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Sins of the Heart (Otherkin #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,849 Ratings  ·  213 Reviews
Half human, half god, Dagan Krayl is the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper. When one of his brothers is murdered, Dagan must use every ounce of his power to hunt down those responsible for his brutal death. But he must move swiftly—and carefully—if he's to have any chance of resurrecting his brother.

Yet that resurrection could wreak havoc on the mortal world. As an Ot
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by HQN (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 09, 2010 VampFanGirl rated it really liked it
Roxy Tam is a child of the system. Abandoned suddenly by her mother when she was five, Roxy was passed from foster family to foster family, never truly being alone but always incredibly lonely. Freshly turned out into the world of adults, Roxy is quick to trust resulting in her being abducted, bound and held in a cell until her captor can languish in the blood bath that will soon be her death. Fortunately she's saved but by the most unlikely of strangers, someone who is most definitely NOT a sav ...more
Roxy Tam is strong, yet venerable at the same time, a member of the Artesian Guard. She was abandoned by her mother when she was only five then experienced the care system and suffered a tragic event which lead to her becoming strong, self reliant and afraid of being alone forever. She has no real family and is scarred by her early life.

Roxy is tied up when we first meet her, when Dagan appears she thinks he’s come to kill her rather than her original capture. But he tells her “this is not your
Sins of the Heart was a deliciously fun read. With a semi-cliff hanger ending, I'm left wanting more and wanting it now. I won't get into the mythology in the story much because (1) I'm sure someone else's review can give you that and (2) I'd probably screw it up.

But, I will tell ya that Dagan Krayle is the eldest son of Sutekh, the Lord of Chaos. He's a 300 yr old soul reaper who is tasked with retrieving malevolent souls for his father to feast on. Dagan has four immortal, half human sons h
Sep 02, 2015 Daisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition this book was kind of perfect and I think I will love Eve Silver for the rest of my days.

First of all I just want to say how much I LOVE and appreciate the fact that the main female character Roxy, is black and she wasn’t some annoying or disrespectful stereotype. The first description of her was “toffee cream complexion and hazel green eyes.” And I shouted RIHANNA?! lol. But seriously, I wasn’t expecting that in this book simply because I’ve actually haven’t SEEN it much and it was a ni
May 06, 2015 Jeanny rated it really liked it
Listened to this on audible. Great narrator.
This was the best ending to a love story I've read in a while. That last sentence killed me. Day is so inhuman the shit he does is just so hilarious. Overall story arc & world building hold much promise. Going to listen to book 2 next.
Originally read this October 31, 2010 It must have been interesting bc i purc
Aug 20, 2011 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
The Half human son of an Egyptian god, Dagan is a Soul Reaper whose job it is to collect the dark souls which sustain his father. On a hunt, the dispassionate Dagan's interest is stirred by a soon-to-be victim of the ones Dagan is hunting. Dagan admires young Roxy Tam's brave spirit and sassy mouth - even in the face of the danger Roxy doesn't give up - and Roxy awakens something in Dagan which causes him to free her once he's harvested her captors' souls.

The action for the bulk of the story co
Actually, it would be more accurate to say that this was a 3.5 star book. It's definitely an interesting addition to UF, though it has it's flaws.

Roxy the heroine, is a daughter of Aset, meets the hero, Dagan Krayl, son of Sutekh. Actually, they meet before she becomes a daughter of Aset, but the end result is that they are enemies. 10 years later, they meet again, never forgetting each other. Unfortunately, it is to find the killer of Dagan's brother Lokan (who I'm actually liking a lot). Consi
Yall know how I feel about those nasty cliffhangers. Well, I knew this one ended that way but the reviews intrigued me until I had an itch that needed to be scratched. I downloaded the book last week and read it non-stop while I was in the hospital for 24-hour cardiac observation...(long story). This story was so good that I read it with the background noise of a heart monitor and doctors trying to figure out how I was walking around with a blood pressure in stratosphere. Me, I just read my Kind ...more
♡Meme♡Reads love♡
Ok, with this one. I had a hard time with my rating. I couldn't decide if I wanted to give it a 4 or 5's. My reasons for wanting to give it a 5 was That, this was a great story full of mystery and excitement and wonder. The story is so complexed but at the same time you do understand whats going on. It's full of many puzzling pieces that you have to figure out and put together. I found myself enjoying it.

I also liked all the characters and we sure do have a lot of them to get to know. You have
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
3.5 - This was the first book in a seres about 4 brothers who are the sons of the God of Chaos. They are soul reapers. This book is the eldest (Dagan Krayl)son's book.

This book starts out very complicated and full of egyptian & underworls mythology. I love that, but it was presented way too complicated. It just starts running this complicated story, and it took me until I was half way through to figure out who was who. A faction or temple was mentioned, and chapters later there would be a d
Jul 22, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: readers of paranormal romance.
As I started reading Sins of the Heart and throughout it, I kept getting the euphoric feeling that I have found a new favorite author. The same feelings I had when I started reading Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Karen Marie Moning and the like authors. Sins of the Heart had everything I look for in a paranormal romance: a smart and feisty heroine, gorgeous drool-worthy hero from the Other world, a tight plot, believable and heart-pounding passion along with pages full of action and mystery.

Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Mar 16, 2011 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it
Very good urban fantasy with an interesting plot and satisfying romance! Three soul reaper brothers and sons of Sutekh are searching the people responsible for the murder of their youngest brother. Dagan is the brother featured in this story.

Roxy Tam is a Daughter of Aset, which is also an enemy of Sutekh, is on a mission to gather information on the soul reapers death, and to keep a young girl safe. Eleven years ago, Dagan saved her life and spared her soul, and since then they have had a conn
Ive read good reviews about Eve Silvers Otherkin Trilogy and thought maybe Ill give the first book a try. Well, Im glad I did.
I really loved the world Ms. Silver created and the book included everything I love to read about: (a mix of) mythology, action, interesting plot and of course a wonderful love story. The mystery was quite exciting and I had some prime suspects but I didnt figure it out who the killer was (I NEVER figure it out by the way, sigh). But to my relief the killer wasnt reveale
Jun 04, 2012 Willow rated it really liked it
This is an imaginative book with a tint of darkness. Eve Silver has created a cool world with Egyptian Gods, soul reapers, and other underworld deities that are all fighting for power. The poor human girl, Roxy, is way over her head. Yet she’s been touched by the reaper, so consequently she's been tugged into their world and will never be the same.

I liked Dagan and Roxy and I was anxious to see them get together. Before that happens though, there’s a lot of mystery and intrigue to get through f
Carolyn F.
Roxy is rescued by Dagan, a soul reaper, who was there to harvest the soul of the man who was about to rape and kill her. He's attracted to her because of her strength and tries to help her start a new life. He warns her to stay away from a group because then she'll be his enemy and so of course, she goes running to the group. Years later they meet up again when his brother is killed. Their attraction never waned.

Good book, a cliff hanger at the end, but not a huge one. I like the series, but I
Tutti Dolci


This book left me not only HANGING but SALIVATING for the next one.

"You mean that I have to read the next book in order to know what happens?! Gaaaaah!" Why yes, yes I do.

And why do I not have that book on my Kindle already, you might ask? Oh yeah, because I'm busy ranting about my newfound love/hate for this series on Goodreads.

I kid. I kid.

I really liked this book. The pacing, the way the story unravels, but especially the way it ends. Clever, Ms. Silver. Vewwy cle
Stephanie  G
Aug 03, 2010 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
Roxy is a heroine who can take care of herself. As a Daughter of Aset, it is her job to protect humans and she is very good at what she does. But Roxy is not an in your face female who constantly feels she has something to prove. While she is strong and can hold her own with the best of them, there is a side of her that fears being completely alone. She was abandoned by her mother when she was five and everyone she has cared about since has left her, including Dagan Krayl. She knows what he is a ...more
Fiendishly Bookish
May 06, 2010 Fiendishly Bookish rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!
Sins of the Heart is a sleek, and streamlined treat and Silver’s cocky take-no-prisoners writing makes for a decidedly slick urban fantasy steeped in edgy visuals, scorching sex, and complicated action. She’s managed to encapsulate Egyptian history, build an Underworld realm infused with supernatural elements, and weave it into the modern day. Silver’s distinctive voice of a chance meeting between two very different creatures…a soul reaper and a potential Daughter of Aset turns into so
Sins of the Heart
4 Stars

When Roxy Tam first met Dagan Krayl, he changed her life forever. As the son of Sutekh (Set), the Egyptian god of Chaos, Dagan is a soul reaper but, nevertheless, chooses to spare Roxy’s life. Now, eleven years later, the two are on a collision course when they find themselves on opposing sides while investigating the murder of Dagan’s youngest brother. Can they put old hurts and rivalries aside in their common goal to discover the truth and prevent an all-encomp
Dec 29, 2010 Arvm rated it liked it
I enjoyed the use of Egyptian mythology in this book. I like the idea of the soul-reapers and the different kingdoms of the Underworld each ruled by a different god or goddess, I just didn't find the story of Dagan and Roxy to be that compelling or interesting. I really had to struggle to finish reading it. In the end it didn't seem like there was any resolution to the main plot other than one of the bad guys gets killed. Ok, great. But, mwahaha there's another super bad guy that is the true vil ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
This book didn't exactly light my fire from the beginning. The premise was interesting, but I had a hard time connecting to the characters and their love story.

Roxy and Dagan first met 11 years ago. As a soul reaper, he was on a mission to collect a dark soul to bring to his father, Sutekh, the God of Chaos. Roxy was the hostage of his target. There was an instant connection, despite the fact that as a demi-god, Dagan should have felt nothing for a human. And by the same token, attraction should
Sep 25, 2010 Lisa rated it really liked it
Young Roxy Tam is rescued from a serial killer by Dagan Krayl, a half-mortal, half-god soul reaper who harvests darksouls—the souls of evil humans—at the behest of his father, a god of the Underworld. Although Roxy witnesses the violent death and harvesting of the killer’s darksoul by Krayl, the soul reaper spares Roxy, warning her to seek out a normal life and keep her distance from the Daughters of Aset, the natural enemy of soul-reapers.

Despite Krayl’s warning, it is Roxy’s destiny to become
Jan 23, 2016 Jackie rated it really liked it
Earlier in October I had the pleasure of reading the e-book prequel to the Otherkin Trilogy called "Sin's Daughter and it absolutely reeled me into the series... This first full length book in the three that have released so far was as big of a treat if not more!
Roxy Tam was in the wrong place at the right time when Dagan Krayl showed up to collect a dark soul for his father Sutekh, the Lord Of Chaos in the Underworld. This one chance meeting has never been forgotten by either one in the 11 year
Jul 22, 2010 Cheryl rated it really liked it
When Roxy Tam was just nineteen she found herself trusting the wrong people and it almost cost her, her life. It wasn’t Roxy’s day to die. She vowed never to do that again and make sure what happened to her does not happen to someone else. Roxy fights for humans. She is not afraid of anyone.

Dagan Krayl is half human, half god. Dagan also has a reputation of being the best Underworld soul reaper. Or course, you won’t expect anything less from the Underworld God’s son. One of Dagan’s brother’s is
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
Well, this was different. In a good way, of course. Most books that use mythology tend to stick with the Greek and Roman pantheon, instead this focuses on the Egyptian one. Let me just say that I love Ancient Egypt and it's mythology. I've been to Egypt, visited exhibits and so on so this was something I was eager to read.

Sins of the Heart follows Dagan Krayle, the eldest son of Seth, the Egyptian god of chaos. All of his 4 sons are Darksoul reapers -they reap the souls of evildoers and feed the
Starts out very strong, stumbles a bit in the middle and then about 65% til the end gets very strong again.

Dagan Krayl is a half-human, half god. He is also a soul reaper. It is a very special sort of job where he passes judgement on, and sucks the soul out of, some of the most heinous evil doers and feeds them to his father, the God Sutekh. His father rules the underworld and the souls of the evil is like a delicacy to him.

Dagan is having a typical day on the job, manually ripping the heart out
Barbara ★
Roxy Tam, warrior for the Daughters of Aset and soul-reaper Dagan Krayl have a past. Unfortunately they cannot have a future because they are enemies. Dagan's father (Sutekh, a high demon) brutally murdered Aset's husband thousands of year ago. However when one of Sutekh's sons is brutally murdered, Dagan goes to Roxy for help. Roxy has never forgotten their previous encounter and dreams nightly of both killing Dagan and loving him. And of course, Dagan has never forgotten her either. The sexual ...more
Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
May 08, 2012 Jennifer (FFT Reviews) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Larissa Ione's Demonica series or dark, sexy paranormal romance.
Recommended to Jennifer (FFT Reviews) by: Tamie at Bookish Temptations
*3.5 Stars

Intriguing worldbuilding and multi-dimensional characters make for an entertaining paranormal romance. I loved the whole premise of this supernatural world with the gods, goddesses, demons, soul reapers, etc. The political aspects were unexpected, but intriguing.

I liked both of the main characters though I felt, at times, like we weren't given enough about them. Dagan was sexy, tortured, and lonely while Roxy was independent, strong, and admirable. I liked the tone of the relationshi
Sarah Marie
Roxy Tam met Dagan Krayl unexpectedly eleven years ago while she was being kidnapped. After seeing Dagan rip their hearts out and steal their souls and against his advice, hunts down the Daughters of Aset. Dagan Krayl is the son of the God of Chaos. He can't help his attraction to Roxy and now that they've met again after his brother's murder.

I liked this book, but for the first half it was a total snooze-fest for me. This book didn't get interesting until Roxy and Dagan met again, then there w
Apr 20, 2015 **Miss_Tegan** rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Libro all'inizio partito un po' lento ma col passare delle pagine mi ha preso sempre di più. La storia ha iniziato a ingranare un po' alla volta come la storia tra Dagan e Roxy, insieme sono bellissimi. In più iniziamo a conoscere anche altri personaggi molto interessanti i fratelli di Dagan ma anche la piccola Dana e la misteriosa Calliope. Da metà libro inoltre la storia diventa anche molto avvincente con molti colpi di scena che lo dimostrano, ma lasciano anche molte domande sui personaggi co ...more
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