“Lucky in Love” Blog Hop

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Green is one of my favorite colors. It’s one of the reasons I like St. Patrick’s Day so much—green is everywhere.

This St. Patrick’s Day is the best ever for me, though. Why? Because it’s the first spent with my gorgeous fiancée—best-selling, critically-acclaimed paranormal author Desirée Lee. Her outstanding work can be found HERE.

Desirée and I met about six years ago. Suitably enough for two authors, we met at a book signing. I was part of a group of authors appearing at a two-day signing—a Saturday and Sunday event. On the second day of the signing, Desirée dropped by, wanting to make contact with someone from a publishing house she knew would be present. I was there, seated near the person Desirée had hoped to speak with. I had copies of my first three novels with me—”Winter’s Rite”, “Well Wishes”, and “Gauntlet”. As Desirée is a fan of the fantasy genre, and since “Winter’s Rite” and “Well Wishes” are fantasy, those books caught her attention. She bought a copy of “Winter’s Rite” from me. I autographed it. We talked briefly about writing, indie authors, and small presses. And then she left.

Right away, I knew I had just met someone very special. At the time, however, I had no idea how special she would become to me.

We kept in touch, tentatively, on-line. Talk was almost exclusively of our work and the writing profession. Until just over a year ago, that is. Desirée and I began getting to know each other on a personal level. Now, here we are, engaged, planning our wedding for this summer, and expecting the arrival of our first child this summer, as well. This St. Patrick’s Day will be our first together. Next year will be our first St. Patrick’s Day with our baby daughter.

Yes, I consider myself to be very lucky!

That luck extends to the honor of being able to partake in the “Lucky in Love” blog hop, too. My thanks to author Carrie Ann Ryan for allowing me to partake in this event, and be able to tell everyone a bit about my latest release.

Green isn’t only found around St. Patrick’s Day. It’s also found in swamps such as Quagmire Fen—the fictional setting for my most recent release.


“Quagmire Fen”

Bog skulks are small, mysterious creatures with vicious teeth and claws. They turned up in Quagmire Fen some time ago. No one seems to know what they are or where they came from.

Spencer Foster is a young man who has lived his entire life in the poor backwater of Quagmire Fen. He despises the swamp, and wants only to leave and start a new life in the city with his girlfriend. But his callous drunkard of a father has other ideas.

Very soon, Spencer’s life is irrevocably changed. His destiny is now linked to the bog skulks and Quagmire Fen.

What are the bog skulks? Where did they come from? What is the connection between Spencer Foster and the odd beings he’s given so little thought to?

Here are a few things critics are saying about it:

“This story will grab you at page one and not let you go until the very end.”

“This novella is recommendable for adults that like modern day fantasy.”

“The paranormal aspect of this story is original and done exceptionally well.”

“A sad and touching story which will carry you along from the first to the last page.”

“5 Stars for what it is a short novella that reads like a novel and will stay with you.”

Currently, “Quagmire Fen”, my first-ever novella, is only available via Amazon. It can be found HERE for only $2.99. The trailer for “Quagmire Fen” can be found HERE, thanks to My Book Trailers—these guys are great!

One of the great things about blog hops is the giveaways. The “Lucky in Love” blog hop is no exception to that. In fact, this hop has two grand prizes that you could win! The first grand prize is a $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. The second grand prize is a swag pack containing paperback books, ebooks, over 50 bookmarks, book cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more! Apologies to entrants outside of the USA, but, given the cost of international shipping, the winner of the swag pack must reside in the US. Winners will be chosen on March 19th.

To enter to win one of these two awesome grand prizes, all you need to do is to leave a comment on this blog post. Please include your e-mail address with your comment so that you can be contacted if you’re one of the lucky winners!

In addition to the fantastic prize giveaways mentioned above, I’m doing a giveaway of my own. One lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of “Predators or Prey?”. That book launched my Wendy Markland series. That series of books is the basis of the upcoming, on-going comic book series “Wendy Markland: Chronicles Nocturnum”, which will be published by Timeless Comics. “Predators or Prey?” can be found on Amazon HERE. To enter to win your PDF copy of “Predators or Prey?”, please enter HERE.

Thank you very much for taking time to drop by as part of this hop. May the fabled luck of the Irish be with you in the “Lucky in Love” blog hop grand prize drawings, and in my own giveaway drawing.

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Scott Harper


    • mikilectureaventure
    • March 15th, 2013

    happy St Patrick’s day


    • Wendy Pogrant
    • March 15th, 2013

    Happy St Patrick’s Day

    • Shelly Hammond
    • March 16th, 2013

    Thank you for the chance to enter 😀 Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone 🙂
    Shelly H

    • Natasha
    • March 16th, 2013

    Thanks for being in the hop!
    Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    • JanD
    • March 17th, 2013

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding & the birth of your child!
    Hope I’m lucky & win the grand prize!
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  1. Thank you for the chance to enter 😀 Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone 🙂


    • Veronika
    • March 17th, 2013

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Catherine
    • March 17th, 2013

    Congratulations to you and best wishes to your fiancee. That’s a nice story of how you met and got together.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  2. Nope, haven’t been lucky in love yet!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

    • Mary Roya
    • March 18th, 2013

    Great tease.

    Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop.
    Hope ya’ll St. Patrick’s Day was great!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.

    • vicky b
    • March 18th, 2013

    I am lucky in love mrsbrinius@comcast.net thanks!

    • vampedchik
    • March 18th, 2013

    Thanks for the chance!

    • bn100
    • March 18th, 2013

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


    • Krysta B.
    • March 18th, 2013

    Nope, not lucky in love at all.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!


    • Meghan Stith
    • March 18th, 2013

    What a great giveaway hop! I have yet to be lucky in love but I’m working on it. My favorite love book is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Jamie Fraser is amazing and beautiful. I enjoy St. Patty’s Day and this year I’m spending it with my best friend. We’re going to two Irish Pubs and also some dance clubs. I am also wearing green and am not a fan of getting pinched. I’m not Irish either, but many people think I am because my hair is red, my eyes green and my name is Meghan, but I’m not at all. I won’t be telling anybody that, however… let them believe I’m Irish.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  3. I have not been Lucky in love so far but have not given up yet. Happy St Paddy’s Day! And may your life always be golden!

    Judy Peterson

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