Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review: Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble & the Sherry Ficklin Swag Winner

Title: Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble 
Author HP Mallory 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Series: Jolie #1
*Sent to me from the author to read*

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A self-deprecating witch with the unique ability to reanimate the dead. A dangerously handsome warlock torn between being her boss and her would-be lover. A six hundred year old English vampire with his own agenda; one that includes an appetite for witches. The Underworld in a state of chaos. Let the games begin. Life isn’t bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat and a quirky best friend. Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life! Word of Jolie’s incredible ability to bring back the dead spreads like wildfire, putting her at the top of the Underworld’s most wanted list. Consequently, she finds herself at the center of a custody battle between a villainous witch, a dangerous but oh-so-sexy vampire, and her warlock boss, Rand.(from Goodreads)

I really wanted to love this book. All the elements were there, but I felt such a dislike for the poor heroine Jolie that I had a really hard time getting into the story. What I did like about this book were Jolie's love interests. Rand-a warlock, Trent-a werewolf, and Sinjin-a vampire, were all swoon-worthy guys who made me keep reading when I was tempted to give up on the story. The tone of the book was light hearted and fun.  I think that HP Mallory has a lot of potential to become a great author. I look forward reading more by her in the future. 

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