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Review: Perfect Fling

Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips My rating: 4 of 5 stars I've found that I usually enjoy Carly Phillips' books and this was no different. I especially enjoyed the hero in this story--he has a tortured backstory that makes him emotionally vulnerable in many ways, but he's also a tough bad boy who's brave, kind, and honorable. The heroine is a lawyer, sensible and smart, but strong due to having to stand up to her cop brothers and father, which makes her fun to read about. Her chemistry with the hero is sizzling and fun. The story dragged a bit in the middle portion--I felt there were some things rehashed a bit too much, they became repetitive. Also, the villain was a bit psychologically disjointed to me. The villain did some things (and didn't do some things) that seemed unrealistic, maybe a bit contrived, even and especially considering the villain's motives and emotional state. However, all things considered, it was an ente

Winner and excerpt - Hide and Seek by Lynette Eason

The winner of Hide and Seek by Lynette Eason is Sybil 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 the rest of you are crying into your tomato basil mozzarella salad that you didn’t win. Cheer up! Order the book! SHE WON'T GIVE UP  Erica James has spent the past three years as a skip tracer, hunting down others and hoping one day it will lead to her kidnapped daughter. Now she has a new suspect—Max Powell's missing sister. Max, a private investigator, has found evidence that connects the two missing girls, and together, he and Erica search for answers. The closer they get to finding answers, the stronger their feelings for each other become. But the kidnapper will stop at nothing—including murder—to keep them from finding Erica's daughter.  Family Reunions: Bringing loved ones back together Excerpt of chapter one: Searching for a crack house had not been in Erica James

I’m giving away SUSHI FOR ONE at the Love Inspired Authors blog

Head over to the Love Inspired Authors blog for a giveaway of Sushi for One ! 10 copies being given away!

Interview and giveaway - HIDE AND SEEK by Lynette Eason

Today I have an interview with romantic suspense author Lynette Eason! About Lynette: Greenville, SC native, Lynette Eason is the best selling, award winning author of the Women of Justice Series and the Deadly Reunions series. Since 2007, she has written/contracted thirty-three books and three novella/short stories. Currently, she writes for Revell and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. She has won several awards and was a finalist in the prestigious Carol Awards for 2011 and 2013. She was also a finalist in the 2013 ECPA Book Awards. Her most recent book, When A Secret Kills hit #12 on the CBA Bestseller list for the month of June 2013. Lynette is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). Lynette can be found online at www.lynetteeason.com and www.facebook.com/lynette.eason and @lynetteeason on Twitter. And now, here’s me and Lynette! 1) What gave you the idea for HIDE AND SEEK? I get asked a lot where I get my ideas.

Review: Harmony Guide: Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit

Harmony Guide: Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit by Erika Knight My rating: 3 of 5 stars I'm impressed at the number of different lace patterns here. There are some that are truly unique. Some are similar to each other, but I haven't yet seen any that are too alike. I have only two things I don't like about this book: 1) Some of the samples of the lace patterns were knit with too small a needle or the samples weren't stretched enough before photographing, because the pattern is very hard to discern. Several pattern samples look very scrunched up and it's hard to know if the pattern is appropriate for the project I'm doing. 2) There doesn't seem to be any organization to how the patterns were listed in the book. They're not grouped by type, by number of rows, by multiples of stitches, by suggested yarn gauge, or even by name. Whenever I need a pattern, I have to page through the entire book. There isn't ev

Review: Is It Just Me?

Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely. Hilarious. The audiobook version is a must. I adore Miranda! I wish I could buy her TV show here in the states! View all my reviews

Winner and excerpt - Dangerous Waters by Sandra Robbins

The winner of Dangerous Waters by Sandra Robbins Is Amy C. Congratulations! (I've emailed you. Please email me at camy {at] camytang[dot}com if you didn’t get the email message.) I know the rest of you are crying into your tomato basil mozzarella salad that you didn’t win. Cheer up! Order the book! SOME SECRETS ARE MEANT TO STAY BURIED  Laura Webber is determined to uncover the truth behind her parents' murders. But after being interviewed about the unsolved case, she's abducted and dumped in the Mississippi River with a warning to stop digging up the past. With her life in jeopardy, she knows that her former fiancé, Brad Austin, is the only person she can turn to for help. The cold-case detective has spent years trying to forget Laura, yet he can't turn her away. But before Brad can wrap her in his protection, will their reunion be cut short by a killer threatening to silence Laura forever?  The Cold Case Files: Uncovering secrets of the past Excerpt of cha