Witch Fire (Elemental Witches Series #1)

Witch Fire (Elemental Witches Series #1)

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by Anya Bast
     
 

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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

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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.

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VOYA - Jamie Hansen
In an alternate London where the government regulates and sometimes persecutes witches, Lucas and Glory are teenaged witchkind, exceptionally strong in the witchcraft powers of the fae. Although alike in age and ability, the pair spring from vastly dissimilar backgrounds. For generations, Glory's clan, the Wednesday Coven, has dominated the East End criminal underworld, while Lucas's family of Inquisition witch-hunters has persecuted those of the fae. Following the life-changing events of the first volume in the series, they have been recruited to WICA, the CIA-like office of Witchkind Intelligence and Covert Affairs, training as operatives in the government's struggles against witch terrorists. The teens' assignment is to infiltrate a secretive and exclusive Swiss boarding school for spoiled witch children. Startling discoveries at the school send Glory and Lucas on separate journeys in which they must confront demons from their pasts. Powell's sequel to Burn Mark (Bloomsbury, 2012/Voya December 2012) continues the saga of the unlikely partnership of the scion of a family of witch-hunters and the descendent of notorious witch criminals. Combining cumbersome exposition with uneven pacing, Witch Fire provides readers of the previous volume an opportunity to re-engage with Glory and Lucas, but otherwise offers little to entice new readers. A world of government-regulated witchcraft and teenaged undercover operatives is an appealing premise, worthy of a better and more exciting novel. Recommend this title only to those who enjoyed the first in the series. Reviewer: Jamie Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425216149
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2007
Series:
Elemental Witches Series, #1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
368,346
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Anya Bast lives in the country with her Belgian husband, their tornado toddler of a daughter, and more cats, dogs, and rabbits than is sane. Ever since she was a little girl, Anya has told stories (much to her mother's dismay). She's happy to finally be making a career out of it. A native of one of the colder states, she loves to ice skate and watch hockey. She has fascination for crows, ravens and birds of prey. She enjoys the study of Eastern philosophy, Celtic myth, dreaming, and shamanism and occasionally incorporates what she learns into her paranormal stories. She works part time as a data base editor and French translator.

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Witch Fire (Elemental Witches Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 93 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Orphan Mira Hoskins is a waitress at Mike¿s Diner unaware that she is a witch whose power is elemental air. Instead she believes she is just a human female living a normal but dull life until now when the hunk reading the paper in the diner changes her life.--------------- That patron elemental fire witch Jack McAllister has abducted Mira and tied her to a bed. He hides from her how much he wants her especially sensing the fiery passion inside her that he covets releasing as much as freeing the magick she is unaware that she possesses. However, first he must complete his mission as the Coven assigned him to keep her safe from rogue warlocks who drain witches of their power and consequently their essence as they did her parents a tragedy he witnessed. He also knows she is off limits as the cousin of his superior still fire and air area volatile mix especially when love enters the relationship.---------------- This is a terrific romantic fantasy starring two volatile lead characters as fire and air mix into an uncontrollable inferno. The story line is fast-paced from the abduction to the final alteration, but it is the relationship between fire and air that makes the tale a blast to read. Though more of what happened to her parents especially Jack¿s involvement that has him carrying tons of guilt, fans will enjoy this delightful mixing of elementals.--------- Harriet Klausner
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I put off reading it for a while because it seemed to have more negative reviews than positive. I also thought it was going to be romance focused. That was a mistake. I'd say this book had a 50/50 focus between romance/sex and fantasy. It was put together in a way that made you care for the characters and want them to succeed. I am strictly an urban fantasy reader with not much patience for a paranormal romance. Surprisingly enough, Anya can draw a reader into the story and she definitely kept my interest. Mira is having a mundane life. She's recently divorced from a cheating, jerk of an exhusband. She now works as a waitress and lives in a crappy apt. but she does have pride in knowing that she is providing for herself and going back to school. In the midst of putting her life back together, she is attacked by two men who try to kidnap her. Enter Jack McAllistar who saves her and helps her find out who she really is. Mira and Jack have great chemistry and a lot of sex. The explicit sex didn't bother me, I actually enjoyed it. Witch Fire, is an extremely adult novel but....I'm an adult. Anya has a knack for creating a sensual experience focused on pleasing a women, instead of gliding over the women's pleasure to focus on the male; which a lot of authors (male and female) seem to do. Mira learns that not only is she a powerful air witch but she has the once in a lifetime chance to punish the man who stole her parents' magic and their lives. Anya has built a dark world where witches have the power to raise demons, magically torture and almost rule the world from behind the scenes. I look forward to finding out more about Jack and Mira in book two.
Alan Sheridan More than 1 year ago
The story idea was great but all the porn really detracted from it. I skipped over the pages and pages of graphic sex, it was just overdone. How many times does one have to use the word labia before it gets an X rating?
TheElizabethP More than 1 year ago
Great story -- a 1st read witch story. Loved the story and the sex scenes.
Stephanie Hudson More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I had read by Anya. Eight books later, I'm just as thrilled to read a new release by her. This book is the start of my favorite series by her. Mira is lovely and Jack will make your mouth water. With some racy love scenes I wouldn't recommend this for someone who doesn't like a vivid sex scene. However, the love is there complete with flawed but relatable characters, the beginning of a fantastic story, and a collection of books I have read numerous times.
sillyputty22 More than 1 year ago
This is my 2nd witch read. I am more into vampires. But I liked it. It was an easy read. A good storyline, easy to follow and the characters were easy to get to know as well. These witches are different from other witches I have read about. These don't do spells all the time. They have some sort of elemental powers...hence the Elemental Witch Series. So I found that interesting. If you like witches you should check this series out.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I finally quit reading at about page 150 although I'm not sure how I held on that long. I can't stand all the the whiny self doubt that this couple engages in. And to top it off, they act like absolute juveniles. Pouting, irrational behavior, ugh... I'd walk away fast from a man like this one. I'd run away.
Kindereduk8r More than 1 year ago
I usually enjoy sexy, risqué, or flat out raunchy books, but at least build the characters and story line before jumping in to the deep end! Consider it foreplay, if nothing else! I know nothing about these characters other than they both are prone to hot-and-heavy imaginings about complete strangers.  Big turn off, IMO, but I'm only a few pages in. Wish I could return this book.   
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ET70 More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book and will absolutely look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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