Monday, February 18, 2019


By Jove’s Beard, What is a Djinni Anyway? By Claudia Herring @claudiaherring #romantic #fantasy #writing

By Jove’s Beard, What is a Djinni Anyway?

By Claudia Herring

 Read About a Curse Involving an Ancient Urn, a Wealthy Lord, and His Young Bride

What would happen if a magical being had his powers compromised? Could he survive through wit, subterfuge, and what little of his magic he could revive? That’s what I began discovering as the words flowed onto the page when I was writing Obsessions of a Djinni.

The story came in fits and spurts of inspiration as Lord Peter Bramley, a wealthy aristocrat in Regency England, traveled to Egypt searching for ancient artifacts — tomb robbing was what it amounted to in the early eighteenth century. Lord Bramley found what he was looking for, and so much more, only he didn’t know it at the time. This is what happens when you possess something extraordinary that shouldn’t belong to you.

When he returns to his lovely naïve new bride, they are both surprised at the change in him. Magic frequently creates a warp in ordinary day-to-day life, and not always for the best.

Imprisoned in the urn by a jealous magician, the djinni Yasir spends centuries searching for his lost love, even though he is impeded by the curse — whoever opens the urn is Yasir’s master. When the djinni finds his love, he discovers she is his new master’s bride. And his new master is Lord Peter Bramley.

In a world of mysterious powers, the love triangle of Lord Bramley, his bride and Yasir develops under the pall of the djinni’s dark secret.

Did I explore my questions to the full extent? No. As I wrote, the characters became more complex, their interactions more weighted with deceit and passion and also heart-breaking honesty.

That is why Ties of Smoke is the second in the series, and Whispers of Deceit, the third. That is why I am still exploring the tumultuous intrigues that Yasir creates.

When you are dealing with a djinni, by his or her very nature, things happen which you never dreamed of. What can you expect from a shape-changing spirit, created at the same time as angels, who can be as good or evil as they please?

About the Author
Claudia Herring writes romantic fantasy novels. Her Djinn Chronicles series are set in a world of mysterious powers and tumultuous intrigues fraught with subterfuge. They begin in Regency England where sensible mortals interact in disbelief with djinnis, magicians, sorceresses, and soothsayers.
 She would live in a library if she could.
 Is afraid of her cat.                  
 If you like Diana Gabaldon or Carol Berg, you'll love Obsessions of a Djinni.

About the Book:

Author: Claudia Herring
Publisher: Caravanserai Publishing
Pages: 374
Genre: Romantic Fantasy

A djinni seduces his master’s young bride, forcing her to make a fateful choice.
A world of mysterious powers and tumultuous intrigues comes to life in Regency England as a djinni, burdened with a dark secret, is thrown into a love triangle fraught with subterfuge.
Will he defeat his nemesis or be betrayed?                  


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