Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Sin Eater's Prince #gayromance #vampires #MFRWHooks #MFRWAuthor

Welcome to #MFRW Weekly blog hop (known as #MFRWHooks)

Some time back I wrote The Sin Eater's Prince. I really enjoyed writing this book because it took me on a mental journey to the country of Wales. For those who don't know, Wales is steeped in legend and lore where superstitions abound in spades. Between the pages of The Sin Eater's Prince, you'll find all the following paranormal creatures and MORE!

Fairies, which are known as “y Tylwyth Teg” in Welsh, meaning the fair folk or family. They come in five varieties: Ellyllon (elves), Coblynau (mine fairies), Bwbachod (household fairies), Gwragedd Annwn (underwater fairies), and Gwyllion (mountain fairies).

Hag of the Mist: 
The Hag of the mist, known in Welsh as the Gwrach-y-Rhibyn or the Cyoeraeth, is a hag spirit in Welsh folklore, comparable to the Irish banshee. Like the banshee, the Hag of the mist is portrayed as an ugly woman, whose shriek or cry is said to forewarn of misfortune or death.

Tommy Knockers:
About two feet tall, and often described as greenish in color, Tommy Knockers look like men and are most often spied wearing a traditional miner’s outfit. Living beneath the ground, they have been “known” to have committed both good and bad deeds through the centuries, often playing practical jokes and committing random acts of mischief, such as stealing unattended tools and food. 

A sin-eater is a person who consumes a ritual meal in order to spiritually take on the sins of a deceased person. The food was believed to absorb the sins of a recently dead person, thus absolving the soul of the person. Sin-eaters, as a consequence, carried the sins of all people whose sins they had eaten. 

Type: Vampire, Date / Time: 1875
Comments: One of the few vampire reports in Wales, a creature attacked a young girl in this building. One of her brothers witnessed the attack and shot the monster in the leg. The blood trail enabled them to track it to the village graveyard, where it was dug up and burnt.Vampire

If you like reading about paranormal creatures, VAMPIRES and Werewolves, you'll love The Sin Eater's Prince. Here's just a few RAVES about the book! 

"1842 Wales, one of my favorite settings, for this wonderful dark and gritty m/m vampire paranormal romance. There was a lot of folklore and history of the place and time, I love stories with enough background, it gives it so much more realism and makes the story that much more enjoyable to read."

I got lost in the feeling of this dark set romance. The trials of life the sin eater accepted, the love of a just man whose own darkness proved his virtue. The sexual chemistry. Really all around just well done.I wish there were a sequel. I love this type of work and  Keta is first rate

Unlike the villagers, physician Andras Maddock has never shunned Owen, the Sin Eater. How can Andras ignore the one man he loves? Owen is stunned when Andras saves him from a gruesome death at the hands of vampire and then wonders how a simple man acquired supernatural powers?

Dagan, Dark Lord of the Underworld, vows to take the mystic sword from Andras, a weapon that allows his vampires to wreak their diabolical havoc in sunlight. Dagan will do anything to avenge his father’s death, and in the process, make the Sin Eater his slave.

Star-crossed love, sorcery, ancient myth and lore collide on a vengeful path where only one side will taste victory.

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Kryssie Fortune said...

Love Wales and it's legends. Just downloaded this on KU

Lisabet Sarai said...

You write the most interesting and erudite blogs, Keta.

This sounds fascinating.

Janet Lane Walters said...

Sounds like some interesting tales

Linda McLaughlin said...

Ooh, this sounds really fascinating. I should know more about Wales than I do, since a bunch of ancestors came from there. Do you have Welsh roots, too, Keta?

Ed Hoornaert said...

That's quite a collection of mythical creatures you've collected. The only ones I've heard of before are tommyknockers, because of the Stephen King novel of the same name.

BTW, I was literally one minute too late to get my hook onto the list, but if you get a chance, it's at eahoornaert.com/.