April 23rd, 2009
Book of the Day: Witch Heart, by Anya Bast


With the immense powers of an earth witch, Claire isn’t destined to be a demon’s handmaiden. Yet this has been her fate since she was six, when her warlock mother brought her to Eudae. Now as an adult, she’s about to discover her true power—and how far others are willing to go to take it away…

As part of a mission with the Coven, Adam Tyrell rescues Claire from her enslavement—and finds himself immediately taken with the beautiful witch. But this charming playboy soon learns that it’s easier to steal Claire from demons than win her heart, for her life as a servant has ravaged her spirit. But with Adam determined to protect her from the warlocks who want to harness her magick for evil, Claire’s resistance starts to give way—and they find themselves in the heat of danger, surrendering to the lure of their deepest desires…


Okay, this is my book so no interview. Answer the question in the comments for a shot at winning the book. This contest (as are all my contests) is open to non-US readers.

Did you have a nick name as a child? If you didn’t, did you always wish for one? If you had one, was it a traumatic experience for you? *g*

91 comments to “Book of the Day: Witch Heart, by Anya Bast”

  1. Hi Anya! Yes I did have a nickname as a child and it was Bitsy. You know, I don’t really remember where that came from and no one calls me that now. I have to say that I can’t ever remember it bothering me.

  2. My nickname was Peanut as a child…still don’t know how that came about. It then changed to Babydoll but the only one who still uses it is my father.

  3. The kids in my neighborhood called me “chicken legs” cuz I was skinny then *sigh* Around the time that Princess Diana became a Princess (so long ago, now!) I was sometimes called “Lady Di’.

  4. I didn’t have any nicknames as a kid and it never really bothered me at all. :mrgreen:

  5. My first name is Marjana so people use to call me Marijuana, instead of MAR-JA-NA(thats how you say my name). At first, it used to bother me but then I just got over it 😉

  6. No I never had a nick name but always wanted one because Jamie was a little plain.

  7. I had a nickname as a child. Since my name is Sue, my parents nicknamed me Sweetie. However, one night my dad got drunk and he kept on calling me “Tweetie” instead. After a while, the nickname stuck.

  8. At 5’10 by the time I was in grade school, I got tagged with bean pole, which naturally got shortened to beanie!!! No trama, it’s was all good fun…

  9. I’ve had a few, Goober was one of them. The worse was Pork Chop, the reasoning behind that was because (this is embarassing) I step on a pork chop bone and had to get stitches in my foot.

  10. Yes one my sister and brother used to call me because I was a lot shorter than either ov them; but it was for fun and they don’t use nowadays
    Have the book already and read it, loved it. Enjoy yourself.

  11. I didn’t have a nickname, but I guess I must have wanted one because I gave one to myself when I was a young teen. 🙂

  12. Yep, I had a nickname at home and one at school while we were stationed in Big Spring Texas.
    Home nickname was Victor Vicious the Mad Vitamin Stealer…..not overly scarred for life…

    Big Spring Texas nickname was Icky Vickie….yeah, no need for therapy at any time…..self therapied…..
    = )

  13. Did you have a nick name as a child? If you didn’t, did you always wish for one? If you had one, was it a traumatic experience for you? *g*

  14. I did have a nick name and I hated it. I was the youngest and they picked on me and so I cried. They called Deb-boo-hoo.

  15. Oops! Hit the return key:roll:

    Did you have a nick name as a child? yes my nickname was Beegee because that’s how I said my name when I first started talking. To this day my family and friends still call me that.

  16. My nickname when I was a kid was Annie because my middle name is Ann. In high school my nickname was Red because I had red hair. Nothing traumatic, just wish I had cooler nicknames. 😉

  17. No nick names really, got derogitory names like Smelly Shelley quite a bit from a cousin but nothing that really stuck. In college one of the guys called me Shpankie….. not quite sure where that was from but it didn’t bother me.

  18. My mom and sister calls me Aim or Amos. Sometimes Famous Amos. I really don’t like those nicknames. Aim isn’t as bad as Amos though. lol

  19. None really took hold for me, but I would have liked a cool one. All 3 of my kids got theirs in utero!

  20. I had a gym teacher who used to call me Katy-did; that was my favorite.

    Then My aunt invented a couple names for me: Nickabod (don’t ask me what it means b/c I don’t know!) and KT (since I once mentioned that people call me KaDy even though it’s spelled KaTy).

    These days, most people call me Kate, but I answer to “hey, you” too 😀

  21. My nickneme was tiner beaner (it’s supposed to rhyme) because I loved green beans…

    It wasn’t traumatic though. I loved green beans!

  22. Oh, I forgot one. In high school I was nicknamed by the upperclassmen as Jugs b/c… well, you can guess. I used to just roll my eyes when I heard it and give the boys my best I-am-not-amused look. None of the guys in my grade had the nerve to call me that in my hearing – they knew me. The name died out as the immature juniors and seniors graduated. 😆

  23. My childhood nickname was “Chopsticks”, I was a skinny kid. It bothered me enough back then that I wouldn’t wear shorts. 🙁

  24. No, I did not have a nickname as a child nor did I wish I had.

  25. Psh, my name was already so strange that really all anyone did was shorten it. I went from Cinnamon to Cinn (pronounced Sin) and usually people mispronounced my maiden name so I was either Sin, or Demon. Lovely!

  26. I wasn’t called by my nicknames for very long. One was Fred. My Dad had an older brother named Fred that died just before he was born. If I had been a boy, I would have been named after him. When I was 8 my younger sister was born and she was then called by Fred. Still is sometimes.

    My Great aunt and uncle called me Papagei. That’s German for parrot. My first words were in German and anything they said, i repeated back. Then my parents banned all relatives from speaking any German with me. They were worried I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between English and German.

  27. Wow. I don’t even think I know how to spell it but I’ll give it a try… Froneekinks. My Grandpa gaves us all weird names but they stuck.

  28. No I didn’t have a nickname just numerous names, apparently the whole family got to name me, so while only three or four actual names were placed on the birth certificate, all my other names were written down for me and I grew up knowing I had a whole bunch of names (appx. 10) and that if a family member called one of those names they were calling me! It got confusing for my friends whenever I had them over and they saw my dad calling me one thing, my mom and grandmother calling me another, my grandfather calling me one thing, etc. It was alway funny to me, not a big deal until I moved to the US and I realized not many people had that many names, guess my family is just unique!

  29. I’ve had many: Rach, rachet, Rachie.

    Then in high school, because I had my brother’s biker jacket on, I was called chains. Then most of my junior and senior I was known as blonde bimbo (only to friends, it was a joke that I kept on)

  30. Nickname: Love. I was always called Love when I was a child. No, it was not traumatic. What was a shock was when I started school and everybody called me Cherry and I have to ask my mother why my teachers and schoolmates are calling me Cherry. Nobody ever calls me Cherry at home. Still don’t. That was when my mother explained to me my full name. Bloody hell!

  31. Never had a nickname and neither did my brother. My cousin was called Nikki Noodle and that fascinated both of us.

  32. my closest friends called me teena weena… but that’s not too harsh… didn’t bother me in the least 😉

  33. I don’t remember having a nickname as a child but I do now.

    My neice and nephew call me aunt Feather instead of aunt Heather.

    I love it. My mom is banana instead of nana.


  34. As a child I had two nicknames. Necie and Butterball. I hated Butterball, but my loved ones today still call me Nece and Necie. lol

  35. my childhood nickname is flip. My siblings still call me flip

  36. I didn’t have any nicknames growing up, but my twin sister did. And yeah I was jealous and wished I had one too 😆

  37. Jeanie Beanie and I hated it

  38. Satch was the nickname that my older brother gave me and I HATED it. Then there was the family(extended) name of “Kimmie.” Bothers me when I see the few family members that still call me it!

  39. The only nickname I had as a child was the one my grandfather gave me – Ostrich. It wasn’t really traumatizing, especially since it helped me choose a topic for a research project in fourth grade.

  40. Not really. However, I still have some great aunts who called me “curb sitter” forever. When I was really little, we lived in a small town where both sides of my family lived and I would sit on the curb on our street…which was main street…and watch the cars go by. Most likely, I was watching to see my Grandma go by, but to this day they still bring up the whole “curb sitter” thing when they see me.

  41. My nickname as a child was Ashtray. Not because I smoked or anything though. I don’t really know why it was given to me except that with my name being Ashley it was the most creative thing my friends could come up with.