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Mina Khan is a Texas-based writer and food enthusiast. She daydreams of hunky paranormal heroes, magic, mayhem and mischief and writes them down as stories. Between stories, she teaches culinary classes and writes for her local newspaper. Other than that, she's raising a family of two children, two cats, two dogs and a husband.

She grew up in Bangladesh on stories of djinns, ghosts and monsters. These childhood fancies now color her fiction.

You can find her at www.facebook.com/Mina.Khan.Author

http://minakhan.blogspot.com/

or on twitter @SpiceBite

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Mina Khan By cooking! Just the act of gathering ingredients, chopping and cutting and then putting it all together distracts me from the block and lets me work…moreBy cooking! Just the act of gathering ingredients, chopping and cutting and then putting it all together distracts me from the block and lets me work things out.(less)
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Wow, May is taking me by storm. So much is happening!

If you're in Dallas and at the RT convention, come say hi. I always love meeting old and new bookish friends!

Some of the events I'm involved with are:



It's at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. We'll have a hat contest, fantasy authors galore, books, swag and cookies!



Cookies from Cake Works...Yum!

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Thanks goes to the First To Read program for sending this book my way. I really enjoyed Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth, so looked forward to this read. It was a surprise and not at all like the dystopian/Horror story I
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Didn't enjoy it as much as the first book in the series, but still a pretty awesome read. Loved the subplot about the CS who enjoys drawing.
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A fun read! My 10-yr-old brought it home from the library & I ended up reading it. The character of the Thief Lord is very interesting, as are the themes of childhood and coming of age. Totally enjoyed the setting and seeing Venice via the story.
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Dead by Mina Khan
"“Now she is of even less substance than the fragile and forgotten cobweb hanging in the darkest corner of the house.”

Such a great line, and it’s representative of the lyrical prose of Mina Khan’s “Dead: A Ghost Story”. While it’s ostensibly a ghos..." Read more of this review »
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“You’re just a figment of my imagination. A fantasy?”
“Yes.” He didn’t dare move.
“Then why are you still wearing clothes?”
Mina Khan, The Djinn's Dilemma

“Should she slam his head into the bar or toss her beer on him? Damn shame to waste good beer.”
Mina Khan, A Tale of Two Djinns

“She imagined kisses on her neck and shoulder. Soft, light kisses; sharp, playful nips. Damn. Her imagination came in high-definition.”
Mina Khan, The Djinn's Dilemma

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Here are the nominations for January 2015. This poll will run until the 31st of December.

The 2 books with the highest votes will be the January Group Reads.

Update: This poll has ended. The winners are A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin and Revenant (Lords of Deliverance, #6; Demonica, #11) by Larissa Ione


 
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“So many people say they want a new life, but then they take the new one they get every morning for granted. Don’t do this.”
Marc D. Angel

“Soft woman and hard metal...unexpected & sexy as hell. Had she been real?”
Mina Khan, A Tale of Two Djinns

“I like my tea like I like my men,” I say. With the last name “Grey.” But I realize that’s too forward, so I add, “Black.”

He raises an eyebrow.

“I mean, not that I exclusively like black men,” I say, trying to recover. “I like other kinds of tea. And men.”

“Have you ever tasted...white tea, Anna?”
Andrew Shaffer, Fifty-one Shades: A Parody

“Should she slam his head into the bar or toss her beer on him? Damn shame to waste good beer.”
Mina Khan, A Tale of Two Djinns

“Oh heaven and hell, stop with the tears. Given the day Sarah had just had, the tears were logical. But watching her face crumple, hearing the gut-deep harsh sobs, filled Rukh with an irrational need to pull her into his arms, wrap her in a hug.
As soon as the urge had gelled into conscious thought, his essence hardened into visibility and his arms slid up around her shivering, wet body.
Sarah’s eyes popped open and she staggered back with a yell.
His arms tightened around her, steadying her, keeping her close. Well, shit. At least, she’d stopped
crying.
Fear-bright green eyes stared at him instead.
Given he was an assassin, sent to kill her, her response was natural, even intelligent. Yet, bitterness churned in his gut at the thought of her fearing him.
“It’s okay,” he whispered. “You’re safe.”
“Am I hallucinating?” Her question came out as a croak.
“Yes, yes you are.” That seemed a much better answer than the truth.
She pinned him with her dark, direct gaze. “You’re just a figment of my imagination. A fantasy?”
“Yes.” He didn’t dare move.
“Then why are you still wearing clothes?”
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message 8: by Mina

Mina Khan Kyra wrote: "Hi! thanks for accepting my request :) Carol Berg's amazing. I wish I could write like her. Do you have a favorite of her books?"

Lol, me too! My favorite is

The Soul Mirror What's your favorite Berg story?


message 7: by Kyra

Kyra Halland Hi! thanks for accepting my request :) Carol Berg's amazing. I wish I could write like her. Do you have a favorite of her books?


Dahlia (yadkny) Hi Mina!
Thanks for the friending:)


message 5: by Mina

Mina Khan Hi Kim! Since my Harlequin Cravings "The Djinn's Dilemma" is coming out Nov. 1, I updated my profile. Since you're the HQN Ambassador I'm just giving you a heads up :)

Have a great weekend!


message 4: by Mina

Mina Khan Harlequin Books wrote: "Hi Spice Bites, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. Lately it seems my day is over before it properly began. While here, I want you to know that if you ever have a..."

Hi, thanks for the welcome! Any news on Harlequin Nocturnes?


message 3: by Mina

Mina Khan Carolyn wrote: "Hey! Thanks so much for inviting me to be GR pals. I'll look forward to your foodie perspective on things."

Good to see you here too! I'm trying to get the hang of it :)


Harlequin Books Hi Spice Bites, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. Lately it seems my day is over before it properly began. While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com, I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much eHarlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


Carolyn Crane Hey! Thanks so much for inviting me to be GR pals. I'll look forward to your foodie perspective on things.


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