Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from February, 2013

Psalm 103:2-3

Psalm 103:2-3 Dear Lord, Thank you, Lord, for all you’ve done for me. Don’t let me forget that you are always blessing me whether I notice it or not. Thank you for forgiving my sins, and thank you for healing me. I trust you and love you, Lord. Amen 詩篇103:2-3 親愛なる主よ、 主よ、あなたが私のためにしてくださったすべてのことに感謝します。私が気づこうが気づくまいが、あなたはいつも私を祝福してくださっていることを、私に忘れさせないでください。私の罪を赦し、癒してくださってありがとうございます。主よ、あなたを信じ、あなたを愛します。 アーメン

Turkish coffee from Miracles of Marble Cove series

I mentioned before that I’m one of the authors in the Miracles of Marble Cove series published by Guideposts. It’s been a lot of fun because the series is heartwarming women’s fiction with a light mystery thread that runs through all the books. For book #17, Steps of Faith , I have a character who is very well-traveled and a bit exotic (Jeff’s mother) who’s being visited by one of the main characters, Beverly, who is not quite so exotic. I wondered what a woman like Jeff’s mother would like for coffee--certainly not plain old coffee. Then I remembered Turkish coffee, which I’d heard about somewhere. I looked it up and decided to write that into the book, but I also had to try it first! I tried with a small regular pot but it didn’t turn out so great. So I got a cheap Turkish coffee/milk warming pot on Amazon and followed the online instructions for making Turkish coffee. I fine-ground the beans and put them in my cezve pot with cold water, sugar, and ground cardamom. I gave i

Love Inspired chat tonight!

From 8-10pm EST. I hope you’ll join us! No need for a password. http://chat.eharlequin.com/flashchat.php#

NARROW ESCAPE giveaway on Goodreads

Are you on Goodreads? Enter at the link below to win a copy of Narrow Escape ! Contest runs until March 16th. Goodreads Book Giveaway Narrow Escape by Camy Tang Giveaway ends March 16, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win This giveaway is through Goodreads only, not through my blog.

My prayer for my writing

I was reading Hebrews and felt God speaking to me through these verses: Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21 (TNIV) I realized that this is my prayer for my writing, that God will equip me for doing His will so that my books will be pleasing to Him. And the mention of God’s incredible power in verse 20 reminds me that He is Lord over everything--Lord over me--and He can do whatever He sets out to do. I might feel weak or insignificant or ill-equipped, but He can do anything through me that He wants to do. The other week we were at Youth Group and asked the kids what they thought their purpose was in life. Some of them hadn’t thought about it, but some of them had. I encouraged them to ask Go

Digital First authors guest blog post

Tyndale’s Digital First authors, Pam Hillman , Johnnie Donley , and Diana Brandmeyer have banded together this week to promote their books as a team. Here are a few questions from interviews and Q&A sessions all three authors participated in on the Tyndale Blog. The Digital First authors can be found tweeting up a storm using the hashtags #Digital1st and #1.99ebook .They’d love to have you join in the chorus on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads and help spread the word: Only two more days until the sell is over. Now, please welcome Johnnie, Diana, and Pam.  Describe your novel in seven words or less. “Coma plus kids equals headache.” Mind of Her Own , Diana Lesire Brandmeyer “Artist loses game of Nazi hide-and-seek.” Where Treasure Hides , Johnnie Alexander Donley “Love turns a quest for revenge into redemption.” Claiming Mariah , Pam Hillman For someone debating reading your story, what would you say makes it worth the read? “Where Treasure Hides

Pink teddy bear

This is what Captain Caffeine got for me for Valentine’s Day! (Actually, what happened was that I saw it, ordered it, and then told Captain Caffeine, “By the way, this is what you bought for me for Valentine’s Day.”) Snickers was rather interested in the bear. Probably thinking it was some new chew toy. Captain Caffeine gave it only 3 days before she managed to slobber on it. Did you get (or get for yourself) anything cool for Valentine’s Day? And if you didn’t get anything, you absolutely need to go out and buy yourself something. Right now.

Review and giveaway on Relz Reviewz

I’m on Relz reviewz today! I’m doing a giveaway of A Dangerous Stage ! Go to Relz's blog to enter!

In-N-Out from A DANGEROUS STAGE

Source: tumblr.com via Camy on Pinterest In-N-Out, one of my fav burger joints, makes an appearance in the first chapter of A Dangerous Stage . It's a chain on the West Coast and Hawaii, I'm not sure how far east they have restaurants. They don't freeze any of their food, it's all fresh, including the buns and the french fries. When you order, you can see them use this french fry hand-crank machine to make their fries, it's pretty cool. The specific restaurant in A Dangerous Stage doesn't exist at that location, but there's a couple of them near me and I go there way too often than is good for me, but it's oh-so-yummy!

Camy’s Facebook page

Have you “liked” my Facebook page yet? I post giveaways on my page every so often. Also, make sure you’re getting my page updates on your newsfeed so you won’t miss my giveaways! I posted an article on it here .

Winners - BEYOND ME by Melinda Doolittle

The winners of BEYOND ME by Melinda Doolittle are: Everyone who entered won! Congratulations! (I've emailed you. Please email me at camy {at] camytang[dot}com if you didn’t get the email message.) I know that all of you who didn’t win are now crying in your butternut squash. Cheer up and order the book! Back cover blurb: In Beyond Me, American Idol star Melinda Doolittle shares the surprising truth that her own success and personal joy were directly proportional to her investment in encouraging and nurturing others. Through poignant, often humorous stories, you will discover the secrets to Melinda’s success, finding practical help to overcome your own obstacles to achieve the next level in any area of life. Because she was tone deaf as a child, Doolittle’s choir director would plead with her to just move her mouth and not let any sound come out. Undaunted, her love of singing drove her to enter a contest in the 7th grade and, miraculously, she won. Melinda began to rea

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing I got tagged by Sarah Penner AND Becca Whitham ! The rules of the blog hop: 1. Mention who tagged you, and link to their post. 2. Give the rules. 3. Answer the ten questions below. 4. Link to several more people (I chose 6). 1) What is the title of your next book? Right now, on my computer, it’s “Yet Another Untitled Manuscript” 2) Where did the idea come from for the book? The genre (Regency romance) came from my editor, but the storyline came from a germ of an idea I had when reading (yet again) Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey. 3) What genre does your book fall under? Regency romance! Yes, it’s a departure for me. I’ll be writing under a pseudonym. 4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition? The hero is Richard Armitage! (Sigh) I've loved him ever since watching North and South! He was also soooooo sexy in Robin Hood! Source: listal.com via Camy on Pinterest Heroine ... Undecided ye

Book giveaway - BEYOND ME by American Idol Melinda Doolittle - 8 copies!

With this season’s American Idol in full swing, I’ve decided to give away this awesome autobiography from former American Idol contestant, Melinda Doolittle. And what’s more, I’m giving away 8 copies! (These copies are softcover ARCs, or Advanced Reading Copies, that Zondervan gave to me to give away) Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level by Melinda Doolittle (Foreword by American Idol Jordin Sparks) In Beyond Me, American Idol star Melinda Doolittle shares the surprising truth that her own success and personal joy were directly proportional to her investment in encouraging and nurturing others. Through poignant, often humorous stories, you will discover the secrets to Melinda’s success, finding practical help to overcome your own obstacles to achieve the next level in any area of life. Because she was tone deaf as a child, Doolittle’s choir director would plead with her to just move her mouth and not let any sound come out. Undaunted, her love of singing drove

Plush turtle from NARROW ESCAPE

Source: amazon.com via Camy on Pinterest Those of you who've read Narrow Escape will recognize this little guy from a few scenes near the end. :) It's one of those plush dolls that projects stars on the ceiling and walls. I happened to see him on Amazon one day and thought he was adorable, so I wrote him into my book as a significant (and cute!) clue.

Winner of A DANGEROUS STAGE from Lyn Cote’s blog

The winner of a copy of A Dangerous Stage is: Beth M. Congratulations! (I've emailed you. Please email me at camy {at] camytang[dot}com if you didn’t get the email message.) I know that all of you who didn’t win are now crying in your Mac-n-Cheese. Cheer up and order the book! Back cover blurb: Tessa Lancaster worked for her uncle in the Japanese mafia until she was sent to prison for a murder she didn't commit. Now, after finding God behind bars, she takes odd jobs as a bodyguard to keep her distance from the family business. In A Dangerous Stage, the second book in Camy Tang's Protection for Hire series, Tessa gets caught up in the web of lies surrounding a shady singing competition. Hired by one of the contestants, she works with Charles Britton---the lawyer who sent her to prison---to discover the dark figures manipulating the contest from behind the scenes. Tessa's abilities will be tested like never before as she's forced to balance the safety of