The Dark Caravan Cycle – Contests and other exciting things about Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

Posted 20 June, 2014 by Danny in Author Interview, Blog, Danny / 4 Comments

I’m not sure if I told you already how extremely excited I am about this new book from Heather Demetrios: Exquisite Captive

I love love love this book so so much! It’s one of these books that simply grab you and do not let you go! I feel in love with Nalia and all the characters and the story so hard, it’s not even funny!

It’s a book about Jinnie’s!! YES the ones in the bottle, but the setting is both Fantasy and Contemporary and I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting this is. Today I’m sharing some amazing contest news with you and some more details, which hopefully will end up with you being as excited as I am about this book!

Exquisite Captive

The Dark Caravan Cycle Book 1

October 7th 2014 by Balzer+Bray

Goodreads | Pre-Order at Amazon


Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself. 

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light


Contest of Awesome!

Here’s The Deal

From now until the end of June, post a picture of yourself holding a sign that looks like this (all this info. needs to be on your sign, but you can decorate it as you see fit.:



How You Win

Make sure to tag  Heather and use the #my3wishes hashtag. Whoever gets the most likes on their photo wins. Be as sneaky as a jinni about it, if you want, but only one entry per person, yes?

The Prize

Winner gets a jinni couture cuff. In fact, it’s the bracelet from the cover!!   ***US and Canada only

Find out more about The Dark Caravan Cycle

For the ones that always love to swoon over boys, here is how Heather pictures her two main-male character.. and oh damn holy hotness:

Malek and Raif


*(Image Malek: *(Image Raif:

So and just for you to know – I am so Team Raif – even though Malek is a hell of a guy and I’m not sure yet what to make of him. I guess we are having a love-hate relationship and I’m owing this to Heather’s extreme way of awesome in making me feel so torn about this Slave Master!

Find Heather Demetrios



When she’s not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, Heather Demetrios lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real, which Publisher’s Weekly calls “[An] addictive yet thoughtful debut” about reality TV stardom. She is the author of the upcoming EXQUISITE CAPTIVE, a smoldering fantasy about jinn in Los Angeles (#1 in the DARK CARAVAN CYCLE), as well as I’ll Meet You There. Coming from Macmillan in Winter 2015, I’ll Meet You There is a love story about a young combat veteran and a girl trapped in their small town, both struggling to escape the war at home. Heather is the founder of Live Your What, an organization dedicated to fostering passion in people of all ages and creating writing opportunities for youth of limited economic means. She is proud to have an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can always find her on Twitter (@HDemetrios), ogling the military dogs she wants to adopt (but can’t because her NYC apartment is way too small). Find out more about Heather and her other books at



Ok Guys, so really head over and enter the Contest I am sure each one of you is having their own wishes I can’t wait to hear them! Now go and enter!! 

Link to your instagram picture if you uploaded it, so that I can “like” it and help you win!

I would really love to win this super cute bracelet! Danny_Signature_muchloveI

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4 Responses to “The Dark Caravan Cycle – Contests and other exciting things about Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios”

  1. *falls down dead after looking at Malek and Raif* I don’t know how I’m expected to focus on work the rest of the day Danny when you post pictures like that. *shakes fist at you for posting and Heather for finding/writing that kind of hotness* You know I cannot wait to read this book! I’m putting it off because I don’t want to read it and then have it be over, so I’m biding my time. After seeing those pictures though….I don’t know how much longer I can hold off:)

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