Steel City Genie Series

Updated: Apr 21



Before we get into our first book recommendation I wanted to let you know a little bit about my rating system. I hope that you understand that this is purely my own creation and does not reflect the author's rating system for their book. I wanted to have some fun with this so here we go!


N - NOTHING to worry about. Read this to your infant with a clean conscience.

A - Showing some ANKLE. Perfect book for the Puritan in your life.

P - Clutch your PEARLS. Grandma may raise an eyebrow, but keep on reading.

G - Will make you GASP. Both eyebrows will be involved in reading this book.

B - This is the full BLUSH people! If you are prone to fainting you will need a fan.

DB - You must DOUBLE BLINK to clear your eyes from being contaminated. None of the books I share here should reach this rating...Thank Goodness!


Now, with that out of the way, let me tell you a little about this fun and humorous urban fantasy book series. I know the author personally and we have been friends since college, but A) She does not know that I am doing this. and B) I am not recommending these books JUST because she is my friend and Sister in Christ.





So I accidentally killed a shifter. On purpose.


With genie powers I shouldn’t be able to use, thanks to my curse-mark.


In my defense, the **** grizzly was threatening civilians and might have been a vampire as well. Pittsburgh is safer without him. Only the Fae court doesn’t believe my story, and the shifters are out for blood.


Now I’ve lost my job as a romantic investigator, and I’m on death row. My only hope is an oddly outgoing vegetarian vampire lawyer who seems strangely familiar. Too familiar.


Almost like we’ve met before, and this whole thing was a set-up to take us both down.


Wishing won’t get us out of this mess.

But my forbidden wish magic just might.


Buy now and enjoy a snarky urban fantasy that's Angel meets I Dream of Jeannie and features a blue-collar genie in over her head, a romantic subplot (nothing graphic), and gleeful send ups of many romantic fantasy tropes, plus a fantastic otter-shifter.





To be honest, I had NEVER read an urban fantasy book until I was drawn by friendly obligation to read one of Janeen's books. It would be mild to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I laughed through the whole of the first book and giggled my way through the second. Not that there was not plenty of action and mystery involved, but Janeen's unique snarky voice could not be contained. The story itself is intense, but she balances all of that intensity with a "light-hearted banter" way of conversing that had me smiling.


ACTION


If you are the squeamish type I would not be to concerned. I am a squeamish type myself and I had no problems with any of the action sequences. If you are looking for a book with absolutely NO mention of fighting baddies this is not your cup of tea. There are definitely fight scenes, but the main character is conflicted when it comes to harming others. I give this character trait a thumbs up. In the "language" department, there is some mild usage, but what is used fits with the character of the heroine.


ADVENTURE


Though these books are set in modern day Pittsburgh, the world Janeen has built around this framework is expansive to say the least. You will not leave the city, but the sense of adventure is there. There is a wide cast of unique characters that also add to the sense of wonder in her carefully crafted world.


ROMANCE


When it comes to romance things get a little warm, but not too hot. If you are looking for NO romance, again, not the tea you're looking for. There are a few couples in this book that have a romantic or insinuated romantic relationship. In the effort for no spoilers, that is all I am going to say.


RELIGION


The presence of God in these books is minimal. The main character is somewhat religious, but these are not books about faith. Again, this is in keeping with the character type the author is trying to portray. It is true that the series is not yet finished and it is possible God could become a larger piece later on.


FINAL THOUGHTS


Overall, I found these books to be extremely enjoyable: the mystery kept me guessing, the action kept me turning pages, and the romance was sweet with mild spice. The best parts of these books were the tight world building and the snarky voice of the author. I highly recommend that you enjoy the world that Janeen Ippolito has created.




Are you interested in Janeen and her books? Links Below!

Author Janeen Ippolito

If Wishes Were Curses (The Steel City Genie Series - Book 1)

Wish You Weren't Here (The Steel City Genie Series - Book 2)


Author & Illustrator

Amy Lynn McConahy


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Purchase Dreamlight


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Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreamlight-amy-lynn-mcconahy/1139031285?ean=2940162395041

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Ratings in Order of Intensity


N - NOTHING to worry about. Read this to your infant with a clean conscience.

A - Showing some ANKLE. Perfect book for the Puritan in your life.

P - Clutch your PEARLS. Grandma may raise an eyebrow, but keep on reading.

G - Will make you GASP. Both eyebrows will be involved in reading this book.

B - This is the full BLUSH people! If you are prone to fainting you will need a fan.

DB - You must DOUBLE BLINK to clear your eyes from being contaminated. None of the books I share here should reach this rating...Thank Goodness!



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