Colleen S. Myers
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Champagne Books
Date of Publication: June 6th, 2016
Number of pages: 253
Word Count: 82,000
Cover Artist: Elaine Smith
Is it better to be safe or loved?
Four months have passed since the E’mani destroyed the Earth and scooped up the remains. Elizabeth “Beta” Camden was one of those taken. With the help of their enemies, the Fost, she escapes and confronts her prior captors successfully. Though she knows she should remain vigilant toward the E’mani, she follows her heart instead and falls in love with Marin, the sexy Fost warrior..
She should have trusted her first instinct.
This time the E’mani don’t come in force--they slip in silently. And any hope Beta had of a peaceful life is lost. She leaves in the dead of night to find the E’mani stronghold and end them once and for all. But love is a tricky bitch. It takes a threat to Marin’s safety to make Beta realize, if she can’t forget her past, she won’t have a future.
The snowball hit the back of my head dead-on. Bam.
I stumbled forward from the force of the blow. The flakes created a halo of white powder around my head in the cool, crisp air then settled all over my face and neck.
What the…oh no he didn’t. A growl rose in my throat. I turned to confront my foe. I creased my eyebrows and I glared at him, mean-like.
With a smug expression on his face, Marin stared back, tossing another snowball between his hands.
“Elizabeth, you appeared distracted. I wanted to help.” His voice was smooth, deep like aged rum, and echoed in the unique way of his people, the Fost, almost like he was being dubbed. The sound got me every time causing me to shiver, or maybe it was the snow dripping down my back.
“That was helping?” My ass.
“Yes, you were about to walk into a tree,” he said dryly, dropping his ammunition.
I whipped around. Sure enough, a tree loomed in front of me. Dark-gray bark, feathery fronds interspersed with lethal spikes, blue moss climbing its trunk. Yep, that was a tree. Well for here anyway, not like on Earth.
I glanced back at Marin, who stood so trustingly under the boughs of another nearby tree laden with snow. A smile tugged at the corner of my mouth. See, I could help too. He looked hot, literally and figuratively.
With a thought, my power twisted deep inside, and I sent out a burst of air through the branches. They shuddered in response and unloaded their cold, wet contents on Marin’s head with nary a sound.
The snow dusted his brows, his cheeks, and obscured the single streak of dark green that coursed down the left side of his mahogany hair and framed his face. A single flake melted on his lips.
About the Author:
Colleen Myers was raised in a large family in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she grew up on Harlequin teen romances and stories from her mother’s work as a paramedic. She was her high school salutatorian and attended Allegheny College on the Presidential Scholarship.
After college, Colleen spent a year in service in the Americorp giving back to the community at a local Pittsburgh Women Infants and Children Clinic (WICC) before attending Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine on a military scholarship.
Upon completing medical school, Colleen attended residency at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland during 9/11. She earned three meritous service awards from the military along with outstanding unit awards. After serving seven yearsof active duty, she promptly landed a position at the VA to provide fellow veterans with optimum medical care. Still an avid fan of romances into adulthood, her love of the genre inspired her to hone her craft as a writer, focusing on contemporary romance and science fiction. Her background in medicine and the military provide an inspiring layer of creative realism to her stories and characters.
Her first book, Must Remember, the first of the Solum series, is being published by Champagne Press. The sequel, Can’t Forget is the recipient of the 2015 RWA New England Readers Award.
Colleen currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her son, and spends her spare time writing novels.
Where are you from?
I am from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, born and bred.
Tell us your latest news?
Well, I have a new release coming out June 6th, 2016! It is my second in my Sci FI Romance series, the Solum Series.
When and why did you begin writing?
I started during Nanowrimo in 2014. Since then I have finished 4 books with this being my second book coming out. Three more planned for release in the next year.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Ohh, I don’t know! When do you consider yourself a writer? Some people say when you write. Others say when you publish your first book.
What inspired you to write your first book?
My husband. He got tired to me complaining about books ending in a way I don’t like! Finally, he said to me, write your own damn book then, so I did!
Do you have a specific writing style?
I like to think of my style as smart alec mixed with good sense? Lol.
How did you come up with the title?
The theme of the book is knowledge is power, knowing your past, yourself and how that influences the future. I used that to play upon memory and thought.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Knowing yourself is the first step.
How much of the book is realistic?
Well it is science fiction. So not that realistic! But I do use science to describe the environment and medical aspects of the story (medicine is my bread and butter)
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
No, I have never been kidnapped by aliens. =P
What books have most influenced your life most?
Ohhh, I loved the Belgariad by David Eddings and pretty much any Harlequin Teen romance novels.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Ilona Andrews. My favorite authors or Nalini Singh, or I could go on forever here.
What book are you reading now?
I just got a book by Jennifer Ashley that I downloaded on my Kindle from the Shifters Unbound series.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Eerie by CM McCoy, Rebecca Moon, MS Hoag.
What are your current projects?
I have four separate series in progress. I love working on one for a patch and then changing to another series later.
What would you like my readers to know?
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$25 gift card and ecopy of Must Remember