Saturday, September 25, 2010

DEMON: A MEMOIR by Tosca Lee -- Intriguing!

You've heard it said often. Writers should "read, read, read," and it is true. Reading well-written books does improve our writing.

So, with that premise in mind, I must say that if you haven't already read DEMON: A MEMOIR by Tosca Lee, you have to get it! Published by B&H Publishing Group, it's back cover hints at the suspense that held me spellbound until its very last word:

"I started to rise. He grabbed me by the arm. His fingers bit through the sleeve of my coat, exceedingly strong, unnaturally warm.

"'You will recall everything–every word I say. Long after you have forgotten, in fact, the way I summoned you to this table, the first prick of your mortal curiosity about me. Long after you have forgotten, in fact, the most basic details of your life. You will remember–and you will curse or bless this day.'

"I felt ill. Something about the way he said mortal...In that instant, reality, strung out like an elastic band, snapped.

"'Yes, You see.' He smiled. 'You know. We can share now, between us, the secret of what I am.'

"The words came, unbidden, to my mind: Fallen, Dark Spirit.


My enthusiastic recommendation doesn't stand alone, either. Accolades from twenty-nine well-known authors and reviewers are listed in the book's first pages. I won't quote them all, but the following is a sample:

New York Times Best-Selling Author Ted Dekker comments, "So few books rattle me to the core yet lift my hopes to the heavens in the same breath. Tosca Lee's DEMON is a rare find that must be read."

Brandilyn Collins, Award-winning author of Exposure, says, "I will not read the stories of Creation or Lucifer's fall again without picturing the scenes described in DEMON."

Tracey Bateman, Christy Award-Winning author of Thirsty states: "DEMON: A MEMOIR isn't a mere work of fiction. DEMON is an experience."

Tosca Lee is a Christy Award finalist for excellence in Christian fiction and a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Silver Award winner. She is also the critically acclaimed author of Havah: The Story of Eve. Tosca lives in the Midwest and enjoys travel, history, and theology. You can learn more about this amazing author at


  1. I'll have to read this. it sounds very good!

  2. It was fascinating reading, Marcy. I know you will like it.