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Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he
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Published March 28th 2014 by TeZLA (first published March 27th 2014)
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Kay Glower
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t put it down until I finished it- literally. I read the whole thing in one night, which is why I now only have 2 hours before having to get up for work. So, I’d love to sit here and write a lengthy review regarding how much I loved this book, and that I think it is DEFINITELY movie material……but my eyes are starting to permanently cross and all the letters on my screen are rebelliously blurring into each other. (Review is coming soon)
and here we go-
After reading the other reviews reg
Marta Cox
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
I love the idea of Djinn, Genies and Jinn and call them what you will they are always a fascinating idea. So originally found in Arabian mythology but there's no doubt these magical creatures have enthralled many on a cold dark night. So spotting this original book had me opening it up with much anticipation.
I knew going in that Dimitri was not exactly going to be likeable because he right from the start is involved in pretty despicable things. He is trapped in a bond that seems to have swallow
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2016
I would like to thank Bastei Entertainment & Rainy Kaye for my copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Some of my friends on GoodReads had said this book was really good but sadly for me it total flopped and I couldn't get into it at all.

Dimitri is a young genie without any powers stuck in a situation that is not the best. His master Karl Walker has him kidnapping and killing people without a choice in the matter, then he meets Syd and his world is about to change forever...

Ok, so D
Natasha Larry
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dimitri Hayes has to do whatever he is told. Why? Well, because he's a modern day genie.


As such, he has to listen to his "master," Karl Walker, or bad things tend to happen to him. To make matters more complicated, he doesn't have any magical powers. One would think that might give him a pass on the whole genie bond thing, well, think again. No, Dim just has to come up with creative ways to grant wishes. Sometimes, thermite is involved.

This story starts with a bang, and the narrativ
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 3.5 Stars *****

Dimitri is a genie with no powers. He does whatever Karl wishes. Dimitri doesn't want to kill or kidnap people, but he has no other choice. The paranormal bond doesn't even allow him to kill himself. He's trapped in every way.

Syd makes him feel like a normal person. What started as a one night stand turned out to be so much more. Syd is his freedom and deepest secret.

I loved the idea of the story, but I felt like the story dragged a bit. The story is told all in Dimitri's P
J. Sharp
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC copy of this book to review. The receipt of this book in no way influenced my review.

So what did I like:

Characters: If you're looking for a character that will melt your heart, Dimitri ain't it. So get your mind away from that idea right now. He's definitely not likeable. You almost can't help it. Heck, there's no reason to like him, after all, many scenes contain him killing someone in order to fulfill a wish by his screwed-up master, Karl Walker. And this is where Ms. Kaye s
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was very fortunate to be allowed to read an ARC of Summoned…I will be honest, the cover is what first drew me in. The contents on the pages made me want to move in and live in the author’s mind. Rainy Kaye has written a fascinating and unique world where genies exist, but they certainly aren’t like what you see in the movies or in children’s tales. A kid’s book, this ain’t. ;)
I will admit that Dimitri took a little getting used to. The book opens with him kidnapping someone and admitting that
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from Rainy for an honest review, and here it goes:

This book moves along so well, I had to fight the urge to burn through it in one night. There are so many things you miss if you don't take it in.

Dmitri is a djinn, with no powers, just the fun of being forced to do all sorts of things against his basic desires or suffer miserably. The characters build throughout the book, as does the number of directions my mind thought the story would go in. I'd go through more details, but s
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Can I just say WOW ? What a Fiction! This has to be a movie immediately! Usually I don't like type of men like Dimitri but boy, he impressed me! If I'm gonna question myself... Why did I read this book? Summary hooked me from the first sentence because of that. Did I Like the cover? HELL YEAH! Am I in love to Dimitri? *blush* Yes! Will I read other books of Rainy Kaye? DOUBLE HELL YEAH!

Solace Winter
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
(I actually gave this novel 4.5, but it's closer to 5 than 4)

A modern day genie tale almost sounds like it could be yawn-worthy to be honest. Despite my love for Rainy Kaye I was hesitant to read this novel. Yay, another romance novel that probably-- wait, wait, wait. What the Hell is going on here?

That's right. This novel is DIFFERENT. I saw none of it coming at any point, and I enjoyed that. The ending was a twist. The love story wasn't the same tired story. And the voice worked. Many women ha
Amberr Meadows
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Every preconceived notion and expectation of genies go in the trash with ‘Summoned’. Dimitri isn’t Aladdin’s blue Genie or any other pleasant, wish-fulling genie ever conceived…

Imagine yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to obey the commands of an evil, calculating master who orders you to break every law from petty theft to murder. Not obeying a wish comes with severe consequences; a dull hum in your head that evolves into an intense roar bent on destroying your sanity and eve
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Dimitri is a sarcastic twenty-three year old, with a huge secret- he is controlled by a paranormal bond that ensures he has to do whatever is wished for by his “master”.Dimitri, or Dim, is a genie. Or djinn if you rather.

We all grew up with I Dream of Jeannie, and/or Aladdin as our basis for what a genie is supposed to do, or look like. Well, I love and hate to break it to you but Dim is NOT that kind of genie! I would rather have him around than Jeannie or Robin Williams’ lively blue Genie (Unl
Lauren Seiberling
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

The story is told solely from Dimitri's point of view. He is HILARIOUS! A very sarcastic sense of humor, that is. He had a lot of one-liners that I wish i had highlighted so that I can incorporate them into my daily life. Guess I'll just have to read the book again and highlight them all :)

Dim is evil, albeit conflicted, and it's that conflict that makes him incredibly like able. Decency would shine through him every now and then, juuuust enough to keep me in his corner the entire ti
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I had a dollar for every hidden literary gem I have been fortunate to find, Summoned would be the latest to fill my piggy bank! Get ready for a twisted and convoluted tale of a young man caught up in a world he does not understand. A dark legacy has been handed down through the generations that make him a pawn to an often emotionally cruel and brutal master. Dimitri is a Djinn, cursed to do the bidding of his master, from thievery to assassination, with no way out, except pain and death. Dim ...more
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read a lot of paranormal/fantasy books over the last few years, so it is always exciting when an author can surprise me with something new, which blows me away! That is exactly what Rainy Kaye has done. She introduced me to a fun character, who has an interesting heritage that had me quickly flicking the pages as I was immersed into the action, the romance and the mystery of the story!!

As you can gather from the blurb, Dimitri is a genie. He is not one of those fun 'make 3 wishes' kind of
Sherwood Smith
Jun 01, 2016 added it
Shelves: fantasy
Copy received courtesy of NetGalley

The first quarter or so of this book began really slowly for me, though a reader who loves descriptions of action and sex, action and more sex, action and even more sex, will adore it.

But sex is . . . well, sex. It’s one note in all the possible notes of character development, so I found myself skimming all the sex in hopes that Syd, the girl 23-year-old Dmitri had fallen in lust with would get a personality along with her gazillion orgasms, meanwhile I was in
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
What a completely different, totally absorbing and amazing book this was!

I knew, within the first page, that I was going to enjoy reading this book. It was funny, in a self-depreciating kind of way that makes you laugh with the character, not at the character. Dimitri has quite an unusual outlook on life but then, he has quite an unusual life! It is also quite a lonely life, never having had anyone else in his life, for more than a few hours, other than his father. And when he lost his father as
Graeme Ing
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This was a great read. Wonderful debut book. Two things in particular made this a highly enjoyable read:

1. The characters. Dimitri is superbly written, full of attitude, guts and a deep personality. No wooden characters here. Despite the fact that he cannot turn down the onerous jobs he is commanded to do, such as kidnap, murder, arson, he has a moral compass that keeps us rooting for him, flawed as he is. The other characters are also well thought out and compelling to follow. Silvia in particu
Kosta Angelou
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great book!!! One I'm definitely happy to have in my collection!!!
The story is written so well and in such a way, not only does it suck you in from the first page but also makes you feel as if you're Dimitri--the main character--the entire time. His pain, his agony, his anxiety all become so vivid throughout the book. I held my breath, I clinched my fist, I laughed (he has a wonderful sense of sarcastic humor) and mostly felt my heart racing from beginning till end--especially towards the end-
Because kisses might begin with K, but better theings begin with F...

6 Stars!

I loved this. Why? Because I love bad boys okay?! The fact that Rainy can keep you on your toes for the entire book, and then throw a Whaaaaaaaat?? at the end helps! =P I couldn't put this down.

To see that there is more to come, leaves me feeling a bit, I don't know...

Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my, this was such a fantastic book! And the 2nd book about genies in 12 months, so yeah, definitely fits with the unique factor that I love!!! And yeah, what a great, freaking, complex, wonderful book!
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Summoned opens with a kidnapping. Dimitri dislikes kidnappings. Murders are easier for him. He gets in, does the job, and goes home to wait for his next assignment. On this afternoon, he has a precocious nine year old and her stuffed bunny shackled in his back seat. He doesn’t know why his boss wants her, but tells himself that it’s for ransom and she’ll be home before bedtime. He never sees anyone that he brings to Karl’s desert mansion after security drags them from his car, which is why he go ...more
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dimitri Hayes has a job fraught with hazards. The book opens with him saying “I dislike having to murder someone. Kidnapping is worse.” So, when I first started reading this book, I wondered if I’d stepped into a world that would introduce me to drug dealers or mafia bosses. I hadn’t. Instead, I stepped into a world far more fascinating and full of twists and turns. By virtue of Dimitri’s “birthright”, he is born with a unique connection to his employer, Karl Walker. A connection that requires D ...more
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Dimitri Hayes is not your typical 23-year-old guy. Sure, he likes beer, porn and sex, but he can’t have a relationship because he’s at the beck and call of his Master, Karl Walker. Dimitri is a jinn and his family has been in service to Karl’s family for centuries. For eight years Dimitri has been doing Karl’s dirty work; robbery, kidnapping, murder. He may not like it, but it’s a familiar routine. Do a wish and then g
Amanda Shelley-Masters
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I haven't read a book quite like it before, it was unusual, passionate and defiantly something that I would read again. Rainy Kaye is a superb writer and brings us a story like none other with this one. I literally couldn't put it down for a second, I was captivated from the very first word.

For generations Dimitri's family has had only one mission, to obey the wish. Thanks to a century old genie bond between Dimitri's family and his current owner Karl's family, Dimitri is
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
One of the best books I have read! I had a very hard time putting this one down especially in the end. A wonderfully dark and delicious adventure.

Dimitri is forced to do what he's told. He's tied to a paranormal bond with Karl Walker, a multimillionaire and his 'master.' He's a modern day genie but instead of three wishes, the wishes are unlimited. Dimitri's resigned to his life, forced to be at his master's beck and call. When he meets Syd, a beautiful woman, he starts to fall for her. But he's
Shaz X
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It’s a modern take on a genie and his master, and it’s full of love, lust, drama and is written from the male point of view and our genie – Dimitri.

When I think of Genies, my first thought is of the television show “I Dream of Genie” or Disney’s “Aladdin” where the genie comes out of the bottle, this is not the case in this story. The genie bond is passed down to each generation of Dimitri’s family; it’s a genetic trait, so to speak.

This book is very well written, moves at a g
Tricia Drammeh
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy Genie in a Bottle! This book was the most unique, original, exciting, gripping, edgy book I've read in a long time. Maybe ever. Dimitri is a slave to the Walker family. Well, not exactly a slave--he's a genie. Forget everything you've ever learned about genies. Forget about three wishes and rubbing bottles. Rainy Kaye's concept of genies is WAY more sophisticated that all that. This isn't Aladdin, kids. In fact, this isn't a book for kids at all. Full of steamy sex, violence, high speed cha ...more
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks

Loved it. Couldn't put it down.

From the very first chapter when Dim kidnaps the little girl who sings the Neverending song to annoy him, I LOVED this book. It had everything to keep me interested. Humor, hot scenes, action, genies, cruel and crazy bad guys. Dimitri is a jinn or genie (minus the bottle) that must do what his master tells him to do. If he doesn't obey his body shuts him down. Think of the movie CRANK. Its fast-paced like that. Never a dull moment. D
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Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona.

She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Someone told her she's a USA Today Bestselling author. She thought there would be cake.

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