Win a Kindle 3 at this St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!

So, welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!  Make sure you leave a comment at the end for a chance to win the Kindle 3–as well as a bunch of books, including FATED.  This time, the organizers of the blog sent out a list of words and a challenge for us to incorporate them in our stories.  I’ve made the important words green for easy counting.  🙂

The Mark of the Leprechaun

Why is it green?”  Emily asked, leaning forward from her comfortable chair to peer at Jordan’s nipple.  He’d stormed inside, interrupting what should’ve been a relaxing afternoon by the fire.

He let out a low growl.  “The damn leprechaun marked me with a shamrock shape.  Last night at the tavern.  When I find that little monster, I’ll take my leather boot to his head.”

“Okay.  We can figure this out.  Don’t get your knickers in a bunch.”  Her mind spun.  Green.  Not the green marking.

 The smile he flashed was all teeth.  Pure, pissed off vampire.  “I don’t wear knickers.”

No.  He didn’t.  The damn man went commando, actually.  “Okay.  Let’s keep calm here.”  She tugged on her earlobe, forgetting once again about the nervous habit.  “So.  We need to leave Dublin and ride out to the Blarney StoneLegend has it if you kiss the stone, you won’t turn entirely green.”  Probably.  A green vampire.  Interesting.  She just couldn’t tell people she was in love with a green vampire.  They had to fix this.

“I’m not kissing the Blarney Stone.”  Jordan reached for the sidetable to pour a whiskey.  He downed it in one gulp.  His tongue darted out to lick his lips and she fought a groan.  Sexy.  Even facing certain greenhood, the vamp was sexy.

“Yes you are.”  She leapt to her feet, dislodging the book from her lap.  Damn him.  She knew what he planned.  “You can’t seriously think to outsmart a leprechaun.”

“Don’t need to outsmart him.”  Jordan glanced at the fireplace“I hid his pot of goldIf he wants it back, he’ll remove the marking.”

Emily chewed her fingernail“If you make him mad, he’ll never take away the marking.”

“You don’t cuddle a leprechaun, sweetheart.  You take his gold and kick his ass.”

She stood.  “I took the pot of gold out from behind the fireplace and hid it.”

The air shifted.  Jordan’s golden eyes flashed.  “Excuse me?”

 Fire flashed down to her toes and her breath caught.  She struggled to concentrate.  “You took the gold because he sent me that pretty silk scarf with the large shamrock on it.  You were being silly.  So I planned to give him back his pot of gold.”  Honestly.  A vampire jealous of a leprechaun.

“Is that a fact?”  Jordan’s voice lowered to a rumble that echoed along her skin.  “Well then.  We’ll take him his gold, he can remove this marking and then I’ll make good use of the silk scarf.”

She smiled.  Now that was a plan.

Here are the words and point values:

love 1
smile 1
kiss 1
tongue 1
cuddle 2
nipple 2
earlobe 2
fingernail 2
green 3
fireplace 3
book 3
whiskey 3
ride 4
Dublin 4
shamrock 4
knickers 4
silk scarf 5
leather boot 5
Pot of Gold 5
Blarney Stone 5
“Why is it green?” 10

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48 thoughts on “Win a Kindle 3 at this St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hop!”

  1. Mary Preston says:

    That is quite a challenge!! Fun to read.

  2. Blackwater Mama says:

    Interesting….Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! and good luck everybody.

  3. Kathy Webb says:

    Oh my..I could never do that…LOL Not quite that talented! Yours is very very good 🙂 Thanks for giving us this fun 😉

  4. Chris Bailey says:

    Congratulations on getting that 10-pointer right up front! Loved the way you met the challenge.

  5. Virginia C says:

    Rebecca Zanetti-chaun! You’ve definitely kissed the Blarney Stone! Lovin’ the “Dark Protectors” : )

  6. Kathy Webb says:

    Okay I am now on the tour bus..Loved the story and I hope you are having a wonderful St. Patty’s day….

  7. Blackwater Mama says:

    What a great contests!!! I love all the stories!!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everybody!

  8. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Carla H says:

    Oh my goodness!! I have to say that I absolutely laughed out loud reading this. I have found a new author! Thanks for the feel good moment of the day. Can’t wait to read more of your musings.

  10. Cheryl Lynne says:

    Great stories and contests. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  11. I must say the story turned out interesting and good…Wishing you a Happy St.Patty’s Day…

  12. Tara W says:

    Great story- I have to admit I would love to see a green vampire.

  13. Virgina H says:

    Great story and a wonderful way of using words. This had to be hard.

  14. Virgina H says:

    What a way to use the words, great story.

  15. Ivelisse says:

    lol a vamp jealous of a leprechaun, real nice.

  16. Jessica B. says:

    Very Creative! I really enjoyed it. It’s the first one that I’ve read with a vampire and leprechaun in it. Great Story! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  17. StacieDM says:

    That seems like such a difficult challenge. So many things to try to fit into a cohesive story. Great job!

  18. Brooklyn Ann says:

    That was freakin’ adorable!

  19. Donna says:

    Great Story!

  20. Debbie Cairo says:

    I love the visual of a green vampire! thanks for the chuckle. Have a great St. Patty’s day

  21. WOW…great story. I love that you were able to present a disasterous situation, avoid a serious argument, and resolve everything…without permanently green skin or bloodshed!

  22. Renee Rearden says:

    WOW…great story. (Tried posting but it won’t let me!) Love how you started with a disastrous situation, avoided a huge argument, and resolved everything…without permanent green skin or bloodshed!

  23. Juana Maria Esparza says:

    Excellent story. I am having fun visiting different (some new) authors and reading the stories.

  24. JeanP says:

    Really enjoyed the story and the way you incorporated all the words.
    Happy St. Patty’s Day

  25. Nancy Gilliland says:

    I had to giggle at the idea of a green vampire

  26. Lynn Rush says:

    Awesome. What a fun story.

  27. Joder says:

    Fun story with unique characters. You did an awesome job coming up with it so quickly.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  28. Tracey D says:

    Cute story!

    Thanks for the blog tour.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  29. Marne says:

    Well, Jordan is quite the bad-boy type hero! Yum. And green vampires (made me think of Count Chocula). Too funny! Nice blog site. Have a great St. Patty’s Day!

  30. Jolene A. says:

    mmm, like a man who goes commando! Great story, I hope those two had fun with that scarf 🙂

  31. Eden Hail says:

    Creative and entertaining, well done ^_^

  32. Reka says:

    That was great. 😎

  33. Cathy M says:

    Great story, Rebecca. Loved the take his gold and kiss his ass line…

  34. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! *commando* hehehe

  35. Debra H says:

    Great story. liked the thought of a green vampire going commando.

  36. Sherry S. says:

    Loved the story you did a great job using all of the words.

  37. Judy Cox says:

    That was very interesting!! Hope you had a green St.Patrick’s Day!!


  38. char10 says:

    that was a real fun read. Happy St. Patrick’s day. Go mbeannai Dia duit
    (May God Bless You)

  39. Maureen says:

    I LOLed. Great story. 🙂

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  41. Debra T says:

    That was a very fun read. Love the use to the words.

    Hope you had a fun St. Patty’s Day.

  42. A green vampire… hmmm… there must be some unique opportunities. Ah, never mind. I’ll them sort it out. Don’t want to get bit.

  43. Beth C. says:

    Lots of great stories on this blog hop.

  44. Rae M. says:

    Okay, now that was funny! I actually laughed out loud. Thanks for the story. And I’ve got to say impressive use of the words!

  45. Andrea I says:

    I love these blog tours. I always find new authors.

  46. heather c says:

    Yeah, kick his ass! haha! Good job!

  47. Leslie says:

    Love the story! I’m hooked. I look forward to escaping into the many more books to come 🙂