Mama Diaries

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Guest Author, Kamy Chetty and a Giveaway


Today, I'd like to welcome author, Kamy Chetty to my pad.



Here's a short bio about Kamy:

There hasn’t been a time in her life that Kamy hasn’t been writing, or dreaming up some magical love story in her head. As an avid reader, it wasn’t long before she realised her talent for turning a phrase, and add to that a profession of nursing, it’s only natural that her stories have a medical theme with that happily ever after ending.

Recently she’s discovered that all those years she’s been fascinated with TV shows like CSI and Bones, has just been foreplay for her dark side and she now enjoys writing suspense with a dash of medical and a dollop of romance.

Originally from South Africa, Kamy now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her very own hero and two children who keep her busy. She has two dogs who keep her out of trouble and shelves overflowing with books that she loves reading when she isn’t chasing deadlines.

 Your dogs keep you out of trouble?  Really?  My dog is always causing trouble, and  I can't seem to get out of it!  I can relate to the bookshelf issues.  I seem to have that problem, too! 
 
 

Kamy Chetty around the web:


 
Kamy's son is a bit old than my boy, Bubba.  I guess he's pretty techno savy.  Here's a short Mama story from Kamy: 
 
My son, asked me today if getting ‘the key’ when you turn twenty-one, meant that you get to open any door in the world? I smiled and said yes, it does and although I think he meant literally, I forgot how symbolic the twenty-first is in one’s life.

I am glad I have a while before the day arrives, but is it me or are kids these days smarter than we ever were. Last year for my birthday, my son offered me tech support because I got an Ipad and he was sure I would need the help. I hate to admit it but I do.

Hands up if you get help from your teenager to set up your phone or fix the glitches on your computer?
 
My hand is up!  Even at 8 years old, I think my boy knows more than I do about iPods, iPads, and other iGadgets! 
 

Thanks for having me here and I hope to hear your stories tooJ
 
It's my pleasure!  Keep stopping by, and you'll hear all kinds of stories from me!
 
And now here's information about Kamy's books.  We will have a giveaway:  One lucky commenter will receive a download of Breathe Again and another will receive a download of Family Ties.  If you have a preference, please let us know in your comments. 
 
 
 
 
 

BREATHE AGAIN

After a tour at war and countless shifts in the hospital emergency room, Nick knows that no matter how hard he tries to change things, people are the same. So when his estranged wife Skylar reveals that she stopped taking birth control and is pregnant, he shouldn’t be shocked. Betrayal burns and panic sets in as memories of his shattered home life remind him that he can’t play happy families.

Skylar knows one thing—she’s head over nurse’s shoes in love with the stubborn and unemotional Nick. She loves him enough to believe in the man he is, even though he can’t see it for himself and hides behind a mask. As he calls their child “hers” and tries to live apart from her, Skylar’s heart breaks, but she refuses to give up hope that he’ll do the right thing.

When disaster strikes, Skylar realizes Nick might never change, so she risks everything and sets him free, hoping he’ll come back, for her and their baby. Is heat, passion and a vow enough to seal this marriage and make them a family?



Reader Alert!

 

Their passion and devotion will make you root for them, and their sexual tension will set you ablaze.

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Family Ties

A woman with no family ties of her own, desperate to fulfill her dream of having a child finds she
cannot conceive a child naturally. A man who feels guilt over his ex-wife's death, cannot find closure. Can the attraction these two people feel be enough to overcome their conflicting desires, especially when Jack finds himself the guardian of a baby he isn't sure he can be responsible for.

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Amazon UK






Before I go, I'd like to wish all dads out there, a very Happy Father's Day! (I'll be out of the blogosphere for a few days.  When I come back, I'll announce the winners!) 

60 comments:

  1. Kids definitely seem to be getting more and more tech-savvy at younger ages! One of these days they're just going to be born computer-smart... XD

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    1. Too true Heather, I would like to think they are being born smarter rather than us getting dumber😃

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  2. I have to have my 16 year old around anytime I attempt anything on my phone more complicated than dialing a number!

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    1. I know what you mean, I have to call Keaton every time I want to put it in silent;-)

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  3. being born into a world where all the tech is there already, sure helps a lot

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Pat. I think we all need to be armed with a manual so our kids don't figure out how clueless we are;-)

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  4. My kids are like that, too. I don't even know how to hook up the Wii (never tried), but my six-year-old does. LOL

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    1. Ha! Your six- year- old sounds like Bubba!

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    2. Hi Dana, that sounds awesome:-)

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  5. A wonderful informative post Sherry.
    Enjoyed it very much.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Just trying to help a fellow author!

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    2. Thank you to both Yvonne and Sherry:-)

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  6. I'm not proud, I'll ask my kids to do any techie stuff I can't figure out. I do try to do it myself first.

    Good luck Kamy! Nice to meet you. Having a medical edge should make your novels quite interesting.

    Thanks for the intro to a new author, Sherry.

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    1. I find myself frequently asking my daughter for help. She owns more techie gadgets than I do!

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    2. Thank you. I have to put those adrenaline rushes to some good use:-) and I like the medical drama:-))

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  7. The Hurricane taught me how to use a computer when she was six (she's 26 now). She was an excellent teacher. She gave me simple, but complete, explanations, and didn't go faster than I could handle. She sometimes helps me now from afar.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's good to have such a knowledgeable daughter!

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    2. She sounds like a keeper Janie:-)

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    3. I'd like to keep her, but she refuses to be kept. She's so independent, and so is my son. It's my fault. I raised them that way.

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  8. Best of luck to Kamy! It's clear that she is passionate about her writing so that's one key to success she already has. It was fun and interesting to learn about her. My sons have always known more than me about anything technical. They're absolute geniuses and I am so grateful to them.

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  9. Look at YOU! Connecting everyone you know to a larger world.
    Thanks,
    -g-

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    1. Just trying to help out another author!

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    2. Thank you Maggid, Sherry is amazingly accommodating:-)

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  10. Hi Sherry! Hello Kamy!

    Recently I bought a gadget, which is actually a Merriam Webster dictionary. I had to wait for my daughter to get home so she could explain how I was supposed to use it!

    So your stories does sound familiar!

    All the best!

    Nas

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    1. Not knowing how to operate some of these gadgets can make you feel stupid. I usually fumble around with things until I figure it out (or break it) :0)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Nas. At least your daughter doesn't roll her eyes like mine does LOL

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  11. Just stopping by to show some love to Kamy.
    Continued success on your writing. I have read both books and enjoyed them both. Good luck to everyone.

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    1. Thanks of stopping by, Nancy!

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    2. Aww thanks Nancy, really appreciate the support;-)

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  12. Enjoy your time away and thanks for introducing us to new authors.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Hi Sherry, Hi Kamy, I'm a fan of Kamy's work and love the human touch she brings to writing.

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    1. Thank you Maria, I always love fans:-)

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    2. Hi Maria! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Hi Kamy, Hi Sherry... oh my gosh, I recently bought a new android phone, I had to ask miss 13 how to hang it up after i finished my call BAH!! HAHAHA I used to dream as a child of screens of tv in the car and now it's commonplace. How I coped going to school without a cellphone is beyond me!

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    1. Well Tash, we were happy playing with dolls and reading books, that's how we coped. We played hide and seek and stayed out chatting face to face instead of messaging and facebooking. Social media has taken over life's simple pleasures:-)

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    2. I'm wondering how I got by in life without them, too!

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  15. Great feature of Kamy, Sherry. It's always interesting to get to know authors.

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    1. Thank you Arni, always a pleasure to meet new people:-)

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    2. Hi Arni! Hope you're feeling better. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. They know way more than I, that is for sure

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    1. I think they are born with devices in their hands!

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  17. I am so not a dog person, but that might have to do with the neighbors sending their Lassies over to do their business in our yard as a kid. Now a pet dolphin? Sold!

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    1. Even I can be sold on the pet dolphin:-)

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    2. You know how to cure the neighbor problem? Put all the dog poo on their front porch and let them step in it when they walk out their door. ;)

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  18. Kids are great with technology. My students have helped me with iPad issues in my classroom.

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    1. It's amazing how quickly they can figure this stuff out!

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  19. It's great seeing Kamy again. I've come across her on other blogs.

    Sometimes my students show me tricks and shortcuts I didn't know about.

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    1. My daughter is always showing me new stuff.

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  20. I bought an i-Pad, thanks to my son who nagged me to get one.
    I'm so glad that he did, even though I'm still struggling with certain things...
    Writer In Transit

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    1. iPads are nice. It's just amazing that such a little thing can do so much.

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  21. Don't know if its a bane or a boon. But sometimes I feel these extra knowledge that the kids gain (about electronic technology) is at the expense of loosing out on the simple things in life. Ask them to go climb a tree and they can't. Ask them to plant a sapling and they don't know how to go about it. They are missing out on being close to nature. Remember Tom Sawyer? All said and done, Tom Sawyer enjoyed life.

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    1. I think kids should spend time being unplugged. Otherwise they're going to miss a lot!

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