Stealing Fate [NOOK Book]

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(A short tale of romance by award-winning author Rachel Aukes writing as Berinn Rae)

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 ...
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Stealing Fate

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Overview

(A short tale of romance by award-winning author Rachel Aukes writing as Berinn Rae)

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 is a 20,000-word standalone short story (about 100 pages) in the Unspun anthology, which sheds light on the Greek Fates, three ancient goddesses who played a role in many myths. The other Unspun novellas are Creating Fate by Rachel Firasek and Chasing Fate by Elle J Rossi.
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Editorial Reviews

Smitten With Bad Boy Heroes
5 stars... absolutely loved it!!!!
The Book Vixen
A sexy, tender and action packed short story. Fans of retold Greek myths will enjoy this as much as I did.
Books of Love
"This book was scorching hot. I love that this book was filled of action and
the mythology was done in a way that was really unique."
Bitten by Paranormal Romance
If you're one for Greek mythology romance, this is a must read.
USA Today - Jessie Potts
An ebook gem. This novella has it all: Greek mythology, sexy gods and a rekindling that cause e-readers to spark.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014794114
  • Publisher: Rachel Aukes
  • Publication date: 6/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 506,091
  • File size: 363 KB

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Rachel Aukes was raised on a farm where she boasted the nearby small town’s largest (and only) comic book collection, and she’s still hooked on stories starring characters with kickassitude. Rachel writes horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. Under the pen name Berinn Rae, she writes the same genres, only with a romantic twist. When not writing, Rachel can be found flying old airplanes and watching Sci-Fi movies. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog.

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    Let me start this with a few disclaimers. I was sent an ARC of S

    Let me start this with a few disclaimers. I was sent an ARC of Stealing Fate by the author, Berinn Rae. I don’t give 5 star reviews. As a reader I don’t always trust them. They could have been written by a friend or family member. They could have been written by the author under another name. Reviews are for readers not writers. To me, 5 stars means something is perfect and in ‘my’ opinion nothing is perfect. Also it would seem terribly biased if I were to give this novella 5 stars. Some of you may know Ms. Rae and I are acquaintances. I’d like to say friends, but we’ll wait till after the review for that call.
    I’m not a huge fan of short fiction, it usually leaves me feeling unsatisfied. A lot of the time it feels rushed, with an ending all wrapped up in a nice, bright bow of unanswered plot holes. Or, as I’ve found lately, they read like chapters of a much larger work. Somehow, Berinn managed to pull it off, she made me love her story from enticing beginning to neatly wrapped ending. She kept me reading, even when I was supposed to be doing other things. I even read it twice to make sure it wasn’t friendship blinding me. Nope, it was just that good.
    The action moved along at a decent pace—love a well written fight scene—yet not so fast I couldn’t catch my breath. There was a young, fresh feel to the tried and true Greek mythology by taking enigmas, like the Fates and lesser known gods, such as Terror and molding a deeper history. No sweet, sappy romance here—many thanks for that, not a fan—it’s gritty and real, forged in the fires of lust. Warning to parents, while this is fantasy, it’s adult fantasy. No, I don’t mean a walk down pervert lane. This is a tastefully done story about adults, for adults. If you don’t like it spicy this probably isn’t the story for you.
    For me this was a story about regret, redemption and doing the right thing at the right time. As stated before I’m not big on the sappy stuff, but Berinn didn’t over do the true love conquers all. She left two little openings that could change everything. I won’t spoil it for you, you’ll need to read Stealing Fate to find out what. I hope Fate leads her to grab those plot threads and weave them into another installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    A Myrt's Review Stealing Fate by Rachel Aukes aka Berinn Rae

    A Myrt's Review

    Stealing Fate by Rachel Aukes aka Berinn Rae

    A Spicy Turn of Fate

    Lachesis is the middle sister of the three Fates of mythology. She is the one who determines the lifespan of each being. Carrying such lofty responsibility, a girl can use a break once in awhile which is how we find Lachesis or Lacey as she prefers to go by, hanging out at a Goth bar in the Mortal Realm looking for a good time. What she finds instead is the god of war's son, Phobos, also known as Terror, a good-looking badass with a personal grudge against this particular Fate.

    This is a steamy adventure with the two immortals using epic fighting as foreplay before diving into a passionate and intense romance. This short novella is one of three novellas focusing on each of the three Fates. It's a sexy and fun look at a major figure in Greek mythology.


    I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Really enjoyed it!

    Now that that is out of the way, Stealing Fate is the second novella in the "Unspun Trilogy" and I enjoyed it as much as I liked Creating Fate. Lacey and Phobos seem like the epitome of Murphy's Law in relationships - everything that can go wrong will do so! Lacey was a character I could appreciate from her kick-ass attitude to her love of her sisters. Phobos was a sexy, bad ass - what's not to love?

    Stealing Fate was a fast-paced, enticing read. My only criticism is that there were a few threads in the story that didn't seem fully wrapped up by the end. If you like a good paranormal with a twist on Greek mythology, I'd highly recommend this trilogy.

    NOTE: I also posted this review on Goodreads.

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