Witch Fire (Elemental Witches Series #1)

Witch Fire (Elemental Witches Series #1)

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425216149
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2007
Series: Elemental Witches Series , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 491,783
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.67(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 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.
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buzzkiss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wish there was more to the story. I don't mind sex written into the story line, when written well it can add to the story. But the scenes in this book were just cheesy porn, written the same way over and over.
MonicaLynn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This pulled me in from the get go. Mira is a witch and doesn't know it. Her past finally catches up with her and she has to learn her past and her powers in a short period of time. Along with this she falls madly in love and things get very hot and steamy in this one. Good read.
mthomas1975 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Half Price Books. I go there at least 2 or 3 times a month. That being said, it's rare that I just pick a book up at random and enjoy it this much. Fortunately for me, HPB had all four of the books in the Elemental Witches series and I was smart enough to pick them all up instead of waiting (like I normally do) to see if I like the first one. I had a hard time putting this book down. I hate that goodreads only offers 1 -5 stars and not halves because I would definitely give this book 4.5 stars.This book is paranormal romance and unlike most books I've read in the genre, it's VERY heavy on the sex. If you are put off by graphic sex, I suggest that you not read this book. If you are a perv like me I say dive in. It's definitely worth the read. Anya Bast is an author that I'll be watching. I look forward to the next book in the series.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Falls into the romance end of the urban fantasy spectrum; this is a pretty typical story of the type. Mira Hoskins is just after divorcing her husband, which has left her with some issues, she finds herself handcuffed to a bed, finding herself with powers beyond her belief, powers that need control and Jack McAllister is the man to help her control them.It has some very cheesy moments but is an good but not a great read. Most of the elements are pretty predictable but I just couldn't put it down when I was reading it.
nilchance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a big old "meh", with a side of irritation. It didn't leave a big impression.
reannon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mira doesn't know she's a witch, a powerful air witch. She's in danger from a warlock who killed her parents in order to call up a demon. The good guys show up in the person of Jack, who is a fire witch. He is also the sone of the warlock and saw Mira's parents die when he was 10. He ran away because he couldn't stop his father's horrors.Now Jack must persuade Mira of things that sound crazy to her, teach her how to use her magic, protect her, and deal with the overwhelming attraction between them.Pretty good book. Lots of sex and romance, if that's your thing. I'll probably read more in the series.
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by Anya Bast. Very interesting story. I have not read many books a witchcraft, I enjoyed this story and the relationship between the main characters. This was a strong story, and I look forward to the next in the series.
tdfangirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 male character), and Mira is very likable and believably flawed. The system of magick in this world is nicely original, too.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was all about one thing--sexual tension. Like a one night stand, the story took a nosedive once Mira and Jack finally get it on and the itch is scratched. The actual plot is unimaginative and the characters are nothing special. Points for originality on the elemental magic. Points lost for the author's misuse of good potential. The best part of the book was neither the plot or the two protagonists; it was the supporting role of Thomas, the strong and tightly wound leader of the Coven. You know the type... the kind of man that makes you want to muss his hair and seduce him atop his paperwork. On a side note, the smut is built on a bondage/submission angle that, in my opinion, was carelessly handled. The whole bondage thing was a prop, not an integral part to the story. It hardly factored into Jack's personality or even his relationship dynamic with Mira. What does that leave us with? Gratuity.
amf0001 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I always feel I should like Anya Bast better than I do. This is a perfectly acceptable book about a new witch, a rare air witch, and her budding rel with a fire witch, lots of sparks flying, wouldn't you know... She writes well but I somehow find her books easily put downable and hard to pick up. I didn't finish this one, and felt vaguely guilty about it, because there was nothing wrong with it, but it didn't engage me.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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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