I'm taking a little break from my stay-cation to live up to my promise of introductions and freebies. It is the 15th today and that means my very first installment of The Grapevine. Looking for a good book? Wanna get hooked on the work of a great author? Do you like free books? Come on, who doesn't? ;)
Tosca Lee is the author of the critically acclaimed Demon: A Memoir--a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Silver Award winner, ACFW Book of the Year second-place winner, and Christy award finalist and ChristianFictionReviews.com top pick of 2007. Her eagerly-awaited second novel, Havah: The Story of Eve, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, 4.5 stars from Romantic Times, won a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Bronze Award and was named ChristianFictionReviews.com’s top pick of 2008.
A sought-after speaker and first runner-up to Mrs. United States 1998, Tosca works as a Senior Consultant for an international consulting firm. She received her B.A. in English and International Relations from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She also studied at Oxford University. In her spare time, Tosca enjoys travel, cooking, history and theology.
I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting the lovely Tosca Lee and reading both of her fascinating books. Wow. Not only is she beautiful, talented, and brilliant, she writes some of the best fiction I have ever read. Period. Demon: A Memoir will change the way you view redemption, and Havah: The Story of Eve will forever recast your understanding of the fall of man. Her prose is stunning, her plots are tight and riveting, and her style is fresh and unexpected.
Tosca has graciously agreed to share her gift with my readers by offering one of her signed books (I just can't remember which!) in a blog giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Want to up your odds? Blog about it, Twitter, or tell your friends about the giveaway on Facebook and you can earn extra entries. For each social networking thing you do, you can have another shot at the free book. Just leave a second (or third or fourth) comment with the link to whatever you've shared.
Stay tuned on Monday for a mini-interview with Tosca and my review of her books!
*Just heard from Tosca and she's willing to give away a copy of both Demon and Havah. But I want the giveaway to be worth her while so I'm going to add a catch. If I get 30 or more entries for the contest, we'll ask Tosca to send out both of her masterpieces (two separate winners). Otherwise, the contest will be for just one book (winner chooses). Tell your friends!