Thursday, July 4, 2013

When Sparks Fly 4th of July Blog Hop

Growing up, the 4th of July meant one thing - noise. Lots and lots of noise. You see, my father liked that holiday almost as much as Christmas, and he'd save up money all year for fireworks. Then he and our neighbor would have a contest - unofficial, of course - to see who could set off the most fireworks and make the biggest noise!

What does that mean for you? Well...

I'm giving away a free pdf copy of my m/m shifter story "Omarati" to everyone who comments on this post. That's right - *everyone.*

There are two steps to enter:

1. Follow my blog.
2. Leave a comment with your e-mail.

Easy, peasy.

Good luck!!

****PLEASE BE AWARE:  I write GLBTQ romance. GLBTQ stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer. This means my works feature same sex relationships AND same sex sexual acts. If winning that kind of a book isn't your cup of tea, kindly pass on to the next blog in the hop and leave the spot open for someone else. Thank you.****


  1. My 4th of July usually consist of a lot of noise too, but mine isn't from fireworks. It's from over 200 people and most are kids. But there family gotta love them.

  2. My family has scattered and we celebrate quietly now. Our children do not celebrate quietly though. Enjoy your day!!
    debby236 at gmail dot com which is the email I follow through as well.

  3. As a kid, my family would go see the fireworks on our boat. My daughter is sensitive to sound, so we watch the fireworks on tv


  4. We tend to spend our day with family and friends with a ton of great food!


  5. Count me in!

    Christopher Hammel

  6. Count me in!

  7. Happy 4th July enjoy your day!


  8. Ah, memories! Taking turns sitting on the ice cream freezer and turning the crank. Watermelons floating in tubs of icy water. Hot dogs and hamburgers. Mosquitoes and chiggers. Rotten cousin chasing me with a snake. Sparklers and roman candles. Sorry, kinda got lost in the past for a moment. Count me in please.

  9. Happy 4th of July! Thanks for the giveaway.


  10. This is go great of you

  11. This year, the 4th has meant lots of rain and watching fireworks set off in New York on TV. One of the near by cities set their fireworks off 20 minutes early, and the storm hit 3 minutes after they finished.


  12. I generally love the 4th of July. Last year though in my state (Kentucky) it was dry so most places cancelled the fireworks displays, this year, it has been raining for over 2 days! Besides, my 2 dogs and my 2 cats are all scared of loud noises so when my neighbors start setting off fireworks (which they do not only around the 4th of July but just randomly throughout the year), I have 4 fur babies trying to climb in my lap and be protected. Not fun :(
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. My neighbors had great fireworks this year. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC - Sherry S.
    email subscriber
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  14. Been a rather wet year here, but there were many fireworks going off in the neighborhood on the 4th, don't have to leave to see some great fireworks.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. The fourth means listening to the sounds of outside with my mother and wondering when it would stop. The fireworks would not stop for weeks.

  16. Oh I forgot my email in the above comment

  17. I love watching the fireworks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Love the real easy giveaways. :)

    They canceled the local fireworks show this year. An almost 20 year tradition of our family going to this show(only two miles from my current home)on the beach, totally blown. :(

    carolcobun @

    1. Oh and I'm a GFC follower of your blog.

  19. Thanks for the hop! I'm now following you on GFC! =)

    Helena Ferrell

  20. Thanks so much for the opportunity!
    I follow via GFC as Misty Rios