Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Monday, we're uber excited to have author Deborah Camp on the blog this morning to share a 5 Facts Behind the Story she tells in her new book Through His Eyes

Hi there! Thanks for letting me blog with y’all. It’s a pleasure.

Sometimes it’s fun to “look behind the scenes,” right? So, let’s move aside the curtain and I’ll let you in on some stories behind what I’ve put on paper in “Through His Eyes.”

1. Key West. I set this book in the Keys because they are my favorite place to be. I have a bumper sticker on my car that reads “I’d Rather Be In Key West” and that’s the God’s Honest Truth! The first time I drove into Key West I knew where stuff was located without ever consulting a street map. That’s never happened to me before or since. It was as if I’d lived there in a past life! I still feel very much at home there when I visit.

2. Robby the Psychic. My interest in psychics began when I met a boy named Robby in the ninth grade. He was (and is) remarkable. Not only does he possess ESP, he has a photographic memory and he speed-reads. He could take home a huge textbook, read it that night, and then never look at it again. He aced every test. He could also tell what I was thinking most of the time – which is why I never played cards with him. To this day, I can concentrate hard on him and he will phone me. One time I dreamed of him and he called me from Russia in the middle of the night!

3. The Roundtable. The Psychic Roundtable in the book sprang from a Writers Roundtable I attended for 10 or 15 years in Tulsa. Aspiring authors met weekly, had their work read aloud and critiqued by the other writers there. It was wonderful being with kindred spirits who wanted me to be the best writer I could be. The character of Quintara is based on the woman who headed that roundtable – Peggy Fielding.

4. Chihuahuas. I love them and have owned one or more of them since I was a kid. My current crop consists of Mister Darcy, Inky Dinky Doo Dawg, Dexter, Slim, and Gypsy. I did have a gray Chihuahua named Mouse. She was my travel buddy and went everywhere with me when I roamed the country in my RV. I never had an RV that I dubbed “Gypsy Spirit,” but I did have one I called “The Blue Goose” and another one I named “The Rambler.”

5. Fifty Shades. I owe a debt of gratitude to “Fifty Shades of Grey” and its sequels for inspiring me to write “Through His Eyes.” Although I’ve kicked around this story for a decade, I never had the courage to go ahead and write it. Then I read “Fifty” and my love for the misunderstood and deeply flawed hero bloomed anew. I wrote the first draft of “Through His Eyes” in a fever, fueled by “Fifty Shades of Grey.”


About the Author:

Author of more than 50 novels, Deborah lives in Oklahoma. She has been a full-time writer since she graduated from the University of Tulsa. Her background as a reporter for newspapers helped her to write fast and enjoy research. After she sold her first few books, she quit newspaper work to become a freelance writer and novelist.

Deborah's first novel was published in the late 1970s and her books have been published by Jove, New American Library, Harlequin, Silhouette, and Avon. She has been inducted into the Oklahoma Authors Hall of Fame and she is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of the Author's Guild. She was the first recipient of the Janet Dailey Award.

Through His Eyes (April, 2012) is her first romantic suspense book. It has paranormal elements and is erotic. She plans at least two more books featuring Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker.

Also widely published in non-fiction, she and writes and edits for a magazine focused on small businesses. Deborah taught fiction writing for more than 10 years at a community college. She has been a guest speaker at numerous writers’ conferences, including Romance Writers of America (RWA), Writers, Inc., and the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. She has served as a judge in numerous writing contests throughout the United States and has judged manuscripts in RWA’s Golden Heart Awards and RITA Awards. She is currently working on her next historical romance set in the wild, wonderful west.

In 2012 her books were re-issued on Amazon for Kindle Direct and have attracted tens of thousands of new fans.

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Through His EyesTitle:  Through His Eyes
Author:  Deborah Camp
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Rating: 3 Notes, 4 Flames

Disclaimer:  A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Two psychics – one serial killer.

Someone is stalking women and murdering them in Key West.

Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker join forces to help identify the murderer and stop him. Levi can channel the deceased victims and Trudy can tap into the mind of the killer. As a psychic detective team, they’re formidable. As lovers, they discover that they’re insatiable.

But if Trudy can see through the killer’s eyes, can the killer see her?

Through His Eyes is a GREAT start to a new series by Deborah Camp involving two main characters that are both psychic.  Levi Wolfe is a renowned psychic who has been featured on numerous TV and radio shows to talk about his gift of speaking to the dead.  He's everything that Trudy Tucker dislikes in her fellow psychic friends; arrogant, bold, dangerous, and a show piece.  The only problem is....she can't stop oogling him with her eyes and wondering just what he's like in bed.  Still quite uncomfortable with her own gifts, Trudy reluctantly teams up with Levi to track a nasty serial killer in the Key West area.  You see, Trudy's gift allows her to see the murders through the murder's eyes.  Together, her and Levi will stock the killer and bring him to justice.

Deborah Camp is a new author to me and having not read any of her previous books, I wasn't sure what to expect.  Considering I'm somewhat fascinated with serial killer books, I thought I would give this one a try.  Boy was I not disappointed.  Camp keeps readers guessing all the way to the end of the book about who the killer.  Even more, her description of the murders were detailed and gruesome.  I thought I was going to burst a vein in my head when I got to the end of the book and she left me with a MAJOR cliff hanger!  Really Deborah just couldn't resist!  Now I need you to tell me when the next book is coming out because I'm dying to know what's going to happen.  

My only complaint about Through His Eyes was the romantic buildup between Trudy and Levi.  It felt choppy at times and a tad bit schizophrenic.  One minute they were on, the next off and neither character wanted to admit their feelings for the other.  That did eventually level out and now that I know this is 1 of 3 possible books, it makes more sense that the characters were left unsettled.  If you enjoy the Mine series by Cynthia Eden, then you will enjoy Through His Eyes by Deborah Camp.  I'm giving this one 3 notes, and 4 flames!



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