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Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory
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May 27, 2012

really liked it

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Jolie Wilkins Series is written with a psychic heroine that is naïve about her inner powers of being a witch. Jolie owns her own psychic shop, it seems strange for single women to own this type of store, but yet it fits her. She is after all a psychic herself. She reads aura But then the strangest thing happens, this guy, Rand, comes out of nowhere and purchases her “Psychic Services” for three weeks. It’s a job she cannot refuse. Jolie is unaware of this mystery guy’s reasoning for hiring her, but hey – it’s her job and she finds him attracted, so why not. His aura is like nothing else she has ever seen.

Rand is handsome, mysterious, and protective. Rand approaches Jolie with some psychic tests to see what the strength of power really is. After Jolie accomplishes the task Rand has set for her is when things start to change. Certain situations occur, things she was never aware of, the political vampire / witch rules.

I think in the novel Rand should have pressed the issue to Jolie about the political rules of their world if she did the job or was found by the council. The repercussions of “stepping out” into the supernatural world.

Also there is Rand’s number one enemy and the second love interest Sinjin Sinclair a very sexy vampire who brings the jealousy out of Rand. This brings a new enjoyable twist in the novel. You cannot hate to love Sinjin. I think this series is splendid because of the favors of both Rand and Sinjin.

In most books you have this favorable opinion to the first interest in the story line, but HP Mallory has given a lot of lovable traits to both male love interests. Jolie Wilkins is a common heroine that is naïve and has irrational instincts, but I think she has a strong will to fight and to keep her control to her own life and that’s why she’s such a great character. This plot is original and the writing style is common but overall is such a great series because of the different storylines and the uniqueness of the endings. The controversy and love interests in this tale are impeccably great. I hope you enjoy it! Cheers!

This is book one of six
1) Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble
2) Toil & Trouble
3) Be Witched - Novella
4) Witchful Thinking
5) The Witch is Back
6) Something Witchy This Way Comes

Discussion Questions:

- What is your overall favor / thought of Jolie Wilkins?
- Do you think Rand approached Jolie correctly without telling her all the fine print of the job if she was found out by other otherworld creatures?
-If you loved Rand first, do you still love him now? If you did not love Rand first or you changed your love why / why not?

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