Today it is my joy to have Camy Tang visiting my blog and featuring her book “Formula for Danger.”
First off, our interview:
When you reach heaven, other than Jesus, what Biblical character are you most looking forward to meeting and why?
I want to meet Matthew the tax collector. His story of redemption is so touching and powerful and there isn’t much in the Bible about it.
What would be the first question you would like to ask him/her?
How did you feel when you first met Jesus?
When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. 🙂
With it being Christmas season, would you share your favorite Christmas memory?
My parents would let my brother and me sleep around the Christmas tree on Christmas eve. It was magical with all the lights on and the
ornaments glittering. We’d wake up Christmas morning with presents “magically” appeared around the tree and our stockings full of goodies.
We see a lot of advice out there for writers, but what advice would you give someone like me, who enjoys reading and writing reviews
on a book? What makes a good review?
I think there’s an art to writing a good review and I really appreciate the reviewers online who do this and do it well! I like a review that gives a brief description of the story, but nothing that covers more than 1/3 of the way through the book, and I hate it when reviewers give away a plot twist or a surprise. More than just telling what happens in the book, I like a review that gives the reviewer’s thoughts and opinions about the story and characters. While I realize personal preference will vary from reader to reader, I respect more the reviewers who give solid reasons why they liked or didn’t like some aspect of the story or the characters. For example: “I didn’t like the hero because he seemed irrationally pig-headed about his desire to claim his family home, but not giving a reason why he wanted it so much.” or “I loved how the heroine interacted with the orphan girl so well, with so much chemistry on the
page and compassion.” Solid, specific reasons why the reviewer holds a certain opinion about the book’s elements.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Holly!
OK, No Pressure on me now!!!
From the back cover
Someone wants dermatologist Rachel Grant’s latest research, and they’ll do anything to get it. Including trashing the plants needed for her breakthrough scar-reducing cream—and trying to run Rachel down. Desperate for help, she turns to Edward Villa, the only man she trusts. But the greenhouse owner knows too much about Rachel’s research, and now he’s a target, too. Break-ins, muggings, murder…the would-be thief is getting desperate—and getting closer. Edward vows to protect Rachel at all costs. Yet with time ticking away, Edward knows they have to uncover the madman shadowing Rachel before their chance for a future is destroyed.
Again, Camy gives us an entertaining sorry that will keep you guessing. As Rachel’s research is sabotaged you’ll find yourself getting frustrated and even angry. But once again,
Camy gives us much more. She draws you into the lives of Rachel and Edward. I found myself particularly drawn to Rachel. As I read her words, her thoughts, watched her interaction with her family, I could see myself. I found myself examining myself and asking where I needed to change. Edward comes with his own set of issues, that will resonate with many.
I throughly enjoyed this second installment with the Grant Girls. It was entertaining and forgive me for using this often overused phrase, but it was indeed heart-warming. Camy does a wonderful job of drawing her readers into the lives of this family. But as I’ve already said, she gives you more than a “good” story, she provides some life lessons along the way.
If you enjoy Ginny Aiken or Kristin Billerbeck you’ll enjoy Camy Tang.
Camy has been gracious enjoy to give away a copy of Formula for Danger to one lucky winner. Leave a comment along with a favorite Christmas memory. The winner will be chosen Saturday night, December 18 at 9:00 PM. This time, I’ll put everyone’s name in a hat and have my 11 year old son, Mark, draw a name out.
Void where prohibited, chances of winning are based on the number of entries. Open to those 18 and older living the United States.
For the Record:
This book was not provided by the publisher or the author, I purchased it with my own money!
By Camy Tang / Steeple Hill Books
Someone wants dermatologist Rachel Grant’s latest research, and they’ll do anything to get it. Including trashing the plants needed for her breakthrough scar-reducing cream-and trying to run Rachel down. Desperate for help, she turns to Edward Villa, the only man she trusts. But the greenhouse owner knows too much about Rachel’s research, and now he’s a target, too. Break-ins, muggings, murder.the would-be thief is getting desperate-and getting closer. Edward vows to protect Rachel at all costs. Yet with time ticking away, Edward knows they have to uncover the madman shadowing Rachel before their chance for a future is destroyed.