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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Frozen Crimes and Skyflakes



Hi everyone! Welcome to the Frozen Crimes Blog Hop! In the midst of an endless summer, we in the southwest can hardly remember rain, let alone snow. But we can dream, and here’s a question to get us started:

Whom would you want to be stuck with during a blizzard, and what would you do?

 Because the very thought of freezing fades my well-earned sunspots, I’d definitely need a distraction. Someone whose wit would rivet me in place with laughter as time advanced at warp-speed, whisking us away from the frightening storm in the comically cosmic fashion of Robin Williams as Mork – from Ork. Once his fascination with "Skyflakes" subsided, and he’d taken his unique sitting position on the sofa, I’d curl up by the fire with my copy of the book we’re all talking about today: Frozen Crimes!

Hop around to the other participants to read their answers: Frozen Crimes Blog Hop


When disasters strike around every corner, is it possible to have a happily-ever-after?


BLURB: Beth and Donovan are expecting their first child. Life couldn’t get any better…until a stalker makes his presence known. This person sends disturbing messages and unsettling items, but it isn’t long before his menacing goes too far.

Hoping for a peaceful Christmas, Donovan takes Beth to Michigan. Days into their trip, a winter storm named Nemesis moves in with the goal of burying the state. Snowdrifts surround their house, and the temperature drops below freezing.

Except, the storm isn’t the only nemesis they must face. Everyone’s lives are at stake—especially that of their unborn child. Will they survive, or will they become a frozen crime?

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The crunch of the shovel pounding into the snow and ice filled his ears. It was all he could hear. The rest of the street was silent beneath its wintry blanket. Breathing was difficult with the icy air clogging his lungs. His nose burned. His throat was dry and on fire. But he ignored it, focusing on his task.

Crack, crack, crack.

He jabbed the shovel into a hunk of snow. On the third hit, it shattered into several pieces. He scooped them up and flung them to the side. He surveyed what remained. There was one big ball in the middle of the path that needed to be dealt with next. He moved over to it and struck it. That one impact had it severing in two. He was about to hit it again when something crashed into the back of his head.

Explosions of white light danced over his vision. Pain enveloped his skull.

The shovel slipped from his fingers. Blackness cloaked his mind, coaxing him into its depths.

Beth. Her name was a whisper in his head, as if his thoughts were being sucked into a wormhole.

His legs collapsed under his weight.

Cold. It seeped into him, consuming him. And then his consciousness fled down that same void that ate his thoughts.




Prizes: 4 eBooks (Disaster Crimes 1-4: Hurricane Crimes, Seismic Crimes, Tsunami Crimes, Flaming Crimes) + Girl Boss Magnets (4), Inflatable Cup Holder (1), Adventure Fuel To-Go Cups (2), Anchor Fashion Scarf (1), Mermaid Nail Clippers (2), Citrus and Sea Salt Scented Candle (1), Snowflake Handmade Bookmark (1), Insulated Cooler Bag (1)


Eligibility: International

Number of Winners: One

Giveaway Ends: October 30, 2020 12:00am EST







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Chrys Fey is author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept that blends disasters, crimes, and romance. She runs the Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book Club on Goodreads and edits for Dancing Lemur Press.

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 Happy Reading!


  1. I'd need a distraction too. Congrats to Chrys!

    1. Hi Natalie!

      Indeed ;-) Thanks for coming round to see Chrys knock another one out of the park!

  2. Hi, diedre!

    What a beautiful concept that "snowflakes are winter's butterflies." Having lived in Florida more than half my life, I miss the snow. Thinking back, I realize how lucky I was to have been school age when significant winter storms brought us "snow days" with no school, only sledding, snowman building and other types of winter outdoor fun. I recently read that "snow days" have become a thing of the past now that schooling can be accomplished remotely.

    To answer the question, I'd love to be stranded in a blizzard with Max Cady from Cape Fear. :)

    Hello to my friend Chris Fey! Thank you, diedre, for participating in her Frozen Crimes hop. With a natural disaster as the backdrop, tension and suspense are heightened when a parallel threat is introduced. Chris masterfully combines these elements in her Disaster Crimes Series. In this case, Donovan sought to protect his wife Beth and their unborn child from a stalker (Max Cady perhaps?) by taking them to Michigan for the holidays. In doing so, he inadvertently placed them in double jeopardy. Stuck from behind, unconscious on the snow, with hypothermia taking hold, Donovan is rendered powerless to defend his pregnant wife. I'm hooked!

    Thanks again for offering a preview of Chris Fey's latest exciting book Frozen Crimes. Have a good October, dear friend diedre!

    1. Wow. That is a great summary! You said it so well. It sounded like a movie. lol

      Thank you!

    2. Hi Shady!

      You painted a lovely snow-globe visual of growing up in snow country; which I (figuratively) nearly dropped when you mentioned Max Cady - ha! That movie was a true nail-biter.
      I knew Chrys would appreciate your synopsis ;-) Thanks for coming by and sharing, dear Shady!

  3. Reading Frozen Crimes DURING a blizzard? You're brave! HAHA!

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop!

    P.S. don't forget to visit the other participants. :)

    1. I like living on the edge ;-)
      My pleasure to participate.
      Very best wishes!

  4. Mork would be fun to hang out with. :)

  5. Great choice. The child-like wonder of Mork seeing his first snowfall is a great image.
    lisa here from Words On My Sleeve and fellow blog-hopper today.

    1. Hi Lisa!

      A sense of wonder would keep us both - Mork and me - from worrying, I think ;-)

      Loved your answer to Chrys' question.

  6. Kicking back with a cozy companion sounds relaxing. :)

    1. Right, let the snowflakes swirl where they may ;-)

  7. Mork from Ork! What fun that would be, Diedre! I can't imagine being snowbound in a place without books. All the best to you.

    1. Hello, Fundy!

      I agree. And, I can't imagine being any place for any length of time without books ;-)
      Best to you as well!

  8. I miss Mork from Ork. That would be fun!
    Congratulations to Chrys!

    1. Hi Tyrean!

      It's been awhile since I've seen an episode, but Mork is the first person who came to mind ;-)

  9. Mork would be totally fun! He'd make the time pass quickly.

    Congrats to Chrys!

  10. Robin Williams would certainly pass the time with humor. Love that choice. Here's to another great launch.

    1. Hi. Lee!

      And no worries when you're laughing, right?

      Happy October!

  11. I haven't thought about Mork from Ork in years. That would be fun company! @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

    1. Hi Samantha!

      I don't know what brought him to mind, but once he was, there was no changing my mind ;-)

  12. Now that's a blast from the past. Robin Williams would be awesome to hang around with, but I'd probably pick him as himself over Mork. Either way, he'd be sure to keep you laughing through the whole thing.

    1. Hi Tamara!

      My thoughts exactly! That's why I chose him - and Mork ;-)

      Have a Great Pumpkin month!


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