• Young Adult

    Summoned (From Smokeless Fire Book 1)

    The wrong jinn at the right time, Zahara’s a force to be reckless with Zahara, party girl of the paranormal, floats up out of a lamp in Daniel Goldstein’s apartment ready to trick a sorcerer into giving up his soul. But Daniel, whose Moroccan grandmother has reached out from beyond the grave to command him to raise a jinn, wants to do good—by stopping a vengeful fallen angel. The nymphomaniacal, shopping-obsessed Zahara isn’t the otherworldly ally Daniel had in mind. A do-gooder with a dangerous quest isn’t what Zahara’s looking for, either. Stuck in a magical contract with each other, the two travel to Morocco, where Zahara’s handsome friend Zaid, a jinn who’s converted to Islam, reluctantly joins their quest. As Daniel and Zaid struggle against jinn-hunting mercenaries and their attraction to one other, Zahara is forced to join forces with the fallen angel’s gorgeous but infuriating brother to stop a cataclysmic war between the human and jinn worlds. Readers are loving Summoned: “This is a beautiful debut for M. A. Guglielmo! Due to some of the content, I’d recommend for older teens and adults, and could hit the sweet spot for both contemporary and contemporary fantasy readers. Can’t wait to see more from this lovely author!” – Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “The story was fast-paced and adventurous. I loved the relationships between Zahara, Daniel, and Zaid. I appreciated the author’s incorporation of Middle Eastern mythology as well as the evocative setting and descriptions. This is a book I think readers of any genre would enjoy!” – Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “An interesting, entertaining and engrossing start for a new series. I liked the cast of characters, the world building and the plot. Recommended!” – Goodreads reviewer Read more