Monday, 27 October 2014

Can you read this post in "30 Seconds"??

Chrys Fey is on a mammoth blog tour to celebrate the launch of her book 30 Seconds, and it's my pleasure to host her today.


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?

Links:




Welcome to my blog, Chrys, I'll start with the obvious question, where did the Mob idea come from?
I got the idea for this story seven years ago. Wow! It doesn’t seem that long ago but it was, and I can’t quite recall how the Mob made it into my story, but I know I wanted the hero, Blake Herro, to protect a woman from dangerous criminals. Somehow Red, the Mob boss, and his cruel followers evaded my brain. Maybe it’s safer that I don’t remember...

What kind of research did you need to do?             
I always preach the importance of research, but I didn’t have to do all that much. I took my experience from having spine surgery and applied that to the hospital scenes. As for the police officer parts, I wanted to be a cop when I was growing up and I’ve always had a sixth sense about police work. Now the Mob...well, I cannot reveal whether or not I went undercover like Blake. *wink*

From cop to writer? What made you start writing?
I actually always knew I'd be a writer from the time I was six when I'd watch my mom write and illustrate children's books for me and my siblings. When I was twelve, I started writing a series. Writing was always my dream, but when I was in high school I wanted to be a police officer on top of it. I was ambitious. 

On your blog, you mention listening to Adele and Alanis Morrisette while writing your first book, Hurricane Crimes. What music influenced 30 Seconds?
Thirty Seconds to Mars, my favourite band, was the biggest influence and the inspiration behind the title. I listened to their song “Attack” on repeat while writing an exciting scene when Dani, the heroine, runs from the Mob.

Tell me about your writing day...
I always start the day by checking my emails, blog, and social media. Once I get all of that out of the way, I settle into writing one of my current works-in-progress. The best time for my writing is after dinner and I write until I hit the sack.

After all that writing, what's your favourite way to relax?
I like to lounge on the couch and watch my favourite TV shows: Scandal, Once Upon a Time, Revenge. I also love to take walks while the sun is setting, which I try to do every day. It’s a great way to clear my mind and release stress.

Which books could you read over and over?
- The Young Wizard series by Diane Duane
- Chill Factor by Sandra Brown
- After the Night by Linda Howard                                            

What are you working on next?
Right now I am working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes, which I hope to release at the end of 2015. Down the road, I have a prequel planned for readers who enjoy 30 Seconds. I am also looking into publishing two paranormal short stories in the spring of 2015. One is about a witch and the other is about a ghost. 

Thanks for visiting, Chrys, and good luck with 30 Seconds.


Bio:
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!

Author Links:



31 comments:

  1. An outstanding title and cover. Using your own experiences as part of the storyline clearly makes a good scene. Good job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Huntress! I always try to add my own experiences to my stories to make them more real and personal. :)

      Delete
  2. Read this post in 30 Seconds? Probably not, but I love that title! It's very clever. ;) Thanks for hosting me for my mammoth blog tour, Annalisa. I appreciate all of your help today. And your interview was also unique and fun. Thanks again! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Chrys really is on a mammoth tour - I've seen her everywhere! Interesting interview. I hope 30 Seconds is a huge success for you, Chrys!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Julie! I have extended blog tour longer than most.

      Delete
  4. I write better after dinner as well.
    And no, I couldn't read this in under thirty seconds...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would love to meet the person who can read my interview in 30 seconds. lol

      Delete
  5. Yay, Chrys! And that reminds me, I have a critique to finish...

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your help with my short stories, Crystal!

      Delete
  6. not thirty seconds. and then when I thought about 30 Seconds to Mars, I had to contemplate Jared Leto and that took more time. Anyway -congrats on this book. Sounds like a fun read.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't blame you for that, Joanna. When I think about 30 Seconds to Mars I have to think about Jared, too. ;) Thank you!

      Delete
  7. Loved the interview! I usually write better at night, too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I also adore 30 Seconds to Mars. :-D

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love taking walks in the evening. The setting sun can be breathtaking.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I try to take my walk every evening, but I had to skip it today.

      Delete
  10. That's a standout cover. Your eyes are definitely drawn to it and that's what you need in a cover. Best of luck with it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I'm glad you like the cover. :)

      Delete
  11. I also write better at night.
    The book cover image is really effective.
    Good luck with the tour Chrys!

    ReplyDelete
  12. How wonderful that your mom writes too.

    (And no, I couldn't read it in 30 seconds!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, she's working on getting a few things published. :D

      Delete
  13. Great interview! I wanted to be a cop once upon a time too. I even got a degree in Law Administration. Good luck, Chrys!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's so neat that you wanted to be a cop, too! :D

      Delete
  14. Replies
    1. lol! Thank you, Keith! I like you're enthusiasm! :D

      Delete
  15. Sounds like a good read. I wish Chrys all the best :)

    ReplyDelete

Please comment - I love a good chat!