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This week Chrys Fey is here to let us know all about her new book, Hurricane Crimes, and to share her Deserted Island picks with us.... some might come in handy in a hurricane too.
1) What five books would you want if stuck on a Deserted Island, and why?
- SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea by John Lofty Wiseman . . . for obvious survival tip reasons.
- The Blah Story by Nigel Tomm because it’s 17, 868 pages long and will take me forever to read.
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I adore the movie but I haven’t actually read the book yet.
- The Host by Stephenie Meyer because it’s a decent length and I could read it over and over again.
- Naked in Death by J.D. Robb so I can get my Roarke fix. ;)
2) What five items would you want, and why?
- A fishing pole so I won’t have to go all Tom Hanks with a sharpened stick like he did on Cast Away.
- Emergency flint fire starters so I won’t hurt my hand trying to light a fire . . . like Tom Hanks on Cast Away.
- A raft so I won’t have to build one . . . like Tom Hanks on Cast Away.
- A friend so I won’t start talking to volleyballs or coconuts . . . like Tom Hanks on Cast Away.
- Flares so I can attract ships and planes and not be stranded for Four years . . . like Tom Hanks on Cast Away.
Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey
Published: November 25, 2013Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
*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.
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!
About the Author:
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.