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Toil And Trouble

Toil And Trouble

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by H. P. Mallory

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From New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Romance Author, HP Mallory, Comes The Jolie Wilkins Series!

"H.P. Mallory has a quick wit, a fresh voice, and a clever way with words. If you like Charlaine Harris, you'll love H.P. Mallory!" ~ Larissa Ione, New York Times Bestselling Author

If you like your books steamy (this is a paranormal


From New York Times And USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Romance Author, HP Mallory, Comes The Jolie Wilkins Series!

"H.P. Mallory has a quick wit, a fresh voice, and a clever way with words. If you like Charlaine Harris, you'll love H.P. Mallory!" ~ Larissa Ione, New York Times Bestselling Author

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!

TOIL AND TROUBLE is the second book in the Jolie Wilkins series:

The Underworld in civil war.
The cause? A witch who can reanimate the dead.
A sexy as sin vampire determined to claim her.
An infuriatingly handsome warlock torn between duty and love.
Who says blonds have more fun?

After defending herself against fairy magic, Jolie Wilkins wakes to find her world turned upside down--the creatures of the Underworld on the precipice of war. The Underworld is polarized in a battle of witch against witch, creature against creature, led by the villainous Bella, who would be Queen.

While Jolie has one goal in mind, to stake the vampire, Ryder, who nearly killed her, she also must choose between the affections of her warlock employer, Rand, and the mysteriously sexy vampire, Sinjin.

And as if that weren't enough to ruin a girl's day, everything Jolie knows will be turned inside out when she's thrust into the shock of a lifetime.


Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
Toil and Trouble
Be Witched (Novella)
Witchful Thinking
The Witch Is Back
Something Witchy This Way Comes

To Kill A Warlock
A Tale Of Two Goblins
Great Hexpectations
Wuthering Frights
Malice In Wonderland
For Whom The Spell Tolls
Eleven Snipers Sniping (Short Story)
A Midsummer Night's Scream

Better Off Dead
The Underground City
To Hell And Back
The Bladesmith (Novella)

Ghouls Rush In
Once Haunted, Twice Shy
Big Easy Murder (Novella)

The Scent
Blood Lust (Novella)

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Jolie Wilkins Series , #2
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HP MALLORY began her writing career as a self-published author and reached tremendous success, appearing on both the New York Times and the USA Today bestseller lists.

She lives in Southern California with her husband, son and a cat named Tootsie, where she is busily working on another supernatural novel!

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Toil and Trouble 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1207 reviews.
Tiger_Holland More than 1 year ago
Jolie Wilkins' magical powers are strong enough to raise the dead, and she may have to do a lot of dead-raising very soon if the impending supernatural war goes on as planned. The evil Bella wants to rule all otherworldly peoples, and she has a huge army on her side, while the good guys (led by Rand, Jolie's warlock boss) have a relatively small group of fighters to back up their noble intentions. Jolie's got to get stronger if she wants to convince Rand to let her fight in the battle, and when Sinjin, the sorta-bad vampire from the previous book, starts showing an interest in her, she has to decide where her heart and her allegiances truly lie. Toil and Trouble is action-packed, but I like how Jolie spends the first portion of the novel incapacitated. At the end of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble she beat the fairy king Odran's champion in a duel, in order to convince Odran to support Rand in the upcoming war. She succeeded, but the fight has drained her energy so badly that she's bedridden for awhile, then spends a few chapters regaining the use of her limbs. It's always good to see a heroine with weaknesses as well as strengths; it makes Jolie very humanized, despite her extreme magical talents. Rand and Jolie's love story is the emotional core of the book. They both love each other, but because of their magical natures, if they decide to commit to each other, it'll be a forever-and-eternity no-going-back sort of thing, which is a weighty prospect, even with all they've been through together in the past months. Rand is all the more leery of the commitment because he had a former love who died, and apparently the experience of losing her was so painful, almost all of his memories of her had to be erased. Rand and Jolie are really at a stalemate, and are frustrated by the fact that they can't be together and can't really be apart, either. Enter Sinjin. Jolie's love life is a little complicated even with just Rand around, but now that Sinjin is on their side, he's constantly around her and he seems more appealing as time passes. They start spending even more time together because Jolie needs Sinjin's help. Rand doesn't want her to fight in the war, but Jolie knows that she needs to be the one to kill the super-evil vampire Ryder, so she gets Sinjin to help her train in secret. Sinjin's not so bad (and I know he has some major fans), but I'm not fond of the back-and-forth triangle that starts. It would be great if Sinjin were the main guy, but he's less of a leading man and more of a temptation away from Rand. But ultimately, a good clue about the guys is how they treat other people: Rand is a gentleman, and while he may prefer keeping to himself, he's a generous person when placed in social situations. He's nice to ladies other than Jolie, and even kind to complete strangers, while Sinjin's kindness and gallantry are directed almost solely at Jolie. Luckily, after extensive fight training, a lot of magic-using, some time-travelling, and a hardcore battle, things look like they're finally resolved once and for all on the romantic front. Plus, we still have plenty of adventure left to look forward to as Jolie takes on some new challenges and responsibilities. Jolie's still got that great, smart but not too sarcastic narrative voice that feels like a good friend is telling you about her joys and misadventures, so her stories are always going to be fun to read.
JessDix More than 1 year ago
Fantastic. I'm so glad I found this author! This series is so much fun. The writing is geared toward adults and the humor is fantastic. It's dramatic and sarcastic....and dare I say...one of my favorite books? Jolie gives a phenominal preformance and we fall in love with the suave Sinjin. Oh, I wait with bated breath for the next installment!
toadswoman More than 1 year ago
This is a cross between Stephanie Plum and Twilight. Highly entertaining! Action, humor, sarcasm, romance, a little bit of everything that works great together. Thanks H P Mallory!!
brinkee More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! All of the characters are well-written and I cannot wait until the third one is finished!!! Brilliant!
LoriBrighton More than 1 year ago
H.P. Mallory continues her wonderful series with this second of the Jolie Wilkins books. If you loved Fire Burn, you'll adore Toil and Trouble. Jolie and her friends are preparing for the battle of their lives and on top of that, Jolie must decide where her heart belongs, with the gorgeous and honorable Rand, or the so bad he's good Sinjin. You'll laugh, you'll sigh, and you'll be truly stunned by the surprising ending.
lostinthestory More than 1 year ago
So many twists and turns in this book Loved it!!! Easy read, your heart pounds, breaks, and swells, with the different emotions of the character's in the story. Again Jolie and Rand didn't disappoint!. My heart broke for Sinjin, I wanted to root for him all the way, but Rand was just sooooo Rand!!!! Again Jolie and Rand frustrated the heck out of you but worth the bumpy ride. I laughed out loud so many times my children thought I was losing it. Can't wait for the next in the series.... this is the part I hate WAITING FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!!!
jacsmum03 More than 1 year ago
Great follow up to the first book. I read it in one night!! Keep writing...I cant wait for the third!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read with lots of laughs. If you love witches, vampires and anything paranormal you'll enjoy this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a good book with a good story...this was great! I love the way HP Mallory writes!
Lealea23 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, it's an easy read!
Shannon Bove More than 1 year ago
reminds me of authors like charlene harris and laurell k hamilton. captivating and fun to read. a great book to get lost in!
R. Wyatt More than 1 year ago
wonderfully, fast paced, and fun to read!
Nicole Lambros More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love all of H.P. Mallory's books. I just can't seem to put them down.
Idobelieveinfaeries More than 1 year ago
I love how Mallory brings the characters to life! This series is one of my favorites and it is definitely a must read for any paranormal romance lovers out there.
FoleyKat More than 1 year ago
2nd Book in the Jolie Wilkins series. Still feel like this book drags more than her other series, and most definitely ends in a cliff hanger way. I do like going deeper into Rand's past. However, I feel like Sinjin's character is a light switch, it's either on or off, two completely types of characteristics and very little in between. I will read the other books because I am curious to see where the story goes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm team Sinjin all the way. Rand just pisses me off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ate several of this series up like popcorn. It was a fun weekend diversion. The hot and steamy bits (which I wasn't expecting) were pretty darned hot and steamy. Obviously I didn't object, as I read 2 more of them.
Elizabeth Jones More than 1 year ago
with many books today using the 'paranormal' theme i was a bit cautious to start the jolie wilkins series, but am i glad i did! hp mallory makes her tale of the underworld unforgettable. looking forward to book three!
shelli74 More than 1 year ago
great 2nd book, love this one
slightlywicked More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for #3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy these. Fun easy read!
bakergirl23 More than 1 year ago
really good but the end was rushed.
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