Lucky Leprechaun [NOOK Book]

Overview

Light hearty funny mystery with quirky characters and laughable discretions. Chick Lit General Audience meets Funny Mystery.
Lucky leprechaun charm my bootie patootie. This year had been a bomb and not in the sense that someone farted in the room. I am talking nuclear destruction to my life. Last year, about this time a man at a bar gave me this metal lucky charm of a leprechaun and told me it would bring me luck.
Well if luck is wrecking your ...
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Overview

Light hearty funny mystery with quirky characters and laughable discretions. Chick Lit General Audience meets Funny Mystery.
Lucky leprechaun charm my bootie patootie. This year had been a bomb and not in the sense that someone farted in the room. I am talking nuclear destruction to my life. Last year, about this time a man at a bar gave me this metal lucky charm of a leprechaun and told me it would bring me luck.
Well if luck is wrecking your uninsured car, losing your job, not a single date all year and canceled credit cards then I am one lucky lady.
My first clue should have been a strange man in a bar giving me a lucky charm. My second clue was that he was drunker than a skunk and I was two sheets with him.
It was almost Saint Patrick's Day and I would be alone again on my favorite Irish holiday. Alone, unless you counted the second of the 'two for one' beers in front of me. I had already downed the first, long ago. The holiday wasn't too far off but I was just alone now as I had been all year.
It had been almost one year since last Saint Patrick's Day and my luck was no closer to being lucky now, as it was then. In fact, it was worse. I am sitting at that very same bar, alone. I had just worked a long and lonely day in the backroom of the human resources department of our local government. I was the well-employed government personnel that found creative ways to say 'you're fired'. Allowing the government to get out of giving the employee severance and future benefits, which would save them boo-coo money. They stated almost proudly budget cuts and all, my ass. Money was still leaking out the portholes of their sinking ship. My upper management's income was ten times that of mine and I was getting paid a measly portions. Those folks I was finding creative ways to fire, got paid measly portions as well.
It was the new, bad economic, government way of eliminating high paying jobs without severance, health care benefits and saving them major bucks. Then the government would only rehire someone in the same position for less pay as a contract employee. Yes, I was also in charge of coming up with creative job titles and job descriptions to those new contract positions. It was double duty I suppose, but I was gainfully employed and that was something, wasn't it?
I worked alone in a dark backroom that looked like a storage closet. My job title was unidentified and my co-workers nonexistent. My boss, I had only met once electronically, he would only communicate with me through the e-mail or phone messages. All paperwork from my end was nonexistent, unless you account for the electronic paperwork created on my laptop that never left my office. There were no USB ports or a disk drive on my government issued computer so that I couldn't copy anything from it. To top it all off, I tried to electronically send files to myself. When I tried to email a file I was working on, to my home laptop computer, I got an error message and then went home to find out my laptop had been stolen.
The government had done a great job of hiding who I was and what I did. I rather liked that it made me feel like a secret agent. In my eyes, if no one knew who was behind all this, I was not to blame. I could not feel guilty for something that did not really exist... right?
That was until some other higher up, unknown secret agent shmuck fired me. He even copied several reasons out of my personal handbook of excuses. My passwords were revoked, my information on what I had done in the past and all my great excuses, locked from my existence.
Somehow, at one thirty this afternoon the words, 'Katie McAllister, you are fired', bounced around in my head over and over as some strange man with an official government badge stood in my doorway of my office. Standing next to him were two security guards. They fired me on the basis that my job was no longer of service to the government. Then, what the heck was the new shmuck doing? Oh yeah. My job. I never saw that one coming to bite me in the ass.
Where was all this leading? I had no clue. I knew one thing for sure. I needed a job, a car, better karma and while I was asking, a man would be nice too.
Sometimes luck gets turned around, so what does a gal have to do in this town to get it back? Fired from her secret government job seemed like the tip of the iceberg in her streak of bad luck. However that was nothing compared to the business of leprechauns, frozen bank accounts, credit cards, and having to drive an eighties green Gremlin car around town.
With the luck of the Irish on her side, Katie McAllister, endures a calamity of eccentricity to get her luck back while solving the mystery of the leprechaun. With the help of old friends and new and a very adorable white puppy, she not only gets her luck back, she finds the man that almost got away.
This quirky chick lit mystery will have you smiling.
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Editorial Reviews

Smashwords.com - Teela May
Loved it! Super easy read. Left me with loads of smiles.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012266699
  • Publisher: CJ Hawk
  • Publication date: 3/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 402 KB

Meet the Author

CJ Hawk is a freelance writer based out of Denver Co. She loves to write about quirky characters and life experiences. Some of her books are written for the general audience, while others are a bit too steamy and meant for mature audiences. Please visit her website for other available books at cjhawk.com

First three chapters of all available ebooks are located on website for your reading choice.

Ah, if only life were like frosted cupcakes. Gooey sweet frosting with satisfying cake, bite after bite, day after day, maybe a center filled with creamy goodness. Life is meant to be magical or laughed at. Yes, life is a lesson, blah...blah... blah...but magical makes more mojo.
I am a stay at home mom of two boys - preteen and teen - ugh! During my time home, I have tried on and off to work a normal job but to no avail.
I put in my time in the corporate world before having kids and have really enjoyed being able to stay home and raise my boys. OK! Whom am I kidding? If I had it to do all over again, I would make awesome money, have me a nanny, a maid and bomb squad diffuser.
It kills me to admit this but with each book published there are several empty cupcake wrappers, achy fingers from hitting the delete button WAY.... too many times then going back to hit Control Z to undo every delete I just made. Yet, once a book has been published and the sales are good along with the reviews are positive - not negative, I feel a sense of satisfaction in my job. Writing has its ups and downs like a new relationship. The plot starts to build is equivalent to seeing a handsome man for the first time, and your heart starts pounding. The plot is laid out, and the characters are developing just like a new relationship with that handsome man. Then comes the editing and refining part which is equivalent to finding out he snores, farts way too much, and leaves the toilet seat up. Get my drift. In the end though, it is all worth it and nothing beats a rock-solid relationship that can handle the ups and downs nor does it beat the smile I leave on a reader's face or the feeling that they got a moment away from the everyday hectic life. And that, is why I do this.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Good story Poor editing

    This is a ggod book that is entertaining and easy to read,HOWEVER, there are many spelling and grammer errors that make it annoying. I got it on free friday so it was fine, but don't pay more than 5 bucks for it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Cute story but...

    Terrible editing. It was really distracting. Also it's a short story. Don't let the 600+ pages fool you; the rest are intro chapters to other books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Fun read

    Good book I enjoyed the fun story

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    Recomend

    This was a fun, cute read. It is a good book to read when you want something to read but don't have to think about what is happening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Silly

    A bit too much whimsy but a cute story. 217 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Ok

    Not the best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Good

    This has a nice story with some bite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Editor needed

    Please do eveyone a favor and submit your manuscripts to a local English teacher for editing before offering for sale. Basic grammar errors are unacceptable for a writer.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    a lucky find

    a fast read.. filled with quirky humor and enduring twists and turns of rotten luck . I loved it... we be looking into reading more books written by CJ Hawk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Ms. S

    This was a fun read. I needed something to make me laugh and smile and this was it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Fun read

    Just a fun, cute read. I would have rated it higher, but the editing was so badly done, that it was distracting.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Fun Read

    I enjoyed this book. It was funny and I was able to read it all in less than a day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Fun

    Entertaining story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    cs

    Great short story:)

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