Happy digital release day to Nicole Peeler and her new Orbit novel, Jinn and Juice! I’m a big Peeler fan and have been waiting and waiting for this jinni Urban Fantasy, which is set in Pittsburgh of all places. I used to live there kinda (except more in the boonies, but close enough to know about yinz and Primanti Brothers) and the steel city sounds like an amazing fantasy setting.
Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage. Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry—by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni herself.
If she can remain unBound, Leila’s curse will soon be over. But Ozan Sawyer, a Magi with the ability to See, Call, and Bind jinn has other plans.
Oz needs Leila to help him penetrate Pittsburgh’s steel-soaked magic, a juice potent but poisonous to supernatural creatures, in order to find a missing girl with her own mysterious connection to Kouros. Unfortunately for Leila, becoming Bound to Oz may risk more than just her chance to be human once more—it could risk her very soul…
Jinn and Juice is the first in a new series by fantasy writer, Nicole Peeler, set in a world of immortal curses, powerful jinni and belly dancing.