My guest today is fellow Wild Rose Press author, Chrys Fey, whose new story, 30 SECONDS, is an exciting romantic suspense. Welcome Chrys. Please tell us a little about your book.
Love to. Here's the 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?
Sounds exciting! What draws you to this genre?
Romantic-suspense has two genres that I love when I read books (romance and suspense) combined in one. I believe you can’t have one without the other.
I agree. Would you share an excerpt?
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.
Love your humor in this excerpt. I appreciate the quirky quip (or thought) that can let the reader smile and draw a deep breath before the suspense become intense. What’s your next project?
I am currently editing the sequel to HURRICANE CRIMES and writing the prequel to 30 SECONDS, which will bring us on a thrilling adventure as we follow Blake in the Mob.
Oh, good! More of Blake in the mob. He's such a great hero! Now, what one tip would you offer writers?
Give your manuscript to at least 2-3 beta readers. Even if you edited your book a dozen times you still need a fresh sets of eyes to read it through, because your betas will find errors that you didn’t notice. Trust me! And they will also have wonderful advice that’ll help you polish your manuscript to a gleam.
Excellent point. No matter how meticulously we comb our manuscripts, we can't always find our own errors. It sounds as if you spend a good deal of time crafting your stories. Is there a special place you like to write?
On my couch!
Sounds comfortable. Do you have challenges with finding writing time?
Finding time to write during this time of the year is always a challenge. I applaud everyone who participated in NaNo and reached the goal of 50,000 words because that’s far more than I wrote last month!
Thanks so much for being here today. I hope you’ll come back again.
Thanks for having me, Barbara! I plan on coming back in the future. :)
Any time, Chrys. I look forward to it
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!
The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5801
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00N26EU9G
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N26EU9G