The Roman Empire never collapsed for Ares DeLuca and other Sicari. Ares comes from an ancient bloodline of telekinetic assassins who have lived in the shadows for two millennia. The Sicari are honor bound to kill only in the name of justice, but Ares broke the Order’s code and used his sword for revenge. Love cost him dearly once before, and he’s not willing to pay the price again. At least not until hot, sweet, delectable Emma enters his world. Not only does she have the ability to save an ancient empire’s collapse, she holds the key to a valuable Sicari relic and quite likely the key to his heart.
Archeologist Emma Zale sees the past when she touches ancient relics. It’s how she uncovered evidence of an ancient order of assassins—the Sicari. When a sinfully dark stranger shows up on her Chicago doorstep, he drags her into a world where ancient Rome still rules, and telekinesis and empaths are the norm. But someone wants her dead, and her only hope of survival is an assassin who’s every bit as dangerous to her body as he is to her heart.
Only Love Can Save an Empire’s Collapse and Ensure Another’s Downfall
Reviewers Choice Award
“…fast paced, deliciously sexy and highly unique — another winner [for Burns] and most definitely a must read.” — Two Lips Reviews
“Monica Burn’s weaves a wonderful tale, building a mythical world and blending it beautifully with modern civilization. I loved her voice, it was so full of passion and adventure.” — Night Owl Reviews
“[Emma]is a smart heroine. She also does something that a lot of heroines don’t do. She thanks and appreciates the fact that Ares saved her life. A complicated treasure hunt, very evil villains who revel in torture, a brotherhood of Sicari warriors, and a hot romance. I really think this series is going to be a good one. Lysander’s story is next, and I can’t wait! — Mandi, Smexy Books
“The sexual tension that builds between these two is exciting and delicious and when they finally come together, the wait is certainly worth it.” — Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
“The Fresh Pick is chosen by a group of readers…appeals to us and we like to share our diverse tastes in reading and hope you’ll give it a try. — Fresh Fiction
“The lead couple is a terrific pairing while the support cast enhances the sense of a long running deadly feud. Assassin’s Honor is a spellbinding tale.” — The Best Reviews
“Sizzling talent Burns kicks off the Order of the Sicari series, exploring a deadly and ancient feud between the Praetorian Guard and the legendary Sicari assassins. Besides the main protagonists, there are a number of intriguing secondary characters. A great start in a very promising series!”
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