Friday, March 15, 2013

Show your St. Patrick's Day Spirit and Win at the Lucky In Love Blog Hop




Welcome to the Lucky in Love Blog Hop!

To enter the giveaways, follow the instructions under "Grand Prize Giveaway" and "My Prize Giveaway"  below. 

The Lucky in Love Blog Hop runs from 3/15-3/18, 2013. 


I think I've been pretty lucky in love. When I was twenty years old, I met my husband at a bar called Cheers. (No, not the one from the TV show. LOL) We started dating soon after, and we've been together ever since. It hasn't been all hearts and roses, but we have two beautiful, smart, confident teenagers, and hey--we're still together. That must count for something, right? Seriously, I think our relationship keeps getting better and better as we grow, mature, and learn to communicate in a more effective and caring manner.

In my book, Under His Command, the hero and heroine are a couple who've hit a communication wall in their rocky marriage. After five years, they still haven't learned to be honest and trust each other with their deepest and darkest needs. To some people, this may seem to be an unbelievable situation. I say more power to them. If you and your partner have always had an honest and open relationship, you are truly lucky in love. :)

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Since we're celebrating St. Patrick's Day, I'd like to say a little word about my FREE novelette, Guns 'N' Tulips. This story takes place St. Patrick's Day and I use some of the Irish holiday's symbolism, so it's kind of a fun short book to read at this time of year.

Officer Connor Kavanagh lost everything—his badge, his friends and his fiancée—when he agreed to go undercover with the mob and infiltrate the ruthless Bank Bandits. After months of scheming and strategizing, the day of the big heist—and Connor's chance to get his old life back—finally arrives, but right from the start, Connor's plans fall apart. Even worse, the woman he loves is trapped in the crosshairs of the Bank Bandits' murderous leader, and Connor is her only hope for survival.

Do you think the luck of the Irish will hold for Connor? Can he accomplish his mission and be reunited with the woman who means everything to him? Download it today and find out if Connor will be lucky in love... or not.




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My Prize

Today, my prize is an ecopy of Dana Delamar's Revenge (Blood and Honor). Why? Because the hero of this book has gone through hell. Despite that and against all odds, he's lucky in love, not once but twice.


A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...

Kate Andretti is married to the Mob--but doesn't know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will "silence" her if she will not do as they wish. When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He's not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he's caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends--and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she'll bolt from his protection, and he'll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family's secret.

Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves.


To enter, simply fill out the rafflecopter below!

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The Grand Prizes

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 (International)

2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! (US-only, sorry!)


To enter, leave a comment, including your email address. Tell us your favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day.

Keep Hopping!

To keep hopping, please click on one of the links below or return to the main hop site at the main hop site: http://carrieannbloghops.blogspot.com/

Have fun!
~Kristine





52 comments:

  1. I haven't been lucky in love, but my sister is a great example. She has been married for 36 years and still they love each other (probably more now). They are thoughtful of each other and love to spend time together. They have 3 married kids and 8 grandkids with 1 more on the way that they adore. They travel or just spend time together.

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    1. They sound absolutely lovely, Sandie. Great example! I hope your day will come too. :)

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  3. I have not been lucky in love. Don't know anyone who is either.
    nachre96 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Maybe some day, Nadene? Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

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  4. I have not been lucky in love.
    wendy_pogrant@yahoo.com

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    1. I hope that changes sometime soon, Wendy!

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  5. i hope i will be lucky in love one day ( not unlucky either) thank you a lot for your free book

    all the best

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

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    1. You're welcome, Isabelle. Enjoy the hop and good luck!

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  6. I've been happily married for the past 600... I mean 6 years (you know how it is, sometimes it feels like 600, but it's all good :P )and this was after being married before to a high school boyfriend for many years, which didn't work out very well at all, so you could say I was lucky, unlucky, lucky, unlucky... etc and currently now quite lucky. Hopefully all that makes sense!

    Thank you for the free copy of Guns 'N' Tulips. I snagged my copy over at Amazon. Thank you!

    Thank you for the chance to enter :D Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone :)

    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

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    1. LOL, I know exactly what you mean, Shelly. I'm glad that you're in a lucky phase right now. Let's hope it's the last cycle. :) I hope you enjoy Guns 'N' Tulips. Good luck with the prizes!

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  7. Thanks for the hop!
    My e-mail is strwberrysuprise@hotmail.com
    strwberrysuprise[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  8. I love how all the food and drinks are green on St. Paddy's Day

    xo_veronica16[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  9. I was much luckier the second time around.
    Z
    Seawitch reviews at yahoo dot com

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  10. I am lucky in love! We will be celebrating our 15th anniversary this year! theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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  11. I have been lucky in love. This year will be our 15th year of marriage. He is my other half. And he's Irish :P so being with him my favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day:)

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  12. I have been lucky in love. This year will be our 15th year of marriage. He is my other half. And he's Irish :P so being with him my favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day:)

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  13. I have been lucky in love. My Irish husband and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary in December. He is what I love about St. Patrick's Da:)

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  14. My lucky love is my husband of 23 years. When we first met I had just had a very bad break up with my last boyfriend. I spent most of the evening telling him what I would and would not put up with in a relationship. He asked me out in spite of my attitude, and the rest is history. We got married 5 years later and are still very much in love. So yes I can say I was and am lucky in love. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. Lucky in love! Love your stories currently reading Under His Command. I love Jamie he s such a sweetheart. I loved Erica's reaction to the Dragon's Nostril. How she wanted to know the name of the thing that almost killed her!

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  16. Thank you for the giveaway! I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day
    strideress_longshanks at hotmail dot com

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  17. I've been happily married for 17 years. I say I've been lucky in love. I can't wait for St. Patrick's Day. I am having corn beef and cabbage with some potatoes.
    beckyqward@gmail.com

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  18. I'm not lucky in love, but I see plenty of people who are daily! Thanks for the giveaway and hop! mikiajanai@yahoo.com

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  19. First, I loved Under His Command! Great book :)

    I am very lucky in love...Married to my best friend and perfect match :)

    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! I'm so glad you enjoyed UHC. And good for you, marrying your best friend. :)

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  20. I am lucky in love, this year we will be celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. So far he is a keeper ;-). I love all your books and I want to thank you for all those great giveaways.
    Conny
    Kismet83@comcast.net

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  21. still waiting to be lucky in love!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  22. Still waiting to be lucky in anything and everything!

    mphothisane@gmail.com

    Melissa

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  23. We have great corned beef and sandwiches and chill. Not big on the whole parade and hoopla. Definitely wearing green though...don't want to get pinched...although a spanking would be a different story!

    I have not yet been lucky in love, ie finding my soulmate, but hope springs eternal!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  24. Wow--some great work here Captain Kristine Cayne! You are the master!

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  25. Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, ya’ll!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.
    Roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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  26. I am very lucky in love-married to my best friend.
    AnaBlazeLove @ Gmail.com

    I've got a Lucky in Love post too-if you have a minute, stop by: http://anablaze.blogspot.com/2013/03/lucky-in-love.html

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  27. I've had no luck in love at all!! But I hope I will!! My Grandma and Grandpa are lucky in love though! Been together since they were 18 and they're in their 70's now and still as in love as when they first met!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. I just read Under His Command and I loved it! I am lucky on love, met my husband in high school and have been happily married for over 30 years!
    sugerlady@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, Tamara! I'm glad Jamie lit your fire. :D Sounds like you and your husband recognized kindred souls right off the bat. Good for you, and good luck with the giveaways!

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  29. I have not been lucky in love yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Not lucky in love, or with Rafflecopter! Thanks for joining the hop!
      Urb
      brendurbanist at gmail dot com

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

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  31. No luck in love yet.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  32. My favorite thing about St. Patrick's Day is that it signals Spring!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  33. Corned Beef and cabbage! :) I also love that St Patrick's Day signals spring. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the new website design.
    danao.b7@gmail.com

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  34. My favorite thing is the parades with bagpipes!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  35. My favorite thing is all these awesome giveaways! Thank you!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  36. I'm still looking for love so no luck yet. :( Happy St. Patricks day!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  37. I'm not luck in love yet. But I hope to be someday. I would be lucky to just bump into him out of the blue.

    Judy P
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  38. Nope, not lucky at all.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty's Day!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. not yet
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  40. I feel that I am lucky in love with all my family and friends who love me and I love in return. I like the music at St. Patrick's day the most. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a happy St. Patrick's day!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  41. I am lucky in love in my 2nd marriage. Thank you for the giveaway & being part of this hop! Also, I loved "Under His Command". Thank you for such a great read.

    JessieL62(at)comcast(dot)net

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  42. 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

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