I think most everyone has heard about Michelle Madow’s debut novel, Remembrance, around the blogosphere. For those who have read it, I’m sure you’ll be happy to hear that a short story happening right after the events in Remembrance is going to be released during the holiday season. It’s titled Vengeance, but it seems to be missing it’s cover. *gasp*
Released July 25th, 2011
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New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England … but she doesn’t know it yet.
Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie’s school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can’t stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can’t she seem to get him out of her mind?
Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn’t going to be easy.
(Includes an interview with Michelle)
Bonus question to Michelle about Remembrance: How did you choose the names Lizzie and Drew?
Lizzie parallels Lizzy from Pride and Prejudice, but since the two of them are individual characters (I intended for my Lizzie to be her own person instead of a modernized Elizabeth Bennet), I changed the spelling to make this clear. I also liked that Lizzie is a shortened version of the British name Elizabeth, which is what she went by in her past life. Drew’s name originally came to me from Taylor Swift’s song “Teardrops on my Guitar,” but it also worked because it starts with a D (much like Mr. Darcy!) and is a shortened version of the British name Andrew. It was almost like their names were meant to be!
without further ado,
Don’t forget to hop onto the other blogs this week to get some more facts and pieces of the cover:
But… Wait… You mentioned a giveaway? Of course!
All throughout the week, Michelle is hosting a giveaway on her blog to celebrate Vengeance’s cover reveal. Here’s what’s up for grabs to ONE lucky winner (International!):
- A signed copy of Vengeance (not included in picture)
- A signed copy of Remembrance,
- a mask resembling the one on the cover of Remembrance,
- three signed jumbo Remembrance bookmarks,
- and two Remembrance stickers.