Oh! This is a good one – today’s book is an anthology – THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE – Anya’s story, is TAKING HOLD!

Don’t forget to check Anya’s blog to see which of my books she’s giving away each day!

24 new short stories from the hottest names in paranormal romance

Fall in love with someone out of this world.

If love transcends all boundaries then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place.

Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Allyson James Marland and others show you powers beyond your wildest imaginings.

Within these pages mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires.

Anya’s contribution is titled, TAKING HOLD.

DAILY QUESTION: What’s your favorite paranormal/urban fantasy creature/beast/person?

A winner will be chosen and posted first thing in the morning! All winners have seven days to claim their prize!

98 comments to “Daily Contest #6 – MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE”

  1. Bonnie H
    December 28th, 2009 at 12:25 pm · Link

    Oooo I like them all – Taltos (those were pretty freaking hot, I’m not gonna lie) vampires – esp Lara Adrian’s Breeds *drool*
    I’m fully into wizards now, thanks to Shayla Black 😎
    shifters are wicked mmmmm
    angels and demons Oh.Hell.Yes. hahaha
    the Lords of the Underworld OMFG
    and WHATEVER the hell Jericho Barrons is – I want one
    Wow, awesome subject, really – thanks for asking!!! :mrgreen:

  2. Beth
    December 28th, 2009 at 12:27 pm · Link

    My favorite paranormal is the shapeshifters. Especially the dragons or big cats. 😀

  3. Ivy
    December 28th, 2009 at 12:34 pm · Link

    I think the angels that are starting to crop up are extremely interesting…Lassiter in the BDB and Remy Chandler in Sniegoskie’s urban fantasy series….

  4. CmCarver
    December 28th, 2009 at 12:40 pm · Link

    Definitely any kind of were! I love them! Especially since so many paranormal writers today use the basis of American Indian culture in their weres! My hubby is almost full American Indian, so I’m VERY biased about them! 😀

  5. Joder
    December 28th, 2009 at 12:46 pm · Link

    This was a super hard decision, but I have to go with vamps. Kenyon and Ward pushed me to their side over Cole and Ione’s demons. But it was super close.

  6. SusiSunshine
    December 28th, 2009 at 12:46 pm · Link

    I’M the demon kind of girl. I like them bad.*wink*
    But I have nothing against an alpha shifter or a vampire(as long as they don’t sparkle :lol:).

  7. Lisa G
    December 28th, 2009 at 1:05 pm · Link

    My favorite paranormal characters are vampires, fairies/fae and witches ❗

  8. Arantza
    December 28th, 2009 at 1:20 pm · Link

    My favourite creatures are shapeshifters, although I have a special spot fo dragons.

  9. alba
    December 28th, 2009 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Well I love JR Wards Vampires & Angels
    Sherrilyn kenyon weres Hunters
    Karen Marie Moning Fea & what Jericho Barron is I’m not sure but I want him…..
    Katie Macalisters Dragons are to die for Who wouldnt love to have a demon dog named jin(Jim) funny as Heck he is….
    have a good one……..

  10. van P.
    December 28th, 2009 at 1:42 pm · Link

    My favorite creatures are vampires, shapeshifters and faes.

  11. Meg H.
    December 28th, 2009 at 1:52 pm · Link

    It depends on the story for me. I could love them all if they suck me into their story!!

  12. Estella
    December 28th, 2009 at 2:02 pm · Link

    Shifters—especially cats.

  13. Beach
    December 28th, 2009 at 2:51 pm · Link

    Well I love Vamps, but if i have to pick something other than vamps it would be Werewolfs.
    I can say if the writer can make me feel for the paranormal what ever it is, I can love any of them.

  14. Sara
    December 28th, 2009 at 3:19 pm · Link

    Vampires and Werewolves!

    I’ve never read any shapeshifters…

  15. Cory
    December 28th, 2009 at 3:23 pm · Link

    I started out with vampires, and moved on to werewolves. However, I’ve really fallen in love with gargoyles

  16. Jackie Burris
    December 28th, 2009 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Favorite Paranormal Urban Fantasy Person is a Witch, Favorite Beast would be the Werewolf and Favorite Creature is the Mighty Dragon… I would have to say if someone wrote a book with a Witch who could shape shift into a Werewolf for ground fighting and a Dragon for aerial combat that would be some adventure for me to read….

    Jackie B Central Texas


  17. CarolC
    December 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Vampires. More specifically, Mencheres from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress books. His frosty exterior surely conceals molten lava beneath.

  18. MichelleKCanada
    December 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm · Link

    I am big fan of vampires (but not the sparkly kind)
    I prefer the Black Dagger Brotherhood kinds of vampires.

  19. Amelia
    December 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm · Link

    I love the shape-shifters, especially Kate Douglas’s Chanku. Kresley Cole is also a wonderful writer of paranormal creatures!

  20. Biki
    December 28th, 2009 at 4:23 pm · Link

    I originally was really into vampires, but lately I adore the shifters

  21. Chelsea B.
    December 28th, 2009 at 4:39 pm · Link

    Vampire, of course 😉

  22. Debby
    December 28th, 2009 at 5:01 pm · Link

    I love shifters. any type!

  23. Samantha B
    December 28th, 2009 at 5:04 pm · Link

    My favorite has to be a vampire. Just something about sucking….on necks. lol.

  24. Julie Smith
    December 28th, 2009 at 5:08 pm · Link

    I’m going to have to go with the Anne Rice type vampires; creepy, but with enough human characteristics written in to make you sort of like them 🙂

  25. Holly
    December 28th, 2009 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I love all paranormal characters. I guess shape shifters and fairies would be the best ones.

  26. Lanae T.
    December 28th, 2009 at 5:34 pm · Link

    Umm, do I have to pick only one? 😈

    I like them all really. I like the big, strong virile type!

    This looks like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Jeanine L'Esperance
    December 28th, 2009 at 5:49 pm · Link

    My favorite paranormal creature is the shapeshifter…but witches vampires and others do not lag very far behind. 🙂

  28. Devon
    December 28th, 2009 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Vampires, weres, fae, demons, dragons – oh, I cant pick just one. 😀

  29. Licia
    December 28th, 2009 at 6:23 pm · Link

    I love fae. Mostly Unseelie fae. They are usually so diverse and have many aspects to them

  30. Wrighty
    December 28th, 2009 at 6:53 pm · Link

    There are so many good ones! Lately I’ve really liked the fallen angels. There’s just something about the bad guy, good guy thing… 😀

  31. Patricia Creamer
    December 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm · Link

    vampires…today at least.

  32. Sue A.
    December 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Vampires were my first love and while not my only, probably my last love too!

  33. Foretta
    December 28th, 2009 at 6:56 pm · Link

    I love love the fantasy world of Kresley Cole; vampires, werewolves, valkerie etc

  34. LaRonda
    December 28th, 2009 at 7:01 pm · Link

    I think I’m with the majority when I say there are too many favorites to choose from! I love vampires, shapeshifters, faes – – all of them.

  35. Fedora
    December 28th, 2009 at 7:35 pm · Link

    My current favorite is GA Aiken’s dragon shifters 🙂 I love the difference between their human and dragon forms, and they’re so entertaining!

  36. Pamk
    December 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm · Link

    whoohoo finally one of Anya I don’t have lol. My favorite is Dragon shifters or kitty shifters. I am fasciniated with both. Not too many dragons but kitty cats are getting real popular.

  37. Llehn
    December 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm · Link

    I quite like vampires … a little sexy and dangerous at the same time!

  38. stacey smith
    December 28th, 2009 at 8:26 pm · Link

    I Love all of them the Vampire’s are my Fav but I love the Shifter’s and the Demons and a Hole lot more.:grin:

  39. Dianna F
    December 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Oh man I have to pick a favorite??? I like vampires…and most were animals. But if I have to pick a favorite it would be . . . (brain starts to fry now, turns fan on to remove smoky smell) the men of the Carpathian mountains in Christine Feehan’s Dark Series. To have a man that will put your needs above his own is just amazing…to claim me as his lifemate, the thing he needs more than anything else…I could so handle becoming a blood drinker if it meant I was not evil as well.

    But in all honest truth that is a hard choice cause so many authors have such amazing things that draw me into them.

  40. Stephanie
    December 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm · Link

    My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters who shift into mythical beings, like dragons. Because then you know it’s completely unbelievable and don’t get annoyed by little mistakes that make more normal things less real.

  41. Cheryl Lynne
    December 28th, 2009 at 9:51 pm · Link

    My favorites are vampires and witches

  42. Susie Casazza
    December 28th, 2009 at 10:26 pm · Link

    Can I have both? I would love to have all those books and a little nooky too! I enjoy books that I can sink my teeth into. If I get lucky and win both contests, I would load these books:
    Relentless, Sleight of Hand, Sensual magic, Laid Bare by Lauren Dane, The Embraced Series – Blood of the Rose, Blood of the Raven, Blood o fan Angel, Blood of the Damned, (all four books) by Anya Bast , Sweet Charity, To do list, Holiday Seduction (anthology), No Reservations, Reading between the Lines by Lauren Dane, Dark Master by Tawny Taylor, Taken By Sin and Eternal Craving by Jaci Burtno, My Wicked Vampire, Eternal Craving and Eternal Pleasure by Nina Bangs, Born of Darkness by Rita Vetere, How to Catch and Keep a Vampire: A step-by-step Guide to Loving the Ban and the Beautiful by Diana Laurance, Fangly, My Dear by Mardi Ballou, Beloved Vampire and A Vampire’s Claim by Joey W. Hill, Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian, The Bite of Silence by MaryHughes, My Zombie Valentine by Katie MacAlister, Fox, Cach, Mancusi, and lastly A Little Harmless Obsession by Melissa Schroeder which comes out sometime 2010 (excerpts are great)!
    I’m technically challenged and sent emails to my daughter, cousin Helen and husband.
    I highlighted your page, cut, pasted and emailed. “sigh” Thanks for the chance to win! SusieQ

  43. LiLi
    December 28th, 2009 at 10:36 pm · Link

    It would have to be Anita Blake from the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton. All that stored up rage and the power over the undead makes for a very interesting story :).

  44. Carolyn Byles
    December 28th, 2009 at 10:51 pm · Link

    Vampires….love to be able to trace

  45. Tammy Byles
    December 28th, 2009 at 11:38 pm · Link

    witchs! I would love to be able to zap my cleaning done and then zap dinner on the table.

  46. Beverly G
    December 28th, 2009 at 11:39 pm · Link

    i think i love shifters and vamps and weresbut my favorite are weres really why imnot sure they r just delectibly yummy

  47. Terri Byles
    December 29th, 2009 at 12:27 am · Link

    I love the vampire series by JR Ward. I think it would be cool to be one of her vampires.

  48. Ida
    December 29th, 2009 at 7:06 am · Link

    Vampires all the way