A woman on the run fear for her lifeA down on his luck genie with an attitude working as a carnival magician With limited powers and his own existence in serious danger, can he find the love in his heart and the power in his soul to save her Scheharazade Scheri Bloom is on the run after marrying the man of her dreamsa wealthy lawyer who turns out to be likA woman on the run fear for her lifeA down on his luck genie with an attitude working as a carnival magician With limited powers and his own existence in serious danger, can he find the love in his heart and the power in his soul to save her Scheharazade Scheri Bloom is on the run after marrying the man of her dreamsa wealthy lawyer who turns out to be like a monster from her nightmares Abused physically and emotionally and forced to be a prisoner in her own home, no matter how many times she tries to escape, he has the money, power and connections to have her tracked down and brought back to suffer the wrath of his anger at her leaving.After finally finding a way to escape, she takes to the road and with the little bit of money she d saved up running out fast, she soon finds herself drawn to a small town carnival, where she hopes to make a few untraceable dollars working a ride or concession stand Instead she meets the enigmatic and egotistical magician known as Z.Amazed by Z s skills in illusions, like the audiences who come to see him day in and day out, she soon finds herself in danger againt so much from her abusive husband as from everything she doesn t want to feel from the moment she lays eyes on the handsome entertainer who looks like an Arabian Knight come to life and seems to sense every secret she can t tell him about herself.What Scheri doesn t know is that that Azizi ab d al Jadu, the man known as Z is harboring a few secrets himself Magic is real, and not all illusions are smoke and mirrors Z is no mortal man, but a half breed Ifrit Jinn.a down on his luck genie, living as a carny here in the world of man Born out of the forbidden love of a Jinn and a disobedient Angel, he is on the run from his own kind for refusing to abide the laws of both Jinn and Allah s Watchers And after breaking The Law and taking human form of his own free will to come through the large gold mirror that is his portal into the world of humans.he finds his once vast powers limited by the mortal realm and all the wondrous and distracting sensations of a human body.Z has little interest in being anyone s saviorbut when Scheri s husband finally tracks her down with the help of one of Z s most dangerous enemies, Z soon finds that it s going to take than magic to protect the woman who has stolen the heart he didn t know he had Can he somehow regain the power he needs to save her
Smoke Mirrorz A woman on the run fear for her lifeA down on his luck genie with an attitude working as a carnival magician With limited powers and his own existence in serious danger can he find the love in his he
Cynthia always delivers This book really hit close to home with the abuse done by her husband I just wish I would have met my own personal genie This book is well written No grammatical errors either None that stuck out to me because the book was that good You get sucked into another world when you read one of her stories I wish people can read some of her stuff and see how great of an author she really is She throws in history behind everything she brings to life, so that you can get a better [...]
Amazing StoryFirst Cynthia , this story had me in tears , knowing the abuse of the character I have seen so much in life with loved ones I could see the character s as I close my eyes imagine every detail, you had this so real , even Z the Jinn _Angel I laughed , I even had happy tears This book was so real, Rawl and had great tips in cast of abuse I loved the ending and glad for a Happy one at that Thank you for such a amazing story.I give this a five star ratingCan t wait to read your other bo [...]
Check out all my reviews at readsandreviewsAbuse victim Scheri Bloom encounters Jinn, Azizi ab d al Jadu and her life is never the same in Cynthia Lucas Smoke and MirrorZ, a 2014 Rone Award nominee for Best Paranormal The Rone Awards spotlight the very best and reward excellence in the Indie and small publishing industry Ms Lucas is no stranger when it comes to finding herself in the spotlight as she s previously been a finalist for a Rone Award and a quarterfinalist in s Breakthrough Novel Awar [...]
I read the blurb for Smoke MirrorZ when Ms Lucas started promoting it thought that it might be an interesting book, as I ve adored Ms Lucas s work in the past, so I added it to my list I m so glad I did Wow This book captivated me from start to finish I was immediately drawn in when I read the foreword that Ms Lucas added to the book, reminding people of how rampant domestic violence is in the world today It touched my soul, as I ve dealt with such violence in my past so I knew I just had to rea [...]
Cythia Lucas brings us the tale of Scheri Bloom, she thinks she has the world by the tail, she meets and marries a lawyer named Derek Worley Very soon after they are married the abuse starts, she has tried to escape several times and he has always found her and brought her back, and has she paid for it One night she is drugged and remembers nothing except waking up bruised and sore She knows that if she stays he is going to kill her someday So, she runs away and joins the circus well a carnival [...]
I could tell by the description of this book that it was not my typical read A battered wife, fleeing an abusive husband, falls in with a man who is secretly a runaway Djinn So, why DID I actually enjoy the book 1 The characters were engaging the heroes were likeable, and the villains despicable, BUT with subtle nuances that avoided either being absolute saint or devil As an aside, the cover models were selected with such care that it was impossible for me to picture our protagonists as anything [...]
Book Talk Reviewsfacebook VampiresBite2012michelle808205I was giving a copy of Smoke Mirrorz for an honest review I just LOVED this book,the story line was great the main main character is Scheharazade Scheri Bloom Scheri is on the run from her abusive husband and lands herself a job to earn some cash at a Carnival as an assistant for the hot and smokey Z And Z gives her what she s not had in a long time,HOPE This story was Fantastic and took me for a ride It was full of Suspense and action,love [...]
In the first part of this book, even before the story begins, just after acknowledgments, is The Author s Note Because the heroine of the story is a victim of domestic violence, Cynthia Lucas takes the time to explain the statistics and reality of Spousal Abuse She offers information, hotline numbers, and an exhortation to help anyone you suspect is a victim of this heinous crime I think that is noteworthy, which is why I decided to start my review there.The story itself was great A woman runs t [...]
I was bummed there was no real Jinn knock down, power v power fight But I understand the premise followed That s why I gave it the four I wanted to see Abdul challenge Z However, I cried during the ending Loved the turn it took.
Cynthia Lucas finds an incredibly unique twist that will delight paranormal fans Read full review in the November 2013 issue of InD tale Magazine.
Smoke MirrorzEvery time I turned around I thought I knew how this book would end Not in this time did I think it would end in such a way Totally enjoyed thank you.
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