Creating Fate Blog Tour with Giveaway

Please help me welcome one of my favorite authors here today!!! Rachel Firasek – it all you girl! By the way you have to check out Creating Fate, my review will go live tomorrow 🙂

The Hardest Part is Waiting

I’ve done a post on how to work out a series with other authors, so, today, I thought I’d share a little piece of the hard part. Waiting.

When Berinn Rae, Elle J Rossi and I decided to release the series this summer, we were all kind of stressed from the holidays, under deadline pressures, etc. I don’t think we really thought everything would come together this quick. By the end of May, I think we were all finished. Yes, even edits…so, we wait.

I’ve chewed my nails off twice waiting for this novella to hit, and now, it’s here. Woot! I know, this is not my first release and I should probably be used to it by now, but this is my first real Indie book and I’m so totally nervous. I want to match or better yet, exceed my past stories.

A wave of worry and nerves attack me while waiting. Anxiety manifests in the form of migraines, ulcer like symptoms, etc… And, yet, because I went into this endeavor with two wonderful friends, I know that I’ll be okay.

If I need them, my co-series-conspiratators will be there. So, yes, the hardest part has been waiting. Writing this book and series with them was the easy part. Now, my next angst-ridden-moment will be from waiting to see if you guys like it. Big hugs, and if you have a moment, check out my new release.

I’d love to know what your last anxiety ridden moment was over! Please share.

Answer Rachel’s Question above and be entered to win the Giveaway (International), the prize is a $5 GiftCard. Please be sure to leave a way I can contact you if you win.

My Thoughts:

It is no secret that I am huge Rachel Firasek fan, I love how she puts together a story and leave me wanting more and more.  Creating Fate lived up to all of  the hype and anticipation for the story.  This is one of three stories in this trilogy and each is written by a different author yet tied together.  A very interesting and unique way of putting something together if you ask me.  Clotho, or Chloe (A.K>A the first Fate) never planned on giving her heart away to a human let alone losing him.  She is heartbroken and determined to spin no more fate.  While on a forced vacation (Zues’ command) she runs into Dane in the middle of no where.  Dane is more than he seems with his seemly split personality and troubled way.  He has worked for years to infiltrate a local drug scene, as an undercover agent, and is he is now on the run.  There is a ton of tension that plays out between Chloe and Dane, just how I like it, a ton of emotion that happens in a short amount of time.  This was one story that I just could not put down.  I have always enjoyed Greek Mythology and Rachel Firasek has written an outstanding take on it once again! GO READ this story NOW!


Creating Fate
She gave away her heart… Giving her heart to a mortal wasn’t something the First Fate planned. Losing him nearly shattered her soul. Upon his death, Clothos swore never to love—or weave life—again. Hoping she’ll change her mind before it’s too late, Zeus commands the spinner of life to take a much needed vacation from her immortal responsibilities. He had to hide his… Dane is close to cracking the drug ring he’s spent the last two years infiltrating, but needs to perform one last heist to meet the head man and prevent an impending war. An undercover agent, he’s now on the run from drug lords, thieves and with the very woman whose tears make him forget his purpose. Together they’ll find a way back from the dark. Chloe will have to put her trust in the man walking the same path as the murderers that killed her fiance, or face an eternity on Earth. Without the desire for life, hope could slip through the cracks of time if he doesn’t love away her sorrow.

Barnes And Noble
All Romance eBooks
Add Creating Fate to your TBR list on Goodreads!

Rachel Firasek

Rachel Firasek grew up in the south and despite the gentle pace, she harassed life at full steam. Her curiosity about mythology, human nature, and the chemical imbalance we call love led her to writing. Her stories began with macabre war poems and shifted to enchanted fairytales, before she settled on a blending of the two. Today you’ll find her tucked on a small parcel of land, surrounded by bleating sheep and barking dogs, with her husband and children. She entertains them all with her wacky sense of humor or animated reenactments of bad 80’s dance moves. She’s intrigued by anything unexplained and seeks the answers to this crazy thing we call life.

Where you can find Rachel

  • Jennifer James

    My last angst ridden moment? Hmm…I’m in the middle of one. 😉

    Oh, and maybe when a certain someone stalked me, and emailed me asking for a MS. Yeah, waiting to hear that person’s thoughts was a roller coaster.

    • Rachel Firasek

      🙂 I don’t know who it was that stalked you, but she’s one lucky chick! 🙂

  • Tom

    I finished a first draft of a Vaempires novella two nights ago. Waiting for my wife to ready through it was my most recent anxiety-ridden moment.

    Congrats, Rachel! … but you put me in a terrible position. My TBR pile is growing out of control–which isn’t good for a control freak like me–so I’m trying real hard not to add to it … and then you have to go and release “Creating Fate.” *sigh* Add one more to the list. 🙂

    • Rachel Firasek

      Tom, you make me giggle. I hope I don’t romance you to death. 🙂 Your wife is going to love your story–it’s in the rules. Spouses must support, lol. 🙂

  • Theresa McClinton

    My last angst ridden moment.

    I’m still going through it! Writing is a release, a wonderful way of creating peace and harmony in myself. The thing that isn’t peaceful is waiting on my query and submission responses! So, let the angst ridden moments continue–hopefully not for too long, though!

    Exactly like your blog post says: The Hardest Part is Waiting

    But I was told to quit worrying, so I’m trying to do just that. lol.

    • Rachel Firasek

      🙂 Theresa, you are so cute. Yes, no worries, it does you no good. So, fate works in mysterious ways and I’m so excited that it’s drawn us together. Thanks for helping spread the word!

  • Rachel Firasek

    Lisa, thank you for the awesome review. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you think of the rest of the fates. 🙂 But, of course, Chloe is my fave.

  • bn100

    I can’t think of the last anxiety-filled moment. Nice review.


    • Rachel Firasek

      That’s okay, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • What an awesome post! I couldn’t agree more. Waiting is super hard and I have 4 weeks to go!! Ack!!! Writing these stories and working with Rachel and Berinn has been the highlight of my year. I think the Fates are three characters each and every one of is can relate to, which made these stories very close to our hearts. And that is where Unspun will forever live!

    Now everyone go out and snag your copy of Creating Fate. You’re in for a night of delectable reading!

    • Rachel Firasek

      Ah, Elle, thank you! 🙂

  • My last anxiety ridden moment hasn’t ended – it’s about book two in the series I’m writing. I thought I knew what it was about, but I don’t. ‘Tis sad.

    But Creating Fate sounds awesome!

  • Mary Preston

    I broke out into millions of spots a few days ago. NOT the plague thank goodness, though it did cross my mind. Some extreme allergic reaction. I’m dosed up on all kinds of things. I gave the Dr an angst ridden moment too when she first saw me.