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Summary

They’re sworn enemies.

Witches and witch hunters can never fall for each other....

Wade is a witch hunter with a cursed heart. 

But everything he’s come to know about those evil creatures is about to be challenged by one man....

Caleb’s love life is a mess.

He’s given up on love, but as an empath, love never gives up on him.

When he meets a witch hunter with a cursed heart, he comes up with a plan.

  • Trade hearts.
  • Stop the witch hunters.
  • Have a bisexual awakening.
  • Go their separate ways.

If they want to fix their lives, they’ll have to learn to trust each other. Can they overcome their hatred and work together or will they end up ruining both their lives?

Killer Heart is an MM urban fantasy with lots of magic, powerful emotions, a passionate blooming romance, and a touch of kink. 

This is book 1 in the Blade & Dust series with no cliff-hanger and a happy for now ending.

Buy now and fall under Killer Heart's spell.

©2019 Rhys Lawless (P)2020 Rhys Lawless

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Does not live up to the title's subheading

Let's clear this up, the book is not 'breathtaking'. It's good if occasionally confused. Urban fantasy with enemies to lovers. There's a lot going on but bear with it, it all makes sense by the end. Also Wade is a totally unlikable character at the start of this book, but there are reason for a lot of his behaviour. He's no pussycat by the end but a lot of his behaviour is explained away by events. His constant denial of being gay or bisexual is jarring, though. The narrator is new to me and did a reasonable job, although sometimes the voices got confused. Book ends on a soft cliffhanger, with MCs together as a couple.

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good book

love it I couldn't put the book down and I can't wait for the other book come out on here

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Amazing urban fantasy

Wade hunts witches, Caleb is a witch. So, at first glance, there is nothing these two men should have in common. Between the curse that has haunted Wade since he was a child and Caleb's empathic abilities, this story just got more interesting by the second. As there are outside forces at play, you will find yourself gasping and in shock as each curve is revealed.

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  • AL
  • 08-06-20

Great worldbuilding!

Story: I was awed with the worldbuilding in this story! It's a rich and complex realm that we get to see and experience first hand, with plenty of descriptions and narrative that helps navigate and understand it. It's a great skill, especially with such variety and amount of details, to still make it about the story first and foremost. Teh dual POV narration did a great job of showing both sides of the story and the plot twist kept it interesting. Looking forward to learning, what's next! Narration: The voice was interesting and differentiation for various characters was done really well. In some places though, I felt that the inflection did not correspond with emotions I expected from the story itself. Overall though, it was a good performance for sure.

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Enjoyable start to a new series :)

Two men on opposing sides have to work together against a common enemy - not quite enemies-to-lovers, but fun all the same. The world-building for the story is well done and I had no trouble following the story, (I have not read the prequel, Foxy Heart). The story has magic, suspense, some twists (I didn't see coming) and so much more going on. Wade and Caleb make a good couple and hope to see more of them and their growing relationship. John York provides a multi-faceted performance - characters are distinct, emotions portrayed well, accents were well done. Definitely a great way to enjoy the book! I requested and received this audiobook. This is an unbiased review provided.

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  • NC
  • 25-05-20

Gritty queer romance

I really wanted to like this book--it had pretty much everything I love: magic, queerness, snark, and an excellent narrator. I found, though, that I just didn't end up liking either of the main characters. Wade was callous and caustic--with a good reason for that!--and I thought Caleb would be a good counterpoint to that, but I found him to be jaded and caustic, too. I gave it a good try but in the end I just found I couldn't connect. I think this is very much a personal taste thing, because overall, this book is excellent quality--the writing was excellent, narration excellent, setup excellent all around. I tend to like sweeter romances, though, and this is much more gritty. If you like gritty shows like Game of Thrones, Outlander, and Billions vs, say, This is Us or A Discovery of Witches (though maybe a bit of the latter!), you'll likely love this book! And I'd wholeheartedly recommend it. I probably wouldn't recommend it to the squeamish, though. I was given a free copy of this book at my request and voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 18-05-20

Enemies to Lovers

I love these two main characters so much! I fell in love with them from the moment this book started. This is a very good enemies to lovers PNR story. The plot was a good blend of action and character development and kept me on the edge of my seat for a lot of the time. I loved the mystery and trying to figure out what was going on and why. This author put their own spin on the witch and witch hunter stories and definitely made it a must listen to! The narrator did a fantastic job with the different characters and emotions. I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Lo
  • 20-11-20

A story with potential ruined by elementary writing and characters

The narrator did a very fine job considering the material he was working with. On top of very simplistic writing, there were so many misused adjectives, awkward interactions, and strange descriptions that I had a really hard time taking the story seriously. On top of that, the characters did not talk, act, or react like normal human beings. There were so many inappropriate expositions during weird times, a lot of sharing and heavy emotion between characters that didn’t even know each other, and the way the characters spoke and thought reminded me of an angsty 12 year old. I genuinely didn’t want to finish the book, but I figured to give it a fair chance I should finish int to get a good feel for the story. The universe has potential, but it was wasted on weak characters and flimsy plot points.

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  • David
  • 17-11-20

Over all I liked it

Over all I liked it. I did find some of the writing predictable and sometime cringe worthy. The characters are a bit ruff but likes a perfect character. I did really like the world building, it was refreshing to see creatures like trolls and such not be automatically vilified. I think once the other books come to audible I’d listen to them.

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  • Sonnyboy
  • 08-11-20

A kinder of a story,

What a fun but scary story Killer Heart turned out to be. I was totality caught up in the excitement and danger and a bit enthralled with the 2 main characters, Wade and Caleb. . I look forward to rest of the books in the series. The story takes place in London making John York`s narration perfect for me local. His performance was top notch.

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  • Jay
  • 03-11-20

Fun and sexy

This book is just what I wanted and expected. It’s funny and smart with a couple of arousing scenes that keep you wanting more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-20

great book can't wait for book two be on Audible

I really enjoyed the story in the call idea behind it. it was very entertaining and I can't wait for the second one to come out on Audible. I know I will be buying it. it was a great read and a great lesson. I love the concept of the story and urban fantasy. can't wait for the next.

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  • Donald
  • 09-10-20

Excellent

What an excellent story! I was riveted from the beginning to the end. I can’t wait for the next book in the series...hoping it reaches audiobook soon.

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  • JKS
  • 01-10-20

Enemies to Lovers

Killer Heart is book 1 in the Blade & Dust series. This is an enjoyable, action packed, enemies to lovers, Urban Fantasy story full of magic, mystery, drama, and steam. When Caleb, a witch and empath, and Wade, a witch hunter, get together what could go wrong? Caleb and Wade's journey to free themselves and be together isn't an easy one but is well worth it. This story ends with a HFN and sets you up for the next book as Caleb and Wade's story continues. It you enjoy Urban Fantasy stories you don't want to miss this. Narrator John York does an amazing job. He really brings the story to life.

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  • Stephanie Hiteq
  • 26-08-20

What a great read!!!!!!!

sexy...hot...intriguing....great twists and turnsi loved all of it and can't wait for the next story!