Assassin’s Heart

Series:  Order of the Sicari
Book #: 2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Heat Level:  4 | Legend
Publisher: Maroli SP Imprints
Publication Year: 2016
ISBN: 978-0-9862431-8-9
Formats: Digital, Print

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2011 PRISM Best of the Best

With a half-angelic, half-demonic face, Lysander Condellaire can never have the one thing he wants mostPhaedra DeLuca.

“If I had to compare Lysander and Phaedra to another couple from the world of paranormal romance, it would be to Bella and Zsadist. Yeah, I went there!”

— Emily, What Book Is That
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Can the truth of the soul — Conquer the pain of its ancient past.

Lysander Condellaire never understood why he had telepathic and telekinetic powers until the night his Praetorian father tortured him and left him for dead. Now, the half-angelic, half-demonic face he sees in the mirror is a reminder of the monster he must keep hidden or face expulsion from the order of assassins know as the Sicari. But his dreams of Ancient Rome hint at a destiny he finds hard to accept, especially when it involves the woman he loves, but can never have.

A gifted healer in the Order, Phaedra DeLuca witnessed her mother’s murder when she was just a little girl. The haunting memory makes her loathe everything Praetorian. When she travels to Rome in search of an ancient artifact, she must work alongside a man who once cruelly rejected her love and healing touch. But her dreams of Ancient Rome tell of an irreversible and possibly dangerous future. For the distant past and present are about to collide–with the one man she is destined to love.

Recommended Read

“..Assassin’s Heart earned a spot on my Keeper Shelf, Lysander has stolen a piece of my heart…I wouldn’t trust his heart to anyone other than Phae…”

— Two Lips Reviews

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“I really intended to read it over at least two days – I really did! But then I started and I just couldn’t stop. If you liked Assassin’s Honor, you’ll love Assassin’s Heart.”

— Cid at Book-Addicts

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“Assassin’s Heart” offers an exciting adventure with a heart-wrenching love story – my heart is still bleeding for poor Maximus. I was in no way disappointed with this book – and given how high my expectations were, this was a distinct possibility. The Order of the Sicari is an excellent series – and I am so looking forward to more.”

 — Romance Novel News Blog

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“Burns’ vivid descriptions add to the menace and action in this tightly written novel. As her protagonists fight both themselves and an overt danger, their relationship is rocky and intense. Burns doesn’t disappoint!”

— RTBOOKreviews, 4 Stars

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“The emotional tension between Lysander and Phaedra keeps the pages turning. I finished this read in one sitting…Monica Burns is a masterful storyteller.” 

— Kristal at The Season For Romance

Critical Acclaim

“If I had to compare Lysander and Phaedra to another couple from the world of paranormal romance, it would be to Bella and Zsadist. Yeah, I went there!”

— Emily, What Book Is That

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“This book has one of my least favorite things in a romance, something that I avoid at all costs, and yet I still loved it….I am looking forward to seeing if Monica Burns can top Lysander and Phaedra.”

— The Good, the Bad, and the Unread – Grade A-

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“This is a definite reread. The series is on line with the Black Dagger Brotherhood…give this series a try, it won’t disappoint.”

— Parajunkee’s View 4.5 Stars

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“…delicious sensuality and heroes to die for? Look no further than Monica Burns’ Sicari brotherhood.”

— Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author

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“I read [Assassin’s Heart] from cover to cover in one sitting and kept thinking that THIS is the reason why I love reading.”

— Kerin Hanson, Reviewer

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“I can say this is a series where I find myself anticipating the next one. With adventure and romance, angst and tension, this book is a really fun read.” 


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Top Pick

“The plot is complex, interesting and keeps you caught in the tangled web it weaves. The characters are personable, multi-faceted and…the love is so strong that it has lasted 2000 years.”

 — Night Owls Reviews