Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Book Contract Number 3!

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve signed with Clean Reads for my third YA novel!! This one is actually a fantasy, called BOTTLED. The ebook will release in July 2016, making it come out before my sci-fi from Entangled Teen, SAFE ZONE, which releases in October 2016.

I used to watch “I Dream of Jeannie” all the time as a young girl (yes, I am that old), along with “Bewitched.” I loved those shows! Except I have to admit sometimes Jeannie drove me NUTS with all the torturous scrapes and tangles she got her master into. This novel is a more serious tribute to the show, with my genie having more limited powers; she can only conjure what her masters allow her to.

Here’s the book summary:

At seventeen, Adeelah Naji is transformed into a genie and imprisoned in a bottle. For a thousand years, she fulfills the wishes of greedy masters—building their palaces, lining their pockets with gold, and granting them every earthly pleasure. All that sustains her is the hope of finding Karim, the boy she fell in love with as a human. When at last she finds a note from her beloved, she confirms he has access to the elixir of life and that he still searches for her. 

But someone else also hunts her. Faruq—the man who plots to use her powers to murder and seize the life forces of others—is just one step behind her. With the help of a kind master named Nathan, Adeelah continues to search for Karim while trying to evade Faruq. To complicate matters, she begins to experience growing fatigue and pain after conjuring, and finds herself struggling against an undeniable attraction to Nathan.

As Faruq closes in, Adeelah must decide just how much she’ll risk to protect Nathan and be with Karim forever. How much power does she really have to change her future, and what is she willing to sacrifice for an eternity of love? If she makes the wrong choice, the deaths of many will be on her hands.

On Goodreads? Add BOTTLED to your to-read list HERE!
Add SAFE ZONE to your Goodreads to-read list HERE

Have you ever seen the “I Dream of Jeannie” show? How about “Bewitched”?
Have you ever written a genie novel or thought about writing one?
Do you enjoy reading genie stories?