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Keta Diablo

Today I have the pleasure of reviewing an Advance Readers Copy of Keta Diablo’s upcoming release from Ravenous Romance called The Sin Eater’s Prince, which you got a sneak peek at in the anthology, Boys of the Bite. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing several of Keta’s other books and was excited about getting my hands on a copy of her first full-length vampire novel. And I have to say I’m glad that I did because though I had a lot of things going on in my life I had a great time reading it. The novel starts with the hero, Owen Rhys, the sin eater of his village in Wales, who has been shunned by the local villagers his entire life—except by Andras Maddock, the local physician who is the other hero of the novel. We see how Owen lives by himself since his father’s death with no one to care for him or love him the way he wants to be love. Owen and Andras have a chemistry that you can read from the very start of the novel when Owen is called to go about doing his job as a Sin Eater with Andras going with him as a doctor to the families homes. At first Owen is trying to deny that he was in love with the one man he thinks will never return that love but all that changes. Owen is shocked when Andras saves him from death at the hands of a vampire and admits he cares deeply for Owen. Owen suspected that Andras was a vampire for a while but it wasn’t until the attack that he finally confirmed his suspicion that he was a long tooth that his father had warned him about.
Dagan, son of Traherne, the vampire Andras killed to save Owen, will stop at nothing to avenge his father’s death and obtain the Prince of Wales’s mystic sword from Andras. The divine claymore holds the power to grant immunity from the sun’s harsh rays—the one exemption the dark Lords of the Underworld has sought for centuries. While reading this novel I did have to trouble with the Welsh words that were used throughout the novel, which sometimes happens when I read historical romances, but that didn’t take away from my enjoying the plot of the story. There is a lot of revenge, redemption, dark versus light, good versus evil in this novel that had me virtually flipping the pages to find out what will happen next for Owen and Andras. There are some pretty heated love scenes between Owen and Andras that had me wanting them to never end since I could practically feel the heat and lust coming from the both. I always seem to enjoy the love scenes from Keta’s books both erotic romances and m/m erotic romances because they are so tastefully written. Keta Diablo delivers a novel that is about star-crossed love and sorcery mixed with physical lust and blood lust combined that will keep you on your toes wanting to know what will happen next. I have to say again that I’m glad that I got the chance to get my hands on an ARC of this novel because it was such a joy to read. I look forward to reading any of Keta’s future books and we may be lucky enough to get another book about Owen and Andras since I think that the ending of this novel might just be the beginning for them. I give this book 4 Open Books:

4 Open Books

Here is the description of the book from Keta’s website and picture:
THE SIN EATER’S PRINCE by Keta Diablo $6.99 (135 Pages)

The Sin Eater's Prince by Keta Diablo

Owen Rhys, the sin eater of his village in Wales, has been shunned by the local villagers his entire life—except by Andras Maddock, the local physician. In love with the one man he thinks will never return that love, Owen is shocked when Andras saves him from death at the hands of a vampire and admits he cares deeply for Owen.

Dagan, son of Traherne, the vampire Andras killed to save Owen, will stop at nothing to avenge his father’s death and obtain the Prince of Wales’s mystic sword from Andras. The divine claymore holds the power to grant immunity from the sun’s harsh rays—the one exemption the dark Lords of the Underworld has sought for centuries.

Star-crossed love, sorcery, and bloodlust collide on a vengeful path where only one side can remain victorious. Revenge and redemption. Dark versus light. Good versus evil. The Sin Eater’s Prince.

Keta Diablo is one of my favorite erotic romance authors and because I enjoyed her erotic historical romances I thought I would try out her upcoming male/male contemporary erotic romance release. After reading Keta’s Crossroads, the first book in her Crossroads series as well as, Crossroads Revisited, which is the second book in her series. I read a very intense and intriguing excerpt on Keta’s website that had me wanting to read the novel as soon as possible especially since I loved the first and second book. Now the main character Frank McGuire is an ex-cop turned private investigator after the death of his police partner Quinn Brennan’s death. Frank is a very intriguing character who I really loved reading about because he is such a big, strong and handsome man who has a special ability to commune with the dead since he was a child. His relationship with his partner Quinn was very special to him because he was a father figure who took Frank under his wing and made him apart of his own family. Now Rand is Quinn’s son, who has had a crush on Frank since even his father’s death, and he really wants to have a relationship with Frank but isn’t getting it right now. Rand wants Frank to tell him that he loves him and wants to have an open relationship that shows that to him but Frank is not ready for that even though I know that he does love Rand very much. After everything Rand and Frank have gone through in the first book, Crossroads, things really start to heat up for them both in the second book Crossroads Revisited. The third book in the Crossroads series is about to come out in November and I’ve had the pleasure of receiving an Advanced Readers Copy. In Crossroads Showdown things get more series in Rand and Frank’s relationship which is great because I really love them and want them to have their happily ever after since they’ve been through a lot together. Tough PI, Frank McGuire, attempts to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia and this leads for Rand and Frank’s relationship with one another to start to change. While channeling his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost and as Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from the most unlikely of sources. To complicate matters, Rand has decided its time Frank commit to their relationship—or run the risk of Rand being gone for good when he returns.
This book is a must have! If you have read Crossroads and loved it as much as I did then you need to get your hands on a copy of Crossroads Revisited now because it is just as good and even better than the first. But that is not the end because Crossroads Showdown will give you a deeper look into the tough PI Frank which some readers have commented is a bit too touch and sometimes seems a bit cruel. In this novel you will see a new side of Frank because he is not a cruel man but someone who has lived a rough life and has been toughen by it. There is suspense in this novel that will keep you guessing about where things will lead Frank in the end as well as what will happen between Frank and Rand who both seem to be coming a bit to terms about where their relationship is heading. I really liked how Frank and Rand have developed in this novel because I really felt that they could have a great relationship with one another if they had a bit more time together so they could feel each other out enough to be comfortable to show their emotional sides. Keta Diablo delivers yet another steamy, hot, sexy and mysterious male/male erotic romance novel that will have you panting as well as making you want more and for the story to never end since you only just get a peek at Frank’s new side. I was sad to have finished this novel in less than 6 hours but I just couldn’t stop reading it until I found out how things would end for Frank and Rand after getting to see them together after finally trying to make a start on a real relationship. Now that I’ve read it I hope that Keta will finishing writing up the last novel in the Crossroads series and gives me more about Frank and Rand so I can see if their relationship will make it like I so want it to. I give this book 5 open books:

5 Open Books

Here is the description of the e-book from Keta’s website and picture:

CROSSROADS SHOWDOWN by Keta Diablo $ 3.00 (90 Pages)

Crossroads Showdown by Keta Diablo

Tough PI, Frank McGuire, attempts to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. While channeling his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost. As Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from the most unlikely of sources. To complicate matters, Rand has decided its time Frank commit to their relationship—or run the risk of Rand being gone when he returns.
Keta Diablo is one of my favorite erotic romance authors and because I enjoyed her erotic historical romances I thought I would try out her new male/male contemporary erotic romance. After reading Keta’s Crossroads, which is the first book in her three book series, I was both excited and a bit nervous to read her second book in her Crossroads series. I read a very intense and intriguing excerpt on Keta’s website that had me wanting to read the novel as soon as possible especially since I loved the first book. Now the main character Frank McGuire is an ex-cop turned private investigator after the death of his police partner Quinn Brennan’s death. Frank is a very intriguing character who I really loved reading about because he is such a big, strong and handsome man who has a special ability to commune with the dead since he was a child. His relationship with his partner Quinn was very special to him because he was a father figure who took Frank under his wing and made him apart of his own family.

Now Rand is Quinn’s son, who has had a crush on Frank since even his father’s death, and he really wants to have a relationship with Frank but isn’t getting it right now. Rand wants Frank to tell him that he loves him and wants to have an open relationship that shows that to him but Frank is not ready for that even though I know that he does love Rand very much. After everything Rand and Frank have gone through in the first book, Crossroads, they really heat up for them both in the second book Crossroads Revisited. Frank McGuire is beginning to think the City has become a melting pot for serial killers because there is yet another maniac who is stalking the streets, only this time the deviant isn’t tracking Goth girls, but rather gay college students. Now rumors are surfacing that put Frank’s life in jeopardy, and somehow he must protect Rand from the carnage that is about to unfold. What he didn’t count on was Rand becoming the killer’s next victim after having thought he figured out who was the killer.
This book is a must have! If you have read Crossroads and loved it as much as I did then you need to get your hands on a copy of Crossroads Revisited now because it is just as good and even better than the first. In this novel you will see Frank and Rand’s budding relationship start to bloom a bit but not fully yet because Frank still has a lot of emotional baggage that is really getting in the way of his relationship with Rand. There is suspense in this novel that will keep you guessing even though you may think you have found the real killer in the end you get a big surprise. I really fell in love with both Frank and Rand in this novel because I really felt that they could have a great relationship with one another if they had a bit more time together so they could feel each other out enough to be comfortable to show their emotional sides.
Keta Diablo delivers yet another steamy, hot, sexy and mysterious male/male erotic romance novel that will have you panting as well as making you want more and for the story to never end. I was sad to have finished this novel in less than 4 hours but I just couldn’t stop reading it until I found out how things would end for Frank and Rand after getting to see them together after finally trying to make a start on a real relationship. Now that I’ve read it I hope that Keta will finishing writing up the last novel in the Crossroads series and gives me more about Frank and Rand so I can see if their relationship will make it like I so want it to. After reading my second male/male erotic romance I want to read more and look forward to reading any more male/male erotic romance by Keta Diablo and other amazing authors. I give this book 5 open books:

Here is the description of the e-book from Keta’s website and picture:


CROSSROADS REVISITED by Keta Diablo $ 3.00 (73 Pages)

Crossroads Revisited by Keta DiabloFrank McGuire is beginning to think the City has become a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets, only this time the deviant isn’t tracking Goth girls, but rather gay college students. Rumors surface that put Frank’s life in jeopardy, and somehow he must protect Rand from the carnage about to unfold. What he didn’t count on was Rand becoming the killer’s next victim.

Frank. Rand. Phaze. Game On!

Well this is my second male/male book and again Keta Diablo is the woman I have gone to in order to get more into this new genre for me since I loved her novel Crossroads. Well this novel starts on Valentine’s day and the main character is named Valentine Giovanni. Since his breakup with his boyfriend, Valentine Giovanni, a month ago, Deke’s life seemed meaningless. The moment Val found out he’d cheated on him, the shit hit the fan…and Deke’s shoes hit the pavement because Val couldn’t believe that Deke would cheat on him. He didn’t have time to explain the why of it because Val wouldn’t believe him, and even Deke didn’t fully comprehend why he cheated since he loved him. He told himself that Val deserved better than him because he needed a submissive who completely trusted him and was commited wholly to his rough sex and demands. So rather than Deke talking over his fears and insecurities, he forced a breakup by admitting he’d cheated on Val though it was a painful scene, an angry, gut-wrenching, debacle that ended in a screaming rage.

Deke thought he’d feel relief when it was over, but every day was more depressing than the last, and all he felt was an emptiness that could only be filled by trying to make things right with Val. He’d never loved anyone like he loved his former dom. which he realized that now and tonight, he planned to prove his love to Val. Reading this short story was very entertaining because it was way more steamy than I thought it would be and that just made reading it so much more fun. I felt that it was a way to short but it was satisfying nonetheless but if it were a bit longer I think it would have made it so much more better. I liked the characters even though I didn’t get to know them better in such a short story but the steamy sex scene made up for that because it was very HOT. I give this book 4 Open Books:

Here is the description from Keta Diablo’s website and picture:

VALENTINE’S VINDICATION by Keta Diablo $ 1.99 (19 Pages)

The dreaded day had arrived. And this year, February 14th had a dual meaning. Not only was it Valentine’s Day, but it was also Valentine’s day. Since his breakup with his boyfriend, Valentine Giovanni, a month ago, Deke’s life seemed meaningless. What had he expected? The moment Val found out he’d cheated on him, the shit hit the fan…and Deke’s shoes hit the pavement.

He didn’t have time to explain the why of it. Val wouldn’t believe him, and even Deke didn’t fully comprehend why he did it. He told himself Val deserved better, a submissive who completely trusted him, who’d commit wholly to his rough sex and demands. So rather than talk over his fears and insecurities, Deke forced a breakup by admitting he’d cheated.

It was a painful scene, an angry, gut-wrenching, debacle that ended in a screaming rage. Deke thought he’d feel relief when it was over, but every day was more dismal than the last, and all he felt was emptiness. He’d never loved anyone like he loved his former dom. He realized that now. And tonight, he planned to prove his love to Val.

Keta Diablo is one of my favorite erotic romance authors and because I enjoyed her erotic historical romances I thought I would try out her new male/male contemporary erotic romance. I’ve never read a male/male romance or an erotic male/male romance so when I got my hands on a copy of Keta Diablo’s Crossroads I was both excited a a bit nervous because it was my first but it won’t be my last. Keta really promoted this book well and I was hooked into reading the novel after first seeing the marvelously and colorfully put together cover. I also read a very intense and intriguing excerpt on Keta’s website that had me wanting to read the novel as soon as possible. Now the main character Frank McGuire is an ex-cop turned private investigator after the death of his police partner Quinn Brennan’s death. Frank is a very intriguing character who I really loved reading about because he is such a big, strong and handsome man who has a special ability to commune with the dead since he was a child. His relationship with his partner Quinn was very special to him because he was a father figure who took Frank under his wing and made him apart of his own family.
Quinn also didn’t judge Frank for being gay and was very accepting of it even up to his death in Frank’s arms in a shooting. Frank put distance between Quinn’s family and himself after the funeral because he thought it would be best. So it was a bit of a surprise to Frank when Quinn’s widow Emily calls him for help in finding her 22-year-old son Rand who hasn’t called or answers any of the messages that her 20-year-old daughter Marlow and her have left him. Frank has had an attraction to Rand since he last saw him at Quinn’s funeral five years ago and even though Frank has tried to suppress that attraction it all changes when he finally find Rand. Frank has searched for him in four different billiard places before finding him at the fifth one, which he meets the bartender who gives him very weird vibes. That is when things get really hot and heavy between Frank and Rand, which really sets off the start of their relationship with one another.
There is also a mysterious serial killer called The Black Rail is on the loose during the novel and Frank is recruited to help the police catch and put the killer away for a long time. Keta Diablo delivers a steamy, hot, sexy and mysterious male/male erotic romance novel that will make want more and for the story to never end. I was sad to have finished this novel in less than 4 hours but I just couldn’t stop reading it until I found out how things would end for Frank and Rand. Now that I’ve read it I hope that Keta will maybe write up another story with Frank and Rand so I can see if their relationship will make it like I so want it to. After reading my first male/male erotic romance I want to read more and look forward to reading any more male/male erotic romance by Keta Diablo and other amazing authors. I give this book 5 open books:

Here is the description of the e-book from Keta’s website and picture:


CROSSROADS by Keta Diablo $ 3.00 (73 Pages)

Handsome ex-cop Frank McGuire finds himself on a quest to locate his dead partner’s missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exercabated since the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets and doesn’t realize he’s embroiled in duplicity and murder. In order to save Rand, Frank must confront the nefarious killers and…confront his long-suppressed feelings for Rand.

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Phoebe Jordan
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Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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