Monday, June 27, 2016

Meet Chrys Fey, July's Featured Follower



My July Featured Follower 

Chrys Fey 

with her latest book in her Disaster Crimes series

Seismic Crimes 

My Review 



Loma Prieta


Chry Fey's story takes place very close to where I live and rings quite true from my experience. October 17, 1989 the Loma Prieta 6.9 quake hit our mountain area hard because we live on that bad boy called the San Andreas Fault. 

One day I need to write about that, but in the meantime, Chrys has written a story that captures the power, the shock and the reality of a California earthquake--one that takes place in a city of tall buildings and steep hills. A city called San Francisco.










10 Facts about Earthquakes:

1. A large earthquake has the power of not just one atomic bomb, but 100,000 of them!

2. No place on earth is completely free of earthquakes.

3. In the 1906 quake, the San Andreas Fault slipped about 20 feet.

4. The largest, strongest shockwave typically lasts about 40-45 seconds.

5. There is no way to predict when a major quake will strike.

6. About a million earthquakes rock the planet, but most are barely felt.

7. Since 1800, only four quakes have been categorized as major (7.0 or higher).

8. Before 2032, an earthquake of 6.7 or greater is predicted to strike the Bay Area.

9. Atlantis is thought to have been swallowed by earthquakes.

10. Due to two large blocks of crust slipping in opposite direction, Los Angeles is moving toward San Francisco at the rate of 2 inches a year.


Title: Seismic Crimes
Author: Chrys Fey
Series: Disaster Crimes Series (Book Two)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Format: Digital and Print
Page Count: 282


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An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?



I read Book 1 and enjoyed it. Here's my Review


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Quote for the Week: "The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm. It's dangerous because of those who watch and do nothing." Albert Einstein

97 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting setting and idea. I live near the New Madrid fault in MO. I've never felt a tremor but we've had them.

    Your quote is spot on. I'm more worried about a nation of people who wait for someone else to right the wrongs than the wrongs done.

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    1. The quote struck me as well.

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    2. You're fortunate, T. Powell. I hope you don't feel a quake or tremor.

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  2. Great to see Chrys here. I've read her other books but need to get on to these. If only they could pinpoint that Bay Area quake a bit more accurately.

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    1. Never going to happen, I'm afraid.

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    2. It would be nice if they could, wouldn't it?

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  3. Only a matter of time before that earthquake hits San Francisco.

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    1. When I'm there, I often look up. No way would I want to be in the city when that happens.

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  4. Glad I'm far far away from San Francisco. Too bad they can't find something to help predict them with more accuracy.

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    1. Timing is the best indicator. We're supposedly off the hook for a few more years.

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    2. The earth and nature is very unpredictable. Especially earthquakes. There could be subtle signs, but you just never know.

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  5. Congratulations Chrys and thanks for your promotion of her new story... I remember the year I lived in Virginia City, there were several small earthquakes but in one, which was about 5:30 AM, I was reading in bed, my back up against the wall, and it sounded like the groan of the devil from deep in earth as the walls shook. Simon Winchester's "A Crack at the Edge of the Earth" is a great book about the SF 1906 earthquake.

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    1. That's exactly what it sounds like. And when the aftershocks come, the sound coming through our forest was that of a massive tidal wave.

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    2. "the groan of the devil from deep in earth" I got chills.

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  6. Wonderful post Lee. I have been a follower of Chrys for a while now. A great asset to blogging.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Glad you follow her.

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  7. Yeah Chrys! Your books sound very interesting! Growing up in the Caribbean and living not far from a fault line, I've experienced many tremors. The only saving grace is that the fault is what they call a lateral or strike-slip fault that moves east/west. It inches along, releasing pressure causing tremors on daily basis, though the vast majority are never felt. However there have been some big quakes, one that even cause tsunamis, though not in my life-time. :)

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    1. Earthquakes are one solid reminder of just how vulnerable we are on this planet.

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    2. The small tremors to release pressure is good, so there hopefully won't be a big quake.

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  8. Chrys is so talented and her books and the premise very exciting. Congratulations Chrys!
    I've felt a earthquake in Alaska, Washington, and Pennsylvania - didn't like any of the incidents. Very scary when the ground under your feet isn't as 'solid' as you think.

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    1. I'm in northern CA near San Francisco, each time we get another earthquake LA moves closer.

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    2. Hi, Yolanda! Thank you!! I can only imagine.

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  9. Yay for Chrys! :) I've never experienced an earthquake, but the thunder last night really rattled the house!

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    1. That can be darned scary because you know there's lightning out there too.

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    2. I've been in those kinds of thunderstorms. Not fun.

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  10. Oh, what a great series this sounds like. I live in Sacramento, not too far from San Francisco, so anything to do with San Francisco interest me. And I love mysteries. Loved your ten facts about earthquakes. I also didn't realized that it had been finally decided Atlantis was swallowed up by earthquakes.

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    1. That certainly makes sense about Atlantis, doesn't it?

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    2. Elizabeth, I'm glad you enjoyed this post. Yes, I've read many theories that it was earthquakes, but maybe with something like Atlantis it can't be 100% proven.

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  11. We had an earthquake near here a few years ago and I completely missed it.

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  12. Great topic! I vividly remember that quake:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mark!

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    2. I lived in a camper in our driveway for six months after the '89 quake. We only our fireplace chimney, but the house remained sound. It was just that nothing was where it should be. The sorting and the clean up was huge.

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  13. Congrats to Chrys! Need a new author photo, we've been seeing this one for a very long time, methinks :)

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    1. You've only been following me during this tour, DEZMOND. haha It is an old picture, but during the time I've had it, none of my other blogger/author buddies have updated theirs.

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    2. Mine's older than Chrys' but I hate to change it.

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  14. Thank you so much for having me as your July feature C. Lee! I am honored. And thank you for your awesome reviews, too. I'm sorry I'm late to the show. I forgot until now.

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    1. You're not late. This is up for the week! Great to have you here.

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  15. Fun facts. I love reading those kinds of things. =)

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  16. Huge congratulations to Chrys. I am so grateful to writers. You enrich and broaden my world. Love learning too. Another thank you to writers.

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    1. She is, and I'm really happy she's here.

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  18. How exciting to see Chrys here. Both of these book sound very exciting. Of course- I don't want to be in either of those situations- but for a story- excellent. :) Can't wait to check them out!
    ~Jess

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  19. Yay! Awesome to see Chrys featured here!

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  20. Congratulations to Chrys, who seems to follow the same people I follow. Our paths cross a lot!

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    1. There is a high degree of networking, isn't there?

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  21. Congrats to Chrys on her book. Love the facts about earthquakes.

    And what a true quote!

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    1. Yes, that quote seemed to fit here in a disaster post.

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  22. Best of sales for Chrys's new book! And Einstein is right once again. :-(

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  23. Nice to see Chrys here! Wishing her much success. The earthquake facts are interesting. Hoping that things stay quiet, especially for CA.

    Appreciate you checking out my post on summer color. It was a fun one to write. :) Have a great week!

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  24. That's a sombre quote in the light of the world ATM. Thanks for featuring Chrys, Clem. I'm looking forward to reading her latest!

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    1. I keep asking myself what I can do besides read and write about the WTM? I'm not much of a combatant, but I often wish I could strap on a gun and go fix a mess. The reality is I'd probably make it worse.

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  25. Congratulations on your new novel, Chrys. Thanks for the information on earthquakes. I didn't know all that. Love the quote.

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    1. When LA slides by my window, I'm moving north.

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  26. Congrats on your new novel and being showcased here:) I have felt. Couple of earthquakes and it's really weird. They were small but I could see the rolling effect in the brickwork at my office.

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    1. It's the groaning and creaking and sometimes the big bump that shoots my heart rate to high.

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  27. Ah, earthquakes. Being in SoCal, I'm familiar. (I remember watching the 1989 one on TV. Glad I missed out on it.)

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  28. I've yet to experience an earthquake. I think I should consider myself lucky.

    Best of luck to Chrys with her new release!

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    1. Yes you should. They're heart stoppers.

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  29. I think earthquakes are a great reminder that no matter what damage we do to our planet, it can do far worse to us.

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  30. When I lived in Vancouver, BC, earthquakes were definitely on my mind. It's less shaky in the interior. hehehe

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. They're never far from mine. That's for sure.

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  31. We get earthquakes here in central BC. I grew up on the coast of BC, so we had them regularly. It's a scary moment when they first begin and you don't quite know how powerful they'll be. Great post, Chrys.

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    1. The first rock and roll is always interesting. Will this be all? Will the next few moments suddenly erupt into a major jolt? It doesn't take long, but it seems like forever.

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  32. We get minor quakes along the Front Range (mountains) here, but a lot of people don't believe it's true. There's so much upheaval, I'm surprised it's so hard for them to believe.

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    1. I've read that we have constant tremors, but they're too small to detect.

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  33. I just watched San Andreas with the family. Yeah, yeah, I know it's a HUGE exaggeration, but the magnitude of natures destructive forces are awe inspiring. Yay for Chrys!

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    1. I was looking at a magazine article about the San Andreas and recognized that one of the photos was taken below my house near the creek.

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  34. Interesting facts about earthquakes. I wonder when the next big one will hit California.

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    1. They have projections. I'm counting.

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  35. Great facts. I've heard on the news that the scientists are worried about another biggy in California. Hope they're wrong.

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    1. I hope so, too, but they seem pretty adamant that it's going to happen *gulp*

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  36. Every now and then we feel rumblings here on the North Shore and it is always unnerving. Once, when I lived in Marblehead, I looked out the kitchen window in time to see all the lights on the other side of the harbor shake for just a few seconds. It's unnerving to say the least.

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    1. It would unnerve me, too! Thanks for sharing your experiences, Kathleen.

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  37. Holy cow! I forgot to pop back in because things have been so hectic, and now I'm shocked at how many comments there are. WOW!

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! I appreciate all of your awesome comments. C.Lee has the best readers and visitors. :D

    (I decided to cheat this time instead of replying back to each one I missed. Forgive me.)

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    1. You're forgiven. I have to do the same thing! Out of time is my excuse. But so glad people popped in to see your Featured post and respond.

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  38. Oh! Is LA really moving towards SF? Thanks for all these interesting info.

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    1. It's the truth. Hope they leave their smog behind.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Olivia!

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  39. This struck very close to home, because I've experienced multiple earthquakes. Thankfully, just tremors. WOnderful book: Congratulations, Chrys!

    Damyanti

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  40. Yay for Chrys being a featured follower. I enjoyed Seismic Crimes.

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  41. Awesome for Chrys being the featured follower!

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