Wednesday, December 7, 2016

I SURVIVED! Blogfest Sign Up + TSUNAMI CRIMES Reveal / IWSG

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Didn't I just do a blogfest? Yes, I did. I didn't think I'd have to do another one so soon after the If I were a Mobster Blogfest, but my publisher surprised me with the release day of TSUNAMI CRIMES...January 20th! So now I am scrambling. It doesn't help that this is a difficult time to plan anything with everyone taking breaks. *insert insecurity here*

I've thought up a fun blog hop, though. Here are the details:



BLOGFEST ANNOUNCEMENT

When? January 20th
Where? On your blog!

Prompt:

"This is Chrys Fey reporting for Disaster 5 News. I am in [location of your choosing] where a tsunami hit yesterday morning. I have [your name] with me, a survivor of the tsunami. [Your name], can you tell our viewers what happened, and how you survived?"

[Your Story]

Details: Every post will begin with the intro above. What will follow is your made-up story. It can be fantastical and wild or realistic. The goal is to make this fun. :) You can create a flash fiction piece or write a paragraph. You can even create a back-and-forth interview. Be creative!

Note: Every post will include the blurb, cover art, and links for TSUNAMI CRIMES, which I'll provide.

Won't you please sign up?

I SURVIVED! Blogfest


COVER + BLURB REVEAL

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.

This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.

Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.

If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again.

DIGITAL PRE-ORDER LINKS:




ONE QUESTION BLOG TOUR SIGN UP

If you can't sign up for the blog hop, I am hoping to do a short blog tour from January 23rd to February 3rd. Or you can sign up for both!

I had fun with my Y Post where I answered questions posed by many of you, so I am going to do that for my blog tour. Come up with ONE interesting question, and I will give a detailed answer for my guest post. NOTE: Doesn't have to be related to my book/series. Your question can be totally random. :)

 You can sign up here:






What's in it for you? I will be running a Rafflecopter giveaway for a signed, paperback copy of SEISMIC CRIMES and HURRICANE CRIMES playing cards. All participants (blog hop/tour) will be automatically added as entrants to the giveaway, increasing your odds of winning. :)


I hope you can forgive me for making this post all about me. This release is a BIG one, and I want it to go smoothly.

Thanks for understanding!


OPTIONAL JANUARY QUESTION: What writing rule do you wish you'd never heard?

*Add this question and your answer to your January 4th IWSG post.



98 comments:

  1. Hopefully I will be in Spain on Jan 20th, but am thinking of taking my laptop with me to keep in touch with my blogging friends.
    Enjoyed your post Chrys goodluck with your blogfest.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Loving the new cover. ^_^

    And I signed up.

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  3. Great cover! May you have lots of publishing success with this one.

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  4. Wow, that is coming up rather quickly. Great indeed, but scrambling makes it rather hectic. Nothing wrong with posts all about thee lol

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    1. Super fast. I was pulling out my hair trying to come up with these ideas.

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  5. That's a wonderful cover! You are a machine when it comes to blog fests and tours. I don't know how you get the energy to organize and manage all of it, but however you do it, I'm impressed.

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. I do what I can. It does exhaust me, though.

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  6. Congratulations! If it were a Monday, I'd join your blogfest. I can help with your tour though.

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    1. Thanks, Alex! Yeah, My releases tend to happen on Fridays.

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  7. Love the cover, and I signed up!!!!

    Right now I'm swamped, but this blogfest sounds like fun. I'll give it some thought.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cathrina! I appreciate your help. :)

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  8. Good luck with the new release! Have fun with the blogfest and tour!

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  9. Yay for the new release! You have a release date right near one of my own. January will be a busy month. :) I signed up for the one question tour.

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    1. January will be super busy. Thanks for signing up for my blog tour! :D

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  10. Chrys, You're staying busy these days best wishes for a smashing success with Tsunami Crimes!

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  11. I love how you always have so much going on. I mean, me today, I'm like, "I have to go to the grocery store AND write a blog post? How will I ever get it all done?!?!?"

    All signed up for the blog tour! Congrats! (Not on me signing up for it, but rather needing the blog tour in the first place.)

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    1. LOL! I like to stay busy, but I often over do it, which isn't good.

      Thank you for signing up for my blog tour! :D

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  12. Good luck on the promotional tour. I'll participate in both and I hope I win the Rafflecopter contest!

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  13. I hope I got that right, Chrys. I'm happy to share your good news any way that works best for you! I have a review of Hurricane Crimes (which I so loved) coming out in March--I am so backed up!

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    1. Yup. You signed up for my blog hop. Thank you so much! And I'm thrilled you enjoyed Hurricane Crimes. I don't mind that it's for March. I'm backed up with my reading and reviewing, too.

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  14. I've signed up for something (Not sure why there were two), but put me down for other things if you need more. Glad to help. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. HA! One is for my blog hop...the other is for my blog tour. They are different. The details were in the post. ;)

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  15. Yay for another release! How exciting. I signed up for the tour and look forward to it. Congratulations!

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  16. Hey, congrats on your release date! And I don't usually do blogfests where writing fiction is required (I need too many drafts to get a story right to just throw it out there like that) but this one is right up my alley, so I am in.

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    1. I am so happy that this idea works for you. It can be a simple answer with one paragraph or something longer. No rules. ;)

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  17. I signed up for the blogfest. Sounds like fun!

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  18. You know, I think I'd like to follow your characters on social media, just so I know where not to be! Woot for the upcoming release though!

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    1. Ha! That's a funny idea. But I'm too busy to create social media accounts for them. :P Thanks, Loni!

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  19. You are unbelievably creative. Have you ever thought of starting your own blog tours business?

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    1. Oh dear. I know Mason just started one. I do find it easy to do blog tours and such, but it takes a lot out of me. I don't think I'd be able to organize other people's tours and stay sane.

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  20. Good luck with your release, blog tour, and bloghop! You're so much more organized about these things than I am.

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    1. Thank you, Carrie-Anne! I plan ahead. I even have ideas for possible blog hops in the future. ;)

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  21. Congrats on the new release. Sounds like a fun blogfest.

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  22. A new release is a nice surprise. Best wishes for a successful blogfest!

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  23. Another release? Yay you! I'd love to participate and have signed up (I think!).

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    1. Yes, you're all signed up. Thank you SO much, diedre!

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  24. Congrats Chrys and I'm participating in both. Ready to help my blog pal out. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much!! You're the best! :D

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  25. Congratulations on your new release! I'm participating as well. Looking forward to checking out your new work.
    Happy Holidays!
    Adrienne

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    1. Thank you! That means a lot to me. :) Happy Holidays!!!

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  26. Congrats on your new release. And so soon. You have a busy life as an author.

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    1. It'll be getting very slow after this release. :) Thanks!

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  27. Rats! I've got January booked on The Write Game. But I can certainly lend a hand with Tweets and FB posts. Just shoot me some links when you're ready and I'll set up something up for you.

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    1. Darn! But that's okay. I appreciate anything you can do. Thanks!

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  28. The blog hop sounds fun. I'm so there. =)

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    1. Awesome! And I love the question you asked for my blog tour. ;)

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  29. You definitely caught my attention and i am in! I think I will have my kids help me write the story/flash fiction piece. Yay! Thank you for the fun.

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    1. Yay! I am so excited. And how great to have your kids help with your story. I can't wait to read it. :D

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  30. Wow, that's exciting! Tight timing, though. I'm not around those months, so need to stay out of these ones, but will do my best to help when I get back.

    I'm learning from my previous mistakes, where I signed up for tours when I was already overwhelmed and as a result, let a dear writer friend down. :(

    For what it's worth, I'm cheering for you!

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    1. Thanks, J.H. I appreciate that and totally understand.

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  31. Congratulations, Chrys! I love the book cover:) I hope to participate in the blog hop!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! It would be great if you could join. :)

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  32. Cheers and congrats! That's a beautiful cover, and a very fun prompt. Now please stop posting about yourself. It's very selfish to post about yourself on your own blog. ;)

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    1. Thank you!

      HAHA. I try to post advice and encouragement on IWSG Day. :)

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  33. What an exciting way to start the New Year. A new book with an awesome cover, and we get to learn more about Beth's and Donovan's story. Then there's the fun Blogfest and Tour. Congratulations, and you should talk about your work. How else will we know?

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    1. Thanks, Beverly! It will be a nice way to start the New Year. :)

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  34. Good luck with this. No one comes to my blog since I rarely post.
    Nancy

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  35. Hi Chrys - good luck with all your preparations .. they sound well organised and rarin' to go. Congratulations on the release date ... I'll be around ... and will definitely be there to support ... all the very best - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary! The posts should be entertaining for you. :)

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  36. Wow, already time to launch into another promotion?! You have way more energy than me (or I hope you do!). Good luck! I'll post about the blog hop either next week or the week after when I do my links.

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    1. Yes, it is. *sigh* I hadn't excepted the release for a few more months. Thank you! I'd appreciate the shootout. :D

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  37. Good luck with your book, Chrys. Love the cover and the title, sounds very interesting :)

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  38. Congratulations! So much happening, I can see why you called it "I survived"! :)
    My blog is available just send me what you want posted!
    So cool!!!!
    Have a great holiday season and a wonderful New Year! Much success!

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    1. I certainly feel like a survivor. ;) Yay! Thank you! Being on your blog is always special.

      Happy Holidays!!!

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  39. It's alright to talk about yourself. Good luck with the book.

    And I can't wait to answer January's IWSG question. Boy do I feel a rant coming!

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    1. Thanks, Ken!

      I've been waiting to answer January's question. ;)

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  40. Signed up for your blogfest and one question, which will send later thinking. I enjoyed your post and IWSG IS ABOUT your worries and fears and this going smoothly fits the criteria in my opinion.

    Happy Holidays
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I always try to offer a little more for my IWSG post. I felt bad that this was full of forms and Linky lists.

      Happy Holidays!!!

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  41. Congrats on your future new release. I'm excited that it will be published soon. I signed up for both your blogfest and to have you on my blog. LOved the last blogfest (even if my blog had a glitch). Best wishes, Chrys.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Diane! I'm thrilled you're doing both. I have my fingers crossed that the glitch won't happen again.

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

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  42. I'm excited to be a part of the hop! I haven't hoppped much other than for IWSG and the Goals hop in this last year, so I'm looking forward to it!
    Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Yay! Thank you! I hope you have fun with it. :D

      Merry Christmas!!!

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  43. Sounds like a busy time for you! You must be excited with the upcoming release. :) I will check my schedule and if I can help out I will be back to sigm up!
    ~Jess

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    1. Very busy. Thank you, Jess! I appreciate that you'll check your schedule. :)

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  44. This blogfest sounds like it will bring some interesting answers. I'm thinking about joining in if I can come up with something.

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  45. Hi Chrys. I wish you well doing another blogfest. I'd like to join, but just don't have time. Go for it. I wish you well with Tsunami Crimes, too. :-)

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  46. That's a great cover, Chrys! It certainly attracts eyeballs. My blog isn't the right place to do this but I'd love to help with announcing the release on Twitter. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Claudine! I'd love Twitter help. :)

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  47. Congrats on your upcoming release. The cover is a beauty. Good-luck with getting everything ready.

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