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.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What locations/cities do you want to see more of in books in 2010?

I’ll choose a winner at random tomorrow morning – good luck! ALL WINNERS HAVE SEVEN DAYS TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZES.

76 comments to “Daily Contest #10 – WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…AFTER DARK”

  1. Esther
    January 1st, 2010 at 5:55 am · Link

    My home town would be great but that isn’t gonna happen. Maybe Tel Aviv. It’s really never sleeps and is perfect for an urban fantasy.

  2. Sabine
    January 1st, 2010 at 6:23 am · Link

    Of course I love to read stories where I can see places/cities in the US because I wasn’t there before. But I think every location is interesting if the mainstory is good so I don’t mind.

  3. Kate M
    January 1st, 2010 at 7:06 am · Link

    Because I live in the South (Mississippi to be exact) and I know the charm and compassion that southerners can be known for, I would love to read a new series based from here.

  4. Meg
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:00 am · Link

    I Would like any city if the story makes me feel as though I am there!

  5. Judy Cox
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:02 am · Link

    I will leave that to the authors. I think they know whick setting their books need or they know mostly when they are writing them where they will be set.

  6. Cathi
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:07 am · Link

    Exotic locales are great, like Greece, Italy, and Scotland.

    Closer to home, I like New Orleans and New York.

  7. Jennifer Louden
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:08 am · Link

    We would like to see a place that makes us feel a part of it. A place with lots of details and backstory of itsself.

  8. Fedora
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:16 am · Link

    I’m easy ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m excited to read just about any good story, so setting isn’t super important. I *have* been enjoying some excellent sci-fi-ish stories recently, so maybe more of those far-flung planets or off-world locations or star ships ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. INCiDeNT
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:22 am · Link

    In all honesty I don’t mind the locations or settings within books. I like to see how an author imagines it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Jeanine L'Esperance
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:31 am · Link

    I love any city that I feel is portrayed realistically. I live in Atlanta, and love books that feature this beautiful city

  11. Shari C
    January 1st, 2010 at 8:39 am · Link

    I enjoy most exotic and foreign locations as they are generally places I have never been and enjoy learning a little about them as I read the story.

  12. Amy Kathryn
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:04 am · Link

    Since I am planning to go to Japan and Alaska next year I would love to read some stories set in those places…

  13. Margay
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:12 am · Link

    How about Boston? I don’t often see
    Boston as the location for a book, but it’s a great city – or as we say here in Mass, it’s “wicked cool.”

  14. Eva S
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:21 am · Link

    I’d love to see New Orleans and Barcelona, two great cities.

  15. Llehn
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:25 am · Link

    Somewhere Asian, maybe Singapore or Korea.

  16. Elizabeth
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:33 am · Link

    The best cities in books are the ones that make me feel as if I am there!

  17. Lulu
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:37 am · Link

    New York, New Orleans, Bostson, Savannah, Charleston, & San Francisco.

  18. Arantza
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:43 am · Link

    I would like to see Egypt.

  19. Teresa W.
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:45 am · Link

    I love the water and beaches so I would like to see more of Hawaii in reads!

  20. Lisa B
    January 1st, 2010 at 9:54 am · Link

    I live in the north but i’d love to see some towns in the south. Maybe nashville or Charleston.


  21. torque15
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:00 am · Link

    italy. germany. japan.

  22. Raelena
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:06 am · Link

    Ireland, Scotland, and the Southern US

  23. Jackie Burris
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:11 am · Link

    I have lived my whole life in Texas and would love to see more books set in and around Austin, Hill Country or maybe Houston…. Have read a few lately set in Texas and it is really nice to know locales written about, makes it easier for me to understand background of story…..

    Jackie B Central Texas

  24. Tia
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:29 am · Link

    I want to read more books that take place in the southern states and the mid-west.

  25. Julie Smith
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:34 am · Link

    Actually, I think I’d like to see more “regular” cities like Cleveland, Phoenix and the like.

  26. elaing8
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:40 am · Link

    Anywhere in Canada. The nations capital would be nice Ottawa,ON

  27. Michelle Santiago
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:46 am · Link

    i’d love to see more of the mainland USA–people who live there don’t know how lucky they are with being able to drive from state to state & visit many places. here in hawaii, you drive straight and a few minutes later you hit the ocean ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  28. Amanda
    January 1st, 2010 at 10:48 am · Link

    Setting could be anywhere as long ad the author gives a good picture of it!

  29. Christi
    January 1st, 2010 at 11:08 am · Link

    I’d love to see any place except NYC. It seems like I have been reading a lot of books set there recently…

  30. Beth
    January 1st, 2010 at 11:16 am · Link

    Location doesn’t matter all that much if the story is good. But I do like smaller or lesser known cities and towns as the settings because then there is less negative feedback if the author happens to make a mistake in describing the locations in the book.

  31. alba
    January 1st, 2010 at 11:20 am · Link

    I love the celts via Scotland
    Ireland wales, Australia or New Zealand would be pretty cool Heck fire Ontario Canada would be down right awesome:-}
    have a good one ann.

  32. van P.
    January 1st, 2010 at 11:24 am · Link

    Russia, Scotland, London, and Egypt

  33. Amanda Leigh
    January 1st, 2010 at 11:32 am · Link

    I live in the south so I’d love some more southern cities as locations, but really as long as the author paints a good verbal picture of the place, I’m pretty happy with anywhere.

  34. Amelia
    January 1st, 2010 at 11:39 am · Link

    I’d like to read more books in which the authors used as settings the places which they’ve visited. I also like the setting to have an active role in the book and not be just a background.

  35. Diane M.
    January 1st, 2010 at 11:44 am · Link

    More books set in Texas.

  36. Kate Leger
    January 1st, 2010 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Most definitely Caldwell, New York along with all the yummy hunnies we can apparently find there!

  37. chey
    January 1st, 2010 at 12:13 pm · Link

    I’d like to see more tropical settings to read during the cold winter months!

  38. Ina
    January 1st, 2010 at 12:16 pm · Link

    I really like Budapest since Gena Showalters Lords of the Underword are living there ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. Daniela Caldarola
    January 1st, 2010 at 12:23 pm · Link

    I love any type of setting. I would leave it to the author which setting is best for the characters. I always get most excited when the setting is an area that I know like NY or NJ or a place that I’ve visited like San Francisco or San Diego. It’s always fun to “view” through the eyes of the author a new or exotic place!

  40. Tracey D
    January 1st, 2010 at 12:51 pm · Link

    How about Alaska?

  41. kel
    January 1st, 2010 at 12:58 pm · Link

    I always like books set in Ireland, its my dream country,would love to go back someday and books can make me feel like I am there,but the author knows their setting the best so wherever they put the character is fine.

  42. Kimberly
    January 1st, 2010 at 1:19 pm · Link

    hmmmmmmm I am not picky about locales. But I do like the deep south, and europe…what a combo.LOL

  43. Joder
    January 1st, 2010 at 1:42 pm · Link

    I want to see more average places….like Lincoln or Omaha, Nebraska. (Can you tell which part of the country I live in?)

  44. Estella
    January 1st, 2010 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Pacific Northwest

  45. delitealex
    January 1st, 2010 at 1:49 pm · Link

    New Orleans is my fave city to read about but any city described that makes me feel like I’m there or want to learn more about is great.

  46. MichelleK
    January 1st, 2010 at 2:09 pm · Link

    I like reading about locations close to home because I can relate to them better…so New England area is my vote!

  47. tasha
    January 1st, 2010 at 3:06 pm · Link

    new orleans
    love the cajuns

  48. Beach
    January 1st, 2010 at 3:49 pm · Link

    I am a gulf of Mexico beach kind of person. So to see love, romanci, & erotic books from that area would be GREAT!!!!

  49. Rhonda Barnes
    January 1st, 2010 at 4:11 pm · Link

    Locations I like are anywhere in Hawaii, Scotland, or Ireland.

    Rhonda ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Samantha B
    January 1st, 2010 at 4:59 pm · Link

    I love stories from the south esp. Texas.