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Jeweled

(Court of Edaeii #1)

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3.63  ·  Rating details ·  423 ratings  ·  38 reviews
A new series of erotic magic and fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author.

In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may best her in mag
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 3rd 2010 by Berkley Trade (first published September 29th 2010)
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Laurie Garrison
Apr 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Anya Bast delivers a superb heartfelt story. I truly didn’t expect this erotica to be so emotional. It took me a bit to really get into this story but as I kept reading the more I was engrossed into the story, I just had to find out what really happened in Evangeline’s past that had her to put walls up on her emotions. You get hot M/F/M sex with back door. There is mention of same gender sex, but it never goes into anything. This is not a quick setup manage, it takes a while for these three to g ...more
Cecile
Jun 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow... where do I start. First, let me say that Ms. Anya did another fan-freaking-tastic job of taking me to another time and place. She rocked my world with Wicked Enchantments world and now the Jeweled world. Where all things are mystical and dangerous. Where being yourself might actually cost you your life. Ms. Anya entwined her story around me so that I had to finish the story. It was like holding your breath... You just have to breath.. And I had to read this book. I had to know Evangeli ...more
Toeni
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In a country very much like France before its bloody Revolution, the royalty and nobles ignore the hungry voices of the poor and revel in frivolities. Now add those that are born with magic and are ripped from their families to be trained to be the favored in the palace. These are the Jeweled. This is my impression of the country of Rylisk. Anatol and Evangeline have both been raised up in the palace to one day be tested to receive the special jewel that will be embedded in their backs. Anatol h ...more
Cathiecaffey
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I had the opportunity to review JEWELED by Anya Bast and grabbed that chance! I've read various books of Ms. Bast's but never have not reviewed a erotic historical fantasy, but so love to read them even though they are scarce. I have read very little to none of straight fantasy, so I then worried I wouldn't do so well with a review of this genre. I started out with taking notes and it was taking away time from the book, but also, being able to enjoy the book. So I put all the notes away and just ...more
Bookaholics
Oct 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Jeweled by Anya Bast
Paranormal Romance- Nov 2nd, 2010
4 stars

Jeweled is a fabulous new fantasy with lush and highly erotic content.

In the country of Rylisk, children with magic are carried away to the high Court of Edaeii. The royal line no longer has magic and they hope to train and incorporate these children into their household or their royal line. Evangeline is one such woman. In addition to her fabled beauty she has the ability to pull emotions and create them. However, this ability cuts he
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Heather
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
* actually read this awhile ago so review is based on my notes I found.
"It's because I love her that I'm willing to share her. She's too damaged for one man alone. She needs both of us to balance her. If she doesn't get that balance and stability, she'll run away from me. Be my partner, Gregorio."
Evangelne, Anatol, and Gregorio are the three main characters.
This is not your basic menage romance but rather so much more. The learning of the emotions, needs, lust, love, and more. I love the fact
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Lauren
I'm going with 3 1/2 stars on this one. It took a couple chapters to get into this but in the end it was a HOT read. Evangeline is a jeweled. She can take and manipulate others emotions. Her main goal at the palace is to move up the magical food chain even if it means sleeping with men and women. Just when things were going her way, the palace was invaded by the non-magical and the poor. Royals were killed and she barely escaped with her life. Thanks to Anatol, the man who saved her, she began t ...more
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Evangeline comes across as very selfish and self-absorbed. This makes it so hard to like her. Even after her history and background are established, my dislike lessened only a little bit. Anatol and Gregorio are a little better.
After bit of a slow start right at the beginning, I gradually got into it. As an erotica, it was decent. There was no insta-love. Nice plot. I wish I had liked the characters more.
Probably won't pick up the next.
Sura
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
I liked reading about the court and it's politics. The revolution was interesting and so was the world the author was creating in this book but I did not believe in the romance between any of the characters. I also did not believe in the character growth of the heroine, couldn't connect to her or the heroes and really didn't care about what happened to them.
Angela
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This. Was a really good book. I didn't want to put it down. The connection between the main characters was amazing. The storyline made me want more.
Kazen
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Good world building and I love that the threesome is a true triad, not a love triangle. And bisexuality is a normal, acknowledged thing in this world, yea! All three main characters have had sex with both men and women and it's totally normal and taken in stride. (The relationship is still MFM, though.)

Misunderstandings and general grah-ness had me skimming a bit at the end but I'm still going to try out the next (only other?) novel in the series.
Katerina
Absolutely not for me. Stopped at 75%.
Danielle
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a book that I wish I could have read in one sitting. Even when at work, I found myself "clock watching" so I could get back to reading it
Paloma Beck
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-fantasy
A world-building queen, Anya Bast has remarkable talent in creating distinctive worlds that incorporate unforgettable characters. Her newest fantasy romance, Jeweled, is a top example of Bast’s talent and is a must read. Her world building is fantastic with magic richly woven throughout the story, slyly creating the basis of the story’s conflict. And as the characters evolve, so does their world.
Evangeline is taken from her family as a small child and trained to excel in magic, categorized by he
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Rebecca
Nov 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
A world-building queen, Anya Bast has remarkable talent in creating distinctive worlds that incorporate unforgettable characters. Her newest fantasy romance, Jeweled, is a top example of Bast’s talent and is a must read. Her world building is fantastic with magic richly woven throughout the story, slyly creating the basis of the story’s conflict. And as the characters evolve, so does their world.
Evangeline is taken from her family as a small child and trained to excel in magic, categorized by he
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Tez
Sep 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: signed-to-me
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Robin K
Jeweled, as its title suggests, is raw, refined and stunning. With rich emotion and characters the novel took my breath away. The novel begins with the atmosphere of decadence and indulgence. In a palace of fairy tale with princes and magic. Beautifully described nobles and royals. Lush furnishings and gowns. A unique read from page one I could not put the book down. I enthusiastically turned the pages and filled my imagination with passionate delights and intrigues.

Born with magic and raised as
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Darcy
Jun 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, menage, 2011
This author is an auto read for me, so I request her books from the library often without knowing what the book is about, that was especially true with this book. I started reading it during my lunch hour and after 15 minutes thought this one was going to go in my couldn't bring myself to finish, but as this book was my only entertainment I kept reading and it wasn't too much longer that I was sucked in.

I think what made the first part so hard to get into is the main character, Evangeline. She i
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Cynthia Cene
Oct 11, 2010 rated it liked it
I normally like Anya Bast books. But for some reason this one didn't meet like the others, I could be cause it is really different from her other books. You know when you get used to an author and then they switch up on you? That's how it was for me.

This story is a bout a royal and powerful magical group who control everything. They don't care about wither there subjects have food, homes, or are healthy as long as they did and were. Eventually the subjects banned together and revolted hunting do
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PepsiGirl
Another story that takes you along for a ride in an unknown land. Bast always pulls this off, with her well developed plots and characters that are so fleshed out. Even though all is a fantasy there's just a little bit of truth thrown in there to make it seem possible. I got this story not knowing the plot but it didn't disappoint. Anatol and Gregorio were both desirable men and what's a girl to do? Choose? Not on their watch, resigned to the fact that he would never be able to hold Evangeline's ...more
Amy
Jan 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: witchy-ones
I liked this book. I really did. However, it wasn't one of my favorite books by this author. I'm a big fan of two of her other series, but this one seemed to have a far different tone. It was good, but there were parts where the pages didn't seem to turn quite as fast as I'm used to. The scenes were passionate, becoming more so as Evangeline comes to terms with her emotions. Anatol's character sometimes seemed contradictory, but was nevertheless the driving force of the book. He really seemed to ...more
Stacy
Dec 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I have been wanting to pick up a copy of Jeweled since its release day but hadn't had the chance so when Anya asked for review sites to review a copy I jumped at the offer. It came in the mail and I immediately started to read it. I was NOT disappointing. Sometimes with Erotic books I tend to find it a little to raunchy and the story not at all satisfying but Ms Bast made all the erotic scenes tasteful and sensual while still making it extremel
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Brenda
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Gail
Jul 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Anya Bast delivers yet another hot sexy read, while giving us a solid story of a land where magick is coveted by the ruling monarchy and feared by the common people.

Evangeline was born with special magick, she is taken from her parents at the tender age of 4. Delivered into the ruling monarchy, the Court of Edaeii. The Edaeii take gifted children and train them to be their personal/political slaves.

When civil unrest brings down the Court of Edaeii, Evangeline is helped by Anatol another gifted
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Kate
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it
In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may best her in magic, but he is her absolute equal in passion.

They share something else-they're both targets of low-born revolutionaries. Rescued by Gregorio, the brilliant revolutionary mastermind, they're given sanctuary. But i
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Bridget
Apr 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Story was a fantasy world where the ruling dynasty cultivates individuals showing "Magickal" abilities. Taking them as young children, they are trained to become honored members of the upper classes and some married into the ruling families, in an effort to bring magick back into the royal bloodlines. A revolution changes the society in a bloody uprising. Main characters Evangeline and Anatol are two of the gifted members of court who survive the revolution and must adjust to a new reality. Writ ...more
Jamie
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Very talented and creative writing it just didn't do it for me. I don't know if it was too slow and not enough action or it was just to much torment in the main character. It was just okay to me and I fell bad because I wanted to love it but while creative it was just three stars for me which in my head says I'll never read it again, five stars means I'll pick it up and read it again and again and again!!!!
Gina (bibliobuff)
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
This seems like it will be the start to a great series. In ways, it reminded me of Megan Hart's Solace books. My only complaint — and I've had this one a lot in recent menage books I've read — I felt like Gregorio was a third wheel. Bast so nicely built up the romance between Evangeline and Anatol that when Gregorio came into the picture, he felt intrusive. Which is a shame because he is a great character.
Vivian
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic
I read this one second. I liked jaded better,the second in this series. This one didn't carry as much emotional interest. But to me it was still worth the read. A lot of sex to look for in this one. The con to this, one of the characters feelings for falling in love with the other just didn't seem believable enough and vice versa. And Anatol the first male character is so p...whipped.
Martina
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
I love Anya, but this book was so difficult to read... it went beyond the norm of her stories and not to a good place. I found myself skipping a lot of pages, the story of loving and having a relationship with two men at the same time seemed unbelievable and I couldn't buy into it. After finishing the book I realized that all those skipped pages didn't even matter.
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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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