Thursday, March 13, 2014

Scene Spotlight on HURRICANE CRIMES by Chris Fey

Publisher: The Wild Rose press
Date Published: November 25th 2013
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Word Count: 12,000 (51 pages)

After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.

Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.

As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?

The Scene:

The sky above was a thick, whirling mass of gray clouds. It looked angry. Wet leaves and pine needles blanketed the road and water flooded the ditches, creating two rivers on either side of the black pavement. Pine trees were bending in every direction as the wind ordered, nearly snapping them in half.

She passed one of her neighbor’s houses. The mailbox had been ripped from the ground and was nowhere in sight. She trudged on with her shoulders slumped, her head down low. Suddenly, a huge gust swept down the road and plowed into her back. She fell.

Her knees cracked against the pavement. Rain and dirt soaked into the fibers of her jeans, and the palms of her hands skid over the road. Then a large branch dropped with a rustling thud inches in front of her. She stared at it with wide eyes. The wind flew over her, grabbed the broken branch, and dragged it all the way to the end of the road.

Realizing how close she had come to losing her head, she glanced over her shoulder to check for more flying debris, and then shoved to her feet. The elements fought against her the entire way to the car.

Her palms were stinging and her knees felt bruised, but she didn’t pause to catch her breath. She peered through the rain-streaked window. The driver was slumped over the steering wheel, unmoving. Praying the driver was okay, she beat her fists against the slippery window.

“Hey, are you okay?” She pounded her fists harder. “Can you hear me?”

The driver began to stir. She watched the person’s head lift, ever so slightly, and roll over the steering wheel until they were looking at her through the window.

A man’s face peered at her, and she saw a gash on his forehead. His eyes were foggy as he tried to focus. A second later, his eyelids lowered.

The author, Chris Fey, is going to take us deeper into her vision of how this exciting drama evolves.

As the scene unfolds, Living in the Eye of the Storm by Trapt can be heard in the background...


The heroine,  Beth Kennedy would be played by Kate Beckinsale, because she is the one I pictured while I was creating Beth, and I believe Kate could single-handedly take on a hurricane.

Hero Donovan Goldwyn would be played by Henry Cavill, because a man who can play Superman could definitely pull off the mysterious, violet-eyed man known as Donovan.

Chris explains what she really loves about the scene:

The weather! I really got to explore the dangerous conditions that occur during a hurricane in this scene more than any other moment in Hurricane Crimes, because Beth goes right into it. I had to write about the rain, the wind, the danger, and I had to make it authentic. I used my own experiences with hurricanes to aide me.

HURRICANE CRIMES is available for purchase:


Chrys Fey’s debut, Hurricane Crimes, was published by The Wild Rose Press. Mid 2014, she will be coming out with her second romantic-suspense eBook, 30 Seconds. She created the blog Write with Fey to offer aspiring writers advice and inspiration. She lives in Florida where she is ready to battle the next hurricane that comes her way.

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  1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Melissa! Now that I've been featured on Snarkology I feel like an official Rose. :)

    1. Hi Chris,
      Thank you so much for joining me today! I love having my fellow Roses as guests. Wild Rose has some of the most fantastic covers and wonderful stories. So you have a sequel planned to Hurricane Crimes?

    2. I was going to officially announce it next week on my FB page, but I am writing a sequel! :D

    3. Congrats! I'm looking forward to hearing more. :-)

  2. I could definitely see Kate playing Beth.

    1. That's great to hear. :)

      Thank you for stopping by, Brenda!