The Thirteen Lies I Use To Protect My Heart

We’re still celebrating with my month long birthday bash and today I’m lucky to have with me Rachel Firasek whose latest release is PIPER’S FURY. Rachel had a chance to chat with Piper and since it’s Thursday 13, Piper is sharing with us the 13 lies she uses to protect her heart.

But first, Rachel is being kind enough to offer a copy of an e-book if you leave a comment and follow her on Facebook, Twitter or her website.

And now for a short blurb about PIPER’S FURY and Piper’s list for Thursday 13.


It’s an empath thing…

Using your “powers” to help the Dark Hills Police Department hunt down serial killers doesn’t leave much time for dating. Not that Piper Anast is complaining. The last thing she needs is some guy brushing up against her and pumping his pornographic thoughts into her head.

When she meets Bennett Slade, a sexy, tormented vampire, Piper stumbles headlong into a telepathic connection with his missing daughter. She can’t leave the kid to the evil surrounding her unwanted visions, nor can she resist her draw to Slade. He’s the first guy she’s been able to touch vision-free in, well, forever.

As she and Slade close in on the evil creature holding his daughter, Piper’s powers morph into a deadly fury. To save Slade’s daughter-and herself-Piper must face down demons she never knew she had and trust the one thing she keeps from everyone.

Her heart.

The Thirteen Lies I Use To Protect My Heart by Piper Anast

1. Slade is Ugly…no it’s a lie, it is. The man is gorgeous. His eyes reflect a storm above the mountain when he looks at me. Major hunk.

2. Slade’s mean. He’s mean to me. Nope, that’s a lie too. He’s really very nice. And polite. Too polite, it’s annoying!

3. He can’t cook. LIE! He cooks better than most women in America, he has years of practice. Hundreds of them.

4. Slade, is kind of cold-hearted. That’s not true either. He has a pure soul. He’s an open book until he tried to protect me from all the baddies in the world.

5. He’s a chauvinist. Well, other than keeping me away from death–dang, that’s not true either. He let’s me be a complete feminist.

6. He’s not sexy. If you like perfect muscles, tall and mysterious, I guess he would be considered sexy, but I don’t. *averts eyes from the crowd*

7. He doesn’t show any interest. Maybe he’s not into me as I’m into him. That’s not true. When he looks at me, when he kisses me, I know he more than just wants me.

8. He doesn’t take care of his kid. It’s true. She gets kidnapped when she’s a year old. I mean, who lets that happen? That’s mean, even for me. He adores this kid. It’s breaking his heart.

9. I tell myself that we wouldn’t be good for each other. Why would a gal with a temper need somebody kind and calm? It’s just not a good fit.

10. I’m not ready for a relationship. I mean, I’m only 24. I’ve never even dated. But, that’s because men are pigs. Well, except for Slade. He’s the first man I’ve ever met that hasn’t dirtied my mind with torrid visions.

11. I can’t move in with him. He lives in the mountains. Oh, who am I trying to kid. It’s the perfect place for an introvert like me.

12. If I were to get with Slade, I’d have to leave Mabel. She needs me. I mean who would drag her home from her many meetings, outings, and socializing?

13. I lie to myself. I lie to my friends. I lie to everyone because I don‘t have any feelings. Biggest lie yet. I love them all, but I can’t let them know that. You see, when you admit it, when you voice it and lose it, it hurts worse. I’ll just keep it locked inside and when they pass or leave, I’ll be able to keep a piece of them with me.

Thank you all for letting me share my chronic lying problem with you. Piper Anast, signing off!

Thank you Rachel and Piper for visiting with us today!

48 thoughts on “The Thirteen Lies I Use To Protect My Heart”

  1. :mrgreen: I’m loving me some Piper! I can’t wait to read her story. I loved the Lies. You’re so clever. I know the next 4 books are going to be good, too. So…when are they coming out? 🙂

    1. Later this year! Book 2 possibly in the fall, we’ll see! Thanks, and I can’t wait for you to read it. Kind of nervous. Would love to get some feedback from folks. 🙂 Thanks for coming by!

  2. Hi Rachel! Here to show you some love! Thanks Caridad for having her here today! I loved Piper’s 13 lies! They had me laughing out loud. But that’s no surprise, because your blog is thoroughly entertaining too!

    1. Ah, Cindy, you are fast becoming one of my fave followers. lol. Maybe that should be a new blog. One a week dedicated to a follower. I’m kind of digging it. Grins! No, seriously, you make my day with every post. Thanks so much!

  3. Ohh what a interesting tell all :mrgreen: Piper sounds like a great character I would love to read more of 😉

  4. You know, I expected to show up and support Rachel and Piper…But those two can obviously handle themselves. Love the list of lies, a couple of them even hit home. I know I’ve said it before, but the cover is beautiful and the story line is riveting!

  5. Rachel!!

    I love hearing from Piper…you never know what she’ll say! Great interview and an awesome little tease of what your character is like. 😀 Just sayin’

  6. Very clever way to get the theme of the book and its characters across. I’m all admiration as I love originality. Jean

  7. Congrats on your new release, Rachel! I’m excited for you and I love all of Piper’s little lies. 😉

  8. Oh, poor Piper! She’s delusional, that girl, hahahahaha! And confused. I hope she gets her happily ever after with Slade. Guess I’ll find out soon enough. I will be first in line to buy PASSION OF THE SOUL. Can’t wait, Rachel. Big hugs and more congrats to you. 🙂

  9. Rachel, I know that this book is going to be just the first of many that you create. I would love to win this EBook.But you know that already, being your mom and all. lol. Congrats hon. I follow Rachel on her website and on Facebook.

  10. The book sounds great! Congrats. Piper sounds like she has a lot to deal with. I’d love to be entered to win an ebook. I follow Rachel on her website.

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