review from Publishers' Weekly
and Short Reviews
NJRW Golden Leaf
Eden, a genie sentenced to her bottle for
killing her previous master, suddenly finds
herself freed 1400 years early, she knows
it’s only a matter of time before Faruq,
vizier to the High Master, tracks her down. Being magical, that shouldn’t be a problem, however,
she A) lost her bottle and whoever controls
that control her, B) wears the gold bracelets
that act like homing devices, letting Faruq
easily know exactly where she is and C) has
lost her ability to perform magic so now
things start happening and appearing when they
Ewing, rescuer extraordinaire of lost cats and
damsels in distress, offers to help her
out—until she ruins his business, steals his
cat, and puts him at the mercy of
in a cat with an agenda, and a chase through
the magical city in the Sahara, and Eden and
Matt must outwit Faruq to escape with their
lives, and their love.
one liners, unpredictable predicaments, Genie on the run, poor sap as a
hero that just can't seem to keep his flag from flying at full mast and
a array or quirky hilarious characters. This goes from giggle mode
to all out laughter in less time than it takes to snap your fingers."
story is absolutely delightful, complete with
incredible sex on a flying blanket amid the
stars. Eden's magic gone awry, along with her
butterflies and baby dragon, will keep readers
amused and completely enthralled in the cutest
story ever. This is such a stunning creation."
tale that shimmers, shines, sparkles and
and Short Reviews
light and breezy read for all... The author
uses humor with misfire wishes and talking
cats to amuse the reader to the very last
page. Well done Judi Fennell!"
Dream of Genies is a dream come true!"
fun, quirky story."
fun twist on a genie book... a delight to
Fennell's books are pure fun."
of the more beautiful aspects of this novel
(is) the details. Judi Fennell describes new
places... with a finesse that can only come
from a talented author with an outstanding
imagination. Books like (this) are what give
the meaning to escapist literature."
Hastings. Laugh Love Write
cute. Full of vivid imagination and totally
book that gives us something different. A
story full of charm and adventure"
Book Reading Gals
capture your heart. A wonderful book with just
enough romance, fun and charm to keep you
wishing for more."
needs to change
Ewing would gladly hunt down a fortune in
lucky pennies if he thought it would help save
for all his hoping, Matt’s clueless when his
long awaited lucky charm falls in his lap in
the form of a beguiling genie. He just can’t
believe that this beautiful woman could be the
answer to his prayers…
been bottled up
far too long!
2,000 years in a bottle would make any woman
go a little stir crazy. So when Matt releases
Eden from her luxurious captivity, she’s
thrilled to repay him by giving him the
magical boost he needs…
for all her good intentions, Eden’s magical
prowess is a little rusty and her magical
mistakes become more than embarrassing. And
though Eden knows falling in love will end her
magic and immortality, she can’t help but be
drawn to the one man who wants her just for
as a pink Persian kitten, this scamper of a romance is populated by a
whimsical cast of characters: Humphrey the baby dragon, Obo the talking
cat, a villainous vizier, a cross-dressing High Master genie, the
Egyptian goddess Bastet, and a hunky carpenter. Centuries-old genie Eden
(her name one of several nods to the book's namesake TV show) escapes
her bottle only to fall for Matt Ewing, the handsome jogger she's been
watching from her glass prison's position in the window of Murphy's
Antiques. When Eden's magic malfunctions, the nonstop cinematic gee-whiz
results will keep the reader enraptured. Fennell (Catch of a Lifetime)
also tosses in sultry sex scenes, a bubble-gum–sweet but passionate
romance, quick-moving action, and a variety of puns and riddle-making
beasts, many of which are sure to reappear in the two planned
to 3,000 years in her bottle for the accidental death of her master,
Eden finds herself unexpectedly free after only 1,797 years. And in the
lap of handsome and sexy millwright Matt Ewing, whom she has desired
since first seeing him walk by the dusty secondhand-shop window where
she was ensconced. Now Matt, Eden, and Obo the cat must search for the
elements (bracelets, bottle, and bottle stopper) that will free her
forever from the evil and disgusting Vizier Faruq’s plans to sexually
enslave her. Fennell’s sexy contemporary romp, set variously on the
West Coast and the legendary Al-Jannah, takes its cue from Barbara
Eden’s indelible television role, but with enough original touches,
careful research, and world building to make this tale—the first in a
trilogy set around jinn wrongly accused under an archaic legal
Lynne Welch, Booklist, 12/1/10
Dream of Jeannie meets Indiana Jones, and the action is on! Judi
Fennell’s latest, I Dream of Genies, is rip-roaring fun from the very
first page—filled with magic, mayhem and mystery, with two of the most
engaging lead characters ever written. When dreamy contractor Matt and
homeless, on-the-run genie Eden aren’t setting off sparks—or
butterflies—they’re dodging magic, fending off the evil Faruq or
feeding one of the magical critters Eden accidentally conjures up with
magic gone haywire. Filled with laughs, action, and an absolutely
magical romance, this book is one for the keeper shelf."
Douglas, bestselling author of Wolf Tales and The DemonSlayers
will want to believe in magic!"
and flirty. Judi Fennell will make you
believe in genies, dragons, and the magic of
happily ever after."