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Friday, October 21, 2016

If I were a Mobster BlogFest - Say Hello to...Disaster Chrys



If I were a Mobster Blogfest

Today is the day! I hope everyone had fun creating their posts and will have a blast all day (and maybe throughout the weekend) visiting the other participants. Now is a great time to meet new friends. :)



Here is my mobster profile:

My Mobster Name: Disaster Chrys (given to me by Sage), but those in my Mob call me Diz for short.

My Rank: I’m the second-in-command, of course. I don’t want to have the pressure of ruling an entire Mob, but as co-leader I get to have a lot of fun issuing orders, intimidating the boys, and being an overall bad ass chic. *wink*

Crime Zone: Central Florida

My Look: Sleek, neon green hair past my shoulders. I realize this makes me easily recognizable and even visible, but I’m notorious for it. People say they only catch a glimpse of green hair when I carry out my plans. I have a small spiral (the symbol for a hurricane) tattooed on the side of my right cheek. I wear all black and coral lipstick for a feminine touch.

Weapon of Choice: Long, extra-sharp pencils. I have a belt full of these “writing utensils,” which I can throw like darts or use as impaling instruments.

Mobster Vehicle: A black four-wheeler. I don’t drive on the highways or main roads, because I don’t want to be spotted, so I use dirt roads and back-roads.

What I’m Known For: Leaving a note scribbled on a torn piece of notebook paper. What do these notes say? (Check out my catch phrase.)

My Catch Phrase: Disaster Chrys Strikes Again!

Name of my Mob Leader: Nate Chur (aka Nature)


Now can someone turn me into a comic book "villain?" :D


RELEASE DAY!

Title: 30 Seconds Before (Prequel to 30 Seconds)
Genre: Mainstream Thriller
Page Count: 60 (novella)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


BLURB:

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?


BUY LINKS:

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SALE!

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

Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th

SALE LINKS:


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Now please hop around to the other participants:

70 comments:

  1. I love the description of your mobster look :-) Especially the coral lipstick for a touch of femininity.

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! I have to do a little something to bring out my Mobster self's feminine side.

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  2. Love your hair! I actually sported a green rat tail for years.

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    1. Really? If I could get away with it, and not ruin my hair, I think I would dye my hair bright green.

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  3. Not only does a sharp pencil stab, but you could give someone a serious case of lead poisoning.

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    1. Ha! Exactly. Pencils can be very dangerous. ;)

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  4. Sorry Alex, but my daughter informed me that today's pencils contain graphite, not lead. But watch out for splinters on the broken ones. Those can be killers.

    Congrats on your first blog hop and good luck with your release, Diz!

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    1. Maybe Disaster Chrys has the old-fashioned pencils. ;)

      Thanks, Tamara!

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  5. I love it. Sometimes people overlook those right in front of them. Good luck on your next 'case'.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. LOL, Thanks for your comment on my blog. This is fun and an awesome launch idea.

    I am a "hidden asset" and unknown, so we may work for the same mob. Anyone who see The Medusa is turned to stone-stone dead. They never get the chance to reveal her secrets. Deep connections, secrets and conspiracies.

    Awesome hair BTW, Diz. Maybe your boss has a few hidden secrets he has not shared yet. Laundering and funding come from somewhere.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit


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    1. Thanks, Juneta!

      I do think Medusa and Disaster Chrys would make a deadly duo. ;)

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  7. Love it! You totally deserve your own comic :)

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  8. Hey Diz- love the nickname, and the post. Congrats on your release!

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  9. lol never miss a bad guy or a thought for the next book with pencils of doom to throw.

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  10. Great mobster profile, Disaster! I love it! This blogfest was a great idea and a lot fun! Thanks! And congrats on your new release! It sounds exciting!

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    1. I'm so glad that you had fun with it, Tricia! Thanks!

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  11. You are one cool mobster, green hair and all! Love this blog post. So creative and fun. Enjoy the fest AND congrats on the newly released novella!!

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  12. Neon green hair... I wish I could do that. Too much of a chicken. Great descriptions, Chrys. Very chic.

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    1. After I dyed my hair black as a teen (a nightmare) I'm a chicken to dye my hair neon green in real life, but I like the idea of it. ;)

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  13. You and me gotta hook up, Disaster Chrys! I got the beans. You got the signature hair.

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  14. Boom Boom Birgie here...I am a rogue mobster because i don't like to be tied down. I will travel anywhere as long as i am paid well although i am partial to Vienna and other cities in Europe. I love wearing leather with a nice fedora hat and gloves with some bling, glitter must always be present on my form. My hair is blond, long and free flowing with ice blue tips. I do wear sensible shoes to make my getaway though, high heels are just dumb. I know how to make a bomb and place them anywhere they wish and I can get away fast in my classic blue 1957 Thunderbird convertible. I am known to leave a calling card beside each victim before I venture off with some dashing man that can please all my senses. My catch phrase is...boom,boom, boom boom. I always say that with a smile. Love your hair and the pencils are a neat trick

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    1. Boom Boom Birgie sounds sexy and lethal. I like the ice blue tips in her hair.

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  15. "glimpse of green hair..." Did I see you in the candy aisle? Love the hurricane tattoo! No one would ever suspect a pencil. Oooh, take me to your leader! Way to go, Diz ;-)

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    1. Quite possible, Diedre. I do like candy. ;)

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  16. Sounds like you're having a blast with this, Diz. Love the green hair. Reminds me of an old movie from way back when called, "The Boy With Green Hair." It was melodramatic tear-jerker about Ireland.

    I hope your launch is going well. I'm afraid I'll have to put some more moolah into my Amazon account before I can buy your latest. (I dunno about you, but I spend way more money buying books than I do selling my own. Good thing I'm not in it for the money!)

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    1. I know just what you mean about spending more on books than what you sell. But we live to read, don't we? :)

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  17. Awesome blog post. And your mobster is all over the blogosphere! Congrats on the new release!

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  18. Congrats Chrys! Both on an awesome mobster profile and your latest book release. If I ever get to making you a comic book villain, I promise to share credit and a finders fee.

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    1. Thank you!

      LOL Sounds like a good deal. ;)

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  19. That's quite the look. Do you sport that now? Because, I think you should make that a reality now. (Temp tattoo on the cheek, of course ;)

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    1. No, I'm not rocking that look now, but I wanted to get a neon green wig and draw the tattoo on my cheek for a photo for this post. :)

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  20. I love you mobster profile. I took my cue from yours. I'm delighted I was able to participate in your blogfest and book release. It is such a fun and unique idea. Sorry my post didn't go up until tonight. Congrats on 30 Seconds Before. It sounds intriguing and Blake is my kind of guy. He has a dangerous journey ahead of him. I did some research into infiltrating the mob before I posted and wow, it is really scary. Best of luck. I can't wait to read it. Oh and love the newsletter.

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    1. Thank you do much, Melissa! Blake sure does have s dangerous journey ahead. Infiltrating the Mob is a every idea. I made it easier for Blake for the sake of the story and creative liberties, but I'd it is tough and dangerous.

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  21. You can get into anywhere with your pencils too. What a sneaky mobster you are, lol. This was a lot of fun to write the profile, and see how others became their mobster selves. I was surprised that California and Florida seem to be hotspots for mob activity.

    Thanks for the fun. Enjoy your weekend, and good luck with the sales.

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    1. It was a lot of fun reading everyone's profiles. They were all so different. Yes, I was surprised to see most of our Mobs were in Florida and California, too. Mob wars!

      I'm glad you had fun! Thanks!!

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  22. Disaster Chrys sounds like a badass. Sorry I missed participating!

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    1. Thanks! And that's okay. :) Hopefully you can join next time. :)

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  23. Long, extra sharp pencils... I love it. From taking notes to stabbing someone in the eye, they're versatile. I love the coral, but it doesn't go with my skin. :)

    Thanks for hosting this blog hop and good luck with the book release. I had a blast. You need to do more. Love ya!! Eva

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    1. Pencils can be deadly. ;)

      You're welcome! I plan to do more blog hops. At least once a year. :)

      Thank you!!

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  24. Hi Chrys - another mobster character ... green hair fading away - that'd worry a few people ... and good luck with the book .. cheers Hilary

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    1. If they see my hair, they should worry. ;)

      Thanks, Hilary!

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  25. Pencils are a perfect weapon - they have so many uses.

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  26. It figures a writer would use pencils as weapons. Love the green hair and coral lipstick. ☺ This looks like a fun blog hop. Your books sound interesting. I need something to read on my upcoming trip to California. Sold!

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    1. A lot of us had the right idea, too. Another had pens as a weapon and another had a book.

      Thanks, Debbie! It's short, but if you haven't read 30 Seconds, that'll give you a bit more to read. :)

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  27. Ah yeah, the master of disaster! I love your description. I think I'm more terrified of the mobster who boldly operates in plain sight with neon green hair than the one who feels the need to work from the shadows.

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    1. Master of Disaster. Yup, that's me. ;)

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  28. I was due to participate but my pc was none to good and I was off the scene for two days. Paid a fortune in get it repaired but it was well worth it as I am lost without my "Friend" pc.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm sorry your PC wasn't working, Yvonne. That's never fun.

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  29. I think that would make a great comic book character.

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    1. I think so, too. ;) It would be awesome if it came true.

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  30. Chrys, thanks for the fun Blogfest! The Joker used a pencil to kill someone in front of a group of thugs to get his point across he was no one to mess with. So pencils are an excellent choice of weapon.

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    1. You're welcome, Stephen! I hadn't realized the Joker used a pencil as a weapon.

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  31. I love the pencil weapon. You know, in case we need to write something.
    :)
    Thanks for this great blogfest and best of luck!
    Heather

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    1. You never know when we might have the need to write. ;) You're welcome! And thank you!!

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  32. Congratulations on the release!!! I'm so happy for you!

    On a side note...sharpened pencils? Guh!

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  33. Hahaha! I love it! I'm late, but I'm FINALLY getting around to the hop. So much fun in the posts. Thanks for the opportunity to play, Chrys.

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    1. I'm glad you're able to hop around now. :) You're welcome! And thanks to you for joining in!

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  34. Good luck with your release, Chrys! I realize I'm late to the party, but I hope it went well.

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  35. Sorry I'm late, I really meant to get to this that weekend, but my plans abruptly changed :( If Diz, ever needs to disguise that green hair, Joanie could help since she's in the area ;)

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    1. No worries, Elizabeth! I'm glad you can stop by now. :) Diz will take Joanie up on that. ;)

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