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3/16/2012

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop!


First of all, if you're waiting on prize announcements for some of my recent blog hops and contests, they'll be coming within the next few days, along with the winner of THIS blog hop, promise! I've been behind lately but I'm donning my green Supergirl cape and taking care of bizness this weekend!

Now for the hop, put together by the incredible Carrie Ann Ryan!



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!

For me, St. Patrick's Day means a couple things. Watching our local hometown parade on TV (one of the best in the nation!) and also going shopping. What? I know, that sounds weird, but since I was a child, a local furniture shop would drape the store in green and do it up Irish style for the month of March. And...I have a hardcore furniture fetish. Yep, I said it. So every year, I have to go check out their big sale and drink their free Irish coffee (just about the only alcohol I drink all year) and dream over the furniture I want. I know...lame, right? But it makes me happy and it's a fun tradition. Plus it helps me design rooms in my books!

Speaking of books...here's the cover of my latest release HEART SIGNS. Which isn't Irish-related, but does have a big, sexy, bald hero. ;)


Just in case you want to check it out (it's hot and emotional and hopefully fun here and there too) here's the Ellora's Cave buy link. Click HERE.

Oh yeah, now what was I saying? Back to the hop! Each author will be giving away a prize. Like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more.

So what's MY prize?  A backlist book (winner's choice!) to one winner and an ebook copy of my NEXT release, VIRGIN TERRITORY - as soon as it becomes available - to a second winner.


What do you have to do to win? It's EASY! Just become a follower of the blog and leave a comment telling me if you plan to get frisky or have fun on St. Patrick's Day. That's it!

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

Just visit the websites below 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.

Come on over and wear your green and win some prizes!


42 comments:

miki said...

Hi,
what i plan to do on St Patrick day...today is my birthday but no good news , no cards so at the moment i'm feeling very depressed and perhaps a bit angry so tomorrow i will probably stay in my room to reada nd try to forget

all the best

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

ps: i don't see the list of the others participants

Kaye Manro said...

Have a great hop day! I plan to hang out with friends and do the evening up right!

Jennifer said...

I'm afraid I'm not doing anything exciting on Saturday. Ferrying my son to an all-day lacrosse clinic, then off to a hockey game, followed by a late dinner and a catch up on the DVR. I know, SUPER exciting, yes?

~ Jennifer

Cari Quinn said...

Hi Isabelle...the list is at the bottom of the post. I can see it, so hopefully others can too! If not, I think St. Patty's hijinks are at work, LOL. Have a very happy birthday!

*waves to Kaye and Jennifer* Happy St. Patrick's Day, ladies!

Anne said...

I plan to start doing my taxes. Exciting, huh? I also plan to make corned beef and cabbage.

acm05atjuno.com

Amy S. said...
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Amy S. said...

There's really nothing fun to do here on St. Patty's day. I'll probably wear green and stay in reading and relaxing since I'm not feeling too good.

amysmith98 @gmail.com

Drea Becraft said...

I don't know about the frisky part but I do plan on having fun lol.

Happy St. Pattys Day!

~*Drea*~
dreabecraft(@)aol.com

*Sara* said...

I plan to have fun being frisky ;)

Happy St. Patty's Day!

~Sara

Jean P said...

I plan on cooking some corned beef and cabbage, having a beer (not green) Nothing too exciting.
Jean
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Jessica Subject said...

Frisky, maybe when the kids go to bed. LOL Wearing green though.

Already subscribe to RSS feed.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

~Jessica
jessicasubject.writer at gmail dot com

Hillary said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

I've already got my green nail polish on, so there's no chance of forgetting this year!

Hillary
hillacurr@gmail.com

Lioness said...

Lol nope, I have no plans.

cigam9 at gmail dot com

Tara Lain said...

I'm sure my honey and i can muster some frisk! Happy St. Pats. : )
tara at taralain dot com

Kym said...

I WISH I could say friskie..but Ill be having fun :)

Happy St Pattys Day :)

~Kym
flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)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!
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

SusanR said...

I will be doing laundry and cooking tomorrow - nothing exciting. And I am probably cooking a new spanish recipe a friend gave me!

Hope Welsh said...

I don't really have any plans, to be honest. I'm not a fan of green!

Nice contest!

BookAttict said...

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

Na said...

I'm going to have fun on St. Patrick's Dtay by spending time with people I love. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vanessa N. said...

I will be having fun. My friends and I usually go out to pub and listen to live Irish music. They have some cool songs. Thanks for the chance.

mythic021@gmail.com

Shannon said...

Haha, I don't have anything planned for St. Patrick's Day, let alone something frisky oh la la. Oh well, that's another reason I read!! LOL

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
bas1chsemail at gmail dot com
(I follow via GFC)

JoAnna said...

I will be spending St. Patty's Day at a author's conference in NJ. I can't wait! If I remember I'll wear green.
Thanks for the giveaway!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

elaing8 said...

I am a follower
I have no plans for the day this year.

Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy St. Patrick's Day
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Nikki said...

Awesome contest!! Hey Cari!! GFC Nikki!! I hope you have a great Saint Patty's Day!!
viajeradelmar@aol.com

Barbara said...

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 @ yahoo.com

latanya said...

I follow your blog and I plan to have.

dlatany at gmail dot com

diannehartsock said...

I'm going out with friends to the local pub for live music and great beer! Happy Hopping!

desitheblonde said...

thanks for t he hop
desi the blonde at msn dot com

Sue Sattler said...

No frisky for me this year, I'm babysitting for the grandkids.

proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

June M. said...

I am already a follower. I don't have any plans for the day, I will wear green but that is pretty much it.
Happy St. Patty's Day!
June
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

No getting frisky for me...mother nature is a b*tch.

GFC follower
Thanks
mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Kassandra said...

Hoping to get some time with the husband (alone, lol) this weekend ;)

sionedkla@gmail.com

GFC follower

wanda f said...

Well not sure where we will be or what all my hubby and I will be doing butI know were gonna get frisky lol its our 18th wedding anniversary yep I snared me an irishman named P strick onSt. Patricks Day lol

flanagan@mebtel.net

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.
Mel
bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

VanillaOrchids said...

Sadly, no frisky for me but I'll try for the fun. :)
Thank you for the giveaway.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Pam
vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

Krysykat said...

I'm going to have fun for St. Patty's Day, might get frisky too ;)
GFC- Krysta Banco

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Shadow said...

Ill be going to a parade. Itll be lots of fun! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
gfc- shadow_kohler
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Catherine Lee said...

I'll probably have fun & get frisky (with my hubby).

Erin Go Bragh!

GFC Follower: Catherine

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Tina B said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I don't usually celebrate, but a friend invited me out, so I will probably go to the bar wearing green of course. Thank you for the giveaway!

trb0917 at gmail dot com
GFC follower