Sunday, September 5, 2010
Review: "Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble"
Author: H.P. Mallory
Series: Jolie Wilkins Book #1
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Pages: ebook 116,123 words
Purchase at: http://www.smashwords.com
Source: Provided by author for review
What a great book! This is a new author that just had two books come out this July so I wasn't sure what to expect. When I got this book and saw the cover I thought right off that this is going to be a funny book. Don't get me wrong, the cover is great, it just gave me the wrong first impression but I was not disappointed. I totally loved this book.
Jolie is a woman who has psychic abilities and owns a store where she does readings. She has the occasional vision and can see people's auras. That's about how exciting her life is in the beginning. She suffers from low self esteem and hasn't dated in over six months. Then Rand walks into her life and changes everything. She grows into a very strong, confident woman and she learns that her powers go way beyond what she previously thought.
Rand is a wizard and is a loner. He doesn't like getting involved with the politics of the underworld but when Jolie manages to get herself right into the middle of all of it he is forced to take her under his protection and employ her to get her out of trouble. Rand is attracted to Jolie and tries to pursue her but she refuses to believe the tall, dark and handsome Rand could want her. After Rand is forced to take her under his protection he decides that he can't have any kind of romantic feelings for her. So there is a lot of sexual tension between the two throughout the book.
The story moves in a steady pace. I never felt that it was moving to fast or slow. The author does a great job making the story flow. For me this book was definitely a page turner and kept me up late at night. The world building was done in a way that felt very natural. It was a very enjoyable and entertaining read. I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. The book didn't get too hot and heavy so at least this book is OK for a wide range of readers. But trust me the sexual tension is there and I believe that the author has potential to do a great job of making the next book smoking hot. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in this series. Its going to be a must read for me. You have to give this series a try.
Posted by Danielle Schmidt at 9:18 PM