Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cocked and Loaded!!!

July Blog Hop

This hop has to do with how we feel about the Fourth of July. I love the Fourth. I love military heroes and men in uniform. Grin. So read on to learn a little bit about my military story, You'll Think of Me, then keep reading because with a little work on your part, there are prizes up for grabs!

The man of her dreams finally came home from the war, but is he still the man she remembers or have his demons changed him forever?

Melanie Roberts loved her best friend more than she could ever imagine, and for longer than she wants to admit. Though once lovers, she's resigned herself to being no more than his best friend and roommate. On the eve of his return from deployment in Iraq, in order to keep her heart from breaking, she decides she's moving on—after one last sexy night.

Cade Nicholson has come to a decision. As he comes home damaged in both body and soul from his latest deployment, all he wants is to find comfort in Melanie's arms. Unsure and unsteady in expressing his love to the only woman to hold his heart, he has to find a way to convince her of his true feelings.

Can two best friends overcome their demons to prove their love for one another before past decisions come back to haunt them and it’s too late?

Reader Advisory: This book contains anal and outdoor sex.

Available here!

And now for my part of the hop...I'm going to make you do some work! So what do you have to do? Leave a comment. What is your favorite part of the Fourth of July? The picnics? The parades? The band music? The fireworks? Let me know. Then leave your name and email so I can contact you if you win and you're in the hat for a copy of You'll Think of Me and a $5 Gift card to Amazon! Want more chances? Follow me on Facebook, follow my blog, and to follow me on Twitter, and sign up for my newsletter right here.

The contest ends July 1st at midnight, so act now. I'll announce the winner right here on the blog on July 2nd as well as I'll email the winner!

I want to thank Queentutt's World of Escapism and Close Encounters With the Night Kind for hosting this blog. Make sure you thank them, too!

Go forth, hop and have fun! here's the rest of the folks taking part in the hop!


BLHmistress said...

Best part of 4th of July besides the cookouts and fireworks is that today we celebrate our freedom thanks to those men hundreds of years ago, who fought and sacrificed for us.

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Unknown said...

My fave part is definitely the fireworks but spending time with my family is pretty great too!!! Thanks for the chance to win. already a follower.

Ronda Tutt said...

Oh wow, I loved the blurb and you have my heart melting and wanting to read your awesome book.

I love the 4th for many reason, one I am very patriotic for I am a disabled veteran and come from a family full of veterans.

For celebrating I love the family get together and the fun and excitement I see in my grown kids eyes and their children's fascination with lighting the fireworks. My 3 yr old grand son likes the big ones he says. LOL

Thank you so much for being apart of the hop and I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.

Yvette said...

I love the grilling and eating!

Susan W. said...

The best part is spending time with family, cooking out and relaxing.
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Joanne said...

The best part of the holiday is the watching the fireworks with family. Thanks for the giveaway.


Lisa said...

I enjoy spending time with my family.

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Sue Sattler said...

I love the fireworks and watching my grandkids face light up when they see them.
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Kim Lemear said...

My kids love the parade, so that has become my favorite part. Love to enjoy it with them. Thanks for being in the hop. Looks like a good book, adding it to my wishlist.

Nay Nay said...

After spending time with my family and eating lots of great food, the best thing to do is to sit and watch the fireworks.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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Foretta said...

The best part of the 4th is spending time with my family! I love the getting together to watch the fireworks with the kids

magic5905 said...

I love the fireworks and getting together with family.
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bas1chs said...

Oh, this one sounds so good!
As for Independence Day, I love the fireworks, cookout, and usually attending a music event down by the river.

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Unknown said...

The best part of the 4th is the fireworks!


laceyblossom said...

Love the BBQs and fireworks!
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Thanks for the giveaway!

Imajicasnow said...

The full celebration of what it stands for!
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ps I think you have the dates posted wrong for this hop.

Sophia Rose said...

Do I have to pick? I love all those things. I would say any of them done with my family would be the best.

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Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

wpogrant said...

I would say the fireworks and cookouts.

Unknown said...

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love spending time with the family, BBQs, and drinking beer!

Thanks to all of the service men and women who gave and continue to give me this freedom!

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Texas Book Lover said...

My favorite part is spending time with my family and seeing the smiles on my daughters faces!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Karen H said...

Thanks for taking part in this giveaway.

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Janhvi said...

I'm an international follower so I don't celebrate 4th of July :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kaylyn D said...

My favorite part is the fireworks but the food is a close second. Thanks for the giveaway.

nel said...

fireworks and food!!!

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Jody said...

I love the fireworks. They are so beautiful and we have a great show near the house and I love watching the faces of my kids watching the fireworks. :)

Jody Duffy

Michelle Bledsoe said...

My favorite thing about the 4th is the family get together for food and fireworks.

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Anonymous said...

The food is my favorite part.

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Unknown said...

I ty Wendie for the chance to win.

I am following you on fb

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pc said...

My favorite part of the fourth is spending time with family and friends to really appreciate that we can...and then there is the added bonus of fireworks!


andieleah said...

My favorite things about the fourth is what I call the 5 f', family, fun, fireworks...and freedom!!!
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Molly said...

Best part of the 4th is all the patriotism and spending time with my kiddos and parents. The reading time and the fireworks are awesome too!

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Sherry said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Carin said...

the best part of the 4th for me is the fireworks! I love them they are beautiful and symbolic.
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Merry said...

My favorite part of the fourth is time spent with family!
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Deb PelletierC said...

I love the food, corn on the cob, hot dogs and watermelon.The other things are nice, too. :-)
deb P

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mysons said...

I love the fireworks! I follow on FB/Kathy Ross-Twitter/

Rissa said...

I liked you on FB..Larissa Rodgers

My favorite part of the 4th is heading up north and getting together with the family for a long weekend full of fun!!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

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Anne said...

The fireworks are #1 for me.

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Em said...

The picnic is the best part for me, chatting, playing games with good company.

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I love the fireworks.
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Donna said...

Thanks for the contest!

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June M. said...

My favorite part of 4th of July is spending time with my family.
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rubyswan said...

I lovvvvvvvvvvvve it Wen I spend time with family & my kids cook espeically 4 me..:D I love hanging out at goodreads & blogging.

Pam said...

My favorite part is definitely the fireworks. Generally we have a BBQ but not this year oddly enough. LOL
Thank you for the giveaway!

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Barbara said...

I like watching the fireworks go off from our back deck. Thx for this giveaway op! :) Following via:
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ParanormalRomanceFan said...

Hello Wendi,

Thank you for participating in the Cocked & Loaded, Shootin’ Stars, & Blasting Giveaway Hop.

Well we celebrated the 4th of July of the 5th because my Hubby is a Police Officer, 32 years & still going strong) & the 4th is one of their busiest days. But we always enjoy celebrating with family at our house on the 5th with a cookout & a pool volley ball game…& it’s always the start of my Hubby’s vacation time.

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway of a copy of “You'll Think of Me” & a $5Gift card to Amazon! Thank You.

Take Care Wendi & Stay Naughty,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
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Evelyn said...

Thank you for the contest! following GCF, facebook, twitter, emial

Dovile said...

I'm not in the US, so we don't celebrate it over here at all:)

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Tina B said...

The thing I love most about the 4th is the camaraderie! I love how most people are friendly to strangers. :)
Don't get me wrong, I love the food too. ;)
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, Wendi! I already have this one on my TBR.
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