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Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop!


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I love Shakespeare and borrowed heavily from him for my leprechaun love stories. Feeling Lucky pulls from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and both Restless Spirits and Fighting Mad pull from The Tempest. I like to think Shakespeare would have appreciated these, as he also wrote comedy.

Fighting Mad is Carla Higgin’s story. She lives in the small Midwestern town where all the stories are set, but the book can stand alone. As a single mom, Carla worries first and foremost about her kids. She also worries about her job, the bills, and what others might think – at least until she gets laid off, starts her own business, and finds her livelihood and kids threatened. Shakespeare may have written comedy, but his fairies are nobody you want to mess with!

So in celebration of all those who fight for a place in the sun, I’m giving away:SAM_0031

Enter Today!

About Fighting Mad

Fighting Mad #2 copyLaid off from her job at the bank, Carla turns to her friends for support only to find they’re more concerned about their jobs. The one person she can count on is local bartender Murphy, but what kind of example is that for her daughters? Having learned the hard way, Carla’s not depending on any man, even if he is cute, charming, very kind, and some kind of leprechaun?

Murphy is used to sneers. Clurichauns are the redheaded stepchildren of the leprechaun world and then there are the late night throw downs at his bar. What he wants, however, is to protect the dainty, little mom who ogles him when she thinks no one’s looking. He knows she’s fighting overwhelming odds, but she’ll need more than bravery when the conflict between the King and Queen of the Fairies becomes outright civil war!

Excerpt from Fighting Mad

“Remember how you said I reminded you of a butterfly that needed to be protected or it would get crushed?

Murphy raised an eyebrow at me, but still said nothing.

“Well, did you know that butterflies fight? I looked them up after Marilee’s wedding. People think they’re pretty and peaceful, but actually they’ll circle a sunny spot for hours like fighter pilots. The sunny spot is the best place for males to meet females, so they drive off other butterflies, even birds, to keep the best spot for mating.”

Murphy watched me intently, still not speaking, but one arm reached around and relaxed across my shoulders.

“Well, I want my sunny spot. Right here, right now,” I told him. “And I’m going to fight for it.”

16 comments on “Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop!

  1. Sue A.
    June 30, 2016

    A hike up to a mountain top with a panoramic view would have been my answer a decade ago. Now I prefer the shade and comfort of home with a cool drink and a book.

  2. BookLady
    June 29, 2016

    I spent the day working in my garden. It was a perfect day for being outside.

  3. Linda Kish
    June 29, 2016

    I spent my day (since it has passed) reading and doing things around the house.

    • Linda Kish
      June 29, 2016

      Oh, yeah why…I have a dog with severe separation anxiety so I never get to leave. So I just putter mostly.

  4. Diane Elizabeth
    June 28, 2016

    I spent most of the day working in my yard.

    • kathybryson
      June 28, 2016

      Ah! An avid gardener – or like me, trying to get the brush beat back enough to survive summer! *eye roll*
      Hope it goes well!

  5. Angus Frank (@lbandj)
    June 26, 2016

    Reading a book while drinking Starbucks would have been nice 🙂

    • kathybryson
      June 27, 2016

      One of those nice, chocolaty cold drinks on a warm summer day – ummmm!

  6. ladymagnolia99
    June 23, 2016

    I would want to get a couple books on my TBR list and get to reading, especially since there are a couple more hours in the day!!!

    Judy Cox

    • kathybryson
      June 23, 2016

      Reading on the beach with a picnic lunch! I like the way all of you think!

  7. tracee
    June 23, 2016

    I’d spend it with family – eating! (because that’s what we do. *grin*)

  8. Mary Preston
    June 21, 2016

    A day at the beach would be ideal. Time with family.

    • kathybryson
      June 22, 2016

      The beach is good – warm sand, warm water, cool drink! Look me up when you get to Florida and I’ll play hooky with you!

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