August 17th, 2010

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When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…

All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.

So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.

This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…

“Wicked Enchantment will draw the reader in from the very start and I absolutely can’t wait to read the next installment
in this great new series.” —The Book Lush

“I love Anya Bast’s books. Her imagination is incredible and her ability to share the worlds she develops is out of
this world . . . This book was excellent.” —Night Owl Reviews

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Through Aislinn’s love, Gabriel finds out he’s a noble and good man willing to give up everything for her. She brings out the best in him. Who in your life brings out the best in you?

Excerpt from Wicked Enchantment

“It’s inside you, just like the power of the Wild Hunt is inside me,” he said, staring hard at her as though his gaze alone could instill the belief into her head. “Can’t you feel them talking to you sometimes? Murmuring in your head? Can’t you sense the lost ones out there calling for you—for anyone—to pay attention to them? I may not be a necromancer. I may only be Lord of the Wild Hunt, but I can hear them. I can sense them. You must able to feel them too.”

He spoke with such passion. Clearly he loved being Lord of the Wild Hunt. She never would have guessed he loved anything more than women and sex. He put on the façade of jaded courtier so well that he’d never given her a hint of the man who lay beneath the shallow pretense. There was much more to Gabriel than what he displayed.

And that made him even more deadly attractive to her.

Remember how arrogant he is. Remember his self-centeredness. Remember that he lied to you in the Rose.

Remember he risked his life to save you.

She cleared her throat and schooled her expression—not to mention the beating of her heart. “I can feel them.”

“Good. That’s the seed. It’s already planted and, I’m sure, already budding. Now all we have to do is follow the stem and make it blossom.”

He was looking at her lips again. He was also making birds and bees references. Her gaze found his lips. This was not going to work.

“Turn off the charm,” she whispered, gripping the arm rests.


“Turn off whatever magick you use on women to make them sexually attracted to you.”

His luscious lips curved in a cocky smile. Yes, there was the arrogance. “That’s not how it works, Aislinn, and you know it. You’re just looking for things to blame your feelings on.”

He dipped his head before she could respond and caught her lips against his. She jerked back, but he followed her, pressing her head back against the cushion and slanting his mouth over hers with a groan in his throat. That groan made her think of naked bodies and silky skin, made her think of twisted sheets and fusing bodies. It made her wonder what it would be like if he kneed her thighs apart and slid inside her. To what heights could a man like Gabriel take her in bed? A man like him for whom sex was like breathing and with whom erotic promise was almost certainly fulfilled?

“Give it up. Stop fighting so hard,” he whispered against her lips. “Give it up to me. Just give me, Aislinn.” He nipped her lower lip and she shuddered with lust.

“Gabriel.” She’d meant his name to come out strong and clear, meant for it to act as a warning and make him stop. Because she wasn’t sure she could make him stop—wasn’t sure she wanted him to stop. His name came out breathy instead.

He yanked her up in one smooth movement, flush against him. The breath hissed out of her and she knew she was well and truly lost to him. One more kiss and she’d be his. He dropped his head and rubbed his mouth over hers as though savoring the taste of her lips.

It sealed the deal.

Her nipples stabbed through the material of her sweater and her breathing began to come quicker. She’d come so close to death in the dungeons of the Black Tower and now she tasted life—vibrant and erotic—on Gabriel’s lips. He could make her feel flush with blood and vitality and chase away the death that had clung to her for the last week.

She went up on her toes and pushed her mouth against his, spearing her tongue into the hot recesses of his mouth. Pulling back a little she murmured, “Yes,” against his lips.

38 comments to “Book of the Day: WICKED ENCHANTMENT”

  1. My children and my mom bring out the best in me. My children inspire me to be a better person, my mom supports me in all I do.

  2. My husband definitely brings out the best in me. He is always pushing me to be better, do greater things, and for that he rocks. I wouldn’t have it any other way!! 😀

  3. My mom brings out the best in me. She loves and encourages me no matter what life choices I make. When making my choices I try to think of how they affect her as well and if usually leads me down the right path.

  4. My husband brings out the best in me. He is always telling me I can do what ever I put my mind to

  5. My husband. He has made me into a much stronger person than I used to be. He’s made me tough, he helps me stand up for myself. And in turn, I’ve taught him to mellow and take a deep breath. We complement each other 😀

  6. My family – they bring out the best in me in their different ways but especially my husband.


  8. My son brings out the best in me. He’s autistic and can be very frustrating at times, but he helps me see everything in a new and interesting way. He’s a constant reminder that I DO have the patience I need to help him find his way in this confusing world, and my love for him is immeasurable.


  9. My husband: he brings out the best but let’s be fair at times he brings out the worst too.

  10. Hi… I think it has changed over the years, my dad had health problems when I was a child and so I wanted to be good and do good things for my parents so they wouldn’t be stressed and I would be one less thing to worry about. I wanted to make them happy and give them something good to think about.

    I still think of them BUT now it is my 3 daughters, they make me want to be the best person I can be. I want them to be proud of me and never feel any stress or shame of having a bad parent.

    I know that no one is perfect but I also know that it makes YOU feel good to know that you are doing and being good.

    Although a little orneryness is fun, lol


  11. I posted but didn’t leave my email addy

    brandyzbooks @ yahoo (dot) com


  12. My father brings out the best in me. I will always be a daddy’s girl and strive to make him smile with a joke or a personal accomplishment.

    And I’m with Diane, my husband brings out the worst in me!

  13. My best friend. 😉

  14. Honestly, this may seem a little weird. but I think I bring out the best in me. I’ve learned over time (whether I wanted to or not), that firstly I need to be happy with what I do, what I think and how it all comes out. I want to be able to bring about something good in myself. Now whether or not I’ve gotten all the way there is till up for debate!

  15. My boyfriend 🙂 He makes me happy, he makes me me, and he makes me

  16. definitively my mom – she encourages me every day to try my best 🙂

  17. My grandmother was the one that brought out the best in me… she made me feel special and loved… miss her everyday!

  18. My kids bring out the best in me. I’ve got eleven of them and I want to be a role model for them. I think actions speak louder than words…..sometimes….hehe!!!!

    in Germany

  19. My husband, definitely!

  20. I’d have to say my best friends, Jessica and Maury.

  21. I have to say that my husband brings out the best in me. He has always treated me wonderfully. He takes care of me no matter what.

    dbarskey AT hotmail DOT com

  22. I would have to say my parents. They’ve always supported me and my decisions.

  23. I think that it would have to be my mom or my best friend Kylie. I am a shy person normally and they get me up and out to do things. I know that I would do anything for either one of them.

  24. My boys definitely bring out the best in me. They’ve taught me patience, to find the humor in the smallest things, unconditional love, and an enthusiam for life. Experiencing the world through their eyes has been a blessing, and being a mom is hands down, the best job I’ve ever had.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  25. Definitely both my daughters. I tend to never stand up for myself and put my needs last and they are always supporting me to do things the way I taught them lol.

  26. ack forgot my email (so sorry) – catslady5(at)

  27. my guy does that. with him cheering me on I feel anything can and is possible. :mrgreen:

  28. my boys and my mom and dad. They always support me and i feel i can do anything as long as i have them!!

  29. I would have to say people who inspire me bring out the best in me: learning their stories, of all they’ve been through and what they may have lost or had to give up and yet still accomplished with grace. They make me want to be a better person, to be closer to what they have displayed and demonstrated through their lives.

  30. I would have to say that my daughter brings out the best in me. I think most kids do that for their parents.

  31. My husband. He always encourages me to do the things I love.

  32. My grandsons bring out the best in me-and I’d like to think they are learning to appreciate what we enjoy together.

  33. my son does.

    pams00 @

  34. my kids bring out the best in me. they make me do my best and then try harder

  35. My husband and family–part of it is wanting to be better for them and as an example to them; part of it is that it’s easier to do good things for the ones you love.

  36. My Grandfather brings the best out of me. He has always believed that if I can achieve anything if I believe in myself. He taught me to believe in myself and not let anyone to discourage my dreams.

  37. My family.

  38. that would be my family and best friends.