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To Kill a Warlock, an Urban Fantasy

And I am back with another first in a H.P. Mallory series. This one featuring Dulcie the Fairy. She is hard working, independent and absolutely a riot. Dulcie the fairy has enhanced speed and fairy dust… which is a really amazing ability I am not going to ruin for you by explaining away. Unlike Jolie from the other series… Dulcie is a rather strong character. She doesn’t waver in her decisions… except perhaps in regards to her ears that are pointed, as she explains, like Spock. Something she does not like. 

There is an element of romance, a strong mystery, undercover work.. TWO men in her life – her boss the elf Quillan and the new man in the room – Knight who is a great unknown. Add in other strong male paranormals… a vampire for one who does NOT sparkle, and some nitty gritty crime work and I have to admit this series is much more to my tastes. 

Don’t get me wrong there is some gore, people do NOT die pretty and some blatant sexual content… they have to go undercover briefly in an S&M club… but not something that goes on and on and on. The character interactions are varied and entertaining, the supporting characters make you giggle and of course there is Dulcie fighting crime, putting herself on the line and snapping out amazing banter. 

If you can handle the more mature elements and like some magic with your crime, check out To Kill a Warlock, the first in the Dulcie O’Neil series. 

To Kill a Warlock

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble…a Book Review

I know, I know again with the magical books… but I what I read I review and today I finally got around to completing H.P. Mallory’s book from her paranormal romance series. The first in her Jolie Wilkins series. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble was a bit of a difficult read for me. The main character is Jolie who is a psychic in a small town, she works with her friend Christa without letting her mother know exactly WHAT she does. That is until a warlock (Rand) shows up and things go crazy from there.

I have to say that I found quite a bit of frustration with the constant references to sex and lust while no relationship really pans out until near the end. This is NOT a happily ever after as the ending is as open ended almost as the beginning. There are some very interesting characters ad you learn a lot about all the varied supernatural beings but honestly I was concerned this would make it to my never completed list… I am not sure that I will look for the next book in the series but if you want a relatively fun read with a lot of go go go and some lusty bits… this could be the book for you!! 

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble