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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011





Thanks for celebrating the release of JADED with me! I hope you had fun. Obviously, I wish everyone could win something. If you didn’t win anything, don’t feel alone. I never win contests either. Oh, and blame my husband. He’s the one who draws numbers. 😉

Winner of the grand prize — $100 GC to the bookstore of winner’s choice is….Dawn R

Winner of runner-up prize — $50 GC to the bookstore of winner’s choice is….Beth W

Winner of yesterday’s book is….Katherine W.

Congrats to all the winners. Please email me at anyabast(at) to make arrangements. You must contact me within two weeks of the date of this post to collect your prize.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Book of the Day: Jeweled

I am chatting tonight about JADED (releases today!) at 9pm ET at Writerspace. Join me ~

The winner of yesterday’s books is Tracey D., who said, “I’m looking forward in spending some quality time with my parents this summer. They are getting older and have a few health issues and time is just too short. Last summer, I worked 6 out of 7 days and saw very little of them….” Congrats! Please drop me an email at anyabast(at)!

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.

Name some of the books you’re looking forward to reading this summer.

Monday, June 6th, 2011
Book of the Day: Witch Fury

The winner of yesterday’s book, is Denise B., who said, “I first read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series at 9yrs old. I have been addicted to reading ever since. Those books drew me in and ever since reading has been my favorite escape. It doesn’t really matter what genre of book it is as long as it is well written.” Congrats! Please drop me an email! Anyabast (at)

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.

It’s summer! (Or winter, if you’re down under.) What are you looking forward to this season?

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Book of the Day: Witch Heart

The winner of yesterday’s book, Dark Enchantment, is Karen C., who said, “I would like the super power of being able to control the elements – lots of possibilities lie there….” Congrats! Please drop me an email! Anyabast (at)

A fitting answer to lead into 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 Heart. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won.

What book can you think of that had a major impact on your life? Maybe it’s something you read as a child, or something in college.

Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Book of the Day: Dark Enchantment

The winner of yesterday’s book, Night Falls Darkly, is Leni, who said, “I’ve never attended one. I’d like to check some of them out, though.” Congrats! Please drop me an email! Anyabast (at)

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…

Click here to read the first chapter/see the book video.

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.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be and why?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Book of the Day: Night Falls Darkly

Winner of yesterday’s book is Cathy M., who said, “I just finished reading Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh and absolutely loved it. I’ve got my daughter in law hooked on this series and she has the pleasure of reading it next.”

Today’s book….

Death is inevitable.

But there are some souls, more wicked and disobedient than most, who defy Death’s claim.

Rebellious souls who must be called to heel.

ARCHER, Lord Black, returns to England at the behest of Queen Victoria to immerse himself in the dark, hellish streets of London’s East End. Among the immortal Shadow Guard, he is the most prolific and cunning of the Reclaimers. He revels in the hunt of his current prey: an ill-mannered, reluctant soul reviled in the daily newspapers as Jack the Ripper. Archer has only one weakness … one distraction … the young woman he spared from death two years before.

ELENA WHITNEY has never wanted for anything — not since coming under the protection of her mysterious and absent guardian, Lord Black, who has gifted her with everything a young woman of quality could ever hope for, including an enviable address, an unlimited income and entrée into the drawing rooms of high society. But now, after nearly two years of indifference, he believes he can sweep into her life and rid himself of her by marrying her off. If he knew anything about her — anything at all — he’d know she had greater aspirations than that.

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

I’m headed off to Lori Foster’s Get Together in Cincinnati today. Do you ever attend writer/readers cons? If so, which ones? If not, ever want to go to one?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Book of the Day: Wicked Enchantment

The winner of yesterday’s book, Raven’s Quest, is Ashley L., who said, “I still prefer paperbacks over my Kindle. I just love the feel of an actual book in my hands. I love my Kindle for when I’m taking trips though because one Kindle takes up less space than a stack of books.” Congrats! Please drop me an email, Alice! Anyabast (at)

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.

What’s the last book you read that you LOVED and recommended to all your friends?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Book of the Day: Raven’s Quest

The winner of yesterday’s book is Stephanie T., who said, “You were actually the first romance author I tried so I’m partial to your Elemental Witch series, in particular, Witch Heart. The title was perfect for the feel of the book. Adam was fabulous btw.” Congrats! Please drop me an email! Anyabast (at)

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.

Do you prefer paperbacks to ebooks, or are you married to your Kindle? Why?