July 13, 2012

Early Review: Stealing Fate by Berinn Rae

Title: Stealing Fate
Author: Berinn Rae
Series: Unspun #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Berinn Rae
Release Date: July 24th, 2012
Format: eBook
Source: ARC from Author

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Rating: 5 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!!
Reviewer: Kat

Author Summary

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.

My Thoughts

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.

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 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!

Buy Stealing Fate Now…Stealing Fate (Unspun, #2)

Clotho & Dane’s story was released on July 10th (review to come)
Buy Creating Fate Now…Creating Fate (Unspun, #1)


  1. I have been seeing this around and it's my kind of book. I love that its based on Greek myth, Indie and a novella!

    Thanks for the feature, I'm convinced I'll definitely like this.

    1. I just loved it Braine! And the good thing i forgot to mention is that each of the three are stand alone novels even though its technically a series. When its released, please come back and let me know what you thought. I'd love to hear!