Gabrielle Bisset

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop!  I'm Irish from my father's side (he was 100% Irish and proud of it), so I've always been a huge fan of St. Patrick's Day.  I'm very proud of my Irish heritage.  While my mother was English and Welsh, I always felt more in tune with my Irish side since I have naturally red hair and very pale skin with freckles (my mother used to call it "peaches and cream" skin). 

Here are some of my favorite Irish sayings and blessings.  To me, they say so much about the Irish people. 

A face without freckles is like a sky without stars. (Love that one!)

You can't kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I'm giving away a signed paperback copy of Blood Avenged and swag to one lucky winner.  Only one thing is mandatory to enter: just leave a comment with your email address. However, you may complete as many extra entries as you like.  Readers who follow me on Twitter are already able to get an extra entry.  Just use the Rafflecopter thing to complete your entries and you're in like Flynn! 

The giveaway lasts just one day, so it will run from 12:00 am on Friday, March 16 to 11:59 that night.  It's open to international readers too, so everyone is eligible to win.  I will use to choose the winner and inform them of their prize through email after the giveaway has ended. 

In addition, there are two GRAND PRIZES: 
Grand Prize 1: Winner's Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
Grand Prize 2: Winner's Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card

So you as a reader - what do you have to do? Well, visit all the participating websites on Friday, March 16th and comment on as many as you want. The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters - meaning you can comment on EACH blog - meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.

Good luck, and have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Gabbie said...

Oooh I'm part Irish from my dads side as well :) Though I don't think he would be considered 100% since he wasn't born there but both his parents were...

Love this time of year though :)


miki said...

thanks you so so much for opening this to international too^^
i would love to win and since today it's my birthday i hope to be lucky ( at least one )

all the best


Shah Wharton said...


My sister was born on St Patricks Day (isn't that 17th March, not the 16th?) and she is always guaranteed a good atmosphere if she goes out. I don't know why, but its more celebrated by the brits than our own Saint in June?

I have Irish Tinker blood, Brummie blood and Cornish blood in me. I'm a mongrel as my dad used to say :)

Good luck everyone. - X

Liz @ Fictional Candy said...

I'm not Irish at all, but maybe this weekend I can be ;)

I just love this quote you posted, it is so dreamy <3
You can't kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would.

Love that! I might steal it for an FB status even LOL



Kristina Parmenter said...

Thank You so much for the giveaway! My son was almost born on St. Patrick's day (he missed it by 2 minutes )

I have a little irish in me too, but not enough to get the georgeous red hair :(


CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...
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CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Woah, this is such a cool giveaway! Haha, thanks! And happy St. Pat's Day!:)


Abigail-Madison Chase said...

I am not Irish but I love Irish Coffee!

Crystal said...

No Irish, I'm Welsh and all mixed blood, a little Cherokee and some other things too. I'll probably forget to wear green tomorrow too! Thanks for the giveaway!


Hillary said...

I love blog hops and this one looks amazing all around.

Thanks for the chance to win, I look forward to reading your work!


Tina B said...

Happy early St. Patty's Day! I didn't know that was an Irish blessing. I love that one! Thank you for sharing.
And thank you for the giveaway and HOP!

trb0917 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Gabrielle! Hope you have an awesome day. Love your books and winning anything from your raffle would be so awesome. Especially reading your books on a Kindle fire. Don't work too hard tomorrow. Nicole

sienny said...

unfortunately, st. pat’s day is not a common holiday in this part of the globe where i live. actually, i never heard of it before :”>

WakeAngel said...

I don't have any Irish in me, but I am planning a trip to Ireland in the next couple of years! I can't wait!!!:-)

mmbrack AT earthlink DOt net

Mel B said...

I too love being Irish. My mom has been putting together our ancestry and found we are part of the Jaimeson family. Granted it is the disowned part, but hey.. Still pretty cool!

Drea Becraft said...

Oh I am blessed by the stars...I hated them growing up though lol.

Happy St. Pattys Day!


Janiera said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Your book sounds great. :)

*Sara* said...

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Eva's Flowers said...

I'm not Irish at all, but I do like to celebrate, think I'll have some margaritas, they are green right :) And this is another way to celebrate, thanks for participating.


Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I love the cover of Blood Avenged and would love to win a signed copy :) Thanks for the chance!


Jean P said...

No Irish in me at all, but for one day can pretend!
Thanks for the giveaway.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

debbie said...

I have some Irish on my dad's side.
Happy St. Patricks Day.

Jackie said...

My Mom's family is Irish! :)! and I love the saying about Irish girls... so true ahahah!!

Angela S Stone

Anonymous said...

Happy St. Pat's Day to you and yours.
My family and my late-husband's family comes from good Irish stock. I, too, love all the Irish sayings.

Juana said...

Thanks for the fab giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Anne said...

Thank you for participating, enjoy the holiday wekend.

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Have a happy St. Patrick's Day - green, rainbows, gold and all!


Sue Sattler said...

I have a little Irish in me, maybe that's why I love the accent and the kilts. Your book sounds great!


elaing8 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy(early) St. Patrick's Day

savannah said...

I love this A face without freckles is like a sky without stars!!! I am Irish and have lots of freckles as a kid I hated them but now I've come to like them :)

Kym said...

Happy St Pattys Day !


books4me said...

My daughter is a strawberry blond. Pale as she has worn sunscreen since she was a baby since she burns so easily. My hubby is Irish on my side or my hubby's but we wear green and celebrate with Corned Beef and cabbage!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

~Ley said...

Thanks so much for the contest!


Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

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

Catherine Lee said...

I'm not Irish but I do agree with the idea that EVERYONE is Irish on St. Paddy's Day.

Erin Go Bragh!

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

comfort said...

thank you for this chance to win one of your books. I love the sound of them


Liese2 said...

I am Irish on my mom's side, and we named my youngest daughter Erin!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

comfort said...

Sorry I forgot to say. The Opera House In Sydney is apparently going to turn green. It may reach your side of the world. Keep a look out on the news.I don't think they have done this before

Jewel said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway & for making it international.

My favorite Irish thing has got to be the accent. Oh & the guys. ;)

jewel4jay AT hotmail DOT com

Unknown said...

i am enjoying this blog hop...thanks for a great giveaway!

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

wanda f said...

I married an irishman named patrick on St.Particks Day tomorrow is our 18th wedding anniversary.Thank you for this chance to win

Vanessa N. said...

Great post. Thanks for the chance.

bas1chs said...

Thanks for being part of the hop.

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

Na said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I hope you have a luck-filled weekend.


Carrie said...

Thanks so much!

celjla212 at aol dot com

JoAnna said...

Happy St. Patty's day! Thanks for the giveaway!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Ollie said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day.

Now I don't celebrate it so to everyone else have fun!

I subscribe to your e-mail.

Thanks for this giveaway!


Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

menina.iscrazy said...

Thank you for joining the Blog Hop!

menina.iscrazy @

Nikki said...

I almost all! Happy Saint Pattys Day!!

Barbara said...

I don't really celebrate...however, I might wear green just for the fun of it! Happy St. Pat's Day! Thx for the giveaway op! :)

barbbattaglia @

Romance Reader Enthusiast said...

I'm of the old school and still love getting books. How else am I going to use all the bookmarks I have. I also like to look back at the book covers every once-in-a-while. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.


latanya said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

dlatany at gmail dot com

June M. said...

I have a little (not sure how much) Irish in me, my grandfather was proud of his Irish part, collected all kinds of "Kiss me I'm Irish" merchandise.
Happy St. Patty's Day
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Armand said...

The book looks interesting!

Armand Rosamilia

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!


desitheblonde said...

thansl for the hop and have great st pat day i am going to call dawn and wish her great 54 little sister

desi the blonde at msn dot com

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

Gena Robertson

Mary D said...

My husband is a redheaded Irishman,so of course I love the Irish. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy St Patrick's Day.


Krysykat said...

I love the cover so awesome.
(entered on rafflecopter under Krysta B.)


Shadow said...

Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

my mom says I,m part Irish but i,m such a mutt it's a very small part.

Mmafsmith at gmail dot com

BookAttict said...

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

VanillaOrchids said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Twitter follower: @VanillaOrchids


Tamara Hoffa said...

I love the sayings!

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diannehartsock said...

...a sky without stars...I like that one! Happy St. Patty's Day!

donnas said...

Happy St Patricks Day!

bacchus76 at myself dot com