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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Tale of Two Goblins by HP Mallory Book Review

A Tale of Two Goblins, A Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy (Book 2 of the Dulcie O'Neil Series)

Title: A Tale of Two Goblins
Series: Dulcie O'Neil, Book #2
Author: H.P. Mallory

Official Synopsis
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 Review
Action-packed, edge-of-your-seat, heart-racing, laugh-inducing, mystery-solving, tear-jerking, sexually charged page-turner of a read. To sum it up: This book has it all, and then some. Just when you think H.P Mallory's books couldn't possibly get any better, she writes the next installment to the series and manages to do the impossible - to one up a previous book that was thought of as "un-upable." Yes, it's not a word, but this book deserves one of my famous portmanteau terms aka "Evie's completely made up" words.

Dulcie is back and avoiding the world. After being betrayed by her friend and boss Quill, she decides to lay low and completely avoid men, especially one man in particular...Knight. Unfortunately for her, Knight is unavoidable and has a case he needs her to work on. A number of people are going comatose and all roads lead to a Dreamstalker. The problem is that all of his victims link back to her. With the number of victims adding up, Dulcie agrees to help Knight on the condition that the relationship is purely platonic. But all hell breaks loose as Dulcie not only tries to battle the threat of the Dreamstalker, find out who he is and save the victims, but she also has to battle her growing feelings for Knight and the pain inflicted by the loss and betrayal of Quill.

Things get even worse when the Dreamstalker ups the ante by taking her best friend as his latest victim. With the stakes higher than ever, Dulcie goes against all she believes in to save her friend. With everything to lose, she throws caution to the wind and risks it all to save the one person who has stood by her side. With her life spiraling out control, will Dulcie be able to save her friend and defeat the Dreamstalker or will she die trying? The Dreamstalker is striking, time is ticking, the victims are dying and it's up to Dulcie to stop him.

Take book 1 of the series: To Kill A Warlock and times everything you loved about by 10 and you have A Tale of Two Goblins. Everything is amplified: The sexual tension between Knight and Dulcie is through the roof, the mystery is even greater -with twists and turns in every corner, the action has been turned up with Dulcie risking her life for her friend, and the laughs and tears are aplenty as we join Dulcie on the ride of her life! This book is a must read for every paranormal romance and urban fantasy fan!

I do have one complaint: I have to wait in high anticipation for the next installment to come out :-)

This book is rated 5 fangs:

Check out my other reviews and interview with HP Mallory here.

For my fellow Nook users, you can purchase her books from B&N here.

Haven't read an HP Mallory book? What are you waiting for?! Here is a list of her books:
Dulcie O'Neil Series, Book 1: To Kill A Warlock - My review here

Jolie Wilkins Series, Book 1 - Fire burn and Cauldron Bubble - My review here

Jolie Wilkins Series, Book 2 - Toil and Trouble,  my review here

Have you read the Dulcie O'Neil series? What about the Jolie Wilkins series? Which is your favorite? Are you running to add A Tale of Two Goblins to your TBR list? Let's hear (or rather read) your thoughts!


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