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Happy Girls' Day!

I realize it’s not a traditional hinamatsuri photo, but I couldn’t help it, the cat was so cute! Happy Girls’ Day!

Book giveaway - DEAD OF NIGHT by Brandilyn Collins

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.29.2010 Dead of Night (Hidden Faces Series) by Brandilyn Collins All words fell away. I pushed myself off the path, noticing for the first time the signs of earlier passage—the matted earth, broken twigs. And I knew. My mouth turned cottony. I licked my lips, took three halting steps. My maddening, visual brain churned out pictures of colorless faces on a cold slab—Debbie Lille, victim number one; Wanda Deminger, number three . . . He’d been here. Dragged this one right where I now stumbled. I’d entered a crime scene, and I could not bear to see what lay at the end. . . . This is a story about evil. This is a story about God’s power. A string of murders terrorizes citizens in the Redding, California, area. The serial killer is cunning, stealthy. Masked by day, unmasked by night. Forensic artist Annie Kingston discovers the sixth body practically in her own back yard. Is the location a taunt aimed at her? One by one, Annie must draw the unkn

What’s on your reading shelf?

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.27.2010 I'm over at Girls, God, and the Good Life blog today: Camy here! I have a special shelf next to my bed that I put my books-in-progress on (although that might be misleading because I don’t often read more than one book at a time). Right now I just finished Betty Neels, A GIRL NAMED ROSE . It’s a really cute, sweet romance and I love practically all of Betty Neels’ books. Click here to read the rest and to weigh in!

Excerpt - Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren

Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren Sophie Frangos is torn between the love of two men and the promise that binds them all together. Markos Stavros loves Sophie from afar while battling his thirst for vengeance and his hunger for honor. Dino, his quiet and intelligent brother, simply wants to forget the horror that drove them from their Greek island home to start a new life in America. One of these “sons of thunder” offers a future she longs for, the other—the past she lost. From the sultry Chicago jazz clubs of the roaring twenties to the World War II battlefields of Europe to a final showdown in a Greek island village, they’ll discover betrayal, sacrifice, and finally redemption. Most of all, when Sophie is forced to make her choice, she’ll learn that God honors the promises made by the Sons of Thunder. Excerpt of chapter one: Excerpt - Chapter 2: Sons of Thunder Sofia Frangos could save the world with her song. At least Markos's world, because that's wh

Dog person or cat person? Or both?

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.25.2010 I'm over at Faithchick.com today talking about my doggie! Camy here! My dog Snickers has been getting lots of love yesterday and today because she went for her yearly vet appointment. She got poked and prodded (and was not very polite about it, to my mortification) and also got a slew of vaccines. Click here for the rest of the post!

Excerpt - Midnight Caller by Diane Burke

Camy here: I love featuring debut authors, and this month, it's my pleasure to introduce this new author with Steeple Hill's Love Inspired Suspense line! Enjoy the excerpt! Midnight Caller by Diane Burke Three deaths, one connection—the anonymous calls all three women reported in the weeks before they died. Detective Tony Marino wants to close this case before another woman disappears. Especially when he meets a fatherless little boy whose mother is being stalked. Single mom Erin O'Malley tells Tony about her anonymous caller's heavy breathing and unnerving silences. And the feeling of being watched—constantly. Now, after years of thinking he had nothing to offer a wife and child, Tony will do anything to protect the family that feels like his own. Because Erin is next on the killer's list. Excerpt of chapter one: Friday, 3:30 p.m., Florida His fingers tapped an angry rhythm against the handle of the scalpel hidden in his pocket. Where was she? He checke

Alpacas are cute!

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.23.2010 I just got a newsletter from Yarnmarket.com and they had this picture that I just had to share with you guys! Isn't he adorable??? Who says alpacas aren't cute???? If you want to see more of them, check out the pictures from when I visited an alpaca farm in July 2009. I'm hoping to get to a fiber festival in June and buy a raw alpaca fleece so I can spin my own alpaca yarn. They say it's easy to process (as opposed to sheep fleeces) and it might be a cheaper way to get alpaca yarn than buying the alpaca roving or commercially-spun yarn. I think I'd like to spin sock yarn with it to see if it's warmer than my wool sock yarn.

Excerpt - THE RAVEN SAINT by M.L. Tyndall

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.22.2010 The Raven Saint (Charles Towne Belles) by M.L. Tyndall When Grace Westcott is kidnapped by a French mercenary, tossed aboard his ship, and told she will be sold to a Spanish Don in Columbia, she cannot imagine what she has done to deserve such a horrid fate. She has spent her entire life serving God and helping the poor, not to mention trying to save the souls of her two wayward sisters. Thinking perhaps God has sent her to preach to the vile captain and his crew, Grace's every attempt to correct their sinful ways is rewarded with only mockery. When Grace's situation grows far worse than she could imagine, she is forced to face her own human weaknesses. But she isn't prepared to face her biggest weakness of all—falling in love with the nefarious captain, Rafe Dubois. Captain Rafe Dubois hates nothing more than a religious pretense of piety. Fleeing a home of abuse and betrayal under the thumb of his self-righteous father, he be

Read SUSHI FOR ONE free on your computer!

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.18.2010 Woohoo! You can now download the Kindle app for Mac computers! Now you can read Kindle books on your computer whether you own a PC or a Mac! Sushi for One is still available as a free ebook from Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com (sorry, it's no longer free at bn.com), but I don't think it'll be free for longer than this week, so get yours today! So if you have: --a Kindle or --the Kindle ebook reader software on your computer or --the Kindle app on your iPhone or iPod Touch Then you can download Sushi for One from Amazon.com for free for a limited time. If you have: --a Nook or --the Barnes and Noble ebook reader software on your computer or --the eReader app on your iPhone or iPod Touch or --the B&N ereader app on your iPhone or iPod Touch Then you can download Sushi for One from BarnesandNoble.com for free for a limited time. What are you waiting for? Go get it right now! Stop picking your nose a

Excerpt - Dead Air by Robin Caroll

Camy here: I've known Robin Caroll since before we were both published, and I have always loved her writing and knew she'd make a huge splash in the Christian market. Enjoy this excerpt from her newest book with Love Inspired Suspense! Dead Air by Robin Caroll When she finds her coworker's body in front of the station doors, nighttime DJ Gabby Rogillio knows it was murder. But how can the police suspect the station's owner, a man who's been like a father to Gabby? She's determined to clear her friend's name, and will recruit anyone she can find to help. Even the mysterious newcomer in town, handsome businessman Clark McKay. Gabby doesn't quite trust Clark, but she can't crack the case alone. Especially when the killer threatens them both—either back down from the investigation…or be silenced forever. Excerpt of chapter one: "This is Gabby Rogillio. Thank you for tuning in and sharing your love stories. Join me again tonight at ten. Unt

Do you use a pressure Cooker?

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.17.2010 I'm over at the Love Inspired Authors blog talking about--what else?--food! Camy here! I am writing today’s blog post because I must confess to loving my pressure cooker almost as much as my husband. Yes, it’s a dirty little secret. If my pressure cooker gives up the ghost (which I know it will eventually due to the excessive use I deal to it), I will cry copious tears before going on Amazon.com to buy a new one. So do you use a pressure cooker? Read the rest of my blog post and cast your vote!

Interview - DEAD RECKONING by Ronie Kendig

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.16.2010 I am SO THRILLED to have this excerpt of Ronie's book on my blog today! We have been friends for years and when I first held her book in my hands a few days ago, I was just awed and thrilled and yes, I almost cried. (Okay, considering I tear up at sappy commercials, that’s probably not saying much. But it was a beautiful sight, that book, believe me.) Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig When Shiloh Blake’s first large-scale underwater archeological dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she is forced to flee for her life into the streets of Mumbai, India. Is the man trailing her an enemy, or is he sent by her CIA father to protect her? Whoever he is, the only way to end this nightmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is to join forces with former Navy SEAL Reece Jaxon. pix at www.robincaroll.com Ronie Kendig has a BS in Psychology and is a wife, mother of four, and avid writer. Her novels include Dead Reckoning