St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by. I’m one of 120 authors on the St. Patrick’s Day blog hop.  Hope you have fun along the hop! All you have to do to get to the blog list is to click on the image to the right.

Up for grabs is your choice of an epub, either Protecting Katie, a contemporary romance, or Shrouded in Darkness, a dark paranormal romance. Summaries of both are below. Just make a comment about what you like about St. Patricks day, if you have any memories on that day or if you even celebrate it. Oh and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter for info on upcoming releases, contests, and prizes.

PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners!

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

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.

Okay, I’m super guilty when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day. I can’t remember a time I’ve worn green on that day. The reason why is because every year, it never fails a get a pinch from my oldest daughter. You’d think I would have figured it out. You’d also think by me not wearing green, my daughter wouldn’t be into the holiday, but oh, boy, she sure is. I can’t remember a time when she hasn’t worn green on the day, even if it happens to be her socks or earrings.

I think I’m going to have to hide from her this year, unless I want to get a bruise on my arm. I don’t have anything green! Yikes. 🙂

Chance to win either ebook below:

Protecting Katie:

Morgan Stone will do anything to keep his daughter, Katie. But would he steal? Yes. Lie? Absolutely. Cheat? Most definitely.

When Jeff, Katie’s biological father, threatens to file for paternity, Morgan, blind toanything but the need to protect Katie, strikes back with photographs of Jeff with one woman while engaged to another. With evidence of his ex-partner’s infidelity, he meets Jeff’s fiancée, Kristen St. John. In less than thirty seconds, he destroys her dreams with damning photographs of Jeff in the arms of another woman.

Can Kristin believe the evidence of her fiancés’ infidelity? Caught in the middle of a battle between two men, Kristin doesn’t know who to believe or trust, especially her heart when it comes to Morgan. She finds herself falling for this fierce, loyal man. But when it comes to loving Kristen, will Morgan find it within himself to give up everything, even Katie?

5 Stars and Top Read – Writers and Readers of Distinct Fiction

“Not wanting to ruin the ending for the reader, I will say this, a brilliantly written story. One I completely recommend to anyone who likes a good book….Bravo ! I loved it!” – Terri Ann Armstrong, WRDF Reviews

Shrouded in Darkness:

Winner of the Ready-Set-Go Peninsula RWA Contest
Finalist in the Suzannah North Louisiana RWA Contest
1st place in Peninsula RWA Chapter’s contest.

Jake Preston is on borrowed time.  If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll endup dead.  And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels.  He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston.  Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him with each breath he takes.

Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead.  She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for.  A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else.  Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny.  His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into.  Her only solace is at the bottom of a wineglass.  Having moved back to the small town in northern Arizona where she was raised, she’s made a point of isolating herself both mentally and physically from everyone other than a few chosen friends.  Little does she know that her life is going to explode into chaos and the person behind Johnny’s death is coming after her.

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  1. Christine Leov Lealand March 16, 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Green porridge and green beer for breakfast in a pub in Greymouth NZ.

  2. Drea Becraft March 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    My kids don’t get the opportunity to pinch I am always wearing green lol.

    Happy St. Pattys Day!


  3. Anne March 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    I’m wearing my only green shirt today, I guess that means I have to rewear it tomorrow. Wasn’t thinking. I don’t think it’s fair to pinch if the person isn’t Irish.

    My fav. part is the corned beef and cabbage. I buy several on sale and freeze, I need a hit every 3 months or so.

    • admin March 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      You know, I’m embarrassed! I have NEVER had corned beef and cabbage. I really should try it some time even though I’m not Irish. 🙂

  4. Hillary Curran March 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    The only way I really celebrate except to wear green.

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  5. Linda Andrews March 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    I never remember to wear green either, so I’m in the same boat as you Carol. I love your books almost as much as I love corned beef and cabbage (which is saying alot)

  6. Sara G March 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I love celebrating my ancestry with my family.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!


  7. JeanP March 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Always wear green and always cook corned beef and cabbage.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  8. debbie March 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I always make corned beef and cabbage, homemade potato bread and irish creme brownies. We wear green, and it is just a fun day.

  9. miki March 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    i can’t read epub ( only pdf) sadly i’m still interested in protecting katie

    i usually wear grean and i read a book with irish hero or about ireland on that day

    happy st patrick dday

    all the best


    • admin March 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Oh, I can send a pdf!

  10. kym March 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Dont celebrate much now that the kids are grown.

    Happy St Pattys Day !


  11. Lioness March 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I like seeing the green everywhere(:


  12. Joan March 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    We don’t celebrate St. Patric Day in my country, so I don’t have any memories to share. When I see the TV relations from other countries there are many drinking and singing people wearing funny hats. I think for most it’s just an excuse to get drunk. However I like the other symbol of Ireland – clover.
    A four-leaf clover brings luck. The ‘go green’ slogan I associate with living without harming our planet, what I also support.

    If I were to chose one of the books you offer, I would like “Protecting Katie”. Sounds like dramatic story. My kind of read.



  13. Krystal A March 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I am celebrating this year with friends, and I will be wearing green!

  14. Lisa Walker March 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    We all wear green and go to my mom’s house for corned beef and cabbage. My sister to this day will pinch anyone not wearing green!

  15. Katie March 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    About all we do for St. Patty’s Day is wear a little green around here (my favorite part is dressing the toddler up for holidays!). Thanks for joining the blog-hop! This is the first time I’ve followed one and loving finding new (to me) authors!

  16. June March 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I pretty much only wear green, sometimes decorate with a few shamrocks or something. Happy St. Patty’s Day
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  17. Shannon March 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t do anything to celebrate: boring I know.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  18. Lauren March 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Not much except wearing green and making corned beef and cabbage. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lmackesy at gmail dot com

  19. Shadow March 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    I like St. Patrick’s Day. Its fun! I love wearing green and celebrating! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  20. Sue Sattler March 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    I don’t celebrate anymore, now I stay home and babysit for the grandkids. I use to go out with my mom every year for corned beef and cabbage and a couple green beers, but haven’t done that since she passed away.


  21. Gena Robertson March 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    My family never celebrated the holiday, so I only got pinched at school when I forgot to wear green. And if my kids tried to pinch me, I’d probably slap the taste right out of their mouth (kidding!). They’d pretend they were going to, and then run, LOL!

    Thanks so much for participating in this hop and for the amazing giveaway chance! Your books sound wonderful, and you are a new to me author – I will be looking for ways to socially stalk you now (am subscribed to your newsletter –

  22. Carrie Ann Ryan March 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!
    Thanks for hopping with me today!


  23. Nikki March 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    LOL…I will be wearing green and making green cupcakes!!

  24. LaTanya March 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    We usually just wear green.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  25. Sarah Kalaitzidis March 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  26. Andrea I March 17, 2012 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I don’t wear green. Thanks for the giveaway!


  27. Erica Pike March 17, 2012 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Just signing up for the grand prize, since I only read m/m these days. It’ll give other people a chance to win your books 🙂

  28. Barbara March 17, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

    I don’t really celebrate…however, I might wear green just for the fun of it! Happy St. Pat’s Day! Thx for the giveaway op! 🙂

    barbbattaglia @

  29. Na March 17, 2012 at 12:52 am - Reply

    I’ll be wearing green – a nice warm sweater. Protecting Kate sounds like a great read.


  30. Mel B March 17, 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply

    St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday at my house. I even stayed home to start cooking. We will be setting up for the parade by 7 am tomorrow morning. When that is done we all go to the in-laws and eat, eat, eat. Play games with the kids. Then the Pub Crawl starts. It is a lot like Christmas. Some members exactly exchange gifts!

  31. wanda flanagan March 17, 2012 at 1:14 am - Reply

    We always do something special on St. Patricks Day my husband is very irish and its also our wedding anniversary 18 years tomorrow:)

  32. Elizabeth (BookAttict) March 17, 2012 at 1:23 am - Reply

    I hang with friends doing an “Irish Whiskey Night”!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  33. LadyLetona March 17, 2012 at 1:31 am - Reply

    I enjoy seeing everyone dress in green. I always find something green to wear. I hope no one gets pinched! I hope everyone has a good St. Patrick’s Day. Both books sound intriguing!

  34. Krysykat March 17, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I love all the green, and the baking, oh and the beer 🙂


  35. Tina B March 17, 2012 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I do not really celebrate unless one of my friends convinces me otherwise. One year, I lived in an Irish city and we celebrated ALL day! It was fantastic! Everyone was so happy and friendly. Thank you for the giveaway and HOP!

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  36. Menina.iscrazy March 17, 2012 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

    menina.iscrazy @

  37. cathy m March 17, 2012 at 3:05 am - Reply

    My twin boys were born on St Patrick’s day so lots to celebrate.

    Caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  38. bn100 March 17, 2012 at 3:22 am - Reply

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We don’t celebrate it.

    • bn100 March 17, 2012 at 3:22 am - Reply


  39. donnas March 17, 2012 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I wear a green shirt but thats about it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  40. admin March 24, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Kym is the winner of the St. Patrick’s Day Blog hop for a free ebook.
    Thanks everyone for dropping by!

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