"When a woman finds herself in the middle of a war between a police force and the Mob, 30 SECONDS is a long time."
The Wild Rose Press released Chrys Fey's novella 30 SECONDS in September. Read about Chrys and her writing life in the interview below.
About 30 SECONDS:
When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.
The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?
She panted with fear. What if they see the chest? What if we get caught? What if my breath stinks and I’m breathing right into Officer Hottie’s face? She shut her mouth and let oxygen flow through her nose.
Her eyesight slowly adjusted to the darkness and she could see Officer Herro’s silhouette. His head was turned and he was listening to the thuds of heavy boots getting louder; the intruders were coming their way.
Then the thunder of footsteps sounded right next to them. “There’s no one here, Red,” someone announced.
“Look for documents,” a man ordered, who Dani could only assume was Red. “I want the name of the person I’m going to kill.”
A moment later, there was a reply. “All the mail is addressed to a Dr. Hart.”
Hearing her name said aloud by one of the men who had ransacked her place made her want to gasp. Her mouth fell open and her breath was reversing into her lungs, but before she could make a sound, Officer Herro lowered his lips to hers, silencing her. Stunned, she could only lie beneath him with her eyes wide and her body tense. She couldn’t believe he was kissing her. She wanted to push him back, but knew if she did he might hit the inside of the chest, giving away their hiding place. That was when she realized he was kissing her so she wouldn’t gasp.
She let her body relax. After her initial shock faded, she was able to feel his lips. They were comforting and caused a reaction deep inside her. She couldn’t stop her lips from reacting to his. It was an innocent connection, a soft touch of lips. Until his hand slid from her shoulder to her neck and the kiss deepened into something else.
An Interview with Chrys
1. You, the Author
My debut eBook, Hurricane Crimes, was published in 2013 by The Wild Rose Press. I am currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes as well as a surprise for readers who enjoy 30 Seconds. I live in Florida with my four rescued cats. I love fashion designing, fairy tales, Scandal, and Halloween!
2. How do you decide on setting?
The odd thing is I don’t really decide on a setting. The setting always comes with my story idea. With 30 Seconds, my characters are in Cleveland, Ohio because I got the idea for the story when I was traveling to Michigan and had a layover in the Cleveland airport. When I had to walk into the frigid air to board a tuna can of a plane, the cold cut straight through me to the marrow of my bones. The wind was so fierce I could barely walk. Once I was back home, I had a vision of my heroine, Dr. Dani Hart, coming home in Cleveland after pulling an all-nighter at the ER, the bottoms of her scrubs soaked by fresh snow. That immediately became the opening scene for 30 Seconds.
3. What inspired your latest release?
A dream. In my dream I was spinning wildly on a swivel chair to pounding rock music. My eyes were closed when hands halted my fast rotation and lips touched mine. Strong arms pulled me out of the chair and into a steaming kiss. When I opened my eyes, I saw a hot cop in full uniform. My dream ended when he said, “I shouldn’t have done that.” In the morning, I immediately started to ponder stories about a woman who falls in love with a cop even though she knows she shouldn’t. I even used that dream as a scene in 30 Seconds.
4. Were you “born to write” or did you discover your passion for writing later in life?
I was born to write! My mother is a writer and I would watch her write and illustrate her children’s books with the hope of being published. I wrote my first story when I was six-years-old, and started writing with the goal of publication when I was twelve.
5. Tell us about your hero or heroine. Give us one of his/her strengths and one of his/her weaknesses.
Blake Herro is a police officer who went undercover in the Mob. He has sexy, curly hair and evergreen eyes. His strength is his skill as a police officer. He’s tough and smart. His weakness is...Dani.
Dani Hart is a doctor who gets stuck in the middle of a war between a police force and the Mob. She has red hair and long legs. Her strength is her determination. She fights for what she believes in and stands her ground. Her weakness is...Blake.
6. You’re having a party. What character from your book do you hope attends? Why? What character do you hope doesn’t attend? Why?
I would want Dani Hart, my heroine in 30 Seconds, to attend the party because she’s so much fun! She loves rock music and would be the life of the party. I would not want, Red, the villain in 30 Seconds, to attend because...he’s a Mob boss! Who can have fun with a Mob boss around?
7. If you could have one skill that you don’t currently have, what would it be?
Singing. I wish I could sing because I love to write song lyrics.
8. Do you listen to music as you write?
Absolutely! Music inspires me and it gets me in the mood to write certain scenes. 30 Seconds is actually named after my favorite band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.
9. Tell us more about your latest release 30 Seconds.
When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?
10. How would readers find out more about you?
They can like my Facebook page for insights into my writing and my life, and add me on Goodreads to see my reviews and what books I am reading.
They can also follow my blog Write with Fey for writing tips and other special posts.
Purchase 30 SECONDS:
The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5801
Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00N26EU9G
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N26EU9G
Author Chrys Fey