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Get Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day by Elle James aka Myla Jackson

Irish Rainbow

I’m reminiscing about Ireland  on this fine day filled with sunshine and two inches of fresh snow. I visited the emerald isle in 2012 and would go back and stay longer the next time. It’s beautiful, magical and you can always find a rainbow (because it rains a lot there). The people are friendly, feisty and fun! We started our trip by flying into Dublin and heading into North Ireland where we stayed the night in a hostel where the room was so small you had to turn sideways to get to the beds. We visited ancient Celtic ruins and headed farther north to Giants Causeway where the rock formations were spectacular and the sea breathtaking.

Giants Causeway Elle and hubby


One of my favorite places was Killarney where we stayed in a B&B where the owners treated us to their wonderful Irish Hospitality. Kildare was another beautiful place by the sea with ruins and colorful buildings overlooking a harbor dotted with sail boats.

Butler Castle B&B near Cahir

We stayed at another B&B that was a castle used as a prison and now a B&B. Peg Butler the owner was feisty and not afraid to tell you what was what! We walked into the little town nearby for dinner one night and ran into a wedding party of Travelers (Irish Gypsies) dressed to the nines in garish clothing and ready to party the night away.


I would love to return to Ireland for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Oh, who am I kidding? I’d go

anytime. It’s a wonderful place full of legend and stories and lovely people. One day soon, I’ll write stories based in Ireland where anything can happen.


The Irish are truly lucky to live in such a fun place. Speaking of luck, I have a book coming out under my pen name Myla Jackson, March 25th and my heroine’s name is Lucky. Only she’s about the unluckiest person ever. Check out BOOTS AND TWISTERS and see how the Ugly Stick Saloon, an entire town, a tornado and the love of two men can change a lady’s luck.

March 25, 2013 Release

Samhain Publishing
Barnes & Noble Nook
Amazon Kindle

Welcome back to the Ugly Stick Saloon!

Two ranchers are about to get Lucky—in more ways than one.

Lucky Albright’s unlucky streak is so long and wide that she’s been run out of one town and it looks like it may happen again.

When she finds herself out of money and out of gas in Temptation, Texas, a part-time job from the kind owner of the Ugly Stick Saloon gives her a glimmer of hope that this time things will be different.

Trent Jameson and Isaac Moore have always believed you make your own luck, but a black cloud of disaster seems to hover over their new hand. Under a tumbling stack of hay, Isaac discovers what Lucky’s hiding beneath baggy clothes and a tough exterior. Enough sexy curves to satisfy both men’s appetites.

But it isn’t long before Lucky’s history starts wreaking havoc all over town. It’ll take a force of nature to help the ranchers convince the law, the Garden Club—even Lucky herself—that now is no time to hit the road.

Warning: Hot cowboys meet hot cowgirl, and there’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on in Temptation. Get your twist-and-shout on at the Ugly Stick Saloon!