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#TravelTuesday What places would you go with the Book Genie?

There are so many places I’ve been lucky to see, but still so many places I’d love to go! The Grand Canyon. Machu Picchu. The Great Wall. Vienna and Salzburg (a Sound of Music pilgrimage). Prague. Korea (with my #kpopsurfshop daughter!)

Of course, one of my fav places to go is the Jersey Shore and I hope you’ll enjoy seeing it through my eyes in the At the Shore series.

So how about you? What places would you go? Do you have a place from one of the books you’ve read where you’d like to go?

Switching it up – Mina and Caridad Trading Places (kind of)

We’re doing a little switching up today! I’ve got my friend Mina Khan visiting today and sharing her wonderful new release and I’m visiting The Naked Hero to talk about Rey Peralta from AMAZON AWAKENING!

So please switch it up by dropping by The Naked Hero to visit with me and by checking out Mina’s wish list for Christmas!

How About A Genie for Christmas?

I think a djinn or genie would be the perfect Christmas gift! Of course, I’m biased as I wrote about a sexy djinn assassin – Rukh O’Shay– in my recent paranormal romance release, THE DJINN’S DILEMMA.

But think about it…

    1. A genie can grant wishes and is a present that can keep on giving. Some, like Rukh, can grant your heart’s most hidden desires.

    2. A genie can take anywhere around the world, without the hassles of security, passport or cramped seats in airplanes, trains or vehicles. Rukh can melt into shadows and fly through the ethereal plane.

    3. A powerful genie can protect you from the bad guys.

    4. They can appear an instant! Rukh surprised the heroine in the shower, and he can be on your eReader with one click!

    5. I don’t know about other genies, but Rukh tastes like dark chocolate. A sexy djinn is just what you’d want to heat up cold winter nights.

How hot is how?

Here’s an excerpt to give you a taste!

    Oh heaven and hell, stop with the tears. Given the day Sarah had just had, the tears were logical. But watching her face crumple, hearing the gut-deep harsh sobs, filled Rukh with an irrational need to pull her into his arms, wrap her in a hug.

    As soon as the urge had gelled into conscious thought, his essence hardened into visibility and his arms slid up around her shivering, wet body.

    Sarah’s eyes popped open and she staggered back with a yell.

    His arms tightened around her, steadying her, keeping her close. Well, shit. At least, she’d stopped crying.

    Fear-bright green eyes stared at him instead.

    Given he was an assassin, sent to kill her, her response was natural, even intelligent. Yet, bitterness churned in his gut at the thought of her fearing him. “It’s okay,” he whispered. “You’re safe.”

    “Am I hallucinating?” Her question came out as a croak.

    “Yes, yes you are.” That seemed a much better answer than the truth.

    She pinned him with her dark, direct gaze. “You’re just a figment of my imagination. A fantasy?”
    “Yes.” He didn’t dare move.

    “Then why are you still wearing clothes?”

    He made the clothes disappear and stood there as naked as her. Skin against skin, the heat from her body melted into his. Warm water washed over them like rain.

So in the spirit of the season…

Genie bells, genie bells
Genie all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
A Genie all daaaaay! 🙂

The Djinn’s Dilemma Book Blurb:

Rukh O’Shay, half-djinn and assassin, is used to taking out the bad guys. But his latest assignment, Texas Journalist Sarah White, is nothing like he expected. A glimpse of her bright aura reveals her gentle spirit, while her beauty makes him long for only one thing—to taste her.

Sarah shares the raw desire to connect with Rukh. He can turn her on with a glance, and satisfies needs she didn’t even know she had.
But Rukh had been hired to kill her—and the only way to save her is to find out who wants her dead before someone else finishes the job….

Author Bio:

Mina Khan is a Texas-based writer and food enthusiast. She daydreams of hunky paranormal heroes, magic, mayhem and mischief and writes them down as stories. Between stories, she teaches culinary classes and writes for her local newspaper. Other than that, she’s raising a family of two children, two cats, two dogs and a husband.

She grew up in Bangladesh on stories of djinns, ghosts and monsters. These childhood fancies now color her fiction.

You can find Mina at:


Special Thursday – Carina Press Author Jenny Schwartz

I mentioned that I have a vampire novella – Aztec Gold – out from Carina Press in January 2011. Since signing with Carina, I’ve had a great time getting together with all the fabulous Carina authors.

Today we have one of those great writers, Jenny Schwartz, who is hear to tell us about her new release from Carina! Please welcome Jenny.


Hi Caridad! Thanks for the chance to visit and chat.

I’m going to indulge myself here—and hopefully be somewhat entertaining—by sharing the backstory for my “Angel Thief” hero.

“Angel Thief” is a contemporary paranormal romance, but its hero has a hell of a history. Filip is a djinni, think desert sheikh with angel powers, bound to the service of humanity. But how can a djinni be Australian? Simple. Like so many Aussies, Filip is a migrant.

In the nineteenth century the vast Outback was slowly tamed, not least by the famous Overland Telegraph and the back-breaking laying of railway lines. But all this construction work required the labourers be supplied with food, water and a fragile link to the wider world.

Enter the Afghan cameleers.

Camels were the obvious answer to the Outback’s desert conditions. In fact, so well did the camels adapt that they’re now a feral pest.

So Filip arrives in Australia in the pocket of a runaway younger Afghan son. He survives. He loves the great silence of the Outback and he learns how to manipulate his human masters to steal precious moments of peace and semi-freedom.

For the rest of Filip’s story, his modern day adventure, you’ll need to read “Angel Thief”, but I can’t let you go until I’ve shared one amazing photo. It is from the W E Fretwell collection (via Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CamelTrainKalgoorlie_WEFretwellCollection.jpg ) and your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The camels really are towing a house. It gives a whole new meaning to “mobile home”!

Camel Train


Angel Thief by Jenny SchwartzShe’s breaking the rules. Again.

An archivist in the heavenly library, Sara must follow protocol when it comes to curating the knowledge of the universe. But “liberating” an ancient text from the collection of a human—an Australian drug lord—could save a boy’s life. Sara has no way of knowing that one of the man’s other treasures is a sexy-as-sin djinni, bound by a wish to guard the estate.

He’s only following orders.

Filip is compelled to turn over intruders, even celestial ones, to his master. When he catches Sara in the library, he isn’t above indulging in some sensual kisses with her, or using her to trick the mobster into wasting a wish. It’s what he must do to preserve his facade of freedom and protect his heart.

But the kidnapping of the drug lord’s daughter forces Sara and Filip to work together—bringing out the hero that lurks within the soul of the djinni, and the passion within the angel.


Angel Thief is available from Carina Press

You can find Jenny:
at her website http://www.authorjennyschwartz.com/
blogging http://www.acquiring-magic.blogspot.com/
or on Twitter @Jenny_Schwartz http://twitter.com/jenny_schwartz