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Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Bloghop

Welcome to the St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop! To tell the truth, I don't do anything special for this holiday. But I'm always curious if others celebrate in a big way.

If you drop me a line in the comments telling me how/if you celebrate (along with you email address), you'll be entered to win my fantasy romance novel, Bound by the Mist, in ebook format! Also, please follow my blog if you like what you see.

But I just described the prize I'm giving away! The more you hop, the better your chances of winning one of two grand prizes. Since there are 120 authors/bloggers/publishers participating, you have 120 chances to win! Here are the grand prizes :

1) Winner's choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2) Winner's choice of a $90 gift card from Amazon or B&N

Contests end at 11:59 EST tonight.

Here's the blurb from Bound by the Mist:

A magic that's fading
Relian has lived a life that hasn’t changed in millennia, and he likes it that way. As Prince of the Erian people, he has his conscripted duties. And a human, even one as desirable as Cal, does not fit into them. But as the enemy darkindred knock on the borders and the magic of his people fades, he might just have to find room.

A love that's binding
College student Cal Weston spends a good portion of her time trying to keep people from thinking she's crazy, including herself. And with good reason. But her carefully constructed reality is turned upside down when she discovers that Relian, the seductive elvin prince who has been starring in her sensuous fantasies, isn’t merely a myth and his magical kingdom really exists. Now she’s bound to an elf and stuck in a land where no one, least of all Relian, is willing to spill any answers about the truth of her arrival.

Two people, two worlds meet in the mist
Even as love grows between them, can they lay aside their differences to embrace a life together?

Happy Hopping!


Drea Becraft said...

I celebrate by going out with friends to the local pub.

Happy St. Pattys Day!


Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! carrieannryanwrites(at)gmail.com

*Sara* said...

I celebrate my Irish ancestry with my family :)

Happy St. Patty's Day!

debbie said...

I cook corned beef and cabbage, homemade potato bread, and homemade irish creme brownies. I just enjoy the day.
Happy St. Patricks Day.

Jean P said...

Just cook up some corned beef and cabbage, nothing too exciting in our house.
Happy St. Patrick's Day
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

I don't really celebrate but I do listen to a lot of Celtic songs :O
Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

VanillaOrchids said...

I don't celebrate the day other than maybe dressing up in green. But that can be fun too. :)
Thanks for the giveaway.

GFC: VanillaOrchids

Happy St. Patrick's Day.


miki said...

Happy St Patrick's day

i will read a book with an irish hero while wearing green

all the best


Hillary said...

Book sounds great, thanks for the chance to win!


menina.iscrazy said...

Thanks for being on the blog hop! I don't celebrate the holiday. :)

menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

Na said...

Bound by Mist sounds like a great read and I like that there's an elvin prince in it. Have a great weekend.


Anne said...

I don't do much other than make corned beef and cabbage. If I had kids, I'd take them to the parade.


Mary D said...

My husband is 50% Irish, but sad to say we don't do anything for St Patrick's Day. We will wear green that's about it. Thanks for the giveaway!


Rhonda D said...

I will be celebrating at the baseball field and basketball court supporting my kids.

Kym said...

I dont do much, I will post some cute jokes on FB for my friends to enjoy. I am homebound due to a car accident..so I shall enjoy by HOPPING :)

Happy St Pattys Day !


Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Nice blurb! Enjoyed it! Happy ST. Patrick's Day!

~Ley said...

Wearing green is about it for me. :)


Anya Millar said...

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

Being a vegetarian household we have Boxty with your choice of sour cream or apple compote (home made, of course) instead of corned beef and cabbage.

Aine @ House Millar
anya.millar @ gmail.com

Liese2 said...

We will be celebrating by going to my mom's for corned beef and cabbage.
Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
email follower

bas1chs said...

Thanks for being part of the giveaway hop! I don't do much for the holiday myself, but I don't discount those who do!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I don't celebrate st. Patricks day other than wearing gren...boring I know!


mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Nikki said...

Awesome contest!! I celebrate by baking cupcakes!! I hope you have a great Saint Patty's Day!!

desitheblonde said...

hope you have great day and have safe one

desi the blonde a t msn dot com

desitheblonde said...

hope you have great day and have safe one

desi the blonde a t msn dot com

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Don't really 'celebrate' St. Paddy's Day...coz I don't have a lick of Irish blood in me. But I love celebrating any holiday, that gives you a chance at cheer and joy...so I always make my famous (to my family) corned beef sandwiches on rye bread, along with stewed cabbage and apple/plum chutney (for a twist)...and I wear green...but that's about it! :P


Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! :)

Name: Hira Hasnain
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

latanya said...

The only thing I do is wear green

dlatany at gmail dot com

Sue Sattler said...

This year I'm celebrating with my 3 grandkids, all under 5, so no green beer for us!


June M. said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

wanda f said...

Going out to celebrat 18 years with my husband St. Patricks Day is our anniversary


Kassandra said...

Lots of good food with family and friends!


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

Gena Robertson

Mel B said...

St. Patrick's Day is a National Holiday at my house. We get ready for the parade at 7 which starts at 10. Then we go to the in laws and eat, eat, eat. Play games with the kiddos and eat some more. Some members exchange gifts. Then it is off to the pub crawl. Fun times for everyone.
bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

BookAttict said...

I hang with friends doing "Irish Whiskey Night"!
Happy St. Patrick's Day & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Krysykat said...

I drink some green beer.


Shadow said...

Im gonna be spending time with family. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Catherine Lee said...

To celebrate, I will wear green & my shamrock pin. Tonight, I made corned beef reubens for dinner. I might have a beer...but it won't be green. It will be amber.

Erin Go Bragh!

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

donnas said...

I wear green. But thats it.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks for all the great comments, everyone! I enjoyed all your responses!