Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins #1)by H.P. Mallory
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
I give this book about 3 1/2 stars. The story wasn't as bad as some of the reviews I had read about it. I actually took my reading this one though, but once I got to about the half way point I wanted to keep reading it.
Yes, I had some issues with it but there is always that with some books. Biggest issue is that Jolie was plain-Jane (so to say) before Rand came into her life, then when she found she had the ability to change her clothes with magic she dressed better. Even a little sexy. The other issue is that the girl didn't date then all of a sudden 4 or 5 hot guys wanted her, whats that about?
I did like how H.P. Mallory wrote about Jolie's magic training. And her description of the Underworld Creatures.
Overall, not a horrible book but not a great book.