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The 5th Annual U.S. Military Spouse Contest

05/16/2013 03:25 pm ET | Updated Jul 16, 2013

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For the past few years, as a special thank you to our service members and their families, I've held a contest just for military spouses. It turned out to be an incredibly rewarding experience. I had the privilege of meeting several incredible families over the past few years, and some have even become good friends. The shot at the top of the article is one of our winners from last year. Isn't that a romantic pic?

It's so easy to forget that there are real people who are deeply affected by the conflicts overseas. Hearing the personal stories of these families helped me remember that our troops are husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are immensely loved and sorely missed.

This contest will run from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend but start sending those entries in now!

Who is eligible? Spouses of any U.S. military service member may enter. Retired or active-duty.

How do you enter? Send an email to sara@novelromance.net with a picture of you and your family member in uniform. Tell us a bit about what branch he serves in, where you've been stationed, challenges and so forth. We want to hear your story!

Please put "5th Annual Military Spouse Contest" in the subject line.

Once a week, beginning Memorial Day weekend, I will pick one entrant to be highlighted on my blog. These weekly entrants are semi-finalists and then Labor Day weekend I will announce the three winners.

Second Prize: A $25 Amazon Gift Card, Signed copies of Unleashed , Untouched, Untamed , Undone and Tall, Dark and Vampire.

First Prize: A $50 Amazon Gift Card, and signed copies of Unleashed , Untouched, Untamed , Undone. and Tall, Dark, and Vampire.

Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire HD pre-loaded with a Discover a New Love membership and copies of Unleashed , Untouched, Untamed, Undone and Tall, Dark, and Vampire.

I hope you'll help me spread the word about this contest. I look forward to meeting more incredible families!

You can find more information and past winners on my website.

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