Welcome to the Team Kilt /St. Patty’s Day celebration hosted by Jeri Smith-Ready & the Kiss Me I’m Irish Giveaway Hop hosted by Kilt & Keeley fan site.
We’re celebrating all things Irish especially Mr. Logan Keeley from Jeri’s Shade Trilogy!
There will be a full day of fun including two SHADEboys Twitter chats & a chance to win the very last SHINE ARC! Make sure you’re following Jeri’s blog, Logan & Zach on Twitter to keep up to date on all the happenings.
For the giveaway hop I’m supposed to talk about my favorite things from Ireland or about a favorite kiss story. I’m going to be honest here – I’m tired & I don’t feel good as I’m writing this post - I don’t know much about Ireland, even though I have some of the Irish blood (& temper – just ask my husband) in me.
I really don’t have a good kiss story either so I’m going to weasel out of the whole thing by giving you random St. Patrick’s Day Irish facts & kissing quotes…and of course a giveaway!
*St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
*In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.
*The Irish flag is green, white and orange. The green symbolizes the people of the south, and orange, the people of the north. White represents the peace that brings them together as a nation.
*Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.
" A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
" Her kisses left something to be desired... the rest of her."
" When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you... When I met you, I was afraid to kiss you... When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you... Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you."
“Kissing-and I mean like, yummy, smacking kissing - is the most delicious, most beautiful and passionate thing that two people can do, bar none. Better than sex, hands down.”
I’m going to end this with these two pictures of Ireland’s infamous rainbows that made me think of Logan.
Ventry, Co. Kerry
Ballyheige, Co. Kerry
“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.”
*1 Mumford & Sons tote bag
*1 Flogging Molly & 1 Dropkick Murphys patch
*Your choice of 1 book from the Shade Trilogy –
Choose from Shade, Shift or a pre-order of Shine
International entries ok – (US winners books will be signed & personalized by Jeri).
Winner will be chosen on Monday March 20th AND you’re name will be passed on to Jeri for a chance to win the very LAST ARC of SHINE!
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below - tell me what your favorite thing about Ireland is or if you have a good kissing tale to tell.
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