Today’s book is Anya Bast’s fabulous anthology – HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS (so many great authors in this one!)

Four bestselling authors invite readers to spend the night with these never-before-published novellas spiced with sexy romance and paranormal passion. So come in out of the cold and experience the thrill of a soul-stirring new tale of the Breeds from Lora Leigh, a return to the beguiling world of the Mageverse from Angela Knight, and two more mesmerizing and unexpected stories of sensual surprises and seasonal spirits from Anya Bast and Allyson James.

Anya’s novella is titled Sweet Enchantment. It provides a first taste of the world in which her new Dark Magick series is set.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you have any guilty pleasures? If so, what are they?

I’ll choose a winner via random.org and post it first thing in the morning. WINNERS HAVE SEVEN DAYS TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE!

87 comments to “DAILY CONTEST #3 – HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!”

  1. Armenia
    December 23rd, 2009 at 1:15 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasure is reading in the tub with a good book, and of course, with the door locked to keep the wee bairns away. 😉

  2. LiLi
    December 23rd, 2009 at 1:19 pm · Link

    A guilty pleasure, you ask? Hmmm, how about the abundant amount of paranormal and urban fantasy novels stacking my bookshelves, that my parents have no what they are about. They think that I’m mature enough to read responsibly, and I am, they just don’t know how responsibly. 😀


  3. Estella
    December 23rd, 2009 at 1:36 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasure is erotic romance books.

  4. Dianna F
    December 23rd, 2009 at 1:46 pm · Link

    Guilty pleasures…I have plenty of them. A serious addiction to tattoo’s I have somewhere around 26 and many more in the planning stages. I own over 300 bound books and something like 200 ebooks. I have over 300 movies at last count. And a serious love of music that has me buying cd’s with a passion. I also love to cook and bake and of course eat. So ya a couple of guilty pleasures here.

  5. I Heart Book Gossip
    December 23rd, 2009 at 1:48 pm · Link

    Steamy romance novels and chocolate before bed.

  6. bella
    December 23rd, 2009 at 1:55 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasures include taking a day off work without letting my husband know, so that I can read until noon. Chocolate is practically a given, and a bubble bath when I should be doing something, or martinis at home are all hidden/guilty pleasures.

  7. Esther
    December 23rd, 2009 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Mmm there are lots of pleasures like my husband, bittersweet chocolate and mashed potatoes with tons of butter.
    But guilty ones.. playing Bubbles when I should be doing housework and reading book blogs when I should be doing housework.

  8. sharon
    December 23rd, 2009 at 2:24 pm · Link

    Guilty pleasures….hm, the super sappy romances that make me go all gooey inside. 🙂

  9. Tracey D
    December 23rd, 2009 at 2:33 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasures are anime and manga!

    LOL at Esther’s post…

  10. alba
    December 23rd, 2009 at 2:51 pm · Link

    I have a new guilty pleasure LINDOR DARK CHOCOLATES love them they melt in your mouth, a warm cup of coffee and really hot & spicy book….
    Have a good one.

  11. Tracy
    December 23rd, 2009 at 3:11 pm · Link

    chocolate truffles and bubble baths…at the same time! I have also been known to read a book while in the bubble bath, with truffles on the side. Thanks for the giveaway Lauren.

  12. Zina Lynch
    December 23rd, 2009 at 3:46 pm · Link

    😀 😈
    Mine are red licorice, erotic books and wicked sex with my husband when he’s home on leave.

  13. Deidre
    December 23rd, 2009 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Hmmmm, there are so many, where do I begin?

    Okay, here’s one…..

    pretending I have a headache so that I can read a bit longer. lol


  14. Biki
    December 23rd, 2009 at 4:22 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasure is smores! OMG, they’re horribly addictive

  15. Cathi
    December 23rd, 2009 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Janet, I so agree… reading, hot stone massage, mani / pedi, a jacuzzi… and Lindt chocolate truffles!

  16. Cathi
    December 23rd, 2009 at 4:59 pm · Link

    Oh, and I forgot… shopping!

  17. Cathi
    December 23rd, 2009 at 5:01 pm · Link

    Alba, I agree, Lindt (Lindor) truffles are awesome – I think they are better than Godiva!

  18. kel
    December 23rd, 2009 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Guilty pleasures, — CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!, and “chic” books — and reality TV

  19. Jeanine L'Esperance
    December 23rd, 2009 at 5:30 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasure is all of the books I buy.


  20. Liz Bancroft
    December 23rd, 2009 at 5:50 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasures are chocolate, playing World of Warcraft, paranormal romance, anime and manga, and ?????? 😆

  21. Diane Sadler
    December 23rd, 2009 at 5:56 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasure: I love pj’s ad if I walk past a pj display, I will always look and inevitably buy a set.
    Please don’t enter me in the draw, I already have the book and have read all the stories and enjoyed them all.

  22. Debby
    December 23rd, 2009 at 6:10 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasures has to be the kind of book I enjoy reading. Spice is nice.

  23. Shirley H
    December 23rd, 2009 at 6:17 pm · Link

    My addiction to books (have over 4000 but still bringing more home) and hot, spicy food! Also love to get in my car and just drive…wonder where this road goes?

  24. Chris M
    December 23rd, 2009 at 6:49 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasures are lot’s and lot’s of chocolate and reading when I should be doing housework instead!

  25. Karin
    December 23rd, 2009 at 7:01 pm · Link

    I guess my guilty pleasure would be my mini peppermint cheesecakes. They are so yummy!

  26. Kate Leger
    December 23rd, 2009 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Oh! This question has the potential to cause a stir! My biggest and most rewarding “guilty pleasure” is books! A pleasure because of the intellectual entertainment value, “guilty” because of the huge dent it continues to put in my pocket book!

  27. stacey smith
    December 23rd, 2009 at 7:23 pm · Link

    Yes Chocolate Donots I allways get one when I go shopping.can’t help myself. 😳

  28. Heather Brewer
    December 23rd, 2009 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Don’t enter me in this contest I already have this wonderful book.

    My books are my guilty pleaure though.

  29. Holly
    December 23rd, 2009 at 9:06 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasures are erotic paranormal & books with otherworld stories. Unfortunately I also have a sweet tooth.

  30. Beverly G
    December 23rd, 2009 at 9:09 pm · Link

    uhh who doesnt my main guilty pleasure is my better half and all the yummyness he is then its books and horror films and chocolate and peanutbutter

  31. Sara
    December 23rd, 2009 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Besides books and chocolate? – Warm Home baked bread with butter!!!

  32. Wrighty
    December 23rd, 2009 at 9:44 pm · Link

    Can’t wait to read this one! I’m addicted to books for sure and all things chocolate just make it better! Hanging out with my teens (when they will let me) is a favorite too!

  33. Gayle O
    December 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 pm · Link

    I read all the time – evrywhere. I should be doing other things, like cooking or cleaning but I sneak upstairs and read on my computer. I also have books in all the bathrooms and on the kitchen and livingroom tables just so I can read. The worst is the books in the car so I can read when I et stuck by a train or when I am early for an appointment, i sit in the car and read.

  34. Lori T
    December 23rd, 2009 at 10:28 pm · Link

    My guilty pleasure is books and movies. I love them both so much! These are my escape from the everyday stress that fill my life!

  35. Erika
    December 23rd, 2009 at 11:07 pm · Link

    Reading romance novels is definitely my guilty pleasure. I read them all the time, even when I have a schoolwork deadline or an outing I could be at instead.

  36. Julie
    December 24th, 2009 at 4:11 am · Link

    Watching “bad” TV like the then-WB’s Tarzan. Travis Fimmel was hot, okay? :X

  37. Cathi
    December 24th, 2009 at 5:47 am · Link

    Guilty Pleasures… isn’t that already a title? 😆