Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CSI:Miami and my romantic suspense novel

Camy here! My latest romantic suspense, Formula for Danger, releases from Love Inspired Suspense this month!

I don’t think this will spoil the story for you, but near the ending is a scene where the villain is trying to kill my heroine, Rachel Grant. I actually got the idea for this dastardly deed from watching CSI:Miami on TV! LOL

In the CSI:Miami episode, a girl (who was actually not a very nice person and was getting away with a large sum of money) got carjacked on her escape out of Miami. She woke up sitting in the driver’s seat in her car, and her car was on the edge of a huge, remote Florida swamp, facing the water. Her hands were duct-taped to the steering wheel.

Someone pushed her car down the edge of the embankment into the swamp, and of course, she started screaming because she was taped to the wheel. (Actually, now that I think about it, I’m not sure why she didn’t hit the brakes when the villain was pushing her car into the swamp. Maybe what actually happened in the episode was that she woke up after she’d already been pushed into the swamp and the car was sinking. I don’t quite remember.) Anyway, the car sinks and she drowns. (I apologize if that’s a bit gruesome for some of you.)

My husband mentioned that she should have used her teeth to tear through the duct tape, which I thought was a good point. He said that he would have duct-taped her mouth so she couldn’t do that.

I started thinking that this was a really neat way for the villain in my story to try to kill the heroine, except naturally she escapes and lives to get him arrested! :) But I also wanted my villain to be a smart villain, so I had him duct-tape her mouth.

Then I had to figure out how she’d escape with her mouth duct-taped. I’m afraid you’ll have to read Formula for Danger to find out how I did that. :)

Does anyone remember which season and episode of CSI:Miami it was where that car drowning scene was in? For the life of me I can’t remember!

I hope you enjoy reading Formula for Danger!

Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. Out now is her humorous contemporary romance novel, Single Sashimi, and her romantic suspense, Formula for Danger, releases in September. In her spare time, she is a staff worker for her church youth group, and she leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service. On her blog, she ponders dogs, knitting and spinning wool, running, Asiana, and other frivolous things. Sign up for her newsletter YahooGroup for giveways!

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Martha A. said...

I remember the episode...wasn't it the first one on the last season?

Project Journal said...

Hi Camy,
I've never seen CSI, so I wouldn't know! But I really cannot wait to read this book! It hasn't come out here yet I checked last weekend : ( Sad.....oh well, keeping my eyes peeled!

Crystal Laine said...

This is off-topic--I LOVE this photo of you, Camy! Love the hair! :)

Camy Tang said...

Martha--was it? I can't remember!

Hannah--I hope you enjoy it!

Crystal--Aw, thanks so much! Will you be at conference? I got new pink extensions put in today!

Loves2Read--Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!


Martha A. said...

Okay, you made me go look it up. it was called Ambush- Season 6- episode 15