May 31st, 2011
Book of the Day: Cruel Enchantment

The winner of yesterday’s book is Junegirl63., who said, “This is a tough question! I like the fact that we do get all four seasons where I currently live but I hate the summers here because they are so hot and muggy! I think my ideal place to live in the US would be either the southern parts of Virginia or the northern parts of North Carolina…lol.” Congrats! Please drop me an email! Anyabast (at)

Today’s book……

Even the most powerful hands need a delicate touch…

Emmaline Gallagher is a master of wielding personal glamour. As a free fae who lives among humans, she must hide her true self at all times as she works undercover within the powerful Phaendir—for if certain factions within the Phaendir gain control, the fae will be wiped from existence. Now, an object of fae power lies within a locked ancient box. And there is only one fae who can forge the key.

Known as “the Blacksmith” Aeric O’Malley can create or destroy almost anything with his forging skills. Emmaline has come to him in need, but he and Emmaline have a past—and he has spent centuries wanting to take revenge on her for her transgressions. But now that he has her within his grasp, something about her keeps him from exacting his vengeance—or is it merely her glamour blinding him?

Trapped by fate, Emmaline must hope that she can reach Aeric’s furious heart before it’s too late….

Read the first chapter and/or see the book video.

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

Have you read my books before? If so, what’s your favorite title? If you haven’t read any of my books before, which book or series would you most like to try?

58 comments to “Book of the Day: Cruel Enchantment”

  1. I have read quite a few of your books before but my favourite has to be Witch Fury. Sarafina was brilliant! :)

  2. Hi

    I have read your books before (love them) and my favorite title is Wicked Enchantment.


  3. I have read Witch Fire and Witch Blood. I picked the first one at the KY book Fair. That is where I ‘discovered” you. Witch blood was my fave of those two. I am rally wanting to read the Dark Magic books.


  4. Hi Anya,
    I haven’t read your books yet, I just found you but I’m going to get them. Both series sounds great, so I can’t chose just one that i like the best, so I’m getting both . Then I will start on your single titles after the series.

  5. I read your entire Elemental Witches series and of those four books, Witch Fire is my favorite :razz:

    By the way, are you ever going to go back and add more to that series? Because that would be awesome!

  6. My favorite book so far is Wicked Enchantment. I have read all of your books except the Vegas books, and love, love, LOVE them!

  7. I already have this book but wanted to answer the question so please don’t count me in for the contest…lol…

    I have read a couple of your books and am just starting “Wicked Enchantment”. I haven’t gotten very far but so far I still like “The Chosen Sin” the best…..

  8. I have heard so many good things about your books, I wanted to stopped by and learn more for myself. I am a big fan of covers and find myself drawn to The Chosen Sin. What a great cover! Your Elemental Witches series also sounds quite exciting. It looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on.

  9. Yes I’ve read a lot of your books. My favorite series so far has the Elemental Witch series. I really loved Witch Blood. Mmmm… Thomas!!

  10. I never read your books before. But I wold love to read Dark Magick series. They have a coolest cover I’ve ever seen and the blurb sounds promising :grin:

  11. My favorite so far is Witch Fire. :)

  12. I have read alot of your books.
    I have read all the Elemental Witch Series
    which i absolutely loved! they were fantastic, wish the series didnt ever end because i would just keep reading and reading it.
    I’ve read all of the Dark Magic Series and Hot for the Holidays, same as the witch series, i love them i could just read them forever…
    I’ve read Chosen Sin [very good], Raven’s Quest [my favorite stand alone book]
    I’ve read some of Jeweled, and plan on finishing it sometime this summer and of course buying Jaded.
    -It is so hard to pick a favorite because i love all of your books, I would probably have to pick Witch Blood.
    Witch Blood is the whole reason i even started reading, about a few years ago I saw it for sale at walmart and thought it looked cool so I bought it. I didn’t know that it was a part of a series at that time but ended up figuring it out and bought them all.
    && Now I’m all caught up and am waiting for the next book to come out on shelves :)

    I love all of your Covers, Tony Mauro is amazing.

  13. I’ve read the entire Elemental Witches series. I really, truly adored Witch Fire. I think that was my favorite out of the lot of them. <3

    Actually, I think I remember emailing you after I had finished it, asking how many titles were going to be released for it!

  14. I’ve only read your story in Hot for the Holidays. It was great. That said, I’d like all of your work but think the Dark Magick series would be fun right now. You know how it is – I like to switch it up every now and then :).

  15. I have read quite a few of your books. I really like the Elemental Witch series. I also enjoyed Jeweled. Although my favorite to date is Witch Fire :grin:

  16. i have not read them before but i do have plans to start the enchantment series soon. and then i am hoping to read Jeweled and Jaded.

  17. I have not read your books before…but i have always had several in my TBR folder…I think the Jewled/Jaded is more to what i would enjoy…

  18. I have read several of your books and my all time favorite is Witch Fury!!!! I love love love Theo and Sarafina!! I got to read the first four Elemental Witches in back to back so that made Theo’s story so sweet! Loved it!! Still get chills when I think of their first meeting :)

  19. I’ve read about two books of yours and I have to like Witch Blood and Witch Fire the two books I read.

  20. I have read a couple of your books but my favorite so far is Witch Fire. It is actually the first book of yours I’ve read but I absolutely loved it. It introduced me to your books as well as the Elemental Witches series which I love since its paranormal but not the same exact vampire/ werewolf series that is becoming the norm.

  21. My fav book of yours that I read so far is WITCH FURY!

  22. I haven’t read any yet, but I really want to read this series or the witch series or how about all of them are right up my alley.

  23. I’ve read Wicked Enchantment and loved it! the Witch series is on my TBR list!

  24. I’ve read the first of your Elemental Witches so far, and absolutely enjoyed it! I can’t wait to dig into more of your books :)

  25. I had a friend that had Cruel Enchantment and I picked it up at her house. I read the first book next and can’t wait for the third one.

  26. My favorite is The Chosen Sin. I would love to see more of that world and those characters. I love vampire stories.

  27. I have not read anything yet. All the series sound great. You are in TBR, it’s so darn long!

  28. I’ve have read your books. My favorite is “The Chosen Sin.”

  29. Witch Fury is my Fav so far. I do love your Enchantment series also. this was a tough one

  30. Got hooked on your writing after read the Embraced series, and these books still remain my favorites.

  31. I have read some of your books. One of my all time favorites is The Chosen Sin. I want to really start your witch series because they sound fantastic. :mrgreen:

  32. Hi, I’ve read some of your early work with Ellora’s Cave. I have some paperbacks on my shelf but haven’t gotten to read them all yet. I believe…if you write it, I will read it!!!

    in Germany

  33. I have read some of your books and hands down my favorite so far is Jeweled.

  34. I have not been able to get your books yet. I’m new to your work. I really really wanna read the Dark Magick and Elemental Witch Series……they look amazing!!! Well honestly I’m yet to find anything of yours that I don’t want on my TBR list :)

  35. My favorite is Witch Fury.

  36. Sentimental favorites are still your Seasons of Pleasure series from Ellora’s Cave :) My intro to your writing!

  37. “The Chosen Sin” Is my favorite, so far! Can’t wait for more!

  38. Witch Fire because it’s the first one of your books that I read.

  39. I’ve only gotten a chance to read Jeweled before, but I enjoyed it so I’m quite looking forward to Jaded.

  40. I have Wicked Enchantment sitting on my shelf so that is the one I am most looking forward to digging into!

  41. i have read Chosen Sin, your story in hot for the holidays, and wicked enchantment. I have enjoyed all of them and look forward to reading more :wink:

  42. I have not read any of your book but all the titles on the emchanment series sound like good reads.

  43. I haven’t read any of your books yet. I do have several books of yours in my TBR pile. I have Jeweled and I’m trying get the set of Elemental Witches and Dark Magick series before I start reading them. I love paranormal and can’t wait to get to them.

  44. Hi there…I haven’t yet read any of your books…I wouldn’t mind reading all your books(LOL) I like to start at the beginning of a series and work my way through so if I win I’ll be buying me some books :) Thank you for the contest!!Hope to meet you at a signing.Best Wishes

  45. You were actually the first romance author I tried so I’m partial to your Elemental Witch series, in particular, Witch Heart. The title was perfect for the feel of the book. Adam was fabulous btw.

  46. After I read Cruel Enchantment and I thought this would be my favorite among your books. But when I read Dark Enchantment, I love this book even more than Cruel Enchantment. Dark Enchantment is my all-time favorite.

  47. I think my favorite was Witch Fire.

  48. My favorite of your books so far is The Chosen Sin. I have also read your Elemental Witches series, your stories in What Happens in Vegas and What Happens in Vegas After Dark, as well as a few of your other Ellora’s Cave books.

  49. I’ve read most of your books and my favorite is wicked Enchantment and The Chosen Sin.
    I haven’t read this one yet but it’s on my wish list.

  50. I have read your books and Witch Fury was my first and favorite.

  51. I’ve read Wicked Enchantment & will love continuing the story. I haven’t read a lot of paranormals, but Enchantment was a great representative of the genre.

  52. I have the Dark Magic series on my bookshelf. It is on my summer reading list.

  53. I’m familiar with you as an author but I unfortunately haven’t read anything by you yet Ms. Bast.

    Out of the series I’d like to get the most acquainted with.

    I think I’d really like to read the first books in both your Dark Magic and Elemental Witches series.

    They seem like a different sort of paranormal read and I think I’d really get into them.

  54. yes i have ur books are amazing i loved witch fire the best heart was good too im addicted afte rpicking up one of ur books also got my dad hooked too

  55. I was pretty sure I had read some of your books awhile ago, but when I checked your bookshelf, I couldn’t remember any of the titles – oh, dear – mama said there’d be days like this. Sorry! I’d like to read the Dark Magick series – to start! Thanks.

  56. I don’t believe I have ever read one of your books, but i’m open to try anyone of them ..just make a suggestion and i will try it…thanks kimy

  57. I am savouring my way through the’ Dark Magick series’. I’m not in a rush because the end will come all to soon if I do.

  58. Haven’t read your books yet but this one, Cruel Enchantment, sounds great & I would love to try it!! :mrgreen: