Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Feature: Lightning Crimes

LIGHTNING CRIMES is a FREE teaser story that takes place between Seismic Crimes and Tsunami Crimes.
A freak lightning storm unleashes its energy on Central Florida. Bolts of lightning crash to the ground. Torrential rain soaks everything within seconds. And the power goes out, casting Beth and Donovan’s apartment into darkness. Beth is already on edge after receiving a menacing phone call several months ago, and this storm doesn’t help with her nerves.

Donovan tries to distract her from Mother Nature’s tantrum, but someone else has other plans. When they find the front door to their apartment wide open, they soon realize it isn’t an accident. Someone is in their apartment with them.

What crime can happen as fast as lightning?




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Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series. She is a blogger, reader, auntie, vegetarian, and cat Lover. Get Lightning Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2.5) for FREE!


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Writer Wednesday: Reading, Reading, and More Reading

This month, my editing plate has been full. I won't complain because my clients are seriously talented authors and I love working with them. I get to spend my days reading books I would have otherwise bought and read anyway. It's great.

The funny thing is that after reading all day, I want to wind down at night and I choose to... Did you guess read? If you did, you're right. The difference is that when I'm reading for fun (even though I find editing fun too!) I don't have to have the mental focus I do when I edit. I can have the TV on in the background. My daughter can be reading aloud. (She loves to do that!) My husband can be talking on the phone. None of that bothers me. But when I edit, I often use headphones because I want to drown out the world and focus solely on those words in front of me.

I equate reading for fun to watching a movie you seen over and over again, that you can put on at any point in the movie and not be lost. Even if I never read the book before, I can still immerse myself in it without tuning out the rest of the world. But edits are so much different. They demand my full attention.

So while I spend my days reading, they're different kinds of reading. One is work, albeit fun! The other is relaxing.

*If you have a question you'd like me to answer from the other side of the editor's desk, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll schedule it for a future post.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Mishmash 3/20/16

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Editing  This month and next are packed with client edits for me. I'm loving it though because my clients write amazing books!
  2. YA Fest  I had a great time at YA Fest on Saturday. I met so many amazing authors and readers. Here are some pictures: 
    Kimberly Giarratano and me (Kim and I have talked online for years, but this is the first we've met in person.)

    Dianne Salerni and me (Dianne and I have also talked online for years, but didn't meet until Saturday. I grabbed up her book The Eighth Day.)

    Me with Jennifer Murgia (Jen is absolutely awesome and a total sweetheart. Love her!)

    Holli Anderson and me (Holli and I shared a table. It was very nice meeting her.)
  3. School Signing  I have to schedule a day to go back to the elementary school I visited during Read Across America so I can sign books for the kids. I love this part!
  4. Revision  If I can squeeze it in, I'm going to revise my Ashelyn Drake hot romance title. This book has a high heat level!
  5. Happy Spring  Now let's hope the spring weather gets here soon!
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Luck of the Irish Giveaway

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Writer Wednesday: Boxed Sets

One of the new things I'm doing in 2017 is joining forces with other authors in boxed sets. One of them released yesterday.
Demons, Angels, Vampires, and Witches…
What do they all have in common?
If you want to survive in their world…you must be GIFTED.

Will they find you? Most likely.
Will you survive? Maybe.
However, one thing is certain, if and when you come across their radar…developing your GIFT is necessary!

7 FULL LENGTH novels by USA today, International, and Best Selling Authors.

Authored by:
Cassandra Fear
D.A. Roach
Nykki Mills
Jen Wilde
Kelly Hashway
Tawny Stokes
Apryl Baker

For this boxed set, my publisher made the decision to put seven of us together. I was very excited about the idea because multiple authors means multiple fan bases to pool. It also means sharing promotional ideas and the work of promoting. When one of us (or in some cases more than one) lost power and/or wifi during the preorder, the others picked up the slack. We shared in multiple newsletters, Facebook groups, and on all our social media platforms.

I love having the support system of other authors who want the set to succeed as much as I do. Writing and publishing can be lonely at times, but I didn't feel alone at all with this release. As a group, we talked, shared ideas, and supported each other. The experience definitely makes me excited for the next boxed set I'll be part of with an Ashelyn Drake title. More about that coming in the next couple months. ;)

But the really cool thing about boxed sets is they don't just help authors. They are HUGE deals for readers. I mean 7 books for $.99! That's crazy, right? Readers can grab up several books for very little cost and potentially find new authors to love. It's a win all around if you ask me.

What's your opinion of boxed sets? Do you love them as a reader? Have you ever been part of one? 

If you're interested in grabbing Gifted for only $.99, you can do so here.

*If you have a question you'd like me to answer from the other side of the editor's desk, feel free to leave it in the comments and I'll schedule it for a future post.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday Mishmash 3/13/17

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Gifted: A Paranormal Collection  The boxed set I'm in with six other Limitless Publishing authors releases tomorrow! You can preorder Gifted now for only $.99 on Amazon
  2. Out of the Ashes FREE Today  Limitless Publishing made Out of the Ashes free this past weekend. The price will go back up sometime today though. Grab it here while you can.
  3. Entangled Souls by Dorothy Dreyer  If you haven't heard about the Runes Kindle World, I'm not sure where you've been hiding. ;) I love the Runes series, and yes, I do edit it as well. Today I want to share the cover of Dorothy Dreyer's title in the Runes Kindle World. 
    Her whole life, Lexi has known that the voices she hears in her head—omens and harbingers of important things to come—are part of being a witch. But what she doesn’t know is that a soul has escaped its reaping while on her family’s property. When handsome stranger Caden shows up on his motorcycle to tour the vineyard she grew up on, she isn’t aware that he is a Valkyrie searching for the lost soul. All she knows is that the deep attraction she feels for him is undeniable. 

    When Caden finds out Lexi is a witch and asks her to help him track down the soul, Lexi must come to terms with the fact that Caden is immortal and decide if her feelings for a soul reaper are worth the risks.
  4. Snowstorm  We are expecting a big snowstorm tonight through Wednesday. If I go quiet, it means I lost power.
  5. Editing  I'm busy editing for a client this week.
  6. YA Fest  I'll be at YA Fest on Saturday. If you're in the Easton, PA area, come see me.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Feature: By the Icy Wind

The threat is far from over. I will live by the icy wild.

Ava Holland is dead. At least, that’s what everyone’s supposed to believe. But Ava is on her way to the northern wilds and hidden within the icy mountains are dangers that nobody dares speak aloud. Meanwhile, Michael is forced to accept Ava’s death while defending his new home against the growing darkness beyond.

When a mortality war begins, will anyone survive?

By the Icy Wild is the third book in an action-packed four-book series.

Check out books one and two if you haven't already:

What if everyone in the world was invincible… except you?

In an alternate version of today’s Earth, everyone is invincible. Since the beginning, people have been able to heal so fast that nobody can be hurt or killed. The normal lifespan ranges hundreds of years. Despite all that, Ava Holland is afraid of death. When the unthinkable happens, her only ally is the boy she should fear the most. Michael Bradley is the strongest, fastest healer anyone’s ever seen. But Michael has secrets too. Together, they run from a society that rejects them. Michael seeks redemption and Ava seeks safety, but when the truth is revealed, it’s up to Ava to save them both.

Beyond the Ever Reach is the first in an action-packed four-book series.

Fear is quiet. It waits for me beneath the guarding stars.

Ava and Michael have fought their way to Starsgard, a mysterious and secluded country powered by plant technology. But crossing the border comes with a price and their home country is ravaged by fear and hatred of mortals. They soon discover that peace is an illusion and danger is closer than they feared.

Set in an alternate version of today’s Earth where everyone is invincible… except one girl.

Beneath the Guarding Stars is the second book in an action-packed four-book series.
Everly Frost once wore a t-shirt with "geek girl" on it and felt right at home in it. She loves soaring forests, brilliant sunrises, and clouds that form the shapes of dragons. For whatever reason, she never finishes a cup of coffee.

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