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. thanks for supporting the troops and participating in the event.

    eileen at

  2. Thanks for supporting our troops.

  3. Thank you for supporting…I have a cousin who is on his way back.
    twinmomx5 at gmail

  4. Our Military touches my life in a very personal way. My grandfather served in WWII and now my husband is serving our country in Afghanistan.

    Having my husband; my daughters dad, in Afghanistan is hard. Having him so far away from home during this holiday season is difficult for the girls.

    We are also so thankful that he does what he does, it's his and all soldiers sacrifices that give us the freedom to post our comments.

    [email protected]

    My loving soldier Jon:

    provert247 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Thank you so much for supporting our troops… I have many connections to the military, Family, Friends, Classmates! They all sacrificed for us to have our freedom! Thank you again!!!
    [email protected]

  6. I'm the same way as you. I'm not personally attached to any soldiers, but I highly respect them and would want to do all I can for them.

    [email protected]

  7. My dad was a WWII vet and landed at Omaha Beach on D-day. He didn't live quite long enough to go on one of the Honor Tours and he didn't talk about the war but he looked very dashing in the pictures.
    Thanks for the book and thanks for supporting our troops
    OmahaUrbanec AT aol Dot com

  8. My husband is a former Marine. I have several family members who are active or veterans.

    Just designate a soldier to send a copy to.

    Thanks for supporting the troops,

    earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you for being part of this tour. I had two brothers that served over seas. We were some of the lucky ones am
    Nd got them both back safely.
    [email protected]

  10. Thank you so much for supporting our troops and for doing this. I have a slight connection to the military. My cousin-in-law is in the army but I have never met him so I guess, I don't have a concrete connection.

    thenarcissuslibrary at gmail dot com

  11. Thank you for caring and brightening the day of many soldiers. christygibbon at juno dot com

  12. Thank you for supporting our troops in such a wonderful way! My father served in WWII.

    Please donate my copy to a soldier.

  13. My grandpa served in Korea. Thank you to all Veteran's and those still serving. Thank you for participating in this awesome blog tour.


  14. Thanks for supporting the troops. Please send my copy to the troops as well. Thanks again.

  15. My brother in law, cousins, and gradfathers all have or are actively serving in the military. Thank you for this book offer. Email address is [email protected]

  16. I have friends who have served/are serving in the military. Mostly school friends.
    And of course several relatives who served in wars gone by.

    Thanks for taking part in this Blog Tour de Troops. And thanks to the troops for what they do as well.


  17. This is a sweet post. I too beleived in Santa til I was in 5th grade, when my class talked about Santa. I think I covered my shock, but I don't think I was not overly surprised.
    Thank you for participating in this great tour, I look forward to reading your book!
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  18. Thank you for supporting our troops. 🙂 My grandfather fought in the Pacific in WWII, and my niece is currently in the Navy.

    I don't have a specific soldier in mind for your book, please send it to someone who has requested ebooks.

    reikibirth at gmail dot com

  19. This was such an amazing idea! Thank you for helping support our troops!


  20. Thank you so very much!!! Your generosity and the generosity of all the fabulous authors on this tour is just remarkable!!
    I would love to read this book and love that my comment will mean that one of our troops can read it too.

    My son is a vet. My brother served in the Navy. My dad served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. My grandfather served in WWII.
    Lauriej170 at gmail dot com

  21. thanks for doing this. As an army veteran of multiple deployments, I can assure you that reading provides sanity and a chance to explore worlds outside the dust/rain/dirt of the present un-fun. With the advent of eBook readers it has become even easier to read, try new authors and to feel less cut off from the world.

    sincerely – Holly (prosekniticATyahooDOTde)

  22. Thank you for taking the time to honor our troops and to take part in this event!


  23. I don't have an immediate connection to the military but I do support our troops and their families. Thanks for supporting this wonderful event.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  24. I have friend, neighbors and family in the armed forces. I live near Camp Lejune, NC..the largest Marine base in the world..I know how much all appreciate things like this!

    [email protected]

  25. I have connections to the military coming out the wazoo. My son just joined the Navy and will be going to basic in June. My father was in the Navy and served in the South Pacific in WWII. My grandfather was in the Army Corps of Eng. and served in Europe during WWI. My brother was in the Army during Vietnam. I am currently in the process of joining the DAR. I had great uncles that served in WWI as well and had great-great grandfathers/uncles/cousins who served in the Cival War (even had one from the North, gasp).
    thanks for the support to our troops
    lvs2dv (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Thank you for supporting our troops! My father, uncle, and lifelong best friends served in the Army and Navy.

    brjf at yahoo dot com

  27. Thanks for sharing your book with everyone. And for participating even without a personal connection.
    [email protected]

  28. Hi Valerie

    Just wanted to stop in and show my support.

    A couple of years ago my Mum mentioned a name that instantly made my ears prick up. It was a friend from school, someone I'd actually stayed in touch with until my early twenties but then we'd drifted out of touch.

    Sadly, the mention was to mark his passing. He'd been killed in Iraq, leaving behind a wife and two small children. I know having a family would have been everything to him: but I also know serving his country was too.

    I'm so pleased that initiatives like this help us remember those who we have lost but also help those who do so much for us each and every day.

    Thanks for posting!
    [email protected]

  29. Thanks so much for supporting our troops. My uncles were in the Vietnam war and boy did they tell stories. some good, some bad. But all very memoriable. i wish we could give our troops the world for all that they do for us.

    [email protected]

  30. Thanks for supporting our troops by doing this. My father, Husband, and brother-in-law have served or are currently serving, and anything that supports them and our troops is something that is near and dear to my heart.
    Many Thanks,

  31. Thank you for helping in the support of the troops, the past, the present and the future. Also I want to thank you for all your hard work in this memorial.
    I can't wait to read your book.
    [email protected]

  32. I'm honored to be a part of this. My dad and brothers were in the military. Our soldiers are truly heroes. Thanks for your support.
    [email protected]

  33. I work with veterans every day, and always thank them for what they gave to keep us free and safe. Most say it was just their job, and nothing special, but I beg to differ. They are the true heroes in this modern world.

  34. My grandfather was in the navy, so the military has always held a special place in my heart! Thank you for participating in this tour!

    [email protected]

  35. Stopping by on the tour to show my respect for the troops! Again what an awesome idea this is and thanks for the opportunity to be apart of it.


  36. Thank you for participating in this wonderful project, and thank you to our veterans and their families for their service!

    [email protected]

  37. Other than respect for the military personnel and thankfulness that they do what they do I have no current connections to the military. My Grandfather was a veteran but passed many years ago but he taught me the importance of what a soldier is and what they sacrifice to be what they are. Thank you for participating in this event, I think the tour is a great way to show support for our troops and am happy to see so many participating authors. shadow31071 (at) suddenlink (dot) net

  38. Hi, Valerie.Thanks for being part of this great event. I can't wait to find out how many comments were left for the 4 days.
    Believe or not, just a few minutes ago, I realized that my father is a vet! He was in the Korean War (or conflict as the idiots in Washingto dubbed it), but he never has thought of himself as a vet because as an accountant and a self-proclaimed chicken-sh_t, he volunteered to go to Triest to be in the Finance Corp. his stories are funny and all about how he got out of every possible "army" type thing he was supposed to do. I have to ask him about this, but my sense is that he had friends who saw action in Korea and the Viet Nam and felt that he didn't qualify as a "real" soldier because those people went into combat.
    Hmm. More grist for the therapy mill, I always say!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  39. My uncle was part of the air force. Thanks for participating!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  40. Thank you for supporting our troops in such a generous manner! I know that each and every book received will be greatly appreciated! And thank you for allowing me to be a part of it through you!

    [email protected]

  41. Thanks for participating in the Blog Tour de Troops! Such a great cause. 🙂



  42. Hi I have a grandfather that was in WWII and several uncles and cousins that were and are active military along with some friends. I think this is awesome!!!

    brandyzbooks at yahoo dot come

  43. My paternal grandfather served in the Korean War and my maternal grandfather served in WW II.

    Thank you to all that serve.


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