Monday, September 29, 2014

Dueling Blog Tours - Chrys Fey "30 Seconds" and Kitsy Clare "Private Internship"

I'm delighted to welcome both Chrys Fey and Kitsy Clare today, promoting their new books! Chrys Fey brings us a romantic suspense novel, 30 Seconds, that sounds tense and action packed, while Kitsy Clare is releasing a romance novel, Private Internship, featuring a sexy artist with what sounds like a deep, dark secret. Both sound fantastic!

When a woman finds herself in the middle of a war between a police force and the Mob, 30 SECONDS is a long time.

Title: 30 Seconds
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Heat Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Format: eBook
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Published: 09/10/2014


When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.

The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat? 


       She panted with fear. What if they see the chest? What if we get caught? What if my breath stinks and I’m breathing right into Officer Hottie’s face? She shut her mouth and let oxygen flow through her nose.
Her eyesight slowly adjusted to the darkness and she could see Officer Herro’s silhouette. His head was turned and he was listening to the thuds of heavy boots getting louder; the intruders were coming their way.
Then the thunder of footsteps sounded right next to them. “There’s no one here, Red,” someone announced.
“Look for documents,” a man ordered, who Dani could only assume was Red. “I want the name of the person I’m going to kill.”
A moment later, there was a reply. “All the mail is addressed to a Dr. Hart.”
Hearing her name said aloud by one of the men who had ransacked her place made her want to gasp. Her mouth fell open and her breath was reversing into her lungs, but before she could make a sound, Officer Herro lowered his lips to hers, silencing her. Stunned, she could only lie beneath him with her eyes wide and her body tense. She couldn’t believe he was kissing her. She wanted to push him back, but knew if she did he might hit the inside of the chest, giving away their hiding place. That was when she realized he was kissing her so she wouldn’t gasp.
She let her body relax. After her initial shock faded, she was able to feel his lips. They were comforting and caused a reaction deep inside her. She couldn’t stop her lips from reacting to his. It was an innocent connection, a soft touch of lips. Until his hand slid from her shoulder to her neck and the kiss deepened into something else.


Chrys Fey is a lover of rock music just like Dani Hart in 30 Seconds. Whenever she's writing at her desk, headphones are always emitting the sounds of her musical muses -especially that of her favorite band, 30 Seconds to Mars, the inspiration behind the title.

30 Seconds is her second eBook with The Wild Rose Press. Her debut, Hurricane Crimes, is also available on Amazon.

Discover her writing tips on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook. She loves to get to know her readers!

QUESTION: If armed intruders came into your home and you couldn’t escape, where would you hide?

Sounds tense and terrifying, Chrys! Thank you for stopping by today, and good luck with your book launch. Now for Kitsy's Private Internship.

Private Internship Blurb:

Sugar’s not so sweet and secrets can be deadly … especially with matters of the heart

Sienna’s bestie, Harper warned her not to intern for famous bad boy artist, Casper Mason. After all, he just fired Harper who helped Sienna get the interview. But the moment Sienna sees Casper—or Caz—sweaty and practically shirtless and swinging from chains while he works on his sculpture, she’s hooked. He’s the richest, hottest artist in New York, and he lives in the fabulous Williamsburg Sugar Factory. But he’s also an incorrigible game-player, who seems to relish challenging Sienna’s loyalty with a string of unsettling tests.

She knows she should get away fast. But by the time Sienna sneaks into his locked storage room and begins to unearth his dark and terrifying secret, she’s fallen way too hard for the handsome, charismatic Caz.

Book reviewers are saying:

"Beautiful. Amazing. A fantastic read that left me wanting more." -XoXo Book Blog

"A juicy read full of passion and magnetic chemistry that will have you hooked from beginning to end." -From the Purple Matter Book Blog

He locks his rich, hot-chocolate eyes on me, and studies my every curve and angle, seems to be piercing right through my skin into the alleys of my mind and heart. Curious, he’s so curious. I sense him asking where I’m from and why it took me so long to find him, and what kind of art I do, and whether I’ve ever sold it or gotten a review, or who I know, who I hang out with, and how much experience I’ve had in galleries, in school, in the world, in bed. My neck heats up. Did I just think that? Or was that something in his head that crossed wires and invaded mine? He’s close to me now, still staring boldly, when suddenly I feel his inner questions stop. And a wall, like one of those metal store gratings, clatters downward and slams. Closed for business, closed for questions, closed for good.
This, all before we’ve exchanged one word. When I come back into myself, I’m embarrassed to realize that I’m wringing my hands—the old-fashioned hysterical Victorian damsel in distress kind of wringing. I stop, immediately. Rub my sweaty palms on my dress. Buck up! I scold silently. And I extend my hand. “I’m Sienna. I’m your new intern.”
Casper Mason doesn’t take my hand. The nerve. He’s standing there, boldly, legs wide apart in some twisted warrior stance, arms folded across his wide chest. Jaw jutting out rebelliously, eyes daring me . . . to do what? So after an excruciating few seconds, I retract my hand.
“My new intern?” Caz mumbles as though an intern is a radioactive space rock or some otherworldly object and he never ordered one. “Well, it’s about time. That last one was a disaster.”


Model Position (first in series) is on sale at Amazon!

Kitsy Clare hails from Philly and lives in New York. A romantic at heart, she loves to write about the sexy intrigue of the city, and particularly of the art world. She knows it well, having shown her paintings here before turning to writing. The Art of Love series includes Model Position (novella) and Private Internship. Kitsy also writes YA as Catherine Stine. Her futuristic thriller, Ruby’s Fire was a YA finalist in the Next Generation Indie book awards. Fireseed One, its companion novel, was a finalist in YA and SF in the USA News International Book Awards, and an Indie Reader notable. Her YA horror, Dorianna, launches on Oct. 24 with Evernight Teen.

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Caz sounds like a handful, but definitely intriguing. Thank you for stopping by today, Kitsy, and good luck with your book release!

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to both ladies. May they both win!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I always admire people who can write in first person. And 30 Seconds combines romance and suspense. Two of my favorites.

D.G. Hudson said...

Both these books sound interesting and I think will find a large audience of readers. The suspense one is more to my reading tastes, but I wish both authors many sales!

I'd hide in whatever looked unlikely to be a hiding place.

Chrys Fey said...

Dueling? Oh dear! lol Congratulations, Kitsy! Private Internship sounds like a lovely romance! I wish you much success!!! :D

And thank you so much, Shannon, for having me on your blog today. Even for a "duel." ;)

Chrys Fey said...

@Alex, I think we do both win. :D

@Shelly Thanks for tweeting!

@Susan Romance and suspense are my favorites, too. ;)

@DG Hiding somewhere that doesn't look like a hiding place is smart!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Both books are getting a lot of coverage right now!

Catherine Stine said...

Thanks, Shannon, I think Sienna and Caz would be fine with a dueling book launch! Kitsy

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to both Chrys and Kitsy! :) said...

You had me at "hot chocolate eyes." Where is he?? Smiles.

I also like the humor-high drama combination in Chrys blurb. I'd worry about my breath too.

Thanks for highlighting these two, Warrior Muse. Be well.

Anonymous said...

I bought Chrys' book and hope to also read Kitsy's--I liked her book one.

cleemckenzie said...

If my friends keep writing this fast, I'll have to start reading with Kindles. Congrats to them both!

Chrys Fey said...

@Robyn I'm glad you enjoyed the humor in my excerpt. :)

@Medeia Thank you so much for purchasing 30 Seconds!!!!

@C Lee I know how you feel. lol

Shannon Lawrence said...

Thank you to everyone for stopping by to support Chrys and Kitsy, and to Kitsy and Chrys again for letting me host you yesterday!

John Wiswell said...

Good of you to have them both over, and good luck to them both!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS to both authors!!