Dive in Review: Wishing Against the House.

Hey there, I hope everyone is recovered from all of the crazy ales we had last weekend. Because I have another new book to tell you about.

Janeen Ippolito has just released her newest book in The Steel City Genie series.

My city is under attack by shadowfiends.
Apparently, this is my fault, thanks to the family I’ve never met.

At least the attack interrupted my first couples therapy session with Cendric. Small blessings, right?

Then my long-lost dad—yeah, the one that’s supposed to be dead—shows up to tell me that the shadowfiends are controlled by Raith, an old family member who’s here to recharge his magical batteries by any means necessary, including destroying Pittsburgh and me. Oh, and centuries ago, Raith picked a fight with the local dragons, so they’re after me as well.

Now I have to learn my family’s magic, stop Raith’s path of destruction, and make nice with the dragons. Speaking of which, did I mention my oh-so-quiet secretary has eloped with one of the dragons’ worst enemies?

Personally, all I want for Christmas is to survive until New Year’s.
And maybe, a vacation.

Buy now and enjoy the Steel City Genie series: snarky urban fantasy with a blue-collar genie, a load of trouble, some romance with heat (nothing graphic), and gleeful send ups of many romantic fantasy tropes, plus otter-shifters and coffee addictions.

Janeen Ippolito doesn’t just write quirky series with snarky characters. B\No, She writes MCU level crossovers with Easter eggs and character cameos.

Check out the full universe below complete with Amazon links:

The Steel City Genie Series – Best Read in Order!
Gone Wishing – A Steel City Genie Prequel Novella – Free!
Book 1 – If Wishes Were Curses
Book 2 – Wish You Weren’t Here
Book 3 – Wishing Against the House

The Arcane Market Adventures – Companion Series
Book 1 – Cut to the Heart
Book 2 – Fire that Unites (coming soon)

The Accidental Alien Romance Chronicles – Set in Same Universe with Crossover Characters
Novella 1 – My Alien Boyfriend
Novella 2 – My Alien Engagement

If you are up for the challenge try reading them in chronological order:

My Alien Boyfriend
Steel City Genie one: If Wishes were Curses
Cut to the Heart
Steel City Genie 2: Wish you Weren’t Here
SCG 3: Wishing Against the House
My Alien Engagement (concurrent with Wishing Against the House, occurs within it)

Janeen Ippolito believes you should own your unique words—and make them awesome! She’s a multi-published author of bestselling fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She’s also an experienced editor and marketing strategist, plus the head of Uncommon Universes Press, a publishing company with award-winning books. In her spare time, she helps her missionary husband with his youth swordfighting ministry, indulges her foodie ambitions, reads whatever books she feels like, and explores a slew of random hobbies. Her life goals include traveling to Antarctica and riding a camel while wearing a party hat. This extrovert loves to connect, so join her on social media or at janeenippolito.com

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Dive-in Review: Wishing Against the House

Wishing Against the House is the official third book in the Steel City Genie series.

As a result of this pretty much anything I write in this review is going to be spoiler for an earlier book in the series.

You have been warned.

Before I start into spoilers, I will say that if you have read any of the previous books by Janeen Ippolito, then you will find the same snarky humor, and same heart touching character dilemmas as can be found in her other books.

Possible spoilers to follow.

Allis’s character, despite having gone through considerable growth already, continues to discover new things about herself, her powers, and her family.

At first I thought it was strange that Allis was dealing with some of the same hang ups she had in book one. Feelings of being worthless and unloved resurface, even with the ever growing number of friends and family she has collected over the course of her series.

But I can see how the events of this novel bring all those feelings right back to the front of her mind since this story does tackle the question of just who Allis’s father was and why he abandoned her. It is a tough topic for her as it drags up all of the abandonment and abuse that she went through as a child and even as an adult.

One of the best things about this series though is the romance. There’s no triangles or will they/won’t they. it’s just a healthy relationship between a married couple. They have problems, as couples do, but they work it out or try to anyway. It’s nice to see Allis and Cendric going to counseling and talking out their problems.

If you are looking for a humorous urban fantasy that has some clean steam (clean because she doesn’t describe it, but steamy because you know they did it.) between a married couple then I really recommend you check out the Steel city Genie series.

A huge thank you to Author Janeen Ippolito for providing me with an advanced copy of Wishing Against the House. This review is my own honest opinion of the book and is given willingly and without coercion.

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