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Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Review: Creating Fate (Unspun #1) by Rachel Firasek

Creating Fate (Unspun #1)
by Rachel Firasek 

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, Clotho 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 she believes may have 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.

There are so many good books out there that I want to read and I am glad I was asked to review this one. I literally could not put it down and read it all in one sitting. 

Stories with Greek Mythology are fun. I love how the author puts her own spin on the story of Clotho, one of the three sisters of Fate. Zues is forced to step in and sends Clotho (Chloe) to earth because she refuses to love or do her immortal spinner duties of weaving lives.

Dane is attracted to Chloe the moment he sees her. On the run from a drug lord, murderers and all around bad guys, Dane kidnaps Chloe for her own protection and takes her on the run with him.

To Chloe, Dane is dark and mysterious, yet kind and loving all rolled into one hot package. She is drawn to him, but she doesn't want to get her heart broken and doesn't know if she can let go again.

A little on the emotional side, this novella has some sexual tension, lots of teasers for the mythology buffs and bits of humor mixed in. It was over way too fast for me. I would love to have seen this story continued into a full size novel. I cannot wait to start reading the next book in the series.

4 Sheep

Review By: Author MaryLynn Bast 

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 fairy tales, 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 Eighties 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…


  1. Oh, wow. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I've considered adding to this story. Chloe and Dane were just too much fun to play with. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing today, I picked this up a little bit ago and will have to dive in. My interest is definitely renewed with this reminder of this treat sitting in my TBR waiting for me to enjoy :)