Dark Lover

Dark Lover

A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Book - 2005
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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 more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
The 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.

Publisher: New York : New American Library, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780451216953
Branch Call Number: WAR
Characteristics: xii, 400 pages ; 18 cm.

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nidofito
Feb 20, 2017

Dnf @ 61%

""Come to my bed," he whispered in her ear."

Creepy much? And no thanks, I'd rather not.

TSCPL_Stephanie May 06, 2016

I never knew I was a vampire romance reader until this! J.R. Ward is basically writing a soap opera drama with vampires and a smidge more violence. :) Definitely a book I would re-read!!!

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aavishkakumar
Feb 03, 2016

Wow! If only these vamps were real.

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Library_Witch
Aug 06, 2015

An amazing book to pull you into an even more amazing series. Instead of faceless, two dimensional characters, you meet a cast of butt kicking vampires you find yourself dying to know more about (no pun intended). Just the right balance between suspense, action, romance and adventure!

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RachelK29
Jun 28, 2014

The start to this series definitely has me hooked! I enjoyed the building of this setting and the solid mixture of characters. I will definitely be continuing to find out what happens to the other Black Dagger Brotherhood members and their friends.

Monikan21 Jul 02, 2013

Wow - I really enjoyed this book. What a great start to a great series.
Story of Wrath (the blind king) and Beth (half vampire/half human). Steamy, sexy and overall exciting.

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kittybay
Jun 26, 2013

I love this series, just now reading the newest book from 2013 and can't get enough. It would make a great TV show. The stories & characters are awesome.

booklady1 Dec 15, 2012

Book 1... this book Instantly pulls you into a world with strong characters, hot steaming sex scenes! and fast paced, suspenseful action.

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Sherrykenni
Aug 01, 2012

I enjoyed the book. Read it in two days and just finished book 2 in the series. Series books are my favorite..like how the stories continue

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Green_Frog_14
Jun 10, 2012

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Apr 14, 2011

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marcelleh
Mar 27, 2012

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There also exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Among them, none relishes killing their enemies more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood...The only pure-bred vampire left on the planet, 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 - orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate - Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead...Racked 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 brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his touch ignites a dawning hunger that threatens to consume them both...

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irenelaf
Jun 24, 2011

Great book and somewhat addicting. I wish however that I hadn't read this book with high expectations. I am sure that I'll enjoy the series more and more as I continue on with the rest.

Loved that the book had more meat than just a happy-ever-after romance. Loved that it combined my love for UF and romance. Good action and introduction of intriging characters with hilarious names! Even Butch got a tough-guy name! Maybe a clue that he's a part of this... Wrath certainly is an interesting character. His blindness and insecurities make him unique.

I wished Ward had given me more with Beth's transition into a vampire. There was a lot of suspense leading up to it and I expected more. I guess since she's half human the change wasn't entirely that drastic.

Look forward to the next one.

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