Friday, September 9, 2016

Series Recap-Review & Giveaway: THE CASE OF THE PURPLE PEARL by Amber Kell & RJ Scott (End Street Series #5)

Series Recap Tour & Giveaway

The Case Of The Purple Pearl

 (End Street Book #5)

 Amber Kell & RJ Scott

Cover Design: Meredith Russell


After failing in a quest to win the Fae Queen's approval, Halstein is locked in a world of stone. Forced to remain a gargoyle he spends his days on Sam's desk pining for his lost love.

Prince Idris's lover went missing and was presumed dead. Alone, Idris lives a life away from court, starved of energy but unwilling to sleep in the room he once shared with his beloved.

Can Sam and Bob save these fated lovers before it's too late? And will Bob's ultimate sacrifice be enough to free Hal from his prison?

Carra's Review

I've really been enjoying this series, and The Case of the Purple Pearl delivers again with a story that is consistent with the series and further entrenches readers into Sam's unexpected but now very familiar world.  By now, Sam is more or less comfortable in the paranormal world, if not necessarily with his own unpredictable powers that seem to keep expanding.  Even when he tries to point himself back towards the human world, he somehow still ends up right smack in the middle of paranormal craziness.

I thought the arc here with Idris and Hal's story added quite nicely to the series with a unique tale within the fae that also brought forward issues for Bob and Sam.  With Idris and Hal, I felt like they were not quite as connected as some of the other couples from the series.  Their story is a take on the second chance romance trope, and to me it seemed like Idris was exceedingly wary and not willing to listen to Hal's reasons for putting himself in harm's way so many years ago...but as the story went on and Hal's situation became more precarious, you could see the change in Idris as things became more and more dire.

We do get to learn a bit more about Sam, but in return we're teased with secrets from Bob's past that promise a lot more ups and downs for the two of them. And though things between them start to become tense in this story, we get to see just how devoted to each other they have become after Bob goes up against a demon on his own.  We also get to meet Bob's brother as the story helps set us up for the next book in the series-so of course I'm just as hooked as ever.

I don't think I'd be able to stop reading this series, I've become deeply invested in not just Sam and Bob's ongoing story, but in all the characters and couples.  The Case of the Purple Pearl was a very solid 4-star read for me, and as with the rest of the stories in the End Street series I do highly recommend it for M/M paranormal romance fans.  With the wide range of paranormal beings featured in the series, there's something for everyone to enjoy.  This story is for readers 18+ due to adult language and M/M sexual content.

Author Bios

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.


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