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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

.@VickiBatman - Welcome author Chris Fey & 30 seconds #PlottingPrincesses #MFRWauthors

I'm so thrilled to have Chris Fey with us. 
Let's get to know a bit about her: 

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. She loves to get to know her readers!

In 30 Seconds, my newest romantic-suspense novella, Dani Hart, has a fear of being in a car accident. Her fear stems from a car accident she experienced when she was a teenager that put her in a coma for a year. Upon waking, she didn’t remember her accident or the entire year leading up to it. Doctors warned her parents not to force her memories and to let them return naturally, so Dani went on with her life without answers. 

Dani’s hidden memories are a subplot to 30 Seconds, secondary to the thrilling moments tied to the Mob’s death threat. This subplot manifested due to my own fear of being in a car accident, which is so powerful that I don’t even drive. I never even owned a driver’s license. Yes, really, but I’m not the only person with this problem. Many people have this fear, and it felt right that Dani would too, considering all she lost.

I hope you read 30 Seconds to discover Dani’s memories with her, and to find out if she survives the Mob’s threat.

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?

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.

Find 30 Seconds at:
The Wild Rose Press      Amazon

Find Chris at:
Facebook  Blogsite

Thank you, Chris, for appearance on Handbags, Books...Whatever. I like the scene where the cop kissed her. Ymmm. I found it interesting you incorporated your own car accident into your book. Do you think putting real life events in your work makes your writing more real?


florence cronin said...

Thanks for introducing Chris to your readers, Vicki.

Loved the excerpt and can relate to the "fear" Dani feels.

I think in a way, whether conscious or not, we put a great deal of ourselves into our stories and our characters.

However, I could not put my major fear factor into a story. I find I can't find the courage to write about it and it's origins. I have anancrophobia (can't spell it) but I can sure feel it. Those hairy critters will most likely never be in one of my stories :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you for having me on Handbags, Books...Whatever, Vicki! I am happy to be here. I do believe that adding my own personal experiences makes my stories more real.

@Florence, thank you for your comment! I understand how you feel about not writing about your fear. It's difficult. I find it oddly therapeutic though. I've done it many times.

Angela Adams said...

Great title for you novel. Best wishes with your release!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Florence! And I appreciate you stopping.

Hi, Chrys! and you are most welcome.

Hi, Angela! I love Chrys' title too.

Sylvia said...

Hi Chris,
Loved the excerpt and often I have added real life events into my books. Of course I change the names to protect the innocent. Ha!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you liked the title, Angela!

Sylvia, changing the names to protect the innocent is an important thing to do. ;) Thanks for reading my excerpt!

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