April 1st, 2011
Book of the Day: What Happens in Vegas…After Dark

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The winner of yesterday’s book, Raven’s Quest, is Casey H., who said, “I have so many, many, many favorite books on my shelf but I’m going to have to go with The Last Bachelor by Betina Krahn simply because it was the first romance novel I ever read and every girl should always remember her first.” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Casey! Anyabast (at) gmail.com.

Today’s book……

Anya Bast’s story in this anthology is called THE PROMISE. It’s a prequel to THE DEAL, (WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS… the first anthology, released in 2008), and tells Damian’s story and how/why he came to jilt Cassidy at the altar on their wedding day.

Las Vegas… it’s the town that lives up to the promise of its nickname, Sin City. A gamblers’ paradise for innocent tourists, it conceals a darker, sexual world where the ethereal and wraithlike meet to play a different game….

If there’s one thing succubus Deitre understands it’s revenge. That, and enticing men into arousing, exciting and, okay, perilous sex (for him). Beautiful on the outside, demon on the inside, she’s going to get back at the naughty firefighter in Darkness…unless he plays his cards right.

Bounty hunter Nell is a hell of a tracker. Now she’s in Vegas on the tail of the witch who dared to steal from her clan. She’s going to get the unsavory harlot through the woman’s ex-finance, and nothing about their charged encounters will be shallow, quick or friendly.

When the half-blood fae male comes to Club Darkness, Elena can’t resist acting on the mind-blowing heat coursing between them. She might be betrothed to another, but fae culture says sex with other men until marriage is most definitely foretold.

Tattoo artist Devi is the latent vampire the warlocks need to heal all wounds. But taking her power is a sexually exhausting and dangerous task requiring dark deception…and gambling on her life.

Read the first chapter of The Promise.

Answer in the comments for a shot at a copy of What Happens in Vegas…After Dark. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won.

Vegas is an exciting town and a great place to take a vacation. Where’s the best place you ever took a vacation?

March 31st, 2011
Book of the Day: Raven’s Quest

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The winner of yesterday’s book, Jeweled, is Sarah M., who said, “I read “Deepest Thread of Black” by Finn Marlowe and just LOVED it! It’s a different take on shifters and is so witty and sexy and well-written that I’m still thinking about it almost two weeks later :-).” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Sarah! 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.

Name one book on your keeper shelf and explain why you love it.

March 30th, 2011
Book of the Day: Jeweled

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The winner of Friday’s book, Witch Blood, is Valerie in Germany, who said, “Those times when someone very close to you dies is a time when you have to be strong and when my father passed at 45, then my brother at 29 I found strength I didn’t knew I had.” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Valerie! Anyabast (at) gmail.com

Today’s book……

Defined by magic. Ruled by desire.

In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may better her in magic, but he is her absolute equal in passion.

They share something else—they’re both targets of low-born revolutionaries bent on overthrowing the palace of the privileged few. Rescued from the mobs by Gregorio, the brilliant revolutionary mastermind, they’re given sanctuary. But in this warm refuge, Evangeline soon finds herself torn between the magic of one man she has always desired, and the excitingly new and radical moves of another. For her, there is only one choice.

Evangeline, Anatol and Gregorio come together as one to explore the possibilities of love beyond reason, and to indulge in pleasure without limits.

Read the first chapter.

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

Okay, the questions have been kind of heavy lately, so let’s do something light and fun. What book have you read lately that you LOVED?

March 29th, 2011
Special Announcement: Operation Auction

Operation Auction is to benefit Fatin, a friend of the romance community, who was recently widowed due to an awful act of violence. She has children to take care of, so the romance community has pulled together to raise money for her.

Stop on by and take a look. There are some great things to bid on and it’s all for an excellent cause. My agent, Laura Bradford, has a critique up for auction, as does my editor at Berkley, Cindy Hwang.

I have a critique up for bids too–the first three chapters and a synopsis of a paranormal and/or erotic romance.

If you’re an aspiring writer, this is a great time to get feedback you might never have a chance to obtain otherwise! If you’re not interested in critiques, there are baskets of goodies, ARCs up for grabs, conference packages, all kinds of stuff.

Have fun!!!

March 29th, 2011
Book of the Day: Witch Fury

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The winner of Friday’s book, Witch Blood, is Stephanie F, who said, “There is nothing like feeling like a fish out of sea when you are 40 yrs old and going to college around a lot of teenagers right out of high school.” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Stephanie! Anyabast (at) gmail.com

Today’s book……

Sarafina Connell is having the worst week of her life. It takes an even darker turn when an infamous playboy kidnaps her and reveals a world she never knew existed….

It’s a world where magick is real, and where Sarafina is given a chance to join a secret cabal that is bent on gaining absolute power. They could use a woman like her—a witch with an untapped gift for creating fire. But she isn’t about to get in league with the devil.

Rescued from her captors, Sarafina is introduced to a coven that is duty-bound to fight the forces of darkness. She’s pleased that her savior is the imposingly seductive Theo—until the trust between them goes up in flames. However, as the war between good and evil is waged, Sarafina and Theo realize they have no choice but to unite in the battle for supremacy—that’s getting hotter by the minute.


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

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

Like many of my heroines, Sarafina is forced to find her strength during the course of this book. When it opens she’s in a very bad place, grieving and directionless. Then circumstances force her into finding her power. Have you ever been in a position in which you were forced to become stronger than you ever thought you could be?

March 28th, 2011
Book of the Day: Witch Heart

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I’m sorry this is going up so late today, guys!! I had issues this morning.

The winner of Friday’s book, Witch Blood, is Fedora, who said, “I try to be a forgive-and-forget person, but at the same time, I don’t necessarily want to reopen myself to the chance of being hurt in exactly the same way again… So a forgive and live somewhat cautiously?” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Fedora! Anyabast (at) gmail.com

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 Blood. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won.

Claire grew up in a world ruled by demons, then is thrust to Earth which is a very unfamiliar place for her. Name a time when you felt like a fish out of water.

March 26th, 2011
It’s the weekend!!

Please check back on Monday for a new book of the day and to check to see if you’ve won. Have a great weekend, everyone!!

March 25th, 2011
Book of the Day: Witch Blood

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The winner of yesterday’s book, Witch Fire, is Carol, who said, “No, they don’t affect my emotional well-being. I feel horrible for those directly involved, but I can’t let it take over my life.” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Carol! Anyabast (at) gmail.com

Today’s book……



A water witch, Isabelle Novak has always led a chaotic, nomadic existence. But her life spins out of control when her sister—her only friend and emotional anchor—is killed by a demon. Driven by grief and a desire for revenge, she turns her back on the Coven and the rede they hold sacred: Harm thee none…

When Isabelle first encounters Thomas Monahan, she’s running on pure rage and sorrow, channeling her pain into power—and trying to freeze the life out of a warlock she holds responsible for her sister’s death. Together, they form an uneasy alliance to hunt and destroy a demon of tremendous power. As head of the Coven, earth witch Thomas must thwart Isabelle’s dark impulses, but his very presence stirs deeper desires she never knew she had…

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

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

Do you hold a grudge or forgive and forget? Are you a revenge seeker, or do you let transgressions against you pass away peacefully?