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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Daring You To Read… Dark Lover by J.R. Ward


There was a time when I stayed away from any book with a male’s chest on it because, to me, it rang like “overload of unnecessary sex scenes” and lame romance. Then I randomly received a review copy of Lover Mine, the eighth book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, in the mail, sent by Penguin Canada. I honestly didn’t think I would read it, but asked questions about it on twitter. Some girls I really like said this series was awesome and that I had to read it and were squealing because they were jealous I got a copy early.  I wasn’t convinced, but the box set for the first 6 books in the series was about 30$, and I’m one to read a series in order, so I decided to give it a try. Boy did I take the right decision!

Black Dagger Brotherhood series is amongst my favorites out there, and believe it or not, I have read Lover Mine yet. Why? Because I pace myself so I can make the pleasure last! Sure I could read them all in a row, but then I would be in Brotherhood withdrawal until Ward releases a new book? No Thank you! Thus far, I read the first five books, and even if the third book (Zhadist’s book) is my favorite so far, I think the first book, Dark Lover is a great introduction to this amazing world! I even bought the books available in French for my mom because I liked the series so much =)

Now onto the book, in Dark Lover, we are introduced to an harsh world, where vampires live in secret from human society. A big difference from any other vampire novel though, is that vampires are prey in this series, to a race of undead, soulless, bastards called Lessers. They hunt on civilian vampires in hopes of exterminating the race, but The Brotherhood, a group of trained warrior vampires, won’t let that happen. Not on their shift. Each book in the series stars a different Brother, and Wrath, Leader of the Brotherhood, is the star of this first encounter. Darius, a Brother, asks him to protect his half-breed daughter Beth and Wrath can’t decline. What he doesn’t know is that he’ll fall – hard- for this half-human woman.

More about Dark Lover:

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 their enemies 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-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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The following books in the series:

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Br...Lover Awakened (Black Dagger B...Lover Revealed (Black Dagger B...Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Br...Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger...Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Br...Lover Mine (Black Dagger Broth...Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger...Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Bro...

How to participate?

- You choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read!

- The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases.

- Write your own blog post, using the button and linking back to Tynga’s Reviews, inviting your readers to read your chosen book.

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- Super easy and an awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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14 People left their mark' :

  1. I've been told by more than one person to read The Black Dagger Brotherhood. Maybe I should listen. :-P

  2. Omigosh, I LOVE the BDB! So glad you discovered this amazing series. Just finished the latest, Lover Unleashed.

  3. J.R. Ward Books are always a good surprise, aren't they?

  4. @Magaly Indeed! Can't wait to pick up the next one ^^

  5. Kuddos to your will power because once I started this series I put everything on hold until I was finished. Definitely in my top 2 favorite series!!!

  6. I'm so in love with this series! The BDB was one of my first PNR series ever (as for the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning). I alternated them both when I start to read PNR books! Dark Lover is my fav of this series!

  7. That is not daring, I already love this series! I hope every new reader will love it as well.

  8. Love the BDB! Thanks to you I picked it up! Great pick this week!

  9. Very nice choice. I've only read this one. Just have to find time to read the rest of the series.

  10. Eh, I know what you mean about the male chests on covers; I'm still thinking a little like that. I'm probably missing a lot of great books because of this; I might have to accept your dare and give the first book a try? Maybe?

  11. @Kay I think it should give this one a try! Yes it's a romance novel, but the Characters are fierce and the plot is great =D

  12. Love the idea of 'DARING YOU TO READ'....


  13. Love this series! I'm so glad you gave it a try. I'm one of those people who is actually up to date with this series, probably the only one I own that I'm up to date on! So sadly I'm always waiting around for a whole year to get to the next book!

    I hope you continue to enjoy this series!