Lucky in Love Blog Hop

CA BLOG HOP Lucky in LoveWelcome to the Lucky in Love Blog Hop! The prizes for this hop are awesome:

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!

To those prizes, I’m adding a copy of Manacled in Monaco.

How to enter? See the options at the end of this blog.

What does the term Lucky in Love mean? Is it finding someone to love? Being loved by someone? Two soul mates meeting? A lifelong friendship? Parents who love you?
My vote is for all of the above. Unfortunately one of my latest heroines isn’t very lucky – here’s a teaser from a new work due later this year.

Wolf Without, Ricky’s Landing Book #1 – Unedited Excerpt:
    “Pilot and copilot’s getting ready to come out.” Donny crossed his arms and squinted against the bright sunlight. “Did you ever rustle up a pic of him?”
    “No. Apparently Seathe MacFarland’s paranoid about his privacy.” Genie considered undoing another shirt button and showing an oompful of clevage.
    Donny jabbed her in the side.“They’re out.”
    She fixed her stare on the top step. Her pulse hammered in her ears and muted the early morning parrot screeches common on a Caribbean island. Genie squeezed her eyes shut and promised God a whole lotta Sundays at church if he gave her an easy mark. She hadn’t survived this long on Santa Lucia without learning a few nasty tricks. Just let him be on the stupid side.
    She lifted her lids and found herself looking into the most glacial pair of blue eyes on the planet. Dread snaked up her spine and left a series of icy shivers in its wake. Intelligence and alertness radiated from his unblinking, predatory stare.
    A whiff of some smoky and spicy aroma enveloped Genie before he ambled to a halt not more than a foot away from her. “Tell me, Ms. O’Connor, why is this piece of crap landing strip the official airport when I flew over a perfectly appointed runway five miles south?”
    What? He was a pilot. Crap, crap, and more crap. She squared her shoulders and held out a perfectly manicured hand. “How lovely to meet you, Mr. MacFarland. My name is—”
    “Genie O’Connor, niece of Paddy O’Connor, last surviving member of the O’Connor family who once owned Santa Lucia island.” Not an ounce of emotion flared from those hypnotic eyes. His palm closed over hers and she struggled against the urge to yank out of his firm grip.
    Her throat went dry. She forced a smile. “I see you’ve done your homework, Mr. MacFarland. This is—”
    He dropped her hand and shifted his attention to Donny. “Donald Smythe, General Manager of Ricky’s Landing. I presume we have transport of some sort?”
    Donny grinned and waved to the building. “We do Mr. MacFarland, but you must clear immigration and customs first.”
    “You’re kidding, right?”
    Genie hadn’t even noticed the other man until he spoke. They were as different as chalk and cheese, as the old English expression went. Archangel and Demon standing side by side, one a Viking, the other a dark Highlander.
    “It is an international airport, Torolf. Ms. O’Connor, Mr. Smythe, this is my lawyer, Torolf Bristol.”
    Genie prayed her shocked dismay didn’t show. Why had MacFarland brought his lawyer? Had he heard about her rights as the sole surviving O’Connor? That was to have been her ace in the hole if things didn’t go their way.
    She kept her smile firmly in place though her cheeks ached from the effort. “A pleasure to meet you, Mr. Bristol.”
    Torolf shook her proffered hand. “Torolf, please Genie. No need to stand on ceremony. We’re going to be seeing a lot of each other over the coming months.”
    Months? She choked back a gasp and spread her lips wider. What in hell had happened? When had her famous Irish luck taken a fricking hike?

One Entry for doing any of the following to 5 Contests
My Fireworks for Kindle Fire (click on Contest above for other prizes)
500 Facebook Followers – autographed book
500 Twitter Followers – autographed book
Lucky in Love Grand Contest
Lucky in Love Jianne Carlo Contest

Like my Facebook Fan Page (extra prize given when I reach 500 likes- this is a new FB page)
Follow Me on Twitter   (extra prize given when I reach 500 followers)
Like my Amazon Author Page
Become a Fan on Goodreads
Review or rate one of my books on Amazon, ARe, Barnes and Noble, Fictionwise, Goodreads, or Loose-Id. For each book rated, you get an entry. A review wins you a special indulgence as well as an entry
Sign up for News about my Coming Releases
Tweet about one of my books
Post something about one of my books or me on your Facebook Page
Tell a book club about one of my books
Mention one of my books in a discussion group

If you can think of anything else – go for it – just let me know what you did!

You must leave a comment with your email address to enter the Lucky in Love Blog Hop and to win one of my prizes. Tell me what you’ve done in your comment and  put NO at the beginning of the comment if you don’t want to receive periodic emails from me.

And to make this a little fun – here’s a bonus question to win an eCopy of The Bear and The Bride:

In The Bear and The Bride – What’s Ainslin nickname? (hint – the answer’s on this site)

Click here To go to the next site on the hop:

Note: Winners will be announced 03/21/13 here, on Facebook, & Twitter. Winners have 5 days to claim their prizes by commenting here or on my Facebook page or re-tweeting winner announcement.

Good Luck Everyone!


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  1. Meghan Stith says

    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

  2. Thanks for the chance to win

    like on FB- Jolene Allcock
    Like on amazon- #157
    fan on goodreads- Jolene Allcock


  3. Ellen Thompson says

    Hello Jianne!
    I am not lucky in love but still hoping.
    I like on fb: Ellen Driver Thompson
    follow on twitter: @ElThompson03
    fan on goodreads, G+, and liked Amazon page: Ellen Thompson
    follow on pinterest: ElThompson03 or Ellen Thompson
    I will email my answer to the question.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

  4. Judy Peterson says

    I have not been Lucky in love so far but have not given up yet. Happy St Paddy’s Day! And may your life always be golden!

    Judy Peterson
    [email protected]

  5. I am lucky in love [email protected] thanks!

  6. Krysta B. says

    No. Nope, not lucky in love at all.
    FB- Krysta Banco
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!


  7. No, I have not been lucky in love.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  8. liked your Amazon page
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  9. Like my Facebook Fan Page (extra prize given when I reach 500 likes- this is a new FB page) I liked your facebook page: Ashley Anne Applebee
    Follow on twitter: @AshleyAApplebee
    Liked on Amazon: I think I was like 155 Ashley A
    Fan on Goodreads: Ashley Applebee
    and I’ll send you the answer to that extra question 🙂
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  10. 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.
    [email protected]

  11. Liked both your Amazon Author’s page and your Facebook page. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Kelsey Summer says

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I already follow you on FB, Twitter, GR, and liked your Amazon author page.


  14. Thanks for being in the hop!
    Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  15. Theresa Esterline says

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Jianne! I’m following you on Twitter and became your fan on Goodreads! [email protected]

  16. Thanks for participating in the hop.

    [email protected]

  17. Karin Anderson says

    I follow you on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Goodreads.
    I reviewed & rated Demon Seed on Amazon, ARe, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.
    I am signed up for News about your Coming Releases

    AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

  18. facebook, amazon, goodreads and newsletter

    Thanks for the great prizes, I would love to win a ecopy of The Bear and The Bride.
    Should I post the answer to the bonus question here?

  19. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the blog hop!! I’m already following you on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads and the newsletter. Thanks for the wonderful excerpt =)

  20. Followed via Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Amazon 🙂

    rachelanniramos AT gmail DOT com

  21. I’ve done all of the above (Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads, I’ve reviewed and rated some of your books and signed up for your newsletter) I already own Manacled In Monaco so don’t enter me in this contest although I would like a shot at the grand prize. Thanks for another great excerpt Jianne!


    • Hi Timitra – you know how much I appreciate your ongoing support. You’re down for 5 entries and if you win the contest – we’ll use another book as a prize :)!

  22. entering only for the grand prize.

    thank you a lot
    happy St Patrick’s day


  23. Wendy Pogrant says

    Thanks for participating in the hop.
    [email protected]

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