Remember I Dream of Jeannie? I used to love watching that show! The premise of a gorgeous mysterious genie arising from a bottle to offer their stunned master three wishes has always fascinated me. There are so many emotions to explore with such a scenario...surprise, fear, awe, joy and greed to name a few. And if the genie that appeared was attractive...add on sexual attraction!
Genies are usually portrayed as powerful and mischievous beings. I loved the challenge of writing a series about genies that’ve learned to suppress their human emotions, but are ultimately forced to deal with them in the face of love.
Vander, from As You Wish, the first book in the Djinn Brotherhood series, has some serious trust issues. He never allows a relationship to touch his heart, until Karis comes into his life. The two of them learn to face the challenges that bring them both into each other’s lives-together. A powerful lesson in relationships, especially when there is legitimate emotional baggage for holding back.
Rafi, from As You Desire, longs to love again, but knows he isn’t free to do so as genie. I loved writing the majority of this story from his point of view. Readers get to understand his pain and his yearning to be free to live and love as he chooses.
Both of these stories show couples healing their emotional scars, by allowing their hearts to be open. Add in magical adventures, harrowing thrills, sizzling sex and you’ve only got a small taste of what awaits you with this series!
Here’s a sampling from As You Desire...
There exists within our world a brotherhood of Djinns…genies bound by magic, bound by honour to fulfil the desires of their masters.
Enter their realm with caution!
Danger lurks between dimensions, fiery passions ignite without control and wishes are granted for those brave enough to ask…
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Two scarred hearts learn to beat again with the healing power of love and all its magic...
Accused of being a traitor to the Djinn Brotherhood, Lona realizes trying to love the wrong man has cost her everything...maybe even her freedom. Alone and pregnant, she's beginning to believe the terrible pain she's experiencing is punishment for all her wrong choices as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life.
When Rafi finds Lona suffering in agony, he makes a hasty decision and takes her home. Ignoring the mutual attraction between them, he agrees when asked to keep Lona in his charge until Rue is tracked down and the High Council can be certain of her innocence.
Rafi knows she's not guilty. He's lived with a lifetime of heartache to recognize something other than guilt is causing Lona's pain. He'll do anything to help her heal and find some peace. Their journey together might also lead to his own salvation...
Rafi refused to think about the repercussions of his actions as he bent his head and kissed Lona. Her lips were softer and sweeter than he had imagined and he had to remind himself to go slow. The growing desire to touch her had been driving him crazy all week. His cock hardened in an instant as she surrendered to his kiss, welcoming his tongue with her own as he tasted her for the first time.
She wrapped her arms around his neck as he placed his hands on her waist. He wanted to crush her body against his, but…
But then she’d feel your raging hard-on.
Right. She’d agreed to a kiss—only a kiss. He groaned as she pulled away. One kiss wasn’t nearly enough.
He wanted her so badly. Spending so much time with her had wreaked havoc on the walls he kept in place specifically to avoid the longing and the feelings he was experiencing right now. She pulled every protective instinct out of him. Her sweet spirit made him want to shield her from all the pain in her life, and even though he knew he couldn’t, he wanted to try.
Rafi looked down at Lona, wondering if she had any idea how the shade of pink of her swimsuit set off her lovely eyes. The sound of the water lapping around them seemed loud as he waited for her to make the next move…or to say something.
“You wanted to kiss me?”
Her husky question made his cock tighten almost painfully in the snug swimming shorts.
No need to tell her what else he’d dreamt about doing to her.
“Kiss me again.”
Her voice was a soft whisper filled with need and Rafi obliged her, taking her lips in a hungry kiss. She melted in his arms and he struggled to hold her back as she continued to press her body closer to his. There was no way she wouldn’t feel his stiff cock against her stomach.
Lona froze, wrenching her lips from his.
“You’re so hard.”
Her breath fanned his cheek as she played with the hair at the nape of his neck.
She pulled back to stare at him. “You want me?”
Rafi looked down at her in surprise. “How could I not?”
The doubt in her eyes made him want to show her just how much he wanted her.
Lona averted her gaze as she shook her head. “I’m a wreck.”
“Not to me.”
Rafi squeezed her waist as she turned her face back to his. He was captivated by the way the waning sunlight danced over the honey highlights in her hair.
“Mi casa es su casa.”
Rafi grinned as Lona smiled, tension fading from her face for a moment.
“I’m pregnant with another man—a crazy man’s child.”
“I know.” He touched her cheek. “That doesn’t change my wanting you.”
©Copyright Nichelle Gregory 2012
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As You Desire, the second book in my Djinn Brotherhood series, is available now with Total E-Bound!
Nichelle Gregory has been in love with books and writing since middle school. A lover of the arts, she enjoys anything that embraces the creative nature within us all. Bringing believable characters to life that thrill and excite her readers is a challenge that continues to push Nichelle. She loves creating stories involving super sexy alpha heroes with divine heroines in magical, exotic, and fantastic scenarios. So, gone on . . . Indulge your senses with one of her simply sexy stories!