Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Fling Web Hunt is ON!

The Night Owl Review's Spring Fling Web Hunt is ON!! Not only is it serious fun (think Easter egg hunt on octane) but you can win some serious prizes (100+) - a Kindle Fire for one. Seriously.

Details from Night Owl Review's:


What is a Web Hunt? It's a scavenger hunt that takes place on the web. You visit websites and find the answer to a question. Plus along the way you can find great new authors and new titles while entering to win prizes. USA Shipping only. Complete the entry form and click “Submit” for your entry details to be submitted.
Many stops on the tour are for HOT romance sites. You must be 18 or over to enter. See full entry rules by clicking here.

I like the part "stops on the tour are for HOT romance sites." Awwwwe ya! ;0)

Enter HERE

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

World Whisky Day

Happy (Belated) World Whisky Day!!

Yesterday, for those who were like me and unconscious to the fact, was World Whisky Day! And since I love a good Scotchy-Scotch I thought I'd share this awesomesauce star studded World Whisky Day video for you from Scotch Cinema. Enjoy!



World Whisky Day from Scotch Cinema on Vimeo.


What's your favorite whisky?
Mine, today? Oban.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring!

So very glad that Spring is finally here - why yesterday morning it snowed. But now that it's Spring, bikini weather is right around the corner! Unless that is, you live in the Northwest. Here we shall be celebrating a moody Spring/Winter fight up through July 4th weekend then after that weekend we'll have Summer. I can't wait!! :0)

Oh, and don't forget! Spring Fling Web Hunt starts in a couple weeks. Head over to Night Owl Reviews to enroll! Did I mention there will be massive prizes??



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The corned beef has been bought along with the new potatoes and cabbage. Brew has been acquired, Guinness for the Irish-Carbomb cupcakes (thanks to Lisa at Her Book Self who turned me on to those), Boulevard's Irish brew for drinking, and although Jameson is the whiskey of St. Patrick's day we'll be imbibing with a much older and wiser whiskey this year. His name is Bushmills Black Bush Irish whiskey, established in 1608. Of course the bottle we will be drinking was unearthed just yesterday at the liquor store, and not much older than my nephew, but still, very good. :0)

For those who are in the Portland or even Oregon vicinity, please get   a cab to take you to the Highland Stillhouse today. The Highland Stillhouse is everything Irish this weekend and has an amazing array of whiskeys for you to taste as well as live music and delicious food (their bread pudding? Eat it.) 

The Highland Stillhouse is where several friends and I were introduced to Bushmills (and for those who've read the acknowledgments of The Legend of Lady MacLaoch you know the place and Mick are high on my list of favorite things!), while most whiskey folks have heard of Bushmills all their lives, I've only just discovered my love affair with this Irish whiskey. I won't dive into whether or not it's my favorite whiskey/whisky of all time because that would take up more of my morning than I'm willing to give. :0) But because I'm here to entertain you, the picture below is of what can happen at a Bushmills tasting at the Highland Stillhouse. Note the woman I'm coddling (while not completely sober) is my mother. :0) 

Happy St. Patrick's Day - have fun and be safe!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

My New Phrase

Saol fada chugat. Thats right, "long life to you" my friend! Pronounced: sail fo-da koo-gut.

St. Patrick's Day is this Saturday so be sure to toast your friends with this new phrase too. Or if you can't pronounce the Gaeilge phrase above you might try this one:

I drink to your health when I'm with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm starting to worry about my own! Yea!

Cheers!

FREE for Amazon Prime

In a midnight decision we've done something pretty awesome with The Legend of Lady MacLaoch (those of you with an iPad - sorry mom - and a Nook - sorry Kate) won't agree but for all those with Kindle, especially Amazon's Prime membership you'll be jumping for joy.

The Legend of Lady MacLaoch is currently free for Amazon Prime members. What does this mean? It means if you have a Kindle and are an Amazon Prime customer you want to download The Legend of Lady MacLaoch for free. Like the ads say, buy now 'cause you don't know when this gravy train's gonna pull away from the station. :0) Er, or something like that.

Enjoy my gift to you, Amazon Prime people. The Legend of Lady MacLaoch, FREE.

All other Kindle users (like myself) y'all gotta pay 99 cents. Yeah, I know, bank breaking. :0)


ENJOY!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ramping Up

Well, it's official. Today is day three of procrastination. I've successfully avoided doing anything to the Forged manuscript for three whole days. I've been instead, completely immersed in the making and remaking of my St. Patrick's day shopping list. Some might say I have my priorities wrong but the list includes Bushmills Black Label Irish whiskey. So, priorities? Straight. 

What are your plans this weekend?


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thank You!

What a week!! Last week was amazing - thank you to everyone who participated, bloggers who blogged, readers who read and interacted. We had an amazing tour and we couldn't have done it without you, thanks, you rock!


someecards.com - Thanks for mentioning my site on your blog


Monday, March 12, 2012

Winner Announced!!!



Drum roll..........



US participant, Jane S.!!!! You win the jackpot!!!!
You've won: one smokin' blog tour beach tote, a fabulous pink flamingo drink koozie, a flamingo pink puck of surfboard SexWax, and a super awesome personalized and autographed copy of The Legend of Lady MacLaoch!!! WOOT!!






Our international participant hailing in all the way from Canada :0) is Megan!!! Congrats Megan and HIGH FIVE!!! Your fabulous e-book is on its way!!!!!



And for everyone else, thank you so much for participating we couldn't have had such an awesome tour with out you!!

Annnnnd one last plug! Don't forget The Legend of Lady MacLaoch is only 99cents on all e-readers, get yourself a copy today!

amazon.com - Kindle
barnes&noble.com - Nook
Apple Bookstore (via iTunes Store) - iPad, iPhone, etc.
smashwords.com - all formats, epub etc.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Today's Stop: The Small Book Blog




The Small Book Blog.
Today is the final day of the tour and for those who've been with us the whole way you know that today is the super early sneak peek into my latest work, Forged.

Forged will be out later this year (barring no catastrophes), but before it heads out to the full insider review, and then to the editors where it will see its final shaping, it went first to my girl Annie over at The Small Book Blog. I'll be hanging out there today so if you have questions feel free to leave them in the comments box!

Let's head over there now to see what she thought of the dark, gritty new novel. Go!


Today is the LAST DAY FOR GIVEAWAY entries! Be sure to get your name in the kitty. To enter click here.



Saturday, March 10, 2012

S C O T L A N D !!!!!!

Today we pack our bags and hit the beautiful Isle of Skye off Scotland's western shores for the ultimate trip into The Legend of Lady MacLaoch!!

 The following tour will take you to a slideshow, click the forward arrow at the bottom to take it at your own pace. Note, I'd not recommend the "play" arrow unless you only have 10 seconds to watch the whole thing. :0)



*warning* slideshow contains major spoilers!


Raffle, raffle, raffle!!! Enter below or add points to your score - higher points have a better chance of winning. Just 1 day left! Go, go, goooooo!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Aloha Friday! Tour Stop: Great Imaginations



Great Imaginations
Aloha Friday!! As we roar through the last day of this week and into the weekend, stop on by the blog of Great Imaginations where Kara will be hosting me for an interview and her review of The Legend of Lady MacLaoch. Yaya!




Reminder! There are only 2 days left to enter the super awesome blog tour swag giveaway! Stop by today's blog to enter, or add points to your entry. More points = a higher chance of winning! Go go gooooo!!

Click here to enter.

Giveaway info, click here.





Thursday, March 8, 2012

Today's Tour Stop: Lady Reader's Bookstuff





Today we join up with Amy at The Lady Reader’s Bookstuff again (WOOT!!!) for some chat time as she grills interviews me about my writing habits and upcoming projects!


And another huge thank you to Amy for donating her very own and very coveted flamingo pink surfboard Sex Wax to the epic giveaway – which smells like heaven and tropical beach all rolled into one little puck. Thanks Amy!






Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Today's Tour Stop: A Great Book is the Cheapest Vacation

A Great Book is the Cheapest Vacation
Join us at A Great Book is the Cheapest Vacation blog as Tasha reviews The Legend of Lady MacLaoch and gives her view on this armchair vacation to Scotland and the MacLaoch clan!

And don't forget! While you're there, enter again for the raffle! Oh yes! You can enter more than once! WIN!!

Full tour schedule: Click here.
 



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Today's Tour Stop: Lady Reader's Bookstuff




Head on over to the fabulous Lady Reader's Bookstuff for Amy's take on The Legend of Lady MacLaoch, Rowan's accent and more! And while you're there be sure to enter the raffle - YES! You can enter more than once! WIN!!


Note: a big thank you to Amy as she has donated her very own and very coveted pink surfboard Sex Wax to the epic giveaway – which smells like heaven and tropical beach all rolled into one little puck. Thanks Amy!



Full tour schedule: Click here.




Monday, March 5, 2012

Tour: The Bookish Brunette

Today we kick off the 2012 Spring Break Legend of Lady MacLaoch tour at the home of The Bookish Brunette, a book loving, zombie obsessed, stiletto wearing, coffee addict with a purse fetish! Join us for the first interview of the tour, and your first chance to enter to win the pink flamingo giveaway. And speaking of pink flamingos, if you love the flamingo theme like I do be sure to thank Ash for the idea! 



Tour schedule:
Click here for schedule.

Oh, and did I mention that every tour stop is a chance to win this tre fabu spring break essential giveaway?? Giveaway includes one smokin' blog tour beach tote, a fabulous pink flamingo drink koozie, a flamingo pink puck of surfboard SexWax, and a super awesome personalized and autographed copy of The Legend of Lady MacLaoch! WOOT!!
Click here for details.
















Sunday, March 4, 2012

TOMORROW!!

The 2012 Legend of Lady MacLaoch Spring Break Blog Tour starts tomorrow March 5!!

Join us for a chance to win some kickass pink flamingo swag, funny interviews and hear what these fabulous bloggers are saying about the Scottish love story: The Legend of Lady MacLaoch!

Tomorrow's Kick off is at:

The Bookish Brunette: A book loving, zombie obsessed, stiletto wearing, coffee addict with a purse fetish!
Check out details here!