Book Review-Spellbound

Book Review-SpellboundSpellbound by Kathleen Nance
Series: Djinn #4
Published by Love Spell on June 1st 2003
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Djinn, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 364
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0505524864
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When raging desires and unquenchable yearnings invade his life, Zayne, a genie who keeps the land of the dijinn in harmony, must find a woman to restore balance to his life. According to his destiny, this soul mate can only be found in the strange land of Earth. Original.

Zayne, a Djinni, the minstrel for his people, but of late his song has been wreaking discord among his people, and his music needs to restore balance to his world. But then he starts feeling the yearning of his mate, one who is living on Earth, and knowing that she can restore balance and be his other half, he goes to her, intending on claiming and keeping her as his own and taking her back to his home. However things don’t always go as planned. Madeline, never expected that when she agreed to house sit for her friend, but never thought that there would be a guest she would have to live with, a man who is so sexy you could have a heart attack from all the sensations he sends out. However Madeline is firm in her belief that nothing can get to her, no matter how sensual a man may be, but life throws unexpected surprises and Zayne will not only be her downfall in love but will help heal scars from her past and where she will find a love that will leave her spellbound to his side….

The Hero (Zayne)
Zayne, minstrel for all of Kaf, is the one who keeps harmony with his song, but needs his soul mate to complete him and bring back balance to not only himself but for his people and his world. Zayne knows that Madeline is his future, but as a mystery unravels he starts to question whether or not what he felt so strongly still remains true, and will he be able to defeat the threat to both himself and Madeline so that they may have a future together…

The Heroine( Madeline)
Madeline, has suffered past hurts, one is her deathly fear of performing in front of anyone, a fear that can make her sick and even put her in pain, and a fear she doesn’t know if she could ever overcome, but she starts to realize that she didn’t always have this fear, and with Zayne able to uncover the reason why she has it, but only through her love for Zayne will she be able to make the sacrifice to overcome it fully and be with him…..

My Thoughts 
Spellbound is the fourth installment in the Djinn series written by Kathleen Nance. Spellbound is a story woven with magic and love and filled with thrilling excitement that will curl your toes, and leave you bewitched. Spellbound is a story of two people that come from different worlds, however they are connected in a way that will save the both of them in the end.  I had such a thrilling time reading Spellbound and I was captivated with the story, the characters and the plot that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time, and I was so entranced with the story that I could hardly put it down. Its a magical romantic story that will leave you satisfied and full of laughter until the very last page. Definitely a treasure to keep on your book shelves.

My Favorite Quote 
Wordlessly he threaded his fingers through her hair, cradling her head between his hands, loosening her careful hairdo. 
Then he kissed her. 
A kiss of heat. A kiss of strength. Need, desire, jubilation-the emotions danced inside her like sparkling raindrops, almost as if she felt what he felt and shared what drove him.

About Kathleen Nance

I can't say that I'm one of those authors who announced to their mother at the age of six that they were going to be a writer. My first declared career choice was detective. I was reading Nancy Drew at the time, and half in love with Ned Nickerson. A distinct aversion to eminent bodily harm, however, made the career choice an impractical one.

The notion I could be a detective, though, came from a book. Books have always been a treasured companion, a source of knowledge, and a means to travel beyond my world and experience since I first discovered The Poky Little Puppy and The Little Engine That Could in Golden books. It wasn't a far hop from a love of reading to a love of creating my own stories as well.

When that practical streak (the one that steered me away from private detection) reared its head, I began a career in pharmacy. An admittedly varied career, for I've worked in just about every field of pharmacy except sales. My years of writing drug monographs, however, strengthened a heartfelt appreciation for the joys of fiction. When I became a stay-at-home mom, it seemed a perfect time to take the stories I'd been spinning and do something about putting the dream of getting published into practice.

I discovered creating characters and plot an irresistible challenge. Especially when it meant I got to live with djinn, elves, and meddling Greek gods. And I got to be the detective, the magician, the chef, the villain, hero, and heroine.

Five manuscripts and six years later, my first book, Wishes Come True, was published in 1998. Since then, my books have won a Golden Heart, a SARA Rising Star Grand Prize, the Holt Medallion, the Colorado Award of Excellence, the PRISM Award, and the National Reader's Choice Award and been a finalist RWA's RITA. After living for eighteen years in New Orleans, I've returned to my birth state of Michigan with a husband, three children, and two cats. Along with learning the ins and outs of empty nesting now that all three kids are in college, a commitment (again) to really sticking with an exercise program, and a home health care variation to the pharmacy career, I still find that creating characters and plot is an irresistible challenge.

Only, in my books, Ned and Nancy are all grown up and falling in love.

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