No I have not read any book where her personality is featured prominently. I've read the Destiny trilogy this week and before that I read your Titan book. Those two are about all the Star Trek books I've read this year. Interestingly though Moon Bloodgood's upcoming movie role as Maya Sunee in Street Fighters is neither elegant nor soft-spoken. Don't get me wrong I posted the question before I saw your own choices. I see now that you are going for a different look and feel. More full-blooded Asian than half-Asian. I live in the South and I don't have satellite TV either. I got the impression from frequent visits to ethnic grocery shops here in Atlanta.