I didn't really choose to write about genies
(I didn't choose the genie life. The genie life chose me.) Actually, Summoned developed in three parts.
Some years ago, I became intrigued with the concept of the jinn as they were portrayed in the pagan Arabian tribes, and then how it was adapted into Islam. I had no intention of writing anything about this. It was just one of those mini-obsessions fueled by coffee and donuts and procrastinating the to-do list. A few years later, I was lying in bed contemplating the semantical difference between “needing to get up” vs “having to get up.” I'm pretty sure that was another procrastination tactic.
While I did briefly consider how such a concept would work into a story—someone who truly had to do things when they were summoned—nothing came of it either. A while later, my friend, author Natasha Larry, and I decided to challenge ourselves by writing something different than we had been so far. Things like using first person and present tense. We also agreed each of our books should have a strong erotic element. I didn't want the conflict between the characters to revolve around just misunderstandings and personal hang ups, so I returned to the idea of someone being forced to do things.
Forced to leave the other character, forced to keep secrets. I was intrigued with what sort of person a life like that would create. Even though the story was originally supposed to be contemporary, I went right back to the paranormal which made the summonings quite literal. Within the first page, I had a modern-day genie. Summoned takes from several variations of the genie myth, but also adds its own twist.
Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker. Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets. Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.
Summoned is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Find out more at http://www.summonedtheseries.com Author Bio Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord.
In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark.com and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. When not plotting world domination, she enjoys getting lost around the globe, studying music so she can sing along with symphonic metal bands, and becoming distracted by Twitter (@rainyofthedark). She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.
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