Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I'm honored to host Chrys Fey on tour with her latest release. 

The 3rd book in her Disaster Crime Series.
Tsunami Crimes was released on January 20th, so be sure and pick up your copy!
As part of her tour she's agreed to answer one question!

My Question for Chrys: If you couldn't be a writer what other creative outlet would you pursue?

Imagining not being able to write at all is a frightening thing. I can’t fathom a life where I’m not writing. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t even be Chrys Fey! But there are a couple of creative outlets I would love to pursue if I had the time and means.
One pursuit is fashion designing. Ever since I was a teen, I’ve loved to draw dresses. I’ve dreamed of having them made, but I’m not a dressmaker. I can barely stitch. And I don’t have the sort of investment it would take to pay someone.
So, the creative outlet I’d pursue is the one I enjoy doing now . . . photography. I love to capture images with a camera, specifically nature. I’ve fantasized about going on a road trip across the United States to capture stunning snapshots, and also traveling to other countries. Instead of walking around with a pen and notebook, I’d have an expensive camera handing from my neck. That’s a visual I like. The funny thing is, I don’t even have a camera now, and yet, photography is one of my passions outside of writing.

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.
This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.
Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.
If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again.

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P.S. Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes are on sale for 99 Cents!

Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series. She is a blogger, reader, auntie, vegetarian, and cat Lover. Get Lightning Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2.5) for FREE!

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How about you readers?
If you couldn't work in your chosen field -
what would you do instead?

Friday, January 27, 2017


Yolanda Renée © 2017

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Detective Steven Quaid is ready for new challenges as Anchorage's top detective, but not until he marries the woman of his dreams on New Year's Eve. Determined to give Sarah the wilderness honeymoon she desires, he turns his grandfather's cabin into the perfect honeymoon retreat. After the final details are complete, Steven treks into the mountains to hunt. On his return to the cottage, instead of Sarah, he is greeted by several police officers and a bloody crime scene. Accusations fly, and Stephen flees into the wilderness, his heart racing and thoughts etching into his soul.
The wilderness is unforgiving, but Steven faces it head on: Caught between a massive grizzly and a black bear in a deadly tug of war, he is barely saved from death's door by the fortuitous appearance of his uncle. Despite surviving multiple injuries, Steven continues his investigation as he recovers, but answers don't come quick or easy.
Having enlisted the aid of his number one suspect, Steven faces a struggle that has become more than personal.
This one just may cost him his heart.

January 25, 2017

"The story is well crafted and well written as is the entire trilogy. . . . I sincerely hope, Renée does not stop with this trilogy but gives us more exciting novels to read in the future."
---Book Reviews by Pat Garcia"

More Detective Quaid Mysteries are coming:

To be released
April 4, 2017

A Prequel to the Trilogy
Detective Quaid’s First Case

New Detective Quaid Mysteries
in the works:


These two are still works in progress so I can’t give a definite date.

Monday, January 16, 2017


Yolanda Renée © 2017


You never can tell when you send a word,
    Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
    Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend.
    Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger's heart in life's great mart,
    It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
    Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
    Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
    In God's productive soil.
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
    With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
    In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
    Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe---
    Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o'er the track to bring you back
    Whatever went out from your mind.

Poems of Power by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Chicago : W. B. Conkey, 1902.

Yolanda Renée © 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017


Yolanda Renée © 2017

What lies behind you

and what lies in front of you,

pales in comparison

to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Created by Alex J Cavanaugh

January 4 Question: What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?
There are rules for writing? Honestly, I wasn’t paying attention. Too busy writing, but I look forward to reading your answers to the question.
As for me and rules – aren’t they meant to be broken? J

 Happy 2017!

A New Year, the opportunity for new beginnings. Love that aspect and I am grabbing the bull by the horns. I hope you are too! Go for it, make this the year you achieve your deepest desires!
What are your writing goals for 2017?

Consider adding WEP writing challenges to your goals:

WEP - Write...Edit...Publish