Series Recap Tour & Giveaway
Amber Kell & RJ Scott
End Street Volume 1
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
The Case of the Cupid Curse
Sam Enderson is a human detective who inherits a building from where his Uncle used to run a detective agency. He finds himself working for paranormal creatures despite his resolve to stick with humans only. To supplement his income as a new PI Sam rents out rooms in the large house.
Bob is a vampire and turns up on Sam's doorstep to rent a room. Sparks fly and Sam is attracted to the vampire despite himself.
Sam is cursed by a witch, and has two cases landing on his desk. Werewolves, annoying ghosts and a grumpy gargoyle are enough to drive Sam mad. But somehow in amongst all of this he has to find a missing fae and a missing shifter child.
The Case of the Wicked Wolf
Naiads, humans, sirens and a challenge for Alpha make up the intricate story in the race to rescue the missing children.
Sam and Bob have more than just the case of one lost child to handle. Not only is Shelby Hartman missing, but other paranormal children have disappeared. The race to rescue the children is hampered by naiads, humans, sirens and a challenge for Alpha.
Hartman Hunter is desperate to find his daughter. He turns to the demon Danjal Naamah for help. The problem is that Danjal is the only person Hartman has ever loved-the man he let go for the sake of the pack.
"...With stories that are written by more than one author, there are sometimes gaps in the flow of the writing. There are none here. The writing flows smoothly and seamlessly I wouldn't be able to tell you who wrote what. The world describe within the story was easily imagined as where the characters...."
The first word that comes to mind after reading END STREET Volume 1 is "entertaining". I found myself grinning and outright laughing quite a bit, and both stories here in volume one kept my attention the whole way through. This was due in large part to the continually growing cast of quirky characters from every corner of the paranormal world, all with their own idiosyncrasies-many that our central character, Sam, know precious little about.
Sam just wants to be a private detective-for humans. Unfortunately for him, just about every paranormal out there seems to be finding their way to him with their problems. Add in a vampire named Bob that Sam can't turn down, a ghost that he appears to have inherited with his uncle's building and his very own desktop gargoyle...amongst a much wider cast of characters...and what you've got is mysteries to solve, attraction and heat to swoon over, and a chance to dip into a whole host of paranormal creatures' worlds-all in one book.
For me, it was clearly the characters who really made the stories in this volume. I'm a huge fan of anything paranormal, and to have so many different species all popping up here in End Street was a lot of fun, especially with poor Sam not wanting to have anything to do with the paranormal world.
Even though this is technically two stories in one volume, I read it straight through so for me it felt like one full-sized book. The cases covered in Cupid Curse and Wicked Wolf start in the first story, so these should be read in that order so you know what's going on. Each story resolves one case, and I'd actually be hard pressed to choose which one I liked better. I did think that things between Sam and Bob moved pretty quickly in the first story, but honestly I'm kind of used to seeing this in paranormal books.
My curiosity is piqued to figure out the answer to the question that the paranormals keep asking Sam..."What are you?", and with the smile End Street Volume 1 left me with once I finished, I can't wait to read more in the series. 4 rock-solid stars for this engaging and humorous read, and I'd recommend this to M/M paranormal fans 18+ primarily due to the M/M sexual content.
Amber Kell has made a career out of daydreaming. It has been a lifelong habit she practices diligently as shown by her complete lack of focus on anything not related to her fantasy world building.
When she told her husband what she wanted to do with her life, he told her to go have fun.
During those seconds she isn't writing, she remembers she has children who humor her with games of "what if" and let her drag them to foreign lands to gather inspiration. Her youngest confided in her that he wants to write because he longs for a website and an author name-two things apparently necessary to be a proper writer.
Despite her husband's insistence she doesn't drink enough to be a true literary genius, she continues to spin stories of people falling happily in love and staying that way.
She is thwarted during the day by a traffic jam of cats on the stairway and a puppy who insists on walks, but she bravely perseveres.
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
The last time she had a week's break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn't defeat.