Sinnerman (Warder #4)
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Sinnerman (Warders #4)

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As a warder, Jackson Tybalt is one of the good guys until he sees the man he loves kissing another. Betrayed and angry, Jackson tempts danger and death, ignoring the pleas of other warders to be careful. It’s a vile mood in which to start a romance, but that doesn’t stop the kyrie Raphael, who more than anything wants Jackson for his very own.

Jackson doesn’t want a hearth...more
Kindle Edition, 115 pages
Published (first published June 16th 2011)
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Amy Lane
I love the amusement park ride that Mary Calmes takes you on--you know there's going to be parts when you scream, parts when you squeal, and parts when you laugh. You know your stomach's going to drop and you're going to be a little bit afraid, but then at the end, it will all come out okay--and that's why you sign o for a Mary Calmes ride, and that's why she always delivers.

In Sinnerman, she gives us perhaps her most flawed hero. Jackson is a warder who has lost his hearth, and although we don...more
Serena Yates
What a series this is turning out to be! The one thing I hadn’t expected is for one of the pairs to break up – yet, when I read the blurb for this book it became clear that the warder Jackson would lose his hearth. What a traumatic experience, and one which normally doesn’t end well at all, or so we are told. With the strength of the bond seen between warder and hearth in the first three books, it surprised me it was even possible.

Jackson, as the warder, tries to stay strong. The problem is that...more
Not sure about the quality of this review, so this serves as a fair warning to all - my review might contain small servings of spoilers here and there.

I read Heart in Hand and Sinnerman back-to-back and it must be quite obvious that I prefer one over the other. That is not to say that I have problems with Leith and Simon. However, I just found Jackson and Raphael's story much more powerful and meaningful. This book simply isn't about the power of love; it's about the power of love and the rede...more
Goddamn, I loved this book!!! I adored Jackson from the beginning and finding out in the book before that Raph did too made my mouth water for this book. And Mary Calmes did not disappoint. There was passion, trauma, emotions - God, this book had just about everything I look for in a keeper.

I always feel guilty at how quickly I devour any Mary Calmes book in case I miss anything, but I make myself feel better by reading and re-reading it several times just to be sure I pick up all of the nuance...more
I think this might be my favorite of the Warder series so far. :D
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Trish reviews Sinnerman by Mary Calmes

REVIEW: Jackson Tybalt is a Warder-one of an elite group of warriors who patrol the night protecting humans from the demons that attack them. Feeling bitter,and betrayed after finding the man he loves in the arms of another man, he ignores the pleas of the other warders to be careful, throwing himself into dangerous and deadly situations. Kyrie Raphael has wanted to claim Jackson as his own for months, but Jackson does...more
Jane A
This is one of those stories that start up in a really bad storm and by the end of the book the sun is shining really brightly. I was glad that Jackson (and the other warders) was finally able to see that Raph was not bad at all. I loved how Raph forced Jackson to admit to himself that he deserved way better than to be treated the way he had been by his supposed Hearth. This series is so good that I don't want to start the next book because that means I am closer to the end. I'll wait a bit for...more
Nothing in this book makes me want to check out the others in this series. Instead of giving a clear picture of the main characters, the author concentrated on mentioning as many characters from previous installments as possible. After finishing this book I still don't know who Jackson and Raphael are or why they're attracted to each other. The pacing is weird. Sluggish and full of infodumps in some places, sped up by time jumps that left me scratching my head as to what happened in the meantime...more
Amarilli Settantatre

Dopo le vicende di Rindhal (e il Focolare Julian), Malic (e Dylan), Leith (e Simon), eccoci finalmente al guardiano Jackson Tybalt.

Jackson deve affrontare quella che per gli umani è un’esperienza molto comune, ovvero il fatto di essere tradito e lasciato dal suo ragazzo-Focolare. Un po’ se l’è cercata, perché da tempo la relazione scricchiolava ma lui non ha fatto molto per correre ai ripari. In ogni caso, la ferità è aperta e gli brucia parecchio, e lui sfoga la su...more
Recommended by Nikki for the QGB3 challenge. 2.5 stars. Very strange finale to the Warder series. A relationship that had lots of potential for conflict, growth and sensuality was barely touched on in this story. I felt like whole pages or chapters were missing. I'm not sure what the author was thinking when she wrote this? Did she want to move away from romance into the urban fantasy genre?? Disappointing!
Honestly? I don’t get this series. I don’t get the point of this book. It was 173 pages and the two characters aren’t on the page together (not counting a flashback) until page 100. THEN there is absolutely no relationship building. NONE. The entire book happens off-stage. What, then, was the book about? Your guess is as good as mine.

Not happy.
Trisha Harrington
I loved the couple in this one. They were different from the couples in the other books and the dynamic was a lot different too. Honestly, it was nice to see a couple who were different without them being made less perfect for each other, you know? I was a bit worried about that, but I shouldn't have been because Mary Calmes always writes good couples.

The whole Frank thing was done well and I was glad it didn't cause as much drama in the end as it could have. I'm not sure I could have been as, n...more
Very good paranormal m/m romance about a warder who's not doing very well at all - he's been taking too many chances ever since his hearth left him for another man. At least fighting with that pesky not-quite-a-demon's been keeping things interesting...
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Quell’uomo aveva il mio odore, come casa nostra, come il nostro letto, come noi. Inclinai la testa indietro, per trattenere le lacrime. Non avrei mai avuto un altro focolare, perché lui non poteva esserlo. Sarebbe stato di più, perché eravamo uguali."

Siamo più sulle 3 stelline e mezzo ma Raphael, il nostro adorabile Kyrie, vale da solo una stellina in più! <3 Nei volumi precedenti avevamo fatto la conoscenza del kyrie cacciatore di demoni, la cui strada si era incrociata con i nostri guardia...more
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I guardiani degli abissi, sexy e tenebrosi guerrieri che difendono il mondo dai demoni, tornano con una nuova storia: “Peccatore”.
Chi apprezza la Calmes troverà in questo libro tutti gli ingredienti per un buon paranormal ma soprattutto per un’ottima storia di redenzione.
Il romanzo , infatti, a differenza dei precedenti, mette in se...more
Jun 01, 2012 ❧Gwen❤❦ rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants something fun to read!
Man oh man... I truly wanted those fangs used more~
Raphael is probably my favorite character in this series. Mysterious and a bit scary. Jackson is kind of emo and flails around, but Raphael wants him so I have to like him too.
Mixed feelings. There were high points and low points. Let’s begin with a few general complaints.

The timeline is very iffy. In all of the volumes Christmas is coming up. And yet months and months pass while other things are referred to as though they just happened. And the final volume of the series seems to be set at Christmas which, unless it’s the next year’s, can never work out.

For example, Phoebe was seven months pregnant at the beginning of the series. Jackson just now said it was almost f...more
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3.5 stars. Jackson Tybalt just caught his hearth cheating. OOhhh cheating makes me angry! I always thought a hearth was like a mate - once you mated, you don't fool around. But it seems like a hearth is more like a real boyfriend/girlfriend. Just because a warder has found their hearth, doesn't mean the relationship is automatic. Clearly the warder and his hearth still need to work at things. I kind of like this aspect of the warder/hearth relationship. Not that I condone Franklin's cheating, bu...more
Elisa Ramblings
This is book 4 in the series and I have to admit I skipped book 2 and 3, but simply since there are too many book out there to read. This series is a mix of paranormal or comedy, even if dealing with demons and hunters, it has a light tone, mostly due to the “cute” behaviours of the “hearts”. An heart is the mate of a warder, a warder is someone who protects human from demons. A warder is gay and his heart is everything to him, lover, friend, housekeeper and counsellor, so you can understand to...more
Christy Duke
Jackson broke my heart! I fell totally in love with him and his horrible heartbreak when he found his hearth cheating on him. Oh I would have liked to slap his hearth across the face for hurting him and then tearing his heart out and stomping on it with his ugly words to Jackson. I really despised his former hearth.

Enter Raphael the kyrie we've met in prior books. Raphael is a bounty hunter and apparently has found what he needs in Jackson. The best part is that Raphael knows what Jackson needs...more
This is my favourite in this series, though as I've said I'm not that fond of the Warder series in the first place. It's because I love Raphael that I like this best but really its more of a 3.5 stars. The plot is better and benefits from having been somewhat prepared by the prior book. The shortness of the titles in this series is part of the problem so the arc that began previously hugely enhances the following entries.
So sweet and yet it pissed me off. Mary Calmes is too good at that. Hmmm, still liked it though, thank God. I don't think it's possible to hate any of Calmes' work, the heart melting romanticness of it balances out the assholeness of the hero(s).
Meg Kinch
This was a really great book and I enjoyed the different type of world. I will definitely be going back and reading the others in the series. I read an excerpt on the book and I just HAD to have the book. I really did like it. However, there are some things I missed. I felt that we really didn't get a good feel of who Raphael was except that he was a kyrie. I would have loved to know more about him and about Jackson as well. There were enough of the other characters to make it interesting and it...more
Jackson is my favorite.

He is flawed. He does not know if he is a good or a bad man, and with his hearth leaving him he doubts his goodness at all.

The darkness in him really drags me toward him (not to mention it drags Raphael to him as well xD) .

annnnd well I read Sinnerman first then went back and read the others and the main part of the others' books that I liked the best is parts where Raphael and Jaka are mentioned.
Really enjoyed this book but loathed the cheating!!! I love Jackson and raph together and agree with some that there should have been more info about raph and his feelings to Jackson and such but overall it was soooooo good and great! I wished Franklin could of gotten to see how he let a good thing go and see Jackson and raph together so they can and especially Jackson can rub it in franklins face and raph can tell it like it is lol I really felt for Jackson and his pain in the beginning of the...more
I really really liked it as a matter of fact it is probably my favorite. But it had alot going on and nothing got solved it just ended. I didn't like that, there were several other ways she could have ended it or even made it longer. At the end I sort of felt cheated, there were all sorts of things going on and honestly I was excited to see how it ended and then boom end. Don't get me wrong I will be reading this again and I did like it I just felt it that it could have been better but at the sa...more
I'm so happy to see Raphael get a story. Raphael is a strange creature but sweet too. You knew he needed someone. Jackson's heart has been broken by his hearth. Frank cheated on him! Jerk:( Jackson seems to be suicidal and when he isn't he is getting drunk. Raphael was there when Jackson found out the truth on Frank. Raphael has been around since he bit Jackson earlier on accident. Raphael wants Jackson and seems to enjoy tussling with him. The story wasn't as good as the other in the series. It...more
The main characters in this installment of the Warder series are darker and more internally conflicted than in the previous books. I could really feel Jackson's pain at losing his hearth and his self-worth. Raphael is a great combination of dark and light. He is my favorite character so far in the series! Although he and Jackson are not together in a lot of the story, when they do interact it sizzles. The way Raphael treats Jackson (and Jackson allows it) when they first start sleeping together...more
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