St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop

Will you be wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day? Will you be drinking green cocktails and green beer?

Will you be or are you already partying in Savannah, Georgia where the famous fountain in Forsythe Square gushes green water and the partying goes all into the very wee hours of the morning?

What about in Chicago where the river is dyed green?

Will you make green eggs and ham? Or green cupcakes with green frosting? I think I will probably make cupcakes…chocolate fudge cupcakes with green frosting. I’ll wear my green glasses and my green t-shirt, and put my hair in a pony tail with a green hair band. I’ll even wear green earrings. But, to be honest with you, that’s the most I’ll do.

I’ve never been a big party person and have chosen to live vicariously through my younger sister who loves to party. She’s been to the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. I am, officially, a stick in the mud when it comes to such things. But, I know there are some of you who aren’t as dull and boring as me and well, we’re gonna celebrate that!

If you’ve been to my blog before during a blog hop, you know I LOVE to ask questions. I want your feedback. I want to see who YOU are, even if it’s just a little, tiny slice of you. This blog hop is gonna be no different. So, tell me… Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in party fashion or are you quiet and unassuming like me and simply wear green? Or are you one of the naughty ones who defy convention and NOT wear green so someone will pinch you? C’mon y’all, let’s talk green…

In exchange for your comments, you’ll be put into the Grand Prize drawings…

Grand Prize 1 – Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet (winner’s choice)

Grand Prize 2 – $90 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (winner’s choice)

Those are fabulous prizes and I’m so thrilled we were all able to contribute so y’all could have a chance to win such awesome things! All the individual blogs will be giving their own prizes as well and mine is no different. I’ll be choosing a name from among the commenters on my blog here for a chance to win a $20 gift card to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, or Caribou Coffee along with 3 of my backlist titles.

All you have to do is leave answers to my questions above in the comments area. Now, I have a Newsletter, a Twitter account, a Facebook page, email sign up to follow my blog, along with Networked Blogs, and Linky. I would love it if you were interested enough in me and my books to sign up or follow me in some way, shape, or form, however it is not necessary or required to be entered into the drawing for books and the gift card. But, if you did feel so inclined, all the options are on the sidebar over ——-> there.

So, let’s get this show on the road!

Below, you’ll also find the links to all the other blogs on the hop…

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to Carrie Ann Ryan for organizing this hop!


Winner – Feelin’ Lucky Giveaway Hop

With the help of, the winner of the Feelin’ Lucky Giveaway Hop has been chosen. Her name is Kristin and she has been contacted by me for delivery of her prizes. Thank you to all who commented, who stopped by… I truly appreciate it. Thank you as well to I Smell Sheep and Fictional Candy for organizing the hop.

There are several others I will be participating in over the next couple of months, so… stay tuned and picks some books to read 😉


Feelin’ Lucky Giveaway Hop

Yes, yes, yes! We’re participating in another giveaway hop. Don’t y’all like how I always say ‘we’re’ most of the time instead of just ‘I’. I do. I like it to sound and be as though y’all are included because well, those of you who read this blog on a steady basis ARE included. All the time.

This hop is brought to us by I Smell Sheep (interesting name, huh?) and Fictional Candy! Please take some time and visit their sites…

So, for the next 7 days, hopefully some new readers and visitors are going to drop by, take a look around, give a comment or two, and maybe, just maybe a few of them will come back and join in regular like. 😉

In this hop, I am going to be giving away a cute tote bag that says “When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left over, I buy food and clothes.” The saying is by Erasmus and the sentiment is something all of us can probably relate to. Now, along with this tote bag, I’m going to be giving away a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Your choice, of course.

What do you have to do to enter? It’s simple really. Answer the following question by leaving a comment. I’d love it and it’d be really cool if you wanted ‘Like’ my Facebook page or sign up for my newsletter or follow my blog on Networked Blogs (all options are over on the side bar ——> ), but it’s not a requirement for this hop.

So, my question is… who was your teen idol? I started thinking about Davy Jones when he passed away last week and while the Monkees were already done by the time I knew who they were, I still loved them. I loved David Cassidy from the Partridge Family and loved Shawn Cassidy in the Hardy Boys. But those were when I was little. In my teens, my early teens I had a thing for Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. I still have a thing for him, too. In my late teens, it was Richie Sambora and Nikki Sixx. I wasn’t much for the actors in my teens but the musicians… Who was yours?

I’ll pick the winner on March 14th…

Best of Luck to you all! And don’t forget to head off to the next blog…



Keurig Winner from Lissa’s Birthday Giveaway #5

Hey y’all! I’m a little late and I totally blame the pinched nerve in my neck and the fact I haven’t until just in the last few minutes been able to lift my left arm. DH had to put some muscle relaxer cream on my neck and shoulder and I’ve had to take an anti-inflammatory. Hopefully it’ll ease up soon and I’ll be able to get down to the business of synopsis writing…Joy!

Now though, on to the winner of the Keurig! I appreciate all the entries and I used my buddy, my pal to pick the winner.

Her name is Elisabeth!

Congratulations, Elisabeth! I’ll be contacting you soon to arrange shipping and delivery.

Thank you to all who participated in my birthday giveaways, who wished me a happy birthday, who stick with me through thick and thin. You’re awesome.


Winners of Lissa’s Birthday Giveaways #2 and #4

So, I’ve used again (it’s my friend) and it has helped me to choose winners of the Keep Cups and of the 3 books by Dakota Cassidy. The responses to all giveaways have been tremendous, but man, those Dakota books has people coming out of the woodwork! Just goes to show how very awesome everyone thinks she is… And they would be right.

Keep Cup winners are: Rachel and Barbara

Dakota Cassidy books winner is: Robin

Now, there is one other giveaway that has been announced and it is the Keurig giveaway. Here’s the link to it along with all the important details. I am still working on a Facebook page giveaway as well, and as soon as Brandy has recovered from her arm surgery, we’ll get that going for you. If you haven’t liked my Facebook page, click on the Facebook icon coffee cup on the sidebar and it’ll take you there…

Have a great night, y’all. Winners have been contacted and tomorrow on the blog, author Miranda Baker is joining us…