Friday, November 11, 2011

FRIDAY FIRSTS with Rachel Firasek

The first five sentences of...THE LAST RISING
Heat licked along the wing of the plane, flickering like tiny fingers waving good-bye. Ironically, the thought of dying didn’t hurt, but rising again increased her heart rate and caused a damp drizzle at her temple.

The torture of passing through the portal and waking with no memory didn’t appeal to Ice any more than learning to live a new life—damn Osiris and his punishments.

Ice didn’t want to think about her ex. The last time she’d truly seen Osiris, he’d been in pieces—literally.

THE LAST RISING, an Entangled Publishing release, is available now at many online bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks.


1. Tell me about your very first kiss?
I was fourteen and my parents had let my fifteen year old boyfriend come over to watch movies. I'd sat through four hours of action with my knees pressed together trying to curb the urge to "go".  I finally couldn't take it anymore and rushed to our small half-bath. I'd just finished washing my hands and opened the door to my bf looming in the doorway. Thinking back on it now, "How creepy?" but then, I thought it was uber sweet that he couldn't wait. Next thing I know, he's forced his fat, wet tongue down my throat and over the slurpy mess I could hear the toilet bowl finishing its gurgle. Yeah, I remember it like it was yesterday.  

2. What’s the first thing you notice on an attractive member of the opposite sex?
I had to pick this one! OMG. In my day job, I work with almost all men. So, the first thing I notice is his crotch. No, I'm not a perv--not mostly. But, normally, I get the guys seeing my chest first, so.... yeah, I do a crotch check to make sure they are paying attention to what I'm saying to them and not what "the girls" are doing while I'm talking.
3. If you could live your life over again, what’s the first thing you’d do differently or change?
Uh, yeah, I'd have ditched that first bf with that lame would have saved me from a year+ of misery.

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


  1. HA HA! LOVE love love this interview. Rachel, you rock :-)

  2. Rachel, thank you. These are my absolutely fave kind of interviews. Short and fun. Thank you for coming by!

  3. Rachel, you're awesome for coming on my blog! I wish you tons of sales with this new book (and all the old ones, too, of course).

  4. Oh, and your crotch comment just about killed me. :)

  5. If I can't say my stuffed bison, Perseus (Clash of the Titans was out) then it was my husband and best friend.

    Fat tongue sounds uber nasty!! Cool Post

    Mary George
    ( I used anonymous, couldn't get the wordpress to cooperate)

  6. Aw - what a romantic first kiss story - not! Hope the second was better!

  7. Awesome post today Rachel, I have read this and all of Rachel's books, I love them all, such a talented, fantastic Author. Always wishing you great success. :)
    Naughty Nattie :)

  8. I work with men too and I'm not perv either. Hey, if they can look, so can we!
    Great interview and first 5 sentences.

  9. Rebecca, thank you so much for having me back and I knew that answer would create a warmth in your cheeks. lol.

    Mary, thank you for coming by! And yes, it was uber nasty, lol.

    Nina, It was actually about my third bf before I could tolerate kissing. Now, hmmm... that boy... whew, the memories.

    Nattie, thank you so much for the great comments. I heart you much girl.

    Harlie, I love it! Thank you for coming in and for totally understanding my non-perv ways.

  10. I am with Nina what a first kiss experience. Boo!85

  11. You're a riot Rachel! I check the crotch for work purposes, too. What? Research baby. I'm a ROMANCE writer! *wink*

  12. Lisa, I know, right?

    Calisa, I'm glad I could give you a grin. ;) Research always, m'dear!