Chrys Fey is my guest today. Her Disaster Crimes series is set in Florida (Hurricane Crimes) and San Francisco (Seismic Crimes) and she's got some fun facts for us about those two locations. Book one in the series, Hurricane Crimes, is currently on sale for .99 cents. Chrys is offering a giveaway - check out the Rafflecopter near the end of this post.
10 Facts about Florida:
1. Florida has the largest coastline in the US (1,350 miles).
2. Largest producer of citrus fruit in the US, second largest in the world.
3. Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was created.
4. St Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
5. Highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater.
6. Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city in the US.
7. Almost 11 years since the last hurricane made landfall in Florida (Wilma October 24th 2005) after back to back hits in 2004 and 2005.
8. America’s first Christmas celebration on land occurred near Tallahassee in 1539.
9. In 1994, a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
10. The area code for Brevard County is 321 due to the county being the home of the Kennedy Space Center. 3…2…2…LIFT OFF!
10 Facts about San Francisco:
1. The Golden Gate bridge is 1.7 miles long and orange, not gold.
2. Highest number of homeless inhabitants per capita of any major city in the US.
3. San Francisco is twice the size of Manhattan (49 sq. mi) and is home to over 800,000 people.
4. Most of San Francisco is built on top of Gold Rush ships that were left in the harbor. (The pieces of the ships were used to build.)
5. Home of Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious Alcatraz Prison.
6. San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.
7. The “Summer of Love” actually started in the winter and kicked off at the Golden Gate Park in January 1967.
8. The cities’ cable cars are the only National Historic Monument that can move.
9. Over 3,000 people have committed suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge. The 26 people who attempted and survived, all regretted jumped.
10. San Francisco was originally called Yerba Buena, which meant “Good Herb” in Spanish.
Title: Seismic Crimes
Author: Chrys Fey
Series: Disaster Crimes Series (Book Two)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Format: Digital and Print
Page Count: 282
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.
When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?
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Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes, Book One in the Disaster Crimes series, as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer's Support Group and has participated in the Blogging from April A to Z Challenge.
When Fey was six years old, she realized she wanted to be 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 and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!