Monday, December 3, 2012

VBT: Giveaway & Review ~ Banished by Anita Philmar

Banished by Anita Philmar


Three girls from Ardenia step outside of their world. Captured and a forget spell placed on them, they don't know they're royalty or where they come from. Will they ever find their way home?

Banished Hero Blurb:

With no memory of her past, Faye Lynn Berton clings to a father who curses her ability to shape-shift, then uses her special skill to scam local villagers. The only freedom she knows comes as she soars through the sky in falcon form. A chance meeting with another changling turns her world upside down. Beyond satisfying the powerful sexual cravings that follow transformation, he reveals a surprising dimension of sex between their kind…one to unlock the secrets of her soul.

Havyn Westmore has questions…Faye Lynn holds the answers. Determined to unravel her secrets, he must strives to gain her freedom and trust. Teaching her the finer techniques of transformation keeps her close while sex strengthens their bond. But on the trail of discovery, Havyn must confront his own past. Accused of a heinous crime, he was banned from his homeland. Now, he must choose between returning to face certain execution—or robbing Faye Lynn of her birthright and a life in Paradise.

Banished Scoundrel Blurb:

Known scoundrel Jack Avery must earn the queen's forgiveness by rescuing her missing daughter from the human world. His sources reveal the Princess Noelani is being held by a powerful man who likes a good game of chance. So with twenty borrowed pieces of gold Jack enters the high-stakes game. Only the lady he encounters is no princess. This pretty Kitty makes him want to hear her purr.

Under a memory spell, Kitty recalls nothing before the governor bought her from her parents and offered her protection from those he claims would kill her kind. So what if, in order to control her, he forces Kitty to morph then deprives her of sexual release after transformation. But the crafty card player she is assigned to “entertain” reveals himself as a kindred spirit—a shape shifter—and unravels the lie she’s been forced to live.

Together Jack and Kitty risk it all, for the stakes are high and the prize is worth it...freedom, forgiveness, love.

Banished Witch Blurb:

Once a princess of Ardenia, Danella, left her homeland to warn her childhood sweetheart only to be kidnapped and sold into slavery. Learning the dark magic from her keeper, she grew to accept her role as a witch to protect her family and track down the traitor to the crown. But when Omar Mandel, the love from her past, arrives to bring her home, she realizes she can never go home. That doesn't mean she can't use his assistance in her plan for revenge and, in the meantime, live out a few unfulfilled fantasies.

The queen wants her daughter to come home and Omar’s job is to see that it happens. However, Danella isn’t the same sweet girl he remembers. In her place is a sexy woman who excites his lust and claims his heart. He must teach her to trust in his love and face the sins of the past if they are to have a future together.

Here's an excerpt from  Banished Scoundrel:

The sweet fragrance of honey-suckle filtered through his senses. Did she crush the delicate petals against her skin or sprinkle the pollen in her hair? Moreover, where could she find the springtime flowers at this time of year?

“Have you dropped off your stipend for the game tomorrow?” She laid her finely, manicured hand on his arm. The dainty touch sent sparks of awareness through him, and his cock swelled. “The governor likes to put all the money in his strongbox for safekeeping before the party begins.”

Jack reined in his desire and reminded himself of his primary objective—to transport the lady back to Ardenia.

However, he liked Sloan’s clever rule. If a man didn’t contribute the required gold coins to the game, the governor shouldn’t waste resources entertaining him. “No, I can’t say that I have. I arrived just a few moments ago.”

“Then let me show you to the study, and I’ll fetch you a drink.” She touched his arm again and stepped into the foyer.

He bowed his head slightly and played the unfamiliar part of a refined gentleman. “And you are?”

She fluttered her hand over her face and brushed a wisp of light brown hair from her brow. “The governor calls me Kitty. It’d probably be best if you did, too.”

“What an alluring name? It makes me think of a cat with its lips covered by a luscious coat of cream.” Jack stared at Kitty’s mouth, and his tongue tingled at the idea of tasting her rich, flavorful lust.

She giggled and wove her hand through the crook in his arm. The soft swell of her breast bumped against his arm. “Oh, you’re naughty, but I love the alluring image.”

“Then, I hope you’ll let me have a taste later.” He didn’t crowd her but allowed her to step back. She led him across the entranceway to a door on the other side.

Remember she’s a princess.

 About the Author:
Anita Philmar likes to create stories that push the limit. A writer by day and a dreamer by night she wants her readers to see the world in a new way.

Influenced by sci-fi programs, she likes to develop places where anything can happen and where erotic moments come to life in a great read.

Naughty or Nice?

Read her books and decide.

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My Thoughts:

First let me offer a warning. This book is only suitable for adults! Also if you don't like sex and lots of it this is not a book for you.

I enjoyed Banished. It consisted of three stories in one book. All three of them had action, romance, mystery, super steamy sex scenes, alpha males, and paranormal elements.

Banished Hero was my favorite of the three. Havyn has been banished from his home land because of things that he didn't do. We are reminded that actions speak louder than words.  When he discovers Faye Lynn on his property and then figures out her true idenity, he'll do whatever it takes to return her to her homeland even at risk to himself. I really liked Havyn.

In Banished Scoundrel, we remember the old saying you can't believe everything you hear.  For someone who is rumored to be so bad, Jack seems to put Kitty first and they start to care for each other. She begins to question his motives when she learns that he wanted to earn favor with her mother by returning her to her homeland. It doesn't help that his own uncle accuses him of killing the King and other things. I liked that we see the characters from the first book in this book as well!

In Banished Witch we're reminded that True love never dies and that many times we are our own worst enemy! Danella felt that she was unworthy of her family and Omar's affections because of the things that she had done. She thought that they would be unable to overlook her past and accept the person that she had become. It was great to see the sisters back together again!

I enjoyed this book. I felt that these stories were very steamy. I especially liked the happy ending! :D 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tour-wide Giveaway: Anita will be awarding a $20.00 gift certificate from Amazon to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. In order to enter, leave a comment. Follow the tour and leave comments on the other blogs for more chances to win. Find the tour schedule here.

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. Thanks Brenda for hosting me and for your review of my book.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and you're welcome. :D

  2. Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention my free read now available on smashwords. a short hot read, hope everyone enjoys

  3. Thank you for the excellent review and excerpt.


    1. Thank you Ingeborg, for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt and my review. :D

  4. Hi, Anita. I grabbed the Smashwords freebie. Thanks! Brenda...Thanks for the review. Sometimes, I confess to liking a sexy, steamy quickie....BOOK, that is. Everyone get their mind out of the gutter! LOL.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. This sounds like 3 great stories. Liked the blurbs and comments.

    1. Thanks for stopping. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Good luck with the contest. :D

  6. A happy ending is a must for me-- so thank you for letting me know these have one! :-) Great reviews!


    1. I prefer a happy ending too Chelsea. :D I'm glad you liked the reviews. Enjoy the book!

  7. Thanks for the review--the book sounds great!


  8. Your books sound like a great read. I hope to get a chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  9. Very nice reviews.


  10. Thanks for the tour, book looks good.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  11. I wonder which one will be my favorite?


  12. Thanks for the tour. Book looks good.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com