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Monday, March 18, 2013

The Long Way Home by Jessica Scott: Giveaway, Excerpt, Trailer & Cover Reveal!

Jessica Scott has a new book out today, a non-fiction. "The Long Way Home" is a follow up to "To Iraq and Back" which was a compilation of blog posts about her time as soldier in Iraq while this one takes a more personal approach. You can read this one without having read "To Iraq and Back".

I love the cover; the juxtaposition of war and family, drab helmet and cute toy. It perfectly summarizes the jobs and challenges that Jessica, and other soldiers, face both during their tour of duty and when they returrn.

Blurb from the author ~
My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a mother. I am a wife. 

Bestselling novelist Jessica Scott takes you on her first person journey home from war. 

In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. She thought deploying was the hardest thing she'd ever do. 

She was wrong.
This is the story of a mother coming home from war and learning to be a mom again. This is the story of a lieutenant making the grade and becoming a company commander. This is the journey of a writer persevering through a hundred rejections. This is the story of  a soldier learning to be a woman again. This is the story of a soldier learning to ask for help.
This is the journey as it happened, without commentary.

This is her blog. There are many blogs from the Iraq war, but this one is hers.

Publisher: Tormia Creatives
Genre: Non-fiction, Memoir
Format: ebook, paperback
Length: 343 pages
Release Date: March 18, 2013

Take a look at the book trailer, see what you think.

Did that get your interest? Still not sure? Check out this excerpt.


Make sure you check out the reviews on Goodreads and if you haven't already, add it to your shelf! Get your copy today: Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Amazon | Kobo

To celebrate the release of "The Long Way Home", Jessica is giving away digital copies of her entire backlist (romance and nonfiction) to a lucky commenter. The giveaway will run through 11:59PM EST of Sunday March 24th. Please read my Giveaway Policy.


  1. Oooh, this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. This sounds quite good, and emotional..heck i was tearing up at I kissed my kids good-bye.

  3. I've read war stories, but not as many about when the war is over. And, most of those (i.e. 100%) were from a male perspective - this is a different viewpoint and one that needs to be heard in today's world!

  4. performed it's magic and the winner is...Kimba! Congrats!


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