Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Dreams of Tosca Lee - And HAVAH Giveaway!

It's my pleasure to introduce today's talented - and quirky - guest, author Tosca Lee.

Two years ago, I had a vivid dream that my sister was pregnant. I talked to her on the phone the next day. “Nope, not pregnant as far as I know,” she said. I had no idea they were actually trying at that time.

And she had no idea that she was, indeed, pregnant.

Near the same time, I had a dream that a girlfriend in Hungary was pregnant with a girl. She got pregnant with a girl. I had a dream last year that an old boyfriend and his wife were having a baby. I got a note just last month that they had a baby a few months ago.

I don’t have children of my own—something that surprised a recent reader of Havah—but I seem to have a penchant for knowing when others will!


Tosca Lee is the author of 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. Her second novel, Havah: The Story of Eve (October 2008) was just named one of’s top picks of 2008.

ABOUT THE BOOK - Havah: The Story of Eve

Myth and legend shroud her in mystery. Now hear her story.

From paradise to exile, from immortality to the death of Adam. Visit the dawn of mankind through the eyes of Eve—the woman first known as…


"A passionate and riveting story of the Bible’s first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise. Lee’s superior storytelling will have readers weeping for all that Havah forfeited by a single damning choice."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Once every few years, I come across a book of such scope, such beauty, that it defies description. Havah bridges mankind’s beginnings with the restless state of our present age. . . . Havah is a novel with boundless imagination.”
— ERIC WILSON, author of Field of Blood and Fireproof


If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of Havah: The Story of Eve, just leave a reply to this blog. I’ll pick a winner at random on March 11th. Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. (To prevent spammers from trolling for your email, please use this format with the brackets--you [at] yourmail [dot] com--or something similar.) Good luck!


Paulette Harris said...

I will hop in and on this one! I would love to have a copy of this book, I keep hearing good things about it. If I like it, I'll write a review for it as well.

I love these type of stories. Demon sounds good too, I saw her at a book signing but just didn't have the funds to purchase one and have it autographed. She is an unusual author.

I like your blog site, I had to laugh at the comments on American Idol, those are exactly what Jim and I say. Too many people and too much controversy. TV has become pretty boring lately.
Paulette Harris

John said...

Even though I have a copy, I can always use a second to give to a friend to show them how awesome this book is.

tk1912 [at] q [dot] come.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Hi Paulette, and welcome to the blog! Glad to see there's another sane AI fan out there :+}

As for Tosca, well, she's just an amazing writer. Demon was one of those books I literally could not put down. I actually fell asleep reading it, not because it was boring, but because I stayed up waaay too late! I haven't read Havah yet, but it's on the table next to me right now, and I can't wait to get started.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Welcome, John,

Glad to see a new male face here :+} Thanks for chiming in on Havah. If you win, your friend will thank you.

Patti Lacy said...

Oh, Havah is a wonderful read My local Barnes & Noble has started carrying both of Tosca's books; ask your local bookstore to do the same. They will thank you!

If you haven't gotten copies of Demon: A Memoir and Havah, get out your wallet! I've gotten copies for such a diverse group of people and really used them to witness. today!

Tosca has a beautifully lyrical voice AND great storytelling skills!

Patti Lacy

carla stewart said...

Fun topic for Tosca to talk about. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I already have this great book, but a friend of mine took it with her on a move. (She's not a bog reader, but she loves it already!)

I'd love to be able to continue to pass this book around in the meantime :)

Janna said...

Tosca is amazing and I'd love a chance to win this one too!


ladybug said...

A lot of people have recommanded Havah to me. I'd love a chance to win.

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

bookwurm70 said...

Please enter me, I'm very intrigued by this book.

bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

Fran said...

another Christian fiction book. I would love to win this.


traveler said...

I am captivated with this wonderful novel and I know that this story is exceptional. thanks for featuring this lovely giveaway.

Cheryl said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. It is on my list of books to read. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

Charla said...

I love books about biblical women! It's so interesting learning about what life was like back then and discovering the stories of well-known (and maybe not so well known) women from the Bible. Please enter me in the draw!


Lindsey said...

I have heard so many good things about this book and would love the opportunity to win a copy. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at

Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

This sounds like a great book. Sign me up.


Becky C. said...

I have heard such wonderful things about this book.

I would love to read it, so please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.


Jennifer AlLee said...

The winner is... bookwurm70!

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!