The Wranglers welcome author Chrys Fey to the round corral today.
An earthquake is the disaster I wrote about in Seismic Crimes. It is a 7.4 on the Richter scale, causes underground parking lots to collapse, gas leaks, fires, sink holes, and looting. I follow my characters, Beth and Donovan, as they try to survive these dangerous situations that happen nearly one right after the other. I often asked myself “What Would I Do?” I don’t think I would’ve been as brave as the two of them. Actually, I’m quite certain I wouldn’t be. So I wanted to dig further into this and tell you what I would do if I were ever in an earthquake.
1. I’d stand in a doorway or hide under a table during the quake.
2. When the shaking stopped, I would look for my cats, my babies. I know they would be terrified and hiding under a bed or the couch. I’d want to make sure they’re okay.
3. After that, I’d check the damage to the house. If windows were broken, I’d have to make sure my cats wouldn’t get out. I’d probably have to call my landlord, too, if there was damage to the house.
4. I’d call my sister to make sure she and my nephews were okay.
5. Now I’d finally check myself out. With my adrenaline fading, I’d probably be shaking and hyperventilating. I was in a situation earlier this year when I realized I was bleeding after I experienced my crash.
6. I’d turn on the news to listen to any reports. I’d want to know the magnitude of the quake and what was going on in the rest of my state and the US.
7. Check my computer. I’d turn it on to make sure it still worked. If my computer got damaged, the writer in me would scream for weeks.
8. Start cleaning up. Most likely, I’d have to throw out a lot of broken stuff and fix the books on my bookcase.
9. Post on my social media that I’m okay.
10. Write a blog post about my experience.
QUESTION: So, now tell me. What would you do if you were in an earthquake?
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.
When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?
Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes, Book One in the Disaster Crimes series, as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer's Support Group and creates their monthly newsletter.
Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!