10 November 2011

A SPECIAL POST FOR VETERANS DAY - BLOG TOUR DE TROOPS


Welcome to The Perfect Plot and to Blog Tour de Troops organised by the Indie Book Collective for Veterans Day.

If you are following this Tour you will have just come from Augusto Pinaud site.  After you leave here, you will be going on to Melissa Foster.  But, before you run off, remember that by commenting on this post you not only win a free eBook of Murder At The Rocks, but also a copy for a soldier of your choice or, alternatively, you can have a soldier randomly chosen from the list of troops who have requested eBooks.

Please remember to leave your email address with your comment so that you can receive the Smashwords Code for Murder At The Rocks.

If you'd like to donate money toward those Kindles for our soldiers, simply use Paypal and ibcprograms@gmail.com as the address to send money to. Please note on your payment that it's a Troops donation.

November 11 is Veterans Day, in the United States of America, the day we honor military veterans for their service and their sacrifice.  In Australia, it is known as Remembrance Day where at the eleventh hour there is a minute’s silence.  At the Australian War Memorial, in Canberra, a wreath is laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier.



In Australia November 11 is also known as Poppy Day.  The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day because they bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I.

The Roll of Honour dotted with red poppies
Whether it is called Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day, it is a day that we all stop to remember.  As the wife and the sister of two Vietnam veterans, I extend my good wishes and gratitude to all those serving in the military and to their families for your sacrifice.

Blog Tour de Troops continues until 14 November so there is a great opportunity for you to win quite a few eBooks for yourself and for the soldiers.  I’m so pleased you visited The Perfect Plot.  Please remember to leave a comment along with your email address so that you can receive your eBook.  Your next stop on the Tour is Melissa Foster site.

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Review of Murder At The Rocks -  8 November 2011
By Vidocq (Vidster) See all my reviews at Defrosting Cold Cases


 

126 comments:

  1. The troops really deserve this! And I am honored to leave comment so a soldier can receive a book of their own to read!

    ennapenglin(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net

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  2. hi Jill! thank you for being a part of this tour and your contribution to the troops. i am sure a member of the troops will be more than happy to receive a copy of your book as i will be. thanks again.

    aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Thank you for what you are doing and a big thank you to all of our service men, women, and families.
    kindle3.user@verizon.net

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  4. Thanks for being part of this tour, Murder at the Rock sure looks good! ^^

    ycelestial@hotmail.com

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  5. Murder at the Rocks sounds great!! I would love to get a copy and I think any soldier would also be thrilled to receive one. Thanks so much for participating and for honoring our troups in this way! Lauriej170 at gmail dot com

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  6. The word "gory" always makes me run away from a mystery. Thank goodness gore is only implied in "Murder on the Rocks." I also like old fashioned cops and detectives. I would like to read this one. I'm sure the troops will enjoy it. Enjoyed your review.

    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Thank you! To our Troops for our freedom.

    Thank you for taking part in this blog tour.

    Stephanie O.
    ladybug07999@yahoo.com

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  8. God bless our troops and God bless you for participating in this great event!!!
    I'm looking forward to reading your book and I'm sure it will be enjoyed by our troops, too!!!
    Georgeanna
    tdf.gb@bucksmont.net

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  9. Thanks for sharing your book with everyone. I look forward to reading it.
    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  10. Have fun today Jill...

    The tour's are really really fun!

    Augusto

    (and thanks for playing and honoring)

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  11. Thank you for the support of our troops. More power to you all.

    pringpringles(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. thanks for participating in the tour. I look forward to reading it

    eileen at booksrusonline.com

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  13. I love a good murder mystery. Thanks for your support of our troops.
    lvs2dv (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. Thanks for doing this for the troops!

    If it's got the word "murder" in it, I'm probably going to want to read it. :)

    lauralynnelliott@yahoo.com

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  15. Thank you for participating
    pamela at pbdesigns dot biz

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  16. As a 24 year Veteran it is my honor to serve. Thank you for your support every little bit goes a long way. ryan.mills68(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Thanks for sharing your work so generously!

    scottpoe (at) hotmail.com

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  18. This is such a wonderful program! I'm so impressed with what you are doing for our service men and women. Although I do not have a specific soldier in mind, I would love it if you could donate a book to a soldier from your request list. Also, I'm looking forward to reading your book myself! Thanks so much, and have a great weekend!
    vickikeire (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Thank you for sharing your book. This tour is wonderful idea!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  20. Thank you for participating in this amazing cause :) I would love a copy of Murder at the Rocks

    shroudedheart(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. Hi Jill - thank you so much for being a part of this wonderful event and for passing on books to the troops. I can't wait to read your book on my Kindle!!

    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  22. Thank you so much for participating in this! My husband is an Aussie, and we went to the War Memorial and museum in Canberra. It reminded me so much of Arlington National Cemetery in some ways, especially the approach.

    I appreciate you participating in this and would love to read your book. You can find me at DiNozzoGibbs @ gmail. com

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  23. Thanks again for supporting our troops!!!
    Magluvsya03@yahoo.com

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  24. Thank you for taking part in this tour and most of all thanks to all the members in our troops.

    andreagrendahl AT gmail DOT com

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  25. Thanks for supporting our troops..


    Heather
    earthsbooknook at gmail dot com.

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  26. Thank you for supporting the troops! :)

    reikibirth at gmail.com

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  27. Thank you for supporting out troops! I am an American married to an Australian whose mother is a New Zealander! Love the other countries history you wrote about as well as the Americans. Thanks!

    nook_heartsole at yahoo dot com

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  28. Thank you for being a part of this!!

    brittanyrose40 AT yahoo DOT com

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  29. What a wonderful way to support our troops. Thank you.
    musicalfrog at comcast.net

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  30. Thank you so much for being a part of this great event. I'm so glad we can help our soldiers in such a tangible way. Too often it's easy to forget the sacrifices they make.

    My son-in-law has been serving in Iraq and will be coming home in time for Christmas. It has been extremely hard on my daughter and even though things are relatively peaceful in Iraq at the moment we still worry about his well-being. Thank you for doing something to make the down time pass a little bit easier for the soldiers serving our country.

    rivawriter(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this wonderful program!

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  32. Oops, forgot to leave my email! Melissa.gwinn@yahoo.com

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  33. Thanks for doing this for our troops. Your book sounds like a good read!

    gardener0126 (at) yahoo (dot)com

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  34. As a wife to a currently serving soldier in Afghanistan, I can tell you first hand that receiving books is very important to the soldiers. Sometimes it is the only way they have to keep their mind on home.
    What you are all doing here to say thank you really means alot.

    betty.vickery.johnson@gmail.com

    My loving soldier:

    provert247 AT gmail DOT com

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  35. The information about how Australia commemorates the vets and those who fallen is really interesting. The poppies are a really bright shock of flowers, so its kind of jarring to think of them in some of the better known battlefields.

    Thank you for participating in this great tour, I look forward to reading your book!
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  36. Thank you for participating in this blog hop & supporting our military.

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  37. Thank you for supporting the troops.
    cmhswi(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Thank you for being part of the tour and supporting the troops!

    Have a great day!
    pauline@pjhandcrafts.com

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  39. Repeating what the others have said: thank you to the troops; thank you to you for supporting them and supplying them with a book to read; and thank you from me for your book - I can't wait!

    jandhj2@yahoo.ca

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  40. What a great thing you all are doing for the troops! I am sure they are loving all these books they will be getting!

    Heather
    supagurlheather@gmail.com

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  41. Thank you for being part of this amazing event. So many troops will be getting books thanks to your help :) I would like to read your which sounds like a good mystery thriller.

    Cambonified{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  42. Thank you for supporting our Troops!
    t_manfredi@hotmail.com

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  43. Awesome blog tour for a great cause!

    quinnsmythwood(AT)gmail(.)com

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  44. What an awesome thing you are doing for our troops! My husband was in the Navy and my mother-in-law and daughter were in the Air Force, so supporting our troops is a very personal thing for me:) Thanks so much for free book!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  45. Thanks for supporting the troops. I am very thankful for all the men and women that serve.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. What an awesome thing you are doing for our troops! My husband was in the Navy and my mother-in-law and daughter were in the Air Force, so supporting our troops is a very personal thing for me:) Thanks so much for free book!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  47. I used to send care packages via 'Books for Soldiers', and this is an awesome way to continue that effort!

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  48. thank you for supporting the troops!

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

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Thank you for supporting our troops. I've sent quite a few books overseas for troops myself what a great way to show support
    Suefitz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. 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!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  52. This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for supporting our troops!

    ruby[dot]meek[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  53. Thank you for participating in the BTDT. I look forward to reading your book. I will have to check out the first in the series also.

    pefrw(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. This is such an incredible hop! Thank you!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  55. Thank you ALL for commenting. I appreciate them so much. And also thank you to the Indie Book Collective who organised the Tour and in so doing gave us the opportunity to say thank you to our troops. I shall be emailing everyone separately. Every Best Wish, Jill

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  56. Thank you for doing this! It's an honor to know some of the troops that are risking their lives to makes ours better :)

    randomness.stephalicious(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I'm so proud of our troops. God bless 'em all!
    rinald47@gmail.com

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  58. Thanks for your support of all the brave men and women who serve our country with pride. What a lovely idea this is.

    nancyg5997@gmail.com

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  59. Thanks for participating in this great idea for the troops. I like it when that poem about the poppy fields of Flanders is read for Veteran's Day. Your pictures reminded me of it so I will have to look it up.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  60. Thank you for supporting our troops!


    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  61. What a great way to support our troops! Thank you :-)

    smaccall AT comcast.net

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  62. the book sounds great. And the cause is wonderful.
    divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I enjoyed your blog site. I particularly liked mention in your post of Veteran's Day in Australia. We must remember that we are not alone in the struggle to preserve freedom. Thanks for your contribution to our troops.

    Very truly yours,
    D.M. Kenyon
    author at lotus blossom book dot com

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  64. Thank you for sharing your book for a good cause!

    hellenlovesbooks at gmail dot com

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  65. Thanks for a wonderful post. This is a good thing you are doing!

    glenn(at)keyaquests(dot)com

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  66. Thank you for brightening the day of a soldier. christygibbon at juno dot com

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  67. Thank you for sharing your books. I know this will bring a little bit of home to someone far away.
    I would love a copy myself. Thanks again for being part of this.
    marlene at readingreality dot net

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  68. Thank you for supporting out troops this way (and I have to say that I'm going to enjoy it too). My father, husband and brother-in-law have all served or are currently serving and anything that supports our troops is near and dear to my heart.
    Thanks again,
    Andrea
    a_ariail(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  69. Thank you for your support of our troops. They are truly heroes.
    susan.byerly@comcast.net

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  70. Awesome way to say thank you to our troops. I appreciate you doing this and for giving me a chance to read your book and to win a Kindle
    Thanks
    Maggie
    grandmayellowhair@gmail.com

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  71. Thank you for being part of the Blog Tour de Troops. I appreciate your efforts on their behalf.

    Cheers,

    Ardee-ann

    sagemoon_cottage at yahoo dot com

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  72. Thank you for participating in this wonderful tour and for the free ebook. I can't wait to read it!

    Laura G.
    cardinoles@gmail.com

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  73. What a wonderful way to say thank you to our troops for all they've done. My dad served in the Korean war.

    Have a great weekend. Thank you for doing this.

    Amelia
    rejoicegmj@goldenwest.net

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  74. Thank you for being a part of this tour.

    thesunsetwont (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. Another author on the tour stopping by to lend support and stand up and be counted for a soldier to snag an e-book.

    This is pretty awesome stuff, guys, and I'm really honored to be a part of it.


    ~ Erin M. Klitzke
    athensmcleod@hotmail.com

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  76. Your book looks like a fantastic read.
    Thank you for generosity and doing this for our troops!
    tweezle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. Thanks again to everyone who has commented today. If I have missed sending anyone the Smashwords coupon code, please let me know.

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  78. Thank you so much for participating in this event and honoring our veterans on their day and giving to our troops the joy of a good book. You are appreciated.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  79. This is a wonderful thing! I have a nephew in the Navy and my father-in-law is retired Army. I appreciate them and all veterans!
    egstanley@gmail.com

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  80. What a great way to honor and give to the people serving our country. Thank you for participating.
    nwilson@sportsfive.net

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  81. Thanks to all that serve.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  82. Nan, I have tried to send your coupon code to nwilson@sportsfive.net but with no success. Is this the correct email address? Cheers Jill

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  83. Hello! Thanks for the free read - I'm excited to read your book. Also, thanks for supporting our troops!!

    allyreads81 at gmail dot com

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  84. Thanks for participating in this great event!
    MJB
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

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  85. A wonderful blog tour for a worthy cause! Thanks for the giveaway too!
    tamsyn5@yahoo.com

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  86. What an amazing event. Thank you so much for participating!

    Karysafaire@gmail.com

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  87. Thank you for sharing your book. I look forward to reading it . I see soldiers coming home and it is heartbreaking at the resources that are NOT available to them ....life is tough. Anything can help.

    THank you !
    soccerma3@gmail.com

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  88. Thanks for being a part of this great giveaway. Sorry I am replying so late, I have only been home from work for a little while - LONG DAY! I am excited that a soldier will get this book too!
    Thanks again.
    bevsharp@desch.org

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  89. The Australian traditions sound much like the British ones (perhaps unsurprisingly), we remember with poppies and silence.

    contact [at] rachelcotterill [dot] com

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  90. Its great to read a post from someone that lives elsewhere in the world and is just as passionate as the Americans! Although I'm British, I live in Portugal, where we see very little about Remembrance Day, other than on satellite TV. I watched a special broadcast last night about it and I was incredibly touched. It was very moving. Thank you for being such a great support!
    suzy.turner[at]hotmail.com

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  91. My grandfather was in the Navy, so my love goes deep for the military. Thanks for your participation in the event!

    nurse6030@gmail.com

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  92. Hi,

    Thanks for being part of the tour! And thank to all of the men & women of the armed forces for all that you do and for keeping our country safe.

    Pinky
    pinkmaiden821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. Thank you for our troops, and thank you for being a part of this. It is such an amazing thing that all you authors are doing! I cannot wait to read a copy of your book.

    meghan.guarnieri@gmail.com

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  94. Thanks so much for being part of this amazing gift to our troops.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  95. Thank you so much for this tribute to the troops. I have no particular soldier to give this to, so please give this to any service member who wants one.

    merikat1948 at hotmail dot com

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  96. My father was born on veterens day and I lost him 13 years ago so this day has always held twice the meaning for me. I want to thank the troops for their dedication including my cousin Danny and dear friend Yves and also tell my father I love him and miss him dearly. 2vr.iver@gmail.com

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  97. Thank you to all Veteran's and those still serving today!! It's so important to appreciate those willing to fight for our freedom!

    miranda.grissomATgmailDOTcom

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  98. thank you for being a part of this great event. As a military wife it humbles me to see the outpouring of support for our troops!

    miranda_lynn2001(at)live(dot)com

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  99. Many thanks to all of our troops, present and past.

    stefscat@gmail.com

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  100. Thank you for the support of our troops the past, present and the future.
    tammi.hagberg@sbcglobal.net
    And thank you for all you hard work!

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  101. Hi Jill - I'm in the UK and this year we marked the event on both the 11th and today, Remembrance Sunday. It has been a very moving weekend, all the more so because of following the posts on Blog Tour de Troops. I think what everyone is doing to support the troops is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for taking part.

    donna.haw@gmail.com

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  102. Happy to support a good cause.

    jeryl.marcus@gmail.com

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

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

    Melissa
    missyebookmail (AT) mediacombb (DOT) net

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  104. Hi Jill,

    Thank you for being apart of this tour. What a wonderful way to honor our Service people for a job well done. And to say thank you for the ones who have fought so hard to keep us free and to protect us. May God Bless all of you all who our participating.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41@ yahoo dot com

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  105. Thank you for supporting our troops.

    jborries@hotmail.com

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  106. Thanks to everyone who serves - and to all those who are supporting them by participating. Great idea!

    beritlemons AT gmail DOT com

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  107. Just stopping by to say thanks for participating. I enjoyed your book!

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  108. Thank you for your support and the ebook

    kolists a\t gmail dt com

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  109. i'm looking forward to reading your book.
    cheryl @ cheryl rainfield.com

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  110. I'm an avid fan of MASH and have been pretty much my entire life. Just seeing the actors portray such excitement for receiving packages and letters from home makes me smile. I'm glad you're part of the tour and I can't wait to read your book.

    Saph
    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

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  111. Thank you for your support and a chance to read your book!
    Linda K.
    wanda72 at aol.com

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  112. Thank you for your generosity and support. As an army brat I know the troops weren't always treated w/ respect or decency even. I'm glad to see that my brother (recently retired from the AF EOD) has been treated a lot better than my daddy was.
    ivdytruitt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  113. Thanks for taking part in this good cause.
    Carla63@windstream.net

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  114. 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

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  115. Thanks to all of our troops.


    lbcanton@verizon.net

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  116. 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)

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  117. Thank you for doing this and I look forward to reading your book.
    stylib38@gmail.com

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  118. So happy to participate in this wonderful blog tour. Thank you!

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  119. Thanks so much for supporting our troops! My dad and hubby are Marine Corps veterans. Semper Fi!

    kathleen_howard2003@yahoo.com

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  120. Thank you so much for supporting our troops and for participating in this blog tour.

    thenarcissuslibrary at gmail dot com

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  121. Thank you for enlightening me on what the holidays are called in Australia. Thank you to all the troops in service and out.
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    -Jessica B

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  122. Thank you for taking part in the tour! Please convey my thanks to your husband and brother for their service to the country. :)

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

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  123. Thanks Jill & IBC for this great program. After last Memorial Day's blog tour, I am happy to again show support to our troops in the form of free ebooks. Please send my free ebook to

    ackleybj {at} verizon {dot} net

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  124. What a wonderful way to show support for our troops!

    brelav@gmail.com

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  125. Thanks for supporting the troops.

    Marty
    puccagirl73@gmail.com

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  126. I would like to thank everyone who has responded to the Blog Tour de Troops. You have all enabled a lot of troops to receive eBooks.

    As soon as I hear what the final numbers are I will post them here. Apparently requests from troops are still coming in. Cheers for now, Jill

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