Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Witch Fire by Anya Bast

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Elemental Witches Book 1

Copyright: 2007

Pages: 278

After a chaotic marriage and a rough divorce, all Mira Hoskins wants is stability and normality. But when sexy Jack McAllister enters her life, she discovers that what you want isn't always what you need.

Jack is a powerful witch with the ability to command fire and is anything but normal. As the head of a security detail for The Coven, a national organization that governs national witches, Jack has been assigned to watch over Mira. She is a natural born witch with the ability to call the air. And although she is unaware of her talent, a group of renegade witches has discovered her existence and are determined to steal her power--and her life.

Witch Fire is one passionate read; hot, scorching hot, third degree burns HOT. Is it possible to have too much of a good thing ... hmm, ask me after I've  had a cold shower. The elemental magick theme and good vs evil storyline was really enjoyable but I would have liked to see a bit more plot development to balance out the sex, sex, sex.

The system of magick in Witch Fire is fascinating, each witch whether Coven (good) or Duskoff (evil) has an affinity with an element; air, fire, earth or water and their power is harnessed from that element. In order to protect Mira from the Duskoff Cabal, Jack, a powerful fire witch must train Mira to recognise and draw on her powers as an air witch. When things heat up, demon summoning, secrets and witchcraft politics get added to the mix of sex and magic ... and did I mention sex.

Mira and Jack's relationship is intense, plenty of sexual tension but not a lot happens in the first half of the book that isn't horizontal. The sex scenes are very well writtten, which is just as well since there are many, but don't worry, nothing tacky or cliched here. Just your everyday 'inferno' ... we all know that air fans and 'excites' fire *grin.* 

Try Witch Fire if you like a fun, sexy read, sure to raise your temperature.

Remaining books in the Elemental Witches quartet:

Witch Blood
Witch Heart
Witch Fury

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  1. Sounds good :D I have been wanting to read Bast for some time

  2. Haha! It sounds cool. I really enjoyed reading your review. :)

  3. Darn it! I had this one in my hands at the bookstore this weekend and I put it back on the shelf - grrr...

    Okay, thanks to your review it will stay in the basket next bookstore trip!

  4. I have read the House at Riverton is not supposed to be as good.

  5. I havent heard of this book before, but it sounds nice.
    Thanks for the great review.

  6. LOL Great review Teddyree, horizontal indeed. I have an Anya Bast vampire book in the stacks which I must get to. I've not been drawn to her witch series for some reason, although it is extremely popular. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!


  7. never heard of this one before.but seems a great series they have.. =p

  8. B ~ was good but it could have been better if more attention was paid to the plot.

    AyeMe ~ thanks, was a fun read, fun review!

    Patti ~ don't you hate that LOL, I have the next one to go on with and it's supposed to be good.

    Esme ~ I think the Australian version of House at Riverton is actually called Shifting Fog or is it the other way around, dunno. LOL

    Nina ~ good read if you want something light but heavy on the sex :-)

    Lea ~ I'd normally rather read about vampires & werewolves but this was one of the better witch ones, maybe it was all the horizontal action LOL

    Darlyn ~ was a nice quick read and I have Witch Blood to read next so will decide after that whether to continue with series.

  9. This sound so good - I love the mixture of old world and basic everyday occurancce in a book...

    I have heard good things about this book...


  10. I know the perfect person to recommend this too!! Excellent review!

  11. Just saw the cover for the next Emily Bryan book, Stroke of Genius, on your side bar. The cover is so pretty!

  12. Great review, Teddyree! I think I'll have to add this on for my wishlist just to check it out, I don't mind sex in books but sometimes it can get too much. I'll have to find out what I think :)

  13. I think that sounds good. I havent hear of this one before.

  14. this sounds really good.

    i love a bit of smut every once in a while lol so i will probably pick this up on a hot day, when i can go jump in a pool to cool off lol

    excellent review

  15. I've seen this mentioned a few times - always favorably - will have to keep my eye open for it, and the rest of the series :)

  16. well! One has to read something like once in a while ;)

  17. We can all use a little fire and hotness in our lives now and again.

  18. We can all use a little fire and hotness in our lives now and again.

  19. Here's one I haven't read, but keep meaning to. I love stories that have a witchy background, lol, and this one sounds hot! I'll look around for it, Anya Bast sounds like an author I should have picked up long ago!

    Dottie :)


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