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Saturday, December 26th, 2009
Book-of-the-Day: Coming Undone

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

Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, (except for December 24th and 25th), I’ll be giving away one of Lauren Dane’s fabulous novels. In turn, she will be giving one of mine away. Head on over to her blog to see which one.

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COMING UNDONE: Brody Brown has always been responsible for others. After his parents’ death, he gave up a promising artistic career to care for his younger brother and sister. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, has a nice house, makes a nice living, and for the first time in years he’s on his own.

Elise Sorenson has come to Seattle with her young daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina—(and just as many years in a marriage-gone-bad)—she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.

More than friends, Brody and Elise discover in each other what they need—wild, physical passion without commitment. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need—to what they truly desire.

Want a shot at winning this book? Answer the following question in the comments:

The holidays are something most of us look forward to during the year. Now that they’re almost over, what special event or holiday are you looking forward to now?

Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

The book-of-the-day contests will be suspended for today and tommorrow, though feel free to enter the main contest for the Nook anytime up until January 4th. Come back on Saturday, December 26th when the book-of-the-day contests resume.

By random drawing, the winner of yesterday’s book-of-the-day contest for CASCADIA WOLVES: ENFORCER is Tami, who said, “I don’t think that I would want to be one, but I wouldn’t mind being bitten by one!”

Congratulations! You have a week from today to contact me and collect your prize. anyabast (at) gmail.com

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Book-of-the-Day: Cascadia Wolves: Enforcer

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

Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, (except for December 24th and 25th), I’ll be giving away one of Lauren Dane’s fabulous novels. In turn, she will be giving one of mine away. Head on over to her blog to see which one.

By random drawing, the winner of yesterday’s book-of-the-day contest for HOLIDAY HEAT is Miranda, who said, “My brother showed up at my back door (in NY) for a surprise christmas visit – He lives in JAPAN!!!!”

Congratulations! You have a week from today to contact me and collect your prize. anyabast (at) gmail.com

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Cascadia Wolves: ENFORCER: Nina Reyes is a just barely reformed grifter who has left her past and her criminal record behind. That is until her brother shows up on her doorstep with some rogue werewolves out to kill him.

Nina gets drawn into the web of intrigue further when Lex Warden, Cascadia Pack’s Enforcer, comes to her for help and she ends up needing his protection.

There’s missing viral agents, the werewolf mafia, death threats, arson and a whole lot of scorching sex and acerbic wit between them.

Welcome to the Northwest and Casadia Pack.

Want a shot at winning this book? Answer the following question in the comments:

If werewolves were real, would you want to become one? Why or why not?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
Book of the Day: Holiday Heat

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

Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, (except for December 24th and 25th), I’ll be giving away one of Lauren Dane’s fabulous novels. In turn, she will be giving one of mine away. Head on over to her blog to see which one.

By random drawing, the winner of yesterday’s book-of-the-day contest for LAID BARE is Deirdre, who said “Absolutely! How dull would it be if we were only attracted to people almost exactly like ourselves. That’s what keeps life and marriage interesting.”

Congratulations! You have a week from today to contact me and collect your prize. anyabast (at) gmail.com

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HOLIDAY HEAT featuring SWEET CHARITY by Lauren Dane and UNRAVELED by Jaci Burton

Sweet Charity by Lauren Dane. Eight years after a horrible one night stand,Charity and Gabriel finally find themselves in bed again. Trouble is, he thinks she’s too nice a girl to accept his darker sexual urges, so he’ll only agree to a short term fling. Gabriel’s about to find out that even sweet girls have their limits.

Unraveled by Jaci Burton. Entrepreneur Mitch Magruder wants to buy old friend Greta Mason’s rundown motel. Greta loves the motel and intends to hang tight, despite the feelings between her and Mitch. Can a man afraid to commit and a woman bruised by the past find a love worth building a future on?

Want a shot at winning this book? Answer the following question in the comments:

What’s one of your best holiday memories?

Monday, December 21st, 2009
Book-of-the-Day: Laid Bare

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

Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, (except for December 24th and 25th), I’ll be giving away one of Lauren Dane’s fabulous novels. In turn, she will be giving one of mine away. Head on over to her blog to see which one.

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Unexpected Desire…

It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn’t in the cards just yet…

Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin’s past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd’s best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed—and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?

To enter for a chance to win this novel, answer the following question in the comment section. The winner will be announced tomorrow. All winners have a week to contact me to collect their prize.

Do you believe that opposites attract?

Monday, December 21st, 2009
Curl Up With a Book…and a Nook (STICKY. Scroll down for new content)

My good friend Lauren Dane and I both have a new release on January 5th, 2010. To celebrate we’re teaming up to bring you this contest. Thirteen chances to win books, plus a shot at winning your very own Nook!

Two contests:


1.) The main contest is for the Nook and it ends on January 5th. This post will remain sticky so people can enter until then.

2.) The Book-a-Day contests will be daily, except for the 24th and 25th of December (Christmas, y’all). Check back here and on Lauren Dane’s blog (http://www.laurendane.com/blog/) to enter those. Scroll down past this sticky post for those. There’s one today, so scroll on down.

HOW TO ENTER FOR A SHOT AT THE NOOK:

1. Copy the code (click on ’share’) of the graphic above and post it to your blog. Add a link to my blog from your blog, saying something like, “Click here to enter Curl Up with a Book…and a Nook Contest”.

2. Publish your blog.

3. Come back here and reply to this post with a link to your blog entry and your answer to the following question: What new books are you looking forward to loading onto your Nook (should you win it) in the New Year?

If for whatever reason you’re technically challenged and can’t post the graphic, that’s okay. Just blog about the contest and provide a link to it. That’s a totally fine alternative.

What if you don’t have a blog?

Tell at least one other people about the contest who you think might want to enter. Post about it in a forum, on a loop, a friend via email, on MySpace, Facebook ect. Obviously, I can’t verify if you did it or not, so this is on the honor system. Once you’ve done that, reply to this post and tell me about it. Oh, and don’t forget to answer the question: What new books are you looking forward to loading onto your Nook (should you win it) in the New Year?

BOOK-A-DAY CONTESTS – more chances to win!

Be sure and check in every day from December 21st to January 5th. I will be giving away THIRTEEN books by Lauren Dane and she will be giving away THIRTEEN books of mine over on her blog (http://www.laurendane.com/blog/). Check back every morning on this blog and also on Lauren’s blog (http://www.laurendane.com/blog/) to enter for a chance to win that day’s book.

Drawings will be done randomly out of a bowl, so blame my husband or my daughter if you don’t win. Check in the next day for the winner of the previous day’s book.

Rules, Regulations, Flotsam & Jetsam


The biggie: You must be at least 18 to enter! By entering this contest you’re saying that you are at least 18 years of age. Not all of the books that will be given away are erotic, but some of them REALLY are.

As far as the book-a-day winners go, I will pay for international postage, so if you win a book during the course of the month and live outside of the U.S., no worries on that score.

All postage within the U.S. will be media mail, so you’ll have to be patient for your book to arrive, in the event you win one.

You can win more than one book. This is all by random drawing, so I have no control over who wins what. Some people just luckier than others.

You must answer the posed question in your reply to be entered. This is supposed to be fun!

Other authors are totally eligible to enter. Authors are readers too, after all.

Lastly, this contest is VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

this one If you want to know more about Wicked Enchantment, the first full-length novel in my new Dark Magick series, click here. You’ll find the first chapter and the book video.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2009
Excerpt from Wicked Enchantment

There are so many juicy excerpts from this book that I want to post. Unfortunately all of them have spoilers in them. This book has a few twists and turns, and I want to keep them secret for as long as I can. This one isn’t too spoilerific. 🙂

Don’t forget that the big contest starts on Monday!

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January 5th, 2010

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Having no particular interest in women’s clothing other than when he was taking it off, Gabriel watched Aislinn. She touched the gowns, examined their size and length. Talked to the clerk about alterations, but she did it all with a dull look in her eyes. Whereas Carina seemed beatific in the shop with the ability to buy new things for court, Aislinn touched the garments with listless, roaming hands, as though searching for something that wasn’t there, something she knew she’d never find between the four walls of the building. While all the time she kept glancing out the plate glass window to the street and the passersby.

Aislinn Christiana Guinevere Finvarra of the Seelie Court, supposed purebred Tuatha Dé Danann, was bored. Bored with her life, yearning for more. That was another secret she kept from her peers. Add it to the pile.

She had to feel so lonely.

The heaviness that had settled in his chest earlier eased a bit. Maybe luring her to the Unseelie Court was the best thing he could do for her. At least in the Black Tower she could pursue her magick without fear of reprisal or banishment. She could even be tutored to enhance whatever skill she possessed. A woman as intelligent and as interesting as Aislinn deserved that and more. She didn’t deserve to be stifled and strangled in a toxic and delusionary environment like the Seelie Court.


She wouldn’t be bored anymore. She wouldn’t be alone. Sure, she’d hate him for what he’d done. This couldn’t end any other way. But in the long run she’d be better off in Black with her own people.

“I think I found it.”

Gabriel came back to himself, realizing she’d browsed over to the lingerie section. A distance away he could hear Carina nattering at one of the store clerks. He walked to her and saw she held a red satin and chiffon slip in her hands. It looked long and…fascinating. Sexy. Now these were the kind of clothes that men were interested in, at least for the couple minutes a woman wore them before they became a heap on the floor of the bedroom.

His eyebrows rose. “Try it on.”

She disappeared into the fitting room and reappeared a couple of minutes later. It covered her down to her ankles, yet still managed to be the sexiest thing he’d ever seen. The bodice cupped her breasts just perfectly, just the way he wanted to. His fingers curled as he imagined doing just that. The red looked incredible against her skin tone.


“Turn around.” His voice came out just a tad hoarse and he realized he was clutching a silk gown off one of the racks hard enough to wrinkle.


She turned and he lost his breath. The back dipped down very far, all the way to the top of her beautifully rounded bottom. He wanted to run his lips over every inch of slender, flawless skin from her the nape of her neck to the small of her back and then—


“Gabriel?” She’d turned around and stared at him, frowning.


He cleared his throat. “It’s beautiful on you. Your next lover will drool all over the carpet.” He knew that for certain because it would be him. No way was he allowing any other man to see her in that gown.


Aislinn was his.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
It’s almost time for Wicked Enchantment!

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It’s less than a month until the release of the first full length novel of my new Dark Magick series and I’m starting to get really excited. Harriet Klausner posted her review of the book today, which is a signal that release day is nigh.

Klausner says, “Wicked Enchantment is a superb romantic fantasy starring a brave heroine whose bloodline is not totally Seelie pure and an Unseelie whose bloodline is too pure with the Dark Magick. Their relationship is filled with distrust and attraction….. With a terrific late twist, sub-genre fans will relish this wickedly enchanting thriller.”

You can read the entire review here.

She’s right about the twist. This book has a few tricks up its sleeve that the blurb doesn’t convey. 🙂

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Wicked Enchantment
Anya Bast
Berkley, Jan 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780425232019

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And get ready for a BIG contest coming soon!!

Curl up with a Book—and a Nook!

So be sure to check back here starting on the 21st for details. (Here, for you LJ readers, is http://www.anyabast.com/blog/)