April 8th, 2009
Ginormous Vegas II Celebration Contest! *Sticky*

***************** THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED**************

Grand Prize: $100 GC to Amazon.com
Runner Up: $25 GC to B&N and a box of surprise paperbacks and other goodies (like chocolate, bath goodies, ect). This is going to be a NICE prize!
Runner Up: $25 GC to B&N and a box of surprise paperbacks and other goodies. (same as above)

Plus chances to win books (almost) every day for a month!

Go to http://www.anyabast.com/blog/ for details on how to enter.


Welcome to the Ginormous Vegas II Celebration Contest!

I’m holding a month long celebratory contest leading up to the release of What Happens in Vegas…After Dark, which comes out on May 1st.

What Happens in Vegas…After Dark is the paranormal follow-up to What Happens in Vegas…. an anthology of contemporary stories that released last spring.

There are two parts to this contest. Below are the details for each.

The MAIN contest, (for the big prizes above)

You can enter two ways.

a.) Announce the contest and lead others here by posting the cover and the information below it (everything above the ~*~*~*~) to your blog, website, Facebook or Myspace. Wherever you have permission to post it. After you’ve done that, post the link to your announcement in the comments TO THIS POST and you’re entered!

b.) If you don’t have a blog or anywhere to post the announcement, tell at least one other person you think might be interested about the contest. Then come back here and post in the comments TO THIS POST that you did so, and you’re entered!

The DAILY contests

(Almost) every day there will be a giveaway for a different book. Individual authors whom I have recruited to participate in the giveaways will be offering these, so they will all be autographed! Check the blog every day for a new chance to win. You’ll have about 24 hours to enter each contest by answering the question posed for that day.

Black out days: There will be no book giveaways on Sundays. Also, I will be attending the Romantic Times Convention (RT) in the middle of the contest. Right before RT starts, I’ll be at Disney with my family. When I’m Disney, the daily contest will take a hiatus, but will start back up when I get to the RT Con hotel. Clear as mud, huh? Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when the daily contests pause and resume as we’re going along.

The daily contests start tomorrow.

An added bonus

I have twenty three bajillion ARCs of What Happens in Vegas…After Dark. I’ll be giving some of these away randomly throughout the month but you’ll never know when. So some days you’ll have TWO chances to win.


1.) Over eighteen only. What Happens in Vegas…After Dark is EROTIC, peoples. That means no one under the age of 18 is allowed to play. Sorry! Come back after you’ve reached the age of majority.

2.) Don’t post the announcement/cover anywhere you don’t have permission.

3.) Non-US entrants for main contest: Folks outside the U.S. are allowed to enter the main contest, but it will be tricky if you win. We’ll have to decide on how to handle the prize, since it’s not possible for me to buy GCs to bookstores outside the U.S. We’ll have to decide between us an equivalent prize. But go ahead and enter. If you win, we’ll figure it out.

4.) Non-US entrants for daily contests: I will let you know on a daily basis whether or not the daily book prize contests are open to non-US peeps. I left that up to each individual author, since they’re the ones sending the books out.

5.) Sock-puppets and creepiness: I reserve the right to delete any comment that is a shady duplicate from one person trying to enter multiple times. I can see you!!! I know who you are!!! There’s this cool thing called an IP address, so I can easily weed out the sock puppets. I also reserve the right to immediately delete any comment that I deem creepy or abusive.

6.) How the winners are chosen: All winners are chosen at random by number by my husband. It is possible for one person to win more than once. That’s the nature of randomness. Sometimes it’s just dumb luck your number is chosen more than once.

7.) Authors can enter: Authors are readers too and are more than welcome to try for prizes.

I think that’s it! This post will remain sticky at the top of the blog throughout the duration of the contest for the main contest, so scroll down for the daily book giveaways. Have fun!


Allison at Allison’s Reads was sweet enough to create and share this Sprout widget for the contest. If you’d like to use this, you’re more than welcome. Thank you, Allison!!

250 comments to “Ginormous Vegas II Celebration Contest! *Sticky*”

  1. Hi Anya, This contest is awesome with so many chances at great books! Thanks!

    I posted about the contest on my blog
    here. 😛

  2. Great contest! I posted on facebook http://apps.facebook.com/wildfire/fbhandler.ashx?mode=post_share&imp=1&siid=185320692

  3. I added the widget to my two blogs.


  4. Posted to my blog:

    Count me in. Thanks!

  5. I don’t have a blog, but I did tell me three favorite cousins about this amazing contest! Trust me, it’s right up their alley.

  6. Read the excert to Taken and was just tingling all over. I’ve added you to my new author list and emailed my sister about you.

  7. Wow!!


  8. http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&bID=483033323
    i think thats all of them

  9. WOW what a big contest! How exciting! I posted up a blog for this contest:

  10. I posted this on my Facebook profile (under My Stuff):



  11. I posted it to my Facebook 🙂

  12. What an awesome contest! Thank you so much!
    I have it posted on my blog here

  13. I posted the contest on my LJ blog.

  14. Sorry the link didn’t show the first time for some reason.


  15. Here is the link to my post:


    Thanks for a fun contest!

  16. I would love to win. I posted the widget on facebook.

  17. Hi Anya! What an awesome way to celebrate. Great contest. WooHoo! I look forward to reading Vegas II

    I have posted about this giveaway on both myspace & my blog at these links.


    http://www.myspace.com/readingissomuchfun In the blog.


  18. Hi Anya. I have posted about your contest on my blog at this link here, http://moneymakindiva.blogspot.com/

  19. Hi Anya. I have posted about your contest on my blog at this link here, http://moneymakindiva.blogspot.com/


  20. I posted it on my facebooks


  21. Love your books.

    I posted it at my mySpace


  22. Hi! Great contest.
    widget is up on my blog

  23. Your books are the best! I don’t have a blog and I don’t do facebook or Twitter yet so I don’t have a way to talk about your books or the contest in that way. But I tell all my friends about your books and I’ll tell everyone else I know as well — will that work? 🙂


  24. I posted this on http://www.myspace.com/tracey449

  25. I’ve told several people about this contest. Would so love to win. Love your books. Thanks, Bridget

  26. Reposted your contest on my blogs. Here are the url’s:



    Am keeping my fingers crossed :grin:.


  27. Hello, What a fabulous giveaway prize contest! I entered your contest url at my
    Facebook. Many thanks, Cindi

  28. Told my friends.
    Love your books!!!

  29. Anya I posted to my facebook account and sent an email out to my gf!

    Facebook post –


  30. This is just an “add-on” to my comment above, An. Just to let you know that I have also emailed your widget to email addresses available to me.

  31. I told a friend.

    Thanks for the great contest.

  32. I posted it at facebook:


  33. Hi,

    I posted it to my romance novel Meetup group page.


  34. posted this @ my facebook! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=26705211 😀

  35. Had to tell someone, no blog, etc. But am asking if I can post if on a private forum.

  36. I posted about the contest here: http://www.thediscriminatingfangirl.com/2009/04/28/anya-bast-contest/

    Thanks, what a cool giveaway!

  37. I posted about it!


    Thanks so much! This is a fantastic contest!!

  38. This is another add on to my comment entry on the 19th of April. I have also posted your contest at my blog with the following url : http://cherryd-cherry.blogspot.com/2009/04/ginormous-vegas-ii-celebration-contest.html.


  39. Told my family about it. Enter me!

  40. Posted at http://wheretheboysr.blogspot.com/.

    Always interested in great books and interesting stories!

  41. Hi Anya,
    I finally got the link posted for your contest on my mySpace Blog.
    The link should be here:
    or the link to my home page is

    God Bless,

  42. Your contest rocks. I have wanted to enter this part of it all month but haven’t been able to put anything on my blog except school project until now. MBA class that required a blog, go figure. Anyway It’s posted on there now. Congrats on the release of the new book. Hope it’s not to late to enter me.



  43. I’ve told all my 3 bffs and they’re going to check out this blog! I also just blogged it on my myspace. But you have to be my friend to read it.

  44. HEY!

    I’ve posted on Myspace and Facebook. Wish much luck!



  45. Hi Anya,

    I have forwarded your email to 2 of my friends.

    Please enter me in the contest.
    Thank you.

  46. thanks for the contest. I told my daughter about the contest and plan to tell a friend later today. 😀

  47. Hi
    Thank you for this great contest
    I posted om my Facebook today.

  48. I don’t have a blog, so I told my friend babygirlG to come over and she has taken part in some of the contests!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  49. I posted you as my status!


  50. http://tamis-ramblings.blogspot.com/2009/05/anya-bast-hunormous-contest.html

    This contest ROCKS! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: