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Must Remember

Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth ‘Beta’ Camden is a survivor.
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.

PG Excerpt:

Oy. No more weekday frat parties for me, no matter how noble the cause, especially when I have a test the next day. What was I thinking? And last minute cramming with a headache was not a good idea either. Forget it. My eyes drifted to the clock.
And now I was late. Damn it. With a sigh, I threw down my pencil and scrambled up, my head throbbing. I traded my Eeyore jammies for skinny jeans and a fitted white t-shirt. Shoes, where were my shoes? Gah. I ducked and rooted around in the deep, dark  spaces under my bed. Hmm, the green dress I borrowed from Sarah. Mental note: I need to return that. English book, various dust bunnies of uncertain lineage…there.
Sketchers on, I grabbed my backpack, turned up my iPod, and ran out the door. No time to primp.
Good thing the campus I lived on was small. There was a big central courtyard—the quad—filled with towering oak trees and wide-open spaces surrounded by squat school buildings and classrooms. If I hurried, I’d make it…
I raced into the quad out of breath and slowed, turning in a complete circle.
No one around. Unease skittered through me on soft paws. The courtyard was always busy. I pulled my headphones out of my ears. Was there some sort of event I didn’t know about going on?

The unnatural silence pressed in on me for a second as the echoes of my steps faded.
Then screams—men’s and women’s—poured from Main Street. I broke into a run and shot between the buildings toward the sound.
Cars littered the intersection. Some guy rear-ended someone else, causing a chain reaction down the road. A horn blared nearby and a faint breeze blew the smell of gasoline, smoke, and copper my way. Clusters of people stood among the wreckage.

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1.     Please tell us a little about yourself, the romance subgenre(s) in which you write, and your newest book.
Hi Anna, Thanks for hosting me.  My name is Colleen Myers and I write Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance.  I love the possibilities of what ifs, which is why I am drawn to Romance and Science Fiction.  I am a physician by trade and just started writing and absolutely love it.  My job as you can imagine is very reality based, so I love stories where I can guarantee a happily ever after.
My newest, debut book is Must Remember.

2.     What inspired you to write romance fiction?
It was actually after reading one of my favorite authors. I love her work and I absolutely hated the ending to one of her series and I thought, “I could write a better ending than that.”  And thus a career was born.

3.     You have the chance to date either Mr. Darcy (from Pride & Prejudice) or Sherlock Holmes. Which one would you choose and why?
Sherlock Holmes. He is so darn smart, I am sure he would be great…err as a partner.

4.     Some people love them, some hate them. What's your stance on alpha heroes?
Both as long as they are not misogynists. I love a take charge man, but there is a line

5.     Tell us about your favorite hero from one of your stories. What do you love about him?
Marin, the hero from Must Remember.  I feel a lot of stories tend to write these idealized characters with very few flaws.  In reality, that is not the case. I always make my heroes a bit more real without making them true jerks.  Marin is loving, but at the same times has issues which his own past that make him a bit controlling. He knows this and tries to tame his instincts and let Beta be independent. But it hard for him and it shows.

6.     What's your favorite part of writing?
The actually creating part.  I think of Hemingway’s saying. Write drunk, edit sober. The first draft is by far the funnest.

7.     What's the most exotic setting you've chosen for one of your stories and why did you choose it?
Solum! An alien planet! I actually have a friend drawing character sketches at the current time for the planet drawing and universe exploring that I will soon do.  The website is pending but will be www.solumworld.wordpress.com.

Short Author Bio:
Colleen plays many roles. Not only is she a veteran, a mother, and a practicing physician, but she is a writer of science fiction 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! Currently she is releasing her first novel, MUST REMEMBER with Champagne Books. You can also look for her at Three Rivers Romance Writers.

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Thanks so much for hosting me!

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