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A TALE OF TWO DJINNS is a sexy paranormal Romeo & Juliet story with genies, feminists, kickass action & adult fun.Akshay, warrior prince of the earth djinns, earns the title of Crown Prince at a high cost when he loses his best friend in a battle against ancient enemies, the water djinns. Heartsick, he escapes to Earth to mourn.Nothing gets the biological clock ticA TALE OF TWO DJINNS is a sexy paranormal Romeo & Juliet story with genies, feminists, kickass action & adult fun.Akshay, warrior prince of the earth djinns, earns the title of Crown Prince at a high cost when he loses his best friend in a battle against ancient enemies, the water djinns. Heartsick, he escapes to Earth to mourn.Nothing gets the biological clock ticking (and elders lecturing) like almost dying in battle, so Maya, princess of the water djinns, travels to Earth for some no-strings-attached sex to fulfill her duty and produce an heir. But the beautiful and tough warrior gets more than she bargained for when she meets Shay.Their not-so-simple one-night stand is interrupted by assassins and the world, as they know it, is changed forever. As Maya and Shay pull together to survive, both are determined to have their happily-ever-after and bring peace to their worlds — warring families, shadow assassins, and nosy busybodies be damned.*** Fifty percent of every purchase is donated to UNICEF in memory of Mina's father***...

Title : A Tale of Two Djinns
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ISBN : 9780985303228
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Number of Pages : 142 Pages
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A Tale of Two Djinns Reviews

  • Lady Raven RAVE!
    2018-10-28 11:25

    ( ) reviews4.5 starsBRIEF SUMMARYMaya, princess of water Djinns needs to produce an heir. So, out of desperation and without marrying she decides to have a one night stand. The man she meets without knowing his identity is Akshay, prince of earth Djinns. Both families are feuding and with that comes assassins and complications.THOUGHTSThis definitely felt like a Romeo and Juliet concept with a twist, then add a paranormal and fantasy feel to it and you’re left with excitement. Two Djinn families of different elements, earth and water are feuding. Prince Akshay of earth and Princess Maya of water will find themselves caught in the feud. I love that Akshay and Maya first met while having a one night stand (steamy). This seems to be the main concept as Maya needs to provide an heir. After their one night stand everything fell apart as their identities weren’t known to each other and assassins tried annihilate them. Akshay and Maya’s connection was so endearing although they met under false pretenses. Akshay was a prince who would risk his crown for love and Maya, although she wanted to get back home started feeling things for Akshay. As the story unravels with the feud between earth and water Djinns and Akshay and Maya’s relationship a traitor is reveal. I was shocked for a few moments as I was surprise who the traitor was (really didn’t see that one coming) and their motives. I also found the climax of the story entertaining. Jazz, Akshay’s brother definitely needs his own story. I fell in love with his character and think he is deserving of one. Overall, this was a very engaging paranormal / fantasy romance that has me falling in love with the author’s world of Djinns. I’ve been a fan since her first book, The Djinn’s Dilemma. Length: NovellaStoryline: GOODEnjoyment: GOOD Intimacy Level: SPICY

  • Sophia
    2018-11-11 03:25

    I have never read a book with Djinn or genies as the characters so I was intrigued when I got this opportunity. I loved it! The plot was about two warring groups of Djinn- the earth and the water djinn. The war was over water rights and mistaken prejudice about each other. In the midst of this war, a prince of the earth djinn and a princess of the water djinn meet in the human world both seeking a temporary night of passion and through a mishap end up spending much more time together. The extra time allows them to discover feelings for each other. Maya was injured by an air djinn assassin so Akshay brings her with him to his home. Maya is terrified because she is a water djinn in an earth djinn castle so she sticks to her human form and lies about what she is. In the mean time, Maya is given the opportunity to see that all is not what she has been led to believe about her people's sworn enemies. But someone keeps sending the air djinn assassins and time is running out on Maya and Akshay. Is their love enough to survive against lies, prejudice, and intrigue?This is a novella length read that just did not seem to pause very long. There is fighting, passion, danger, and a little sweet romancing. The world of the djinn was interesting and felt like an Arabian Nights tale. The part that was probably the biggest oddity was the idea of djinn frequenting a cowboy bar. I found that thought hilarious. The characters of Akshay and Maya were great. I was rooting for them though they were really up against high odds to have any happily ever after. I liked his brother, Jazz and her aunt.Overall, it was a fun read and I wouldn't mind reading more about Mina Khan's djinn.

    2018-10-26 07:15

    My review: 4 out of 5 stars ***Please note, this book was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review.***"Isn't this a bit too Disney?"~Maya Earth djinn Akshay, aka 'Shay' has the weight of his world and his people on his shoulders and in claiming the throne, there are great sacrifices. He needs an escape from his own skin, even if only for a moment. He finds himself, along with his brothers in arms at a familiar Texas watering hole named Lonesome Cowboy and from that point on, all hell broke loose and by hell, I mean a water djinn beauty by the name of Maya.A Tale of Two Djinns is the second book I've read by author Mina Khan and she is steadily making her way to my 'go to' list of authors and series for when I'm in a reading rut. The Texas tone that she has laced within is a definite PLUS for me, for obvious reasons. ;-) This story packs a good punch, even though it's much shorter in length than I prefer. I do enjoy a novella from time to time but I'm greedy and always have 'MORE' on the brain. I enjoyed all of the supporting characters and can't wait to learn more about the brother, who seems to be the epitome of 'grey character', which is my favorite kind! The leads have great chemistry and I really enjoyed the slight role reversal here. Not to say that Shay was any kind of damsel in distress but Maya, well...she's got a couple would be 'dude' qualities about her that made for some laugh out loud moments!I will say, the prologue did seem a bit slow for me but once I hit chapter one, the pace picked up and I was able to simply enjoy the story itself. I'm very much looking forward to more from this author and this series!

  • Tribala
    2018-10-24 09:13

    A Tale of Two Djinns is a beautifully written classic love story with Romeo and Juliet themes. Warring Djinn cultures, Water and Earth have been battling about "water" for generations. The Water Djinns have it all and the Earth Djinns have none. The crown prince must prove himself by attempting to forcefully gain water through war by attacking the Water Djinns. Unfortunately this tactic has been a failure, also for generations. Maya is a stubborn water Djinn determined to make her own way while Akshay is reluctant in playing the part of the crown prince. They both find their way to the human realm Akshay to forget about life for a while and celebrate the loss of his friend in battle, Maya to find a way to please her aunt and mother in their pressure for her to carry on their magical lineage. They both walk in to the Lonesome Cowboy and fate steps in. This is a well written novella. The author creates a clear picture of a beautiful alternate world of the Djinns filled with magic, wonder and war. Her world building is spot on and I was transported immediately into this fantasy dimension. The magic is believable as is the characters themselves. Maya and Akshay have amazing sexual tension that leads to well written love scenes. The novella is a quick read, I didn't want to put the book down...I lost a few hours of sleep last night!!! 4.5 stars, .5 star reduction for minor grammatical issues. ***book provided by the Author through PNR NaUBA group Author/Reader Exchange for an honest review.

  • Jessica
    2018-11-05 04:23

    I love an author that can build a smart, sexy book laced with a deeper, more serious theme and not come across preachy or annoying. Ms. Khan can do that! Akshay and Maya were an amazing couple who, through the short span of this novella, created a deep and lasting relationship built on trust and understanding. They both felt very strongly that they needed to benefit the greater good and their determination and commitment were commendable. They complimented each other perfectly while still being able to effectively govern others (as heirs to the throne). The setting was amazing and took us deeper into Ms. Khan’s djinn world. I liked learning more about the alternate dimension that the djinn inhabit and more about the djinn themselves. Fascinating but I still need more!There were deeper themes running through this novella which I truly appreciated. Well executed and a moving afterward from the author.All in all a wonderful read. Fans of djinns will eat this one up!**book provided by the Author through PNR NaUBA group Author/Reader Exchange**

  • Alisha
    2018-11-08 08:24

    (Review originally posted at Book Lovers Inc)After reading Mina Khan’s previous book, The Djinn's Dilemma, I was charmed by the djinn characters, and supremely intrigued by the thought of further exploration of the djinn world she’d hinted at. A Tale of Two Djinns made precisely such an exploration, taking place almost completely in the djinn world and featuring a couple of djinn protagonists. Unsurprisingly, I loved the world-building and loved the characters.I like how the main characters, Akshay and Mina, move from their initially physical, primal attraction to a progressively deeper understanding of each other’s personalities, their true selves beyond the titles and responsibilities that they’re otherwise known for. Notably, the attraction between Akshay and Mina was hot. ^_^ Playful and flirty at first, then progressively punctuated with sweet, smile-inducing bits. I’m not sure who I liked more of the duo; they worked so well in tandem because the quirks in one brought out the same in the other. Akshay’s strength and intensity to Maya’s firey will. His protectiveness to her nurturing. Their respective senses of loyalty. They rocked equally!What was really interesting about the romantic development, however, was that it was based on deception. There are reasons–believable, understandable reasons–for the two main characters to hide crucial details about themselves, and by extension to prevent the other from getting too close. As a reader, nothing gets on my nerves quicker than the introduction of a profund misunderstanding between a potential couple just for the sake of (needlessly) prolonging a dilemma. This story had no such device, for the actions and behaviors were all included for reasons of self-preservation (literally and figuratively). That alone was a breath of fresh air amongst romantic plot devices.While the djinn world setting was magical and surreal feeling, there was a fine grit of darker things coating the surface that I found intriguing. The ripple-effect brought on by conflict; the suddenness and seeming senselessness of loss; the consequences of misperceptions and prejudice. None of those things weighed down the tone of the story with their inclusion; rather, they provided some heft, a measure of realism.There was a very important, relevant theme in particular that was laced throughout the story, and that was the oft-marginalized role of women in societies. The inclusion of this element was not too obvious, but rather demonstrated in small ways, and as part of the larger plot structure. There was one scene in particular in which a group of female royals sit by, secretly influencing decision-making with their wisdom, but limited in their ability to lay claim to such intelligence and evenhandedness. I found myself thinking about and paying closer attention to those cues, and by the end was left with more than the expected warm-fuzzies of a romance (of which there was plenty, mind you); I thought, “Well, what if I found myself in such a position? What would I do?” I love that I was thinking such things, above and beyond romance itself.Because of its thematic complexity, its strong and magnetic characters, and its vivid setting, A Tale of Two Djinns is easily a keeper. I’m a fan of the author and the series now, and I truly can’t wait for the next foray into this world!

  •  ♥ Rainy Day Reader ♥
    2018-11-12 08:04

    Wow. From like chapter 2 on I was totally sucked in. I literally read the whole book in one sitting. Normally I stop periodically and post updates and quotes while I read. I just never stopped reading to do any of that. I loved the story. I liked Maya a lot. She's pressured by her royal family to conceive the next generation of djinn with a witch's ability. "You're of royal blood and one of the few females carrying the witch ability," she said. "It is your duty to pass n the gene to protect not only the country, but our freedom." Boy is that a lot to have piled on you! After arguing with her mother and aunt because they want to pick out candidates to impregnate her she decides to go to the earth realm to find one herself. There she meets Akshay or Shay. He's also djinn royalty. Did I mention their families are enemies? Yep a regular Romeo and Juliet story. This book has everything that you can ask for in a book. War, sex, romance, love, ect. Did it make me cry? Yes, of course. It's my first book about djinns and I loved it. I loved Mina Khan's other book Wildfire and actually won my copy of A Tale of Two Djinns at the release party on Facebook. She's surely a talented author and I plan to read the rest of her books.Now for my favorite quote: "Your wish is my command," he whispered.And for fun: "Did I tell you I was a champion bull rider?" He grabbed his humungous silver buckle and jiggled it. "So?" "So I like a challenge." He leaned closer."And I like my men to last a whole lot longer than eight seconds."Burn! hehehe

  • Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
    2018-11-13 06:17

    This is an original review from - I won this book. Original rating 3.5/5 A Tale of Two Djinns by Mina Khan is a sexy and fun novella. Full of fascinating landscapes and original ideas!The flow of the story paired with a beautiful uniqueness made for a pleasant and entertaining read. This novella is a story about two Djinns from opposing Djinn clans. After an interesting night and more surprising morning, the shenanigans really begin. Maya and Akshay are each very well developed characters full of personality and individuality. I didn't enjoy Maya's inability to be honest. For me it is always a challenge to understand where the character is coming from and why the lie continued. The initial reason was clearly presented to the reader, but I didn't feel the continuation was.This is certainly my personal preference as a reader. However, pushing that aside A Tale of Two Djinns was still an enjoyable read. I love Khan's ability to draw me into the story and world and a Tale of Two Djinns is not an exception.I rate A Tale of Two Djinns 3.5 out of 5 Bullets!

  • Amanda Munes
    2018-11-22 06:19

    *** ARC exchanged for honest review w/ group LOP ***Wow, i absolutely love this book. My only complaint, is that is isn't long enough. :( I wanted more!!!! I really hope there is going to be another book in this series letting us see the aftermath of the last chapter. I can't wait to see the hybrid little one! Really good story i didn't get a connect with the other characters as much so i guess i'm hoping for a little more with that too... Overall great love story with the two!This is about a water djinn and a earth djinn meet at a whole in the wall cowboy bar. One looking to wash away their troubles the other looking for hot sex... Circumstances change both their plans and they have to decide if trusting in each other is something they can do and can they fight the fight together?!?Happy Reading :)

  • Laurie Garrison
    2018-11-19 09:01

    Mina Khan, writes very sexy novellas that will have you wanting more and she shows this again in A Tale of Two Djinns it’s truly romantic and very hot! I read this novella in one setting, I just couldn’t quit.Akshay and Maya are enemies, but once they met in the bar as humans there’s no stopping them from doing the naughty and let me tell you, once they start they can’t keep their hands off of each other but when one slips up and shows their true form, well things take a dreadful turn.You’ll find action, surprises and some awesome characters. Awesome job on the villain Mina!I highly recommend this to any paranormal romance novella lover.

  • Becky
    2018-10-26 08:20

    Oh wow, can we say heartfelt, and with every emotion with in my own soul, I felt the air move, rain fall and earth move as I read this fantastic book. Knowing that even is the fantasy world love can conquer all. I hope there will be more tales of Maya and Shay, because of their life span should be interesting tale. Would give a 10 star rating if they'd let me.

  • Buffy Armstrong
    2018-11-03 10:05

    I really enjoyed this romantic novella. I love djinns and the world Ms. Khan created did not disappoint. It was clever and sexy and most of all touching. I instantly like the two main characters and wanted them to find love together. A strong, honorable man and a smart, tough woman is a winning combination! Did I mention this book was sexy?

  • Hasien
    2018-10-28 10:24

    I really enjoyed this story.

  • Katie Reus
    2018-10-30 11:27

    If you enjoy a Romeo and Juliet theme (with a happy ending) you'll love this paranormal novella! This was a quick, sensual read. Longer review to come soon.

  • Has
    2018-10-31 05:13

    Full Review posted at The Book Pushers: am always drawn to books which feature Djinns because they are one of my favourite supernatural beings and it is interesting to see the different takes some authors have on them. With A Tale of Two Djinns by Mina Khan, the Djinns are divided into different elemental groups such as water or earth. Maya, who is a princess and a witch of the Water Djinn, is also one of the powerful warriors for her tribe. However after a difficult battle with the Earth Djinn, Maya was injured defending her lands, and while she is recuperating she is pressured by her family to take a break as well as to find a man so she could beget an heir.Unbeknownst to Maya, who goes for some R and R at a cowboy dive bar on earth to look for some fun and a potential father for her baby. The candidate she’s drawn to is her enemy, Akshay who is the heir to the Earth Djinn. She had fought with him a few days before but is totally unaware that he is the enemy and a Royal Earth Djinn at that! They are instantly attracted to each other and share a very steamy night together but things go downhill when they are attacked by an Air Djinn and Maya gets injured in the fight and Shay takes her to his lands to recover. But she then realises she’s hooked up with an Earth Djinn and a Royal one at that and is in danger of her real identity being discovered.This is really cute and enjoyable novella, with an exciting and fast paced opening battle scene. The world-building with different types of Djinns linked with elements was imaginative and established very well and I loved the rich descriptions of the setting and how the magic worked. I also loved the magical elements linked to each different type of Djinn and it was a great take on these mythical beings.I also liked the differences between each elemental Djinn societies – With Maya’s tribe, women have equality and can become warriors while Akshay’s family women are relegated to being wives and mothers and are coddled. Although the Earth Djinn’s lands are facing a huge drought and one of the reasons why they are in a war with the Water Djinns is due to access to water.The romance between Maya and Shay was also engaging and the love scenes sizzled with sensual tension. However, I did wish there was more time expanding the love story because I felt it was pretty rushed because it was a matter of days that they fell in love. I couldn’t really believe they would have such strong feelings for each other especially since they both come from opposing backgrounds and there was the true bond/mated trope which wasn’t really explored enough for me. I know this is a novella so there was time constraints but I do wish the book was longer because it would have made the romance much more stronger for me.Nonetheless both main characters were fleshed out and likeable and the premise and setting really made the story for me although I wished there was more time in the Djinn world. And I would have liked more on Maya’s witch’s ability because again due to the shortness of the story, there wasn’t much of an explanation on why it was so important and different to other Djinns and how that linked to her bond with Shay especially towards the end. But I hope there is a full book set in this world because it was vivid and vibrant and I loved the tone and the setting in the Djinn realms.A Tale of Two Djinns romance was a bit rushed to my liking but the rich world-building and setting made up for that. With two appealing lead characters and sensual and imaginative love scenes, this was a lovely, quick and enjoyable read and I think this is a really promising series.I give A Tale of Two Djinns a C+

  • Mirandia Berthold
    2018-11-15 11:28

    Far too often lately when I read a book, I am only giving it 4 stars. There is always one little thing, something about a world, a character, etc that keeps me from doing so. I am please to say that this one gets the full 5 stars from me. First off, who does not like the idea of a djinn romance? They are ones that seemed to have less books than say vampires and ghosts, or even faeries. The world that was built for me by the author was believable and I could almost feel like I was actually a part of it. I felt an immediate connection with the characters, with is a real must for me. I need to love or hate a character enough to sink into the book. This time I was in love with that characters. This story was like a sci-fi/paranormal yet modern day version of a Romeo and Juliet style story. All the classic and wonderful key components were there; families/djinn kinds that hate each other, the loss of a good friend, the love story between two people that would normally not look at each other and would not be allowed to either, fighting, etc. What makes it even better than that is at the end the couple, who were awesome together, did not end up in a weird death/love story. It did leave me wanting more. I went into the book knowing that it was a novella but finished needing there to be a second book, or more chapters. While the author did sum it and end it on a good note, it was just one of those books where you where you loved everything about it so much you did not want it to end! I see that there is another djinn novella (not the same characters) by the same author that I will have to check out based on the awesome that this one was.*In full complete disclosure I was given a free copy of this book to read and review for my honest opinion. This is my honest opinion and was in no way persuaded one way or another by the author or anyone else. "book provided by the Author through PNR NaUBA group Author/Reader Exchange" AND place the books you receive from us on a shelf:"PNR NaUBA r2r"

  • Heatherbook whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
    2018-11-10 06:21

    This book was provided to me by the author through the Facebook group Red Hot Readers in exchange for an honest review.This story is set in a parallel dimension where the Djinn culture has existed for centuries. There are four types of Djinn - one associated with each of the four elements. This book focuses on the "war" between the Earth and the Water Djinns. This story is a tale of love and surrender as well as jealousy and ambition. It is the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet; albeit told with a magical twist. Akshay (Shay) and Maya meet in the human world at a country bar. He is there to say goodbye to his best friend who was lost to an assassin's blade in the war. She is there to meet a handsome, intelligent full-blooded Djinn and get pregnant so that her family will stop pestering her about her need to produce an heir for their bloodline. As with Romeo and Juliet, the two are drawn to each other from the start. They are both aware the other is a Djinn but neither reveals their true heritage.The world building that Ms. Khan does is remarkable. During the battle you can hear the cries and smell the blood - feel the fear and exhilaration and sorrow. You choke on the dust that is raised. She writes of characters that are human and flawed but still genuine and caring and I appreciate the strength of will she imparts to Maya. There are petty squabbles and sibling rivalry and all things we expect to see in our world reflected in theirs. Mina Khan has created a world where magic is commonplace yet people still want for the most basic of needs - the Earth Djinn desperately need water. This story is about hope. Its about the possibilities that people can bring to the world when they work together instead of apart. Its also about growth and change and exploring new ideas for the future so the mistakes of the past are not repeated. Most of all its about love and the power it has to heal or destroy, depending on how it is treated.This story was definitely a 4 **** read for me. A true treat and pleasure.

  • Jason Crawford
    2018-11-12 07:31

    This review was provided in return for a free copy of the story, but, as always, expresses my true opinions, such as they are.I rate this novella a 4.5/5. Here is my breakdown:Characters: 5/5. The characters in Tale are rich and well developed. A novella offers less space for character development than a full novel, but you would never know that from reading this book. Both Mara and Shay are detailed, real people who I could imagine seeing in real life or a fantastically cast film. Motivations and depth abound, even in the background cast. Well done!Plot/Storyline: 4.5/5. This novella is a paranormal romance with a decent level of "heat." While the love scenes are well written and not so graphic as to turn me away from the book, the storyline would have functioned just fine without them. Khan kept me guessing the whole time, and the final reveal of the true villain came as a complete surprise!Flow: 5/5. There was nothing in this story which interrupted my enjoyment in any way. Descriptions were effective without being overbearing, the change in perspectives was handled well from one character to the next, and the story just generally went, just like it should.Spelling/Grammar: 5/5. I don't recall any spelling or grammar mistakes in this story, so, congratulations and huzzah! Overall: 4.5/5. This book had me from the beginning fight scene and kept me through the end. I read it in about an hour and a half, so it's a fast read, but well worth it! I've been thinking more and more about writing a genie story myself <.< >.>Jason P. Crawfordwww.jasonpatrickcrawford.com[email protected]

  • Lexi
    2018-11-01 08:01

    **I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased and honest review**Review: General: A magical, hot and unique Romeo and Juliet. Granted it does start a bit confusing, revealing information after it should be, that only lasts for about the first five pages. From then on this book is fantastic. Centering on Djinn it views them much differently than traditional media have by combining genie and djinn. Purely Djinn the characters in this book are at war and their elemental powers are what define them.The whole concept of the book is water Djinn Maya must become pregnant to appease her royal family. By mistake she sleeps with and falls for the Crown Prince of their enemy, the earth djinn. Every page after these discoveries are made is filled with heat and intrigue as Maya learns the new world and the new man.The story was beautifully written, starting with a battle into the love scenes and then the betrayal and finally conclusion. Every step of the way I wanted to read to see whether the two Djinn would find out the truth in each other, and how it would change their kingdoms.Characters: Maya- I loved Maya almost from the getgo. She is everything women wish to be. Beautiful, fierce and of course a princess. Her attitude towards Akashay as their predicament unfolds was so truthful and easy to find yourself on her side and hoping for the best to come.Akashay- Another awesome male hero. He is exactly what is needed- a strong, stubborn male that puts the needs of his people above his own, until love finds him. I never once didn’t want Akashay to come out on top from his heartbreak in the opening pages to the end I was routing for him.

  • C.M. Truxler
    2018-11-01 05:22

    A Tale of Two Djinns by Mina Khan is a dramatic and romantically infused work that will have readers glued to the pages until the work is spent. This tale is light and lilting, yet intense and flowing like torrent floodwaters that flash with no forewarning. It conveys the connections between environment and being through prejudice, thoughtfulness, emotional turmoil and love. One can see numerous ports of call for Khan’s inspiration, yet nothing about the tale feels old or over-used.The perspective moves back and forth between the two main characters, Akshay and Maya. Both of royal blood, he is strong, protective, and vigilant; she shares every one of those traits, matching him as a warrior as well. The characters are strong, vivid, and energy-filled. Readers will find the landscape and emotions just as clear and viable as each character with the work.Written in third person, the tale maintains an even and steady rhythm, which can catch even the well-read reader off guard during the sharp curves. Lies and hidden truths abound, yet even with the steady supply, readers will not see the biggest twist coming. Well-written and concise, Khan’s work evolves through a plot paced like a thoroughbred horse. It does not stumble in any instance and streams toward its climactic encounter as if moving to conquer a new world. Readers will happily surrender.

  • Jennifer
    2018-11-07 11:24

    A TALE OF TWO DJINNS is a sexy paranormal Romeo & Juliet story with genies, feminists, kickass action & adult fun.Akshay, warrior prince of the earth djinns, earns the title of Crown Prince at a high cost when he loses his best friend in a battle against ancient enemies, the water djinns. Heartsick, he escapes to Earth to mourn.Nothing gets the biological clock ticking (and elders lecturing) like almost dying in battle, so Maya, princess of the water djinns, travels to Earth for some no-strings-attached sex to fulfill her duty and produce an heir. But the beautiful and tough warrior gets more than she bargained for when she meets Shay.Their not-so-simple one-night stand is interrupted by assassins and the world, as they know it, is changed forever. As Maya and Shay pull together to survive, both are determined to have their happily-ever-after and bring peace to their worlds — warring families, shadow assassins, and nosy busybodies be damned.*** Fifty percent of every purchase is donated to UNICEF in memory of Mina's father***I totally loved this book! It kept me reading until I finished. This is a wonderfully exciting quick read. The characters & story line were easy to love. This is the first book I've read by this author but I can't wait to read more.I rate this book 4 1/2 stars

  • Mariela Germann
    2018-11-16 11:06

    I woul like to thank the author MIna Khan and the group Lovers of the Paranormal for allowing me to read this book for an honest review.This book, was erotic, steamy and hot. It was very interesting, with a good pace and a little bit of country. I loved Maya's character the best, she was the definition of a strong female role in the story. Maya was not the typical damsel in distress waiting to be rescue, she was a soldier, a fighter and a very determined woman; she was selfless and put others before her but kept her principles and dignity above being the victim role. She wanted recognition of her individuality, desires and beliefs. Shay was the strong male that fought for freedom, justice and fairness, he was the perfect mate for Maya, also he was a loyal friend, brother and son.The story had some unexpected twists, I couldn't have guess that one of the characters was behind Shay's friend dismissal, I honestly couldn't have guess, also the story shows a different world and the submission of women's rights in one of the kingdoms/realms, kinda sad about that, but in reality that still exists on some other cultures and societies around the world.Great read, I seriously recommend this book. Can't wait to read the second book, thank you Ms. Khan!!!!!

  • Samaris Creech
    2018-10-30 08:07

    I was given a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Akshay soon to be crown prince of the Earth Djinn’s loves his people and his land with every fiber of his being but dreads going into battle against the enemy. Maya trainer of the army of water Djinn’s and one of seven princesses has always felt more at home in battle than anywhere else. She knows there will come a time when she will need to produce an heir to keep the bloodlines strong but none of the men in her home attract her. Akshay knows that he will be called to marry someone to form an alliance with a neighboring clan but that doesn't mean he is looking forward to it. Akshay and Maya meet under very strange circumstances and they end up falling in love. Can their love survive centuries old rivalries between clans? Can it survive a relationship that was built on lies? More importantly can it survive a crazy ass woman who is constantly trying to kill the new crowned prince in one way or another? This is a gripping tale of love that is fated but like all love has to be worked on to see it flourish.

  • Rachael Broddle-wasbrowning
    2018-11-04 07:13

    I was given this book freely by the author in exchange for an honest review and what can I say.....I wish it had been longer Mina!!The book got me right from the opening chapter and I read it in one go. Mina has clearly worked hard to pack as much description as possible into story of Mina(Water Djinn) and Akshay(Earth Djinn), giving the reader a vivid picture of the lush sensuality of the Djinn world and the characters.The characters are very likeable and capture each others imagination from the start..;Their paths cross initially when the Earth Djinns and Water Djinns are in conflict with each other and the reader gets an indication of the Djinn true form (not giving anything away) their story interweaves and they develop true feelings for each other, though there are truths that need to be told. The love scenes are very hot and the author has clearly thought through the romance element here, I say this because although they get hot and heavy reasonably quickly, it is still romantic and worshipful.Definitely worth reading, an author I have added to my list to watch out for.

  • Carin
    2018-11-20 06:13

    A Tale of Two Djinns is a Romeo and Juliet meets the Djinn fantasy world of Mina Khan. Being a fairly short novel at around 150 pages we get a wonderful story but not a huge amount of background. Shay is the oldest son of the King of the earth djinn and Maya is a lesser princess of the water djinn, the Earth and Water djinn have been at war for many years causing problems in both kingdoms. When Shay and Maya meet up at a bar in the Earth realm neither knows the others real identity. This is a well crafted world down to vivid descriptions of battles as well as realms, with lovable characters and enough heat to make for a great weekend read. I absolutely fell in love with Akshay and I love that he not only stands up to his family but is willing to change the direction of his country for his love. Maya is at times the heroine we want to shake until her teeth rattle but overall she is a strong heroine with guts and intelligence. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Kelly
    2018-10-26 09:15

    'Djinn's Dilemma'(by Mina Khan) is one of my favorite romances, so I was excited to read another story about djinns and enjoy it just as much.I liked the djinn world in this book, and also the different djinn kingdoms. The heroine, Maya, is a water djinn, and the story's hero Akshay is an earth djinn. The two kingdoms have a long-running feud over sharing water and Maya and Akshay, both royalty, find themselves in a Romeo and Juliet type situation.As it's a novella, the romance does progress quickly, but I found the main characters' chemistry very believable and the conflict was strong enough to get them to work through their emotions and be sure of their feelings.I loved the djinn world and culture, and there are plenty of interesting secondary characters to see this concept developing into a series.More djinns please, Mina!

  • Teresa
    2018-10-26 06:05

    Mina Khan’s Book, A Tale of Two Djinns is a blend of the medieval and the modern, of fantasy and realism. This was my first experience reading about Djinns and I loved it. I really enjoyed the imagery of the Djinns abilities over the elements. Maya and Shay were trapped between their families and their people in a bitter situation that had dragged on too long. And what made the book so satisfying was that they refused to allow their family’s prejudice to affect how they felt about each other. Their relationship was at times sweet and at others sensually hot. Which to me is very satisfying as a romance reader. Much better than Romeo and Juliet. Stronger characters, and the author has a beautiful voice. Her words just sang off the page.

  • Ebony
    2018-10-29 11:13

    This story is AMAZING!!! The love story of Shay and Maya is so classic and timeless. It reminds me of Romeo & Juliet and Tristian & Isolde. The story itself is beautifully written. It is timeless and teaches a very important lesson about love. I love that Maya is a strong woman who can not only fight in combat but can fight for love. She is not a Cinderella and needs to be saved by a man. She is strong woman who knows what she wants. Shay is a wounded warrior who lost his best friend and finds his true voice through his love for Maya. This is a book that I would share and recommend to all my family and friends. It is a quick read that will make you want to come back and read it again :-)

  • Jeannie Platt
    2018-11-13 07:31

    This was a fast read, which i enjoyed... It starts and ends with a battle... Which is pretty cool... The infulence of culture and myth along with the sexual relationship of Maya and Akshay burns up the pages. What was supposed to be a one night stand on Maya's part turned into something more.Between both hiding their true status and djinn type from the one other, shady family members and disturst... Can love survive when war is constant between two cultures of djinn?Betrayal, fighting, sex, magic, and redemption this quick read has it all... This was the first book I have read by Mina Khan and I can tell you it won't be the last. I have read this book more than once as i love it and it is a super quick read. * I won this book in a contest

  • Crystal
    2018-11-02 05:01

    I received a copy of this book from LoP in place of an honest review.Akshay is the warrior Prince of the earth djinns. To become the crown Prince he has to fight the water djinns. Unfortunately during the battle his friend loses his life. It makes Akshay fight like a demon.Maya is a princess of the water djinns. She was in battle against the earth djinns and came close to dying. Her family is after her to get pregnant. So she goes to the human realm and picks up Shay in a bar.When these two come together there soul clicks. The only thing is that these two families don't get along. With someone trying to kill Akshay and Maya carrying two secrets makes this into one exciting read. The author did a great job making the characters and I loved the storyline.