Monday, January 11, 2021

Chrys Fey & A Fighting Chance

 Please welcome my friend Chrys Fey to the blog today!

Jemi Asked: What did you enjoy most about writing a series based on natural disasters?

Chrys Fey’s Answer: Exploring the disasters, of course! The natural disasters are why I wanted to write this series. Other authors have written about disasters, even several of them, like the I Survived series for kids by Lauren Tarshis. Writing a series that (mostly) followed a single couple through multiple natural disasters, and blended crimes and romance, was a new concept. I had a blast with it.

I’ve always been fascinated by disasters and severe weather and Mother Nature’s revenge. In school, I only enjoyed science when we got around to learning about earthquakes and volcanoes. Disaster movies are also my favorite movies to watch. So, I feel I was destined to write the Disaster Crimes series. All good things must come to an end, though. I’m glad to be ending this series with Thorn and Amanda and the disaster featured in it, which I will reveal in a later post on my tour. 😉

Pages: 154

Genre: Romantic-Suspense

Heat Rating: Hot


*A FIGHTING CHANCE is Book 6 in the Disaster Crimes series, but it’s a spin-off featuring a new couple, so it can be read as a standalone.*

Thorn has loved Amanda from afar, giving her whatever she needs as a survivor of abuse—space, protection, and stability. He yearns to give her more, though, to share his feelings, kiss her, love her, but he's worried the truth will frighten her away.

And Amanda is afraid. She’s scared of her attraction for Thorn. Most of all, she’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, who is lurking nearby where no one can find him. When she grows closer to Thorn, Damon retaliates, jeopardizing their happy ending.

Up against an abusive ex and Mother Nature, do Thorn and Amanda have a fighting chance?

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Amanda looked up from the current list of up-to-date payments for classes. A movement outside the glass storefront caught her eye. She tilted her head to see a man coming up the sidewalk from the side where the picnic bench sat. Through the vertical blinds, she glimpsed a square face—a short, rugged beard and long, dark hair pulled into a man bun. Her breath fled from her lungs. Her body went from icy cold to flaming hot in the span of a millisecond. She dropped to the floor and slid under the counter, beneath the ledge where they put their purses and cell phones.

“What—” Beth peeked at the windows. Then she snapped her fingers at April and pointed at the stools.

April jumped into action. She pushed the stools in so they blocked Amanda. The bell attached to the door jingled as April removed the jacket she wore and draped it across the stools, creating a curtain to shield Amanda.

From a crack, Amanda watched Beth move to stand in front of the twins, who were in their walkers playing peacefully. “I’m sorry, but we’re going to be closing.”

“I don’t give a shit. I’m here for Amanda.”

The sound of Damon’s voice had her heart beating even harder. That voice had haunted her nightmares, had come back to life in her memories.

Beth cocked her head to the side. “Who? There’s no one by that name here.”

“Don’t bullshit me. I know she works here.”

His voice was closer now.





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Author’s Note: I wrote The Disaster Curse to answer a few lingering questions readers may have after reading A Fighting Chance, and to tie the whole series together with a neat, shiny, perfect little bow. Plus, there was one disaster that I hadn’t written about yet. *wink*


The Disaster Crimes Series:

*The Crime Before the Storm (prequel)

Hurricane Crimes (novella, #1)

Seismic Crimes (#2)

Lightning Crimes (free short, #2.5)

Tsunami Crimes (#3)

Flaming Crimes (#4)

Frozen Crimes (#5)

A Fighting Chance (spin-off, #6)

The Disaster Curse (short story, #7)

*Free exclusive story to newsletter subscribers.

***LAUNCHING A WEBSITE*** is a website dedicated to domestic violence and sexual assault awareness. Inspired by the Disaster Crimes series.


Prizes: Hurricane Crimes (Disaster Crimes 1) and Seismic Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2) eBooks (mobi or epub), Hurricane Crimes Playing Cards, Girl Boss Sign, and a Volcanic Blast Scented Candle



Chrys Fey is author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept that blends disasters, crimes, and romance. She runs the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book Club on Goodreads and edits for Dancing Lemur Press.

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  1. One final disaster to wrap up the series. Congratulations, Chrys!

  2. I've always been fascinated by disasters, too, and I have several weather and tornado books.

    1. There's something amazing (and frightening, of course) abut natural disasters. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Thank you so much for participating in my tour, Jemi! I am thrilled to be here for the final book of the series.

    1. You're very welcome, Chrys! Always happy to host you!

  4. I've always been grateful to never be in a disaster, especially since there are so many these days. But I don't mind reading about them. Congrats on your new book, Chrys!

    1. More and more are happening. That's why it's been tough to promote this series. I never wanted to promote when a disaster like the one in my book was happening somewhere in the world.

      Thanks, Natalie!

  5. Congrats on the release, Chrys! It must have been a lot of fun to learn about the different disasters and write about them.

    1. Thank you! It was fascinating. Most of them I took what I knew from consuming books or watching movies, but I did do extra research on earthquakes and tsunamis.

  6. Good luck to Chrys on her writing, have been a follower of hers for a while.


  7. Congratulations, Chrys!

    And congratulations to your characters for surviving all those disasters! ;)

    1. Thank you!

      Ha! They sure do deserve a round of applause for all I've put them through. lol

  8. Reading about disasters is way more fun than being in them. Wishing you lots of success with you book, Chrys!