To Kill A Warlock

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Rated 4.19/5 based on 31 reviews
From New York Times Bestselling Author, HP Mallory, Comes...To Kill A Warlock

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. More
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About HP Mallory

I started my writing career as a self-published author and was lucky enough to hit both the Amazon and the Barnes and Noble bestseller’s lists with my two series, the Jolie Wilkins series and the Dulcie O’Neil series.

When people ask me what I’m like, it’s sort of hard to answer but here goes… I’m a huge fan of anything paranormal and I always have been. I get super excited whenever they have those Twilight Zone Marathon days and anything ghost or vampire related will always attract my attention.

My interests are varied but aside from writing, I’m most excited about traveling. Uncovering new places and learning about different cultures is pretty incredible. I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to live abroad in England and Scotland, both places really having a profound effect on my books.

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About the Series: The Dulcie O'Neil Series (An Urban Fantasy Series)
I’m a fairy. But not the type to frolic in gardens. I’m 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 dark-arts warlock is murdered and I was the last person to see him alive, I’ve got one choice. Figure out whodunnit before I become the next victim.

Enter Knight Vander, a cocky investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with me. Knight is what’s called a Loki and he’s the first of his kind I’ve ever come across. Yeah, Knight is the sexiest guy I’ve ever seen but he’s also bossy, demanding, and way too convinced of his own self-importance.

As the body count increases, I find myself having to keep a sex-crazed, sadistic demon in check all the while fending off the advances of a super powerful vampire, Bram. And dealing with Knight isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch...

Also in Series: The Dulcie O'Neil Series (An Urban Fantasy Series)

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Reviews

Alysa H reviewed on on Sep. 21, 2014

This is a fun UF/PR. It's got superficial similarities to many other series but still holds up as its its own thing. The meta elements are trying a little too hard, perhaps (e.g. Dulcie is an aspiring writer as well as a fairy "cop" -- though she doesn't seem that great at either occupation...), but also add to the humor which is already copious. Too many beefcakey potential love interests for my usual taste, but I didn't mind because I was enjoying the plot and world-building so much.
(review of free book)
Laurie reviewed on on June 10, 2014

It has it all. Romance, without 20 pages of bah bah sex filler, mystery, heros, fantastic writing. You do not move once you start reading, as you do not know what is going to happen. Truly, truly enjoyable.
(review of free book)
Cheryl Pearce reviewed on on July 4, 2013

I am on book 6 and have not been able to put it down. Very good series, lots of fun and laughs but also well thought out deep plot that connects all the dots. I got the first three books for free and had no choice but to buy the other 3 because I had to know how it all ends. Totally worth it!
(review of free book)
deborah burnett reviewed on on March 24, 2013

Excellent book...fun, sexy, well-put-together. Dulcie's character is a new imagining of Fae Mythology, fresh and different, while remaining believable within the context of the genre. I loved it!
(review of free book)
Erica Acire reviewed on on March 6, 2013

Loved it!
(review of free book)
Sadie S. Forsythe reviewed on on March 4, 2013

To Kill a Warlock introduces Dulcie and her friends/coworkers. She is short, spunky, and good at her job. She also draws the lascivious attention of a number men, all of whom have their own appeal. You can't help but appreciate her brazen disregard of their attention and feelings. She can be downright cruel at times, not that anyone seems to mind. I have to say I enjoyed her as a character. She didn't let her hormones distract her from the task at hand. Though Knight, Bram and Quill, and even Dagan easily could have. The whole book has an upbeat feel to it that makes it a lot of fun to read. It is written in the first person, which is my least favourite style. I got over it though.

While I obviously enjoyed this easy-peasy read I was a little irked at times. I thought it was a little too much that every man she encountered seem to lust after her. Surely she can't be every man's dream girl, no matter how hot she is. I also wasn't really feeling the her desire to be an author. It didn't seem to go with her hard-ass regulator personality.
(review of free book)
Laurie Treacy reviewed on on May 29, 2011

Dulcie is the heart and soul of To Kill a Warlock and she never lets the reader down. With her natural charm, wit, along with the heavy burden of a nasty breakup which has made her put up protective walls around her, Dulcie comes across as believable, yet gullible, strong and real. Her first person narration is full of humor and snark. I didn't always care for her choices and her decisions in parts made me shake my head, yet I really enjoyed her interactions with Quill, Knight, Bram and Sam. Throughout the book I was totally in Quill's corner and wished there was more of a backstory between him and Dulcie. I wanted to know more about their relationship and work history. Quill was the male model she used for her romance novels and I thought--with some more worldbuilding I could truly get behind them. Unlike other readers, I wasn't crazy about Knight, even though I did like the mysterious way he was introduced to us. As a vampire fangirl, all I can say is I wished Bram had more story time.

Despite its short length, I still found the story highly addictive. With Mallory's nice style of writing, the words flowed and I was absorbed into Dulcie's world. To Kill a Warlock is a fast paced, entertaining, quick read with a surprise ending. Let H.P. Mallory sprinkle some of her writing dust on you and I bet you'll soon be hooked and ready to gobble up the next book in this fun series, A Tale of Two Goblins.
(reviewed 55 days after purchase)
Christie Ibarra reviewed on on May 25, 2011

Dulcie O’Neil is a Regulator working for the A.N.C (Association for Netherworld Creatures). This is a law enforcement agency that makes sure Netherworld creatures, which are living openly among the human race, are abiding by the laws in place. She also happens to be a fairy and a pretty badass one at that. When she isn’t working as a Regulator she spends time writing romance novels with the hopes of one day being able to retire from the A.N.C and write full time. In this series debut we follow Dulcie as she tries to track down a murderer that did an awful good job of make Dulcie look guilty of the crime he/she committed.

My favorite part of this book was the wide variety of supernatural characters thrown into the mix. If you’re into hot supernatural guys you want to give this series a try. I’ve read the first two books in this series and still can’t pick a favorite. Dulcie is also such a fabulous main character and I adore her best friend Sam. The moments witnessed between the two of them were some of my favorites. It seems the female protags in UF books are usually seriously lacking the BFF department. I was so happy this wasn’t the case with Dulcie.

The plot and pacing of To Kill a Warlock was very impressive. Sometimes smaller novels can feel rushed and the characters will lack the development I need to connect. This didn’t feel like an issue to me while reading. The dialogue was fun and I enjoyed Dulcie’s wit. She is a really fun character to spend time with. All in all H.P Mallory offers readers a wonderful and engaging Urban Fantasy debut. At just 99 cents for the e-book version this is a steal!
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)
Moujnir Lewis reviewed on on May 25, 2011

This is the first book I've read by H.P. Mallory and it certainly won't be tha last. Main character Dulcie is funny,courageous, and inspirational.An amzing book, To Kill a Warlock is a novel you don't want to miss.
(reviewed 31 days after purchase)
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