Laila has a secret. She is the granddaughter of one of the most powerful witches of Pakistan, Shakil Kalazar. Ever since she was ten years old and the Kalazars killed her mother, Laila vowed to resist her own supernatural powers and lead a life devoid of witchcraft. She is now nineteen.
Everything changes the day that her father is shot. That is the day that Laila meets Mark Mousakes, the young visiting American surgeon who operates on her father. Mark is witty, intelligent, thoughtful and painfully handsome. As much as Laila tries to avoid Mark, she finds their paths crossing and their mutual attraction impossible to deny.
With her mother’s killer in pursuit, Laila becomes embroiled in a plot of kidnapping and child trafficking, and a maelstrom of dark and dangerous witchcraft.
Laila must now embrace her unique abilities as she sets off for a remote part of Pakistan to face the Kalazars in this gripping tale of sacrifice, family secrets and the power of love. Available at Amazon, iBook, Nook and other e-readers for $2.99
About the Author:
Salimah Dhanani is a pediatrician and a writer. Born and raised in Pakistan, she graduated from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She came to the United States for her post-graduate medical training in General Pediatrics at the West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She is now settled in upstate New York with her husband and two daughters. Here, she supervises and teaches residents and medical students in the field of pediatrics. Laila and the Witches of Kalazar is her first novel.