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.

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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.

January 28th, 2012
Book of the Day: Dark Enchantment

The winner of What Happens in Vegas…After Dark is Preye! Congrats! Please email me at anyabast(at)gmail.com.

Today’s book….

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 magick 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…

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Publisher’s Weekly about Dark Enchantment: “a sexy thrill ride…with dastardly betrayals, complex subplots, and skillful world building… Bast’s writing packs a punch, offering humorous lines even in the blackest moments….the tale weaves a sinuous spell that will leave readers eager for more.”

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

This series features Gideon P. Amberdoyal, the best villain I think I have ever written. I LOVE HIM. He’s creepy, conflicted, highly intelligent, and deeply disillusioned. He’s a layered character with emotional depth. Above all, he is a bad man doing bad things for reasons that he perceives are good. Tell me, what qualities do you like best in the bad guys you read?

January 27th, 2012
Book of the Day: What Happens in Vegas…After Dark

The winner of Jaded is Devon! Congrats! Please email me at 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?

January 26th, 2012
Book of the Day: Jaded

The winner of Cruel Enchantment is Melissa Cahall! Congrats! Please email me at anyabast(at)gmail.com.

Today’s book…

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…

“Sexy and dark, Jaded is the intriguing follow-up to Jeweled. Bast has created a trio of tortured survivors who find love and healing in this historical gem.” — RT BOOKreviews

Read the first chapter here.

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

The Oscars nominations were just announced, but forget those. What movie did you see last year that you LOVED?

January 25th, 2012
Book of the Day: Cruel Enchantment

The winner of The Twisted Kiss is Sara M.! Congrats! Please email me at anyabast(at)gmail.com.

Today’s book……

Even the most powerful hands need a delicate touch…

Emmaline Gallagher is a master of wielding personal glamour. As a free fae who lives among humans, she must hide her true self at all times as she works undercover within the powerful Phaendir—for if certain factions within the Phaendir gain control, the fae will be wiped from existence. Now, an object of fae power lies within a locked ancient box. And there is only one fae who can forge the key.

Known as “the Blacksmith” Aeric O’Malley can create or destroy almost anything with his forging skills. Emmaline has come to him in need, but he and Emmaline have a past—and he has spent centuries wanting to take revenge on her for her transgressions. But now that he has her within his grasp, something about her keeps him from exacting his vengeance—or is it merely her glamour blinding him?

Trapped by fate, Emmaline must hope that she can reach Aeric’s furious heart before it’s too late….


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Answer in the comments for a shot at a copy of Cruel Enchantment. 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.

January 24th, 2012
Book of the Day: The Twisted Kiss

The winner of Wicked Enchantment is Joder! Congrats! Please email me at anyabast(at)gmail.com.

Today is the release day of The Twisted Kiss!

Sometimes it takes just one kiss…

Kylie Mitchell lives in a world of monsters. Thanks to a military experiment gone viral, over half the population is gone and most of what remains has mutated into storybook werewolves and vampires. In this new Earth, only the tough survive, and Kylie has more than enough reason to want to be left alone.

When the Council of the Wise decrees that she must mate with a potent vampire and a powerful werewolf, Kylie resents their intrusion into her self-imposed exile. As one of the last humans on Earth, she always assumed she’d be safe from the super-psychics’ machinations, and she’s not ready to trust her heart to anyone.

Michael and Christian share no great love for each other, but they have one thing in common—their long-time desire for Kylie. Determined to ensure she doesn’t spend the rest of her lonely life wallowing in needless guilt, they choose to put aside their differences and work together, never allowing her time to think as they seduce her body and mind, hoping their love will tempt her heart to open to them.

Yet just as she begins to bloom under their fiercely protective attention, a twisted and monstrous figure from the past rises up, threatening to destroy everything…

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Product Warnings:

Features a sexy werewolf, a motorcycle-riding vamp, and one very lucky woman who is tough enough to take care of herself. Watch out for sizzling hot sex scenes, two alpha males, undeniable love, and a twisted monster that might end it all.

Want a shot at winning my newest release, The Twisted Kiss? Answer the following question in the comments. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won.

If the world has gone to hell in a handbasket, how prepared are you to handle it? What precautions would you take if a sudden apocalypse (zombie or otherwise) should occur? A little light query for you on this lovely apocalypse-less Tuesday. ;)

January 23rd, 2012
Book of the Day: Wicked Enchantment

The winner of Kindling the Moon is Linda Luinstra! Congrats, Linda! Please email me at anyabast(at)gmail.com.

Today’s book……



When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…

All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.

So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.

This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…


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

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

The hero of this book is an incubus, a supernatural creature that you see once in a while in fiction but not very often. What kinds of supernatural creatures do you prefer in paranormal romance? Why do you like them?

January 21st, 2012
Book of the Day: Kindling the Moon

The winner from yesterday’s contest is Tracey D. Congrats, Tracey! Please drop me an email ~ anyabast(at)gmail.com

Today’s book……

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sex magick and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.


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Answer in the comments for a shot at a copy of KINDLING THE MOON and a cover flat for Bennett’s upcoming novel, SUMMONING THE NIGHT. This contest is open to those residing in the US and Canada. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won.

What novels are you most looking forward to this year? Planning to take a chance on any new-to-you authors?