18 May 2015

Chrys Fey's Witch of Death AND The Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest

Today you get a two for one special! Mostly because I can't say no to a blogfest, especially when one of my favorite movies comes to mind for it. But first up is the awesome Chrys Fey here to interview the main character from her new book, Witch of Death. Take it away!!!

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Chrys Fey here. I stole a spot on Sarah’s blog. I hope you don’t mind. And I honestly don’t think you will because I am interviewing the heroine from Witch of Death, Liberty Sawyer. She’s a witch!

Hey, Libby, it’s been a while. I brewed some chamomile tea and have some ginger cookies waiting for us on the porch. Shall we?

Lead the way, Chrys. It’s a beautiful day.

Yes, it is and our readers want to know some things about you. I hope you don’t mind if I ask you a few questions.

Not at all. I’m an open book. Literally.

1. When did you find out you were a witch?

When I was born, my mother held me in her arms and whispered, “Welcome to the world, my darling witch. Happy birthday and blessed be.” So I have known I was a witch from the time I was born, but Mom made sure to pass on the witchy gene way before then. While pregnant with me, she made sure to include my presence whenever casting a circle or spell. I guess you could say I’ve been doing magick since I was an embryo.

2. How did you get the name Liberty?

My parents are both witches and they believe a name is a powerful affirmation. They wanted to give me a name that was strong and could offer me realms of possibilities in life. Thus, I became Liberty, but people call me Libby.

3. What was it like growing up as a witch?

At times, it was lovely. The Wiccan religion, which focuses on nature and Earth, is beautiful. I enjoyed learning everything my parents taught me. But other times, it was tough. I’ve always had black hair and pale skin, and for some reason everyone took that as a sign that I was an evil witch. I didn’t have many friends growing up because of that.

4. Does being a witch count as a pro or a con for being a detective?

I think it’s both. It’s a pro because I often get visions of murders, which helps me greatly with my cases. But it’s also a con when other detectives look at you down their noses and refuse to work with a psychic.

5. Can you tell us about the case you’re working on now?

This case is strange. The victim is a male witch and not only was he killed with magick, he was killed by another witch. I don’t know why and I don’t know who, but I’ll find out if it’s the last thing I do! Except, Reid is an obstacle I did not anticipate.

6. Who’s Reid?

Detective Reid Sanders is a pain in my Wiccan behind! He’s a close-minded Muggle (Thanks, J.K. Rowling!) who can’t see magick when it’s smacking him in the face. We have to work together to catch this witch of death, but he’s being an idiot and thinks I’m a suspect.

7. Why in the world would he think you’re a suspect?

Because I’m a witch and he doesn’t trust me. I could understand his suspicion if I wasn’t a detective, but I am and I take my job very seriously. I could hate him if only he wasn’t so damn sexy.

8. What’s a common misconception about witches?

That we’re evil. Witches believe in harming none. We never do spells that’ll negatively impact another person or take away their free will. Well, we usually don’t but this witch of death is the exception. Unfortunately, there are some bag eggs just like there are for every religion. Witches also believe in the Law of Three, which states whatever we do comes back to us threefold. Any good witch is cautious of what they do because of this, and also because we all think life on Earth is sacred.

Thanks for chatting with me today, Libby.

No problem, Goddess Chrys. Blessed be!

Goddess? Hey, now! I like that! *wink*


Title: Witch of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense
Format: eBook Only
Page Count: 45 (short story)
Release Date: May 20th, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Blurb:

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.


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Excerpt:

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 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.

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Blurb:

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.

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BIO:

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. 

You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers! 

Author Links: 
Facebook / Blog / Website / Goodreads 

Thank you all for visiting and hopefully commenting. ;)

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All right, I'm back! Today is also the day for The Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather M. Gardner! We’re supposed to share a movie, TV show, or book that falls into those three categories. While I couldn’t think of anything at first, I eventually realized that one of my favorite movies fits this perfectly! Plus...it’s a musical!!! Bet you didn’t see that one coming, did you? 


Blood? Most definitely. 
Boobs? I’d say there’s a decent amount of cleavage, at least. 
Carnage? Well, lots of people die and get ground up and baked into meat pies. Does that count???? 

I’m usually quite squeamish but there’s just something about this movie that makes me able to handle it. It’s probably the singing…


Have you checked out Chrys' new books? Anyone else love Sweeney Todd? Don't forget to sign up for The Muse Party Blogfest! It's happening next Monday!

45 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today, Sarah! :D

    I've never seen Sweeney Todd. I love all of Johnny Depp's movies, though. Especially when he transforms himself for Tim Burton so I really need to see this one some time.

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  2. Oh, Sweeney Todd is a good pick. Lots of blood. Congrats to Chrys on her newest.

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  3. Fantastic interview! People always do have misconceptions about witches. I think it's pretty awesome! :) And Sweeney Todd is a great choice. Anything with Johnny Depp usually is. ;)

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    1. I'm glad enjoyed it, Christine! The misconception about witches can be fun to use in fiction, but real witches don't like them.

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  4. Holy Cats, Sweeney Todd fits the criteria for BB&C.
    I watched it ONCE! Ack. That was all I could take. I sure don't mind blood shed (Walking Dead enthusiast here) but that was one gory movie

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  5. Liberty sounds like some character - fascinating really! I almost wonder if the detective is the murderer (oh no!)? This is deep - good wishes for success (smile).

    Sarah - thanks for hosting! Sweeney Todd sounds devilish and divine!

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    1. Hmm...maybe she is. You'll have to read it to find out. *wink wink*

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  6. I like stories that feature witches as part of the wiccan religion. Interesting stuff. Sweeney Todd? Haven't seen that one. Singing and gore together--what a combination! That preview does look good though.

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    1. Thank you, Tamara. I tried to blend real modern-day witches with a little of the supernatural witches we know in fiction.

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  7. There's a hole in the world like a great black pit and the vermin of the world inhabit it... there's no place like London.

    and THANK YOU for Chrys... today it was all kinds of entertaining...

    Jeremy [THE WOLF]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

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    1. I'm happy to entertain you, Jeremy. :D

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  8. Liberty is a strong name.
    Sweeny Todd is a great choice. Such a sad and twisted tale.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

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  9. I was thinking "Liberty" for a witch's name?? Kind of scary for a witch to have such "liberty" or free reign. I like the Supernatural vibe, like the tv series:)

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    1. Oh, but she doesn't just do what she wants with her witchy gifts. There are rules against that. :)

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  10. Great interview. Glad to hear she's a good witch but people still have a thing against them. Saw Sweeney Todd at the cinema and the singing did add something!

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    1. Unfortunately, people do. They think they're evil, but witches are far from it.

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  11. Good luck to Chrys and all she has going on with her release and promotions and all! And I haven't seen Sweeney Todd but hears its a good movie. I'll have to rent it this week.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Road Trip

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  12. Sweeney Todd—isn't that just the perfect choice for this blogfest.

    Great interview—Good luck to you, Chrys!

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  13. I loved Sweeny Todd and it would be fun to see it preformed live.

    Congrats to Chrys. I just had her on my blog the other day.

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  14. Libby sounds like a fascinating character!! And Sweeny Todd is the perfect B,B&C Blogfest choice!

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    1. Thanks, S.L.! Libby is definitely one of my favorite heroines.

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  15. Excellent seeing an interview with Libby! Looking forward to this book's release.

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  16. Sounds like another awesome mystery, Goddess Chrys! Your character interviews are so much fun. I'm definitely adding these two new stories to my TBR shelf.

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  17. Just bought one book an have the other on order. Sound like good reads.

    Never saw Sweeney Todd. Don't think I'd want to.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jo! I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  18. Interesting interview and excerpt! I especially like the part about how some detectives don't want to work with psychics/witches; I think it's because detectives are trained to look at the evidence, but I bet that even detectives often operate on their own hunches in order to find that evidence.

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    1. I'm glad you like them! And I think you're right about why detectives don't like to work with witches/psychics.

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  19. Congrats Chrys; Liberty sounds awesome.

    I watched Sweeny Todd. Man that was a hard movie to get through. Just plain weird. But does extensively cover all three categories :)

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  20. Oh I've never seen this movie but from all I've heard about it it's a perfect entry for the fest. For some reason I am just totally squeamish about this story even though I watch gross things all the time LOL.
    Congratulations to Chrys! It's always great to hear from her.

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  21. Chrys is definitely a talent and I hope her books are doing well.

    Haven't seen Sweeny Todd yet but someone was recommending it to me just the other day.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Your comment made me smile, Arlee. Thank you! :D

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  22. From what I've heard, Sweeney Todd is the bloodiest musical out there. Not sure if it would work for me or not.

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  23. Sounds like an awesome story, Chrys! Best of luck!

    Sarah! I've missed you on Thursdays! I love your choice. I've seen bits and pieces of the film/musical. I'm fond of the original musical actually, so I'm intrigued to see the rest of the film.
    THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
    Heather M. Gardner

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  24. What a great interview, Chrys! Hope it's well loved by readers!

    I loved Sweeney Todd- just the idea of a musical that involves that much blood and gore in and of itself was fantastic but with Jonny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in the leads it was unstoppable.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly! I hope so too. :)

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