4th of July Blog Hop: Skyrockets In Flight, Blog Hop Delight

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” – Albert Einstein

This 4th of July I hope we’re all able to recognize and celebrate the things in our lives that are great and inspiring. I hope you all take time to appreciate the the history that brought us to this point, and those who protect and defend us now.

One of the ways I’M celebrating… and the reason you’re all here… is by giving YOU the option of owning the fruits of someone’s labor in freedom. The winning commenter will be receiving their choice of book (up to $15) from the Book Depository. All you have to do to enter is tell me what book you want. That’s it!! (Subscribing to my blog is greatly appreciated, but never required for contest entry.) The comment below should include the name of the book you’d like as a prize, your first name, and your email address. I’ll be in touch with the winner (chosen at random) after the blog hop concludes on July 10th. (Open to anyone living anywhere the Book Depository ships.) I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone’s reading, and maybe finding a few new ideas for my TBR pile, lol.

And don’t forget to click on the pic below to check out all the other bloggers/authors participating in the hop… sooooo many cool places to visit and cool prizes to win!!

Good Luck, everyone… I hope you all have a safe, happy, memorable Independence Day!!

****contest is over and winner has been notified… will announce pending reply****

thank you to everyone who entered! see you next time!


  1. Comment by Mary Preston:

    My daughter said I must say THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR.



  2. Comment by Carol Thompson:

    Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to International entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I would choose The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  3. Comment by Janinay:

    I’d love Other Words For Love but it’s a bit overpriced. Will look for another if I win. Hehe. 😀 Maybe Across the Universe then. 😀


    ninmonster at rocketmail dot com

  4. Comment by Mikki Mano:

    Hmm, thanks for the giveaway 🙂 🙂 I think I would choose Nightfall by Ellen Connor – I’ve been lusting for it for a while 😛
    Thanks again,

  5. Comment by Keisha Talley:


    I would like Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison


  6. Comment by Carol L.:

    Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione. Thanks for this chance to win. Happy 4th.
    Email subscriber.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Comment by Viki S.:

    Happy 4th of July. Thanks for the giveaway – books make me happy too ;).
    I’d love Demon’s Surrender.

  8. Comment by Kate:

    I’d love to get Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead! The original verson, not the new cover 🙁

  9. Comment by Kate:

    Sorry! Forgot my email

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Comment by Juana Esparza:

    Have a nice 4th of July!

    Book Choice: Seaborne by Katherine Irons



  11. Comment by Throuthehaze:

    I would love Twisted by Sara Shepard

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  12. Comment by Rhianna:

    I’d go for Nightfall by Ellen Connor. Happy Independence Day!

    — Rhianna
    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

  13. Comment by elaing8:

    Happy 4th!!!

    I would pick
    What A Goddess wants by Stephanie Julian


  14. Comment by elaing8:

    oops..my name Elaine

  15. Comment by Mariee:

    Happy 4th of July!

    I’d love to win a copy of The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane.

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Comment by JessS:

    Awesome giveaway. I’d love Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning, I have a Kindle copy of it but really want paperback, it’s so good.


  17. Comment by Jennifer:

    Name: jennifer
    Email: below
    Book i would like: Hourglass by Myra McEntire.

    Thank you.

  18. Comment by Angela S:

    I would like Overbite by Meg Cabot.
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  19. Comment by Laura Kaye:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would want Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison. Happy 4th!

    laurakayeauthor at gmail dot com

  20. Comment by Sara M:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love a copy of Sirensong by Jenna Black.

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  21. Comment by krystallarson:

    I would want Starcrossed: Josephine Angelini! The cute covers get me every time >< edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom Thank you!

  22. Comment by DarkBloodyVamp:

    I’m a GFC follower.

    I would like to win Devil Without a Cause (The Devil’s Bargain #1)
    by Terri Garey

    Thanks for this giveaway!


  23. Comment by Darlene:

    I’d love to win Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens!

    Please enter me in the draw!

    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Comment by Judy Cox:

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    I would say Die For Me by Amy Plum


  25. Comment by Danielle Gorman:

    Happy 4th! I would love to win a copy of Clockwork Prince or City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare.

  26. Comment by Sarah:

    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize!

    I would like to enter for Showcase Presents: Batgirl (ISBN 1401213677). This book would be under $15 with the coupon code May11.

    If this is unacceptable, I would choose Herzog on Herzog by Werner Herzog and Paul Cronin.

    slbastin at gmail dot com

  27. Comment by Clarissa P (Clary):

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I would love to win Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers =D

    Clarissa P (Clary)

  28. Comment by Michelle Bledsoe:

    Hi and Happy 4th.
    I would think I would like a Jaci Burton or Maya Banks book. They are new to me and I haven’t read any of their books yet.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com
    Michelle B

  29. Comment by Brittany Gale:

    I would love to get In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂


  30. Comment by ShootingStarsMag:

    I think I’d get Where She Went by Gayle Forman

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  31. Comment by SpadesHigh:

    I would LOVE for the chance to win Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison OR Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!
    Happy Holidays!! =)

    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.com
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  32. Comment by Sherry S.:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win The Darkness Beyond by Alexis Morgan.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  33. Comment by June M.:

    GREAT book!

  34. Comment by June M.:

    I would probably pick something by Katie MacAlister if I won.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  35. Comment by Diana:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    I would like Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  36. Comment by Evie:

    I would love to win The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
    Thanks a lot for the chance and have a great week!

    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  37. Comment by acm05:

    I would get books 2, 3 or 4 from Sydney Croft’s ACROS series. My library has 1 and 5, AHHHHHH!


  38. Comment by kahcherub:

    I’d love to read THE PLEASURE GARDEN (Amanda Mcintyre) or Forever (Maggie stiefvater). thanks for the giveaway!!!

  39. Comment by Kristin:

    I’d love to win LINE OF SCRIMMAGE by Marie Force! If they don’t have that, then DRAGON BOUND by Thea Harrison.

    Please enter me! And thanks for the chance to win! 😀

    kristincheee (at) aol (dot) com

  40. Comment by paulinemilner:

    I would love to read ‘They Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ (Malarkey). It is one book that I really want to read. I have heard and read that it is amazing.

    Thanks for the great giveaway. ~Pauline


  41. Comment by Dinda_SI:

    Thanks for the chance !!!
    I would love to read Wither.


  42. Comment by Maria (pronounced Mariah):

    I really want Changing the Game by Jaci Burton when it comes out next month if I win!

    Thanks for the chance! Maria
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  43. Comment by Crystal ♥:

    I would want to pre-order Changing the Game by Jaci Burton as well, can’t wait for it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com

  44. Comment by Megan @Amethyst Daydreams:

    I would love to have Intertwined by Gena Showalter!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  45. Comment by Ed Scarpa:

    Firelight (Hardback) by Sophie Jordan

  46. Comment by Jeanne:

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    My choice would be Delirium by Lauren Oliver 🙂

  47. Comment by Cathy M:

    I would love to read Midnight Sins by Lora Leigh.

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  48. Comment by latishajean:

    Thank you so much I would pick Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers !
    Great giveaway thanks for the chance!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  49. Comment by Sarah Bibi Setar:

    Hi:) Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m looking forward to reading Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer or Sounds Like Crazy by Shana Mahaffey. Thanks for the giveaway:)

    Sarah Bibi Setar

  50. Comment by Jessica B.:

    I think that I’d like a copy of Minigami by Gay Merrill Gross
    Jessica B
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  51. Comment by Donna Simmonds:

    Chicks Kick Butt Anthology

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  52. Comment by Felicia:

    I would love to win Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephenie Perkins. Thank you! (:


  53. Comment by Zest:

    Thanks for the giveaway! If I win, I will choose Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley. (below $10 the last time I checked?)


  54. Comment by shadow:

    i want so many books. if i win, could i have lola and the boy next door by stephanie perkins. 🙂 thank you for the giveaway!

  55. Comment by LadyVampire:

    If I was so lucky as to win, I would like a copy of Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  56. Comment by Mary:

    I would love Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning. She is so awesome!
    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  57. Comment by Tara W:

    I would pre-order Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  58. Comment by Shannon:

    I would love to win Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

    Fingers crossed! 🙂 Thanks for this great giveaway!

    twentywithoutmoney (at) ymail (dot) com

  59. Comment by Mona Garg:

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    I would love to get MISS NEW INDIA

    Email subscriber


  60. Comment by Devony:

    I’d love to read Paranormalcy. Thanks for the chance! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

  61. Comment by Lisa Ann Richards:

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    My choice Wolfsbane (Nightshade, Book 2)


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  62. Comment by Mandy:

    I would love to win Lola and the Boy Next Door; thank you!=)


  63. Comment by Krysta Banco:

    I’d love to win Red Glove by Holly Black.


  64. Comment by Sky:

    I really want to read Ripple by Mandy Hubbard! 🙂


  65. Comment by Janhvi Jagtap:

    thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!!
    i would like to read alien tango by gini koch

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  66. Comment by Dovile:

    I’d like to win the X-Men: Magneto Testament graphic novel.


    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  67. Comment by Jen K.:

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

    I’d love a copy of Born at Midnight by CC Hunter. 🙂

    Jen K
    admin.bookblog AT gmail.com

  68. Comment by AsianCocoa:

    Thank you for the giveaway.
    I would like Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
    asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

  69. Comment by Alex:

    I don’t know for sure what book I’d pick. I’m afraid of looking at BD cause I know ill find at least 3 books I Can’t live without hahha thanks for the giveaway 🙂 amazing_alex.0818ATyahooDOTcom

  70. Comment by Jade:

    I would pick Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey!^^


  71. Comment by JoAnna B:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I would love to read Naked Dragon by Annette Blair

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  72. Comment by Pam S:

    The Surrender of Lady Jane By Marissa Day – ty for the chance to win it!

    pams00 @ aol.com

  73. Comment by Spav:

    I would love to win Supernaturally by Kiersten White.


  74. Comment by Inga Kupp-Silberg:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    In case I win, Id like to order Dance with the Dragons by George R. Martin!

    inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/

  75. Comment by AEKZ2:

    I’d like to read As Lie the Dead (Dreg City, Book 2) – Kelly Meding

  76. Comment by Kimberly Flood:

    I’d love to get the newest book in the “Accidental” series by Dakota Cassidy.

    blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com