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Friday, May 27th, 2011

The World of Jeweled and Jaded

Jaded releases in a week and a half. I can’t believe it’s almost June!

Jaded is the sequel to Jeweled, which came out last November, and will end this short two-book series. Both books are menage a trois romances (M/F/M, in case you’re wondering). They are very hot and are both very romantic. There’s also a significant amount of worldbuilding in the books.

I am of the opinion that it is possible to write erotic stories that are both romantic AND are set in elaborate worlds. I think it IS possible to have it all. Honestly, I can’t write any other way because I get bored.

Jeweled and Jaded are set in a world flavored with the French Revolution with a dash of Russian Bolshevik uprising. Up until the beginning of Jeweled, only those with magick are privileged and wealthy. Those born into the lower classes who have so much as a breath of magick are whisked away from their families (willingly or not) and fostered at the royal palace.

If they pass a test of their magick at age eighteen, they are fitted with a precious jewel–in the small of the back for the women and the back of the neck for the men. Then they are considered “washed” of their low born status and fit for marriage into the royal family. This is, of course, simply a way to keep the royal family in control of the country.

Except the lower classes become fed up with this system that keeps them so impoverished. They rise up, storm the palace, and hunt down every member of the royal family and every one of the “Jeweled” they can find.

These books are historical fantasy, a setting you don’t see often in romance. The world has a Victorian feel, but, although certain technologies are beginning to be developed, I wouldn’t call these stories steampunk.

Jeweled features Evangeline, who hates her fall from grace. For her, adjustment from life as a celebrated “Jeweled” is very tough. The reader might not like her much at first, but stick with her, she changes and grows over the course of the novel.

Jaded has a much different type of heroine. Lilya is not magicked at all. She comes from a very rough background and has spent her life as a courtesan, one who is in charge of every aspect of her business–from the selection of her clients to what she does with them. All of that is turned on its head when two particular men enter her life and she is forced to confront her past and readjust her present. If she doesn’t, she’ll have no future.

You can read the first chapter of Jeweled and/or Jaded on my web site
Want to win a copy of Jeweled, the first book in this two-book series? Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner.
Finally, I want to let everyone know about the contest I’m holding on my blog. I’m celebrating the release of JADED on June 7th with a two week event. The grand prize is a $100 GC to the book store of the winner’s choice, the runner-up prize is a $50 GC, and there are chances to win a different book every day. Go on over and check it out.

And remember, if you haven’t yet entered for a Kindle, or $189 Amazon gift card, do so now here at the Addicted to You contest.

33 comments to “Anya Bast and Jaded! Giveaway!”

  1. Gabrielle J.
      · May 27th, 2011 at 7:43 am · Link

    I’ve heard good things about the first book! Jeweled? It looks pretty intriguing and I like fantasy novels even though I don’t read them very often. On the other hand I love historicals, so combining them just makes it more fun for the writer and the reader!

    Ms. Bast? Did you automatically decide that you were going to only have two books for this series? Or did you make that decision later on after the first book was finished? I was just wondering.

    Good luck with your new series Ms. Kery! And Good luck with Jaded Ms. Bast!

  2. Robin Snodgrass
      · May 27th, 2011 at 7:43 am · Link

    Wow, I adore that cover. Red is such an eye-catching color and it really goes with the whole jewel theme. I love the unique idea of the time period added with the fantasy element. Sounds like 2 terrific books. I’ll definitely have to check those out.

  3. ClaudiaGC
      · May 27th, 2011 at 8:37 am · Link

    Just read the exceprts over on your side and wow, I really like them! I definitely have to watch out for those two books. And I really love the cover, too. Good luck with the release of Jaded!

    • ClaudiaGC
        · May 27th, 2011 at 8:39 am · Link

      Sorry for the typos! Meant “excerpts” and “site”. 🙂

  4. Junegirl63
      · May 27th, 2011 at 8:42 am · Link

    Love the covers to both Jewelled and Jaded! Thanks for the excerpts!

  5. Gabriella Hewitt
      · May 27th, 2011 at 8:42 am · Link

    A most interesting mix of history — French & Bolshevik– a definite tumltous time period. The stories sound fascinating. Totally in a greement with you; “I am of the opinion that it is possible to write erotic stories that are both romantic AND are set in elaborate worlds.”

  6. Chele Blades
      · May 27th, 2011 at 8:55 am · Link

    i still have jeweled in my TBR folder…and now jaded? I am behind…

  7. Fedora
      · May 27th, 2011 at 9:59 am · Link

    Love the covers on these, Anya! Looking forward to adding this to my TBR!

  8. Stella (Ex Libris)
      · May 27th, 2011 at 10:16 am · Link

    I completely agree with you Anya: stories which are romantioc but sizziling are my favourite! Jeweled and Jaded sound exciting, would love to read them (I just love erotic historical romances :mrgreen: )

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Kel
      · May 27th, 2011 at 10:16 am · Link

    Wow, contests abound!

    Jewelled in on my TBR list. I’m going to try to convince the book club that Jaded’s a good choice for next month. 🙂

  10. StacieDM
      · May 27th, 2011 at 12:16 pm · Link

    I have to admit that I am a cover snob. If the cover doesn’t appeal to me I usually won’t pick up the book. Both of your covers are stunningly gorgeous! I’ve enjoyed all of the blurbs and excerpts that I have read for Jeweled and Jaded. I’m looking forward to starting this series. Congrats on the release of Jaded!

  11. Amy T
      · May 27th, 2011 at 12:18 pm · Link

    I’ve enjoyed your writing in the past, and these sound like ones to go on the TBB list as well. Congrats on the upcoming release!

  12. Nikki Barrett
      · May 27th, 2011 at 12:40 pm · Link

    Wow, they sound really interesting. I’m going to have to check them out! 🙂



  13. CrystalGB
      · May 27th, 2011 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Hi Anya. Your book sounds great. I love the cover.

  14. Danielle Gorman
      · May 27th, 2011 at 12:54 pm · Link

    I am reallly looking forward to reading this book. It looks so good and I love the cover.

  15. Jane
      · May 27th, 2011 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Congrats to Anya on the upcoming release.

  16. Miranda
      · May 27th, 2011 at 2:50 pm · Link

    I had the pleasure of meeting Anya at RAW last year. Lovely woman and fantastic writer! Very versatile I love this series!

  17. Joder
      · May 27th, 2011 at 2:42 pm · Link

    This series sounds very good. I’m a fan of menages and exotic worlds and would love to read how you make all them mesh.

  18. Cathy M
      · May 27th, 2011 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Congrats on your new release, Anya. I’ve been seeing great reviews about this series and would love a chance to read Jeweled.

  19. Dawn
      · May 27th, 2011 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Wow this looks like it’s gonna be a great series 🙂 I will definitely adding this to my TBR lists

  20. poups
      · May 27th, 2011 at 5:41 pm · Link

    pick me pick me! excerpt looked great, congrats!

  21. jennifer mathis
      · May 27th, 2011 at 5:53 pm · Link

    oh sounds like a good book somehow i missed this series

  22. JoAnna B
      · May 27th, 2011 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great book and an interesting world! Congrats on your upcoming release!

  23. Amelia
      · May 27th, 2011 at 6:21 pm · Link

    What a beautiful cover!!

  24. Diane Sadler
      · May 27th, 2011 at 7:24 pm · Link

    I was just on your website Anya checking out your books!

  25. infinitieh
      · May 27th, 2011 at 9:36 pm · Link

    I love the covers! And the story sounds great, too!

  26. Jeanette Juan
      · May 27th, 2011 at 11:39 pm · Link

    Love Anya Bast and this sounds like another great read!

  27. Ren Puspita
      · May 28th, 2011 at 6:43 am · Link

    I love cover of Jeweled and Jaded, so sexy and sensual 😀
    I’m intriguing with the story too, never read story with French and Russian history at the mix
    Would love to win ^_^

  28. Stephanie M
      · May 28th, 2011 at 8:39 am · Link

    I love your other series and would love to read this new one. Congrats on the new release.

  29. Ivelisse
      · May 28th, 2011 at 10:17 am · Link

    Congrats on your upcoming release, great cover

  30. Betty Lewis
      · May 28th, 2011 at 1:36 pm · Link

    I think Haded sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  31. Dottie
      · May 29th, 2011 at 10:39 pm · Link

    Wow! Great cover, love the way the book sounds!

    Dottie 🙂

  32. Jen B.
      · June 1st, 2011 at 2:11 pm · Link

    I check your site every day. I love your release parties. Great excerpts, great questions and great prizes!

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