• Onyx: Dark Paranormal Romance

  • Sinners Syndicate, Book 1
  • By: Nikki Landis
  • Narrated by: Rodney Falcon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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  • Categories: Romance

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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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A thrilling ride into the mind of a sexy Superhero

"The heat of her body reached mine in scorching waves, I lean in close and lower my head until my lips hover above the plump sweetness of her mouth. I tug with my thumb over the soft flesh and she hisses in response. The air between us crackles. I'm going to kiss her but I've got something else in mind first..."
~Nikki Landis

I became obsessed with Nikki Landis' take on Harleigh Quinn, and now she brings back this delectable alpha. When I heard Rodney Falcon would be voicing this hero, I was thrilled. It's a perfect combination.
The Sinners Syndicate starts out with my favorite tempting hero, Derek Masterson, or as some of you know him-Onyx, Shadow Master. Derek has been in love with Hareligh Quinlan since they were very young. He designated himself her protector, and now, years later, he finally gets close enough to see if what he felt was true. But there's a darker being lurking in the shadows, waiting to make Harleigh his prey, and Derek will stop at nothing to protect the woman he's longed for. When his dark past emerges, there's no saying what will happen when his shadows arise.
Vengeance, deceit, temptation, heroes, and their villains are the premises for this searingly sexy dark PNR series. Miss Landis brings to life an irresistible array of characters and I cannot wait to meet them all. Rodney brings a deep note into Onyx's character and his storytelling compels you to get lost in this edgy new world of superheroes.

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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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Wonderful book!!!!

Onyx by Nikki Landis is a wonderful, wonderful story….but, I’m not sure I cared for the Audiobook. The narrator was somewhat dry in his delivery. It was difficult to get interested in the story because he was a little monotone. But, the story itself was MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!

I am volunteering to leave a review for an Advance Copy of this Audio book.

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This book was just okay for me. I don’t feel connected with the heroine or their chemistry together. Rodney Falcon did an excellent job at narrating.

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Great narrator

4.5 stars!
This book is the first in the series but I still felt like I was missing out a little bit on some of the characters. I like the premise of the book and the main character (Derek/Onyx) was very interesting. The narrator did a fantastic job with the characters and I’d be interested in listening to more books in this series.

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***ONYX***

Wow, this story was not what I expected and different in a good way. It had an Xmen meets Super hero/Villians meets Alpha Romance vibe which is a first for me. The story kept you interested and excited to find out what was happening and going to happen. The side characters were great also and it makes me what to find out what is going to happen with them also.
Rodney Falcon did an amazing job and I truly felt the love the H had for the h. He definitely has an amazing voice and it came across very enjoyable even while the girls parts were being read. This was not my first to hear him nor will it be the last!

*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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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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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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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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  • Sara B
  • 12-24-19

Interesting & Entertaining!

The premises of this book is very interesting and unique. It's more sci-fi, rather than a paranormal, basically superheroes vs supervillains. The storyline is fast-paced, action-packed, and suspenseful. Due to the faster pace of the story, some of the scene transitions weren't very smooth.

The narration by Rodney Falcon is fabulous. He is a very talented narrator with the ability to manipulate his tone to best suit the characters and their emotions.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Bev
  • 04-16-22

I actually enjoyed listening to this book.

such a good book, as normal Rodney Falcon brings characters to life, you can enjoy this book.
I have been given this book for an honest review and I would recommend this book ❤
looking forward to listening to more from this series hopefully we don't have to wait too long 😀

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  • VoraciousBookDragoness
  • 12-16-21

Good story great narration

I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Good story great narration

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 06-29-21

Fast paced fun

This one was a well written fast paced adventure that kept my attention from the very first moment til the very end. It may only be 6 hours long but this book made me feel that I went on an amazing journey, cant wait for more.

By the way this book is worth it if only for Rodney’s voice.

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  • Lotty
  • 10-11-19

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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  • Amanda
  • 08-18-19

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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  • Ann L
  • 07-04-19

great story

I don't normally read paranormal, but i just might after listening to this, it was a really good storyline and i really enjoyed listening to it .

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  • Toni walker
  • 07-02-19

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-28-19

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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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 02-11-19

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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