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Lover Eternal: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (Signet Eclipse) by J R Ward
Lover Eternal: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (Signet Eclipse)

Book Lover, June 17, 2007

"Lover Eternal" is the second book in the author's Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series. The first book, "Dark Lover," was the story of Wrath, the leader of the group. Before reading "Lover Eternal," I'd recommend reading Dark Lover, to get a feel for the series. In this, the 2nd installment, we get the story of Rhage.

First off, if you enjoy a decent vampire/supernatural book, you may enjoy this series. I give this book 3 stars because it's a decent story, but those 3 stars come with some caveats.

If colloquialisms and trying to be too "hip" bothers you, this series may not be right for you. Ward uses extra consonants to make the names more...interesting (?) and it is distracting. The name "Rhage" is just the first example. The other brothers also have annoying names (Zsadist, Vishous and worst of all, Phury), and tend to speak in some sort of "We're super hip to the language of the streets, yo" language that is a bit ridiculous. They also say "my brother" continuously throughout the book, which can make the highly-educated reader want to smack herself repeatedly with the book.

Here's a prime example:
"Quit clocking me, my brother." (Vishous to Rhage)
"Then gitcha ass moving." (Rhage's reply)

Ok, now that I have that out of my system, I'll say that the book is the story of Black Dagger member Rhage and a very sweet cancer victim by the name of Mary Luce. Rhage was cursed as a "young" man (he's a vampire, so age is relative), and has a tattoo of a dragon that comes alive when he goes into a rage. Mary has learned that her illness has returned when she meets a young man who is a frequent "caller" to the suicide hotline where she volunteers. Mary's next door neighbor calls in the BDB because she realizes the young man is a latent member of the BDB. As soon as Rhage meets Mary, their emotions go on overload. Their love story is full of love, sex, and worry for their respective futures. Also in there are the battles against the evil "lessers" and some run-ins with the Scribe Virgin, the goddess who originally cursed Rhage with the dragon.

This is an average Sunday afternoon read for someone who craves a little escapism and doesn't mind the negatives I mentioned above. The author has also completed 2 more of this series, with another one pending.
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Slave to Sensation (Berkley Sensation) by Nalini Singh
Slave to Sensation (Berkley Sensation)

Book Lover, June 17, 2007

I heard about "Slave to Sensation" via a review on Blogger and decided to pick it up. Wow, am I glad I did! If you enjoy psy-fi (a pun on the book's content, btw), if you like futuristic/paranormal stories, and if you adore a hot meant-for-each-other love story, then this book just might be for you. The heroine, Sascha, is Psy, part of the dominant group of society who aren't supposed to feel any emotions. Sascha, however, has been feeling emotions since early childhood and has learned how to hide this potentially life-threatening flaw very well. She meets Lucas, the Alpha of the leopard/changling Dark River pack and he is immediately drawn to her. Although he has his own motivations for meeting her, he can sense immediately that she's not the average Psy. If you enjoying interesting and well-written fiction, check out "Slave to Sensation." If you enjoy it, you might also check out "Visions of Heat," the next book in the series.
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Lucy the Giant
Lucy the Giant

Book Lover, December 14, 2006

Wow! This book was one of the best that I have ever read. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone of any age. The only negative comment I have to say is that I wish that the ending would have ended differently- you will see what I mean if you read it! To say the least ~ a purely fantastic book~
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Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
Poirot Investigates

Book Lover, September 19, 2006

Agatha Christie is by far the most remarkable author I have come across. I have read many books containing suspense and detective work but my heart, soul and mind always goes to Poirot. Its fantastic.
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