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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sinner's Opera by Linda Nightingale - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Linda Nightingale and her new book, “Sinners’ Opera”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Linda and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Sinners' Opera
by Linda Nightingale


GENRE: Paranormal Romance



Morgan D'Arcy is an English lord, a classical pianist, and a vampire. He has everything except what he desires most—Isabeau. As the Angel Gabriel he's steered her life and career choice, preparing her to become Lady D'Arcy.

Many forces oppose Morgan's daring plan—not the least of which is Vampyre law.

Isabeau Gervase is a brilliant geneticist. Though she no longer believes in angels, she sees a ticket to a Nobel Prize in Gabriel's secrets—secrets that have led her to a startling conclusion. Gabriel isn't human, and she fully intends to identify the species she named the Angel Genome. Morgan is ready to come back into Isabeau's life, but this time as a man not an angel. Will he outsmart his enemies, protect his beloved and escape death himself? For the first time in eternity, the clock is ticking.



A broken thing, once a man, sprawled in a congealed puddle of blood.  My body rebelled, arms and legs unresponsive to my command.  I held my breath, stifling tears.  My fangs lacerated my lip.  Gagging, I clamped a hand to my mouth.  The horrified paralysis broke, and I stumbled toward my poor friend.  Sorrow resonated in the marrow of my bones.  Helplessness beat at me in waves.  The hall clock ticked. Agonizing seconds.  Finally, I looked at Avery.  A pitiful whine wound from my throat.

My manservant’s neck had been savaged, the ever-present bowtie thrown aside.  Rubies of blood winked everywhere on his perfect black suit.  Countless wounds inflicted by the knife I had given him.  I dropped to my knees and lifted his head onto my lap.  He was alive, but his heart labored to pump what was left of his blood through his cold body.  His chest heaved with the effort of breathing.  I whispered his name.  Dull eyes rolled open.  The hope in them was unbearable, and I strangled on guilt.

Master.  His bruised lips tried to form my name.  I knew you’d come.

“Oh, Avery, I’m sorry, so bloody sorry.”  I stroked his cheek.

“You’re crying,” he breathed.  With the last of his strength, he gripped my sleeve, blue lips quivering.  Do it now, Master.

For countless centuries, Man had searched for a way to convert base metals to gold.  This vain hope was called the Arcanum.  I could save Avery with the true Arcanum.  The pale blood in my veins carried the virus that transformed mortality to immortality, but I simply could not.  I had never performed the ritual, never intended to do so, unless Isabeau wished to join me in eternity.  The hope in his faded eyes died.  His pulse slowed, heart fluttering.

“I won’t allow you to die, my friend.”  I bowed my head, my hair trailing in his blood.



This book was an interesting and intriguing take on the Vampire world!

As somewhat of a vampire media fan, who grew up with the Twilight books and movies, I was excited to read this book.  This is definitely a darker, more nefarious, and steamier version than Twilight.  Not for your high school book club lol!

This book tells the tragic and harrowing love story of Isabeau and Morgan.  But this is no ordinary tale as Morgan is no typical man – he is an English lord, a classic pianist, oh yea and he’s a vampire!  Morgan has been watching Isabeau since she was a child.  He secretly helped guide her life and career as a geneticist in hopes of her being able to help create a new gene of vampires.  Morgan has always been in love in Isabeau and dreams of the day that they can finally be together and have a baby, but many complications arise, Morgan’s vast number of enemies try to get the jump on him, and a life with Isabeau is quickly slipping away.  Will Morgan’s enemies catch up with him?  Will Vampyre law find out Morgan’s secret plans and forbid him from being with Isabeau?  Against all odds, will Morgan and Isabeau end up together and live happily ever after?  No spoilers here!!  But you definitely will want to read this book and find out!!

I liked the main characters, Isabeau and Morgan/Angel Gabriel.  Isabeau was intelligent, sweet, innocent, caring, beautiful, and compassionate.  I found Angel Gabriel to be a bit tricky and creepy as I would find it odd to have someone technically spy on me, watch me grow up, and basically steer my life and career towards a certain away all for his ulterior motives.  I definitely could never trust them after that, but that’s just me.  Morgan was the handsome, seductive, charismatic, alluring, talented, enchanting, English lord, and classic pianist that every girl was practically throwing themselves at.  However, he only had eyes for Isabeau.  I eventually came to liking Morgan and Isabeau together and could see a real future for them.

The passion levels are quite hot and totally brought a few blushes on this blogger during those steamy scenes.  However, I do admit the author kept the scenes in a more gentle, respectful, romantic sense than an erotic encounter.  This really helped show the relationship developing and evolving between Morgan and Isabeau.

I really liked the story line concept and found it very intriguing!  The author has fascinating ideas about vampires and the paranormal romance world!

The story line worked and there were definitely quite a few plot points to keep the story going – especially since it’s on the longer end of 460 pages.  However, this book felt a bit complicated and confusing at times as there was so much going on in the story.  There were several passages I had to re-read to figure out what was happening and get back into the story.

I’d also like to point out that I think the author did an impressive job on her world-building and research.  Whether it was details on Vampyre law, or characteristics of Morgan, or specifics about the genetic code Isabeau was working on – it all sounded credible and cohesive.  At no point did I feel like what I was reading was questionable regardless that this book genre is paranormal.

At first, I honestly felt like there were some easily predictable scenes.  However, I was pleasantly caught off guard as there were quite a few unexpected twists and turns that even I didn’t see coming!

This book is technically not part of a book series and can be read as a standalone.  However, the author has released a prequel, “Sinners’ Obsessions,” and a prequel to that book, “Sinners’ Waltz.”  The main character, Morgan is the starring character in both of those books.  In addition, Morgan is featured in the author’s other book series, “Cardinal Desires.”

All in all, there were just a few hang-ups for me, but overall, I still enjoyed reading this book and would still recommend it.  There is an intriguing story line and great characters that do make this book an interesting paranormal romance read!  I think all vampire fans will be sure to like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading – you won’t be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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She enjoys dressing up and hosting formal dinner parties!

After 14 years in Texas, Linda just returned home to her roots. She has seven published novels, four of which are available from Audible.com in audio. For many years, she bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses on their farm in Five Forks. So, she’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer. Our local author has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers’ Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt.  She retired from a career as a legal assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center to write full time.

She has 2 wonderful sons—one in Texas; one in England—and 4 equally marvelous grandchildren.

She loves horses, sports cars, music, and piano.









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  1. Linda ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. Hi Ally, thank you for letting me visit your lovely blog. I appreciate the beautiful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Sinners' Opera and hope that I can visit you with my next book release.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your terrific book. I sure enjoyed reading about it and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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    1. Hi Rita. Nice to see you. Appreciate the comment. Have a good weekend.

  6. Your new book sounds intriguing, Linda. I wish you the best with it. Thanks for the thoughtful review, too. It would definitely persuade me to read the book *if I hadn't already decided to do so :)

  7. An intriguing synopsis and excerpt! This sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book and author details.