Blog Tour de Troops!

Click here to donate toward Kindles for our troops!

Welcome to the Blog Tour de Troops, an event organized by the awesome Indie Book Collective to benefit our troops. The steamy, sexy blog before mine is Eliza Gayle and the blog following mine with the kick-butt book covers is Gary Ponzo. If you get lost along the way, return to the IBC homebase and hop right back in.

Why read indie? Because indie authors bring you unique tales, fantastic writing, and GREAT prices.

And no price is greater than FREE! Yes, I said FREE. I will give away a copy of my e-book, Malakh, to everyone who comments on this blog post through Monday. Not only that, every unique commenter scores a free e-book for a troop. Now THAT rocks!

Why am I doing this? Not only because there is extraordinary talent amongst the indie authors and we’re breaking free of the stigma of being “self-published,” but because I want to thank the men and women of our military for their service to our country and for keeping our nation safe–and FREE. I was an Air Force brat, and I know the sacrifices military personnel make for their country–in salary, in time, and in their own personal safety.

There’s more FREE to be had, too–just follow the blog-hop to gather your free e-books. As if that’s not enough, there’s a chance to win a Kindle–not only for you, but a troop too! Don’t forget to check out the list of authors and donors involved in the Blog Tour de Troops. 

But don’t hop away until you get your free ebook of Malakh. Be brave, like our troops, and give indie a try. Wanna know if I’m worth it? See the 5-star review at The Romanceaholic.

Leave your comments on this blog post along with your e-mail address (so I can contact you with your coupon code). You can specify the soldier of your choice to receive a copy as well, or one will be selected randomly by Blog Tour de Troops.

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149 thoughts on “Blog Tour de Troops!

  1. Stephanie Overton says:

    Thank you for doing this, and thank you to our Troops that we have the freedom to do it at all!

    Have a great weekend.

    ladybug07999 at

  2. Calophi says:

    I’m assuming you’ll be getting my email address through the wordpress interface comments section, so I don’t think I need to leave it here a second time. =D

    We use the same theme, heehee!

  3. loves to dive says:

    I read almost all indies now and am loving it. I submitted my email address in the form. My name is listed as loves to dive.

  4. Carole Wooten says:

    Thank you for your offer and for supporting our troops. I look forward to reading your book on my kindle.

    carolewooten at sbcglobal dot net

  5. Stephanie Pardee says:

    Thank you for supporting our troops! God Bless America & all her soldiers who defend our freedom with their lives.


    mr.boardgame AT yahoo dot com

  6. Siobhan Muir says:

    Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is the decision that there’s something more important than fear. The troops display this everyday. Thank God for that.

    Thank you also that you’re offering them a free book to read to escape for a few moments.


  7. Sapphyria says:

    Our troops are a very precious group of people. They sacrifice so much of themselves for us…people they’ve never met!

    Thank you for supporting them.


  8. Judy Cox says:

    Thanks for the great post and taking part in this tour that involves our troops. I am looking forward to reading your book.


  9. Pam Lash says:

    Thank you so much for being a part of this terrific shout out to the troops. I wish you great success with your writing, Sharon.
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  10. Jennifer McDonald says:

    I am so excited to dig in to all the great reading I’m going to do. Some of the books may not be my usual taste but I am open to new things. Who knows maybe I will become of fan of something new? I appreciate the salute to our military with this book tour.

  11. Sara says:

    Thanks for your participation in the blog tour. It’s such a great cause and thanks for being one of those family members who helped. Appreciate your parent’s service and yours as well.

    Looking forward to reading your book.


    saragillispie (at) ymail (dot) com

  12. Sharon says:

    Hey, everyone, this is your stunned hostess, overwhelmed by your support. Thanks for stopping by, leaving your comments, and supporting our troops! You’re all awesome! And your book is on the way!

  13. Rechelle Owens says:

    I have several family members (father, husband, brother, cousins, and uncles) who are either retired or active military. I think this is such an awesome idea! I know that some soldiers have nothing to do but read when they are stationed overseas so I’m sure this will be very much appreciated! I can’t wait to read all of the wonderful books that are being given away and will be happy to review each and every one. Thanks to each of the 35 authors who are contributing books.

  14. Tracy Riva says:


    Thanks so much for doing this I know how much the books mean both to me and to the troops. I left my email address and the email address of a soldier in your form for it. Thank you again. – Tracy Riva

  15. Todd Russell says:

    Greetings Sharon,

    Thank you for being part of this and showing your support for our troops.

    todd at orting dot com

  16. Denise Z says:

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog Tour de Troops and you generosity of giving, allowing me to share in your blessing by leaving a comment. I found your site today through the tour and have signed up for the newsletter, looking forward to reading more.


  17. joleneallcock says:

    I’m so excited to take part in this, thanks for joining the tour and supporting the troops


  18. Sharon says:

    Thanks, all of you, for commenting and helping to get e-books to our troops! All commenters so far should have received an email from me (check your SPAM folder if you haven’t) with the coupon for the free ebook.

    If you haven’t received yours yet, e-mail me at sharongerlach (at) comcast. (dot) net!

  19. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    Thanks Sharon for thinking of our troops this weekend. We would not have the freedom we enjoy without them.

  20. Elena Gray says:

    Sharon thank you for participating in this blog tour! I look forward to reading Malakh!!


  21. Arshad Ahsanuddin says:

    Thank you for your support of the troops and our commitment to entertain them with our work while they do theirs.

    I look forward to reading your book. It sounds like quite an original premise.

    Arshad Ahsanuddin

  22. Erik G says:

    I spent over 20 serving in the military all over the world and I can tell you the troops will appreciate the books! Thanks for doing this!

    Erik (balitiger at yahoo dot com)

  23. kym amaral says:

    this is one amazing blog hop, what a nice idea !

    THANKS to ALL the troops and their families 🙂


    if I was to win the kindle it will be given to someone serving !

  24. Sharon says:

    Thanks for all the comments–you’re doing a wonderful thing for our military service personnel!! You ROCK!

    All commenters have been sent an email with the download link and coupon. Let me know if you haven’t received yours!

  25. Gail says:

    Thank you for honoring the troops this Memorial Day week-end, a time chosen to commemorate those who understood that Freedom isn’t free.

    I look forward to reading your book.
    gbaugniet at aol dot com

  26. Michele says:

    Thank you for doing this. The three members of my family, in three successive generations, who served/are serving in the military thank you also. I’m eager to read your book, I’m interested in seeing romance and humor together! My email is

  27. Amanda Rudd says:

    You’re right, indie authors deserve more love! I hope events like this bring more people to appreciate indie authors.

    Thank you for supporting the troops. This is a wonderful idea!


  28. The Bookish Snob says:

    What a great event… thank you so much for being part of it! I can’t wait to learn more about your book and love that you’re also sharing it with troops!


    1. Sharon says:

      Ah, thanks, sweetie! I love & miss ya! OH, and we got a new bed, so there will be a bed in the guest room for you when you come up. 😉

  29. Renee Rearden says:

    Thank you for supporting our troops and being part of such a fantastic event! Please donate a book to a soldier or troop of your choosing!


  30. Regina Shiderly says:

    Hi Sharon!

    Enjoyed reading your blog post. My husband is a disabled vet so I am duly glad that this blog tour is happening! What a wonderful thing for all of you authors to do!

  31. Sharon says:

    You guys are full of awesome!! Coupon codes for my book are on their way. And thanks for helping get e-books into the hands of our troops!

    1. Sharon says:

      Not late at all, darlin’–the tour goes through Monday, and I’m giving away books through the whole weekend. Thanks for participating! 🙂

  32. Christy Gibbon says:

    Thank you for making the time go just a little quicker with a good read for our troops.

    christygibbon at juno dot com

  33. Evelyn says:

    I think one of the most important things we can do is thank our troups. I see so many people celebrate Memorial Day and have no clue why! We make sure we explain to out kids the reason and go to something in honor of the troups, both present and past! Thank you for honoring out troups and trying to spread some joy!

  34. Jackie says:

    Indie Authors are the best! Thank you for this and for supporting the troops. I have so many family and friends who serve in our military who appreciate the gesture you guys are making.
    I’m just getting started as an indie author but if this happens next year, I definitely want to participate

    Thank you so much!

  35. Sharon says:

    Wow–what great participation! Thank you all so much for stopping by to comment and get e-books into the hands of our troops. You are all awesome!

    E-mails have been sent to everyone with coupon codes. If I missed you, don’t hesitate to shout out and I’ll get it to you as soon as possible!

  36. Donna says:

    Thank you for showing such support for out troops. My cousin is serving in the Navy right now and I know he feels great when he gets unexpected support. We all need to remember what Memorial day stands for…and it’s not picnics LOL

  37. Jessica Tran says:

    well i believe that this is great for are troops so that in their down time they can besides writing they can also read so they can relax which with their jobs it would most likely help everyone out. my e-mail address is

  38. Terri says:

    My family has a lot of men and women that have been in the service and are now still in the service. I always love to see others giving thanks to them. They do so much for us that we take for granted. Thanks you on behalf of my family member in the service for caring.

  39. MissyKay says:

    This is a great event!! Thank you for offering your book. I grew up a Navy brat, so I also understand the sacrifice our soldiers make, along with their families. They are the true backbone of our nation.

    missyebookmail at mediacombb dot net

  40. Meghan says:

    This is such a great idea! whoever came up with it is genius. i love any opportunity to give back to the troops.

  41. Tammy says:

    Thank you so much for giving our troops something to smile about! I think we need to learn more in school and at home how important it is to thank those that make it possible for us to have the choices that we have.

  42. Patti says:

    Thank you for the free books but even more thank you for giving to those that give so much up for us often without a thank you. On behalf of my family I would like to send out a heart felt THANK YOU to those that serve and their families!!

  43. Carol says:

    Thanks for treating our troops to a gift. I am sure they will like it. I get so mad when people talk bad about our military when they don’t agree with war. Do they not understand if was those same people that protect the right for them to even have an opinion. I’d like to send out a huge thank you to all those that keep us safe and protect our freedom both in war times and peace times because it’s hard during both.
    thank you fellow brat Carol. 🙂

  44. Marsha Scott says:

    Thank you so much for participating in this giveaway to the troops. They deserve so much more than any of us could ever give to them but this is a wonderful start! 🙂

    I have family who were and are in the military and it means a lot for someone to send something to them. It means so much more to them to know that we all support them.

    Thank you!

  45. Sharon says:

    Everyone has been spammed with…er, sent an email with the coupon for Malakh. If you didn’t receive yours, or can’t for some reason download from Smashwords, LET ME KNOW! I can always e-mail the file in your preferred format.

    THANK YOU for supporting both indie authors and our troops!

  46. Wulfie says:

    This is an awesome way to help our troops. My husband is a vet and my father and FIL were vets. Also, I’m looking forward to reading your book. Jinxie raves about it.


    wulfshado (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Sharon says:

      Aaww, darlin’, thank you! And thank your husband for his service–a big ol’ patriotic hug from me to him. I’d’ve given you a copy long ago if I’d known you were interested. 🙂

  47. Melora says:

    Thank you for taking part in this tour. I know that the books will be appreciated. I also look forward to reading your book, thrillers and paranormal are my two favorite genres!

  48. Celia says:

    Thank you so much for your participation in this event, and your support of the troops.

    lucetlady at gmail dot com

  49. Laura S. says:

    I’m so grateful to all our troops and thanks to the participating authors, too. I’m looking forward to reading your book. Thanks! ljszab at yahoo dot com

  50. pinkmaiden says:


    Thank you for participating in the “Blog Tour de Troops”. I do not have immediate family in the service right now, but my grandfather fought in WWII and my uncles fought in the Vietnam War. I greatly appreciate what you and the other authors are doing for our men and women in service.

    Thank you to the men and women in service for the sacrifices that you, and your families, make each and every day. Thank you for keeping America safe and the things we take for granted each day because of what you do.

    Go USA,

  51. Leslie says:

    The Indie authors I have gotten to know since getting my Kindle are amazing. I never knew that “you” existed. This is just one more thing to show how great the Indies are.
    lesliebandura at verizon dot net

  52. Ania says:

    Hello! Thanks for supporting the troops. My niece and nephew are Air Force brats, and I hope it helps them to grow up civic-minded. (Although it makes me sad when they’re continually moved to bases that are across the country from me.)

  53. Anna says:

    Thank you so much for participating and showing support for our troops! My hubby has been in the military for almost 20 years and I could not be more proud of him 🙂

    annamills2001 at yahoo dot com

  54. Barb A says:

    Thanks for supporting our troops. Indie authors are so great. I don’t have a specific soldier, so send to your pick.

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