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Review: Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin #3) by Eve Silver (& Giveaway)

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Sins of the Flesh by Eve Silver

Ed. note: Enter to win Sins of the Heart (Otherkin #1) or Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin #3), both by Eve Silver, at the end of this post. Can’t wait? Click here to jump down.)

Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin #3)
Eve Silver

Published: Oct. 1, 2010
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon

Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars

Eve Silver has officially made my auto-buy list. As I said in my review of the second Otherkin book Sins of the Soul, her prose is stunning. The same is true in Sins of the Flesh, the final book in the trilogy.

Through the three novels, we have met three soul reaper brothers — demigods — who have sought the remains of their brother in the hopes of resurrecting him. Malthus, the brother focused on in Sins of the Flesh, is also keen to make those who murdered Lokan pay. With all the underworld politics, it’s hard to point a finger. Add into the mix each of the soul reaper sons falling head-over-heels for a Daughter of Aset, sworn enemies, and you have a complex paranormal mystery with excellent love stories. (Can you see why Silver’s books are must-buys yet?)

Sins of the Flesh is my favorite of the trilogy. (Notable as I tend to like the second books in trilogies where everything gets really bad.) There are three main reasons it’s a notch above the others.

First, Silver had my feelings about Mal do a 180. In earlier books we see him superficially, and I thought he was an ass. Maybe I like assholes, because his interactions with the awesome Calliope and reading from his point-of-view have me loving the adrenaline junkie.

Calliope may be a big reason for loving Mal. She’s the second reason Flesh is top of the Otherkin books. She’s in far deeper with the Daughters of Aset than the women we met in previous books. She challenges Mal in every way — early on it’s mostly physical challenges, then later big emotional ones. He does the same to her. Calliope is strong and self-reliant, but also very controlled. Watching her let her guard down is liberating to the reader, too.

Finally, Silver lets us read from the points-of-view of characters we care about from the earlier books. Sins of the Flesh is the full picture and offers a fitting and complete close to the Otherkin trilogy.

EVE SILVER GIVEAWAY!

Enter to Win books from Eve Silver!We have one copy of each Sins of the Heart (Otherkin #1) and Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin #3) to give to lucky readers. If you haven’t read this series, it’s a must (and why we’re offering up the first book in the series. You can enter to win both books, but only one book will be awarded per winner.

Enough talk. To enter to win either Eve Silver book, all you need to do is fill out this form.

CONTEST RULES & DETAILS

1. You must fill out the entry form. We love comments, but they don’t count for the giveaway.
2. There are three additional (and optional) bonus entries available, if you want to up your odds:
+1 bonus entry in this contest if you’re a follower — be it via Google Friend Connect (the “Join this Site” button), RSS or email. It’s not required, but we like giving our readers a leg-up.
+1 bonus entry if you follow us on Twitter, @VampBookClub
+1 bonus entry if you share this contest — be it via tweet, blog post, etc.
3. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
4. You must enter no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, Oct. 14.
5. Winners will be contacted via email. Each then has 48 hours to respond and claim his or her prize, or we will select another winner.
6. Entrants must be at least 18 years old, or have their parent’s permission to enter this contest. (Age is higher due to content.) Please review our privacy policy, if you have any questions as to how Vampire Book Club uses your information. (Short version: we’ll only use it to contact you for this contest.)
7. Vampire Book Club has the right to change or cancel any giveaway at any time without prior notice.
8. Finally, big thanks to the lovely people at HQN/Harlequin for providing these books.

11 Responses to “Review: Sins of the Flesh (Otherkin #3) by Eve Silver (& Giveaway)”

  1. Kelly Mueller says:

    So looking forward to reading Sin of the Flesh….

  2. yolande McKay says:

    Amazing read! love your other books too…

  3. Deise says:

    Our! This is very nice!

  4. Spaz P says:

    Yippee! I’ve wanted to start this series forever!

  5. Stephanie Martin says:

    I’ve got the first 2 and don’t want to start reading until I have book 3. The covers are beautiful.

  6. Kelly Mueller says:

    I want… I want….. :D

  7. Oh this series sounds great! Thank you for giving us the oppurtunity to win!

  8. E.J. Stevens says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows

  9. Heather D. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  10. Moira Remington-Smith says:

    This series sounds interesting.

    Moira

  11. tamibates says:

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