Guest Character Interview with Author Rachel Firasek

Our very own Jilly sat down and interviewed Ice and Turner, the two lead characters in Rachel Firasek’s The Last Rising from her Curse of the Phoenix Series…

Jilly: How are you guys? What have you been up to since we last saw you *ahem* heading into the bedroom?

*Turner glances at Ice and waits for her to speak* Well, we’ve been good. We have our good times and bad. I’m often worried that something will happen to my sweet guys, but Turner reminds me that if I’m always worrying I’ll miss all the good moments. So, I try not to. *She shrugs and flips a hand through her silky, black hair* I think I’ll always worry.

*Turner steps forward and wraps an arm around her waist* I’m here, woman. Stop worrying. *He grins at Jilly* She’s cute when she worries. Get’s this wrinkle in her brow and those blue eyes turn on glacier. Gets me hard every time.

*Ice frowns up at Turner, but leans into him* Watch it, Cowboy.

*Turner grins*


Jilly to Ice: Do you ever “politely” remind Turner that you were hit by a car to save Brodie? You know, kinda like the rest of us women do with child birth to our husbands whenever they complain about trivial things like a hangnail or shopping at the mall?

*Ice wraps her hands around Turner’s forearms and squeezes* Never. I’d never remind him of a time that hurts so much. I’m not into games and neither is he. I love him, and even if he is a bit of a pushy bastard, I would never hurt him like that.

*Turner kisses the top of her hair*


Jilly to Turner: You were quite persistent in your pursuit of Ice and seem like one hell of a take charge kinda guy……how’d you get such confidence in yourself?

*His eyes take on a guarded expression* Persisitent? I had to damn near throw myself at her. *He chuckles* And, I don’t know if I’m all that confident, but thanks for saying so. I grew up in foster care and it takes a backbone to survive that. You learn fast that no one is going to stand up for you if you won’t do it for yourself. It’s stuck and I go after what I want.

*Ice turns in his arms and lays her head against his chest*


Jilly to Ice: Do you miss the girls?

Absolutely. I know that I’ll see them again…maybe not in this life, but after. I miss Ari’s saucy voodoo tauntings and Sadie’s pissed off expression. *She sighs.* Yeah, I miss them.


Jilly to Turner: Have you FINALLY told Ice you love her?!?!?

She knows. I think. You do, right?

*Ice lifts a well arched brow* Yeah, I know. You wouldn’t let me be. If that’s not love, it’s some serious stalker shit. I love you, too.


Jilly: Where do you think life will take you in the years to come?

*Ice shrugs* We’re enjoying what we have now.

*Turner frowns* Marriage…more kids. I’d like that. A big family on the ranch.

*Ice steps away* How big? And did you just say marriage. I don’t know about that.

*Turner pulls her back against him* Be quiet. You never know what you want until I drag it out of you. You’ll get used to the idea.

*Ice slowly shakes her head and takes on a dreamy smile like she’s envisioning the big “I do” moment. Yeah, these two will be married soon.*


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… or at



If you would like a chance to will a free eBook version of Rachel Firasek’s The Last Rising, comment on this thread before Midnight. A winner will be chosen at random on Saturday, January 28th and will have 72 hours to respond before another will be chosen. Good Luck!

  13 comments for “Guest Character Interview with Author Rachel Firasek

  1. 01/27/2012 at 9:43 am

    fun post! sounds like a great read.

    • 01/27/2012 at 11:44 am

      I hope you’ll try it or win, lol. I love these guys!

  2. Lynne
    01/27/2012 at 9:53 am

    Love the excerpts and would love to win a copy!

  3. Chris Bails
    01/27/2012 at 10:11 am

    Great character interviews. This book cover is great and would love to win and read this book. Rachel is a new author for me and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • 01/27/2012 at 5:18 pm

      Awesome, Chris. I hope you get a chance to read my stories! :)

  4. 01/27/2012 at 11:20 am

    It’s great to hear from Ice & Turner again! Fun interview. Thanks for the update! =)

    • 01/27/2012 at 5:19 pm

      Ah, Kittie, lol. They are such a sweet couple now. I love playing with them.

  5. 01/27/2012 at 12:32 pm

    Such a fun interview. I can see these characters are really living in your head!

    • 01/27/2012 at 5:19 pm

      Oh, yes, they are as real as you or me. And that my dear, is why my family threatens me with asylums all the time. :)

  6. Debra Anastasia
    01/28/2012 at 11:16 am

    Awesome interview Jillian and Rachel and Ice and Turner!

    • 01/28/2012 at 6:00 pm

      Debra, THANK YOU!! Ps, I would love to interview some of the Poughkeepsie cast or Satan Jack (YUM!)

  7. Teresa Kleeman
    01/29/2012 at 11:18 am

    I know I missed contest but Rachel I wanted to tell you I enjoyed the interview with your characters. You can’t help but to fall in love with them.

    Teresa K.

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