Are you Lucky In Love?

First to the give away. Answer my question, “Are you lucky in love?” and be entered to win one of two $5 Starbucks cards or one of two copies of the first book in this series, Capital Bride. Four prizes all together. Be sure and leave your EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE BODY OF THE COMMENT in order to be eligible for the grand prizes.

heiress_brideAre you lucky in love? I am. I met my husband when I was twenty-one. It wasn’t the best of circumstances. See I’d been in a car accident and had just returned to work. He was the new guy and had started while I’d been gone.

I flounced through the office with my usual aplomb and a huge ding on my forehead where I’d hit the visor. (Thank goodness is was down or I’d have hit the windshield. This was in the days before seatbelts were mandatory.

He asked some of the other guys who I was. I think he was there a week or so before I realized he wasn’t a customer just using one of the desks. LOL.

Anyway to make a long story short, we’ve been married for 17 years in June, though we’ve been together for most of 37 years total. As we both say, I chased him until he finally caught me and he and I together are the best thing in my life.

Excerpt from Heiress Bride

She arrived in Denver on April 6, 1871. A date she would forever remember as the start of her life. It was almost like another birthday.

The weather was cold. The wind rushed off the plains and collided with the mountains to the west, keeping the chill in the air. The buildings weren’t as tall as in New York, but the wind still whistled between them and over the platform where she stood. She was glad of her good wool coat and lined boots. They kept her warm while she waited for Mr. Ravenclaw to find her. There wasn’t anyone else wearing a veil so she didn’t think he’d have much problem identifying her.

She wasn’t really sure what she expected, but it wasn’t the tall, devastatingly handsome man that approached her. He had a square jaw shaved clean and a tiny dimple in his chin. Black eyebrows slashed over his eyes, the color of which was hidden by the shadow from his hat, pulled low on his head. For once she was glad of her veil. He wouldn’t be able to see her mouth hanging open, gawking at him.

“Miss Davenport?”

“Yes. Are you Mr. Ravenclaw?”

“I am.”

Ella was surprised to find her hand trembled as she held it out to him. “Ella Davenport.”

He removed his glove and enveloped her hand in his big one. His fingers brushed the skin of her wrist just above her glove. The tingle that traveled clear to her toes was unexpected and her gaze snapped up to his. She looked up into the most beautiful blue eyes. They seemed to question the chemistry between them as much as she did.
He held her hand for what seemed like a lifetime and they simply starred at each other.

“Miss Davenport….”

“Ella. Please.”

“Ella. I would like for you to lift your veil.”

“Are you sure you wish to do this in public. It can be…shocking.”

“I’m sure.” He squeezed her hand and then let go.

“Very well.” She lifted the heavy lace, prepared for him to be taken aback by the ugliness of it. She wasn’t prepared for him to lift his hand and gently trace the thin, putrid purple scar all the way from her left eye over her cheek and down her neck to the top of her collar.

There was no disdain on his face. His blue eyes took in everything and accepted it, but even so he said the last thing she expected.

“You are a very beautiful woman.”

She stood there with her mouth open until he raised her chin with his knuckle.

“Why are you surprised? Surely you have heard the compliment before.”

She shook her head to clear it and find her tongue. “Not since the accident, except from my brother. But he’s biased. He loves me.”

“He but states the obvious. Your scars do not detract from your beauty.”

“I must thank you because good manners dictate it. However, I believe we should see about getting you some glasses.”

He laughed. A rich, deep baritone. “I’m glad you have a sense of humor.”

“Who was joking?”

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Now to the GRAND PRIZES.

We have TWO grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
2nd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

46 thoughts on “Are you Lucky In Love?

  1. Met my guy when I was 19. After a week, I knew he was the man for me. That was 35 years ago.

    I figure having great male role models around me growing up (my dad and my big brother), helped me separate the frogs from the princes early on.

  2. I don’t know that luck has any bearing on having a successful relationship. It’s a whole lot of work. I married my high school sweetheart right out of high school. We have been married for 17 years.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  3. I have been lucky and unlucky at times. I’m happily married (most of the time, when he’s not being annoying but since he’s from Scotland and I’m not, I usually just start telling him I can’t understand his accent when he’s being an annoying man :P ) and life is good so I would say right now I feel pretty lucky in that department.
    Thank you for the chance to enter :D Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone :)
    Shelly H
    booski24@hotmail.com

  4. My lucky love is my husband of 23 years. When we first met I had just had a very bad break up with my last boyfriend. I spent most of the evening telling him what I would and would not put up with in a relationship. He asked me out in spite of my attitude, and the rest is history. We got married 5 years later and are still very much in love.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. I wasn’t lucky in love until I met my husband, and I am sooo glad my luck stunk until that day!!! He is the best guy for me. No more broken heart.
    -Kara
    kara(at)karaashleydey(dot)com

  6. I’ve been very lucky for the last 11 years since i met my husband :)
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day
    staceyprice(AT)gmail.com

  7. We have great corned beef and sandwiches and chill. Not big on the whole parade and hoopla. Definitely wearing green though…don’t want to get pinched…although a spanking would be a different story!

    I have not yet been lucky in love, ie finding my soulmate, but hope springs eternal!

    grapeapril75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  8. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I am looking forward to you latest release.
    I have not been lucky in love. For tomorrow I will be wearing green. My sister will be cooking corn beef and cabbage.
    Sblasi9285(at)aol(dot)com

  9. What a great tease. But of course, you are such an awesome writer. I wear the green. I don’t want to be pinched. Now spanking??? Might be more fun.

    Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, ya’ll!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.
    Roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

  10. I am very lucky in love! Been married for 13 years this year and also have two amazing kids. Thank you!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

  11. Great Excerpt! Loved it!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

  12. I’ve been happily married for 25 years (this coming September). I’d call that very lucky in love!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  13. Haha I love that you chased him down ;) Awesome! Bet he’s sure glad you caught him! 37 years is a long time… Love hearing of romances/love that lasts that long! ;) No lucky in love for me… but one day maybe :)

    Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  14. Haven’t been lucky in love yet :(
    Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

  15. I feel like I have been lucky in love for all of my friends and family. I haven’t met my soul mate. . . yet. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a happy St. Patrick’s day!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  16. Yes, I am lucky in love in my 2nd marriage. Thank you for the giveaway & being part of this hop!

    JessieL62(at)comcast(dot)net

  17. 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

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