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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: The Jolie Wilkins Series, Book 1 Paperback – September 2, 2010
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About the Author
H.P. Mallory is an indie urban fantasy and paranormal romance author who has written the first books of two series that span both paranormal romance and urban fantasy genres, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble and To Kill A Warlock. So, just what the heck is an indie author? An indie author is someone who is sick to death of the staid publishing industry and is, instead, blazing her own way into the wild frontier of publishing. If you are all about fairies and witches and vampires (oh my!), you love a good alpha warlock and you like men who get a little hairy during a full moon, H.P.'s got the goods! H.P. is all over the web! Find her at: http://twitter.com/hpmallory http://www.facebook.com/people/Hp-Mallory/10000124964376 www.indieurbanfantasy.com
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The main character is Jolie Wilkins, who just happens to find out that not only is she a witch, but also a very unique one and possibly a part of some sort of prophecy. She is "discovered" by the very sexy warlock Rand, and she has the serious hots for him throughout the story. It is just a little frustrating that they don't actually ever get to together - not just for Jolie, but for the reader as well. You have Jolie's BFF and sidekick Christa, a roguish vampire named Sinjin, and a fairy king named Odran. Of course, all of these various incredibly sexy other-worldly guys are vying for Jolie's affection. I have to mention that the "bad guy" in this story is actually an evil witch named Bella. (I got a few giggles out that name for a couple of reasons - first I thought of Bellatrix of the Harry Potter series, also an evil witch, and then I thought of Bella of Twilight fame, also attracted to a vampire hunk.)
Of course, the story has its share of the various creatures of the Underworld, as it is termed in this series. You have werewolves, vampires, goblins and fairies too. Don't get me wrong - I am a sucker for paranormal stories. Truly, I adore getting swept up into the realm of fantasy where such creatures co-exist. But, if truth be told, as I went along reading the story, it reminded me a awful lot of the Sookie Stackhouse stories - the various characters all after Sookie to bed her and use her special abilities to suit their own purposes. I am not really complaining about it, but it did make the story seem somewhat familiar and comfortable to me rather than being anything new or surprising.
Still, this was a good, fun read. I am definitely going to read the rest of the books in the series, and I am very glad to have "found" this author.
This is an entertaining read. A light hearted romp, it is intersting to see Jolie grow into her powers. Rand is the classic romantic hero, handsome, honorable and stoic. The assorted underworld characters, the vampires, fairies and werewolves, are creative. Initially, I found Jolie a tad annoying and immature and the romantic back and forth between her and Rand trying. Christa was a waste, a little mall rat who really didn't belong. The book ends abruptly with the storylines unresolved. While this does set up the sequels, surely an author this imaginative could have done something more. Flaws notwithstanding, this is a quick fun read.
Also, if you are going to create a 'strong female' then she can't blindly follow along with what the men in her life say and occasionally put her foot down when she feels they are being overbearing, or rather, she wants to punish them. Basically she's a female that looks to the men and says "What do we do now?" instead of actually showing some curiosity and tenacity that would make Jolie a character I'd want to read.