Category Archives: Tosca Lee

I have Demon: A Memoir to Giveaway! I have Demon: A Memoir to Giveaway!

I have a copy of Demon! I have a copy of Demon! I have a copy of Demon! Nana-nana-booboo! I have a copy of Demon!

Oh yeah…right…I’m not supposed to brag and rub it in. My mom did teach me manners…I just choose to not use them most of the time.

Where was I? Oh…right…I have a copy of Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee…and you could too! Yes, you read that right! You could have your own copy of Demon just by leaving me a comment. This giveaway is open to those with a U.S. mailing address only. This giveaway ends Friday, October 12. On Saturday I will randomly choose a winner.

Then the winner and I will have Demon! The winner and I will have Demon! The winner and I will have Demon!

(It’s a good thing my mom doesn’t know how to work a computer!)

**To read the first chapter in Demon: A Memoir visit my Feature Authors page.


October’s Feature Author

Don’t forget to check out my Feature Authors Page. This month’s feature author is Tosca Lee author of Demon: A Memoir. On this page you will be able to read the first chapter of her book. If you’ve been reading my blog you will know that I absolutely loved this book. This is my review of Demon.

As a member of the FIRST blog alliance I post the first chapter of the author’s latest book on the first day of the month. Another perk is I have been able to read and review the books! I love my life! If you are interested in joining click on the FIRST button in my blogroll.

Demon: A Memoir Book Review

Much to Best Friend’s happiness I have finished Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee so she can now read it…only hubby has picked up the book and is now reading it. Since he’s my husband, he gets to read it before her. Oh well.

From the back cover:

Recently divorced and mired in a meaningless existence, Clay drifts from his drab apartment to his equally lusterless job as an editor for a small Boston press–until the night Lucian finds him and everything changes with the simple words, “I’m going to tell you my story, and you’re going to write it down and publish it.”

What begins as a mystery soon spirals into chaotic obsession as Clay struggles to piece together Lucian’s dark tale of love, ambition, and grace–only to discover that the demon’s story has become his own.

And then only one thing matters: learning how the story ends.

My thoughts:

This book had me from the beginning. I read about the book on Camy Tang’s blog. She featured the book and an interview with the author on her blog and I knew I had to read it. Actually, I was scared to read the book because I’m a chicken when it comes to anything that might be suspense. I have to say again, this book had me from the beginning. It was very hard to put down. It made me think and stretch my imagination. It made me rethink everything I thought I knew about angels and demons and ultimately God. The images I had in my head based on her words are unbelievable…remarkable.

The images…scenes…wow! My mind is still reeling. I am still digesting the fall of the angels. Creation was one of my all time favorites…I think that is when I started underlining. I love the way the author, Tosca Lee, was able to use mere words to create paintings in my mind. There were several times during Lucian and Clay’s conversations that I would have to pause and reread what was written so that I could think it about it some more. I would go to bed at night thinking about Demon and wake up in the morning still trying to dissect it.

Lucian’s tale not only became a part of Clay but ultimately a part of me. I am still pondering this tale and am very glad to have read it. This book is not for those who will not stretch their minds. Sadly, I know a few people like that. This book is for everyone who will read it as a work of fiction based on the Bible. To see God’s plan of salvation through the eyes of a demon is amazing. I challenge everyone to read this book. Hopefully, you will be deeply affected by it like I was.

My Mom, Invertebrates, Maggots and a Book

So I’ve cheated the last couple of times and haven’t actually written anything important. Not that I ever write anything important, but I at least try. Well, no, that’s a lie…I don’t really try. I just sit down and type whatever comes to mind. The only time I tried to really write was when I entered the Write-Away contest.

So, okay, I’m writing…I have a blog and need to post to keep it interesting…hmmmm… Yeah…well, it’s not happening. It probably won’t happen for a couple of days since my mom is coming to visit. This is a good thing. (My mom visiting not my not posting). I would pull up some random favorite posts except…I’m new and everything is new. So, I will have to make do and warn you that I may not be posting for a couple of days.

I’m excited to see my mom except I’m also nervous. I am a very routine-oriented person and this visit will totally throw off my routine. It’s only for a short time, but I sometimes have trouble adjusting. (Look at previous post about my personality to see what I mean).

I haven’t seen my mom for two years so any change in routine is welcome even if I am witchy woman to hubby until she gets here. I think I have calmed down some…the wine helped…mostly the support and prayers of friends helped, but the wine is a close second. Actually, it’s not so much the wine…it’s the fact that I slowed down enough to try to relax. Relaxing is good.

I don’t know why I’m so stressed. It’s not like I cleaned my house top to bottom. I’m fairly good at keeping things in order (overlook the kiddos school papers). The main thing was washing the kiddos sheets and cleaning their bathroom since that is where mom is staying.

This visit should be a breeze yet I am nervous. Why? She’s my mom. I shouldn’t be nervous. Yet, I am. I’m a little girl still seeking mom’s approval. That’s silly since I know I have her approval. I know this.

On a different note, Hubby caught a cottonwood beetle this evening. We were at friends house this evening when we saw it crawling on the window. I had never seen one before and thought the kiddos would enjoy it. One of our kiddos is studying invertebrates in class and has been collecting bugs. Some of the bugs kiddo takes to school and some of the bugs kiddo keeps at home. All of the bugs are dead (except the cottonwood beetle). Some of the bugs have maggots in them. The maggots are pretty cool (as long as they are in the glass container and can’t get out). I never thought I would be excited to see maggots until the other day. When the maggots were discovered I had to save them to show hubby and kiddos. Now that the maggots have been properly seen I can throw away the jar. Forever. Although it was a good object lesson to why we always wash our hands after catching bugs and other things.

There, now that I have properly bored and grossed out all of my readers I think I shall say goodnight. I want to read some more in Demon: A Memoir by Tosca Lee before I retire for the evening. Be thinking of me this week as I am enjoying my visit with my mom.

Productive Saturday and Other Ramblings with a Book Mentioned Also

Today has been a very productive Saturday. This is what I have accomplished…nothing. Absolutely nothing and I planned it that way. I take that back…I did go running this morning…but after that I did nothing.

Saturdays are my day of rest. The rest of the week is busy with children, school, household duties…everything. Sunday is church day and it doesn’t matter what you think…Sundays are not restful. Now, I enjoy my Sundays. I love going to church and corporately praising and worshiping God with my church family, however, it is not relaxing. Maybe it is more relaxing when you don’t have children to get ready for church, but I’m not there in my time of life. I am here. Sundays are not relaxing.

So my day of rest is Saturday. AAAAAHHHHH! It’s so nice and peaceful. It’s even more peaceful since the kiddos are at their grandparents and hub is asleep on the floor and dog is asleep in the kitchen. Such a rare moment of bliss. Heaven. So nice and quiet. Silence. I love it. It’s almost like taking a relaxing bubble bath…except I’m at the computer instead…although, in my head I am taking a hot, relaxing bubble bath and reading a book.

Speaking of which, the book I am reading now is Demon by Tosca Lee. Wow! I am loving this book. It is making me open my mind. For some reason, I have a view of what heaven, angels, demons, and whatnot should be…this book is challenging that. I know several people who will not open their minds to enjoy this work of fiction. That is sad because this book is truly wonderful. On the other hand, I have several friends who are patiently waiting for me to finish this so that they may read it and we can discuss it.

Enough about my musing of nothingness to do. Enough about my books. I am going to go back to nothing and enjoy every minute of it because eventually my kiddos will be home and my hub and dog will wake up.