Wednesday, July 21, 2010

H.P. Mallory-- Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble

A self-deprecating witch with the unique ability to reanimate the dead. A dangerously handsome warlock torn between being her boss and her would-be lover. A six hundred year old English vampire with his own agenda; one that includes an appetite for witches. The Underworld in a state of chaos. Let the games begin.

Life isn’t bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat and a quirky best friend.

Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!

Word of Jolie’s incredible ability to bring back the dead spreads like wildfire, putting her at the top of the Underworld’s most wanted list. Consequently, she finds herself at the center of a custody battle between a villainous witch, a dangerous but oh-so-sexy vampire, and her warlock boss, Rand.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

Readers will like the fact that my book will keep them guessing the entire time. It's definitely a unique urban fantasy. It also is much lighter than most urban fantasies--it incorporates humor, romance and, oh yeah, still has lots of butt kicking!

Q: Why did you go indie?
My road to indieship was a long one! I started writing about two years ago and sent out queries on my first book, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble. I was lucky enough (or thought I was) to land my dream NY agent. After a few months it was like she fell off the face of the earth and I never heard from her again. Then I decided to take my career into my own hands and decided indie was the way to go. I just uploaded both my books to Amazon and Smashwords about two weeks ago and I think it's one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
I love Charlaine Harris and Laurell K. Hamilton's early stuff. Really like the strong heroine who isn't waiting around for her knight in shining armor.

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