October 18th, 2010
Another Gorgeous Cover!

I just received the final cover for JADED, sequel to JEWELED. I think I can live with it. 😉

One woman who’s sworn never to love again.


Two men who can’t help but desire her.


And the magic and passion that binds them together…

Haunted by a traumatic attack when she was eighteen, Lilya Orensdaughter has become a courtesan in the Temple of Dreams, determined to never again lose control. But she will do anything for Byron Andropov, the man who nursed her back to health all those years ago—and who now wants her to help his friend Alek Chaikoveii come to terms with the powerful magick he possesses.

In Alek, Lilya finds a kindred spirit. The attraction between them is immediate, and soon Lilya surrenders to nights of unimaginable ecstasy. But she can’t forget Byron, who’s concealed his feelings for Lilya because he believed she would never love again. As tensions escalate between the two men who are vying for Lilya’s heart, Lilya finds herself torn between her desire for the man who saved her, and the man whose soul resembles her own—only to discover that in the world of unrestrained passion there are no boundaries. If only you’re willing to give up control…

October 18th, 2010
Release Celebration for Jeweled!!

Grand Prize ~ $75 gift certificate to the book store of the winner’s choice


Runner-Up Prize ~ $25 gift certificate to the book store of the winner’s choice

Plus chances to win books every day until November 2nd.


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

Pre-order at Amazon

Pre-order at Barnes & Noble

Join me every day until November 2nd (except Sundays) to celebrate the release of Jeweled! I’ll be giving away a book from my backlist every day (with the exception of one special surprise treat). The grand prize and the runner-up prizes are book store gift certificates for $75 and $25, respectively, (the winners can choose the stores).


Rules/Directions for the Book-a-Day Contests:

1.) Check back every day to see what book is being given away and who the winner was from the day before.
2.) Enter each day for a chance to win. If you win a book, you’re eligible to win again, so keep trying!
3.) All winners are responsible for checking back to see if they’ve won. They must contact me within two weeks of the announcement to collect their prize — anya(at)anyabast.com
4.) All contests are open to non-U.S. entrants. I will pay to send the book overseas if you win and you don’t reside in the United States.
5.) Contests are void where prohibited.

Rules/Directions for the Grand Prize and the Runner-up Book Store Gift Certificate Prizes:

1.) To enter for a chance to win the book store gift certificates, read the question below and answer it in the comments. You have from today until November 2nd to enter. I will announce the winners of the book store GCs on November 3rd.
2.) Don’t forget to check back on November 3rd to see if you won! All winners must contact me within two weeks of the announcement to collect their prize.
3.) This contest is open to non-U.S. residents, BUT PLEASE NOTE that the GCs must be purchased for use at a U.S. book store using U.S. currency. If you can work that out, go ahead and enter.

This post will remain sticky for the grand prize/runner-up entrants. Scroll down for the book-a-day giveaways. The book-a-day giveaways will begin on Tuesday, October 19th. Good luck!

Question for the Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prizes of the $75 and $50 book store gift certificates:

In JEWELED the overall theme for all the characters is pushing past comfort zones to find new ways to survive. In the end, sloughing off the past and embracing new ways of living works out exceptionally well for all three of them, although it’s frightening at first.

I think most of us are afraid of change and tend to cling to what’s familiar and comfortable in our lives. What do you think? I know I have familiar routines I cherish–two cups of green tea in the morning, walking on the treadmill every day. Do you have routines like that? Have you ever voluntarily (or perhaps involuntarily) made radical changes in your life for the better?

September 21st, 2010
Two New Covers!

Dark Enchantment, Third in the Dark Magick Series.

April 5, 2011

A sultry dream can become a real-life nightmare…

Tax consultant Charlotte Bennett isn’t the type to lose control. Until she’s seduced in a dream by a handsome, rugged man named Kieran. In her dream state, she decides to let loose, letting pleasure and desire lead the way. But she quickly discovers her “safe” night of passion has dangerous repercussions.

The lust-driven dream was in fact a magickcal illusion that’s left Charlotte indefinitely bound to a controlling fae named Kieran. Under his order, she must find the last piece of a powerful relic. Only Charlotte knows the location of the Bosca Fadbh, but the knowledge is hidden deep within her bloodline—and only wicked magick can draw it out.


Forced to work with the enticing Kieran, she finds it hard to escape their seductive chemistry. Even though he’s harboring a deadly curse, one that puts Charlotte in danger—and could make this attraction fatal…

Raven’s Quest — A stand-alone fantasy romance.

February 1, 2011


New York Times bestselling author Anya Bast spins a spellbinding 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.

September 19th, 2010
Booksigning!!

Getting the word out about a book signing in a particular locale is like searching for a needle in a haystack. I’m broadcasting nationally in an attempt to hit the few who live nearby.

If you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, this may be of interest to you. I’ll be signing Saturday, September 25 at 2pm at the Borders in Woodbury, MN 8472 Tamarack Village, St Paul, MN 55125 (651) 578-2931. I’ll have my newest release, CRUEL ENCHANTMENT, along with assorted other titles.

I’d love to meet you!

September 18th, 2010
Winner of the September Sizzles Contest is….

….Carol L. who said, “I really liked this excerpt. I’ll have to check out her other books as well. Awesome contest.” You have won a book from Allison’s available backlist. Congrats!!

The winner of the grand prize will be posted on Friday. Good luck!

Thanks for playing, everyone! That was fun. 🙂

September 7th, 2010
September Sizzles…

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Enter to win your chance at a signed book from the author and a chance to win $150 in book money from the online retailer of your choice…Read on for details…

The Icing On The Cake by Alison Kent

Visit Jaci’s blog… the next author up in the September Sizzles contest…

September Sizzles…

Would you like to win a signed book from Alison’s AVAILABLE BACKLIST? (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONTEST IS NOT FOR THE EXCERPTED BOOK, BUT FOR A BOOK FROM ALISON’S AVAILABLE BACKLISTED TITLES!) Just leave a comment to enter. Commenting also enters you to win a $150 GC to the online book retailer of your choice (we must be able to purchase a gift certificate from within the US.) If you visit each participating author’s blog and comment, that increases your odds of winning. Visiting/commenting at each participating author blog will get your five entries. However, only one comment per blog.

Rules:

· Contest runs through 9/17/2010

· One comment/entry per blog

· Winners to be posted by 9/30/2010 on the participating authors’ blogs

· You must check back at the authors’ blogs to send if you have won-if you don’t claim your prize within one week, you forfeit your prize.

· One comment per blog

· Void where prohibited

· Please make sure to abide by hosting author’s standard contest rules.

September 7th, 2010
And the Winners are….

First, thank you all for participating in my Twenty Days of Enchantment event to celebrate today’s release of CRUEL ENCHANTMENT. This was a lot of fun and I appreciate all of you for playing along with me.

The winner of yesterday’s book, JEWELED, is….Regina R., who said, “I’m so happy that fall has arrived because it means halloween is just around the corner and with 4-daughters who love to dress up for halloween night, its a blast.”

The winner of the runner-up prize of a big box of books, bath goodies, chocolate and other surprises…..Heather B. (Everybodyneedsalittleromance) Please contact me to collect your prize! Anyabast(at)gmail.com

And the winner of the grand prize of a $75 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble is….Charlene B. (Melodic Mom). Please contact me to collect your prize! Anyabast(at)gmail.com

Congrats everyone!!!

Check below for more upcoming contests (I have another starting here tonight and I’ll be giving away a Kindle on Thursday at Bitten by Books), chats and booksignings.


Upcoming Contests, Chats and Appearances…

Chats

Writerspace.com on Wednesday, Sept 8th at 9pm. There will be prizes.

Booksignings

Sunday, September 12th, 12 – 4 pm in Huntington, WV at Lora Leigh’s Reader Appreciation Weekend signing at the Pullman Plaza Hotel 1-866-613-3611 Visit the RAW website for a list of participating authors. (Bookstore opens at 11am)

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Saturday, September 25 at 2pm at the Borders in Woodbury, MN 8472 Tamarack Village, St Paul, MN 55125 (651) 578-2931

Contests

September Sizzles, starting September 7th (in the evening), visit my blog to begin a blog tour of excerpts with myself and authors Shiloh Walker, Jaci Burton, Monica Burns and Alison Kent that will enter you for a chance at a sizable gift certificate to a book store.

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Bitten by Books Cruel Enchantment Release Party — Go to Bitten by Books on September 9th to celebrate the release of Cruel Enchantment and enter for a chance to win a Kindle!

September 6th, 2010
Book of the Day: Jeweled, by Anya Bast

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

This is the last book of the Twenty Days of Enchantment Event. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the winner of the main contest (the bookstore GC and the runner-up prize).

Also be sure to check back on my blog for ANOTHER CONTEST involving myself, Shiloh Walker, Jaci Burton, Monica Burns and Alison Kent starting on Wednesday (Tuesday night to be specific).

I will also be holding a book launch party for CRUEL ENCHANTMENT at Bitten by Books on the 9th and I’ll be GIVING AWAY A KINDLE! Check back here for details closer to Thursday.

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.

You can read the first chapter of this novel here.


Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Borders

THIS NOVEL HAS A RELEASE DATE OF NOVEMBER 2nd. This contest is for an early copy of the book. Want a shot at winning it? Reply to the following question and don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won.

It’s almost autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and nearly spring in the Southern. Are you looking forward to the change of season, or sorry to see the end of the one you just had?