Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Case of the Cupid Curse


Authors: Amber Kell and RJ Scott
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-258-4
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

When his uncle dies, Sam Enderson inherits everything--including the building where his uncle housed his detective agency. Sam doesn’t particularly like paranormal creatures, so after a correspondence course and a gun permit, Sam takes over the agency with the intent of ‘human only’ for clients. Except it doesn’t work out as planned. To supplement his income, Sam soon finds he’s rented an apartment upstairs to a sexy vampire and he’s been cursed by an angry witch. Suddenly his life is spiraling out of control with two missing persons’ cases and a ghost and gargoyle in his house. And he can’t go anywhere without Bob, his own personal vampire bodyguard as protection. The changes in his life could drive him crazy but with Bob at his side, Sam’s certain to stay alive and learn more about the paranormal world than he ever expected.

The Case Of The Cupid Curse is the first release in Amber Kell and RJ Scott’s new series, End Street Detective Agency.

What a good beginning to a new series. I thoroughly enjoyed this first book. It’s fun and entertaining, has fully developed characters, a smooth pace set within a well thought out plot and enough twists to keep things interesting and the pages turning. The mixture of paranormal creatures found in the plot is unusual. I particularly liked that the authors included sirens, which are rarely seen in the genre. Sam’s odd response to these creatures is interesting. I hope some of the answers to this will be revealed later, since it seems to be a mystery to Sam, as well.

Bob’s protectiveness is cute and he and Sam make a good couple. There are lots of secondary characters packed into the story. Some are a little oddball and will make you chuckle, while others are more serious. It certainly makes for a story that’s never boring. The writing duo of Kell and Scott did a great job combining their writing styles. They flow seamlessly together, making for an enjoyable smooth read.

My one real niggle is the abrupt ending. I just wasn’t expecting the book to be handled like a serial, instead of each one being complete unto itself.

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