Friday, January 20, 2017

I Survived Blogfest

So you guys know how I love the end of the world, right? So when I saw this blogfest from Chrys Fey as part of her book release, I couldn't resist... Besides, it's tsunami themed!  I have a recurring tsunami dream... of course it turns out I can breathe underwater and that seemed to not fit here, but I do have some attachment to the idea of tsunamis. It is her third installment in her disaster crimes series, with a blurb, details and a contest after blogfest portion of this post... But since this is a blogfest, let's start with that!

I Survived with on-site reporter Chrys Fey (interviewing ME!)

Ecola State Park overlooking Cannon Beach, Oregon
"This is Chrys Fey reporting for Disaster 5 News. I am at Ecola State Park just north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, where a tsunami hit yesterday morning. I have Hart Johnson with me, a survivor of the tsunami. Hart, can you tell our viewers what happened, and how you survived?"

Hart: Hi Chrys. You know it's funny. I has a trip to Oregon planned when one of my readers, a middle school apocaplyse enthusiast, asked if I'd come talk at their library. While we were at the library we felt the ground rumble, so the librarian found a news site and said it had been an 8.2 earthquake off the coast and that a tsunami was coming. Annika, the gal who invited me, shouted “get to higher ground” to me and then pulled my arm out of the library.

I guess the west coast was about 70 years overdue for a tsunami that comes every 260 years, something Annika chattered at me as she told me to drive. But instead of heading for higher ground, she directed me to her house—she needed to warn her family, you see. At the time I was mad—I thought she'd killed us with the detour, but it seems little Annika not only loves apocalypse tales, but had a plan. It involved two inflatable rafts, three air mattresses, six rolls of duct tape and two coolers of survival gear.

You know, it was close. We had a lot of inflating to do. But her dad and brother helped while her mother pulled together the gear. We set it up in a field behind her house that sits with a protective cove around it, so the water didn't slam us exactly. Some came over the top, but not a ton. Mostly it came around the sides and then back filled, lifting us up. Of course we couldn't see except through the little camera she had outside—one raft was under us, the other over. The air mattresses were to make sure the stuff flying around inside the raft bubble, namely us, didn't hurt anyone else too badly.

Oh, we got tossed over—ended up in the raft that had been over our heads with all our gear upside down. And as the water retreated, it pulled us into a tangle of downed trees. Took a while to get out of that. Even longer to get up here, but it turns out when she said she had survival gear, she meant it—her family has been patching people up and feeding them as they get up here and we wait for the National Guard and whoever else plans to help out.

Title: Tsunami Crimes
Series: Disaster Crimes #3
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Page Count: 272

BLURB: 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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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart - useful you can breathe underwater during your dream - otherwise it would be a real tsunami nightmare ... good luck to Chrys and her sale for her books - cheers Hilary

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Inflating a bunch of air mattresses in time...ack!

Congratulations, Chrys!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oregon is way overdue. Although the effects of the big one in Japan were seen there. You guys blew those mattresses up in record time.

Tamara Narayan said...

Hey, I have dreams were I can breath underwater as well! I wonder what Freud would make of that? Riding out a tsunami on an inflatable raft? Crazy. But fun!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not sure I'd want to be floating around on a raft either, but at least you survived.

Chrys Fey said...

I have a lot of tsunami dreams, but I can't breathe under water.

That sounds like a neat contraption. Luckily nothing popped those air mattresses. ;)

Thanks for participating in my blogfest!!!

Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine said...

Always good to buddy up with someone prepared for anything.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Gotta love those survivalists! I'm sure that family had special gizmos for inflating those rafts and air mattresses PDQ. Survivalists are prepared for everything.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for throwing in that fun fact - i was wondering when the US got hit by a tsunami!
but in fiction, anything is possible, right?

happy friday!

Tara Tyler Talks

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Your friend's a lifesaver. Those survivalist families know how to take care of things. What a post. I almost want to experience it. Almost.

Diane Burton said...

Oh, my.You are so lucky to have found a buddy to holp you survive.

Juneta key said...

Great story. Sounds like something I might really dream, very clever.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Tena Stetler said...

Interesting story! Lucky for you, someone was prepared to help you. LOL

Helena said...

Chris Fey's novel sounds like a real thriller I have to check out!

Little Annika sounds like the kind of obsessive (about apocalypses!) who can make for a very handy companion in the worst of times. I'm glad you were with her.