Djinns For the Love of Mytholgy

***WINNERS!!!***

Sorry, I was out of town attending my first Boas & Tiaras in the DFW area. It's a fabulously fun event. And author Nalini Singh was the keynote! SQUEE! Anyhoo, that's why the winner announcement is a wee bit late  and I'm sorry for that. To make it up to you, I picked TWO winners instead of one:

Vanessa N. & Kamla L.
Also, the winner of the grand prize I donated for the blog hop is RACHEL!!!

WooHoo! Congrats! Thanks to everyone who hopped along & left comments!



So I saw the theme and the amazing art work for this blog hop and it was love at first meet. I write about dark and dangerous djinns (often called "genies") and so it seemed perfect to jump on board the 

My djinn stories are inspired by childhood tales of djinns based on Asian and Middle Eastern mythology. In those stories, djinns are not demons but beings similar to humans, except they are made from smokeless fire and are prone to stronger emotions and have power to grant wishes, change forms and create havoc (that's the dangerous part.)

They live in a parallel dimension and have their own cities, politics and culture. The only time you'll find them in a lamp or bottle (or other inanimate objects) is when they have been trapped there. So in my stories I like to explore the djinn world and pit djinn against djinn, and sometimes throw in a human as well. But yes, they also fall in love because, to me, that's what makes life worth living.

When you say genie, most people imagine


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The djinn of my imaginations looks more like Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan



Thanks so much for joining me on the blog hop! Leave a comment and your email address to win a signed copy of A TALE OF TWO DJINNS and genie lamp key chain! 

Make sure to check out the different posts on the hop. There's lots of giveaways as well as a rafflecopter entry.

This giveaway hop is running from June 1st to 8th .
The Grand Prize Consists of the following:

$45 Amazon GC or $45 worth of books at TBD.

ebooks from Patricia Bates

a prize from Lisa Beth Darling 

an ecopy of Sunburn by Rosanna Leo

an ecopy of Ain't No Bull by Danica Avet

an ecopy of Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks

23 comments:

  1. Love the blog and of course, djinns... think I have a few in my closet (or brain) that have permanently taken up residency. Ha! Always, V

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    1. Thanks for visiting Virginia! Lol, I heard an Elizabeth Gilbert talk where she links djinn/genies to genius, so enjoy the ones in your brain! ;)

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  2. Yay! I'd love to read more books about djinns. :)

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    1. Hey Karen! So good to see you here! :)

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  3. Don't count me as i already have your wonderful book. As we know I love anything Genie inspired, sad i can't grant wishes... that would be pretty coolbut my name is Jeannie lol... My mom started calling me it when i was little as I dream of Genie was on tv and i naturally have light blonde hair and was always into trouble :)When I was about 13 People stopped calling me Jeanette as most slaughtered it ... Now when i hear my "real" name I am like who but if you call Jeannie I will answer lol.

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    1. Lol! What a cool story! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Love your version of the djinn! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Aw, I loved Jeannie. And your Bollywood guy is something!

    Greta

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  6. Hi Rashda~~

    What alluring art on this blog hop! Someone is very talented.

    Love your stories and the whole djinn concept. What a rich world we share.

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    1. So very true! Thanks for stopping by Gemma!

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  7. Would love to read about Dijinns. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Good luck Vanessa! Love your email handle...perfect for this hop! :)

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  8. yep i always think of I dream of genie first - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  9. Djinns are the sexy, passionate, dark and sexy sec of the genie world. Love them! and would love to read A Tale of Two Djinns. Thanks for being part of the Hop!

    kaladata2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I have recently discovered paranormal/mythological books and I am totally in love!! I can't wait to read your book! fishinlovingal@yahoo.com

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  11. I love Aladdin, but I like your idea of a djinn more! ;)
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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  12. Hrithik Roshan is indeed something. Or the younger Shah Rukh Khan, maybe? (Not that he's not amazing at his current age) Thanks for the giveaway! stormofblossoms [ at ] gmail.com.

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  13. great giveaway

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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  14. I think of the Djinn from 'Supernatural' with all the tattoos.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Thank you for the chance to win your book! I love Dijinns. There fascinating, arent they? I love reading about them. Each story and character is unique! Thank you!!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Great hop and thanks for the giveaway! I love greek mythology although a sexy genie/djinn sounds good too!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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