A Veteran’s Day/Birthday Gift

11-11-13

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Today’s Veteran’s Day! And my birthday!

When I was born, the holiday was called Armistice Day. My mother claims I was born at the stroke of midnight and the doctor gave her the choice of making my birthday the 10th or the 11th of November. She chose the 11th because she was a Federal Employee (rural mail carrier) and knew she’d always have my birthday off.

I’m pleased and honored to share my special day with a very special group of people, including three men I hold most dear:

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Reuben Robson, 1945

My father, Reuben E. Robson, who served with honor and distinction as an Army Staff Sargent in Europe in WWII.

My uncle, Burney Bagby, who suffered burns and permanent damage to his lungs when his Navy ship was torpedoed and caught fire in the Pacific.

And my father-in-law, Milt Salonen, who served in the Merchant Marines, transporting vital cargo and soldiers across the Atlantic.

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Milt Salonen, 89 – summer 2013

Their sacrifice was shared by their families who carried on at home without them for months–even years–at a time.

A lot has transpired since WWII, and I could name a long list of friends, family members and acquaintances who have served in the military, but, instead, I will give my thanks for their service and share some gifts in their honor.

First, this brand new Warrior Series Box Set from the amazing Laura Taylor. Four complete novels, on sale in honor of Veteran’s Day, only 99¢.

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The WARRIOR SERIES is a Boxed Set of 4 Complete Military Romances by 6-Time Romantic Times Award Winner, 2-Time MAGGIE Award Winner, RWA RITA Finalist, and International Best-Selling romance writer Laura Taylor. Each novel in the Warrior Series features a sassy, strong-willed heroine and a determined, alpha male, military hero. The result? Soul-mates meet, sparks fly, passion flares, and their lives are forever changed! offer some reading gifts: great stories at only 99¢.

“As a life-long member of the military family, the WARRIOR SERIES is my personal tribute to all warriors, past and present.” ~Laura Taylor

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: The WARRIOR SERIES is priced at $ .99 (normal price: $4.99) at Amazon. Click HERE.

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And, second, the delightful five-author holiday anthology, CELEBRATE!, which I am fortunate to be part of, includes a military story about a broken loner in command of the USS Enterprise and the woman who can either save him or cost him his command: One Star-Spangled Night by Navy veteran Rogenna Brewer.

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When an aptitude test labeled her suited for librarian or clergy, Rogenna Brewer joined the Navy. Ever the rebel, she landed in the chaplain’s office where duties included operating the base library. She’s served Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps personnel in such exotic locales as Midway Island and the Pentagon. Navy SEALs are among her favorite heroes, but not the only military and civilian heroes and heroines this romance author chooses to write about.

“From Navy Vet to Romance Novelist. Not just a job, thirteen years of Navy SEAL research.”

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You can pick up One Star-Spangled Night for just 99¢ HERE and help support a Vet–or you can buy CELEBRATE! for 99¢ HERE and support Rogenna and four of her writing friends (including me)! Either way, it’s a win-win.

Happy reading, my friends. May the coming year be good to us all!

Deb, the birthday girl 🙂

 

 

 

 

3 Replies to “A Veteran’s Day/Birthday Gift”

  1. Deb:
    I am honored and humbled by your generosity of heart and spirit.

    Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your homage to the men and women whom we honor as a nation on Veteran’s Day.

    As you noted in your post, my Warrior Series is dedicated to all warriors, past and present. Happy Veteran’s Day to all veterans.

    And Happy Birthday to you, Debra Salonen … I am blessed to call you my friend.

    Hugs, LT

  2. My pleasure to share this with my friends and readers, Laura. It’s a great deal. I can’t wait to read it.

    Thanks for all your gifts–especially the gift of friendship.

    Deb

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