Thursday, April 10, 2014

We Can’t All Be Bestsellers – Dammit! by Deborah Camp || THROUGH HIS EYES

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Date of Publication:  April 4, 2014
Number of pages: 392
Word Count: 100,000
Cover Artist: Patricia Schmitt

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?

Buy Link:  Amazon

We Can’t All Be Bestsellers – Dammit! by Deborah Camp

Hi, ya’ll! Thanks for letting me blog with you. It’s always a pleasure to share some random thoughts with fellow readers and/or writers.

I extend this contribution with my tongue tucked firmly into my cheek . . . sort of.

One of my books was recently offered as a Deal of the Day by Amazon and the cheaper price moved that sucker right up to Number One! It was a first for me. While it seems that every author I meet or greet has made numerous bestseller lists numerous times, I can’t claim that distinction. Until now. At long last, I can say that I’m an Amazon bestselling author. Whoa, what a relief it is!

Selling boatloads of books seems effortless for so many authors. They’re also the ones who receive 5 star reviews from every dang reviewer on the planet! How the heck do they do it? I ask myself over and over again. I read their books as I would a textbook – dissecting, delving, diagraming. What can I do that they do so that my next book will get some attention – some glowing reviews, some notch on the bestseller lists? Well, Amazon gave me one answer – sell my books for less than a dollar. But I’m not too crazy about that answer – especially since that isn’t how those other authors got great reviews and greater sales.

To console myself (and to stop myself from throwing a pity party), I chant, “We can’t all be bestsellers – someone has to bring up the rear.” So, that’s my contribution to this book business and I hope all you bestselling authors appreciate my sacrifice to you! I bring up the rear. My books sell okay and garner okay reviews so that you and yours can shine brightly, be bestowed with stars and “Reviewer’s Choice” designations, and achieve Bestseller status.

You’re welcome. Dammit.


Trudy drew in a breath and told herself to chill out. Levi sat in the rattan chair to her right, crossed his legs, and flicked a white thread from his black trousers. He was the picture of calmness and she felt as if her chest was full of butterflies.
“Do you two have separate rooms?” Trudy asked, trying to drive past her nervousness and get Quintara’s goat.
Levi smirked and glanced at a cackling Quintara.
“Levi’s too busy seducing all the pretty television anchor women to want to share a room with a well-rounded, older enchantress like me. Isn’t that right, Levi?”
“You’re the one who was announcing your room number to every waiter and barkeep we ran into last night.”
“And a lot of good it did me,” Quintara said, flipping her string of red beads and puckering her lips in a pout. “But let’s talk about murder.” She glanced from him to Trudy. “Have you felt anything, dear? He’s been talking to you, hasn’t he?”
Trudy fidgeted on the sofa. “Yes, a little. I don’t know . . .”
“You do know,” Quintara said, her tone scolding, scalding. “You have felt him?”
“Yes.” The word almost stuck in her throat. She glanced toward Levi and flinched when she saw that he was completely focused on her. Talk about intense! It was like she was being blasted by a laser beam. “He’s thinking of murdering a barmaid that he knows. But I’m not entirely sure—.” She caught the rapier-edged glance Levi and Quintara exchanged. “What?”
“You have the right person, dear.” Quintara nodded to a folded newspaper on the coffee table. “A barkeep was murdered last night. He mutilated her.”
“Oh, no!” Feeling as if she had been socked in the gut, Trudy reached for the newspaper and located the front page article easily. The details were sketchy. No clues. No leads. Used a serrated knife. Mutilation. Worked at the Gold Lagoon on Canal Street. A shiver ran through her and guilt brought hot tears to the back of her eyes. “I should have told you about the vision sooner.”
“And what? We would have cased out every bar in Key West and warned the potential victims?” Quintara shrugged. “We must have more to go on than that, dear. We’ll put our heads together and create a profile of this killer. We’ll get to know him so well that we can predict his movements. Eventually, we’ll be ahead of him and be able to identify him and help catch him.”
Trudy turned toward Levi to find that he was still studying her, one brow slightly arched. “What have you been getting about this guy?” she asked.
He lifted one broad shoulder. “The victims haven’t given me much to go on yet. They didn’t see him coming and were knocked out. The woman before this one – Janie Fullbright was her name – was blindfolded, gagged, and when she came to, her wrists and ankles were tied. She was a heroine addict.” He held out a hand for the newspaper. He wore a silver ring on his middle finger and the square black onyx in it glinted in the sunlight.
When he moved, Trudy caught a whiff of lemony lime. One cool customer, she thought. Everything about him was controlled, calculated almost. But there was an undercurrent of turmoil just below his polished surface. She’d always felt it and that intrigued her about him –more than his psychic abilities or his reputation as a womanizer.

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.

Deborah’s website

About the Books

Too Tough to Tame


The book is funny and touching. I have read this book over 50 times already and I never get tired of it. Tess is so cute while Storm is strong and loving. They made a great couple.  -- Amazon review from Snowstar

Tough Talk and Tender Kisses


This is definitely the best novel in the "Tough Man" series. The entire series is great; this one just happens to be my favorite. I absolutely adore Reno Gold (hero) and I love how he wins Adele with love and humor.-- Amazon review from A. Gideon

Lover of the west and the people who tried to tame it, Deborah likes to write about strong, independent women and the men who are their equals. She grew up on a diet of TV westerns which have served her well. Living in Oklahoma has also been a godsend. Since she appreciates men with devilish twinkles in their eyes, she likes to mix laughter in with the love scenes in her books.

Cheyenne's Shadow


One of the best romance novels I have ever read. There is excitement, sadness, and passion in this book. I know I have read this book at least five times since I bought it.-- Amazon review by S. Ceballos

A Tough Man's Woman


I really enjoyed this book as it was one that kept you guessing most of the time.
-- Amazon review from Phyl

Lonewolf's Woman


Ah, fascinating to the last drop (or page). Highly recommended. Surely, a keeper!
-- Amazon review from M. Hartmann

Black-eyed Susan


I found it hard to put down. It made me realize how things were in those years (long before I was born). I looked for more books by the same author.
-- Amazon review from C. Schmidt

Lady Legend


The main characters in the book, Copper and Tucker, are great together even though they are totally different. I never read any of Deborah Camp's books before, but after reading this one, I'm looking for more. -- Amazon review from Love to Read Jan.

Books by Deborah Camp

Amazon Exclusive Release

To Seduce and Defend

Amazon Kindle Novella

The Madcap and the Miser 2012

Avon Historical Romances

Blazing Embers
Fire Lily
Black-eyed Susan
Fallen Angel
Cheyenne’s Shadow
My Wild Rose
Lady Legend
Too Tough To Tame
Tough Talk, Tender Kisses
A Tough Man’s Woman

Harmony Hardcover
Belle Starr, Bandit Queen

Silhouette Romances

To Have, To Hold
Devil’s Bargain
This Tender Truce

Silhouette Special Edition

For Love or Money
In a Pirate’s Arms
Just Another Pretty Face
Vein of Gold
Right Behind the Rain
After Dark
Master of Moonspell

Harlequin Temptation

The Butler Did It
Wrangler’s Lady
Hook, Line, and Sinker
Love Letters
Weathering the Storm
The Second Mr. Sullivan
A Newsworthy Affair
Destiny’s Daughter
Taming the Wild Man
Oklahoma Man

Rapture Romances

Sweet Passion’s Song
A Dream to Share
Winter Flame
Midnight Eyes

Serenade Romances

Tomorrow’s Bride

To Have and to Hold  Romances

They Said it Wouldn’t Last
Strange Bedfellows

Available for the Kindle:

Wild Hearts
Passionate Hearts
Daring Hearts
Tender Hearts
Dangerous Hearts
Love and Laughter
Love and Adventure
Love Everlasting

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deborah,
    Welcome to the Snarkology. Thank you so much for sharing your book with us today.