Saturday, May 10, 2014

One Lucky Night - Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Review

Title: One Lucky Night
Authors: Ana Blaze, Aria Kane, Melinda Dozier, Grace Teague, Constance Phillips
Release Date: May 7, 2014

One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.

Lucky Break by Aria Kane
Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague
When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she's in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips
As a bartender, Sean Whelan meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier
A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.

Check out the book trailer!

About the Authors

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua.

Grace Teague lives in Pittsburgh with her spouse, children and a cat named Mr. Sushi.

Ana Blaze lives near Washington DC with her charming husband and three cats who firmly believe they are royalty. Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff. 

Melinda Dozier teaches English to middle schoolers by day and writes at night. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her college sweetheart and three sons. 

  The authors are giving away two Amazon Giftcards! 


It really was One Lucky Night when I was offered a chance to read an ARC of this book.  I read this book I absolutely loved this anthology with stories all about a Boston pub.  I've lived right outside Boston my whole life (with a few years right after college spent in the city) so I loved reading these stories.  (A quick note:  I read this book in the week before the Boston marathon. The news here was filled with stories of the marathon bombing victims from the year before and this anthology was a great pick me up.  It was just what I needed at the time - reading happy stories about my city.)

End of sadness now.  Moving on - Boston is a very Irish city and I've spent more than my share of time at Irish Pubs and around Irish people (I'm of Irish descent myself).  All of the authors portrayed the true feeling of Boston and the Irish heritage.

I also loved how all of the stories were interwoven.  They were all different, and could have been read as stand alones, but the characters were the same in all the story.  The difference was that the main character in each story differed.  All the men were sexy though, three of them being Good old Irish boys.

Lucky Break was just that.  Derek and Andrea didn't expect to see each other again, but when they did the sparks flew.  They had real chemistry.

In Lucky Star Charlotte put herself out there and made herself vulnerable, but it paid off.  You could feel her vulnerability and sympathize with her. 

A New Tune was my favorite.  I loved sexy Cian.  As a musician there's nothing sexier than a male voice to me.

Lexi's Chance told about sexy bartender Sean. He flirted with all the girls in the bar, but he opened himself up to Lexi.

Drink or Dare was about Killian with the kilt.  He's the youngest Whelan brother and one of my favorites.  He was a great character to read about.  If I was younger...

The only real issue I had with these stories is that since I live here and know Boston so well I noticed a few things that were inconsistent (places, directions, etc).  But other than those few (and I mean very few discrepancies) I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to everyone.



  1. Thanks so much for spreading the word & reviewing it. I'm glad it brought you a little respite in the middle of the unlucky yearly reminder of the Boston Marathon.

  2. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing. :)

  3. Thanks for taking the time to read and review the book for us!!

  4. Thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

  5. Thank you for reading and reviewing. It means so much that our little book could help pick you up in a sad time.