Book Reviews

End Street Vol. 2 (End Street Detective Agency 3-4) by Amber Kell and RJ Scott at Love Lane Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Vampires / Demons / Several Species / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 16-May-2017

Book Blurb

Contains books 3 and 4 in the End Street series (previously released as standalone stories).

 

 

The Case Of The Dragon's Dilemma

Dragons, battles, a deal Sam may come to regret, and a Siren attack, leave Sam and Bob in danger, and Mikhail finding a mate.

Bob and Sam take their kind-of-adopted-now vampire daughter, Mal to look round new schools.

Mikhail is left to babysit the last remaining rescued child whilst they are away. When Sirens appear to steal her away he is left facing the attack alone until a mysterious hero comes to his aid.

Ryujin, or Jin to his friends, is a dragon shifter and his role as Captain of the Dragon Guard puts him in direct conflict with Mikhail.

The minute he sees Mikhail he knows what he wants. Now if he can only get Mikhail to see the same.



The Case Of The Sinful Santa

Zephariel, the Angel of Vengeance, Nick Klauson, nephew to Santa, Christmas magic, zombies in the school and a necromancer causing chaos…and at the centre of it all—Mal.

Zephariel is the Angel of Vengeance and is tracking down his cousin Danjal for misuse of brimstone. When he walks into a bar and finds Nick Klauson drowning his sorrows, he is instantly drawn to him. Could this be his fated mate?

When Nick and Zeph join forces to deal with zombies in Mal’s school, sparks fly. Add in a demon, a wolf and a necromancer, and Sam and Bob have a hunt on their hands.



First Edition of The Case of the Dragon's Dilemma published by Total E-Bound Publishing, 2013.

First Edition of The Case of the Sinful Santa published by Total E-Bound Publishing, 2013.



Book Review

I was so eager to jump back into the End Street Detective Agency with Sam and Bob! I absolutely loved the first two cases in volume one, so naturally, I was excited to read more. I was on pins and needles to see what other nastiness the sirens might get up to, or whether they were kaput, and hopefully get a better clue as to Sam's paranormal genealogy.

The Case of the Dragon's Dilemma

It was wonderful to be back with Sam, Bob, and now their vampire daughter, Mal, who was one of the children they rescued in the second case. Mal is awesome. Mouthy, snarky, strong willed, and perfect for these two. The other little girl who was rescued and no one came to claim, is now the issue as they don't know her name or what species she is. Poor little thing.

Turns out it was Mikhail who managed to at least get her name (Eliza) from her, and then saved her when some sirens came looking to steal her back. That's how Mikhail meets Jin, captain of the Royal Guard, and a dragon. Eliza is a dragon princess and since no magic works on them unless from another dragon, now Mikhail, Sam, and Bob have to help Jin get Eliza home because it looks like one of her kind wants to hurt her. Nothing ever comes easy for this gang! *grins*

Yes, not easy at all. Not only does someone want Princess Eliza removed as heir to the throne, but there are so many political machinations and schemes going on at the dragon's palace, that Sam and Bob don't know which end is up. Plus Mikhail turns out to be Jin's mate, and then there are the concerns over where they would live - not life threatening, certainly, but something to be discussed… you know, after they find the traitor and save the kingdom.

Wow! Once again, these authors had me wondering and trying to guess the outcome, right until the end. I loved Smudge's explanation of how Sam is the least human human alive, but I'm keeping that information to myself… at least until Sam decides to tell the gang. But, oh Sam, why did you ever get into an agreement with a powerful familiar like Smudge without asking what the price would be beforehand? Oh, this is going to be so much fun! Not nearly as much excitement as the next case that just landed in their laps!

The Case of the Sinful Santa

The blurb for this case made me laugh out loud, so it's no wonder I was ready to jump right in. The fact that it turns out the necromancer who caused the problems for the dragons has now unleashed a zombie horde at Mal's boarding school - a school filled with young paranormals of all ages - doesn't bode well for Sam and Bob. Now that Mikhail is mated to Jin, the dragon king, he won't be along for their adventures, although I certainly hope to see him again.

Turns out Smudge knows an avenging angel he can call in for favors, which, apparently, is the only way to deal with zombies. (I'm loving Smudge more and more.) Zeph isn't entirely happy to be summoned as he was just getting kissed by Nick, whom he met in a bar. Having Nick show up at the school throws Zeph for a loop, until he discovers that Nick is Santa's nephew, and unlike the rest of the family, he can sense areas of despair and hopelessness. Voilá, the school and the zombies.

It gets very exciting when Danjal, Zeph's cousin and Hart's mate, do a locator spell on the necromancer, only to have it be bounced back at him, almost killing Dan if it hadn't been for Zeph and Nick. The only way that could have happened is if the necromancer is using celestial magic, for there is nothing more powerful than angels and demons. On a positive note, however, Sam is able to match his first familiar that Smudge brought him to Dan. Remember the price Sam owed for Smudge's help? Well, Sam's home is about to become a halfway house for unmatched familiars. I laughed. A lot.

And again, the authors knocked it out of the park! I adored Nick and Zeph even more for the struggle they endured to be together forever. It was wonderful to see Dan and Hart, and I'm always thrilled with Sam and Bob. Now that I have some idea about what Sam is, watching the evolution of his powers will be quite entertaining!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 183 pages/61700 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-November-2015
Price $4.99 ebook, $11.99 paperback
Buy Link http://www.amazon.com/End-Street-Detective-Agency-ebook/dp/B017KW05SC