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April 1, 2012

Witchful Thinking by H.P. Mallory book review, and more....

H.P. Mallory is another great author I have discovered, searching for new books to read for my Nook. I loved reading Witchful Thinking. 

Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins #3)
by H.P. Mallory
18 & up
Publisher: Random House
Pub. Date: Feb. 28, 2012
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Summary ~from goodreads~

Jolie thinks she's see it all, but life continues to spring surprises.  The latest shocker?   She's just been crowned queen of the underworld.  Jolie may possess a rare gift for reanimating the dead, but she doesn't know the first thing about governing disparate factions of supernatural creatures.  She can barely maintain order in her own chaotic personal life, which is heading into a romantic tailspin.
First there's sexy warlock Rand, the love of her life, from whom Jolie is hiding a devastating secret.   Then there's Sinjin, a darkly seductive vampire and Jolie's affection, she must keep her wits about her to balance affairs of state and affairs of her heart.  Overwhelmed, underwhelmed, under pressure, and longing for love, Jolie decides it's time to take charge---and show everyone that this queen won't take jack.

My Review:

This book is the 3rd book in the Jolie Wilkins series. Jolie has been through a lot in such a short time. She decides to keep a journal to to try to make sense of all the crazy things that has happened to her.  In her journal she talks about the journey she has taken that led her to her present state. She is doing her best to cope and she is trying to make decisions that is right for everyone. Witchful Thinking does pick up where it left off from book 2. At first the journal entries seemed repetitive because I have read the first two books, but I ended liking the journals because it shows how much conflict and how difficult Jolie's life has become.
Jolie's love triangle with Rand and Sinjin comes even more complicated. We learn more about key characters in this series. Jolie has always been true to her feelings for Rand. Rands trust in Jolie is tested by the decisions she has to make. Jolie cares for Sinjin and sees him as a best friend, but is not sure if she should trust him. She sees Sinjin meeting up a lot with Mercedes and is confused, and questions his and Mercedes intentions. We also learn more about the Lurkers, who are half vampire and human. It is made clear that the Lurkers have become a bigger threat to everyone in the Underworld.
 This book definitely has humor, suspense, romance, mystery and conflict. And it had an ending that made me mad, I wanted to yell out "OMG!". Getting me all worked up at the end of a book is a good thing because it was not what I expected to happen. I so wish I can read the next book now. Where this story is heading only H.P. Mallory knows!

                                                    Jolie Wilkins Series:

Jolie Wilkins #1 Pub. July 2010
Jolie Wilkins #2 Pub.Nov. 2010
Jolie Wilkins #2.5 Pub. Dec. 2011
Jolie Wilkins #3 Pub. Feb. 2012

Jolie Wilkins #4 July 2012

                                                             Dulcie O'Neil Series
I absolutely love the Dulcie O'Neil Series!! I highly recommend this series. So much fun, a lot of suspense and mystery. And Knight, Oh my! Love him!

Summary of  To Kill A Warlock ~from Barnes & Noble~
 18 & up
The murder of a dark arts warlock.
A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose.
A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate.
Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world.

When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.

Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.

Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full.

As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.

Pub. July 2010
Pub. Oct. 2011

Pub. March 2011
Feb. 2011 (Dulcie O"Neil # 1.5 ) "A Ghoulish Valentine"

Coming Soon:  
Wuthering Frights (Book 4)

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