September 16th, 2008
Book of the Day: Witch Fire, by Anya Bast

Witch Fire, by Anya Bast

Mira Hoskins doesn’t know she’s a natural born witch who possesses the rare—and powerful—element of air. She also never expected to find herself tied to a mahogany bed frame, captive to a man who aches to fulfill her every desire and let loose the magick that dwells inside her…

Heat emanates from elemental fire witch Jack McAllister. The Coven, a governing authority of witches, has sent him to protect Mira from a band of warlocks who drain witches of power… and life. Long ago, he saw Mira’s parents murdered by this same dark magick. He’d like to quell his guilt and offer her everything she deserves. But she’s the long-lost cousin of his boss—making seduction off-limits.

With Jack’s strong guidance, Mira is luring forth her inner magick. But his sense of duty is quickly swelling into insatiable hunger. They warned him about the natural attraction between air and fire. Now he risks being consumed by the woman he shouldn’t want—but can’t stay away from …

Want a chance to win this book? Comment and answer the question below. I’ll draw a winner tomorrow morning. One entry per person, please.

You’ve just won $20,000 in the lottery, and have decided to do something completely responsible with it. What do you do?

My answer: If we had an extra 20k, we’d invest it.


50 comments to “Book of the Day: Witch Fire, by Anya Bast”

  1. I’m thinking I would probably do something like you. Put it in the bank to earn interest or some such thing. Would be hard to not indulge myself a tiny bit after winning that money though. I’ve had my eye on a certain big screen Tv and certainly that wouldn’t take too much away from the amount total or of me being responsible with it.

  2. Pay off student loans.

  3. whoo hoo….yippiee….holy crap!!!!!….oh-we’re just pretending…….well, i have 3 married children that i’d love to be able to help out a bit…then maybe just put the rest in the bank–be nice to not worry about money, jackie.

  4. 1 – Pay off our debt
    2- Pay to finish off this part of my schooling
    3- Bank some for saving for a down payment on a house.

    Same thing I would do if we came into ANY money! lol

  5. That’s a nice windfall! I’d donate $10K to our local Meals-on Wheels, $5K to our county library, and $5K to the American Cancer Society.

  6. Something completly responsible that I’d do with 20K is pay off as much debt that we could(house, credit card, vehicle….) and then I would also take a portion to put in a savings acct. for my son incase he needs something later on.
    Crystal Adkins

  7. Pay off all my bills, or most of them anyway and start over. 😉

  8. ummmm get the kids new bed room sets…. buy another yorkie… and then pay off my house I know not irresponsible but i would feel like i had to pay off bills….

  9. don’t enter me in this contest. I already have it . But If I won the lottery I’d do some needed repairs on my house and pay down my mortgage.

  10. I’d pay off my daughters debts and do repairs on my old house.

  11. Good morning
    I already own the book so that’s OK but I wanted to enter in the contest anyway. I would help my daughter pay her university school loans, she has studied hard and long and deserves this; if there were leftovers I would pay down some of our mortgage

  12. I would pay off all my debt except my house (not enough to pay off house).
    I would also do some home improvement projects.

  13. I’d put it into a school fund for my children’s college.

  14. There are so many options. $20,000 could help in so many ways, but to have to decide which way to use the money is difficult. There are home improvements to be made, student loans to pay off, a car loan, investments to be made, a savings account to be started…I guess what I would do is make the home improvements that are absolutely necessary, then take any leftovers (if there are any) and put it toward paying my van off, since I know I will need a newer vehicle soon, and having a loan out on a vehicle I would be trading in would not be such a good idea. Although it would also be nice to have money in the bank that is available for emergencies…Gosh-this is your hardest question yet! And-is the $20,000 before or after taxes? Would I have to put some of that away to cover the taxes?
    I might also take about $150 of the money to take my sons and boyfriend out to a nice restaurant, although I would have to imagine that that would not qualify as a responsible thing to do with the money!

  15. I would be very responsible…. pay off my credit card debt and put the rest in a CD to make some money – if the economy was better I would invest in some fund. I would also give my little sister some (a gift) for her credit card… it drives her crazy that she can’t pay it off completely every month.

  16. I would invest it in an IRA or something. Let it gain interest. I would be great to be able to put that amount towards my retirement fund.

  17. I would send money to Best Friends Animal Society , The Humane Society, AIDS, Cancer, and Women & Violence charities, and homeless charities.
    I’d give a ton to my Mom so she could travel to Scotland and move to the beach. I’d also give my sister some so she could get back on her feet.

  18. Good morning Anya,

    I would take 50% & pay off bills, 40% in the bank, & 10% for a cruise that my hubby so dearly wants. You may not think a cruise is a responsibility but we are self employed & the hubby busts his bottom on a daily basis & a break that he truly wants & needs would rejuvenate him. When he came back he would be more productive then ever.

    Thank you,
    Susan B.
    sbussey AT

  19. Both my daughters could use money right now, so I would divide the money between them.

  20. I would put half into a CD, and the other half i would split between my family since i’m always borrowing money from them.

  21. I would probably pay down on our house. Boring I know. I’d much rather buy books of course.

  22. It’s going to sound awful, but 20K isn’t that big a sum these days, and given the current economic mess, investing may not work too well either…

    I’d probably set it in trust accounts, half for each my kidlets.

  23. Hmm… $20,000
    First I would give half to my parents, for all that they have done for me through the years. Second, I would put the rest away until it was needed for something important… except for a little bit to go on a short cruise… it has been years since I have done something fun! 😉

  24. I’d pay off my credit cards and put the rest in the bank!

  25. 20K and something completely responsible with it?

    No problem.

    We would probably put a good 5K down for our son’s college fund/savings. Another 5K to finish my own schooling. And then 10K to pay for the down payment of a new vehicle considering ours are ancient. And we could use a newer and safer vehicle.

  26. 1) I would pay for a trip home (I am studying in London and havent seen my family in 1 1/2 yrs because flights are so expensive and living here is costly)

    2) I would put some in savings

    3) give some to charity – I feel like whenever something good happens to you, you should share your happiness with others and spread the wealth to those that need it

    4) Pay off my school bills

  27. I’d still have to spend some of it frivolously, but the majority would pay off credit card bills and then get tips from Warren Buffett on how/what to invest in.

  28. I would invest it to supplement our Social Security.

  29. I would use it as a down payment on a condo or house.

  30. I would use it to pay off my mom’s bills so she can retire and travel to see her grandchildren

  31. Good luck everyone, I’ve been liking this series, have it already.

    I’d treat myself to a vacation, then invest the rest.

  32. Definitely for school funds.

  33. I would put money down on a house. Then maybe buy a car that runs good.

  34. An extra $20K? Dang! Well, I’d love to say I’d invest it… but I think I should put it to my school loans. Professional school is unfortunately, ridiculously expensive.
    [Also I’m SO excited for the next book in your Elemental Witches series, Anya!]

  35. Well, I believe the lottery tax is the same as gambling tax which means 50%. So, I have to make a decision on whether I want to pay off the tax right away or use the money know and hope I have the money for tax come tax year. After making the decision, whatever money I have in hand will be put towards bills: mostly towards my student loans, and whatever bills my family has.

  36. If we are being responsible 😉 then I guess it would go for a deposit for a house. But I would spread some to my family, too. 😀

  37. Well, there goes my dream of blowing it all on buying books!!

    As we are being responsible I would invest half and put the other half towards a deposit for a house.

  38. i think we would put 15,000 of it into the girls college funds and the rest of it would go towards our house bills. 🙂

    Hugs, Danette

  39. Kitchen renovation! It never hurts to improve the house, brings up the resale value.

  40. Something responsible? Shoot…. you sure know how to burst a bubble. I guess I would put it in the bank and save for a rainy day….of course I could book the Hawaii vacation on a day it rains heh heh heh

  41. I would hire a caregiver/support person to help my elderly mom around the house and take her out for errands and nice outings.

  42. I would save part of the money for the future and part would go to help with our daughter’s education.

  43. Donate a portion and use the rest to go towards my kidlets education.

  44. my husban and I have had way to many disscusions about this. first we would pay off all of our debt. The rest would would put into CD’s and not touch any of it, we would contiune working for the first year, then at the end of every year just collect the intrest that was made, and then start to travel the world. we fingured it out and the intrest allone would be more then we were making working.

  45. Easy question. Part of it would go to the church, part of it would go to family who needs it and the rest would go to pay off some type of bill.

  46. After paying off the bill and both daughters school loans, I would love to either give to an animal shelter or start my own!

  47. roflmao – of course I meant billS – I wish I only had one!

  48. I would get a good used wheelchair accessible van that my sister needs to get around. With what was left I would pay off some of my debt.

  49. Invest in my own and my family’s education. Buy gold and land.

  50. my moma needs a ramp… otherwise i buy a car