Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Case of the Sinful Santa

Authors: Amber Kell and RJ Scott
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
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ISBN/BIN: 9781781848548
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

It doesn’t matter that Nick Klauson is Santa’s nephew; he’s tired of feeling like he doesn’t fit in. That’s why he’s sitting in a bar, trying to drown in a bottle of whiskey when a gorgeous stranger takes the seat next to him. There’s definitely some mutual attraction going on, so maybe he’ll get lucky.

When Zephariel, the Angel of Vengeance, walks by a bar, he feels a pull that demands he go inside. He spies Nick sitting at the bar and recognizes that he’s the one meant for him, and just as they leave together, Zeph’s whisked away. Leaving the man behind that Zeph’s certain is his mate makes him testy, until learning he’s needed to fight a zombie infestation. A bigger surprise is Nick showing up to fight zombies too. With the help of Sam, Bob and others, can Nick and Zeph stop the zombies from endangering the children at Mal’s school?

The Case of the Sinful Santa is the latest release in the End Street Detective Agency series. Please be aware that the books really should be read in order or you won’t understand the ongoing relationships.

It’s another great addition to the series and despite thoroughly enjoying the rest of the books, this one might be my new favorite. I mean how can I not get a good chuckle out of a character that’s related to Santa and has the ability to see whether you’re naughty or nice? There’s also an amusing mixture of dialogue, and references to holly, tinsel, candy canes and even Christmas magic. The story is well plotted, there’s good imagery, nice personality development and a smooth flow. I really enjoyed the integration of the previous characters—they are very important to the zombie infestation plotline but still allow Zeph and Nick’s relationship to shine through. 

As you might have guessed there are several twists—and Santa even makes an appearance. I really like both Nick and Zeph and hope to see more of them in upcoming books in this fun and entertaining series. I look forward to the next one, and hope you’ll give The Case of the Sinful Santa a try. 

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