Friday, January 22, 2021

Great Reads Friday


For lovers of the Disaster Crime Series, book six is now available.

Who is Amanda?

She is a survivor of abuse.

She is Beth’s self-defense assistant.

She is the god mom to Beth and Donovan’s kids.

She is the woman who has Thorn head-over-heels.

She is traumatized by her past and deals with daily neurosis.

She has become stronger because of the hardships she’s overcome.

She has feelings for Thorn but is afraid of what that means.

She wants to help other survivors to grow and learn.

She drinks craft beer and eats medium steak.

She is a fan of romance novels.

She likes the color pink.

She loves daisies.




Genre: Romantic-Suspense

Heat Rating: Hot



*A FIGHTING CHANCE is Book 6 in the Disaster Crimes series, but it’s a spin-off featuring a new couple, so it can be read as a standalone.*

Thorn has loved Amanda from afar, giving her whatever she needs as a survivor of abuse—space, protection, and stability. He yearns to give her more, though, to share his feelings, kiss her, love her, but he's worried the truth will frighten her away.

And Amanda is afraid. She’s scared of her attraction for Thorn. Most of all, she’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, who is lurking nearby where no one can find him. When she grows closer to Thorn, Damon retaliates, jeopardizing their happy ending.

Up against an abusive ex and Mother Nature, do Thorn and Amanda have a fighting chance?


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Amanda looked up from the current list of up-to-date payments for classes. A movement outside the glass storefront caught her eye. She tilted her head to see a man coming up the sidewalk from the side where the picnic bench sat. Through the vertical blinds, she glimpsed a square face—a short, rugged beard and long, dark hair pulled into a man bun. Her breath fled from her lungs. Her body went from icy cold to flaming hot in the span of a millisecond. She dropped to the floor and slid under the counter, beneath the ledge where they put their purses and cell phones.

“What—” Beth peeked at the windows. Then she snapped her fingers at April and pointed at the stools.

April jumped into action. She pushed the stools in so they blocked Amanda. The bell attached to the door jingled as April removed the jacket she wore and draped it across the stools, creating a curtain to shield Amanda.

From a crack, Amanda watched Beth move to stand in front of the twins, who were in their walkers playing peacefully. “I’m sorry, but we’re going to be closing.”

“I don’t give a shit. I’m here for Amanda.”

The sound of Damon’s voice had her heart beating even harder. That voice had haunted her nightmares, had come back to life in her memories.

Beth cocked her head to the side. “Who? There’s no one by that name here.”

“Don’t bullshit me. I know she works here.”

His voice was closer now.





Book Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iTunes

Author’s Note: I wrote The Disaster Curse to answer a few lingering questions readers may have after reading A Fighting Chance, and to tie the whole series together with a neat, shiny, perfect little bow. Plus, there was one disaster that I hadn’t written about yet. *wink*



The Disaster Crimes Series:

*The Crime Before the Storm (prequel)

Hurricane Crimes (novella, #1)

Seismic Crimes (#2)

Lightning Crimes (free short, #2.5)

Tsunami Crimes (#3)

Flaming Crimes (#4)

Frozen Crimes (#5)

A Fighting Chance (spin-off, #6)

The Disaster Curse (short story, #7)

*Free exclusive story to newsletter subscribers.


***LAUNCHING A WEBSITE*** is a website dedicated to domestic violence and sexual assault awareness. Inspired by the Disaster Crimes series.



Prizes: Hurricane Crimes (Disaster Crimes 1) and Seismic Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2) eBooks (mobi or epub), Hurricane Crimes Playing Cards, Girl Boss Sign, and a Volcanic Blast Scented Candle




Chrys Fey is author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept that blends disasters, crimes, and romance. She runs the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book Club on Goodreads and edits for Dancing Lemur Press.

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Valerie-Jael said...

Chris writes great books, congratulations to her and good luck with the new book launch. Hugs, Valerie

Hot guys said...

Sounds interesting. 🙂

A nice giveaway, btw! 👍🏻

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra and Chrys ... love the excellent write up here ... it sounds a great read - all the best - Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you both. Drat you both.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great excerpt. Congrats to Chrys!

RO said...

Always love hearing about new authors, and kudos for creating such an amazing website for domestic violence victims/survivors. You are helping to save lives. Congratulations on the new release! I hope you and Super Sandra have an amazing weekend! Hugs, RO

Chrys Fey said...

Hey, Sandra! Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I always love to be here. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much, Valerie-Jael!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! I'm glad you think so. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you for commenting, Hilary!

Chrys Fey said...

lol Thank you for your comment, Elephant's Child!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Natalie!

Chrys Fey said...

Hi, RO! Thank you for your amazing comment! I sure hope my new website saves lives. <3

Christine said...

Good luck to Chrys, happy weekend Sandra!

D.L. Finn said...

Congrats on new release:) I have book one on my kindle and picked up todays free book, thank you!

Birgit said...

Congrats Chrys on a new book! You are prolific and achieve more than most people. How nice to be showcased on Sandra's blog. Have a great weekend to both of you.

Sandra Cox said...

I second the good luck:)
Happy weekend to you, Christine.

Sandra Cox said...

Don't ya love getting freebie books.
Have a wonderful weekend,Denise. Enjoy the snow:)

J.P. Alexander said...

Parece un libro genial al igual que la saga. Lo tendré en cuenta gracias por la recomendación y buen fin de semana

Janie Junebug said...

Best wishes, Chrys.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Good luck to Chrys and thanks go to Sandra for the support. I am especially please Chrys has started a domestic violence group. I hope it gets a few battered women (or men) out of their abusive relationships and gets them to safety.

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the heads up. Good luck to Chrys!

Sandra Cox said...

She does indeed, Val.
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes, Chrys's books always intrigue.
Isn't that a wonderful giveaway?

Sandra Cox said...

Doesn't that just pique your interest, Hil?

Sandra Cox said...

Hope you're feeling better.

Sakuranko said...

Oh so interesting book darling

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Sandra! Congrats Chrys!
Happy Weekend Sandra! Big Hugs!

Computer Tutor said...

This was a great read. It's the right balance of action and romance with a satisfying ending.

nashvillecats2 said...

Have been a follower of Chrys for quite a while, wonderful writer and some great books to her credit.


Sandra Cox said...

It is a great excerpt, isn't it, Natalie?

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Rockin Ro.
I'm so thrilled Chrys set up this website. Definitely put stars in her crown.

Sandra Cox said...

Entirely, my pleasure, Chrys. Wishing you much success on your latest wonderful novel.

Sandra Cox said...

She sure is prolific! :)
Hope you are having a great weekend too, Birgit.
Take special care.

Lee said...

I'll have to add these to my "must-reads"...thanks. :)

Nas said...

Wonderful excerpt. Congratulations Chrys!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Christine!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much for getting Book One, D.L.!

There's another freebie that's permafree...Lightning Crimes (2.5, a short story between books 2 & 3.) :)

Happy Reading!

Chrys Fey said...

I just try...I don't think I achieve more than more. Everyone is different. :)

I love being on Sandra's blog. <3

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Janie!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Jeanie!

Chrys Fey said...

Hi, Bluebeard ad Elizabeth! Not a group, exactly, but a website, although there's many groups for support listed on it. :) And I truly hope so, too.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks you, Sakuranko!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much, Magic Love Crow!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you so much, Jacqui! That's what I was going for, and I am glad that I pulled it off. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you for being a follower, Yvonne!

Chrys Fey said...

I appreciate that, Lee! Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Nas!

Sandra Cox said...

Glad you like the sound of it,J.P.I think Chrys has another winner on her hands:)

Sandra Cox said...

It's wonderful, isn't it, Elizabeth?

Sandra Cox said...

You're most welcome and I echo the good luck.

Sandra Cox said...

For sure, Sakuranko:)

Sandra Cox said...

Echoing congratulations to Chrys.
Hope your weekend was wondrous.
Hugs received and returned.

Sandra Cox said...

Excellent! Thanks for sharing, Jacqui:)

Sandra Cox said...

Chrys definitely is a wonderful writer, isn't she, Yvonne? And good on you for the follow.

Sandra Cox said...

That's great, Lee.

Sandra Cox said...

It is indeed, isn't it, Nas?