Friday, October 21, 2016

IF I WERE A MOBSTER; 30 SECONDS BEFORE blogfest



30 SECONDS BEFORE BLURB:

Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?

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Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter



Well, if I were a mobster, I'd probably be a pretty poor one. My lack of depth perception would keep me from being an assassin: can't hit a target even standing a few feet away, no matter how large it is. I was in the Air Force, and during basic training they have no clue where all the bullets went I fired. Although that was a lifetime ago, I've shot enough pool (billiards) and darts to know my aim is still lousy. And, I'm not a very good thief or liar. Lets face it, I've spent my career in the helping services for a reason.

However, for the sake of this blogfest, and diving completely into this fictional personae, let me come up with a semi-badass profile.

My Mobster Name:Veda. According to she knows baby names, people named Veda have a desire for stable family and community relationships; love working with others; are adventurous, flexible, rebellious, optimistic, intelligent, friendly, and energetic. And untidy (keep your mitts off my desk and out of my closets). Some of these traits already fit me - but this is mostly who I'd like to be.

My Rank: hmm, not "the boss" but high enough "the boss" relies on me and everyone below caters to my whims to garner favors.
Crime Zone: somewhere north-west - I like moderate to cold weather.

My Look/Disguise: mini skirts, stilletto's and a loooooong jacket. Red hair, tall, alluring


Weapon of Choice: Information. I'm chief of the spy ring and know everything about everyone. If that doesn't get the job done - poison. I may be environmentally untidy, but intellectually I hate loose ends.

Mobster Vehicle:1962 Shelby Cobra: sporty, sexy, spirited, fast . . .


What I’m Known For: Queen of knowledge, effective use of information. I can make or break your mobster/political/military career with a word in the right ear. I can smell a fraud from a third-world country away. I'm a collector of beautiful things - and beautiful people. I can't be bought, but I can be rented; except for a very few loyalties. "Family" is forever.

My Catch Phrase: Copy that!

The Name of my Mob Leader: "The Boss." Few know who this person actually is, and fewer have actually met - - Her.

I've always been drawn to the spy rings (guilds) in all my favorite fantasy adventures. Really, how does anything get done without effective use of information (gossip)? My mobster self is intelligent, resourceful, outgoing, connected, and oh so indispensable. With the right information leaks, you don't need a gun of any size to kill people.

So, who's your mobster self?

Now please hop around to the other participants:

25 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm really good at darts, but I couldn't lie to save my life either.
So, what beautiful people do you have in your stash?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love your choice of vehicle.

Chrys Fey said...

I love that your Mob boss is a woman. Veda definitely sounds like a sexy Mobster. So far, I think information is probably the best weapon. You can do so much with information.

I laughed at the Air Force training part. :P

Thank you so much for participating in my Mobfest!

Tamara Narayan said...

Cake sings that song!? Oh jeez, I always thought that was Beck. Color me red.

Love your ride.

Laurel Garver said...

Fantastic car choice. Can I ride along? I'll be the innocent looking one that hands out poisoned cookies. :-)

Pat Hatt said...

With a car like that you'll be a hit all around.

cleemckenzie said...

You've got the sweet spot in the mob. High, but not too high!

Juneta Key said...

Great profile. Your mobstress and my mobstress have a lot in common. We should team up. We'd rule the US. Love, love, love the car.

Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

dolorah said...

Alex: I have learned the art of silence and letting others fill in their own misconceptions. As for my stash; well that's a secret.

Diane: pretty cool, huh?!

Chrys: thiswas lots of fun. Good luck with the sales. This story sounds like one I'd like.

Tamara: you know, I though Beck did this too.

Laurel: yes you can ride along, but uhh, leave the cookies at home. I have a special fondness for them and wouldn't want to mistakenly eat one :)

Pat: That's the plan!

cLee: yep, cushy, lol.

Juneta: oy, partners can be fun, and useful.

Melissa Sugar said...

Fabulous car and I think you did pretty good creating your semi bad ass self. Knowledge is key. If you have the goods on people you can bring down anyone. You can destroy politicians, enemies and you can keep allies from ever betraying you. You're one smart mobster. Loved your profile. Just don't aim anything my way, please. Congrats to Chrys on her new book

DEZMOND said...

my spy rings are my penguins and coons!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Donna - seems like you're one lovely mobster ... but I still think I'll stick on the right side of you ... and be with you probably, if your aim really is that bad.

Congratulations to Chrys ... and cheers to you both - Hilary

mshatch said...

I like your choice! Being the master, or mistress, of a spy ring might be kinda cool, especially if you get to drive around in a Shelby :)

D.G. Hudson said...

I like your mobster profile. The Shelby is a very gorgeous car. A friend of ours who belongs to a Shelby club built his own from the ground up. He was the previous owner of a Corvette. . .so a car-boy for sure. And good one for the boss being a woman.

Meradeth Houston said...

What a fun profile!! And I really love that car choice :)

diedre Knight said...

Now that's a mobster I wouldn't mind meeting! I bet your sidekick would be a cat ;-)

Lynda R Young said...

Ha, I love your weapon of choice. Very clever.

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats to Chrys on her new release! I love all the deets about your mobster, especially that cute car! Funny thing about your weapon being information and the mob boss being female -- I just decided to turn a Mafia boss character into a woman who runs a group of hackers and uses it for blackmail. Mwuh-ha-ha! Have a great weekend!

Sandra Cox said...

Great choice of vehicles, Veda!

Sherry Fundin said...

I'll take one of those cars. Wanna race?
sherry @ fundinmental

farawayeyes said...

Mini skirt, stilettos, and a less than deadly aim. I love it. It is so you, girlfriend, and know that I would pay money to see that But, then you would probably drive right by me at 120 MPH in that Shelby Cobra.

Nicki Elson said...

Look at you and your cool mobstah-self! Excellent theme song, and very wise choice of weapon. I shall endeavor to stay on your good side.

Congrats to Chrys!

dolorah said...

Sugar: I'll only "aim" a pen, or media spotlight, your way. If you displease me, minion, lol. Always need a good lawyer with a long jacket though, so you're probably safe . . .

Dezzy: penguin's!!! Not sure they are trust worthy, but they'd have fun getting the happy mischief on :) Coon's, now there's bandits I can count on.

Hilary: you'd be my number 1 spy. I know a good resource when I see one. I pay well.

Marcy; the car is worth it, right??

DG: I'm normally a Chevy/GMC lover, but the Shelby is just too irresistible.

Thanks Meredith :)

diedre: How did you know I'd have a cat sidekick, lol.

Lynda: clever is the idea, thanks.

Lexa: I'd make good use of hacker gals!! Y'all are hired.

Thanks Sandra

Sherry: ooh baby, yeah! Fast is my motto.

FAE: Nah; I'd stop for you. We'd be fast and furious partners :)

Nicki: keep writing those excellent stories and we'll always be friends :)

Crystal Collier said...

Ooh! You're the information specialist in the mafia, eh? I'll take it. We need one of those.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Great Mobster. I don't want to get on your bad side. Super car.