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Marked by an Assassin

(Eternal Mates #8)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  819 ratings  ·  81 reviews
A snow leopard shifter exiled from his pride twenty years ago, Harbin treads the dark path of life as an assassin, driven by a hunger for vengeance, mercilessly hunting the Archangel members who attacked his kin, murdering his mother and sister.

When a new contract comes in and the mark is a snow leopard shifter, he can’t resist venturing into the mortal world on a personal
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Published October 31st 2015
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

I’ve been a rather fickle reader where selecting my favourite ETERNAL MATES installment is concerned; first I fell in love with Loren & Olivia, then it was Cavanaugh & Eloise, and now I’m all about Harbin & Aya. MARKED BY AN ASSASSIN was a marvelous addition to this series with its feline inspired fight scenes, poignant romance story, and the way that it tied into some of the earlier books.

Key points in the two protagonists’ pasts were established in the opening chapters
Marta Cox
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Is this really the eigth book in this series? Wow they just keep on coming and the author never seems to run out of ideas or steam! I confess that her elves and demons are totally drool worthy but Ms Heaton has returned to her shifters with this book and given us Harbin the leopard brother of old favourite Cavanaugh. She doesn't stop there though as she cunningly intertwined his romance with blast from the past Aya! Now we know that Harbin is a deadly assasin but his newest job takes him deep in ...more
Monica **can't read fast enough**
When I say that I love this series, I mean that I LOVE this series! Heaton has created a world that will suck you in and with each additional installment just gets better and more complex. MARKED BY AN ASSASSIN continues the series with another great pairing. Harbin and Aya are connected in a way that is surprising when it unfolds but adds great dimension to what is happening between them. They are both scarred and distrustful for very good reasons. Harbin is more feral than civilized and Aya is ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 5 Marked by an Assassin Stars ~

Epic! Outstanding! Mind-blowing!

WOW! Each book is just as amazing as the last, if not more extraordinary. I have another favorite in this epic series. I really can’t just pick one. The series is extraordinary. The author knows how to weave a fantastic tail with each new novel. Each novel is packed full of action, twists and turns, new surprises, eventful and emotional moments, which add up to one remarkable read!

Marked by an Assassin brings us some key points
Stephanie  G
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Driven by vengeance, Harbin treads the dark path of an assassin but his newest mark isn’t quite what he expected and the beautiful snow leopard awakens a fierce hunger inside him in this pulse-pounding paranormal romance.

When trouble walks in the door in the form a sinfully handsome assassin, it stirs up the nightmares of Aya’s past but it just might give her a shot of putting those ghosts to rest and the reader can’t help but get sucked into the whirlwind of events as Harbin and Aya chase the
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-favorites
Another great installment... this series is still one of my favs! Felicity Heaton has a talent for keeping us on our toes and leaving us wanting more with each book. This one has me waiting in anticipation for the Incubus/Huntress storyline... are we getting one?? I hope so...
AND... I CAN'T WAIT FOR BLEU'S STORY!!! I know it's coming soon... the author has promised us it will. I'm positive that the wait will be worth it... :)
This book is bringing us back to the shifter world again and we follo
A weak 2 stars

This book was a lot of re-hashing. A lot of internal conflict that was never voiced until the very end. A lot of back pedaling and angst and confusion. It just didn't flow well. There's a plot twist that didn't really make sense. It was kind of a mess, in my opinion. Seriously couldn't get into it and skimmed the last 20%.
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Marked by an Assassin is one of my favorite books in this series. It pulls in most of the previous characters into the storyline. I love the different ways of seeing a scene I have read before from a different set of characters viewpoint. For some reason for me it's like being in a room and being able to read everyones thoughts at that exact moment in time. It's exhilarating.

Harbin and Aya are both equally strong characters and the author had me guessing till almost the end about who the mysteri
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Harbin - snow leopard shifter, assassin. Exiled from his pride and driven by vengeance, he is on the hunt to avenge the murder of his mother and sister. When a contract to kill a another snow leopard comes in, he can’t resist. He needs to know why a peaceful species now has a price on their head. Little does he know it’s a female and not just any female. It’s one he knows!

The latest couple in the Eternal Mates series is Harbin and Aya. I really liked them both. There interactions are both steam
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I'm seriously addicted to Felicity Heaton's books and this series so I couldn't wait for this. I wasn't disappointed.

This book follows Harbin, snow leopard shifter and brother to Cavanaugh, who we've met previously in the series, and Aya, a female snow leopard.

Harbin is an assassin based in the depths of hell. He is intrigued that the new mark is another snow leopard and is eager to take the job. He doesn't realise at the time how this will influence his future and ma
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This series is become of my favorite paranormal romance series. I love how it is completely different from the other series that I'm reading right now. I'm a very character driven reader and Felicity Heaton writes some amazing characters. Everytime she introduces a new character, I want to learn more about them.

Both Harbin and Aya have a troubled past. They both have revenge on the mind. Harbin gave his life to a group of assassins so that he would have some way to make a living while still work
Amanda Shelley-Masters
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the Author in exchange for an Honest Review

Amazing story! I love this series! each book just gets better and better and Felicity Heaton makes every story raise hairs and curl your toes all at the same time.

I love shifter stories and the snow leopards in Felicity's story really drew me in with their heartbreak and sadness. I really loved Cavanaugh and Eloise's story in Craved by an Alpha which I thought was heart-wrenching enough! Harban and Aya's story tears your heart u
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Aya and harbin

Harbin is a snow leopard exiled by his father as he was blamed for a tragedy in his pride. His now an assassin, his gladly been killing known people from archangel and any other contracts his guild has taken on. His guild contains demons and the leader is an elf.

Harbin is scarred through fighting, has piercing silver eyes and silver hair. He also has a new mark to track down.

Aya is also a snow leopard, she has had her memories twisted, she may just be puppet in somebody else's game
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Although this is part of a series, it is easily read as a stand alone.
Harbin is a snow leopard shifter. Unlike most of his kind, he is also a cold and calculating killer. Since a human woman betrayed him, and caused the deaths of many in his pride, he has sought vengeance. He works as an assassin for hire, and in his free time hunting the humans from Archangel that destroyed his life.
Aya is also a snow leopard shifter, and now someone has put a contract out on her. Harbin will not allow any of
T.M. Payne
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book: Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates #8)
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publication Date: 10/31/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars

We get the next couple in the Eternal Mates series and oh, my are they hot. I have enjoyed this series and I think I found my favorite so far.

Harbin is an Assassin and is sent on the mission find a cat shifter. A snow leopard of all things. Well this just boils his blood considering it is what Harbin is. His boss Hartt is refusing to
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This is the story of Harbin and Aya - two snow leopards with an entwined past of love, hurt, betrayal, and tragedy. Harbin is Cavanaugh's younger brother and Aya was his first kiss before tragedy struck their village.

This story was fantastic, with smooth writing, intricate twists and plenty of action. However, it was made all the more be the amazing characters, with their thirst for revenge and vengeance, and the atrocities they have survived which turned them into the people they are today.

Georgina Parkin
Feb 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Probably closer to a 3.5 stars as I liked it as much as the last book and Cavanaugh's book. They're all pretty close to a 4 star rating which is why they're all at that point, but compared to others in the series they weren't quite what I was looking for. I think my issue is it's been so long since I was anticipating the couple for that book. I've wanted Bleu for so long now it's dampened my spirits, and now I'm up to that I'm super worried I won't like it like I want to haha! I'm now hoping for ...more
I'm a huge fan of the Eternal Mates series, I've been reading Felicity Heaton's books for a long time now & I always eagerly await each of her new releases so I was excited to get my hands on Marked by an Assassin. Unfortunately this book just didn't work for me as well as I expected it to, it's not a bad story by any means but it didn't live up to my expectations and I think it was the weakest instalment of the series so far. That could partly be down to the fact that we didn't know either of t ...more
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I have been following the Eternal Mates series from the beginning as such I am completely invested in the characters that I have encountered as a result. Marked by an Assassin, which is book #8 in the series was no exception. One may expect that after reaching this far in the series, there is nothing more that could be written to keep readers interested, however, this is not the case. Each story just keeps getting better and better. There are so many interesting characters that one cannot help ...more
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret that I'm a bit of a paranormal junkie - I love the genre and Shifters in particular, so this installment of the Eternal Mates series was right up my street!!

I have a real love of the world that Felicity Heaton brings to life in this series. Her layering and world building makes it easy to picture in your mind the scenes in the book as they play out. There's an overlap of other stories that can be found in each book, it's subtle but ties together very nicely and gives you a 'Oh yea
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
*4.5 Stars*

I've come to expect a few things from Felicity Heaton - a compelling story, well-developed charatecters, brilliantly choreographed action scenes, and emotion. She delivered all the goods in Marked by an Assassin.

Harbin lost so much twenty years ago. Those losses changed him. They allowed him to embrace the darker part of himself - seeking vengeance against those who took from him, dealing in death. He has a new mark now and it's a surprising one. Someone he didn't expect
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another Fantastic installment in the Eternal Mates series. ! It can be read as a standalone for those wanting to venture into it!

Marked by An Assassin gives us Harbin and Ava’s story. This book follows Harbin, a snow leopard shifter and Ava, a female cat shifter. Harbin is on a mission to find out why anyone would want this shifter killed.

He is an assassin for hire and will not let anyone kill her until he finds out why !

Marked by An Assassin is a story with Lots of kick ass scenes, smoking


Harbin, a broody alpha snow leopard shifter/assassin was exiled from his clan when his libido leads to devastation by the enemy, the Archangels. He becomes an assassin for survival and to atone for his failure by using his skills to kill every Archangel he comes across. When he learns of a hit being placed on another snow leopard, he demands the mission and soon realizes this woman is his mate. Aya has spent seventeen years in hiding, craving vengeance for the loss of her loved ones. W
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
{ARC received from the author in exchange for a honest review}

Felicity Heaton is one of my all time favorite authors, her love for writing and talent comes alive through her stories. She is just an amazing writer. Each book each series just has you wanting more.

The Eternal Mates Series Amazing set of stories, with now book 8 Marked by an Assassin. Each of us has a past some can move on, other move on a bit slower. Grief, desolation, guilt and loneliness can keep a person down. Then comes a time
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it

I love reading Felicity Heaton books, her Paranormal Worlds take you away from the normal everyday stresses and drag you into her Worlds with a jolt, I'm a massive fan of Felicity and her books are outstanding.

Now having said all that I found this book Harbin's & Aya's story a little hard to get into, I don't know why, I'm thinking it's because of the whole history catch up of their lives at the beginning of the book, I just couldn't get into it with the usual enthusiasm that I normally have for
Misty Gee
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC in return for an honest review. Marked by an Assassin is book 8 of the Eternal Mates series. This was an excellent read and I couldn't put it done till the end.
Marked by an Assassin is the story of Harbin and Aya. Harbin is a snow leopard turned assassin. Aya is also a snow leopard working at a bar away from her pride.
A snow leopard was marked for assassination and when Harbin found out he forced he way on to the assassination team. When he found out who the mark was he dec
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Man that was one great book. I love the Eternal Mates series.
This book is about Harbin, Cavanaugh's Brothers story. Who
we get to see in this book too. Harbin was exiled for leading
Archangel to his pride. Now twenty years later he is hunting
a snow leopard marked for assassination. Aya has a
contract out on her life, but is she aware it is? But Harbin
is not sure what to do about this contract, as he is having
strange feelings for her. And he does not know what they
mean. Aya dose though she is hi
Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
This is such a GREAT series and this book is a wonderful addition to it. This book can be read as a stand alone, however, the books all make more sense if you read them in order as they all run together. Whether you are familiar with the series or not I highly recommend reading this book. I have read a few different series by this author and I'm not sure I can say that this is my favorite series by her but it is definitely up there in that vicinity. The author is one of the ones that can pull yo ...more
Two Nerds With Words
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Despite being the 8th in the series, once again, Felicity Heaton has brought fresh characters in her amazingly creative paranormal world. MARKED BY AN ASSASSIN follows an intriguing couple, who are three-dimensional and complex characters. Their relationship development really pushed this novel forward at a stunning pace, ensuring I remained eager to see how their story unfolded.

Offering a perfect combination of romance, angst, steam, and complexity, MARKED BY AN ASSASSIN is a book not to be mi
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