Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thanks for all the great books!

I wanted to take a few moments to say thank you to the wonderful bloggers who have had contests that I was lucky enough to win and to those amazing authors who have provided me with books for review!
So...thank you so very much to:
Jennifer at The Introverted Reader - where I won Huck by Janet Elder
Sherry D. Ficklin - author of Secondsight
aobibliophile - where I won No Rest for the Wicca
The Bookish Snob - who is hosted a number of blog tours that I am lucky enough to be participating in.
Joanne Rocklin - author of One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street
Peter J. Plasse - author of Ravenwild
Intense Whisper - where I won The Truth About Vampires
Patricia Hoover - where I won Chaos by Rachel Ward
Supernatural Underground - where I won Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Larissa Benoliel - where I won Beyond the Night by Joss Ware

Reveiw: A Tale of Two Goblins by H.P. Mallory

A Tale of Two Goblins by H.P. Mallory

* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review and participation in the blog tour being hosted by The Bookish Snob.

Amazon Product Description:
Please note, this is book 2 in the Dulcie O'Neil series. Book 1 is To Kill A Warlock

A Dreamstalker— a creature that stalks and kills its victims in sleep.

A fairy in law enforcement determined to stop him.

A potions smuggler who possesses something she wants.

A vampire with his own agenda.

And a partner who couldn’t possibly be sexier or more frustrating.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy working in law enforcement for the Netherworld. 
When Knight Vander approaches her with a case regarding comatose victims, she agrees to help him, imagining the most difficult part will be combatting her attraction to him.

But, what Dulcie isn’t betting on is the fact that the case becomes personal when she learns all the victims are somehow linked to her.

When her best friend falls victim to the Dreamstalker, Dulcie must do everything in her power to ensure her friend’s survival, including associating with criminals and accepting the fact that desperate times do definitely call for desperate measures.

My thoughts:
Spunky Dulcie is back for round two!  Entertaining!  Well-written!  Great characters!

Although this is book 2 in the Dulcie series, it could stand alone.  The author does a great job of catching the reader up so it isn't necessary to read book one first.  I would however suggest reading book 1: How to Kill a Warlock though because it's such a great read!  With that said...

Once again the characters are wonderfully created and I was thrilled to see so many of the same faces!  It was exciting to see the roles each of the characters portrayed in this second volume.  Some of the minor characters in book one get to be so much more in book two.  
The plot keeps the reader turning the pages hoping to figure out the mystery.  
Dulcie is forced to do some soul-searching and has the opportunity to see herself and others in a different light.  

Mallory has successfully created a wonderful story - combining great characters, an intriguing plot, a lot of emotions, and just the right amount of humor!  Be sure to check it out!