped backward onto the path, distancing herself from the lovers as the blonde undid the strings on her bathing suit top, and let it fall to the sand.

For a chance to win an ecopy of Circles Interlocked, leave your email and tell me leprechauns or elves?

For a chance to win one of the GRAND PRIZES
Grand Prize 1: Winner's Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
Grand Prize 2: Winner's Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Comment on as many blogs as you can. Here's the link to help you continue.

1. Paddy O'furniture
2. A Sham Rock
3. When it's a FRENCH fry
4. He gets wet

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Get ready for St. Patrick's day

This is from the organizer of the St.Patrick's day Blog Hop

Hi Y'all!

Guess what guys! On Friday March 16th, we're having a Blog Hop to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and wearing green! Over 120 authors are going to be telling anything they can about being Irish, celebrating the day, wearing green, drinking green beer... pretty much anything!

Each author will be giving away a prize. Like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more.

PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*

Grand Prize 1: Winner's Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

Grand Prize 2: Winner's Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card

Isn't that exciting? LOL. So you as a reader - what do you have to do? Well, come on over to these websites on Friday March 16th and comment on as many as you want. The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters - meaning you can comment on EACH blog - meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.

Sounds great right? Come on over and wear your green and win some prizes!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you to my friend and cp - Mart. She nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award.

The Liebster Blog Award originated in Germany. Liebster means dearest or beloved, and Liebe is love.

To accept this award, the recipient will:
- Thank the person who gave it to them and link back to that person’s blog (check)

- Copy and paste the award to their blog (check)

- Choose 5 blogs to award in kind, and break the news by commenting on those blogs (check)

- Hope those people pay it forward in turn by accepting and awarding “The Liebster Blog Award” to bloggers they’d like to honor. (check)

Here are my five in no particular order.

Mrs Condits Reads

Romancing the Book

Romance With a Bite

The Blog Spot Hop

Harlie's Books