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Writing Progress - Sushi and Suspicions

I’ve been working on Sushi and Suspicions , a Christian contemporary romantic suspense which will be releasing in June in the multi-author box set Summer Suspicions . Trouble follows Liv on her vacation to Hawaii when she is framed for the theft of an antique rifle. Only a handsome investigator can help clear her name ... and maybe give her a reason to stay in the islands. If you want to read a snippet of what I wrote last week, check out my last newsletter !

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Lady Wynwood's Spies #6 cover character

The model on the cover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 6: Martyr is the same as book 1, my character Phoebe. Her real name is Chelsea, and if you’d like, you can see the original stock photo here . I chose this stock photo because the book is essentially about Phoebe, but this pose is different from book 1, where she’s staring at the camera. I wanted to show a bit of “departure” for Phoebe to reflect some of the events in the book. A lot of things change for her, and she’ll never be the same. I was also really excited when I found the stock photo of Bianca’s notebook for the background. It was exactly how I pictured a leather-bound notebook would look like. I also admit that I kind of got lost down a rabbit-hole when I was searching because there were so many neat leather notebooks! My cover designer found the stock photo of the vial of Jack’s potion. She didn’t even have to change the color of the liquid because she found a vial of red liquid, which was perfect. Both the noteboo

Trunk of Scrolls Christian young adult historical fiction

My friend Darlene has a Kickstarter for her exciting historical novel and it’s got amazing rewards! On her higher tiers, she’s offering handmade leather book covers made by a Turkish leatherworker as well as leather bookmarks. I backed her Kickstarter and can’t wait to read her book. The Kickstarter ends tomorrow so hurry to back it before then! Here’s the back cover description: A ruined life. A dangerous conspiracy. An unforgettable journey. A.D. 526 When an apocalyptic earthquake shatters their stable world, young nobleman Marcellus leaps into a perilous adventure sword-in-hand. He must brave the wilds of the Byzantine Empire, protecting his beautiful neighbor and her siblings on their journey to find their missing father and recover the family’s lost fortune. He takes his beloved to her betrothed, the legendary and infamous Captain Belisarius. Little do they know they embark on a quest that will determine the fate of empires. Armed with a relic tooth and ancient scrolls, th

Writing Progress: Sushi and Suspicions

At the moment, I’m working on two books at once—the 7th volume of my Christian Regency romantic suspense Lady Wynwood’s Spies series , and also Sushi and Suspicions , a Christian contemporary romantic suspense which will be releasing in June in the multi-author box set Summer Suspicions. I finally finished outlining Sushi and Suspicions and worked on chapter one. If you belong to my email newsletter, you’ll have read a sneak peek last week. Join my Camy Tang newsletter today!

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“White Soup” is a short story set in my Christian Contemporary Romance Sushi series. It takes place after the events in Weddings and Wasabi . Originally this short story was in the anthology A Recipe for Romance which is now out of print. But now, "White Soup" is available free if you sign up for my newsletter! What’s up with the white soup? Originally, I heard about white soup from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (FYI, my Sushi series short story is NOT a Regency romance). Mr. Bingley is talking about the ball he plans to host at Netherfield: “If you mean Darcy," cried her brother, "he may go to bed, if he chooses, before it begins—but as for the ball, it is quite a settled thing; and as soon as Nicholls has made white soup enough, I shall send round my cards.” I researched white soup and made it, then blogged about it here . But then I made the recipe again, simplified and a bit more hearty, but definitely not what Bingley served for dinner, and I b

FREE: One Step Back, A Titus Ray Thriller by Luana Ehrlich

Join Luana’s email list to get this novella free! Titus Ray tries to recruit a nuclear scientist in Tehran. Days later, he goes on the run from the secret police. CIA intelligence officer Titus Ray has been in Iran trying to recruit assets willing to feed him intel on the Iranian opposition. When he unexpectedly meets Amir Madani, one of Iran's premier nuclear scientist, he can't resist the opportunity to pursue him as a CIA asset. Although Chaman, a beautiful Iranian socialite, warns Titus to stay away from Madani, he ignores her advice and befriends the nuclear scientist. The consequences prove disastrous for Titus, and, as the secret police close in on him, he's forced to find shelter with a group of Iranian Christians, who risk their own lives to save his. One Step Back , a Titus Ray Thriller novella, is the prequel to One Night in Tehran , Book I in the Titus Ray Thriller Series. Here's what reviewers are saying about Titus Ray Thrillers: "I reco

Christian Suspense and Romantic Suspense

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Isaiah 12:2

Isaiah 12:2 Dear Lord, Thank you that you are my salvation. You save me from anything that would harm me. Your love for me and presence with me helps me to live without fear. Thank you for defending me from harm and helping me to grow stronger so that I can face the world unafraid. Amen イザヤ書12章2節 主よ、 あなたが私の救いであることを感謝します。あなたは私を害するものから救ってくださいます。あなたの私と共にいてくださる愛が、私が恐れることなく生きることを助けてくださいます。私を害から守り、私が臆することなく世界に立ち向かうことができるように、私を強く成長させてくださることを感謝します。 アーメン

Camy's Sonoma fictional family tree

My Sonoma series started with 3 books starring the 3 Grant sisters in Sonoma. Book 4 starred Nathan, who was a minor character in book 3, and then I wrote Necessary Proof , which stars Jane, who was a minor character in book 2 and a cousin to the Grant sisters. In the next book, Unshakeable Pursuit , I brought in the Whelan family, Jane’s cousins who are also second cousins to the Grant sisters. It was rather confusing to come up with the family tree! The way I have it set up, the Whelan siblings’ mom, Emma Whelan, is sister to Jane Lawton’s mom, Eleanor Lawton. The Grant sisters’ mom and her sister, Aunt Becca, were first cousins to Emma Whelan and Eleanor Lawton. I thought it might be fun for you guys to see my created family tree, so here it is! It’s rather large, so click on the image to see the larger version.

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Lamentations 3:57-58

Lamentations 3:57-58 Dear God, Thank you so much for calling to me, for noticing me among the billions of other people on the earth. Thank you that I can trust you and you can take away my fear, because I know you will hold me up. Thank you for redeeming me, for sending your son to take away my sins, enabling me to be your child. Amen 哀歌3:57-58 親愛なる神よ、 地球上の何十億という人々の中で、私に声をかけてくださり、私に気づいてくださり、本当にありがとうございます。あなたが私を支えてくださることを知っているからです。私を贖ってくださり、私の罪を取り除くために御子を遣わしてくださり、私があなたの子どもとなることを可能にしてくださり、ありがとうございます。 アーメン

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「戌年」連載小説 第5章

キャミー・タング著「戌年」連載小説 プロのドッグトレーナーであるマリ・ムトウは、厄年を迎えている。 犬小屋と訓練所の改築をしながら、いつも不服そうにしている家族と同居することになった。母と姉に言わせれば、犬の毛とよだれかけにまみれる仕事は、家族にとって恥ずべきものだという。彼女は元カレを説得し、数ヶ月間犬を預かってもらうことにした。しかし、彼の兄は、数週間前に彼女が誤って車に追突した、怒り狂ったセキュリティ専門家であることが判明する。 アシュウィン・ケイトウは十分な問題を抱えている。叔母が玄関先に現れ、同居を希望している。彼は彼女にすべてを借りているので、断ることができません。母親が家を出て行った後、ネルおばさんはアシュウィンと弟を引き取り、愛のあるキリスト教の家庭で育てた。しかも、弟のダスティもアパートを追い出され、居場所を求めている。しかし、彼は犬を飼っている。そして、その犬の飼い主は誰だと思いますか? しかし、旧友でオアフ島のノースショアでデイスパを経営する私立探偵のエディサ・ゲレロから依頼を受ける。マリの施設で奇妙な破壊行為があり、3年前に失踪したエディサの妹の財布を発見する。エディサはマリが危険な目に遭っているのではと心配する。警備の専門家であるアシュウィンがすでにマリを知っていることを知ったエディサは、忙しい若い女性を密かに監視することを彼に依頼する。 アシュウィンは、活発でのんびりとしたドッグトレーナーに不本意ながら惹かれていく。彼女は、幸せそうな母親を思い出させる。その母親の裏切りによって、彼は人と距離を置くようになったのだ。マリは、アシュウィンの冷たい外見を見抜き、彼が家族に忠実な男であることを認める。彼は、彼女のキャリア選択を批判するだけの母親や姉とは違う。 マリのバラバラな家庭とアシュウィンのバラバラな家庭の中で、過去を隠そうとする人たちから、彼らの周りに危険が迫ってくるようになる。彼らは、影で動く秘密に光を当てることができるのか? 過去に発表されたパートへのリンクはこちら。 *** 第五章 - 紅い渦巻く感情 マリはこの対決を慎重にタイミングを合わせようとしたが、どうやら姉のジェネッサはボランティアの仕事から帰るのが遅れており、母は姉の家で子供たちの世話をしていた。普段なら、母はとっくに家に帰ってい

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Aya's Fingerless Mitts knitting pattern

In Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 6: Martyr , Aya lends Keriah a pair of fingerless gloves since the room is so cold. I had a stitch pattern in mind, but not a yarn to use, so it took me a little while to knit this. I eventually decided to use a yarn that isn’t anything like the yarns available in the Regency, but it’s such a pretty yarn I didn’t care! The yarn is a Knit Picks Special Reserve yarn called Japanese Color Twist. I know that the colors were dyed by Japanese artisan dyers. It looks like they dyed the wool roving, and then the roving was spun into the yarn creating this wild colorway. The name of the colorway is Harajuku, which made me laugh since it’s exactly what I’d expect from the Land of Cosplay. The lace pattern is named “#79 Kind of Wave Running Across (very pretty for a purse),” originally published on pages 171-172 in The Lady's Assistant, volume 2 by Mrs. Jane Gaugain, published in 1842. ( You can download a scanned .pdf of the 5th edition of the book,

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Lady Wynwood's Spies #5 cover character

The model on the cover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 5: Prisoner is Laura. Her real name is Tanya, and if you’d like, you can see the original stock photo here . I chose this stock photo because I thought Tanya looked mature enough in this particular photo to be Lady Wynwood. She’s only 40 years old in the story, after all. Then my cover designer did some woo-woo magic with Adobe Photoshop and aged her a little more so that she looked closer to 40 than 30. She also added the streak of white at Laura’s left temple. The house in the background is actually a picture I took on a trip to England. It is Breadsall Priory in Derbyshire, which is now a country club. When I was writing the hunting lodge in the book, I pictured it as a smaller version of Breadsall Priory, and I set it in the middle of a forest instead of the priory’s lush grounds. I think my cover designer did a great job! Buy Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 5: Prisoner

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Lady Wynwood's Spies #4 cover character

This is the cover for book #4 in my series, Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 4: Betrayer. I loved how my graphic designer had the contrast of the fuchsia background and the green vest. You can see the original stock photo here . This was one of my favorite photos to pick for a book cover because of the direction the series takes in this book. I usually say which character the cover model is supposed to be in the series, but in this case, I don’t want to spoil the book. You can probably figure out which character the photo stands for after you finish the book. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, which was why I released book #5 only a month later. The background images are the key that plays such a significant role in both this book and the next one, and also the seal with the Citadel’s symbol. Even though the symbol has been around since book 1, it didn’t show up on a book cover until this one. I posted about the symbol in a previous blog post . You can also read about the cover ch

Year of the Dog serial novel, chapter 20

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

Interview on Christine Henderson's blog

Christine Henderson interviewed me if you’d like to read some tidbits about The Lone Rice Ball and some tips on writing. Check out the interview. Christine writes Christian contemporary romance and was in the Once Upon a Starry Night box set with me. You can check out her book The Sweetest Delights in Life here .

Happy New Year!

I apologize this is a little late, but I was sick over New Year’s Day (I’m still coughing a bit). Happy New Year!