Monday, May 04, 2015

Guest Post: Name a Drink by Chrys Fey

Today one of my favorite blogging buddies is stopping by for a fun post. Everyone roll out a big welcome mat for Chrys Fey, a very talented author and blogger. Be sure to read the blurb and excerpt and order a copy of her book before you go!

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Name a Drink
by Chrys Fey

The “IT” place to be if you’re a twenty-one-year-old college student in Ghost of Death is the Galaxy Bar. When I wrote about the Galaxy Bar, I picture it as your typical dark bar with clever drink names like Wormhole, Jolie’s favorite drink. Now that I think about it though, I imagine the bar to have a galaxy mural painted on the ceiling, stars swimming on the dance floor from spotlights, and metal chairs with spiral bases. Now that would be a bar I’d like to go to!

The only drink I mentioned in Ghost of Death was Wormhole, a purple drink in a long flute that my mom actually named.

QUESTION: Can you come up with a catchy space-inspired name for a drink that could be served at the Galaxy Bar? Comment with your suggestion!


The Blurb:

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.
Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.





Also Available for Pre-Order: Witch of Death

Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.

Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.



Author Bio:


Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series. 

When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way. You can connect with her on Facebook and her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!

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72 comments:

  1. Chrys is awesome!!
    The Nebula - that would be a great name for a drink.

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    1. She's great. I like the Nebula!

      We're at our new house--no cable TV or internet (Comcast sucks) so I'm tethered--hopefully I'll be back to normal soon, but I'm going to not be around as much as I normally am for a couple of days.

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    2. Thank you, Alex! :D You're awesome too! The Nebula would be a cool drink name. I can picture that one with a lot of swirling colors.

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  2. I think a great name for a Galaxy Bar would be Fireball. Something with some kick...
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. I meant for a Galaxy Bar drink...
      JB

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    2. A Fireball drink sounds like one a lot of people would order...just to see if they can drink it all down. ;) Thanks for commenting, Julia!

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  3. Thank you for having me on your blog today, Stephanie! YOU ROCK!!!!! :D

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    1. Thank you for helping out with replies today! And for being a great blog guest.

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  4. I'm guessing death would be your fave word :)
    Congrats on the books!

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    1. Hmm. maybe. ;) Thank you, Dezmond!

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  5. That sounds like a cool bar! A good name for a drink would be a Supernova. Potent!

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    1. Supernova sounds good. I think that one would knock people on their...butts. ;P

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  6. love Chrys!! And this sounds awesome. Hmm my drink would be a Frozen Mars Bar, b/c it sounds like it would be really chocolately and sweet and I'm hoping since we're in space it's calorie free! :)

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    1. Love you, Beth! :) Frozen Mars Bar sounds like a good drink and dessert in one.

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  7. I really like the premise for Ghost of Death... you had me at "girl wakes up next to her corpse."

    Possible drinks:

    White Dwarf - A shot of something white and sparkly
    Coronal Cloud - includes Corona in some way
    Stellar Flare - Comes with pins and buttons
    Yellow Hypergiant - Basically a whiskey or Amaretto sour but in an ENORMOUS glass
    Photodisintegration Hypernovae - no one knows what it is because no one's ever been brave enough to order it...

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    1. Thank you, C.D.! And those are all awesome drink names. I love that you included what would be in them. Photodisintegration Hypernovae is my favorite. ;)

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  8. I'd want something girly like a Venus Bowl. A coconutty drink in a brandy snifter with some dry ice so it looks smoky.A heart on a stick instead of an umbrella, and we have a winner!

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    1. Girly drinks are fun. I like it, Elizabeth! :D

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    2. I'm a girly drink drinker, too. I like the sound of that drink. Anything with an umbrella in it has my heart. In fact, they could just leave the alcohol out, for all I care...it's a chance to have something sweet.

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  9. Congrats once more. A drink? Hmmm, The Black Hole

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    1. Thanks, Pat! The Black Hole would be cool...a mysterious black color.

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  10. The bar sounds awesome! Now I want to know what's in a Wormhole...

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    1. I never really though about what would be in it. Only what it looks like. I'm too visual. :)

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  11. How fun for a bar. You have a whole galaxy to choose drink names. Way fun.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  12. How about a Comet Kazi? lol

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  13. Enjoyed getting to know Chrys through the A/Z challenge :)

    The drink "The Invisible"

    betty

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    1. I enjoyed getting to know you too, Betty.

      The Invisible could be a transparent, sparkly drink. :)

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  14. Last day tomorrow to download my free ebook, Stephanie. I think you will enjoy it, it's subtitled, Woman to Woman.

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    1. I can't download anything right now...no Internet. I'm tethered to my phone and any downloads will use up my data. :-( I'd rather pay for it any way. I always wait to buy you guys' books rather than getting them for free!

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  15. How about a Cosmo Comet?

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    1. I like it! And it could be in a flute...yellow at the very bottom, orange in the middle, and red on top. Possible fruity. :)

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful series and you're getting some great suggestions for those drinks!

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    1. I sure am! Thanks for stopping by, Kc.

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  17. Wormhole... I have always found Tequila a little wimpy with a little worm after seeing bottles of "Adder Liquor" in Southeast Asia (Alcohol with a dead poisonous snake inside)

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    1. A dead poisonous snake? Count me out!

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  18. Oooh. Both books look great. Congratulations to Chrys.
    Constellation with a Twist?

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Constellation with a Twist is awesome!

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  19. LOVE Chrys, such an amazing writer! Cannot wait to read her books!

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    1. Thank you, Anne! Your comment made my day. :)

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  20. You could line up seven shots of anything along the bar and call it the asteroid belt ;)

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  21. Since I don't know from drinking, would Asteroid Belt be a good name?

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    1. I don't drink at all, but I think it would.

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  22. Celestial Cosmo (like a normal Cosmo, but with some J├Ągermeister or something for sparkle).
    Jupiter (a tequila sunrise with a very large cherry or a strawberry).
    Supernova (similar to a red death).

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    1. I love all of those ideas. There could be a drink for every planet too. :)

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  23. Nebula's Kiss comes to mind...let's see-a shot of vodka, a shot of blue curacao, sparkling sweet wine (spumante) and orange juice. It would probably turn a funky green which would be good

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    1. I like that name, Birgit! And funky green is fun. :P

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  24. Hmmm...Milky Way...but not sure what would go in it.

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    1. ^I like this one! It could taste like a Milky Way candy bar.

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    2. Beth mentioned a Mars Bar drink that would be chocolaty. :)

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    3. That one too! Any drink that tastes like candy has my attention.

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  25. Thanks for showcasing Fey Stephanie. I've come to appreciate her blog and her writing very much. She's an inspiration to aspiring writers such as myself.
    As for drinks, I like the name Wormhole. There is actually a coffee shop in Chicago called the Wormhole. As you can imagine, it's pretty nerdy with various Star Wars and other sci.fi. collectibles hanging about. Hanging about? Oh yes, they've got a full scale Deloreon car.
    Other drink names: the Quasar, the Binary (a double shot of whatever served in two shot glasses).
    Or you could steal from Douglas Adams - The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
    Always loved that drink name.

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    1. Thank you so much for such a nice comment, Jeffrey!

      Wormhole seems to be a popular name choice. I don't know why I didn't think of The Quasar as a drink name when Quasar was in my A to Z Challenge. Silly me!

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    2. All I can think of when I hear "wormhole" is the worm in the bottom of some types of Tequila!

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  26. What great ideas. How about 'The Rocket' or 'Eclipse'?

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    1. Yes, those are great too! :D

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  27. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by so far and commented. You guys are awesome at creating space-inspired drinks. :D

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  28. I'm thinking a fun orange juice based drink with some fizz could be called a Coronal Blast. There are some fun drinks on the list of comments. Good luck with the novels!

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    1. Orange juice and fizz are always a nice combination. Thank you! :)

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  29. I would probably go with something non alcoholic *since I don't drink* that had fruit juice and a cute umbrella...Maybe something called an Atom Bomb, or Cosmic Ray or maybe a Sun Spot.

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    1. I rarely drink but when I do I hate to waste the calories. At home I have black cherry rum that I mix with Diet Pepsi occasionally. How un-fun is that?!

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    2. I don't drink at all, but my characters do. ;)

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  30. Cat's Eye Nebulae with vodka, coconut juice, and a large very red cherry. Ooh, this is fun!

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    1. That does sound like a fun drink, Dixie! :D

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  31. Somebody needs to open a space bar, there's been all kinds of fun drink and drink name suggestions.
    Good luck with this one Chrys. Sounds like a winner.
    Hi, Steph:)

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! And I agree...there needs to be a real space bar. :)

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  32. Stephanie, thanks for hosting Chrys today. I know Witch of Death is amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Denise!!!! :D

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  33. Has anyone mentioned Solar Flare as a possible drink name? I'm not sure what would be in it, but I hope it's fruity. :)

    The story sounds intriguing! Good luck with the new book!

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    1. Nope, no one has mentioned Solar Flare and that's actually a really good idea. I picture it have a bit of a kick.

      Thank you, Chuck! :)

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