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Witch Fire (Elemental Witches #1)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  4,349 Ratings  ·  300 Reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 278 pages
Published June 5th 2007 by Berkley Sensation
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Jan 30, 2008 Pamela rated it really liked it
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
Dec 21, 2008 Angela rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
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
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,
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Feb 04, 2008 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it really liked it
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
Jul 15, 2014 Sandra rated it it was amazing
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!
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May 12, 2011 Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews rated it it was amazing
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
Witch Fire
4 Stars

Newly divorced and working as a waitress to save up for college, Mira Hoskins is completely unaware of the fact that she is about to play a pivotal role in the ongoing conflict between witches and warlocks. Not only is Mira a rare air witch with the potential for tremendous power, but she is also the target for warlocks who seek to use her in a demon summoning ritual. The only person standing between Mira and a certain death is Jack McAllister, a fire witch who will do anything
Nichole (Dirrty H)
Feb 22, 2009 Nichole (Dirrty H) rated it really liked it
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
I just couldn't connect with the characters or the story. In short it was pretty darn boring!!!
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

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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
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
So, I Read This Book Today
Jan 01, 2013 So, I Read This Book Today rated it did not like it
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
Feb 06, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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,
Jun 04, 2009 Shanon rated it liked it
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
Aug 03, 2013 Terry rated it it was amazing
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
Mira Hoskins is just trying to get her life back on track after divorcing her cheating husband. She's working as a waitress and saving up her tips so she can go back to college. All that changes when she wakes up in a strangers bed and is told she has the rare power to control air.

Jack McAllister is a powerful fire witch and feels the strong natural attraction that occurs between air and fire when they meet. Only problem is that Mira is strictly off limits. Not only due to the terrible secret of
Feb 07, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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
Feb 11, 2015 Lyssa rated it liked it
This book started out very promising but eventually fell flat. The plot was nonexistent in comparison to the almost constant sexual interactions between the two main characters. A good romance has to have a balance between the plot and the love affair. Sex, sex and then more sex can easily kill the whole book. The few action scenes were a couple pages compared to the constant and of course mind blowing sex between these two extremely hot people. The writing was not bad but I like more story with ...more
May 15, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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.
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.
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
2.5 stars.
Witches are living incognito among us… (snickers). Theyre 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 doesnt know is that shes a very powerful air-witch, a legacy of her dead parents who didnt want h ...more
May 05, 2008 Tez rated it liked it
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All her life, Mira has been raised by her grandmother after her parents are killed in an accident. Without her knowing, Mira has been a dormant air witch. Her life is turned upside down when a gorgeous man, Jack McAllister, saves her from an attack inside her apartment one night and tells the truth about herself and how her parents died. Jack confesses that he is sent by The Coven to protect Mira. Although there is a big secret that Jack also keeps from her ...

It's been awhile since I read a par
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❂ Endless
May 14, 2011 ❂ Endless rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-m-f
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
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I just read this book, even if it was published back in 2007.

So far, I liked the first book on the series. Just enough magic and romance to make the plot interesting.

I like Mira as a character because even if she has gone through terrible things in her marriage to her ex-husband, she was still a strong woman who knew what she wanted and worked on getting them. As a witch she also took the news pretty well, even i
HellKat ^_~ Courtney
May 02, 2010 HellKat ^_~ Courtney rated it really liked it
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
Feb 25, 2016 Joyce rated it liked it
Well, interesting.
I am not going to give a summary, as usual, there are enough already.

This is the first book i read from this author. There is some info dumping but at the right times and in the right amount. Mira just discovered she is a witch, and you're with her on this journey, so the explenations are welcome. The plot is a bit slow at first, but builds up nicely. It's a nice read, just one thing that was bugging me a bit.

In this book, there is a plot, but also many sex scenes... I unders
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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
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Elemental Witches (4 books)
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