It’s the Fourth of July, and all across the country shirtless guys are hopping onto boats and hitting the water for a little aquatic fun. People are firing up their grilles and reaching into coolers for cold beer. And don’t forget the fireworks after sundown. Ka-boom!
It’s a uniquely American holiday, one I’ve always enjoyed. It’s all about informality and reminding ourselves how lucky we are to live in the United States. Sure, our country’s not perfect; we have many problems and our people disagree on any number of issues. But it’s still a great place.
My dinner out last night was really good; we enjoyed ourselves. But I was home in bed by 10:30 PM, and I slept in this morning, too. I think I may have finally put my jet lag from Berlin behind me. I’ll spend my day working on Dodging A Pearl edits, and maybe I’ll take a walk on the beach if it’s not too warm down there.
Cover art for my new book, Flawed Boys, was finalized yesterday. The book will be released by Noble Romance Publishing on July 7th, which is this coming Thursday. I’ll announce the release on the blog and post a bit of information about the book, along with a link to the Noble website where you can buy Flaed Boys if you are interested.
Tonight, I’m attending a neighborhood, Fourth of July party. Everyone brings food and drink. After we dine, we’ll visit the beach to watch public fireworks, then we’ll return to our hosts’ home, where certain neighbors will produce their own fireworks displays, firing the rockets over the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s always fun.
Wherever you are, have a great time on this unique holiday.