Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Deadly Intent by Camy Tang!

I'm postponing my post and giveaway for The Blue Enchantress to Friday, so come back then! But today, I have a special guest, my good friend and excellent author, Camy Tang! Leave a comment on this post and I'll enter your name for a free copy of her new release, Deadly Intent!

And now, Camy Tang!

I’m so excited to be on my friend MaryLu’s blog today!

MaryLu asked me to write about how being a published Christian author has impacted my walk with God. I have to admit that it’s stretched me in ways I never expected. Most especially, I am daily learning to surrender to God.

This is a theme I visit over and over again in my books, simply because it’s something I struggle with over and over again. The process of becoming a published author and writing my books has forced me to rely completely on God—in His timing, on His providing, in His hands.

I had to rely on His timing as I wrote manuscript after manuscript, hoping the next one would be contracted by a publishing house. It was completely out of my control, and I had to trust that He knew my heart and my desires, and that He knew best when or even if I would ever be published. Patience does not come easily to me, so I had to daily ask for help to be patient, to keep persevering, to trust in Him.

Now that I am published, I continue to have to rely on Him to provide for my family. My wonderful husband allowed me to quit my lucrative job as a biologist researcher in order to write full time, and it’s been very humbling to suddenly have my personal income reduced by three-quarters. My prayers each day are for trust in Him to know our needs and to guide me in my work and in our finances.

In everything, I try to keep myself in His hands, to remind myself that He alone is sovereign. If I forget it, I start trying to do things my own way, trying to solve my own problems—much like my heroine Naomi in Deadly Intent. A lot of her spiritual struggles were taken directly from my prayer journal.

I hope you enjoy Naomi’s story, and that her struggles—which are my own struggles—will encourage your own walk with the Lord.

Thanks for having me here, MaryLu!


Thank you, Camy! I just finished Deadly Intent last night. If you love a good suspense story with some romance sprinkled in, then you're going to love this book! The location is a beautiful Spa in Sonoma, California (wine country) where a series of horrific murders take place. With Camy's usual spunky style of writing and real-to-life characters, she takes you on a page-turning ride you won't forget!



The Grant family’s exclusive Sonoma spa is a place for rest and relaxation—not murder! Then Naomi Grant finds her client Jessica Ortiz bleeding to death in her massage room, and everything falls apart. The salon’s reputation is at stake...and so is Naomi’s freedom when she discovers that she is one of the main suspects! Her only solace is found with the other suspect—Dr. Devon Knightley, the victim’s ex-husband. But Devon is hiding secrets of his own. When they come to light, where can Naomi turn...and whom can she trust?

Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She used to be a biologist, but now she is a staff worker for her church youth group and leads a worship team for Sunday service. She also runs the Story Sensei fiction critique service. On her blog, she gives away Christian novels every week, and she ponders frivolous things like dumb dogs (namely, hers), coffee-geek husbands (no resemblance to her own...), the writing journey, Asiana, and anything else that comes to mind.

Visit her at Camy's website for a huge website contest going on right now, giving away fourteen boxes of books and 30 copies of her latest release, DEADLY INTENT.


  1. Camy's book looks terrific! I need to go pick up a copy!

  2. Whew! It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to read your blog.
    This book sounds like a great read!
    Please enter me into the drawing!


  3. Sorry to say I have never ready this writer, but I do love a good whodunit...that is, if I can wait til the end of the book without cheating! I'd also be happy to have somebody sell me on a good romance in contemporary fiction. I'll give it a shot!

  4. You look familiar MaryLu. I interviewed someone who looks just like you on my blog this week. Camy I took your synopsis class when MaryLu first connected me with ACFW and it was WONDERFUL!I was about 2/3 through with my wip and I learned so much about my characters, their arcs, and GMC's I think it really added to my story. You have a wonderful gift in writing and helping others learn the craft. BTW do you have any classes coming up? Blessings!

    Debbie Lynne

  5. I love Camy's books and would love a chance to win this new one! Thanks.


  6. Sounds great? Please enter me:

  7. Sounds interesting! I love suspense.

  8. I'd like a chance to win, too! A good mystery story would be great! Thanks!


  9. I love the Camy's tag- Romance with a Kick of Wasabi. That's awesome.
    Please enter me in the drawing.

  10. Thanks for having me here, MaryLu! Thanks for the kind words, DebbieLynn!

  11. I love Mysteries, and I can't wait to read Deadly sounds like a real edge of your seat kind of book!!! I've heard of it on other blogs, and I've wanted to get it ever since....Thanks for this Opportunity MaryLu

  12. Sounds like a great read. Please enter me in the contest.



  13. Actually, you don't have to sign me up for the contest. I went to Walmart today and found Deadly Intent and so...I already bought it! But thank you for the chance anyway!

  14. Oh awesome, another good book for me to read! I will read almost anything that you say is good MaryLu or if it is an author that is a friend of yours..i think i would like to get this book. Now its on my list of books to read!

  15. I love Camy's books and don't have this one yet so would love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.