Welcome Author Chrys Fey & Blake Herro, of 30 Seconds!

Give a warm welcome to Chrys Fey, author of  30 Seconds Before!

Pull up a chair, grab a drink of your choice from the cooler, a Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter cookie from the plate, and let’s find out a little about Chrys’ and her HOT undercover Herro.

30secondsbefore_w-11122_750Thanks for stopping by Blake Herro. Interesting name. Tell us about the real you—

What event in your past has left the most indelible impression on you?

I’ve seen a lot on the job that can’t be erased from my memory. But most haunting is a crime scene described in 30 Seconds Before. Instead of repeating it, I’ll just share it.

EXCERPT:

A year ago, he walked into a house to find two children—a two-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy— shot in the head next to their dead parents. The mother’s body was draped over her babies, trying to shield them. She had been shot twice—once in the back and the fatal shot to the back of her head. In the man’s hand was a pistol. A hole gaped above his right ear where he blew out his brains. Their blood pooled together, creating a red ocean.

The sight haunted Blake for weeks. Everywhere he looked, he saw the images of the murder-suicide. The baby girl wearing a pink bow in her hair, and the boy clutching a toy—a police car—in his hand. Even though she was dead, terror still rose off the mother in waves. A pot of stew had been bubbling on the stove when Blake and Max got there; the mother had been making dinner for her family when her husband pulled a gun on them.

What do you most value?

My police shield. I am extremely proud to be a police officer. I live for my job. No one can stop me from serving the city I love or protecting its people. This is what I wanted to do since I was a kid. I take it as seriously as breathing.

What is the type of woman you want to spend the rest of your life with?

A tough woman with enough quirk to make me laugh and passion to keep me on my toes. She’d have to accept my job and the danger that comes with it. And if that woman enjoyed the same music and movies as I do, I could spend forever with her.

What do you consider most important in life?

I’m inclined to say life, but that would be cheating. Everyone says family, and that would be typical. So, I’ll go with happiness. Isn’t that what we all want, deserve, and strive for?

What is your biggest secret?

I’m undercover in the Mob.

I suppose we should keep that little tidbit to our selves, huh? your secret is safe with us. Thanks for giving us a bit of your time. 

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us Chrys!Chrys Fey

Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and heads their monthly newsletter.

You can find Chrys at:   Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter

Hey Chrys, tell us a little about writing this story.  Was it fun or difficult?

I enjoyed writing 30 Seconds Before because it’s the prequel to 30 Seconds, my romantic-suspense novella about a woman in the middle of a war between a police force and the Mob. 30 Seconds Before follows Officer Blake Herro as he goes undercover in the Mob, It reveals what he goes though. The end leads right into the opening of 30 Seconds.

Whenever I say that writing this story was easy, people ask me if I was ever undercover in the Mob. Well, if I was . . . I wouldn’t be able to reveal that. *wink*

Well, noooo… But your picture is posted.  Tell us a little about #30 Seconds Before.

Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?

BOOK LINKS:

Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Amazon CA

Nook / Kobo / The Wild Rose Press

Goodreads

It was wonderful having you with us today.  Please feel free to stop by anytime. Good Luck with 30 Seconds Before.


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Death in Beauty – Profile of A Female Assassin

blogfestToday, for your haunting entertainment, Author’s Secrets is doing something a little different in honor of Halloween. We are participating in a Blogfest for Chrys Fey, and her new release 00:30 Seconds Before. Her challenge for the Blogfest is the host blog owner, Tena, to answer the question: “If I were a Mobster…” So without further ado — My answer:

Allow me introduce myself/character. Penelope Savage, I work for Ghost the main mob boss of the Wycked Crime Family out of San Francisco, California. At my disposal I have a variety of Porsche vehicles and a fully dressed Dodge 1500 pickup truck, so I blend. I get the job done with a Stiletto. No, no not a women’s high-heeled shoe, but a deadly dagger with a long slender blade and needle-like point. Dressed in black jeans, peasant blouse and black over-the-knee boots, seduction is my first game, death the end game. Using my womanly wiles to get close to my victim, I stab them in the heart, give a little twist and watch them die.  It’s not personal, just my profession. Death in Beauty my calling card. Would you hire me to eliminate the wrongs perpetrated upon you? Creating a never happy ending for your enemies.

Sound like a sequence for a book? Yep, one of my many WIP.

Blurb for 00:30 Seconds Before:

30secondsbefore_w-11122_750Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?

Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Amazon CA
Nook / KoboThe Wild Rose Press

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To celebrate, 30 Seconds, the follow up story, is on sale for 99 cents!

Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th

SALE LINKS:

Amazon / The Wild Rose Press / NOOK / KOBO

 

Chrys FeyChrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death.

Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter


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Welcome, Author Kat Henry Doran

kathy_4June2016Give a warm welcome to Kat Henry Doran, author of  Try Just Once More!

Pull up a chair, grab a drink of your choice from the cooler, a Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter cookie from the plate, and let’s find out a little about Kat.

Legal nurse consultant, victim advocate, sexual assault nurse examiner. Author Kat Henry Doran, and her alter ego Veronica Lynch, has been there and done that–many times over. She often travels to the wilds of Northern New York State, witnessing the wonders of mother nature at her best. From the shores of Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River to the historic Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, she creates stories featuring strong women and the men who love them.

When not writing, she can be found lashed to one of her sewing machines–or chauffeuring the four best things in her life: Meredith and Ashlin, Owen and Kieran. Kat has kindly offered a giveaway. Leave a comment and you’ll stand a chance to win a seat belt cushion. It’s a honey: solid black with big fat lips on it!!!

To learn more about Kat and Veronica, go to:

Email: WildWomenAuthors@yahoo.com

Blogs: www.WildWomenAuthorsx2.blogspot.com

www.ApronsWithAttitude2.blogspot.com

Facebook:

Wow, you’ve done and seen a lot in your life. 

Tell us what inspired this particular story?  Try Just Once More is the first serious attempt I made at writing. It was complete and utter dreck so after many fits and starts I shoved it under the bed where it gathered dust bunnies for a couple years. After the release of Captain Marvelous, my first novel to see in print I decided to pull out TJOM and give it one more shot. Unfortunately, the dreck factor was as strong as ever. Once I realized I needed to give Maggie [the heroine] a strong, believable motivation to behave the way she does, the book wrote itself.
Who is your favorite character in this book?—Maggie McGuire is my favorite. First because she’s not some naïve innocent and has been around the block a few times. Before I hung up my crepe-soled shoes, I was a nursing supervisor on the evening shift where you never knew what might happen next. I am also sober and like Maggie, embrace the 12 step philosophy of making daily amends to those people I harmed for many years.

Where do your story ideas come from? Newspaper articles—not just headline news but perhaps a letter from one of the advice columns, maybe the sports or cooking sections. I also make use of the informational brochures sent by the charities I support, specifically Doctors Without Borders and Amnesty International. Both agencies meet a vital need in the world community.
What do you enjoy writing? I write contemporary romance and occasionally romantic mystery/suspense because that’s what I enjoy reading.

If writing is your first passion, what is your second? I like to take ordinary items like women’s jumpers or men’s shirts and repurpose them into tote bags or aprons. I also make seat belt cushions for clients at the local Breast Cancer Coalition. They look like padded cylinders which wrap around the seat belt and protect the tender skin of the neck from chafing. They also serve as a buffer for the PIC line which is an indwelling IV catheter used to deliver long term chemotherapy. When I’m not doing that, I like to take my four grandchildren on adventures which usually involves spending my money or eating in “real” restaurants. My babies are quite cosmopolitan. Not.

tryjustoncemore_4504_680Tell us a little about the Try Just Once More.

Three years ago, after being cleared of murder charges, Maggie McGuire escaped back to her childhood home to rebuild her shattered life. Now the past has returned with a vengeance–only this time it’s aimed at her kids.
In order to deal with the present, the nosy Chief of Police is relentless about uncovering Maggie’s sordid past. She once paid a high price for trusting a cop. Is Mike Brandt for real or simply one more uniformed bully disguised as a smooth-talking hunk?
No innocent when it comes to betrayal, Mike will have to put aside personal resentments in order to convince Maggie he’s worth the effort to Try Just Once More.

Do you have an excerpt that you want to share?  Of Course.

The woman had more brass than the Marine Corps band. “Look, Miz McGuire, could we start over?”
Her demeanor remained aloof, as if she’d just stepped in something foul. “You’re too late, Chief. Much too late.”
With a regal nod she strode away and exited the building. The staff at the desk immediately sought various avenues of escape. As two nurses slipped past him, one said to her pal, “It’s always a treat watching the Reigning Queen of Man-Haters kick some guy to the curb.”
“Yeah, that Mag,” the other sighed. “She’s my hero.”
“Hero, my ass,” Mike fumed.
After a slow count of three he bolted for the exit door, following McGuire into the parking lot. Now at a distance, he watched her strut toward a late model sedan in fire engine red, posture military straight, hair flowing around her shoulders in a halo of copper. Despite his agitation he couldn’t help but admire her guts. And her fanny.
“Maggie. Please. Let me apologize.”
Still moving, she called back over one shoulder, “As I indicated before, you’re too late.”
Bitterness, an emotion tied too closely with his marriage, scalded his throat. “You know something, lady? A couple hours ago I couldn’t decide if your beef is with cops or men in general. Obviously that’s not the case.”
She came to a stop, drew back both shoulders, then turned. In that queen-to-peon tone she said, “Who awarded you the right to pass judgment on me?”
The verbal exchange gave him time to reach her side. To get in her face. “Don’t try to convince me that all men rank as a lower life form with you. Not after I saw you hanging all over Investigator Jackson.”
She unlocked the car door. “Clearly my convincing skills need a bit of polishing.”

To purchase Try Just Once More, go to:
The Wild Rose Press:

Amazon.com

It was wonderful having you with us today, Kat.  Please feel free to stop by anytime and good luck with Try Just Once More!

 

 


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