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Year of the Dog serial novel, chapter 22

I’m posting a Humorous Christian Romantic Suspense serial novel here on my blog! Year of the Dog is a (second) prequel to my Warubozu Spa Chronicles series. Year of the Dog serial novel by Camy Tang Mari Mutou, a professional dog trainer, is having a bad year. While renovating her new dog kenneling and training facility, she needs to move in with her disapproving family, who have always made her feel inadequate—according to them, a job requiring her to be covered in dog hair and slobber is an embarrassment to the family. She convinces her ex-boyfriend to take her dog for a few months … but discovers that his brother is the irate security expert whose car she accidentally rear-ended a few weeks earlier. Ashwin Keitou has enough problems. His aunt has just shown up on his doorstep, expecting to move in with him, and he can’t say no because he owes her everything—after his mother walked out on them, Auntie Nell took in Ashwin and his brother and raised them in a loving Chri

I GOT A 3-BOOK CONTRACT WITH ZONDERVAN!

Captain's Log, Supplemental

My agent called me today with the great news! Zondervan has contracted me for another three books!

Right now, they’re all stand alone books—not a series.

The first book is slated to release May 2010 and is tentatively titled The Year of the Dog (they’ll probably change it). It’s a women’s contemporary novel. Here’s the back cover blurb from my proposal:

Tessa Ota, a professional dog trainer, is having a bad year.

While moving ahead with renovation plans for her new dog kenneling and training facility, Tessa needs to move in with her disapproving mother and her antagonist sister. She convinces her ex-boyfriend to take her dog for a few months … but discovers that his brother is the irate engineer whose car she rammed a few weeks earlier.

Charles Bretton has enough problems. His mama has just shown up on his doorstep all the way from Louisiana, and his brother has to move in with him after being kicked out of his apartment—with a dog in tow. And guess who the dog’s owner is?

His brother’s slovenliness, Mama’s diabetic bouts with low blood sugar, and the dog’s bad behavior are all distracting Charles from his wedding plans with a woman whose family connections will help Charles in his career. But he can’t help being attracted to the dog trainer whose sunny smile masks her bitterness at hypocritical Christians, and he starts to wonder about his own professed faith.

Will Tessa’s disjointed family and Charles’s disruptive home prevent both of them from discovering what’s really important?

Comments

I am so excited for you! And can't wait to read whatever you write!

I love the title "The Year of the Dog"! I hope they keep it! Sounds like a great story.
Anonymous said…
Congrats!! And that book blurb sounds wonderful -can't wait for the book to actually come out now :)
Barb said…
I look forward to reading it! I just finished Single Sashimi this weekend and enjoyed it. I can hardly wait until you post the novella about Jennifer.
Anonymous said…
Congrats, Camy!!!!!!!!!
The Dynamic Uno said…
Cool beans! Congratulations on your awesome contract!
Reihaisha said…
Cool Cool Beans. I cannot wait to read them!!!! Ganbatte Kudasai.

reihaisha(at)yahoo(dot)com
Tyora Moody said…
Congratulations! Looking forward to reading the new books with Zondervan and Steeple Hill.
darbyscloset said…
Way to go Camy!!!
You Rock!!!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com
Missy Tippens said…
Wooo hooo!!! Congratulations!! The story sounds really cute!!

Missy
Amy said…
I'm so happy for you Camy! and I love the blurb! But 2010 seems so far away!
Brittanie said…
Congratulations! I agree 2010 seems far away to us but probably not to you. lol I can't wait to read it. :)
Unknown said…
Woo-hoo, congratulations, Camy! I am so excited for you! New books from Zondervan AND Steeple Hill Suspense...the first books can't come soon enough! :)
Gail said…
Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and for me! Now I have more books of yours that I can look forward to reading. Love your books! thanks for writing.
Anonymous said…
Way to go, Camy. Sounds like another great story. Can't wait to hear about the other two.
Rae B said…
Thanks sounds amazing!! I'll be graduating that june so, that's more exciting news on top of that!
PatriciaW said…
Go Camy, go Camy, go Camy...!

Congratulations! And The Year of the Dog sounds very interesting, very different from your other books. I love it!
katylinvw said…
woohoo! congratulations! :) how exciting! :)
Anonymous said…
Congratulations, Camy!
Anonymous said…
Congrats Camy. I am so proud of you. Might sound silly but it seems like I know you in person. You are such a sweetie. Loved the blurb.
Sorry I'm slow to see this. I was just wondering when I could get my next fix of your writing and here's the answer.

I'm so happy for you! Zondervan knows to keep a good thing once they've got it.
Margaret Daley said…
Congratulations, Camy. You are going to be busy.

Margaret
kalea_kane said…
That is FABULOUS news! Congratulations!!!! It sounds like a great story! I can't wait to see how it turns out!
Christa Allan said…
Good for you and kudos to Zondervan for recognizing what a gem you are! Bravo!

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