Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop - Enter now to win great prizes!



Celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Well, okay, it's one day early but we're wearing green and raising a mug! Over 120 authors are participating in this blog hop, so please once you're done entering for the chance to win great prizes here, be sure to follow the links at the bottom of the post.


Each author is giving away an individual prize and we have two grand prizes for two different winners. You can enter for the grand prize at each blog! So increase your chances by blog hopping all day :)


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My Prize


Nic "the lover" Lamoureux, the hero of Deadly Obsession and Hollywood Oscar-winner extraordinaire has managed to snag a pair of movie tickets from a fan at AMC Theatres! These are Gold Experience tickets. 


The blurb on the back says, "Good at any AMC®, AMC Showplace, Loews, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson, and Star theatres, excluding Canadian theatres. Subject to surcharge for 3D, IMAX®, ETX, alternative content, and premium services and locations." There are no restrictions on the movie or timing during which the tickets can be used!


(I'm so sorry my Canadian friends! Next summer when I go to Montreal, I'm going to pick up some gifts so I can include you in my giveaways!)


To enter, fill out the rafflecopter. Earn more points by executing one or more additional actions. Contents closes at 11:59 EST on 3/16. Good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Grand Prizes


As I mentioned, we have two blog hop 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


Note: international entries are welcome. However, the e-reader will be American and the gift card currency will be US dollars.


To enter, just leave a comment! The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters - meaning you can comment on EACH blog in the hop - meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.


Winners will be selected from the commenters on all 120 blogs on 3/17 by Carrie Ann Ryan. However, the last time to enter the contest is 11:59 EST on 3/16. So, let's get busy :)



Deadly Obsession


Before you go, let me introduce you to Nic "the lover" Lamoureux's book. Deadly Obsession is the first book in my Deadly Vices series. Here's the blurb: 



When an Oscar-winning movie star meets a department-store photographer…
Movie star Nic Lamoureux appears to have a playboy’s perfect life. But it’s a part he plays, an act designed to conceal a dark secret he carries on his shoulders. His empty days and nights are a meaningless blur until he meets the woman who fulfills all his dreams. She and her son are the family he’s always wanted—if she can forgive a horrible mistake from his past. 


A Hollywood dream…
Lauren James, a widowed single mother, earns barely enough money to support herself and her son. When she wins a photography contest and meets Nic, the man who stars in all her fantasies, her dreams, both professional and personal, are on the verge of becoming real. The attraction between Lauren and Nic is instant—and mutual. Their chemistry burns out of control during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.


Becomes a Hollywood nightmare
But an ill-advised kiss makes front-page news, and the lurid headlines threaten everything Nic and Lauren have hoped for. Before they know what’s happening, their relationship is further rocked by an obsessed and cunning stalker who’ll stop at nothing—not even murder—to have Nic to herself. When Nic falls for Lauren, the stalker zeroes in on her as the competition.

And the competition must be eliminated.

Deadly Obsession is available from the following retailers: 
Print: Amazon US 
(Other Amazon and Apple locations also carry the ebook).



St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop Links 

Here are the links to other blogs participating in the St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop. Be sure to visit them. The more you hop, the greater your chances of winning the grand prizes!




Happy St. Patrick's Day - may you have the luck of the Irish!
~Kristine

76 comments:

  1. Hey there :D Thought I'd stop by and say HI, I'm a Canadian, very cool that your going to visit Montreal :D You'll have a great time!

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  2. Hi Leanne - I'm actually from Montreal, and I cherish the summers when I can go back to visit family and soak in the culture. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. The only therefore favorite tradition of mine is wearing green

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    1. That sounds pretty much like my St. Paddy's Day tradition. Although, I used to live in a city that had a big parade. We'd watch it and freeze, then go to the pub and have a few beers. :)

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  4. Great prize. I wonder what treasure you'll find in Montreal.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I'll try to get a few "Quebecois" items in addition to some Canadian movie theatre tickets. Also, my next book features a modern Iroquois hero, so I'll bring back some Iroquois artisan objects. Should make for some fun giveaways!

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  5. I love collecting cool green beads!
    prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com

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    1. That's a great tradition, very unique! Thank you for participating and good luck!

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  7. Nice gift and great idea for whoever came up with it.

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    1. Sarah, the movie tickets are my idea. The grand prizes were decided by Carrie Ann Ryan who organized the blog hop and the authors chipped in to cover the costs. It's a great way to bring people together and have a little St. Paddy's Day fun :D

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  8. I entered hope its international, and my favorite St.Pat's day is wearing green and having green drinks.

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    1. Thank you for bringing up this question. I've confirmed with the organizer. The prizes are open to international entries. However, the ereader will be the american version and the gift cards will be in US currency. I hope that clears things up. I appreciate you stopping by and entering the giveaway!

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    1. Cathy - does that include eating green eggs and ham :D I can handle green beer, but anything else triggers my ick factor, LOL.

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  10. I'm in :o) Now I have an excuse to listen to my Irish Pub music and override in-house complaints LOL

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    1. That's excellent, Amethyst Eyes! I say show your Irish whenever you can :)

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  11. My favorite Saint Patrick's Tradition is pinching cheeks. ;-)

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    1. Hahaha! Which cheeks would that be, MA?

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  12. Eating corned beef and cabbage is my favorite.

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    1. Oh yes! I love corned beef. Hope you get to have some this year to celebrate.

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  13. Have a happy St. Patrick's Day - green, rainbows, gold and all!

    carrieannryanwrites(at)gmail.com

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    1. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too, Carrie Ann! No parade here, but there is beer :)

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  14. Happy Saint Patty's day thanks for joining in on the blog hop!

    I'm a canuck! so don't worry about including me in on your prize <3!
    Angela S Stone
    angela@angelastone.ca
    http://www.angelastone.ca/blog-3

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    1. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Jackie! I'll get my Canadian friends later in the year. :)

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  15. I'm totally a St. patrick's Day party pooper. I don't have any traditions (and I ALWAYS forget to wear green!)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Lexie - well you are participating in the blog hop. Maybe we can make that into our very own St. Patrick's Day tradition!

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  16. My favorite is eating corned beef and cabbage.

    acm05atjuno.com

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    1. I love corned beef too, Anne! Happy St. Patrick's Day and good luck with the giveaway!

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  17. Favorite tradition is the corned beef and cabbage and it is the only day I wear green.
    Jean
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. Sounds like we have a bunch of corned beef and cabbage lovers here, LOL. I don't wear a lot of green either, but I try to remember to where it on March 17th.

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  18. About my only tradition is the wearing of green. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    Pam
    vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Happy St. Patrick's Day, VanillaOrchids! Wearing green is as good a tradition as any :)

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  19. Me and my kids wear green and make cupcakes with green icing :) We are part Irish when the get a little older I"m hoping to do more for saint patricks day with them :)

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    1. Savannah, that's such a great tradition to have with your children. I'm sure they'll remember making those green cupcakes when they get older.

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  20. I'm a low-key celebrator as I only wear green and get my fix of corned beef and cabbage.

    I saw your book get great reviews and already put it on my wish list.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

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    1. Hi Sophia Rose - you're in good company with the corned beef and cabbage. Thank you for the compliments on my book and for putting it in your wishlist. I hope you get the chance to read it!

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  21. Happy St patrick's day ( perhaps next time you could think about international ( european) follower friends too?

    all the best

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

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    1. Hi Miki! Did you see that the Grand Prizes are for international? I'm trying to come up with good ideas for my international friends. I'm always looking for giveaway ideas, so if you have any, I'd love to hear them.

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  22. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy your trip Canada when you do visit there!
    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Na, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too. Almost every year now, my DH and I pack the kids into our minivan and we DRIVE from the west coast to Montreal. It's quite an expedition, but we love it :)

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  23. Yay movies!

    I don't really have a favorite tradition, I just wear green.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Hillary
    hillacurr@gmail.com

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    1. Hillary - wearing green is a time honored tradition! Nic (the hero of Deadly Obsession) convinced me that everyone loves a good movie. I guess he was right!

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

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    1. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too, Sarah! Thank you for hopping with us :D

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  25. Irish Whiskey Night!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. I like the way you party, Elizabeth! Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

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  26. I'm pretty sure that excludes Icelandic theaters as well, so I'll just sign in for the grand prizes ^.^

    Erica Pike

    eripike at gmail dot com

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    1. Iceland? Whoo-hoo! I'm so happy you stopped by. Good luck with the grand prize :D

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  27. hpe you have great day and going to fair and then wihs my sister to
    her day happy bd little sitere

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

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    1. I hope you have a great time, Desi. Wish your sister Happy Birthday for me!

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  28. i am enjoying this blog hop and especially like your giveaway- thanks for the chance to win and Happy St Patrick's Day!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! I'm glad you think the movie tickets are a good prize. I wanted to do something a little different. Good luck!

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  29. My favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day is going to my mom's for corned beef and cabbage.
    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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    1. Corned beef and cabbage - I've heard it so many times today, I think I'm going to have to eat some. I'm starting to have a craving for it! Happy St. Patrick's Day and good luck with the giveaway!

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  30. Thank you for participating in the blog hop!


    menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you for hopping with us, Menina. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  31. I will wear green & my shamrock pin. Tonight, I made corned beef reubens for dinner. I might have a beer...but it won't be green. It will be amber.

    Erin Go Bragh!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. A shamrock pin! I love that an an amber beer sounds delicious. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you :D

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  32. I really don't have a St. Patrick's Day tradition and after this hop I'm sure I have plenty of ideas to start one!

    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

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    1. Haha! I know what you mean. Corned beef and cabbage seems to come up a lot :) Thank you for entering the giveaway. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  33. Hi Kristine !! :D

    I enjoy corn beef and cabbage also, but dont eat it every year.

    I didnt see a rafflecopter form, hope a comment is enough to enter.

    Happy St Pattys Day ! :)

    ~Kym
    My son at the age of 15, talked his friends into going "ghost hunting" There is a road in our town, that if you park your car and put it in neutral it will back up the hill. The area is said to be very active. Well, my father drove them over...they were talking all big, and how they were going to walk thru the woods etc on the way over. Once my father parked the car and shut off the lights, they all quickly said they werent in the mood to walk around...my son all 6ft 3 of him, crouched down behind the seat..until they left. They are all graduating High School this year..I will be sure to share the story at their party.

    Happy St Pattys Day !

    ~Kym
    flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. LOL - that's a great story, Kym. Thank you so much for sharing! The rafflecopter form is for the movie tickets. Maybe you don't see it because of some browser setting? But the comment does get you into the drawing for the grand prizes. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  34. Ok, WOW ~ The copy and paste added a comment from another blog, UGH ! and that blog wouldnt accept the comment LOL

    I apologize, bet you are like WHAT ?!

    Kym

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    1. No need to apologize. Your story made me laugh :D

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  35. I will be wearing green and that is about it.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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    1. Green is good! Thank you for stopping by and entering the contest.

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  36. We go out its our wedding anniversary :)

    flanagan@Mebtel.net

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    1. Oh that's very sweet :) Happy anniversary!

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  37. Favorite tradition is baking green cupcakes..lol..with my 2 year old!!Awesome contest!! I hope you have a great Saint Patty's Day!!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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    1. I think baking green cupcakes is a fantastic kid-friendly tradition! Good luck with the contest and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  38. Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

    Gena Robertson
    robertsongena@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Gena. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  39. Time's up! :D

    Thank you to everyone who hopped with me and my fellow authors on this St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop. We will be announcing the winners tomorrow morning (3/17/2012).

    I hope some of you will stop by and visit me again. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  40. Thank you for sharing! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Happy St Patricks Day!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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