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Monday, May 4, 2015

Get Ready for A to Z Reflection and Hats Off Corner with Chrys Fey

Good News Returns To The Write Game

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Did you hear about Marcus MCoy who kept his cool, called 911, and directed them where he and his family were trapped by fire in the second story of their home? For 11 minutes he stayed calm and kept his sister, who was in the room with him, calm. Now that's something. And he's just 13 years old. Very good news.

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Beware the Little White Rabbit Racks up 5 Stars.
I've been reading the opening lines of several of the short stories and posting them on my fb page. If you'd like to catch a preview of what's inside the anthology, here's one example. They Call Me Alice.









Hats Off Corner Welcomes Chrys Fey


Chris says: When I write supernatural-themed stories, such as my newest short stories Ghost of Death and Witch of Death, there are certain songs and singers/bands that I gravitate to for inspiration. And yes, every time I write, I am wearing my headphones. :) I have always said that music is my muse.

10 Songs/Artists that Inspire my Supernatural Writing:




1. Evanescence (All songs!)
2. Within Temptation (All songs!)
3. “Superstition” by Alexz Johnson
4. “Breath of Life” by Florence and the Machine
5. “Dead in the Water” by Ellie Goulding
6. “Slept so Long” by Jay Gordon
7. “The Blood Legion” by In This Moment
8. Delain (All songs!)
9. “ET” by Katy Perry
10. “Helena” by My Chemical Romance


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Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case. 
Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.
But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

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Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.
Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.


Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series. 

When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way. 
You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!
Author Links:
Facebook / Blog / Website / Goodreads


Quote for the Day:

"One must forgive fashion everything because it dies so young." Jean Cocteau

75 comments:

  1. Congrats to Chrys on her book. No, I didn't hear that inspiring story. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I loved how her AtoZ theme tied in so well with her books.

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  2. That is an amazing young man.
    Within Temptation! Chrys, you rock. Congratulations.

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    1. Within Temptation is my favorite band. :) Thanks, Alex!

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    2. She's off and running, isn't she?

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  3. Congrats to Chrys, I have recently been a follower of her, I have signed up for Reflections but of course I have made a hash of it, It shows my whole blog instead of the one post.
    Great start to May Lee.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne, I appreciate all of your support. :)

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    2. Hi again, Yvonne. Thanks for the continued support and taking the time to comment on Chrys' newest books.

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  4. Congrats, Chrys. Evanescence has some great songs.

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    1. Thanks, L. Diane. Amy Lee from Evanescence inspire a character in Ghost of Death. :)

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  5. Does it mean I'm old that I only recognized one of the artists Chrys listed? LOL

    Congrats on making it through AtoZ. :)

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    1. Nope, it just means we listen to different music. :D

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    2. We are in the same musical boat, Melissa.

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  6. Thank you so much for having my on your blog today, C Lee. I'll be doing my reflection post on Wednesday. :)

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    1. You're most welcome. Loved learning more about your new books.

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  7. Aww, I love when kids are the hero.

    Congrat's to Chrys on your a new book!

    Teresa

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    1. That kind of story always gives me hope for our future.

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  8. Yes, I heard about that young hero. Good for him and his family!

    Chrys is awesome!

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    1. Congrats to you, too. Hear your book is a hit out there! Hurray, Jay.

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    2. Thanks, Jay! You're awesome too! :D

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  9. What a brave young man! And congratulations to Chrys. Can't wait to read her books!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! I'd love to know what you think of them. :)

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  10. I can only hope I'd be as calm as that young man was. Congrats to Chrys, though I don't know how you can write listening to music. I find anything with words is a total distraction!

    Here's to YOU, Lee, for doing a FABULOUS job with the A to Z Challenge, both as a leader of minions and as blogger.

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    1. Waving at you, Bish. We made it through. And here you are visiting again. Tireless is a word that comes to mind.

      I'm with you on the music/writing front.

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    2. Thanks, Bish! I have to write with music. I guess my brain functions more creatively with sound. :)

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  11. One brave kid indeed. Congrats to Chrys too. I can't listen to music as I write at my zoo

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    1. You have rhymes to keep you on track. I can see why you don't need music.

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    2. Thanks, Pat! I can also see why...rhyming and music don't mix.

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  12. Wonderful story about a brave kid, =)

    Glad the anthology is getting good reviews! And congrats of finishing A to Z

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    1. Thanks, Mere. Hope all is well with that new baby. Getting enough sleep?

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  13. Congrats to Chrys! Oh wow, I haven't listened to Evanescence in forever! I like to listen to music before I write, but can't while I'm writing. Too distracting.

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    1. Music and writing must be separate for me, too.

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    2. Evanescence is the best to get me in the mood for darker themes.

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  14. Congrats to Chrys. I'm not familiar with all her music picks but I like Evanescence.

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  15. Congrats on the 5 stars and to Chrys!

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  16. Congrats to Chrys! Love Evanescence and Katy Perry's "ET."

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    1. Thanks, Cherie! Evanescence seems to be the most popular band of the ones I mentioned. :)

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  17. Congratulations to Chrys. I wish songs could help me write, but they usually distract me. LOL

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  18. So inspiring to read about kid heroes, and Chrys has a knack for creating such interesting stories and characters. Good luck to her.

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    1. Thank you so much, Greg! I'm glad you think my stories and characters are interesting. I try. :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping in Greg. So enjoy your blog.

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  19. It's great to hear about the "good" kids in the world, rather than just the bad.
    Congratulations, Chrys. Good luck with your books.
    The anthology looks fascinating.
    Have a super week, Lee.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly. Good kids deserve the press as do writers. :-)

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  20. Marcus is a hero in my view - awesome!
    Congrats on the 5 star reviews!!!
    Yay for Chris!! :)

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  21. Congrats, Chrys. Music is so inspiring.

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  22. I like the first item on your music list. I'm mostly listening to black metal, but sometimes goth metal too. BTW, do you know the band Theatre of Tragedy? If not, check out the song A Rose for the Dead
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJ0UFuYTBw

    Cold As Heaven

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    1. I haven't heard of Theatre of Tragedy. Thanks for the song recommendation! :)

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  23. I really like the good news section. That is so awesome. We need to be reminded that there is good in this world.

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  24. Haven't done my reflections post yet.

    Congrats to Chris. I know she's awesome!

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  25. Congrats Chrys. The book(s) sound great and very enticing

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  26. Oh and I love that quote!-So true!

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  27. Congrats on your books, Chrys! I hope they both sell a gajillion copies.

    I'll be writing my reflections post for Wednesday as well. Seems appropriate.

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    1. Thank you, J.H.! And I hope they do too. ;)

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  28. I'm still crazy about that White Rabbit cover. I wish the actual book came with that gif.

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  29. Wow, staying calm at 13. He's a hero and a good brother. Congrats to Chrys. I'm getting old since I only recognized half of her music list.

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    1. Thanks, TBM! I just have different tastes. At least for darker stories. These bands and songs are rock and metal. :)

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  30. Ha, I love silence when I write, but I can see how that sort of music gets the supernatural vibe happening. All the best Chrys. Thanks Lee for hosting Chrys today!

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    1. More than anything I treasure the silence while writing. Glad Chrys was here. She's great.

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  31. Ghost of Death was great and I look forward to Witch of Death. Those are some great songs and artists.

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    1. You do such a great job keeping up on your reading and reviewing.

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  32. I could see how Evanescence could set the tone for a book! What a great story about that 13-year-old boy, too. I wonder if it's easier for a younger person to be calmer than adults like us, who are more likely to freak out?

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    1. Evanescence has been one of my favorite bands since they came out. :)

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  33. Hi Lee and Chrys ... yes that lad is amazing - fantastic how some people are able to step up to the plate in times of need, and/or in an emergency ..

    Good luck to Chrys with her books ... cheers to you both - Hilary

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