Review: Sinners’ Opera – Linda Nightingale

Sinners' Opera Book Cover Sinners' Opera
Linda Nightingale
Paranormal Fantasy
The Wild Rose Press, Inc
October 7, 2019

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.

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Linda Nightingale has created a great, gothic feeling adventure around the main characters of our vampire lead, Morgan D’Arcy and his love, Isabeau Gervase. Through the use of flashbacks, we see the lifelong interactions of these two, from when Morgan was the angel Gabriel and Isabeau’s “imaginary” childhood friend, to current day, where he is working to make her his wife. The characters in this book are fantastic. From our main characters to the most minor, they are fully developed and have purpose. While this book is focused on Morgan and his love of Isabeau, this is not a romance. There is not a happily ever after or a happily for now ending.

I love how strong Isabeau is in this book. She is smart and not easily swayed by the “charms” of Morgan. And Morgan! He is somehow both the owner of enormous confidence and yet still naïve in some ways. It is his saving grace. His interactions with Isabeau’s ex are some of my favorites in the book. Despite the sometimes dark atmosphere and perilous situations, there is also an undercurrent of humor that is fantastic. The language in this book is so beautiful and transformative. It pulls the reader into the story and truly does not let go. The pace of the story is perfect, with the second half pulling the reader along til the end and gasping when you realize you’ve reached it. It will be interesting to see where Nightingale takes these characters next.

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