June 5th, 2011
Book of the Day: Witch Heart

The winner of yesterday’s book, Dark Enchantment, is Karen C., who said, “I would like the super power of being able to control the elements – lots of possibilities lie there….” Congrats! Please drop me an email! Anyabast (at) gmail.com

A fitting answer to lead into today’s book……

With the immense powers of an earth witch, Claire isn’t destined to be a demon’s handmaiden. Yet this has been her fate since she was six, when her warlock mother brought her to Eudae. Now as an adult, she’s about to discover her true power—and how far others are willing to go to take it away…

As part of a mission with the Coven, Adam Tyrell rescues Claire from her enslavement—and finds himself immediately taken with the beautiful witch. But this charming playboy soon learns that it’s easier to steal Claire from demons than win her heart, for her life as a servant has ravaged her spirit. But with Adam determined to protect her from the warlocks who want to harness her magick for evil, Claire’s resistance starts to give way—and they find themselves in the heat of danger, surrendering to the lure of their deepest desires…

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

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

What book can you think of that had a major impact on your life? Maybe it’s something you read as a child, or something in college.

47 comments to “Book of the Day: Witch Heart”

  1. the bible,book of revelations.

  2. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, it’s a very thought provoking book.

  3. I was never into reading before. Then my sister read the “twilight Saga” and wouldn’t leave me alone til I read them. So I did, and I found that I loved reading! I couldn’t put books down after that! Now I have read so many books, I put the rest of my family to shame… lol Thanks sis!

  4. The book of Esther in the Bible; I found it quite powerful.

  5. My parents encouraged reading when I was younger, so I always loved reading. And there were always books in the house.

    So this is a hard choice for me because I could certainly go on and on. But I think I’d go with The Jungle Book or Charlotte’s Web. Both definitely changed my outlook when I was younger.

  6. I’m kind of like Emily, I watched the first twilight movie and couldn’t wait for the rest of the movies to come out so I went to the library and got the New Moon book. After I read that book I couldn’t stop I read them all, now I read all the time I love books.

  7. ‘the child called it’. that was the first book i read and boy did i cry. i was hooked on reading after that. it was a hard book to read and very sad, it made me realize how lucky i was to have the family that i did. after reading this book, i wanted to protect and help any and everyone.

  8. I never read romance before. I found that many romance books is cheesy and I don’t like it at all.Then, at my 2nd year in college, my friend lend me her book. The book title is White Lies by Linda Howard. I start reading, and after that I begin addicted to genre what I hate at my past. Yeah, White Lies is book that make major past in my life, since almost 90% book that I’d read now is all romance 🙂

  9. Cinderella because it introduced me to the world of fantasy and literature, making me a book addict and lover for life.

  10. As a child I read a Bible for children and that’s when I fell in love with reading. As a teenager I started reading Susan E. Phillips and that’s when I feel in love with romance 🙂

  11. I never enjoyed reading until I picked up my very first romance novel… Since reading Catherine Coulter I have become a book addict.

  12. It’s the book I read “All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot that made me chose my career as a veterinarian. This book influences me to help animals who have no voices to tell us of the pains that they are suffering.

  13. Pippi Longstocking – lived on her own and was a very self sufficient child.

  14. I never liked reading growing up. But in High School we were assigned Catcher in the Rye to read and I really liked it. And it started me into reading.

  15. Dean Koontz’s book Watchers ignited my love of reading as well as Golden Retrievers. Although my Gold Retriever has many characteristics that remind me of Einstein, her name is Cody.

  16. I was reading a little before Kindergarten, and finished Kindergarten with being able to easily read most books that were put in front of me. For Christmas in 1st grade, I receive a starter set of 2 Nancy Drew and 2 Hardy Boys books. While I was able to read before that, those books catapulted me into the “voracious reader” category – and my life-long love affair with reading began, along with my first reading love of mysteries, which expanded to include many other genres as I grew older.

  17. John Jakes THE BASTARD did it for me when I was 14. I named my first son after one of the characters because I liked him so much.

  18. I loved S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders.” I became an avid reader after I checked out this book.

  19. I’ve always been an avid reader as long as I can remember! When I was about 10, I read The Narnian Chronicles by C. S. Lewis…this awoken my love of the fantasy genre!!!

    in Germany

  20. Actually, I don’t know, which book started my love for reading. A couple that stuck with me are Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.

  21. The book that really changed my life by getting me to become an avid reader is “Wolf at the Door” by Barbara Corcoran. I was in 6th grade and after that book , I couldn’t get enough of reading.

  22. i never read through out my life until 7 grade, when my teacher said we had to read the first percy jackson book if we’re going to see the movie, after i read the whole series, i kept reading

  23. The name of the book was “Lydia”, I was 11, it was the first book that I had read over 300 pages and it was an adult novel. I was staying with a friend of my mother’s because my parents were splitting up. I have tried to find the book again- it was a lovely adventure of a little girl who is kidnapped in the period of Mary of Scotts- escapes her capture and is trained to pick pocket by other children- it was my escape during a very troubled time- Has anyone any leads? I would love to read it again. (No, don’t remember the author’s name 🙁 )

  24. I didn’t really enjoy reading when i was younger, i use to really hate it, but I started reading paranormal romances and genres like that and i really love them, so now i can’t get enough and I’ve been reading books for about 3-4 years now.

  25. I’ve been addicted to books for as long as I can remember. They’ve been my steadiest friends over the years and keep helping me to go through life. The perfect escape for me, the companions that have stuck with me through thick and thin (other than my children and my husband of course).

  26. When I was a kid I read ‘Winter at Valley Forge’ – it hooked me on American History & gave a child’s version of an appreciation for our countries soilders.

  27. Well, I probably wouldn’t have gotten into reading romance if I hadn’t happened to pick up Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, so…. The Twilight series! :mrgreen:

  28. When I was in elementary school I read The Scarlet Letter for the first time. It had a huge impact on me and how I looked at the world. I have re-read that book several times over the years.

  29. I think the book that left an impact on me was: J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE HOBBIT. My Dad bought it for me when I was a kid. I’ve read it numerous times. The last time I read it was out loud to my Dad as he was dying. I know he had never read it and I thought we should share it together.

  30. I still remember the very first book I read on my own after I learned reading, it was a HUngarian children’s book about a green polka dotted horse 😀 lol

    But the book which influenced my high school and university years the most was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Then I read Bitten by Kelley Armstrong and I discovered UF and haven’t looked back since 😀

  31. The Outlander was the first book I couldn’t put down, it made me fall in love with romance.

  32. I cannot think of a book that had a major impact on my life, but I can think of an event that revolves around reading. In 6th grade we were told who were going to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence, or something like that, that dealt with our grades in certain areas of learning from 4th-6th grade. I was not on that list because I got like a B or something in Reading in the 4th grade. It was because I considered myself one of the top of the class and I was not receiving this award that pushed me to start reading more.

  33. The book I am currently reading
    Birth: The history of how we are born
    I’m reading it in prep for getting pregnant and part of my research for my birthing plan.

  34. The first Harry Potter book, back then I didn’t realize that I could read something that big. It opened up many more books for me and reading the next two (only the first three were out at the time) made me think that I could write something like that.

  35. proverbs 31, baby! it’s all about how great women are!!!

  36. I would have to say The Bible- the Psalms and Proverbs were the first books that impacted me…then as I got older and started to read for myself – it was Nancy Drew – who taught me to want to solve puzzles.

  37. I’m not sure that this book changed my life, but it did allow me to understand things that were occuring in my life a bit better. The book is Passages, Predictible Crises of Adult Life by Gail Sheehy and was published in the mid 70’s. I’ve read it a couple of times, especially when I was experiencing a ‘crisis’.

  38. I have always been a major reader. I still have my copy of On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony. That was the first book I ever read that was a wild mix of everthing with humor. I still love mixed up stories.

  39. Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series. I really connected with Mac – more so that I normally do with characters.

  40. I’ve been around books all my life and I love to read. The two books that influenced me the most would be the Bible and How to Win Friends and Influence People.

  41. As a child I remember the Anne of Green Gables series. I adored that series it probably started my life long love affair with reading.

    In college I read Sidhartha by herman hesse its basically about one mans search for wisdom and knowledge. Im convinced it’s one of those books that everyone should read at least once in their life.

  42. My sister gave me Danielle Steel’s The Ring when I was 12 and it started my passion for reading. I lean more toward paranormal these days but I’ll always remember my first love story!

  43. I first read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series at 9yrs old. I have been addicted to reading ever since. Those books drew me in and ever since reading has been my favorite escape. It doesn’t really matter what genre of book it is as long as it is well written.

  44. I grew up in a household where reading was as natural as breathing. I can remember devouring all of Enid Blyton’s books. My love for fanciful and fantasy never waned.

  45. The Dark is Rising By Susan Cooper one fo the first paranormal books I read.

  46. I have always been a reader and cannot point out one specific book that has impacted my life because they all provide different messages and enjoyment.

  47. I would say Hidden Riches by Nora Roberts. It was really the first romance novel I ever read and it got me hooked on the genre