Lucky in Love Blog Hop!

Lucky in LoveLucky 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 wait…do you like that?

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!

Are you lucky in love? I know I am! I have a darling of a husband, fabulous kids, awesome friends. What more can a person want?


Here’s our favorite drink for the day.

cocoIrish Hot Chocolate

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

13 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ cup cold water

2 ¼ cups milk , scalded

¾ cup half-and-half cream , scalded

½ cup baileys original irish cream , to taste

whipped cream

shaved bittersweet chocolate(to garnish)


  1. In a large heavy saucepan combine the cocoa powder, sugar, vanilla, water and a dash of salt.
  2. Heat mixture over low heat, whisking, until the cocoa powder is dissolved and the mixture is a smooth paste.
  3. Gradually add the milk and half&half and simmer whisking for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in Baileys.
  5. Divide hot chocolate into warmed mugs and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

PRIZE TIME! Leave a comment telling me your favorite St. Patty’s Day tradition for a chance to win an e-copy of any book on my backlist. Don’t forget your contact information!

Continue the hop HERE!

I’ll leave you with a glimpse of my resently released m/m romance WITHOUT AIDEN. Tris finds his HEA, but only after a long struggle.

WithoutAiden_ByDianneHartsock-200x300Without Aiden

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Is a gift of love enough to open Aiden’s heart and let Tris back in?

After the car accident that killed his parents and left his sister paralyzed, Tris is left with nothing. His family is destroyed. His reputation is shot. And all he has is the guilt of knowing it was all his fault. People in town know he’d been drinking that night, and know he should never have gotten behind the wheel. And even Aiden, the man he thought he’d be with forever, blames him too much to stay.

But Tris can’t let him just disappear. After months of loneliness and isolation, Tris brings Aiden a gift on his birthday, a hawk he’s carved from a chunk of wood they’d found in the forest during an afternoon of love. A small chink seems to open in Aiden’s heart, the first sign of forgiveness. With renewed hope, Tris takes a job renovating one of the older homes in town and tries to rebuild his life. But the townspeople have long memories, and when his sister’s condition worsens, forgiveness—and Aiden—seem to slip even further out of reach…


It had been three fucking months. Aiden had to talk to him, give him a hint of that gorgeous smile he lived for. Shit. What if Aiden wasn’t alone?

Tris locked his bike at the empty stand and tucked wisps of light hair behind his ears with a shaky hand. Aiden’s red Fiat sat in its space outside his apartment door. At least he was home this morning. He could easily be spending his birthday with someone else.

Paling at the thought, Tris slung his pack on his shoulder and walked to the door. He had nothing to lose at this point. He didn’t expect much, but maybe they could talk. Clear the air. Tris missed him. God, he’d suffered hell. Months of empty days and long, achy nights without his lover.

He rapped on the door and his heart sank when he heard voices and a soft laugh inside. Jealousy bit through him, but he shoved it away. Didn’t matter. He’d brought Aiden a gift and he’d be damned if he was leaving without delivering it.

He lifted his hand, then dropped it to his side and laughed without humor. He’d worn his best jacket too. As if Aiden would be impressed with anything he did. He set the backpack at his feet and carefully removed the small tissue-wrapped box.

He hefted it in his hand, heavier than it looked, and gently stroked a thumb over it. Damn. All of his love and yearning had gone into this gift he’d promised Aiden on one of their hikes in the forest outside town. Tris’s breath quickened as he recalled the exact moment, Aiden naked and sweaty in his arms, Tris’s spent cock in his hot ass. He rolled to his back when Aiden nudged him with his elbow. “What…”

“Didn’t you feel that?” Aiden’s hand dove under the jackets they were lying on and came up with the offending knot of wood. He rubbed his side. “Bet I get a bruise.”

“Fuck. I’m sorry.” Tris reached for the chunk, but Aiden shrugged and tossed it with their backpacks.

“Make me something with it,” Aiden ordered. They both looked up at a piercing cry. A hawk swooped over the treetops. “Carve him for me.”

Tris glanced at his darling and his heart flipped over. Aiden’s dark hair stood in wild disarray around his beautiful face. Tris leaned close and sucked the beckoning full bottom lip into his mouth. He groaned, recalling the silver hoop in the luscious flesh sliding over his dick earlier.

Aiden murmured approval and his tongue dove in, the silver ball in its center grazing the roof of Tris’s mouth, sending a shiver of lust through him. He gripped Aiden’s hair, holding him in place as their tongues twined and fenced.

Tris jolted back to the moment when the apartment door suddenly opened in his face. The blood rushed from his heart and roared in his ears. Aiden leaned against the door frame and Tris’s hungry gaze ran over his slim body, his mouth going dry at the soft line of curls disappearing into the tattered shorts sitting low on Aiden’s hips. He jerked his attention back to Aiden’s eyes, meeting his intense blue gaze.





About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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27 Responses to Lucky in Love Blog Hop!

  1. Cathy Brockman says:

    I am not so lucky at love But I love Reading romances! I hope I am lucky at contests lol. I am a big child at heart and love celebrating any holiday I can so I always like ot make cookies for each Holiday I have a shammrock cookie cutter. Ill have the grandies over this weekend we will make cookies maybe cupcakes a rainbow craft if its warm enough we will go outside and look for a four leave clover, And Ill make an Irish themed meal perhaps Irish stew and Irish soda bread or something along the line.

  2. Cornelia says:

    Watching the St Patrick’s parade in Pittsburgh,PA.

  3. Joy F says:

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

  4. mikilectureaventure says:

    not lucky but not unlucky^^
    thank you a lot
    happy St Patrick’s day


  5. Wendy Pogrant says:

    I am not lucky in love.

  6. Crystal says:

    I’m lucky in Love, was lucky enough to meet my wonderful husband


  7. BookAttict says:

    I usually have some friends over for dinner and open a bottle of exceptional Irish whiskey.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. Trix says:

    The chocolate and story both look lovely!


  9. Shelly Hammond says:

    When I was little we used to do a few things like corn beef and cabbage (which I’m kind of really glad we don’t do now because I don’t really like that one) but we don’t do much now. We do wear green and this year will be going to my one and only sisters house for a bit of a feast for the first time. Should be fun. Also if there are any parades on TV I like to watch those. Generally it’s too cold to find them out in the really real world but on TV works! I think I will take the Irish Hot Chocolate recipe over with me when we go to my sisters and give that a try 😉
    Thank you for the chance to enter 😀 Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone 🙂
    Shelly H

  10. charlotte says:

    I have been lucky in love when i fell in love with my husband. He was my tutor and also the manager of a community organisation. He is from a protestant northern Ireland family, whilst my birth family descend from roman catholic’s in the republic of Ireland. luckily we live and met in England. We have been married nearly five years and they have been the best of my life so far and can’t wait to share many more with him.

  11. parisfanca says:

    Thanks for participating in the hop.

  12. Natasha says:

    My favorite tradition is making sugar cookies for St.Patrick’s Day.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  13. Urbanista says:

    Can I add whiskey to the drink? Another delicious recipe too, thanks! My luck is neither good or bad, and green is not my color!
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  14. JanD says:

    I don’t celebrate the holiday so no favorite tradition.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  15. Stacey says:

    No real traditions other that Guinness…and I usually try a new recipe each year 🙂

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  16. Veronika says:

    I’m wearing green every year on St. Patrick’s Day, but we are not celebrating here I live.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. susan platt says:

    The drink sounds chocolatey deliciousness!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  18. Nope, haven’t been lucky in love yet! (and thanks for introducing me to SirJET! I think I have a new fave singer!!!)
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the hop!!!!
    Ashley A

  19. Nancy S says:

    Not so lucky as I have been alone since my love died 16 years ago but who could replace him? Count me in as I love your books.

  20. Anne C says:

    Not so lucky in love and we don’t celebrate St.Patrick’s Day.

  21. vampedchik says:

    I love Irish hot chocolate! and No luck for me yet in love.

  22. bn100 says:

    Don’t really celebrate it


  23. Krysta B. says:

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


  24. Meghan Stith says:

    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

  25. 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

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