Thursday, October 20, 2016

30 Seconds Before: If I Were A Mobster Blogfest

Hi all, as always thanks for stopping by. Here are the answers to the Blogfest sponsored by Chrys Fey as she releases her latest and greatest 30 Seconds Before.

My Mobster Name Vasquez 

My Rank I’m a loner for hire. 

Crime Zone I’m a traveling mobster; New York, LA, Monaco, Hong Kong, Paris, etc. Hey, if I’m a mobster I want to have fun and travel, not simply commit crimes. 

My Look / Disguise I’ll have to be a mobster that hides in plain view. Kind of like a James Bond gone bad. Good dresser. Travels the globe. Eats at great restaurants. Invited to parties of the rich and famous. 

Mobster Vehicle A hand full of six-figure sports cars to call my own with friends who own a yacht and helicopter. Hey, this stuff is high maintenance so let someone else pay and maintain them. 

What I’m Known For Brokering complicated deals for other mobsters. Let them do the dirty work. 

My Catch Phrase Catch Me If You Can. 

The Name of my Mob Leader Whoever can afford my services can call themselves whatever they want.


Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?


To celebrate, 30 Seconds, the follow up story, is on sale for 99 cents!

Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th



Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October IWSG, Out With the Old and in With the New, Studio December and Flu Shots

IWSG This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group is hosted by Beverly Stowe McClure, Megan Morgan, Viola Fury, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Angela Woodbridge, Susan Gourley and of course Alex Cavanaugh. Be sure to stop by and give these awesome hard working bloggers some love.

I’ve been off for a couple months and it’s great to be back! Lots of good stuff going on but that doesn’t mean all is good. My big concern these days is regarding my marketing and promotional platform which includes branding. Been doing it all wrong this year. 

Example Big events that needed much work and preparation but yielded miniscule returns (see my July IWSG post). So I’m returning to what got me going in the first place: a grass roots approach. I’m working with Barnes and Noble and independent bookstores up and down the coast and many are willing to give me a shot. More on this later. Selling books out of the back of my car and at the beach is proving to be very successful. And libraries are working with me with signings and carrying my books on their shelves. Moving forward: no big events for the forseeable future. 

New Platform I’m working on a new platform and brand I even have a logo. More on that on next month’s IWSG post. 

New Series I have a new Young Adult / Middle Grade SciFi series that combines science and the supernatural set at the end of this century. I’m moving forward with this at ludicrous speed and hope to finish the first complete draft during NaNoWriMo next month. No title yet but here is a one-line blurb: 

"We spent decades searching the night-time sky for habitable planets and signs of intelligent life; but they found us first."

Paying It Forward I’m giving a shout out for Studio December Awesome websites for awesome clients. From start to finish, we do it all. Our websites reinforce your branding and allow you to offer your unique services to potential customers. Our experience not only allows us to build awesome websites, but allows us to help you expand your brand into the real of social media and much, much more. Get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you! 

Flu Shots Got mine. Did you get yours? 

Question So what’s the latest and greatest with you?

Ludicrous Speed in Ludicrous Speed