I am so excited to be sharing the latest in the Disaster Crime series, Flaming Crimes by Chrys Fey. Her stories have entertained me for hours on end, and she is always at the top of my reading list. Whether it’s witches, ghosts, or a good mystery that you are looking for, you can’t go wrong with Chrys Fey.
AUTHOR NOTE: Many scenes in Flaming Crimes (Disaster Crimes #4) came from real life. For this short blog tour, I am sharing my memories as a ten-part continuous story, so hop along for the entire experience.
Series: Disaster Crimes #4
Page Count: 304
Digital Price: 4.99
Print Price: 16.99
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
FLAMING GUEST POST PART NINE
The day after the fire, I tramped through the burned woods with my dad. There was something I wanted to check. When I first came outside, I saw a patch of green in the middle of the burnt woods in my backyard. It was that green patch that I was drawn to. Could it be? I felt hope as my sneakers crunched charcoal wood. The trails that I used to follow were gone, but something remained.
I walked around the patch that miraculously had not caught fire, and froze. There it was—my childhood fort. This fort was special. It was made entirely of pine needles, and it was in the shape of an igloo.
My spirits soared. After seeing what happened to our family cat, I had needed something good to lift me up. And there it was…a memory that could live on and not just in my head, but in nature, in life.
TO BE CONTINUED…
FLAMING CRIMES EXCERPT
The flames had taken possession of the entire woods behind their house, the woods Beth had said she used to explore when she was a kid.
Donovan recalled the memories she had shared with him when they first moved in. She had led him through a winding path in the woods lined by palmetto bushes with inch-long teeth on their branches.
He could hear her voice as if she stood beside him. “One time, when I got lost in here, I pushed through all of the palmetto bushes to get to our backyard. By the time I made it, my arm was cut up, and I was bawling. My mom had to bandage my arm with pieces of fresh aloe, gauze, and elastic wrap.”
Deep in the woods, in a beam of sunlight, was an igloo-shaped structure made of pine needles—Beth’s childhood fort. She had said she would go to her fort and play house for hours. “Now I don’t have to pretend,” she had said and kissed him.
Now the fort that held such sweet memories of her childhood was nothing but a pile of ash. Donovan let out a sigh. First, Beth had lost the home she grew up in because of Hurricane Sabrina. Now the woods she had played in were up in smoke.
The story will continue on these blogs:
1/8 – Circle of Friends Books – Part 1
1/9 – Sandra Cox – Part 2
1/10 – Elements of Emaginette – Part 3
1/11 – Julie Flanders – Part 4
1/12 – I Think; Therefore, I Yam – Part 5
1/15 – Alex J. Cavanaugh – Part 6
1/16 – Just Jemi – Part 7
1/17 – Sandra Dailey – Part 8
1/18 – Fundinmental – Part 9
1/19 – Elizabeth Seckman – Part 10
Beth and Donovan are now happily married, and what Beth wants more than anything is a baby. Her dream of starting a family is put on hold as fires burn dangerously close and Donovan becomes a victim of sabotage.
Donovan escapes what could’ve been a deadly wreck. Their past enemies have been eliminated, so who is cutting brake lines and leaving bloody messages? He vows to find out, for the sake of the woman he loves and the life they’re trying to build.
Amidst a criminal mind game, a fire ignites next to their home. They battle the flames and fight to keep their house safe from the blaze pressing in on all sides, but neither of them expects to confront a psychotic adversary in the middle of the inferno.
Their lives may just go up in flames…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.
When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.
You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!
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