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Hijinks & mysteries: Just how smoochable is a sexy genie in a bott… er, samovar?

Hijinks & mysteries: Just how smoochable is a sexy genie in a bott… er, samovar?

by davincikittieMay 17, 2012

Help me welcome Aladdin’s Samovar author Lauren Sweet as she chats with characters from the upcoming sequel…

Psst – this interview is a little lengthy, but seriously entertaining!  Can I take Jasper home with me?  Please?

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The Samovar Mysteries, Book 1

A nice, normal, boring life—that’s all Amber Polaski ever wanted. One where she’s not unchaining her flaky New Age mom from endangered trees, bailing her out of jail, or getting dragged to naked pagan rituals. But when Amber finds a sexy genie in her antique brass samovar, any hope of normal goes up in smoke.

It’s just one tiny little wish—to find her long-lost father. What could go wrong?

Plenty. Dad shows up, all right—with a computer drive full of stolen data and angry mobsters hot on his trail. Now Amber has Fugitive Dad holed up in her Manville, NJ duplex, fending off the Mafia on one side and the FBI on the other. And she has Jasper the genie lounging in her blue plush recliner, conjuring chocolate chip cookies and passing himself off as her boyfriend.

While Jasper is trying to tempt Amber with more disastrous wishes—and his seriously hot thousand-year-old body—Amber and her mom are forced to fight off Mafia assassins with nothing but chutzpah and household appliances.

It’s time for Amber to call in the B-team: Iggy the homeless dwarf, Tim the ecoterrorist, and Wanda the Fairy Dogmother with her pack of Happy Puppies. Together, they need to save Dad before the Mob makes him disappear again—permanently!

Read the GraveTells review of Aladdin’s Samovar here

Buy Aladdin’s Samovar on: Amazon, B&N

About the author

Lauren Sweet was born and raised in New Jersey, spending her formative years sneaking books under her desk to read during math class. After working in business administration for way too many years, she finally escaped to Alaska and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Lauren now lives near Portland, OR, and is a freelance writer and editor. Her other esoteric skills include astrology, figure skating, and the ability to do a perfect split.

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • May 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

    That was hilarious! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

    You are now on my list of supa-cool authors to follow.

    And Jasper and Amber are fantastic together. 😀

    BTW, ALL clowns are evil, not just ones who try to run you over when you’re stranded in West Virginia in a fairy costume. ALL. *shudder* I don’t like clowns….

  • May 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love Jasper. I told Lauren I wanted to take his samovar home with me. She said I wasn’t the first to say that. =P

  • May 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I read this for a review and thought it was great! Loved the sexual tension between Jasper and Amber. I’m so glad there will be a sequel.

  • Sophia Rose
    May 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Oh my! What a hoot!

    I want to read this book.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • May 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks everyone, for stopping by and taking the time to comment! (Jasper loves the attention.) Special thanks to Sue, for hosting me here on Grave Tells and for accommodating my long Q&A. 🙂

    Lauren, it’s nice to see you here! I’m happy to hear you’re looking forward to the next book in the series. (I’m having fun writing it, as you can tell.) Nothing’s nicer for a writer than hearing that people like our characters enough to want to see more of them.

    Jo Anne and Sophia Rose, I’m glad you liked the Q&A. I hope you get a chance to read the book, and if you do, that you enjoy it! (And btw, Jo Anne, I think you’ll relate to Amber’s secretary, Madison. She thinks all clowns are evil, too…)

  • Chanel Chancey
    May 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Loved the book and can’t wait to read the sequel! They are so funny! Hi Lauren!

  • May 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Whoops, sorry, I called The Captain Jo Anne (accidently pulled that from the bottom of the post–sorry!) Way to alienate fans, Lauren… 🙂

    Chanel, hi! (Waving) I’m glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks for stopping by. You’re all getting me excited to write faster on the sequel!

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