Monday, April 28, 2014

Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey

Hi Roses. Today we have Chrys Fey as our guest. She's in the middle of a book blast and we're one of her blasting stops. Hope you enjoy!

*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?


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!

Beth Kennedy, the heroine of Hurricane Crimes, is sharing one of her poems:
A hurricane is on its way.
Rain falls onto my skin,
sinking into my veins.

Waves crash into the beaches,
filling their wet claws with sand,
taking away my home in pieces.

Wind gains the strength of gods,
extracting vengeance on my land,
it doesn’t ponder, it doesn’t stop.

Hurricane Sabrina is on her way,
and she has one goal in mind-
me and my last day.

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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.

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Margo Hoornstra said...

Welcome, Chrys. Sounds like a great story. Best of luck with this and many, many more.

Jannine Gallant said...

Scary situation for your heroine! I'm intrigued. Best of luck with sales.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you for having me on Roses of Prose. I'm thrilled to be among such great authors!

Thank you so much, Margo!

@Jannine Yes, very scary indeed. Thank you! :)

Alicia Dean said...

I have this book in my TBR pile...I'm very intrigued. Congrats on this and on your blog. What a great way to give back. Best wishes!

glenys said...

Great Excerpt, Chrys - definitely makes me want to read more! Welcome to the Roses :-)

Chrys Fey said...

Alicia, it's always nice to know when someone adds my book to their TBR list. :)

Glenys, thank you! I am definitely feeling welcome here. :)