Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gratitude


As most of you know I created the Indie Book Collective to help authors figure out social media and how to sell their book.

It was been an amazing journey and I have met so many wonderful people.  We have created so many outstanding promotions, but this one...  Blog Tour de Troops is truly close to my heart.

You see this blog tour isn't about the authors really or the books, or even about you the reader.  It is about our men and women in the armed forces.  It is about getting as many books to as many troops that want them as possible.

Why is this so important to me?  Well, I grew up hearing war stories my whole life.  My great-uncle not only lied about his age but traveled to Canada to enlist to fight in World War II before the US even entered the war.  He was there on D-Day (after transferring back to the US forces once he was old enough).

I know the sacrifices he made and the scars he carried.  Then my youngest great-uncle had been drafted into the Army for Vietnam.  Long before it became PC to honor those veterans, my family was advocating for better treatment of wounded soldiers and mental health counseling for them as soon as they came home.

I remember wearing the POW bracelets and being made fun of at school for it, but I wore them anyway.

We live our lives in freedom because of the amazing and sometimes painful sacrifices that our men and women in uniform make.

And I can't tell you have proud I am that as an author, in this small way, that I can give back to our troops!

How can you help???

Super simple.  Just comment below and YOU will get a free eBook of either my Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal, Plain Jane, or my paranormal romance thriller HeartsBlood.

In addition to YOUR free eBook your comment also gets a free eBook for a troop.  You can either designate the troop of your choice or we are associated with a non-profit organization that will get the free eBook into the hands of a troop who has requested one!

How awesome is that?  Well... it gets even more awesome :-) #duh

Your comment also automatically enters you into a drawing for a new Kindle!  Plus we have multiple drawings for new Kindles for one or more soldiers (as more and more authors sign on and we get donations the more Kindles we can give away). #awesome\

While my Blog Tour de Troops day isn't until May 27th, I am accepting comments today through May 31st so feel free to comment today and to send all your family and friends to comment too!  The more comments I get, the more eBooks that go to our Troops!

I would also like to thank Toonopolis author, Jeremy Rodden for linking to me through the Blog Tour de Troops.  If you haven't visited their site, do so RIGHT NOW and get in on another free eBook (and help another solider get another great read).


Next on the Blog Tour de Troops daisy-chain of awesomeness is the amazing Nicole Galland.  Head over there RIGHT NOW to qualify for another eBook and of course win one for a troops as well!




Basically if you work the daisy-chain #ofawesomeness right, you could end up with DOZENS of high quality FREE eBooks for both you and the troops.

If that isn't showing your gratitude, I don't know what else could! #sosimple #sohelpful

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I can't wait to see your comments.  Just simply leave a little comment on what you are grateful for, which book you are interested in, and your email address (please be sure to put it in this form so that evil bots don't find you.... Example: craftycmc at aol dot com).

Also list whether or not you would like a specific soldier to receive their free eBook (and which title).  If you do not give me the email (again in the super secret format) address for a specific soldier, I will assume that you would like the eBook donated anonymously to a needy soldier though the non-profit organization we are working with.

Again, thanks so much and if you have any questions on how this works, just leave a comment below and an easy way to reach you (twitter handle, email, FB page) and I will get back to you!

238 comments:

  1. I wasn't able to join the tour this time but I am looking forward to reading Plain Jane!
    gbaugniet at aol dot com

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  2. What an awesome way to show the troops we care! I don't know of any soldiers in need of an e-Book, so it can be an anonymous donation (assuming I read this right.) 

    And I am looking forward to reading Heartsblood!

    jeffreybeesler at gmail dot com.

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  3. I am grateful to each and every person who are trying to make this world a better place for now and the future.  I am grateful to you for taking up this cause and sending the free ebooks.  Both of your books look great.  I think I will choose " HeartsBlood.".  If possible I would like to have one sent to any soldier that has been injured in the line of fire.  Maybe to Veterans Memorial Hospital.

    Laurie
    dkemcaldor at aol dot com   

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  4. My father served in Vietnam and I, too, has POW items that I had obtained.  To this day my dad still wears his POW hat, has a POW license plate, and stickers on his vehicle.
    Thank you so much for your support!

    Amber
    saphsbookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I just got done reading Plain Jane a few days ago. IT WAS AWESOME!!!! Are you planning on writing a series with it?? I'm a HUGE James Patterson fan, and I thought your story was right up there with Alex Cross! I couldn't hardly wait to finish it. Great job. :)

    I got Plain Jane from the last Tour, and you sent me a copy of HeartsBlood. I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I don't know if you have any other stories I could get instead, but I would love for a soldier to be able to get a copy. My dad was in the Navy for 12 years and my sister & I grew up Navy brats, so we always have a special place in our hearts for our military men & women. And their families! Because their families serve also!

    I don't have a specific soldier request, so whatever soldier loves to read, I would love them to receive a book. I was so excited when I saw that this Tour was going to take place. It's such a great idea!! Do you know if they will be posting how many books will be sent at the end of the event?? It would be exciting to find out how many soldiers are getting books. Good luck everyone!!!

    missyebookmail at mediacombb dot net

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  6. It's amazing what they do!  Thank you so much!

    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. J Olivarez-MazoneMay 28, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    My uncles both served in Vietnam and my cousin is serving in the Marines right now. We are all so proud of him. I had a classmate who served in the Iraq war after 9/11 unfortunately he never made it home. he saved another soldier though.

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  8. As a disabled vet, I would like to thank you for helping the men and women serving in the armed forces.
    There are times a good book can come in handy.

    John [@] johnpoindexter [dot] com

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  9. Thank you so much for supporting our troops. It's a great thing that you are doing. I like to get Plain Jane please.
    scarlet_kira(at)live(dot)com

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  10. Thanks for your participation in the blog tour.  It's so great to be able to support the troops as well as readers here.

    Sara
    saragillispie (at) ymail (dot) com

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  11. I'd like to try your paranormal romance, HeartsBlood, I think. :)


    Thanks for participating in this event!
    calophi AT gmail DOT com

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  12. Yes I remember POW bracelets too - had mine for quite a while.  Thank you for your participation in this wonderful way to give a shout out to the troops!  Surprise me with whichever book you send - I'll appreciate it!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  13. I'd be interested in HeartsBlood as I already have a copy of Plain Jane.

    Thanks for supporting the troops!

    Roxs
    roxburysnoopy-blogtourdeforce@yahoo.com

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  14. I have your awesome books already, so I'm just commenting for a troop!

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  15. I am a military brat that married into another military family. I have and will always support our troops! Thank you for giving me another way to help them! I think this is the coolest thing! 
    I am thankful for being able to be a kid when I was one, and that my children have the same right. I feel so bad for the children that have to grow up as soon as they can pick up a tool or weapon. Such a loss of innocence. 
    I would like a copy of HeartsBlood, please. I so look forward to reading your book.

    Katie
    redneckinn2006 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  16. I just read a review of your book and cannot wait to read it. Baabieanne@yahoo.com. Thanks for donating to our troops.

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  17. Thank you for supporting our troops in such an important way!!  I know for me reading is like taking a "mini vacation" and if your books offer the respite to our troop members then that is wonderful!!!  Your generosity is in no way a small thing!!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  18. This looks like a fabulous event! Thank you for your
    efforts to help create this event and for your participation, your generous spirit.


     




     


    Kind regards,


     


    mybookchatter@yahoo.com

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  19. Thanks for participating in this incredible event to help show our support for the troops that defend our freedom.  I would love a copy of Hearts Blood as I'm a sucker for all things paranormal and romance.

    Stephanie

    mr.boardgame AT yahoo dot com

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  20. Great memories you share, and a great way to support our troops! I can't decide which of your novels sounds better (honestly, I read both genres and both tempt me!) so you will have to just surprise me what you choose to send!

    m_kitaki AT hotmail.com

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  21. Thank you so much for supporting our troops.  

    I think I would like to read Hearts blood

    Bhitwr at gmail dot com

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  22. Wow, Carolyn, I am so thankful that you were able to start this blog tour, it is wonderful for our troops. 
    What am I thanful for?  I am thankful the ablity to belive as I wish.  Hartsblood please.  karana34 at yahoo dot com
    Melissa

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  23. I am thankful for this ablity for this blog, our freedom of speech.  Hartsblood please.  thank you
    karana34 at yahoo dot com

    Melissa

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  24. This blog tour has been a great idea.
    I'd like Heartsblood.

    James R
    james(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I'm grateful for my family. I'd like "Fated".

    Email:
    fdhelp AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I, too, wore the POW bracelets to school.  Thank you for your support of the troops.   I would like a copy of Heartsblood.
    lvs2dv@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks for setting this thing up Carolyn.  I, too, am very proud of our country for learning from our mistakes with the way we treated our returning soldiers from Vietnam.  We still need to continue awareness, but we've come a long way at recognizing that you can love the warriors even if you hate the war.

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  28. I hope you have had a great weekend, and spent it enjoying your family and friends.

    Thank you for being part of this, and a big THANK YOU to the Troops that have fought for our freedom so that we can do it in the first place.

    I would love a copy of your book HeartsBlood, please.

    Stephanie
    ladybug07999@yahoodotcom 

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  29. I'm grateful for this chance to help people in the military and in a small way be able to say an anonymous thank you to them for all they do.

    I would love "Plain Jane" if you don't mind. My super secret email is rivawriter at yahoo dot com

    Thank you.

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  30. My dad is a veteran of the Korean War (they really don't even call it a war...conflict...)

    This has been an awesome event...

    I'd love Fated  maryaquino1 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Thanks so much for doing this! I am grateful for our troops who keep us safe. I'd like to read HeartsBlood, please. Wallywestring at gmail dot com

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  32. This is such an awesome way to support our troops and I know that they will appreciate it.  I am looking forward to reading Hearts Blood.  Thanks! dulce0224@rcn.com.

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  33. Miranda@My Eclectic BookshelfMay 30, 2011 at 5:45 AM

    Woot, yay Carolyn I love this event so much! Since I have both books already I would like to also donate the copy that I would have received to a random soldier.

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  34. Thank you for supporting our troops. I would love to read Plain Jane.

    ashleypbarry at gmail dot com

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  35. Thanks for your support of our troops,  I would like to read Plain Jane. 

    wd9irv at aol dot com

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  36. hi Carolyn! stopping by to show my support for you and the troops. i have most of your books already so please send a copy of Plain Jane to any soldier you choose as i don't know anyone. thanks for this very worthwhile project and for being gracious! c",)

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  37. Hello! I would love to give Plain Jane a read! Both sound very interesting!! I am loving the chance to read different genres! Thanks for supporting the troops

    scrugglenamp AT aol DOT com

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  38. Hi Carolyn! Thanks so much for supporting our troops. Without them we wouldn't be free. I would love to read Heartsblood!
    clind100 {@} hotmail {dot} com

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  39. Thanks so much for your generosity. What you & the other authors have done is so commendable. I think I would like to read Heart's Blood, if you don't mind.
    andreat78@yahoo.com

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  40. Carolyn,
    Thanks for your participation in this amazing event to support our troops who sacrifice to ensure our freedoms are maintained.  I look forward to reading your book.
    Bonnie,
    bpietruch@comcast.net

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  41. This blog tour is a great idea. My math skills are questionable at best, but I think the tour has given away over 1,500 ebooks to the troops.

    Happy Memorial Day.

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  42. Thanks for supporting the troops, congrats on being on the tour! 

    Barb
    barb@barbriley.com

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  43. Thanks for supporting our troops! Freedom is not free.
    Thanks for the free book.


    sundevil007@hotmail.com

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  44. Thank you for this great thing you are doing!

    Meg
    meganary@gmail.com

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  45. Thank you for supporting the troops. I am grateful for the freedom I have everyday because of our troops.
    Please donate to any soldier you choose. 
    I would love a copy of Heartsblood.
    My email address is : s(dot)males (at)hotmail (dot)com
    Sharon

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  46. I am just thankful to live in a country as wonderful as ours.I would like your paranormal book.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I am thankful for everything I have, actually, especially in this day and time.  I would also like to thank you for doing this.  It means so much to the troops and their families.  Please pick a book for me, they all look good.

    Anita
    ams06189 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Jennifer McDonaldMay 30, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    I have had so much fun with this over the weekend.  Glad to have a small part in it.  If my comment gets a book to a soldier then that makes my day.  My dad is a Vietnam vet and I like to think that I honor him by doing this.  
    photographsmile@gmail.com

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  49. Hi Carolyn!

    Thanks so much for setting all this up! I have gotten many great books and love these tours. I would love to read HeartsBlood and I am glad to be able to comment today to get a soldier a book!

    shiderly77@yahoo.com

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  50. Thanks for this super-duper way of honoring our troops
    I'm interested in Plain Jane. Am the wife of a disabled VN veteran.
    Please send an eBook to any troop member of your choice
    Bmcbroom at gmail dot com

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  51. Thank you for participating in this event to support our troops. I would love a copy of HeartsBlood, please.
    rljohnson at rljohnson-writer dot com

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  52. It seems like you and your family's courage was as strong as your great uncles'. Thank you so much for offering this tour and for sending the books to the troops. Please send my "copy" to anyone who needs it.

    Siobhan
    nevadafoxATgmailDOTcom

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  53. Thank you so much for coming up with this concept.  This such a wonderful way to give back to those who serve for us.  I have all of your books so feel free to choose the one you would like to send!

    Karen

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  54. Stopping by to support the troops.This event means so much to me. My husband is a veteran. I'm thankful for him, my children, friends, good health, but most importantly, my freedom. I'm thankful that I live in a country where I can dress as I choose, write what I want, live where I want, go... #yeah. Couldn't do any of that without the sacrifices and bravery from the men and women of the military. I'm grateful for them.

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  55. I already have your great books, so I'm just commenting for the troop!

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  56. Thank you for participating in this tour and giving me a chance to do something for our troops!

    I would love to have a copy of Heartsblood.

    Thank you so much
    methomATearthlinkDOTnet

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  57. Thanks for the great tour that is honoring our troops. I am thankful that we live in a country that fights for our freedom. I have read Hearts Blood and Plain Jane so please send me Fated!! I really enjoyed your books, and believe I have reviewed them already:)

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  58. Thank you for supporting our troops and for wearing those POW bracelets :)

    todd at orting dot com

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  59. thank you for all you have done for this blog tour, and i am glad to get to know you better!  frellerox at gmail.com

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  60. Thank you for doing this! I think it is a great idea. heartsblood is the book i'm interested in. milldirt at msn dot com. thanks!!

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  61. The eBook is winging its way to you now :-) Thanks so much!

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  62. You read it exactly correctly!  You should be getting email any second now :-)

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  63. We are working with several charities to get the books into the hands of the troops, mainly overseas, however next tour (Veteran's Day) we may reach out to Hospitals stateside.  We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate this if you are interested :-)

    Otherwise I just sent your free eBook and will donate a matching one to the troops! :-)

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  64. Thank you for supporting the troops!  Can’t wait to read one of your books, 
    booksavvybabe AT gmail DOT com
    Book Savvy Babe

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  65. Thank you for supporting our troops!!  This is amazing!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  66. I have a story about my great uncle, too. He was on a ship during WW II and it was attacked. He was so badly wounded that he was one of the ones that was left behind during the initial rescue. When they came back to see if there were more survivors, he was still alive. He lived the rest of his life with only a small portion of his stomach left. Men like these as well as every other person who has served in the military deserve our gratitude.

    I already have all your books, but I wanted to comment so our troops would receive an ebook.

    lauralynnelliott@yahoo.com

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  67. Thanks for participating in the tour and for the book.

    kolists a\t gmail dt com

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  68. Hi and thank you so much for participating in this program.  What a great way for all of us to help the troops.

    Dale (bdmayer2002@gmail.com)

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  69. You are so welcome.  It was men like your Dad and my uncles that allow us to enjoy such a beautiful Memorial Day weekend :-)

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  70. Thank you for doing your part in supporting our troops by giving them a little time in a world far away from the one they are in. I already have both of your books so if you could, please send two books to the troops. Thanks.
    christygibbon at juno dot com

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  71. Thanks for the props on Plain Jane! Have you by any chance reviewed in on Smashwords/Amazon?  That would be superb! And yes, I just sent an email with the codes to other books for you to peruse :-)

    And OF COURSE a book will be donated in  your name ;)

    So far we are giving away over 1,500 books and today just started!

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  72. Thank you SO much!  Free eBook(s) heading to you now :-)

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  73. It is stories like these that made us want to do Blog Tour de Troops :-)  I am so sad for your classmate, but so glad we can all remember him today.

    I would love to send you the free eBook(s), however you did not leave your email...
    No worries, I will still donate one in your name even if you don't get back to me by tomorrow :-)

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  74. Thanks for supporting our troops. I appreciate that. I would like to read your book too. pringpringles@yahoo.com

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  75. I think what y'all are doing is awesome! I personally don't know any active troops so please send to any thru you're charity. I would love to read "Plain Jane" myself. My email is mammysfave at Hotmail dot com. Again thanks for supporting our troops this way

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  76. I am so glad that I can help in any small way :-)  Your eBook(s) are on their way :-))

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  77. Thank you for supporting us supporting the troops.  We couldn't do it without readers like yourself!  Plain Jane is on its way! Hope you enjoy!

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  78. I know, it is a win-win-win all around.  Your eBooks are on their way!

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  79. You got it!  Should be in your in-box momentarily!

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  80. Carolyn,

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop and supporting our troops! I already have ALL your novels, so if you'd donate my copy as well to a couple of soldiers of your choice, that would be awesome!

    ReneeRearden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I know, I wish I had kept mine.  Such a memory.
    And your surprise should be in your in-box right about now :-)

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  82. Thank you for helping us donate even more to the troops!  HeartsBlood should be in your in-box :-)

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  83. You know it, doll :-)
    I sent you the codes though since I am doing an expanded promotion.  Even if you can't use the codes, just pass them along to a friend :-)

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  84. I am grateful to our troops and all their work here and abroad that keep us safe at home and this weekend, I am grateful to all the authors participating in this event.

    I would love to have "HeartsBlood" and my email is mirandamei at hotmail dot com. Thank you so much!

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  85. Good luck with the blog tour and with the books!

    stacy at stacyjuba.com

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  86. I have and have read both Plain Jane and HeartsBlood. They were excellent, so maybe you can send my free copy to a soldier.

    Thank you for supporting our troops.

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  87. I completely agree!

    HeartsBlood should be to you momentarily :-)

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  88. Thank you for helping me to donate even more! :-)  Sent you the codes for the eBook(s) :-)

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  89. Ah, thank you!  Yes, boredom is a HUGE factor for our overseas troops.  I hope that with over 1,500 eBooks being given away that we can give as many as possible a "mini-vacation.'

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  90. You are VERY welcome.  So glad you are helping us give away even more!

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  91. As am I! Re: Paranorma + Romance.  :-)  If you haven't yet you should check out @ParaYourNormal on Twitter.  Paranormal Romance 24/7

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  92. HeartsBlood should be in  your in-box now :-)

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  93. What a great thing to be grateful for!  I concur!  HeartsBlood is on its way to you :-)

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  94. Fated it is!  Should be in your in-box! :-)

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  95. I am glad there were a lot of us :-)  HeartsBlood is on its way to your in-box right now :-)

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  96. I couldn't have said it better myself.  You must be a writer or something :-)

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  97. Thank you for commenting and allowing me to give away even more books!  Your codes are on their way :-)

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  98. Your super secret eBooks codes are on their way to your super secret email :-)

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  99. Yes it has been pretty awesome.  1,500 eBooks to be given to troops and counting!

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  100. Yes, sometimes we take safety for granted.  Not today! :-)  Your copy of HeartsBlood is on its way!

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  101. You are very welcome.  It is on its way right now!

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  102. I can't wait to hear what you think of Plain Jane! On its way now :-)

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  103. #TeamTroops  :-)   Plain Jane should be in your in-box :-)

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  104. Ah, thank you for swinging by!  Of course I will donate one in your name :-)

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  105. So glad to help you branch out!  Your coupon code should be in your in-box :-)

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  106. This is such a wonderful blog hop.  What a great way to give back to the troops and get to read new authors.  I would love to read HeartsBlood.  Thanks so much.
    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  107. Great! Just sent you the codes :-) :-) :-)

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  108. You got it!  Thanks for dropping by!

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  109. #Word :-) :-) :-)  Your eBook has been sent :-)

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  110. And still counting! :-) #greatjobeveryone

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  111. Thanks.  Your eBook should be in your in-box :-)

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  112. You are so very right!  Your free eBook should be in your in-box :-)

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  113. You are very welcome.  Your eBook should be to you in a few seconds :-)

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  114. Yes, we can sometimes forget who we owe for all the little things in life that freedom brings us :-)  HeartsBlood is winging its way to you right now :-)

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  115. Yep, for all of our flaws, we still rock :-)

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  116. Your 'surprise' package is on its way!  And I am thankful for so many wonderful readers taking the time out to help us help the troops :-)

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  117. Ah, I am so glad to help make your day and honor your Dad!  Thanks for that!  Your eBook(s) are on the way :-)

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  118. thanks for sharing!

    i'd like a copy of plain jane, please.
    yellowcvs  at  yahoo dot com

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  119. You know it, doll!  Can't wait to hear what you think! :-)

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  120. eBook on its way to you and will of course donate one in your name :-)

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  121. Thank you right back :-)  HeartsBlood is on its way to you right now :-)

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  122. Yep, with over 1,500 eBooks being given away to troops, it has been a great weekend thanks to readers like yourself :-)

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  123. Ty for the awesome giveaway! I'd like a copy of HeartsBlood since I've read Plain Jane already (and I loved it!)

    olethea@gmail.com

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  124. Ah, and thanks for all your help on GoodReads.  This tour would never have gotten so large if it weren't for the volunteers such as yourself! #kudos

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  125. Thank you for participating in this.
    I'd like HeartsBlood, please

    mandaj07 at gmail dot com

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  126. Ditto #exceptyourhusband #thatmightbeweird
    And thank you for all your tireless efforts.  We could not have done this event without volunteers such as you!!!!!

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  127. Thank you so much, doll.  Appreciate it :-)

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  128. Glad to oblige!  Your free eBook should be in your in-box ;-)

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  129. Thank you so much for the previous reviews and can't wait to hear what you think of my other books!  Email with the codes has been sent :-)

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  130. Thank you for helping get more eBooks into the hands of troops :-) :-) :-)

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  131. Thanks for swinging by and commenting! :-) :-) :-) #lovereaders :-)

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  132. You are welcome!  Codes are on their way :-)

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  133. I am grateful for the family members and friends who have served our country. Thank you for participating in this event! I would like Plain Jane, please. lucetlady at gmail dot com

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  134. Free eBook on its way to you! :-)

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  135. Can't wait to hear what you think of them!  Email is on it's way to you :-)

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  136. No, you are amazing!  Your coupon codes should be in your in-box :-)

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  137. It truly is stories like that which created this event.  Anyway that we can give back is pretty amazing. :-)  And doll have you reviewed my other books?  I feel like I should know you by name.  I am sending an email, if you can send me the links to your reviews I would love to promote them :-)

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  138. Thank you so much for participating in the blog Tour de Troops.  You incredible generosity is appreciated. Our troops give us so much of themselves and without them we would not have the freedom to choose our life paths. I also thank you for allowing me to give to them by proxy through your giving and sharing in your blessing.

    I have your wonderful book, so if you would like to send my copy to the troops as well that is fine.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  139. I am grateful for my Dad, my brother-in-law and my nephew who have/are serving to protect us all. HeartsBlood sounds like a good book for me.  You can find me at talesfromshrimps at hotmail dot com Thank you so much.

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  140. You are very welcome!  Your eBook(s) are on their way right now :-)

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  141. Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy the books :-)

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  142. Of course, but I also sent you an email with details on how to help get EVEN MORE books into the hands of the troops!  Should be in your in-box now :-)

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  143. No worries!  Email has been sent with the codes :-)

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  144. Your copy has been sent to your email and marked down to donate another to a troop who has requested one :-)

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  145. Ah, thanks so much, hon!  Sent you an email with the codes anyway so that you can share :-)

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  146. I'm excited to read Plain Jane--it sounds like it is right up my alley! Words can't convey the gratitude I feel for the men and women who make sacrifices everyday for our freedom and safety.
    kmartin at uslink dot net 

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  147. I am so grateful for my husband.  I've been sick for months and he's always there for me.  I'd love a copy of Plain Jane.  I'm at nwilson at sportsfive dot net

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  148. This is awesome. My hubs is a vet. My Dad and FIL were vets. 

    I'd like the Patterson like book. 
    wulfshado at gmail dot com

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  149. Me too!  What a great bunch of authors, right?  Over 1,500 given away and counting :-)  You should have HeartsBlood in your in-box right now :-)

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  150. Thanks so much!  Your book is on its way #internet #whatanamazingthing :-)

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  151. No worries, of course I will, however I can also give you a different book if you wish.  Just leave your email :-) and I shall wing it to you :-)

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  152. I do love the whole win-win-win aspect about it :-)  Your coupon codes should be in your in-box :-)

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  153. You are welcome, you should have an email in your in-box with the codes :-)

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  154. Ah! Thanks so much!  Email should be in your in-box :-)

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  155. Thank you for commenting! HeartsBlood should be on its way to you right now :-)

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  156. Just sent you an email with codes to my other books.  The more people download of my books, the more I will donate to the troops!!!

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  157. Ah, thank you!  I hope you enjoy HeartsBlood :-) The codes should be in your in-box :-)

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  158. I completely agree.  The reason for this tour actually.  You copy should be in your in-box right now :-)

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  159. I hope you feel better soon!  And yes, he sounds like a great husband :-)  Your coupon codes should be in your in-box :-)

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  160. You got it!  Should be in your in-box :-)

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    Hi,  



    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,

    Pinky

    pink.maiden@yahoo.com

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  162. Kathleen_howard2003May 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    Thanks to all you wonderful authors who are participating in this.  My dad and hubby are both retired Marine Corps Veterans. Semper Fi!  And thanks!

    I'd love to read HeartsBlood!

    kathleen_howard2003@yahoo.com
    @5ed9e8e5d9713d5ebed18926fdfb73bf:disqus 

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  163. Hi Carolyn!  Since I have all of your books already, can I give mine to a soldier too?  That way they get two. instead of one from my comment?

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  164. Thanks for participating and supporting our troops. I have both of these books but wanted to comment for a soldier.

    earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

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  165. Looking forward to reading your book.  Thanks for participating and thank you hero soldiers and sailors for serving.
    marce_hall at yahoo dot com
    I would like to read Hannibal

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  166. You got it, doll.  Coupon codes should be in your in-box :-)

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  167. Semper Fi back at ya!  HeartsBlood should be in your in-box :-)

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  168. You know I will, sweetie :-)  Thanks for stopping by :-)

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  169. Sent you an email with other book's codes.  The more I give away, the more I donate to the troops!

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  170. Well, we will see what you think once you read it! #keepthelightson :-) :-) :-)

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  171. So great to see you supporting the troops this way. We'd be nowhere without m.

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  172. Thank you for supporting our troops!
    t_manfredi@hotmail.com

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  173. Thank you so much for your generous giveaway, and for giving us a choice about which of your books to read--wow! I love suspense, but I find it hard to read about murderers (I've seen too much death and murder) so I think I'll go for HeartsBlood.

    I am grateful for my friends and the people who love me, my little doggie, and kind, caring, compassionate people.
    cheryl (at) cherylrainfield (dot) com

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  174. Awesome! I love that athors are doing this. I'm a vet myself and i know soldiers will apreciate this so much.

    Lisa B
    modokker at yahoo dot com

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  175. Long after Peace is declared a soldier
    carries the war within. Fight for those too tired to fight for
    themselves! We needed their blood then, our Veterans NEED our voices
    NOW!

    Thank you to all the e-book authors involved in this project. How can we carry it forward to those Vets in hospitals state-side?




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  176. Just sent you an email with the codes to my other books if you would like to use them.  Every download helps drive my position up on Smashwords :-)

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  177. We are all glad to :-)  Thanks for swinging by my stop :-)

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  178. No worries.  Read which ever you like!  I will be sending both of course to the troops :-)

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  179. I am SO glad to hear that!  Helping to brighten a soldier's day is what this is all about!

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  180. Don't worry, we are working on it.  The charities we work with are aimed at combat troops, however we are looking into veteran's organizations as well.  Would you like to help coordinate that?  We have a position open!!!!

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  181. Thanks for doing all this so our soldiers. Having just returned from a Memorial day service and visiting the graves of three family members who served this country I know how important it is to support them and doing something nice for them.

    Thank you.
    Kevin
    Kevpsb at sbcglobal net

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  182. Well i am trying to get back in to the reading thing again and it would be great if i could help someone out at the same time as bettering my life. JJTran25@yahoo.com

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  183. I think this tour  is one of the best ideas I've ever heard of.  Thank you for the chance to participate.  I would like Heartsblood.  elfinfaerie at msn dot com

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  184. Carolyn this tour is unbelievably awesome! Thank you!

    Having read and enjoyed Fated, I'm sure I'd love HeartsBlood, but I think I'd like to try Plain Jane. Thank you for participating.

    buriednwords AT gmail DOT com

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  185. I am glad I could help!  Codes should be in your in-box :-)

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  186. Ah, so glad to help with literacy where ever I can :-)

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  187. I am so glad you enjoyed it!  Just sent the coupon codes to your email :-)

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  188. Luckily I have a surprise for you!  Check for my email :-)

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  189. Looks like a winner. Served over in Germany years ago. Would love to try Plain Jane. Thanks for everything, Bill
    twofthrs at q dot com

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  190. Many thanks to you, the founders and staff of IBC, for putting together this event. It's truly incredible. It really is. To see so many come together in giving something to our troops. History in the making, I think.


    LizzieBeth1095@sbcglobal.net

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  191. It amazes me at the generosity of Indie authors.  Until I got my Kindle I never knew about them.
    Thank you for your efforts in supporting our troops.
    Leslie
    lesliebandura at verizon dot net

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  192. Thanks for the support to the men and woman that serve.
    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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  193. 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
    thanks
    donnasing777@yahoo.com

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  194. 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.
    terrilee.byles@yahoo.com

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  195. I am grateful that my relatives who have done several tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan have returned safe and sound.

    Thank you for participating in the tour, I know the books will be appreciated!

    I have been in a thriller sort of mood, so I would like a copy of Plain Jane please.

    Melorabrock  a   t   gmail  d o t  com

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  196. I am grateful for an easy way to support the troops!  I already have HeartsBlood and Plain Jane, but wanted to comment so that a soldier could get a copy.

    FatesTwists AT yahoo DOT com

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  197. 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!!
    prettyunicorn78@yahoo.com

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  198. Thank you so much!  This has been a really exciting weekend.  Thank you for your generocity!  I think all three books sound great, but I would like to read Plain Jane. 
    rachelcccr at gmail dot com

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