Thursday, December 04, 2014

30 Seconds with Chrys Fey

Today we have the lovely and talented Chrys Fey on the blog.

She has a new story out, 30 Seconds, just in time to curl up on the couch with your ereader and a cozy fire. 

So Chrys,

How much influence do you have on cover art?

I actually had a lot of say in the cover for 30 Seconds because the artist got the cover wrong at first. In the beginning I filled out a form to describe the tone, important elements, and how I envisioned the cover, but the artist did her own thing, which was all wrong for 30 Seconds. Only the title was what I wanted, so the marketing director let me choose the images to pass onto the artist. I picked both of the images that are now on the cover.

Which phrase in 30 Seconds are you most proud of?

“She could forgive him for missing their dinner date, but she would never forgive him for dying.”

What did you edit out of 30 Seconds?

I edited out a scene near the end. I can’t really reveal much about it because it contains spoilers, but it’s when my heroine, Dr. Dani Hart, is in the hospital fighting to save someone’s life. My editor and I decided to remove it because we realized she wouldn’t be allowed in the operating room as she was emotionally compromised. Luckily, taking the scene out worked perfectly.

Describe your writing style in ten words or less.

Thrilling, romantic, magical, with heroines of steel and sexy heroes.

Would you like to be friends with the main character?

Absolutely! Dani is a fun woman. She’s witty, smart, and loves rock music just like I do.

Follow up question - What is something you can picture the two of you doing together? 

We’d go to a Thirty Second to Mars concert and rock out to their music. Then we’d stop at McDonalds for a quick bite and maybe enjoy a glass of wine at home while we talk about how awesome the concert was.

Now for a little fun. 

If you were going to commit the perfect murder, how would you go about it?

I don’t think I can reveal that. If I do, it may come back to bite me in the butt.

Do you ever write naked?

I’ve never even tried it. I’m not that free with my body, but now I’m wondering how many writers do write in the nude.

Do you have any hobbies? 

I love to draw fashion designs, write song lyrics, make jewelry, and read.

If you were a tool what would you be?

A hammer. I don’t like to “put people in their place,” but I will swing if you get me mad. All of my heroines carry the same attitude. Actually, they are all feistier than I am. Sometimes I wish I could be more like them...sledgehammers.

Who's more fun, bad boys or perfect gentlemen?

Bad boys! They are fascinating, sexy, and can show you a good time. All of my heroes have a little bit of bad in them, but they are still gentlemen when the time calls for it, like Blake in 30 Seconds.

thanks so much for stopping by.

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Cover reveal- Time Out, Valentine

OMG - I love this cover! So cute and from my favorite cover artist, Diana Carlile!

Time Out, Valentine
by Melinda Dozier
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: January 2015

And here's the amazing Time Out, Valentine cover ...


Lexi’s life is one big dump. Or so she thinks. To keep her mind off her latest breakup, she stays busy with work. It’s no big deal, since writing for Time Out Portland Magazine is a blast…except for the one small snag – Grant Reeds. Grant, a shy but sexy computer geek, is new to Time Out, working as the Networking Director for the online magazine. Even though Lexi thinks he doesn’t notice her, he sure as hell does. The owners have a plan for their upcoming Valentine’s Special, pairing up the two to explore romantic date ideas around the city. Soon, Lexi and Grant learn that the old adage, “Opposites Attract,” can ring true.


Grant sipped his beer and surveyed the room around them—anywhere but at the siren next to him, with her fancy drink, an umbrella hanging off the side. Overhead lights strobed the room, gleaming in all directions. The DJ announced a new song and a new crowd rushed to the dance floor, leaving them more alone in the back of the room. Thank God.

It was stifling hot. He tugged his collar from his neck and rolled the sleeves of his white button-up. His glasses slid down his nose, forcing him to take them off and put them in his shirt pocket.

Luckily in that part of the room, the music wasn’t so loud that they had to scream to converse. He only raised his voice a fraction to ask her the question he’d been wondering since they set foot in the place. “So, you think this is romantic enough for a Valentine's date?"

She batted her long lashes in his direction and smirked. “There’s low lights.”

“Yeah and loud music, people all around.” To help prove his point, someone bumped him in the back, pushing him closer to Lexi. His hand circled her waist and rested on her hip.

She sipped the drink, moving the umbrella with her other hand, then licked her lips. “It’sthe place to be. All trendy couples find their way here.” She cocked her head. “What would make it more romantic? Kissing?”

A slow smile formed and he faced her. Not a bad idea. “Actually, yeah.” He placed his bottle on the table behind them, cracked his knuckles and stretched his neck.

She laughed nervously, putting her weight on another sexy as hell foot. “What? You’re gonna kiss me? For real?”

“We need romance.” He grabbed her cup and put it next to his bottle. His gaze dropped to her mouth.

“You kissing me won’t—”

He placed his thumb on her lips. “Shhh. Stop talking so we can be romantic.”


After hectic days of teaching English to middle school students, Melinda finds time to write and read in the evenings. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her husband/ college sweetheart who brings "mucho amor" to her life. Melinda enjoys being the queen of her household and dreams of being pampered fully by her three boys once they are grown. Melinda's guilty pleasures include reality t.v., traveling, blogging and playing Zynga games.

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