September 6th, 2010
Book of the Day: Jeweled, by Anya Bast

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

This is the last book of the Twenty Days of Enchantment Event. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the winner of the main contest (the bookstore GC and the runner-up prize).

Also be sure to check back on my blog for ANOTHER CONTEST involving myself, Shiloh Walker, Jaci Burton, Monica Burns and Alison Kent starting on Wednesday (Tuesday night to be specific).

I will also be holding a book launch party for CRUEL ENCHANTMENT at Bitten by Books on the 9th and I’ll be GIVING AWAY A KINDLE! Check back here for details closer to Thursday.

Defined by magic. Ruled by desire.

In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may better her in magic, but he is her absolute equal in passion.

They share something else—they’re both targets of low-born revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the palace of the privileged few. Rescued from the mobs by Gregorio, the brilliant revolutionary mastermind, they’re given sanctuary. But in this warm refuge, Evangeline soon finds herself torn between the magic of one man she has always desired, and the excitingly new and radical moves of another. For her, there is only one choice.

Evangeline, Anatol and Gregorio come together as one to explore the possibilities of love beyond reason, and to indulge in pleasure without limits.

You can read the first chapter of this novel here.


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THIS NOVEL HAS A RELEASE DATE OF NOVEMBER 2nd. This contest is for an early copy of the book. Want a shot at winning it? Reply to the following question and don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won.

It’s almost autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and nearly spring in the Southern. Are you looking forward to the change of season, or sorry to see the end of the one you just had?

59 comments to “Book of the Day: Jeweled, by Anya Bast”

  1. I’m not looking forward to the end of the summer becasue it means the end of the long hours of daylight. As the sun starts to set at 7:30 now I already miss those June nights with daylight past 10pm.


  2. I’m temporary living in San Francisco and finding a lack of clear delineation between seasons here. I’m used to four different seasons and have found that living here, I’m missing that clear transition of seasons, even the rain, snow and cold.


  3. I’m glad to be rid of winter. Basically, the rain is problematic, because it stopped me from walking, and considering walking is the only exercise I do…:wink:


  4. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. The leaves put on their beautiful display, the weather is crisp and perfect for a stroll. The heathen’s (translation: my kids) are back in school and life would be perfect if I didn’t know snow was lurking around the corner waiting to ambush me.


  5. Normally, I would be sorry to see fall arrive because that means winter and cold are around the corner. This year, I’m welcoming fall with open arms. This past summer has been miserable..days with over 100 degres, humidity, and over all crankiness.

    I have been enjoying the past few days (low to mid 80’s). I’ve opened the windows and let the fresh air run through my home; it’s wonderful.


  6. I’m of half a mind about whether I’m looking forward to the season change or not. Here in Wisconsin it’s about to change from Summer to Fall and Winter…and I hate the cold. On the other hand I’m happy to have Summer leave because of all the thunderstorms we’ve been hammered with. They’ve left me without power 7 times in August alone. I will certainly not miss that.


  7. im so happy that fall has arrived because it means halloween is just around the corner and with 4-daughters who love to dress up for halloween night, its a blast. :grin:


  8. I enjoy season changes. I find summer too hot and winter too cold…hehe!!! So, the cooler spring and autumn are a relief.

    Valerie
    in Germany


  9. I am looking forward to the fall. My birthday is tomorrow (yaaay) and I love that the leaves start turning, it is cool… jeans and a t-shirt weather. Halloween! Oh, I am sad to see Summer go, but I have been waiting for Fall! Fall is my season :)

    Thanks for the contest, Anya! I’m dieing to read Jeweled!


  10. I am looking forward to the cooler weather of autumn here in Michigan. The heat and humidity has been relentless this summer and I am ready for sweater weather!


  11. Im ready for the fall!! Bring on the cold!! :)


  12. We have been having a really scorching summer so I’ll be more than happy for autumn to arrive! Except that it is still as hot as ever! I’m melting!


  13. I love change! My hair color is never the same. But I especially love this season change, from summer to fall. The crisp air and rustling leaves all remind me of the first time I fell head over heals in love. :D


  14. I’m looking forward to the end of summer, because I love the winter and cold :cool:


  15. Although I may wax poetic about bright sunshine and cute sandals, I am looking forward to cooler temps and gorgeous foliage. It’s been a particularly hot and humid summer here on the east coast so the refreshing relief of fall is oh so welcome! :wink:


  16. I am happy for the change of season because fall will slow down the rain and it means the end of hurricane season even if there have not been any big ones this year.


  17. I am so ready for cooler temps, enjoy fall and its colors


  18. This is my favorite time of the year all the warm weather is over and football season starts!


  19. I would love to see the change of seasons but unfortunately where I am at we don’t get a change of seasons. We have very hot and hot. :mrgreen: I love to see the leaves changing. sigh….. :mrgreen:


  20. I love summer so much but I’m ready for fall (and then winter) simply because my birthday is in the winter :D


  21. I am SO ready for fall! I love the season. It’s my absolute favorite. I am not a heat person at all. I’d rather be colder than sweat in the heat and humidity any day of the week. I love the colors during fall. The air. The holidays. The fact that I get to wear sweaters. Did I mention I love Fall? :grin:


  22. Yes!!!! I live in Southern MS and it is way too hot. I love Fall.


  23. I welcome fall. I live in the south and the heat was awful this summer.


  24. I love summer so I am sad to see it end.


  25. Well I’m looking forward to getting out of triple degree weather for sure but am also sad that the heat is changing to cold weather. I enjoy aspects of both soo… the answer has to be yes and no. lol


  26. I’m looking forward to the change of season especially the winter season. There are so many dark vibrant colors to wear during this time of the year. I love the color red and burgundy in the winter. I love the winter season. It brings out the snow sledding, ice skating, skiing, and snowball fights that I enjoy so much with my nieces and nephews. And the best of all is the Holiday seasons where my family, relatives, and close friends celebrate the holidays together.


  27. Living in upstate NY, I love the fall. Everyone always assumes that the entire state is packed like New York City, but here outside Albany you can go 10 miles and you’re in farm land. There are probably 4 or 5 apple orchards to go apple picking in, not to mention the cider doughnuts, and great local produce and fresh maple syrup; yum!


  28. I’m sorry it is ending because I don’t like fall or winter..is too cold for me.


  29. Even though this has been the best summer of my life, I can’t wait for fall because of all the new, wonderful things that will happen nex.


  30. I’m ready for fall and the end of summer sales, apple picking and pumpkin pie.


  31. Im sooo ready for autum so ready fo rthe colors to change the weather to get cooler the days to get shorter and the nights toget longer. I honestly think autum is my fav season because of all that changes and comes alive at the same time


  32. Ahhh Autumn, my fav season! Love the weather, the colors, Halloween… glad to see the hot Summer on its way out!


  33. I think I’m feeling ready for the change this year–the kids are back in school, and I’ll enjoy the change of weather to go with the different schedule :)


  34. I’m not looking forward to summer ending because I love the sunny days. It also means I’ll be forced to go back to school.


  35. I can’t wait for the season to change. Granted we don’t really have a fall here in Orlando, but anything to get away from this stiffling heat. Bring on the cooler temps!


  36. Oh gosh, as sad as I am to see the summer go (for us in the south though, unless a cool front passes through our summers last kinda long)… but I love fall. It marks that my birthday and my daughter’s birthday (in October) is on its way!!!
    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    Please count me in!


  37. I am looking forward to the change. I live in Florida, so seasons don’t really change much here, but our “winter” is at least slightly refreshing.


  38. We don’t really get a change of season down here in Florida. It’s basically summer for 10 months, “fall” for almost two months, and then we get a week or two of “winter” (meaning under 70 degrees) that happens in late January, early February. I am always so impatient for “winter” by the time November rolls around.


  39. I’m leaning towards being sorry to see summer pass by. Being autumn? Means being one step closer to winter – and I loathe the season that calls for a hundred clothes each and every day.


  40. I am definitely looking forward to Fall. It is my favorite season


  41. I am looking forward to cooler temps and the pretty fall colors. :grin:


  42. I enjoy fall and love the leaves turning, a warm cup of cocoa and snuggling up in the window with a good book and a cat or two. :grin:


  43. We’ve started autumn here in Canada and it’s beautiful. We had one of the best summers we have seen in thirty years with a lot of sun and heat but also humidity. So autumn is looking fresh to me.


  44. I love the change of seasons, especially fall, and always look forward to getting my down comforter and favorite sweats out of storage. It is the perfect season to curl up cozy with a great book.


  45. I’m looking forward to fall. I’m tired of 90+ degree weather. Plus it’s time for football.


  46. I love the change of season- the cooler air at night makes sleeping so much nicer!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  47. I love the fall, all the leaves changing colors and it starts to get cooler… It is a beautiful time of year!!!

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com


  48. Looking forward to change of season! New season is bringing in some fun things for me!


  49. I’ m in the northeast and although I don’t mind the fall, it reminds me that winter is on it’s way. I much prefer spring and looking forward.


  50. I’m looking forward to autumn. It’s my favorite season. I love the changing leaves and the smell in the air during this time of year.


  51. I’m so ready for summer to be over. I love fall. The weather, the colors, sitting in my backyard on a cool night. However, I’m not looking forward to winter.


  52. Little of both. I like each season for something.


  53. I’m gonna miss summer, but fall is cool too.


  54. I love fall! It’s just too hot in the summertime.


  55. Summer free-time will be hard to give up, but fall is the best.


  56. I love fall and can’t wait for it – the weather suits me better…


  57. I can’t wait for the change of the season. I live in an area where the seasons are always just a bit off it seems but I love the contrast nonetheless… yay fall! it’s a great time for dressing extra warm and layering it :)


  58. Except fpr all the rain that will be starting I like the fall with longer nights and cooler temps.


  59. I can’t wait for Fall to actually start here! I live in Arkansas and it’s freaking HOT!!! It’s been better the last week or so but we had one of our hottest summers ever this year and it was no fun!!!I can’t wait for the real cool down to begin! :lol: