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August 05, 2016

What Would You Do...? (Part 4) + Cover Reveal for Lynda R. Young

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Fourth Question: What Would You Do...? (Part 4}

The fifth and last question is for Seismic Crimes


An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?

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QUESTION: Beth and Donovan have to face a massive earthquake in Seismic Crimes. What would you do if a big quake struck where you live?

A few more questions to help you:
- How would you protect yourself during the quake?
- Where would you go after?
- Who would you want to contact first to make sure they are okay?

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Cling to God: A Daily Devotional.

by Lynda R Young

Release date: October 18th, 2016

Published by Freedom Fox Press

Cling to God in the chaos of life…

Cling to God is a book of devotionals for every day of the year. The aim is to encourage Christians in their faith, to help them think about their beliefs and learn more about God. The devotions are short and inspirational so that people with busy lifestyles will still be able to spend time with the Lord each day. It will appeal to a wide Christian audience, to those new in their faith as well as those matured beyond milk and honey.

Author Bio: 

Lynda R. Young, a Christian first, writes devotionals, articles, and speculative short stories. In her spare time, she is also an editor, game developer, artist, and dabbles in photography and all things creative. She lives in Australia with her sweetheart of a husband. 

You can find her here: 


sage said...

If there was an earthquake, my first thing would probably be to turn off the gas to the house and then, as a volunteer, head to the fire dept. Congratulations Lynda!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Big congratulations to Lynda!
If a big quake struck here, I'd be shocked.
First priority would be my wife, then I'd start checking on friends.

nashvillecats2 said...

I afraid of thunder storms, so heaven forbid if an earthquake hit Britain.I suppose the answer is this, one can't worry what you can't do nothing about....that goes for my thunder storms also.
Enjoy your week-end.

Pat Hatt said...

I'd grab the cats and get to a place where nothing could fall on me.

Chrys Fey said...

Very smart! In Seismic Crimes there is a gas explosion...

Chrys Fey said...

I'd be shocked where I live, too, but you know know what the earth will dish out.

Chrys Fey said...

That's good advice, Yvonne.

Chrys Fey said...

I'd want to grab my cats, too, but I know they'd run under the beds before I could get them.

Lisa Thomson said...

We live in an earthquake 'zone' on the west coast, so it is a very real possibility. We have extra supplies in case and we have wind up radio to get information because a power outage is likely. I read somewhere to keep an extra pair of shoes under the bed in case of earthquake in the middle of the night then you have shoes to make an escape.

The book sounds inspirational and very comforting in turbulent times. I love the cover, too Lynda.

Chrys Fey said...

Sounds like what I do here when it gets to be hurricane season and a storm is headed to Florida, although one hasn't hit in over 10 years. I also have a wind-up radio. I love it! :) Putting shoes under the bed is an excellent idea.

Liz A. said...

Congrats, Lynda.

I've been through several quakes. None major. My favorite quake story:
I was a junior in high school. In marching band. It was October--but warm and just generally icky. Earthquake weather.

Anyway, we marched before school every day. It was about 7:45 AM. (I just Googled it. 7:42.) We were just about to do another run through of our half time show when it felt as if a huge truck was rumbling by on a nearby street.

It wasn't a truck.

We were out on a field. In the middle of nothing. When the 5.9 earthquake struck.

Then for the following year, we had aftershocks at the oddest times. My high school memories are tied up with aftershock stories.

Sigh. Good times.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Thanks so much, Chrys, for spreading the word about my devotional. I really appreciate it!

I'm not sure what I'd do in a massive earthquake. I'd want to reunite with my hubby as fast as possible and make sure everyone I knew was all right.

Denise Covey said...

I wish Lynda all the best with her devotional! Earthquake? Ugh!

Julie Flanders said...

I'd try to grab hold of my pets and run somewhere in the condo where I'd have the best chance of nothing falling on me. Not sure where that would be and I hope I never find out! So scary to imagine.

Congrats to Lynda!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm not sure what I'd do. I know about tornadoes and fires but have never been in an earthquake. I'd try to find shelter for my kitties and me. They'd seek their own hideaways, though, I imagine.
Congratulations on your devotional book, Lynda. Best of luck to you.

Chrys Fey said...

Earthquake weather? I've never heard of that before. 5.9 is an impressive magnitude. That's would've made high school interesting for sure.

Chrys Fey said...

You're very welcone, Lynda!

So many would have the same goal. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Haha. Thanks for stopping by, Denise!

Chrys Fey said...

Best place where nothing can fall on you us a doorway. Just in case...

Chrys Fey said...

My kitties would find their own hiding places, too. Probably before I even realized what was going on.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I've slept through an earthquake. I was work for another. Driving in another one. There's a moment of instant fear where you freeze, wonder, then wait. I think I even patted my arms to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Lovely seeing Lyn's book everywhere. Now I'm off to see your guest spot.

Chrys Fey said...

Driving during an earthquake would be scary. Waking up to one wouldn't be fun either.

diedre Knight said...

Beth and Donovan simply must find each other again! They have justice to defend, each other to care for and likely another disaster or two to live through ;-)
What would I do in an earthquake? Duck! I envision rolling boulders, bighorn herds fleeing the canyon in fright, and I sure wouldn't want to be squashed by a fallen saguaro!

Best wishes, Lynda!

Birgit said...

If I was inside, I would dive under a desk or in the doorway. I think I heard those are good areas otherwise I would try to make it outside. If I were home, I would try to make sure the animals were safe but I would try and leave the home if I could. I would want to make sure my hubby was ok and then I would want to check on my mom since she lives in long term care. Family noes and my brother.

Mary Kirkland said...

I moved away from California so I wouldn't have to worry about there being a huge quake while I was there. I grew up there and we had a go bag (back pack) filled with everything we would need for a week. I still have a go bag ready. We've had two earthquakes here while I've been living here and they freak me out. Get the dog and important papers and the go bag, unless the apartment is safe and we can stay here.

Chrys Fey said...


Yikes. It would be extra dangerous for a quake to hit in your area. Watch out for those horns!

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, those are two of the best areas to go during a quake. And they do say not to go outside because pieces of buildings could fall.

Chrys Fey said...

Having a backpack ready to go is a smart idea!