Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Last Rising Release day Blitz - Interview + giveaway

Today is the release day of the paranormal romance The Last Rising (CURSE OF THE PHOENIX - book one)

To celebrate I bring you an interview with author Rachel Firasek and I will give you blurbs of both The Last Rising and of The Last Awakening (CURSE OF THE PHOENIX - book two). And there's even a really awesome giveaway so keep reading!

Can you tell readers a little bit about yourself and what inspired to write in this particular genre?
I’m a thirty-ish Texas native who corals two teens and husband that puts all of my heroes to shame. I have sprawling spread of Mesquite trees and sheep in a hidden country community of Central Texas. I’ve always been an avid horror fan and was always drawn to cartoons with super heroes. Why wouldn’t I writer in Paranormal Romance?

What is the most interesting thing you have physically done for book related research purposes?
I hate research, so the better question would be what is the most interesting thing I’ve done to avoid it? ;-)

Do you have any weird writing quirks or rituals?
I can’t write if I have email in my inbox. Yes, my name is Rachel, and I’m an email addict

Do you write in different genres?
I’ll write in any genre that a story wants to be told. Currently I’m published in both paranormal romance and erotic romance.

When did you consider yourself a writer?
At about the age of 12. When I started writing papers for my friends for money. Shhh… I didn’t just say that. ;-) I’ve learned my lesson though and now I understand that ghostwriting for term papers isn’t quite the same.

What are your guilty pleasures in life?
I like an Italian Margarita on occasion and cheesecake. Those are my two faves. I’ll seriously hide to eat that second helping of NY Cheesecake. ;-)

Other than writing, what are some of your interests, hobbies or passions in life?
Hmmm… I like to fish, read, play ball with my kids out back. I also enjoy playing card and board games, but only if my hubby will let me torment them while we play. If I have to be good, it’s a no-go. :)

What was the last amazing book you read?
The Relunctant Dom. It had me cry like 9 times. So unbelievably sad. I want to write emotion that good.

Where is your favorite place to read? Do you have a cozy corner or special reading spot?
I read in my bathtub. It makes reading on my e-reader a little dangerous, but it’s the only place I can go without a hubs or kids bothering me.

What can readers expect next from you?
I’m brainstorming a very secretive YA for the first of next year. We’ll see.

Where can readers find you on the web?

And for those on twitter:
Join the live twitter party at 6 pm central/7pm eastern time #lastrising


The Last Rising:
After paying two millennia’s penance to Osiris, world-weary Phoenix Ice has had enough. Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how she imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great…or that she’ll end up back in his life for her next assignment.

Now that Turner Alcott has survived the worst, finding a wife and mother for his son matters more than ever before. When the mysterious Ice comes into his life, Turner knows she’s the one—but love is the last thing Ice wants. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.

Available now!
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The Last Awakening:
For three hundred years, Arabella’s life has been one meaningless death after another. In a cruel twist of fate, Osiris gifts the phoenix her mortality and long-gone voodoo magic with a warning that she must save her next soul within a week without using magic, or she’ll lose her power forever.

Ex-soldier Greyson Meadows desperately wants to be freed from the nightmares and guilt that haunt him. Confronted by a waif of a woman who forces him to face the truth about his past, he runs fast and hard, fighting the need to prove himself worthy despite his perceived failures.

When Ari becomes the target of her own magical blunder, the weak will find strength and the strong will fall. One will have to give up everything so the other can have peace, but will love’s magic withstand the loss?

Release Date: November 2011
Book 3 coming January 2012!

And now for the giveaway:
Click here and fill in the form to be entered for one of three ebook copies of The Last Rising and the really awesome Goddess Pendant (see the above picture)
(pendant US only)

This post is part of Bewitching Book Tours

1 comment:

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Oh yea! So excited to see a bit of book 2 I really enjoyed #1. Thanks!