IWSG, Persistence & Celebrations!


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Holy Moly it’s June already?! Well Happy IWSG Day! It’s the first Wednesday of the month. A day for us writers to come together in the blogosphere, sharing the highs the lows of our writing journeys. As a writer,  we’re often in our own bubble. Thanks goes to ninja extraordinaire, Alex Cavanaugh, for creating the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. So that we can come out of those bubbles and reconnect with each other.

Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

Don’t forget to check out today’s awesome co-hosts: JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

So what’s going on with me?

Well, I almost scared myself shitless. I thought last week Wednesday was IWSG day and nearly had a panic attack that I hadn’t wrote and scheduled a post. Imagine my relief and surprise that I worried over nothing.

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9 Things to Do On a Blogging Break And Why

Continue 2017 Write

Hi everyone!

I’m writing this post to say my sorta-goodbye. I say sorta, because I’ll still be posting for IWSG, the first Wednesday of the month. So at least the blog won’t have too many tumbleweeds going by.

I’ll be using my break until I return to my regularly blogging schedule to do several things (and not in this order). Here’s what I’ll be up to the next four months and why:

1. Review and revamp my 2017 writing goals

Whether you’re on plan it doesn’t hurt to review your original goals. Sometimes life happens or maybe you’ve changed your mind about a writing project or two. Remember, nothing is set in stone. Continue reading

Seismic Crimes Blog Tour & Giveaway



My Goals for Seismic Crimes

All writers have a goal or several for the book they’re writing. They may want it to make readers laugh or scare them. They may want to explore a certain character type or share an emotional story.

For Seismic Crimes, I had two main goals:

#1 Donovan

Hurricane Crimes was solely in Beth’s POV, so we didn’t get to know Donovan, which at the time was my goal. I wanted him to be mysterious. But for Seismic Crimes, I wanted to reveal every side to Donovan and make him relatable. I did that by writing every other chapter in his perspective. I showed his grief, anger and passion. Sharing his life, experiences and thoughts helps us to understand the man that is Donovan.

#2 Love

Donovan and Beth declare their love for each other at the end of Hurricane Crimes, but they barely know each other. Growing their relationship was my second goal for this book. I accomplished that by letting them do what all couples do when they first meet and start dating. They talked and asked questions, went on dates, traveled together, enjoyed the holidays, met their families and, of course, were intimate. Very intimate. 😉

Title: Seismic Crimes

Author: Chrys Fey

Series: Disaster Crimes Series (Book Two)

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Format: Digital and Print

Page Count: 282

DIGITAL LINKS: Amazon US / Amazon UK Amazon UK / Amazon CA NOOK / KOBO / All Romance eBooks

PRINT LINKS: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA

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An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who

can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer’s location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?



DIGITAL LINKS: Amazon US / Amazon UK

 Amazon CA / NOOK / KOBO

All Romance eBooks

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GIVEAWAY: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/76132e023/?



894b7-chrysfeyauthorpicBIO: 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!

Author Links: 

Facebook / Blog / Website / Goodreads

Wanted: Green Card by Latoya Brown


Wanted: Green Card by Latoya Brown

Genre: Romance scams, Fiction

Date of Publication: October, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-9796214-1-3 Publisher: Brown One

Pages: 471

Book Blurb:

Marriage fraud is an international issue that is growing momentum. It can happen to anyone as everyone falls in love. Many hearts are broken as well as time, energy, and money. The women who fall for these romance scams set off to build a family unit while the man they have married has a green card mission. Take a journey through one woman’s experiences of being married to an African man from Ghana who had an agenda to get to the U.S.A.

The book uses an experimental presentation featuring what a relationship of romance scam looks like starting online. A proclamation of love follows quickly and it’s a whirlwind of emotions from there. Read along with chat conversations and emails of what it usually looks like complete with courtship, abandonment, and divorce.

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About the Author:Latoya Brown is a serial entrepreneur, social media marketer, and world traveler. Follow along with reflections of women who have been used, and are healing from a romance scam, on the blog: Wanted: Green Card, on her online show, International Wives of African Men, or reach her at: latoyathegreat@gmail.comwanted latoya brown