Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday!
10 – 4 Tuesday is a quick way to get to know an author and their latest release. I will ask our guest to share 10 things about themselves and their book and then 4 questions for fun. :) So let’s get started.
Today I’d like to welcome Chrys Fey! She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4, and then an excerpt of her book Hurricane Crimes. Amazing cover Chrys….love it!
First the 10:
To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a Floridian and a vegetarian. Hurricane Crimes is my debut, which I am thrilled to share with you. I have not read Fifty Shades of Grey, but one of my sisters let me borrow the trilogy. I guess you could say I’m a little skeptical about reading them, so tell me . . . did you read them? What did you think?
I have them on my Nook, but I haven’t read them yet. From what I hear you either love them or hate them….hmmm. What genre (s) do you write?
Romantic-suspense, supernatural-thrillers, and romance. I also dabble in fantasy and sci-fi.
You sound like a busy writer! Share your blurb for Hurricane Crimes!
After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.
Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he’s trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.
As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?
What’s a genre you don’t write but would like to try?
I don’t write horror. I can write suspense and gore, but I just don’t think I have that scary bone in my body. If someone could teach me how to scare my readers, I’d definitely take the opportunity.
I’m the same, I think I would add too much funny in there somewhere lol. Where do you prefer to write?
I have a desk nestled in the corner of my apartment where I can see out the sliding glass door and take a peek at the TV. I spend quite a bit of time here pounding away at the keyboard, but I also love to curl up on the couch with a notebook and pen.
Sounds like a good writing spot! What’s the easiest part of writing for you?
Getting story ideas. I get story ideas when I’m trying to fall asleep, when I’m watching TV, and especially when I’m trying not to get story ideas. I have a list of books I need to write and it keeps getting longer.
What was your favorite and least favorite part about writing this book?
My favorite part was creating Hurricane Sabrina. I tried to make the storm as human as possible by giving it characteristics many people, and especially women, have. There are only three characters in my book, so Hurricane Sabrina was my fourth character.
I don’t have a least favorite, but I will admit that I did have a bit of a problem with the POV, but after I got that squared away everything was fine.
Why should we read your book?
I would never want to claim anyone should or has to read my book, so instead I’ll say why someone may want to read my book . . . I think people who love suspense will have fun trying to figure out if Donovan is a killer. I think romance lovers will enjoy the tension and passion between Donovan and Beth. I believe women will enjoy rooting for Beth during her insane moments of strength. I also think avid readers will be satisfied with Hurricane Crimes because it is a quick read and thorough story.
What do you hope readers walk away with when they finish HURRICANE CRIMES?
I hope readers will finish my book feeling entertained. More than that, I want them to feel as though they can battle a hurricane like Beth did, even if the hurricane takes shapes as another hardship in their life.
Can you tell us a little bit about your current WIP?
Absolutely! I am editing my next eBook, 30 Seconds, which is about a woman who finds herself in the middle of a war between a police force and a deadly mob. I am also writing a book about a wrestler and a librarian. This WIP is titled, In the Ring, and is a romance story with intense situations involving wrestling matches and family conflict.
Great titles….looking forward to learning more about them
Now the 4:
How would people communicate in a perfect world?
In a perfect world people would communicate with eye contact. With a simple locking of eyes you can have a complete conversation and even understand someone’s mood/emotional state. This would probably work better in a sci-fi novel though. Now there’s another story idea!
All the television stations pooled together and chose one person to pick a show to run 24/7 for 365 days…and you won. What television show would you pick to run over and over again?
My addiction is Scandal, so I would definitely pick that show to run on repeat for a whole year. It has everything a person could want: murder, crimes, irresistible romance, intensity, shocking twists, a great storyline, amazing characters, and, of course, scandal!
You were in a head on collision with Santa and his reindeer! Whew…everyone is okay, but the accident was caused by you running a red light! Now you’re in court and Judge Judy sentences you to a year of duties where you’ll need to take the place of one of the following holiday mascots….who will you choose? The Easter Bunny, The Tooth fairy, The Grim Reaper, Santa, Uncle Sam, Cupid…or another. And why did you choose the one you did?
I would choose to be the Tooth Fairy because I’d get to wear a cute costume. I’d also have real wings and an endless supply of money! Plus, I’d enjoy visiting toothless boys and girls, especially my nephews, and rewarding them for losing a piece of their childhood.
What’s the most amount of money you’ve found while doing laundry?
Fifty cents. I’m never lucky enough to find forgotten bills.
Thanks for being sharing your 10 and your 4, Chrys Fey Please share an excerpt from HURRICANE CRIMES!
On the television set, which was fighting to stay alive, was breaking news. She caught bits and pieces of it as she emptied the bowl of blood-tainted water and threw out the cloth. It was about a high-speed chase that had occurred about a half-hour ago. Beth shook her head. Apparently, Donovan wasn’t the only idiot driving around during a hurricane.
She went back into the living room and began replacing all the medical supplies into the first-aid kit. Behind her, a reporter was explaining that the driver of the car was believed to be a murder suspect.
“The name of the—”
The lights flashed, prompting Beth to snatch up her flashlight.
Her fingers went cold around the plastic tube as ice frosted her veins. She straightened her spine and turned stiffly to the television, her heart wasn’t beating in her chest. On the screen was the picture of the man who was right now changing in her bedroom. Above it was a caption in bold letters that read—SUSPECT.
She gripped the flashlight in her frozen fingers. Her heart thudded fearfully. She stared into the immobilized violet eyes through the glass.
“Oh my god,” she gasped.
She had brought a murderer into her home!
Before we wave good-bye, let us know if there are any other links you’d like to share so that we can find you and your book online.
Thank you for having me, Christine! I had a blast!
Here are my links. I hope to see all of you around.
Amazon Book Link: http://amzn.com/B00GVK921G
Google +: www.google.com/+ChrysFey