The Last Rising Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

Posted 6 September, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Author Interviews, Giveaways, Release Day Blitz / 2 Comments

Welcome to The Last Rising Release Day Blitz!
Today I have author Rachel Firasek who is promoting her new release The Last Rising. Learn more about this paranormal romance author in the Blitz Interview, find out about her latest book and stay turned for a fabulous giveaway!
Blitz Interview with Rachel Firasek

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?!/raebob78!/pages/Rachel-Firasek/175543929127527

*Don’t forget to join the live twitter party at 6pm central 7pm eastern time #lastrising*

CURSE OF THE PHOENIX – Book One – Rachel Firasek

Title: The Last Rising (Curse of the Phoenix, Book 1)
Author: Rachel Firasek
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella – 102 pages
Launch Date: September 2011
ISBN: 978-1-937044-28-2

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.

Read an excerpt here.

CURSE OF THE PHOENIX – Book Two – by Rachel Firasek

Title: The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, #2)
Author: Rachel Firasek
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella
Launch Date: November 2011
ISBN: 978-1-937044-44-1

Book 3 coming January 2012!

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?

Excerpt Coming Soon!

About the Author:

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. You can find her where the heart twists the soul and lights the shadows… or at

Three lucky winners will win an e-copy of The Last Rising and one winner will receive a goddess pendant (see pic below).
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