FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLE (Jolie Wilkins #1) by H.P.Mallory
FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLE is the first storyline in H.P.Mallory’s Jolie Wilkins’s series. Jolie is a 28 year old who believes she is psychic and has the ability to see people’s auras-their life forces. But the day the handsome Rand Balfour stepped into her parlor all bets were off. He needed Jolie to help him discover who killed his client’s father, and with that, he announced she was a witch.
Rand Balfour is a warlock. As the head of the British coven, Rand needed Jolie to go back in time to the 1920’s looking for a killer. Finding the dead man was easy, but bringing him back to present day –alive- was a surprise. Jolie Wilkins could apparently re-animate the dead.
When the news about her powers reached the supernatural Underworld, Jolie would find herself on the most- wanted list in a war between the species. Each with their own agenda, Jolie was the prize. With her ability to ‘bring back’ the dead, the leaders of the warring factions needed her powers. And to make matters worse, she was told she was much more than a witch.
The relationship between Rand and Jolie was tenuous. There was instant chemistry between the pair, but Rand was ambivalent about pursuing a physical relationship. Claiming to be her protector, Rand denied his feelings saying they were now working together and he could not compromise that trust. But the real reason would soon become evident when Rand confesses his reasons as to why. With the mixed signals, Jolie refused to wait around for Rand to make up his mind. But when she was asked to re-animate the fallen werewolf pack leader, she would find herself being wooed by a wolf for all the wrong reasons.
We are introduced to Sinjin Sinclair – a powerful master vampire. When Jolie finds herself trapped with another vampire, she will soon discover, that she has become the pawn in a game between the supernatural powers. And Sinjin’s apparent relationship with her abductor became more confusing when Jolie found herself on the run, with Sinjin by her side.
In the upcoming war between the supernatural powers, each side was trying to align itself with the most powerful and having Jolie would help to re-populate the different species with some of their most powerful-albeit dead-ancestors. But when one of the more powerfully gifted supernatural species refused to get involved, Rand had a plan that would inevitably place Jolie in a fight for her life.
FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLE is an amazing start to H.P. Mallory’s Jolie Wilkins series. The storyline is well-paced, the character development is smooth and entertaining, and the relationship between Rand and Jolie frustrated the hell out of me..lol. They are perfect for one another.
1. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
2. Toil and Trouble
3. Be Witched
4. Witchful Thinking
5. The Witch is Back
6. Something Witchy This Way Comes
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Reviewed by Sandy