Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Giveaway and Guest Post for The Unspun Trilogy!!


Aww the Fates!  Throughout time we have cursed them, cried, lived and died because of them, and now its their turn!!  So, if you were a single Fate...What kind of add would you run in the paper?  Something like this?

Creating Fate
Wanted a man that won't die. A hero that won't lie. And a father that won't keep me out of Olympus. My name is Clotho, Chloe to the mortals, and I'm trying my hardest to get through each day. I like soft music, warm bubble baths, and an easy pace. I'm suffering from a broken heart, but if you know of someone worthy, I'll definitely give him a shot. Oh, and he has to be immortal. No dying allowed. Been there, done that.

Stealing Fate
Hey, I'm Lachesis. A bad-ass Fate. I do what I want, when I want. And I have no regrets. Except for one itty bitty one... I may have ticked off the yummy god of Terror somewhere along the line. Oops. 

Chasing Fate
Tortured goddess seeking a lighthearted and adventurous hottie who knows how to make the most of downtime. I'm Atropos, a.k.a. Attie, and I carry a very big knife. It's a job requirement. What's a girl to do? I like circus music, romantic comedies, and free diving from cliffs. My life is full of tragedy, so if you know of anyone who can help me escape, send him my way. Side note: A little muscle and tousled hair would definitely help his cause.

LOL!  Let's take a closer look at this trilogy!!


She gave away her heart…
Giving her heart to a mortal wasn't something the First Fate planned. Losing him nearly shattered her soul. Upon his death, Clotho swore never to love—or weave life—again. Hoping she'll change her mind before it's too late, Zeus commands the spinner of life to take a much needed vacation from her immortal responsibilities.

He had to hide his...
Dane is close to cracking the drug ring he's spent the last two years infiltrating, but needs to perform one last heist to meet the head man and prevent an impending war. An undercover agent, he’s now on the run from drug lords, thieves and with the very woman whose tears make him forget his purpose.

Together they’ll find a way back from the dark.
Chloe will have to put her trust in the man she believes may have killed her fiance, or face an eternity on Earth. Without the desire for life, hope could slip through the cracks of time if he doesn’t love away her sorrow.

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


Destiny. Some will do anything to change it. Even hunt down the spinners of fate.

The Fates are said to control our destinies. From our first breath to our dying gasp, these creatures of legend weave the courses of our lives. Even the gods are subject to their decrees. Spinners of dark secrets, the Fates have been feared for the tragedies they weave. No man dared confront the Relentless Ones . . . until now.

CHASING FATE

She is forced to kill . . .

When a much-needed vacation turns into work for the third Fate, Atropos vows to sever the mortal’s lifeline quickly and get back to the sea and sand. Having her mysterious quarry offer a deal in exchange for more time is an unexpected complication. Always surrounded by darkness and death, Attie takes a chance to get a taste of life and help right a wrong that never should have happened.
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 This is a completely amazing series!!!  Fill out the raffle copter below for your chance to win!!!
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95 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

How did you come up with the idea of each writing a book to make up a trilogy? I'm intruiged!
Have added all 3 books to my wishlist ☺

MaryLynn Bast said...

Do you have any more books planned for this series?

Alwayslaughing said...

Which character was the most fun to write?

Vanessa N. said...

I love mythology so these sound awesome. Definitely adding them to my wishlist. Did you have to do a lot of research for these? Thanks for the giveaway.

mythic021@gmail.com

Carol L. said...

Love the sound of these books. Love Mythology. Which one gave you the most trouble when writing their stories ? Thanks for the giveaway.
Carol L.
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Carol L. said...

Just to let you know, I wasn't trying to enter twice. Rafflecopter always times out on me and I have to keep re-entering my info.
Carol L.

Rachel Firasek said...

Sarah, thank you for stopping by! Actually, Elle and Berinn came up with the idea and asked me aboard. We'll have to ask them in a bit. :)

MaryLynn, I hadn't thought about it, but it would be fun to play with Dane and Chloe some more. I think they still have plenty of issues that needed resolved, lol.

Vanessa, to tell you the truth, Elle and Berinn really made research easy on this. Those ladies had this mythology stuff down and really helped me along. I'm not as big on research and tend to keep my settings very contemporary, but yes, we did have to know the basics.

Ummm...since there are three separate authors, I don't know that any of us really struggled. The hardest part of the story was making sure everything worked together. I had the first book, so I had to make sure the introduction worked for all three of the fates. Elle and Berinn did an amazing job taking my lead and making sure that the stories all flowed the way that they should have. We're an awesome team! :)

C.S. Maxwell said...

I have to say that Chasing Fate sounds very interesting :)
Great story line to write about. How hard was it for 3 different voices to write a trilogy?

Holly Letson said...

If I were to enjoy your series, what other books or series of books would you recommend I read afterwards?

bookaholicholly @ gmail . com

Mel Bourn said...

Sounds like a great series! Did you find that it was easier to work together to develop the story?

Are you going to work together on another project?

Mel

Evie said...

What's your favorite book of 2012?
Thanks for the giveaway!

brbalways said...

I...I...I am stumped!! I rather read the books and seek out answers through them.

Elle J Rossi said...

Good morning wicked peeps! So glad to see everyone here.

The Fates, the Fates, the Fates! What an adventure, what a ride.

I thnk I can speak for all three of us when I say we had a blast writing these stories. Yes, there was definitely research to be done, but this type of research I enjoy. Greek gods and goddesses? Oh yeah!

Berinn and Rachel made it super easy to keep track of everyone's storylines, especially since each one of these novellas act as a standalone.

The Fates are sexy, tortured, brave, angry, determined and strong willed. I think we all have a little of each Fate within us.

I hope you enjoy the Unspun series!

Debi Murray said...

Were you ladies writing the books simultaneously or did you each wait until the book before yours was finished?

I find the premise of the three Fates intriguing. Great idea!

Rissa said...

Sounds like a great series I will be adding them to my TBR!! How did you decide who would write each book?

Thanks for the chance to win :)
raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

Sandy said...

This is a new to me author and I'm so excited to find her. Thank you for introducing her to me! The book covers are all amazing.

sandywolters(dot)author(at)gmail(dot)com

Rhonda D said...

Definitely a new twist with this storyline. What made you come up with it? Did something in your life happen that you wished The Fates would change?
slinkydennis@yahoo.com

Kerry said...

The trilogy sounds great and I am excited to read them! GL and thanks for the chance to win!

kerryjcj AT verizon DOT net

Elise Marion said...

Oooh I love Greek Mythology! Why the Fates instead of something more usual like gods and goddesses?

Lisa Cox said...

These books sound interesting and fun.
Was it hard trying to figure out each of the Fate's stories?

suzi1811 said...

Which is your favourite Fate?

suzi1811 (at) fsmail (dot) net

Marisette said...

Did each author write each boo individually or did you guys collaborate constantly?

nick lowe said...

These sound great. Do you have any plans to write about werewolves or zombies?

Crystal said...

The books sound amazing! What is your biggest inspiration in writing these books?

Elle J Rossi said...

So many fantastic questions! I'll try to answer some of them.

We wrote the books simultaneously and constantly emailed each other during the process. I swear we have about a hundred emails per day!

Berinn actually had the idea to write about the Fates. I'm so glad she asked Rachel and I to join her. She could have just kept them all to herself.

Personally, I would love to work on another project with Berinn and Rachel. We all really clicked. We've got a couple of ideas marinating and just need to find the time to make it happen!

I'm so glad you liked the covers! These lovely ladies allowed me to design them. We all had input which really helped to make them pop!

Keep the questions coming and we'll hop over as often as we can!

vadeluna07 said...

This is the first time I've seen a book centered on the Fates. What made you decide to write about them?

Ciara said...

This looks like one AMAZING trilogy. I've been excited since the first time I saw it announced.

Sebrina said...

How did you all decide who to write about? I'll admit I was sorta stumped for a minute when I first got over here, b/c I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before....and I think it's rather cool.
Thank you so much for the introduction to what sounds like a great series! And for a chance at the giveaway!
Sebrina

Elle J Rossi said...

Sebrina,

That is a GREAT question. I snatched up Atropos as fast as I could. I've been told I have a black heart. Personally, I take that as a compliment. I like dark and tortured characters. For some reason I relate to them. Atropos (Attie) is the Death Fate. You can't get much more tortured than that!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

Antonietta Scrofani said...

Great review Nikki! I am definitely putting these on my TBR list.

Antonietta Scrofani said...

Question for the girls:
Did you each work on the books collaboratively or was it each your own story and just made into a trilogy?

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

How hard is it to work with so many different authors on the same series?

Stephanie Huff said...

What kind of research did you do to write these books?

wanda f said...

Sounds great I will defaintely be reading this series I love mythology and the fates .So do you have a favorite greek myth ?What inspired you to write about the fates ?Thank you for sharing with us today and for the chance to win.Have a wonderful week.

catslady said...

Sounds like a fascinating premise and I too enjoy Greek Mythology - love the idea of it mixeed with today's world. Do you have a favorite movie with Greek or Roman mythology themes?

catslady5@aol.com

Bboo04 said...

Was it hard writing the books together to make it a trilogy?

ronnkelly3 said...

Sounds fantastic..
How do you come up with your characters?

Kelly said...

Since I haven't read the series yet, do you just cut the string to end their life like I have seen and read??? Or some other way?

Dovile said...

Should the three books be read as they were written, or are they stand-alone novels?

Elle J Rossi said...

Dovile,

You can read in any order!

Elle J Rossi said...

Ah, yes, Kelly. Snip-snip! It's actually quite sad in most cases.

PamM said...

Since most of the questionshave been asked I will ask this. Would you rather vacation in a cabin in the woods or a condo on the beach?These books sound amazing.

Elle J Rossi said...

Cabin in the woods, Pam! A very cozy cabin!

S.A. said...

Questions for the girls:

1) How did the three of you meet?
2) How long did it take to write the trilogy?

Rachel said...

How did you all celebrate when the trilogy was finished?

Susan Griscom said...

What an awesome idea. Like others, I want to know how you all decided to do this. Did you come up with the Fate titles first and then each pick one? I definitely want to read all three.

Rachel Firasek said...

Wow, what an overwhelming response. You guys are great! I think we just said you take this fate, now you take this one, lol. The covers came after our outlines and we all wrote the books at about the same time. With about a thousand emails to make sure they all worked, lol.

I met Berinn through the author loop for Crescent Moon Press, and Elle was B's bestie. I'm so glad they pulled me in to their huddle. So much fun!

I saw someone ask if these were stand alones, yes! You should be able to read each one separately.

Kelly, Attie cuts the thread of life--of course, there is usually an illness or murderer that gets blamed. But, really it's fates will.

rubyswan said...

Hi Congrats 2 U guys on ur Bk..yayyyyyy! I lovvvvvvvvve Mythology would devour FATE series up N 1 gabble..teehee!! Tell me wat is the 1st thing U must do or know wen collaborating with a team of writers? How would U feel about ur Series becoming a series on TV or put on the Big Screen??Much success!
redz041@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Love the blurbs and the giveaway =) Def. going up on my TBR list.
Is this a world you´ll come back to again?
best wishes, Linda xo

Anna said...

Will there be more to this series?

Sharon Stogner said...

do the three fates interact with each other in all the books? they series sounds delicious!

soulunsung said...

Was there anything that you did or didn't like while writing the series?

Suz @ A Soul Unsung
susanhaugland@att.net

April Alvey said...

What Was Your Inspiration Surrounding This Series. They All Sound So Great I Have Them On My Wish List.

Nina T. said...

Sounds like a great series! Is there one particular one out of the series that is your favorite and why?

Thanks for this giveaway!

Jen B. said...

I didn't realize that there were already three books in the series! The concept is so neat. I have added them to the wish list. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the giveaway!

Vinci said...

Where did you get the idea for the covers of your interesting sounding books? Looks like my kind of books
great giveaway too.

Elle J Rossi said...

@Sharon, 2 of the Fates have a short scene with a bit of interaction, but other than that, they are totally on their own. That's part of the problem. They're always with each other, always able to rely on one another. Now they've quite literally been separated and tossed out of Olympus!

Elle J Rossi said...

Anna, I don't think there will be more Fates unless they pop up in someone else's story. The only thing I would change about this would be to make them all full-lengths. I absolutely fell in love with all these characters. It was incredibly hard to wrap them up and send them on their way.

Elle J Rossi said...

Vinci, regarding the covers... We had a big discussion about the direction we wanted to go. I have a thing for bright red lips. I just had to give each Fate red lips to tie it all together. Especially when Rachel showed me her take on Clotho. That pretty much sealed the deal. Add some hawtness into the background and some razzle dazzle around the title, and I'm pretty sure we all fell in love. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these covers!

Laurie said...

I love the covers and the books sound great! I also love Greek mythology, do you have a favorite god you'd like to write about?

books4me said...

Now that you finished the Fates series, what's next on the writing block?

Steph said...

What were some of the books that were most inspirational for you when writing this series (or writing in general)?

marybelle said...

How did you decide who wrote what?

Rachel Firasek said...

Ah, you guys have just made my day! As far as how we picked, Elle was meant for Death. I mean that in the best possible way. It fits her writing style with the deep dark depth. I write a sad character really good, so Chloe fit me well. And well, Berinn's quite perfect for Lacie.

What's next for me. I'm working on a couple of different vamp books. I just can't stay away from them, lol.

I think I'd like to write a book from Zeus and his POV. He's a natural playboy. Yum! :)

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

These all sound great. Was this a one time thing or do guys forsee writing together in the future? (maybe another trilogy)

Julianne said...

Hello Ladies,
How did you come up with the titles and ideas for these 3 books?
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

donnas said...

Sounds great. Did you have input on the covers?

Linda said...

& here I am thinking the Fates were old crones! Your versions certainly look more interesting. I like the snappy titles too!

Gale Nelson said...

are there going to be more books in this series?

Denise Z said...

Well ladies, so nice to meet you. Tell me what do you like to do for fun and relaxation when the goals are met?

Elle J Rossi said...

I'd love to work on another project with these ladies. And it would be a lot of fun to invite more authors and maybe release an anthology in digital format as well as print!

I'm working on the 2nd book in my witch trilogy and also writing a vamp story. This is my first attempt at writing 2 books at once. Wish me luck!

Yes! We had all the input on our covers. The three of us came up with the ideas and then I threw them together. We love them!

SdyLion said...

I was really looking forward to the release of this series and was following it closely from the start. I love all the authos involved and think the idea behind its conception is very creative. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Lissette Martinez said...

Such an original idea of doing each one book. How did you decide who was going to write each book?

Nicole Marie said...

Would love to win this one, looks awesome

Cassandra said...

I didn't read through all the questions so i apologize if this was already asked. How did you manage to write a trilogy with each of you writing a book? Was there collaboration throughout or a lot of guessing?

flchen1 said...

Wow--congrats to the three of you! This sounds like an amazing series! I love hearing about collaborations and it sounds like this one really worked for all of you! Have you met in person? Was there anything that surprised you about writing with others? Had you done any similar projects prior to this one?

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Leigh Savage said...

Wow the books sound great and what a great concept. I was wondering if there's anything you like to do to get in the writing mood...or to get the inspiration flowing?

authorleighsavage@gmail.com

Emily said...

So why the Fates? What made you decide to write about the fates instead of say, three of the gods?

tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

nurmawati djuhawan said...

my question is will you publish those books and sell them at amazon or bookdepository ?

thx 4 the chance of win :)

Wendy said...

I'm always interested to know if these characters are something that you have thought of or been interested in (in some way) since childhood?

Kah Cherub said...

Those are beautiful covers! Who are those models? thanks for the chance!!

debi01760 said...

Love the idea of 3 authors and books based on mythology really hold my interest...I like seeing different viewpoints and characterizations of the same subject. Question: Why these characters? and is there a character in mythos that's your favorite?

debi01760@hotmail.com

Lord SkyOak said...

What are you favorite fetishes?

Lord SkyOak said...

A 10$ Amazon card would be sweet ty.

divavixenqueen said...

They all sounds really good. Which of the three either Fates
or Authors is the most mischevious?

Sara R Stegosaurus said...

Whats your favorite summer read?

Becky Johnson said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

What was your favourite chapter to write and why?

shona lawrence said...

all the trilogy related questions have been asked... (i apologise if i missed this question) what 1 book would you recommend to people?

Joc San said...

Who's your favorite character to write about and why?

Sherry said...

What is your favorite myth? Was it easy or hard writing together?

Allie said...

Do you think all 3 fates are intertwined with each other? Sort of like the outcome of one fate will alter the next

dusty katt said...

I love the idea of this collaboration. Who's idea was it for of you to write one book each?

AD said...

Love books dealing with mythology. How true to the myths are your stories?
Thanks a lot!
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angie lilly said...

How was it to write a series together but separately? One continuous idea with three different authors and perspectives? Was it hard or easy? Did you ever argue?

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