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Deadly Passion

(Heaven's Heart #1)

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Can two assassins outwit each other to claim the ultimate prize?

Dru is a blood-bound assassin, tied to Hell and her master for eternity — okay, not ‘eternity’, but it sure as Hell feels like it. She’s got a slight attitude problem, a strict no-touching rule and she has claws and knows how to use them. She’s also willing to earn her freedom at any cost, even if that means
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Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published August 23rd 2018 by Maatkare Books
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Dianne
Oh yes, give me a heroine with attitude and a hero on a mission, let their paths cross and watch the feathers fly! Amber Pillar’s DEADLY PASSION is a hot and heavy start to her new series, Heaven’s Heart with tension, friction and even MORE tension as two assassins are each determined to retrieve the priceless artifact, Odin’s Orb! Along the way, Dru and Azrael will battle more than the enemy as their hearts take a stand of their own!

Dru is a delight! Fierce, yet vulnerable with attitude to
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Coco.V
Oct 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Stephaniec
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
This was okay, there was something missing from the couple. Actually from all the characters, none seemed very fleshed out and so they didn't really hold my attention
Nicole Henderson
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For me this book was amazing and if I could give it more stars I would. 5+ stars
What a truly amazing read this story is I love Amanda’s take on the Angels and Demons and how she has created an unparalleled story. Dru is all kids of amazing I feel in love with her right from the start and Azrael well I do feel for him and the others that have been cast out of heaven and sent on a journey that may just be impossible. If I truly start talking about this book you wont need to read it I’ll give
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Joann
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing



Sorry no spoilers of any kind included or I’m going to try not to give away any spoilers that is.
What can I say about this book?
Well I can say this and that is I absolutely positively loved this book!
Kick butt MCs, lots of action and some steam.
Basically the perfect combination to me so much I definitely look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Amanda Pillar is one awesome story weaving genius.
First time that I’ve ever read any of her work and she managed to slide herself into
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Nathalie
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a lot more enjoyable than I expected. Althouh it's a quick read, the characters are likeable, believable and undergo some character development in the book which made them much more relatable. The female protagonist is badass, and the male protagonist respects her for that, which is refreshing! Great book, would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves romance, moderate steam, and a strong female protagonist!
Jessica Robbins
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-kindle
Twisted Angels

What an intriguing world Pillar has created filled with angels and demons. We meet Az just as he is being punished, wings torn off, and thrown from Heaven with his team. Then she pops up a half demon had human assassin. As the two worlds collide things go sideways with some fascinating side effects. Great world building full of intriguing characters that will help you hooked as the story evolves. I especially liked the little twist at the end. I really liked it so I give it 4/5
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Shelley Nolan
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Amanda Pillar’s work since I discovered her Graced Series (originally published by Momentum - Pan MacMillan Aus) so I was pleased when she released the first book in a new series. Deadly Passion, Heaven’s Heart Series #1, does not disappoint. Once again Pillar has created a rich and unique world and populated it with a fascinating array of characters and creatures.
Dru is a wonderfully snarky heroine who has little reason to trust anyone, even her boss, so when her latest job
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Amanda Pillar
May 25, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jessica Charest
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the start! It is incredibly action packed, with never a dull moment, yet it still has time to create an amazing romance between two beings who normally would never have looked twice at one another. The connection between Dru and Az was perfect! Their banter was on point and often elicited a small laugh from me. The way they decide to place a measure of trust in one another despite their differences hit me, as well. One of my favorite aspects of this book is how the ...more
Bubbles The Book Pimp
First in series and first read by this author.

After being punished and forced to fall after heaven’s heart has been stolen..Azreal and his fellow ‘darts’ aka warrior class angels are sent to earth… their mission and punishment and only way to return to heaven is to find, track down and restore all 3 pieces of heavens heart. They don’t know what it looks like or what it does… so their off to a winning start.

Even moreso when they find them self up against a mercenary guild of demons and their
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Sydney LeClere
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Deadly Lady-parts Stars

Deadly Passion is the first book in the Heaven’s Heart series by Amanda Pillar.

I’m honestly surprised this novel turned out to be more than smut. As intriguing as the synopsis was, it had an air that left you with that impression.

Dru and Az are quite a pair. I find myself thankful for his being cast out of heaven, so they could have the chance to cross paths. Being enveloped in their story, and encroaching closeness was a new experience. My favorite scene in their
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Dora
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Scapegoats, that Azrael and his crew had been. With what seemed like an impossible mission to fulfill he could only trust his fallen angel friends and try to be naïve no more. Drusilla knew she could not trust her blood-slaver but she would use her assassin’s skills to free her sister from their fatal destiny. Azrael, fallen angel and Drusilla half-demon would cross their paths looking for what both needed to change their present and in doing that, maybe their future. Liked the lot of action ...more
Stella
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read from Amanda Pillar. She does not disappoint.
The first in an amazing new series - well written, fast paced and full of action with a good plot and storyline, the Author has created an interesting, vivid, rich and varied world that includes different realms and levels that are populated with a fascinating, interesting and diverse population of characters and creatures.
This amazing story features Azrael, fallen angel and Drusilla, half-demon with a mission to
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Becky Baldridge
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Archangels, demons, half-demons, the fallen. This first book in the Heaven's Heart series combines solid world building, heart-racing action, a bit of romance, and some mystery for a fast-paced, engaging story of Heaven and Hell where the lines for the good guys and bad guys aren't so clearly drawn. Azrael and Dru are both on a mission that leads them headfirst into danger. This is a world where everyone seems to have an agenda and things aren't always black and white, especially when the heart ...more
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am so freaking excited to be able to review this book!!!
This is one heck of a way to start a series and I am on pins and needles waiting to get the next one on my ereader.

Azrael was an angel and was thrown out of heaven because a priceless artifact was stolen now he has to get it back and that is by any means necessary.

Dru she is truly in hell, and has to do as told to a point so when she leaves Azrael for dead she is only doing what she has to buy now these two have to work together to get
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Kel Carpenter
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of being able to beta read this first book in Amanda's new series and it doesn't disappoint! Full of magic, romance, and ass kickings--I'll be (im)patiently waiting for the second book in Heaven's Heart.

So, I don't want to go into details because this book hasn't even released yet, but, I will say that Dru isn't a fragile flower of a heroine. She is strong and determined, but relatable and doesn't lose her head in hard situations. Our hero, Azrael, is flawed but all the
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Inishowen Cailín
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deadly Passion is an exciting, magical adventure where the line between good and evil becomes blurred when natural enemies join forces for the good of a common goal.

There is non stop action from start to finish with lots of humour thrown into the mix. There is just the right amount of romance in this story for me.

The author concentrated more on character and plot development resulting in one kick-ass story that I couldn't put down

Dru's sister Peony is a minor character in the Deadly Passion but
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Genelle Themann
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What would cause a fallen angel to fall in lust with a demon assassin...and then the two of them join forces to assassinate the Egyptian God Set who resides in Inferno. Fighting their way through the various levels of Hell against hoards of deadly demons, Az and Dru find that they have much more between them than just a pact to kill Set. Trust is slow to develop, but love lends a hand. This is one whale of a ride...and sexy as hell. I can't wait to grab the next in line in this series.

I received
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Ani
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. Quirky, funny, sassy and action packed. If you can’t tell, I absolutely loved this book. Azrael is an honest jerk who you instantly find endearing and Dru is a stone cold killer with cracking humour. The whole story is an obstacle course for these two and I really liked how easily the story flowed through each scene.

I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series. Book one’s ending left me with a goofy grin despite the dire situation and intrigue that leaves you begging
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Vicky
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I stumbled across this by accident. I can't even remember how I found this series and that's because it has taken over every waking moment. This is witty, sarcastic and laugh-out-loud funny with brilliant character interaction. The plot is solid (hooked me from the start) and acts as a precursor to the follow up stories, which follow the other angels, as well as introducing other and unusual characters. Honestly loved it and read all four books currently available in the space of about two days.
Stephanie
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-copy, paranormal
Man this is a terrific start to the series!! I am so excited and CAN. NOT. WAIT!! to see what happens next.

Angels evicted from Heaven for something they didn't do, are now expected to find the 3 pieces of Heavens Heart. A half-demon and her sister are trying to get out of debt and be free. Chaos ensues of course and it is an all out battle to see what happens.

I was gifted an ARC in return of an honest review.
Michel
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ahh amanda pillar has outdone herself with this new angels and demons series dru and az are epic characters and them and all the others develop verry well as the story progresses overall loved this book and the unique take on angels and demons and loved learning about drus backround and hope to learn more in futuree books the plot and overall flow of the story was done perfectly great book and excellent work done amanda pillar cant wait to see what happens nexr
Patricia Palmer
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book and I volunteered to review it.
Deadly Passion took away a few stress that i was undergoing, it took my breath away fell in love with Dru and Az perfect lovers I never wanted it to end i would recommend this book to any one who is a lover of fantasy and romance Amanda Pillar you gave me the courage to fall in love again and I can't wait to read book 2 I can't get enough of Dru and Az love them both
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Sydney
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful read. Loved all the witty humor, I literally had to stop reading I was laughing so hard. Romance was a great build though it threw book. Lots of action. Dru truly is one strong woman, but it's never wrong to want to want to be love by someone. Az learns that maybe as an angel he had it wrong not everything is so black and white. Loved that you got several different chapters from different characters. So ready for the next one.
Claudia
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Pillar has created an intriguing and enjoyable world where angels and demons interact with all-too-human qualities. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the Demon world and how the author crafts it. The action and story line are solid and the lead in to Book 2 has me impatient to read it. From a technical standpoint, my ARC copy was well edited and I found few to no typos or other annoyances to my reading experience. I highly recommend this book!
Donna
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Pillar has created another unique world with a fascinating group of characters and creatures. Her main characters are Dru, a snarky heroine and Azrael, a fallen angel. This is an action packed fast moving tale. Once started, it is a page-turner you do not want to put down as you are drawn into the story and need to know what comes next. Anxiously waiting for next book in the series. I highly recommend this book. Received a copy and this is my voluntary and honest review.
Danni Rogers
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seriously addictive. This book was one I couldn’t put down. A fallen angel and a half human half Daemon, supposed to be working against each other in opposing guilds, but unable to ignore the pull between them. I loved the growing bond and sexual tension between Dru and Az. The development of their relationship as they (and the reader) learned more about the characters. Definitely recommend this book. An excellent easy read.
Dena Bird
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhhhhh yes! Do read!

Ok, so this was fun! Great story with the potential for extraordinary! I love the different levels, realms and characters. I like that most of the characters that are good are also a little bit bad and vice versa. Oh my God and the tension is hot hot hot!!! I can't wait to read about the others. Like Godric! I hope some of the other Realms are highlighted as well. That would be interesting, yes please!
Jocelyn LeDonne
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is creative and attention grabbing. A different twist on Angels, Demons and the like. Dru a cambion assassin and Az a fallen angel assassin must work together to achieve different goals but there are obstacles. One being a blood slave trying to obtain her freedom and the other a fallen trying to gain back their wings. Fantastic read and now I can't wait to find out what is going to happen next!
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Amanda Pillar is an USA Today Bestselling author and editor who lives in Australia, with her husband and two cats, Saxon and Lilith.

Amanda has had numerous short stories published and has co-edited the fiction anthologies Voices (2008), Grants Pass (2009), The Phantom Queen Awakes (2010), Scenes from the Second Storey (2010), Ishtar (2011) and Damnation and Dames (2012). Her first solo anthology
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