Randi Liz Drake

Biography

I never planned on being a writer, and had always been an avid reader. I was devouring books left and right, but one day I just got to the point where I couldn’t find anything to spark my interest. Maybe I was in a funk, or a mood, who knows...but it led to me creating my own stories. My first series (Forged from Fate) all originated from a series of dreams I had been having for about a month straight; much like in the series with Lexi having nightmares on a day to day basis. I took that idea, drank a whole lot of wine and just started writing.
To this day, many of my stories come to me in my sleep and writing is the perfect outlet for me to build worlds from what comes out of my subconscious.
I love writing in the Fantasy/PNR/Urban Fantasy genre because the worlds I build are limitless. Yes, sometimes I have to stick within the realms of reality which isn’t as fun but for the most part I can make whatever I want happen.
I know as a reader it is easy to get hooked on a series and binge the heck out of it. I try my hardest to write as quickly as I can, but I’m also a moody writer. Currently I have three series in the works and each of my main characters has a very different personality. As a consequence I often pick which book I am going to work on depending on my mood for the day. If I’m feeling a little dark and broody I’m going to be writing Malachi from the Holland Broken Pack series, Sarcastic and fierce and I’ll be undergoing Skyler’s character from the Omens series. And Lexi from the Forged from Fate series...well she is all over the place but so am I...
On top of having three series, I also have a full time job and own my own small business. I also run a little farm full of ducks and chickens and a big garden. And I have been planning my upcoming wedding. So I’ve got a pretty full plate, as well as my reading list for indie authors. So be patient, keep reading, and I’ll keep the books coming.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me the best part of writing is that I can create a whole new world. When I read a book, one of the things that defines it as a 'great book' to me is that it draws me into that world and lets me escape for a little while. I get to know and love the characters and the amazing world that they live in.
When I am writing it's as though I get sucked into this place where anything at all is possible. The only thing that limits what can happen is my imagination. While I love writing Paranormal books with shifters, I find that Urban Fantasy is my favorite genre to write in. I can create scenario's that would be impossible in reality. I can build worlds from scratch and bring the images to life with words. It's a great escape and I have so much fun researching, imagining, dreaming, and writing out all of the crazy things that come from my mind.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me.
When I first started writing I never really expected to have it go anywhere. I did it because I had the sudden urge to write and I just wanted to get the story out of my mind and on paper.
Now three years later, I have three series in the works and every time I receive a message from a fan asking about the release date for the next book in a series, or just having them tell me how much they enjoyed my book...well it just gives me so much encouragement and pushes me to keep writing. There really are no words to adequately describe the emotions I feel when someone enjoys reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.
I have fans from the U.S, Japan, Germany, the U.K. and more. Sometimes the fact that my books are enjoyed from people all around the world is such a shock and reality check, and I'm still trying to grasp that 'this is really happening.'
While I will always write because I love it, my fans are what keep me going; especially when I'm in a writing slump or just trying to figure out what to work on next.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Randi Liz Drake online


Where to buy in print


Series

Forged from Fate
A war is coming and the balance on Earth, Heaven, and Hell is being threatened; and with it is the possibility of the end of man-kind. When Lexi finds out that she is an Immortal and her father was the Grim Reaper and her mother was the Phoenix, she take's her rightful position as Queen. Forced to adapt after she is thrown into a situation where fairy-tales come true...even when some of the situations she is put into are made of the things of nightmares. In a world where every mythological creature you've ever heard of, and some you haven't, actually exist; nothing is off limits. This is a story of love, war, greed, and betrayal.

Books

Forged From Fate: Scorched (Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Just as Lexi has found her soulmate and is learning what it means to be Queen she is ripped away from it all. With her powers stripped away from her, Lexi must escape her enemies and fight her way through a foreign realm before it is too late. The fate of the realms is in Lexi's hands. Giving up is not an option and that means that Lexi will have to put her trust in the most unlikely allies so she
Caged: Holland Broken Pack
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 101,160. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The past can break you if you let it. From the moment Harper steps off her plane in her home state of Montana she’s thrust back into a world of shifters and danger. Now she has to keep her wolf from breaking out of its cage, deal with an overprotective bear that keeps getting under her skin, and try to stay alive until she can figure out who is trying to kill her.
Forged From Fate: Rise (Book 3)
Series: Forged from Fate. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,000. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Death isn’t final for Lexi…but some things are worse than death. Finding her way back to her home and loved ones is the least of Lexi’s problems. The Fates are showing their hand and the future is looking bleak. Enemies are mounting as warnings of an approaching apocalypse looms over Lexi and she finds some of those enemies are closer to her than she would like. Now Lexi is truly put to the test.
Forged From Fate: Ashes (Book 1)
Series: Forged from Fate. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 118,060. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Urban
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Lexi has always been surrounded by death and considered an outsider. Yet even with the freedom to decide her own Fate, she’s discovering the world isn’t as simple as she thought. She’s beginning to understand her past was more than just bad memories. She is quickly thrown into a vast world of mythology where Dragons, Daemons, and Phoenix are more than just fairy tales.

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