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Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop - Carrie Ann Ryan

Cead Mile Failte
1000 Welcomes  

One of my favorite places in Ireland - Giants Causeway

It's Blog Hop time!! Time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and wear green!

Over 120 authors are going to be telling anything they can about being Irish, celebrating the day, wearing green, drinking green beer... pretty much anything!
Each author will be giving away a prize. Like a swag pack, gift cards, ebooks, print books, and so much more.
PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*
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
Isn't that exciting? LOL. So what do you have to do? Well, go to these websites and comment, stop by 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!!
Sounds great right? Come on over and wear your green and win some prizes!!!

Malin Head - in Ireland
Irish Soda Bread is one of my favorite things to eat when I'm there so I figured I'd give you a recipe - 

Irish Soda Bread Recipe
  • 2 cups flour: wholewheat, white or, preferably, a mixture.
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (oatmeal), optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or soured milk (milk plus 2 teaspoons vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 1 egg

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a pie dish or baking sheet with foil or parchment large enough to accommodate an 8-inch circle. Lightly oil the lining material.
  • In one bowl, mix together the flour, oats (if using), salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In a second bowl, beat together the milk, oil, egg, and honey.
  • Stir the liquid and dry ingredients together to make a sticky dough. If it's too wet to hold a mounded shape, work in a little more flour. Shape into a mound about 6 inches in diameter on the prepared baking surface. With a sharp knife, slice a large X on the top of the loaf.
  • Bake about 45 minutes, or until done. To test for doneness, tap the bottom: It should sound rather hollow. Let the bread cool a few minutes, or longer, before slicing, although the bread is at its best when eaten warm, topped with butter, honey, or both.
Now for my giveaway-
courtesy of Kelly Jamieson

Irish Sex FairyThe Irish Sex Fairy believes sex will cure all problems…

So says Great-aunt Maeve, owner of the Irish Sex Fairy, a sex shop in Kilkenny, California. When stressed-out Keara visits Maeve after a hostage situation where she was held at gunpoint, she’s ready to try anything to get over the flashbacks and nightmares and intense guilt over her role in the incident.

Enter sexy Shane Dunstan, Kilkenny’s deputy police chief and old flame of Keara’s. With black hair and blue eyes and a body a girl could easily lose herself in for a lifetime, he’s perfect for putting Maeve’s remedy to the test. He’s more than happy to help. A lot.

But while all the sizzling sex does seem to make Keara feel better, it creates a whole new set of problems. Keara needs to overcome her fears and get back to her career, but that means leaving Shane and Maeve. And when the past comes back to haunt her in a terrifying encounter, she’s about to find out just how effective Maeve’s cure-all is.

AND a $5 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter that tells me how they celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Don't forget to leave your email address so that we may contact you when you win :) There is no need to follow my blog, Twitter, or Facebook but I would love it if you did - xoxox. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day and don't forget to wear your green - unless you like getting pinched :D

 Good Health & Cheers


  1. Celebrating this year by working!:-( But I'll be rocking out in my green scrubs and shamrock accessories after a yummy corned beef and cabbage dinner!:-)

    mmbrack AT earthlink DOt net

  2. Oh can I have a Irish Sex Fairy for tomorrow. I swear i will be kind to him lol.

    Happy St. Pattys Day!


  3. We celebrate St. Patty's by attending a fun and crazy party throuwn by our friends each year. This year there are matching tee shirts! Should be a blast!! Book looks awesome!!

    haefner919 at yahoo dot com

  4. I am celebrating with my fun and crazy friends this year :)

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

  5. Today and tomorrow I'm gardening. Now THAT'S green! =)
    Come by my Hop stop if you get a chance:


  6. I am just making corned beef and cabbage. I will wear green, and just enjoy the day.
    Happy St. Patricks Day.

  7. Just going to be cooking corned beef and cabbage, though I might try your Irish Soda Bread recipe, sounds yummy.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  8. I have to admit I will be drinking WAYYY too much green beer!!

    Angela S Stone

  9. Happy St patrick 's day, i celebrate it by wearing green and reading book about ireland or with an irish hero

    all the best


  10. I don't do much but make corned beef and cabbage. I might try the bread recipe though. It's the first one I've seen using whole wheat.


  11. Followed via GFC :-)

    I don't particularly celebrate other than wearing green.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!


  12. I celebrate by wearing green and making green cupcakes with my kids. We are part Irish my kids are only 4 and 1 though so when they get bigger I want to do more with them so that learn to appreciate their Irish Heritage :)


  13. I would love to visit Ireland one day. I celebrate by being with the people I love.


  14. I don't really celebrate St.Patrick's day but I do love to see how other people celebrate it!

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

  15. I don't do much besides wear green and look at all the other people wearing green. What can I say, I love that color! :)


  16. We don't celebrate much, but I think I might try your Irish Soda Bread recipe tomorrow with DD - sounds yummy!

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  17. Wearing green is about the only thing I do for St. Patricks day but I'm thinking about fixing corned beef and cabbage. Don't get much more Irish than that. Oh, add the green beer and your set! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. We celebrate by going to my mom's house for corned beef and cabbage, and everyone has to wear green!
    Thanks for the giveaway, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  19. i celebrate by wearing green and ordering a green beer or two at a fun local pub with my friends

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  20. I donot do much to celebrate now, as I am homebound due to an accident. BUT I use to teach..and I always made green GOO, and decorated cookies with the kids.

    I use to hate getting pinched as a Kid !

    Happy St Patty's Day !


  21. I will wear green & my shamrock pin. Tonight, I made corned beef reubens for dinner. I might have a beer...but it won't be green. It will be amber.

    Erin Go Bragh!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  22. I will wear green if a remember but that is usually all I do to celebrate. Pretty lame I know. :)

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  23. I don't do anything special for st. Patricks day.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  24. Happy St. Pat's day!

    Just signing up for the grand prize as I only read m/m. Better to give the others a chance to snatch your books :)

    eripike at gmail dot com

  25. Oh, I'd be so lucky to have a Sex Fairy! I'd even wear my green bra and panties for him!

    Thanks for participating in the giveaway hop and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  26. thanks for t he pic i wish i could see ireland
    family is there and sister bd is tom so happy bd sis

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  27. Wearing green is about all I'll be doing this St. Patrick's day.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day

  28. Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

    I am not planning to do anything but read. :)

    menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

  29. 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 @ yahoo.com

  30. Awesome contest!! I am going to a kids pizza party..in green!! I hope you have a great Saint Patty's Day!!


    Not a lick of Irish blood in me...but I'll take ANY reason to celebrate! lol :P I celebrate by wearing green, and making my famous (only to MY family lol :P) corned beef sandwiches on rye bread (but I might try your Soda Bread recipe this time!)...stewed cabbage and apple/plum chutney (for a little twist)!!! :D That's about it...nothing fancy...just enjoying with the family!

    Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! :)

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. The only thing I will be doing is wearing green.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  33. I don't do anything special for St. Patrick's Day--lol, not even wear green.


  34. Have a fun weekend.

    caity_mack@Yahoo dot com

  35. I don't do anything special other than maybe wear some green. :)
    Happy St. Patrick's Day.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  36. I will be spending the evening with my 3 grandkids, all under the age of 5, and after they go to bed, I get to curl up with a good book!


  37. I hang with friends doing "Irish Whiskey Night"!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  38. Thank you so much for participating in this hop!

    Gena Robertson

  39. I will just be wearing something green, that's about it for me and celebrating.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  40. My husbands grandmother came to America from Ireland and I make her recipe for Irish Soda Bread and I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. St. Patrick's Day is a National Holiday at my house. We get ready for the parade at 7 which starts at 10. Then we go to the in laws and eat, eat, eat. Play games with the kiddos and eat some more. Some members exchange gifts. Then it is off to the pub crawl. Fun times for everyone.
    bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

  42. I go out for a drink with my friends.


  43. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I don't really celebrate unless a friend invites me out. I have some fun times with them though. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  44. Ill be celebrating with my family. Well be going to a parade. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  45. We don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but we do wear green even if we don't go out.

    I follow you via Twitter = @jmesparza821


  46. I wear green. But I dont do anything else special.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com