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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Book of the Day: Witch Heart, by Anya Bast

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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…

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Okay, this is my book so no interview. Answer the question in the comments for a shot at winning the book. This contest (as are all my contests) is open to non-US readers.

Did you have a nick name as a child? If you didn’t, did you always wish for one? If you had one, was it a traumatic experience for you? *g*

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
Book of the Day: Primordial, by Denise Agnew

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Some forces are too primal to contain… Some attractions too hazardous to acknowledge…

When archaeologist Keira Jessop and her grandfather are accused of stealing an artifact with paranormal powers, the Special Investigations Agency demands she trek into a remote rainforest to locate the strange object. When she learns cocky, handsome special agent Zane Spinella will be her protector on this perilous assignment, she can’t help but be wary of him even if he is heart-stopping sexy and once saved her life. Zane doesn’t trust easily, least of all a woman who may be a criminal and makes his most primitive cravings boil. She has never encountered a more enticing or maddening male in her life. As they encounter a mysterious people and battle a twisted enemy who also wants the artifact for his own, they will discover sexual ecstasy and dark secrets are not the only dangers hidden in the dark and dangerous jungle.

Where you can find Denise:

Web Site

Author Bio:Suspenseful, erotic, edgy, thrilling, romantic, adventurous. All these words describe Denise A. Agnew’s award-winning novels. Romantic Times Book Review Magazine called her romantic suspense novels “top-notch” and her erotic romance PRIMORDIAL received a TOP PICK from Romantic Times Book Review Magazine. Denise’s record proves that with paranormal, time travel, romantic comedy, contemporary, historical, erotic romance, and romantic suspense novels under her belt, she enjoys writing about a diverse range of subjects. The fact she has lived in Colorado, Hawaii, and the United Kingdom has given her a lifetime of ideas. Her experiences with archaeology and archery have crept into her work, as well as numerous travels through the UK and Ireland. Denise lives in Arizona with her real life hero, her husband. Visit Denise’s website at www.deniseagnew.com

Interview Questions:

1.) How did you get started in writing and how long have you been doing it? I’ve been writing since I was fourteen…I started with a short story.  I wasn’t published in book length format until ’00.

2.) What genres/subgenres are your favorites to write within and do you have any aspirations to write outside your current genres/subgenres. Try something new? I’ve essentially written every subgenre of romance with the exception of sci-fi/futuristic and inspirational. I’ve always loved to write romantic suspense/paranormal as a combo. In the near future, though, I am dying to write a series I have in mind that features historical mixed with paranormal and suspense.

3.) What are you working on now and what releases do you have coming up? I’m finishing up the fourth book in a series called HEART OF JUSTICE, it’s a SWAT cops romantic suspense series at Liquid Silver Books www.liquidsilverbooks.com. The third book comes out in may and is called UNDER HIS PROTECTION.

4.) Anything else you’d like to share? Feel free to stop by my website www.deniseagnew.com every month to enter the contest and sign up for my newsletter so you can receive monthly updates.

Readers, here is the contest part. Answer this question in the comments to be entered in a drawing for a copy of PRIMORDIAL. Check back to tomorrow for the announcement of the winner. The winner will have until May 5th (that’s the last day of the contest) to contact me in order to collect the prize. This contest IS open to non-US entrants.

Describe yourself in one sentence.

Denise says: Complicated, creative and always learning.

Okay, blog readers, how would you describe yourself?

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Winner of The Chosen Sin is….

…..Sue A. She wrote: “I bought Lora Leigh’s Only Pleasure along with two of her other books.”

Congrats, Sue! You have until May 5th to contact me via the form on my site or by dropping me an email at anyabast (at) gmail.com.

Everyone else, daily book contests will resume on Wednesday, April 22. Have a lovely few days until I see you again.

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Winner of TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS is…

….Jane, who wrote, “1. Get an advanced degree 2. Buy a house 3. Travel the world(maybe a world cruise).”

Congrats, Jane! Either use the contact form on my site or email me at anyabast (at) gmail.com to collect your prize. You have until May 5th to claim it.

Good luck in today’s contest for THE CHOSEN SIN, all! I’ll see you in a few!

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Book of the Day: The Chosen Sin

******THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED******

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In this sensuous and lust-filled otherworld, the Chosen are vampires fighting for their very existence.

It is Daria’s destiny to become one of them…

Daria Morris is a special forces agent with one obsession: to wreak vengeance on the brutal vampire who nearly destroyed her. Now she’s finally about to get her chance, on one condition. She must become something she detests: a vampire.

Her fate rests upon one man’s lethal bite. His name is Alejandro Martinez, and he can help her infiltrate a highly guarded group of the Chosen. But Alejandro is also a distraction for Daria. Because thirteen years ago, they shared a scorching night of passion neither has forgotten.

Now, while Daria struggles against her newfound bloodlust, the two must slip into the shadows to bring a monster to justice—even as their desire threatens to consume them. But under the cover of night, they’ll discover that it’s the darkness within that may stand in the way of their hunger for retribution…

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Okay, guys, this is my book, so no bio/interview today. Want a chance to win a copy of The Chosen Sin? Tell me about the most recent book you’ve purchased. What compelled you to buy it? This contest is open to non-US entrants.

Important contest flotsam and jetsam. Please read….

I’m taking off for a few days at Disney, then I’ll be at the Romantic Times Bookclub Convention. After today, the daily book contests go on hiatus because I’ll be at Disney. The contests will resume once I get to the Romantic Times (RT) Convention hotel, on April 22nd. If you’re not familiar with RT, it’s a huge romance reader/romance author convention that Romantic Times Bookclub magazine puts on every year and is my reason for going to Florida.

I have the daily book contests set to start posting automatically again on the 22nd, so go ahead and enter every day. If for some reason I have internet connectivity issues, (I don’t anticipate any), once I get to the RT Con hotel hang tight and be patient. I’ll post the winners just as soon as I can.

Have fun while I’m off communing with Mickey, you all!!

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Winner of Blue Diablo…

….is Virginia H. She wrote, “greatest accomplishment? Getting my master’s degree. I always swore I was going to get it, so the day I walked across the stage and accepted it was one of the proudest moments of my life.”

Congrats, Virginia!!

You have until May 5th to contact me and collect your prize. You can use the contact form on my site. If that doesn’t work (had a couple reports saying it’s a bit wonky), email me at anyabast (at) gmail.com

Good luck in today’s contest for TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS, all!

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Book of the Day: Taking Care of Business

******THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED******

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One conference, two friends, two men who know how to take care of business.

After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffin’s not ready to look for the right one. All she wants is to survive the conference she’s planning and spend some time with her best friend Kate Edwards. She’s not expecting the conference services manager to be so tall, dark and handsome…or so eager to please. It’s Brandon Long’s job to make Leah happy, but after a scorching interlude in her hotel room, neither can deny business has become pleasure.


Smart, driven and successful attorney, Katherine Edwards has spent her life making the right choices. Directly counter to those right choices, she’s involved in a long distance, secret love affair with a co-worker. Charles Dixon is a bad choice she can’t help but make – over and over. A conference and a promotion bring Kate back to Pennsylvania and suddenly, Dix wants far more than a few nights in random hotel rooms. He wants something permanent and Katherine has to figure out if sometimes a wrong choice isn’t exactly what a woman needs.

You can find Lauren:

Web Site

Author bio: The story goes like this – A few years ago, Lauren Dane decided to quit her job and stay home with her brand new second child. As a result, she had lots of conversations in a sing-song voice but no real outlet for adult thoughts and words. While on bed-rest with her pregnancy with the tiny monster, Lauren had plenty of down time so her husband brought home a second hand laptop and she decided to “give that writing thing a serious go.”

Lauren had no idea how fabulously wonderful it would feel to actually make a go of her writing and she’s thankful every day people actually want to read what she writes! She’s well aware of her good fortune and loves every moment of it, even when she has to edit and put Barbie’s dresses back on over and over again. She still hasn’t managed to figure out how to shut out the sound of the Backyardigans so she can write a love scene, though.

Interview Questions:

1.) How did you get started in writing and how long have you been doing it? I started writing seriously in 2004 because I was on pregnancy bed rest. My husband brought home a second hand laptop and I gave it a go. The first time I wrote “the end” I was hooked.

2.) What genres/subgenres are your favorites to write within and do you have any aspirations to write outside your current genres/subgenres. Try something new? My favorite genre to write is paranormal. I love to make stuff up, I love building worlds! But I do also love to write contemporaries and futuristics as well. I’ve often wished I had the voice for historicals but I just don’t.

3.) What are you working on now and what releases do you have coming up? I’m working on a new series idea. Currently it doesn’t have a title but I can tell you it’s set in a small town in Tennessee! Coming up? Well let’s see – I just had Always release from Samhain on the 14th, but on May 1, I’ll have What Happens in Vegas…After Dark from Harlequin Spice along with the ever so fabulous Anya! And then just three days later on the 4th, RELENTLESS, my follow up to December’s Undercover, will release from Berkley Heat.

4.) Anything else you’d like to share? Just my thanks that you’re having me today and a thanks to the readers! I’d love to extend a welcome for folks to check out my blog and website for all current and upcoming news.

Readers, here is the contest part. Answer this question in the comments to be entered in a drawing for a copy of TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS. Check back to tomorrow for the announcement of the winner. The winner will have until May 5th (that’s the last day of the contest) to contact me in order to collect the prize. This contest IS open to non-US entrants.

Name three things you want to do before you kick off into the great unknown – places to visit, things to accomplish:

Lauren says:
1. Be the best mother I can be
2. Travel as much as I possibly can all over the US and the rest of the world
3. Make the NYT Bestseller list

Okay, blog readers, name three things YOU want to do before you kick off.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
Winner of Hell for Leather…

….is Greta! She said, “That’s easy my Mom’s chicken & dumplings.”

Congrats, Greta! Drop me an email via the contact form on my site. You have until May 5th to claim your prize.

Good luck in today’s contest for BLUE DIABLO, everyone!