Book Review-Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

Book Review-Fire Burn and Cauldron BubbleFire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory
Published by Unknown on July 2010
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Witches
Pages: 303
Format: eARC
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FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLE is the first book in the Jolie Wilkins series. If you like your books steamy (this is a paranormal romance series for adults, not for kids or teens!) and you appreciate a good witch, warlock and vampire romance triangle, read on!

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.

Jolie Watkins, who is a psychic, lives in a shop with her cat and her best friend, in Los Angeles. . But then she has a certain customer do a walk-in, a Rand Balfour, who is a warlock- a male witch, and a very powerful one at that. Then Jolie see’s a ghost, which has never happened to her before, and then later finds out that Rand sent the ghost to her, to see her abilities, because he needs her help, in finding out who killed Jack (the ghost). So when she takes her friend, she goes with Rand, to help find the killer, however not realizing she not only finds out who kills him, but brings him back to life, needless to say Jolie is shocked that she is able to do such a thing. And despite the certain spark that comes to life between Jolie and Rand, Rand sends Jolie home, hoping that the magical world won’t find her, but never realizing what he started. When Jolie gets invited to a special party by Bella, Jack’s daughter, and also a powerful witch, and one you don’t want to ever cross, Jolie goes hoping to see Rand once more, never realizing that her life is about to change forever, and she is taken on a adventure of a lifetime, where love and magic exists, where she goes on a journey of discovery, where she is in the middle of a battle, that she must win if she is to survive.

The Hero
Rand Balfour, a male witch, has lived for a very long time, and in that time has never found love for himself. But when he needs Jolie to help him on a certain job, he never realized how his life would change once she entered his life, and how much he would fight to keep her by his side. Rand is one of those kind of hero’s that all women all over the world, wished they had at their side. He is powerful, and has a good heart, handsome beyond belief, and cares deeply for that one woman that has changed his life. The type that would willingly die for her.

The Heroine
Jolie Wilkins, not knowing that she is a witch, believes herself to be a psychic. She lives in Los Angeles and her cat, and her best friend Christa. Then she starts seeing a ghost, and meets  Rand Balfour, a warlock. When she agrees on doing a job for him, and in return gets money that will certainly help her make ends meet, she agrees, not believing at first what powers she truly has within her. Jolie doubts herself and her abilities, not believing that she is any of the things that she knows Rand see’s in her. Then her world gets turned upside down, when her life changes forever in one night when she goes to a masquerade dance, knowing that all she wants is to see Rand again, but never realizing that attending that one dance, she can never go back to her old life, and where she will be put in the middle of a war. But this heroine will find inner strength and power throughout her journey in this book.

My Thoughts:
I was requested by this author H.P. Mallory to review Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, and I am so glad that she did. I just loved this book, and once I got into the story, I couldn’t put it down. This was such a wonderful story, and I found the characters to be engaging and the plot riveting and full of adventure, romance, wit, and danger. One of the things that I loved about this book, was that it was full of surprises that I never expected. It was truly a delightful read, and I am looking forward to reading more from this author. This is definitely at the top of my list of Urban Fantasy!

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