Monday, June 29, 2015

Ghost of Death *shivers* and IWSG

You all know how I love my ghosties, so I'm thrilled to have Chrys Fey here today with a guest post in celebration of her new release, Ghost of Death!

It's also (almost) Insecure Writer's Support Group Day so I'm going to combine the two. Gotta have some good stuff (Chrys's new release) along with my same old insecurities!

My last few posts for the IWSG have been about the lack of time, the stress of not writing, and lots of studying of the craft. And so nothing has changed. It's a slowing down and learning year for me. I've given myself permission. Right now I'm taking the James Patterson Master Class (we received a copy of his outline of Honeymoon! Eeep! It's 27 pages long and I can't wait to dig in.)

But moving on...

For more information on the Insecure Writer's Support Group, click on the link.

 
Ever give yourself permission to take a step back?
 
How's your writing going?
 
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And now on to the best part of this post,
 
Chrys Fey!


I love to watch ghost movies, specifically ones about real ghosts...not poltergeists or evil entities. Real ghosts are the kind of ghosts I also like to write about, like Jolie Montgomery in Ghost of Death, my newest short story. For fun, I am sharing my top ten favorite ghosts from fiction.

My Top Ten Favorite Ghosts:
1. Casper
2. The Grey Lady (Harry Potter)
3. The Ghosts from A Christmas Carol (Past, Present, and Future)
4. Sam Wheat (Ghost)
5. Susie Q (Played by Amy Jo Johnson)
6. Penny Halliwell (Charmed)
7. Barbara Maitland (Beetlejuice)
8. Ellen Rimbauer (Rose Red)
9. Samara Morgan (The Ring 1 + 2)
10. Bloody Mary


QUESTION: Do you have a favorite ghost?

 
Title: Ghost of Death
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Supernatural/Suspense
Format: eBook Only
Page Count: 41 (short story)
Release Date: April 22nd, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

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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Excerpt:

            With the sound of her mom’s grief wafting up to her, Jolie came to terms with her present state. I’m dead and now my mom knows it. She eyed the door in front of her. She hadn’t yet walked through a door, but if her hand could pass through metal then she knew she could move through wood.
     If I have to be a ghost then I’ll be a damn good one. All across the afterlife I’ll be known as the Ghost of Death! And I’m going to start by walking through this damn door!
            She would’ve taken a deep breath to brace herself if she could have, so she mentally pumped herself up instead. You can do it! Easy-peasy. Nothing to it. And she took a step forward. Solid matter slipped around and through her form. On the other side, a familiar site confronted her: a black and white bed, the bright green shag carpet in the middle of the room, and a white desk.
            Stepping up to her desk, Jolie eyed her ancient desktop computer, the one she used before her dad gifted her with a laptop when she announced she was accepted to the local university. Wanting to send out the first ever tweet from the afterlife, she pushed the button to bring the device to life, but her finger poker straight through it. Resigning to her Twitter-less fate, she moved toward the full-length mirror hanging on the wall. She saw nothing. Not even a shimmer in the air hinted at her presence.
            Being a ghost sucks!


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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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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. ;)


24 comments:

  1. Not sure I have a favorite ghost, but I always love it when one pops up in my favorite shows.

    And as for writing, I don't generally give myself permission to take a step back. Too hard on myself, perhaps.

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    1. That's alright, M.J. Maybe a ghost is still out there that you don't know that'll become your favorite. ;)

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  2. Congrats on your new book, Chrys. And awesome you are taking the class, Gwen. Hope you enjoy it.

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  3. Sometimes you have to step back to move forward.
    Chrys, I'd say the ghosts from A Christmas Carol are my favorite.

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    1. Who doesn't love the ghosts from A Christmas Carol? They are classic!

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  4. Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Gwen! And for combining my post with your IWSG post. I'm happy that your blog is my last stop for my tour. :)

    I think it's great that you have given yourself permission to slow down. We all should learn how to give ourselves permission to take a step back for a while. And learning more about the craft is the best thing to do during that time.

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  5. Chrys has so many great posts popping up all over the blogosphere. The nice weather always distracts me from writing time because I have a big outside area to take care of.
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    1. Thanks, Susan, but this is my last one for my blog tour. :)

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  6. I've given myself permission to step back and take it easy. It usually helps too. I finally stop stressing over things and relax and find it much easier to get back to work.

    Congrats to Chrys! (Again. I think I've said it on every blog I've seen her on. =D)

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    1. Yes, you've congratulated me quite a few times. Thank you! :D

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  7. The Indigo Eady series has several ghosts you can't help liking, but Fran may be my favorite :-)

    Congrats to Chrys on the publications and wishing her well in sales and hugs!

    And I give me permission to stop badgering myself for the lack of writing this year and to embrace forward progress and learning.

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  8. Yep, Casper would be at the top of my list of favorite ghosts!

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    1. Yay to Casper! He's so cute. How could you not love him?

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  9. Congrats to Chrys! My favorite ghost? Hmmmm....

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  10. Every time my kids get sick or are home for the weekend or holiday, I must take a break. The long periods of quiet writing time just don't happen. So when they're not at home, I have to focus, or that time is lost. My favorite ghost? Hmmm. Poltergeist was one of my favorite movies as a kid. (The remake is not so fantastic.) The Shining by Stephen King and Ghost Story by Peter Straub are tops for ghost-filled books.

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    1. Oh, you like the real scary ghosts. ;)

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  11. I think we have afforded the luxury of giving ourselves permission to step back . . . we've worked hard for so long :-) Congrats to Chrys!!!

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  12. What a great line, "I'm dead and now my mother knows it!" Super.

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  13. I do have favorite ghosts, but none of them are from books or movies. All of mine come from folklore. :-)

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  14. As for my writing, I've written 3k of my 15k goal already, so it's going well. ;-)

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