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.

My Review

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.

The Giveaway

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!

444090: Formula for Danger Formula
for Danger

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.

13 Replies to “Formula for Danger Review and Giveaway”

  1. When my children were small all their Christmas’s were great and so many memories. But one that I remember was when I was grown and learned how to crochet and gave my Dad a hat with brim and matching vest. After opening his gifts he put them one and wore them. It made me feel so good because of all the time and energy I had but into the gift to know he really like them.
    I would love to win Camy’s book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  2. I have so many favorite Christmas memories. Today’s is frosting sugar cookies with my Grandma. She made this holiday tradition so much fun! I passed it along to my son, who at age 23, still enjoys it.

    Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

  3. I remember the Christmas that my grandmother sent us some angels that she made for our Christmas tree. Now she, my mother and father, and two brothers have passed away, but I still have the
    pretty angels that she made and always put them on our tree.


  4. My favorite Christmas memory is leaving cookies & milk out for Santa, & having them be gone Christmas morning. I never had children, & didn’t believe in the idea of teaching children about Santa for a while, but I have kind of returned to my original wonder about the idea. It was wonderful to believe as a child! Glad to know the Real Giver of all things now!

    Thanks for your generosity, Holly!

    Blessings & Merry Christmas –

    andrealschultz at gmail dot com

  5. This writing seems to be different than the ordinary. So many books are about the same subject, written with different settings, characters, and are like other stories. I’m not criticizing those writings, they are created by talented authors also. Camy makes an extra-ordinary story from the ordinary and she makes a difference. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win. I hope I do!

    Joyous Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  6. My favorite memory is when I was eight and got a small train for Christmas. We lived in the Azores and at least 12 Portuguese children crowed the front window while we set it up. All came in for cocoa and cookies afterward.

  7. My favorite Christmas memory was when I was 16. We weren’t very well off and money was always tight. I didn’t expect much for Christmas, but my mom had asked me what I would like so I told her a new coat (navy pea-coat) to be exact and a wristwatch. Well, on Christmas eve there still weren’t any presents under the tree and I went to bed a little sad. However, Christmas morning there was a huge box under the tree for me. When I opened it there was a smaller box inside, and inside that one was a smaller box and so on, until I came to the last one and it was a watch! I was so happy. Then, my mom brought out a box from the closet and it was the coat. That was the best Christmas ever.

  8. My fav memories would be of Grandpa and Grandma and my Aunt and Uncle coming. We’d make special pies for diff people. My aunt would bring homemade candy. One HUGE table of family. Loved it! Miss My G&G, and Aunt.

    Love Tammy’s books. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  9. My favorite memories are on Christmas Eve everyone in the family congregates in the kitchen and helps make Christmas cookies. Even the little ones get in on the act and help, as they say, “paint” the cookies. Then we all load up in cars and drive to a nearby town and tour the “Walkway of Lights” which is a several mile long display of Christmas scenes sponsored by local businesses.

    I would love to read Camy Tang’s book – I have not yet had the privilege of reading anything by her and have been wanting to do so.

    Thanks for the offer. Merry Christmas!

    Jan Marie

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