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Monday, May 12, 2014

Made the Grade: TALES OF THE DJINN Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 2572 KB | Release Date: April 29, 2014 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained:

"The Guardian" [TALES OF THE DJINN Series, Book 1] by Emma Holly

Author's Book Description : Elyse Solomon hasn’t had it easy. She lost her dad and her husband under suspicious circumstances, and her relatives know more than they’re admitting about both deaths. Then a mysterious stranger with a briefcase full of cash moves into the basement of her New York brownstone. Arcadius is gorgeous and sophisticated, but nothing about him adds up—that is, until Elyse discovers her sexy tenant is a genie desperate to save his people from a deadly curse. With so much heartache behind her, can Elyse find the courage to help the man who might be her true soul mate?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars!! Since she was little, Elyse was use to her father going on adventurous excursions and sending back exotic presents for her to enjoy. Her home is still filled with them. Now, though, with her husband and father dead her life seems to have become rather dull. That is until Joseph and his 'Master' Arcadius pays cash to rent out the basement apartment of her brownstone residence. Unintentionally, they throw Elyse's life upside down when they reveal to her everything that is really 'magical' in her life and point out to her the truths that she should have known.

In doing so, they end up recruiting her to help them save their city. While that takes place, Arcadius and Elyse find their feelings for each other are growing. This is good in a way but might completely hurt them both in the end....

Overall, I really liked the build up of this novel/series. It’s inventive, exciting, and fun. While Arcadius and Elyse's romance is slow and sweet. It is one thing that I hope will last throughout this series!

The only thing that was hard for me at times was the stories within a story thing. Especially when you don't like the story that the characters are telling.

Even so, I still recommend this series and novel to anyone who likes paranormal romance!

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Author's Novel Extras : The Guardian - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
Calm down, she thought, forcing herself to move toward the entrance without primping. That she’d noticed the strangers was irrelevant.
She wiped sweaty palms on her old black jeans before she turned the knob. The slightly shorter man from the new apartment was outside, the one the other had called Joseph. Once again, she was struck by his handsomeness. His face was narrow, his features sharp and striking. His dark hair was pleasantly disarrayed, his wide mouth naturally ruddy. She’d never seen skin as smooth as his on a man, though obviously he could afford regular spa treatments. A quick survey of her hormones revealed she wasn’t physically pulled to him— or not so much that she’d notice. All the same, she couldn’t deny he was easy on the eyes.
“Good evening,” he said in his strangely formal yet not accented voice. “I hope I’m not interrupting. Could you recommend a nearby restaurant that delivers? My master likes spicy food.”
His master? The thought that her new tenants might be a couple had crossed her mind, but not that they played with whips and chains. Was that why they wanted privacy?
Elyse struggled not to picture the man before her in a dog collar . He wore a nice dress shirt. There could be a leash under it . . . or maybe nipple clamps. She shook the thoughts from her head. The pair’s personal arrangements absolutely weren’t her business.
“Uh,” she said. ~ within Chapter 7
Once in the hall, she peered toward the living room. “There’s no out outside the front door. All I see is swirling mist.”
“That’s right,” Joseph said. “Beyond the mirror space is simply unformed potential.”
She gnawed her lower lip. “What would happen if I tried to step into it?”
“You’d feel a very strong aversion before you did. If you persisted, your soul would separate from your body. You’d need a good necromancer to call it back.”
“In other words, don’t do it.”
“That would be best,” Joseph conceded. Elyse’s question had amused him. ~ within Chapter 10
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