Friday, September 12, 2014

Celebrating The Small Things and Chrys Fey's New Book and Tree of Lifers

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DIANA WILDER

LG KELTNER @writing off the edge
KATIE @TheCyborg Mom
CAFFEEMAGGIEATO @mscoffeehouse

It was one speeding train of a summer, but I've had the chance to celebrate a lot of small things. 

Wild Blackberries, Grapes, Jam, Tomatoes, Peaches and Apples. All small but fabulously tasty fresh food. 

I also launched a book, read some new stories by friends and some old stories by classic writers. 

I took a few hikes, saw my kids, basked in the sun and ate on the deck at sunset. No sense in waiting for heaven when you can have it right here.


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Now I'm handing it over to Chrys Fey and her new book. It sounds exciting. 

When a woman finds herself in the middle of a war between a police force and the Mob, 30 SECONDS is a long time.

Title: 30 Seconds
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Heat Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Format: eBook
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Published: 09/10/2014


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? 


EXCERPT:

       She panted with fear. What if they see the chest? What if we get caught? What if my breath stinks and I’m breathing right into Officer Hottie’s face? She shut her mouth and let oxygen flow through her nose.
Her eyesight slowly adjusted to the darkness and she could see Officer Herro’s silhouette. His head was turned and he was listening to the thuds of heavy boots getting louder; the intruders were coming their way.
Then the thunder of footsteps sounded right next to them. “There’s no one here, Red,” someone announced.
“Look for documents,” a man ordered, who Dani could only assume was Red. “I want the name of the person I’m going to kill.”
A moment later, there was a reply. “All the mail is addressed to a Dr. Hart.”
Hearing her name said aloud by one of the men who had ransacked her place made her want to gasp. Her mouth fell open and her breath was reversing into her lungs, but before she could make a sound, Officer Herro lowered his lips to hers, silencing her. Stunned, she could only lie beneath him with her eyes wide and her body tense. She couldn’t believe he was kissing her. She wanted to push him back, but knew if she did he might hit the inside of the chest, giving away their hiding place. That was when she realized he was kissing her so she wouldn’t gasp.
She let her body relax. After her initial shock faded, she was able to feel his lips. They were comforting and caused a reaction deep inside her. She couldn’t stop her lips from reacting to his. It was an innocent connection, a soft touch of lips. Until his hand slid from her shoulder to her neck and the kiss deepened into something else.

BOOK LINKS:

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!

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Bonus – The 6 Books Dani Stacks on Blake’s Nightstand:

1.    Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
2.    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3.    The Devil Wears Scrubs by Freida McFadden
4.    Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie
5.    Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie
6.    The Shining by Stephen King

QUESTION: Do you have books on your nightstand? 

Good question, Chrys. Right now I have a loaded Kindle and one paperback of Ray Bradbury short stories that I've just finished. Dani's selection is much more adventurous than mine.


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“As a lasting tribute to Tina, I, along with 25 amazing authors, are publishing audiomachine‘s TREE OF LIFE: Branching Out collaborative story in ebook format on Amazon, launching Sept. 12th! Stunning book cover designed by gifted graphic artist and composer, Ryo Ishido. All proceeds of the TREE OF LIFE ebook will benefit the Downey Education Fund set up for Tina’s two boys.” 


 This is so fitting, since Tina contributed to this anthology. 

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My Quote for the Day: "For some reason, people want to see you fail. That's not  your problem, that is their problem." Sandra Bullock



46 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Chrys! She'll be invading me on Monday.
    Thanks for promoting the Tree of Life book. Supposed to launch today!

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    1. I'll have to look for it and do some tweeting.

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    2. I look forward to invading your blog, Alex! :D

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  2. I absolutely love the thought of not waiting for heaven when we have it right here. Brava! Sounds like your had a mindfully engaged Summer! I'm also taking your quote for the day and putting it in my pocket. Thank yoU!

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    1. Hi Julie. So glad you stopped by to say hello and write such a thoughtful comment.

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  3. We do have heaven here but most people do not see it. It's nice you do. The blackberries look so good. Nice promotion on the Trre of Life and the book. Why did it have to stop there:)

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    1. That's a good question. It could be that Sam's over-the-top busy with a ton of projects. She's amazing.

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  4. Cool story premise, Chrys. Plus the Tree of Life book is a great idea.

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    1. It was fun to participate in a collaborative effort.

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  5. Wonderful celebrations! I agree, let's enjoy the heavenly moments we have!

    Awesome new books!

    And thank you for that quote.

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  6. It sounds like you had a wonderful summer. Heaven on earth sounds ideal. Both books sound like a must read.

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    1. I guess it's up to us to make it heavenly here. I find it's all about my attitude. :-)

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  7. What awesome celebrations! Love this line--> No sense in waiting for heaven when you can have it right here.

    Congrats to Chrys!

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    1. Thanks. I love this place, and like Tina said, "Life is Good."

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  8. Thank you for having me on your blog, C. Lee,and for putting up with my emails. ;)

    Here's the UK link for anyone who wants it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N26EU9G

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    1. Did I miss this link? I'll fix it.

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    2. I think that as my goof, C. Lee. You have been amazing! And your summer sounded wonderful. :)

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    3. *was See? I can't even spell anymore. :P

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    4. :-) I auto correct. No problem with the mis-typing.

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  9. Congratulations to Chrys on the new book. It sounds intriguing. Wishing you much success.

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    1. You're wonderful, Mason. Thanks for the good wishes for Chrys.

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  10. Those little things are such important things, cll. Yours are wonderful.
    Congratulations on your book, Chrys. It looks interesting. Lovely cover.

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    1. I love your comment. And I agree that Chrys has a lovely cover.

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    2. Thank you, Beverly! I helped pick out the pictures for the cover. :)

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  11. I have books EVERYWHERE. I don't really have what you'd call a nightstand, but I have books all around my room and next to my "writing" chair as I call it.

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    1. A "writing" chair sounds perfect. I have an editing chair. Maybe we need to get together and share with each other.

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    2. I have books everywhere, too. ;)

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  12. Congrats and best of luck to Chrys!

    I do have a pile next to my bed. It sometimes get smaller, but then I just add two or three new books into the mix. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thank you, Jess! On my nightstand, I always have the book I am currently reading. And also a book that is taking me forever to read because it's so long. lol

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  13. Congrats, Chrys! All the best for your new release.

    So you grow your own fruit, Lee? That sounds yummy.

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  14. Yay to Chrys. She's appearing on my blog soon. I hope her book brings in phenomenal sales!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! I am excited to be on your blog as well. You and C. Lee are awesome!!

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  15. Now I'm craving blackberries! I have so many memories of picking fresh berries when I was a kid and coming back to the house all stained from eating them. Yum!

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  16. Best wishes to Chrys Fey and 30 seconds! We had a black berry bush when I was a kid. Loved those berries. But they sure did stain the fingers.

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  17. Congratulations on Fey for her new release. It looks exciting.

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  18. Just thinking about the mob gives me heart palpitations. Sounds like a thrilling read!

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    1. My heart was pounding when I was writing it! ;)

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