Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Authorsday: Rachel Firasek

1. How did you pick the genre you write in?
I didn’t pick it, it picked me. I’ve been haunted, had near death experiences and sometimes wonder if I’m not at least a little psychic. It was only natural that I explore the paranormal world.

2. What drew you to the subject of Piper’s Fury?
Well, my hubby calls me evil. My children run in terror. LoL. So, of course, demons had to be in it. And necking to me is the hottest thing on the planet. I still remember my young adult years and backseats. Biting, fangs, and hot vamps are the more adult version of necking. So, there you have it—Demons and Vampires!

3. What do you consider your strengths in terms of your writing?
I’d like to brag that I can twist a plot tighter than a hangman’s noose. You’ll have to decide if my brag is justified. Lol.

4. What three things would you want with you on a desert island?
Slade, my vampire hero, sorry hubby! Mocha Frapps from Starbucks—I’d find a way to keep them cold. And, my email. Need that, I’m kind of addicted..

5. What is your favorite word?
Not suitable for all audiences.

6. What other time period besides your own would you like to experience?
I’d love to go back to the Caveman era. I’d wrench that club away from my hairy man, and teach him to pull my hair!

7. What would you like to learn to do that you haven’t?
I’d like to take the Kama Sutra and learn every position. Better yet, I’d love to physically be able to practice all. May mean some surgical enhancements and repairs are needed.

8. What is the one thing your hero would do that you wouldn’t?
She’ll protect those she loves at any cost, me not so much. I have a deep sense of self preservation.

9. What was the hardest scene to write?
Well, you’re not going to believe this, but it was actually the first sex scene. I was rather shy about it. Took me two weeks to write those ten pages. My hubby finally had to sit me down, point a finger at the screen, and say, “Quit playing with it.” I was like, really?

10. What was your favorite scene to write?
Again, the first sex scene. You’ll just have to read it. It’s the best representation for my writing.

Rachel’s writing career began at the impressionable age of twelve with a poem dedicated to the soldiers of Desert Storm. A dark macabre affair that earned her a publication in an anthology and many raised eyebrows from family and friends, she hid her poetry and artistic style for years…

Tucked away in the heart of Central Texas, with the loving support of her husband and three children, she dusted the cobwebs from her craft. Returning to those twisted regions of her mind, she creates dark urban fantasies and soul-searching paranormal romance.

To learn where love twists the soul and lights the shadows, visit Rachel at

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.

Her heart.

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KendallGrey said...

Why, Rachel, are you coming out of your shell? What an enlightening interview. I'm seeing a side of you never seen before. :-) AWESOME!

Rachel Firasek said...

Uhm, well, you know! LOL. Maybe. *Digs swirlies in the dirt with her toe.* Yeah, there is a bit of freak in me. lol. Thanks, Kendall!

Marne Ann said...

Isn't it funny how the love/sex scene can be the most difficult and at the same time the most fun? And you had to have a little freak in you, or you wouldn't be writing the best sub-genre in the world, right? It takes a special kind of weird to write it well ;-) The cover looks great. It's definitely going on my TBR shelf.

Angela Drake said...

Loved your Q & A Rachel. Really gave us an insight. The blurb is perfect. She sounds like one powerful heroine in a lot of ways. Maybe a bit of you? Blessings

SusanJPOwens said...

I think you did a fantastic job on every level of your book but I especially like Piper and Slades love scenes:)

Anonymous said...

Great interview. It's nice to know you more, Rachel! :) This is a great book, it's going to do well!!

Rachel Firasek said...

Marne, thanks!!! Yeah, being freaky does help. lol. I hope you get a chance to read Piper's Fury and let me know what you think!

Angela, I don't know what you're talking about. *winks* I heart Piper. She's totally a kick-*** heroine!

Elena Gray said...

LOL Rachel! You never disappoint! Loved #7! Hubby must love it too! He probably doesn't like #8 so much though! I smell a new book idea for you from this interview. Would you be opposed to sharing Slade on the island? I think he could handle the two of us!

Traci Bell said...

Your haunting and near death experiences sound intriguing...

Rachel Firasek said...

Susan, O:O I do too! Thanks!!!

Lynn, this is a bit of my wicked side. lol

Cindy, ya think? Wait till you read my menage coming out in July. lol.

Traci, they are stories waiting for words.

Jenna Storm said...

Sounds awesome Rachel! I will have to buy this story. I love vamps, demons and all things paranormal. I have to admit to a little bit of curiosity about your personal paranormal experiences...Do tell!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Fun interview! Cavemen and Kama Sutra--great combo!

Rachel Firasek said...

Jenna, I'll be reporting those soon. lol. Keep watch.

Marsha, you never quite know what you'll get from me. lol :)

Anonymous said...

Rachel, you are freaking hilarious. Loved the interview!

Rachel Firasek said...

Mrs. Black, thanks so much! I try. :)

Mayank said...

It was really nice reading your book. Specially the Q & A part was very intresting. Keep the good wrk going.
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The Q & A part is nice. The thing i liked most is the front page of the book. Nicely designed.