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Stifled

(Summoned #2)

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3.99  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Dimitri would like nothing more than to live a low-key life in Naples, Italy. His girlfriend, Syd, has other plans. After three months of researching, she is positive she has found a jinn on a killing spree in San Diego, California. Since Syd gave Dimitri the one thing he thought was out of reach, he feels obligated to use his ill-gained talents for her cause.

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Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published May 17th 2016 by Bastei Entertainment (first published March 28th 2015)
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Marta Cox
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
I really liked the first book Summined but this book I loved! Dimitri is finally free of his Jinn bond but his life is never going to be ordinary. For a start he's in love with Syd, the woman who has freed him and yet still he fears she might deep down be easier as his Master/Mistress. He is only twenty three and boy has he learnt a whole lot about the darker side of life and the blood figuratively still coats his hands.
Now Syd has a lead and thinks they can help save another Jinn but Dimitri h
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Amanda
Jul 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank both author & publisher for the copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I'm sorry I just can't connect with this book and I think it would be unfair of me to go into detail as I wouldn't like to try and influence anyone as I have strongly disliked both books finding myself having to DNF the second at 50%.

I can see why people would enjoy this kind of book but I can't seem to connect with any of the characters nor do I like them, not even a little.
Sherwood Smith

Syd and Dmitri had gotten away to safety in Italy, but are obsessed with the idea that Dmitri is not the only jinn. Reports of a serial killer back home make them suspicious, wondering if the seemingly random murders are caused by another jinn, the way Dmitri had been forced to kill at the command of his (thankfully) now-dead master, Karl Walker.

The structure of this book is pretty much like the first, which I found interesting. The first act, or part one, is non-stop action with occasional sex,
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Iza
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf-horror
Reviewed for http://theereaderjunkie.wordpress.com

Let Dimitri introduce himself : “That’s me, the most unintimidating criminal on the planet. At 23, I’ve given up on ever reaching six feet.” “I get cranky when people expect me to go on a murdering spree. I do have other hobbies. Or would like to, anyway.”

Just like in the previous books of the series, this is a paranormal novel told in a noir tone. Dimitri’s humor matches the monologues of a blasé private detective, but a lot wittier. That guy cr
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Saddle up and brace yourself for another spine-tingling, action-packed, darkly wicked thrill ride like none other. The sequel to Summoned lives up and excels my expectations. I was blown away and loved it! Not only do we get to experience more of Dimitri and Syd but we get to watch their relationship evolve and each of the characters grow. They uncover a dark secret that changes everything. Tensions are high and more than just their lives are on the line. In this fast-paced sequel, you'll have a ...more
Cristina
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Just like the first book Summoned, this book is also a very good one! I just couldn't put it down for anything and the author didn't stop surprising me with the way she finds to turn situations around!

Now Dimitri is free of the psych bond we saw in "Summoned", but his life still won't be the same as it was before embarking in the dark world. He learned a lot during that time and the blood he shed is weighting in his hands. He has g
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This review is based on digital copy I received from NetGalley. It is an honest review and the complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.



After reading this book, the second in the Summoned Series, I can say that it is better written than the first (click HERE for my review of the first book, Summoned). Both Dimitri and Syd, the main protagonists, are more realized and Syd especially is no longer one-dimensional. Dimitri is still the same, witty and nonchalant all at the
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Nadine Bookaholic
Dimitri and Syd return from Italy to follow some clues that Syd has found about a killing spree that may have been done at the hands of another genie/jinn. Dimitri is against going back but Syd is determined to find out more about the bond that has Jinn's bonded to their masters blood line. I have to say that this book was more action packed then Summoned and that's saying something because if you read the first one (and you really should before you read this book) then you know that there was a ...more
M. C. (MagsTheBookWorm)
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Stifled is a modern day fantasy action/adventure written in first person and is the second book in the Summoned series. Taking place some three months after where the first novel left off, we get to see the main character, Dimitri, falling back on old habits. Both he and Syd are having trouble finding their way and keep butting heads. As the danger mounts, they seem to be getting more and more out of sync. Hired goons and snipers lurk around every corner. As they try to discover who is hunting t ...more
Heather Abbasoglu
A life in Italy with Syd by his side takes a detour. Dimitri was hoping to leave his life of servitude behind as a jinn when he was freed from his master's bond. Syd's obsession with tracking Jinns has led a trail to California and with Dimitri reluctantly by her side they return to the states to only find that there in an underground of masters and their Jinns running wild and that isn't even the start of their problems.Dimitri is being tracked and followed. Someone wants him and the deeper the ...more
Janet Robel
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The second round is just as exciting as the first with our hero now free and still up to his eyeballs in trouble. Dimitri and Syd are back with a steamy romance and another adventure that could get them killed. This is loads of fun and entertaining for paranormal readers and perfect if you want a change from the normal. The author has created memorable protagonists and I think this would best be enjoyed by starting with th
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Stephen Walton
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing book to read. As a follow up to Summoned, Rainey has excelled herself in telling this exciting and enjoyable story. At times the antics and dialogue of Syd and Dim ( aptly named ) are so hilarious i had to stop reading to recover from my laughter. A terrific tale that is serious as well as funny ends up with a good solution but an equal chance of a continuation. A MUST for your TBR shelf.
Stacy Gallina
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable

I like this series so far because it is not your typical genie book. Realistically, I do not think it really involves jinn. They have no magical powers, only the ability to be controlled by a master. It might as well be about a slave trying to find freedom or not do something morally wrong. Although, the genie thing does not really matter in the book, the story is still good and exciting.
Jeni
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What else can I say but WOW!!

I cannot express just how amazing this story is!! I mean non stop action at every turn not knowing what will happen next!! So much so that once I started reading, I could not put it down! It will suck you in to that place where you totally zone and every thing else is but a hazy background noise!
Shayay
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting and unique story! I really enjoyed the first book, so I was definitely looking forward to reading this one. The writing has a humor to it that I enjoy; especially since the subject matter tends to be pretty serious. I'd recommend reading the first book before this one because this story is with the same characters. Dimitri and Syd discover that there are more Jinn (genies), so they set out to find them, but they find themselves in a lot of dangerous situations. There's a lot mor ...more
Jdursi
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Stifled far more than book one of the series, Summoned. But just like book one Stifled is filled with side busting humor and whit. I constantly found myself laughing out loud and reading lines twice because they were so funny. This time around though I really disliked Syd. Not only did I not understand her obsession with the Jinn, but she was very insensitive to Dim’s feelings and what he had endured as a Jinn. Syd and Dimitri start off in Italy with her family and the author wastes no ...more
megan
I picked this up right after finishing the first book in the series, Summoned. I was hoping to be taken on another journey that I would enjoy as much as the first one, but the sequel left me underwhelmed overall.

I liked picking up with Dimitri so soon after the ending of the first book. It was nice to read that at some point he had a semi-normal life and that he was starting to try to settle into his newfound freedom. But then of course his life is yanked up from under him and he's thrown back i
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Jenn
2.5 Stars

The scariest thing isn't being stifled; it's finding the courage to speak up.

I didn't like this one as much as the first. I went in, fresh off finishing Summoned, ready to follow in the new adventure and it was just...underwhelming. And a bit convoluted at times as well.

Dimitri, now having been freed, is living with Syd, her grandmother, and her sister in Italy. He wants nothing more than to leave the past behind him and start his new life and basically just try to figure out what free
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Brigitte
Stifled follows on from book one when Dimitri was freed from his master’s bond. Syd takes him to Naples to stay with her grandmother. The peace he is enjoying doesn't last very long though.

Syd continues to do her research on Jinn and comes across an interesting discovery. Dimitri agrees to go back with her to California to investigate and help Syd with what she has in mind. Nothing is as simple as they had assumed. They come across this network of masters whose agenda is less than honourable. D
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Monica
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Bastei Entertainment and Netgalley for providing me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is book two in the Summoned Series and just as exciting as the first book. I really enjoyed all the twists and turns that happened in this second book. It was interesting to find out that he was not alone and there are many out there like him. As always, there was a lot of action and poor Dim always seems to get the raw end of the deal.

With Dim’s master out of the way, he and
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Tina Maria
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book on the Summoned series by Rainy Kaye. This book picks up where the last one left off with the main character Dimitri now free of his hold of his Genie like bond, is trying his best to live his life as normally as possible. He just seemed very conflicted in this book like he still has the desire to be controlled by people to some extent. I love his sarcastic nature, his character is so intriguing and always leave you wanting more. As for Syd, and their romance, I was getti ...more
Talitha-Gelah
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I am now a big fan of this series. After reading, I would say that it is well written and the plot is much better than the first one.

LIKES:
1. The story is getting better, and I am addicted. (I cannot wait for the next book)
2. New crazy and bad-ass characters.. new jinns!
3. More complicated situations.
4. More actions.
5. More revelations.
6. Dim is becoming stronger mc (a lot better in the first novel)
7. The cover!

DISLIKES:
1. Syd is annoying and confusing.
2. Not enough information about the other j
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Rosa Marchisella
Better written than the first book of this series. The main characters are better developed (that is to say, the female lead isn't just a one dimensional bang buddy anymore - YAY!) and they aren't constantly having sex, although the author decided that graphic descriptions were necessary again this book.

It's a fast-paced story that perfectly follows up the previous book, exploring the main character's personal growth as free man and as a committed partner in a real relationship. Nice touch. The
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Misty
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book Syd and Dim head back to the US, from Naples Italy, to find a female genie, only they discover something a lot more sinister. An organization that controls jinn and sometimes tortures them to do their bidding. They set out to free the female jinn, but his old master bond holder's wife has a new plan for Dim, kidnap and force him to work for her until Karl's infant son is old enough to take over the bond. That is the plan at least until he tells her that Syd, who was Karl's niece has ...more
Michele
3.5

After Syd frees Dimitri from the Genie bond, they hide out in Naples. Syd spends her time scanning news reports, hoping to find other jinn. Her research leads the couple back to America...and lots of jinn-relayed trouble.

I really enjoyed the first book. The concept was unique. Dim is a compelling protagonist--flawed and human. No super powers...only desperation and will power.

In the second book, we see the aftermath. Dim was raised to be a servant and doesn't know how to function independent
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Nancy Williamson
Dimitri and Syd are at it again. This time they are safe in Italy but Syd wants to go back to the states to find other genies. Little did she know there were a lot more genies. But, they are under the same genie bond that Dimitri was under so they could be a dangerous lot. But someone is controlling the lot of genies and having them kill, maim, and whatever else their master wishes. Syd starts to believe that Dimitri would be better off with another genie. But then again, Dimitri keeps getting i ...more
Susan Hampson
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this novel from Netgalley and Bastei Entertainment in exchange for an honest review. I was extremely lucky to be able to read this book, the second novel in the series, straight after book 1 Summoned. This series just gets better. The first novel totally impressed me and this just flowed on seamlessly. Please read book 1 first though to ensure you get the full enjoyment.

Dimitri may be free of his bond as a Jinn but being in love with Syd like he is, you simply wouldn't know it. What
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Lillian Cummings
Can't you ever get a break? Dimitri is happy to stay in Itlay with Syd but she wants go back to the States as she is convinced that there is another jinn out there and that he needs to be stopped.
Dim knows that this isn't a good idea but he goes with her as he owes her everything.
They are about to get pulled into a really bad situation and Dim is about to loss his shit he has had enough of being someone's pet, he needs to make a stand but he might have left it too late.
Can Dim save another Jinn
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Shelley
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

ARC generously provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Dimitri is finally free and he is living his life with his love, Syd. However, even though Dimitri is now allowed to tell Syd no he just doesn't seem to be able to. Dimitri is now back in the states and knee deep in a life that he wants nothing to do with.

Syd is sure she has found a new jinn and needs Dimitri in order to find it. What she had no idea what she would discover is a whole world of Jinn's and
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LynnL
Jul 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stifled, the second book in the Summoned series sends Dimitri and his girlfriend Syd back into the action. They cannot seem to catch much of a break from all the jinn drama. They have a noble goal of finding and freeing another genie in California, but they stumble on a much bigger ring of genie users who are some pretty nasty folks. As in the first book, Dimitri goes through a lot of physical and emotional anguish trying to do the right things. Syd is the one who pushed him to come back to the ...more
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