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-- Fallen Angel Reviews

"..beautifully moving in all the
right places...KC Kendricks
gives us a well-crafted tale"
- The Romance Studio

"Good to the last word...."
- Sensual Reads

..."Seriously entertaining and
totally engaging..."
- Joyfully Reviewed

"...solidly written
contemporary romance..."
I found The Backstairs by K. C. Kendricks to be a really intriguing read…a fresh take on shapeshifters
that I really hope is explored more. This book also touches on the idea of loving someone regardless of
gender and about gender being what you feel inside rather than what you are on the outside.
I really loved this story on many levels and highly recommend it.  It has hot man-love in it for anyone
who loves it like I do, but the story itself is unforgettable.  I know I am not going to forget it anytime soon.
I completely applaud K. C. Kendricks for coming up with a character twist that kept me guessing till the
last page was turned.  –
5 Kisses! Tina, Two Lips Reviews
Review Snippets
Taking us into an unknown world, KC Kendricks pens an intriguing novel where we can
only see this world if we have enough nerve to go up the Back Stairs. Fallon does, and is surprised at
what he finds. Sundown is only the tip of the iceberg. Together, these two will be able
to survive the revelations that will shake Fallon’s world. Intriguing and compelling,
Back Stairs makes for some thrilling reading and excitement . Back Stairs is another electrifying tale
from the pen of KC Kendricks.
Elise Lyn, Sensual Reads
KC Kendricks’ The Back Stairs is an innovative and intricate story of Fallon Roxbury, a homicide
detective who meets what he thinks is male prostitute and finds out that appearances can be very
deceiving...Although the novella is set in the present, it had an other-worldly feel and the backstory of
Sundown was original and intriguing. Bring in Fallon and Sundown’s unique love story and this book
really begins to sizzle. And since I enjoyed this first novel so much, I am looking forward to reading
(and reviewing) the second book in this series,
Beneath Dark Stars.
Sundown and Fallon are quickly becoming my favorite
human-shapeshifter pairing.
 -Rated 4 Delightful Divas by Lasha!
The Sundown Saga

Gay romance with a paranormal shift - shapeshifters, that is...

(This is a continuing series with the characters of Fallon and Sundown)
Book #4
Book #2
Book #3
Book #5
The Sundown Series
Fallon & Sundown

The Back Stairs (#1)

Beneath Dark Stars

River Walk (#3)

Moon Dances (#4)

Fly By Night (#5)

KC Kendricks’ Moon Dances is a fascinating as well as a very enjoyable installment to
the series, which is best read in sequence. I will not divulge Fallon’s discoveries; I will
leave that for the readers. However, besides the revealed secrecies, there are delightful
intimacy scenes and moments of humor integrated into the storyline.
-4.5 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs Reviews
Beneath Dark Stars
The Sequel to the Back Stairs

"I missed you, Fallon. I want to stay here all night.”

I hugged him. I certainly wasn’t in the mood to go anywhere. “Then we will, at least until one of us
gets cold. Oh, wait. You even have blankets.”

He reached for a pillow. I thought it was a splendid idea and grabbed one, too. We maneuvered
around a bit, snagging a few more and getting comfortable. I wanted more of him, but I’d have to
wait a while. Unlike him, I couldn’t whip up another woody with a single thought. It would be several
minutes before I could get it up again. Sundown settled against me with his head on my shoulder. I
rubbed his arm.

“So just where are all your pleasure receptors aligned at now?”

He chuckled softly. “If you keep petting my arm, they’ll be there.”

“Uh-huh. Will you answer a few questions, if you can?”

Sundown was silent for several moments. Were he human, he’d probably think having him fuck me
was my way of softening him up so I could get information out of him, and maybe some small—very
small—part of it was. Now I wondered if he paused to read my mind, and therefore the intent of my
questions, which were purely personal. There were many things about him I refused to allow the
cop part of me to consider. He kissed my neck.

“First you must tell me if you truly find this altered appearance unacceptable.”

“I told you—I like it. Why do you worry?” I did like it, even though it meant I’d have to compose a
new chapter in the Sundown companion’s manual I’d been mentally creating.

“Because of what caused it.”

Did he mean he hadn’t deliberately changed his outward appearance to reflect a more mature
being? I would ask after I reassured him I was fine with the way he looked.

“Sundown, if you were human, I’d tell you that your looks need to please you first, and everyone
else can go fuck themselves if they don’t like it.”

I could almost see his brain scrambling to consider my words. I smiled up at the stars at the mental
image of neurons doing a rapid-fire dance inside his head, and suddenly, without being told, I knew
what had wrought the change in his appearance.

“I think I’m envious of the Chal.” I held my hand up, and he laced his fingers through mine. Once
joined, I guided our hands to my rest on my chest. “We are all enriched by knowing others, but it’s
more for you, isn’t it?”

Sundown was quiet for so long I began to think he wasn’t going to talk about it. Finally, he spoke.
“Yes. When I give of myself, what is returned to me contains the knowledge possessed by the

That was one heck of an exchange. The creation of a new Chal with the knowledge of the old one.
“And then all this shared knowledge gets passed on to the next generation. Am I right?”

“Yes. In this way, all Chal are…enriched.”

I lay still, trying to process the myriad implications of what he’d just confessed. Sundown was
beyond value to his species, and yet they allowed him free reign of the city. He didn’t merely appear
older; the new maturity went soul deep. He’d gained layer after layer of Chal history and individual
experiences, all nuanced by the giver. In him it all came together, the bits and pieces reordered to
form a cohesive whole. Then, to keep it safe in the event something happened to the catalyst,
every Chal passed it all on to their offspring as a form of species memory. But what if some harm
came to him before the next catalyst was born, would the chain break? It boggled my mind and
made me uncomfortably aware of how fragile Chal existence might actually be.

“So, tell me. Will there be another catalyst?”

Sundown levered up on his elbow to look at me. The city lights cast his face in stark relief,
rendering a severity to the angles of cheekbone and jaw. I stroked his cheek, and he smiled, the
lines softening into the gentle countenance of the being I knew.

“We are fortunate. There may be four. We will not be sure for some time, but it is likely.”

“Well, congratulations. Should I buy cigars?”

“I don’t understand. Do you speak of a human custom?”

My sudden understanding found a new depth. “Let me guess. In all this exchange of molecules and
knowledge, you didn’t learn much about humans, did you? But you taught the others plenty,

“Is this a problem?”

“That I’m your science project? I don’t know, Czun Dun Nhunfi. I really don’t know...”
Fallon Roxbury, seasoned detective and special police
consultant, knows that appearances can be deceiving. Trained
to gather the clues and arrive at logical conclusions, he fits the
puzzle pieces of a situation together to find the truth. But there’
s nothing reasonable in Fallon’s attraction to the sexy,
secretive shapeshifter called Sundown.

Sundown has studied people all his life. Having his very own
human male is all he ever wanted. In Fallon, he’s found a man
he can trust with his secrets and reveal his true nature.
Keeping Fallon happy is a joyful exercise into which Sundown
puts his heart and soul—when he’s not teasing Fallon’s police
partner by leaving strange footprints at crime scenes, that is.

Fallon’s new case ties into an old one. At a dead end, he
knows it’s time to ask Sundown for a little help. With his
special abilities, Sundown can get into places Fallon can’t. All
Fallon has to do is figure out a way to prove what he already
knows. But what’s a cop to do when the truth takes a shift that’
s stranger than fiction?
KC Kendricks has created a unique being in Sundown as he is not your typical shapeshifter. Sundown’s
back-story and origins are fascinating as is the relationship between Sundown and Fallon. Combine their
super hot sex scenes with true love and caring, then add in some comical relief with Fallon’s police
detective partner, Juny and you have an exceptional plot.

So if you like something a little rare in your m/m romance, then this series is for you. With its distinctive
characters, amazing world-building and sexually charged love scenes, Beneath Dark Stars is a great read
and hopefully we will get more from the author in this universe.
Rated 4 ½ Delightful Divas by Lasha!
The well written plot reveals more of Sundown’s secrets... The characters are believable. The intimate
scenes are sensual.... Fallon and Sundown have a strong loving relationship.
They also work in concert deciphering crimes; Sundown’s talents enhance Fallon’s ability to fit the puzzle
pieces together to find the perpetrators. Beneath Dark Stars has intrigue, as well as a dash of humor.
KC Kendricks has created an impressive story that I enjoyed immensely.
-  4 Nymphs from Chocolate Minx
, Literary Nymphs Reviews
A realistic world where humans unknowingly walk side by side with shape shifters, Beneath Dark Stars is a
richly compelling story.  Fascinating characters make Beneath Dark Stars a deliciously intense and
passionate drama.  Fallon is finding his way in a new life with a special lover while the exotic, intense
Sundown quietly bridges the human world and his own.  This sequel stands on its own easily, yet the world
of the Chal is so hazy that it’s frustrating at times, though the reasons for secrecy are obvious.  The
inexplicable connection between Fallon and Sundown is what sets Beneath Dark Stars apart from other
romances.  Their love story is fiercely satisfying
. - Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed
"Beneath Dark Stars has
intrigue, as well as a dash of
humor. KC Kendricks has
created an impressive story..."
Literary Nymphs Reviews