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Dark Lover The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago But when his most trusted fighter is killed—orphaning a half breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate—Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another worldRacked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger—one that threatens to consume them both

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  1. Navessa Navessa says:

    How to Write a Paranormal Romance Step One Create a SueThis is a female lead that can either be a Mary Sue a Jerk Sue or a Sympathetic Sue Just an FYI most writers go with a Mary as the ideal of women remaining virgins until they find “The One” is allegedly still vastly appealing to the masses I suggest creating a heroine that’s never even been attracted to a man before It makes it seem like it's fate when she meets the male lead and less like you’re trying to shove antiuated beliefs down your reader’s throats Step Two Create a Ragebeast Your male lead should be over six feet tall have dark hair tattoos and so much testosterone inflated muscle that he has to walk through doors sideways The less he talks the better In every scene that you’re tempted to give him dialogue instead make him brood over something You’re going for caveman here modern women don’t want a partner that can communicate feelings or sympathize with emotions We just want someone who can bench press twice our body weight If you really want to make us swoon make him a prince too or an uber alpha or a frigging king That will fulfill the Princess Fantasy that half of us are infected with thanks to those assholes over at Disney Step Three Make these two the exception to each other’s rules Emotionally cripple the male He shouldn’t believe in love Not until he sees your Mary Sue When he finally lays eyes on her however you can take that caveman frown and turn it upside down I suggest blaring Foreigner’s I Wanna Know What Love Is on repeat while writing this scene as it will really help you capture the emotion your readers should be feeling at this point And remember that lack of attraction to the opposite sex you’ve afflicted Mary with? Well when she lays eyes on your beast of a male lead her va jay jay should turn into the river Nile Step Four The shmushing together of suishy bitsSex Add it Lots of it On a bed in the bathroom of a club a stairwell an alleyway you get the drift Just know that the you mix it up the better Repetition is the bane of the sex scene’s existence Also we’d really appreciate it if you could avoid using these phrases 1 Slippery juices • This brings up safety concerns2 Clenching womb • She’s having sex not a baby3 Pulsating sausage • I like breakfast cooked thanks4 Suelch • I shouldn’t have to explain this one Step Five Don’t forget the mysteryAs tempting as it may seem you can’t just fill up three hundred pages with nothing but relationship angst because if you do I WILL people may hate you You’ll want to add in an actual plot line to avoid that Don’t worry it’s not as hard as it sounds Make up a creepy crawly bad guy have him kill some innocent people and maybe torture a kid or rape someone and your readers will immediately hate him and get behind your MCs and their fight for ‘good’ You don’t even have to get that heavy with it In fact you can probably sueeze it in between your gymnastic inspired sex scenes Step Six Climax the literary kindHave the bad guy kidnap the heroine Feel free to let him slap her around a little and hint at the terrible things he’s going to do to her but don’t get too carried away here as you may offend those with delicate sensitivities Just before the villain can carry out these dastardly plans have the hero save your Mary Sue What? Well yes that’s a little damsel in distress ish but trust me on this everyone else is doing it too and no one’s complaining about it yet You want readers or not lady? Step Seven HEAs; they’re not just for fairy tales and contemporary romancesEnd your book on a high note Your readers don’t want cliffhangers or dead male leads They want to see a white dress or a bad guy with coins on his eyes because your ragebeast eviscerated him before rescuing the heroine and taking her back to his ‘lair’ to bang the hell out of her regardless of her emotional mental or physical bruises One plus of going light on the plotline like I suggested is that it makes it easy to wrap things up in a nice little bow You’re welcomeOkay so this all sounds rather critical and it is I'm sure you're wondering So why the four stars? Well in my opinion this author takes all the themes I've mentioned and does them well which makes for one entertaining and sexy readBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

  2. Kat Kat says:

    You have got to be kidding me What author names her main characters the members of the incredibly dark and dangerous black dagger brotherhood of vampire warriorsinhales 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 uote Rhage 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 thatwellnonsense BUT when you consider that Rhage is just one of the 6 brothers and there are actually 5 Chippendales 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 worldThe 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 uantities 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 that Dark 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 asap ^^ Wrath 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 Sooopeaches anyone?

  3. Mel Mel says:

    channeling Johnny Cash Six 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 35 stars An interesting and unpredictable plot? Not really Cliché? 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 uality people not uantity 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

  4. Jessica Edwards Jessica Edwards says:

    Before I continue with my review I just want to say this I fricking love this seriesI cannot express how much I love this series this book was probably one of the reasons why I admire JRWard 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 lessersThis series just had me wanting and Literally 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 JRWard 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 MM romance and it was the first MM book I've ever read and can I just say that reading an MM book is hotlike 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 #11I'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

  5. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    I originally wrote this review in a innocent time A time if you can imagine when I was a lot less cynical and a lot likely to give books a breakSo 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 funA 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 varyIn case you are unaware I have a deep and unabidding terror of anything with than six legsThe 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 shoeIt is at this point that hundreds of small though eually malevolent spider spawn emerged from the crushed remains of their mother all eually intent on destroying me one little piece at a timeimage error

  6. Blacky *Romance Addict* Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

    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 destiny sighFantastic start to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series We get the world building the awesome characters the terrible bad guys and an amazing main coupleJust PerfectThe storyThe Black Dagger Brotherhood is the only force between vampires and the evil lessers They are here to protect the vampire race and lead themWrath is the only pure vampire left he is their King although he doesn't want to assume the roleAfter one of his closest friends gets killed by the evil enemy Wrath decides to honor his friend's reuest and protect his daughter BethBeth 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 survivalWill 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 DDD He 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 sex The 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 vampireThey'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 3 God 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 did Nearing 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 selfThey 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 3 Your language is beautiful she saidThere are no words worthy of you He 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 transitionThe 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 leelanHe 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 growing and powerful by the dayI just have to say Wrath is HUGE and badass and pretty cold at the beginning but we get to see him melt and show and of 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 even He 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 sighSo perfect for each other 3Here are some of my favorite uotes from the other characters You'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 uantity until I find her Life just sucks doesn't it? Best series ever True?

  7. Elle Elle says:

    It's your faultAll you GoodreadersI 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 me 'Read me Love me I'm totally worth it' blah blaaahhNo 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 JRWard 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 had of itBut surely there has to be than 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 offI will not continue with this series I will however keep this little red book on the bottom shelf should the need for uick filth arise in futureBut I doubt it

  8. Ren Puspita Ren Puspita says:

    UPDATE Thanks for all friends and people who have like this review and commenting Glad I can make you smile and laugh ^^ Black 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 fck with that cover Yeah right I think if JRWard know about this cover she will go ballisticFor 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 coverDid you know what they're thinking when see this book at bookstore? They will think this is a book with WTF Cover and leave themAhh 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 hairI'll buy this book to know about the translated version because my friends said this book lack of romance Huh? Really? Then it make me curious 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

  9. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    J R Ward’s BlackDaggerBrotherhood Series is beyond I decided to read the entire seriesyes againI 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 favoritesIt's liking going back home visiting people that have become my friends Beth is such a fabulous character perfect ueen material“Whoa Fangs She had fangsShe leaned in prodded them a little Eating with those puppies was going to take some getting used to she thoughtOn impulse she brought up her hands turned her fingers into claws HissedCool”And Wrathhe sure knows what he wantsSome of the uotes 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 somethingboys 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 nextFirst reviewed in 2012Third or fourth time I have read this bookand love it and 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 againI have become so obsessed with this seriescrazy reallyI don't remember even being so into a series like thisafter reading the entire 8 books twice I felt a compulsionyeah rightWrath making me pick his book up again I loved it even than the previous timesWrath and Beth are just an amazing coupleI hope that the new book coming out in 2012 will have about themso gotta goand start on Book 2Going 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 priceI 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 hookedSet 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 vampiresHe 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 HOTWe meet the vampire warriorsOMGdeliciously HOT DANGEROUS SEXY and SO DESIRABLEwith 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 beforeI love JR Ward’s style of writing and you lose yourself in a world of exciting fantasyYou lose yourself in this dark and exciting world and you want to discover everything in itTo help understand some of the terms and dialogue in the story a glossary helps you the descriptionsI recommend the books are read in the series reading order

  10. KatLynne KatLynne says:

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