Thursday, April 05, 2012

Birthday Blog Hop!

Today is fellow author Carrie Ann's birthday. To celebrate a bunch of us are participating in a Birthday Blog Hop.

The TWO GRAND prizes for the ENTIRE hop are:
1. A Kindle Touch
2. A $60 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble giftcard
Please leave a comment that INCLUDES your email address to be entered into the GRAND prize drawing. Email addresses are a must to enter the contest.

In addition, I'm giving away TWO $5.00 Amazon Gift Cards. Yes, two chances to win!
All you have to do is:
1. Sign up for my newsletter
2) Leave a comment here on my blog.

If you're already on my newslist, then please state it in the comment.

My giveaways will be chosen at random from readers who post to my blog and who join or are already a member of my newslist.

Now, on to the fun birthday stuff!

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE ANN!

Second, I've been really into 'theme' birthday parties recently. There are so many options from a Jane Austen Birthday Bash to a Marie Antoinette/French Chic Party, etc. This year I'm even putting together a theme party for a relative. Everything from gifts to decorations are based on her favorite theme - Paris. It's been fun - lots of pink and black accents, shabby chic gifts and wrapping paper. Even a few goodies from one of my favorite shops Bell'Occhio.

I'd love to know what you would consider an awesome birthday theme party.

While you're here, enjoy the short blurb on my latest book - Shadows of the Soul, and my upcoming novella - McNamara's Ghost.


Amazon Best Seller - Fantasy & Futuristic Romance
Amazon Kindle Best Seller - Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost Romance


SHADOWS OF THE SOUL (Book 1 of the Paradisian Chronicles)
ISBN: 978-0-9845151-4-1
Publisher: Diversion Books

Available at:
Amazon.com
BN.com
Kobo

When a Grigori prince and a demon huntress team up to find the antidote to a supernatural disease, the balance between good and evil is forever altered.

A fallen angel...
A human scholar...
A race against time...

Isabel Godfroie Heart is a Paradisian Scholar-an immortal human trained in the ways of Heaven and Hell-who's suffering from memory loss. During her last battle, a dark force erased specific portions of her past life memories. Now she remembers little of times past, save for the fact she's a demon slayer mentored by the archangel Gabriel. When ordered to a new post to help translate a volume of ancient text from a forbidden verse, Isabel is forced to work with the dark prince Nicolai Valentine, a soul who may or may not be responsible for her memory loss. If only she didn't find the tempting creature so hard to resist...

Born to a fallen angel and a mortal mother, Nicolai Valentine is a prince of the Grigorcov, the children of the fallen sons of God. Searching for the lost chalice that will save his kin from eternal damnation, Nicky unknowingly unleashes the Hadean Virus, a dark entity targeting members of the Grigorcov. Now the entity has been unleashed on man's world and Nicky's in a race against time to find the antidote that will stop this deadly parasite. But in order to keep the Hadean virus from attacking again, Nicolai must enlist the help of Isabel Godfroie Heart, the Paradisian Scholar he was unable to save from the wrath of Hell centuries ago...





MCNAMARA'S GHOST
Re-release
May, 2012

Locked in a deadly battle with his evil warlock brother, immortal witch Hugh McNamara sacrifices his own life for the sake of protecting the ancient Irish Ogham Stones--the sacred script of Ireland's legendary hero. Defeated, Hugh is stripped of his immortality and ends up trapped in time as nothing more than a mere ghost. But when his once-beloved Julia returns to the place of his death, Hugh is stirred from a centuries-old sleep and vows to take back that which was once his--life, liberty, and love...

When parapsychologist Juliann Moss purchases an 18th century tavern in Staten Island, she expects to meet with the occasional bump-in-the-night. After all, she is also an immortal Irish Fairy Witch. But after vowing to give up magic centuries ago, being drawn back into the world of ghosts, warlocks, and ancient witchcraft is a bit more than she bargains for...


75 comments:

  1. Hi,

    thanks you for your participation in this event.
    I've already suscribed to the newsletter

    As for a theme birthday party....i would so like a party to start so really i don't know anything about them. I 've never had a birthday party so the only idea for me it's friends, cake and gifts

    all the best

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Isabelle. Friends, cake and gifts are of course the best part of a party :)

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  2. I subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you for the giveaway!

    I've never been to a theme birthday party for adults. Someone's favorite movie or book for a theme might be good. My daughter has given my grandchildren super hero parties.

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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    1. Super hero parties are totally cool!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Already a subscriber...Happy Birthday and have a hoppy Easter!

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    1. Thanks for visiting the hop, Suzy!

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  4. Happy B'day and 'He is risen' it is a time to rejoyce. I really enjoyed reading about your book. It peaked my interest. Keep writing.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I'm glad my book looks interesting. Have a Happy Easter!

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  5. The best B'day theme, is "Over the Hill". Only if the B'day person can handle it. And it was fun, cause it was mine. Cake and presents at home, then dancing at the Hop (Oldie Sock Hop Club). Best time ever!

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    1. Ooh...a Sock Hop club...now that's a nifty party! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. All your books sound great!! I signed up for the newsletter!! Thanks a bunch!!
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    1. Thanks for visiting the blog, today, Nikki. And thanks for signing up for the newsletter.

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  7. I think any costume party would be fun. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm an email subscriber cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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    1. I love costume parties. People can get quite creative with costumes. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  8. I think a mardi gras bday party would be awesome! I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!
    slinkydennis@yahoo.com

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    1. My goal is to get to Mardi Gras one of these years LOL! That has to be the ultimate party. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. My first thought was a pirate theme then I was thinking Scottish as in Highlanders because I love men in Kilts. I did sign up for your newsletter and wow what a blog hop.
    Z
    Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo.com

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    1. Pirates and Highlanders, that would be a tough choice if I had to pick just one. But those guys in kilts are very tempting :) Thanks for the comments!

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  10. I love a 1920 Speakeasy kind of party. Fun, fast music and just fun!

    Thanks for being part of Carrie Anne's birthday celebration hop!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

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    1. A 1920 Speakeasy - what an awesome idea. See, this is what's great about theme parties - there are so many options, so much fun. Thanks for visiting the hop.

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  11. I once had a costume birthday party! I just subscribed to the newsletter.
    Thanks for being part of the Birthday hop!
    OceanAkers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Costume parties are one of my favorite. You have a whole field of choices to pick from. Thanks for sharing about your party.

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  13. My mother in law has the best theme parties! Toy Story, pirates, Italy, Man vs. Wild, redneck, etc. for every holiday/birthday and just fun occasion. It is a blast!!
    Email subscriber: lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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    1. How cool is it that you have a great mother-in-law! She sounds like a very creative person. I appreciate you sharing with us today. Thanks!

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  14. I have never had a theme birthday party and never did one for my kids. I sure it would be fun though.
    email subscriber.
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    1. I read about Jane Austen parties on the Jane Austen Center in Bath's website. That's what gave me the idea, which of course than grew to be limitless LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. I've never had or been to a themed b-day party. But I would love to.
    I joined your site.
    Also, your books sound very interesting.

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    1. Thanks for the comment about my books, Brenda. You can do any idea for a themed birthday party. They can be lots of fun.

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  16. I think an awesome theme is a murder mystery party!
    I am already an email subscriber.
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    1. My cousin recently went to a murder mystery party and had a blast. I think that would very interesting. Thanks for visiting the blog.

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  17. I think it would be fun to have your attendees come as their favorite book and/or a character from that book. You could sure tell how many read and how many are creative.
    JOYE
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    1. Now, I wouldn't have thought about this one. But I agree, a party where you come as your favorite book character would be a lot of fun. You'd learn a bit about everyone :)

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  18. I never thought about a Jane Austen themed birthday! That actually sounds pretty awesome especially if you can get people to participate in it. My birthday was last month and we went to a murder mystery dinner (like the person mentioned above) and it was SO awesome. Watching all those crime shows like CSI, Criminal Minds and Law & Order paid off!!! haha. :)

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    1. Glad you had a fun birthday, Nev. I see you watch a lot of the same shows as I do.

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  19. I think it would be fun to have a paranormal theme party.
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    1. Paranormal would HAVE to be on my top list LOL! Vampires, ghosts, werewolves...lots of options here. Thanks for the idea.

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  20. I just subscribed to the newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. Hi Angelique -
    I'm already subscribed to your newsletter. Thanks a bunch for the contest/giveaway!

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
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  22. I subscribed to your newsletter! Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  23. Subscribe to the newsletter. I love these blog hops!

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  26. Hi, Angelique! Thank you so much for participating in this hop and for the amazing giveaway chance! I am so happy to have found another new to me author!! :D

    A Happy Birthday shout out to Carrie and to everyone else that is celebrating an April birthday!

    Hmm, a birthday theme - well, since I love books, I would love for everyone to show up dressed as their favorite book character, ready to role play them for the party. Oh how fun that would be!

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  27. Oh gosh, themed parties. Well, they do sound like fun. Maybe a vampire themed party would be awesome. LOL

    I'm a subscriber.

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    Pam
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  28. I love blog hops. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  29. Id love to have a mythical themed party. You can dress up as your favorite creature. Whether it be a werewolf, vamp, fairy, elf, etc. Wouldnt that be fun? I think so! :) Thanks!
    gfc- shadow_kohler
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  30. These books sound good. I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. Your books sound great. I signed up for your newsletter.
    Happy Birthday to Carrie and thank you for the giveaway!
    June
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  32. Good Morning! Happy Birthday Carrie! Signed up for your newsletter.

    Birthday themes...I can only say that I have only planned kid ones for a while, so I don't know very many adult ones. But one of my kids' favorite was the Yogi Bear Movie theme. We had it at the theater with a picinic and everything. I even made the big top cupcake with a "bite" taken out that Yogi took. Then we watched the movie. Kids had a blast.

    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  33. Thank you for being part of the birthday hop. :)

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  34. My favorite themed birhtday party that I had was a Renaissance party.

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  35. Follower : Kassandra

    Wonderful blog hop to celebrate a birthday!

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  36. I love to dance ,so I think a 50's theme would be fun. At The Hop.
    Deb P
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  37. A spa party might be fun! Thanks for the blog hop! Subscribed, followed on FB and twitter :)
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    jennyrlowery@yahoo.com

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  38. It would depend on the person. For me, maybe a cruise theme w/ Caribbean music, drinks w/ umbrellas, finger foods, cruise clothes, etc.

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  39. If my birthday wasn't in August I'd love a Halloween themed party, it's my favorite holiday. I don't think people would think it very normal to have one in August though.

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  40. An awesome themed birthday party for adults? I think a film noir theme would be a lot of fun.

    I signed up for your newsletter.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  41. Woohoo! Happy Birthday Carrie!

    What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way! LOL

    I think a 40's "Who dunit" mystery dinner theme would be an awesome birthday party.

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>

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  42. bn1004:50 PM

    Happy birthday Carrie Ann!

    I signed up for your newsletter. Your book sounds very good.

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  43. Thank you for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    Happy Birthday to Carrie Ann!
    I really enjoy themed parties. I went to one (thrown by an older co-worker) that was themed "Pimp and Ho". It was so much fun! It sounds like you are putting together a great party. Good luck!
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  44. My last party at my friend's club was a "Graffiti Party". Lots of black lights, flourescent markers -- everyone got a white T-Shirt when they came in, and everyone "graffiti-ed" everyone else! I still have my T-Shirt with B-Day wishes from all my friends!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  45. I just signed up for your newsletter! I don't really like themed parties. It puts too much pressure on you to have it all put together.
    Lmackesy @gmail.com

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  46. Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE vampires, I'm obsessed, always have been lol. I think it would be cool to have a vamp themed birthday, everyone dress as their favorite vamp from books or movies♥
    I've never had a themed birthday but it would be sweet :)
    I'm already signed up for the newsletter
    derna4u@yahoo.com

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  47. Well, one of my favorite things to do is eat, so it would be fun to do our own food-themed party--maybe an Iron Chef episode? :)

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  48. TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! OR WESTERN THEME. I LOVE COWBOYS!!
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  49. As for a theme, I personally would love to have either a vampire themed or southern belle talk about different as night and day LOL.

    I subscribed (waiting to be approved)vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Happy birthday Carrie Ann!
    I like a good costume party, maybe the supernatural kind...
    subscribed to ur email via malibu311 at live dot com
    Thanks for the giveaway
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