Support Hidden Wounds: A Soldier’s Burden Amazon Promotion November 15
Help Make Hidden Wounds: A Soldier’s Burden a Best Seller Today at Amazon Nov 15
Today for the next 24 hours, to celebrate Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, I am participating in a special Amazon promotion to support making Hidden Wounds: A Soldier’s Burden a best seller at Amazon. When you purchase 1 or more copies of Hidden Wounds: A Soldier’s Burden today at Amazon, you’ll receive a whole bunch of gifts from friends and supporters of the authors. I’m giving a single 45 minutes dating coaching session to people who purchase the book today. In addition, you might want to pick up a second copy of the book to donate to the reading room of your local VA (Veterans Administration) Hospital or Legion of Honor. For $13.57 you’ll get access to all the gifts, bless your local VA, plus support Wounded Vets. A portion of the proceeds of Hidden Wounds: A Soldier’s Burden goes to support Wounded Vets in the US.
Grab your copy here: Hidden Wounds: A Soldier’s Burden
To see all of the gifts you can access with your supporting our Vets with your purchase of Hidden Wounds at Amazon today, here is the Hidden Wounds gift page.
Instructions to Get Your Gifts Today:
After you purchase your copies of Hidden Wounds today at Amazon, then email forward a copy of your receipt to:
You will then immediately receive an email back with a link to a directory listing of all your gifts giving you access to them. It’s like an early Christmas present to yourself!
Here’s my review of the novel over at Amazon:
The first novel by Nate Brookshire and Marius Tecoanta is an excellent and enjoyable story to read. BTW, be careful about reading the Product Description at Amazon. They give away a key plot element which is not revealed in the story specifically until about half way or more through the book.
When you hear that this story contains elements of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other specific key components of war, you might be fearing that Hidden Wounds is a very heavy and weighty book. You would be pleasantly mistaken, as I was.
Although Brookshire and Tecoanta weave in some powerful and difficult components of war, the details are brief and cover lightly. They avoid going into massive detail that would have bordered on prurient or too painful to read. You know the details of war are there, however, they touch on them so lightly that they keep the story going and avoid getting bogged down and mired in what could have been excruciating to read or too painful to watch on screen.
This is surely the kind of novel that Los Angeles entertainment industry will take notice of and you just might see made into a movie in a few years.
Our characters include John Dougall, his three sons and his wife on the American side of the story. And on the German side we have Rudolph Haas, a German soldier in WWII, a regular Germany, not a Nazi, doing his duty for his country, as well as Hans Beck, Haas’ comrade in arms on the German side of WWII.
The story unfolds in our current era of an American war with Iraq which Dougall’s youngest son, Brent, serves in. Within a few chapters, Dougall is an old man in a VA (Veterans Administration) Nursing Home facility and facing a difficult life, burdened by episodes and details of WWII. I am being vague about details here because I don’t want to give away key plot elements to the story. This is such an enjoyable read, I want you to have the sheer pleasure of reading it yourself when you buy your own copy now. Then Brookshire and Tecoanta take us back to WWII and what it was like for a young Rudolph Haas to enter the army as a regular German, and not a pro-Nazi. They write of the battles and military life with enough detail to make the story flow, be engaging, and be quite readable, weaving in some military jargon, but not so much that civilians like myself would get lost. Just enough detail to captivate and make for an enthralling story, vivid in life.
The affects of Dougall’s PTSD is felt actually by all of his family. Even his middle son, Mike, who is the black sheep problematic son, his particular issue of rebelling perpetually against authority is a legacy of Dougall’s war service experience.
Brookshire and Tecoanta provide a number of surprise twists which I won’t ruin for you by prematurely revealing them and giving them away to you, as they provide a tale of quest, difficulty, challenges, love, war, and redemption. The redemption they offer is good. It is not given at a falsely overly perky level. It is paid for with emotional difficulty, weeping, significant trials and tribulations of life, a dear price.
Additionally, Brookshire and Tecoanta address PTSD which affects so many modern American combat vets and civilian contractors in the contemporary Iraq War. By using the motif of WWII and looking back they provide just enough distance that we can all look at it and learn the lessons of what to do emotionally now for our modern combat vets to help them to heal their lives as they return to life stateside. And as our authors point out, with the high suicide rate of combat vets, this is something which is imperative for our nation. It is what we owe our combat vets. They’ve paid the price for our freedom and liberty. We owe them more than our verbal thanks. We owe them the emotional tools to heal and live their lives now home with us. That is our burden to them. Welcome home.
Thank you for supporting the success of Hidden Wounds today and for supporting our Vets. It means a lot to me.
April Braswell, Grief Recovery Specialist