Seismic Crimes


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

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?

Content Warning: f-bombs, trauma/PTSD, death of a loved one, corpse, drug dealer, violence, guns, car accident

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NOTE: The first ten songs represent Beth and some of the things she goes through during Seismic Crimes. The last ten songs represent Donovan and things he went through.


“Chrys Fey has created a story that is full of murder and mayhem.” – InD’tale Magazine

“I’ll admit it damn near brought tears to my eyes to see how, in times where all hope appeared lost, there were those who banded together to help complete strangers all in the name of good. No demand for reward or payback, but rather proof that sometimes the beauty of the human spirit can surprise you.” Romance Novels for the Beach

“Watch their relationship grow, even during times of stress and learn to appreciate the writing prowess of author Chrys Fey in Seismic Crimes. Well written, non-stop, rapid-fire storytelling will keep readers on the edge of their seats while the romance that is growing between two wonderful characters will leave you just as breathless.” Tome Tender

“I have to say that this book kept me on the edge of my seat and turning those pages without wanting to put the book down even once! Chrys Fey created some amazing characters who were multi-dimensional and very likable.” – The Novel Lady

“Humor and romance go well together and Chrys Fey does a great job of blending them while keeping the suspense percolating.” – Sherry Fundin reviewer at

“Seismic Crimes is an action-packed novel that contains a little bit of everything. There’s the suspense of a crime-fighting story, the adventure of surviving natural disasters, and the passion of romance.” – Sherry Ellis, VINE VOICE 



Not Inadequate / A Post About Self-Defense and Abuse

Self-Defense Tips

Deleted Scene with Ryan Goldwyn

Interview with a Killer

Interview with Detective Thorn

The Star of Seismic Crimes is a Catfish

Songs for Beth and Donovan


#1: I started Seismic Crimes three times until I had a beginning I liked.

#2: I wrote 26 pages of notes about California, Chinatown, and earthquakes.

#3: Beth’s last name came from Jackie Kennedy, so I wanted to do the same thing with her mother’s maiden name, which is Reagan after Nancy Reagan.

#4: I wrote the catfish in Donovan’s car into the story because of the catfish I saw swimming around my front step when Tropical Storm Fay stuck around for about a week and caused wide-spread flooding.

#5: The U.S. Geological Survey reported that there was a 62% chance an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 or greater would hit the Bay Area before 2052, most likely occurring at the San Andrea Fault…that quake happens in Seismic Crimes!


In Seismic Crimes and Frozen Crimes, Beth and Donovan had a Thanksgiving dinner. Do they still celebrate Thanksgiving?

After their Thanksgiving dinner in Frozen Crimes, they learned more about Thanksgiving, such as it’s true history and how it hurts Native American Indigenous Peoples to see celebrations on this day (it’s their day of mourning). That was the last time they had a big feast on this day. Now, they celebrate Truthsgiving, donate to Indigenous-run organizations, and support Florida tribes. They get takeout instead. No turkey, pumpkin, squash, etc.

Other Possible Titles for Seismic Crimes:

Richter Crimes

Tectonic Crimes

Fault Line Crimes

Things I Researched while Writing Seismic Crimes:

California/San Francisco


Self-Defense Moves

Monster Truck Racing

How to do doughnuts

China Town/China Town Gate

Kong Chow Temple

Dim Sum

Golden Gate Park

Cable Cars

Eggs Benedict