Hi, Chrys, so glad to have you here today. Tell us a little about Hurricane Crimes:
Hurricane Crimes is a romantic-suspense with secrets, crimes, and extreme levels of danger.
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 are you working on now? Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?
My current work in progress is titled, In the Ring, and it is about an unlikely pair: a wrestler and a librarian. It is a very sweet romance with a lot of action. No, not that kind of action! Although there are some pretty steamy love scenes, but I was talking about physical fights and family drama that’ll put you on the edge of your seat.
Do you have any good news you’d like to share?
I do! Hurricane Crimes is FREE today and tomorrow (January 17th & 18th) on Amazon! So get your copy now!!
And I recently signed my second contract with The Wild Rose Press for my romantic-suspense, 30 Seconds, a story about a woman who gets stuck in the middle of a war between a police force and a deadly mob.
What are your writing goals for this year?
This year I hope to finish writing (and editing) In the Ring. I also plan to complete the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. Wish me luck!
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Creating characters. I’ve written a lot of blog posts about character development because I find the process so fascinating. When do we ever have the opportunity to create a person down to every last detail from their eye color to their height, including their personality, likes and dislikes? Never! But when you’re a writer you get to do it all the time! And then you can put that character through whatever you want, and at the end of the book they will still be by your side. Unless, of course, you kill them off . . .
Do you have a favorite hero and/or heroine in your books and why?
The protagonist from my unpublished supernatural-thriller series is and will always be my favorite character. And she should be! After all, I had been writing about her for eleven years. She is smart to the point of being frightening, powerful in every sense of the word, and she has godly anger that is unleashed whenever she’s provoked, which is quite often. In other words, she was a great deal of fun to write!
What is your favorite scene from Hurricane Crimes and why?
Hurricane Crimes is a short story, but there are so many great scenes. Gosh. Well, let’s see. I’d have to say the scene right in the beginning when Beth goes out into the storm to save Donovan. It is very dangerous and suspenseful, but I had a blast writing it because I imagined I was the one in the middle of the fierce wind and rain. What Beth goes through in this scene is unbelievable and will make everyone want to applaud her for her efforts.
What is your favorite food to cook or eat?
Well I’m a vegetarian, so my favorite food to cook is pasta! I especially love my eggplant pasta. I dice a few slices of eggplant, sauté the cubes in olive oil until they are tender, and add it to chunky Italian sauce. Then I scoop big helpings of the sauce onto Garden Rotini Pasta because they are made out of vegetables and add a bit more flavor to each bite.
Do you listen to music while you write? What are you listening to now?
That is a definite yes! I say it all the time that music is my muse. It helps me to get into the mood for whatever story or scene I need to write. While writing Hurricane Crimes, I listened to a lot of Adele to help me create Beth Kennedy, a woman who can endure almost anything. Now, I am listening to bands like The Veer Union, The Lost Prophets, and Sevendust while writing In the Ring.
These are a few of my favorite things:
1. Doing art projects with my nephews.
2. Participating in charities for kids like Operation Christmas Child and Locks of Love. Last year I donated 14 inches of hair!
3. Collecting shells from Florida beaches.
I have two questions for your lovely readers. 1. Have you ever experienced a hurricane? I’d love to hear your stories! 2. And since I shared one of my favorite vegetarian dishes to make, do you have a favorite meat-less recipe?
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!
Hurricane Crimes is FREE on Amazon, January 17th & 18th, 2014:
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00GVK921G
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GVK921G
Bio: Chrys Fey is the author of the short stories—The Summer Bride and Fallen. She created the blog Write with Fey to offer aspiring writers advice and inspiration. She lives in Florida where she is ready to battle the next hurricane that comes her way.
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Hurricane Crimes on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18757793-hurricane-crimes