May 1st, 2009


What Happens in Vegas…After Dark releases today!


Harlequin Spice
ISBN-10: 0373605315
ISBN-13: 978-0373605316
Release Date: May 1, 2009

My story in this anthology is called THE PROMISE. It’s a prequel to THE DEAL, (WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS… the first anthology, released in 2008), and tells Damian’s story and how/why he came to jilt Cassidy at the altar on their wedding day.

Blurb for The Promise:

Damian has always felt out of step with his people. His people, as in, humanity. There’s a good reason why he’s never fit in and he’s about to discover it.

On the morning of his wedding, he’s greeted by two brainless thugs bent on preventing him from getting to the chapel. Instead they drag him to a seedy nightclub on the strip, a place Damian mysteriously has never noticed.

There he meets Elena, who is not his fiancée but is the woman of his dreams. His soul mate. His perfect fit. Together they find the kind of love that most people only ever dream of. She reveals to him a whole new world and shows him his true self. Suddenly all the stars are aligned and the universe is singing.

But along with Elena comes a mess of problems. Not only is Damian engaged to be married, but so is Elena. Damian knows he must let his fiancée go for her own good—so she can also find true love. However, breaking Elena’s betrothal could mean death for them both.
True love might not be in the cards for either of them.

Here’s the whole official blurb for the book:

Las Vegas… it’s the town that lives up to the promise of its nickname, Sin City. A gamblers’ paradise for innocent tourists, it conceals a darker, sexual world where the ethereal and wraithlike meet to play a different game….

If there’s one thing succubus Deitre understands it’s revenge. That, and enticing men into arousing, exciting and, okay, perilous sex (for him). Beautiful on the outside, demon on the inside, she’s going to get back at the naughty firefighter in Darkness…unless he plays his cards right…

Bounty hunter Nell is a hell of a tracker. Now she’s in Vegas on the tail of the witch who dared to steal from her clan. She’s going to get to the unsavory harlot through the woman’s ex-fiancé, and nothing about their charged encounters will be shallow, quick or friendly.

When the half-blood fae male comes to club Darkness, Elena can’t resist acting on the mind-blowing heat coursing between them. She might be betrothed to another, but fae culture says sex with other men until marriage is most definitely foretold.

Tattoo artist Devi is the latent vampire the warlocks need to heal all wounds. But taking her power is a sexually exhausting and dangerous task requiring dark deception…and gambling on her life.

Want to win a copy of the book? Today it’s easy to enter. Just leave a comment and you’re in. You can comment on the cover, on the first Vegas anthology, if you read it. You can comment on any of my books. You can ask me any burning questions you may have and I’ll answer them in a separate post.

86 comments to “Book of the Day: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…AFTER DARK!!!”

  1. I have to comment what a great three weeks of contests. I enjoy it!

  2. I loved the first What Happens in Vegas anthology, I have a paper copy and a digital copy :grin: I can’t wait to read this one!

  3. I always enjoy when you have these contests. The variety of questions you come up with to enter!

    And that cover is steamy!

  4. I am psyched to read this one – and that cover is hawt!

  5. I have the first What Happens in Vegas, and was so excited when I saw this on the preorder list & can I say how fabulous the cover is! LOVE IT!!!!


  6. i love your stories don’t ever stop writing

  7. Were the Vegas anthologies sold in a two-book deal, or separately? Did you authors write your first contributions whilst knowing your second would be paranormal?

  8. I have the first on my TBR pile and it is next on my list. As far as covers go your books have some of the best. They really jump out at you.

  9. that cover looks waaaay to hawt!!! love it!!! and i’d love to win a copy… fingers crossed :)

  10. I haven’t read WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…AFTER DARK but it sounds delicious and the book is on my TBL. Like the cover very much!

  11. The first Vegas book flew under my radar but is now on my wishlist along with its followup. I also have Chosen Sin on its way to me and the Witch series sitting by my reading chair. Your contest certainly did its job of exposing me to your books and several other authors. Thanks for making my TBR pile dangerously high!

  12. What a fantastic series of contests and interviews!

    My burning question: Is this a book that I should dare to read in public? Also, how much fun was it for you to write The Promise?

  13. Hi Anya!

    Do you have a scene in your mind that you haven’t been able to fit into one of your stories yet? If so can you give us a hint what it is about? :smile:

  14. I love the cover of this anthology book. I also love the covers of your books too. You always ask some interesting question, which are always fun to answer.

  15. I loved the first one looking forward to reading this one

  16. This books sound incredible! What Happens In Vegas is one of my favorites, and I’ll be in a rush to read this one.

  17. i did read the first vegas book, and am looking forward to this one, my question is do you think there will be a third vegas book? and if so do you see yourself brining any characters we might know back in another story?

  18. Hi Anya~

    I love the cover, but then your covers always seem to be great!

    Any exciting weekend plans? I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  19. Congrats on your release!!

  20. Sounds really good. Can’t wait to read it.

  21. Steamy cover

  22. Thanks for the contests these last couple of weeks. Love all the new books I’m going to have to read now. I’ve read Taken, and the first two books Witch books as well as your free reads. Loved them all and want to read more of the same. Thanks for being an author!

  23. I love the cover. It is smokin’ hot! I cannot wait to read it.

  24. I have this book in my TBR pile! I would love the first book of this series! :(

    Love the covers!

  25. Just looking at the cover makes me want to read the book..LOL

  26. First VEGAS book is on my keepers shelf here! I do love this cover more cuz I get to see a bit more of the front view of the hero, LOL.

  27. Love the cover. :grin:

  28. Love the cover and loved the first book can’t wait for the second book to come out.

  29. Dang it. Two more books to add to my need to get list. I love the covers of both books.

  30. Love your covers. They are steamy and sexy. Have a great day.

  31. The 1st book rocks. I can’t wait to read this one. It looks really good.

    Thanks for all the great giveaways this month.


  32. I love the cover and blurb for this book. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Looks like another good read, been having fun here the last couple of weeks!

  34. Anya,

    I just got Witch Heart in the mail today. Thanks for the great contests! I think I’ll share the bookmarks with my friends. :lol:

  35. Hi Anya,
    Have you seen the movie WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS w/Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher? It’s hysterical!
    I would LOVE to win this book. The cover is awesome and the book sounds quite appealing. Thanks. :grin:

  36. I just bought “What happens in Vegas” and love the cover. Have it tbr. Maybe if I win this one, I could read them back to back!!

    Thanks for all these contests! They are fun!

  37. your contests are awesome and that cover as well as a chosen sin are HOT!!!

  38. I love the questions and answers everyday… It is fun to see what people have to say…. That cover is hot and each story sounds yummy!

  39. No burning questions here, just wanted to say thanks for having this awesome contest. Through this contest I’ve found some new authors to check out. I can’t wait to read What Happens in Vegas After Dark!!

  40. WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…AFTER DARK sounds intriguing. The cover is great too.

  41. I really need to get the first one! I love the covers from both! I had fond memories of Vegas, as that is where hubby and I got married! :D

  42. Can’t wait!! it’s gonna be fabulous!!! :lol:

  43. Congrats on the new release. The cover is gorgeous.

  44. I can’t wait to read this one!!!

  45. WOW! Luv, luv, luv the cover. Where can I get a guy that looks like that! :lol: I read the first anthology and can’t wait to read this one. Vegas is such a great place for fun and fond memories :wink:

  46. vegas and vampires… I love the two.

  47. Love your books, period! Plus, all your covers are totally hot (especially the new book… whew.)

    Congrats on the new release!!

  48. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me new authors to read from. Have a great weekend and Happy May Day. :)

  49. Yeah! What a great contest! I loved coming home to check the blog and read about all these books. I have more books not to add to my list. Congrats on the release!

  50. The cover is what attracted my attention at the book store.

  51. The first Vegas collection’s on my keeper shelf, too! Thanks for the chance to win the second :)

  52. I absolutely loved the first one What Happens in Vegas. Also I loved your Chosen Sin book that was so good. Hated to see it end. :confused:

  53. Thanks for the great contest! Love the cover, this book is on my wishlist!

  54. I actually won this book on another blog, but OMG, I cannot wait to get my hands on it. It sounds SO good………and what a smokin’ hot cover!!

  55. these contests are so much fun, thank you for hosting them!

    i have been looking forward to this release ever since i read the first anthology because it was so good! and that cover is hot!

  56. LOL, Between this cover and the one on the first anthology, my oh my…hawt doesn’t do it justice.

  57. Thank you so much for the contests and having a chance to win free books!

    Love the cover and I would love to win a copy of this book!


  58. The paranormal twist in this anthology sounds promising. What can I say, l’m a sucker for paranormals…

    Thanks for the giveaways and have a great weekend!

  59. I have to say, I do love that cover– it really draws your attention to the book, and I know if I saw that in the store, and had no idea what the book was about, or how good the authors are, I’d still pick it up! Can’t wait to read it!


  60. Great cover!! Looking forward to reading it.

  61. I didn’t really hear of the first Vegas book until I caught wind of this contest. But now, I’ll be checking it out! :grin:

  62. What Happens In Vegas, After Dark, has a very sexy looking cover!

  63. I love the covers and like how they are so close but different from each other and stuck with the theme.

  64. I haven’t read the other Vegas anthology yet, but it’s in my TBR stack.

  65. I love these contests, just great
    I read the first Vegas book and enjoyed it tremendously. So I know the second will be just as great.
    A question: any clues you can give us about your next series? your next series

  66. Congrats on the new release! Sounds great!

  67. I haven’t read the first one but Vegas and erotic stories seem perfect for each other. I can’t wait to read both. Thanks for all the great giveaways.

  68. Hi Anya!! Yep this is so on my wishlist!!!

    I loved your recent book TAKEN. You have plans for more books in that world? I thought it was so neat, so different that I’ve read! I’d love to read more set there!

  69. Happy Release Day Anya!

    I’d love to have What Happens In Vegas After Dark on my bookshelf!!!!


    Hugs, Danette

  70. I loved the first Vegas book and I can’t wait to get the second Vegas book. Thank you for holding such an awesome contest.

  71. Hiya Anya, Happy Friday! :-) Really enjoyed What Happens in Vegas (the first book), so I am excited about reading this second one!

  72. Hi Anya, I really enjoy your books! I just wish that all of your titles were available on the Sony E Book reader!! However, I think that then my bank account would be sobbing…

  73. Hi Anya,
    Will you be doing anymore stories with Spice? Cover is hot. :lol:

  74. Triple love the cover..the first one was fabulous, the second one is a can’t miss! :) So excited to read it!!

    lyoness2009 AT

  75. Great book cover and the story blurb was awesome! :wink:

  76. Congrats on your new release! What Happens In Vegas… After Dark sounds great.

  77. I loved my one trip to Vegas but I dropped a lot on the tables and slots. I think I’m better off reading a book with Vegas as a setting than actually going there.

  78. Ooooo … the cover is very, very sexy!

  79. I love the cover! The one for What Happens In Vegas… does nothing for me but this one? Very nice.

  80. Great Prize!! I loved “What happens in Vegas”. Great authors, unique stories, and a fantastic setting. I’m even more excited for the sequel simply because of the extra special paranormal ingredient :wink:

  81. The teaser has got me drooling ….

  82. I haven’t read What Happens in Vegas but it looks great! I really enjoyed your Nordan series. I have the Elemental Witches books (that are out) but still need to read them. Thanks for the interview!

  83. I just got this book, (thank you Anya, waiting when I got home from work) and I cannot wait to read it. Have to go dig out the first book so I can refresh my memory of the first story.

  84. I would really love to win this book because I have no money to buy any more books this month (JR Ward’s new book is a hardcover – expensive!).
    I love your books and can’t wait for Witch Fury (which has been worked into that month’s budget!)!

  85. how funa nd easy lol
    loved the first one would love to win this one
    coongrats ont eh sencond one.

    such hot covers

  86. I have enjoyed the Elemental Witches books that I have gotten a chance to read so far, and am so looking forward to reading the rest as soon as I can. Thanks so much for your contests.