Welcome to the Sunday Edition! It’s Valerie here today.
Most of Inspy Romance’s author and readers celebrated their nations’ birthdays this week. Yep, that apostrophe is in the right place! Canadians celebrated Canada Day on July 1, and Americans celebrated Independence Day yesterday, July 4.
But we have authors and readers from other countries, too! Marion Ueckermann lives in South Africa, where Freedom Day is celebrated April 27. Narelle Atkins and her fellow Aussies celebrate Australia Day on January 26. Autumn Macarthur may be confused, as she’s Australian by birth but now lives in England, where St. George’s Day (England’s National Day) is celebrated on April 23.
Whether your national holiday was this week or six months ago, how do you, your family, and your community celebrate?
In British Columbia, Canada, we had an extremely dry winter and spring, making the forest fire danger severe. Fireworks in my community were canceled as a result, but the town still had many of the usual offerings: a pancake breakfast, face painting, kiddie rides, a free swim at the indoor pool, a celebratory cake, and a concert in the park.
I celebrated Canada Day in the pages of Sweet Serenade (Riverbend Romance 3, which first released in the Splash! box set), as Carly and Reed attended the events in Riverbend, fireworks included.
Other Splash! novellas are releasing in July as solo titles, too. Keep an eye out for them!
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Last Week at Inspy Romance:
On Monday, Narelle Atkins introduced readers to Pete and Mia from His Perfect Catch.
On Tuesday, Marion Ueckermann shared her own Fairy Tale Magic.
On Wednesday, Belle Calhoune introduced us to her friend Allison Stone, Amish author.
On Thursday, Carol Moncado said Yes Please! to a royal wedding.
On Friday, Lee Tobin McClain introduced us to her Writer Friend Sally Hobart Alexander (gift card giveaway still open!)
On Saturday, we were closed for the Fourth of July.
Coming up next week!
Monday: Hallee Bridgeman
Tuesday: Lindi Peterson
Wednesday: Lynette Sowell
Thursday: Kimberly Rose Johnson
Friday: Annalisa Daughety
Saturday: Ginger Solomon
NEW RELEASES in July 2015
Love in Mistletoe Springs BOX SET by Ginger Solomon, Lee Tobin McClain, Kimberly Rose Johnson, Gail Sattler, and Lee Carver
Enchantment (The Lewis Legacy Series 6) by JoAnn Durgin
More Than Friends (The Macleans: Catriona) by Autumn Macarthur (a Splash! novella)
Sweet Serenade (Riverbend Romance 3) by Valerie Comer (a Splash! novella)
Time and Tide by Lynette Sowell (a Splash! novella)
The Lifeguards, the Swim Team, and Frozen Custard by Carol Moncado (a Splash! novella)
Orphaned Hearts by Marion Ueckermann (a Splash! novella)
His Perfect Catch by Narelle Atkins (a Splash! novella)
Nursing the Soldier’s Heart (Village of Hope 2) by Merrillee Whren
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Trixi O. says
Happy Sunday, Valerie!
We always celebrate the 4th at our church where a bunch of us get together for food, fun & fellowship. Then later that night we watch the fireworks shooting over the beach. It’s funny though, this year we lost power in our city for 5 hours! I guess a major transformer blew and it took them that long to get it fixed! It didn’t deter our festivities though! Made for an interesting night :-)