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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

Ashlyn's Yoga Bag knitting pattern w/ @KnitPicks Dishie

Jaycee Weaver is one of the twelve authors who participated with me in the Christian Contemporary Romance anthology, Save the Date . Jaycee’s novella in the anthology is titled Braver With You . In celebration, I wrote a knitting pattern for the yoga mat bag used by Jaycee’s heroine, Ashlyn. Update 2022: The Save the Date anthology is now out of print, but Jaycee’s novella is available individually on Kindle! (In case you missed it, here are the links for my interview with Jaycee part 1 and part 2 , and an excerpt of one of Jaycee’s other books, Whatever Comes Our Way .) This yoga mat bag for Jaycee Weaver’s heroine, Ashlyn, is both pretty and practical. I made the base of the bag a little large, so that it will fit a variety of lengths of mat, and my husband (who does yoga every week) says that a larger base helps protect his mat a little better when he has to walk or bike with it to his yoga class. My husband’s mat was extra-thick so it was a slightly snugger fit than my o

Lady Wynwood's Spies 2 - cover character

For the cover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 2: Berserker , the cover model is supposed to be Mr. Septimus Ackett. The model’s name is Andrey, and here’s the original stock photo . I was looking for a model that encompassed his quiet personality, lean figure and dark looks, and I think Andrey in this pose matches him pretty well. It was a choice between Sep and Thorne for this cover, since they both have a lot happening to them in this book, but I eventually chose Sep since he kind of gets the short end of the stick. Poor guy! Also, I have a future book plotted where Thorne is more prominent, so I’ll probably have him (and Isabella too) on another cover eventually.

Lady Wynwood's Spies, volume 1: Archer EXCERPT - Chapter 1a

I’m posting an excerpt of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer , the first part of my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series! Part one in a Christian Regency Romantic Adventure epic serial novel with a supernatural twist Lady Wynwood’s Spies series, volume 1 She met him again by shooting him. After four seasons and unmarried because she is taller than most of her dance partners, Miss Phoebe Sauber receives the shocking news that she is being callously banished from her father’s estate because he is remarrying. Feeling betrayed by her father and by God, and wanting to escape her family’s presence, she attends an archery tournament with her friends. But her perfect aim fails her, and her arrow hits a piece of paper held by Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones, whom she hasn’t seen much in society in several years. But strangely, her arrow tears a section of the paper with a partial symbol that looks eerily familiar to her. He met her again while searching for a killer. Michael had quit his wor

Sushi for One in Japanese is here!

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this! My debut novel, Sushi for One , has been translated into Japanese and is now available in ebook! The ebook is only 99 cents (or 99 yen in Japan) because I wanted this to be accessible to as many Japanese-speaking women as possible. You can buy the ebook on Kindle , Apple Books , Kobo/Rakuten , and Google Play . The print book is coming soon—I still have to have a proof mailed to me so I can check it out before I approve the final book files. I’m publishing this through Lightning Source and (unlike KDP) they charge me if I make any changes after I approve the book files, so I have to be sure the end product doesn’t have any weird errors from their system. This has been SUCH a huge project! My translator ROCKS. She also found a proofreader who has been so helpful in pointing out what needs to be adjusted for Japanese publishing standards. I blogged about the translation process, in case anyone is interested. It’s been reall

Lady Wynwood's Spies, volume 1: Archer EXCERPT - Prologue 1d

I’m posting an excerpt of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer , the first part of my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series! Part one in a Christian Regency Romantic Adventure epic serial novel with a supernatural twist Lady Wynwood’s Spies series, volume 1 She met him again by shooting him. After four seasons and unmarried because she is taller than most of her dance partners, Miss Phoebe Sauber receives the shocking news that she is being callously banished from her father’s estate because he is remarrying. Feeling betrayed by her father and by God, and wanting to escape her family’s presence, she attends an archery tournament with her friends. But her perfect aim fails her, and her arrow hits a piece of paper held by Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones, whom she hasn’t seen much in society in several years. But strangely, her arrow tears a section of the paper with a partial symbol that looks eerily familiar to her. He met her again while searching for a killer. Michael had quit his wor

Interview with Jaycee Weaver part 2

I’m back with the second part of my interview with Jaycee Weaver! Jaycees’ Bio: Jaycee Weaver lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her awesome husband, three daughters, two crazy Shih Tzus, and a dwarf rabbit. When she’s not writing, she’s busy balancing the mom-wife life. Jaycee loves to read books in multiple genres, drink too much coffee (honestly, when are they going to make the coffee IV a real thing?!), sing, take landscape and floral photos, sew, cook, bake, and craft nearly anything. She considers herself a recovering perfectionist and sometimes hot mess. She does her best to live her faith in action, being open, honest, and real; letting God be Lord over the good, the bad, and the ugly even when it’s hard. Camy here: Jaycee is one of the twelve authors participating with me in the Christian Contemporary Romance anthology, Save the Date , which releases September 15! If you haven’t yet, be sure to preorder Save the Date for only 99 cents! The price will go up after

Get Christian Contemporary Romance ebook Second Chance Sweethearts FREE!

If you PREORDER my Christian Contemporary Romance anthology, Save the Date , you’re eligible to join this limited-run Save the Date newsletter and get a FREE ebook every month! Each month, we’ll give away an ebook from one of the authors in the anthology. Once you join the newsletter, you’ll get an ebook free every month until the anthology releases! This month, the free book is Second Chance Sweethearts by Liwen Ho! Two former high school sweethearts get a surprising second chance at love. Missy Clark left small town life and her first love when she went away to college. Five years later, she returns to Sun Valley with a secret that’s sure to tarnish her reputation. Nate Dawson never stopped loving Missy when she left home. Answered prayers have brought her back into his life, but the consequences she bears may destroy their second chance at love. Can these sweethearts regain the innocence of the past and find hope and healing in the Lord for their future? This book

Lady Wynwood's Spies, volume 1: Archer EXCERPT - Prologue 1c

I’m posting an excerpt of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer , the first part of my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series! Part one in a Christian Regency Romantic Adventure epic serial novel with a supernatural twist Lady Wynwood’s Spies series, volume 1 She met him again by shooting him. After four seasons and unmarried because she is taller than most of her dance partners, Miss Phoebe Sauber receives the shocking news that she is being callously banished from her father’s estate because he is remarrying. Feeling betrayed by her father and by God, and wanting to escape her family’s presence, she attends an archery tournament with her friends. But her perfect aim fails her, and her arrow hits a piece of paper held by Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones, whom she hasn’t seen much in society in several years. But strangely, her arrow tears a section of the paper with a partial symbol that looks eerily familiar to her. He met her again while searching for a killer. Michael had quit his wor

Excerpt - WHATEVER COMES OUR WAY (Christian Contemporary Romance)

Today I’m posting an excerpt of Jaycee Weaver’s Christian Contemporary Romance, Whatever Comes Our Way . Back cover description: When two overcomers find common ground in their faith, they can handle whatever comes their way . Gina Hernandez is no stranger to hard work—she’s got three jobs to prove it. Trauma in her teens may have left her with severe anxiety and some body image issues, but no one can say she’s not a fighter. It’s made her strong…and maybe a little snarky. Then she meets youth pastor Jaydon Bennett, a gentle giant with a big beard and an even bigger heart—though he, too, has a few scars. He’s never doubted God could bring him the perfect woman, he just never thought He really would. Until Gina. United to help a troubled teen whose family is in crisis, Jaydon and Gina set out to discover that the painful pasts they’ve been dealing with just might uniquely equip them to help this hurting family. The Everyday Love Series is a clean, inspirational contemporary

Keriah’s Pyrennees Shawl knitting pattern w/ @knitpicks Palette

Why I knit this shawl: I wanted to knit the sunset-colored shawl Keriah was wearing in chapter 5 of my book, Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 2: Berserker , so I looked for an antique pattern that might have been used during the Regency era. This one caught my eye, even though it was published in a knitting book a few decades later than the Regency era. The Spider-Net border pattern was most definitely in use in the Regency period, but it’s also remotely possible that the Alice-Maud stitch and the lacy border stitch patterns were also in use during the Regency, being passed on from knitter to knitter via hand-written receipts, by verbal instruction, or with knitted sampler squares (like how many Shetland lace patterns and Bavarian cable patterns were shared). My/Keriah’s version of this shawl would have been lacy but warm because it is knit with fingering yarn on small needles. Since Keriah was cold, I think she would have grabbed this shawl rather than something more elegant and airy.