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Monday, 23 January 2017

Tsunami Crimes Blog Tour: Writing Inspiration

Today I'm taking part in the Tsunami Crimes Blog Tour for author Chrys Fey. I asked her a question which she graciously answered. Take it away Chrys and read on to see her book and a giveaway.

Blog Tour Question: What inspired you write a disaster crimes series?

Well, it all started with the desire to write just one story. Years ago, I read a book set during a blizzard. When I finished reading it, I realized how many winter stories I’ve read, but I had never read one about weather I knew…hurricane weather. Right away, I set off to write that story. I knew I wanted it to be a romantic-suspense. Except, I didn’t want it to be typical. What better way to do that than by making my heroine’s counterpart a suspected murderer? That’s how the crime aspect came about.

It wasn’t until after I published Hurricane Crimes and heard from two readers when a series became my next goal. One reader wished Hurricane Crimes had been longer. The other reader wanted to know what happened with Donovan before Hurricane Crimes started. Then I realized a pretty big flaw…there was still a killer at loose!

Immediately, I knew I wanted to carry the disaster and crime features over into the sequel. But which disaster do I write about? There’s so many! That’s how I got the idea to write a series. I created a list of the disasters I wanted to write about and soon had the titles picked out. I actually had the titles for books 2-5 before I even had a clue about their plots! When you get an idea, you don’t hop, you jump. And that’s exactly what I did. I jumped all in.

With the unfolding story from Hurricane Crimes, and the story I set up in Seismic Crimes, I was about to connect each book with criminals and crimes.

So, I was inspired by a book, weather I’ve experienced, readers’ comments, and…of course…disasters.

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.

This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.

Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.

If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again.

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P.S. Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes are on sale for 99 Cents!


Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series. She is a blogger, reader, auntie, vegetarian, and cat Lover. Get Lightning Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2.5) for FREE!

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Thanks for stopping by, remember to congratulate Chrys on her latest release and God bless.


  1. Fans have a way of encouraging sequels, don't they?
    Be fu reading the answers to all the questions.

  2. I knew the characters and some of the plots for the other four books in my series before I even finished the first book. When a theme and big story arc grabs you, run with it.

  3. congrats to Lady Fey on her book

  4. @Alex, they sure do.

    @L. Diane, run with it and don't look back. :)

    @DEzMOND, Thank you!

    Sheena-kay, thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

  5. Congrats, Chris. Hope the sales are going well.

  6. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  7. Having a central theme like disasters is a brilliant idea!

  8. I've been seeing Chrys all over! :)

  9. Please let me know if Beth and Donovan ever plan on visiting upstate New York--I'll make sure I'm far away!

    Congrats on the book, Chrys, and best of luck!

  10. @JL, thanks!

    @Kindlemom, thanks for stopping by. :)

    @CLee, thanks.

    @Kelly, I'm making my rounds. :)

    @JeffO, you're in luck...they will not be going to upstate New York. ;)

  11. So excited for Chrys! Wonderful to learn more about how the series began. Always fun finding out what sparked the idea for a book and series. Wishing her the best of luck!

  12. What a novel idea for a series, Chrys! Good luck with your latest book!

  13. Congratulations Chrys. This is the only book of yours I haven't read yet, but I will rectify that. A novel idea for a novel series.

  14. @Jess, Fundy, Denise, thank you so much! I appreciate your comments. :) Denise, I hope you enjoy it!


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