Saturday, August 28, 2010

Book Review: To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory

To Kill a Warlock (Dulcie O'Neill, Book 1) by H.P. Mallory

The murder of a dark arts warlock. A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the
loose. A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate. Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world. When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.
Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie. Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full. As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.
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This story was a wild ride. Dulcie is a fairy and a Regulator (basically a cop for the paranormal set). Some sick murders happen and she becomes involved in the case. Knight comes in and they act as partners to find the creature and its summoner to put an end to the murders. A number of guys have a thing for Dulcie, including Knight of course. There is a lot of sexual tension between them and their interactions with each other is pretty interesting and even funny at times. The book actually has quite a bit of humor in it in the beginning. The rest of the book seems to be more on the serious side, especially once they really started to investigate and look for the creature. Many times over the course of reading I had aha moments where I thought I knew who was behind it all. In the end I had an inkling about the culprit but was still pretty surprised. I really enjoyed the mystery of the story and can't wait to read what comes next in Dulcie's life.

Read the first chapter HERE
Purchase download for $2.99 HERE

4.5/5

I received this e-book for review from the author, H.P. Mallory. Any opinions expressed are my own.

CymLowell

6 comments:

vvb32 reads said...

can't go wrong with a name like Knight. i like that this one twisted around for you.

Linda Henderson said...

Well this one certainly sounds interesting. Fairies, warlocks, vampires, it sounds like it has them all. I would love to read this one.

Lu said...

Oooh the life of a Regulator sounds fascinating! And I love the cover!

Pink Panther said...

The plot got me absolutely hooked! Thanks for this lovely review! :)

hpmalloryauthor said...

Thank you so much everyone!!!

Andrea said...

I cant wait to get my hands on this book ;D