Wednesday, July 4, 2018



I'd like to wish all 
of my fellow Americans
a WONDERFUL day of barbecues
and GORGEOUS fireworks!!

In order to celebrate this
great day in U.S. history,
I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY
for all of my U.S. followers and

You can win ANY BOOK OF
YOUR CHOICE, worth up to
$20.00, from Amazon US!!

 The rules are simple.
This giveaway starts at midnight
today, 7/4/18, and will run
through midnight, 7/25/ 18.
This is a U.S. ONLY giveaway,
so you must be a U.S. resident
in order to enter.
You must also be at least 13,
or get a parent's permission to enter.
Please perform the 
action required for each 
entry you decide to click on.

You will have 48 hours
to reply to an email notification
of your prize win.


Hope you have a safe 
and Happy Fourth of July!!



  1. Today is my niece Amelia’s birthday. So something to celebrate, even if we’re on the other side of the world. Have a happy holiday! Do you guys get today off or have a long weekend?

    1. Hi, Sue!

      First of all, Happy Birthday to your niece!!! WOOT, WOOT!! Sorry this is a bit late..... As you know, sometimes I get behind on comments and replies...... :(

      People here in the U.S. may or may not get the day off, depending on what line of work they're in. Those who work in restaurants rarely do. Some store employees might or might not get the day off. Office workers and teachers usually do get it.

      In my case, since I'm a part-time adult ESOL teacher, I did get the day off -- with NO pay. We part-timers don't get any paid holidays, sick days, OR paid vacations. :(

      This year, something weird happened. Tuesday, July 3rd, was what is known here as "a teacher planning day", so we didn't have classes that day. We got the 4th off, and then had to RETURN TO WORK on July 5th!! Man, what a bummer!! I don't see why they couldn't have given us the 4th and 5th off, instead of the 3rd and 4th!! GRRRR.

      You see, all of us teachers, whether we work at night or during the day, would have had a five-day weekend. The day teachers are on summer vacation anyway, and we part-timers don't work Fridays. Oh, well..... :(

      Hope Amelia had a BLAST on her birthday!!!! :) :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  2. Thanks for hosting another Giveaway Maris. Happy 4th of July. I had a busy tiring weekend a few days ago so I am mostly relaxing today. I hope that you are having a great day!

    1. Hi, Brian!

      You're very welcome!! :) :)

      Hope you had a VERY Happy Fourth!! Relaxing on the Fourth sounds like a GREAT idea!!

      We went to see fireworks at night, but now I wish we had actually stayed home and watched the BEAUTIFUL show put on in Washington, D.C. But it just seemed better to go out on such a festive occasion.

      Thanks for participating and commenting!! <3 :)

  3. I would love to win The Last Time I lied. I have heard great things about it. Thanks for the chance :)

    1. Hi, Burma!

      I just checked that one out on Goodreads. Ooooh....CREEPY!! But if you win, this is the book I'll send you!

      Thanks for participating and commenting!! <3 :)

  4. I would absolutely LOVE a hardback copy of Zodiac by Romina Russell! I have all of the books in the series but the first one!

    1. Hi, Emma!

      Oh, I've heard GREAT things about that one!! TERRIFIC choice!! :)

      How funny that you have all the books in the series except the first one! Lol. But if you win, you will DEFINITELY be able to complete the series!! :)

      Thanks for participating and commenting!! <3 :)

  5. Happy 4th of July! I would love to win a copy of The Power of Five by Alex Lidell because I want to read this series. Thank you

    1. Hi, Linda!

      Happy Belated Fourth of July! Lol. Hope you had a good one!! :)

      I've just checked this one out on Goodreads. It's a reverse harem story. Well, this is not my cup of tea, but, if this is your pick, then this is he book you'll get, if you're the winner! :)

      Thanks for participating and commenting!! <3 :)

  6. I'm a little late to the party but I hope your 4th of July was fun and incredible. I didn't get to do anything because I'm sick with bronchitis. Ew! Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway. Such a hard choice. I think my pick would probably be Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi or a book by Amy Bartol. I love all her books. Thanks!

    1. Hi, Misti!

      No worries! People can enter this giveaway all the way up to the 24th! :) :)

      I'm sorry to hear that you've got bronchitis.... Sure hope you get better VERY soon!! Take all your meds and get PLENTY of rest!!

      You're very welcome for the giveaway!! :)

      Ah, the "Shatter Me" series!! Now that's yet another series I've been wanting to read! (I have several on my Goodreads shelves, lol.) GREAT choice!!

      Thanks to YOU for participating and commenting!! <3 :)

  7. I would like to win Victorian Town, by Nancy Thorne it looks like a great romance


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