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Captain's Log, Supplemental

Okay, I'm still at the library and Captain Caffeine sent me these pics since I wasn't home when they arrived:

MY AUTHOR COPIES ARRIVED!






Wow, that's just so cool. And I'm so glad Captain Caffeine sent me pics!

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  1. How exciting!!! :)

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  2. Congrats, Camy! How cool.

    But I have to ask--he opened your box instead of letting you do it???

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  3. Woo hoo! Congratulations, Camy! Savor the moment. But I'm with Sally--no one should have opened those boxes but you! :-)On the other hand, Captain Caffeine must be as excited as you.

    BTW, my review copy arrived on Friday. :-)

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  4. Camy, I got my copy yesterday and I'm psyched. I started reading it first on the Zondervan Breakfast Club, so I look forward to the read.

    Congrats on your first shipment of your first published books--the first of many to come!

    I loved the dedication--that line was about as sweet as any romance I've read!

    Wasabi!

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  5. Awesome! Congrats and I hope you celebrated with some really good sashimi.

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  6. Congrats Camy!

    I just got my copy as well, and I think I scared the people in the post office when I ripped it open and screamed for joy.

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  7. I received my copy and squealed too. I loved it. It is great and can not wait to the read the second book in the series. Camy your characters fly off the page :)

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  8. Cool Beans, Camy!! I'm really excited for you! This is a FANTASTIC book!

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  9. Go Camy, go Camy, go Camy! That's so awesome. Big congratulations on your book, WOOTWOOT!

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  10. How exciting! I will have to go look for it, it sounds amazing from everyone's reviews! Congratulations:-)

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  11. Totally cool!

    I'm halfway into your novel and HAD to go out for Shushi tonight. You make me miss San Jose! :-( I totally relate to your characters and am cracking up so much!

    We have been talking about your book on Shelfari on Trisha Goyer's group.

    Can't wait to do your tours on FIRST and CFBA.

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  12. Camy! I just stayed up way to late to finish your book! It was fantastic! I loved it! I cannot wait for book two...I love the four cousins already. Congratulations on you success!

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  13. Camy, that is so cool. Congratulations. I can't wait to read it, even though I told you I'm more of the rough and tumble, kill and maim type of stories.

    Ernie

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  14. Just finished reading my copy this evening and wanted to stop by to tell you how much I enjoyed it. It was one of those can't-put-it-down books for me. I loved the hero... that's what makes a good romance, in my opinion. Great job! Looking forward to the next installment.

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  15. How exiting for you Camy!!! Your very own novel in your hands. You must be so proud!

    I just got my copy of Sushi for One about an hour ago (for CFBA) and I think what I'm going to do is read it on the plane when I go to Korea. I leave Aug. 22 and it's a mighty long flight, so I'll need something to read!

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  16. *sigh* still waiting for my copy to get here. i feel like i'm being left behind! everyone's gotten a head start lol

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  17. that is so awesome!!! congratulations!

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  18. i take it back. it came today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Congratulations Camy!

    That's a lot of boxes? Newbie question: Is that typical? How many copies is that?

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  20. Hi Patricia,
    It varies from house to house. Some places, you get less books, some places, you get more. I got quite a lot, plus I bought 2 more boxes of books at my author cost (about 50% off, plus shipping) to sell at conferences (I can't sell the free author copies).

    Camy

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  21. Yes, Sally...I opened the boxes for her (shrug)

    She told me she was expecting them and I thought she wanted to know when they arrived.

    But hey...I left the other 4 boxes for her to open! :)

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  22. How cool to see your book in print! I received a copy TODAY of your book! (Which was a WONDERFUL surprise after a horrendous day at work.) I'm really excited!!!!!! (Can you tell?)

    Congratulations on your book! I'm grabbing my cup of tea and settling back in my chair to start reading.

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