Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Book Release/Interview with Chrys Fey

Today, I have author Chrys Fey here celebrating the release of her novella, 30 Seconds! She was kind enough to stop in and answer a few questions. So, without further ado, let's get to the interview...

• What inspired you to write your novella, 30 Seconds?

In a dream, I was spinning on a swivel chair to pounding rock music with my eyes closed when hands halted the fast rotation and lips touched mine. I opened my eyes to see a hot officer in full uniform. Before I woke up he said, “I shouldn’t have done that.” In the morning, I started to think about writing a story where a woman falls in love with a cop even though she knows she shouldn’t. That’s when I created Dani Hart and Blake Herro.

*Hot officer? Yummy. This novella sounds right up my alley! -K.S.


• How are you the same or different from your main character, Dani Hart?

Dani and I both live and breathe rock music. We are also afraid of being in car accidents, and have at least one tattoo. After that the similarities stop. Dani is a fast runner with perfect form whereas I look like Pinocchio running from a pack of dogs. She is a redhead and a doctor. I have blonde hair and only pretended to be a doctor when I was a child.

*Haha! Pinocchio. That's funny! -K.S.


• What books or authors have most influenced your writing?

As a child, the book “Are you my Mother?” by P.D. Eastman influenced me a lot. This book still influences me and has been mentioned in a few of my books. As a young woman, Nora Robert made a huge impact on my writing. She essentially became my mentor through her printed words.

*I also LOVE "Are you my Mother?" And Nora Roberts is such a talented writer! -K.S.


• Tell us something nobody knows about you.

I won second place two years in a row in my elementary school’s science fair, but in high school I struggled with science.


• What’s your biggest pet peeve?

When someone puts a dirty plate in the sink without rinsing it off first. I hate scrubbing off bits of food and dried-on sauces. Ick!      

 *That is gross! -K.S.


• Name two things you consider yourself to be very good at.

1. Writing, of course. I’ve been writing with the intent of publication since I was twelve, so I like to think I’m pretty good at it.

2. Being an auntie to my two nephews. I was a nanny to both of them when they were babies/toddlers. I love them so much, and would protect them at all costs.

• Name two things you consider yourself to be very bad at.

1. Singing. I know I don’t have a singing voice, which is sad since I love music so much and even write song lyrics.

2. Walking in high heels. I’m tall, and I have a rod in my back from corrective spine surgery for scoliosis, so when you put the two of those things together you have a very awkward woman in heels.


• If you had a time machine, where would you go?

17th century England to see pirates for a story I am planning on writing.

*Ooooh, that would be cool. And inspirational. -K.S.

• What’s your motto in life?

Everything happens for a reason, even if you don’t know what that reason is at the time.

*Love that motto! Good one. -K.S.



Blurb: When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.

The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?

Book Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22591698-30-seconds



Bio: Chrys Fey is a lover of rock music just like Dani Hart in 30 Seconds. Whenever she's writing at her desk, headphones are always emitting the sounds of her musical muses -especially that of her favorite band, 30 Seconds to Mars, the inspiration behind the title.

30 Seconds is her second eBook with The Wild Rose Press. Her debut, Hurricane Crimes, is also available on Amazon.

Discover her writing tips on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook. She loves to get to know her readers!

Author Links:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrysfey

Blog: www.writewithfey.blogspot.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ChrysFey

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Chrys!
    I don't know how any woman can walk in heels.
    Live and breathe rock music - you are awesome.

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  2. Elementary science fairs ... gosh, I'd forgotten about those. Congratulations, Chrys, on all counts. I love how this story came to you.

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    1. Thank you, SA! :) I actually miss doing science fair projects...is that weird?

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    2. Chrys, you can come help my kids with theirs...I don't mind, I promise! Maybe if you did they'd actually do well this year! :)

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    3. I would love that, Kristin! ;)

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  3. Best of luck to Chrys!

    I think heels were invented by men to make hot women slower and easier to catch. I hate them, I'm slow enough in flats.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! And I think you're right about men having invented heels to slow us down. ;)

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    2. Haha! Yes! Of course. Must be why I don't wear them either...

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  4. Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Kristin! I enjoyed answering your questions. :)

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    1. It was great having you on here, Chrys! Congrats on your novella!! :)

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  5. Were you able to go back to that dream? Who would want to leave?:) Heels were invented by the Marquis De Sade and I would love to see some of these women's feet who wear them non-stop-I bet they have feet like the chines women who had their feet bound. I am with you on singing because if i do all the dogs coming running toward me. Congrats on the book!

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    1. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to continue the dream, and it wasn't for a lack of trying. That's why I decided to write this story, so I could know how the dream would've (hopefully) ended. ;) Thank you, Birgit!

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  6. Lol, love this interview! Funny ladies. ;) Also, strange coincidence- I just picked up Are You My Mother? off the bathroom floor this evening from where my toddler had carted it in there. Weird, huh?!

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    1. I'm glad you liked the interview, Leandra! That is a funny coincidence. :)

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  7. Chrys,lovely blurb..just loved it!!
    I'm working on my ebook as well titled Double Infinity and am enjoying your blog tips too..They are sure going to come in handy for me..Rock on with your writing career!!

    Cheers,
    Jassie

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    1. Thanks, Jassie! I'm happy you like my writing tips. I wish you the best of luck with Double Infinity! :)

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  8. What a fun interview, and I completely agree with your pet peeve! Congrats on your novella release!

    Kristin, I wanted to let you know that I finally put up my post for the Versatile Blogger Award. (http://lorilmaclaughlin.com/2014/09/11/the-versatile-blogger-award/) Thanks again for nominating me!

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    1. I'm glad you liked the interview, Lori. Thank you, and congrats on being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!! :D

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  9. I just saw something somewhere about how people always seem to mention children's books when they list their most influential books. Funny, that.

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    1. I guess it's because they are the first books we read, and they impact our young minds more than anything else we later read. :) Thanks for stopping by, Liz!

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