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Demon Heart

(Cursed Hearts #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  61 reviews

They might be together, but their trouble's only just begun

Wade is content with his new life.
Free of Christian’s hold over him and wildly in love, he’s happy exploring more of his sexuality and the paranormal world with Caleb on his side. 

Caleb is scared the past will repeat itself.
Being back in a relationship is what he wanted...and what he’s scared of the most.
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Kindle Edition, 197 pages
Published December 27th 2019 by Rhys Writes Romance (first published December 23rd 2019)
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as good as the first ... although Caleb was a bit difficult inbetween
After what happened to Christian, Wade and Caleb must deal with the aftermath, but they won’t have time to settle together until they must face a new danger, one they don’t know how to defeat without losing their life.
Wade and Caleb are back for my biggest pleasure. I loved them so much.
After the huge fight with Christian and the somber revelations about the witches council, Caleb and Wade try to find their footing together , but they won’t have this luxury, when almost all the BLADE ‘agents are
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another great story, definitely no trace of the dreaded sophomore slump! This book picks up right where the last book ended, and the action is nonstop from there! I love Wade and Caleb, and both of them learning more about themselves and each other. There were some super evil villains, but it was amazing seeing all the different magical species (and the witch hunters!) come together to take them on. Plenty of sexy times, without losing any of the story because of it. This is an amazing urban fan ...more
Fast paced and tons of action

I really liked the heart of this book. It is an interesting world with villains to loathe and hero’s to cheer. However, there was an over use of everyone shouting and yelling when the scenes didn’t really call for it that took me out of the story at times. I also wasn’t sold on the “kinky” sex; It didn’t feel right for the characters or the scene.
Elaine White
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pov-1st-person


Demon Heart (Blade & Dust #2) by Rhys Lawless
220 Pages
POV: 1st person, dual POV
Content Warning: history of drug use, violence

Demon Heart is the second book in the Blade & Dust series. An action-packed adventure, with engaging characters and an intriguing plot, I've found myself submerged in this series. Following a now-established couple through the ups and downs of their budding relationship, while dealing with past hurts and wrongs, exes
Jeydon Marshall

This series hooked me from the first book and I couldn’t wait to dive back into this world with Demon Heart. From Witches and Witch Hunters to Nightcrawlers and Shifters, this series is a supernatural heaven. Demon Heart takes off right in the middle of the action, and there’s never a dull moment throughout the entire book.

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Reading to Stay Awake
I've fallen in love with the main characters in this book! Obviously only as their mum, but they really do need some looking after whilst they find each other and fight everything that's wrong in Witch World!!!

Putting that aside this is another fabulous offering, part two in the series, from Rhys Lawless. It's full of excitement, angst, magic, emotion, taxis, trains, spells, blood, hate, love, crystals, foxes, swords, ravens, wolves, not tigers, witches, witch hunters, familiars, a really angry
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let the dust clear

The battle continues and poor Wade and Caleb can’t catch a break. I think they’re a magnet for trouble and evil as it seems to follow them around, or maybe they court it? I will say that Caleb does not back down and has a spine of steel. In fact, he scares me a little but some people in this world need a fire lit under them. Wade, well, he finds himself with a unique set of problems that were fascinating to watch.

“You and I? We’re meant to be, okay? We fell in love twice in a
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second installment of an continuing series, so you really must read Killer Heart first in order to understand the fantasy world,the lore that the author has created and where the storyline was left at.

𝗗𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 is more full speed action than romance. Caleb and Wade don't even get any respite after the previous book's trials before another enemy needs to be taken down. Only this time everything is kind of extra. Extra characters, good and bad,extra spells and an extra powerful evil
Caleb & Wade are fighting again! This time however, they are fighting side by side. Oh, and this time, no one, not witches, not familiars, not demons from hell, not even their closest friends will tear them apart.

It will take a lot of patience on both their parts, especially with Wade manifesting a strange new quirk that keeps causing Caleb harm, and even threatens Wade. He wonders if he will survive this or will it completely consume him and those he loves most, body and soul!?

Too bad that's no
Juniper Greer-Ashe
This book is part of a series, so make sure you start with book one! In this installment, we start in the aftermath of the first, with Wade an ex-witch hunter looking for a new calling while experiencing some distressing magical side effects from earlier ordeals and Caleb desperately trying to figure out the ramifications of opening the ley lines. As you might expect, things do not exactly get easier from there. I love how intricate the mythology of this series is, and how many twists and turns ...more
Amy Stauffer
4.5 Stars

This is the second book in the series, and I truly feel you need to start reading this series from the beginning.

Our main characters are still together, but things aren’t all sunshine and roses in their lives. I love how devoted they are to each other.

This book is more plot driven then the last one, since the characters are together. It’s full of action and twists, which makes it exciting and engaging.

This story was expertly woven and and well written. I don’t want to keep beating a
Amber Antus
Apr 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book blew me away. There is so much action and story in this book. I loved every second of reading the continued adventures of Caleb and Wade. The new characters, the returning characters, all of the characters are just written so well that you feel a connection to them. I loved the twists and turns that the story took and the big scene at the end was SO GOOD. I loved the scenes between Caleb and Wade, they were pretty steamy and full of emotion, I really enjoy the empath connection that th ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wade and Caleb return in a surprising way. Can’t say much about this book because so much of would be all spoilers. I’ll just say they survived the last danger with their relationship intact. Becoming so close in a short period of time makes Wade wonder if they will burn out. With the secrets of the Witches and Nightcrawlers, his and Caleb’s story is really out of their hands

A lot of times the second book in a series isn’t as strong a story. Not the case with this book. World building continued
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
So far I am loving this series. They have to deal with the consequences from the first book which was fun. They also have no time for a break since there are more thing happening. Wade and Caleb have a new danger that they have no clue how to deal with without dying. This book hits the ground running with the action and doesn't give much of a moment for the characters to try to catch their footing or much else. I love getting more of the different species in this world and the world building. Th ...more
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Caleb and Wade are now seen as the enemy on both sides of the witches and the hunters, but new trouble is brewing. Christian and Hew have been possessed by the original demons who created the witch folk, and they intend to wipe out humans and rule the world.

Wade gets in touch with his old hunting partner, Lloyd, and the high council has a few that stand behind them, as well as Lorelai’s familiars.

They discover through Mother Red Cap that the demons had a daughter, Avalis, who was the one who b
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Book 2 in the Blade and Dust series and the world-building just keeps getting better. Last we saw our 2 MC’s, Caleb and Wade, they were recovering from a pretty intense battle. But, there are still weird goings on afoot and something potentially dangerous going on with Wade. But, steps leading up to the big climax in this book will have witches and nightcrawlers choosing sides to fight an enemy no one saw coming. When all is said and done everyone will take a stand, and the future of the world h ...more
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great follow up book in this series

I am really enjoying this story so far.

It was as exhilarating as the first book. I couldn't put it down.

It was fast paced, fun, full of action and mystery. I loved the intrigue following what happens at the end of the previous book.

This book answered questions but it raised many more and I just need to know what happens next.

I love Wade and Caleb and I really enjoyed seeing their relationship evolve, as well as their relationship with the people around them. It
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent second book in the series! You would think after surviving the challenges of the first book that Caleb and Wade would have time to recover and solidify their relationship. Right? Nope. More trials and challenges, action and drama, mystery and mayhem, and plenty of surprises fuel this book. I loved the way Caleb and Wade hung on together through it all. You could probably enjoy this book as a stand alone, as I think there is enough background, but I recommend reading Killer Heart first. ...more
Patricia Nelson
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought things couldn't get any better in this marvelous series, Rhys Lawless proceeded to prove me wrong. This fantastic, fast paced, action packed, raw, gritty, grab-you-by-the-feels, intense, emotionally charged, smoking hot, nail biting, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, fascinating, and totally awesome story had me hooked from the very first page. Filled with mystery, magic, madness, mayhem, danger, drama, suspense, more twists and turns than a roller coaster, allies and villai ...more
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What is next?

Things start going haywire when a massive leyline pulse starts activating witch powers in those who weren't aware of them before and making the powers go crazy for others. Even Wade seems to be affected. And now Graham wants Caleb to help the high council. As Wade and Caleb try to help those who can't help themselves, something even worse seems to be happening.

I still love these two guys and can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Their relationship is only going to get st
Justine Smith
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Demon Heart is Book 2 in the Cursed Hearts series. This enjoyable book continues the story of Wade and Caleb and should be enjoyed after book 1. Wade is having adverse effects of taking spells, or so he thinks. Later to find out it is so different from what he thought was happening. Caleb and Annabel are looking after a now baby Nora. After they thought Christian was dead it seems he's on a killing spree only to find out it isn't Christian at all but a demon god possessing him. Sides are taken a ...more
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent second book in the series! You would think after surviving the challenges of the first book that Caleb and Wade would have time to recover and solidify their relationship. Right? Nope. More trials and challenges, action and drama, mystery and mayhem, and plenty of surprises fuel this book. I loved the way Caleb and Wade hung on together through it all. You could probably enjoy this book as a stand alone, as I think there is enough background, but I recommend reading Killer Heart first. ...more
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story of Wade and Caleb continues in this second book with more adventures. It was amazing the way their relationship evolved and even if they struggled with some challenges that started since book one and another ones brand new, love always win. I don’t want to spoil it for you but I liked especially how the author managed all the situations their relationship arose in the magic world, taking intolerance to the next level, and of course finishing with some nice surprises, and huge changes, ...more
Ana  Nimity
Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Picking up soon after the first book ends, this installment provides the same fantastical characters, the same sense of urgency that the first book did, but with the main characters now committed to each other. If you're a fan of urban fantasy, this should be your jam.
I had a bit of trouble getting into it at the beginning as it seemed a bit disjointed, but that could have been me coming into it after a contemporary murder mystery. After the first couple of chapters, though, it was a fun ride ba
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Caleb's & Wade's continuing adventure

Caleb and Wade continue battling Christian, Wade’s vampire former boss. He was defeated at the end of book 1, but has been somehow resurrected and is continuing to cause grief in the supernatural community. They need to learn the depths of betrayals they have experienced for many years. They both need to learn about their previously unknown skills and powers to survive the impending crises. In the end the only thing they can count on is their love for each ot
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Demon Heart is an amazing addition to the Cursed Hearts series. This is not a standalone book. You need to read the first book, Killer Heart, to understand what is going on with Wade and Caleb and the bad guys. There was so much action and twists and turns in this book. An enemy returns and brings demons with him that want to destroy all humans. The good witches, witch hunters, familiars, and other nightcrawlers will have to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world. I can't read t ...more
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This book was so,so good! Stellar world building. I can't wait for more and to see where he takes all the side characters like he alluded to at the end of the book. It had everything I love in a book. There was romance ,paranormal, mystery, mythology, science fiction and so much attention to detail. Yet he still left me hanging just enough to want more....more....more lol
Kathryn Manzella
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Demon Heart by Rhys Lawless is the second book in the Blade & Dust series. It's a fantastic fantasy novel filled with the paranormal, magic, action, twists, steam, and suspence. The world created in this series drew me in and now I'm stuck, addicted to these amazing characters and the interesting storylines. This book had me glued to the pages, even better than the first book, and now I can not wait for the next book. I absolutely love Wade and Caleb and their journey. ...more
Lyndsay TC
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Demon Heart!

The saga continues in Demon Heart with Caleb and Wade sorting through not only themselves and the doubt each has in themselves but also the world after the conclusion of Killer Heart. With strange occurrences popping up and Wade spitting out spells randomly, the adventure and plot twists continue in this trilogy with these two men. Another fabulous book by this talented author! I cannot wait to see the conclusion!
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Rhys Everly-Lawless is a hopeless romantic who loves happily-ever-afters.
Which would explain why he loves writing them.

When he's not passionately typing out his next book, you can find him cuddling his dog, feeding his husband, or taking long walks letting those plot bunnies breed ferociously in his head.

He writes contemporary gay romances as Rhys Everly and LGBTQ+ urban fantasy and paranormal rom

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