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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 Your wish has been granted...I have a story scheduled for a September release that involves a male djinn trapped in a mirror. It's part of a wonderful…moreYour wish has been granted...I have a story scheduled for a September release that involves a male djinn trapped in a mirror. It's part of a wonderful anthology! :)

Meanwhile, you can also check out my A Christmas Wish -- male djinn/chef trapped in a beer bottle by the heroine...also, includes 3 of his recipes! Thanks for reading and you're awesome too! :)(less)
Mina Khan My favorite holiday is Halloween, and I love anything paranormal and noir (Oh, the chills & feels!)...and one day I was thinking how awesome it'd…moreMy favorite holiday is Halloween, and I love anything paranormal and noir (Oh, the chills & feels!)...and one day I was thinking how awesome it'd be to have a book with all of that in it...it'd be more awesome than running into Nathan Fillion (I'm talking full body contact!). And that led to Dark Secrets, A Paranormal Noir Anthology with Rachel Caine, Cynthia Eden, Megan Hart, Suzanne Johnson, Jeffe Kennedy and moi!.(Releasing Sept. 29, 2015) SQUEE!(less)
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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 jotted down the order, then forced herself to meet his gaze. "It's going to be a bit of a wait, we're short-staffed this morning." The following words rushed out of her. "And breakfast's on me."
"Normally, I wouldn't protest," he said, leaning closer. "But in public, I'd prefer a plate."
An image of Rukh, hair untied, licking whipped cream off her navel flashed through her mind, left her staring.”
Mina Khan, The Djinn's Dilemma

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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?”
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“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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