Guest Post & Giveaway
with Anya Bast
Hello everyone! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very excited to have bestselling author Anya Bast on our sites today!
Anya Bast is the author of numerous works of romantic fiction, mostly all paranormal and mostly all scorching hot. She lives in the country with her husband, daughter, eight cats, a dog, and an odd assortment of rescued animals.
She grew up in Minnesota and still favors the colder climates. After high school she moved to the southeast United States where she attended college. While in graduate school she sold her first book and decide to pursue her lifelong dream of writing instead of a career in psychology.
Somewhat reclusive by nature, she can be drawn out with a good bottle of red wine, classic movies, or good music. When she’s not writing, she can be found trying to grow organic vegetables, shopping in thrift stores for that perfect piece of clothing, or dreaming about travel to some faraway country.
Anya has written over 30 novels in multiple genres of romance and fantasy. She has 15 stand alone titles in erotic romance along with two series, THE EMBRACED and WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS. She has one dark fantasy stand alone novel "The Phantom Queen" and one fantasy romance novel "Raven's Quest" which was released in February 2011. She also has a fantasy historical erotic romance series COURT OF EDAEII, which currently consists of two books, "Jeweled" and "Jaded" which was released on June 7, 2011.
Anya is also the New York Times bestselling author of the two paranormal romance series ELEMENTAL WITCHES and DARK MAGICK. The ELEMENTAL WITCHES series consists of four (4) books, "Witch Fire", "Witch Blood", "Witch Heart" and "Witch Fury". The DARK MAGICK series currently consists of four (4) books, "Wicked Enchantment", Cruel Enchantment", "Dark Enchantment" and "Midnight Enchantment".
Today we are helping Anya promote her new release "Embrace of the Damned" the first book in her new series, BROTHERHOOD OF THE DAMNED, which was just released on May 1, 2012. In case you haven't seen this book around yet, we've posted the synopsis below for you to check out.
"Embrace of the Damned"
BROTHERHOOD OF THE DAMNED, Book 1
A damned Viking warrior.
Centuries ago Broder Calderson committed murder. As punishment, he was given over to the dominion of Loki, the Trickster God, made part of the Brotherhood of the Damned and condemned to an immortal life of battle against the Blight, blood-drinkers from Hel.
A mysterious woman he can’t resist.
One thousand years to the day he was damned, Loki allows him a woman as reward for his good service and repentance of his crimes. Once Broder sees Jessamine Hamilton, he is overcome with need. But Jessa is no ordinary woman, and the truth of who—and what—she is could have dangerous consequences.
A tormented man she can’t deny.
Though a future together is impossible, the warrior’s touch ignites an irresistible passion in Jessa. But every heated kiss pushes them closer to destruction. Forced to return to the brutality of his Viking past to protect her, will Broder surrender forever to his darkest impulses?
Sounds amazing right?! It totally is!! For Anya's post today she gave us a letter from Broder Calderson, the hero of "Embrace of the Damned" so check it out below and don't forget to enter the contest after the letter to win a signed copy of "Embrace of the Damned".
A Letter from Broder Calderson
Dear Reader ~
My name is Broder Calderson and I was once a Viking. I have lived for over a thousand years, most of them under the sadistic control of Loki, the trickiest and cruelest of the Norse gods. Loki stabbed a sliver of demon through my soul in punishment for my sins. It is a dark part of me I must always keep under control. Loki imprisons me through the sliver, along with other men, as warriors in a fight to prevent Ragnarök, an apocalypse for the gods. We are the Brotherhood of the Damned.
It’s not like I didn’t deserve punishment for what I did. My damning was born on a bloody night when I became something other than myself, a berserker of old, cutting down all those in my path. For that crime, I deserved death. Instead I got the never ending torment of eternal life and enslavement.
My advice to you, never offend the Norse gods.
I thought my suffering couldn’t get worse, but then Loki decided to “reward” me. A thousand years to the day of my punishment, he unlocked my chains and allowed me a woman. Not just any woman. Jessamine Hamilton is the single most perfect creature to have ever walked the earth. With an attitude to rival any Viking female and curves sweet enough to make an immortal warrior cry, she’s the one person in centuries able to bring me to my knees and make me surrender to my darkest impulses.
With Jessa, I see a future for myself, the first one I’ve seen for a thousand years that’s worth living for. Before her, I only desired death. Yet our time is limited. Loki can yank on my chain whenever he chooses. For now I enjoy my time with Jessa, even though she drives me insane with lust. I try not to think about the time I’ll have to let her go. No thought could be more painful.
And it’s not just our limited time together that’s a concern. Loki never does anything that doesn’t cause chaos and Jessamine is no exception. She is much more than the human woman she appears to be. Her secrets run deep and the danger they cause run even deeper. I will be forced to return to my brutal Viking ways to protect her.
If you would like to find out more about Anya and her books, you can visit her at any of the sites below.
Anya's Website: http://www.anyabast.com/
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