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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meet Blake Herro from 30 SECONDS by Chrys Fey

Okay, folks, we're in for a real treat today. Chrys Fey has agreed to let me interview the male lead in her romantic suspense 30 SECONDS. If ever there as a hero properly named, it's Blake Herro. Let's see what he has to say for himself.


Welcome, Blake. Please introduce yourself for those who haven’t met you yet.


Well, I have only appeared in one of Chrys Fey’s books, 30 Seconds, but she’s telling me that I may appear in another story, so that sounds promising. Anyway...Hi, everyone! My name is Blake Herro and I am a police officer for Cleveland, Ohio. I went undercover in the Mob and put my life, as well as an innocent woman’s life, in danger. I hadn’t meant to, but Dr. Dani Hart just happened to stumble into my mess.


A police officer, huh? So what was your first thought when you met Dani Hart?


I thought she was going to get herself killed. Of course she didn’t know there were armed mobsters in the building, but she didn’t help herself when she made all of that racket and alerted the mobsters to her presence. I serve and protect the people, so of course I had to do something to save her. How, you ask? I tackled her. Do you blame me?


I think the jury is out on that one. Why did you fall for Dani?


How could I not? And believe me when I say I tried to ignore my feelings. I’m cop first, and a man second, but Dani is unique. She loves rock music, horror movies, and she can handle whatever the Mob throws at her. That’s my kind of woman!


She certainly sounds like a woman of steel. Why did you choose your occupation?


There was never a doubt that I would be a police officer. People say certain professions are their callings, and that’s what joining the police force was to me...a calling. And with the Mob boss, Red, wrecking havoc on Cleveland, I knew I had to do something to stop him and his motley crew.


Do you have any hobbies?


Sure, I do. Although I’m not a chef, I like to cook. Dani was surprised to find me at the stove so often. *chuckles*

Thanks, Blake. Now here's more about his story.
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?

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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!

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 Chrys, thanks for sharing Blake with us. What an exciting adventure he and Dani have.

Monday, October 20, 2014

#SurviveAndThrive Blog Hop


I’m thrilled to take part in this one-day blog hop. This blogfest is meant to bring awareness of disease prevention and early detection regarding medical conditions that may be averted or treated if caught in the early stages. Our desire is to motivate people to go in for early screening, and if a condition is caught early and treated, then our world just became a little better place to live.

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Be sure to stop by their blogs. I hope you will be inspired by their stories and those of the other participants (click here) to take good care of yourself.

I want to tell you why self-examination and mammograms are so important to me and my family. If not for early detection of breast cancer, I might have lost both my sisters and my cousin. One of my sisters is now a twenty-one year survivor. My other sister has been cancer-free for six years. My cousin hasn’t had as easy of a time. She’s also had ovarian and uterine cancer. Still, she’s a survivor.

Until twenty-one years ago,no one in my family had been hit by breast cancer. Then those three all in the same generation. Somehow, I’ve escaped . . . so far. And I’m the oldest. I am so thankful. This year, breast cancer hit the next generation. My niece (my brother's daughter) is going through chemo-therapy. Her cancer was not caught as early as the others. We’re praying that she will not only survive but thrive.

My annual mammogram is scheduled for next week. When is/was yours?

For more information on helping yourself, go to http://www.cancer.org/healthy/morewaysacshelpsyoustaywell/breastcancer