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.
PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!
149 thoughts on “Blog Tour de Troops!”
hi Sharon! stopping by to show my support for all the men and women in uniform. thanks for being so gracious! c”,)
Hi, I’m happy to take part in this and glad to see how many people are! Really curious to read your book
forestlove at abv dot bg
So generous of you to share your book. Thank you!
Bmcbroom AT gmail.com
This is an awesome way to support our troops. I think that they will be so grateful. I am looking forward to reading your book! Thanks! email@example.com
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 yahoo.com
I’ve already gotten my copy of Malakh (obviously), but I’m commenting so another member of our troops can get to enjoy a copy 😀
Thank you for your generosity in this promotion!!
Jess, you rock! 🙂
Thank you for the support of the military. I would love to read your book. More power to you.
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!
I LOVE this theme! It looks so cozy–a bit masculine, but I’m not a girly-girl, so it fits me. 🙂
Stopping by to show my support! would love to read your book!
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.
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
It’s amazing what they do! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for taking part! This is a great program!
Thanks for supporting our troops! Freedom is not free. Thanks for the free book.
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
This is a great idea.
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.
Thank you so much for doing this. The troops and their families really appreciate it. I can’t wait to read your book.
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.
As a disabled vet I want to thank you for doing this program for the service personnel.
john [ @ ] johnpoindexter [dot] com
Thank YOU, John, for your service and sacrifice. Freedom truly does NOT come free, and I for one appreciate your service to our country.
Thanks for the great post and taking part in this tour that involves our troops. I am looking forward to reading your book.
Thanks for supporting the troops!
Thank you for putting you “book where your heart is”, with our troops.
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
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.
Thank you for supporting our troops
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
Thank you so much for participating in this blog tour. I look forward to checking out your book. This is so fun!
Thank you for the support to our troops!! And thanks for a chance to try another new author!!
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!
I’ve already read and LOVED Malakh, but I wanted to comment so an ebook would be sent to a soldier. Thanks for doing this for our troops!
Thank you for being a part of this wonderful venture!
Awww, Lauralynn, you’re awesome! *hugs*
Thanks for participating Sharon. I’m so stoked there are still two more days left in this! 🙂
Me too! This is fun & exciting, and for such a good cause. I downloaded your book, BTW. LOL
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.
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
I would love to have a copy of your book! It’s swell being a part of the blog tour with you.
Thanks for doing this! Sounds like a great read!
forgot my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being part of this and showing your support for our troops.
todd at orting dot com
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.
Hi Sharon. Wanted to say thank you for being a part of Blog Tour de Troops.
Thank you for supporting the troops!
I’m so excited to take part in this, thanks for joining the tour and supporting the troops
Thank you for participating!
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!
Thanks Sharon for thinking of our troops this weekend. We would not have the freedom we enjoy without them.
Sharon thank you for participating in this blog tour! I look forward to reading Malakh!!
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.
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)
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 !
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!
This tour is amazing and I hope it becomes an annual event! Thank you for participating.
buriednwords AT gmail DOT com
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
Loved your post. atuinsails at gmail dot com
Thanks, Brandy! Looking forward to seeing yours tomorrow!
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 email@example.com
Thanks for supporting our troops:)
earthsbooknook at gmail dot com
Thank you for supporting the troops. I have found a lot of new authors.
It’s a wonderful thing you are doing for the troops. Thank you.
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!
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!
I’m stopping by to say that this is awesome, Madre!
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. 😉
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!
Thanks for the opportunity to taste your work. You can donate a book to any soldier you want on my behalf.
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!
We’re happy to do it. Thank your husband for his service. 😉
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!
Thanks for participating in this blog tour, it’s such an amazing thing you all are doing for our troops. Not sure if my entry will count since I’m a day late, but I wanted to try to get another book to a service member.
Not late at all, darlin’–the tour goes through Monday, and I’m giving away books through the whole weekend. Thanks for participating! 🙂
Thank you for supporting our troops.
dreamsgate at clearwire dot net
Thanks for supporting the troops
scrugglenamp AT aol DOT com
Thank you for making the time go just a little quicker with a good read for our troops.
christygibbon at juno dot com
I’d love to receive a copy of your book and I think it’s so great how all of you authors are joining in to support the troops. Indie rocks!
My email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for participating in this great blog hop.
beckerjo at verizon dot net
Thank you so much for supporting our troops. It’s amazing what you are doing.
scarlet_kira(at)live dot com
Thanks for supporting our troups! What a great idea. Freedom is definately not “FREE”. I am so thankful to those and thier family that serve in out miliary.
Thank you for participating in this amazing event for our troops. Look forward to reading your book.
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!
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!
Thank you so much for doing this. It is much appreciated by all!
I am a military brat and my in-laws are still active in the military. I think this is such a cool idea! A great way to help support our troops!
I look forward to reading your book!
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!
Thank you for taking part in this wonderful event!
JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com
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
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 JJTran25@yahoo.com
Thanks for participating in this great cause.
mrsthanosthemad AT gmail DOT com
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.
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
Thank you for participating in this wonderful event.
This is the coolest! I definitely support our troops!
I love this idea, thanks so much!
Thank you for participating in this event and donating your book! I’m looking forward to it. 🙂
This is such a great idea! whoever came up with it is genius. i love any opportunity to give back to the troops.
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.
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!!
Awesome tour!!! We need to do all that we can do to help out.
This is such a great program you’re taking part in!
Thank you for what you are doing for our soldiers! Can’t wait to read your book!
Thanks for participating in this event, its a great way to give back! I look forward to reading your book and maybe adding a new name to my list of go-to!
Thank you participating in the event. I hope the soldiers enjoy your book very much. It sounds fascinating. Can’t wait to read it. They deserve this and so much more.
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. 🙂
Looking forward to reading your book. Thanks for supporting all the troops.
Wow, you all are awesome! Keep the comments coming–each unique commenter scores a free e-book for a soldier! Send friends & family!!
This is a great idea for our troops. I will come back to help support each year. Look forward to reading your book. Thanks!
Sweetie, I’d love to send you a coupon for the book, but your email keeps getting bounced back to me.
I dont know what is the matter with it. Here is my other email instead of email@example.com. Try that one.
Thank you for supporting our troops. I look forward to reading your book.
Bhitwr at gmail dot com
Thanks for your support of our troops.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE TROOPS.
I AM VERY EXCITED TO READ YOUR BOOK.
I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE TROOPS FOR EVERYTHING THEY DO FOR US.
MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thanks for the support to the men and woman that serve. email@example.com@yahoo.com
Your book looks very intriguing.
Thanks for participating in the tour and for the book.
kolists a\t gmail dt com
Hi and thank you so much for participating in this program. What a great way for all of us to help the troops.
What a great way to show support for our troops!
susanmik AT gmail DOT com
This is such a wonderful thing you all are doing for our troops!
mandaj07 at gmail dot com
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!
I think it’s great what all you authors are doing. My hubby and Dad are Marine Corps Veterans. Thanks so much!
Thanks for supporting our troops!!!
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
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. 🙂
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!
Thank you so much for your participation in this event, and your support of the troops.
lucetlady at gmail dot com
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
Thanks for doing all that you’ve done to help support the troops! jeffreybeesler at gmail dot com.
Thanks for doing this wonderful event!
Karen in Breezy Point
kmartin at uslink dot net
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.
I’m so glad I have the chance to participate in this, Thank you!!
Thanks for participating in the tour which brings a little light to the life of our troops.
nwilson at sportsfive dot net
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
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.)
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
Thank you for supporting our military with the free e-books!! What an awesome idea :0)
Thanks for participating in this Hop. It’s such a great idea.
Supporting the troops.
Thanks for supporting our troops!
smaccall at comcast.net
Thanks for supporting our troops. Indie authors are so great. I don’t have a specific soldier, so send to your pick.
Thank you for doing this. Looking forward to your book. It looks very interesting.
I never received a coupon code for my free copy of your book from Blog Tour De Troops. Was there something else that needed to be done?
Sometimes I swear things go into cyber-oblivion. I sent a second e-mail. Sorry about that! 🙂