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July Fireworks Giveaway

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It’s that time of year again–giveaway time! This time there are three $100 Amazon e-gift cards, five $20 cards, and forty $5 cards, making this my giveaway with the most possible winners to date.

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  1. The giveaway is void where prohibited. It is also void in any place in which the nature of size or the prizes would trigger extra reporting requirements.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter, nor will making a purchase improve your odds of winning.
  3. There is no entry free for the giveaway. Entrants receive points for entries based on simple actions (such as Twitter following, for example) that do not require enough time to amount to a “consideration” (nonmonetary fee) under the law.
  4. The giveaway is sponsored by Bill Hiatt. Any reference to other companies is only for the purpose of describing the prizes and does not imply any endorsement or sponsorship of the giveaway.
  5. The number of prizes will never be less than advertised unless there are not as many entrants as there are prizes. However, the sponsor reserves the right, at his sole discretion, to award additional prizes in the event of an unexpectedly large entry.
  6. The sponsor reserves the right to modify any element of the giveaway if necessary to comply with unforeseen legal requirements.
  7. The sponsor will make a good faith effort to operate the giveaway appropriately. However, the sponsor will not assume responsibility for circumstances beyond his control (for example, website server failure).
  8. All entrants must either be legal adults in the jurisdiction in which they reside or entering with parental permission. Entrants who do not meet this requirement will be disqualified.
  9. Entrants must provide a valid email address. Entrants who do not provide a valid email address cannot be awarded any prizes which they have won until they correct their records. The email addresses will not be used for any non-contest-related purpose.
  10. People who attempt to register as more than one entrant through the use of multiple email addresses or by any other device will be disqualified. (One entrant may make multiple entries, as Rafflecopter defines the term.)
  11. Entrants who report through Rafflecopter the completion of entries that they have not in fact completed will be disqualified.
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  13. Every effort will be made to award all prizes within one week. If a delay is unavoidable, that will be noted on the giveaway page.

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Use the comment area on this post for the memory of summer blog comment option. The comments for the book cover option go directly on that page. Oh, and while we’re on the subject of giveaways, the last weekly giveaway of June ends on July 2, so if you’re seeing this before that time, you can enter here. After that, use the July Weekly Giveaway page.

Good luck!

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  1. Brett Paschen says:

    My best summer memory was July 4th 1976.All of my family was together to celebrate our nations Bicentennial.

  2. Shelley G. says:

    Favorite summer memory is going camping with my family as a child. It was the only real time I spent with my father because he worked a lot. He passed away 2years ago and I really miss him!,

  3. Gabrielle says:

    My best summer memory was a vacation I took with my brother. It was a wonderful time.

  4. Gabrielle says:

    Divided Against Yourselves made me immediately want to know what the book was about. To me, that’s the definition of a good cover.

  5. Lisa Williams says:

    My favorite Fourth of July memory was when my oldest sister Cheri would take us up to the river to go swimming and have a barbecue,we would be there all day then in the evening go to the drive-in theater,after that would be fireworks and we did that for a few years in a row.

  6. sihem says:

    My best memory of the summer is when I first saw the sea, I was very excited and happy.

  7. Irina Stiles says:

    My best summer memory is about Spain. Walking through Medieval towns were great!

  8. Anita Kennett says:

    Each year we have been so blessed to make new favorite memories.
    Last years favorite memory for us was being able to see our grandson enjoy his first fireworks

  9. Jessica W says:

    My favourite summer memory was going camping each year with my family when I was growing up.

  10. shannon fowler says:

    My favorite summer memory is going to disney world with my family as a kid. My dad always made the trips so special for me and my sister.

  11. I want to win this gift card

  12. Natalie says:

    I love We Walk In Darkness because I love the superimposed hands on the cover.

  13. Natalie says:

    My best summer memory was water skiing in Georgia. My grandparents live on a large lake and in the summer I would get a chance to slalom ski.

  14. heather says:

    My best summer memory is when I went to see my best friend in Virginia in the summer of 2002. We had so much fun catching up, cooking and swimming in the ocean.

  15. Carrie Messer says:

    My favorite July 4th memories are of celebrating my grandmother since it’s her birthday. We always had big family get togethers and then shot fireworks. SInce she died, the Fourth is bittersweet but I still love seeing my family and remembering her.

  16. john hutchens says:

    I like the cover of separated from yourself. It made me really want to read the book,so I think that is a great cover.

  17. john hutchens says:

    my best summer memory was going on a family picnic then watching fireworks. I miss my parents and the joy of the holidays with them

  18. Clem says:

    Best summer memory is any of the Disneyland trips my family went on.

  19. Sara says:

    One of my favorite summer memories is eating my grandmother’s homemade ice cream on July 4th.

  20. Rebecca Larsen says:

    Love the annual 4th of July community party in Menan, ID. Every year there are lots of games and prizes for the kids, great food and entertainment for everyone

  21. Rebecca Larsen says:

    love the cover for Unknown. Reason why is the cover leaves so many different possibilities open as to what the book may be about.

  22. Birgit Lehner says:

    My fondest memory is that of celebrating the summer solstice at our rural weekend home. The whole village would come together and we had this huge bonfire, there was BBQ and music and yes, they even allowed us kids to have a small fire nearby as well (always with the adults having a watchful eye on us of course).

  23. Susanti says:

    I don’t have any memories about summer 😂😂😂 we don’t have summer here 😥 I’ve never experienced different seasons. Only sunny and rainy days. Boring, i know

  24. miki says:

    My best summers memories are from when i was little and my father took the family for a week off….he was always working so suddenly having time for us and not at home seemed magical and it was such a great surprise

  25. Judy Thomas says:

    My favourite summer memories are the Christmases I spent as a child. We lived on farms in Northland, New Zealand.

  26. Stephanie Watson says:

    Favorite summer memory is hanging out at Shlitterbahn every summer as a teen.

  27. Audrey Stewart says:

    We walk in Darkness. I just love how well done it is. It makes you think some sort of mystery.

  28. Melissa Cunningham says:

    One of my favorite memories as a child was watching fireworks with my now late father. We had a blast that day we enjoyed the day at the fair, eating cotton candy, riding rides and watching fireworks. That day was perfect!

  29. Melissa Craig says:

    my favorite summer memories are of us camping at the lake which we still do, no electronics just us as a family, we spend our days swimming, playing games and talking at night we read, just good family fun!

  30. Michelle Bartley says:

    My favorite summer memory was travelling out west with my family as a kid!

  31. Michelle Bartley says:

    I love Echoes From Past Lives! Intriguing cover!

  32. Mya Murphy says:

    My best summer memory was visiting family in Ohio and Michigan every single year… we always had fun!!

  33. Juana Esparza says:

    I would love to read Echoes From My Past Lives. The book blurb sounds like a keeper.

  34. wendy pierson says:

    My favorite 4th of July was when we went to the Grand Canyon and spent time with 2 of my children and and son inlaw and husband

  35. Sandra Watts says:

    Best summer memory was going to Virginia Beach with the family when my son was younger. It was his first time at the beach and his reaction was priceless.

  36. Sandra Watts says:

    My favorite cover is The Devil Hath the Power. Love the flowing of her hair and her eyes.

  37. Mary L Cottingham says:

    When I was a little kid we lived about a block from the river and my dad used to take us out on the front porch roof to watch the fireworks… at least until the year my brother decided he couldn’t sit still.

  38. denise low says:

    My favorite memory was when I was young my family would go to the fireworks with our chairs and take something to eat and watch the fireworks.

  39. denise low says:

    I like the book Echoes from my past lives. I just think that this would be a great book to read.

  40. Tresha Mcfadden says:

    summer memory is going to the beach with friends and family

  41. Nikolina says:

    It was some 16 years ago.. My family and I went to a cruise and visited the whole Croatian coast in 2 weeks. It was beautiful!

  42. Veronica Lee says:

    My best summer memory was a beach vacation at an Indonesian Island with my parents and my siblings and their families. It was such a wonderful reunion.

  43. Jenny Gunnoe says:

    One of my best summer memories is from just a couple weeks ago. My SO and I took the kids to the lake camping for the weekend. We had a blast!

  44. Del says:

    The best summer memory is the road trip to Yosemite and other places.

  45. sandra says:

    my sister and her family has been going to the same beach and beach house for years now. we now bring our family along so that the kids can establish lasting family beach memories as well.

  46. Sarah Phillips says:

    Being a major horror fan, the cover for Monster Maelstrom is the most appealing! The spooky, dark background, the hands reaching out from the graves, and the bats totally draw me in and make me want to read some scary stories!

  47. Sarah Phillips says:

    My favorite summer memory would have to be celebrating my 16th birthday on the Summer Solstice with all my friends. Since then, one of those friends has passed away, so I really cherish those memories. We were carefree kids, listening to music and gossiping about boys!

  48. Glenn says:

    My best summer memory was the summer of 1989 I believe. I stayed in my college town for the summer and met a beautiful young woman. It was unfortunately only a summer fling, but I wish it could have lasted a lifetime…

  49. marissa c says:

    My best summer memory was our last family reunion on my mother’s side when I was in High School. It was the last time the whole family was able to get together before my grandmother passed. We spent a whole week at the lake swimming, grilling, and having fun.

  50. Stephanie Phelps says:

    My best summer memory is going to the beach with my kids and having the best time with no schedules and they kids all got a long the whole time and first with four boys. lol We played so hard and just relaxed!

  51. Lisa Brown says:

    my best summer memory was when the family got together for the yearly family camping reunion; it was a lot of fun and it was great to see those relatives I only get to see one a year.

  52. Lisa Brown says:

    Really like the cover for Separated from Yourselves; I think the overall look is pleasing and love the wolf and Earth inn the background. Just has a nice feel to is, mystical even.

  53. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love to go to the beach and enjoy a summer afternoon. This makes my summer day the perfect one.

  54. amy masiker says:

    My favorite memory so far this year is watching fireworks with my son that my boyfriend and his dad put on for us.

  55. Teri Moore says:

    My best 4th of July memory is being scared to death of those little black dots you light that turn to worms not sure why it creeped me out but I would peek and look also sparklers

  56. Armando Rincon says:

    Thanhks for doing this, I’d love to win it to save to buy my mom a small electric oven

  57. Armando Rincon says:

    My favorite summer memory would have to be when I got to travel to the country next to mine, I did it without a passport and they let me in for 3 days, lol

  58. Jen Rodrigues says:

    My favorite summer memories is my 13th Birthday which is July 1st that whole week we were in Washington DC. It was the best week ever. I had so much fun and the 4th of July Fireworks were the best I have ever scene. I will never forget that. So much fun.

  59. elcane desir says:

    my best 4th of july was when we my mom and sisters sat on the front porch and watch the kids light up fireworks

  60. Latonya says:

    This would be awesome

  61. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Most of my best Summer memories have to do with spending whole days at the lake or at the beach when I was a kid. So much fun. I love the water.

  62. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    ‘A Dream Comes True’ sounds like a fun read! Fantasy, mystery, solving clues–all to learn Greek Mythology.

  63. Amanda Stano says:

    My favorite summer memory is multiple memories wrapped into one. I long for the annual trips to Lake Erie with our family, before the divorce, before the turmoil. I long for walks on the beach with my siblings, digging for worn down pieces of colored glass that would just sit in glass jars or bags for years. I long for those moments when the rest of the world didn’t matter, our family matters didn’t matter, we loved each other and we were happy. I long for the times before the divorce, the brainwashing, the time we were kept from our other parent and not given a chance to know them for ourselves. We have since went through many more hardships, which caused stress and chaos beyond my control. Since I am the only sibling with children, I had to distance myself for the sake of my children. I miss those moments, the moments when family meant family. The moments before the abuse. The moments before the name-calling, belittling, and terrible words exchanged. I am much less stressed than I was two years ago, but I can’t say I don’t miss those family vacations.

    But now I have a family of my own and we are making our own family memories – amusement parks, different beaches with different worn glass pieces, and always more love. Life goes on.

  64. Carla W says:

    My best summer memory is when we all went to Colorado for our family reunion. My other best summer memory is when we went to Florida for our female only 1st cousin family reunion. Memories to last a life time but so ready for another one.

  65. Theresa says:

    My best memory is always having the whole family over for a bbq then fireworks later in the evening. Of course, the pool is always open.

  66. Theresa Powell says:

    My favorite summer memories were when we used to have family reunions and would get to see all the family members that we didn’t get to see on a regular basis. Unfortunately those came to end with the passing of my Grandmother, she was what held our family together. Now I am grown with 2 grown and 1 almost grown children and 4 grandsons and I wish they had the opportunity to know the rest of their family.

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  68. Maria says:

    My best summer memory is this past 4th. We got to use the paddle boat on the lake. There were lots of lily pads and the ducks were swimming everywhere. We ate some delicious BBQ and had homemade ice cream. We went out on the pier and set off a lot of fireworks. They bought use colorful sparklers. I loved them as a child. We just had the best time.

  69. kelly light says:

    My best summer memory was the first time I went to the beach!

  70. Katrina Brockavich says:

    My best summer memory is when I was little and we would go to the public fireworks show, and then come home and set off our own little “show.” We never did anything big, but it was special to me!

  71. Karen Adams says:

    Watching Fireworks at Our Local Theme Park last year! Amazing and Stunning

  72. Susan West says:

    My best summer memory would be during the 4th of July when my kids and my granddaughters came to visit. We had a great cookout on the grill and I enjoyed so much laughing and playing with my granddaughters. I can’t express how much my granddaughters mean to me. It was great and will cherish the memories until the good Lord calls me home.

  73. stella methvin says:

    watching fireworks from the boat and seeing several locations with displays going on

  74. debbie says:

    best summer memory in a couple of sentences. Being five allowed to stay up late and play with my cousins we played spotlight and hide n seek in the semi dark and laughed and had no worries or troubles only fun and happiness

  75. Marissa c says:

    Unknown looks pretty cool. I like the overall cover and the SciFi genre is just fun to get lost in new worlds.

  76. Lacey Waters says:

    My best summer memories are of spending time with my kids at the beach

  77. Shawn says:

    Fireworks down by the lake when all the kiddo’s were still little.

  78. One Fourth of July, I took a young lady to watch the fireworks from Scenic Drive atop the Franklin Mountains. It went so well we did it again the following week.

  79. Meg Tucker says:

    My best summer memory was when my husband proposed to me on the 4th of July 2005! He had hired a personal fireworks show and went all out!

  80. sharon shafran says:

    great giveaway thanks

  81. sharon shafran says:

    my best summer memory was when my only child was born in august 1969

  82. Crissie Woolard says:

    My favorite summer memory is spending my summers on the river with my dad

  83. Jaclyn Mercer says:

    I remember spending summer weekends at the cottage with my cousins. Fishing and campffires were the best!

  84. Edis Zukić says:

    going swimming and fishing with sister and some friends to nearby river, unsuspected but i had really great time

  85. Sherry Fowler says:

    summers that I spent with my whole family… cousins, aunts, uncles at the lake; we would camp out and swim all day

  86. Jo Ellul says:

    My favorite summer memory was travelling in Sicily.

  87. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I like the cover art for Hidden Among Yourselves because the color is perfect and I love the elaborate war god theme.

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