Monday, March 17, 2014

Leaping Leprechauns & Frolicking Fairies ~ St. Patrick's Day Hop - March 17-24



This hop is to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and giveaway some goodies! Ginny from Gin's Book Notes and Candace's Book Blog are hosting this hop. 
Make sure to hop around and check out all the giveaways.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway below!


Did you know?
Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (IrishLá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. (Wikipedia)

Originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the color green and its association with Saint Patrick's Day grew. (Wikipedia)


What Blue really? I had know idea. I like green better! Green for St. Patrick's Day! 
What do you think? Blue or Green? 

Clovers!
The pot of gold!
And those lovely fairies!


One of my favorite fairy books is Moon's Flower by Marie Hall. I love her Kingdom series. She knows how to bring to life old fairy tails with an adult twist. If you have never checked out Kingdom I highly recommend it. Especially if you love fairy tails with a little adult romance in them!

Check out my review Kingdom Series Collection (1-3)
Check out my review Kingdom Series Collection (4-5.5)

MOON'S FLOWER



Once upon a time, long, long ago a flower fairy looked up to the sky and dared to fall in love with the Man in the Moon…

NOTE: This book reveals a BIG surprise about one of the central figures of Kingdom!


**See my review HERE!







Be sure to visit all the other great blogs participating in the hop and enter to win even more awesome prizes!
Now for the Giveaway!

Giveaway open to US/INT! One lucky winner will receive a $5 gift card to Amazon!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Gin's Book Notes Candaces Book Blog

71 comments:

  1. Happy St Patrick's Day Angela! Will you be joining me in drinking green beer this afternoon? LOL Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too Carmel. Good luck in the giveaway and thank's for entering.

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  2. I prefer green, reminds me of all the green in Ireland. I like Karen Marie Monig's Dark Fever series which has fairies.

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    1. Thanks for stoping by Anne. Thank you for telling me about Karen Marie Monig's (Fever) series. It sounds very interesting. I am always interested in what other people like and ideas on books to try.

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  3. I definitely like the green better! Thanks for participating in the hop!

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    1. I like the green. I can't picture St. Patricks day with blue. Thanks for stoping by Candace.

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  4. Happy St. Patty's Day :D
    I prefer green.
    I like Karen Marie Moning's Fever series.
    Thanks :)
    Lori

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    1. Another who likes Karen Marie Monig's Fever series. Sounds like I need to really look into reading this. Thank's Lori for stoping by and suggesting a book. Have a great St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I like Blue.
    I love Marissa Marr's Fairy books. <3

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    1. Thanks for stoping by and entering. Blue wow you are the first to say blue. I like when people don't do the norm. I'll have to check out this author.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm for green.
    These fairy books look good. I'll have to check them out.
    My favorite fairy book is really a fae series so I don't know if it counts. It's the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning.

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    1. I really enjoy Marie Hall. Her tails are so much fun. I never enjoyed the old fairy tails, but when Marie re-told them with her own little twists and adult added to it, I began to enjoy them again. Thanks for stoping by. Hope you check her out. Lots of people have been suggesting Karen, so I am going to be looking into her books.

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  7. When I think of Ireland I think of green. I couldn't imagine St. Patrick's day having any other color.

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    1. I was suppressed to read that blue use to be the main color for this holiday. I agree when I think of Ireland I think of green. Thanks for stoping by and good luck in the giveaway.

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  8. I love the Tairen Soul series by C. L. Wilson.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you for the book suggestion. Tairen Soul by C. L. Wilson sounds very interesting I will have to look into trying it. Thanks for stoping by and good luck in the giveaway!

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  9. Green is my favorite color, so I'm for it. I liked fairies in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, although it's not really about fairies.

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    1. ^_^ Hi Dovile. I love green too its my fav. I read most of the Sookie series and enjoyed the fairies as well. Thanks for stoping by and enter the giveaway. Good Luck!

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  10. I like green better. Thanks for the giveaway ^^

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    1. Thanks for stoping by and enter. Nice to read what people like or don't.

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  11. I love green better than blue. It is one of my favorite colors. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  12. I'm Irish and sticking with the green.

    Nice to be sharing this hop with you.

    Barbara (#31)

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  13. I prefer green too, reminds me of the Irish!

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    1. Ashfa thanks for stoping by and I'm green all the way for St. Patricks.

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  14. I love blue. ;) I don't believe I've read anything with fairies besides A Midsummer Night's Dream. I wasn't a fan...

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    1. Blue wow. Not many go that direction for the holiday. Thanks for commenting, hoping by & good luck in the giveaway.

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  15. I like green better because blue is a everyday color for most people I like to pinch naughty people who are not wearing green! !★ ☆ ♡ ★ so I could not do that with blue!! To many people wear jeans!!

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    1. LOL! Never thought of that. Great comment. Thanks for hoping by & good luck.

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  16. I definitely prefer green over blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Haven't read anything with fairies . . .I like blue but already am used to green for St Patrick's Day

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    1. Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for hoping by.

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  18. I prefer green & I like Karen Marie Moning's Fever series.

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    1. Another Karen fan. I will be checking this series out. Thanks for commenting and Good Luck!

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  19. I definitely like green...it always reminds me of Ireland!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    -Amber Terry-

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  20. I had no idea that the original color was blue! I still prefer green though because that's what it has always been for me. I haven't read any fairy books yet, I need to get on that :) Thank you!

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    1. Tiffany I was surprised to learn the original color was Blue too. It's nice learning something new about the Holidays we celebrate.
      Good luck on the giveaway!

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  21. Dead on the Delta by Stacey Jay.

    I prefer Green, but don't understand the pinching if not wearing Green.

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    1. I'll have to check out this author you suggested. Thanks for stoping by.

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  22. Wow I had no idea about the blue! Green and blue are two of my favorite colors so either one works for me.

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    1. Alina, I like both colors too. Was surprised to learn about blue for the holiday. thanks for hoping by and good luck!

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  23. Green seems more fun since blue is so common.

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    1. Good luck in the giveaway and thanks for stoping by.

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  25. I am Irish and I no longer celebrate St. Patricks Day. It has just become a huge drinking holiday and it makes me pretty upset that people use it for that excuse.

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    1. For most people it has become a drinking day. I celebrate with my family wearing green and doing kid crafts with my 2year old. Thank you for stoping by and good luck in the giveaway.

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  26. I'd prefer green for St. Patrick's Day as that is what I was taught in school; this is the first I've ever heard it could be a different color.

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    1. Jan thanks for stoping by and I know it was a surprise to learn about The color Blue for this holiday. We are all use to green. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  27. I prefer green. Never heard of a blue 4 leaf clover :)

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  28. Wes thanks for hoping by. I was surprised to learn about blue. Good luck

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  29. I prefer the green, I guess maybe because that is how I have always celebrated it, plus, I love the Kelley Green color!

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  30. Definitely green! I haven't read Marie Hall's Kingdom series but it looks great and I plan on checking it out. Thanks for participating in the hop!

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    1. Hi Ginny, Thanks for haven me. I hope you get a chance to check out Marie Hall. I love haw she makes old fairy tails fun exciting and a little adultish. I never would have tried her exept the first book in series was free and then the box set was on sale so I did the first fell instantly in love with Hatter and had to read the rest. Wonderful story telling.

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  31. I'm not a huge fan of fairy stories, but I love the colour green because it's so bright and cheerful. Never really thought about blue for St. Patrick's day. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I know Debbie I never would have thought about blue. I'm a green girl though I do like blue too but can't picture it for St. Patricks day. Good luck in giveaway and thanks for stoping by.

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  32. I definitely prefer green for St. Patrick's Day, because Ireland is the Emerald Isle for a reason!

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  33. I like the color green for St Patrick's Day, especially because I love drinking green beer! I don't think blue beer would have the same impact. Or dying rivers blue. Or any other the other green shenanigans that surround St Patrick's Day.

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  34. Julie Kagawa's series The Iron Fey is pretty good.
    Green, always green! :D

    Thank you so much. :)

    carla *jen7waters*

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    1. Thanks for the book suggestion. I'll check her out. Good luck in giveaway.

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  35. Green is my favorite color. The only thing I've really liked about St. Patrick's Day.

    I enjoyed Sandy Williams Shadow Reader series!

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    1. Thank you for the book suggestion. I'll have to check Sandy Williams out. I like to learn what other people like. Who knows I might find something I like. Green is my favorite color as well and I can't picture St. Patricks day haven any other color. Thank you for stoping by and good luck.

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  36. I love the modern faerie tales by Holly Black. The Twelfth Stone by Jana Laiz was also excellent. I prefer green. :)

    PS: WOW your banner is beautiful! Did you make that yourself?

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    1. Rain I found the picture for my banner online and I added text to it. I loved the fantasy look it pretty much sums up what I enjoy in books.
      Thanks for the book suggestion and hoping by.

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  37. Thank you to everyone who started following and for enter this Hop.
    I got lots of great book suggestions and wonderful comments. I had lots of fun in this St. Patrick's Day Hop Giveaway.

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