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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My First Page: Chrys Fey



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?



First Page of Hurricane Crimes:


     Beth was going to die.

     At least according to the nervous weatherman on her flickering television screen. An

image of what was supposed to be Florida wavered in and out, except it was barely

visible beneath the swirling mass of a Category 5 hurricane named Sabrina, which

seemed to have a vendetta against the sunshine state. She never once sidled away

from Florida but came head-on while gaining strength like a warrior preparing for battle.

     Before the first gust of wind swept over the land, the governor put Florida on a state

of emergency. Authorities advised everyone to board up their houses and leave. If you

didn’t, you were practically signing your death certificate.

     Beth Kennedy didn’t have family and had nowhere else to go for safety. Then her car

decided to break down, leaving her stranded at home. Apparently, it was conspiring with

Hurricane Sabrina for her demise. She boarded up all the windows; stocked up on

batteries, bottled water, and canned goods; and was going to hunker down to wait out

the storm. Anyone who planned to do this was either stupid or crazy, this again from the

nervous weatherman. And she didn’t like it when someone called her stupid.

     Crazy? Perhaps. Stupid? No.

     Outside, gale force wind was punching the sides of her house as rain pelted the

boards protecting the windows. The roof above her head groaned as if in pain. She

doubted her fence would last much longer.

     She peeked out the window next to the front door, which was shaking violently in its

frame. The street beyond was littered with debris, her neighborhood was empty, and the

town she called home was ghostly. She was probably the only person in all of Florida

who hadn’t left.

     Beth strained to see through the horizontal rain. At first, she thought she was seeing

things, but there was no mistaking the blue car fighting against the fierce wind and rain.

It was going too fast and swaying dangerously from side to side. She watched

helplessly as it lost control and slammed into a tree a couple of houses down. The hood

crumpled up like a crushed soda can.

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Chrys Fey is the author of the short stories—The Summer Bride and Fallen. 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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Chrys, thank you so much for sharing your first page with the readers. I can't wait to read your book. I love stories with nature's fury as the background. Readers, get your copy as quick as you can!


Chrys Fey said...

Elaine, thank you so much for hosting me today, right after the hectic holidays! The formatting got a little messed up in the copy and paste process, but I really appreciate this opportunity to share my first page with your readers. Since you like stories with nature's fury as an element, I hope you enjoy Hurricane Crimes.

Thanks again for everything! :)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Do you know why part of it shows in white? Some of them do and some don't.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Do you know why part of it shows in white? Some of them do and some don't.

Chrys Fey said...

I think the white shows up from pasting. But I have no idea why it does it only certain times. And I'm not really sure why the sentences are messed up for my excerpt either, but that might be able to be fixed in the editing post section.

Sometimes blogs can just be silly. :P