May 25th, 2011
Book of the Day: Jaded

The winner of yesterday book, JEWELED, is Kristina E., who said, “I love both. I love trilogies the best, because you get a good amount of story with the character, but you don’t have to wait 10 years to finish reading the series….” Please drop me an email at anyabast(at) within two weeks to claim your prize.

Today’s book…the ONLY copy of Jaded I’ll give away during this event:

One woman who’s sworn never to love again.

Two men who can’t help but desire her.

And the magic and passion that binds them together…

Haunted by a traumatic attack when she was eighteen, Lilya Orensdaughter has become a courtesan in the Temple of Dreams, determined to never again lose control. But she will do anything for Byron Andropov, the man who nursed her back to health all those years ago—and who now wants her to help his friend Alek Chaikoveii come to terms with the powerful magick he possesses.

In Alek, Lilya finds a kindred spirit. The attraction between them is immediate, and soon Lilya surrenders to nights of unimaginable ecstasy. But she can’t forget Byron, who’s concealed his feelings for Lilya because he believed she would never love again. As tensions escalate between the two men who are vying for Lilya’s heart, Lilya finds herself torn between her desire for the man who saved her, and the man whose soul resembles her own—only to discover that in the world of unrestrained passion there are no boundaries. If only you’re willing to give up control…

“Sexy and dark, Jaded is the intriguing follow-up to Jeweled. Bast has created a trio of tortured survivors who find love and healing in this historical gem.” — RT BOOKreviews

Read the first chapter here.

Answer in the comments for a shot at a copy of Jeweled. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won.

What movie are you most looking forward to seeing right now?

58 comments to “Book of the Day: Jaded”

  1. I cannot wait for the last Harry Potter movie! I know I’m going to cry, not only because of all the drama that happens but because it will be over. No more Harry Potter! (and yes, I did mourn when I finished the last book).

    Also looking forward to Jaded!

  2. I want to see the Green Lantern bc Ryan Reynolds is yummy!

  3. I am looking forward to the the last Harry Potter movie. Jaded sounds great. I love the cover.

  4. I’m torn…I admit it…I want to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two but will be sad to see the series go…but as far as new and really interesting I would have to pick “Cowboy’s and Aliens” with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford…it just looks like it will be either wicked good…or wicked campy….lol

  5. I want to see Green Lantern. It looks awesome.

  6. I can’t wait to watch ‘the Black Swan’ because it includes ballet (one of the things I love) and the complicated aspects of the prima ballerina’s mind. I was told that her mind starts to shatter and she becomes the two sides of the same coin, so to speak. Mental health issues are particularly relevant to me from both personal and professional points of view.

  7. That is hard there are a bunch of movies I would like to see but the Harry Potter one is at the top of the list right now.

  8. i am waiting to see the last Harry Potter film,Thor,the 1st of Breaking Dawn,and then will hope for a good chick flick in there somewhere as most of these are for the kids also.

  9. I’m most looking forward to see the final Harry Potter movie. I have intentionally not read the books because I don’t want to be spoiled. Every new movie trailer that is released makes me more excited to see the film.

  10. I too want to see the next Harry Potter and Cowboys & Aliens but I think I am most looking forward to the new X-men movie X-Men First Class

  11. Harry Potter Part 2 and Green Lantern are two I am really looking forward too.

    Can’t wait to read Jaded it sounds awesome.

  12. I’m looking forward to seeing Breaking Dawn, it won’t be out till Nov. but that’s the one I can’t wait to see. I love everything about the movie and they made it for all ages is the best part.

  13. Pirates of the Caribbean and Breaking Dawn!

  14. I would have to say Hangover 2. The previews look great. :)

  15. I’m most excited for Cowboys & Aliens. Two of my favorite things together along with two of my favorite men – Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.

  16. Harry Potter for sure! The kid and I are planning on hitting the midnight showing :smile:

  17. I’m jumping on the Harry Potter train for this one. I’m torm because I can’t believe it’s really over with this one, but since I have a 5 and 7 year old, I know I still have years of HP enjoyment as they discover the books and films.

  18. I cannot wait to see the final Harry Potter movie.

  19. Hi

    I want to see “Cowboy’s and Aliens” – just too fun to pass up!!

    Thanks for the contest!!

  20. It WAS Pirates 4, but it got all bad reviews from the local reviewers. haven’t heard anyone talking about it who has seen it. I’m think Green Lantern now…if only to ogle Ryan Reynolds.

  21. Xmen first class!!:) I am in love with xmen
    && the hangover 2

  22. Hangover 2 since I loved the first movie.

  23. Kung Fu Panda 2, of course! ;) (Yes, I have kids; yes, many of our movie decisions are kid-driven…)

  24. The conclusion to Harry Potter :)

  25. I am actually looking forward to seeing Fast Five. I’ve already seen all the other Fast & Furios movies so I of course need to see how everything ends. I also think it we be pretty cool to have all the characters in one movie like they haven’t been before. Besides Paul Walker is pretty good to look it in my opinion

  26. I have not been going to the movies that often lately, but I definitely want to see the last movie for Harry Potter. All of the super hero movies have my attention too!
    Another wonderful book cover! Love it!

  27. It would have to be Breaking Dawn as I’ve seen Pirates and THOR already :).

  28. xmas the first class, green lantern, and the last harry potter movie good stuff coming out.

  29. It’s really hard to narrow it down! The movies that I am looking forward to the most aren’y out yet.
    Cowboys and Aliens is definitely on my list. Super 8 is on there too. There is also a movie called Immortals that I cannot wait to see, but doesn’t come out until November.

    I know that was more than one. But I swear I couldn’t choose! :grin:

  30. I haven’t seen any movies lately, but I do want to see Thor. I also want to see Fast Five, since I have seen all of the other Fast & Furious movies.

  31. I know I’m going to sound a little geeky, but I really want to see the last installment of the Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows movie. I read all the books and I was impressed on how the movies followed the books, a real rarity in most cases. So I want to see the how they wrap it up :grin:
    I also want to see Thor…looks like eye candy to me :wink:

  32. I can’t wait to see Cowboys and Aliens. Looks like a hoot.

  33. I want to see The Hangover 2 and Bridesmaid.

  34. I’m excited for X-Men: Origins. Two sexy leads and a storyline I’ve been curious about with characters I enjoy. Plus the early reviews have been really good.

  35. Harry Potter to wrap up the story and Cowboys and Aliens for something new.

  36. Hi Anya!!

    Ooooo an easy one!!

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2!!!


    in Germany

  37. Wow, that’s a hard one. I am torn between 2 movies. I want to see Harry Potter and I know for a fact I am going to see Breaking Dawn part 1 this November. I am a sucker for vampires :blush: :mrgreen:

  38. I cannot wait to see The Hangover Part 2!!! That movie looks like it might actually be better than the first :eek: (which I thought would be impossible to top!).

  39. I’m definitely going to go with the last Harry Potter movie here, mostly because it’s the only one I’ve been paying any attention to. I really want to see what they do with Molly Weasly.

  40. The last Harry Potter movie, I love them!

  41. In the theater I want to see Thor, and as soon as it comes out, X-Men: First Class. Oo video I want to see Gnomeo & Juliet, which just came out tuesday, and will be rented this weekend!

  42. I’m going to be super nerdy and say “Captain America!” So excited for that one! But also HP and Deathly Hollows P2 as well!

  43. I can’t wait to see Transformers 3.

  44. I CANNOT wait for Xmen First Class! It looks bad a$$!! I saw Thor and it was really good, best summer movie so far. I also heard prilim screenings of the Hangover 2 are really good so I’ll prob check that out as well!

  45. I can’t wait to see Cars 2 LOL It just looks too cute. :mrgreen:

  46. X-men first class

  47. Harry Potter. Nuff said!

  48. Harry Potter! My daughter and I saw the first part together and have made plans to see the conclusion together!

  49. Pirates of the Caribean for adventure & Bridesmaids & Hangover 2 for guilty pleasure funny. This summer movie season is going to be expensive with Harry potter, Transformers, X-Men plus more!

  50. i would have to pick pirates because love johnny depp as jack sparrow. the plus side is he is nice to look

  51. I want to see the new X-Men and Harry Potter.

  52. Looking forward to The Hangover 2

  53. Thor is the only movie currently showing that I want to see – and even with Thor I can wait until it’s released as a DVD … give me a book and it’s a different story!

  54. Hoodwinked 2: Fairytales that dissolve into mayhem. I guess I’m rooting for The Big Bad Wolf to eat Little Red Riding Hood & Hansel and Gretel to finally get their comeuppance. In a world often full of doom & gloom: good for a laugh.

  55. Cars 2. my kids love Cars and will watch it repeatedly! I like cars, too, and i think it is fun howthey turn everyday human things into stuff only the cars can do. (sipping oil out of a straw ^_^)

  56. I can’t wait to see X-Men: First Class!!!

  57. Just Browsing…

    Then I found this site when browsing on the internet a few days ago…

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