Synopses & Reviews
“The hottest collection of studs in romance” (New York Times
bestseller Angela Knight) returns as #1 New York Times
bestselling author J. R. Ward brings together two of the most beloved people in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world—at last... ….
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.
"Wards's terrific latest picks up the Black Dagger Brotherhood of vampires where Lover Unbound left off. Phury, a sworn Brother who has also become the Primale, is wrestling with a destiny he doesn't want, an addiction he can't handle and an insurmountable feeling of inadequacy that bleeds over into his love for Cormia, his Chosen First Mate. He holes up at the Brotherhood's rural New York base. The Omega, bent on destroying the vampire race, is meanwhile growing ever stronger, and his long-held plan to destroy the Brothers, via the Lessening Society, is coming to fruition. Younger Brotherhood trainees John Matthew, Qhuinn and Blaylock are learning what it means to come of age and are immersed in their own drama with Qhuinn's malicious cousin, Lash. The stories all reach a shared climax, leading to explosive revelations that set up the next book beautifully. Focusing less on Phury and Cormia and more on the Omega's plot amps the tension on all sides. A subplot involving Rhevenge, John Matthew and the female symphath Xhex is particularly exciting, with Ward diving into varied subspecies, sexual predilections and questions of identity. Ward has outdone herself with this latest Brotherhood novel. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Praise for J.R. Ward and the Fallen Angels novels:
"Everything J.R. Ward writes is a must read and she never disappoints."—Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author
“Fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood clear a shelf: your next series addiction has just begun.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for J.R. Ward and her novels of the Fallen Angels:
“Fans of the brotherhood, clear a shelf: your next series addiction has just begun.”—Publishers Weekly
“This is a great series.”—Night Owl Reviews
“It grabbed me from the very beginning.”—SmexyBooks
“A fantastic read…Go get this book!”—Fresh Fiction
“A sumptuous mix of danger and romance.”—Booklist
“[Ward’s] incredibly unique style of writing, mixed with her outrageous shocks and twists…changed the face of paranormal romance.”—Suite101.com
“Proves that J.R. Ward’s talents don’t stop at vampires.”—LoveVampires.com
“Complex…fascinating.”—Midwest Book Review
Praise for J.R. Ward's novels of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
"To die for."--Suzanne Brockmann
"Frighteningly addictive."--Publishers Weekly
"Wickedly sexy."--Lisa Gardner
"Deliciously erotic...utterly absorbing."--Angela Knight
"Deliciously edgy, erotic, and thrilling!"--Nicole Jordan
Praise for the Black Dagger Brotherhood
“J.R. Ward's unique band of brothers is to die for. I love this series!” —New York Times bestselling author bestseller Suzanne Brockmann
“Utterly absorbing and deliciously erotic…The Brotherhood is the hottest collection of studs in romance. I cant wait for the next one!” —New York Times bestseller Angela Knight
“It pulls the reader in and will grip your heart…J. R. Ward has created a world that I love…along with characters I cant get enough of.”—Night Owl Reviews
“The newest in Wards ferociously popular Black Dagger Brotherhood…will give Brotherhood addicts a powerful rush.”—Publishers Weekly
“Best new series Ive read in years! Tautly written, wickedly sexy and just plain fun.”—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
“I found myself turning pages faster and faster—and then I wished I hadnt, because there was no more to read!”—Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author
“A dynamite new Vampire series—delicious, erotic, and thrilling! J.R. Ward has created a wonderful cast of characters, with a sexy, tormented, to-die-for hero…A fabulous treat for romance readers!”—Nicole Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
“J.R. Ward has a great style of writing and she shines…You will lose yourself in this world; it is different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing.”—All About Romance
“Awesome…a midnight whirlwind of dangerous characters and mesmerizing erotic romance. Dark fantasy lovers, you just got served.”—Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author
"J.R. Ward takes you deep into her intense, dark world of vampires and holds you captive until her last breathless word…sure to satisfy lovers of vampire romance everywhere."—Affaire de Coeur (Reviewer Pick, 5 Stars)
“Hold on tight for an intriguing, adrenaline-pumping ride…[that] leaves readers begging for more. Fans of L. A. Banks, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Sherrilyn Kenyon will add Ward to their must-read list.”—Booklist
As Primale of the Chosen, the fiercely loyal Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of his race. But his first mate, the Chosen Cormia, wants not only his body but his heart for herself. As tragedy looms over the Brotherhoods mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives...
Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.
As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself- she sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But while the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, and tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love.
#1 New York Times
bestselling author J. R. Wards frighteningly addictive” (Publishers Weekly
) series continues as a dutiful twin must choose between two lives....
Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhoods bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.
As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhoods mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love....
Out of the wickedly inventive imagination of #1 New York Times
bestselling author J.R. Ward comes a world where sin and salvation collide in a battle for the future of mankind—where a cynical fallen angel struggles against the seven deadly sins and a demon’s lure over seven chosen souls…
Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they’re in over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too. As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover’s memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you’re trapped in a no holds barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels’s heart at risk, what in Heaven—or in Hell—will it take to save them both?
The eleventh novel in the stunning #1 New York Times
bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series--the hotly anticipated story that finally unites Blay and Qhuinn...forever.
About the Author
J. R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and the Fallen Angels series which includes Rapture, Envy, Crave, and Covet. Writing as Jessica Bird, Ward is the author of Leaping Hearts, Heart of Gold, An Irresistible Bachelor, and An Unforgettable Lady. She lives in the South with her family.