Author: H.P. Mallory
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Format: eBook, 134 pgs
Release Date: July 3, 2010
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.
Dulcie O'Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She's 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 warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she's either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.
Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.
Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie's got her hands full.
As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.
In this first of the Dulcie O'Neil series, Mallory has created a world populated with witches, warlocks, fairies, demons, vampires, werewolves, elves, hobgoblins, ogres, leprechauns, pixies, gremlins, loki and more who all "came out" into the public to the humans fifty years ago. Now a creature is killing illegal potions dealers in the city of Splendor, CA.
This is a humorous paranormal fantasy romance story filled with action and a betrayal which reminds me a little of MaryJanice Davidson's style of writing.
Meet the main characters:
Dulce, the female lead, is a fairy with Spock ears (she really hates her ears) who works as a Regulator, someone who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to ensure they’re not breaking any rules, for the A.N.C. (Association for Netherworld Creatures). When she's not out kicking butts, she's a budding romance author.
Quillan, elf and Dulce's boss, is sexy in a paranormal romance book cover kind of way.
Sam, Dulcie's best friend, is a witch who works with her.
Bram is a vampire who runs a nightclub called No Regrets. He also dated Sam for awhile but she broke it off when she figured out he was dating her just to get closer to Dulcie.
Dagan is a demon who runs an S&M club called Payne and is one of Dulcie's informants.
Trey is a hobgoblin and the only other Regulator in the Splendor precinct.
Knight is a detective from the A.N.C. Relations Office in the Netherworld and a Loki who is here on a temporary assignment.
Everyone gets involved trying to stop the creature murdering the illegal potions traders as well as the one controlling the creature but it is up to Dulcie to finish it.
Three sexy gorgeous guys are romancing Dulcie. Who will she pick? The elf, the loki or the vampire? The sexual chemistry is hot in book but there is more talk than action on that front.
Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
This ends with open question of who Dulcie will end up with, we'll have to wait for the sequel.