You may or may not dig the awesome romance novels out there. Even if you don't read them, whether because you genuinely don't enjoy the genre or because of whatever stereotypical assumptions you might have made about the genre, there are a great number of wonderful authors out there you should support.
The first is this: Eloisa James (a university English professor, btw) is holding a contest for any spouses whose service members are currently deployed. Ms. James has Parisian ornaments, and she'll give them away to random recipients who send an e-mail to her assistant. The link is at the website.
While you're there, check out her wonderful historical romance novels. She's an excellent writer, and she'll give you a few hours of escape into another time and another world. Give her a try. Really, if you get through a chapter and just can't keep going, consider it a Hannuchrismakwanzayuleka gift for someone in your family you know reads those books. I'm about to buy all of her back list to support her. How can I not? Awesome author AND she's doing this wonderful contest for milspouses? Yeah, she's my hero.
Another author you should check out is Alyssa Day. Her husband is in the Navy (and about to return from a deployment). She writes paranormal romance and recently hit the NY Times bestseller list. She's incredibly giving to the writing community even when she's being hit by the deployment gremlins. She's my hero, too. In fact, I'm going to buy one of her books right now. I haven't read her yet, but that's only because I've had school reading taking over my life the last several months. :)
If you know of any other milspouse authors or authors who support us, comment here with links. Tell us all about them. I want to know whose books I ought to be purchasing.