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Friday, September 7, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Lindy S. Hudis, author of Crashers

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in Lindy S. Hudis' Crashers Virtual Blog Tour hosted by Pump Up Your Book.

About Lindy:

Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied drama. She is a former actress, having appeared on such television shows as “Sunset Beach” and “Married with Children”. Her romantic murder mystery, Weekends, is currently available from Lachesis Press. She is also a filmmaker, her independent short film “The Lesson”, which she wrote, produced and directed, screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival. She is co-owner of an independent production company called Impact Motion Pictures. She and her husband Steve, a Hollywood stuntman, have just completed the screenplay adaptation of Charmaine Hammond’s best selling book, “On Toby’s Terms.”  She lives in California with her family.


Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Lindy!

Lindy has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.

An Artist’s Life For Me
By Lindy S. Hudis

While in the process of promoting my latest book, “Crashers”, I thought I would speak a little bit about my “aspiring actress” past. Now, I was just an aspiring actress, mind you. I had tiny bit parts here and there. I was a dancing bimbo on "Married With Children," and a nosey reporter on the daytime drama "Sunset Beach."  It was an interesting journey, being an actress wanna-be in Los Angeles, and yes, I have written a book about that, too. However, I will talk about that on my next blog tour – when promoting that book.

It was an exciting yet heartbreaking time, but it was also a time of self discovery. I discovered that I am much better suited behind the scenes, like writing. My husband, a Hollywood stuntman, and I have started our own production company, Impact Motion Pictures. We are in the process of producing out own scripts and projects. So far, so good. We have several horror projects that we are bringing to life – myself being a horror fan! Another interesting journey.

Living in Los Angeles, California is an adventure to say the least. The wild and crazy city has inspired all of my literary works, because of the sheer drama and power of such a huge metropolis. “Crashers” was inspired by all of the shenanigans that go on across the hectic and intimidating Los Angeles freeways.        

This is what inspired my story. I was in a minor fender bender several years ago. One of the parties involved decided to pretend that she was seriously injured and decided to sue all the drivers involved. It was a very minor accident, no injuries or damage at all. Anyway, I was so mortified that somebody would actually try to pull this kind of a scam that I decided to channel all of that anger into a story.  There are dishonest people out there that are ready and willing to do anything for money, people need to be very careful.

So, I have discovered on this journey called life that I need to have that creative artistic expression, or my soul will just wither away. I think all creative people need that. So, in any capacity, I feel very confident that an artistic life – and one full of inspiration – is the one for me. Please visit my website at

Thanks so much for joining us today, Lindy!

About the Book:

Fraudulent car accidents is a multi-million dollar racket, involving unscrupulous medical providers, personal injury attorneys, and the cooperating passengers involved in the accidents—and who also receive a portion of the illegal proceeds. Such is the fate of newly engaged, Nathan and Shari, whose joy is tempered by the dark cloud of mounting debt.

A chance encounter with a stranger in whom Shari confides her troubles proves fortuitous: he tells her of a get-rich-quick scheme that will put her and her fiancĂ© on easy street. Seduced by the chance to move from hard times to good times in no time, Shari takes the carrot offered her, and finds herself acting as a “stuffed passenger”—the “victim” in a staged auto accident. The act goes according to plan and Shari gets her payday, but getting out and breaking free of the insurance fraud underworld will take nothing short of a miracle.

A modern day cautionary tale, Crashers is a true-to-life novel that uncovers how the innocent get lured into the scheme of “cappers” and “hammers.”

A riveting story of love and desperation, greed and redemption.

Buy Links:
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Tour Participants

Monday, August 6
Book Feature at Examiner

Wednesday, August 8

Thursday, August 9
Book Feature at Book Marketing Buzz

Friday, August 10
Guest Blogging at Hollywood Daze

Monday, August 13
Book Feature at Bibliophilic Book Blog

Tuesday, August 14

Wednesday, August 15
Book Feature at Bookingly Yours

Thursday, August 16

Friday, August 17
Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Monday, August 20
Interviewed at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, August 21
Interview at Blogcritics

Wednesday, August 22
Guest Blogging at Alive on the Shelves

Thursday, August 23
Guest Blogging at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

Friday, August 24
Interview at Review From Here

Tuesday, September 4
Interview at Examiner

Wednesday, September 5
Book Review at Reviews From the Heart

Friday, September 7
Guest Blogging at Darlene’s Book Nook

Monday, September 10
Book Review & Guest Blogging at My  Book Addiction and More

Tuesday, September 11
Guest Blogging at Writing Daze

Wednesday, September 12

Friday, September 14
Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Monday, September 17
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Tuesday, September 18
Character Interview at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, September 19
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Friday, September 21
Guest Blogging at All Grown Up

Monday, September 24
Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Friday, September 28
Book Feature at Rainy Day Reviews

* * * RESCHEDULING: Book Review at The Bunny’s Review


  1. Fake injuries might be the worst.

  2. I have to agree, people who fake being more injured than they are.

  3. Purposefully getting into an accident just to collect insurance money... Not only is that seriously risky, but desperate and wrong.

  4. It isn't something that I know much about so I don't really have a good answer. Possibly accepting money for an accident but not having the damage fixed and keeping the money?

  5. I think it's probably false injuries or false damage reports.

  6. When people claim injuries that are worse than they really are.

  7. I don't know a lot about insurance fraud but I guess the one's that involve a lot of money like totaling a vehicle or reporting it stolen to collect the insurance money.

  8. I think those who fake their injuries is the worse.

  9. I have to say I agree with the people claiming to be injured who aren't.


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