Sunday, 9 May 2010
Review: Witch Fire - Anya Bast
My Rating: G, B, L, X Released: June 2007 Publisher: Berkley Sensation Author's Website: anyabast.com Available @ Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Mira Hoskins doesn’t know she’s a natural-born witch who possesses the rare – and powerful – element air. And she never expects to find herself tied to a mahogany bed frame, captive of a man who aches to fulfill her every desire and let loose the magick that dwells inside her… Heat emanates from elemental fire witch Jack McAlister. The Coven, a governing authority of witches, has sent him to protect Mira from a band of warlocks who drains witches of power…and life. Long ago, he saw Mira’s parents murdered by this same dark magick. He’d like to quell his guilt and offer her everything she deserves. But she’s the long-lost cousin of his boss - making seduction off-limits. With Jack’s strong guidance, Mira is luring forth her inner magick. But this sense of duty is quickly swelling into insatiable hunger. He was warned about the natural attraction between air and fire. Now he risks being consumes by the woman he shouldn’t want – but can’t stay away from… Witch Fire is the first in the Elemental Witches series. It is a sizzling, hot novel that will leave you begging for your seat to be touched. This story will have you hooked and will make you keep turning those pages just to find out what happens next. I have to say that I enjoyed every minute of this book. I felt as if I was part in the story, I felt everything that Mira and Jack felt – so much I was nearly blushing at certain parts. It’s a magical feeling (no pun intended) when an author can make you feel like this through their written words. I am used to reading novels that involve vampires, werewolves and all those other beasties that go bump in the night. But this story focuses mainly on the witch world which is interlinked with humans. There is the odd mentioning of demons here and there but nothing too specific. These witches have managed to live amongst humans and have gone unnoticed. The main character, Mira, is an easy character to relate to in the sense that every woman at some point in their life has been low on their self esteem and unsure of who they really are. She doesn’t know her family as she was brought up by her godmother and all her life she never knew she was a witch – let alone a very strong and much sought after Air Witch. Enter Jack. This is a man who knows what he wants and can’t help himself but have it. I’m sure after you read this story you will be wanting your very own personal Jack. It’s kind of hard to describe Jack as a character. In the beginning you get the idea he is a womanizer, but deep down he has just never met the right woman. He has a very bad relationship with his father, one that cannot be resolved. Jack witnessed Mira’s parents death at a tender age and has blamed himself since. He is full of remorse and guilt for what he witnessed and this reflects in this actions towards Mira. The villains in this story are the kind that you really don’t want to mess with. They have magickal powers just like Mira and Jack but they use theirs for evil. They are also infamous in the human world as wealthy businessmen. They are corruptive witches, known as warlocks, and will stop at no means to get what they want and that’s Mira and her powers. Witch Fire’s plot is easy to follow and quite straight forward. It’s not one of those in depth stories that you have to sit and read about five chapters to understand what is going on. There were times throughout the book that I was able to guess what was going to happen next but don’t let this deter you from enjoying the story. I think I managed to guess what was going to happen because I have read so many supernatural books and have probably come across a similar story outline, either that or I am an ace detective . I think what makes this book so easy to read is the storyline, the fact that it involves action, love, romance and quite a bit of lust, everything you want from a supernatural romance novel. This book is definitely not for young people, but maybe the more mature teen and adults due to the sexual content. Witch Fire is an ideal book that you can read anywhere…when you are on holiday or snuggling up in front of the fire (at least then you have an excuse for the redness of your cheeks). Disclaimer: I have not bought this book or been given it free of charge and I am not receiving any money to review this book. I borrowed this book from the local library and everything I have said is based on my honest opinion.