Friday, August 26, 2016

#CTST & Seismic Crimes by Chrys Fey

Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

My gardens are in full bloom. But at the end of August the blossoms will begin to lose their luster. I can't remember a summer this beautiful in many years. 

Now another Celebration: 

What Beth and Donovan Celebrate in SEISMIC CRIMES:

1. Eating real food after having so many peanut butter sandwiches post-hurricane.

2. A beautiful Christmas holiday in Michigan.

3. Going to the beach after being stuck indoors healing from injuries.

4. Their love.

5. Survival.


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?


The moment she realized Buck was shooting under the cars to hit her, the tire she hid behind blew. She squeezed her eyes shut as she tried to make herself smaller by pressing her body into the SUV. The Morse code of bullets hitting metal started up again. She could've sworn she felt the SUV shaking with the continuous beat of bullets slamming into it, except the shaking was below her feet. It started gentle but as soon as she noticed, it became violent.


She fell backward and struggled to get back up. Her body bounced up and down and rolled from side to side simultaneously, which told her the quake's epicenter was close. The origin could've been beneath the hotel for all she knew. A light came crashing down from the ceiling and slammed into the concrete floor with such power it exploded into a trillion stars. Glass shot out in all directions like the Big Bang. Beth screamed and covered her face with her hands as tiny pieces of glass bit the skin on her arms.



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 creates their monthly newsletter.
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. My garden is dry... but winter is almost over in Australia, and I can't wait to plant all my new veggies.

    Congrats, Chrys, SEISMIC CRIMES sounds amazing.

    1. And we're just heading into autumn...

    2. I often forgotten about Australia being in opposite seasons. Thank you, T.F.! :D

  2. A fully-bloomed garden sounds lovely... :) And many congrats to Chrys on her release!

  3. It has been a pretty summer--but doesn't it seem like a LONG one? It always feels like summer lasts FOREVER, but fall comes and goes in a day!

  4. Yay for gardens and three cheers for Chrys! :) Have a terrific weekend.

    1. And three cheers for you on your upcoming releases, Christine. 3 of them! So maybe three cheers each? 9 cheers!!! ;)

  5. I love blooming gardens. I adored my sunflowers while they were growing but they are gone now until next year.

    Thank you so much for including my post! And I'm sorry I'm so late. I had a bunch of errands to run today. I am thriller to be here, though. :)

  6. Everything loses its luster in the end. I find more gray hairs every day! LOL Wishing Chrys much success with her book!

  7. Gardens not doing so well this year. Not enough rain. Good luck to Chrys on her new book.

  8. I love Chrys' writing.

    Gardens in full bloom are amazing sights.

  9. Congrats, Chrys!
    Everything is awful green and pretty this year. I love that part and its great to hear that your garden is thriving too! The only down side are all fo the biting bugs. HOpe you don't have as many of those though.

  10. Glad you've had such a lovely summer! And congrats to Chrys. All her books sound fantastic.

  11. I love summer and it sounds like your was great, including a bountiful garden. Congrats again to Chrys.

  12. Lovely! We're pulling pumpkins and corn out of our garden...when the squirrels don't eat them first.

  13. Love the excerpt! Wonderful highlight. And yay Lexa! I've missed your blog. I'm glad to be back in the blogging world. You always have such great posts. :)