Friday, July 4, 2014

Sparked By Love - Virtual Tour & Giveaway

Sparked by Love
A Holiday for Romance Series
By: Peggy Bird

Some fussy artist is making Shannon Morgan’s job with the city of Vancouver, Washington harder than it should be. She’s organizing the huge annual Independence Day celebration and he’s being impossible. But then, he’s like a couple other men she’s known—her mostly absent father and her disappearing ex-boyfriend, for example.

All Leo Wilson wants is an okay for his plans to install glass fireworks at Fort Vancouver on the Fourth of July. With thousands of people there to see his work, it could be his big career break. If the crabby bureaucrat will get him the permits he needs.
When Leo confronts the cause of his trouble in person he’s surprised to find a beautiful young woman. Shannon is equally surprised at meeting a sweet, sexy man. Dinner, a movie and a few torrid kisses take it from spark to flame.

But then the father she’s always wanted as part of her life reappears, accompanied by her ex-boyfriend. Shannon has to decide how far she’s willing to go to have her father around. And find out why he’s with her ex.

If she makes the right decisions, she and Leo will create fireworks that rival the pyrotechnics that light up the sky on July Fourth. Privately.

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Guest Post by Peggy Bird
Holiday for Romance

            I’m a sucker for a holiday. Name any one and I can pull out decorations and special menus for the day so fast your head will spin like that possessed kid in “The Exorcist.” I have hearts to string for Valentine’s Day (and a heart shaped brownie dessert to make), flags to fly for the Fourth of July (and a red-white-and-blue cake to serve at the picnic), ghosts and goblins to display for Halloween (and a graveyard cake for the family to share) and boxes of Christmas decorations and cookie recipes.
            Every now and then, as I sort my way through the Easter egg tree strand to find the New Year’s Eve hats and horns, I wonder why I’m so obsessed. Then I remember the pleasure I get from looking around my clean, decorated house, smelling whatever I’ve cooked for the meal ahead, anticipating the arrival of loved ones and friends to mark a pause in our ordinary lives for something special. Or as Wikopedia says, to mark “a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work, are suspended or reduced.
            It’s also true I think sharing those special days with someone you love is romantic. How many engagements begin with a ring as a birthday gift? Or romances start with a kiss on New Year’s Eve? How many friends turn into lovers after a special Valentine’s Day dinner? Or deeper feelings get unmasked at a Halloween party?
            That’s the reason I wanted to write a series of holiday romances. But more than just acknowledging the romance of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I wanted to explore the possibilities of romance connected with other holidays. So, the first book in the series, “Sparked By Love,” centers on a Fourth of July celebration. That will be followed by Halloween, New Year’s Eve and a birthday. I have a couple ideas for Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day, too. Haven’t figured out how to make Arbor Day romantic but I’m open to suggestions.
            What do you think? What’s the most romantic holiday? 

About the Author:
Peggy Bird lives in the Pacific Northwest where she sets most of her novels. To stay out of trouble—and the rain—she writes stories about smart women and sexy men and creates the occasional piece of glass art.

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Two Runner’s Up will receive a Digital Backlist Romance from Peggy Bird and a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card

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