Another New release with debut author Chrys Fey

Chrys Fey is a debut author of romantic suspense. She’s sharing with us a bit about her work. Her first novella, Hurricane Crimes, was published by The Wild Rose Press and early released in November. The story has been called a fun weekend read by early reviewers. Do check it out!

Hurricane Crimes by Chrys FeyTitle: Hurricane Crimes

Author: Chrys Fey

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Format: eBook

Page Count: 51 (short story)

Full Official Release Date: March 5th 2014

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Book Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00GVK921G

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18757793-hurricane-crimes

Blurb:

*Hurricane Crimes is a short story.*

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?

Excerpt:

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.

“Donovan Goldwyn.”

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!

Bio:

Author Chrys Fey

Author Chrys Fey

Chrys Fey’s debut, Hurricane Crimes, was published by The Wild Rose Press. Mid 2014, she will be coming out with her second romantic-suspense eBook, 30 Seconds. 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.

To learn more about Chrys Fey check out her author links:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrysfey

Blog: www.writewithfey.blogspot.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ChrysFey

Google +: www.google.com/+ChrysFey

Freaky Friday, party, and reviews

Well, is it Friday again? I’ve been staying warm in the writing cave …I hope you have too! First bit of news is this:

AuthorRoastNToast

I’m being…hosted for a party  over at Author Roast & Toast today. (Ahem, There’s a rumor they’re roasting something–I fear it’s my toes–but it’s chilly, so hey. I’m good with it! ;))  We’re also I hear tell, raiding Stacy’s mead supply (pre-battle)–oh! and giving away a copy of Passion’s Sacred Dance. Come join the fun.

The Freaky news for this week… Um….Does the fact that it snowed in north Florida this week count?

Also, I found a story about a haunted civil war battlefield (yes, probably that’s Caitlin and her ghosts’ influence). http://www.murfreesboropost.com/cover-is-the-battlefield-our-most-haunted-spot-cms-7266

I’m hoping to go visit a Civil War battle site soon*rubs hands gleefully*, maybe even before summer, so it’s on my mind.

I’ve also found some fine new reviews:

For Murder Upon a Midnight Clear, from The Jeep Diva blog:

“Fast paced and carrying a lovely sinister tone that adds to the creep factor of a murderer passing himself off as a Santa, there are plenty of moments that put me on the edge of my seat….Twisty and laden with tension, this was a read that kept me guessing and wondering almost from the beginning. Sexy characters with a palpable attraction, a disturbed spirit world and a killer that is stalking Sean’s family for reasons yet unknown make this a must read for fans of romantic suspense.”

*squee* Thanks, Gaele!

You can read the whole review here.:
http://www.thejeepdiva.com/review-murder-upon-midnight-clear-juli-d-revezzo/

Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. Revezzo

‘Tis the season … for death. Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?

If you’d like to check the book out, it’s available at Amazon.

There were also some nice ones for Drawing Down the Shades recently. From Amazon:

**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Lovers of Paranormal, LoP**

Drawing Down the Shades is one of those books that you luck out on. You hope for the best and pray it comes through. This is one for me. As I started reading this book, I knew it was going to be good. I love the premise that followed through to the last page. The situations that arise are quite good, humorous at times and had me wanting to finish the book just to see how it turned out. I loved the characters. They all brought something to the story. Well written and well thought out. A definite add to your tbr list. Recommended.

Cool!

Meanwhile, I’m going back to the writing cave. I’ve got quite a few things I’m working on that need tweaking (a battle, to be honest *eyes calendar*), and let’s face it being warm is a good thing! :)

Distractions, distractions….such a pretty distraction

Sneak Peek Sunday Banner

Here’s another new year, and glad to see Sneak Peek Sunday return. If you don’t know what this is about, author Sara Walter Elwood created a hop to showcase the work of fellow Romance authors, just a snippet or two at a time. For me, here’s a snippet from my romantic paranormal mystery, MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, Detective Helene Collias is question the victim’s brother (Sean Grant) during her  investigation and Sean’s mind’s wandering a bit.

*~*~

He looked into Helene’s eyes and could see her mind working, as his hadn’t. She took his place and he stepped back, watching her examine his defaced mailbox. He skimmed his gaze over the length of her back. Her shoulders tensed and relaxed as she moved. He wondered if she worked out. Her black slacks fitted to the curve of her butt as if she’d painted them on this morning. She cleared her throat.

Sean’s gaze shot to hers. Her smile flashed so fast, he wasn’t sure he’d seen it. The shame of a scolded school kid bubbled up in him. You expected her not to catch you drooling? “What?”

*~*~

Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. RevezzoSynopsis:

Tis the season … for death.

Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?

If you’d like to read more, MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR is available for Kindle and in paperback.

Mistletoe hop and Christmas wishes.

"Holding Small Christmas Box" by hin255

“Holding Small Christmas Box” by hin255/Freedigitalphotos.net

I trust you all are too busy enjoying your Christmas to read blogs, but I wanted to pop in here and wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy new year.

Also, to say I ran the names of commenters for the Mistletoe hop through Randomizer.

randomorgdec23

And the winner is… Karen. :) As soon as I can,  I will drop you a line with a copy of Murder Upon a Midnight Clear.

congratspsdbEnjoy and Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a time for giving…and mistletoe hop

Welcome to my stop on the Mistletoe blog hop.

Christmas is a time of giving, of love and light….for most people. It’s also a time for spirits. Our ancient ancestors saw this time of year as the dark time. They worried if the life giving sun would return with the spring. It sounds silly to us now, but throughout the ages, that feeling of dread has accompanied the winter season. Think of Dickens’ Christmas Carol. It’s not happiness and love that visits Scrooge at Christmas, it is spirits of doom and gloom.

So, if you think about it, facing the worst at this time of year, and triumphing over it, isn’t exactly a new or radical idea. Lest you think I’m all about doom and gloom (*rubs hands evilly*) in the darkness, we can look forward with hope.  There’s always an answer to the puzzle and love warms up the darkest of nights. So when I wrote my new Christmas themed paranormal romantic suspense novella, MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, I wove in that hope and love element into the puzzle that faces my heroine and hero.

‘Tis the season … for death.
Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?
Excerpt:
Helene thanked the postmaster for his assistance and stepped out of his office, taking in the crowd filling the lobby. The last minute holiday mailing rush had just begun. She swore under her breath. Forgot my cards.
Do them tonight. Before Rachel shoots me! At least ones for her and Charlotte. She could easily hand-deliver them in the morning.
She pulled her coat tight against a blast of cold breeze, sliding her notepad into her pocket, heading toward the exit, eying the dusting of snow on the ground. She blew out a deep breath. She didn’t expect much from this inquiry. Who would say “Yes, my nephew said he murdered someone”, after all?
A glance out of the corner of her eye brought her up short. Around the plastic Christmas bells and decorations painted on the post office windows, she saw Sean and his uncle Charlie approaching the curb. Sean’s gloved fingers shuffled through a selection of brightly colored envelopes. She pushed the door open. “Well, what are you doing here, stranger?”
His gray coat swirled around his thighs as he stopped in his tracks. A little smile curved his enticing lips. “Hey.”
Charlie said, “Hello.” And touched Sean’s sleeve. “I’ll take those if you want to talk.”
Sean nodded and handed over the cards; Helene closed the distance between them. “How are you?”
Sean shrugged one shoulder. “You know.”
Sean watched his uncle until the elder man disappeared through the post office’s glass doors. Sean let out a breath and drooped. “Truth to tell? Terrible.”
Her heart clenched for him. She reached out a hand, running it down his arm, feeling the heat and strong cut of his bicep. “I’m sorry.”
He shrugged.
“What are you doing here, then?”
“Must’ve been driving my aunt crazy.” He paused, scrubbing a hand over his tired eyes. “She forced me out of the house.”
“Oh, now that ain’t right. How could she?”
He waved the window where they could see Charlie waiting in line with about sixteen other customers, arms full of Christmas packages wrapped in various brown and Christmas-colored mailing wrapping. “Bribed me with Christmas cheer.”
Helene snorted. “Ah, Christmas cards. Remind me to do mine.”
“I’m not on the list, am I?”
She placed a hand to her chin, studying him, one eye shut playfully. “I don’t know. The naughty or nice list?”
“Which list would you put me on?”
The corner of her mouth hitched in a wicked smile. “After the other day, you have to ask?”
The darkness in his eyes melted away, and naked longing shone. “That’s the best one, in my opinion. Helene—”
Tremulous sparks followed in the wake of his scrutiny. She could see them highlighted against his coat. She stepped closer as he hesitated. “Yes? What’s on your mind?”
“You.” He trailed his fingers over her cheek; spring’s warmth seemed to follow where he touched. “I can’t stop thinking about you.” In that moment, her heart seized with longing, tilting her world off its axis. She reminded her knees to stay locked. “When can I see you again?”
When can he? You’ll have to read to find out! If you’d like to, Murder Upon a Midnight Clear is available at Amazon, and Createspace in paperback.

Don’t forget about the hop-wide giveaway:

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

What I’d like you to do to win a download of my story:
1)Leave me a comment  2) Please  subscribe to my mailing list above, if you haven’t (tell me in the comment you’ve subscribed). 3) When you read the book, please review it on Good Reads, Amazon, and if you have a blog, a review there would be appreciated! :)
Also, please visit the blog hop here, to check out more great authors participating in the Mistletoe Hop.

Christmas romance and mystery Free until 11/30

mumcfree

Hello again, I just wanted to add an addendum, Murder upon A Midnight Clear is free until midnight. Paranormal romantic suspense, Christmas style. Murder on a Midnight Clear is free until tomorrow, 12:01 AM. A story of a detective who has to find a murderer, before Christmas is ruined.If you download it, may I request you please put it on your Good Reads to be read lists? Also if you enjoy it, reviews will be greatly appreciated! :)Here’s the synopsis (or you can see it in the posts below too, I’m sure):

‘Tis the season … for death.

Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn’t respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?

If you’d like to try it, you can get it here.

Thank you so much!