Friday, 27 May 2011

Blog Tour De Troops

Welcome to the next stop in the blog tour de troops. I’m welcoming you from down under – Melbourne Australia.

Before I begin, I just want to make sure that you’ve already checked out Jennifer Provost’s post. And when you're done here, pop over to Kat Lively.

We Aussies have a lot in common with Americans. We both value a lot of the same things. So when I’m offering thanks to the American troops, I’d like to add a special note to any Australian troops out there as well.

I’d also like to talk a bit about the book, Doodling I’m offering up today. It’s a humorous fantasy about a different kind of freedom. The freedom to get away from the hustle and bustle of our fast moving world and live life at a nice, relaxing pace. At least that’s what the hero of the story, Neville, wants to do when he stops trying to keep up and decides to let go and fall off the world.

As the story progresses, Neville discovers that it’s not so easy to escape from the world. Maybe there’s a message in there about taking responsibility, and the fact that we are grateful for people who are prepared to make sacrifices.

Then again, maybe it’s just a funny kind of story. I’ll leave it up to you to decide. And if you don’t want to take my word for it, check out the review at Eulana.

While I’m in gratitude mode, I also want to thank the fine folk at the Indie Book Collective for making this fantastic event possible, and for the rest of the great work they do.

But don’t just sit there. Please post a comment and I’ll get a copy of Doodling out to you. And don’t stop here – make sure you head off to visit Kat Lively next. And then keep on going. There’s lots more free books available, plus a chance to win a kindle for yourself and a troop as well.

One final note to any commenters – please excuse any delays I have responding as I’m most likely in a totally different time zone. And please leave your email so I can pass on the book details to you.

Thank you to all commenters for supporting me and the troops. As this event has now officially closed, I won't be responding to any further comments.

110 comments:

  1. My husband got me my nook for Christmas and since then I have been "getting away" everyday with it. I love it, the chance to go somewhere else and not be right here some days is so nice.

    Have a great weekend!
    Stephanie
    ladybug07999atyahoo.com

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  2. Hi Jonathan,
    Doodling sounds catchy, as I have been getting too tired of serious fantasy and have been craving for some humor.
    I hope I will enjoy it, as well as some more works by you in the future.

    forestlove at abv dot bg

    Best wishes,
    Mary

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading something humorous.

    Mandie
    time 4 mommy @ gmail dot com

    http:://time4mommy.com

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  4. Great idea.

    jamesemr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. It's really nice of you to do this for American troops! And I'm hoping I'll enjoy your book, and that our troops do as well.

    I'm letting my email address show temporarily on my blogger profile for this. Google's pretty good at weeding out spam, anyway. :)

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  6. Jonathan I've seen the reviews for Doodling and I have to say that I look forward to reading it. Thank you for participating! Our troops aren't only fighting to protect our country, they are fighting to protect all countries. Your generosity is much appreciated! I can't wait to see how many ebooks are going to be gifted.

    elena(at)elenagray(dot)com

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  7. Hi Jonathan,

    your book sounds so interesting! Thanks for the opportunity to help a troop and score a great read!

    shiderly77@yahoo.com

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  8. I definitely want to try Doodling. It sounds like a fun romp.

    atuinsails at gmail dot com

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  9. hi Jonathan! i commend you for supporting the American troops and your own as well. like you, i'm not American but i also thank all the men and women in uniform all over the world for defending and protecting us and making this world a safer place to live in.

    thanks for being gracious with Doodling.

    aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Speaking of getting away, Austrailia is on my list of places to get away to. I'm a scuba diver and who wouldn't want to dive the great barrier reef.
    lvs2dv@gmail.com

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  11. I think it is wonderful that you are participating in this giveaway and supporting our troops.

    rljohnson(at)rljohnson-writer(dot)com

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  12. Great to see another 'funny' author in our chain for this weekend! I'm really looking forward to my free copy of Doodling! :)

    Oh, and huzzah for the troops too!

    -Jeremy Rodden
    jeremyrodden@hotmail.com

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  13. Humor is definitely a plus. I can't wait to read your book.
    Thank you for supporting our troops!

    saphsbookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I am looking forward to reading your book! Thank you for supporting our troops!

    carolewooten at sbcglobal dot net

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  15. Thanks for supporting all the troops, not just the ones from the US. Australia has a special place in my heart and its untamed wildness reminds me of all the great things I love about the US. May your troops come home just as safe as ours. Look forward to reading your story.

    Siobhan
    nevadafoxATgmailDOTcom

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  16. I don't know if we're allowed to comment on each other's books, but I really want a copy of yours! :)

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  17. Thank for supporting IBC in this lovely program! I already have your book and I can't wait start reading!

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  18. How about an e-mail address? lol I can't even follow my own directions.
    swallacebenefiel1@gmail.com

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  19. Sounds like something different from my usual reads. Nice title. Doodling is what I do in meetings when I want to be any other place than at a meeting. Just another way of escaping for a while.

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  20. Jonathan,
    I already have a copy of Doodling as a review copy so I would appreciate it if you would donate both copies of the book to a troop member. If one of the copies could go to private Zacheriah Schaneberger at zach.schaneberger@gmail.com that would be great.

    Thanks,

    Tracy

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  21. I forgot to leave my email address on every single blog! Arrggh!!!

    fdhelp AT gmail DOT com

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  22. forgot to leave my email
    photographsmile@gmail.com

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  23. Jonathan thank you for being a part of supporting our troops here in the USA. Let us know if the same is done for your troops.
    I have a NOOK my husband bought for me last year for our anniversary and it is with me at all times just so I can esacape for a bit of time through out the day. I can't wait to read your DOODLING.

    mrsthanosthemad AT gmail DOT com

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  24. I've always suspected writers lived in a different time zone than the rest of us!

    Doodling sounds great and I look forward to reading it.

    mama dot sylvia at gmail dot com
    MOTHER of an Army National Guardsman
    DAUGHTER of an USAF sergeant (Korean War)

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  25. Hi Jonathan.......I want to thank you for contributing to a terrific blog tour and giving a shout out to US troops. I can't wait to enjoy your book - TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  26. Hi Jonathan,

    Thank you for supporting our troops!! It's a wonderful thing that you all are doing!

    iarvd@yahoo.com

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  27. I love these blog tours, they're always a good way to meet new authors, read interesting, and get new books. Plus, this time, there's a good cause to support!

    I look forward to reading your book, it sounds like an intriguing premise!

    jcshivel@ucsc.edu

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing. I love the indie book collective - they have opened my world to wonderful new authors like you. Thank you for your generosity and good will towards our troops and I send good thoughts and prayers to yours. In our countries we have so much to be thankful for and what a joy to be able to connect with those of like minds in the book world - there are no borders in the book world and we find new friends everywhere! I look forward to reading what you have to say.

    dz59001@gmail.com

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  29. These blog tours have opened up a whole new world of fun and amazing writers for me to enjoy and do a little "escaping" with. The Indie Book Collective has made a cool tour even better by dedicating this one to troops who serve to protect us.


    dreamsgate at clearwire dot net

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  30. Stopping by to show my support for the troops. Thanks for being a part of the tour.

    kelli(dot)mccracken(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Hi Jonathan,

    I look forward to reading your book! Sounds like fun.

    nicole AT nicolesheldrake DOT com

    N.

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  32. Thanks so much for taking part! Your book sounds interesting :)

    JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com

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  33. I'm French, and supporting all the troops too!
    I like the idea of the book!
    <3

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  34. Thank you for supporting the troops. Your book will help pass the time as they wait to rejoin their loved ones.
    christygibbon at juno dot com

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  35. I look forward to reading the book.

    eileen at booksrusonline.com

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  36. I think it's great that you're doing this for the American troops! I know they appreciate it. Your book sounds great!

    breaessex(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Thanks for being a part of the tour... always great to meet new authors! :)

    reikibirth at gmail dot com

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  38. Your book sounds fun. I love to get away from it all by reading a book. Takes me to another place.
    Sue B
    katsrus@gmail.com

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  39. Thanks! I look forward to reading Doodling!

    rachelcccr at gmail dot com

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  40. Thanks so much for this offer and for your support of our troops. More power.email is pringpringles@yahoo.com

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  41. Thank you for participating in the Blog Tour!! Looking forward to reading humorous fantasy! jessica.tuck528@gmail.com

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  42. Jonathan, I have a couple of wonderful writer friends over your way--love the Aussies! My kids now have stuffed toys like platapuses and echidnas (sp?).
    I'd love a copy of your book! It sounds like a fun read.

    My email is ann@anncharles.com

    Thank you for your generosity!
    Ann Charles

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  43. So glad you are a part of this wonderful event. Doodling sounds like a fun read.

    miranda_lynn2001 (at) live (dot) com

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  44. Well, as a blogger, a Soldier myself, and a proud American, I want to thank YOU all for what you are doing here! This is so awesome of you!

    Please pass on my thanks to the others participating in this with you all. I am truly impressed!

    I have deployed with Australian troops before, and I always appreciated their spirit and candor! You all are awesome!

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  45. I am going to enjoy reading your book!! Thanks for being a part of this great giveaway.


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  46. Your book sounds very interesting. I am so thankful for you and the other indie authors who are doing this for our troops. God Bless

    Anita
    ams06189@yahoo.com

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  47. I'm in the same time zone. Kiama NSW. Nice to see a fellow Aussie blogging, ( most of my friends seem to be in the US). I like the theme of your book and think it's great that you're giving it away. Much appreciated. If I like it, I'll helpo get the word around.

    tahlia@activ8.net.au

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  48. Hi Jonathan thank you for being apart of this wonderful tour. I always say Indie authors rock and this just proves it.

    Thanks
    Babs
    Bhitwr at gmail dot com

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  49. This tour is wonderful and you are just amazing to participate as well, thank you.

    buriednwords AT gmail DOT com

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  50. Hi Jonathan! Thanks for being a part of this. It's such a great idea. Can't wait to read Doodling! Just followed your blog too!

    JC
    livedreamwritejc at gmail dot com

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  51. This book sounds so interesting. Thank you so much for making this possible!!

    smohr4u at gmail dot com

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  52. Thankou so much for going this blog tour! I think Americans & Austrailians have s lot in common & share a mutual admiration.
    andreat78@yahoo.com

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  53. I can't wait to read your book. I think this is such a great event!! I grew up a Navy brat, so our troops have always help a special place in my heart. Thank you so much for being part of this!!
    I look forward to reading your book.

    missyebookmail at mediacombb dot net

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  54. Thanks for supporting our troops! Freedom is not free. Thanks for the free book.
    sundevil007@hotmail.com

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

    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  56. Thank you so much for doing this for the troops!

    romanceaholic at gmail dot com

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  57. Thanks for doing this for the troops and looking forward to reading your book

    patanddawnr@comcast.net

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  58. As an ex-Navy member, a wife of an ex-Navy SEAL, mother of an ex-Army member I can truly appreciate what is means to be in the military and fighting of our freedom. I come from a long line of military members, from myself to my grandfather to uncles and cousins. I am also an indie author whose book is being currently being edited and not done in time to join this blog tour, but I wish much success to all.

    Jacqueline Hopkins
    iam14choctaw at hotmail dot com
    http://www.jacquehopkins.blogspot.com

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  59. I cannot wait to read the book. It seems like it would be an awesome read!
    Amanda
    booklover11089@aol.com

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  60. Hi Jonathon, I'm digging the Asteroids-like cover of Doodling :)

    todd at orting dot com

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  61. I have tons of respect for all the authors participating in this blog tour. Thanks for your generosity.

    scottpoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. my nickname is doodles..lol

    Thanks soo much to you for supporting the troops, even from down under !

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

    Kym
    krykym(at)fullchannel.net

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  63. thanks for supporting our troops.
    You have a fantastic weekend.

    earthsbooknook at gmail dot com

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  64. Thank you for your generosity to our troops, and a salute to yours. I loved your definition of "dag-lit"! Can't wait to read your book. My email is: talesfromshrimps@hotmail.com

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  65. Thanks so much for supporting our troops, it's a wonderful thing you all are doing.

    jessicaanne@adventureswiththreegirls.com

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  66. Loved your post about Arthur Fribble and the Bob poems. Would like to read Doodling

    bmcbroom AT gmail.com

    And THANKS for your support of the troops.

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  67. Thanks for supporting all troups. I will always be thankful to those that protect freedom.
    I hope the soldiers all like the books they get! What a great program.
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  68. Thank you so much for supporting American and Australian troops. It's awesome that you are doin that. Your book sounds awesome.
    scarlet_kira(at)live dot com

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  69. 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, where ever they call home!

    Katie
    redneckinn2006@gmail.com

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  70. Thanks for supporting our troops and this cause. I can't wait to read your book.

    Melissa
    asnow4sure@yahoo.com

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  71. This is a wonderful thing! Thanks for supporting the troops.
    rebeccapoindexter @gmail.com

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  72. I think it speaks volumes that people are touched enough by the subject of honoring military personnel that is doesn't matter if its "your" national day of memory or someone else's, you want to contribute!

    Your book sounds absolutely fascinating! I love books that can be both an escape and provoke thought. I can't wait to read it!

    m_kitaki@hotmail.com

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  73. It's good to know that a lot of people are doing Blog Tour de Troops. Your books sounds fun, and would love to read it.

    lordreblik@gmail.com

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  74. 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.

    LizzieBeth1095@sbcglobal.net

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  75. Hello:) Thanks for the Aussie support-- My husband and I want to visit one day. I personally would visit JUST for the Tim Tams. *snicker*

    wayfaringwriter at gmail.com

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  76. Looking forward to reading your book. Thanks for supporting all the troops.

    Alan

    aemayer@gmail.com

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  77. Thank you for supporting our troops. I look forward to reading your book.

    ashleypbarry at gmail dot com

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  78. Soldiers definitely deserve recognition for all that they do, so I'm glad to help get an e-book into their hands!

    jeffreybeesler at gmail dot com.

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  79. Thank you for your support of our troops! We love the Aussies!

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  80. I come from a military family and so does my husband. And, his sister (who was in the Air Force) married a military man from Australia. Small world!
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  81. Your book sounds like a great escape from the seriousness of life.
    helpersarah2009@gmail.com

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  82. The book sounds great and I'm happy to support the troops!

    Dale (bdmayer2002@gmail.com)

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

    kolists a\t gmail dt com

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  84. Humorous fantasy sounds like something I don't encounter that often. Willing to try though!

    Ty for the great giveaway!

    olethea@gmail.com

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  85. Love to get free ebooks, thanks so much!

    marce_hall at yahoo dot com

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  86. As a disabled vet,I would like to thank you for doing this for the men and women serving in our armed forces. A good book is quite welcomed on a lonely night.

    john [@] johnpoindexter [dot] com

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  87. Think it's wonderful what you guys are doing. Hubby and Dad are Marine Corps Veterans. Thanks so much!

    kathleen_howard2003@yahoo.com

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  88. What a generous giveaway; thank you!

    cheryl @ cherylrainfield (dot) com

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  89. Thank you for participating in such a wonderful event!

    lucetlady at gmail dot com

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  90. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  91. Thanks for participating!
    Karen in Breezy Point
    kmartin at uslink dot net

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  92. Thanks for participating in the tour to bring a little light into the lives of our troops.

    nwilson at sportsfive dot net

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  93. Great post - this tour is a wonderful idea.

    FatesTwists AT yahoo DOT com

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  94. I think what you and the tour sponsors are doing for a our service people is wonderful
    Leslie
    lesliebandura at verizon dot com

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  95. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. This is a wonderful cause and, hopefully, everyone benefits (the readers, the writers and the troops). I can't wait to read "Doodling"!
    njpiglets(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. Great post. Wish I was published already do I could join in the wonderful things being done here. Another pubwriter doing terrific things.

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  97. Awesome. Always great to see pubwriters making a difference!

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  98. I commented on another author's blogtour for this cause; you guys are doing a wonderful thing. I wish you all so much success. You deserve it!! :)

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  99. Thanks for supporting our troops. Indie authors are the best. Please sent my ebook to ackleybj at verizon dot net (note .net not .com)

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  100. I come from a large family of service men and women, My grandfather, his 3 sons and 21 of my 27 cousins have all served or are currently serving our great country. Thank you for taking the time to honor all those who have served!
    Marie, email: Snlmangofreak at yahoo dot com

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  101. God bless the troops!
    snowstorm112@gmail.com

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  102. Thanks what a great way to get ebooks to our military

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  103. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful tour!

    Terri

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  104. This blog tour is great. I'm finding so many authors I wouldn't have known about without it.

    brw08 AT yahoo DOT com

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  105. Thanks for supporting our troops!

    smaccall at comcast.net

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  106. I love the cover of your book, Thank you again for this tribute to the troops

    maritesorias at gmail dot com

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  107. Hi Jonathan,
    Thanks for doing this. Looking forward to the book. It sounds very interesting.

    sidonie.wa@netzero.net

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  108. Just wondering if the books have been sent yet because I haven't received one?

    My email again is:

    fdhelp AT gmail DOT com

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