Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Camy Tang Guest Blog and "Deadly Intent" Giveaway!

Camy Tang is guest blogging today - check out what she has to say about family...



Family—can’t live with them, can’t kill them

I don’t actually feel that way about my family most of the time, but sometimes we all wish we had a little less family around us and more sanity!

I love writing about families in my books, because they’re just so much fun. No matter the ethnicity or background, readers can always relate to family problems and conflicts, even if their own families are great. After all, no family is without little trials.

The Grant family in DEADLY INTENT is a little how I wish my family was—I always wanted a sister, and so since I can’t really expect my mother to oblige me at this point in my life (grin), I created a family of sisters.

Naomi, Rachel, and Monica all have their own problems with each other, like any trio of sisters—but they’re also fiercely loyal to each other and to their father, August Grant, and their aunt, Becca Itoh, who is the sister of their deceased mother.

The Grant family has plenty of problems—Monica and her dad are always at odds, even though Monica, a nurse, left her San Francisco job in order to take care of him after his stroke. Rachel is buried in her research for a new product for the family’s day spa, Joy Luck Life.

And Naomi, the heroine of DEADLY INTENT, has just discovered one of her clients attacked and left to die in Naomi’s massage therapy room at the spa.

Lovely start to a week.

But despite Naomi’s problems—including being framed for the client’s murder—she can depend on her family to comfort her, encourage her, give her a kick in the pants when she needs it, and pray for her.

It’s the Grant family’s faith and warmth that attracts the hero, Dr. Devon Knightley, when he’s sucked into the mystery surrounding Naomi. Since Devon is from a rather cold family—with the exception of his younger sister—the Grants’ welcoming arms are like a balm to his soul. I hope they’re a balm to your soul, too! :)

So I hope you’ll pick up a copy of DEADLY INTENT and “visit” with my fictional sisters! Squabbles always end with chocolate cake!

Camy


Thanks Camy! And now about Camy's new book...

DEADLY INTENT back cover blurb:

SCENE OF THE CRIME

The Grant family’s exclusive Sonoma spa is a place for rest and relaxation—not murder! Then Naomi Grant finds her client Jessica Ortiz bleeding to death in her massage room, and everything falls apart. The salon’s reputation is at stake...and so is Naomi’s freedom when she discovers that she is one of the main suspects! Her only solace is found with the other suspect—Dr. Devon Knightley, the victim’s ex-husband. But Devon is hiding secrets of his own. When they come to light, where can Naomi turn...and whom can she trust?

MY REVIEW:
I absolutely adore Camy's "Sushi For One" series, but those are Asian Chick Lit, not mysteries. So I was a little curious to see how Camy would pull off a mystery. From the beginning I felt connected to the main character, Naomi, but that is to be expected... Camy is a master at characterization after all. But could she keep me in suspense about who done it? And the answer is... Yes, she can! I read this book breathlessly, waiting to see where she would take us next, and who would die, and just how Naomi would manage to keep getting all the fingers pointing right at her!!! All I can say is that I hope this is the first of many mysteries to come from Camy!
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Camy has agreed to give away a copy of Deadly Intent for one lucky reader, so leave a comment (with your email!!!!) telling me what makes a mystery fun for you to read - I'll pull one name out from the entries so you can read Camy's new book! Good luck :-)

Bio:

Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She used to be a biologist, but now she is a staff worker for her church youth group and leads a worship team for Sunday service. She also runs the Story Sensei fiction critique service. On her blog, she gives away Christian novels every week, and she ponders frivolous things like dumb dogs (namely, hers), coffee-geek husbands (no resemblance to her own...), the writing journey, Asiana, and anything else that comes to mind. Visit her website at http://www.camytang.com/ for a huge website contest going on right now, giving away ten boxes of books and 30 copies of her latest release, DEADLY INTENT.

31 comments:

Valorie said...

A mystery is fun to read because you never know what will happen and there are tons of twists and turns.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

NeedANap2 said...

I enjoy trying to figure out what's going to happen (but most of the time don't know correctly and am honestly disappointed if I do figure it out). I'm a complicated woman! :)

needanap 2 @ gmail [.] com

Reihaisha said...

Love the "where did that come from?" moments as I reading...
I love it if I can be stunned in the last three pages ;)

Abi said...

Mysteries are fun for me as I read in trying to figure out who did the crime. I'd love to win this book. Thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

silverhartgirl said...

I love the not knowing what is next in a mystery.

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mez said...

I love the hero's name,"Dr.Devon Knightley", Sounds like a wonderful suspense book. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

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MJ said...

I love a mystery that keeps me guessing so much that I can't put it down!!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Pam said...

I like the guessing game - trying to figure out the clues and guess whodunnit and then think you know and oops - there's another twist and you don't know again.I also love when I can't predict what is going to happen.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Holly said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love a chance to win it. Blessings, hollymag(at)gmail(dot)com

Theresa N. said...

I like trying to solve the mystery.
Theresa N
weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

Gin said...

I love a mystery that makes heart beat faster.

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Anita Yancey said...

What makes a mystery fun for me to read is that the author makes it extremely hard for me to figure out who the murder is.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Beth said...

I love a mystery where there so many possibilities that it is just about impossible to figure out the ending!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Dina said...

I love intelligent mysteries that really make me think, without too much blood / violence. aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

amanda said...

I like mysteries because they keep you guessing and aren't typically cliche.
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Robin said...

I like mysteries as long as they are not too predictable and not too graphic. Thanks for the contest.
cmrobin at bellsouth net

Tabitha Michelle said...

I love the way mysteries keep you guessing!

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Lindsay said...

I like mysteries that have a crazy twist in the end - something that you totally don't see coming! :)

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minishoes1 said...

What makes a good mystery is having a good assortment of characters. That you won't forget. thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Jolene said...

I like to try to figure out who dun it. I don't like a lot of blood and guts-leave something to the imagination!!

Edna said...

I like mystery and have been trying to win one of Camt's book forever, so please enter me into this one. :)

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Lora Lease said...

I love the suspense, the keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement!

Please enter me in your contest. :)
asyouwiiiiish@gmail.com

Cherie J said...

I love the excitement of not knowing what is going to happen next and the whodunit aspect of reading a mystery. Just fun trying to guess.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Giveaway Diva said...

a lot of suspense and twists and turns!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Krista Phillips said...

Ohhh, a mystery that keeps me guessing... but has a sprinkling of romance. Romance makes EVERYTHING better, IMHO. *grin*

krista@kristaphillips .com

Val8200 said...

I love mysteries it is so fun to read with twists and stuff!
Valerie Weyand
val8200@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would to be entered in this drawing! Mystery is one of my favorite genres of books. My email address is r_garner31@yahoo.com

Jo said...

I love to read and mysteries are one of my favorite genres to read. This book sounds like such a great book to read to well.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Doreen said...

I love a good, scary mystery to read!! I don't like predictable ones but ones that keep you wanting to find out who did 'it'...and that it makes you want to keep on reading and not stop!! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Janna said...

And the winner is...

Abi!

Congratulations!

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