Michelle P - You won!

Yep, it's true. Michelle P won my copy of Remembered by Tamera Alexander. Michelle, email me with your snail mail address, and I'll get this book out to you!!

And yes - my commonality with the heroine is that my birthname is Veronica. (Even if Neen and Mindy say I dont' look like a Veronica). LOL I loved reading about Veronique and wishing I could hear my name said in French. :-D

The rest of you--sprint to your nearest bookstore and snag a copy of this great book!!

Writing Meme

Writing buddy Robin Miller tagged me with this writing-related meme:

1.) What's the one book or writing project you haven't yet written but still hope to?
The final book to my space opera. Or perhaps the sequel to my espionage thriller where they get to stop the neural-toxin release and save their daughter. :-D Then there's me trying to figure out how to do a Lara Croft-style book. :-D Insane, eh?

2.) If you had one entire day in which to do nothing but read, what book would you start with?
The book I got for Mother's Day and haven't had time to dive into yet: Children of Hurin by Tolkien.

3.) What was your first writing "instrument" (besides pen and paper)?
A word processor with pop-out disks that went out of production before I could finish the first draft. LOL Sad, eh?

4.) What's your best guess as to how many books you read in a month?
Dunno. Varies by the month. If I'm heavy into writing toward a deadline, I might not read more than two. No deadline? Possibly six or more.

5.) What's your favorite writing "machine" you've ever owned?
I guess my laptop. A Christmas present while finishing my psychology degree, my laptop is awesome!

6.) Think historical fiction: what's your favorite time period in which to read?
I like most all historicals and this flavor seeps into my space operas.

7.)What's the one book you remember most clearly from your youth (childhood or teens)?
Search for Fierra by Stephen Lawhead. That and Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness.

Remembered by Tamera Alexander

Learn from the masters? You’ve heard it said just as much as I have. But how many times does it happen that you go to read something from an author you consider to be a “master,” and you end up disappointed—either with a cheesy storyline or horrible craft?? I’ve been disappointed many times.

Well, let me say—that is ABSOLUTELY NOT the case with Tamera Alexander. If you’re looking for a good read with nearly flawless craft, this is one author you can trust. I’ve seen Tammy’s books everywhere (and loved all the covers!), so I was delighted to get the chance to review REMEMBERED.

REMEMBERED tugged me right in—don’t shoot me, but I totally love historicals. Especially the fact that Véronique started out in her beloved Paris. Her haughtiness played in perfectly throughout the whole story. As I dug into the story, I started to get a bit wary of where **I** thought the story was headed. It seemed to be taking a path I just knew wouldn’t end well for Véronique. And that angered me. Boy, was I ever so glad to be wrong! Tammy took a special twist on an overdone story element, and surprised me—so much that I actually teared up. :-D

REMEMBERED was such a great read, that I’m not going to keep my copy (I can’t believe I’m doing this!!). I will give away this copy in a drawing to be chosen on my husband’s birthday, the 27th.

So, drop a note (either here or on Shoutlife) and let me know you want to be included—oh, and there’s something else—I have something in common with the heroine in REMEMBERED. If you can guess, you get TWO entries. :-D