Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wish for Me by A. Star #BlogTour #Review #Giveaway @DianthaJones @XpressoTours #WishForMe

We have romance mixed with some steampunk and a hunky djinn today. Welcome to our stop on the Wish For Me blog tour. Giveaway too!

Wish for Me by A. Star
(The Djinn Order #1)
Publication date: April 27th 2015
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk


Three wishes. Two lovers. One destiny.

When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.

Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.

But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window. As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth…a truth neither of them will ever see coming.

WARNING: Not suitable for ages 18 and under. A significant source of bad language, sexy times, and dirty jokes. If you suffer from a lack of a sense of humor, take with plenty of wine. If the symptom persists, see a doctor.

Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Rating: 4 of 5 Lots of fun!
Cover comment: Interesting art, but not what I would have chosen.
Book source: Promotional copy.

Wish For Me is a cool, sexy read and a sweet surprise. A. Star combines steampunk machinery and clever inventions together with a clever djinn, a snark-mouthed college student, set in a contemporary setting and throws in mystery, romance, and, did I mention, another realm? Oh, and fun. Wish For Me is a story I certainly won't be forgetting any time soon. 

Glory discovers a strange contraption in her recently deceased grandmother's basement and she slips it into her backpack. I wanted to see her wear that hat, by the way, since she had a cool, funky wear of dressing. She's refreshing, with her free-spirited ways and frequent f-bomb drops. Her friendship with Ash is realistic and made me think of my own college friends. When Glory uses her grandma's machine and a finds a hot man in her bedroom later that night, Wish For Me turned sexy and fun. Glory and this man, Irving, an outspoken djinn with a penchant for creating steampunk-ish things, banter about, getting on each other's nerves and under their skin. There are some very funny lines shared between these two and we know they will soon grow fond of each other.

The story line takes off in various directions as we learn all is not peaceful in the djinn land. I won't give anything away, but I will say Wish For Me is romantic, offbeat, and different. I haven't read many genie stories and Irving is certainly swoon worthy. Glory is a likable character, except when she's a tad bit annoying and that's what makes her real. There were a few spots which seemed out of the flow (why does she bring Irving to her college and why does he bring her there that night), but I enjoyed the various goings-on to stop and wonder. The cliffhanger ending and sudden revelation in Wish For Me certainly makes me want to reach for the next installment in this addictive series.

About the author
A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She loves to read it, and she damn sure loves to write it. She is the author of the Mythos: Gods & Lovers series, the Djinn Order series, and the Knights of the Joust series. She is a night-owl and a coffee junkie, and the only sneaker she would be caught dead wearing are Converses.

Author links: website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

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  1. This sounds very unique and cleverly written. I like how well done the world building sounds especially. Great review, Laurie! :)

  2. I liked the synopsis, sounds like a good read.

  3. Love the mash up of genres. Stunning cover.

  4. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Def want to read this now!
    Mary Loki