Thursday, June 30, 2016

Release Day: GRANTED by Michelle Merrill

Michelle Merrill, author of CHANGING FATE, a YA novel about battling cystic fibrosis, is releasing her second book today! This new one is about genies, which is amusing because Michelle and I are critique partners and a few years ago we both wrote genie novels without knowing the other was doing it. And now we’re releasing them just one week apart (my YA, BOTTLED, releases next week on July 7!). Let's help Michelle celebrate the book birthday of GRANTED!!

The existence of genies may be the best kept secret in the history of the world.

After being trapped in the Sahara Desert her whole life, sixteen-year-old genie Brielle finally gets her first assignment in Tri-Cities, Washington. She eagerly heads out into the human world to grant her first wish so she can gain her magic. Unfortunately, her assigned human, Addie, gave up believing in wishes years ago and would much rather everyone just leave her alone.

Complicating everything is Rock, Brielle’s childhood friend turned enemy. Brielle doesn’t need him ruining her first trip out into the human world. Too bad she can’t keep her mind--or her eyes--off him and his annoyingly cute dimples.

To make matters worse, genies in the Tri-Cities area are suspiciously dying. One broken lamp could be an accident, but after three, Brielle suspects someone has uncovered the genies’ secret and is slowly killing them off one by one. With the Genie Council ignoring the threat, Brielle desperately needs to gain her magic so she can stop the murderer before she—or Rock—is the next genie to die.

Michelle Merrill loves kissing her hubby, snuggling her kids, eating candy, reading books, and writing first drafts. She names her computers after favorite fictional characters and fictional characters after favorite names. To learn more about her, visit her website HERE.

Granted will be available for only $2.99 from June 30th – July 7th! That's discounted from $4.99! So nab your copy on Amazon: HERE.    

Also, you can enter to win a signed copy on the Future House Publishing blog HERE, and they’re giving away physical copies on Goodreads starting July 1: HERE.

To add to your to-read list: Goodreads.

What do you think of Michelle’s cover for GRANTED?
I think I’ve read about 4 or 5 genie novels; how many have you read? Here’s a list one blogger created: 11 YA Books about Jinn/Djinn/Genies   


  1. THANK YOU Carol!!! I love that our books are coming out so close together! It's been a fun adventure :)

  2. Oh my gosh, three of us with genie novels out. Good choice, ladies, and wishing you many sales:)

    1. That's right, Sandra! You have one too, SUNSET. Hope your book is doing well too. RAH for genie novels!!

  3. Carol, thanks for the intro to Michelle! Sounds like an interesting story. Wishing her much success with her book.

    Wishing everyone a safe and happy July 4th weekend! :)

  4. Congrats to Michelle. I love the cover and genies make great characters.

  5. Up with the genies! How exciting! I think I'm going to have to fill my reading with a little more magic. =)

  6. Sounds like the two genie stories are completely different. Both great in their own right.


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