Monday, May 9, 2016

Seismic Crimes - (Special Guest Blogger; Chrys Fey)

Disaster Love

With a Disaster Crimes Series, it should be no surprise
that I have a fascination with disasters. Last year for the April Blogging from
A to Z Challenge, my theme was all about disasters from avalanches to the
zombie apocalypse. A fellow blogger, Sage from Uncovered Hills, even gave me
the nickname Disaster Chrys. I was touched, because it meant I was doing
something right; branding myself with disasters.

My love for disasters only extends to fiction (movies and
books). Disasters in real-life are heartbreaking and devastating. I don’t want
disasters to happen anywhere in the world. In fiction, they can be just as
heartbreaking and devastating but also exciting.

Beth and Donovan met during a hurricane (Hurricane Crimes)
and fall deeply in love during an earthquake (Seismic Crimes). Passion and
danger go hand-in-hand with the disasters in my stories.

When disasters strike, everyone’s main concern is their
loved ones’ safety, especially if they’re separated. Reconnecting with loved
ones after a disaster can be bittersweet, lovely and even passionate.

In Seismic Crimes, Beth is desperate to free Donovan from
rubble, and Donovan wants to find Beth when she goes off alone to get him help.
What people do and how they react during a disaster reveals a lot about their

I also show the impact these disasters have on nature and
the cities my stories take place. You can’t write about a disaster without
these details. Considering what the aftermath would be like is a lot of fun for
me. Nothing is unbreakable. Nothing is inconceivable when it comes to Mother
Nature’s destruction. It’s that unlimited range of possibilities that is
intriguing and fun to tackle.

So much can happen during and after a disaster, which is
where danger comes into play. One disaster can lead to another. With
earthquakes, there’s the threat of fires, sinkholes, landslides, tsunamis,
falling buildings/bridges, looting and death. Each of these adds excitement to
an already thrilling plot.

When I read and write, I love action. Action and romance, and disasters are the
perfect source for both. No wonder why I like using them in my

Title: Seismic Crimes
Author: Chrys Fey
Series: Disaster Crimes Series (Book Two)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Format: Digital and Print
Page Count: 282




An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?


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Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes, Book One in the Disaster Crimes series, as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer's Support Group and has participated in the Blogging from April A to Z Challenge.
When Fey was six years old, she realized she wanted to be a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen.
Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!



  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Jeffrey! I appreciate all of your support. :)

    1. I'm happy to do whatever I can for support. I only wish I had a bigger audience.

    2. Even a small audience is great. I met one new person here (Mary) and that's more than I get during my tour at blogs with huge audiences. :)

  2. I loved the theme of your A to Z last year, Jeffrey! Best of luck to Chrys.

    1. Are you talking about the disaster theme, Stephanie? That was mine. :)

    2. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie. Your AtoZ is always interesting reading. I'll be sorry if you don't participate next year.

  3. With both hurricanes and earthquakes, you can line up several disasters right after the first one.

    1. Exactly. There's a flood thanks to the hurricane, and many disasters follow the earthquake in Seismic Crimes.

  4. Very interesting!! Disasters are scary and make me sad. The fires in The fatalities were so few and that was amazing. Of course I am so sad for the animals that didn't survive the fires though.
    I follow Chry on Twitter and FB and her blog. I'm so impressed to "know" an author. So cool!!

    1. Aw. Holli, you're so sweet. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

    2. So am I Holli. Chrys is an inspiration to me.

  5. The title 'Love and other Disasters' comes to mind. Too bad it's already been used, it would be perfect for your series.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle

    1. Ha! That would be a good title if it were free. ;)

  6. Gads, have I said how much I love that cover? I can't think of a more perfect backdrop for romance than a natural disaster:-)

  7. Congratulations, Jeffrey! You survived the challenge with a fabulous theme :-)

    1. Thanks Diedre, you had a fun one as well.
      I'm hoping to post a reflections post this week.

  8. I love disaster stories! I've never experienced an earthquake, and don't want to, but I have been through a hurricane. Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina, I think it was 1999. My whole family had gathered for a family reunion and instead of evacuating, we decided to stay because we didn't want to get stuck on the road in all the evacuation traffic. As the storm was approaching, I was convinced that God had brought us all together so we could die together. I was so nervous that my mom's best friend went to her house to get me some Valium...while my mom and brother were sitting in the sun-room drinking beer and watching the wind. I thought they were crazy sitting in a room of all windows! That was a trip.
    Anyway, I love a good disaster story so I'm excited to learn about yours Chrys.

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Getting stuck on the road would not be fun. The traffic when people evacuate is horrible. I got chills while reading your story. I'm glad nothing happened. And my brothers did the same thing whenever a hurricane was coming. Men. LOL

    2. Just bought Hurricane Crimes Chrys. Can't wait to start reading it!

    3. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! :D

  9. Hi Chrys and Jeffrey - yes disasters in fiction and movies are ok - in real life so devastating and horrific ... but you've put together a really good series - with a great brand ... cheers to you both - Hilary

  10. Chrys, I can't call you "disaster Chrys" because someone might think I don't appreciate your wonderfulness (I do).

    Disaster movies pull me in like a magnet. Maybe it's because you get the adrenaline rush associated with fear with none of the real danger. And sometimes, there's popcorn...if you're doing it right.

    Thanks, Jeffrey, for sharing your spot with Chrys - she's a fine writing machine. Congrats, Chrys!

    1. She is a fine writer. Agreed Cherdo.
      The first Hurricane Crime book was a great read. I'm looking forward to getting around to reading the sequel.

    2. LOL! I can see where "Disaster Chrys" may sound like I'm a disaster. :P

      Whenever a new disaster movie comes out, I get excited. They are my favorite.

      " a fine writing machine" I love that! Thanks, Cherdo!

      And thanks, Jeffrey!