Friday, July 2, 2010

A Launch Party with Plenty of Blarney!

posted by Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy

Cabana Boys! Break out the blenders and fill the taps with green beer!

LAUNCH DAY IS HERE for The Wild Irish Sea!

It seems like only last July, I was stuck in the depths of the deadline cave trying to FTFD (finish the first draft) of this book. Oh wait, that's exactly what I was doing... Well, I'm thrilled to say that all that hard work has paid off!

It was such a treat for me to be able to return to Ireland to tell another story of suspense, magic, and love. I hope you'll enjoy reading about my characters and their adventures as much as I enjoyed writing about them.

Even though the 'official' release day is July 6th (the same day as another Bandita's book *KOFF*Susan's Money Honey*KOFF), I received my author copies last week (SQUEE! It's even prettier in person), and Amazon is already shipping copies. I haven't seen a copy in my local bookstore yet, but I figure it is in the back room waiting for the clerk who stocks the romance section to put it out.

The reviews have started coming in and so far they have been mostly positive. (Check out The Long and Short of It Reviews, My Book Addiction and More, and The Romance Studio if you want to read a few.) And in case you haven't already heard what the story is about, here's a blurb to entice you into reading more:

The telepathic image of her twin brother Parker fighting for his life sends Amber O’Neill rushing to the rocky shores of Ireland. Desperate to find him, she turns to reclusive local inspector Kevin Hennessey.

His past full of pain, Kevin has withdrawn from the world. But when the rain-drenched American appears on his doorstep with her wild tales of danger, something more than her sensuous beauty makes it impossible for him to turn her away.

The wildness of the sea, the mystery of a selkie prince, and a dangerous band of ruthless smugglers bring two lost souls together in a connection of mind, body, and spirit that can’t be denied.
Now time's a wastin'! Today is for celebrating and we need to get started. I think the Cabana Boys have the first round of drinks ready to go. The gladiators have set up a chocolate fountain in the foyer. And Sven is loosening up his magic fingers for a massage marathon!

It's 5 o'clock somewhere, so raise your glasses of cyber-bubbly and help me toast my new book!
Sláinte! (that's Irish Gaelic for "To Your Health") and Croi follain agus gob fliuch! (A healthy heart and a wet mouth!)

Now no Launch Party in the Lair would be complete without a giveaway, but instead of the usual random selection, I'm going to hold a wee contest.

All true Irishmen (and women!) are born with a gift of the gab. In fact, most are so proficient that Irish "storytelling" has become legendary. Those with the most well-developed and creative abilities are said to have "kissed the Blarney stone" or simply be "full of Blarney." Yes, yer olde Aunty has received such accolades on more than one occasion. Here's an example of what I mean:

Sure and I've not had a decent amount of sleep in 47 days and nights, then. No amount of pills, potions, or other remedies known to mankind have shut my eyes for more that a moment or two, not even a wee drop of medicinal whiskey. Saints in heaven, but a massage with Sven's magic fingers should have helped, but alas no! 'Tis in right desperate straits, I am, but I'm thinking that reading a few pages of Aunty Cindy's latest tome will drop me right off to dreamland.

Now it's YOUR turn my esteemed Banditas and BBs! Tell me why YOU need to win a copy of The Wild Irish Sea. Don't be shy! Lay on the Blarney as thick as you can. And if you can do it with a wee bit o' brogue, so much the better! I'll award the commenter who tickles my fancy the most with an autographed copy of The Wild Irish Sea.

Let the PAR-TAY begin!

89 comments:

Helen said...

Is he coming to my place for the party

Have Fun
Helen

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

YAY HELEN!

You've taken the GR back DownUnder for the day. I'm sure the lure of TimTams helped! ;-)

Step right up and have the Cabana Boys fix you a drink! This is a party, after all.

AC

Helen said...

Top of the evening to you all Ladies get your thinking caps on this is one book you really want to read I was lucky enough to win an ARC and read it in one sitting Loucinda took me on a fantastic wild adventure on the coast of Ireland it really is a magical story filled with romance and adventure I loved it.

It is 3-00pm here in Sydney more than time for a drink for my feathered friend and I, champange all around to celebrate the release of this great book.

Have Fun
Helen

Helen said...

I have plenty of Tim Tams and the heating is on because it it soo cold here at the moment, we really aren't used to it so cold any more this is the coldest I can remember it getting for a long long time LOL.
We may need a nice glass of Irish whiskey to warm us up

Great reading weather

Have Fun
Helen

Pat Cochran said...

Just wanted to wish you the best,
Aunty Cindy. I know it's going to
be a great release day for you!
Going to get some sleep and then
see you again in the morning!

Pat C.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

AWWW! Thank you Helen! I'm so glad you loved the story and I never get tired of hearing that you did. :-)

Champagne for you and the GR!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

BRRR! Wish we could send you some of the heat we've been having here in NorCal, Helen. The past couple of days have been nice put it's suppose to heat up again for Independence Day on Sunday. :-(

Don't let the GR hog ALL the TimTams!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx for popping in tonight, Pat!

I'll look forward to you trying your hand at some Blarney tomorrow. ;-)

AC

Jane said...

Congrats on the GR, Helen.

Hi Aunty Cindy,
Congrats on the new release. I love launch parties at the lair. My little grey cells aren't working right now, so I'm might have check back later and see if I can come up with something.

PinkPeony said...

I think you need a spa day, maybe a spa week.

My copy of your latest arrived on the doorstep the other day. Hope to crack it open this weekend!

Congratulations on the new release. And congrats on the GR, Helen!

Donna MacMeans said...

It's cool here tonight as well. A wee dram of Irish whiskey sounds just the thing - or maybe Baileys - yum!

Congrats on the release AC. The reviews have been fabulous and that cover divine! Definitely worth a celebration!

Congrats on the rooster nabbing Helen.

Blodeuedd said...

Selkie, oh my, well then I must read this book cos I do confess to never having seen a seal. It is a secret most tormenting to me. They are out there, in the sea, just of the coast here, but alas I have never seen there beauty.

Lol, congrats on the release!!!!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Top of the mornin to ye all and what a lovely mornin it is. My soul is parched from lack of magik and mayhem. I know The Wild Irish Sea will restore me to my natural fey self Auntie C. If you could be sharin a wee bit of magik with me I'd be lifting a dram of the Irish in your honor. Sure and be tellin all what a wonderful work it is.

Minna said...

Aunty Cindy,
Congrats on the new release!

It's so nice to be able to use a computer again! My old one died a slow and painful death!

And our swans who have been nesting here have one baby! They had three, but we think that a mink or a raccoon dog ate the other two and has tried to cath the last one as well, based on the racket I've heard almost every night this week.

Anna Sugden said...

CONGRATS AC - can't wait to read your latest ... when the Amazon pigeon finally turns up with it!

What greater sign of friendship, love and loyalty for an Englishwoman than to read an Irish book written by her fellow Bandita?! (Please don't write on set in France!)

Now, where's my fave hockey hunk, Zach - need those magical fingers to massage me! Got to keep him occupied in the off-season. And a nice cool glass of Prosecco would be good too.

barb said...

Congratulations Helen ... save me some tim tams as I will be up to visit GR and get the kettle on we might need it after we have been on the champagne....

Hi Aunty Cindy
I have read the ARC that Helen won and I think the book was great... I didn't read it quite so quick as Helen but it only took a couple of days..... begorrah it would be so great to win a signed copy so I could show Helen I have my own LOL

Deb said...

Aunt Cindy, congrats to you! Hopefully, Helen, the GR won't squawk too much today.

Hmmm, I'm no' sure I am full of blarney. Me lil self will just be honest. I hardly have time to read during the school year, but this summer I have been reading about a book a day!! (Been expensive, but ever so wonderful to this reader's delight!)

gamistress66 said...

Now Aunty, everyone knows that there's no way someone would ever be able to put to sleep reading your book. More likely to forced to stay up all night because there was no way they could put it down before the last page was read no matter how good their intentions to take a break at the end of this chapter, well after this chapter ;) Oh who needs sleep, food or anything else when you've got Aunty's new book to enjoy. :D

Congrats on the new release. {raises glass of good Irish wiskey} Sending various Irish blessings and cheers your way.

jo robertson said...

Clever post, Cindy. Adore your "blarney"! And super congratulations on the release of your wonderful Irish book. I'm lucky to have read it while in manuscript form and it's a keeper folks!

Yay, Helen, does the rooster need a copy of TWIS to read LOL?

I desperately need a copy of TWIS because I woke up with a sore rib this morning and I figure Dr. Big can read to me while I recover!

Kim in Hawaii said...

Aloha, Aunty Cindy! I'm actually in Florida for the summer to care for my father while my mother takes a well deserved vacation. In fact, she's flying today on RyanAir from Bristol to Dublin for a bus tour of the Emerald Island, so perhaps she'll catch some of the magic from the Wild Irish Sea.

I should win your book because Hawaii is a hardship tour - 2400 miles away from any land mass; cost of living is expensive with everything being shipped to the island; the state is broke and cancelled school for 17 days last year (my children volunteered at the Thrift Shop) and it is too far to travel to Ireland.

I doubt I'll receive any sympathy from the Bandit readers, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Christie Kelley said...

Woohoo!! Congrats to AC on the release!

This sounds like such a great book. I can't wait to read it. Send Sven over for an arm massage. I took my 13 yr old out kayaking this morning and we had a head wind on the way back. My arms are sooo tired.

Gillian Layne said...

Congratulations on the release!! :) I'm gonna buy it next Tuesday on my trip to the "big" city, and wow is that cover amazing. Love it!

Virginia said...

Congrats Aunty Cindy on your new release! Any book set in Ireland has to be good. It's my favorite place to visit in books!

Loved your post, I am not sure I am full of Blarney this morning! I think you are my best friend today so you should always give your books to your best friend don't you think.

jo robertson said...

Deb, Dianna, and Blodeuedd, what great blarney voices you three have! I think one of you three is in the running!

Jane said...

Top 'o the marning to ye!
I may not be full of blarney, but with a name like mine (my maiden name is Irish), surely I'm meant to be reading this book!

Kate Carlisle said...

Yippeeeeeee!!!! Champagne and TimTams for everyone!!!

Congratulations, Aunty, on the launch of another absolutely fabulous book! Mine is winging its way to me as we speak. (Fly faster, little carrier pigeon!)

Now, I've noticed there's a whole lot of blarney going on in here. In fact, the air is so thick with it, I might need a wee dram just to clear my head. Where's that darling cabana boy? Oh, on second thought, I'll take hockey hunk Zach! What a nice smile he has. Are those all his own teeth?

Anyway, I'm glad I'm not the one who must choose the best blatherer. Good luck with that one, Aunty! And enjoy your launch day!

Helen, have fun with the GR! But keep an eye on your Tim Tams, too. ;-)

Louisa Cornell said...

To be sure Helen will be hearing some blarney today as the GR has the gift of it and no mistake!

And what's to be found at the end of Aunty's rainbow? No pot of gold, but something FAR more valuable! The Wild Irish Sea is the treasure I seek. I managed to capture a wee leprechaun in the garden this morning. He said he's read Aunty's latest and it is all the rage amongst the fairy folke, BUT he refuses to part with his copy! What's a treasure hunting lass to do?

I need a wee vacation from the blarney and blather of the kingdom of Wal-Mart and a trip to the Emerald Isle via Aunty's imagination sounds like a bit of heaven to me!


So, please send a copy of The Wild Irish Sea my way, or the leprechaun is toast!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Morning all,
(Aunty rubs sleep from her eyes and reaches for a mimosa).

Jane, luv, I've no doubt that you can conjure up a wee bit o Blarney for your olde Aunty. Give it a go! (as my Irish relations would say)
:-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Bribery Pink?

All that talk of a spa day/week certainly sounds lovely! ;-)

I hope you enjoy TWIS. I must admit that this is both my hottest and most paranormal book yet. Hot enough to light a firecracker? Give it a try and let me know!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Donna,
A wee dram of whiskey in the morning brew may help with getting the eyelids to rise, but we definitely need MORE than a dram of Bailey's. OH YUM! Perhaps the Hockey Hunks can set up a second fountain just for that lovely libation.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Never seen a seal?!?! Blodeuedd that is just TOO SAD! They are such wonderful, sleek, smart creatures!

Wait a minute! Was that pure Blarney? You had me goin there, girlie!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Ah Dianna, me luv!

Your brogue is most adorable! I'm sure your sweet fey self will be at least partially restored by a wee bit of the Cabana Boys' latest libation!

Slainte!

AC

Kirsten said...

Yay Auntie Cindy!!! I'm afraid I can't partake of the golden fleece today, because I'm packing for my cross-country adventure with the kids (we leave at 4AM tomorrow -- shudder). But I did want to stop by and saw how proud and thrilled I am to be your sister Bandita!! Enjoy your launch party and know that I'm raising a glass in your honor! :-)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Minna,
So good to see you back in the Lair! Sorry to hear about your swan-babies. I understand swans have a temperment a lot like geese so they should be able to scare off those predators as long as the baby doesn't wander off on his own.

Step right up to the chocolate fountian, m'dear!

AC

Kim with SOS said...
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Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

LOL VA!
What sign of friendship indeed! More English and Irish should take a lesson from US! And no worries, I have so many other places I want to set stories in that France is waaaaay down at the bottom of my very long list. ;-)

Lars! Since Zach is giving VA a nice neck and shoulder massage, YOU can work on Aunty's delicate lil toes!

AC

Kim in Hawaii said...

Okay, let's try again:


Having kissed the Blarney Stone in 2004
I use my gift of gab one more
To plead my case for your book
As it has an intriguing hook.
Hopefully this Limerick will score!

Kim in Hawaii said...

From Chris in Hawaii,

I long to win The Wild Irish Sea,
Although the book is not for me.
It would be a gift to my wife,
Since romance reading is her life.
So I wrote this limerick for thee, Aunty Cindy!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

LOL Barb!
I think very few of us read as fast as Helen! And I love your little "begorrah" thrown into your request. VERY IRISH! ;-)

So glad you enjoyed TWIS!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

LOL,Deb!

You're a teacher so Blarney comes with the territory! Oh wait, most of it comes FROM the students. ;-) And YAY for you on reading a book a day on your va-ca! Uh oh, I'm starting to sound like Fo. Maybe I need to cut back on the Bailey's.

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Slainte, Gamistress!

Thank you for the Irish blessings and for the wonderful compliment about not being able to put my books down. I'm sure that's not a bit of Blarney 'tall! ;-)

Cabana Boys! Refill the lady's glass! We can't be having it empty, now can we?!?!

AC

Gannon Carr said...

Party!!! Oh, yeah! Where are those cabana boys? My hands are empty! LOL


Congrats, Aunty! I finished the book a few days ago and loved it!! So you don't have to enter me in the contest for a copy.

Helen, make sure the GR doesn't eat all the Tim Tams!! :-)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Again, Jo-mama, I can never THANK YOU ENOUGH for all your hard work in critiquing this book!

Sorry to hear about the sore rib, but Dr. Big read to you on a clear sunny day such as this? I KNOW that's pure Blarney, coz I know Dr. Big would not be reading but playing golf all day. ;-)

AC

Cassondra said...

Wooooooot Helen!


Good going on the rooster!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Another Jane! And an Irish lass to boot? Well we can never have too many, can we now?

I hope you enjoy reading about the auld sod!

Cabana Boys! More Bailey's!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Me Darlin' Kate,
There's nothing like a wee dram of medicinal whiskey to clear the head! Yours should be crystal clear in no time. ;-)

Hope the Amazon pigeon makes it to your house in record time. I can't wait to know how you like TWIS.

AC
not sure HOW she's going to pick a winner either

Kim in Hawaii said...

Now I’m on a roll …

This limerick seeks something other than the book,

But rather a plea for the Golden Chook,

And the magic fingers of the Cabana Boys,

So they can bring great thrills and joys,

For those giving RomCon a look!

Great party - Go raibh maith agat!

Cassondra said...

Oh, I'll be hopeless at this, as I can't do a reasonable Irish accent no matter how hard I try, and that means I can't write one either.

However, I can drink Killian's with the best of them, and although my husband loves Guiness, I have not developed a taste for that brew. So Killian's it will be in honor of Aunty Cindy!

Aunty Cindy WOOOHOOOOOO! Huge congrats on your release. Can't wait to read it. Your blurb is terrific and makes me want this book. Along with the bit you gave a couple of weeks ago, you tease!

I'm buried in the writing cave at the moment, only poking my head out for a little bit, but I couldn't resist this. The party bell doesn't go off down in the caves of course, but one of the Cabana boys let it slip when he was bringing down snacks. So I had to at least stop for a bit.

I'll try to check back in a bit later when I...uh...stretch my legs..yeah, that's it...stretch my legs. *skulks away with Killians in hand*

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Louisa, me darlin' girl!

Who woulda guessed at all that Irish blood flowing in your veins! But how that that drop of Sicilian slip in there?!?!

"Please send a copy...or the leprechaun is toast" ?!?!?! ROFLMAO!!

Have another drink dearest one! I'll get it for ya meself since the Cabana Boys are all looking nervous after the threat on the leprechaun. ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Kirsten,
Anyone embarking with 2 kiddies at 4 AM needs to take a bottle of Old Bushmills! For medicinal purposes, of course!

Safe journey and thanks for popping in to help me celebrate. The party wouldn't be the same without you!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

OM GOSH, Kim!!!

You're limerick was a RIOT! And you've got your DH doing it too?!?! Woman, there is NO HOPE for you! ;-) Might as well have a cold brew and a Cabana Boy or two... SHHH! We'll never tell your DH!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Chris,
If you really did write this and asked your wife to post it, then you are indeed A KEEPER!

If not, well, you're probably still A KEEPER with a very devious wife! ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

CABANA BOYS! How could you allow Gannon's hands to remain empty?!?! Get busy, all of you, or I'll bring out the crop!

And THANK YOU, my lovely most dishy Gannon for your kudos for TWIS!

AC

TerriOsburn said...

I'm late but I got here as soon as I could. Boss returned from vacation today (he was supposed to return yesterday!) and that meant a crazy morning and it turned out this new system is not set up the way it needs to be set up and that means I can't do what I need to do with it and no one really knows how to work it or what the boss wants to do with it.

Throw in that the ship went down this afternoon and it's finally back up, but it thinks we're back in the morning of Feb 11, 2009 - which is just weird. So it's like the pirate ship version of Doctor Who and I'm pretty sure that was a bad hair day for me so I'm not happy.

Add in that my new condo is being inspected in less than two hours and I'm the last person at work who has to lock up and all the packing I have to do BY MYSELF in the next six weeks, which will really be five because I'm still going to Orlando (NO ONE is going to keep me from Nationals!) and basically when you add all this together..

I'm going to need a book to take me away and save my sanity. *breathes* I hear you can help me?

Congrats on the latest release and I promise to do my best to get the Pirate Ship back to the present in time for your visit next Wednesday! (Really, the ship really has traveled back in time. I couldn't make this crap up!)

TerriOsburn said...

Just read that back and realize a) I went more angsty teen on speed than Irish and b) there's not an ounce of blarney in there. LOL! It's actually all true and now I'm more tired for having read it all in one spew like that.

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Helen, you got the chook for the partay! I hope he's shaking those tail feathers!

Aunty Cindy, so excited about your new book coming out. And that's a beautiful, atmospheric cover, by the way! Sorry I'm a bit late and I'm only going to swing by, pinch a few cabana boys on the butt and then swing out again. Going to America on Tuesday and desperately trying to finish polishing a manuscript before then. But couldn't let the event go unremarked! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Anna Campbell said...

Oh, Cindy, meant also to say huge congratulations on the fabulous reviews!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Okay Kim,
You really ARE on a roll. We may have to call in Fo and Posh for a haiku intervention! ;-)

Have some more chocolate!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

YAY Cassondra!
Great to see you out of the cave, even for a moment.

I'm with you on Guinness. :-P Definitely NOT for me, though my DH LOVES it!

Thanks to the Cabana boys who let slip about the party so we got to see you for a few minutes. Now BACK to the cave and your WIP, woman!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

LOL TerriO!

BREATHE, me Darlin girl! Things WILL work out, and the best Blarney is the stuff that is TRUE, because we really could NOT make up most of the bizarre stuff!

Looking forward to my visit to the Revenge (even if it IS in Feb. 2009!) and wishing you CONGRATS again on your new condo.

HUGS!
AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey FO!

Thanx for swinging by! We knew it must be you when we heard the Cabana boys yelping in outrage. ;-)

Thank you for the kudos and HAPPY POLISHING! We are all looking forward to our next Regency Noir treat from La Campbell!

AC

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

WOOHOOO!!! Love me some Wild Irish Lads...I mean I love that I can now get my hands on your book, AC! Grins.

HAPPY LAUNCH DAY!!!

It's heading toward five here now, so I'll take a glass of that...

*snags green-tinted champagne from passing cabana boy*

Excellent! Now. Let's get partying!

runner10 said...

This book sounds fantastic. I love anything Irish.
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Minna said...

"I understand swans have a temperment a lot like geese so they should be able to scare off those predators as long as the baby doesn't wander off on his own."

Yeah, they do seem to have a temper. And they seem to be keeping VERY close eye on their only baby now. I really hope they manage to keep this one alive. I really wouldn't like to listen to them cry for hours like they did couple of years ago.

Beth said...

Yahoo! Another wild and wonderful launch party in the lair. Congrats on the release of The Wild Irish Sea, Aunty *g* It sounds like another fabulous read! I can't wait to get my very own copy :-)

Helen said...

Whoo Hoo everyone you are all so good at this LOL AC you are going to find it very hard to choose one

The GR and I have been staying indoors with the heating on eating Tim Tams and reading and keeping Jayden company as well

Perhaps I will have a mimosa this morning seeing as how it is 7-00am Saturday morning here.

Have Fun
Helen

flchen1 said...

WOOOOOO! Happy release party, AC! I see the drinks and massages are flowing freely :)

AC, I'd love to win a copy of your latest--your books are such an incredible take-me-away read of the best kind, and hey, I can't resist the lure of any Irish heroes!

Hope you're having a fabulous time celebrating launch #3!!

Pat Cochran said...

'Tis I, Aunty Cindy, arrivin' back
after a day fightin' off the rains
and thunderin' storms brought this
way by a nasty hurricane. Can ye
imagine they dare to call such a
storm a "herricane" when all the world knows it should be known as
a "himmacane!" Especially after a
few drams of the Irish!!

Now as to yer question,Dear Aunty:
after a lifetime (sixty of me
almost seventy-four years) of carin' for siblings, patients,
parents and me own young ones, 'tis my thought that I should be the one to win yer fine book.
After all, I already own and do
indeed treasure yer previously
published books!

Must tell ye that I'm not an
Irishwoman meself, but after
being wed to Himself, a true man
of Eire, for 49 years - I feel I might as well be! And now, a wee
dram to wet me whistle - Slainte
and may the wind always be at yer
back!

Patricia Cochran

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WOO HOO!! Great to see you Duchesse!

Have another wee drop just to cure what ails ye. And even if nuthin does, ya can't be too careful! (Aunty passes more green bubbly Jeanne's way)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Runner!

Thanx for stopping by the party! If you like anything Irish then here's a Killian's for one hand and a Guinness for 'tother! ENJOY!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Oh Minna,
Thinking about those poor swans crying does bring a tear to yer olde Aunty's eye. :-(

More Bailey's and Chocolate! 'Tis a cure for most everything!

CABANA BOYS!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Ms. Wonder-Beth,
Glad you could join the party! CABANA BOYS! Get our Rita Nominee anything her little heart desires!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

CABANA BOYS! A lovely green mimosa for Helen!

Sounds like you and the GR had a nice cozy evening, Helen. Glad you had Jayden there to help keep the chook busy.

Isn't all this Blarney FUN?!?! I dunno how I'm going to pick just one winner...

AC

Suzanne Ferrell said...

Hey Cindy!!! Congrats on the release of another great book!

Croi follain agus gob fliuch! (A healthy heart and a wet mouth!)...
I personally find this an intriguing toast!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Fedora,
BIG THANX for joining the party!

I do believe I hear the roar of the industrial sized blenders, so prepare yourself for a new batch of frozen margaritas!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Welcome back, Pat!
I couldn't agree with you more about HIMmacanes! At least they now give some masculine names. :-P

After 49 years with your own Irish Hunk, who would know Blarney better than you?!?!

Thanx for putting The Wild Sight and The Treasures of Venice on your keeper shelves. I hope TWIS lands there also. :-)

Now here's a wee little frozen margarita to cool yer whistle. (VBG)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

AH 'tis our own lovely Suz, emerging into the evening air!

Join the fun, my dearest girl! Soon all this Launch Party nonsense will be in honor of YOU and Miss Lacy! :-)

That toast about the healthy heart and wet mouth was a riot when I read it. There's another I also liked about a healthy life for the men and may the women live forever that I rather liked as well. ;-)

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Virginia,
Somehow I missed seeing my new BFF over in the corner with the gladiators and a couple of cabana boys!

I'm glad you love the Irish setting and hope you enjoy TWIS.

your new BFF!

AC

Nancy said...

Yay, Cindy! Congrats on your launch. I'm looking forward to having my own copy and reading it.

Helen, have fun with the GR!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Gillian,

I think I overlooked you in my first go-round. :-( I can't imagine that my medicinal dosage of Bailey's had anything to do with it. :-P

Take care on your trip to the "big city" and hope you find all the great books you can possibly want!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Nancy!
Another cave dweller who popped in for a wee drop. :-) Thanx for joining us for a few minutes and hope you enjoy TWIS!

Lars, Nancy's tired tootsies could use a bit of massage! And here's a wee drop for whatever else might ail ye.

AC

flchen1 said...

Mmm... a refill, please! Fresh frozen margaritas? Woot! ;) But not nearly as refreshing as a new story from Ms. McGary!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

LOL Fedora!

NOW you're getting into the true Blarney spirit!

CABANA BOYS! Refill please! ;-)

AC

Caffey said...

Congrats Cindy!! I am celebrating with you with champagne! Love how much all are so loving this book!

I so need to have a dip with the Cabana boys in that Irish Sea! Its the closest I can come to a beach here to cool off! So even tho I will end up overheated with your hero I still will have the Irish Sea!

Amy S. said...

The Wild Irish Sea sounds great!

Karyn Gerrard said...

OMG am I late? I have brought my buff and full of blarney Irish house boys Liam and Lorcan. They come wearing nothing but Celtic kilts and bearing bottles of chilled Irish Cream. They have an amazing collection of naughty Irish slang to make you blush!

Auntie Cindy all the best for your release! And sorry I am late!!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hey Caffey!

Thanks for popping by. Even though the book's title is The Wild Irish Sea, it actually takes place on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. :-P

I've never actually taken a dip in ANY of the waters surrounding Ireland but I'm thinking you'd be way more than cool if you did. Is BLUE a good color for you? BRRRR!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Amy S.
Thank you for dropping by. I hope you enjoy TWIS!

AC

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Karyn,
One look at your two Irish Lads and I totally understand why you are late. (Aunty lifts brows suggestively)

Thank you for popping by and for your good wishes!

AC