Please welcome Camy Tang back to my blog today. Camy is sharing some Christmas memories with us. Also due to ending up with two copies of Formula for danger I have a copy for an Aussie reader. Also check out Camy's latest book it would make a wonderful Christmas gift. I have it in my top ten for this year.
1. What do you most associate with Christmas where you live?
Since I live in a city, the one most noticeable thing about Christmas is that all the large stores put up spectacular Christmas light displays on their roofs. They're really very beautiful, and I see them wherever I drive, even on the freeways.
2. Do you have any special family traditions you do at Christmas time?
My family usually opens one gift on Christmas Eve. I think my parents started it just so that my brother and I wouldn't get so antsy, but we still do it even now.
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas Carol and if so do you know why?
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel has always been my favorite because the melody is so hauntingly beautiful and the lyrics of the chorus are so inspiring. (Jenny here I like this one too and I agree its inspiring)
4. If you could spend Christmas anyway you could how would you celebrate?
In Great Britain! I'd love to experience an English Christmas.
5. Do you have any special memories of Christmas?
Our first Christmas with our dog Snickers was very special. We were so excited and got her all kinds of useless doggy gifts that she didn't even understand, but it was really fun.
(I could just imagine this. my brother actually bought my cat a couple of gifts once, one being a wind up mouse which the cat totally ignored.)
6. What is a typical Christmas eve and or Christmas day for you.
These days, we visit family in Arizona for Christmas. We have a delicious Christmas Eve dinner with my uncle, and then a Christmas day brunch with my husband's family. There's always SO much terrific food that I end up eating seven days' worth in that 18 hour period!
7. Do you have any Christmas movies or Christmas books you like to see or read each year?
My husband loves the movie A Christmas Story and watches it every year when it plays on TV. I think that if it didn't play on network stations, he'd buy the DVD and play it on the DVD player all day. The movie just makes him laugh and makes Christmas a fun day for everyone. (Jenny again, I saw this for the first time last year and I agree its funny. I had to see it after so many talking about it.)
8. Do you have a Christmas message for my readers?
Don't get so caught up in the preparing for dinner and guests that you forget to spend time with family! People don't care if your house is clean, and if they are anal enough to care, you can tell them to pull out the poker up their butt and then go jump off a cliff. Christmas is about spending time with loved ones, not making a perfectly beautiful dinner in a perfectly decorated house.
Thanks for having me, Jenny!
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Tessa Lancaster's skills first earned her a position as an enforcer in her Uncle Teruo's Japanese Mafia gang. Then they landed her in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Now, three months after her release, Tessa's abilities have gained her a job as bodyguard for wealthy socialite Elizabeth St. Amant and her three-year-old son.
But there's a problem or two ... or three .... There's Elizabeth's abusive husband whose relentless pursuit goes deeper than mere vengeance. There's Uncle Teruo, who doesn't understand why Tessa's new faith as a Christian prevents her from returning to the yakuza. And then there's Elizabeth's lawyer, Charles Britton, who Tessa doesn't know is the one who ensured that she did maximum time behind bars. Now Tessa and Charles must work together in order to protect their client, while new truths emerge and circumstances spiral to a deadly fever pitch.
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