Author: G.A. Endless
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Gener: Paranormal, Vampire, Erotic
I have to admit, when our office received this submission, I had hoped it would be on my rotation and I would get to read and review it. This is Mr Endless' first attempt at writing.
The back cover reads, Issla: A VAMPIRE LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
This story starts in modern day Egypt. Hidden deep in a pyramid, Issla cradles her dying grandfather. He dies and turns to ash in her arms leaving only a pendant on the ground. She lays his ashes to rest in the tomb, near her fathers ashes, hiding the pendent there as well. Alone with no family, she decides to venture to the Americas. She last was in the mortal world in England in 1951. She calls the lawyers of her family to have them wire millions to a bank account in Los Angeles.
The premise of this story started out quite well. The point of Issla’s journey was also interesting, with her Uncle who wanted the pendant for himself so he could rule the mortal world and the under world. He had killed Issla’s father and grandfather for it and now finds Issla has it..
What went wrong, for me, was that the story took second place. There were redundant and very poorly written sex scenes. Scenes of ménages, foursomes, lesbian sex and m/m sex were neither sensual or erotic. All these rich Vamps did was pop corks of Krystal Champagne everywhere they went. Not one of them showered, each had a Jacuzzi and bathed always before, after or during sex. Please believe me I am not stunned by erotica, nor am I a puritan. For me, these sexual encounters were just hiding the story. What also might be true is that this book might be geared for a different audience. It was just that I saw in Mr Endless the talent to really write a great story, and he didn’t.
This all being said, I would truly like to think that for his next attempt, what I saw in his abilities, might be shared with a more mainstream readership.
Review by Gloria Lakritz
Senior Reiewer-Paranormal Romance Guild