I wanted to start something different and break up my normal routine of blog tours and cover reveals. I wanted to share with you all my favorite authors and their series or books. Hopefully I can do this at least once or twice a week for the next couple of weeks leading up to my upcoming trip to New Orleans for the Romantic Times Convention
I'm so excited to be going again, this will be my second year going and I had a blast last year in Kansas City. My intentions is to blog about each day so that you guys can experience the different activities, panels, and all around awesomeness of RT convention. Enough of that for now lol.
The first series that I will be featuring will be H.P. Mallory's Jolie Wilkins series. Before I started reading paranormal/urban fantasy I was reading non fiction/ period fiction. I happen to run across H.p's Jolie Wilkins series through Barnes and Noble's recommendations on my Nook. So I decided to check it out. The cover caught my eye and the synopsis had me hooked. Mind you I read book two before book one because B&N actually recommended book 2 lol. But I powered through and bought book 1 Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble.
What I loved about this series is the fact that Jolie is a psychic(she thinks she not a really good one). Little did she know that she would be caught up in a world where Witches, Warlocks, Vampires and everything else that goes bump in the night really do exist. There is some humor in this book and also some really heated situations between her and Rand Balfour that will make you swoon. But this series has it all sexual tention, a sexy warlock and a mischievous sexy vampire named Sinjin.
I have read this series countless times and it never get's old. It's one of those series that if your in a book rut this would be a series that is your go to book to pull you out of that rut.
Here are the books in order lol along with their synopsis.
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.
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.
Novella Book 2.5( This is from Rand's POV)
While the undead wage a brutal civil war, Rand Balfour has only one thing on his mind: protecting his true love, Jolie Wilkins, the savvy and spirited witch whose powers have made her the toast—and target—of the new Underworld order.
For Rand, keeping Jolie safe means guarding against allies and enemies alike. First there’s Sinjin Sinclair, a dangerously seductive vampire who has his fangs set on Jolie, and who Rand suspects of harboring a sinister agenda. Then there are the factions of supernatural creatures causing chaos at every turn. But most shocking is Rand himself, whose wild desire for Jolie may put her very life at risk. Torn between his duty and his passion, Rand must summon all his strength to withstand temptation, even if it costs him the one woman he cannot bear to lose.
Jolie thinks she’s seen 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 sworn protector—though others suspect he harbors ulterior motives. As the two polar opposite yet magnetic men vie for Jolie’s affection, she must keep her wits about her to balance affairs of state and affairs of her heart. Overwhelmed, under pressure, and longing for love, Jolie decides it’s time to take charge—and show everyone that this queen won’t take jack.
Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back or rather, she’s back to her humble beginnings. Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn’t remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection: Rand Balfour, who looks very familiar, though Jolie can’t place his gorgeous face, and Sinjin Sinclair, who is tall, dark, and perfect . . . except for the fangs.
Yet despite her steamy love life, Jolie can’t shake the sense that something is not quite right like she’s stuck in a deja vu gone terribly awry. As both men race against time and each other to win Jolie’s heart, the fate of the Underworld hangs in the balance. And Jolie’s decision can either restore order or create an absolute, drop-dead disaster.
* My favorite book out of all*
For smart and sexy witch Jolie Wilkins, being Queen of the Underworld is a royal pain. Back from a round of time travel, Jolie must now protect her realm from the sinister Lurkers—a powerful breed of half-humans bent on conquering the undead. And if there’s one thing she knows, it’s that the supernatural never go down without a fight.
At least Jolie has her soul mate (and finally official boyfriend), warlock Rand Balfour, by her side. Honorable, brave, and unbelievably handsome, Rand is everything Jolie wants in a man. So why can’t she forget the dangerously alluring vampire, Sinjin Sinclair? With her private life heating up and a battle boiling over, Jolie sets out to prove that in matters of love and war, the fairer hex has its own set of charms.
Lastly I got a chance to meet my favorite author last year at RT, not only is she totally awesome but greeted me as if we were not meeting for the first time. If it was not for H.P I think my reading would have still been limited to Non Fiction and Period Fiction eventually me getting bored and taking a break from reading. She opened a door for me that ultimately lead me here to blogging. I can not express how thankful I am that Barnes and Noble recommending her into my life.
To follow this awesome author click on her links below
H.p. Mallory Author Page
H.p's FB Author Page
H.p. Mallory Author Page
H.p's FB Author Page
Thats it for today...
Behave yourselves and Read On!!!!!