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Stealing Fate [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Aukes
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Book Description

A USA Today Recommended Read!
(A romantic tale by 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.

Stealing Fate is a 20,000-word standalone short story (about 100 pages) from 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.


Editorial Reviews

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Winner, 2012 RWA Silken Sands Award for Best Short Story

"An e-book gem. This novella has it all: Greek mythology, sexy gods and a rekindling that cause e-readers to spark." - Jessie Potts, USA Today

"A fast-paced story filled with love, loss, vengeance, and guilt of the past." - Romance Junkies

"5 stars... absolutely loved it!!!!" - Smitten With Bad Boy Heroes

"A sexy, tender and action packed short story. Fans of retold Greek myths will enjoy this as much as I did." - The Book Vixen

"If you're one for Greek Mythology this is a must read." - Bitten by Paranormal Romance

"This book was scorching hot." - Books of Love

From the Author

Much is known about the Greek goddesses of fate, yet much of that knowledge is a dichotomy. For example, while the Fates are often depicted as lame hags, they took part in many battles as warriors. The more I learned about these influential goddesses, the more I craved their stories to be told. And so Unspun was born: an anthology of three novellas, each giving a Fate her love story, and each by a different author. I found it to be an intensely enjoyable effort with fellow paranormal romance authors, Rachel Firasek and Elle J Rossi.

In Stealing Fate, you'll read the story of Lachesis and Phobos, the Greek god of terror. There is no mythological evidence to support Lachesis and Phobos hooking up. But, there is also no evidence that they didn't, and so their story begins...

Product Details

  • File Size: 1395 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Surprisingly Adequate Publishing (February 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ACMLUC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,112 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mythology meets new age world March 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
thisstory is about a fate that crossed terror even though their love is great his need for vengeance is greater, but what happens if you kill someone you love? This story has a few twists but is pretty good all in all. the characters are well defined and the story is well written. Thegods as always must intervene but whati s the cost? What is one person willing to do to save their own soul?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing story... March 19, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The story is quite interesting right from the start. The only problem (for me at least) was that the characters’ appearance, all dressed up in leather, reminded me of some old series about Ancient Greek heroes and Gods(see Xena warrior princess). Apart from that, the story continues with a twist and ends even better. My favourite character I must say was Phobos, who shows both the cruel and the romantic side of a dreamy man. In general, it was a pleasant book to read, with both romance, revenge, and a humorous touch at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Spicy Turn of Fate March 11, 2014
By Myrt
Format:Kindle Edition
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book March 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is my first time reading Rachel Aukes. I enjoyed the blending of Greek mythology into modern day characters. I liked the romance, but my favorite part involves a plot twist that I don't want to disclose. The characters were very likable and well defined. I can't wait to read her next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even made my heart skip! January 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Five stars for stealing my heart! It was amazing and I couldn't put it down! You can literally feel their love for each other and their inner conflict with their feelings. I honestly and truly can't find a thing wrong with this novella. I recommend this for older teens to adults who have a love for Greek Mythology and romance like myself. A truly satisfying novella!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lacey and Phobos are verra Sexy!! August 5, 2012
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When I heard about this series of novellas in the works I was very excited that I would be introduced to two new authors. This is the first time I've read Berinn Rae, and I loved what she brought to this series! These are the stories of the three Fates; life, destiny, and death. This is the the story of Lachesis aka Lacey, the Fate of destiny and Phobos the Greek god of terror.

Centuries ago Lacey betrayed her one true love Phobos, after which time Phobos was banished from Olympus along with his twin brother Deimos also known as Fear. They were stripped of their godly gifts and sent to earth. Phobos swore vengeance against Lacey for her betrayal. Over the centuries the two have engaged in somewhat of a game of cat and mouse, and Lacey always slipping away. This time it wouldn't be so easy, Lacey is sent to earth, and dropped right in the middle of a night club practically face to face with Phobos. This time Phobos' prey won't slip away so easily.

Berinn Rae did an excellent job with this story in setting it up, and the writing was clean, and the character development was great! I really enjoyed Lacey who is sassy, strong, and quick witted. I loved the contrast between she and her sister Chloe, and I think that's one of the things I really enjoy about this series, is that each author brings something different to the table, and I have really enjoyed them so far. I also thought Phobos was presented very well, he just oozed dangerous sexuality from the moment he appeared in the story, YUM! I was kinda sad when this story was over, I found myself invested in the characters very quickly. Berinn Rae has a great voice, and I really look forward to more from her.
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One series...three novellas by three different authors...Brilliant idea!

This series tells a story of the Fates of Greek mythology - Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. Clotho spins new life, Lachesis sets the destiny and length of one's life, and Atropos ends life.

Stealing Fate is the story of Lachesis (who modernized her name to be Lacey while on Earth) and Phobos (otherwise known as the God of Terror and son of Ares and Aphrodite), and their long overdue reunion. With vengeance on his mind, Phobos has been looking for Lacey for centuries, hell bent on exacting revenge for her betrayal. After she basically falls in his lap, it was time for her to get her comeuppance. And so their adventure begins.
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Some may not feel this way but I'm a big fan of novellas and short stories. It takes an incredible amount of talent to write a good story with just the right amount of detail that will capture a reader's interest, hold that interest and leave a reader with a satisfied ending. Berinn Rae is one of the very special authors who have this talent.

I was immediately intrigued with the mythological element of the series to begin with. Then, my curiosity was piqued after discovering the tragic past of the hero and heroine; enthralled with the intensity of their passion and completely engaged throughout the story wondering how it would all play out. Their desire for each other was intoxicating from the very beginning and felt throughout the entire novel.

In such a short story, Rae made me love these characters, fret when obstacles were thrown in their way and want to slap Hera silly. Those are some pretty varying emotions to feel from a 100-page novella. A true testament to this authors mastery of the written word.

Happy Reading!!

5 Stars - Absolutely Loved It!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fresh Take on Some Lesser Known Greek Gods
A modern take on the Gods and Goddesses of Mount Olympus, Stealing Fate focuses on the love/hate relationship between Lachesis, aka Lacey, one of the Fates, and Phobos, or Terror,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Suzy Schettler
4.0 out of 5 stars For the love of gods.....
Super quick, sexy read. I happen to be a huge fan of Greek Mythology, but this was the first steamy story of mythology I've read. Wow! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kate C Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooked after the first book in the series.
Once I started the series, it was impossible to walk away without reading the second and third books. Most enjoyable. A different slant on the Fates. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Stealing Fate
Always love a good book about the gods. Mythology is one of my favorite pastimes so thus my infatuation with this. I love it tho especially the whole chasing fate thing. Read more
Published 11 months ago by NFerguson
5.0 out of 5 stars Basically Awesome
"Stealing Fate"-12 Haters-0 Those are pretty darn good odds if you ask me. If you're an eBook browser looking for something to keep your attention for a while and kick start your... Read more
Published 16 months ago by M. Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Tugged at my heart
Another fun Fate story. This fate, Lacey, is probably my favorite. She's snarky, with a quick snap back, fearless, and a whole lot of asskickery spunk. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great trilogy!
Stealing Fate is the second novella in the "Unspun Trilogy" and I enjoyed it as much as I liked Creating Fate. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Melissa Norr
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