Today, our guest of honor is Rachel Firasek. It’s so nice to have you here, and I’m sure you’re ready for a good time! Let the party begin!
Wine or beer? (If you want a club soda, I’ll have to send you to the corner.)Wine, thank you, preferably something sweet and not in a box.
Cake or chips? Are you a sugar or salt person?
Oh, chips absolutely. Pure salt, baby.
Are you old enough to drink? LOL.
Yes, by about a decade-ish.
Decade-ish? Then you must still be a baby…lol. So what did you bring us?
It’s an empath thing…
Using your “powers” to help the Dark Hills Police Department hunt down serial killers doesn’t leave much time for dating. Not that Piper Anast is complaining. The last thing she needs is some guy brushing up against her and pumping his pornographic thoughts into her head.
When she meets Bennett Slade, a sexy, tormented vampire, Piper stumbles headlong into a telepathic connection with his missing daughter. She can’t leave the kid to the evil surrounding her unwanted visions, nor can she resist her draw to Slade. He’s the first guy she’s been able to touch vision-free in, well, forever.
As she and Slade close in on the evil creature holding his daughter, Piper’s powers morph into a deadly fury. To save Slade’s daughter-and herself-Piper must face down demons she never knew she had and trust the one thing she keeps from everyone.
Ohhh, we got demons and vampires in the mix. What makes your character and story so special?
I try to write real people—even the vamps. They have real fears, real emotions, and they respond accordingly. My story is special because the soul is special. When you find a way to capture it and hold it in your palm, you hold the key to love or the ability to take it away.
All right, I guess you can come in. Now off to the roast….
What would your characters say about you?
They’d say I was a slave driver. Lol. I twist, torture and maim them to make them into characters we can all care for.
Sounds like your characters have it tough! lol. What was your first sale as an author? Anything special about it?
My first sale was Piper’s Fury. It is absolutely something special, and my amazing editor, Heather Howland, helped me mold this into a book that keeps me grinning.
How would you describe your writing style?
Well, I’m a pantser. So, I’d have to say my writing style is backward and chaotic. No, I literally write backward and have to restructure everything to make it make sense. It’s a long and tedious process, but you learn a lot from tearing down your own work.
What are you passionate about?
Cheesecake. No seriously, put a NY Cheesecake in from of me and I become feral. It’s the only sweet that I crave.
Hm….interesting. lol. I’ll know what to do now…What is one thing about you that most people don’t know?
I had a near death experience once. Well, I call it that. Lips were blue, focus was gone, and dark things waited beyond the door. I’ll save that for another post.
Wow. Do you like more Alpha or Beta heroes?
I’m oddly a strong Beta lover. I know, it’s shocking. But, I did say strong, he can’t be a total push-over.
How much do you write in a day? Day or Night? Everyday?
Well, when I’m into a story, I can pull about 2K a day, but I do have a day job that takes up most of my daylight hours. I write before work for about an hour and then in the evenings after a bit of family time. And, yes, when I’m writing/creating a story, I’ll write everyday. I can’t revise and write. So, when I’m in revisions all writing gets pushed to the side.
Where can our partygoers find you and your work?
You can hit me up at my website, there is always something going on there. http://www.rachelfirasek.com
Or you can check out my books on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Thank you so much for coming!
Thank you for having me and I’ll be checking in often, so please ask any questions you might have about me or the book!
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