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The Genie’s Waiting For You…


There’s an online party at The Romance Studio for anyone who loves a good romance novel. I’m featured. See you there!

Originally posted on Release Parties @ TRS:

Explore the passion of the jinn through the eyes of a genie who’s never forgotten the woman he loves…
The Genie Ignites tells the story of Zubis and Bethany O’Brien. This paranormal romance novel is a finalist in the Abalone Awards, which recognizes “Outstanding Ethno-Cultural Romance.”
Pick it up today at Boroughs Publishing Group for $3.99

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Writer Wednesday: Kellyann Zuzulo


I was interviewed about my new genie series. It was a lot of fun…and I got to share when size does matter….

Originally posted on Priscilla Shay, author:

Here’s another Boroughs Author!

(BTW, don’t forget to check out Boroughs’ writing contest! Many of the Lunchbox Romances that have been featured STARTED in last year’s Boroughs Love @First Sight Writing Contest!)

Kellyann Zuzulo

KellyAnn 061 - Copy-1Kellyann Zuzulo writes romance fiction about genies. She is the author of a new series, 101 Nights, as well as the novel The Genie Ignites, which is book one of The Zubis Chronicles from Boroughs Publishing Group. Book two, The Genie Smolders will be released in April 2013. Seven Souls A Leaping, an anthology to which she contributed the story Star Light, Blood Bright was selected by Joyfully Reviewed as one of the best of 2011. Kellyann is a member of the Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Backspace Writers Group, and a regular contributor to The Pop Culture Divas blog. A former journalist, Kellyann lives on the East Coast…

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“Outstanding Ethno-Cultural Romance”


The Genie Ignites is a finalist in the Paranormal Category for Publishing Authors!

The Genie Ignites is a finalist in the Paranormal
Category for Published Authors!

The Genie Ignites, my paranormal romance novel about a genie named Zubis who loves a woman named Bethany, made the cut in the Abalone Awards. Woo-hoo! Can I get ‘HEY!’ Can I get a ‘HO!’ HEY-HO!!

I just got word today that my book, which is published by Boroughs Publishing Group, was ranked among the top three for my category, which was Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal. The Abalone Awards recognize “outstanding ethno-cultural romance.” While Zubis is a jinni and Bethany is a human, the cultural issue in The Genie Ignites is the divide between her Western world and his Eastern view, which is steeped in the legend, traditions, history, food, and lifestyle of the Middle East. But true love sees no color, sees no difference in how the heart loves. I’m so honored that my novel was selected. The winner will be announced at the Romance Writers of America (RWA) National Conference in July. It’s time to make a wish.

Go download your copy of The Genie Ignites. It is the first book in The Zubis Chronicles series. I think you’ll like it.

The second book, The Genie Smolders, is due out in May.

Best Wishes,


The  Genie Ignites on Amazon.

The Genie Ignites on Nook.

The Genie Ignites on  Kobo.

The Genie Ignites at All Romances eBooks.

Judge Me

Do You Like What You See?

Do You Like What You See?

We’re taught to not  judge others. It’s rude. It’s arrogant. It’s…well…it’s judgmental. But we’ve also created a society of contests and competitions where we judge others in order to rank them. Jeez, when I put it like that, it all seems a little crazy. At the same time, there is a certain intrinsic benefit in evaluating the quality of the things we see everyday. Not everything is excellent or even mediocre.  Competitive standards help us to instigate excellence and motivate ourselves to be the best we can be.

Of course, when you’re a writer, submitting to the scrutiny of a contest is also one more way to flay the sensitive creative skin and expose the quivering viscera of ego beneath. Ah, but that’s okay. It’s an exercise in ego abandonment. Namaste!

I’m currently in the midst of such an exercise as my novel The Genie Ignites from Boroughs Publishing Group (and Boroughs’ graphic designer Betsy) is under consideration for the Judge a Book By Its Cover Awards in the Romantic Suspense category. This is really only about the cover, about what we see on the outside. Similar to the judging of something like America’s Next Top Model (pictured above), beauty is only skin deep. But that beauty was created by artists…whether cosmetic, fashion, or graphic. In the interest of creative excellence, I will submit to the judgment of others and ask that you click through the Romantic Suspense category here and vote for my genie….as you see fit…. I won’t judge you.

Best Wishes,


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