January 30th, 2012
Book of Day: Raven’s Quest

The winner of Dark Enchantment is Gail S.! Congrats! Please email me at anyabast(at)gmail.com.

Today’s book……

New York Times bestselling author Anya Bast spins a spellbinding epic fantasy of a man and woman torn between love and war, magic and mystery, passion and revenge…

Once, Gallus Lucan was in line to inherit the Dragon Throne of Numia—until his future was crushed and his family slain by his malevolent uncle Magnus. Now Lucan has only one ambition: overthrow Magnus and take back what is rightfully his.

Branna ta Cattia is the Raven, a high priestess who has come to Numia to defeat its tyrant. It’s a journey made on the strength of her prophetic dreams, visions of ancient rituals, sacred spells, and of a handsome stranger destined to help her—all in the name of stopping Magnus’s oppression. But Branna’s stranger is more than she expected. For Lucan wants victory his own way. To hell with the consequences.

As the magic of one woman’s love and the brute force of one’s man revenge unfold, Lucan and Branna realize their destiny as spirit mates—and their fears that the ultimate cost of winning freedom could be greater than either imagined.

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

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

Grab the nearest book to you, in the comments tell us the title and the very first line. No cheating and looking around for your choice, grab the very first one you see.

43 comments to “Book of Day: Raven’s Quest”

  1. Daughter of Darkness by Virginia Andrews.
    ‘I know there are many my age who are ashamed of or embarressed by their parents.’


  2. ‘Dragon Actually’ by G. A. Aiken. “He’d heard the sounds of battle for quite some time.”


  3. First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

    New Year’s Eve, one year before
    Even though they were in the basement, Denise couls still hear the sounds of the battle outside.”


  4. Blood Fever by Karen Marie Moning

    “You’re a difficult woman to find, Ms. Lane,”said Inspector O’Duffy as I opened the
    diamond-paned front door of Barrons Books and Baubles.


  5. Reaper’s Justice by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
    “Kasid Jaborn came awake with a start.”


  6. Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend.
    6450 calories stared up at Robyn.


  7. Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

    The first time I encountered Death, I hurled my mother’s medical chart at him!!!


  8. “Sergeant Arial Dean strode toward the command van, the beam of a flashlight bouncing ahead of her, illuminating dead brush and icy ground.”

    Dragon Dance by Angela Knight


  9. The book next to me is Sorcery and the Single girl by Mindy Klasky. First line reads. Once upon a time I thought that being a witch would make everything easier.–Rachel


  10. simply sinful by kate pearce

    prologue:

    My dearest james, thank you for the beautiful flowers and fruit you sent from london to celebrate our wedding anniversary.


  11. Darker After Midnight

    The charges are set, Lucian.


  12. gena showalter – the darkest pleasure


  13. Courting Darkness
    There it was—waiting for us. Home, with smoke drifting from the chimney and an array of multicolored sparkling lights surrounding the porch. From the


  14. The Beloved Scoundrel
    “The Window to Heaven was shattered”


  15. There’s Something About a Rebel… by Anne Oliver
    It wasn’t the rumble of approaching thunder that woke Lissa Sanderson some time after midnight.


  16. Keri Arthur-Darkness Rising
    first line: The house still smelled of death.


  17. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

    In the middle of my marriage, when I was above all Hugh’s wife and Dee’s mother, one of those unambiguous women with no desire to disturb the universe, I fell in love with a Benedictine monk.


  18. The closest too me A Million Suns by Beth Revis
    Elder:
    “‘This isn’t going to be easy’, I mutter, staring at the solid metal door that leads to the Engine Room on the Shipper Level of Godspeed. “


  19. No laughing its my sons book, “The Foot Book”, by Dr.Seuss. Left foot left foot right foot right feet in the morning feet at night left foot left foot left foot right.

    :) My house is over taken by kids books they are everywhere even on my desk!! Thanks for the chance to win


  20. Night Maneuvers by Jillian Burns

    If she ever got married in a place like this, her mother would weep and wail for a month of Sundays.


  21. Midnight Sins- Lora Leigh
    It would have been amusing, if it hadn’t had the potential to be so dangerous.
    -Amber


  22. Strokes by Delilah Devlin. Lily Newcomb checked her makeup in the rearview mirror.


  23. Bound by Moonlight by Nancy Gideon
    “C’mon, c’mon.”


  24. Wild Cat Jennifer Ashley
    Heights. Damn it, why does it have to be heights?


  25. ” We should start back,” Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them.
    From: Game Of Thrones. By: George R.R. Martin


  26. in the forests of the night Kersten Hamilton
    Tears were spilling down Teagan Wyllton’s cheels as she went up the stairs


  27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    “The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane.”


  28. “Home Sweet Home” by Bella Riley

    “Home.”


  29. Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman
    “This is the oath we ask of you,” the Prowman said.


  30. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

    The decision to make hellhounds an endangered species was beyond asinine, but I expected nothing less from a government that had bankrolled not one, but two, endowed chairs in preternatural biology (one of them my father’s) at the University That Shall No Be Named.


  31. EMBRACE THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR by Anita Clenney
    She wasn’t in Scotland.


  32. I’m here to tell you, rising from the dead just purely sucks.

    Vamped by Lucienne Diver


  33. Night Reigns br Dianne Duvall

    It was not the cool breeze that made the hairs on the back of Ami’s neck rise, but the low bestial growl that accompanied it.


  34. Stripped by Tori St. Claire

    The woman Natalya Trubachev would escort to hell lay beneath a halo of murky light, trembling in fear.

    musicalfrog at comcast.net


  35. Life’s a Beach–
    I was squeaky clean and my hair has been conditioned for at least two of the suggested three hours when the water went cold.


  36. Some Like It Kilted by Allie Mackay

    “Since when do the MacNeils make war on women?”

    glittergirl54 at ymail dot com


  37. It was nine-thirty on Christmas Eve.
    from The Woman in Black by Susan Hill


  38. When You Dare by Lori Foster
    Midnight came and went with only the quiet buzz of meager traffic along the beach.


  39. High atop the steps of the Great Pyramid of Giza a young woman laughed and called down to him.

    Dan Brown- Angels and Demons


  40. Title is destinys warrior, first line is queine elphina pressed her spine against the sapphire cushions of her thrown.


  41. This is from an ARC copy of A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang…

    “Run, Abby.”


  42. Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh
    Clinical insanity. The number 1 cause of death for F-Psy before Silence.

    The book I am currently reading ;)


  43. This book is one I inherited from my dad and it is always near the computer so here’s the first sentence from:
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. (Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald )
    AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
    Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to
    Flight: