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Witch Blood (Elemental Witches #2)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  2,631 Ratings  ·  158 Reviews
A water witch, Isabelle Novak has always led a chaotic, nomadic existence. But her life spins out of control when her sister—her only friend and emotional anchor—is killed by a demon. Driven by grief and a desire for revenge, she turns her back on the Coven and the rede they hold sacred: Harm thee none...

When Isabelle first encounters Thomas Monahan, she’s running on pure
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published (first published March 4th 2008)
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Ever since Isabelle Novak's sister Angela was brutally murdered by a demon called to Earth by the warlocks, she's been out for revenge. When she couldn't track the demon she turned her attention to the leader of the Duskoff Cabal, Stefan. Stefan is a powerful fire witch-turned-warlock, but Isabelle is a very strong water witch with a plan and the need to avenge her sister - the one person she cared about in the world - driving her on.

Her plan had just come to fruition, too, when the leader of th
Apr 14, 2008 Mahlet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers that enjoy PNR.
Shelves: pnr, series
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Apr 23, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
Very enjoyable...borderline mainstream/erotica.
Anya Bast is another author who is making the switch from erotica to more mainstream romance. She does a very good job in Witch Blood of bring on the heat.

Isabelle is a water witch out for revenge. She's dedicated her life to tracking and killing the demon who killed her sister. When she's unable to succeed, she goes after the head of the warlocks who called the demon.

Thomas is the head of the witches coven. He meets Isabelle as he captures the warl
I didn't like this one as much as I liked the first one. It felt disjointed, like random bits of plot were thrown together without much thought for cohesiveness. Unfortunately, the sex scenes felt incidental; in Witch Fire the sex was seamlessly integrated into the plot, but in this one, the developing relationship and accompanying smut between Isabelle and Thomas seemed like it was tossed in just to make the story a romance novel. This is sad, because good lord, Anya Bast can write some hot sex ...more
May 06, 2008 Tez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 13, 2008 Roberta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
The second book in her witch series. It is a paranormal romance. Her sex scenes are repetitive--she likes to use the word tunneling and impaled for a guy entering or doing a woman. Neither one of those words do it for me.

The plot outside of the sex is pretty good, but it took me over a week to finish this book which was under 400 pages. I can usually crank out a book like that in two days or less if I have more time.

Also, maybe it is just me, but I don't like the male characters to be so force
Isabelle Novak is a water witch who has decided to channel the grief of losing her sister Angela into making those responsible for her death pay. Angela was killed by a Demon let loose by the warlock-controlled Duskoff Cabal (aka - the bad guys) and since Isabele has had no luck tracking down the demon who actually did the dirty deed she has decided to pin her sites on the head of the Cabal who summoned the demon. BUT.... Just as she is about to kill the evil Stefan the car they are in lurches t ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
Feb 09, 2009 Mary (BookHounds) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: traded
Blurb from Book:
A water witch, Isabelle Novak has always led a chaotic, nomadic existence. But her life spins out of control when her sister—her only friend and emotional anchor—is killed by a demon. Driven by grief and a desire for revenge, she turns her back on the Coven and the rede they hold sacred: Harm thee none...

When Isabelle first encounters Thomas Monahan, she’s running on pure rage and sorrow, channeling her pain into power—and trying to freeze the life out of a warlock she holds res
Feb 16, 2009 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
While the plot itself is interesting and fast-paced, it gets weighed down by the sex scenes. There are a lot of them, and every single time Thomas and Isabel have sex, we hear the full play-by-play. With 275 pages of novel, that many sex scenes really weighed everything down. I realize if they were all cut out, the story might not actually be novel-length, but by the time I was halfway through the book, I was already to the point of rolling my eyes and going "yeah, ok, another sex scene..." Bast ...more
Jun 01, 2009 Merica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A past that won't go away, an old enemy that has returned, and a new man in your life. This is a story of a water witch named Isabelle who's out for revenge. A while back, a group of warlocks called Duskoff summond a demon to do their bidding and killed Isabelle's older sister and only friend Angela. Since the head warlock was already gone, the next best target was his over confidant and inhumane fire witch son, Stefan. First, she wanted to know about the demon that was killing witches again. Bu ...more
Jul 17, 2009 Adrienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second in the series of The Elemantal Witches . I really enjoyed this book. The world of Demon Ass kicking warrior witches has pulled me in.

This book carries on from where Witch Fire finished and is the story of Thomas Monahan and Isabelle Novak and their battle against a rogue demon who has been trapped on Earth following a summons from the Duskoff and is killing off witches in an attempt to raise sufficient magic to return to his relm. As all hell breaks loose Thomas and Isabelle are sucke
Seriously I can't understand why so many love this series. For me it has been one of the worst books I have read in a while. The lack of plot is really a turn off, and it's a shame because the work building was great and original.

At first, I was really attracted to the idea of elemental witches against evil. But the paranormal side of the story is lamely explained. Most of the time you just forget they are witches because they barely use their powers. Also the romance doesn't feel real. It's so
Mar 23, 2010 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Witch Blood is the second installment in the Elemental Witches series by Anya Bast. This is my second Bast book and I found I liked this book even more than Wicked Enchantment which is from her Dark Magick series. Although both are good, I found the Elemental Witches has a certain twist I like more.

At the beginning of the book Water Witch Isabella Novak is full of anger and pain. She's set on hunting down her sisters murderer to get revenge. She even changes her hair color and eye color to be mo
Apr 06, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have done it again and started in the middle of a series, thats the problem when I get them as strips. Anyways I don't think that this is the type of series where you need to read them in order it is just a matter of when they introduce the characters, each book in the series focuses on a different character. Alright so back to this book. I really enjoyed this book. It was intense and passionate. The main character Isabelle is out to seek revenge on the murder of her sister and frankly she is ...more
HellKat ^_~ Courtney
Here we have Isabelle, a wild water witch who trusts no one . She is hell bent on destroying the man she holds responsible for her sister’s death, Stefan the new Duskoff international leader. (which leads to a really hot scene where she tries to freeze his man hood off.) The head of the Coven, Thomas, stops her just in time and reminds her that witches agree to “harm ye none”. Thomas promises to help her bring the demon that Stefan released to justice. Together with the coven they hunt a very po ...more
Sep 13, 2010 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults only
Witch Blood, the second book in the Elemental Witches series is a much better read than the first book. The first book was too light on plot and storyline and too immersed in sex. However, the author must have taken note because Witch Blood was filled with cleaver twists, turns and action. Isabelle Novak is a loner and a water witch. Her early years were filled with moves from place to place with her loving and protective sister, Angela. It seems mommy dearest was usually off somewhere acquiring ...more
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The story was good, but it wasn't exceptional.

We have a tortured heroine, Isabelle, the first water witch to get past Stefan Faucheux's defenses, and the Coven's core led by Thomas Monahan was "piggybacking" along her seduction. It was successful at some point. There wasn't any instant sexual attraction between the two but it can't be helped because the earth and water elements jibe together.

The history of demons and the origin of witches were better explained. Isabelle is out for vengeance beca
I have a funny reaction to this series. See, I do enjoy them. I really do. Yet... I have a hard time getting back into the books if I set them down. I don't have a reason for this peculiarity, it's just something that's happened with both books so far. It's weird because I like the story and I like the characters. I want to know how things are going to play out. I want to see where the unfolding revelations take the overall sotry arc. Why, then, do I have issues with finishing the books? I have ...more
Feb 09, 2011 Ami rated it really liked it
The second book in Anya Bast's "Elemental Witches" series takes few weeks after what happens in book #1. The stars of this story is Isabelle Novak, a Water witch who is on a revenge mission to capture the demon who killed her sister, and Thomas Monahan, an Earth witch who is also the head of the Coven.

From the first page, I'm totally loving the story. Isabelle is one kick-ass lady (gosh, that scene of what she to Stefan still makes me wince because OMG it must HURT!). She has her baggage, being
Apr 01, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ISABELLE NOVAK-main character,witch-water
Stefan Faucheux-cranes adopted son, isabelles person shes been hunting for,famous,warlock-fire
Angela Novak-isabelle's sister,a witch, died because she was put in the circle to trade for demon
Thomas Monahan-head of the coven,warlock-earth
Adam Tyrell-a warlock-fire
Jack McAllister-warlock-fire, also miras husband,thomas's right-hand man(in the coven)
mira-witch-air, jacks wife
micah-thomas's cousin
boyle-the demon
theo-a dude that made thomas's tatto

in this book
Khalia Hades
Nov 26, 2013 Khalia Hades rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recommend this as a staple paranormal romance series for those days when you need a little danger, a little magic and to know that there is some hot romance out there somewhere!

Our male lead Thomas was introduced in book 1 and nicely developed here. He never proves to be the most dynamic or complicated of characters, but he is a solid, archetypal leader. Isabelle's character is a nice match- the spark over his still waters, if you will. She has plenty of depth, plenty of spunk and easily adopt
Apr 18, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Witch Blood by Anya Bast is one of my favorite books this year. I've been waiting for what feels like forever for this installment. Isabelle is a character that readers will be able to identify with. The heartbreak she is experiencing due to the loss of her sister will bring tears to your eyes. I could completely justify her means of making the man she holds responsible pay for his actions. I just wish Thomas would have let her go through with it. Now Thomas, he is definitely a man that will lea ...more
May 08, 2012 Sonya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witch Blood was a great bit of escapism for a couple hours I forgot about the annoyances of my life and just got lost in Isabelle’s world. Thwarted by Thomas the leader of the witches’s coven catches her in the act of trying to separating a warlock’s life from his body. The very same one who summoned the demon that killed her sister. Isabella is pissed but forms an alliance with Thomas, her boss essentially. That said I was surprised the tone of some of the scenes between the two skirting the ed ...more
Maybe it's because I read so much paranormal fiction and have a lot to compare her to, but this series of Bast's, while decent, is definitely not something I would put near the top of a list of authors or series' I'd recommend to friends.

First of all, the ending was disappointing for me. Without giving any spoilers, I felt that Bast just ran out of energy, or couldn't come up with anything else to really wrap up the story in a way that resolved where she had built it up to. One minute there's da
Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
Very good, especially for a paranormal romance. I skimmed through the too-many sex scenes, especially since they happened too early, but the overlying story and battle was quite interesting.

I had this on the shelf for awhile and didn't want to read it - for some reason I seem to remember hating the first one, although now I'm doubting myself - but when I read it for a themed challenge I kicked myself for not picking it up sooner. It turned out well written and fun, much better than I anticipated
Paranormal Romance
As a child the heroine and her sister were pretty much abandoned by their mother who spent most of her time bouncing between one wealthy man and another. As such, the heroine grew up generally detached from the world around her. She has no friends, no one she cares about or really cares about her. Other than her sister. Her sister was the world to her. But now she's been murdered by a demon, taken from the heroine and leaving the survivor grieving the loss and thirsting hard for revenge. The her ...more
Oct 15, 2013 Claudia rated it liked it
this book is focused on Thomas - who was visible in the first book but not very well defined.

all in all it was a nice read but not more - unfortunately I am not sure, if I can really define why without spoilering so ...

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Water witch Isabelle Novak must form an uneasy alliance with earth witch Thomas Monahan to hunt and destroy a demon of tremendous power, even though Thomas's very presence stirs deeper desires than she ever knew she had.


"Anya Bast tells a really passionate story and leaves you wanting more...the Elemental Witch series will be a fantastic read." -ROMANCE READER''S CONNECTION "Deliciously sexy and intriguingly original." -ANGELA KNIGHT ON WITCH FIRE

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Witch Blood
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Isabelle Novak is a water witch set on avenging the murder of her sister by freezing the warlock she holds responsible. Caught in the act by the head of the Coven, Thomas Monahan, Isabelle is recruited to assist in the hunt for a demon terrorizing the witch population. Unfortunately, by placing herself in its sights, Isabelle becomes the demon’s next target . . .

As this is erotic PNR, the abundance of sex scenes is to be expected. However, Bast is also skilled at incorporating
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