Kathleen gets better and better with each book she writers, though The Seeker is my favourite at this point. She writer two very original and distinct series: the Immortals and the Djinns. She moves from one series to the other ( a couple of each before switching back) keeping the tale fresh and SO ENJOYABLE!!
Enchanted, obviously by the cover, is the newest in the djinn series. This one follows Jack Montgomery (the brother of Isis we met in More than Magic). Jack is terrified of the loss of control magick represents, despite his sister making a different choice, and has gone to great lengths to create a small device to negate the power of magick - though he would be loath to admit it - a talisman against magick. And it has adverse reactions when he meets up with the sexy lady in a New Orleans night club. Leila is a djinn, though a rather week one, sort of an outcast in djinn world since she has trouble mastering all the way of magick. She wants a baby, and since she learns that the mating of a human and djinn can produce one, she goes after Jack. But when he touches his talisman, instead of being protected from her magick, he is thrown into her world were magick is the norm and the only means to survive. Only his talisman robbed Leila of her magickal powers, and they are now left alone in the desert to survive on just his wits.
It is a gentle tale of these two out of elements having to learn to depend and trust the other in order to live through the ordeal of being isolated for all both know.
To fully enjoy, I suggestion your read When Wishes Come True and More than Magick!! A delightful trio!!
Way to go Kathleen...keep giving up magick!!
WISE WRITERS AND READERS Book of the Month for September 2002