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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Frozen Crimes Blog Hop


Today, I am participating in the Frozen Crimes blog hop, celebrating the release of Chrys Fey's new book, Frozen Crimes. Participants have to answer the question, whom would you want to be stuck with during a blizzard, and what would you do?

My Answer:  I'd choose the guy I call "the piano man." He accompanies me for a lot of recitals and music-making. If I had to be stuck somewhere in a blizzard, I'd like to be able to do something fun like make music.  Who would you want to be stuck with? 

Hop around to the other participants listed at the bottom to read their answers.

(I apologize for the strange wrap-around text that Blogger did with this post. I spent hours trying to fix it but to no avail. I think you'll still understand what it says.) 


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


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


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



To get the exclusive prequel to the Disaster Crimes series, sign up for Chrys’

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you confirm the subscription, you will receive an email (so check your inbox and

spam folder) with directions on where to snag your eBook copy of THE


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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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  1. Ah, the famous new line everytime you hit enter on new Blogger :) You just have to set the spacing to NORMAL not PARAGRAPH before starting to write the post, it is up near the font and font size button. And it is better to input the photos after you've done writing and editing the post. It is horrible, but we will have to get used to the new Blogger, sadly.

    1. I think the problem was that I cut and pasted from Chry's document. I would have had to re-type everything to get it to work.

  2. Huge congratulations to Chrys on the release of her new book. It sounds intriguing.

    I'm with you on Blogger. Not sure what is supposed to be so "improved" with this new version.

  3. Spacing looks fine to me. That's why I compose everything in Word with html formatting in place so I don't have to fight it.

    1. It has some weird wrap-around. If I am composing a posts without cut and pasting, it seems to be okay.

  4. Your post looks fine. But I'm struggling a bit with the new blogger too.

    Congrats to Chrys on her new book!

  5. I do see the odd spacing/lines, but that's okay. Odd that it happened.

    Making music would be a fine thing to do during a blizzard. :)

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop!

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

  6. Music is always a must for me. Great choice!

  7. Hi Sherry, Lisa here from Words on My Sleeve. Fellow blog hopper today. loved your answer. Music is so important and fun for staying in to weather the storm. I chose to weather the storm outside on a horse :D

  8. OOh, making music--a duet! Now that is something breathtaking!

    1. Always fun to make music whether you're in a blizzard or it's 80 degrees and sunny!

  9. A piano guy! That sounds wonderful, Sherry. Chrys has put together a fun launch event. I hope her book does well. Speaking of books, your "Mayan Adventure" came yesterday. My pile of books to read is growing faster than I can read ~ LOL! Dezmond posted the same solution that it took me many frustrated hours over a couple of weeks to find. I'm going to try his fix of writing the text first and then put in images. All the best to you!

    1. Thank you for getting Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure! I hear you about the pile of books! I can barely keep up!

  10. There's a "button" that gets rid of all the formatting for a post, but it would have eliminated links and such too, so sometimes it's more trouble than it's worth.

    A blizzard would be a good time to make all sorts of music. Especially if the power goes out.

    1. I had to manually input all of the links anyway, so if I had found the button, it may have worked better.

  11. The new Blogger means well, but it's a challenge and an adjustment.
    As to who best to be stuck with in a blizzard, DH might just be the one. Handy, generally calm, and we know each other enough not be be surprised.

    1. It's good to have someone handy and calm to get through a natural disaster!

  12. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the time - making music!
    Congratulations to Chrys!

  13. The Piano Man! Yes. You'll have music. Congrats to Chrys on her launch.

  14. Congrats to Chrys on her new book. hope the blog fest went well Sherry.


  15. Hi, Sherry! Hi again, friend Chrys!

    Hooray for the new and improved Blogger interface! (NOT!!!) I am still trying to adjust to the format and missing Legacy every day.

    As I have written elsewhere, I am happy to see Chris again and congratulate her on the blog hop promotional tour for her new book Frozen Crimes. The blurb and excerpt are "chilling," if I may. I need to know what happens next as this innocent couple tries to survive the dual threats of being snowbound far from home while at the mercy of a stalker who followed them there.

    Wishing Sherry and Chrys a happy Thursday and a great weekend!

    1. It's good that the blogger community has been so supportive of Chrys and her new release!

  16. I wish I could play the piano well, Sherry. Maybe your "piano man" could offer lessons during the next blizzard. Love you post. Bravo to Chrys!

    1. I'm not sure he'd want to give lessons, but I could. :)

  17. It'd be cool to have a "piano man" around any time. He could provide appropriate background music to accompany everyday life. Playing along with him, or singing would him, during a blizzard would be extra cool. As much as I would enjoy that, though, I think I'd chose to be snowed in with one of my awesome gal pals. We could light a fire in the fireplace and sip tea. Or wine. Shoot pool. Just be silly together.

    P.S. I actually was snowed in during a massive storm as a child... and we... shot pool. :)

    1. Spending time with great friends would be awesome. Sounds like you had fun during your blizzard experience.

  18. Having someone to play music with would be a win. Keep from freezing hopefully.

  19. Musical accompaniment sounds like a great way to go :-) @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

  20. Hey, one of my picks was related to music as well. Great thing for distraction or calming the nerves. Although, I'd love to see at least one blizzard, as long as the pantry was stocked and I didn't lose power, that is.

    1. It would be no fun if the power went out and you were in the dark and freezing! You'd have to have a fireplace on.

  21. I can't play music well, but love to listen it...

    The books sound interesting. Thank you for sharing well written summary.