Friday, May 27, 2011

Blog Tour de Troops

This Memorial Day weekend, I’m excited to join over thirty authors thanking the men and women in uniform who serve and protect our country. Check out the Indie Book Collective, the brains behind this weekend's tour.

Thanks to mystery author Kat Lively whose blog immediately preceded mine on the tour. When you finish here, hike on over to the next stop on the Blog Tour de Troops, Women’s Fiction author Sonia Rumzi's blog. And check out Tracy Riva's enthusiastic review of my book, Motion to Kill.

We’ve teamed up in a daisy-chain blog we’re calling Blog Tour de Troops to celebrate our freedom with a heavy dose of free! For starters, I’m donating a free copy of my ebook, Motion to Kill, to our troops for each person who posts a comment to my blog today! So post your comments and spread the word to give our troops a book Michael Connelly recommends and Publisher’s Weekly called Electrifying!

What’s good for the troops is good for you too! Everyone who comments on my blog today will also receive a free copy of Motion to Kill. Just let me know in your comment whether you’d like to receive a free pdf of the Advance Reader Copy or whether you prefer to wait for a few weeks and receive a coupon for a free copy from Smashwords after I launch the book around June 15. Be sure to include your email address in your comment so I know where to send it.

And that’s not all! Everyone who posts a comment will also be entered in a drawing for a free Kindle! You can’t beat that deal with a stick!

Motion to Kill, is the first book in my thriller series featuring trial lawyer, Lou Mason. Originally published in print in 2002, I’ve re-mastered it for its ebook debut. While I love Lou, my favorite fictional lawyer is Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. Who’s your favorite?

We celebrate a lot in this country, from major holidays to birthdays and engagements, weddings and anniversaries, graduations and retirements. If someone says “good job”, we throw a party.

And that’s a good thing but sometimes we take for granted that we can do just that. Living in a country where we have the freedom to celebrate life, to think what we will, to say what we want, to agree or disagree, to vote or protest, to worship or not, and to live our lives as we choose is a blessing.

Those freedoms are enshrined in our founding documents but words on a page are not enough to guarantee our rights. Freedom has to be defended. The men and women who have put on our country’s uniform to protect our way of life deserve our respect and gratitude.

On July 4 we celebrate our independence. This weekend we remember and thank those who have helped make real the promise of that declaration.

Don’t forget to post a comment so our troops and you will receive a free copy of Motion to Kill. Let me know if you’d like the pdf Advance Reader copy or a coupon for a free copy on Smashwords when the book is launched around June 15 – and include your email address so I know where to send it.

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