Today it is my joy toÂ have Camy Tang visiting my blog andÂ featuring herÂ book “Formula for Danger.”
First off, our interview:
When you reach heaven, other than Jesus, what BiblicalÂ character are you most looking forward to meeting and why?
I want to meet Matthew the tax collector. His story of redemption is soÂ touching and powerful and there isn’t much in the Bible about it.
What would be the first question you would like to askÂ him/her?
How did you feel when you first met Jesus?
When you were a little girl what did you want to be when youÂ grew up?
A writer. 🙂
With it being Christmas season, would you share your favoriteÂ Christmas memory?
My parents would let my brother and me sleep around the Christmas treeÂ on Christmas eve. It was magical with all the lights on and the
ornaments glittering. We’d wake up Christmas morning with presentsÂ “magically” appeared around the tree and our stockings full of goodies.
We see a lot of advice out there for writers, but what adviceÂ would you give someone like me, who enjoys reading and writing reviews
on aÂ book? What makes a good review?
I think there’s an art to writing a good review and I really appreciateÂ the reviewers online who do this and do it well! I like a review thatÂ gives a brief description of the story, but nothing thatÂ covers more than 1/3 of the way through the book, and I hate it whenÂ reviewers give away a plot twist or a surprise. More than just tellingÂ what happens in the book, I like a review thatÂ gives the reviewer’s thoughts and opinions about the story andÂ characters. While I realize personal preference will vary from readerÂ to reader, I respect more the reviewers who give solid reasons whyÂ they liked or didn’t like some aspect of the story or the characters.Â For example: “I didn’t like the hero because he seemed irrationallyÂ pig-headed about his desire to claim his family home, but not giving aÂ reason why he wanted it so much.” or “I loved how the heroineÂ interacted with the orphan girl so well, with so much chemistry on the
page and compassion.” Solid, specific reasons why the reviewer holds aÂ certain opinion about the book’s elements.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Holly!
OK, No Pressure on meÂ now!!!
From the back cover
SomeoneÂ wants dermatologist Rachel Grant’s latest research, and they’ll doÂ anything to getÂ it. Including trashing the plants needed for her breakthroughÂ scar-reducing creamâ€”and trying to run Rachel down. Desperate for help,Â she turns to Edward Villa, the only man she trusts. But the greenhouseÂ owner knows too much about Rachel’s research, and now he’s a target,Â too. Break-ins, muggings, murderâ€¦the would-be thief is gettingÂ desperateâ€”and getting closer. Edward vows to protect Rachel at allÂ costs. Yet with time ticking away, Edward knows they have to uncoverÂ the madman shadowing Rachel before their chance for a future isÂ destroyed.
Again, Camy gives us an entertaining sorry that will keep you guessing.Â As Rachel’s research is sabotaged you’ll find yourself gettingÂ frustrated and even angry. Â But once again,
CamyÂ gives us much more. She draws you into the lives ofÂ Rachel and Edward. I found myself particularly drawn to Rachel. As IÂ read her words, her thoughts, watched her interaction with her family,Â I could see myself. I found myself examining myself and asking where IÂ needed to change. Edward comes with his own set of issues, that willÂ resonate with many.
I throughly enjoyed this second installment with the Grant Girls. ItÂ was entertaining and forgive me for using this often overused phrase,Â but it was indeed heart-warming. Camy does a wonderful job of drawingÂ her readers into the lives of this family. But as I’ve already said,Â she gives you more than a “good” story, she provides some life lessonsÂ 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. Â Leave a comment along with a favoriteÂ Christmas memory. Â The winner will be chosen Saturday night,Â December 18 at 9:00 PM. Â This time, I’ll put everyone’s nameÂ 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 ofÂ entries. Â 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 ownÂ money!
By Camy Tang / Steeple Hill Books
SomeoneÂ wants dermatologist Rachel Grant’s latest research, and they’ll doÂ anything to get it. Including trashing the plants needed for herÂ breakthrough scar-reducing cream-and trying to run Rachel down.Â Desperate for help, she turns to Edward Villa, the only man she trusts.Â But the greenhouse owner knows too much about Rachel’s research, andÂ now he’s a target, too. Break-ins, muggings, murder.the would-be thiefÂ is getting desperate-and getting closer. Edward vows to protect RachelÂ at all costs. Yet with time ticking away, Edward knows they have toÂ uncover the madman shadowing Rachel before their chance for a future isÂ destroyed.