Sunday, April 13, 2014

~~Review for Sinners' Opera by Linda Nightingale~~

Title: Sinners' Opera
Author: Linda Nightingale
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing Inc
Genre: Vampire/Paranormal/Contemporary
Publication date: July 13, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77115-112-2
Length: 318 pgs
Book Series and number: Book One
Rating: 5
Heat Rating: Spicy

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author) in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed for For Whom The Books Toll
5, spicy

Morgan Gabriel D’Arcy is a classical pianist, an English lord and a vampire. He has everything except what he desires most—a woman he has loved from the day she was born—Isabeau.

For centuries, he has cherished a dream—a race of immortal crossbreeds possessing vampire strength and human morals. Ambition is not his most important motivation. Love is. When Isabeau, his chosen bride, was a child, he appeared to her as an angel and watched over her. As the Angel Gabriel predicted, Isabeau is now a brilliant geneticist. She has come of age, and Morgan is determined to marry her. However, many forces oppose them, not the least of which is Vampyre law.
The Vampyre are viral mutations produced by a blood-borne pathogen that alters human DNA. Mating between human and Vampyre is prohibited. The offspring—DarkeChildren—inherit a dangerous gene that drives them insane at puberty.

An enemy from Morgan’s distant past is stalking him. Paul d’Alembert seeks eye-for-an-eye justice, intending to kill Isabeau as once Morgan killed his beloved. In fact, his enemies are rapidly closing in on them.
Will Morgan have time and an opportunity to make his dream come true—to sire a child on Isabeau? Will he outsmart his enemies, protect her and escape death himself? For the first time in eternity, the clock is ticking.

I was immediately drawn into Sinners' Opera from page one. Linda Nightingale knows how to lead the reader into the world she creates for her characters and story. Her writing style keeps the reader turning the pages, always wanting more and more.

Morgan is very handsome and used to getting what he wants. He has nurtured Isabeau through her childhood and into womanhood. Guiding her to a career that may isolate the gene that causes insanity in DarkeChildren. He loves Isabeau deeply and is determined to re-enter her life and make her his. I think Morgan really does love Isabeau in his own way. Even though he is a bit obsessive about her. I thought he was being selfish a few times, but as I continued to read more, his actions are explained and I understood them.

Isabeau has wondered over the years why her angel, Gabriel left and has never returned. She's working harder than ever at her job and is in a relationship with a man she believes she's in love with, John Payne. Isabeau is an extremely strong women, not in the physical sense but in the mind and soul. Very admirable qualities.

Ms. Nightingale's book is really a love story about two people who have great obstacles to overcome to be together. Sinners' Opera is full of emotion, danger and intrigue. The plot twists and turns in this story are great and just when I thought I had something figured out, nope there's another twist in the plot. There were a few sections that I didn't understand as I read them, when I finished the book the light bulb went off and I said "Aha! That was brilliant." I can't wait to read more about Morgan and Isabeau.

Buy Links:
Amazon:  Sinner's Opera
Paperback:  Sinners’ Opera


  1. Thank you so much for your lovely review. I appreciate your time and am thrilled with the 5 stars!!!

  2. You're welcome. I so enjoyed the book.