Friday 3 February 2012

Review: The Society of Sinners

The Society of Sinners [The Sinners Series #1]
By Charity Parkerson

From Goodreads
"Evil lives in the dark. We instinctively know this as children."
Nestled high in the mountains...
The quiet community of Jackson Station is where everyone knows your name and...species?

Vampires have existed since almost the beginning of time, but not in the way we have been led to believe. These were not men cursed by the devil but warriors blessed by God to have great strength, agility, and eternal life.
Eternal life came at a price, the price of human blood.

Some chose to live within their own society; The Society of Sinners.
The Society of Sinners is the first in the new sinners series by Charity Parkerson introducing a paranormal world filled with vampires, werewolves, changelings, and a God's greatest warrior.

Alexia’s Review
I really, really, REALLY enjoyed this book. It has a great storyline and is well written. This novel has 5 parts, namely:

Part One – Brandon
Brandon and Stacy’s story starts off with Stacy, Brandon’s neighbour, catching him having a snack on the pizza delivery guy. Apart from Brandon being a one of a kind vampire he is also a stripper – yes, you read right *winks*. He is a mindbender vampire and he can read people’s thoughts as well as control them… Stacy calls him a “mind humping freak”!

During their story you meet a few characters and learn about their mission in life – which can be compared to the back bone of this novel. You’ll hear about these characters throughout the whole novel.

Part Two – Jazz
Jazz’s story was my favourite. He is “Art Assass`i De`u - The Killing God”. He basically gets his ‘assignments’ directly from God. He is always hunted, he has never really known warmth or comfort, he feels no emotion and he has never known love… until he met Cherish.

Cherish has a very sad past, she was a student and one evening after class, she was attacked, murdered (turned into a vampire), raped and kept against her will for 2 years. She finally escapes and now lives a very quiet life, working at a bar. She has always had eyes for Jazz when he comes to the bar for a few drinks on Friday evenings.

They have so much chemistry and such a strong relationship that it was difficult to not fall in love with them.

Part Three – Gabe
Gabe and Taylor’s story was a bit weird but still friggin’ awesome. Their first meeting was extremely steamy. Gabe is a Were and Taylor is mortal. After a few more of those steamy meetings Taylor finds out that her life has changed… in a big way. When Gabe finds out about Taylor’s little secret he makes it his mission in life to make her his wife.

At a very young age Taylor got married and learnt the hard way how life works. She works at the only diner in town and was barely scraping by each month until Gabe came in and saved the day.

This couple went through a lot of ups and downs and eventually they made it work. I lurve the ending to their story!

Part Four – Dominic
Dominic is a Tracker. Dominic and his wife, Mika were separated for a very long time. Their positions within the Society came between them. Mika has suffered and blames herself everyday for allowing that to happen – she is at the point of self loathing.

The very thing that separated them so many years ago brings them back together. Mika’s job required her to betray a friend of hers and that was her last straw. Dominic then realizes what Mika’s position within the Society has done to her throughout all the years and he swoops in and saves her from herself, from her emotional turmoil.

Dominic can hear everyone’s thoughts except for Mika’s. She is the one and only person that he can’t hear. I loved how they found each other again after all those years and how they work through their issues together.

Part Five – Dimitri
I can’t say much about Dimitri’s story without giving too much about Gabe and Taylor’s story. There is no other way to describe Dimitri other than – he is a tortured soul. He is very old and lost his wife. He went over to the dark side for a good couple of years. He has so many issues but he really tries to break away from everything and start anew. He then meets the person that he believes he has waited all his life for. 

Overall… I enjoyed how all five parts of this novel ties into one. I loved all of the main characters / couples in the book! Their stories captured my interest from the get go. This novel has everything in it, from action to steamy romantic scenes to laugh my ass off humour. The male characters are absolutely swoon worthy! This is the first time I’ve read a book written by Charity Parkerson and it’s definitely not the last.
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