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Onyx: Dark Paranormal Romance

Sinners Syndicate, Book 1
Narrated by: Rodney Falcon
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

Dark shadows and exposed secrets...

Can you avoid the burn?

Name: Derek Masterson

Code Name: ONYX

Alias: Shadow Master

Classification: Tier 1, Class D

Status: Active

Derek is obsessed with Harleigh Quinlan.

It doesn't help that he's been assigned as her guardian - a job he never guessed would bring him face to face with his darkest enemy. Haunted by a tragic and brutal past and forced to confront his own demons, Derek must find a way to protect the woman who's become his entire world and seek answers to the nightmares that plague his nights. As vengeance burns within his veins, will Derek become consumed by the flames?

Be sure to listen to the companion novel, Harleigh, available now!

The Sinners Syndicate is a sidekick companion series to the Volatile Vixens. Every superhero...and villain needs a sidekick, but be warned, these men aren't your average alpha males, and they don't accept anything second best.

The Volatile Vixen series is a compelling and dark paranormal romance about a unique group of individuals who join forces in order to defeat a sinister master Collective. Obsessed with female villains, the Volatile Vixens explore their dark and twisted personas, dangerous lives, and sensual hunger in a world where reality mixes with fantasy with disastrous - and often humorous - results. Let a new series of mayhem, dark secrets and lies, villains and heroes, seductive eroticism, and thrilling adventure begin!

This is not fan fiction but a totally unique and original story. 

Author's note: May contain triggers. Recommended for 18 years of age and older.

©2018 Nikki Landis (P)2019 Nikki Landis

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Interesting

Action packed supernatural story with lots of sexual references and scenes. Intriguing, kick ass characters. The narrator suits the lead character with a deep sexy voice that draws you in from the beginning.

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  • Neath, West Glamorgan
  • 18-08-19

Well worth a listen

Book 1 Onyx was an interesting take on one mans twisted obsession with superheroes and supervillains, I loved the storyline and in depth character descriptions, and the narrator really brought it all to life..looking forward to listening to book 2

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Great story

Wow, this is an absolute dream to listen to, the narrator has one of those voices you could listen to all the time.

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Wow

If you like your supernatural books this is the one it’s full of action very well written and the love story is also awesome really do recommend this book to anyone who loves their supernatural books
Also loved the narrated can’t wait till book 2 is out

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Loved It,

This is my first audio of Nikki Landis listen to, This was a fun, action packed, suspenseful, steamy audio. OMG Rodney.Falcon brings this whole to life.

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Something a bit different

So much going on in this book. It’s non stop action. Took me a while to connect with the characters but once I did it was great. Fantastic performance from Rodney. Looking forward to book 2!

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  • Ginger
  • 22-05-19

Pnr with a twist

Genetically altered humans that are out to avenge there creator, action packed, intriguing, with an underlying love story from childhood memories and a promise he made to protect and love her always.
Rodney Falcon did a fantastic job narrating this story.

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  • Tiffany
  • 23-02-19

Action packed!

Action packed adventure! This dark PNR has you follow Onyx, an original character with some serious sexyness! Exciting storyline with lots of leads for additional character growth. Looking forward to the rest of this series.
On a performance note, our narrator has a great voice for this character 👍

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  • Mima
  • 12-11-19

Love love love

Nikki Landis has done it again! The audio is so perfect and the book is awesome, it was so much fun to follow along with the audiobook and the ebook!

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  • Jamie Kocurek
  • 06-11-19

great story

I think the narrator was great for this story. it was nice getting insight as to how Onyx felt and thought. I recommend this to everyone.

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  • Tammy N.
  • 11-09-19

Unique

Derek gets supernatural powers the day he turns 25. He finds this out when he is attacked. His skin turns black & starts swirling. His new name is Onyx. He's taken to meet with Chaos, the leader of a group trying to defeat Viktor Blackstone, the son of Silas Blackstone who experimented on children at a school he ran. Derek has 2 friends, Devon & his sister Harleigh, that went to this school with him & Devon is about to turn 25. Derek has it bad for Harleigh & he knows that she will turn 25 in a few years & will go thru the same thing. There are several "showdowns" with Viktor & his group. Viktor wants Harleigh, but Derek refuses to let him have her.

This is an extremely unique storyline. The characters are well developed & each one has their own personalities. You get sucked in to the world & I didn't want to put this one down. There is a HEA, but there's also a cliffhanger with one of the other characters. There are spinoff series for this one that I can't wait to pick up.

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  • DRBlevins
  • 07-09-19

Hot Action

Great start and interesting take on superhuman altered abilities. Onyx’s story was full of action, love and suspense. Looking forward to reading more from Landis. Falcon’s Narration was excellent.

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  • Caroline
  • 06-09-19

great first in series

This is a good tale of super humans who've been created by an evil scientist for his own ends. It seems to follow to some degree the characters of the Batman series so if you have never come across those you may feel lost. However, it is still a good tale with characters who are more flawed than perfect which makes them believable.
All in all a good tale and worth getting

I received this audio version as an ARC copy and am leaving this review freely and without reservations

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  • F. Moon
  • 27-08-19

Too Dark for Me

Narrator Rodney Falcon did a great job of reading this story. If it hadn't been for his strong grasp of the characters, I most likely wouldn't have finished the book.

Please understand that this review comes from someone who has found that dark fantasy is probably not the best genre for me.

The story seemed like a cross between the X-men, and the Avengers, something I would normally enjoy.

The main character, Onyx ( cool name, by the way) is a 25 year old adult. However, his reactions to events are more what I would expect of a teenaged boy. Most teens by their very nature are pretty self-absorbed. Onyx' interactions border on the Oh-why-did-you-get-hurt? This-is-an- inconvenience-to-me! type of behavior.

Spoiler: Onyx' girlfriend is missing for 3 days. When she is found, she is covered in blood and bruises, and has obviously been beaten. Instead of getting her medical care, Onyx gives her a sponge bath to remove the blood. When she wakes, she still isn't given proper medical attention. Onyx demands if she had had sex with her attacker.

That was it for me. I expect more from our main characters, and Onyx failed to deliver. I did complete the audio book, and decided that this series is not for me.

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  • Crystal G
  • 19-08-19

not bad

Loved the narration. The story itself isn't bad but for me it seemed to be missing something.

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  • bookbroken17
  • 18-08-19

Twists and turns aplenty....

What a ride! This book has a little of everything... murder.. intrigue.. suspense.. romance.. vengeance and mystery.. the rollercoaster ride of emotion will hold your attention from start to finish and will leave you wanting more from these interesting characters.. as good as Derek and Harleigh's story was, I can't wait for Devon and Ivy's...