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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins Series #1)

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins Series #1)

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by H. P. Mallory, Allyson Ryan (Read by)

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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


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.

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Jolie Wilkins Series , #1
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5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

H. P. Mallory first launched her writing career as a self-published author, leading her to runaway success. Today, her books are New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestsellers. Her works include the Jolie Wilkins series, the Dulcie O’Neil series, and the Lily Harper series, all wildly popular. A huge fan of paranormal stories, she loves reading or watching anything having to do with ghosts or vampires. An avid traveler, she has lived in England and Scotland—experiences that continue to influence her writing. She resides in Southern California with her husband, her son, a very talkative cat, and an enormous St. Bernard.

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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1756 reviews.
JessDix More than 1 year ago
I'm an extremely picky reader, especially when it comes to the paranormal romance category. It just seems like these books are reproducing like randy rabbits these days and they all sound the same. NOT THIS ONE! I loved it. Looooooooooved it. The writing was fresh, witty, sarcastic, dramatic, and sweet. The plot was original and the characters were lovable and relateable. Vampires, witches, fairies, demons - they're all here and (most) in good humor. I want to be Jolie and I want to do naughty bits with Rand! This story will stay with you. I would definatley put it on par with the Southern Vampire books (Sookie Stackhouse), if not a smidge better.
MagicFaerie More than 1 year ago
Jolie Wilkins is a psychic who is living life quietly running her fortune telling shop until the mysterious Rand, a warlock, turns up on her doorstep and everything changes forever. Offered a job she can not refuse Jolie travels to Chicago where she discovers her special talent. It is this special talent which causes her to be drawn into a world of vampires, magic and mayhem! Watch out for a fun and fast paced journey into this world as Jolie learns about her new life! Jolie is a very likeable character, she seems very normal (well except the seeing auras bit and all that) and manages to remain so despite all the incredible things which happen to her once she is plunged into the supernatural world after working for Rand. Rand is everything an alpha urban fantasy male should be. Mysterious, hot and more than a little difficult at times, but genuine and wonderful with Jolie. Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble is set for the main part in England, this is quite unusual for an urban fantasy book but I loved it (being English!!) and thought H.P. Mallory captured England very well. Pelham Manor's description reminded me of many manor houses I've seen (I live fairly close to where Pelham Manor is set) and brought it to life wonderfully. I liked how the characters seemed well rounded and very real to me, not just Rand and Jolie. I felt I knew exactly what Jolie's best friend Christa looked like and was like. The descriptions of how different people saw the fairies was very interesting. Also watch out for the vampire Sinjin, is he what he seems to be? I really enjoyed Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble, it is excellent fun, sexy and a fast paced read. I am looking forward to the next book in the Jolie Wilkins series, we are left with plenty of questions to keep us coming back!
toadswoman More than 1 year ago
This book was great, a cross between Stephanie Plum and Twilight. I was completely caught up with the mixture of humor, sarcasm, action, romance and paranormal. Thanks H P Mallory!!
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I love finding new authors who are able to blow my mind with their writing. HP is one of those authors. The amazing plot and vivid descriptions swept me off my feet. Jolie is a great character and I look forward to the next book in this series. Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble gets five stars!
Erryn More than 1 year ago
I really like this series, and I can't wait for the 3rd book to come out! The books make me laugh keep me wondering what she is going to go through next!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the Jolie Wilkins series. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble was exciting, funny, and a great love story! A must read!! The twists and turns make this a "read in a day" kind of book.
Throuthehaze More than 1 year ago
This e-book packs a lot of punch. Although things in the story seem to progress quickly, it does not feel rushed or glossed over. The writing is descriptive and during the moments you find yourself asking "how" or "why" things are explained so you don't feel lost. The first bit of the book is about Rand revealing to Jolie that she is a witch and has a lot of power. She has an ability that no other witch has, which is bringing back the dead, and that makes her a hot commodity in the Underworld. The rest of the book is about her trying to stay out of the clutches of an evil witch and rallying creatures to join the "good" side. There is plenty of sexual tension between Jolie and the warlock Rand, but that is not all...she has werewolves, vampires, and fairies hot for her too. The heat level was just right for the introduction to the series and it seems promising that it will get a few degrees hotter in future installments. Although this book is supposed to be an urban fantasy/paranormal romance hybrid, I think it leans a little more towards paranormal romance. I think readers of both genres will enjoy this one. Jolie is a pretty admirable lead character. Although she starts out with almost no confidence in herself, towards the ends she has made progress. She also has a lot of spirit and backbone which was nice to see. Yes she does have to rely on men at times, but that does not make her a weak miss. Sometimes a person has to accept help. Another thing I love about her is that she does not immediately fall into bed with a guy just because she thinks he is sexy. I'll admit there were moments I was rooting for her to do the deed, but I think the wait will only make it hotter when she finally caves and indulges.
talinaperkins More than 1 year ago
PERSONAL SUMMARY Girl next door turned powerful witch, Jolie Wilkins will be forced to accept her fate and destiny as part of the Otherworldly creatures. With a dangerously powerful warlock and gorgeous master vampire vying for her attention, Jolie will have to keep her attention focused or risk loosing the war threating all the Otherworldly creatures. FAVORITE LINE: And as for me, I'm not really sure if there was much of a difference between me getting my ass kicked inside or outside, but there you have it. FIRST LINE: It's not every day you see a ghost. PLOT: When I cracked this eBook open and started reading Fire Burn I will be very honest, I was skeptical of what to expect. I have been told many negative things about Indie authors which made me question the quality of their work. I read the blurb to get and idea before hand and was surprised. I immediately thought that the book could have some great potential. I was not disappointed. This book has it all. It was riddled with cliff hangers that pulled you along making it very difficult to leave the story. The plot was well thought out and I enjoyed taking the journey through Jolie Wilkins's POV. I felt the story was well rounded and complete. I am not sure what I enjoyed more, the tug of words and sensual touches shared with master vampire Sinjin or the arousing and sexy tug of emotions with the warlock, Rand. I loved the balances of action and romance that was woven together to create a great plot. The heroines started out as the sweet girl next door while living a life of a quiet shop keeper then shoved into being the one witch the could save the Underworld creatures from forced tyranny from a powerful homicidal witch. CHARACTERS: Oh, the characters.... Jolie Wilkins is one hell of a fiery heroine and can belt out While she is not overly aggressive or snarky, she is determined and stubborn. She holds a certain spunk and charm that makes you like her immediately. She demands to know what id going on around her and is not afraid to let herself be known. I mean, if you were positioned and used as a pawn in a war between the Underworld creatures, you would feel a little put out too. She takes the changes thrown at her in stride and accepts that she just might be a little more than a tarot card reader. Being able to reanimate the dead has to put her up there in the 'immensely powerful' category right! And all through the story she always has her best friend at her side. When the oh-so-sexy and powerful warlock walks onto the page you can't help but fall in love with his sensual side, wishing Jolie and he would both realize the sizzling attraction they share for one another. Then the six-hundred year old master vampire Sinjin is such a sinful treat to behold, you can't help but want him to bite Jolie. It will be interesting to discover his hidden agenda and who will win the affection of the new witch of the Underworld. LAST THOUGHTS: Jolie Wilkins is just the right character to take you on an adventure that leads through the dark side of witches and warlocks. Along the way you will meet werewolves and vampires that make your skin crawl and your heart race. Lets not forget the strongest of them all, the fairies and their devilish handsome king, Odran. Ms Mallory did an excellent job writing this paranormal romance. I can't wait for her second book in the Jolie Wilkin's series, Toil and Trouble. Coming January 1, 2011.
RomanceBookJunkies More than 1 year ago
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.
LoriBrighton More than 1 year ago
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble is a super fun read that remained with me well after that last page. The heroine, Jolie, is a character every woman can relate to, a character attempting to understand herself and her powers. This book is full of action and suspense that will keep you turning the pages. Attractive heroes and even a love triangle are what make this book more emotional than most and give it a flavor of romance. There are a variety of paranormal characters for every reader's taste. Excellent book for Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance readers.
jacsmum03 More than 1 year ago
A must read. This is a great book and the second one is even better!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this series and will impatiently await books #3, #4 and #5 when they come out in 2012.
C_Starheart More than 1 year ago
i've read all of her books and just want more.
th63 More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book, I read it, then downloaded the next and now I'm dying for book 3 and 4 to come out in the Summer of 2012. That's a long time to wait, but they are definitely worth it.
Nikki_Starr More than 1 year ago
This book has a Janet Evanovich feel with a paranormal twist. I loved everything about it. Very few authors have the ability to make you chuckle out loud. So refreshing...read 'em....you'll love 'em.
butterflly13 More than 1 year ago
This book was fun, and the witch story is not a repeat of similar books. It is a quick read but lots of fun. (I hate post that have spoilers)
shell_belle80 More than 1 year ago
Jolie Wilkins leads a relatively normal life until a warlock walks into her shop and changes her whole life. I purchased this book because it was .99 cents. It was worth the dollar and more! I immediately loved the character Jolie. She is very much like a typically woman. She's smart, sassy, brave, but doesn't find herself to be very pretty. She describes herself as the girl next door type which makes her very easy to relate too. I had to get the rest of H.P. Mallory's books! They are all wonderful reads. Yes there are typos and errors, but it is an indie book. If you can move past the few typos, the story line and characters are so well thought out that the errors will be the last thing you will care about. I can't wait to see what becomes of Jolie, Rand, and Sinjin. Congrats to you H.P. Mallory for such a fantastic book!
krafteedevil More than 1 year ago
I read Mallory's first book in the Dulcie O'Neil series before reading this first book in the Jolie Wilkins series. I loved her other book and I loved this one SOOOO MUCH MORE!!! I couldn't put this book down! As soon as I finished this one I moved right to the second and devoured that as well. I was genuinely depressed when I read the last page of the second book b/c it was over. I am anxiously waiting for the next!
lovesBooksLF More than 1 year ago
Love the characters in this book, I could picture everything that was being explained like a movie rolling ghrough my brain. So glad I found this author, read the second book in this series too and it is just as good as the first. Can't wait to get my hands on the third book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is a great and fun read! Mallory keeps its fun but exciting. The romance burns hot and is not to be missed! Warning: you will get addicted!!!!!
shelli74 More than 1 year ago
fun story, you'll love Jolie and the gang
slightlywicked More than 1 year ago
These books were great fun to read. I'm very much looking forward to more books in this series and anything else H.P. Mallory wants to write.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book then got Troil and Trouble. These books where so good they were hard to put done. This is the series I first read on my new nookcolor. I would recommend these books. Always something going on to keep your attention. Well worth the read!!!!
MRS_BILL_COMPTON More than 1 year ago
I thought this book bore some resemblance to the Sookie Stackhouse Series, in which I love. However, the more I read the further the plot went away from Sookie's world and became more Jolie's. I also loved the way Mallory used a lot of the same underworld creators that Harris uses, but at the same time made them completely different. I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait till I start the second book in the series.
galecarla More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book!!!! I did not know it would have a series, now I have to find the next book!