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Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (Signet Eclipse)

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ISBN13: 9780451216953
ISBN10: 0451216954
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#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s novels of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continue as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…and ventures into an erotic world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.

When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquillity of the Fade—he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed....

Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future…but can his heart let go and set all of them free?

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A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion and terror his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future with her....

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s “different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing”* Black Dagger Brotherhood series continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?

* All About Romance

About the Author

J. R. Ward lives in the South with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff for one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.

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marijee, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by marijee)
I enjoyed this book. Sexy fantasy! Good characters. I enjoyed this so much I am going to continue with the series.
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Cinnamon, May 23, 2010 (view all comments by Cinnamon)
DARK LOVER is the first in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series and spends the majority of the time introducing us to Beth, Wrath and the world they live in. Beth is a small time reporter trying to make it big while under the thumb of her chauvinistic editor. Her life is, well, boring to say the least. All that changes, however, when a mysterious man enters her life, claiming to be the only person who can save her life. Wrath, the unwilling King of the vampires wants to do his job - kill the Lessers and nothing more. He doesn't care about humans or really anyone outside of his brotherhood. Will these two, headed down a lonely road, find life within each other?

The book flowed easily and quickly drew me in as a reader. There were a few times when the pace got choppy or the store confused me, but these were spaced out through the book so it wasn't too distracting. I did have to go back and reread a couple sections just to see what was going on, but overall I was able follow along fairly well.

I have to say that I absolutely loved the story of DARK LOVER. There are many vampire stories out there nowadays - it's the new "in" thing - but this took a different take on it. A massive and centuries long war between the Vampires and the Lessers creates a need for the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a cursed group of hunky men that any female reader should love getting to spend some time with. In addition, Ward creates her own set of rules for her Vampires, making them unique and creating a breath of fresh air in this series.

You knew it was coming - fair warning time: Okay, so with the title of DARK LOVER, I hope nobody will be surprised to find out that this is more of an Adult book than a Young Adult book. Yes, there are intimate scenes and yes some of them are graphic; however, the graphic nature really did not detract from the storyline, which I was surprised about. Now, this isn't the sort of graphic where you're hiding your face behind your hair because you are afraid to read it. This kind of graphic shows you what is going on but in a "tasteful" way that adds to the story. I put tasteful in quotation marks because I don't want to offend anyone. When I say tasteful, I mean that the scenes of intimacy add to the story rather than just appearing to be there. I'm a shy person and I wasn't embarrassed to be reading this one out in public.
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veeva65, June 13, 2009 (view all comments by veeva65)
I was introduced to JR Ward by my boss. We both love vampire books, but I haven't read anything other college material since I am now in school. But once I started reading, I couldn't, no, wouldn't, put it down. I borrowed and read the whole series from my boss and now am looking to buy my own copies. JR Ward writes the types of books that you (well, at least I can) read over and over and still enjoy them. A new view of vampires, a terrific love story and lots of imagination! A must read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451216953
Subtitle:
A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Author:
Ward, J R
Author:
Ward, J. R.
Author:
Various
Publisher:
Signet
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Occult fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Black Dagger Brotherhood
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20050906
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.81x4.17x1.12 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion and terror his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future with her....

"Synopsis" by , #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s “different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing”* Black Dagger Brotherhood series continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?

* All About Romance

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