Blog Tour de Troops – November 11th – 14th – Final Day!

Blog Tour de Troops – November 11th – 14th – Final Day!

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Uncategorized | 115 comments

A Time to Give Back to those that serve this country. That was my only real purpose in joining the blog tour. As the old saying goes, I have no dogs in this hunt. None personal. I had uncles that served in the Armed Forces. I can remember my Uncle Bob coming back one year unexpectedly from wherever he was stationed. Every Christmas Eve my mother’s family got together for my grandparents anniversary. He dressed up as Santa, and brought us all presents. No one knew who he was. *smiles* Because of him I believed in Santa until I was eleven – when I found the Christmas present hidden, badly, in the basement. Until then, no one could convince me otherwise because I’d SEEN him.
Other than that, I have Facebook friends who have children who are serving, but nothing that touches me personally.
Except I guess, empathy. I see the names of those lost on TV and listed in my newspaper, mostly young men but some young women. They joined for a variety of reasons – because of 9/11, for the desire to serve their country, or just to support their families – all of which I can admire. For whatever reason, they put their lives at risk to uphold the principles of this country. I wanted to honor that, so I give to them and to you one of the most precious things to me, and hope that you like it. In this month of Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks for those who give everything that they are.

A word about the blog tour: Fifty authors are offering their books as free giveaways to anyone who comments on this and the other blogs.

In addition, every comment earns an ebook for a troop. Plus, each comment is an entry into a drawing for a free Kindle! We’re also giving  multiple KINDLES to several lucky troops. So, how cool as that?

Why? Because the number one care package item request is books. So, let’s give them to our troops!
Want to donate money toward the troop KINDLES? Excellent. Just click here for secure donations via Paypal.

If you have been following the tour, you joined me here at Writer’s Blog from Sherry Ellis’s blog, “That Mama is a Grouch”  I do hope that you will continue on to Zoe Saadia’s blog, “The Cahokian”

So, here is how you get your free ebook:
• Leave a comment below and share with us your connection to our military – is it you, a family member, a friend? Also please remember to include your email, or I can’t send you a free book!

• Do you have a specific soldier in mind to receive my book? Let me know! Leave their info below in your comment.

Here’s where I get annoyingly redundant: Don’t forget your contact info when you comment! Because otherwise I can’t find you and give you a free book!

• If you just want us to designate a soldier, we are on it.

• It may take me a day or so to get through the comments and respond to you with the free ebook. Oh, I know you want the books and I want to give it to you! But I hope to have loads of responses (since each response sends a free book to a soldier, and all) and so it might take a bit to catch up.

• As authors, we’d ALL really appreciate a review on Amazon after you read our free books. Because that would just be so great.

Please help me to support the troops by sharing this post on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, or your own blog. You would be the coolest person ever if you did that!

Now, don’t forget to mosey on over to Zoe Saadia’s blog, “The Cahokian” for more Tour, and more books…

Thank you all, very much. (And to anyone who responded to my prior post, I will be checking there, too!)


  1. My son served 13 years in the Army, and served in Iraq. He returned home safely recently. Thanks for sharing your book.
    [email protected]

  2. I admire what you all are doing. As a child of the military, (my mom, biological father, and step father, all are military, in various branches, not to mention aunts, uncles, and grandparents), it's always been part of my life, so I think it's really nice when people acknowledge what they spend their lives devoted towards.

    jamileigh17 at gmail dot com, kindle format preferred.

  3. Thanks for supporting our troops! Much gratitude to the many family members and friends who have served in the military across different conflicts!

    pk4kids at sbcglobal dot net

  4. Vietnam era vet that never went OS. I have young friends who do, often. James Lewis, Nathan Tilton, Scott Winters. A whole bunch from Hurlburt and Eglin AFB's. I'm sherahart at gmail dot com, a MG fantasy writer whose hubby served over 20 years in AF before he retired and is still TDY almost half the year working civil service.

  5. Both my dad and my to be stepdad have served our country. Other than that, I have some friends who have loved ones that are serving. Thank you to all the troops, veterans and heroes out there. You'll never know how appreciated you are. I hope that everyone returns home safely.
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

  6. Thanks to all of you for your thoughts, and for the memories you've shared.

  7. I'm so glad there's another Tour de Troops!! Can't wait to see if there's more comments than Memorial Day! What a great way to give our troops a little escape in a book while they are away from home and at war. Thanks IndieBookCollective!!

    I grew up a Navy Brat, so I greatly appreciate the sacrifice of our military and their families! As a former Navy Brat, I know the families definitely serve and sacrifice also! Luckily, my dad wasn't sent to war (he was enlisted during the 70's) but he had A LOT of sea duty and was out to sea for months at a time! He missed many birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. We moved around the country a lot. So another big sacrifice was that we changed schools a lot (7 times in one school year moving from Virginia to California – literally coast to coast), but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I am so proud of his service. Just as I am so incredibly proud of all the heroic men and women fighting for us today whether they are overseas or stateside, they are all important to our nation. I can't wait to see them all coming home, hopefully soon.

    I would like the troop book to go to my cousin Zachary Neer serving in the United States Army in Afghanistan.
    His email is:

    Thanks for the free book – can't wait to read your story!

  8. My dad is a vet of the Korean War and I have a really close friend who is a vet that still struggles with the effects of the Vietnam War he served in and his wife with how physically ill he still gets from agent orange that was dumped by the USA right on his army troop in the jungles of Vietnam. He is the last surviving member of these men.

    He is a real war hero to me. He has told me some of what he went through in Vietnam and it is horrific. After yrs of PTSDs, agent orange in his body causing numerous physical problems, an addiction to heroin when he got wounded there and people in US airports spitting on him and calling him names when he came home from the war. He is one of the biggest lovers of the United States of America I have ever seen!

    This same close friend of mine has one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen! I admire the devotion he has to this country and the sobriety he has achieved over many many yrs. Most of all he doesn't hate this country that made him physically ill over all these yrs. Agent Orange is a terrible thing to have had in your body. It created all kinds of other illnesses.

    My life has changed from hearing the experiences of a soldier who was in the thick of this war. I have gained compassion for those serving and more so for those who have served and have to live a normal life here in the USA after being aware always of someone shooting or bombing you and being ready at a moments notice to go and shoot. No wonder so many have trouble going back to a regular life.
    God bless all of them.
    Laurie M

  9. I just got my email for the fourth day, I hope I'm not too late.

    I would like to thank all of the women and men in the military for their sacrifices, their honor and for keeping our country safe! I would like to thank the families of the military men and women for their sacrifices too!


  10. I also hope I'm not too late!

    Books were the main thing that my nephew requested during his tours of Irag & Afghanistan. He said it was a way for him to escape for a time the misery & tragedy he saw while there. He came back home earlier this year thankfully.

    Thanks for the opportunity to read your book. I hope the soldier who gets your book enjoys it too.
    Thanks again. [email protected]

  11. I don't have anyone currently in the military but a good friend of mine used to be in the Navy.

    waverlyn at hotmail dot com

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