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The Sin Eater's Prince

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  93 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
Owen Rhys, the sin eater, has been shunned by the local villagers all his life--except for Andras Maddock, the local physician. In love with the one man he believes will never return that love, Owen is shocked when Andras saves him from death at the hands of a vampire.

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Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 150 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Keta Diablo (first published January 14th 2010)
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Mar 04, 2010 Kassa rated it did not like it
Every so often a book comes along that I take a strong dislike to. So while there are very few redeeming qualities about The Sin Eater’s Prince, it did evoke a strong reaction. Unfortunately it is a negative reaction to the poor writing, badly clichéd plot, flat characters that are seriously too stupid to live, and several moments where I literally threw the book. The biggest crime in my opinion is that the characters always took the weak, stupid way out to prolong the drama instead of using ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
The Sin Eater’s Prince is a sexy and atmospheric tale that reminded me a bit of an old-timey gothic horror movie starring a young Vincent Price, if he were a vampire who preferred handsome auburn tressed young men, that is!


Is that picture not dreamy? Ok, back to business. Set in Wales in 1842, Owen lives amidst superstition. He is a sin-eater and deemed unholy by the townsfolk who only call on him when a loved one is dying. It is Owen’s job to consume the sins of the dying so their souls are ab
Ronda  Tutt
Entertaining & Seductively Written

Awesome Read! A story full of world building creativity that brings forth entertainment full of legends, folk lore, and where superstitions rule the town’s people blindly. This fascinating story captures the reader’s heart and sympathy immediately as the story describes a forbidden love between two men who struggle with the secrets of their true feelings towards each other and how society will accept their other worldly secrets as well.

The Sin Eater “Owen”
Jan 18, 2010 Betryal rated it it was amazing
Astonising! I never knew what or Sin Eater was and up until now I've never even heard of one and thanks to Keta she brings one to light in this love story between a Sin Eater and a gorgeous vampire. A truly unique mix and I commend Keta for her creativity with this one.

The setting is an era unknown to me, but I picked up on the meaning of certain lingo quickly and I'm proud of myself for it.

Owen is the Sin Eater in this book and he's a man you can't help but fall for. He's unselfish, caring, p
Kimmy D
Jan 31, 2010 Kimmy D rated it it was amazing
I'm always on the lookout for good paranormal m/m reads, and this one fit the bill perfectly. You can't help but fall for Owen, the sin eater, and want to see him find some happiness in his lonely life. It was heartbreaking to read about how the community would use him for his services as a sin eater and then discard him without a thought. I hope the author will revisit Owen and Andras in a future title.
Paloma Beck
Apr 04, 2012 Paloma Beck rated it it was amazing
The Sin Eater’s Prince is a story with such deep sense of sadness and yet it is a beautiful tale of love. Keta Diablo brings this incredible dichotomy to life in this quickly-moving story.
Apr 15, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Title: The Sin Eaters Prince
Author: Keta Diablo
Release Date: 02/14/11
Genre: GLBT Paranormal
Pages: 140
Publisher: Self-Published
Series: n/a
Format: Kindle
Posted: March 22, 2012
Reviewer: Barb
Rating: 4.5 (Risqué Reviews Top Pick Award)
Heat Level: II


Owen Rhys, the sin eater, has been shunned by the local villagers all his life--except for Andras Maddock, the local physician. In love with the one man he believes will never return that love, Owen is shocked when Andras saves him from
Redheads Review it Better
Owen Rhys is what people call a Sin Eater. When people are on the brink of death they call him in to take their sins away so they can pass with a clean slate. For this he is shunned from society where people cross to the other side of the street and avoid eye contact. Needless to say he has very little contact with people which just breaks my heart. He is helping people out and should be praised for this not looked down upon! I guess it's the whole scared of what he is way of thinking. One thing ...more
Feb 12, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
The Sin Eater’s Prince is a story with such deep sense of sadness and yet it is a beautiful tale of love. Keta Diablo brings this incredible dichotomy to life in this quickly-moving story. From a life wrought in loneliness rises a man capable of redemption. Set in long ago England, Owen Rhys is the sin eater of his village which means he absorbs the sins of the newly departed so that they may go cleansed into the afterlife. Because of this position, he has been shunned by the local villagers his ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Mar 21, 2012 Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it really liked it
Owen is the local sin eater. The people he lives amongst only have need of him when someone has died. They expect him to take those persons sins so that they may go forth into the afterlife. Owen has grown accustomed to his lonely existence. He spends his time waiting for the local physician to call him to his next departing soul. It is the only thing he looks forward to, the local physician summoning him. Owen has become attracted to Andras. Owen knows that wanting the touch of another man is ...more
Feb 13, 2010 Larissa rated it really liked it
First and foremost i have to say this was my first M/M romance and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been planning to delve in this genre for a while and having the chance to start with one that has the paranormal involved as well, was just perfect.

Owen is a simple man, ostracized by society's utter ignorance and prejudice and tormented by his gift. He is a soul eater. He has the ability to sense that death is near and to "eat" the dying person's sins in order for their spirit to rise unencumbered
Felicia (Ferishia)
I thoroughly enjoyed The Sin Eater's Prince. I'm a big fan of m/m romance and this didn't disappoint. Owen is the Sin Eater and Andras is a vampire. They both long for each other, but they try to resist the attraction. Things become complicated as evil vampires enter into the scene to take a magical sword that Andras has and threaten to destroy the village. The story held my interest and the m/m romance was awesome. I'll be reading more of her books.
Jan 24, 2010 Charlie rated it liked it
Shelves: vamps, indie
A fast paced guilty pleasure that kept me reading and excited about what was coming next. I loved the historical setting coupled with the folklore and superstition spun into this erotic story. The voice and dialogue was consistent and nicely used which strengthened the quality and enjoyment. The supernatural is grounded and flows with the plot line. A sexy book great to snuggle up with at bedtime or read to relax on vacation. It is for mature adults and has some explicit sexual scenes.

Jul 01, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Liked it, didn't love it. My first M/M paranormal book, was hoping for hot and steamy and got luke warm and moist. lol

The story was "ok". Would have liked more of an explanation about the "sin eaters", where they came from etc.

Was a short read as well. Only took me a few hours to read.
Was left w/ more questions and a kinda "ehhhh whatever" feeling.
Rachel Firasek
Feb 25, 2012 Rachel Firasek rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story. My fave character was Carys. She's my kind of chick. This read had another great take on vamps and a fresh world to play in. Loved it!
Mahalia Levey
Feb 02, 2010 Mahalia Levey rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Read.
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Owen is one of those perfect males... a quiet, humble man... one that is gorgeous, but doesn’t know it, one that gives of himself day after day and expects nothing in return. From the beginning I fell for Owen. I was so worried he would get his heart stomped upon or end up being used and tossed away. But someone else noticed how amazing Owen is... Andras, small town physician and vampire-in-hiding. The two admire each other from afar, never expecting their lust and desire to be returned. Yet ...more
Brande Waldron
Feb 28, 2010 Brande Waldron rated it really liked it
Keta Diablo's latest release The Sin Eater's Prince is a truly mesmerizing story and for this reader it was something a little new. This is Owen's story and he is a Sin Eater has his father before him, curse and held into a life he did not choose. The towns folk look upon his as a plague as they know the site of him carried death. Thing is, Own is just a man in his mid twenties who has his own desires and his number one desire is for Dr. Andras Maddock. A vampire who he can not help but be ...more
Katie Michaels
May 16, 2012 Katie Michaels rated it liked it
Keta Diablo has created an alternative/ medieval type-world as a backdrop for this m/m love story. Owen is a sin-eater. He carries a magic gift that allows him to relieve the dead of their sins, so their spirits can go on to a better place in the afterlife. But despite the service he performs, he is shunned by his community. His power is considered dark and he lives alone and in poverty. The only people who show him kindness are a sweet young girl named Carys and Andras, the doctor who took her ...more
Jan 12, 2010 Phoebe rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Phoebe by: Keta
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Mar 11, 2013 Ayanna rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, lul-wut
O_o this thing has a blurb like that and it's NOT a menage?

post-read ETA:
Eh. Meh. Idk.

Idk, man. Idk.

I mean, on one hand, it's got this cool mysticism about it. An almost folkloric-y feel about it. I liked the connections to Welsh folklore/mythology and how that tied into the story.

On the other, there are times when I feel as if I'm squinting suspiciously at it.

I rather liked the premise. The whole sin-eater thing is something I haven't really encountered before.

The vampire thing seemed a little
May 12, 2010 Nightcolors rated it it was ok
The book's beginning was pretty interesting, and I almost liked it ... but in the end, I couldn't really get into the storyline. Mostly, I think it was because I couldn't understand (or didn't agree with) some of the choices the characters made.
Feb 23, 2012 Meggie rated it liked it
Shelves: vampire
The story was well developed and even rich. But the two main character bored me. The story was boring and the magnetic pull was missing.

By re-reading this story I still felt the same, the plot was at the start interesting, but true the middle it started to bore me.
Oct 02, 2012 Jeydaa rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to think about the book because not only is the cover of the book dark, but the title is also ominous. Nevertheless, I enjoy really this book . There's a setting, a plot, and loyal characters.
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Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the United States on six acres of woodland. When she isn't writing or gardening she loves to commune with nature. She adores animals and donates her time and support to local food and animal shelters.

Keta is a multi-published author in contemporary romance, erotic romance and gay fiction. She's also an Amazon best-selling author. Her erotica novel Decadent
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