Whether in a bottle or not, today’s genies are looking to rub readers the right way, and obliging authors are granting your every wish and fantasy with these paranormal paramours. While they’re not as prevalent as some of the more popular creatures of the night (*cough* vampires *cough*), we embark on a magic carpet ride that even Aladdin would envy to bring you a sampling of the best jinn out there.
Our first stop is to visit the ever-fun, pink-smoke wielding genie, Vana Aphrodite from Judi Fennell’s Magic Gone Wild. She’s a genie who wants to do right, but her magic has a way of … well, going spectacularly wrong. And when Zane, the great-grandson of her former master, discovers that his inheritance includes an inept magical being, he isn’t quite impressed. It’s up to Vana to change the hot football players’ mind about her skills and prove her worth. That’s if she can keep her mind on the tasks at hand and ignore the sparks of attraction that fly — much like her magic — out of control.