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.
Physical copies will be out in April, but don’t wait! You can download the book NOW at Amazon, B&N, or iTunes.
Cursed to be a jinni for a thousand years, Leila nears the end of her servitude—only to be bound once again against her will. Will she risk all to be human?
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.
I’ve been looking forward to this one for ages, and I’m so psyched my pre-order will be popping up today! I was sold on the first pitch: The Wire, but with wizards. Jaye is super-talented, and I think it’s the coolest that we share not only the same agent (Yay, Rebecca!) but also the same MFA program. I feel more awesome by association.
The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn’t expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch.
The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she’s convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she’s been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case. Especially once the investigation reveals their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier—on the same day she swore she’d never use dirty magic again.
Kate Prospero’s about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should be never say never.