Friday, March 15, 2013

Lucky in Love Blog Hop

Lucky in Love? Well, are you? It's a time of luck and wealth...or not. With each romance we find ourselves in a new world of love and memories. Are these just by chance? Is it luck? Welcome to your second annual Lucky in Love Blog Hop where we want to hear about your love, your romance, and how much you love St. Patrick's Day!  Are you wearing green? Ready to get pinched...or you like that? I do...depending on who's doing the pinching. *wink* 

Almost 300 bloggers have giveaways and posts about those men we love! 

But that's not all....

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!

And on this blog, Kisses, Caresses & Whispers in the Night, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Bath and Body Works.  
Why did I choose that?  Because it's spring and, I don't know about you, by my skin needs some pampering. Ha.
Comment to be eligible to win both here and for the grand prizes! 

by Amber Lea Easton

I married an Irishman.  Okay, well, he was part Irish and part Italian, yet an all American boy. The first time I met him, I thought he was the biggest jerk I'd ever seen.  My friend Molly and I were at a bar--it may be cliche, but it's the truth--and we were intent on getting wild. Yes, that was normal for us...we were in our 20s, worked hard and played harder.  In walks Sean and his buddies.  I didn't know them and didn't want to either.  They looked like a cocky bunch and I immediately judged them all as players .  Molly and I did our best to avoid them all, but somehow (tequila) I ended up with Sean on the dance floor.  From the dance floor, we ended up mashed up against the wall making out like no one else existed in the room.  Wow, that man could kiss.  

We got kicked out.  Apparently, we knocked a few people over in our drunken stumbling and kissing.  Of course, I blamed him (and tequila) and stormed off with Molly.  I never knew his name...but felt like I'd made a big mistake by walking away.  

That kiss haunted me all of the next week so I convinced another friend, Tanja, to go back to the bar looking for the mystery guy.  (You gotta love friends who go along with plans like this, right?) I knew this was a long shot, understood that the guy was probably a player and a big jerk...but that kiss...I couldn't stop thinking about that kiss.  

So Tanja and I returned the next weekend determined to find this guy.  You see, I lived in Denver and he lived in Dillon, which is an hour away--or at least I assumed he did, for all I knew he could have been a tourist, but I needed to take a chance.  Tanja and I drove the hour back up the mountain, stayed in a hotel and made it a girls' weekend.  The first night up sign of him or his band of merry men.  The second night...jackpot!  As soon as he entered the bar, he saw me.  That was that.  

We were engaged three weeks later...married six months almost to the day of our meeting.  

My Sean, my crazy love
But love is madness, it makes us all do crazy things.  He and I had a volatile relationship (not abusive)--intensely passionate.  I actually kicked him out of the car on the freeway once because he made me so angry.  Somehow he still managed to beat me home, which only made me more annoyed.  He'd love me no matter how ridiculous I'd behave, how dramatic or irrational.  I'd love him even when he was so infuriating I didn't know what possessed me to say "I do".  You should have seen this guy's smile...even when I was soooooooooo mad, he'd give me a smile and a wink and I'd start smiling, too.  See?  Infuriating.  Must have been the luck of the Irish or the charm of the Italian in him, I don't know.  But it was definitely madness.

When I think of all the romances in my life, I think they all involved a touch of lunacy that I wouldn't trade for anything in this world.  What do I mean by that?  It's composed of the following...

That pull of desire that makes us drive all night on zero sleep just to see that special smile...
the leap of our heartbeats at his name on the caller ID...
the smile on our lips first thing in the morning because we wake up happy for no reason we can name...
the irrational leap when the phone rings because we crave the sound of his voice...
the impulse to abandon common sense for just a chance--a risk--to have it all... 
the tears in our eyes when he says, "I love you" for the first time.  

It's irrational that we can tolerate ridiculousness and complete idiocy from one person and not another.  It doesn't make sense that we can see someone at their absolute worst and want to hold him rather than punch him (hopefully).  It defies logic that we'll share our sandwiches, switch our favorite sides of the bed, alter our schedules or redefine our idea of comfort zones for one special person.  Why do we do that? Why would we?  

Madness, I say. Sheer, utter, delightful, blissful madness (aka love).

Have you gone mad for love? Have you felt that utter rush of joy when your gaze met his and you knew--absolutely knew--you were loved?  If not, I hope you do one day because it's worth it.  If so, then you know what I mean. A touch of madness is good for a person when it's all about love. 

(remember to leave a comment with your email address to be eligible for the giveaways.) 


Unknown said...

I have been crazy for love. I met my husband through a set-up. I was a bartender and one of my regulars said I have this guy you need to meet. Boy if I had a quarter for every time I heard that. Well he came in twice and I wasn't there. Third time I was and I dropped an entire tray of food(expensive surf and turfs). I was smitten from that first moment. A month later he proposed! Thirteen years later we are still together, happily married and have five beautiful children. And we are still completely crazy in love!! sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

magic5905 said...

No, I have not been lucky in love.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

miki said...
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wpogrant said...

I am not lucky in love.

Urb said...

I have never gone mad for love. I have a sister who does that for me.of course, its not "mad" when there's a happy ending!

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

As a person who does believe in love at first sight, it was easy to find romance where ever I went. I myself have fallen into fate's hand when I met my husband and married eleven days later. I was sittin eating dinner and he asked if he could join me, and now, we just celebrated our ten year anniversary with four children. I never regret a single day, and love him more and more with each passing hour.

Amber Lea Easton said...
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Michelle Brack said...

I think to be truly in love, you have to be a little mad......;)

veRONIca said...

Never been mad for love, but I have done some questionable things and we;ll leave it at that lol


Unknown said...

I was very lucky in love. I married the love-of-my-life 40 years ago & though he has now left me for heaven, I will always love him!

Mary Kirkland said...

I have been lucky in love, I found hubby 22 years ago and we've been together ever since.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been luck in love, but I hope I will in the future. :)

rachelanniramos AT yahoo DOT com

kchorak said...

I've been lucky in love. Been with my awesome husband for almost 20 years and am still madly in love with him

Unknown said...

Been madly in love with my 75% Irishman since I was 13. It is now 33 years later, 4 children and many ups and downs but he can still make my heart race and curl my toes with his sexy smile and and a wink of his eyes. Boy I Love my Man!

Condy said...

I met my husband online in a video game. I moved halfway around the world to be with him. And I can honestly say that while I have been lucky in love everything else has been an absolute nightmare! But thank god that Love cures all!

miki said...

i haven't been lucky in love yet
happy St Patrick's day


Stacey said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Veronika said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Love this holiday!
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Booklover Sue said...

My husband and I have been lucky in love for 12 years!!

I love your choice of giveaway by the way, this past winter has been long and pampering is definitely in order for us women!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Alina P said...

Thank you!


Natasha said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Happy St.Patrick's Day!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Froggy said...

I am married to my soul mate :)

Happy St Patty's Day!


Ashley Applebee said...

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

Carla said...

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

Alicia Nordwell said...

Not crazy, actually. We have a very quiet, but very strong, love. Not very demonstrative, but my hubby is always there for me when I need him to be.

Thanks for the contest. ~ Cia

Unknown said...

I am crazy in love with my hubby... We have been together 14 years going on 10 years married... I like to say he has the ability to piss me off and then make me smile minutes later... and I love him with all my heart... We have two crazy boys who are just like him, two dogs who don't listen, and a turtle... So yes crazy in love with my life.

Krista said...

I've never been in love, but I hope to be one day. Thanks for the giveaway!
pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

Unknown said...

I married one of my best friends, so I am definitely lucky in love!

snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Lucky or not, I am blessed. I have found my soul mate. It too 41 years to find him. But he was and is worth the wait.

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.

bn100 said...

Not lucky yet. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


VampedChik said...

I havent found love yet.

Krysta B. said...

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


Kirsten! said...

I'm not (currently) lucky in love, but I sure have been crazy in love :P
aircdrewood at gmail dot com

Meghan said...

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

Chelsea Rafferty said...

That is amazing... really short engagement but I'm glad it worked out for you guys.. I can't believe you kicked him out on a freeway and he still beat you home LOL! I'd have been POed :P is that pic of him? he's a looker girl! ;) Glad you got him <3

Hope you had a great St. Patricks Day! And thank you for participating in this awesome hop! :)

swtlilangel4c at yahoo dot com

P.S. best giveaway ever... like B&W is the best! <3 I'm addicted to their wall scents :D

strawberryrose said...

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