Friday, 15 March 2013

Lucky In Love Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone! Today sees the first of four days of the Lucky In Love Blog Hop, tying in with St Patrick's Day AND that's not all. St Patrick's Day coincidentally marks the first anniversary of the release of my first novel, Sign of the Times - so look out for the giveaway later! There are tons of prizes to be won and over 300 blogs to visit, comment on and hopefully win big!

So to celebrate the blog hop, I have a special short post for you in being lucky (or not!) in love.

Well, it’s coming up to St Paddy’s Day and we could all do with the luck of the Irish when it comes to love - so sending leprechauns and four leaf clovers your way!
Today Gill’s friends from The Dating Game are going to tell us a bit about her love life and whether she has been lucky or unlucky in love.

Lisa (snorts): Lucky? Are you joking? After marrying Barry and that barely lasting after the wedding reception, Gill’s either had dry spells or hooked up with complete losers or nutters.

Debbie: Well, Timothy certainly fell into that category.

Angela: Yeah, he was off his head, but apart from him, the others were all reasonable, just they didn’t work out in the end. Anyway, perhaps this agency lark will be just what she needs. I still can’t believe she has gone and signed up.

Lisa: I quite liked Charlie - just my type.

Angela (mutters): Who’s not your type?

Debbie: Anton’s gorgeous, though, and very sophisticated. He took her to that classical music concert, whereas Charlie scarpered sharpish on their first date.

Angela: But only because he was meeting his daughter.

Lisa: Yeah, pity about the baggage. And what’s the story with the ex-wife?

Angela (shrugs): The Irish guy was pretty good-looking, too, I thought.

Lisa: Yeah, and he was a lot of fun. Bowling!

Debbie: Jeez, can you imagine Gill bowling. She hates it!

Angela (nods) : Remember that Ronald guy?

Debbie: He was sixty-five if he was a day. Forty-nine my arse!

Angela: And what about Gary?

Debbie: He’s really sweet and looks like Liam Neeson. Wouldn’t kick him out of bed.

Lisa: I wonder how many more dates she’ll see...

Angela: Don’t forget Liam, her knight in shining armour and he didn’t take her to task over pranging his car.

Debbie: True. God, suddenly she’s spoilt for choice. Surely out of that lot she can find someone decent who’s in it for the long term.

Angela: Here’s hoping.
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!

(Pls note the swag prize is US only - costs a fortune to ship it even within the US, never mind internationally!)
To be in with a chance of winning, simply use the Rafflecopter form below and be sure to leave a comment on the blog, including your email address, so the blog organiser can contact you if you win.
To win an ecopy of SIGN OF THE TIMES, you can enter as many ways as you like, and can also enter each day for some options. Good luck!

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And to visit all the other excellent blogs, hop over after 3pm GMT (10am EST) to


  1. I think I agree more with Debbie than Lisa.

  2. No, I have not been lucky in love.
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  3. I am not lucky in love.

  4. happy St Patrick's day


  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope everyone is spending some time with those they love this weekend :)


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

  7. I love the interview with Lisa and Debbie from The Dating Game! It really made me interested in the book. I like the wit coming through in the interview and figure if the book is like that, I must read it because I have a feeling it will be awesome. Another to happily (and excitedly) add to my to read list!

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

    Shelly H

  8. It was an entertaining interview - tina

  9. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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  10. It's a unique way to garner interest.
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  11. Really interesting!

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  12. Really interesting!! Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  13. I am lucky in love thanks!

  14. I really liked it :)
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

    Krysta B.

  15. Great interview! 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