Thursday, January 1, 2015

BLAZE MCROB'S CHOICE FOR AUTHOR OF 2014 GOES TO REBECCA BOUCHER!





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My choice for Author Of 2014 was a very simple one. Rebecca Boucher wins it hands down! Her superb book The Shadow Soldier is destined to be a classic. This is a Military/Romance/Ghost story that will tug at your heart. Read the reviews below and you will see what I mean. And to make it even better, Rebecca is donating all of her royalties to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Shadow Soldier appeals to women as well as men. There is no separation of gender when it comes to a story such as this. War affects all of us, and in this ever-changing world of ours, many times the husband stays home with the children while his wife serves. There are many scenarios which can play out in one's mind. Rebecca does a masterful job of showing a woman waiting anxiously for her man to return, and the magic of her prose is evident when she so accurately portrays what goes through the mind of her lover as he does his best under trying circumstances on the war front.

Every reader will be caught up in what happens. Veterans will feel the angst of battle, and others will experience the pain of waiting, hoping beyond hope that all works out for the best.

This is a book for everyone!

Armand Rosamilia is spearheading his The Authors Supporting Our Troops program beginning today. A number of copies of The Shadow Soldier will find their way overseas to the troops. This does double duty as far as spreading warmth. The troops get to read this great book for free and, since the proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project, this great organization will receive the money. I will purchase the books, send them to Rebecca to autograph, and we send them to Armand.

Also, loved ones on the Home Front will not be forgotten. I have plans to distribute this great book to folks at the VA free, as well as various organizations around town that help spouses and family members when their loved ones are deployed. Once again, I will purchase these books so the Wounded Warrior Project receives their money.

Here is a youtube video sung by Tim McGraw that will add even more tears to those you shed when you read Rebecca's great book:


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As many of you know, I am a Vietnam Veteran. Thus, how could I not be moved by the great short story Panel 35 that Rebecca wrote for Memorial Day? I shelved plans to write one of my own because there was no way I could have come close to the majesty of this story. Rebecca so accurately tells a story of a young woman's love for her father, and his love for her. This is an enduring story that goes well beyond the horrors of the Vietnam War. 

It is phenomenal that an author can write two such moving stories in the same year. Rebecca Boucher deserves the title of Author Of 2014!


Blaze McRob

Book Description

November 5, 2014
When a soldier is lost in the snowy mountains of Afghanistan, another soldier shoulders the blame, while a young woman feels his loss thousands of miles away in Boston's Back Bay. Can a mysterious man bridge the gap and help the two heal?

5.0 out of 5 stars The Shadow Soldier November 7, 2014
By Pixie
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The Shadow Soldier By Becca Boucher
Synopsis: When a soldier is lost in the snowy mountains of Afghanistan, another soldier shoulders the blame, while a young woman feels his loss thousands of miles away in Boston's Back Bay. Can a mysterious man bridge the gap and help the two heal?
My Review: With Veteran's day around the corner, I cannot think of a better book to read! Ms Boucher takes us through the Love, The sacrifices, The loyalty , The Bravery and The deepest feelings of an Army Ranger in Afghanistan , His Girlfriend, his best friend and a "Shadow Soldier" who is the guiding hand in this story. It is very fast paced , action packed and sometimes devastating... yes I cried.. It is such a touching story of what our Soldiers go through and what the people left behind must face. VERY well written I give this Book 5 Beers and a coke... (I changed it a little but read the book and you'll see) 

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, I loved how easily she wove the ... November 10, 2014
By Jamie
Format:Kindle Edition
Not the first book offered to us by this author and certainly not the last. Great read, I loved how easily she wove the story together and made me feel the words. How the courage and the tears just flowed off the pages. A wonderful display of ability and deep regard for those who serve. 

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Heroes: a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities. Rebecca Boucher seems to have a flair for writing stories about our military heroes and The Shadow Soldier is no exception. Add a little paranormal in the mix and you have one awesome short story. I've never been in the military, never had a brother or sister serve, so I can't feel the angst that comes with having to say goodbye to a loved one and travel overseas to protect our rights or to help others protect theirs. Rebecca is spot on with this story. Dread, grief, and a little bit of happiness prevail in The Shadow Soldier. I seriously wonder how many of our brothers and sisters truly have a Shadow Soldier walking with them? Rebecca makes it seem as though they all do. Well done, Rebecca, well done. Oh, and I learned also that all proceeds of this sale are going to the Wounded Warrior Project. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story December 17, 2014
By Vivian
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What a beautiful story. The author wrote this as if she were actually in the action, in Kabul, or there, with Megan in her home. Very touching also. I definitely recommend this short story.

5.0 out of 5 stars wow, just wow. November 11, 2014
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Okay, I'll admit it. I cried. A lot. The Shadow Soldier is a well written, fast paced story that hits home. I know from experience what it feels like to be afraid your soldier isn't coming home, and this story hits that nail on the head. There are no further words for how I can explain this, or review it, and to me at least that is the best possible review I can give, when a story leaves you speechless and utterly wordless, you know it's good.

Well done Becca, well done. 
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Book Description

May 20, 2014
Every year, Rachel meets with her father at the Vietnam War Memorial. Panel 35. They only spend one hour with each other and she doesn't see him again until they meet the next year. This year he is late and she worries he may not show. Blake, a young soldier paying his respects notices Rachel and stops to speak with her. While she waits, they talk and then something happens that Blake never expected and he realizes that his being there is part of a bigger plan.

4.0 out of 5 stars A good short read May 26, 2014
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I enjoyed reading this tale. I think the author did a fine job balancing between narrative and conversation, and it follows a good arc without bogging down. I confess that as a veteran, myself, I have a soft spot in my heart for tales of this nature, but I'd be glad to read more of this author's work.

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Read For Memorial Day! May 26, 2014
By Pixie
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Panel 35 by Becca Boucher, "Every year, Rachel meets with her father at the Vietnam War Memorial. Panel 35. They only spend one hour with each other and she doesn't see him again until they meet the next year. This year he is late and she worries he may not show. Blake, a young soldier paying his respects notices Rachel and stops to speak with her. While she waits, they talk and then something happens that Blake never expected and he realizes that his being there is part of a bigger plan."
This short Story is 17 pages and PERFECT Read for Memorial Day! It did have me in tears. Becca Boucher is able to convey the TRUE meaning of This Day with her Story of Rachel, her Father, Wayne who served in Vietnam and Blake a soldier who just buried a friend a fellow solder, Bob. It all takes place at the Vietnam War Memorial which I have been Blessed enough to visit and find the name of a Friend who died in that war. I Highly recommend this Story ..I give it 5 American Stars.. VERY well done Ms Boucher!!

5.0 out of 5 stars A nice tribute to our veterans. May 26, 2014
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I really enjoyed this short story. It put a smile on my face this Memorial weekend. Great job Becca Boucher!!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Blaze from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for everything you do to help me, and support me. Love our little author community

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    1. My supreme pleasure, Rebecca. Your writing touches many souls. Mine is merely one of them.

      Blaze

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