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January 20, 2017

I SURVIVED! Blogfest - How did Disaster Chrys Survive?



"This is Chrys Fey reporting for Disaster 5 News. I am in Central Florida where a tsunami hit yesterday morning. I have my doppelganger with me, Disaster Chrys, a survivor of the tsunami. Diz, can you tell our viewers what happened, and how you survived?"

Diz: “You probably won’t believe me, but I’ll tell you anyway.

“I was walking along the shore, collecting shells, when the water sucked back out so fast and far that I could see reefs, the breaker, and several fish flopping on the sand. A gust of wind tossed my hair over my head and caused me to stumble. I looked toward the ocean to see a giant wall of water. At once, it was frightening. And then magnificent; a humpback whale curved over the top. Its tail waved at me and splashed salt water into the air. Along the crest, dolphins jumped like synchronized swimmers performing a routine.

“Something told me not to run, that I’d be okay. The water bubbled up my body, but it didn’t toss me around. Instead, it lifted me high, as if putting me on a watery throne. It swept me forward, making me feel like Poseidon’s Queen.

“I peered at the gentle waves lapping around my hips and saw a school of mermaids below my feet. They waved at me, beckoning me to come play with them. So, I let my body sink under the surface. There was a mermaid with a black tail spotted with white barnacle, a mermaid with seaweed braided through her hair, and another with starfish attached to her arms.

“A merman with cobalt blue hair and a crown of coral atop his head swam up to me. He put his mouth to mine, granting me his breath. He held onto me until the water stopped. Then he and the other mermaids lifted me onto a patch of green land. Before me stood a pearly-white unicorn. She bowed her head and lowered so I could climb onto her strong back. She carried me for miles. Eventually, I feel asleep.

“Sometime later, I woke up in the aftermath of the tsunami. The land wasn’t destroyed. It was healed, and magical creatures were everywhere.”




Title: Tsunami Crimes
Series: Disaster Crimes #3
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Page Count: 272

BLURB: 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. 


QUESTION: What "out there" survival story can you come up with?

40 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL I wish I'd thought of mermaids.

Tamara Narayan said...

Yes! Mermaids, whales, and dolphins together at last. That's great. Nice twist on the usual disaster.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Magical creatures were everywhere! Now that's creative.
Congratulations on your release.

Hart Johnson said...

So I COULD have used my underwater breathing from my dream! Fun version of this!

diedre Knight said...

Supreme lead-in, lady Chrys!

Diane Burton said...

What a story!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm not sure I believe Diz. ;)

nashvillecats2 said...

Congrats on your blogfest Chrys. An excellent read.
Yvonne.

Pat Hatt said...

Quite the magical save to win the day!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - you're everywhere! But the tsunami can stay your side of the pond ... while the idea of waking up and all is wonderful - sounds good to me - tsunami rollercoasters ... not good! Cheers Hilary

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Way to go, Diz! Now THAT'S the kind of tsunami we'd all like to experience. You've got imagination out the wazoo, girl. Good luck with your new book.

Chrys Fey said...

Mermaids was my only idea. LOL

Sheena-kay Graham said...

That is quite a tale. I love unicorns so I'm kind of jealous. Not sure what to believe but if Diz is taking something I might want to try some in the safety of my home. A fun post Chrys.

Chrys Fey said...

I couldn't resist. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Who would've thought that a tsunami would bring magical creatures back to the world? ;)

Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

YES! The stories could've been fantastical, too. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Diane!

Chrys Fey said...

Careful, or she'll get out her extra-sharp pencils and throw them at you. :P

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Yvonne!

Chrys Fey said...

Indeed. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Nope. Tsunami rollercoasters aren't good. After writing about one in my book, I wanted to do something fun for the blogfest. :)

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! "imagination out the wazoo" Why thank you. :P

Chrys Fey said...

HAHAHA!!! Diz swears by her story. She says she'll take a drug test and a lie-detector test to prove it. lol

Tena Stetler said...

Great Post Chrys! I want whatever Diz is having. Imagination runs deep in writers! Huh? LOL Loved the book! My hubby is reading it now. Have a wonderful weekend and congrats on Tsunami Crimes. Wishing you many, many sales!

Chrys Fey said...

I husband is reading it? I LOVE THAT!

Thank you so much!!!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

wouldn't it be nice if people who died in tragedies were lifted out of reality and transported to worlds of magic and we just don't realize it?

Chrys Fey said...

That would be something.

Juneta key said...

Loved your tale. Magical.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

What a magical story. So happy you survived.

Chrys Fey said...

LOL Thank you!

Liz A. said...

Wow. Great story.

sage said...

I liked your account of the story.

Lux G. said...

Congratulations! Wow, all these magic in one. Why not?

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you liked it, Sage. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, why not? ;) Thank you, Lux!

sherry fundin said...

I LOVE it. Never thought of going in this direction, but the mer people are some of my favorites.:-)
sherry @ fundinmental

Chrys Fey said...

When I thought of the ocean, I thought of merpeople. I couldn't resist. :)