Independence Blog Hop!


If you’re new to my blog, welcome. If you’ve been here before, welcome back!!

I’m participating in the Celebrate Independence blog hop!! I’m Canadian and celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, but I also live in the US and celebrate July 4th. I get twice the fun each year!! To mark the occasions, I’m giving away not one prize, but two!

1 lucky commenter will win an ebook from my back list! Winner’s choice of course!!

1 lucky commenter will win a $20 GC for either B&N or Amazon! Woot!!

Want a chance or two to win?? I’ll tell you how in just a minute. But first, a little snippet from LOVE ON LANDING available from:


“Stay,” he said simply.

She laughed at his forwardness. She liked he wanted to take control, but this seemed like he was getting a little carried away. “I’m not your dog.”

“No, you aren’t, but you really should listen.” He tugged open his pants and slipped out of them and his boxers at the same time. He held them long enough to retrieve a condom from his wallet before dropping his pants to the floor to join his shirt. She giggled as he casually tossed the condom onto the bedside table as if it were his car keys.

He answered her laugh with a devilish smile. “I promise I’ll make your obedience worth your while—if you’re a good girl.”

“What if I’m bad?” she teased.

“I’ll make your deviance worth my while.”

And now, how you can enter my contest for a chance to win… Each thing on the list earns you another chance to win! Do all or only one, whatever YOU are comfortable with!!

1. Leave a comment and tell me how you’ll be celebrating this year!

2. Enter you email address over there >>>> to subscribe to my blog!

3. Add any or all of my books to your Goodreads list by clicking here:  GOODREADS

4. Like my Facebook Page! I promise I’ll post something interesting once in a while. 😉 Click here:  FACEBOOK

5. Follow me on twitter by clicking here: TWITTER

Have you already done some/all of these in another blog hop?? No problem! Just let me know in your comment (twitter handle, Facebook name, goodreads name) and when I confirm you’re already there, I’ll count that as an entry!

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  1. rubyswan says:

    Hi Ms. Thurmeier,
    I N joy the freedom of celebrating the 4th of July spending time with family & friends but I have such an AWESOME time living N BEANTOWN…yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!
    Happbeeee July 4th..God bless us all!

    1. Heather says:

      Beantown is fun!! I’ve been there once. I’d love to go back someday!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Kay Rogal says:

    Hi, Heather!

    I received your blog in my email. #chicklitchat was fun! Can’t wait til the next chat 🙂

    The 4th of July fireworks and whatever comes my way is what I do on Indrpendence Day.

    Great blog!

    1. Heather says:

      Nice to see you again, Kay! #chicklitchat was a ton of fun this past week. It runs every Thursday if you’re interested in dropping by to chat again. I won’t be hosting it again until August, but the other hosts are super fun and friendly too!

  3. Allyson Brann says:

    I already had your books on either my read list or my tbr list on goodreads:) This year my family is going to a pool party/ cookout and then off to the fireworks! And of course ice cream which is one of my 2 1/2 years olds favorite things:) Enjoy your fourth!

    1. Heather says:

      Hi Allyson! Is it sad that I get a little *SQUEE* moment when someone new tells me they already have my books on a TBR list?? Cause I do. 😉 I hope you enjoy them!

      And I totally hear you about the ice cream. My family loves one local place and we stop in for treat almost every week in the summer. So yummy!

  4. Kassandra says:

    I’ll be celebrating with family and friends. We are having a drought currently so no fireworks but still lots of good food 😉

    FB=Kassandra Appel

  5. Hope says:

    Hi Heather,
    happy Independence Day!

  6. Sue Brandes says:

    We are just staying in and keeping cool this year. Will enjoy some movies on TV. Most of the fireworks have been cancelled due to no rain. I am already subscribed to your blog, Following on Twitter(katsrus2003) and liked on Facebook(Sue Brandes). Thank you for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  7. Linda Kish says:

    Happy Canada Day and Happy Independence Day. I usually watch fireworks on my TV. There are none close to my house.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  8. Mary Doherty says:

    Every year our small town has a parade and fireworks that night. There is food and games for the kids before the fireworks start. I follow you by email. gatormaryd(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  9. Melissa Limoges says:

    I think I’ll spend this 4th of July being lazy. 🙂 Have a wonderful 4th!

  10. Mackenzie Crowne says:

    Love your snippet! Pick me, pick me!

    😉 Mac

    1. Heather says:

      Thank you, Mackenzie! I’m glad you enjoyed the snippet. Tali was on of my most favorite characters to write.

  11. Pam Brewer says:


    I will be celebrating with family – yummy food and fun.

    I signed up for your newsletter.
    Already follow on twitter @pamerd
    Updated my Goodreads shelves 🙂

    Thanks for the chance

  12. Sue Sattler says:

    I will be spending the day with family and then taking my grandkids to see the fireworks.
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    email follow – proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. Trix says:

    I’ll probably be barbecuing and watching fireworks with my family.

  14. laurie g says:

    happy july 4th! and fireworks are always fun



  15. Lacey T says:

    I’m going to a friend’s cookout!
    email subscriber: laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com
    twitter: @laceyblossom
    I added your books to my goodreads to read shelf!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Crissy M says:

    We’re having a cookout and watching the fireworks by the river!

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  17. Juana Esparza says:

    We have no plans my mom and I will stay home and watch a movie.

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    Added several of your books to my to read books at Goodreads = Juana Esparza

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  18. Mel Bourn says:

    The 4th is one of my favorite holidays. We BBQ, drink lots of beer, and light fireworks. The kids play on the slip and slide, do sparklers, and run around with their cousins.

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  19. Brandi S. says:

    Happy 4th of July! I am following you on twitter(MissBrandiBea). For the 4th of July, I will be having a family BBQ. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!

  20. bn100 says:

    I’ll be celebrating with a BBQ.
    I follow your blog.
    I added 4 of your books to Goodreads under L.


  21. Emily W. says:

    Well, I’m babysitting and then hanging with friends and family.


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    Twitter: chickie434

  22. Karen H in NC says:

    Happy 4th to you. I won’t be doing any celebrating of the holiday this week, but I will be traveling back to MI next week to spend time with my children and hometown friends.

    I follow your blog

    email: kareninnc at gmail dot com
    Facebook Karen Haas
    I have added one of your books to my Goodreads bookshelf, Karen Haas.

    1. Heather says:

      Hi Karen, Enjoy your week back home with family and friends! We’re making the trip back home this summer too! I’m looking forward to it!

  23. Ash Krafton says:

    We’re lucky enough to catch a break from our kids’ hectic schedules–hello? Who said SUMMER VACATION? What a lie…

    We’ll have a cook-out at Grandma’s place. Hopefully there will be lots of cousins visiting. Kids will swim and play in the yard…grown-up kids like me will sit on the deck, goofing off with my husband’s family.

    It’s supposed to rain but that won’t deter us from getting together. Everyone works during the week so holidays make for precious time to catch up with each other.

    Happy holiday, everyone!

  24. Leigh Savage says:

    I liked you on facebook: Leigh Savage
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    Subscribed to your blog authorleighsavage@gmail.com

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  25. Kelly R says:

    We will be having a cookout at our house.

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    Twitter: ronnkelly3



  26. Kelly R says:

    We will be having a cookout at our house.

    FB: Kelly C Reci
    Goodreads: Kelly Reci
    Twitter: ronnkelly03



  27. Stephanie W. says:

    We’re having a family cookout. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Twitter follower: @adreamindream
    Liked FB page: Stephanie Ward

  28. Juliana says:

    I am just staying home watching TV this year, its too hot to go out!
    Thanks for participating in the hop! Happy 4th!
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

  29. Kat says:

    My boyfriend and I will probably just hang around the house before trying to find a place to watch fireworks. It’ll be pretty low-key.

    I have Bunny HIlls and Bikinis on my summer reading list on good reads, I follow on Twitter (@KatDVS) and liked your facebook page along with also following your blog via e-mail kathalsteaddgoATyahooDOTcom

  30. Wendy Pogrant says:

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  31. Shannon says:

    I’m not sure what I will be doing Wednesday night. I’m a little worried about the dry areas. So I might have to miss out on that part (-:

    Thanks for participating in the hop!

    I’m an email subscriber: bas1chsemail at gmail dot com
    I have your book marked on my goodreads list.

  32. Phuong says:

    Hi Heather,

    I don’t really do anything special for Independence Day because fireworks freak me out. Instead, I end up having a very long b’day since it’s 2 days before the holiday and end up eating the entire week lol. Thanks for bloghop!

    I’ve already read 2 out of 3 of your books and listed on Goodreads
    Follow on twitter = @bookfan747
    Liked FB page = Phuong Phan
    Subscribed to blog = bookfan0747@aol.com

    1. Heather says:

      Hi Phuong! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! We will probably watch the fireworks for our living room windows because they freak my DD out too! Luckily a camp down the street sets them off so we get a pretty good view from our house and it’s much less scary for her.

  33. Donna/BLHmistress says:

    I think we are going to just chill maybe watch the fireworks, but my son is visiting his other grandparents so there won’t be much going on.

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    bookmarked all books on goodreads- Donna Newman

    FB= Dawna Newman

  34. Penumbra says:

    I’ll probably spend the fourth lazying around and maybe a BBQ 🙂 Happy 4th!

    Twitter: penumbrareads


  35. Foretta says:

    Thanks so much! I love watching the fireworks with the kids! They get so excited!!!
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  36. StacieD says:

    The food is my favorite part of the the 4th of July. I’m making BBQ ribs! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  37. Christine says:

    I’ll be taking my nephews to the fireworks.

    I like you on facebook (Michele M)

  38. Abby says:

    Liked you on FB as Nikki O! Thanks for the giveaway and happy 4th!

  39. tinamturner@live.com says:

    Woot Woot for this contest!! My fingers are crossed!! 🙂

  40. Carin W says:

    Heather, this 4th will be spent with my feet elevated and iced, I broke them (yes both ugg) so not doing much but reading.
    I signed up for your newsletter mawmom@gmail.com
    added you and your book to my goodreadds Carin
    FB liked Carin Walker
    and twitter followed MAWmum

    Thanks for this chance

  41. Savannah miller says:

    I love spending time with my family on the 4th of july me dad and hubby both get off of work 🙂


  42. Savannah miller says:

    I follow you on facebook savannah miller


  43. June says:

    This year I will just be spending the day with a good book/movie.
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    Twitter follower: @juneannm
    sent GR friend request: June Manning & added a couple of your books to my TBR list: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4904586?shelf=to-read

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  44. Catherine Lee says:

    I’ll be enjoying a quiet day at home with my hubby. We’ll grill out a couple of steaks.

    Happy July 4th
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    I follow on Twitter (@capefearlibn)

  45. evelynmoly says:

    Thanks for the contest! We loved watching the fireworks tonight! They were GREAT!!!
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    goodreads- evelynmoly@yahoo.com


  46. terri says:

    ty for the post
    goin to the local park for the fireworks show and the mini fair that they have


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