- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (June 18, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419697390
- ISBN-13: 978-1419697395
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,488,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Genie in the House of Saud: Zubis Rises Paperback – June 18, 2008
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More About the Author
THE GENIE IGNITES, a paranormal romance novel, is Book One of the Zubis Chronicles from Boroughs Publishing Group and is a finalist in the 2013 Abalone Awards, which recognizes "Outstanding Ethno-Cultural Romance." Book two, THE GENIE SMOLDERS, will be released in Spring 2013. Her paranormal romance series, 101 Nights, starts with TO HAVE AND TO HOLD and will tell the story in five installments of a beautiful genie trapped in the wild suburbs of New Jersey.
Kellyann's first novel, A GENIE IN THE HOUSE OF SAUD: ZUBIS RISES, was a winner in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Kellyann contributed the story STAR LIGHT, BLOOD BRIGHT to the anthology SEVEN SOULS A LEAPING, which was selected by Joyfully Reviewed as one of the best of 2011.
Kellyann is a member of the Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Backspace Writers Group, and a regular contributor to The Pop Culture Divas blog. A former journalist, Kellyann lives on the East Coast with her husband, three children, and two jaunty terriers, Djin-Djin and Dixie.
Top Customer Reviews
O' Brien is a modern, American woman intent on her career,getting ahead, helping out where she can, and enjoying time with friends.Familiar? Sure. What about a simmering memory of an ancient connection to a vengeful but
devastatingly appealing genie named Zubis? Not so familiar. But this is the scenario Bethany must contend with as everyting that is safe and know in her world is upended.
Turns out, Bethany was once the Asima Uruk, a priestess loyal to King Solomon and apprenticed to the djinn(genies), who once existed side-by-side with humans. There was an uprising; the Asima Uruk was murdered;
Zubis cast his lot with the condemned djinn. Three millennia later and he's got a genie-sized grudge. When one more wish frees him, he's going to settle some scores. And everybody wants that wish: the Saudis for world domination; the U.S.to control oil; the Israelis for security;
the Brits for influence. Bethany is the only person who can prevent the final wish, but why should she. She struggles with her vision of her own identity, her obligations, and what she ultimately believes. Meanwhile, Zubis enters her consciousness, and not to be a spolier, but there's a sizzling shower scene where it's more than just consciousness undergoing some upheavel.
The writing drew me in to the point where I was thinking that something like this could actually happen. The characters are believable and the location descriptions make you feel like you're there: Washington, London,
Italy, Egypt and Saudia Arabia. Best of all is the action and tension between Bethany and Zubis. Can't wait for the next book.
Bethany O'Brien, a smart, young American journalist, steps into a role on the world stage that belies her years, her beliefs and her consciousness. Fortified by the teaching of Sister Marie from her early years in the orphanage, Bethany is uniquely suited to unite faiths and link supernatural forces to the human world.
The characters are rich and deeply rooted in religious and mythical lore. The story is sophisticated and relevant. Even the freedom and wealth of the modern Saudi State are put into perspective with the discovery of oil imposing the "shackles of prosperity."
The intrigue and sultry interactions of Bethany and Zubis, a djinn who haunts her dreams and seeks to lead her astray, keep us hooked. The reader is left needing more!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a page turner! I really enjoyed this book. I found the author, K.F. Zuzulo, on twitter. I really liked her and thought her book would be good. Read morePublished on June 1, 2009 by nmcg
After reading all these rave reviews on Amazon, I thought I was in for a treat. Not the case! I couldn't keep the characters straight, wasn't sure which characters I was supposed... Read morePublished on January 24, 2009 by huesofgreen
This book is a real page turner! I usually like to read novels at a slow pace to take everything in, but I could not keep this book down. Read morePublished on July 24, 2008 by J. Leone
"Zubis Rises" is an outstanding book that brilliantly blends the ancient and long hidden knowledge of the Djinn with the current religions, politics and world events of today. Read morePublished on July 24, 2008 by Imran Abdul
I judged this book by its cover ... and I was right. It's captivating! The story is so well-crafted that I was immediately drawn into this real-world possibility of an... Read morePublished on July 23, 2008 by Casual Reader
Just finished reading this book and had to share my enthusiasm. Wonderfully descriptive - the storyline consumed me and I couldn't put it down until the end. Read morePublished on July 6, 2008 by SDW