*lights appreciative and obligatory coffee-scented Ketterdam candle*
L4G: “Hello, everyone! Today on my blog, we’re doing another special guest interview! Yes, I’m privileged to be on yet another incredible blog tour; this time, featuring the amazing Janeen Ippolito and her hit urban fantasy series, If Wishes Were Curses! We’re all stoked for the new release of the sequel in the series, Wish You Weren’t Here, and, without spoiling, I’ll say we can expect some real twists and turns in this addition (in typical Janeen style, but of course 😉 ), as well as some… super SPECIAL surprise appearances. 😉 But I’ll leave that and your own reading to your own discretion!
Today, we’re sitting down and chatting with Janeen’s MC, Ms. Allisandra, who is snarkily awesome, BA half-jinn ( an urban “genie,” if you will, for those unaware what a jinn is, LOL), half-human. You can go ahead and have a seat there, Allis, or just feel free to teleport whatever you feel like sitting in at the moment, be it a comfy swivel office chair, beanbag, or otherwise. Pull up a seat so we can talk awesomeness.
Now Allis, when just before we really get this show on the road, how do you prefer people introduce you when making introductions (we know you have quite the long name and a title to boot!)? Or do you prefer introducing yourself?
A: *teleports a comfy-looking recliner in from who-knows-where, and plops down into it, across from me* “I’m Allis. Allis is fine. The only time I pull out the title is when I’m trying to intimidate someone, and usually that means they started it. Even then, I’ll sometimes prefer Allis because I don’t really need to impress anyone.”
L4G: *nods* “I love that you get real and kinda personal with people, right off the bat (depending on the crowd, of course). OK, so the next, OFFICIAL first question… Not many in this world know about you (very unfortunate for them, as you’re the coolest fictional person I’ve met, a fave master aside…), so we’ll tell them a little bit more about you. When and how did you first discover your jinn powers, and what did you use them for? Why?”
A: “Most of my magic was locked away with curse-marks on both my forearms until I was thirty-three. I could only teleport myself and objects short distances and read the fears/desires of others. Also, I was more durable than the average human. You might think that’s enough, but I’ve always grown up around the Fae, shifters, Unspoken, etc. So I was mindful that I was the low-powered kid on the block. My full powers didn’t show up until a grizzly shifter tried to kill me in a parking lot near the Strip District. He wasn’t even glamoured! Idiot. I ended up killing him with smokeless blue flames in self-defense. They just showed up on their own, even with the curse-marks.”
L4G: *shakes head* “Those grizzly shifters… I guess we should be glad the dude didn’t have rabies or something. That would’ve taken a nasty turn… But I guess that kinda makes sense, though. After all, three is a magic number (especially in more… traditional jinn culture), and you were only protecting yourself. We also know you’ve been under a TON of stress lately, with all this magic conspiracy and crap, so if you could go ANYWHERE, be it on Earth, the Dreamscape, or even one of the multiverses, for a relaxing or exciting vacay to get away and just take your mind off all the stressful things, where would you go, who would you take with you, what would you do there, and why would you pick that place? (Sorry for the multi-dimensional question!)”
A: “I have no idea. Maybe Russia? My mom came from Russia. But then again, she left in a hurry for America, so maybe there’s nothing to go back to. I dunno. I might just do a poll and see where people wanted to go. Or just teleport somewhere and see what happens. Whoever wants can come along! Cid will be there, most definitely. Maybe Gideon and Jack.”
L4G: “A poll sounds like a fabulous idea… If your author doesn’t put one up soon, I just might, on your behalf! 😉 That sounds like an awesome plan! Take us with you! 😉 Speaking of those who are closest to you, and know you best…onto question four. What do you most have in common with your author, Janeen, and why?”
A: “What do I have in common with my author? Well, we both have Russian ancestry, and I know she loves Pittsburgh. We’re both huge fans of french fries and birds. Although I wasn’t really into birds until I met Cid. Ummm. We both really love our moms? Sure, that’s enough there.”
L4G: “I second the french fries! *to self* Hmm… I wonder if she loves cheesy fries as much as I do… *back to Allis* You know, I had mixed feels on birds for a while, but working in outdoor lawn and garden for hardware retail has changed my mind on that; they’re interesting to watch in th rafters, and they make such sweet, peaceful, cheery, and calming little melodies. Sadly, methinks we must wrap it up… *sniffles* It’s been great having you, Allis. Let me tell you, as a resident of Singleton for a whopping 24 years, I could probably do with a little matchmaking service myself, but we’re here for you and Janeen, not me, so… Last question! In your latest escapades, who is your newest fave person that you’ve more recently met in WYWH, and what do you like about them? Feel free to use any code names or nicknames you or your author MAY deem necessary.” 😉
A: “I like Flashlight. He’s fun. He’s got a lot packed into his life, and I find people with messy, deadly lives fascinating. And we get each other. Plus, he’s a lot of fun to tease.”
L4G: *grins slyly* “I’ll bet he is… Hehehe…
Thank you so much for joining us today, Allis! It was truly a pleasure having you; perhaps next time we can sneak in an interview with your vampire/raven-shifter mate, Cendric! 🙂 And a special thanks to Janeen for allowing me to do all the awesome things on tour, as we do. 😉 Curious about the series? Here’s more!”
I was done with my Jinn ex-boyfriend—but now I’m the only one who can save his life.
I’m already in enough trouble with my magic going crazy right when I’m opening a storefront for romantic crimes consulting. The last thing I need is interference from Kiran Singh, who failed spectacularly as a boyfriend, and now wants me back with some crappy excuse of helping him track down illegal, dangerous love potions.
Then one of his other exes tries to kill me in a fit of jealous, doped-up rage—and ends up dead herself, with all evidence pointing to Kiran.
My vegetarian vampire mate, Cendric, is convinced Kiran is up to something. But homicide isn’t Kiran’s style, even if he’s starting to show serious psycho-jealousy of his own. Someone else is pulling the strings, and they don’t care how many people die from fake love.
If we can’t track down the real mastermind, my ex is going to disappear.
And not in the way I’d wish.
Buy now and enjoy the Steel City Genie series: snarky urban fantasy with a blue-collar genie, a romantic subplot with heat (nothing graphic), and gleeful send ups of many romantic fantasy tropes, plus otter-shifters and coffee addictions.
And let’s not forget book 1 of this epic series, If Wishes Were Curses:
So I accidentally killed a shifter. On purpose.
With genie powers I shouldn’t be able to use, thanks to my curse-mark.
In my defense, the damn grizzly was threatening civilians and might have been a vampire as well. Pittsburgh is safer without him. Only the Fae court doesn’t believe my story, and the shifters are out for blood.
Now I’ve lost my job as a romantic investigator, and I’m on death row. My only hope is an oddly outgoing vegetarian vampire lawyer who seems strangely familiar. Too familiar.
Almost like we’ve met before, and this whole thing was a set-up to take us both down.
Wishing won’t get us out of this mess.
But my forbidden wish magic just might.
Buy now and enjoy a snarky urban fantasy that’s Angel meets I Dream of Jeannie and features a blue-collar genie in over her head, a romantic subplot (nothing graphic), and gleeful send ups of many romantic fantasy tropes, plus a fantastic otter-shifter.
Right now, both are FREE with Kindle Unlimited, so I highly, highly recommend you pick up this fabulous series, which, I guarantee, will be just as addictive as Allis’s beloved coffee from Uncommon Grounds.
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy. For teens and older.
Now, let’s hear it for the other lady of the evening, JAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNN!!!! (Yes, I always say her name in fun and unique ways. Sue me. … On the other hand, don’t. Janeen only has one lawyer vamp-shifter, and he’s Allis’s hubby.)
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