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Sinister: Unhallowed

(Black Ops Paranormal Police Department #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  740 ratings  ·  119 reviews
They thought they could destroy House Sinister for good, but they weren’t expecting her...

Evangeline, a hellion born with the gifts of dual-blades and advanced magic not seen for over a century, had been living a great life as a Guard at House Sinister for many years.

But her world is shattered when three rival Houses attack, forcing her to watch powerlessly as her men
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published September 13th 2019 by Crimson Myth Press
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Aug 13, 2022 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie, paranormal
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Janet Newport
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun Fun Fun!

I want more
Dawn Fitzpatrick
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The main character, Evangeline, finds herself working for the Black Ops Paranormal Police Department. This book is action packed and has an interesting cast of characters of hellions, demons, vampires, orcs, and pixies to name a few. This is the first book in the series and I'm looking forward to reading more. ...more
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
great first book

Great first book in the newest PPD series,well worth the read look forward to the next book and hopefully many more after that
Ruby Rae

Oh boy what do I say about this one? ...Well the book is like 65% bad sex jokes.


I'm giving it some stars because I really do like the premise, world building, and some of the snark- but other than that it was a bit of a mess.

So in this story we have our h, Evangeline, who is a Hellion guard that ends up fighting for her life when the other houses conspire to decimate House Sinister by ending the line. However, by the skin of her teeth Evangeline ends up escaping as the only remaining member a
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A terrific addition to to PPD world!
As much as I enjoy the shared world PPD novels coauthored by others, the original team of Logsdon and Young is still my favorite.
Eve is a great lead character and I'm excited to see where this series takes her!
Lindsay McD
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I’m completely in love with the start of this series. Though this book has a slower pace than others in the PPD world, there was a lot of information to convey and back story to be told. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started, and when Paranormal police department came into the mix, my expectations went in one direction while the story went another. The characters are amazingly written, with a lot of depth. However, the world building isn’t detailed, so if you’re a virgin to the PPD, I ...more
Adam Goldstein
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great start to what seems to be an amazing series.

Strong characters, lots of action and laugh out loud sense of humor are what makes Logsdon and Young books so brilliant and Unhallowed lives up to all of these. A little darker than most of their other books but in a very good way. I really can't wait to continue reading this fantastic series.
Ross Asbill
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Urban Fantasy!

One of the best books I've read. This story will take you on a wild ride this incredible world of the Paranormal.
Bonnie Dale Keck
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
kindle unlimited, is basically part of the {Las Vegas} Paranormal Paranormal Police Department, as are A Piper & Payne Supernatural Thriller - Netherworld Paranormal Police Department, though bit of an odd addition to that universe, did not really cross over with any of the others, though if asked for order to read them in {not counting any other series of Logsdon's} would say Ian Dex ones then Piper & Payne then SE Asia PPD one, so no possible spoilers or confusion, etc, though would suggest sk ...more
Jun 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
It was ok. Good action scenes. I didn't particularly like any of the characters (except for the orc Peggy), so I probably won't continue with the series. ...more
James Summers
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Keeps on Kicking

I liked the flow of the story, it does go right along with the action and I love She's attitude. She is down to earth common sense and thinks ahead. That is good in her character as it moves the story along without interruption.
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable and Different Urban Fantasy

This is a bit of a different take from my usual Urban Fantasy reads. This is because the heroine, isn’t exactly working for the good guys.

Evangeline Sinister is an Hellion. Hellions are a race formed from demons crossed with dragons. They are formed into Houses and Evangeline is an House Guard for House Sinister. She is the daughter of a concubine who happened to catch the eye of the Head Guard and he became her mentor, giving her a way out and a determinatio
Brett Wickersham
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Evangeline (Eve) is a hellion, and member of the Guard of House Sinister. When her House is targeted by 3 others for the Rite of Decimation, she sees her friends and allies die before her. As she watches her master and mentor, Garrick fall, he gives her one last charge, Escape. If she escapes and survives topside for a year, the House survives, if she dies, the House dies with her, and as she has been trained, “The House comes first”. Now Eve is on the run through the streets of LA, chased by a ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Running may not be the cowardly action

A wonderful start to a new series. A heroine that doesn't suffer fools gladly and will fight to the end. Then we have a hellwolf (eager to have all his appetites appeased), a vampire (who's slightly anally retentive), an orc (who is a great inventor but lonely), a talking cat (probably a demon but strangely honourable) and a crew of assassins. The task of the assassins is to kill the heroine (as the sole surviving member of her House she can order their deat
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new series with a new heroine. Evangeline is out to keep here the House of Sinister going. Saving herself to keep the three other Houses that attacked hers from taking over. Gerrick, her mentor is killed as are all of it other members. Swearing revenge, she is on the run and winds up in L.A. above the Netherworld. Now in the body of an extremely wealthy woman, she has all the money she can handle. A talking cat, The Black Ops of the PPD, new partners, being pursued by the three houses, and a d ...more
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

It seems like the term “kickass” was invented for the hellion Evangeline, the main character in the new Black Ops Paranormal Police Dept story. On the run and hiding from assassins sent from the three Hellion Houses which have wiped out all of House Sinister, except for her, and she must survive for one year. She must work for the Directors of the Los Angeles Black Ops PPD in exchange for them keeping her new identity a secret. Unhallowed, this first book in the series, is filled wit
Dana Audette
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, exciting and magical new series. I loved every page!

Unhallowed is a new series featuring a strong heroine who knows how to fight; and it's a fight to stay alive. Evangeline is an amazing, multilayered character who you will be rooting for all the way to the end. She has a team that she falls in with that will help her to seek justice for the wrong done to her. This book is incredible! It has it all: sword fights, magic, sarcastic humor, and supernatural creatures that include hellions,
Lynette Wood
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Evangeline is the last survivor of her House and she must stay alive at all costs for one year. AsAs a Helion this shouldn't be a problem should it? After fleeing the Netherworld Eva is now in Los Angeles and is selected to join Black Ops and work as an Assassin. Teaming up with a Hellwolf and a Vampire Evangeline must do her job whilst being pursued by enemies from her own World who want to destroy her and so end her House Sinister. It's action packed, fun ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this new series entry. Set in the same world as Logsdon's other PPD series, this is a fresh look at a species we haven't encountered very often in the other books: The Hellions. Eve is trying to find her way in a brave new world and while her stumbles are often hilarious, they are also endearing. The supporting cast is as diverse and funny as ever. I highly recommend this new venture. If you love Logsdon's other PPD books, you will love this one. ...more
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best Female Character in PPD yet.

A great new series, as we get to find out how Hellions act ,and what happens when you invite one into the murky Black OPS PPD. Best female kick ass character in the PPD univrerse yet. Was well impressed with the implementation of multiple story arcs and the potential for more from this series.
Helen Wawrejko
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved Eve

Good paranormal. Eve escapes the decimation of her house by going topside. If one member of the house is alive, it will not fall. With termination assassins hot on her heels, she takes over the body of a dead accident victim. Rich, famous, and called on to being a paranormal cop.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun romp in a complex new world

The layers of the world are fantastic and really well done which I suppose should be no surprise as the authors have been involved in gaming where stories have back stories and those do as well! It’s fun and action filled and the characters are real and easy to visualize. I am looking foreword to the next
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Surprising read

Got a bit bored so I just grabbed this to kill some time. Instead, I found an enjoyable read. Not an "erotic" read, not filled with gratuitous vulgar language (sorry, random vulgar language doesn't do it for me, i understand cursing, just not overly used). Just a good, solid story that kept me entertained. Perfect.
Jami Cabrera
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Happily Surprised

New author for me and I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy the writing. I've been reading a very long time and I find few books that make me laugh out loud any longer... definitely laughed out loud multiple times with this book. Looking forward to reading the next book.
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

The first book in a new installment of the Paranormal Police Department, and it is good. It is a little darker than the other books in the series, but still maintains some of the humor. Definitely worth checking out
Patty Keck
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new entry into the PPD world, a little darker with plenty of humor and snark. Evangeline is kick-ass heroine who can fight and has her own magic. With a great cast of characters, this is a must read. A Hellion, Hellwolf, Vampire, and a cast of characters wait for you.
Melissa Parsons
Sep 13, 2019 is currently reading it
This is a different PPD series. Not bad different though. A woman fighting for revenge, hiding in plain sight. A demonic rite left unfinished. The Paranormal Police themselves basically blackmailing our heroine to help. Not your standard novel. But give it a chance why don’t you.
Carolyn Evans
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Welcome to a new piece of the Paranormal Police Department universe, the Black Ops Division. We also get to learn about some new paranormal types...Hellwolves anyone? Great read, and looking forward to the next story.
Steven R. Little
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it

Promising very promising, I love the whole world of the PPD but have wondered about both the directors and what about the even seamier undersides. This is a fun opening to yet another side of this shared world
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John P. Logsdon is a former game designer, producer, and software engineer who shamelessly digs into the deep recesses of his mind to bring forth oddball characters and hilarious plots. He writes primarily in fantasy, urban fantasy, and science fiction, but he's also dabbled in cozy mystery from time to time. To see John's vast library of laughs, visit ...more

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