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Must Remember, Colleen Myers
Sci Fi/Fantasy Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2015
When the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroy Earth with a plague of madness and scoop up the remains, Beta is one of the ‘lucky’ ones. For years, she endures their tortures, experiments and games. Then one day, she manages to escape their ship with her life, and no memory of her time with them.
Stranded on their world, Beta wanders the mountains, looking for a way home. She stumbles onto the Fost—the E’mani’s ancient enemy. Their war with the E’mani is old and rooted in magic that the Fost once had and the E’mani crave. Magic Beta soon discovers she’s developing along with strange tattoos and disturbing glimpses of her past. The Fost take her in and train her in their ways. As she spends more time with them, she falls in love with their culture and with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.
But the E’mani took her for a reason and they want her back—dead or alive. If Beta doesn’t remember that reason soon, they’re all going to die..
Who first encouraged you to write, and how? (Also: What inspired you to write this book?)
I first started writing after I read one of my favorite authors and absolutely hated her ending. Per my husband I bitched about it for days until one day he said to me, “If you don’t like it, write your own ending.” And it clicked. I started plotting out my first book the next day. My husband was also the kick in the butt for me to start publishing. I spent two years writing and in his words, putzing, then my husband got cancer and he asked me to publish for. He is my inspiration and my muse.
What do you think is the most important quality to cultivate to be a successful writer?
Self discipline is a must. Today’s writer needs to promote their books and may fall into the depths of social media instead of writing. I try to write 500 words in my WIP before I click on email or social media.
About the Author
Colleen plays many roles. Not only is she a veteran, a mother, and a practicing physician, but she is also a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romances. Colleen’s dreams include surviving her son’s teenage years, exploring every continent on this planet, except Antartica, cause that’s way too cold, and winning the Nobel peace prize. Dream BIG! She just recently published her first novel, MUST REMEMBER, in November of 2015 with its follow up already slated for June 2016, CAN’T FORGET. Until then look for her at Three Rivers Romance Writers, at Facebook Colleen Myers, and at @ColleenSMyers.