What’s Your Favorite Story Time Again and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words


What’s Your Favorite Story Time Again – Soldiers and Wounded Warriors

With the holidays flashing by…Memorial Day, Independance Day….I thought about all the stories that I love so much that contained soldiers and/or vets returned from tours of duty.  Some of them are series and some are stand alone novels but there’s no denying the impact on your mind and heart they leave behind.

Some stories are contemporary and some reach far into the future or into the past but the soldier’s lot (no matter the gender) remains the same in its basics.  The dealing with the fear of the unknown, the stress, the pain, the loss, and the battles.  And then for some, the re-entry into civilian life.  So let’s hear again from all of you, what are your favorite stories with soldiers and why?  I thought we’d divide them into categories this time.  This week its contemporary fiction.  Next week: Other, from Science Fiction to Historical.  Let me know if you think that’s too broad a category and I’ll adjust it.

So I’ll start off our list of contemporary fiction with a series near to my heart:

♦︎The Release series by B.A. Tortuga (3 books) – all dealing with vets being released back into civilian life.  It’s outstanding.

♦︎Manny Get Your Guy by Amy Lane – wounded vet dealing with rehab and reentry at the same time.

That’s just for starters.  What’s yours?  Of course, there’s a giveaway attached for this List.

Contemporary Soldier/Wounded Warrior Story Recommendation Reader List

Comment with recommendations and your email address and one or two readers will be picked to receive a $10 gift cert from Dreamspinner Press.  Giveaway ends next Saturday, July 15th in time to start our next Soldiers-Others category.  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Sunday, July 9:

  • Review Tour THE SHAPE OF YOU by Felice Stevens
  • A Jeri Review: The Shape of You by Felice Stevens
  • What’s Your Favorite Story Time Again
  •  This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Monday, July 10:

  • Blog tour Racing the Sky by Layla Dorine
  • DSP GUEST POST Rick R Reed on M4M
  • A VVivacious Review: Regret by Christina Lee
  • A MelanieM Release Day Review: M4M by Rick R. Reed
  • A Lila Audiobook Review: Bonfires by Amy Lane and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)
  • An Alisa Review:  Facing Fears by Morticia Knight

Tuesday, July 11:

  • DSP GUEST POST Leigh Carman on Two-Man Advantage
  • RIPTIDE TOUR All Wheel Drive by ZA Maxfield
  • A Free Dreamer Review: Moro’s Price by M Crane Hana
  • A Jeri Review: Chief’s Mess (Anchor Point #3) by L.A. Witt
  • A Julia Review: Painting Class ( Chiaroscuro, #1) by Suzanne Clay
  • An Alisa Review: Different Dynamics by Tamir Drake

Wednesday, July 12:

  • DSP GUEST POST Andrew Grey on Fire and Fog
  • Review Tour – Meg Harding – Finding Home
  • Tour: Unscripted Love by Aimee Nicole Walker RDB,
  • A Jeri Release Day Review: FAST Balls (Balls to the Wall #5) by Tara Lain
  • A Lila Audiobook Review: Forgotten Paradise by Shira Anthony and Narrator: Andrew McFerrin
  • A MelanieM Review: Broke Deep (Porthkennack #3) by Charlie Cochrane
  • A Stella Release Day Review: Mascara & Bandages (Mary’s Boys#3) by Brandon Witt
  • A Stella Review: Finding Home by Meg Harding

Thursday, July 13:

  • Harmony GUEST POST Gene Gant
  • Review Tour – RJ Scott – The Ranchers Son (Montana #2) narrated by Sean Crisden
  • A Lila Audiobook Review:  The Ranchers Son (Montana #2) by RJ Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator)
  • A MelanieM Review: Werecat: The Sim Ru Prophecy by Andrew J. Peters
  • An Ali Audiobook Review : The Innocent Auction (Innocent #1) by Victoria Sue and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
  • An Alisa Review: A New Way to Dance by Sean Michael

Friday, July 14:

  • Letting Go by Morningstar Ashley Release Day Blitz
  • RIPTIDE TOUR and Giveaway: The Other Five Percent by Quinn Anderson
  • A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: A Kind of Home by Lane Hayes
  • A Jeri Review: The Other Five Percent by Quinn Anderson
  • A VVivacious Review:  Rent Mate by Ash Penn
  • An Alisa Release Day Review: Who We Truly Are (Enhanced #2) by Victoria Sue

Saturday, July 15:

A MelanieM Release Day Review: All In (Wild Cards #3) by Ava Drake




7 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Story Time Again and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

  1. From recent reads some of the titles that left impressions for me were:
    – Annabeth Albert’s Resilient Heart,
    – Eli Easton’s How to Walk Like A Man,
    – JL Merrow’s Permanently Legless,
    – Jordan S Brock’s Change of Address.
    I’m yet to read Amy Lane’s new release (already on my ereader) and there are also non MM books with wounded warriors stories that I love. 🙂


  2. Mine are Between Ghosts by Garrett Leigh and Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series. Thanks!



  3. Finished this one a couple of months ago: Everything Changes by Melanie Hansen. A few others:
    Honor by Cait Forester, Brian C. Palmer
    Be Mine (At Last, The Beloved Series #2) by Stella Starling [series should be read in order]
    Alpha Barman by Sue Brown
    Cut & Run series
    Strong Signal by Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell
    Falling Down by Eli Easton


  4. I have been enjoying Annabeth Albert’s “Off Base” series — all of them featuring soldiers. Here are few other titles that might not yet mentioned by the others…

    Latakia by J.F. Smith
    Keeping Promise Rock by Amy Lane
    Private Truths by C.B. Lewis
    The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari by Sarah Black


  5. These are a few that stood out while looking through my read books for one I wNted to mention but can’t remember! Will add when it comes to me!!
    The Sentinel, Eden Winters
    The Telling, Eden Winters
    Once a Marine, Cat Grant
    500 Miles, Parker Williams
    And Ami’s suggestion as well as The General and the Horse Lord


  6. Favourite soldier stories:
    Walking Wounded by Lee Rowan.
    I’ll be Your Drill Soldier by Crystal Rose.
    Shell Socked by Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brook.
    Soldier by AKM Miles.

    shirleyann2400 (at) gmail (dot) com


  7. You’ve got to honor those vets for what they’ve done. I like some of the previously listed books and some I’ll check out, and will add a few I didn’t see mentioned:
    I like these two series for their lovable couples, military guys, and good suspense – Calmes’ Marshalls, and Roux’s Sidewinder. And then this one is a bit darker and edgier, but still good story with a compelling couple – Tonlet’s Wes’ Denial.

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