Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Great Gods! Review: Stealing Fate by Berinn Rae.


I met Berinn, under her real name, in a writers' group and discovered we had many things in common.  First and most important, was a love of well-written fantasy. We also. at the time, worked day jobs with the same company only half a continent away.  I am pleased  to present my review of Stealing Fate, her piece of what looks to be an amazing trilogy by three different authors (details below).

She stole his fate…
Lachesis is a Fate, an ancient goddess in whose hands our destinies are unraveled. When she’s not weaving fortune, she does what she wants when she wants. That all changes when she runs into the man she craves but prayed to never see again. And she'll soon discover the god of terror can really hold a grudge.

Now it’s his turn…
The most frightening of gods, Phobos is a predator who takes pleasure in terrorizing the world. After millennia of relentless searching, he finds the Fate who caused him to be cast down from Olympus. Now he plans to use every bit of his talents on the goddess to regain his lost heritage without losing his heart in the process.

Stealing Fate, a novella, by Berinn Rae, is a thrilling and steamy telling of part of the story of Phobos and Lachesis in the modern world.  In the midst of the modern club scene a god and goddess dance to the anger and attraction as they have for millennia. WOW! Ancient gods and goddesses can hold grudges.  And then there are the parents who just happen to live on Mount Olympus and the twin brother who takes sibling rivalry to Olympic heights.  Yes, I know I use similar words in the same sentence but I couldn’t resist anymore than than….sorry, no spoilers…you’ll have to read for yourself.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was tightly written with a good dose of steam and kick-ass fights. It is just the right length, omitting nothing with no scenes I would consider wasted pages.  It was well-edited, any minor typos were just that MINOR.
While I have not read the other two books in the trilogy: Creating Fate by Rachel Firasek and Chasing Fate by Elle J Rossi (release date August 7). If they rise to the quality and fun of Stealing Fate---I’m in.
I want to more about what came before for Lacey and Phobos!



I give Stealing Fate 5 triskeles!


  


Read an excerpt or the entire first chapter: http://www.berinnrae.com/other-books.html

You can find Stealing Fate here:

Berinn Rae writes spicy science fiction/fantasy starring women with kickassitude. She is the author of the Guardians of the Seven Seals fantasy romance series and Colliding Worlds trilogy (alien romance). When not writing, she can be found flying old airplanes, watching SciFi movies, and pampering an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog.