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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

Excerpt - Trail of Lies by Margaret Daley

Trail of Lies by Margaret Daley As the mother of a beautiful daughter and the wife of a wealthy entrepreneur, Melora Hudson seemed happy. No one knew about the secrets hidden behind closed doors—secrets Melora was forced to keep. Now, two years after her husband's disappearance, the truth may be exposed. His body has been found, and everyone has questions. Texas Ranger Daniel Boone Riley comes to find answers, and stays to protect the woman and child who win his heart. But the terror of Melora's past isn't over. Her late husband's old "associates" want her to carry his secrets to her grave. Excerpt of chapter one: Melora Hudson punched in her alarm code to turn the security system off, then tossed her keys on the kitchen counter. All she wanted to do was sink into a chair and drink a cup of hot tea after her exhausting week. But as she moved toward the kettle on the stove, a sound—something hitting the tiled floor—came from the living room and froz

My favorite ereader for a Mother's Day gift!

Apologies to all you Kindle fans, but I love my Nook. I's mostly because I can read .epub and .pdb and .pdf files on it, whereas on Kindle you can only read .azw and .pdf files. Most of my ebooks are .pdb and .epub, and I didn't want to have to buy .azw versions of them all to read on a Kindle. So when I heard about this special for Mother's Day, you knew I'd have to post about it, right??? The NookColor is kind of like a less expensive iPad because it has the touch screen. Mother's Day NOOKcolor™ Promo (starts April 29th and ends May 5th) Free Expedited Shipping on NOOKColor for Mother's Day - Hurry limited time offer only! Update: The Mother's Day link doesn't work, but I've emailed to find out if the html is wrong. The links below are correct, though. Or if Mom won't want a Nook but might want a book:

Excerpt - Mission: Out of Control by Susan May Warren

Mission: Out of Control by Susan May Warren Brody "Wick" Wickham is a former Green Beret turned security agent—with a 100 percent mission success rate. No way is his new assignment changing that. Even if it's protecting a diva American rock star while she's on tour in Europe. Except Veronica "Vonya" Wagner isn't just a beautiful celebrity used to having her way—she's the daughter of a U.S. Senator. And she's hiding a dangerous secret. When Wick discovers what's at stake, how far over the line will he go to keep them both alive? Excerpt of chapter one: Was it too much to ask for a little peace and quiet on his so-called R & R? Apparently Brody Wickham—ex-Green Beret, current on-leave security operator for Stryker International—had turned into a magnet for trouble, and he knew inside his gut that someone was going to get hurt. Preferably not him. Brody could spot the ugly future the second that Vonya—the one-name, b

Heart-Attack-Inducing Scones

Captain's Log, Stardate 04.28.2011 Some of you will recognize the photo from my Facebook page yesterday. Yes, I made scones. Many of you know how much I loooooooove English High Tea (which, as my British friends tell me, most Brits don’t really do very often at all). I adore tea and scones. And Devonshire cream and jam. My favorite High Tea restaurant is Lisa’s Tea Treasures, one at the Pruneyard and one at Santana Row . They both have the most AWESOME scones on the planet. I have tried making scones lots of times and just could never seem to get them to taste like the Lisa’s Tea Treasures scones. Then I was reading Sandie Bricker’s novel, Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride for endorsement, and she has this amazing blueberry scones recipe that uses butter and cream. So naturally I had to make them. I did not have blueberries, although I anticipate getting strawberries in my co-op delivery on Friday, so I will make the scones again with strawberries on Friday. :

Excerpt - Double Identity by Diane Burke

Double Identity by Diane Burke Sophie Clarkston is shocked to learn that she isn't who she thinks. Her birth certificate is forged. Her name—made up. And her widowed "father" is suddenly missing, leaving behind a heartbreaking letter asking forgiveness. Desperate for answers, Sophie turns to private investigator Cain Garrison in tiny Promise, Virginia. But the moment they leave his office, her life is threatened and her home ransacked. Who is after her? And who, exactly, is she? With questions about his own past, Cain vows to help Sophie uncover the truth. Before someone comes out of the shadows to keep it hidden forever. Excerpt of chapter one: "According to this report, Miss Clarkston, you do not exist." Cain Garrison looked up from the file folder lying on his desk. He had to admit he was intrigued. It had been quite a while since anyone had contracted his private investigator services for anything more than getting the goods on a che

Excerpt - Face of Danger by Valerie Hansen

Face of Danger by Valerie Hansen Giving murder victims a face is forensic artist Paige Bryant's specialty. She can always put the pieces together. But her work turns dangerous when Texas Ranger Cade Jarvis brings her a special project related to the notorious Lions of Texas. Identifying the victim could help with the ongoing search for the murderer of Cade's boss…yet it also draws deadly attention to Paige. As she contends with attack after attack with only Cade's protection, the two of them draw closer together, learn to open their hearts…and struggle to identify the face of danger before it's too late. Excerpt of chapter one: Texas Ranger Cade Jarvis gripped the wheel of his pickup truck, his neck and shoulder muscles knotting. He was on the most important mission of his career and nothing was going to stop him from reaching Austin. Nothing. His glance darted to the rearview mirror. He'd been keeping an eye on the erratic movements of a set of head

Street Team Book List excerpt - MINE IS THE NIGHT by Liz Curtis Higgs

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! Today's Wild Card author is: Liz Curtis Higgs and the book: Mine Is the Night WaterBrook Press (March 15, 2011) ***Special thanks to Cindy Brovsky of Random House Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION: The emotional and spiritual journey that began with Here Burns My Candle (WaterBrook Press, 2010) soars to a triumphant finish in Mine Is the Night (WaterBrook Press, March 15, 2011) a dramatic and decidedly Scottish retelling of the biblical love story of Boaz and Ruth. A compelling tale of redemption and restoration, the latest novel from best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs transports both story and reader to 18th century Scotland, where two widows are forced to begin anew. Product Details: List Price: $14.99 Paperback: 464 pages Publisher: WaterBrook Press (March 15, 2011) Lan

Street Team Book List excerpt - TEA FOR TWO by Trish Perry

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! Tea For Two Harvest House Publishers (April 1, 2011) by Trish Perry Zack Cooper tries his best to raise his children, but he's losing his grip on them in their teen years. They've both had scrapes with the local law. Tea Shop owner Milly Jewel has the perfect woman in mind to help Zack. Counselor Tina Milano meets weekly at the tea shop with her women's group. Milly encourages Zack and Tina to work together to draw the teens back before they get in even hotter water. Milly never thought things might heat up between Zack and Tina. Or did she? Tina's connections with the Middleburg police department prove a mixed blessing for Zack and his kids. Both her best friend and old boyfriend are officers on the force. And when Tina's women's group gets wind of her personal pursuits and clashes, t