Daily Contest #4 -WITCH FURY

Today’s book is part of Anya’s fabulous Elemental Witches series – WITCH FURY!

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.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What was the first romance novel you ever read?

I’ll choose a winner via random.org and post it first thing tomorrow. WINNERS HAVE SEVEN DAYS TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZES!

73 comments to “Daily Contest #4 -WITCH FURY”

  1. Tez Miller
    December 26th, 2009 at 4:11 am · Link

    Do Sweet Valley High novels count as romance? Late primary school I started on them – and probably didn’t quit reading them as early as I should have. I think SVH: Senior Year was trying to be edgy, but it just didn’t work for me. But the original series was fabulous 😀

    As for which specific novel in the series I read first? Haven’t the foggiest. I know that The Fowlers of Sweet Valley was the first one that I BOUGHT, though I may have read library copies before then…

  2. Arantza
    December 26th, 2009 at 4:45 am · Link

    The first novel I ever read was probably Mackenzie’s Mountain by Linda Howard.

  3. Ina
    December 26th, 2009 at 5:51 am · Link

    My first romance novel was one by Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Heaven, Texas… *gg* that was a great one!
    Greetings, Ina

  4. blodeuedd
    December 26th, 2009 at 6:11 am · Link

    It was called Livsfarlig magnetism, a harlequin book about a woman and a sheik. i was 10 and i was mesmerized ;=D

  5. Shirley H
    December 26th, 2009 at 6:14 am · Link

    I remember being captivated by Mary Stewart’s gothic romances way back when. The Moon-Spinners had me devouring every book she released. I think that 1st one was also a moving starring Haley Mills.

  6. Samantha B
    December 26th, 2009 at 6:49 am · Link

    My first memorable romance was the Sleeping Beauty trilogy from Anne Rice (when I was still a virgin), Oh what an eye opener. It was a long time before I was willing to read any thing else. I was embarrassed for days. LOL.

  7. Cathi
    December 26th, 2009 at 6:56 am · Link

    I traded in my Nancy Drew and Little House on the Parrie books for my mother’s Harlequin and Silhoutte books – secretly, of course!

  8. Rhonda Barnes
    December 26th, 2009 at 7:14 am · Link

    I can’t remember the name of the book, but I know it was something by Kathleen Woodiwiss.


  9. Amanda Makepeace
    December 26th, 2009 at 7:21 am · Link

    I only read my first romance novel this year! I’ve an avid reader of scifi/horror/fantasy/urban fantasy so my romance choice was Crux by Moira Rogers. I’ve since read other romance novels along the same genre.



  10. Lulu
    December 26th, 2009 at 7:26 am · Link

    I don’t remember any titles but I do remember that Barbara Cartland was the author of the first romance books I read.

  11. Mason Canyon
    December 26th, 2009 at 7:26 am · Link

    To far back to remember. There have been so many in between.

  12. Miranda
    December 26th, 2009 at 7:49 am · Link

    I don’t remember the title BUT I do know that I stole it from my mom’s bedside… it was a historical romance… and had a great bodice ripper cover on it.I’m pretty sure she caught me with it and stole it back!

  13. Tina C.
    December 26th, 2009 at 7:51 am · Link

    Don’t remember the title, but I’m fairly certain it was a Rosemary Rogers that I took from my stepmother’s room.

    December 26th, 2009 at 8:16 am · Link

    ooh…I can’t remember the title but it was by Barbara Cartland…I was about 7 years old and had smuggled into my Mum’s stash of romances. 😀

  15. Carrie
    December 26th, 2009 at 8:22 am · Link

    I can’t remember the name or title, but I do remember that it was an old harlequin. The cover had a handsome man and a beautiful blond woman (don’t they all, lol) and the title was something about a Carolina summer. I was probably 6 or 7 and was hooked!

  16. Amy Kathryn
    December 26th, 2009 at 8:35 am · Link

    I can’t remember which was first…the Clan of the Cave Bear books or A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I will claim the Woodiwiss since it definitely is more romance traditional. I haven’t looked back and still demand a HEA in most all my books and movies!

  17. Jeanine L'Esperance
    December 26th, 2009 at 8:38 am · Link

    One of the first I remember reading was On the Night of the Seventh Moon, by Victoria Holt. The woman was a master of romantic suspense. I still love that book.

  18. Stephanie
    December 26th, 2009 at 8:39 am · Link

    The first romance novel I ever read was Midnight Warrior by Iris Johansen. After I read that, I must have borrowed 5 romance novels a week from my local library.

  19. Margay
    December 26th, 2009 at 8:43 am · Link

    I have read so many books in my life, I wish I could remember the name of the first romance I ever read! I’m sure it was a Harlequinn, though.

  20. Ilona
    December 26th, 2009 at 8:45 am · Link

    It’s been so long I’m not sure I can remember the first romance I ever read.

    I seem to vaguely remember it being one by Barbara Cartland about a white haired heroine and a dark haired Lord was the hero (but there again weren’t they all like that? LOL)

  21. Diane M.
    December 26th, 2009 at 8:49 am · Link

    Has to be one of my aunt’s Harlequins. She let me take what ever I wanted to read.

    First one I searched the bookstore for was The Kadin by Bertrice Small

  22. Jane
    December 26th, 2009 at 9:26 am · Link

    My first romance was Julie Garwood’s “The Bride.” It remains one of my favorite books.

  23. Lisa J
    December 26th, 2009 at 9:44 am · Link

    The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Once I read it I started devouring romance books at an alarming rate (per my Mom).

  24. Crystal B.
    December 26th, 2009 at 9:48 am · Link

    The first romance I ever read was a Harlequin Presents by Carol Moretimer.

  25. Lisa B.
    December 26th, 2009 at 10:09 am · Link

    My first romance novel was Scarlett (the sequel to Gone With the Wind). The book was much better than the miniseries *cringes*

    Really, it started my love affair with romances

  26. Jeanette Platt
    December 26th, 2009 at 10:18 am · Link

    It was the The MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts… My grandma gave it to me when i was in 7th grade and I was hooked on romance novels.

  27. Amanda
    December 26th, 2009 at 10:48 am · Link

    A novel by Christine feehan was the first I don’t remember which one though

  28. Sabine
    December 26th, 2009 at 11:01 am · Link

    “Hot Stuff” by Carly Phillips was the absolutely first romance novel I read. Since that book I can’t get enough of those stuff…

  29. Zina Lynch
    December 26th, 2009 at 11:04 am · Link

    The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
    Zina Lynch 😀

  30. Meg H.
    December 26th, 2009 at 11:08 am · Link

    The first book that made me love reading was The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. 🙂

  31. Chris M
    December 26th, 2009 at 11:16 am · Link

    My first romance novel was a Harlequin Romance written by Carol Mortimor, I can’t remember the title though. I was in my early teens when I started reading romance and I became addicted and have been devouring them every since!
    Chris M

  32. Patti
    December 26th, 2009 at 11:41 am · Link

    I’ve only been reading romance recently. My first was Twilight, if that counts, then my co-worker recommended Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Night Hunters – OMG what a difference!!! (and that was the beginning of the end for me – I’m hopelessly hooked on romance!)

  33. Blanche
    December 26th, 2009 at 11:44 am · Link

    I don’t remember the title but I do know it was a book by Danielle Steele!

  34. Kate Leger
    December 26th, 2009 at 11:59 am · Link

    Oh Dear! I wish I could remember! One thing I do know, it was most definitely a Harlequin!

  35. Caroline Allard
    December 26th, 2009 at 12:32 pm · Link

    The fiest Romance i read was The Madness of Lord Mackenzie by Jenniefer Ashley…yep that was this year. I’m so glad i started reading romance, i didn’t know what i was missing.

  36. Jennifer Louden
    December 26th, 2009 at 12:38 pm · Link

    I believe it was Skye OMalley by Bertrice Small…. WOW, what a way to start. She is an excellent author and sent me on my way.

  37. Armenia
    December 26th, 2009 at 12:39 pm · Link

    Oh, I remember clearly because it made me want more. It was SWEET SAVAGE LOVE by Rosemary Rogers. 😉

  38. elaing8
    December 26th, 2009 at 12:50 pm · Link

    I don’t remember the title(it was eons ago lol) But I know it was a Harlequin book.

  39. Amanda Leigh
    December 26th, 2009 at 1:04 pm · Link

    I don’t remember the name of it, something that the library was letting you take for free. It obviously wasn’t real great with how well it has stuck with me.

  40. Licia
    December 26th, 2009 at 1:04 pm · Link

    I don’t remember which one it was but it was one of Keynnon’s Dark Hunter’s books. I loved it, always looking for more authors and new ideas.

  41. delitealex
    December 26th, 2009 at 1:09 pm · Link

    The first romance i remember reading was mixed message by linda lael miller.

  42. Esther
    December 26th, 2009 at 1:15 pm · Link

    I started reading serialized romances in teen magazines. There was a really long one about a group of girls starting out as models.

    Then I moved onto women’s magazines and my favourite was set in the 18th century – the heroine kept giving her suitors apoplexy!

    After that there was Lace and The Thorn Birds, not really romances but not too distant.

  43. MichelleKCanada
    December 26th, 2009 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Well I am not sure if “Sweet Surrender” by Kimberly Zant counts as “romance” or more “eroticia” but that was my first. I won the book during an all girls weekend event. It was fabulous.

  44. Joder
    December 26th, 2009 at 2:34 pm · Link

    The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss.

  45. Estella
    December 26th, 2009 at 2:37 pm · Link

    I don’t rememer the title, but it was by Barbara Cartland.

  46. Raelena
    December 26th, 2009 at 2:53 pm · Link

    The Paper Marriage by Bronwyn Williams

  47. Judy Cox
    December 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm · Link

    I am not sure what the first one was, but it was either Victoria Holt or Barbara Cartland. I am telling my age here!!!

  48. Jeanette juan
    December 26th, 2009 at 3:00 pm · Link

    My first romance was dance with the devil by sherrilyn Kenyon

  49. Diane Sadler
    December 26th, 2009 at 4:33 pm · Link

    The first historical romance I ever read was the series by Anne Golon: Angelique; absolutely adored it and from there I went on to read Johanna Lindsay, the Late Kathleen Woodiwiss etc.

  50. Kate Mobley
    December 26th, 2009 at 5:01 pm · Link

    First romance novel I ever read was Border Lord by Arnette Lamb. To this day I still remember that book and that was years and years ago.