To Kill A Warlock (Dulcie O'Neil #1)
Author: H.P. Mallory
Release Date: July 2010
Publisher: Independently published
Target Age: Adult
Source: Given to me by the author for an honest review
Summary from Shelfari:
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.
H.P. Mallory has become one of my favorite authors. Her books are funny, suspenseful, and sexy without being graphic (at least not yet.) The characters in To Kill A Warlock are simply fabulous. Dulcie is a tough, sometimes sarcastic, fun main character. The new guy in town, Knight is sexy and mysterious. Put the two together and you've got some rockin' hot chemistry. Another character that I was very intrigued by was Bram, yeah, he's a vampire and of course, he's a hottie. He is also the owner of a night club called No Regrets and a source of information for all things paranormal in town. The mystery in To Kill A Warlock was very twisty and turny and kept me guessing for most of the book. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the Dulcie series, A Tale of Two Goblins. In fact I just downloaded it to my nook and I'm hoping to get started next week while on vacation. A great start to what looks like a fantastic series.