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Magnetic Reverie (The reverie, #1)

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One Woman’s Struggle Between her Dreams and the Reality of Love After Newly Discovering her Sexuality.
Lana lives a perfect life in Washington DC with her husband, Greg. Right in the middle of a peaceful and simple life, she awakens from a dream that ironically reveals a new reality to her that questions the very essence of who she is. Enter Claire, a beautiful young woman
Paperback, 2nd edition, 258 pages
Published December 27th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 12th 2017)
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Nico Genes Hello David,

I first got the idea for the plot and initially it wasn't supposed to be lesbian fiction. But I wanted to write more than just a love stor…more
Hello David,

I first got the idea for the plot and initially it wasn't supposed to be lesbian fiction. But I wanted to write more than just a love story. I wanted to write a beautiful story with a message. Hence I changed the initial idea and I must say that I think I enjoyed a lot. I am also happy that through my novels I can hopefully reach people’s heart and minds, especially those that still have prejudices. Love is love and it shouldn't be judged, no matter of gender.

(Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. Ops.)
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Let's start this review by discussing the title: Magnetic Reverie. For me, it conjures images of elated happiness and strong, instantaneous attraction. In the first book of a new series by author Nico J. Genes, we find a woman torn between the love she has for her husband and the attraction she has to a woman she met in an airport and continued to dream about. Only... as time and the chapters pass by... we no longer know for sure which of these two relationships is the dream and which is reality ...more
Choices, realities, awakenings, acceptance and what love is are all part of Nico J. Genes’ MAGNETIC REVERIE. Lana’s life would seem perfect, happily married to the man of her dreams until a new reality is awakened within her, until the dreams of her sleep open a new world of emotions. She will discover a new side of her, a side open to love for and from a woman, will she be completed as a person? Will her dreams become the reality she truly desires? Follow Lana as her dream world and her reality ...more
Boyko Ovcharov
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tolerance and Understanding

First of all, we learn how not to put labels on people, situations and ideas. Tolerance and understanding are among the underlying principles, embedded throughout the book.
The dream world that is described here raises a lot of uneasy questions about today's society, imposed norms, hypocrisy, and sometimes, even set forms devoid of content. However, such matters need to be dealt with properly and in a civilized manner.
Love is universal. Humans are constantly seeking it
Leonard Tillerman
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Dreamy Stars!!!

Have you ever had a dream which was so vivid and intense that you felt it simply had to be real?  A dream which made you forget about your current reality in hopes of continuing to explore this exciting land of milk and honey?  Were you really able to fully distinguish the dream from the real world?  If so… which one did you prefer?  Powerful thoughts indeed!  If this sounds intriguing to you, then you will absolutely love author Nico J. Genes's novel, Magnetic Reverie.

The story
David Lucero
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘Magnetic Reverie’ is a story of a woman torn between dreams and reality. But which is the dream, and which is the reality?

Lana is a lovely young woman who has it all. At least one might think. Originally from Slovenia, she meets an American named Greg, whom she falls in love with and marries. They move to America where he supports them with his private business, and she takes up work of her own. However, Lana experiences dreams of herself in another life. One differing from her current life, an
Martha Perez
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exquisite love story that touches your mind and heart in so many levels it makes you question if Lana was sure about her sexuality. I like when a story captures your attention, Lana has the best of both worlds with her dreams and reality it can be as living with two people and loving both. I loved reading some images and places in Europe. Lana is the main character she's incisive for achievement of her life; she comes to the conclusion that there is no such thing that life could be perfect. I ...more
Lynn Lawler
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story takes place in the US and in Slovenia. What I can first say is that I was impressed with the descriptions the author did with her home country. She offers a little history too, I felt like I was visiting a friend there, which was comforting. And the sites were magnificent.

There is a big twist near the beginning of the story that will hook you. After this part, I had to find out more. This story subject matter is of a paranormal nature, so of course, I fell in love with it right away.
Bernard Jan
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She is beautiful; she is young, and she is torn between two loves—a perfect husband who adores her and cannot live without her and a mysterious young and attractive woman in her dreams. As she travels on a super-fast reality-fantasy track from one continent to another and back, Lana discovers herself as a person, as a desirable woman and a lover, and as a mother.

Will one love die and discard its petals on the shores of unexpectedly discovered female attraction? Will the initial confusion give i
Alberta McMorris
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lana is a happily married Slovenian ex-pat living in the United States with her successful husband, Greg. Their marriage is happy, but she longs for the day when he will want children like she does. She has adjusted to her new life in her new country, but there is another life, in a place that is strangely familiar- and another relationship with a young woman named Claire- that is taking over her dreams, and beginning to break through into her "waking" life. With one foot firmly rooted in her li ...more
David Laing
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By David Bennett Laing

Lana, a gorgeous redhead from Ljubljana, Slovenia, flies to Washington, DC, where she marries Greg, a handsome, young, American entrepreneur. Changing flights in Vienna, Lana happens to meet another Slovenian, Claire, an equally gorgeous blonde, who gratuituously tells Lana "You are beautiful." Three years after her storybook marriage to Greg, she finds herself having vivid dreams about Claire, who lives in Ljubljana. Lana is then involved in a traffic accident that puts h
Samantha Henthorn
If you enjoyed The Time Traveller's Wife then you will enjoy this romantic novel. The characters are likable, Lana has vivid dreams which turn into a different life from a happily married woman living with Greg in Washington DC. Some of the prose tuned to a telling of Slovenian tourism, but was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed that bit! The other theme that ran through the book was the serious love scenes and story-line, this blended in well with the main story of Lana finding herself and ...more
Lydia Francis
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! From the moment I started reading it I couldn't put it down. If you're like me and love a good love story with lots of emotion and descriptive scenes, then this is the book for you :) Lana finds a love like she's never found before. She's torn between 2 worlds and her emotional roller coaster with Claire had me on the edge of my seat lol I always wanted to know more! I'm excited to read Pt. 2 of this book. I really want to know if Lana's decisions lead her in the right directi ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars, this book is a like a what if guide. Imagine you meet a random stranger, you get to talking & find out you're kindred souls. Then you go about with your original plans, move to America & marry your fiance. Although now when you sleep you're in a parallel world with the stranger. Where reality & dream worlds collide& intertwine, what is real & what is fiction? Do you stay with your current partner/ husband or chase your dream girl? ...more
Ruth Brown
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's very erotic and intriguing .a creative piece of the author
Felix Long
Lana lives a fantasy life in New York with her rich hot husband that is nowhere near as fantastic as the alternate reality she enjoys when she sleeps. In her dreams she is back home in Slovenia and in the arms of her hot lesbian lover.

Romance fans may enjoy Magnetic Reverie.
Píaras Cíonnaoíth
Author Nico J. Genes weaves an exceptional erotic romance that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a compelling and intriguing story of love and sexual discovery in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a relatively fast paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. It’s a very absorbing read about ‘one woman's struggle between her dreams and the r ...more
Robert Williscroft
In 1955, a remarkable book appeared, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Although English was Nabokov’s second language, Lolita is written in a language so full of passion that it became one of the top novels of the 20th century. As I commenced reading Magnetic Reverie, it was as if I had fallen back into Nabokov’s beautiful, passionate prose. Nico Genes, a native of Slovenia, writes passionately in English with the same skill and erotic insight as did Nabokov 63 years ago.

Magnetic Reverie is a book abo
Clemens Schoonderwoert
This delightful romantic novel by the author Nico J. Genes is the 1st part of the Reverie series, and not to forget let me mention that this book has been a really surprising enjoyable read.
Story-telling is of an excellent quality by the author, the storyline is superbly worked out, and all the main characters involved come wonderfully to life within this lovely story.
The story is also flowing in pace with lifelike emotions as well as with true human actions, whether they are hetero or gay/lesbi
Kitty McIntosh
3.5 Stars

Nico J Genes has written an interesting story with an unusual premise. Lana spends her days with her husband Greg but in her dreams she is with Claire, a woman who wakens a desire in her she never knew existed. What is reality and where would she rather be? She starts to question so much about her life.

The story is told in first person from the point of view of Lana, who is Slovenian. This makes the dialogue and narrative a tad unusual. I found that I had to try and read it in my head a
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-ff, lesfic
Compelling Page Turner from Nico J. Genes

Captivating gripping love story that I read in one sitting. A woman married for three years living in Washington DC finds herself in a strange apartment with an unknown woman in Slovenia, not knowing how she got there.
The deeply touching and powerful story describes the two realities, showing Lana loving both the husband Greg, and falling in love with Claire. The characters were realistic and so well written.
I loved the holiday in Croatia. The descriptio
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you believe in dreams, enjoy this erotic love story between two beautiful women that will leave you breathless. This beautiful book will make you think about unconditional love. Dreams in the life of a human being are strange, but this love story will make you believe that one day they will remake with the power of pure love. Sensory images are used in a spectacular way where you are going to appreciate some beautiful places of Slovenia. You will feel every emotion of the character of Lana th ...more
Alyssa Kelso
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A love triangle unlike any other.

Magnetic Reverie absolutely stole my breath away. This was the first book I have ever read with a same sex romance and it did not disappoint. I was awestruck by Genes writing and her ability to make me feel everything that Lana felt. My heart is still in sync with hers. I also loved that it took me some time to determine what was Lana’s true reality. Claire is so vividly real and captivating right from the beginning, and I immensely enjoyed seeing her through La
Carol Hutchinson
This was a wonderful read.

The story followed Lana as she narrated her way through her dreams that almost felt so real it sets her on a mission to discover the truth as to whether they are, and if the girl in them, Claire is just as real. It was a different spin on dreams and reality that really got me thinking and I can’t wait to read the sequel.

Romance with a difference as Lana comes to terms with all that is happening to her in her married life, and in dreams where she has these wonderful ex
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book that explores extremely difficult questions such as: “If we were to be honest with ourselves, what is it that we really want?” and “Are we courageous enough to pursue what we want wholeheartedly?”
I think this is a very important book especially in this time. It encourages us to be true to ourselves even if we haven’t completely figured out who that really is. With a compelling love story, it also rekindles our faith in love and champions the idea that ultimately, love
Joshua Grant
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nico Genes’ Magnetic Reverie is a tale of unexpected love. When a young woman stops in at a restaurant before she flies out to move in with her fiancé, she has a chance encounter with her soul mate. Not your typical romance, Magnetic Reverie is an endearing story of self discovery that is beautiful and full of heart!
Gabriel Constans
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book reminded me in some ways of the film "Inception". For much of the book it was not clear what was a dream and what was waking time for Lana, who falls in love with a woman (for the first time), while also married to a man. Here is the link to the review I wrote: ...more
Salomeu Timeeu
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. Unique concept. Well done!
Daniel Norrish
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wild ride of dreams, lust and wonder. More than just a drama or romance, the suspense in “Magnetic Reverie” will have your flying through the narrative. A great read.
Andrew Gracey
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magnetic Reverie by Nico J. Genes is a surreal romance story about a woman trapped between two worlds: her normal life, consisting of her husband, her job and her future, and her dream world, consisting of action and adventure with her new lover Claire. The main character Lana visits this other world in her dreams after a chance encounter with Claire at an airport.

The main thread of the plot is a very interesting and captivating idea. Genes tells two stories and she weaves them together very wel
Donnally Miller
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although, being a heterosexual male, when reading this book I felt a little as though I’d crashed a party to which I had not been invited, I found Magnetic Reverie to be a pleasant read. I enjoyed the time I spent with the book’s protagonist, a young woman from Slovenia who is awaking to a lesbian side of herself she had previously been unaware of. The two sides of her life are presented as two existences that are taking place at the same time, one in the USA and one in Slovenia. I thought this ...more
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Nico J. Genes has traveled and worked with many interesting and unique people of different nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations, all of whom helped her to understand diversity and to accept everyone just as they are.

With her first two novels, Magnetic Reverie and Reverie Girl, she broke the ice into writing successfully. From her readers’ feedback and reviews, Nico can proudly say she

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