Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patricks Day Blog Event! - Somethin Irish!

Greetings folks! Welcome to the Carrie Ann Ryan St. Patty's Day blog hop! Irish Eyes are smilin' eh? What are some of your favorite Irish things? Clovers? Love the clovers. They symbolize anything Irish hmm?

Leprechauns? What about those? Well, they aren't really cute or cuddly but they're interesting looking characters.

The Beer? Well, I like beer! Guinness? Eh, more like Heineken or Coronas! I know that's not Irish but I like it anyway. 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish! I'm not a huge fan but I like the Basketball Team only because a former Duke Blue Devil is coaching. Mike Brey. I hate College Football with a passion so you're on your own with that one!

Ah now we're talkin! One of my favourite bands of all time, U2! I love Larry Mullen, the drummer. Always have. Bono as well. Is he like a saint er something? My fave song by them, Still Haven't Found What I'm looking For as well as With or Without You. I recall seeing Rattle and Hum the movie in theaters. Ahem, dating myself there. I  also saw them at Soldier Field for the Pop tour. What a concert that was.

And now, more of my favourite Irish people. As everyone knows, I love posting pics of men. Here are some of my fave Irish actors!

Pierce Brosnan

Bad Boy Colin Farrell

Christian Bale

Total hotness! Woohoo. Now, here is my contest portion of the blog. Comment about your fave Irish things or people and you can win a ten dollar GC from Amazon or All Romance and a choice of one of Michael Mandrake's books.

Here is the latest one, here!

Camdyn Hardy is a former cop who has his own private investigator business. Due to a misunderstanding from a client, he gets into an argument with his lover Tay. Right after, they breakup Camdyn is left alone to think about his future as a PI and his love life.
Malik Day was recently discharged under the DADT policy and is looking to get his life on track The main reason he joined was because he dreamed of being a ranking officer. Now that it’s been taken away, he desires to start his life anew and find someone to share it with.

After two weeks the men meet at a shooting range and find out they have a lot in common. Once they engage in a one on one match, they proceed to a bar to have drinks and get to know one another better.  They both discover their affinity for guns as well as Camdyn’s need for a new partner at Camdyn & Associates. Malik is intrigued but afraid to ask him and decides to wait till they are closer. Camdyn is excited about this prospect as well but waits for Malik to say the word. Finally, in an erotic encounter, true feelings are revealed.

In subsequent books, the story continues where the twosome begin their work and love relationship. Together they’ll take on cases investigating cheating husbands or wives, companies with defector employees all the while trying to maintain their newfound commitment to one another as well as having a little fun in the process.

When he made it to the office, he signed the necessary papers and waited as the man finished his transaction. Lazily, he leaned on the counter and nonchalantly glanced at a hot looking man that stood less than twenty feet away. Malik grinned and moistened his lips in the gorgeous stranger’s direction.
The attractive guy gave him more than an eye and winked. Obviously, he plays on my team. His lush brown-and-blond hair barely kissed his shoulders. Beautiful azure eyes the same color as the Pacific. Lips so slim and kissable, Malik knew he could enjoy them for hours. Wicked visions crossed his mind as he eyed the scruff on the man’s cheeks. He liked a little roughness when making love.
The snug, black shirt fit well, hugging his bulging muscles. Malik eyed the ink that peeked from under one sleeve and salivated. His skinny, black jeans clung to his taut buttocks; Malik’s own trousers felt a little tight in the crotch. “Mhmmm.” Malik tried to keep his stares from being obvious to the clerk. 
Would the hot man like to play with him a little? Malik sure hoped so.
It had been a long while since his last fuck. He’d spent the time searching for employment, going to job fairs, and not getting any call backs. Malik had remained so focused on getting a job; he’d ignored the signals of his groin needing a release from other than his own hand. Too long. He headed for the door and wished the handsome man would follow.
Maybe it’s time to stop looking for work and attempt to find a man.
Just when he stepped out, a voice stopped him. 
Malik slowly turned around. It was indeed him, the hottie he’d been eyeing. It shocked Malik to see the guy was actually speaking to him. “Hello.” Malik was taken aback by the guy speaking to him, but he guessed he warranted a greeting when they exchanged more than a passing glance.
The man stepped closer to him and held out his hand. “Name’s Camdyn. And you are?”
“Malik.” He accepted the handshake and returned it firmly. “Nice to meet you.” He raised an eyebrow.
“Same here.” Malik noticed Camdyn continued to hold on to his palm. Of course he didn’t mind; it felt unexpectedly soft and warm. “Um, you been comin’ here a while?”
“Yeah, I um…” Malik stopped short and bit his lip. He tried not to sound too excited. This was the last place he’d expected to be picked up at. The shooting range? Malik would’ve never thought of this place to meet other gay men. 
“I been around, but I just got back in town.”
“Yeah? I’m guessin’ from the getup you served in the Army.”
“Uh huh… I um… yeah, let’s go outside.” Quickly, he pulled his hands away, even though he didn’t want to. Surely, he wanted to talk with Camdyn some more, but away from others coming in and out of the shop. He felt a little uncomfortable being picked up at some place so manly, but in a way, he liked it.

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Now, here is your chance to win either a Kindle Fire or Nook as ell as a GC worth $90 from Amazon or B&N. That's a whole lotta green there to buy ebooks. Check out the other authors participating in the hop!

Make sure you stop by Carries as well. Have a good time hopping!


Christine Leov-Lealand said...

I really adore the Rubberbandmen - their song I've a horse outside is the MOST IRISH thing I've seen in a long time! Check it out on my blog. LOL

Ella Grace said...

happy st. patrick's day! hope you find your own irish happy today! lol.

Drea Becraft said...

I will take a collin ferrell with a side of christian bale please lol.

Happy St. Pattys Day!


*Sara* said...

I love just being able to celebrate my ancestry!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Janiera said...

I love me some Colin Farrell lol

Jean P said...

Oooo yes Colin Farrell *yum*
Have a great St. Patrick's Day!
skpetal at hotmail dot com

debbie said...

I really love Irish mythology. They have some interesting tales.
Besides that, I would take Colin Farrell anyday.
Happy St. Patricks Day.

Hillary said...

Not to be an ass, but just FYI, Christian Bale is English, not Irish...

Anywho...Liam Neeson is one of my favorite Irish actors, though Colin Ferrell makes the list too.

Thanks for the chance to win, great giveaway!


Lioness said...

I love the food :P

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savannah said...

I love Irish Accents :)

Joanna said...

All my knowledge about Irish culture comes from TV. What I like about Ireland? The green hills of the island. The singing people. Their national emblem - clover. Their accent. And Jonathan Rhys Meyer !




Kym said...

Happys St Pattys Day !



~Ley said...

I love the music, and the language (so beautiful), and the history and lore, and the green! Really, those true Irish people are so lucky. ;)


Gabby said...

I didn't know Pierce Brosnan was Irish.

Liam Neeson is cool too! I'd love to meet someone from Ireland, I love the accent and I love some of their legends and myths!

Liese2 said...

Liam Neeson is my favorite!
Thanks for the chance to win!

books4me said...

Pierce Bronson is a total hottie!

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Erica Pike said...

My favorite Irish person (or thing...) would be my RL friend John :) He came for a visit years back and when he called me from the airport, I couldn't understand a word. I LOVE his humor though, and I can understand him perfectly now ^.^


eripike at gmail dot com

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Thanks for hopping with me today!


Unknown said...

2 of my favorite irish things- Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson- enough said ;))

happy st patricks day!!!

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Juliana said...

I have to say my favorite Irish things are the accents and thick cable knit sweaters. Sigh. Yummy!

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

I love the Irish Celtic music!!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shannon said...

I love most things Irish! I still like U2 even though I prefer their earlier stuff. And who doesn't find Colin Farrell hot! Whew!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

Na said...

Thank you for being a part of the blog hop. Wishing you a great St. Patrick!


BookAttict said...

Irish Whiskey!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Midia said...

I did not know much about anything Irish but I loved Pierce Brosnan as 007.

Nikki said...

yummm Colin Firth!! LOL!! appy Saint Pattys Day!! That was a great excerpt!!

Sue Sattler said...

I love sexy Irish men in kilts and their accents.


Erik said...

Happy St. Patty's Day!


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June M. said...

My fave Irish things would be shamrocks, leprechauns, & sexy men in kilts with accents.
Happy St. Patty's Day
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Armand said...

I'm sure they'll play a ton of U2 songs on the radio tomorrow... they still have those, right?

Armand Rosamilia

Andrea I said...

Thanks for the giveaway1


wanda f said...

Happy St. Patricks Day..

desitheblonde said...

hope you in joy t he day going to
call my sister and then wish her
a greet happy bd and then going to a fair for the Irish

desi the blonde @ msn .com

Mel B said...

Thanks for being on the hop. I am a Liam Neeson fan. Love the older man and experience.
bournmelissa At hotmail DOT com

JoAnna said...

My favorite Irish people are my family. I'm part Irish on my dad's side. We don't get together as often as we did when I was young but we recently had a party outside of the holidays and it was great to spend time with my family.

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

Gena Robertson

Shadow said...

My favorite things are the little leprechauns. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Krysykat said...

I love Irish music, and their accents.


Juana said...

I've always loved Pierce Brosnan since he was in Remington Steele.

Have a super nice St. Patrick's Day.


Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Thse are some yummy irish men!

mmafsmith at gmail dot como

Susan W. said...

U2 and Christian Bale. Irish enough for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

PaParanormalFan said...

Rawiya/BLMorticia/Michael Mandrake LOL

Yessss it's Me :) Your Friendly Stalker Fan!!!! LOL I was soooo thrilled to see you participating in Carrie Ann Ryan St. Patty's Day Blog Hop & what a FANTASTIC giveaway you are offering! But you could offer your Grocery List & it would be that Good to read, that's how Incredible of an Author you are!!!! :)
I encourage EVERYONE to check out "The Woman Behind the Three Names" & after you do that....BUY EVERYTHING she published!!!! LOL :) I know, I'm crazy, Huh??? But really, you will never go wrong with buying a Book from Rawiya/BLMorticia/Michael Mandrake, she grabs you from page 1 & takes you on a ride that you don't want to get off when you reach the last page, you'll want to go buy another Book!

Oh I forgot, I was to Comment about my fave Irish things or people...but I got carried away with your Great Writing. :) That was more important! LOL Hmmm something Irish Huh??? Ok, how about this, Bailey's Irish Creme!!! LOL

I would very much appreciate if I could be entered in your giveaway for a ten dollar GC from All Romance and a choice of one of Michael Mandrake's Books. Thank You!

Take Care & Happy St. Patty's Day,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

Catherine Lee said...

My favorite Irish thing? Poet William Butler Yeats. Love his stuff.

Erin Go Bragh!

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

I like Colin Farrell.


nancy said...

Does Mick Hucknall count? He lives part-time in Ireland. He and Simply Red are my fav musical group and singer.

diannehartsock said...

Does Snow Patrol count? I could listen to Gary Lightbody talk for hours. :)

donnas said...

Colin Farrell.

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