Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Carrie Ann - The Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the special birthday blog hop! We're celebrating Carrie Ann Ryan's birthday in style.  There are two grand prizes from the entire blog hop                            1) A Kindle Touch

2) A $60 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Plus I'm giving away winner's choice of a print OR Ebook copy of my novel KINFOLK (Champagne Books) because in the book, there's a special birthday celebration!

To be in the running for ANY of the prizes, be sure leave a comment here and include your email!

Here's my special birthday picture!

I'm seven on this day! I love the old school birthday parties like this.  Kids today tend to celebrate their birthday in larger than life style with pizza parties or group outings to the movies or other big events.  Back in the day in the blue collar neighborhood where I grew up, we just had our parties at home, invited in our family and friends, ate some cake, pinned the tail on a donkey or two and we had fun!  I'm not woofing when I say about over half these kids are my blood relatives!

Now here's the cover from KINFOLK, the novel I'm offering up as a prize:

And here's the blurb:

When Katherine Vaughn flees California, she returns home to her native Arkansas, a place she barely remembers. As she settles in at the family farm with her aunt, she finds herself growing closer to her late cousin's husband, Ben Hatfield. Ben is a lot more than the country bumpkin she first takes him to be and when the men who threatened her follow her to Arkansas he will rely on his skills as a former Navy SEAL to protect her.

As their feelings toward one another grow, so does the danger and in the end, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen or if anyone will be safe.

Katherine’s life is in jeopardy as she wonders if there is any hope left in her heart.

            Kinfolk is a novel about the power of love and the strength of family ties.

Now skip on back to Carrie Ann's place to follow the hop for more chances at prizes!

Here's all the links:

Carrie Ann Ryan
Lia Davis
Beth-Ann Mason
Natasha Blackthorne
Romance Book Club
Daryl Devore
Eliza Gayle
Realmantic Moments
Amber Kallyn
Harlies Books
Wickedly Erotic by JL Oiler
Kacey Hammel
I Love Shape-Shifters
Marie Dees
Victoria Adams
The World of Heaven Oshey
Lucy Francis
Vickie Taylor
Tara Lain
Birthday Traditions
Wendi Zwaduk
Megan Slayer
Cari Quinn
Stephanie Haefner
Angelique Armae
Cassandra Carr
Kharisma Rhayne
A Page in the Life
Wendy Elys Books
Jessica E. Subject
K.E. Saxon
Stacy Jubas Mysteries, Murder & More
Jessie Kimmel-Freeman
Tracy Sumners Romance Site
Shells Book Corner
Allison Merritt
Suzzana C Ryan
Lizzie Starr
Diana Layne Blog
Love is a Many Flavored Thing - DC Juris
Dianne Venetta
Sharon Gerlach
Book Lovers Haven
Romance you Can Sink Your Fangs into
Casey Crow (18+ Over)
Writing with Kristine Cayne
Just a Readers Ramblings
Angela Stone
Rawiya Erotica
Conversations with Lisa Mondello
Passions Recalled and Celebrated
Bull Protettore
Louisa Bacio - Love Knows No Bounds
Cat Johnson
Cynthia Woolf
Diane Alberts
Patrica Green Books
Discovering Nya Rayne

And one more time - HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE ANN!


  1. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Thanks for the blurb and for participating. Kinfolk sounds like a really good read.
    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!

  3. Love the sound of Kinfolk. :)


  4. Kinfolk sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  5. You're a new to me author. I do like vthe blurb for Kinfolk. I live in a small town where 75% of the town are my dh's realitives.
    Seawitch Reviews

  6. Book Sounds great!!Thanks for the giveaway!!

  7. I think your book sounds really good..
    I am always looking for new authors to read so glad I entered this big contest.
    JWIsley (at)aol(dot)com

  8. Thanks for the chance to win; the book sounds great!
    Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!

  9. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann.
    This sounds like it will be a very good story.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  10. Happy Birthday Carie. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Thank you for the opportunity!

    sumopalk (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Thank you to all the bloggers who amde this blog hop possible.

  14. I sort of have a similar picture, but I was six at the time. That's the only year my mother would allow us to have a party. Not that I cared. I never much cared for birthday celebrations ... well, mine anyway. LOL

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!


  15. Thats such a cute picture! :) Im not one for really celebrating. I do, but its just dinner and a movie with my parents. (all at home!) I like it. I not one for going out. Thanks!

  16. I love those old pictures.. I have a few myself. They really did do the birthday parties to be larger than life. What a blast.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  17. Hopping through. Happy birthday to Carrie Ann.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  18. Cover looks great!

    I miss the non-flashy kid birthday bashes we had as kids.
    Thanks for the chance!

  19. Happy blog hop everyone.
    Deb P

  20. What an awesome birthday party picture!! Happy Birthday to Carrie and everyone celebrating an April birthday!

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop, Lee Ann, and for the amazing giveaway chance! :D

    GFC follower robertsongena
    NWB follower Gena Robertson
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    Gena Robertson

  21. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann and everyone else having a birthday this month.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  22. OH...That old family birthday photo looks familiar. I'm sure that I have a few photos like that as well. Is that dating us?? LOL.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  23. Woohoo! Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!

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

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


  24. Thanks for participating in Carrie Anne's birthday celebratory hop!

    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  25. Your Birthday pic brought back good memories of my b'day parties!

  26. Great pic!
    Happy Birthday to Carrie Ann!
    Love the blurb. And the cover. Thank you for the opportunity to read your story.

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  27. Happy Birthday Carrie Ann!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  28. I remember those parties. They were the best! thanks for the giveaway!


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