"Great romantic fantasy"
As the Minstrel of Kaf, the land of the Djinn, Zayne has a
critical responsibility to sing harmonious music. However,
lately even the beautiful voices of birds irritate Zayne,
whose darker moods impact his people and their land. To
lighten his mood and learn how to use new magic, he needs
his zaniya to blend harmonies, but has not met her though
is older than most of his predecessors when they found
beloved. He learns her name is Madeline Fairbanks and
resides in New Orleans on Terra. Like a warrior on the
hunt, he seeks the enchantment of singing with his soul
When Madeline, who just lost her job due to her fear of
public speaking, sees Zayne she thinks he is quite a hunk.
However, when he burns toilet paper to forge a protective
spell, she believes he is a certifiable hunk. Still the
attraction between them is too strong to resist and soon
they make love even as they fall in love. However, before
they can share a harmonious lifetime together, they must
confront her evil stepfather, the warlock who placed the
public speaking phobia curse on Madeline.
The fantasy elements make for a good time as readers will
believe in magic in the music of this lovin' duo. The
romance happens faster than the top sprinters can complete
the hundred-yard dash while the characters are a delightful
charming group except for the vile cartoonish villain. The
romantic fantasy chorus will sing praise to Kathleen Nance
for her imaginative tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 25, 2003
As the Minstrel of Kaf, Zayne kept the land of the djinn in
harmony. Yet lately, raging desires and unquenchable
yearnings were throwing his life into discord and wreaking
havoc on his home. He needed a woman to restore balance to
his life, a woman with whom he could blend his voice and
his body. And according to his destiny, this soul mate
could only be found in the strange land of Earth.
Madeline knew to expect a guest while house-sitting for her
eccentric neighbor. However, she hadn't expected the man
would be so sexy, so potent, so fascinated by the doorbell.
Zayne may have been a disaster with modern amenities, but
he certainly knew what made her tick. With one soul-
stirring kiss, she saw colorful sparks dancing on the air.
But Madeline wanted to make sure her handsome djinni
wouldn't pull a disappearing act before she could allow
herself to become utterly . . . Spellbound.