Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it’s all about letting your imagination run free and frolic in the leaves.
The new chill in the air, goblins and princesses, fairies and firefighters roaming the neighborhood at dusk and dark, dancing skeletons and cackling witches welcoming you to suburban homes, the spooky music…oh yes, the freedom of Halloween fires my imagination.
Not too surprising since I write genie romance. Genies – formally called djinn or jinn – are supernatural beings (from ancient Middle Eastern and South Asian mythology) who can melt into shadows, travel between parallel dimensions and grant your deepest, darkest wishes.
It’s easy to imagine a djinn –a tall, dark, gorgeous specimen – watching from the shadows. Easy to hear all kinds of dire whispers floating in the wind. And, so very easy to dream up sexy adventures.
This year though I wanted to write a ghost story for Halloween. And, I ended up with DEAD, a multicultural ghost story dealing with an often invisible aspect of the immigrant experience. Nasreen, the Indian-American protagonist, grapples with her life and death in desolate West Texas.
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Wishing you a genie-licious Halloween!
Mina Khan is a Texas-based writer and food enthusiast. She grew up in
Bangladesh on stories of djinns (pronounced "gins"), ghosts and monsters.
These childhood fancies now color her fiction. She daydreams of hunky
paranormal heroes, magic, mayhem and mischief and writes them down as tales of romance and adventure.
Her first published work, The Djinn's Dilemma, won the novella category of the 2012 Romance Through The Ages (published) contest.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from her second novella, A Tale of Two Djinns, is donated to UNICEF for education. Two Djinns is a Romeo & Juliet tale with genies, feminists and a happy ending.
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