Rebecca Thomas is determined to have the perfect holiday on her own. She knows how to plan the perfect wedding, so planning her ideal holiday wasn’t hard. She goes to the Cook Islands to enjoy the sun, sand and surf and everything else Rarotonga has to offer. She never planned on having a holiday fling, but Ashur is hard to resist.
Ashur loves his job. Every woman who frees him from his bottle is unique, and they all want something different. For him it has become a game to seduce them and grant their most secret fantasies—but on his time frame. He makes the most of each moment he is out of the bottle. While he enjoys what does, he is afraid that his life has no meaning and that one day his bottle will be lost forever, and so will he. With Rebecca, he thinks he is ready to give up being a genie and try being mortal.
However, to convince Rebecca so set him free, she first has to believe in magic and genies.
Barnes and Noble
Congratulations to Here Be Magic authors:
Sheryl Nantus for In the Black (cited by three different judges!)
Sonya B Clark for Firewall (with special mention also made of Trancehack in the award writeup)
Veronica Scott for Mission to Mahjundar
The SFR Galaxy Awards is an annual, multi-award event for science fiction romance books.