Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucky In Love Blog Hop!

If this is your first visit to my blog, WELCOME! If you are returning, it’s great to see you again!

Many thanks to the host of this event: Carrie Ann Ryan.

   ~Blog Post~

I've always been a sucker for magic and fairies and possibilities (I'm sure those of you who have read my modern-day fairy tale, Diamonds and Toads see what I mean), so St. Paddy's day, with its traditions of 4-leaf clovers and leprechauns is right up my alley. 

In fact, when I heard the tale, as a kid, that pots of gold could be found at the end of rainbows, I spent quite a few 'Dora the Explorer' hours endeavoring to FIND said 'end of the rainbow' (even though the naysayers chimed in to say with much authority that it was actually IMPOSSIBLE to find the end of a rainbow). Still I tried. I had a lot of fun on my expeditions, too. Because I spent those hours thinking of the outcome (the pot of gold--and, if I was VERY lucky, the meeting of a real-life leprechaun, to boot), but also, I usually managed to find some interesting bugs and rocks and animal nests and other natural wonders on my quest.

So, for all of you who are like me, still a kid at heart, and still believing it's possible to find the end of a rainbow: Happy hunting and Ádh mór ort! 

For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. 
Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
~Irish Blessing

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! (The Swag Prize is NOT international).

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!


  My prize for the hop:

$25 Gift Card

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  1. I did try to find it but so far no luck on that end^^ who knows ^^ we never are too old to try
    so it could still happen ;)


  2. Don't recall of ever trying to find the end of the rainbow.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  3. Guilty! While I never found the end I did always have a great time doing it. I even got lost once and got rescued by a cute farm boy. Lol Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I love the question you asked!

    Yes, we chased after rainbows as children and I still feel a thrill when I see a rainbow -- and have tried to find the end of one many times.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    - Tin (khriscc at yahoo dot com)

  5. Still chasing!

  6. Yes, it was fun. Even as teens we would drive around and have fun.

  7. Yes!! Always looked for the end!

  8. I am still looking for my pot of gold.

  9. I can't say that I ever looked for a pot of gold, but my 6 year old does everytime he sees a rainbow. It's too cute.


  10. Diamonds and Toads - That sounds like a fun read. I always wanted to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but sadly, I never did.

    servacat at yahoo dot com

  11. I don't think I ever searched for one. Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  12. No. But I keep looking. :)

  13. I'm much too practical to hunt for the end of the rainbow. I would rather plan for earning or creating my own pot of gold.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  14. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Looking forward to your next Highlander book!

  15. Yes, we also spent hours looking for four leaf clovers:)


  16. Nah, I just love watching them :)

    anzuazura at yahoo dotde

  17. I often tried to find the rainbow!

    Thanks for the hop!
    My e-mail is

  18. I could never even see where it came close to the ground so I never went searching hard


  19. Yes :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  20. Sure! What kid didn't? :)

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  21. Yes, I remember my friends & I on our bikes looking for the end of the rainbow.


  22. I remember all too well the elusive search for the end of the rainbow.

  23. Of course. I think all kids do.

  24. Absolutely! What's the fun of being a kid without adventure and imagination?

  25. Not really. Never really bought that story (I was a skeptic even as a kid :D).

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

  26. Well, I didn't try to find that, but I sure did wish on a lot of stars! I guess the one for true love is the only one that came true!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu


  28. Of course. I think all kids do.

  29. Lived in a city and wasn't able to leave the block. Parents didn't want my sister and I finding gold!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  30. Yes, my brother and always thought it would be behind the steeple of St. Englebert's church.
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  31. I lived in an urban jungle...I don't recall rainbows, except occasionally in the streaming water from the open fire hydrants...and there was no pot of gold there...LOL.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  32. Hello Ms. Saxon,
    U no , I was told as a child ,'If U SHOULD C A RAINBOW JUST REMEMBER IT'S A SIGN OF GOOD LUCK..;)! thanQ 4 such a lovely Hop! Godspeed!

  33. Yes I did!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  34. I did a few times...but rainbows always brought a smile to my face and that was enough!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

  35. lol yes I have, and I use to be so upset that it was always so far away and scared at the same time that the little green man will be there :P

    happy st.patties day!

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

  36. Nah, I tried to fly on a broom :)

    anasmithblue AT gmail DOT com

  37. We lived in a small town when I was a kid and the rainbows were visible fully. I remember I always thought about going to check for a pot of gold. lol
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  38. I keep my eye out, but we don't get rainbows here very often. Ireland and Hawaii have a definite advantage in that hey both get a lot of rainbows.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  39. I remember looking for it but never found the end of the rainbow, but not for lack of trying LOL
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  40. I remember starting out to look for the end of the rainbow and my mom dragging me back in the house. I was 7 at the time and no one would take me. I was so upset about that. LOL I told my mom if I could find the end of the rainbow, we would have a pot of gold and she wouldn't have to work anymore. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  41. No, I never looked for the end of a rainbow or a pot of gold, although I've always loved rainbows and have taken a photo of a particularly nice one as often as I can...and have framed a couple of the photos. We usually wear green in our family on St. Pat's Day (to avoid pinching), eat Irish soda bread for breakfast and watch a movie with Ireland as the background (like The Quiet Man with Maureen O'Hara).

  42. I used to actually RUN THE FLOWERING WAND in sunny weather (to get a rainbow going), and try to grab at it! What a silly kid...


  43. I don't recall every chasing a rainbow. But I remember being told it was a circle so there was no end. It's still a beautiful thing to see.

    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.

  44. Still chasing those rainbows and trying to find that pot of gold!! Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  45. yep, I sure did! ;)

    Happy St Patty's Day!


  46. Yes, who didn't! Even today, rainbows still fascinate me.

    supersatchmo at myopera dot com

  47. Yes... I would wonder how i could get the end of the rainbow and i am still a kid a heart when it comes to rainbows... i love taking pictures of them.

  48. Yes, of course! Thanks for the giveaway!


  49. Once or twice when I was younger but could never find it.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  50. No, because I haven't heard of it back then.
    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  51. I did...but didn't find it :(

    atthemapletable at yahoo dot com

  52. Yes I did. . Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a happy St. Patrick's day!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  53. All the time. But then I was scared of a leprachaun coming after me. I used to watch that movie constantly when I was really little. I loved it. I was like 3 and watching it.

  54. Yes, whenever I saw them.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!


  55. I did and still do. My interchild will not let that go and I don't want it too. I did find it once. The end of the rainbow not the pot of gold (Wish).Happy St Paddy's Day.

    Judy P

  56. Part of me always wants to chase rainbows. It's my inner Rainbow Brite ;)

    snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

  57. Thanks for the chance to win! I never did find that pot of gold when I was little


  58. I always looked for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Thanks for the great hop!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  59. I've tried but never was successful.
    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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