Review + Giveaway: Witch Fire by Anya Bast

Posted November 9, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 20 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Witch Fire by Anya Bast
Witch Fire
by Anya Bast

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 5th 2007
Series: Elemental Witches #1
Published by Berkley Sensation
Format: Paperback
 

“…although I did like this book, it didn’t enthrall me.”
~ Under the Covers

This book has been on my bookshelf for a long time and it’s one of those that I keep meaning to pick up, but never get around to it. However, as part of my effort to clean up my bookcase of all the books I have lingering around, but have never read I chose Witch Fire as my October Clearing-my-Case read. And I was excited! Everyone was saying what a great series this was, so admittedly I went in with very high expectations. Maybe too high. Because although I did like this book, it didn’t enthrall me. I didn’t immediately rush off and grab the next book in the series.

I’ve been trying to pinpoint exactly what it was about Witch Fire that I found lacking, that didn’t hook me in. Nothing really stood out, which I think may have been my issue with this whole book. Nothing grabbed me. The hero, Jack, was okay but he didn’t have much of a personality beyond his womaniser-with-daddy-issues thing. Mira was okay, but much like Jack, she was ultimately forgettable. The relationship itself was very hot, they did have great chemistry and Bast wrote some fantastic sex scenes between them. The problem was, was that I was disinterested.

Then there was the world, now full of witches, warlocks and magic! Exciting right? Meh. I would have liked to have known more, but you weren’t given many facts and Mira didn’t seem to ask any questions, so the world felt very under developed. It seemed like it was created just so that Mira could be put in a dangerous situation and Jack could save her.

I am making Witch Fire sound awful! But it isn’t! It’s a short and sexy paranormal romance, unfortunately I didn’t feel like either the world, nor the characters had much depth. Because of this I found myself bored whilst I was reading it. I would give this series a second chance and read the next one, Bast’s writing was nicely polished and she did write a great sex scene. Maybe it was just a mediocre start!

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About Anya Bast

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.

She’s hard at work on a brand new series for Berkley Sensation right now, while winding up her national bestselling Elemental Witches quartet.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I read the first 2. They were okay but I haven’t missed reading this series. I may give it a go again someday.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review Suzanne! Love the cover,on my tbr gr list! Shared on all my socials!!

nancy jones
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nancy jones

I like to read Carnis Roanes series.

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

Jessica Spotswood has a great witchy series.

Janie McGaugh
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Janie McGaugh

My favorite series that has witches in it is Kresley Cole’s Immortals after Dark series.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I read the first 2. They were okay but I haven’t missed reading this series. I may give it a go again someday.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review Suzanne! Love the cover,on my tbr gr list! Shared on all my socials!!

nancy jones
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nancy jones

I like to read Carnis Roanes series.

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

Jessica Spotswood has a great witchy series.

Janie McGaugh
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Janie McGaugh

My favorite series that has witches in it is Kresley Cole’s Immortals after Dark series.

Betul E.
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Betul E.

Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane!!!

Betul E.
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Betul E.

Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane!!!

Trix
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Trix

Tara Lain’s Aloysius Tales series is great, especially if you love m/m!

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

i haven’t read any of this series yet

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne

Trix
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Trix

Tara Lain’s Aloysius Tales series is great, especially if you love m/m!

jodi marinich
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jodi marinich

i haven’t read any of this series yet

Timitra
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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Suzanne

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.