Sunday, May 24, 2015

Chrys Fey On Tour

Hi everyone, today I welcome Chrys Fey as she is in the middle of her Blog book Tour. You can check out her schedule by Clicking Here. Take it away Chrys!

My Top 10 Witch Entertainment:

1. Practical Magic (movie)
2. Charmed (TV show)
3. Three Sisters Island trilogy by Nora Roberts
4. Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
5. The Good Witch (Hallmark movies)
6. Every Witch Way by Dylan Newton
7. Witches of Eastend (TV show)
8. The Wizard of Oz (movie)
9. The Everything Witchcraft and Wicca Book  by Skye Alexander
10. Harry Potter series (Movies and books)

Title: Witch of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense
Format: eBook Only
Page Count: 45 (short story)
Release Date: May 20th, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.

Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.




Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost stalking the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

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Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.

When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being 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 where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.

You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers! 

Author Links: 
Thank you all for visiting and hopefully commenting. ;) 
Excerpt: Liberty Sawyer glided swiftly through the horde of police officers, reporters, and on- lookers. Black hair fell from a rigid part in the middle of her scalp to her hips. Her eyes were a soul-stabbing blue and her lips were blood-red. She towered over the other officers on the scene, and wore all black, which set off the pallor of her skin. 

Showing her badge to the officer, she slipped under the crime scene tape. A few paces away, she spotted Detective Corbin talking to his new partner, a man she knew by name but hadn’t had the privilege of meeting yet. 

“I cannot believe you called her,” the new man was saying when she came up behind them. 

“We don’t need a damn psychic!” 

“Actually, I’m a witch.” She smiled when Reid jolted and turned to face her. 

“I’m Detective Liberty Sawyer.” She stuck out her hand. 

“Detective Reid Sanders,” he grunted back and took her hand. The feel of his palm against hers sent tingles of lust from the tips of her fingers to her shoulder blade, and she knew he felt it too by the way he jerked his hand back. She winked at him playfully, hoping it would unnerve him even more. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Blood, Boobs, and Carnage Blogfest

Blood, Boobs, and Carnage Blogfest: Post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc. Here’s a few examples – Conan the Barbarian, Breaking Bad, Fast and Furious, The Watchmen, etc Post the badge and visit other participants. Hosted by: Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather Gardner.

Game of Thrones. I had a little schtick written, but came across The Beveled Edge blog tonight and I have to say Beverly Fox really nailed this one. 

Not only does Beverly have a YouTube clip showing every death, or a chart explaining why each character had to die, she also has a season by season, episode by episode Boob-O-Meter. Can't beat that with a stick. I humbly bow. Check it out by Clicking Here

Okay, So These Are Character Wannabes and I Have A Thin Budget
Character Log: Last week I posted a character log my editor sent me to better help me define and differentiate my characters. It’s really helped me and I want to share it with you. Just scroll down to the previous post. 

And hey, it’s not too late to sign up and get a post up and running for the Blood, Boobs, and Carnage Blogfest!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Road Trip! A to Z T-Shirts!! Character Logs!!!

Who’s Up For A Road Trip? I know I am. But at a much more leisurely pace than the A to Z Challenge. Yep, it’s that time for the 5th Annual Post-Challenge Road. Just find a happy speed and hit cruise control, lower the windows, and play your favorite music. This trip, however, is a meandering journey through the list of participants, at your own pace, with your own rules, and very few expectations. 

I know I missed a TON of amazing blogs during this year's Challenge. We had almost 2,000 participants sign up and over 1,500 finish. Like most of you I missed visiting most. But now is an opportunity to hit the road and discover all the blogs still out there, waiting to be found. Simply hop over to the A to Z Main Website for more info by Clicking Here

A to Z T-Shirts: Don’t be the last on your block to get one. You can order your T-Shirt by Clicking Here. Will there be A to Z Commemorative Plates? Time will tell. 

Character Log: I mentioned Character Logs on a recent post and some of you asked if I could post one. Here is my Character Log for Debbie Stevens, the wife of Bob Stevens and protagonists of Salem’s Daughters. 

Full Name: Debbie Elaine Stevens 

Nickname (if any): Husband Bob has various pet names for her.

Gender: Female 

Age: 26 

Height: 5”6” 

Weight: 125 

Body Type: Athletic and shapely

Race: Causasian 

Skin Tone: Fair 

Eyes: Hazel 

Hair: Blonde 

Voice type: Soprano 

Distinguishing Features: Blonde hair shoulder length. Athletic body. A few freckles she’s not ashamed of. Doesn’t need to wear a lot of makeup. Not snobby and doesn’t feel like she needs to wear expensive clothes or put up a front. Funny with a sense of humor, sometimes over the top. Outgoing extrovert, but has wisdom and thinks before she speaks. Usually. Naturally bounding with energy. Very confident in herself. She’s sexy and she knows it, but doesn’t flaunt it. Other people like her right away. 

Occupation: Leaves day job at American Credit Services (Customer Service Supervisor) to start up Old Country Tuscany Olive Oil with three female friends. That venture falls through and she and Bob start up a bed and breakfast called Murcat Manor.

Sexual Persuasion: Heterosexual 

Favorite Words, Phrases, Expletives: Leave it to me. Don’t Worry. I’ll take care of it. Trust me, I’ve got this. 

Role/Relation To Other Main and Minor Characters: Robert (Bob) Jeremy Steven’s wife. Granddaughter of Ross and Erma Dempsey who co-sign and finance the three and a half million dollar loan to build Murcat Manor.

Hobbies and Interests: True visionary and entrepreneur. Loves interior decorating and cooking large meals for lots of people. Artsy. Always wanted to start a business venture. So starting Old Country Tuscany Olive Oil, then Murcat Manor from the ground, up, is no problem at all. 

Spiritual, Religion, Faith, Beliefs, Other (or not): Protestant Baptist, but not too conservative. Will hold up a hand or two during worship. Drinks wine and occasional Scotch. 

Origin of Birth and Present Location: Born and raised on the west side of Lansing. Bachelors degree Michigan State University in interior design. Lived in Caledonia (outside Grand Rapids), Michigan when she married Bob. Now lives in countryside between Battle Creek and Marshall where Murcat Manor was built.

Background – Family (including parents, siblings) Education, Notable Life Experiences: Third youngest of four kids. Two older siblings have children and pains Debbie that she does not have any, especially during Christmas family gathering. Younger brother Brendan Collins and his wife Christie have speaking roles in Chapter Twelve: Christmas Eve at Erma’s. Parents and grandparents in furniture business. Design and manufacture domestic sofas, chairs, and tables. 

Additional Notes (to begin with and to expand upon as story develops): Debbie does what she usually would do when overwhelmed by stress. Fold her arms on the table and buries her head in them. Or when driving looks out passenger window and remains unusually silent. Drives Ford Explorer. 

Who Could Play Character in a Movie: Scarlett Johannson. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

IWSG, Salem's Daughters, and Trilogy Box Sets

IWSG: It’s that time again for the monthly Insecure Writers Support Group, the brainchild of Alex Cavanaugh. I’m co-hosting for Captain Ninja Alex this month, along with Lisa Buie-Collard, Eva Solar, and Melanie Schulz. And right after A to Z. Yay me! Somebody send me a straight jacket

This month I have a dilemma but after a bit of brainstorming the solution was obvious. I wanted to release Salem’s Daughters, previously titled Murcat Manor, this Labor Day Weekend. But my critique group and some of the agents and publishers I queried gave me feedback that put everything on hold. 

Nothing earth shattering. Just some minor tweaks here and there that are easily fixed. That being said, I’ve started querying again and have to be realistic October (the month of Halloween) would be a much better target date. 

I'll Have a More Professional Image Soon
Silver Lining: I’m combining the Breakthrough trilogy into one e-book box set. That’s kind of the thing now and many of these e-book box sets are hitting Amazon Top 100 rankings in sub genres. 

So all is not lost. I have some promos involved to reach brand new audiences. We’ll see what happens. But I’m excited that I’ll have two releases for this year. The Breakthrough Trilogy Box Set this Labor Day Weekend and Salem’s Daughters in October. 

Question: Have you had to shuffle release dates and put things on hold knowing it's better this way?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Reflections Post 2015 Blogging A to Z Challenge

Reflections Post: Between May 4 and May 8, post your thoughts on the Challenge – what you liked, didn’t like, your experience, etc. AFTER you have posted, go add the direct link to the Linky list below

Enter the link that goes DIRECTLY to your Reflections post and not your general blog address. The list will be accessible for the remainder of this year. Be sure to grab the badge. 

Wow! It’s officially in the books! My these was The Paranormal and Supernatural. 26 posts in in April, each blog represent each letter of the alphabet. Don’t know about you, but I was exhausted when I hit the ENTER key for my Z post. 

Wifey and the kids and I took the weekend off and got a local hotel room and lounged around the pool, read, and napped. Sunday night we say Mall Cop II (this never gets old) and then capped of the weekend with ice cream. 

My Three Favorite Blogs: This was a really tough one as there were so creative and fun themes. 

Hilary Melton-Butcher: As usual, Hilary at Positive Letters …. Inspiration Stories did not disappoint. I feel almost like a scholar when I finished her final post capping off her theme of Aspects of British Cornish. 

Tamara Narayan: Tamara’s theme was Cool Math Nuggets. Tamara is one of those few souls who can make math fun. She blogs at Tamara Narayan, Author

Jeanne Melanson: Jeanne posts about animals, wild and domestic, furry feathery and scaly, big and small, air land and sea. Her theme covered all kinds of fascinating and uniques creatures, Many I have never heard of. Jeanne blogs at Animal Bliss

Question: What were some of your favorite stops during the Challenge? What did you or are you going to do to celebrate participating in A to Z? 

Oh, and don’t forget there are commemorative T-shirts by Clicking Here. I’m not sure, but I think Congress also voted for an A to Z postal stamp. It’s about time they got something done..

A to Z participant Marian Allen sporting her awesome T-shirt!