Friday, March 16, 2012

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway


Welcome to the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!
WHAT YOU CAN WIN HERE: a $10 Amazon gift card, a Life on the Edge calendar and a signed bookmark!
NUMBER OF WINNERS: 1
OPEN TO: U.S.
SEE ENTRY DETAILS BELOW!

To celebrate the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop, I thought I'd share an excerpt from my debut novel Life on the Edge, a love story set in the world of figure skating. In this scene, Emily and Sergei are having some bad luck with the weather, but the rain doesn't dampen their fun . . .


A rumble of thunder rolled in the distance, and both Sergei and I looked skyward. Fast moving clouds hid the moon. A roof covered half the amphitheater but not our seats in the farthest reaches of the venue. Sting had finished his first set, and I was regretting not bringing my rain slicker.
Sergei rose from the long bench. “Do you want a soda or anything?”
“I’ll take a bottle of water.” I reached into my jeans pocket for the cash I’d stashed.
He waved away the money. “I’ve got it.”
I smiled as I watched his long legs take him down the packed aisle. I hadn’t been on a date in so long that I’d forgotten how nice it was having a guy do the little things like fight the crowd for concessions and . . . Wait a second. I shook my head. This isn’t a date, remember? Just because Sergei opened his car door for me and wiped the dirt off my seat at the amphitheater didn’t mean our outing was anything more than friendly. He was being polite.
The smell of popcorn wafted past me as people returned from the concession stand and climbed into our row. Sergei came back with two bottles of water and handed me one.
“This is definitely the best concert I’ve been to,” he said.
“I saw U2 a few years ago in Boston, and they blew me away.” I paused, and Sergei raised an eyebrow. “But so far, this is even better.”
A lone raindrop plopped on my nose, and my eyes drifted to the sky again. “I think we’re about to get drenched.”
A few more drops fell, and Sergei said, “If it gets too bad, we can leave if you want.”
“No way. I don’t wanna miss any of the show. Unless you’re afraid you’re going to melt?” I bit my bottom lip to stifle a smile.
He laughed. “No, I can handle it.
The drops soon increased to a steady drizzle and pelted us on and off through the rest of the show. I sang along to every song while the rain coated my lips. Next to me, Sergei patted his leg in time to the beat of each tune, and every now and then, his arm bumped mine. His skin felt warm despite being wet, and with each touch my arm tingled.
By the time Sting finished his second encore, my navy T-shirt clung to me and my hair was soaked, but I was too awed by the music to care. I peeked at Sergei, and his short golden brown hair had darkened from the rain, making his blue eyes stand out even more. We moved with the thick crowd to the parking lot and had just hopped into Sergei’s SUV when the drizzle became a downpour.
“We got out of there right in time,” I said.
“You mean you wouldn’t want to sit outside in this? What, afraid you would melt, Emily?”
I laughed. “Oh, I could’ve handled it.”
The windshield wipers slapped back and forth, drowning out the classic rock on the radio. Sergei turned on the heater and drove slowly until we reached the interstate and pointed south to the Cape.
“I’m so glad we came,” he said. “He sounded amazing live.”
I combed my fingers through my hair, unknotting the long, damp waves. “I know. I’d see him again in a heartbeat.”
“Next time he comes, we’ll have to get tickets early so we can be closer to the stage.” He shot me a smile. “And out of the rain.”
“Definitely.” I returned his smile.
A shiver sped down my spine at the thought of spending another evening with Sergei. I didn’t know if I was still on a high from the concert, but being in the dark car with him was heightening all my senses. I’d always thought he was attractive, but only now did I notice how his smile softened the sharp angles of his face, how sexy my name sounded in his Russian accent, how his T-shirt hugged his lean yet muscular chest.
I gulped and set my eyes on the highway in front of us. You need to put those thoughts out of your mind right now.


Find out more about Life on the Edge here!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment below with your favorite concert you've attended or an artist you'd love to see in concert! Please include your email address. You can earn extra entries by:
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All entries must be received by midnight on March 22


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122 comments:

  1. I'd love to see Katy Perry! She was awesome!


    I loved the excerpt!

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  2. My favorite concert was when I got to see my favorite band Children Of Bodom! Thanks for the giveway!
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  6. I am not a crowd person, but when I was a kid I really wanted to see Bruce Springstein live.

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  7. ha, ha, only Donna Summer at the Hollywood Bowl long time ago! I think I'll have to get out my Donna Summer tape and listen to it on my old cassette deck.

    I liked you on FB already. And do ya really want me to tweet ya? Okay!

    you have my e-mail! I hope I get lucky because March 17 is my wedding anniversary and my husband is working. But I don't mind. I'm so NOT romantic in real life.

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  8. I saw David Gray live two years ago and it was amazing. It would have been perfect if not for the pot-smoking college kids up front, but I guess you can't have everything... :-D

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  9. My favorite singer is Celine Dion, and I would love to see her again in Las Vegas.
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  10. Josh Groban was amazing in concert. I'd love to see Nichelback though!

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  11. I loved Taylor Swift!
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  12. Celine Dion is my alltime favorite!
    I've already liked your facebook and we follow each other on twitter ;)
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  13. My all time favorite is Superchic[k]!!! I've seen them a dozen times and they only get better.
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  14. Every time Gaelic Storm is in town (twice a year) I make a point to go watch. No matter how many times I've seen them, they are always hilarious and pure fun!
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    So excited to see LotE is available in paperback! Congrats, Jennifer!

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  15. My first concert ever was Janet Jackson! She was amazing. First loves and first concerts are impossible to forget. :)

    FB liked you & fingered crossed will tweet this. Can't promise success.

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  16. my favorite concert was The Blackeyed Peas in Central Park

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  17. When my husband and I wered dating, we saw Journey :)

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  18. Hmm...best show is a toss-up between Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney. Sentimental value goes to Blackhawk, though, b/c they played mine and my husband's song. ;c)

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  19. My favorite was Britney Spears before she had her meltdown. Very entertaining!
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  20. Like you on facebook - Janet Watson
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  22. My fav concert was Brad Paisley and Jewel.
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  23. It's been a while, but my favorite concert was Shakira "Oral Fixation 2"!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  24. Reba and Brooks and Dunn together....AWEOME!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. My favorite concert was last year when I saw NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys). I had been a HUGE BSB fan when I was younger. Before going to the concert I didn't really like NKOTB much, but they actually impressed me and changed my mind about them.

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  26. I follow you on twitter @ArielHenry

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  27. I've always wanted to see Madonna in concert and haven't I heard she's going on tour again so ....maybe this time!

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  28. I would love to see Jack Johnson in concert.

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  29. haven't been to a concert sadly.

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  30. I would love to see Lady Gaga in concert.

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  31. I like you on FB

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  32. Van Halen - i blame my father.

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  33. I wanna see a lot of people in concert but LMFAO & Tom petty would be really awesome to see especially if my husband went with me.

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  34. My Fav concert was the Newsboys
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  35. I'm not a huge fan of Lady Gaga, but I think her concert would be really entertaining.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
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  36. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite concert is Straight No Chaser. It's an all male a capella group. I've followed them for more than 15 years and have been to several concerts over the years and they never disappoint.

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  37. I would love to see River Dance Live!

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  39. favorite concert was Stevie Nicks

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  40. Bocelli in Vegas

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  41. I would love to see Jun Sung Ahn play something... He's not a really official artist, but you can find him on youtube and he has played in concerts before.

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  42. I follow you on Twitter @psychichowl

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  43. I recently saw REO Speedwagon in concert

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  44. Like you on FB Susan Smith

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  45. follow via twitter susan1215

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  46. We just went to see Taylor Swift. Great show.
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  47. I like you on facebook as carol wegs. thanks
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  48. I follow you on twitter
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  49. I love seeing Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae in concert.
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  50. I want to see Adele.
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  51. Every year I go to see Amos Lee when he tours -- My fave concert -- ever -- Was seeing NIN (Trent Reznor!) in Japan!

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  52. Following Twitter: @BookAttict

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  54. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/BookAttict/status/181739378593382402

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  55. I would love to see Adele in concert. I hope she comes to NY one day!
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  56. My favorite concert was Rascal Flatts! I liked you on Facebook too.
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  57. I saw U2 in Germany. Thank you

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  58. a friend and i got front row at an Indigo Girls concert a couple of years back at the Showboat in Atlantic City....it was amazing!!!

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  59. I'd love to see Lady A in concert

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  60. I'd love to see the Civil Wars in concert.
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  61. I follow you via twitter
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  62. the first time i got to meet Rhonda Vincent and her brother
    Daley and her daughters then getting my pic with her

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  63. tweeted-https://twitter.com/#!/fastone3104/status/181899428343463937

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  64. i seen kenny rogers in concert with my mom before she passed, will never forget that!!

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  65. I would like to see Madonna in concert.
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  66. Liked on facebook as Shirley Chung
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  67. Followed on twitter as ssmc99
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  68. Tweeted
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  69. My favorite concert was when I saw The Violent Femmes play at the Calgary Folk Festival. Absolutely awesome!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  70. I've been to so many concerts but my favorite has been Crosby Stills and Nash.
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  71. Like you on Facebook-Rae Pavey
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  72. follow on twitter @raelena85
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  73. My favorite concert was when I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd on Oct 18, 2002. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Like you on FB: Tiff Pull

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  75. Follow on twitter: @tpulliam2

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  76. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/tpulliam2/status/181964142415060994

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  77. I would love to see Metallica in concert.
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  78. Follow on twitter: @JuneAnnM
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  79. Follow on Facebook: June Manning
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  80. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/JuneAnnM/status/181970808862801920

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  81. I went to Jin Akanishi's concert
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  82. Twitter - mebuffy
    FB - Hillary Curran
    GFC - Hillary

    I think my favorite concert was Bryan White and LeAnn Rimes when I was like 11 years old. It was my very first concert and I was so incredibly excited! I still have my T-Shirt from that concert!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  83. FB liked Button Pete
    GFC Lisa thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com loved the Laby A concert a few weeks back with Darius Rucker and Thompson Square.

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  84. Favorite concert? Hands down... Josh Groban. Voice of an angel!
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    Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  85. I want to go see the Black Keys! I love there music and they are coming to town.

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  86. I follow you on FB - kay peters swederski


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  87. My favorite concert was Keith Urban. He was AMAZING live!
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  88. My favorite concert was when Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie) had a solo tour. I drove to Atlanta, GA from central Florida to see him, and it was totally worth it.

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  89. I would love to see Bon Jovi in concert!
    Thank you,
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  90. I like you on Facebook as Kim Reid
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  91. Tweeted:
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    Thank you,
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  92. Hey, Jennifer I tagged you for a meme on my blog!

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  93. Twitter: @dmsfilesfiles
    Facebook: Jess Haight
    email: haightjess at gmail dot com
    I tweeted about it!

    Great giveaway! I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

    My blog is participating in the hop, too. Swing on by to enter for a chance to win a gift card and 2 books. :)
    ~Jess
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  94. Oh- and my GFC name is Jess/Fairday Morrow

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  95. I'd love to see Garth Brooks if he starts touring again.

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  96. The best was seeing Garth brooks in Orlando years ago!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  97. Follow on Twitter - latishajean
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  98. Follow on facebook - latisha D
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  99. Tweeted
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  100. Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky! - Dr. Seuss

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  102. I haven't really attended many concerts (only two). One was when I was about 12 and the other was when I was feeling ill. So... I don't think I have a "favorite" concert :)
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  103. I saw Billy Joel & Elton John play at Wrigley Field a few summers ago. I didn't have great seats, but it didn't matter—the music was incredible and I got to share the experience with my mom.

    Also Michael Bublé performing at Gotta Skate in 2003. My friends and I ran into him in the hotel after the show. We asked for a photo, he asked for our phone numbers. Nice guy! ;)

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  104. I won a meet and greet w/KISS last year. It was awesome. The concert was great too. For older guys, they really know how to rock:)
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  105. tweeted:https://twitter.com/#!/michedt/status/182820521673633792

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  106. I have never been to a concert, but I would love to see Muse.

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  107. I liked your FB page = Juana Esparza

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  108. I follow you via Twitter = @jmesparza821

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  110. I'd love to see Lady Gaga in concert sometime.

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  111. I like you on Facebook as Shane Russell

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  112. I follow you on Twitter @shanerus

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  113. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/shanerus/status/182975896620249088

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  114. I love to see Sloan play! I'd also love to see the Fleshtones do a gig...

    --Elizabeth
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  115. I would love to hear SNSD in the states :D
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  116. Liked you on Fb as Julie L.
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  117. Followed you on Twitter as Herpperp
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  118. Here's my tweet:https://twitter.com/#!/HerpPerp/status/183016830254854144
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  119. Bob Dylan was awesome!
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