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Passion is all consuming...

Mira Hoskins doesn't know she's a natural-born witch who possesses the rare—and powerful—element of air. And she never expects to find herself tied to a mahogany bed frame, captive of a man who aches to fulfill her every desire and let loose the magick that dwells inside her.

Heat emanates from elemental fire witch Jack McAllister. The Coven, a go...more
Mass Market Paperback, 278 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Berkley Sensation
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Pamela
Jan 30, 2008 Pamela rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance, erotica, urban fantasy
I really, really enjoyed this book. It is incredibly sexy, with a lot of very well-written sex scenes that don't feel at all gratuitous. The plot kept my interest until the very end, and the romance developed at a very nice pace; it started off with sex and attraction and grew into something more. I appreciate that kind of romance a lot more than the love-at-first-sight or soulmates clichés. The characters are nicely-developed (though I would like to have seen a bit more about Jack, the main mal...more
Angela
There is an audience for Anya Bast's Witch Fire, but unfortunately I am not it.

Here's the Not My Cup of Tea part: this is one of those paranormal romances that's very heavy on the sex and fairly light on the plot, and for that matter, fairly light on the romance. I knew Bast had lost me when I'd gotten sixty or seventy pages into the book and knew little more besides that 1) our heroine Mira was an air witch, 2) our hero Jack was a fire witch who had been surreptitiously keeping watch on her bec...more
Heather C
I read this book for a Dare Challenge and I really didn't know what to expect other than it was about witches.

Opening line: "He looked like sin and seemed like salvation."

I've only read a few witch books and this one was really good. I liked the world the author has created and it wasn't too complicated and confusing to follow. Jack and Mira were great together! Mira was feisty and snarky and Jack was smokin' hot with a penchant for bondage.

There was a lot of sex in this book. Almost-wall-sex,...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Feb 04, 2008 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Shannon (Giraffe Days) by: the discriminating fangirl
This was a fun, sexy, quick read with some refreshingly original details.

Mira is a waitress six months out from her messy divorce. Her parents are long dead and she was raised by her godmother, Annie. According to her parents' last wishes, she was raised in ignorance of her true heritage: she is a witch, powerful in the element of air, the rarest of the four elements.

Then handsome fire witch Jack McAllister comes crashing into her life, rescuing her from an attempted abduction by warlocks (witch...more
♡♥Ang ♥♡
My first Anya Bast book and wont' be my last.
I love Finding and reading New Books!! And this one was AMAZING Every thing I Loved!!

Mira has just gotten out of a crap marriage and and icky divorce... Then Along come Mr Jack McAllister
looking like Sin(Mira's Words) and Mira's World get turned up side down every thing she believed comes crashing down around her.Mira finds out she is a Witch and her element is Air!! And the bad guys are after her cos she is one of the Most powerful Air Witches :D an...more
Nichole (Dirty H)
I'm going all Star Search and giving this book "4 and a quarter stars", because this is my review and I can do what I want.

Great little paranormal romance. Short; only 278 pages. And very steamy. With a capital S. But there was also a good story. Simple but interesting world building, just the way I like it. And no one wore leather pants. I highly recommend this book to fans of the genre. I have the next two books of the series safely tucked away in my little book cabinet and will be reading the...more
Sandra
A very sexy and exciting paranormal. I loved the hero and heroine, who were both witches and who were fighting the bad guys. There were many sexy love scenes. Mira just found out she was an air witch and had powers and it was fun when she was just starting to learn how to use her powers, with the help of fire witch Jack. Jack was a sexy and caring hero. And I enjoyed the action packed conclusion of the book. I'm looking forward to reading "Witch Blood", the follow up to this book!
Anna

Review originally posted at http://bookstobrightenyourmood.blogsp...

My thoughts about Witch Fire by Anya Bast actually sum up in only just a sentence: "I was really dissapointed".That being said,finishing this book was a total miracle for me.Usually,when i don't like a book,i just skip it,but somehow with this one i kept reading,hoping that eventually it would get better.

It's the first book i read by Anya Bast and i picked it after some very high ratings i saw from friends and mostly,because the...more
Jennifer
My first Anya Bast book and wont' be my last. Was QUITE suprised w/ this book and my first to deal w/ "witches".

Mira is an Air Witch which is rare in the "witch world" and also the most powerful of the elements, but she has NO idea she's a witch. Her parents were killed when she was a toddler and was raised by a godmother who was loyal to her parents and kept her witchy side a complete secret from her. Now, the warlocks (witches who went bad) want her and her powers. The coven sends a protector,...more
So, I Read This Book Today
Horribly written pornography

The "story" was just a carrier (and a badly written one, at that) for porn scenes. No, not sex scenes - this is right up there with the rest of the pornography in the back of the porn store. More violence against women as "sexy" ---- "oh, please tie me up so I can't protect myself and take your wicked ways with me, oh, my!!" Did all of these idiot authors decide that they will write just anything, any desecration against women, just to get the shock value out there? W...more
Shanon
It's like this book was broken up into two parts written by two different people.

Part 1: Give me sex, sex, and more sex without any sort of emotional relationship to enhance it - which apparently I need in order to enjoy it. Also very little happened in the first half of the book. I almost gave up on the book.

Part 2: Wonderful development of the relationship between Jack & Mira. The small handful of sex scenes in the last half of the book were HOT instead of simply lusty because of the rela...more
Terry
I absolutely love this story! There is so much passion, heartache, danger & lots of magic! The attraction between Mira & Jack is so intense, so beware because there is quite a bit of sex. But what a fantastic story about such a love they have for each other & how far Jack will go to protect Mira and keep her safe. There are some evil characters in this story that will do anything to get Mira, but that won't be easy with Jack protecting her. What a man! Every page is so exciting and e...more
Jennifer
I had a hard time with the pace of the book. It wasn't awful - but I felt like the "parts" weren't really balanced correctly and that the end was a little rushed and unsatisfying in some ways. That aside I enjoyed the book very much. I like the main character Mira for the most part (although you would think having grown up Wiccan she would be a little more open to Magick than she was) and I really liked her manhunk Jack. The story was enjoyable and I had a hard time stopping at an end of a chapt...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
The story line was not unique but I still enjoyed it. Unfortunately the plot was slowed down immensely by the excessive amount of sex scenes. Rabbits would be envious of how often Jack and Mira mated. If I sound jealous .... it's because I am.
Jennifer
The main characters were well written and endearing, but the secondary characters could have used a bit more development, especially the bud guys. Overall though, it was a fun, quick read, and fairly imaginitive.
❂ Endless
Here's a book that drew me in from the very first sentence..and one which was hard to put down till i reached the end. It had sparkling Magick, a burning Romance with smoldering Sex - a lot of it, fabulous Chemistry between the main characters and an evil Villain worthy of great defeat! What more can one ask for!? All in all, it was a great read.

A few things that didn't settle well with me - Firstly, men and women both were referred to as "witch" - i found this mildly unsettling... perhaps 'cos...more
HellKat ^_~ Courtney
In this book we have Mira, a divorced waitress, who has no ideal that her world is about to be turned upside down. She’s really a very rare, and very powerful, air witch who is in the middle of a war between witches and warlocks. Jack, a member of the Coven, was sent to protect Mira from Duskoff International. Jack quickly finds that he wants to teach Mira about more than just her Magick. He wants to teach her about how great sex can be. While they focus on trying to ignore their feelings by tra...more
Lisa
If this book had a theme tune, it would be this.

It should be quite clear by now exactly what type of book I've been reading. It might have a bit of paranormal window-dressing for those who like to pretend they're not reading a sex book, but it's smut nonetheless. As such it sort of worked, in places, but mostly had me wondering if I couldn't give up this life of drudgery and succeed as a smutty writer instead.

Mira was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar sorry, diner (damn my musical tourette...more
Mireserenya
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Shera (Book Whispers)
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Years ago I had picked up Witch Blood (book two in the Elemental Witches series), it turned into a great idea. After about halfway through I realized that the sex was too much. My preferences being a lot of plot with a side of hot sex. So what made me come back to this series? Bast came out with a new series, Dark Magick, that just blew me away. Her new series still had quite a bit of sex, but I also had a lot more paranormal titles under my belt.

The Elemental Witches r...more
Inara
Witches are living incognito among us… (snickers). They´re not like fairy-tale witches of course but every witch has the gift of a certain element (air, fire, earth, water) which defines her or his powers. Jack McAllister is a fire-witch and assigned to watch over Mira Hoskins a young woman who is working as a waitress and desperately trying to get a grip on her life again after her divorce. What she doesn´t know is that she´s a very powerful air-witch, a legacy of her dead parents who didn´t wa...more
Jamie
If you're in the mood for some hot and heavy romance, than Anya Bast is the perfect author for you. She does a great job of making your toes curl as you read, making you so investe in what happens next that your eyes start flying across the page faster than ever. I loved the elemental witches series because they were short, easy to read and incredibly sexy. Witch fire is the perfect book to cuddle up with on a quiet night.

However, to be honest, like with every book, there will always be somethin...more
Heather
As far as I can tell, this romance is above the others in terms of paranormal romances. The story wasn't bogged down with remembering anyone's crazy family tree or having to learn the rules of how magic works in this world all up front. The basic elements of a paranormal romance were slapped together and packaged with a fast paced storyline that made sense. I love reading a paranormal romance to escape but it also has a rather suggestive cover. The cover bugged my coworkers at the library when I...more
Adrienne
I really enjoyed this book, perhapes b/c i knew what to expect. I thought the sex scenes were hot well written and very well put together this book is more romantica/erotic romance than romance. The story line was enough to keep me turning the page ,and did not seem overly familiar, i'm not one for padded out stories, where you get a full blown description of everything/everyone,and a mutitude of superfluous information so the story suited me fine. I'm interested enough in the characters and sto...more
Olivia
Steamy. This is the foremost thought it my head as I think back to finishing this book last week. I actually really enjoyed this concept of wiccan's with abilities. Most of novels that have witches as their paranormal creature of choice don't interest me, but this had a druid/witch feel. I look forward to reading the next in this series, but I've heard nothing but horrible things about it. The sex scenes (remarkably vivid) meshed well into the story and its been awhile since I could say that abo...more
Nick
The sex got really annoying after a while. It just... Didn't need to happen so much.
Also the last 20-so pages are interesting... That's about it.
The dialogue was stiff and corny. The romance was lust. Plot and character development were completely missing for like 7/8 of the book.
I hated Mira. Actually... She was too one-dimensional to hate. She just irritated me.
This was advertised as fantasy, not erotica. I am altogether unimpressed but already own book #2 so I'm hoping I'll at least like the...more
Michelle
While some parts of the book had me flipping page after page to see what would happen in the plot.... the majority of the actual literature of the book was cheesy and slightly awkward.

While yes, okay, no one reads these books for the literature, but for the /sex/, this book was... way too much sex. So much. There was like... no element of imagination or teasing. Just... sex sex sex sex. So, if you like that, then this would be a good read.

I, on the other hand, would have liked more character dev...more
valee
I was expecting so much more of this book!Really. Everyone gave to it such high rates that I thought it would be amazing.

I really enjoyed some parts between Jack and Mira. The chemistry was amazing. And I loved the witch stuff, specially that their elements complemented.

But I didn't like the story so much. Everything developed really slow, and I felt like it could have been so much better written. I just didn't connect with them.
Alicia
This was heavy on the attraction, light on plot and it just didn't keep me engaged. I found myself at first skimming and then outright skipping the sex scenes because I just didn't care. I wanted to know more about the Coven and the two characters (apart from the fact they wanted to see each other naked). I may try another to see if the next book has more background and character building because the elements she did present were interesting.
Gypsie Holley
Jun 24, 2008 Gypsie Holley rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes hot and steamy romances!
Wow, I would say this borders on soft porn. There is so much sex and then more sex. Did I mention that there was alot of sex? Hot and steamy, well written, definitely keeps the juices flowing! I really liked the storyline and I read it in one sitting. I also thoroughly enjoyed the character couple, Jack and Mira. I hope to read more about them in the future else I will miss them. They really seem to stick to me.
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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 scho...more
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