March 17th Book Giveaway


It’s St Patrick’s Day today, and of course I had to find just the right book to give away for this day.

I decided on one of my favorites – Nora Roberts JEWELS OF THE SUN, the first book in her Irish Trilogy.

Determined to re-evaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refuge in Faerie Hill Cottage, where she immerses herself in the study of Irish folklore–and discovers hope for the future in the magic of the past… Back home in Ireland, Aidan Gallagher sees in Jude, a woman who can both soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her–while they create a passionate history of their own…

Edited to Add: Since some of the people posting already have Nora’s book, I’m going to add in the LOVE & LORE Anthology from Samhain Publishing:

Journey to the heart of Celtic legend.

Samhain is pleased to celebrate its second anniversary with three novellas that will lure you into the labyrinth of Celtic myth and legend.

In WILDISH THINGS, Carolan Ivey brings together an artist who is wounded in both body and spirit, and a sexy Irish bad boy on a Harley. Their whirlwind fling across Ireland takes a dangerous turn when their sexual chemistry awakens the deadly lust of an ancient goddess.

Gia Dawn’s offering of A FAIRY SPECIAL GIFT has it all: A woman who can see fairies and wishes she couldn’t, and a man who promises to help her with her “problem”-for the price of a kiss. Stir in the Celtic god Lugh who wants the woman for himself, rowdy flock of untamed pixies, and a pining Banshee in need of a makeover, and let’s just say there aren’t enough fairy traps in the world to control the chaos.

The HEART OF THE SEA beckons in Sela Carsen’s take on the Selkie legend. When a woman accidentally falls into the sea and turns into a seal, the man she loves believes her drowned. Seven years later, she rescues him from a shipwreck and for one blissful night, she returns to her human form. But only for a night. Can true love overcome the Selkie curse?

To read more about the LOVE & LORE anthology, click here

I’ll make it a winner’s choice, either Nora Roberts’ book, or the anthology.

To be eligible to win one of these books, tell me your favorite Irish romance, or book with an Irish character or setting.

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40 thoughts on “March 17th Book Giveaway

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    blodeuedd says:

    Does old celtic myths count? Cos I always loved the story of Deirdre and Naoise. It is beautiful and so sad.

    While I am at it I’ll mention my fav Irish book cos I loved it so much so i want to spread the word about “A long long way” by Sebastian Barry

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    I really enjoyed Michelle Willingham’s Her Irish Warrior, which is set in medieval Ireland 🙂

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    He may be the only drop of Irish in the “In Death” series, but he’s enough.

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    Karin says:

    I’m torn when trying to decide this. I love Ireland and any book that takes place there, or only has a few scenes there, or just has Irish characters makes me happy. Some of my favorites are Nora Roberts’s Donovan Legacy series. I also like Maeve Binchy’s Circle of Friends and Doing Ireland! by Kate Hoffman.

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    azteclady says:

    (Please don’t enter me, I have this one already)

    Happy St Paddy’s Day, to all the Irish here!

    My favorite Irish novels are also by Nora Roberts–her Born trilogy 😀

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    Emily says:

    I love this Nora trilogy! It’s my fav Irish story.. so you don’t have to enter me in the drawing!
    Have a great green day!

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    Erika R says:

    I like Nora Roberts MacGregor series. I’ve read most of them, so I’ll definitely be checking out this trilogy.

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    Melissa says:

    Oh, Jaci…I love that book, too. Does anyone write the Irish like Nora??
    My favorite Irish read is still Irish Thoroughbred…and that whole series.
    I love Paddy!!
    Oh, and the Donovan’s…that woman can WRITE the Irish!!
    LOL, you’re going to make me pop out some of these boooks….
    Don’t enter me in the drawing…I have it, but those that haven’t read it you’re in for a treat!!

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    Lisa J says:

    I agree with Melissa. Irish Thoroughbred was the first and best Irish story I have ever read. Nothing beats Nora.

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    Victoria says:

    I can’t think of a book I’ve read that’s been set in Ireland. You’d think I would’ve bein that my mom’s side of the family is Irish. I have read books with big Irish families. But at the moment, my brain wont work to think of any of the titles. I am so not a morning person!

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    Leah Braemel says:

    Oh, I loved the Gallagher series. I think my favorite “Irish” book was also a Nora – Born in Ice.

    Nora has captured the Irish speech cadence so I can hear the lilt of the words. Love it! I am in awe of her ability.

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    Lea says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Jaci!

    Man, I can’t think of a single book that fits the bill. It’s brain fog don’t you know! lol

    I wanted to wish you a happy one anyway!

    Warm Regards

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    Raonaid Luckwell says:

    Wild Irish Rose by Lisa Ann Verge

    My Wild Irish Rose by Rachel Wilson

    and I have to say my most favorite is: Caiseal Mor’s The Meeting of the Waters. It’s not romance more fantasy based on the ancient celts.

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    jeanne sheats says:

    Of course there is Nora but the first name to come to mind was Scarlet O’Hara lol.

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    Roberta Harwell says:

    Hate to say, but I don’t believe I’ve read an Irish story. My memory is not the best so I could be mistaken. I would love to win either of these books, if I could.

    Have a great day.

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    Eshani says:

    I haven’t read a good Irish story in a long, long time..My favorites ones are still Nora Robert’s books though, especially the MacGregor series..
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone 🙂

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    Tasha W. says:

    I’m having a hard time thinking of any books I’ve read, besides Nora Roberts’ trilogies, that are set in Ireland. So I guess I better go with those since I love her trilogies so much anyway!

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    Jane says:

    “The Wild Sight” by Loucinda McGary is my favorite set in Ireland.

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    Melissa Conatser says:

    The only Irish books that I can think of that I have read are Nora’s. It seems that I read a short novella ebook, but I can’t remember the name or author. However, Nora is the best at Irish stories.

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    Lisa F. says:

    My favorite Irish book is the second in her Gallagher Trilogy, Tears Of The Moon. Also I love Karen Marie Moning- Fever series.

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    gypsywitch says:

    donna grant books are really good

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    Lexee says:

    I love the MacGregor series by Nora Roberts. I love the gruff exterior of him. It’s such a great series. It would have to be my favorite.

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    Jeanette Juan says:

    Well the only book with Irish characters I’ve read are the ones in Nora’s books.

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    Caffey says:

    Jaci, I was looking up some books earlier that had an Ireland setting or theme for today and I too remembered that Trilogy of Nora’s! Loved those and her earlier books! I definitely would love to play for the anthology! It sounds so good!

    Too I remember Jove had out an Irish Eyes series where all the books were set in Ireland and there was one book per month, about 3 or 4 years ago. A few of the authors were Deb Stover (MULLIGAN’S STEW), Donna Fletcher (THE IRISH DEVIL, IRISH HOPE) and others. All historicals too!

    And one last trilogy, Ballymuir Trilogy by Dorien Kelly, to mention! It’s set in contemp and they are available still, 1. LAST BRIDE IN BALLYMUIR, 2. HOT NIGHTS IN BALLYMUIR and 3. HOT WHISPERS OF AN IRISHMAN.

    Love chatting books with you all here! Thanks too for the others recommended!

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    Midnight says:

    I love the Gallagher Trilogy and I own the whole series … I did read a short story not to long ago but for the life of me I can’t remember who wrote it and what the title is … so I would have to say the Gallagher Trilogy is my fave …


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    RobynL says:

    “The Wild Sight” by Loucinda McGary is my favorite set in Ireland. Awesome read.

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    Dena says:

    My favorite is Riley from Mulligan Stew by Deb Stover

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    cheryl kellery says:

    I truthfully don’t think I’ve read any Irish books or trilogies. I’m a big Nora Roberts fan though and have not read this one yet.

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    Angela H. says:

    Hello Jaci, for me Triston and Isolde I know he was British but she was an Irish princess, so hopefully that counts. Have a great day!

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    Tamsyn says:

    I love Nora Roberts’ books and I already have Jewels of the Sun, Tears of the Moon and Heart of the Sea. Wonderful series! Absolutely recommended read.

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    I’ve only just read two of Nora’s books (well one JD Robb book and one NR book) and am curious to try more. The one I just finished was Blood Brothers and it was intense.

    I don’t have a favourite Irish romance, I’m not sure I’ve read any yet. But, my oldest child is named Aidan and spells it this exact way. He is constantly correcting people who try to spell it Aiden. So he would be my favourite Irish character, I’m sure.

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    Oops. I obviously didn’t close my tag correctly. Sorry, Jaci. That was only supposed to highlight the “e” in the name.

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    Christine M. says:

    I’ve read quite a few Irish author but I don’t think I’ve ever read an Irish romance.

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    Shell Bryce says:

    I am a sucker for Irish (and Aussie) accents and my fave book(s) have to be the Highlander series from Karen Marie Moning right now…..those Immortal Highlanders just make me go gooooey all over……LOL
    Shell the Hockeyvampiress

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    Laurie G says:

    Kate Hoffmann’s Mighty Quinn series!!

    Loved that Irish family who owned a pub in Boston.

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    MJ says:

    I like the MacGregor series.

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    Sue T. says:

    Shannon and I must be sharing a brain cell. 🙂 That was exactly what I was going to say. My favorite Irish character, heck, my favorite male character is Roarke. I absolutely love him. Anytime anybody mentions anything Irish, I immediately think of him. 🙂 Yum.

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    Blanche says:

    Kate Hoffman’s Mighty Quinn series was great!! I also need to lean a little towards a few really nice highlanders if that counts………Karen Marie Moning writes awesome highland books and I absolutely love Drustan from Kiss of the Highlander!!

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    Larena Wirum says:

    How about Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. That is a good series and is partly based in Ireland. 🙂

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    PhyllisC says:

    Nora Roberts is the only one that comes to mind right now. I’m sure there are others I’ve read.

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