Thursday, March 14, 2013

Share the Love with the Lucky in Love Blog Hop

  Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It's a time of luck and wealth...or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick's Day!!! Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched...or you like that?

Want to win a copy of my book Talkers? Read on!

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love! 

But that's not all....

We have TWO grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

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!

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"What's so lucky about love?" That would be a question my heroine, Shayla from Talkers would ask.

  To her way of thinking, the only real love would be the love of family, her father and son. Her boy was the only good thing love had ever given her. The man she had fallen hard for at the Flight Academy, then married had been nothing more than a lying cheater. So, now he was her ex-husband and as she was concerned, one ex-husband was enough of a strike against her.

   Ritter, the young man who hires her to protect his rock band, feels the complete opposite. Between stalkers and gold-diggers, Ritter has pretty much given up ever finding real love. Or that was until he laid eyes on Shayla. It didn't take him long to realize Shayla was the one for him. It would just take a lot of convincing, a few dirty tricks, a twin brother with zero morals and more luck than Ritter had ever asked for to change her jaded resolve.
  So, what is really lucky about love? Is it surviving the pain of a lost love, only to later find true love? Is it knowing what is the right and wrong ways to go about a relationship? Or do you think the real luck is more about finding that one person you were truly meant to be with out of the over seven billion people on Earth. Tell me what is so lucky about love. Leave me a comment with your e-mail address and follow my blog for a chance to win a copy of Ritter and Shayla's lucky love story, Talkers.
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Here is an excerpt to show you how luck can really come in handy. Or how unlucky it can be at times.
  Excerpt 1-
  Her thoughts, from the moment she had opened her eyes had been for him. Why would he tease me like that? Had he been joking around or did he seriously ask me to go to bed with him? Shaking her head, she tried to dislodge the steamy ideas the thought of them together had put in her head.
  No matter what she had always been a girl with proper morals. First of all, there was no way she would be messing around with some guy, especially one she barely knew. Secondly, he was close to seven years younger than her, a green kid who had barely lived. No matter how sexy and tempting he was, the kid was off limits. Not to even mention he was her employer at the moment.
  He didn’t seem to even notice she was next to him. Slouched against the door, he had his head leaned against the window. His eyes were closed and his arms were crossed loosely over his chest. Even with a baseball cap pulled down over his forehead and plain, no makeup or fancy clothes, he was distracting and it was making her nervous.
  Drumming her fingertips against the steering wheel, she began to bob her head to imaginary music, then hummed to herself softly. Ritter startled her by dropping a hand across hers to stop her tapping.
  “Do I make you nervous?”
  She didn’t dare look at him, knowing the truth would be written across her face. “Of course not. I’m just impatient to get there, so we can keep to our schedule.”
  “Right.” Ritter said sounding more than a little sarcastic and unconvinced, then yawned as he sat up in his seat.
Excerpt 2-
  “Ritter…. Ritter.” Was their only warning, before Petrus let himself into the bedroom.
  Ritter had just enough time to jerk the sheet over Shayle’s head where she was kissing each music note up his side. When he entered the room Petrus stopped dead in his tracks as his mouth fell open.
  “What brouther?” Ritter peeped over the covers at him.
  Clearing his throat, Petrus coughed into his hand. “The magazine interview is in five minutes. You’ll be late if you don’t hurry. Everyone else is already downstairs in the conference room.”
  Poking her head out of the covers, Shayle sat up straight and nodded, while trying to keep everything important covered. “Go ahead, we will be right there.”
  Petrus’ flushed face showed he was in the embarrassed shoes for once. Watching him squirm made Ritter grin in perverse satisfaction.
  “Stall, ve vill be there in ten..” Ritter said.
  Once Petrus excused himself, they hurried to dress and rush down to the conference room. Ritter spent the next hour distractedly answering questions and watching Shayle. Leaning against the wall behind the interviewers, she just stood and watched.
  The room was only about ten feet by ten feet and empty except for two long grey couches facing each other. There wasn’t much for Shayle to watch other than the pale peach walls. Each bodyguard leaned against a different wall, each one looking more bored than the last.
  Shifting his eyes back to Shayle, Ritter couldn’t help but grin. Standing there in her wrinkled t-shirt and old faded black jeans, her hair was wildly sticking out around her face. She had never looked more beautiful to him. With her well loved glow, she made him tremble. Finally, she had become fully his and it had been the best stolen few hours of his life.
  At the next question, Ritter glanced back and realized one of the reporters was keenly watching him. Dropping the grin into his normal fake smile, he didn’t look back at Shayle again, to stop from giving them away before she was ready.
  When her cell phone went off everyone turned to look as she flustered pulled it out of her front pocket, apologizing for the interruption. Stepping toward the door she walked into the small two by two entrance hall that led to the door and answered the call.
  “Hello.” Ritter leaned further over, one butt check coming off the couch as he leaned as far as possible to hear better. “Gunter? What?” She let herself out into the hall and the distress was obvious in her voice.
  Doing something completely uncharacteristic, Ritter stood up and followed with barely a, “Gentlemen, you’ll have to excuse me.”
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  1. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  2. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  3. Happy St. Paddy's Day


  4. I've been very lucky in love :)


  5. Thanks for participating in the hop. and i haven't been so lucky in love

  6. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. happy St Patrick's day


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

  9. Happy St Patricks day.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  10. Looks interesting ;) Music note on his side indeed...I'd want to explore that myself :)

    Happy St. Patricks Day!

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  11. Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!! I follow via GFC: Ashley Applebee
    Ashley A

  12. No, I have not been lucky in love.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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


  14. Great excerpts!

  15. I have not been Lucky in love so far but have not given up yet. Happy St Paddy’s Day! And may your life always be golden!

    Judy Peterson

  16. What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I'm working on it. My favorite love book is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty's Day and this year I'm spending it with my best friend. We're going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I'm not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I'm not at all. I won't be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I'm Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com