A Tale of Two Goblins was a delightful surprise and a great read!
The spunky, independent fairy is back and better then ever.
There is a Dreamstalker going after people that are connected to Dulcie, causing them to drop into a coma and eventually die, but when Dulcie’s best friend Sam falls victim the stakes are raised even higher. Teaming up with the sexy Knight once again it’s a race against time while things start to heat up in other matters, and not just because he is a Loki.
The first half of the novel moved a bit slow and I was worried that I’d have the same feelings for it as I did To Kill a Warlock. But by the second half of the book, what I found lacking in the first (romance, chemistry, character/relationship development) was more then made up for here, by the end I didn’t want it to stop! And lawd, the way it ended was killer, just when we got to what I’ve been waiting for throughout these two books. Evil, evil author…
Plenty of action, mystery and suspense to keep readers entertained and the continuing sub plot of Dulcie’s writing a new paranormal novel adds a fun aspect to the story. The plot itself was good and really kept me guessing as to whom the villain was.
I still enjoyed the secondary characters more then the main character Dulcie, especially the love interest Knight, but Dulcie’s growing on me and I’m eagerly anticipating the next installment in this series. A fun quick read.
To Kill a Warlock is a light and humorous paranormal romance/urban fantasy about a fairy named Dulcie O'Neil and her adventures as a regulator (law enforcement) for Netherworld creatures and an aspiring romance writer.
When a known illegal potions seller is found dead, Dulcie is the prime suspect and must seek out the true culprit to clear her name. Soon after the murder a handsome stranger shows up claiming to be a Netherworld investigator sent to team up with her and find the murderer, but Dulcie finds more then she bargained for in this investigation.
With magic, romance, mystery, sexual tension and action, To Kill a Warlock was a fun and fast read. Mallory has created an interesting world with a vast array of paranormal creatures and a fresh twist in their abilities.
I loved the secondary characters in this take, especially Dulcie’s three love interests; Knightly, Bram and Quillan.
Though I wasn’t getting the feel of the main character and heroine, Dulcie. She is a smart, pretty and kick-ass fairy that is serious about her job but I found her personality and character development lacking. She had a bad relationship experience and because of her issues with that came off as a cold man-hater. She has three gorgeous men vying for her attention and she states in internal dialogues that she is attracted to each one, has feelings for one or two, but then she goes off thinking she would never be with any of them, turns them down and doesn’t treat them very nice at all. The romance in this story was a big disappointment for me, I wasn’t believing it, and is the main reason as to my rating of this novel.
There was a nice twist to the end though and I enjoyed the sub-plot of Dulcie writing a bodice-ripping pirate romance starring her boss. All in all a good read and I will continue with the series.
I loved every single moment of Destiny Divided!
The author did an excellent job with world building, keeping it believable and exciting while her characters were sexy and interesting. Sage is a kick ass heroine with a snarky sense of humor I adored and James a yummy and protective sorcerer with a few secrets of his own. I loved watching both of them develop and grow as individuals and a couple. There is a great balance of action and romance in this captivating. Also, mucho sexual tension that leaves you hanging by a thread for quite some time but is well worth the wait. Some funny Twilight and Harry Potter references as well; there was even a ‘Luke, I am your father’ Star Wars moment.
This was such a fun and addicting read, I couldn’t put it down and held a serious grudge against my family when I actually had to take a break to fix them dinner!
The end had me salivating for more and I can’t wait to get my hands on A Destiny United, the next book in the series set to release this June.
3.5 Stars - Good Read
Following the events from The Trouble with Spells, the young witch Portia Mullins embarks on a journey with her two best friends, searching for her warlock boyfriend Vance Mangum who disappeared after nearly killing Portia. Vance is hunting down his evil warlock father, Damien, to take him down for good so he will no longer be a threat to those he loves. But Portia easily catches up to him and with a lot of determination convinces Vance to accept their help and the help of their coven.
Following a paper trail to Mexico they find Vance’s father and uncover his evil plans, which are even more terrifying then imagined…
The action is amped up in this exciting tale of magic and romance. I definitely enjoyed The Demon Kiss more then its predecessor, The Trouble with Spells. I really adore author, Lacey Weatherford, straight and to the point writing style. The plot moved quickly and consistently, the characters are more fleshed out here and a complexity is added to Portia and Vance’s relationship that was missing in the first novel.
There were times when I forgot that Portia was only sixteen because of the maturity shown in many areas but there was a lot more drama here in The Demon Kiss and in some scenes between Portia and Vance, Portia would go off on an emotional rant that quickly reminded me of her young age and even seemed a bit Twilight-esk. But thankfully, these scenes were few. There was also some cringe-worthy scenes when Vance and Portia openly talked about sex with her father and Portia would be seen leaving Vance's room in the morning . It’s an incredibly romantic story but as in the first novel, the adult/mother in me kept rearing her head to say ‘Yeah right!’
Vance receives a whole new dimension in The Demon Kiss and an intriguing dark side that I hope to see more of in future installments. Brad and Shelly have developed a more decisive role as well, and their humorous dialogues added key elements to the story. Surprising twists were interweaved with the additional action and really pushed this novel forward.
Action, romance, tension and espionage makes The Demon Kiss an exciting paranormal romance for young adult readers.