Saturday, March 17, 2012

Kiss Me, I’m Irish Giveaway Hop!


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.

*One estimate suggests that there are about 10 000 regular three-leaf clovers for every lucky four-leaf clover.
*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.

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" A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
Ingrid Bergman

" 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.”
Drew Barrymore

I’m going to end this with these two pictures of Ireland’s infamous rainbows that made me think of Logan. 

Ventry, Co. Kerry

Rainbow at Ballyheige
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.”
Lord Byron



*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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  1. My favorite things about Ireland are the beautiful green country, the wonderful music, the hot men, and of course the Irish brogue - I could sit and listen to an Irishman talk forever.

  2. My favorite thing from Ireland is Irish men with their sexy accents, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Right now, my favorite thing about Irelsnd is The Script. Great band.

  4. The memories from the vacations I enjoyed there are definitely what I savor the most. Plus the little Bridget's Cross which I bought as a souvenir (and Bridget being the English version of my name).

  5. music and people are my favorite ( and the traditional dance too)

    Happy St patrick's day

  6. My favorite thing about Ireland is the accents.

  7. Does Colin Farrell count? No? lol

  8. Ohh Dropkick Murphy's :D

    Fav thing, well accents, cos they make my knees go weak

  9. My very favorite thng about Ireland is the beautiful countryside of rolling green hills and of course the accent of the wonderful Irish people, makes me go weak in the knees to hear an Irishman (mostly) or woman talk---The music is forever in my brain as my MOm loved the song Danny Boy so I love that one--

  10. Wow, my favorite from Ireland is actually not a thing. It's a band called U2. :D

  11. Absolutely the gorgeous sights. The countryside, the hills, the architecture both simple and intricate. And, of course, the lilting accents :)

  12. I love the wonderful, beautiful green hills and dramatic cliffs with the sea! The people are all so friendly and nice, I love Ireland, would like to go back and tour the countryside more. Thank you for the generous giveaway Karen! :-)

  13. I don't have a favorite thing from Ireland, I don't know much about them. But I have to agree with Andrea The Script can be my favorite "thing", I love them so hard!

    That tote bag you are giving away *-* fingers crossed!!! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

  14. My favorite thing about Ireland is the scenery. I love the movie Leap Year with all the beautiful landscapes. I also love Dropkick Murphy. I still have (and wear) a shirt from when I saw them in concert 12 years ago!

  15. My favorite thing in Ireland, aside from the accents, is all the gorgeous land and castles they have! I also enjoy watching a good Riverdance performance : ) I would love to be able to do that!

  16. I like Irish accents and the scenery. It just amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)) One of my favorite things about Ireland are the accents! And a kiss quote: “I stood on my toes and stole a soft kiss from his lips. "Surprise attack," I said.
    Sam leaned down and kissed me back, his mouth lingering on mine, teeth grazing my lower lip, making me shiver. "Surprise attack back."
    "Sneaky," I said, my voice breathier than I intended.”
    ― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

  18. I love the Irish accents! The beautiful nature of the country is enticing as well. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  19. Let's see, what I love about Ireland are it's landscapes, they seemed gotten out of a fantasy book, they are so incredibly beautiful and breathtaking.

  20. My favorite thing about Ireland is the history! I love looking at pictures of things like Newgrange! I can thank Jeri for that one!

  21. i love the accent. The lucky charms, clovers and all the green! :)

  22. I love the accent and how green it always looks in pictures.

  23. My fave movie is that takes place in Ireland is PS I love you ...and that scene where they are walking

  24. my favorite thing is definitely the landscape. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I love the countryside and the accent!!

  26. My favorite thing that came out of Ireland, besides Guinness of course, is Colin Ferrell!! A yummy bad boy with a killer accent! You can't beat that :D

  27. I love The Script! and I also love the Irish accent :)

  28. I love learning about all the old castles!

  29. Well, as you're speakin' to a bonnie Irish lassie here, I have to
    admit that all things Irish appeal to me lol

    The brogue, the pubs, the castles and countryside! But the BEST has to be Bram Stoker, nothing beats the Irish imagination :D

  30. My favorite thing from Ireland would have to be my Grandfather. Love ya Pops.

  31. Music, scenary and the ACCENT!!!!!!!!!! :D

  32. Hm... Ireland.... Irish Pancakes definitely... The movie, Leap Year, is also an enjoyable movie.

  33. My favorite thing would have to be the folklore though I'm rapidly becoming a huge fan of the music. :]

  34. aaahh yes! Leap Year, Leap Year!! How could I forget? Love that movie, plus, Matthew Goode? Enough said! ;)) He is not irish in real life but...whatevs! haha

  35. My favorite thing is the castles.

  36. Oh gosh the Irish accent! So sexy ;)

  37. Like so many others, I love Irish music. So many great groups and sounds have come out of Ireland! At risk of showing my nerdy side, I love their history. It's rich with so much folklore, action, interesting places and people.

  38. My favorite thing about Ireland is the band The Corrs :)
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

  39. My favorite thing is the accent :D

  40. Hi,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i think my favorite thing (there are so many) the people themselves. i have always found them to be kind and generous with their time and in helping a stanger tht may be lost. and they love to talk about their history, another thing that i am facsinated by.
    then you have the food, gaelic,whiskey,lace,etc.etc.etc.

    tammy ramey

  41. I love the greenery, and the accents! :)

    Also, I love Mumford & Sons and the Dropkick Murphys!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. my favourite thing from ireland is the accent and the scenery! especially the rolling hills and castle ruins.

  43. My favorite thing from Ireland...I'm not sure! I've never been. But from pictures I love the beautiful green countryside, the accent, and I'm sure I'd love some of the cute guys ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. My best kiss was my first kiss! On the playground, in one of those cement circle thingies, a quick peck while we played hide and seek in first grade...... LOL

  45. My favorite thing about Ireland is either the music( of course) or the castles! Thanks so much for the giveaway!