What author names her main characters, the members of the incredibly dark and dangerous black dagger brotherhood of vampire warriors inhales Wrath, Tohrment, Vishous, Rhage, Phury and Zsadist And as if that isn t hilarious enough, Ward just doesn t get enough of superlatives to describe how extremely dangerous her vampires a bunch of interchangeable Conans the Barbarian actually are Allow me to quoteRhage was a towering male, big, powerful, stronger than all the other warriors He was also a sex legend in the vampire world Hollywood beautiful with the drive to rival a barnful of stallions Females, vampire and human alike, would trample their own young to get at him But when Rhage s beast came out everyone looked for shelter and took up praying You know, I was har har harring in both amusement and disbelief when I read that.
nonsense BUT when you consider that Rhage is just one of the 6 brothers and there are actually 5Chippendales in line, waiting to be introduced in painful flowery language as well, let s just say I wasn t laughing any Realization hit me I actually paid 11 euro s for this trash, which was exactly what I paid for Let the Right One in as well And there you have it there is no justice in this world.
The problem with Dark Lover is that you might presume this is an entirely different book You may get lured in by this exciting sounding black dagger brotherhood of vampire warriors, erotically charged dark fantasy stuff and the fact that Dark Lover is a big fat Goodreads hype However, what you see is not what you get which is a silly written fluffy romance novel with large quantities of your typical fluffy romance novel sex think celibate, big, bad and totally handsome vampire king falls head over heels in love with this super gorgeous 25 year old chick and makes her orgasm a dozen of times for the FIRST TIME in her life Again, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME I can imagine thatDark Lover can be fabulous escape the daily grind material So why don t you test yourself by reading the next part If Wrath totally turns you on, I suggest you get your paws on this book asapWrath was 6 feet, 9 inches of pure terror dressed in leather His hair was long and black, falling straight from a widow s peak Wraparound sunglasses hid eyes that no one had ever seen revealed Shoulders were twice the size of most males With a face that was both aristocratic and brutal, he looked like the king he was by birthright and the soldier he d become by destiny And that wave of menace rolling ahead of him was one hell of a calling card As his cool hatred hit Sooo.
peaches anyone I originally wrote this review in ainnocent time A time, if you can imagine, when I was a lot less cynical and a lotlikely to give books a break.
So I did the obligatory drool over the Black Dagger Brotherhood men whilst expressing frustration at the multiple POV s SO MANY I complained about the content and nature of Wrath and Beth s relationship but let it slide because, hey it was just some light hearted fun.
A couple of years ago I was at my mother s house when a large, terrifying spider began its battle charge toward me with murderous intent gleaming in its eyes witness accounts may vary In case you are unaware, I have a deep and unabidding terror of anything withthan six legs.
The spider racing toward me looked something like this Nobody else at the scene of the event picks up details like I doBecause she loves me presumably and to put a stop to my earsplitting girlie shrieks of Kill it Kill IIIIIIIIITTT less presumably my mother whacked it triumphantly with a shoe.
It is at this point that hundreds of small, though equally malevolent spider spawn emerged from the crushed remains of their mother, all equally intent on destroying me one little piece at a time image error
channeling Johnny CashSix foot six he stood on the ground, he weighted 235 pounds But I saw that giant of a man brought down to his knees by loooove A few dear Goodreads friends pressured me into reading this and I must say I m pleasantly surprised 3,5 stars An interesting and unpredictable plot Not really Clich Very Romance and sex At times the romance was almost sappy and the sex was good but I actually had expected it to be hotter it s quality people, not quantity But despite all of the above I understand the attraction of the books I liked this book I might even be on the verge of loving this book And I really liked Wrath And I liked the rest of the boys And I m fascinated by Zsadist And I want to read his book 3 Fast So I m buying book 2 about Rhage while I m at it And I heard book 4 is about Butch And I want to read that too Did I get addicted Maybe But I think I might know why It s because the Brothers are a girl s fantasy come true Cause doesn t every girl grow up fantasizing about a guy who is tough and cool but has a soft spot for you Everybody s scared of him, except for you Because he loves you A lot And no one else Snapping somebody s neck while he s buying you flowers sigh Meet the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Before I continue with my review, I just want to say this I fricking love this series I cannot express how much I love this series, this book was probably one of the reasons why I admire J.
Ward so much The series focuses on a society the Black Dagger Brotherhood of vampire warriors who live together and defend their race against de souled humans called lessers.
This series just had me wantingandLiterally, after finishing one book I couldn t wait to get my hands on the next, and I ve never had that feeling before Usually after reading a book, I take a break from the series, read something else then come back to it, but this series just had me hooked I will admit this though, I m not a huge fan of reading third person books, I d rather read from the first person, but after reading Dark Lover, I got used to it after the first couple of chapters, and by Lover Awakened which is my favorite it didn t bother me at all The series as a whole is genius, like how did J.
Ward do it I had moments where I had to put the book down and gasp because of how the story was turning out Saying that, in this series we have an M M romance, and it was the first M M book I ve ever read, and can I just say that reading an M M book is hot.
like really hot I m embarrassed to say this because it takes a lot for me to swoon and get a reaction, but boy did I need to have a break from Lover at Last which is book 11.
I d recommend this series to anybody, it has everything Romance, action, vampires, and easy to like characters especially Zsadist You know what, I might read this series again.
UPDATE Thanks for all friends and people who have like this review and commenting Glad I can make you smile and laughBlack Dagger Brotherhood is masterpiece, and it will always be My feeling right now Allright, this is the first book that start my love for BDB series, and when I know this book will be translated a year ago at February 2010 , I m excited Waiting 2 3 months later, no news Waiting 2 3 next months later, still no news And then at July, the publisher said that their try so hard to translated this books Yeaaah, I m waitiiiiiing Waiting, and waiting, they said this book wll be published at November, and then they decide to decline until DecemberI m still waiting And then they said again, they decline it until March this year Alright, still I m waiting, and then when the cover for translated version is coming up I m speechless and said IS IT A JOKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE What the f ck with that cover Yeah, rightI think if J.
Ward know about this cover, she will go ballistic For the publisher in this case, GPU Thanks to make our dream ruined You already destroyed this GREAT series with your awfully cover choice It doesn t matter if you said that the story is great, the story is good Yes, I know about that But what with people that don t know about BDB They always buy a book based it cover Did you know what they re thinking when see this book at bookstore They will think this is a book with WTF Cover and leave them Ahh, dunno if I want to buy this translated version or not Note There are people said that the model at the cover look alike Keanu Reeves No way, at last Keanu is sooo much better Cut that crappy hair I ll buy this book to know about the translated version, because my friends said this book lack of romance.
Huh Really Then, it make mecurious Will show you all my NEW COVER after I bought this Which I m not do it The cover like a hot poker in my eyes cries Wrath was six feet, six inches of pure terror dressed in leather His hair was long and black, falling straight from a widow s peak Wraparound sunglasses hid eyes that no one had ever seen revealed Shoulders were twice the size of most males With a face that was both aristocratic and brutal, he looked like the king he was by birthright and the solider he d become by destinysigh Fantastic start to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series We get the world building, the awesome characters, the terrible bad guys, and an amazing main couple Just Perfect The storyThe Black Dagger Brotherhood is the only force between vampires and the evil lessers They are here to protect the vampire race, and lead them.
Wrath is the only pure vampire left, he is their King, although he doesn t want to assume the role.
After one of his closest friends gets killed by the evil enemy, Wrath decides to honor his friend s request, and protect his daughter, Beth.
Beth doesn t know who her parents are, or that she is part vampire, but after a scary huge guy enters her apartment, her life completely changes She is drawn to him sexually how could she not be , and doesn t know what to believe when one of her cop friends accuses him of being a murderer Wrath wants Beth, even though he doesn t want to, but he needs to protect her, and when her change hits, she will need his blood to up her chances of survival.
Will he be able to stay away from her Will he be able to watch her mated with someone else without ripping his throat out We ll see DDDHe had her on the bed and under him in a flash of movement, and he pushed up her skirt and tore off her panties with vicious impatience He didn t treat her blouse or bra any better There would be time to savor later Now was all about raw sexThe world building Excellent There is a huge dictionary with everything explained in detail, so it REALLY helps, even though all of it is explained in the book as well, but my suggestion is to read it BEFORE you get to the book, you will understand everything a lot better How the vampire thing works Well this will be explained in the book gradually, but the most important thing you need to know is that they DON T DRINK FROM HUMANS They can eat food just like normal people, but need blood to survive and stay strong, and that blood has to be from a vampire.
They re BIG and BADASS, hmmm maybe HUGE and KICKASS would do better ahahhahahah, anyway, they don t do sunlight, and well, all the other tidbits you can find out for yourself The writing This is VERY easy to read Well, at least for me I love the way they talk, and swear, and act We get both MC POVs, even some from the supporting characters Love that DDDThe characters We are introduced to a LOT of them in this first book It s hard to keep up in the beginning, but with them having such unusual names, you ll have no problem remembering who s who The BDB guys are uber interesting, and we meet some characters from the vampire nobility, as well as some humans that will appear later The bad guys, Mr XYOPMGblablablablabla are pretty irritating DDD but OK they re the bad guys, I guess it shouldn t be a shock ahahahha D The sex It s pretty hot, with lots of sex scenes, even though i admit it gets hotter in the next books D Still, Wrath has that something, mmm mmm mmm 3God, everything about him radiated sex, from the strength in his body to the way he moved to the smell of his skin He was like no man she d ever come across before And her body knew it just as clearly as her mind didNearing her 25th birthday, Beth has no idea that she s about to go through the change and become a vampire The first encounter with Wrath was full of terror, but when she saw him again fans self They both know there is an attraction between them, only Beth doesn t try to fight it like Wrath does She realises how extraordinary he is, and falls in love with the fierce vampire King As a human, Beth is pretty weak physically, and has no sex urges, until she sees Wrath D Oh man and what a way to discover them ahahahhahahahThose two can t get enough of each other, even though it isn t rational, but when it comes to mates and their connection Yep D So, even though she is weak physically, as a characters she is fantastic, strong, willing to fight for Wrath and standing by him when he needed it Just loved her And when she comforted Rhage, that was one of my favorite scenes in the book I forgot how great a relationship Wrath and Beth had, because they are the first couple, but truly, I love them and their story 3Your language is beautiful, she said There are no words worthy of youHe is the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the vampire king His blood is the strongest, and that s why he was needed to help Beth through her transition.
The attraction was a surprise, but one Wrath couldn t avoid He wants Beth like no other before, and even though he fights it all the way, he knows he wants to mark her and make her his leelan.
He is King, but doesn t feel worthy of the title He has a sad history, and the way his parents died But soon he will have to make a choice, because the Brotherhood will not survive without strong leadership, and the lessers are growingandpowerful by the day.
I just have to say, Wrath is HUGE and badass and pretty cold at the beginning, but we get to see him melt and showandof his emotions, and that ending with Beth, OMG I totally forgot about it and it was so so great to see 3 He just loves her so much and I just love him for it evenHe was a jerk a few times ahahhah but the poor guy s people skills are like ZERO ahahhahhah DDSome of my fav scenes were with Wrath and Fritz DD so funny, and of course with Beth, the transition, the ending sigh So perfect for each other 3Here are some of my favorite quotes from the other charactersYou re pathetic Tohr hissed And you ve been dead for hundreds of years You re just too mean to find a grave and lie down Christ, I know I m ugly, he snapped But don t fear me I m not a total savage I m happy to take you on, asshole, Butch said I ll probably end up losing, but I fight dirty, so I ll make you hurt while you kill me Worship me, gentlemen V lit a hand rolled Flipped the gold lighter shut And I might let you play with the buttons Yeah Rhage sighed All I want is one good female But I guess I ll settle for quantity until I find her Life just sucks, doesn t itBest series ever True
All you Goodreaders.
I was sucked in by the high ratings for this series And the fact that I couldn t go anywhere on GR without this little red paperback popping up and waving at meRead me Love me I m totally worth itblah blaaahh.
No Where were the characters Seriously Where were they WHY were they I could not for the life of me identify who was who and why they were there And WHY did they fall in love Are you, J.
Ward, trying to sell me this idea of love at first sight but first I m going to shag him senseless to be sure, again Don t misunderstand me Goodreaders I m not adverse to filth on paper Sex is brilliant It s fun I wish I hadof it.
But surely there has to bethan just sex and filth to a good romance I need suspense I need the romance to develop Goddammit I need a heads up before the clothes come off.
I will not continue with this series I will, however, keep this little red book on the bottom shelf should the need for quick filth arise in future.
But I doubt it.
J R Ward s BlackDaggerBrotherhood Series is beyond I decided to read the entire seriesyes again I AM BDBSESSEDI have always loved the first book in the seriesmy first intro into this amazing world, and Wrath Beth s story has remained one of my favorites.
It s liking going back home, visiting people that have become my friends Beth is such a fabulous character perfect queen material Whoa Fangs She had fangs.
She leaned in, prodded them a little Eating with those puppies was going to take some getting used to, she thought.
On impulse, she brought up her hands, turned her fingers into claws Hissed.
Cool And Wrathhe sure knows what he wants Some of the quotes I loved in this book With a deliberate shrug, he stepped free of the hold on his shoulder Tell me something, boys, he drawled Do you wear that leather to turn each other on I mean, is it a dick thing with you all Butch got slammed so hard against the door that his back teeth rattled Tell me something,boys Do you wear that leather to turn each other on I mean, is it a dick thing with you all And RhageI am so invested in the series that I am unable to keep away from anything BDBand so onwards to Rhage and his shellan next First reviewed in 2012Third or fourth time I have read this bookand love itand .
I am so totally addicted to the Black Dagger Brotherhood Seriesno, so beyond totally obsessed And yes, I will read it again and again and again I have become so obsessed with this series.
I don t remember even being so into a series like this.
after reading the entire 8 books twice, I felt a compulsion.
yeah, rightWrath making me pick his book up again I loved it eventhan the previous timesWrath and Beth are just an amazing couple.
I hope that the new book coming out in 2012 will haveabout them.
so gotta go.
and start on Book 2.
Going through a vampire, paranormal romance period, I had been reading books in this genre but had never read any of JR Ward s books until I picked up the first 5 novels in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series which were being sold at a discounted price.
I began reading Dark Lover, the 1st book in the series and could not put it down I wanted to finish it and go onto the next one I was totally hooked.
Set in modern day Caldwell, New York a war is going on between vampires and Wrath, the last purebred vampire is king and leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a group of vampire warriors fighting the evil Lessing Society, which is bent on eradicating vampires.
He has been asked by his closest friend, Darius who is murdered by the lesser, to look after Beth, his half human daughter Beth has never had a serious relationship and longs for some excitement in her life She becomes totally enthralled with Wrath He seduces her on their first meeting and enters a sensual world that she never could imagine existed The sex scenes are so erotic and sensual and sizzling HOT.
We meet the vampire warriors.
deliciously HOT, DANGEROUS, SEXY and SO DESIRABLE.
with names like Vishous, Rhage, Zsadist, Phury, Tohrment, who love rap music, clubs with names like Screamers black leather, fast cars, fast women absolute superstuds that can be deadly in combat but have a tender and sensitive side as well I loved the way the characters were named You are taken on an exhilarating ride filled with fast action, sensual romance and a vampire world you have never seen before.
I love JR Ward s style of writing and you lose yourself in a world of exciting fantasy.
You lose yourself in this dark and exciting world and you want to discover everything in it.
To help understand some of the terms and dialogue in the story, a glossary helps you the descriptions.
I recommend the books are read in the series reading order.
In The Shadows Of The Night In Caldwell, New York, There S A Deadly Turf War Going On Between Vampires And Their Slayers There Exists A Secret Band Of Brothers Like No Other Six Vampire Warriors, Defenders Of Their Race Yet None Of Them Relishes Killing Than Wrath, The Leader Of The Black Dagger BrotherhoodThe Only Purebred Vampire Left On Earth, Wrath Has A Score To Settle With The Slayers Who Murdered His Parents Centuries Ago But, When One Of His Most Trusted Fighters Is Killed Leaving His Half Breed Daughter Unaware Of His Existence Or Her Fate Wrath Must Usher Her Into The World Of The Undead A World Of Sensuality Beyond Her Wildest Dreams Picture of WrathWarning GIF Partial Nudity view spoiler hide spoiler