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Everyone who ate at McDonalds that afternoon had the best double cheeseburgers ever. They were flavored with tears of joy.
In addition to spending a lot of time writing, she is attempting to learn how to speak Japanese. So far, she can say hello, thank you, and why don’t we go to your place for a drink? She does not plan to speak to any native Japanese speakers with her limited vocabulary at this time, as the conversation may lead in the wrong direction.
You can reach Sonya at her website: http://sonyabateman.wordpress.com/ or her blog.
Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he loses an irreplaceable item that he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor–well, his latest bungle might just be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have him cornered, a djinn — otherwise known as a genie — appears to save him.
Unfortunately, this genie — who goes by the very non-magical name of “Ian” — is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who hates Donatti on the spot, he may call the thief master, but he isn’t interested in granting three wishes. Ian informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life’s purpose, and then he will be free.
The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea exactly what that purpose is.
At first Donatti’s too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own — with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it — Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be. Or the entire world could pay the price.
“Sonya Bateman's gutsy debut is a hell of a lot of fun. I can't wait to read more from this exciting new voice in the genre.”
—Jaye Wells, author of Red-Headed Stepchild
“Biting wit, blazing-hot action, and a take on the djinn that is excitingly original.”
—Mark Henry, author of Battle of the Network Zombies
“A fun read. One part car chase, one part irascible thief, and one part djinn magic. Shaken, not stirred.”
—J. F. Lewis, author of Revamped
Book #2 Master and Apprentice is to be released on 29 March 2011! Yay, can't wait! :-D
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