February 2nd, 2012
Book of the Day: Hot for the Holidays

The winner of yesterday’s contest is Stacy S! Congrats! Please email me at anyabast(at)gmail.com with your selection.

Today’s book….


Barnes & Noble


Four bestselling authors invite readers to spend the night with these never-before-published novellas spiced with sexy romance and paranormal passion. So come in out of the cold and experience the thrill of a soul-stirring new tale of the Breeds from Lora Leigh, a return to the beguiling world of the Mageverse from Angela Knight, and two more mesmerizing and unexpected stories of sensual surprises and seasonal spirits from Anya Bast and Allyson James.

My novella is titled Sweet Enchantment. It provides a first taste of the world in which my new Dark Magick series is set.

Want to win an autographed copy of this book? Reply to the following question. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won.

I have lots of great travel memories–seeing windmills in the Netherlands for the first time, having French Fries in Belgium. Even if you only went a few miles away, do you have any memorable travel experiences to share?

34 comments to “Book of the Day: Hot for the Holidays”

  1. Did you only discover French fries in Belgium? Not our two kind of waffles?

    ^^ my travel memories….when i went to study english in Malta, i was the only one from my country so i was left alone but a kind girl came to me for the city tour and she bought two oranges and gave me one. I knew her only for less than 1hour and i found that very very kind ^^
    we studied together until she had to go back home but i still remember her kindness

  2. when our daughter was 1 or 2 when took her to the smokey mountains she had so much fun until it was time to sleep she started crying that she wanted to go home we put her with her older sister and that didnt work so for the whole week we were there she slept between her father and me and every night she cried her self to sleep that she wanted to go home but during the day she had so much fun she never asked to go home…. kids……

  3. I haven’t really been to anywhere super cool…the farthest away from Ohio I’ve been was Arizona. They have beautiful mountains there 🙂

  4. One of my fondest travel memories was when I went to the beach with my uncle and his family. I was 16 and this was the first time I was at the beach! My uncle said that I could go & do what I wanted during the day but I had to watch my little cousin at night for him so he could go out with his wife. I thought that was awesome! Just think… a teenager with no rules or always checking to see if someone was watching to see if you were up to no good!! I had a great time and I discovered somethings about myself during my week long vacation at the beach. 😉

  5. We went to Niagara Falls in the winter and it is beautiful. The water around the edge is frozen & the trees are dripping with ice and it looks like crystal. To top it off they illuminate the water with color lights. It is truly amazing to see. Then when your sense of sight is blown away, the sound of the water going over the falls is roaring and you can’t help but feel at peace. It is beautiful wonder of the world.–Rachel

  6. I went with my husband and his sisters to visit another sister studying abroad in Germany. Let’s just say a lot of memories were made but I think the most memorable was when we drove from France to Germany and decided to take a short cut through the mountains during winter. Let’s just say it was more over the mountain than thru the mountains. We were lucky we made it, there were about 7 of us huddled in the front seat of the van to give the front wheels enough traction in the snow. It was definitely an adventure and not a short cut.

  7. My family and i went to Galveston beach. We had an awesome time. The kids loved the beach.

  8. The Keys. Seeing dolphins for the first time out in the wild. The weather beautiful, 85 sunny and a touch of a breeze, but I had severe burn because I relaxed. I still went out again the next day. The place is too pretty to resist. Like a piece of paradise that I got to enjoy.

  9. Between my Sophmor of Junior year in high school a group of us students traveled to Eroupe for 3 weeks. We went thru England, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece. Then had a 3 day cruse of the Greek islands. It was the most amazing trip I have ever taken and will never forget the food, cloths, culture, sites, and experiences that I had there. Plus now I have a hope of going back and taking my family with me 😉

  10. When I was 16 I went on a missions trip to Poland and Germany, two weeks in either place. It was absolutely amazing! I will never forget the very atmosphere of the place. I am determined to someday return. 😎

  11. Seeing how clear the water is in the Carribean… it is amazing…

  12. I loved my trip to Italy. I sat outside and had a calzone in a lovely courtyard. I was quickly joined by one, then two, then three little birds who kept trying to steal my crusts. I had a good laugh with the people around me.

  13. I think the most amazing landscape I’ve seen lately was traveling to Yuma AZ from San Diego. We went over the mountains and the boulders we drove by were astounding. We’re from Oregon and we’re used to jagged boulders. These were HUGE round boulders! It looked like God dumped a dump truck of river rock out of heaven and we were in the “land of the giants”. We felt so small and were so awed by it!

  14. Going to Norway and visiting relatives and seeing where the grandparents came from. Going through parts of Sweden and Denmark, seeing the different buildings and the architecture.

  15. We had a chance to visit China with our parents, and it was amazing to see the villages where they’d grown up and to hear how much things had changed in the meantime.

  16. when i was 20 my best friend and i went on a road trip first stop was urbana ohio that looks exactly like a town we know well in indiana called Angola anyways was hours and house away to meet up witha friend of mine on line we decided to go on the hotest day of the year lol i ended up getting a sun burn didnt end there we hung out with myf riend for a bit was all good left to head to kentucky to visit her family well it got foggy soo we had tp pull over fell assleep in rest stop cop came nocked on our window and gave us the riot act till we said maam was either we pulled over here or we cause atraffic accident on the highway both of our families were pissed we stayed in kentucky for a week was so beautiful there was the best trip i had in a long time

  17. I have been lucky enough to have a helicopter tour of some of Kauai. Sigh…what a place.

  18. About 8 or 9 years ago, my family and I went to Florida and I got to see the ocean for the first time. That was pretty memorable.

  19. Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris

  20. I think my favourate holiday was camping up the top of mount Panorama in Bathurst in Australia. Mount Panorama is known to Aussies as a racetack. We were there for a 4 wheel drive meet. The camping was a bit uncomfortable but the view from the top of the mountain was wonderful, even though it was cold.

  21. The best memories I have is of actually standing in front of Agamemnon’s Lion Gate and wandering around in the Palace of Minos at Knossos.

    I’d read about them for years and finally had the chance to explore them in person!

  22. went riding on a swamp buggy in florida! had a great time and rock crawling on the black mountains

  23. My first time going to the beach in South Carolina 🙂 I loved it so much! That’s where we live now ♥

  24. I’ll always remember climbing Table Mountain in the Cape of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa because of the baboons that came out of no where, surrounded me and one stole my celebratory ‘I made it to the top’ ice-cream bar! I was so freaked out, all I could do was say “give that back!” lol But boy was I glad to safely make it into the car and put up all the windows!

  25. The trip to Maui I took with my family so many years ago is probably my most memorable…the scenery was spectacular and the fruit was heavenly.

  26. :blush: One of my most memorable trips was going out west. I was amazed at the actual size of the carved Presidents heads in Black Hills, S.D. and seeing buffalo roaming in the wild. Needles Hwy. was a scary winding road to get to the actual site of the Needles Rock formation. Jackson Hole, WY. had the old west town that was so different, and the Grand Tetons were amazing in CO.

  27. When I was in the 6th grade, we went to Disney World. I swear, I think my father had more fun than I did. LOL I was a great vacation.

  28. It would have to be the smoky mountains.. we went to lookout mt and ruby falls. Stunning!

  29. Well years ago my cousin and I went to Florida to see our aunt and we ended up making a wrong turn and finding a Sonics. It was the first time I ever ate there. It was pretty good. The back story to that is before then they would always air commercials for them here(IL) and we had none near us! Theres one now like 3 miles from my house but it was kinda funny at the time because they kept airing these commercials and we never knew where the heck any were. So kinda fun expirience. 🙂 Thanks for the contests!

  30. We took a cruise to the British Isles and loved it. I really liked seeing the Guernsey Islands.

  31. I haven’t really traveled to a lot of places but I that my most memorable one would be when my brothers and I went to Kentucky for the first time.

    Our dad lives in Covington Kentucky, and he wanted us to spend some time with him during our summer vacation when my younger brother and I were still in high school.

    Just coming into Kentucky was great looking at all the buildings it looked so pretty from the bridge we were on.

    Even though some of the days our dad still had to work it was just nice being closer to him then we usually are!


  32. Love going to New Orleans. The food and the music are wonderful.

  33. Going to oregon for vacation, seeing the beautiful mount shasta, and all the beautiful trees is the greatest for me, especially getting to see wild life as well.


  34. Can’t wait to get this book in the mail!!
    So excited that I finally won 🙂
    Thank you so much Anya!