Today, I’m pleased to present Chrys Fey. She’s here to introduce us to her newly released novel, 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?
Now available on Amazon
Q: Hi Chrys. Welcome to Authors to Watch and congratulations on the release of your book! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: I live in Florida, but dream of moving to a state that sees all four seasons. Other than writing and reading, I also love to draw fashion designs and bake bread. I make a mean banana bread!
Q: When did you begin writing?
A: I became a dedicated writing when I was twelve. Actually, that story is quite interesting, so I’ll share it with you:
One day, when I was twelve years old, I sat down on a small grassy hill next to my childhood home after a lone game of basketball. I was playing with the sharp blades of grass when my fingers brushed something stuck deep in the roots. I thought it could’ve been a lucky penny or a key to a secret place.
Curious, I dug it out and looked at my find. Unfortunately, it was not a penny or a key, but a screw. The tip was crooked and it was crusted with orange rust. For the strangest reason, while holding that pathetic screw, a story came to me about an extraordinary girl in an alternate world.
I rushed inside my house, grabbed an old notebook and a black pen, and ran back out to write the beginning of that story on the little mound of grass. I wrote fiercely, trying to catch all the words stumbling around in my head.
I have been a writer ever since.
Q: Can you tell us about your new release?
A: Hurricane Crimes is my debut, a romantic-suspense eBook. During a category 5 hurricane, Beth Kennedy finds herself trapped with a man who might be a murder.
Q: How did you get the idea for Hurricane Crimes?
A: I had just finished reading a book set during a snow storm. While I was reading it I was transplanted to a frigid landscape, but when I closed the book I was whiplashed back to Florida. Although it was Christmas Day, the heat was ridiculous. I couldn’t stop myself from craving a white Christmas. My lust for snow led to the realization that I’ve never even experienced a snow storm, but I have experienced several hurricanes. And just like that an idea for a story set during a hurricane sparked in my mind. Santa wasn’t even back at the North Pole when I started to write Hurricane Crimes.
Q: What was the most challenging aspect of writing Hurricane Crimes?
A: The hardest aspect was definitely capturing the intensity of Hurricane Sabrina. When Beth Kennedy goes outside, into the inferno of rain and wind, I had to rely on my memories of what it was like when Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Ivan attacked Florida. I also had to stretch my imagination because I never stood outside while a hurricane was in full swing.
Q: What is your primary goal as an author?
A: To connect with people who have a passion for reading and writing. Growing up, I was the youngest in my family and the only one who loved to read and write. I was often teased because of it and felt alone in my passion. Now I know there are millions of people in the world who also love to read and write, and that makes my inner child jump up and down with glee.
Q: What projects are you currently working on?
A: I am currently editing, 30 Seconds, my next romantic-suspense that’ll be released by The Wild Rose Press next year. I am also half-way through writing another book called, In the Ring, which is about a cute but unlikely couple: a wrestler and a librarian.
Q: What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?
A: Keep dreaming, keep believing, keep writing!
About the Author:
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.
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!