Friday, March 15, 2013

What's Your Charm? Lucky in Love Blog Hop

**See Giveaway information below**
Good luck charms have been around forever. Many people who carry them truly believe they bring good luck. Their luck is usually a result of positive energy or faith. There are several types of lucky charms, and I’m not talking about the cereal!
Horseshoes are the most used universal symbol of good luck. Place a horseshoe previously worn by a horse in an upright position in the top right corner of your front door frame and it invites good luck to enter your house. Don’t place it upside down or you’ll invite bad luck!
Then we have talismans (yantras), lockets, lucky charm bracelets, Rudraksh nuts, the swastik, Oms, acorns and keys. 
Good luck lockets have special effects because they’re worn in close physical contact with the wearer. Lucky charm bracelets have the same effect. One of the favorite types of good luck charms are four leaf clovers. Or in Irish terms, a Shamrock, which is my personal favorite (being that I’m part Irish!).
So what about love and romance, you ask? The acorn is one of the few good luck charms that’s supposed to bring the wearer love and wealth. A trio of keys is said to attract the opposite sex. Two keys represent health and wealth and an Aphrodite's heart represents charm.
Anything can be a good luck charm. You just need to believe. Even rabbit foot charms have been known to bring luck to the bearer (maybe not the rabbit!).
Question:  What’s your lucky charm and did it ever bring you love?
Pre-Order Vigilante Nights now at Amazon or your favorite bookseller. I’ll have a special swag gift for people who pre-order it. Details coming soon!
Upcoming Release:  Vigilante Nights
Genre:  YA Contemporary (w/magic realism)
Release Date:  July 18, 2013
Format:  Hardcover, eBook
"This book grabs you from page one and doesn't ever let up!" (Georgia McBride, author of Praefatio)
A "good boy" will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness?
Lucas is headed for college on a football scholarship when he drives into the middle of a gang rite and ends up in a coma. When he wakes, he finds his life literally smashed to pieces:  his sister dead, his college hopes destroyed—even the vintage Camaro he prized is trashed.
Lucas begins to think the accident fried his brains when he hears Silver everywhere. Bent on revenge, he forms a vigilante club of “good” kids to avenge her—despite the fact that his new love, Tara, has helped fill the void in his life. But even Tara can’t close the wound of Lucas’s hurt. Hiding his double life from his parents, Lucas not only ends up a target, he discovers the high cost of payback.
Filled with romance, loss, and the threat of violence against new love, Vigilante Nights is reminiscent of the S.E. Hinton classic novel The Outsiders, Alice Hoffman’s Property of, as well as Jenny Downham’s critically acclaimed novel, You Against Me.


We have TWO grand prizes for the Lucky in Love Blog Hop. You can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yes, you can enter over 200 times!
Check out those Grand Prizes!
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! (US winner only)
Plus, answer my question at the end of my blog post in your comments for an entry to win a Swarovski Crystal 4-Leaf Clover pendant (US only) or an eBook copy of my fantasy romance Wicked Paradise (Kindle, Nook or PDF format; open internationally).
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