The Fire that Inspired Flaming Crimes by Chrys Fey (Part 3)

AUTHOR NOTE: Many scenes in Flaming Crimes (Disaster Crimes #4) came from real life. For this short blog tour, I am sharing my memories as a ten-part continuous story, so hop along for the entire experience.

Series: Disaster Crimes #4
Page Count: 304 
Digital Price: 4.99 
Print Price: 16.99

Rating: Spicy (PG13)


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I moved out of the way so the firetrucks could get by. And then I stood there, transfixed, praying that they would be able to save my home. As I watched, I noticed a patch of flames at the edge of the road. The flames stretched up, as if willing itself taller. And then I saw something that I thought was impossible. A flame jumped. It bounced into the middle of the road and hopped to the other side where it ignited the grass.

I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to sprint down the road and stop it, but the grass was dry, and it spread too quickly for me to do anything about it.

Wringing my hands, pacing, and praying while my family rushed in and out of my house, a car pulled to a sudden stop beside me. I looked to see my best friend stumble out of the backseat, with tears streaming down her cheeks. We grabbed each other and embraced while her dad and uncle went to help my family.



Donovan turned in the opposite direction. Fire burned along the street, licking the asphalt with its orange tongues. The flames were as tall as him and seemed to be gyrating against an invisible barrier, trying to break through it. As he watched, the unthinkable happened. A ribbon of fire broke off and leapt into the middle of the street. The flame bounced along the asphalt to the other side where it ignited. He ran to the burning grass, but that flame had a mission. It spread quickly, aiming for the dry brush a foot away. When he reached it, he stomped on the flames with his sneakers. He wasn’t fast enough, though. The brush burst into flames, and those flames were slithering up a tree trunk. He had nothing to put it out with, so he ran back to the firefighters.

“Hey, it jumped the street!” He pointed. In the short time it took him to get to the firefighters, the fire had doubled in size.

The story will continue on these blogs:

1/8Circle of Friends BooksPart 1

1/9Sandra CoxPart 2

1/10Elements of EmaginettePart 3

1/11Julie FlandersPart 4

1/12I Think; Therefore, I YamPart 5

1/15Alex J. CavanaughPart 6

1/16Just JemiPart 7

1/17Sandra DaileyPart 8

1/18FundinmentalPart 9

1/19Elizabeth SeckmanPart 10

About the Author: Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept blending romance, crimes, and disasters. She’s partnered with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and runs their Goodreads book club. She’s also an editor for Dancing Lemur Press.

Author Links:

Website / Blog / Goodreads

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Thank you for reading this post! Don’t forget to hop along to the other posts on their designated days for the full fiery story.

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20 responses to “The Fire that Inspired Flaming Crimes by Chrys Fey (Part 3)

  1. Congrats Chyrs. Wahoo.

  2. Thank you so much for having me on your blog for day three of my tour, Anna!

  3. This is very cool, Chrys! I’ve never followed one of these before (apparently I live under a rock). I caught up the first two segments and am looking forward to the next installment.

  4. I love that you had your best friend there to comfort you during it all. Looking forward to tomorrow’s installment.

  5. OK, I am riveted! I was waiting to find out about the pussy cat or am I getting confused with another story. I did know about fire jumping like that because of my dad. He would tell stories (He was a great story teller) and he had been through a couple of fires and I remember him saying it was like watching a thousand little devils dancing up a fire storm.

    • Nope. You’re not getting confused. More to come about our cats. I promise! “a thousand little devils dancing up a fire storm.” Wow. That is an excellent way to put it. Spot on.

  6. You’ve got a gripping story which carries me along much like the fire of flames, awesome.

  7. Awesome idea to continue the excerpts on different blogs. Congrats on your new book!

  8. It’s scary how flames can jump like that.

  9. It would have been terrifying to see the fire spread like that!

  10. Fascinating story and life events, Chrys. I’m sure the topic hits home with a lot of people, unfortunately, based on current events in California. What a fantastic idea to do a blog hop like this. Fiction-style, with cliffhangers and real life events to coincide and correlate. Brilliant!

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