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Save the Date - Camy's Patreon Launch

My Patreon will launch in 1 week! I took all the results of the poll and I have hopefully created fun and appealing tiers. About my Patreon: I'm trying something new for the next 6-7 months. If it works, I'll continue, but if I end up not liking it, I'll stop it in September or October. I will be starting a monthly subscription membership on a new Patreon account. I will be posting the chapters of my current book ( Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7 ) so you can read ahead of when the ebook will be edited and published. My current plan is to post 1-2 chapters weekly. One reason I’m switching things up is that I want to get closer to my readers and build a tighter, more intimate community with you. You can comment on each chapter of my book, give a reaction, ask a question, or even correct mistakes. My books will become a dialogue with you. If you subscribe to my Patreon, you'll be charged monthly and have access to all the benefits for the tier you subscribe to. The

Low carb/running update

Captain's Log, Stardate 09.29.2010 So those of you unfortunate lucky enough to hear all about my low carb diet last month are probably clamoring for an update, yes? So after a month of going gluten free and low carb, I broke my gluten fast earlier in September and am now (relatively) normal carb. Technically, according to the program booklet that comes with the supplements I’m taking—which I’m still taking, by the way—I should have slowly increased my carbs earlier this month, but because I had been running about 20 miles per week last month and I was feeling really tired, my nurse/counselor suggested I increase my carbs earlier than the program booklet said to. I did some research and found out that most running articles suggest an extra intake of about 50-100g of carbs for every hour of running each day. I was running about 5-7 hours a week, so I calculated that translated into about 150-170g carbs per day. I’m trying to keep to that, although I admit it doesn’t always h

Street Team book list excerpt - Judgment Day by Wanda Dyson

Camy here: Here's another book I added to my Street Team book giveaway list! You can win this book by joining my Street Team-- Click here for more info! Wanda has a wonderful gift for telling gripping stories! Plus she's a really great person, too! Pick up this book--you won't regret it! This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Judgment Day WaterBrook Press (September 21, 2010) by Wanda Dyson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Wanda Dyson – "a shining example of what Christian fiction is becoming..." (Christian Fiction Review). She's been called a "natural" and a "master of pacing," but her fans know that whether it's police thrillers, suspense, or bringing a true story to life, Wanda knows how to take her readers on a journey they'll never forget. Wanda is a multipublished suspense author, currently writing for Random House/Waterbrook. Her one attempt at a nonfiction book was picked for an

Formula for Danger - the book that never was

Captain's Log, Stardate 09.27.2010 I'm over at the Girls, God, and the Good Life blog today with a Formula for Danger bonus post: Camy here! My latest release is Formula for Danger , a romantic suspense starring dermatologist researcher Rachel Grant and set in the beautiful vineyards of Sonoma, California. But did you know this was almost a very different story? Click here to read the rest of the post!

Street Team book list excerpt - The Secret of the Shroud by Pamela Ewen

Camy here: Here's another book I added to my Street Team book giveaway list! You can win this book by joining my Street Team-- Click here for more info! The Secret of The Shroud B&H Books (September 1, 2010) by Pamela Ewen A frightened apostle in AD 33, a tragic child in the 1950s, and a slick, twenty-first century church leader are all linked by the secret of the Shroud of Turin, the purported burial cloth of Jesus-and by something more. Wesley Bright, a corrupt, media-savvy clergyman, is out to destroy the Christian church of the God who abandoned him in his boyhood. Likable and entertaining, Bright keeps his motives well hidden. But as he seeks revenge, leading the church toward unknowing destruction, the mysterious Shroud of Turin stands in his way. Strange characters and clues emerge like shadows limned in mist as the most recent discoveries on the Shroud connect the pieces of a fascinating puzzle. When Wesley learns the ancient secret, he’s forced t

Street Team book list excerpt - In Every Heartbeat by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Camy here: Here's another book I added to my Street Team book giveaway list! You can win this book by joining my Street Team-- Click here for more info! This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing In Every Heartbeat Bethany House (September 1, 2010) by Kim Vogel Sawyer ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. ABOUT THE BOOK As three friends who grew up in the same orphanage head off to college together, they each harbor a cherished dream. Libby

Blog and excerpt - IMMANUEL'S VEINS by Ted Dekker

Camy here: I'm really mad because I wanted to read this book before posting about it and just haven't had time! I've met Ted and chatted with him a couple times, and he's a very fun guy. It's also refreshingly normal --LOL I guess I had expected a best-selling author to be different somehow, but he's very down to earth. We're supposed to answer the question, "What is sacrificial love?" My first (and obvious) answer is Jesus. "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13 (TNIV) But yesterday we had college group Bible study at my house, and our pastor led the discussion after we watched a video clip of Chuck Colson (from a Q society video Bible study). I have to say, first off, that I love watching/listening to Chuck Colson speak. But was even cooler was his topic, which talked about "What is Christianity?" He went into four questions people ask of any religion and the fourth que

Formula for Danger giveaway - deadline on Wednesday!

My Street Team Formula for Danger giveaway ends on Wednesday! Street Team members, this is your last chance to post pictures on my Facebook page of people you give my bookmarks to and/or places you leave my bookmarks! Get your friends to "like" your photo for more votes! The 5 people with the most votes on their photos gets a copy of Formula for Danger ! There are also some photos on my Facebook wall as well as in the Photos , so be sure to see all the photos and vote! Subscribe to Camys_StreetTeam Powered by

Formula for Danger heroine interview

Captain's Log, Stardate 09.12.2010 Rachel Grant, the heroine from Formula for Danger , is being interviewed at Craftie Ladies of Suspense today! Check it out! Craftie Ladies of Suspense blog Click here to read an excerpt of Formula for Danger !

Agave vs. Stevia

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.19.2010 Update 9/10/10: I did a little more research and added it to the end of the blog post. I had a discussion with Captain Caffeine okay, okay, I admit it was primarily me ranting at Captain Caffeine about an article I’d read recently about how aspartame (Nutrasweet) is bad for you because it breaks down into formaldehyde and methanol in your body. Yes, you read that right. And no, formaldehyde does NOT keep you young, it is primarily to keep DEAD cells from breaking down in DEAD animals (Captain Caffeine insists formaldehyde will preserve his cells or at the very least help him in a zombie attack). The article then went on to rant about how honey and agave were terrible sweeteners, and yet the article writer highly recommended Stevia. Now, I had heard that Stevia, while it comes from a plant, undergoes processing, while agave nectar is relatively unprocessed. But I did not know for sure, so I went online to find out. Granted, who knows

Street Team book list excerpt - THE BRIDGE OF PEACE by Cindy Woodsmall

Camy here: Here's another book I added to my Street Team book giveaway list! You can win this book by joining my Street Team-- Click here for more info! Have I mentioned how much I love Cindy Woodsmall? If you haven't picked up one of her books, go get this one right now! Really, right now! You won't be disappointed! This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Bridge of Peace WaterBrook Press; Original edition (August 31, 2010) by Cindy Woodsmall ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She was also a homeschool mom. As her children progressed in age, her desire to write grew stronger. After working through reservations whether this desire was something she should pursue, she began her writing journey. Her husband was her staunchest supporter. Her first novel