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October 16, 2015 Eyewitness, the new "woman in jeopardy" novel that I co-wrote with author Phyllis Humphrey was published on October 15, 2015 by Camel Press.
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Published on October 16, 2015 14:57 • 40 views

June 13, 2015

Join me Saturday June 20, 2015 at 3pm at the Foster City Library in Foster City CA for a book reading and signing. Click on this link for all of the details

I hope to see you there.
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Published on June 13, 2015 15:42 • 49 views

April 2, 2015

Forever Mine by Carolann Camillo by Carolann Camillo Check out my author interview on the GET LOST IN A STORY website. Featuring my romantic suspense e-book "Forever Mine." Enjoy!
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Published on April 02, 2015 15:32 • 133 views • Tags: carolanncamillo-getlostinastory

November 17, 2014

Carolann Camillo

I assume most writers spend no less than four to seven days a week and copious hours in front of the computer or the typewriter or knuckled down with a yellow pad and pencil bringing their literary characters to life. “Oh, how lonely,” you might mumble to your Thursday night reading group or even to yourself as you whip together a thirty minute meal.

Just imagine Leo Tolstoy, for one, whittling endless pencil points and no doubt surrounded by a veritable mountain of balled up paper lacking all the gems that eventually made it into War and Peace. Or take Marcel Proust as another example. You might think that once in the homestretch of Remembrance of Things Past the writer would have little recollection of what he’d caused to occur in the opening gazzilion pages. Or…oh, never mind. You get the picture.

To have even modest success at writing takes not only effort but endless hours which, for most, bring little monetary reward. How tiresome, might imagine. But it is the rare authors who sequester themselves in a secluded nook who undertake the long, lonely hours that must be put into writing for anything as crass as money. Oh, the loneliness of it all, you might reiterate to all the engineers, teachers, nurses, techies, dog groomers et al you surround yourself with every day and even on those evenings where you congregate with others of your ilk. (Don’t people of like occupations tend to cleave together in their off hours, too?).

Yes, writers fall into lock-step just like everyone else, but it is during those long hours scratching out a plot peopled with characters of every stripe that writers find themselves in the most amazing company. The best part is an author can give birth to all kinds of people and put them in every type of situation imaginable with as many other characters as necessary to the plot.

Put a character in danger and you, the writer, are right there biting what’s left of your fingernails. Set them on a path to true romance and your heart melts along with theirs. As they become part of your life, so you become a part of theirs. Day in and day out…hour upon hour. Best friends forever. - See more at:
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Published on November 17, 2014 00:05 • 180 views • Tags: author, carolann-camillo, coffee-time-romance-and-more, forever-mine, lonely, moonlit-desire, the-very-thought-of-you

October 2, 2014

ISBN# 978-1-60381-872-8
March 2012
Camel Press
$5.95/$14.95 280 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 5 Cups

Catherine Bradshaw entered a cold marriage to Jeremy Flint based on a business venture. Not long after the ceremony, she finds herself being kidnapped and wonders if it is for the better or the worse?

Rive St. Clair is a man of honor and does not lack elegance. He is definitely informed and a leader with every intention of correcting the terrible past he was dealt.

Rive is out for blood from years past because of a massacre caused by Flint. He wants to make sure Flint knows the pain that he caused. After attacking the coach carrying Flint and Catherine, Rive takes Catherine captive. She needs to escape. Her family depends on it, and she cannot allow her father to go to prison. If Jeremy does come searching for her, her family will become destitute. Now she is in the confines of a man, not knowing what lies in store for her. The more time they spend together, it seems they are two people that should never separate. When, and if, Jeremy does come for her, will she go with him or stay with the man who has truly captured her heart?

Moonlit Desire is a poignant story that carried this reader from the beginning to the end not wanting to stop. I love the strong and robust characters that undeniably stand out. The dialogue is truly impeccable. Catherine and Rive have a chemistry that is astonishing. I love all the expressions they emit toward the other. Jeremy comes off as the perfect guy that the reader wants to throw punches at and never stop. Ms. Camillo pens a wonderfully inspired story of love, devotion and honor. This is positively a heart-warming gem with all the makings of a great book. Indeed a journey worth traveling in every page.

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
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Published on October 02, 2014 20:02 • 169 views • Tags: moonlit-desire

September 18, 2014

Forever Mine by Carolann Camillo

Click on this link to view my Coffee Time Romance Blog Event, "A Writer's Inspiration." Enjoy!

The Very Thought of You by Carolann Camillo
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Published on September 18, 2014 14:18 • 130 views • Tags: blog, coffee-time-romance, inspiration, writer

August 29, 2014

Missing You by Harlan Coben
When men and women continue to disappear because of a contact they've made on an internet dating site, detective Kat Donovan finds herself drawn into the case. What made the book strange and interesting was that Kat's former fiancee'figures somehow into the disappearances. Adding to this Kat is determined to find out who had murdered her father. There was a lot of mistrust going on and a lot of dark secrets. If you like mysteries you'll love this one.
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Published on August 29, 2014 14:31 • 90 views
Really? Miss Peaches, is this what you consider a ladylike pose? Shocking! Shocking!
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Published on August 29, 2014 14:24 • 100 views • Tags: getting-wet, paws, peaches

August 18, 2014
Often writers have a co-author. For my first book "Southern Star" I co-authored with Phyllis Humphrey, a long time friend and writer. Then things turned in a totally unexpected direction. I had inherited a cat, Fink, which is a long story I will not go into. What I didn't expect among many unusual happenstances, was that Fink would become my second co-author. There was hardly a page of "Moonlit Desire," my historical novel, written without her input, whether it was her sitting in my lap, pussyfooting across the keyboard or curling up in the writer's chair. She always inspired inspiration. I went it alone for my next novel "The Very Thought Of You." However, I have subsequently adopted my Peaches, a.k.a Peachie Pie, a.k.a Pussy Pie from the San Mateo Humane Society. Once again I have a co-author. Peaches is more restrained than Fink had been and confines herself to the top of the printer. She keeps an eye on the outside, but I always know when she throws a critical eye my way, and I can tell what she is thinking such as: What's happening? Have the hero and the heroine met yet? When is he going to kiss her? Are you building the suspense re the bad guy? After all "Forever Mine" is a romantic suspense novel. Feel free if I can offer any other suggestions.
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Published on August 18, 2014 23:53 • 171 views

May 19, 2014
It would have been interesting to have seen Peaches's parents. One was Abyssinian--without a doubt. We bought a picture book of cats and there she was under Abyssinian. At least the upper part of her. Her body is many shades of short hair brown with a bit of rust. Very chic. What is most interesting, her legs and tail have the typical markings of a Tabby! The rings run the spectrum from creme to chocolate with at least two to three different shades of tan and brown. Best part is her long striped tail, which ends with a chocolate tip. This is one exotic cat.

Next Installment: Sink Fettish
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Published on May 19, 2014 13:37 • 183 views