Friday, March 15, 2013

Love and Luck; Luck and Love


 

I was born and raised in the United States. But I have a long line of relatives born and raised in Ireland. So this time of year is my favorite. St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love to celebrate it and not by drinking. I love the food, the crafts, learning more about Ireland and my heritage in itself.

What does luck have to do with love? If you ask an Irishman he will tell you everything! If it weren’t for luck there would be nothing!

In my upcoming release, Claimed, luck had everything to do with Lysandra and Michael’s love. It was by luck Lysandra was at a club with her friends, the same club Michael was visiting, on the same night at the same time. Now that’s luck.

Want even more luck for the story. Lysandra’s friends told her she needed to get out and date more, she was too focused on work. They dared her to find a hot guy and ask for his number. She took them up on her dare and after searching the club she found Michael and there story started from there.

Was it luck that won me a publishing contract with MuseItUp Publishing? I have to say, yes a little, luck played in that I joined Marketing For Romance Writers just in time for a huge pitch event and Lea at Muse grabbed my baby up to publish!

So because of that and the fact I believe in the phrase ‘Luck of the Irish’ I am revealing my cover here, today for this blog hop, of my upcoming release, Claimed, with MuseItUp Publishing. Be sure to check back for an official release date soon!
 
 

 

To hold you over check out my release from Secret Cravings Publishing, Night Promises, the first in my Night Pleasures series.

 

Kelly O’Keefe first met a vampire when she was twelve. Now the pair are best friends and have opened Night Pleasures, an underground club that caters to vampires and their needs. When Kelly’s sister is murdered, she finds herself working with Connor, a vampire she's been in love with for months. Unable to trust men, let alone a vampire, can she let him help her solve her sister’s murder?

Connor has been watching after Kelly for seven months with the help of his sire and best friend Micah. Connor has kept himself at a distance even though he knows they are life mates. He's afraid of losing control and turning Kelly against her will. When he learns Kelly plans on investigating her sister’s death, he steps in and allows himself to get close to her.

But how close is too close?

Secret Cravings Publishing  |   Amazon  |  Barnes & Nobel

 
Giveaway time! Are you feeling lucky?

My contest is simple, go to my Facebook page and like it. Leave a comment here letting me know you liked my page. On the 19th I will draw a name. The winner can choose either of my releases. You will get Night Promises that day or you can wait until Claimed is through edits for your copy.

Either way leave a comment stating you liked my Facebook page and/or something you love about St. Patrick's Day, if you have been lucky this year, etc. Your comment also enters you into the big drawing which is:

1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
 
2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
 
 
There are over 300 blogs participating in this hop. The below link will take you to the main page of all the blogs hopping. You have three days to visit as many blogs as you can and comment for your chance to win tons of prizes and the ultimate prizes above! 
 
Is the luck on your side??
 
Find the other hoppers here!  

 

40 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your releases and happy early birthday!

    Happy to be here and hopping through, and now following you through GFC, FB and Twitter! Hope you'll stop by mine and do the same!

    Good luck in everything!

    email ninette.swann at gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! I will be sure to check your blog out as well!and follow back! Good luck to you!

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  2. Congrats on your realeases
    I liked your page

    KristineLR23(AT)gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Kristine for stopping by. You will be entered into the drawing as well!

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day

    MinDaf @aol.com

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  4. I have been pretty lucky lately. I used to love St. Patty's Day in High School when I marched in the city parades.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. That's awesome Catherine! I love the parades for St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. I liked your Facebook page. :)

    rachelanniramos AT yahoo DOT com

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  6. Congrats on your pitching success. Lea is pretty awesome, huh? :)
    I too joined Marketing For Romance Writers, during the summer Boot Camp last year, and I won the world wide radio interview. :)
    Our ladies work hard over at MFRWorg, don't they? :)

    I liked your facebook page and sent a friend request. :)
    Thanks for being part of the hop. :)
    bidelia78@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, Lea is awesome!!
      I love MFRW, I have learned so much and everyone is so helpful!
      Congrats on your radio interview, that's pretty awesome.

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  7. I am not lucky in love.
    wendy_pogrant@yahoo.com

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    1. Well, here's sending lots of lucky your way for the rest of 2013!!

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  8. Thanks for participating in the hop!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  9. your book seem interresting but i don't have facebook so i can only enter the grand prize.

    i do love listening to traditional music today while wearing green ( but my birthday was tomorrow so we celebrate then)
    happy St Patrick's day

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Happy Birthday!! I have had a couple of people email me letting me know they don't have Facebook! I appreciate any like I can get! I will draw a name from all of those who left me a comment to make it fair! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well :)

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  11. We have great corned beef and sandwiches and chill. Not big on the whole parade and hoopla. Definitely wearing green though…don’t want to get pinched…although a spanking would be a different story!
    I have not yet been lucky in love, ie finding my soulmate, but hope springs eternal!
    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. HAHA...I agree a spanking is a different story :)

      Good luck!

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  12. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. Thanks for the great giveaway! Happy St. Patty Day!! red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hope you had a Happy St. Patty's Day too!!

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  14. Thanks for being part of the hop
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! Good luck with the hop :)

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  15. The above mentioned books look and sound great! The covers are beautiful and I think I might need to read them both!

    I have liked your facebook page (my facebook name is Shelly Hammond so I'm pretty easy to track!)

    Thank you for the chance to enter :D Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone :)

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Shelly :) I love both covers!

      Good luck :)

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  16. The cover is gorgeous!
    damafia1113(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. lucky in love mrsbrinius@comcast.net

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    1. I'm glad to hear it :) Good luck in the hop!

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  18. I liked your facebook page: Kaci McClellan Verdun
    I love St. Patty's for the corned beef and cabbage! Thanks for the chance to win.
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  19. Both books look really good :) Though I'd probably go with Night Promises since I'm a paranormal girl :) and the other one didn't look paranormal, though it still looked good :)

    Did the friend thing/liked your author page :)

    Hope you had a great St. Patricks Day! Thanks for participating in the hop! swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

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  20. like corned beef
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. i think luck has completely passed me by, never had much and it seems never will either - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  22. Nope, not lucky in love at all.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I'm so sorry it has taken over a month to get back with you guys! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Do to my delay I have decided to pick two winners through radomizer.org
    Miki and Chelsea Rafferty...congrats you are the winners! I will be in touch soon through email!

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