A Fighting Chance



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Up against an abusive ex and Mother Nature, do Thorn and Amanda have a fighting chance?

Pages: 154
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Heat Rating: Hot (Steamy scenes but NOT erotica)

Thorn has loved Amanda from afar, giving her whatever she needs as a survivor of abuse—space, protection, and stability. He yearns to give her more, though, to share his feelings, kiss her, love her, but he’s worried the truth will frighten her away.

And Amanda is afraid. She’s scared of her attraction for Thorn. Most of all, she’s terrified of her ex-boyfriend, who is lurking nearby where no one can find him. When she grows closer to Thorn, Damon retaliates, jeopardizing their happy ending.

Content Warning: on page sex, strong language, stalker, past abusive relationship discussed, violence, PTSD/anxiety, blood (minor), tornado

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NOTE: May contain spoilers.

“Face Down” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Amanda’s past abusive relationship from when she was still with Damon.

“Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato – Amanda’s theme song.

“Crawling” (Acoustic Stripped Version) by J2, I AM WILLOW – Amanda’s PTSD and anxiety from past trauma, as well as her panic attack after Damon shows up.

“What About Now” by Daughtry – Opening scene when Thorn is getting up the courage to ask Amanda out on a date.

“Waiting For Superman” by Daughtry – For Amanda before she meets Thorn for their coffee date at the park.

“The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed – Thorn’s point-of-view following Amanda’s panic attack after Damon shows up.

“Every Breath You Take (Re:Imagined) by Denmark + Winter – When Thorn realizes Damon has been spying on Amanda.

“One Way Or Another” by Until The Ribbon Breaks – Damon’s theme song.

“Halo” (Epic Trailer Version) by J2, I AM WILLOW – Amanda falling in love with Thorn more and more.

“Feels Like Tonight” by Daughtry – The moments leading up to Thorn and Amanda making love for the first time.

“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding – When Amanda and Thorn make love.

“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Denmark + Winter – When Damon breaks in during the storm.

“Warrior” by Demi Lovato – Amanda fighting Damon off.

“Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood – The tornado.


“Chrys Fey handles a difficult topic, like domestic abuse in a graceful and interesting way and I can’t help but believe it could be an inspiration for those who need a little bit of help to feel they are worth of a good, loving life.” – Sherry Fundin, reviewer at Fundinmental.com

“Oh my! I love Thorn! He is the perfect match for Amanda and a perfect example of how to treat a woman who is having a difficult time adjusting to day to day life after enduring such torment as what she went through with Damon.” The Novel Lady

“This is a well written boy-meets-girl story but at its core is a story of survival against seemingly impossible and deadly odds. It engenders a discussion of domestic violence which Fey carries on in a new website, The Fighting Chance. You can’t read this book without coming away wanting to stop the horror. It is so realistic I can’t imagine the author didn’t go through this herself. But I hope not.” – Jacqui Murray, Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, author

“Chrys Fey is back with another hard-hitting, fast and furious tale of romance against all odds in A FIGHTING CHANCE and it never lets up from start to finish! Looking for a real man who isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve for a woman who has never known what real love is? Love to see a woman gain inner strength? It’s all here in the latest addition to the Disaster Crimes series as a stand alone, spin-off!” – Tome Tender


The Fighting Chance is a fictional self-defense studio run by Beth Kennedy/Goldwyn in the Disaster Crimes series by Chrys Fey. In the books, it is a place where people (men, women, young and old) went to learn confidence, strength, and how to defend themselves.

“She also had The Fighting Chance—a place she went to in the real world and a place that dwelled inside her.” – from A Fighting Chance (Disaster Crimes 6)

In the book A Fighting Chance, Amanda, a sexual assault survivor and assistant self-defense instructor, mentions how she came across the website for Beth’s studio and how it had changed her life. That’s how Chrys Fey got the idea to create a website fashioned after the fictional studio. Her goal was to make it a resource for people, especially women, who want to learn more about self-defense, what to do if you’re experiencing domestic violence (or any time of abuse), and how to be an advocate.

You will find resources, videos, music, classes, and much more.

And just like in the books, all first-time students have the opportunity to sign their name on the Wall of Signatures, as a right of passage and the beginning of their journey, so go over to the Wall of Signatures page and add your first name/nickname/initials/pseudonym/alias. You can comment anonymously.

Stay strong!


What is the difference between making love to someone and making love with them?

Why are a lot of my characters survivors of domestic violence/abuse or advocates for victims of abuse?

Writing About a Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Survivor

Why did I write a story for Thorn in the Disaster Crimes Series?

What scene was the hardest to write?

Who is Thorn?

Who is Amanda?

Tornadoes in Florida

Why was Detective Thorn’s first name a secret in the Disaster Crimes series until Book 6?

Why did I name Detective Thorn…Thorn?

What did I research while writing A Fighting Chance?

Why Did I Give A Fighting Chance a Different Title from the Rest of the Series?

20 Basic Self-Defense Tips

Tornado Safety Tips

Author Interview