Thursday, March 24, 2011

Contest and Promo: Master and Apprentice by Sonya Bateman


Luck has never been on Gavyn Donatti's side. Anyone else with magic abilities inherited from a distant genie relative would have it made, but not Donatti, descendant of a cranky, shape-shifting genie named Ian. The prince of a murdered kingdom, consumed with revenge and driven by an unbreakable curse, Ian is determined to hunt down and destroy every last one of his enemies in the power-hungry snake clan—at any cost, including his life. Or Donatti's. Obsessed by his own rage, Ian has never really taught Donatti how to use his abilities. So when a powerful cult of magic-users captures Ian's wife, the princess Akila, and then Ian himself, Donatti is left alone to take on dozens of half-djinn and their mysterious leader with designs on world domination. Facing an impossible mission, Donatti is forced to turn to an enemy for help—one who claims to know how to unlock his true potential. Trusting a snake might be the last mistake Donatti ever makes—but if he doesn't learn to wield the power inside him, everyone will pay the ultimate price.

Other books in the series:

Two lucky readers can win a copy of Master and Apprentice and to get your name tossed in the magic hat just leave a comment bout djinn, magic, snake shifters or your opinion about the first book. I haven't read Master of None but have heard nothing but awesome things, which is why it is sitting in my TBR pile waiting for me to have extra time. Maybe I need a genie of my own?

As always, leave an email if one cannot be easily found in your profile. This contest is US only, no P.O. boxes, and will run until 3/31. The winners will be announced the following Saturday.


meggerfly said...

I've only read one or two books with Djinn in them. I'd love to read this!

Kel said...

cults..murder..magic-users..whats not to love!! LOL

Amber said...

My interest in magic-heavy books has grown a bit over the last few years and I love it! My "to read" list for this summer grows each and every day.


SandyG265 said...

The only books i've read featuring Djinn are Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series. I'd like to read this series.

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leisa said...

I am in love with shape shifter books...I love the magic in Pamela Palmer's series...I would love to read this book..

Martha Lawson said...

I love books with djinns in them. Not enough of them written.

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LSUReader said...

Master of None is still in my TBR pile, too. I can't believe the second book is already out! I like the change that magic and djinn offer from the "normal" UF books on vamps and weres. Thanks for the giveaway. (email in profile)

booklover0226 said...

I have not read any books about djinns but have placed both books in this series on my wish list.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Lorelei said...

Oh, yes. Always looking for something a little different.

BLHmistress said...

I have only read one book with Djinn's as a focus and that was Devoured by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy would love to read more.


Dot S. said...

I'm feeling like I've been missing out on a genre. I need to broden my horizons and include Djinns.

Bethany C. said...

I haven't read Master of None yet either, but it's been on my wishlist since I first heard about it. I love reading about magic because there's just so much that can be done with it that authors can get really creative.


BADklv said...

I haven't read these books yet. They're outside what I usually read, but I'd love to give it a try.


Barbara E. said...

I've been wanting to read Master of None for quite some time now. I think a snake shifter would be pretty cool. I've always loved djinn, but I know I could never figure out the right way to word my wish so that I didn't mess it up.

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Teril said...

Master of none was an amazing debut. I would love to read Master and Apprentice.

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Kaya h said...

Ohh I cannot wait to read this! The first book was fantastic.

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CrystalGB said...

Sounds great. Love genies.

CrystalGB said...

Sounds great. Love djinn.

Carol L. said...

I haven't read either of these. But it will be the first time I'm reading about snake shifters and the Djinn. Love a change and lots of magic.
Carol L

Amanda from Novel Addiction said...

I got the chance to read "Master of None" recently.I had heard so many good things about it, but I didn't have the funds to purchase it and my library didn't have it. But my library has a statewide lending program, and I managed to find it there, I was so excited!

Now, having read book one, I simply cannot wait for book two!

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Lil said...

I have always been fascinated by magic and love reading it in stories. Am rather intrigued by the idea of snake shifters. One doesn't come across such characters major or minor in stories very often.

little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

Barb P said...

This series sounds fantastic and I would love to get started on ot. Count me in on the contest please.

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I've read one other series of books about the djinn and I was fascinated
by the possibilities that could happen when they were involved. Looking forward to this series.


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

van_pham said...

heard great things about this series, looking forward to reading this :)


Vivien said...

I've read a couple of books about Djinn. They were by Laini Taylor. I wish they would crop up more often! Thanks again!

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

leesa said...

Never read Djinn before so it sounds good and something different. Thanks!!

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

oohh, this sounds different and amazing. Love finding new authors, can't wait to get these books. Thanks for the chance to win