Take You To Another World Contest Day #10 ANYA BAST

Today’s spotlight is on a dear friend who also happens to be a wicked talented author – ANYA BAST!

This year, she started a new series: Dark Enchantment centered on the Fae. This series is dark and delicious and I really love it. Today she’s giving away a copy of book one, WICKED ENCHANTMENT to one lucky winner.

When you’re a half incubus, your reputation precedes you…

All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumors abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms.

So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent.

This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…

You can read an excerpt at Anya’s site as well

Oh! In September, the next book, Cruel Enchantment comes out

– here’s the blurb:

Even the most powerful hands need a delicate touch…

Emmaline Gallagher is a master of wielding personal glamour. As a free fae who lives among humans, she must hide her true self at all times as she works undercover within the powerful Phaendir—for if certain factions within the Phaendir gain control, the fae will be wiped from existence. Now, an object of fae power lies within a locked ancient box. And there is only one fae who can forge the key.

Known as “the Blacksmith” Aeric O’Malley can create or destroy almost anything with his forging skills. Emmaline has come to him in need, but he and Emmaline have a past—and he has spent centuries wanting to take revenge on her for her transgressions. But now that he has her within his grasp, something about her keeps him from exacting his vengeance—or is it merely her glamour blinding him?

Trapped by fate, Emmaline must hope that she can reach Aeric’s furious heart before it’s too late….

Read an excerpt at Anya’s site!

Today’s question: what is your idea of a romantic evening? Dinner at a fancy place? A ballgame? A movie?

The winner will be posted at Tracy’s blog tomorrow!

48 comments to “Take You To Another World Contest Day #10 ANYA BAST”

  1. Heather S
    June 30th, 2010 at 6:13 am · Link

    It may not be the most romantic but one of the best dates I’ve ever had was bowling. Let me just say I am totally crappy at bowling (I tend to fall) but it was a fun night.

  2. Lindsay
    June 30th, 2010 at 6:16 am · Link

    Just sitting at home, watching movie marathons & eating all my fav. foods. 🙂 super romantic

  3. Leslie
    June 30th, 2010 at 6:46 am · Link

    watching the sun set on a lake.

  4. Christine
    June 30th, 2010 at 7:08 am · Link

    For me it would be dinner and dancing. Every year on our anniversary we would go to the same place and they would have a small band and we would dance it was really romantic.

  5. Caitlin U
    June 30th, 2010 at 7:09 am · Link

    I love when guys take me to my favorite sports teams. Phillies, Flyers, and other games then taking me home to chill afterwards.

  6. Lillie A
    June 30th, 2010 at 7:28 am · Link

    My idea of a romantic evening is ditching the kids at a sitters and snuggling with my husband on the couch while watching a movie.

  7. Marlene Breakfield
    June 30th, 2010 at 7:41 am · Link

    Dinner at a nice restaurant and a movie.

  8. Stella (Ex Libris)
    June 30th, 2010 at 8:02 am · Link

    I think romance depends on the other person. Even something not really romantic can be romantic if that person makes it so. I personally love personal programs, when the other person gives that program some thought, so it’s not some basic romantic programme cliché. I loved it when my boyfriend took me on a picnic in the park. It was simple and so wonderful.

  9. cecile
    June 30th, 2010 at 8:45 am · Link

    Oh wow, my idea of a romantic evening is completely different…. I have not had a “true” romantic evening with my hubs. He is not that type, lol. But if I had it my way, lol….

    We would just spend the day together. Whatever we did, where ever we went… we would be together… we would talk… we would kiss… we would really connect with each other.

    Thanks for the chances!

  10. Marcie Turner
    June 30th, 2010 at 9:05 am · Link

    Doesn’t matter where you are as long as you are together.

  11. Raelena P.
    June 30th, 2010 at 9:16 am · Link

    I think it is romantic when I guy cooks a nice meal for me and we watch a movie.

  12. Lanae T.
    June 30th, 2010 at 9:17 am · Link

    I would love to have a night with no kids, a nice dinner, and a walk afterwards. Simple but meaningful.

    Probably won’t happen for at least another 5 years, but who knows! 😆

  13. Natasha J
    June 30th, 2010 at 9:19 am · Link

    Romantic evening…
    I think a fire by the lake while the sun sets would be nice. Then we would go inside and watch movies on the couch together with some coco. I also love stormy nights on the couch, watching movies. As long as we’re together!

    Thanks, I LOVE Anya Bast. 🙂

  14. sue brandes
    June 30th, 2010 at 9:24 am · Link

    A movie and dinner out. That would be fun. Your book sounds really good. Love the cover and trailer.

  15. Bethany C.
    June 30th, 2010 at 9:44 am · Link

    Sushi, lots of wine, and a hockey game would be the perfect evening!

  16. Tori [Book Faery]
    June 30th, 2010 at 10:38 am · Link

    Going out to dinner is nice and all, but I think I would prefer it if my guy organized this whole romantic dinner at home… you know, where HE cooks the food… for once

  17. Barbara Elness
    June 30th, 2010 at 10:53 am · Link

    I love it when a guy cooks for me and afterwards we sit and talk for a while and watch movies.

  18. Miranda
    June 30th, 2010 at 11:05 am · Link

    A romantic evening for me involves a view of the water, a soft breeze, comfortable clothes, soft lighting and my lover by my side.

  19. Linda Henderson
    June 30th, 2010 at 11:40 am · Link

    I think a dinner that you don’t have to cook is very romantic. Whether it be at a fancy restaurant or a hamburger joint, it can still be romantic. Then a movie is great after. or rent a movie and take it home and make your own popcorm.

  20. Ina
    June 30th, 2010 at 11:48 am · Link

    Dinner at home and sitting together 🙂 I need no more!

  21. Froggy
    June 30th, 2010 at 12:08 pm · Link

    my idea of a romantic evening is snuggling in bed with hubby watching a movie with the lights out. 🙂

  22. Sue R
    June 30th, 2010 at 12:44 pm · Link

    Cuddling and drinking warm chocolate near a fireplace.

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  24. Jane
    June 30th, 2010 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Order in and watch a game on TV or movie on DVD.

  25. Angie Malone
    June 30th, 2010 at 2:15 pm · Link

    A dinner by candlelight and a walk on the beach are cliche but they still work for me! 😆

  26. Teresa W.
    June 30th, 2010 at 2:26 pm · Link

    A romantic dinner at home and then a movie to snuggle to!

  27. Fedora
    June 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Time together to enjoy a meal and then some time to walk and talk 🙂 Doesn’t happen very often anymore these days!

  28. Tracey D
    June 30th, 2010 at 2:49 pm · Link

    A romantic evening does not include cell phones, screaming kids or cooking dinner!

  29. Blanche
    June 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm · Link

    I love the times hubby and I can get away for dinner out, just the 2 of us. Doesn’t matter where we go. Then we might go and get a coffee and sit outside listening to music at one of the local coffee houses. Of course I think it is kind of romantic when he takes me to the bookstore….he knows how much I love books and I know he would prefer to do something different so I feel very special when he does that! 🙂

  30. Alisha Green
    June 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm · Link

    It really depends on the mood. I love cuddling on the couch, dinner & a movie, or a surprise picnic. Simple sometimes is the best thing.

  31. Amy Kathryn
    June 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Spending time together doing something we love with no cell phones.

  32. Andrea I
    June 30th, 2010 at 4:41 pm · Link

    My idea is a nice quiet dinner somewhere with a great view. Then the rest of the evening at home with no distractions.

  33. christy M
    June 30th, 2010 at 5:01 pm · Link

    A picnic under a tree by the lake at sunset (with no bugs). Paradise!!!

  34. Anna Shah Hoque
    June 30th, 2010 at 5:15 pm · Link

    I love an evening in…cooking together…and just enjoying each other’s company.

  35. Beth
    June 30th, 2010 at 5:24 pm · Link

    My idea of a romantic evening is the two of us doing something together that we both like to do, whether that’s reading, having dinner(in or out), walking the beach, or just watching a favorite TV show.

  36. Jamie
    June 30th, 2010 at 6:59 pm · Link

    To me it really doesn’t matter where we are as long as we are together. So it can be romantic sitting at home watching a movie or going out to our favorite restaurant!!

  37. Rach
    June 30th, 2010 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Personally if I put something in my head as to what I want and expect something to be it always ends up falling short. I find the best things are the ones we least expect. For Valentines Day one year right after my daughter was born I came home from work to my house filled with little cut out pics of my husband and my daughter along with balloons and flowers. We had mac&cheese by candlelight and I could never imagine anything better. So my idea of a perfect romantic evening is accepting the unexpected and appreciating it for all it is worth.

  38. Mary
    June 30th, 2010 at 8:10 pm · Link

    I’m a real homebody so a night inside at my place, a nice dinner and a movie would be a great evening.


  39. Diane Sadler
    June 30th, 2010 at 8:12 pm · Link

    what is my idea of a romantic evening? Dinner at a fancy place? A ballgame? A movie?
    A nice dinner at a local restaurant followed by a movie is something I enjoy; but staying home making a nice meal, followed by a rented movie and a nice bottle of wine suits us just fine too.

  40. Donna S
    June 30th, 2010 at 8:14 pm · Link

    A quiet dinner and a movie, doesnt have to be super expensive but not fast food either and the movie can be rented.

  41. Mary Preston
    June 30th, 2010 at 10:33 pm · Link

    No children, no dogs, no relatives. Just peace & alone time over a great meal and a little vino.

  42. JenM
    June 30th, 2010 at 10:40 pm · Link

    I find it is more romantic when we go out. The place and setting don’t matter, what does is that we get away from home where there are too many other distractions.

  43. Frana
    July 1st, 2010 at 12:08 am · Link

    just spending time together doing something fun…

  44. EmmaD
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:21 am · Link

    A trip to the local spa bath for their romance special followed by a dinner out somewhere. 🙂 Relaxing and no need to cook lol

  45. Lindsey Ekland
    July 1st, 2010 at 1:40 am · Link

    Dinner and a short stroll along the waterfront when the moon is full would be a great romantic date.

  46. blodeuedd
    July 1st, 2010 at 3:49 am · Link

    Truth be told, anywhere with my cutie, alone is fine with me. Even if it’s just in the sofa, with some candles and a movie

  47. Amanda
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:49 am · Link

    I think a date is romantic when you’ve thought you had it all planned but something goes wrong but it makes it all the better

  48. Lindy
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:08 am · Link

    For me, a romantic evening is any time the sitter is available, we can afford her, and we get out for a date night. 🙂