Two Hearts Asunder

Please note that this review may contain spoilers for One Wish Away. You can read my review of this novel [here].

Two Hearts Asunder was written by Ingrid Seymour and is due for release at the beginning of next month. It continues the story of Marielle and Faris as they find themselves at the mercy of a powerful djinn. The novel forms the second part of the Djinn Empire trilogy and is preceded by One Wish Away (2017). The final instalment of the series – provisionally titled Three Words Promised – is expected to be released later this year.

Marielle knows that she is being selfish. Ever since she inherited her Grandfather’s magical stone, she’s reunited with her father, helped her loved ones find peace, and gained a loving boyfriend. But something is still missing. Faris can’t say the three words that she most wants to hear or he will lose his powers. With Akeelah still at large, he can’t allow himself to become human. If he did, there would be no one left who could stop her.

Far away, Akeelah is starting to put her plans in motion. The laws of nature prevent her from directly hurting humans, so she’s forced to recruit new assistants from America’s criminal underbelly. Her task for them is simple. They are to pursue Marielle wherever she goes and stop at nothing to kill her. It’s not long before Marielle discovers that nowhere is safe. Her enemies have no trouble doing away with anyone who gets in their way.

Faris knows that he can’t expect his love to spend her life in hiding. He has no choice but to do what Akeelah commands, leaving Marielle in order to assist the djinn in realising her darkest desire. Marielle is devastated, but she’s not about to leave Faris to Akeelah’s machinations. With Abby and Maven in tow, she sets out to find a way to save her boyfriend and stop Akeelah forever…

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One Wish Away

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One Wish Away was written by Ingrid Seymour and is due for release at the beginning of February. It is a paranormal romance novel about a girl who finds herself irresistibly drawn to a djinn. The book is the first part of a planned series, though at the time of writing no further instalments have been announced. Many thanks to the author for providing me with an advance copy in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.

Marielle has not had an easy upbringing. Her mother tragically passed away and her father abandoned her, choosing to drown his sorrows in drink. She was instead raised by her grandfather, helping out in his esoteric flower shop, until one tragic afternoon when he too lost his life. Left with no family and shouldering her grandfather’s extensive debt, she is forced to turn her hopes to the unusual object that he left to her. A magical stone.

Trapped within the stone is Faris, an ancient djinn who is cursed to grant three wishes to whoever owns the stone. He is only free so long as that person is making their choices. Once voice is given to the final wish, he vanishes again until the stone changes hands. Marielle immediately regrets summoning the djinn. She remembers enough of her grandfather’s stories to know that he can’t be trusted. He will seek to seduce her, doing anything in his power to prevent her from making her wishes so that he can enjoy his freedom.

Yet Marielle’s suspicion blinds her to the truth. Faris is more complex than she gives him credit for and is hiding shocking secrets of his own. Although she has had nothing but bad experiences with men, she slowly starts to trust him. Yet doing so puts her in tremendous danger as Faris’s brother, Zet, makes his presence known. Zet has plans for his older brother and isn’t above hurting anyone who gets in his way…

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Cover Reveal – One Wish Away

Hello everyone!

Today, I’m happy to be part of the official cover reveal for One Wish Away, the upcoming first instalment of Ingrid Seymour’s Djinn Empire series. And here it is:

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Can one love destroy the world?

Marielle Iris used to believe her grandpa when he said she’d inherit his wish-granting Djinn.

That was a while ago, though, when she was little, naïve and happy. Now she believes in completely different things like lousy ex-boyfriends, dead mothers, and alcoholic fathers who abandon you.

But everything changes when Grandpa dies and her mourning tears conjure Faris Nasser, a sensual creature she’s been warned never to trust. She’s desperate to dismiss the fiend but agonizes over the right wishes. Meanwhile, he tries to prolong his freedom by seducing her with his magic and sexy looks. However, she knows better than to trust romantic advances, much less from arrogant mythical beings. What she doesn’t know is that she’s become part of a mortal conflict between two spell-bound Djinn, each seeking to regain freedom by breaking their curse. Though Zet, Faris’s Djinn brother, also wants revenge, which involves killing Marielle.

Determined to stay alive, she devises a plan to defeat Zet. But when Zet kidnaps her best friend, she’s faced with the difficult choice: save Faris from eternal imprisonment or save her best friend from certain death.

Sounds good, right? The book is scheduled for release on 7th February 2017 but you can win your own paperback copy by clicking the link below:

<CLICK HERE TO WIN A PAPERBACK COPY OF ONE WISH AWAY!>

 

Ignite the Shadows

Ignite the Shadows

This review is brought to you as part of the Virtual Book Tour for Ignite the Shadows, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

Ignite the Shadows was written by Ingrid Seymour and first published in 2015. It is a dark science fiction story about a teenage hacker who discovers that the world is in the midst of an alien invasion. The book is the first instalment of a planned trilogy, though at the time of writing no further instalments have been announced. It is currently available to buy as an eBook on Amazon but if you’re wanting to buy a print copy, unfortunately you’ll have to wait until October of this year.

Ever since the death of her father, Marci has led a miserable existence. Her mother has blocked her out, sinking further into depression, and her inability to connect with her best friend Xave has caused him to begin to hate her. To make matter worse, Marci suffers from a crippling neurological disorder. Her mother believes it to be a form of epilepsy but Marci is more convinced that she is just losing her mind.

After the organisation known as IgNITe manage to hack into her computer one night, Maric learns that she is not alone. IgNITe don’t just want her for her computer skills. The know that there are many more people all over the world that share Marci’s condition and they also know what is causing it. The blackouts and loss of control are signs that a parasite has latched onto a person’s brain and is trying to take control of its host. Most succumb to the infection within a few days. The fact that Marci has survived for eleven years is nothing short of a miracle.

Now that Marci is aware of IgNITe, she has little choice but to join them. Yet, in a world where no one is necessarily who they seem to be, she must be careful who she trusts. IgNITe claim that they want to save the world but if the invaders learn of their intent it will be the end for everyone.

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