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Sins of the Heart (Otherkin #1)

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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
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ebook, 368 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Harlequin Books (first published July 20th 2010)
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Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
This book was amazing! When I'm in the mood for a PNR book, I'm always hopeful to find one just like this one. I absolutely loved it! One of the biggest draws for me was the forbidden element of the hero and heroine. They should be enemies but the connection made between them was too strong to resist.

Their first meeting is indescribable. It was unusual, scary and fascinating. It was brilliant because I won't forget that scene. Out of all the brothers, Dagan seemed the most detached. They aren't
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Renégade ♥
4 1/2 to 5 stars

She’d staved off her terror the whole time they’d left her here, bound and alone. She’d held it in check when the blond guy had shown up, as she tried to decide exactly what his role was, his surfer-boy hair and the lollipop stick between his lips somehow making him seem less threatening.
Talk about irony.
He was the scariest f*cking thing she could ever have imagined.


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I read this series several years ago and really enjoyed:

* The fascinating and sometimes complex worldbuilding fi
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Heather
Nov 09, 2016 Heather marked it as nevermind  ·  review of another edition
Eh. Not feeling it.
Beanbag Love
Jan 21, 2017 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of a trilogy so it's a little hard to rate without getting the entire story arc. But I give it 4 stars for the world building which is complex but enjoyable nonetheless.

Dagan Krayl, half mortal/half god saves Roxy Tam's life unexpectedly one night. They form a bond that sticks with them through many years of separation. That's the short version.

In the long version there are gods and demigods of the Underworld and their minions. There are cultists "Topworld" and their minor supe
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Ashley
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
Pinky
Mar 05, 2017 Pinky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heads up: This book will be on sale for $0.99 on March 6 2017! This is a one day offer so be sure to look out for it!

This book is amazing, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. I think I love it more than 'The Game' series, which was one of my top favourite trilogies from last year. I love the characters, the plot and how unique the story is. I love the banter between different characters and how the world building is. This book is so unique and I look forward to reading more of this ser
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JenBee
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
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Lauren
Sins of the Heart
4 Stars

When Roxy Tam first met Dagan Krayl, a soul reaper and son of Sutekh, the Egyptian god of Chaos, he changed her life forever. Now, eleven years later, the two 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-encompassing war that may result in the destruction of humanity?

Note: This review has been updated following Eve Silve
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Danielle (Danniegurl)
This was an interesting book. It straddles the line between UF and PNR while simultaneously being both. At least to me. I really enjoyed the execution of the story and at first I was turned off by the multiple POVs (it's a thing I can't stand in books, reads too much like TV) but the way the author did it, made it so it wasn't so obtrusive to the story. I still didn't like it, but I could swallow it better since I didn't have it at every page turn like I do in BDB. Anyways the book is primarily ...more
Daisa
Jul 25, 2015 Daisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um...so 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
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Melindeeloo
Aug 23, 2010 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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♡ 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
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Jeanny
Apr 28, 2015 Jeanny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Steph
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
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Cindy
Jul 15, 2017 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dynamic duo

Dagan is not a bright knight in shining armor and he wasn't there to save the damsel in distress. No, he was there to kill and destroy and Roxy just happened to be caught in the middle. I loved their dynamic. Lots of thrill and action. Its a slow burn romance between Roxy and Dagan with ups and downs. However the mystery piece holds it all together. Couldn't sleep until I finished it. Have to read the next one.
Stephanie  G
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
Nisha
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
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Inara
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
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jD
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 h
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
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
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Donna
Jul 01, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

The
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Willow
Jun 23, 2011 Willow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Tutti Dolci


CURSE YOU, EVE SILVER! Grrr!

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
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Amyiw
1/2 star for the cliffhanger of the overarc. The romance is complete but the complexities of the UF world that is built, is just begun.
When I was 3/4 through, I went to look at reviews for this book as I thought it was really good so far. It really was a great mix of a fantasy, mythos plot with a paranormal romance. Lots of chess players on the board and we are told of the death of a brother of the soul reapers, who are 1/2 god 1/2 human. At a point we know who the killer is but not how or why.
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Rachel Smith
4.5 actually. Thoroughly enjoyed the world building and plan to devour the rest of the series.
LeeAnne Hansen
Mar 05, 2017 LeeAnne Hansen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh this novel, Oh this series! Oh everything!

I can not praise this book enough. I first came across this series after having finished Eve Silvers' last book in her Dark Gothic Series. And after having devoured and lived in that series for weeks, months I needed another Eve kick. (I am completely convinced she laces her books with drugs, they are so addictive! )

This was my first journey into modern, paranormal,mythology, bad ass, urban romance and I am so glad it was this book that was my first!
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Tina
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
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Katie Michaels
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
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