Thank you, Dixie, for having me on your blog for a second time during my Witch/Ghost Blog Tour. Last time, I had a recipe. This time I have a list. :)
Both of my new short stories, Ghost of Death and Witch of Death, are short stories. Before that, I published Hurricane Crimes, another short story, and 30 Seconds which is a novella. To say I love short stories is an understatement. I love, love, LOVE them! Here’s why:
10 Reasons why I love Short Stories:
1. They are fun to write.
2. Sometimes an idea isn’t right for a novel but perfect for a novella or short story.
3. I like being able to read a complete story in an hour or so.
4. When I need a quick reading fix, I prefer a short story versus starting a new book.
5. They help me to reach my Goodreads reading goal faster. ;)
6. I love to create prequels or sequels for my book and shirt is a good way to go for those.
7. Because they are short, you can cut out all of the unnecessary piddly stuff and keep only a few major plot points AKA the good stuff!
8. If it’s a thriller, you can count on the action starting on page one and to never let up.
9. If you want a romance hit, short stories are quick and packed with passion.
10. They are faster to edit. Haha!
QUESTION: Do you like short stories? Why or why not?
Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.
Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.
Liberty Sawyer glided swiftly through the horde of police officers, reporters, and on- lookers. Black hair fell from a rigid part in the middle of her scalp to her hips. Her eyes were a soul-stabbing blue and her lips were blood-red. She towered over the other officers on the scene, and wore all black, which set off 6 the pallor of her skin.
Showing her badge to the officer, she slipped under the crime scene tape. A few paces away, she spotted Detective Corbin talking to his new partner, a man she knew by name but hadn’t had the privilege of meeting yet.
“I cannot believe you called her,” the new man was saying when she came up behind them. “We don’t need a damn psychic!”
“Actually, I’m a witch.” She smiled when Reid jolted and turned to face her. “I’m
Detective Liberty Sawyer.” She stuck out her hand.
“Detective Reid Sanders,” he grunted back and took her hand.
The feel of his palm against hers sent tingles of lust from the tips of her fingers to her shoulder blade, and she knew he felt it too by the way he jerked his hand back. She winked at him playfully, hoping it would unnerve him even more.
Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.
Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.
But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.
Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.
When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.