Posts Tagged With: Series – Black Dagger Brotherhood

Audio Book Review: The Thief by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: The Thief
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #16
Heroes/Heroines: Assail, Sola and Vovo, and V and Jane
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 14 Hours, 25 Minutes
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Available at:  Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over.

Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega.

And now the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Published in 2018, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: The Chosen by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: The Chosen
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #15
Heroine/Hero: Layla/Xcor
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 17 Hours, 32 Minutes
Publisher: Penguin/Random House
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.

Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.

As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Published in 2017, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Beast by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Nikyta

25293695Title: The Beast
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #14
Hero/Heroine: Rhage & Mary
Genre: M/F Paranormal
Length: 521 pages
Publisher: NAL
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Available at: NAL & Amazon
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Blurb: Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…

For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect—or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand—or control—the panic and insecurity that plague him…

And that terrifies him—as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities—and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world…and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from…
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dual Audio Review: The Shadows by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Nikyta and Susan65

24994123Title: The Shadows
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #13
Hero/Heroine: Trez/Selena/iAm/Maichen
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 22 hours, 8 Minutes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on… except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around… but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice…
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dual Audio Review: The King by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Nikyta and Susan65

516UcyGy70L__AA300_Title: The King
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #12
Hero/Heroine: Wrath/Beth
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 22 hours, 4 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle—with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything—and everyone—at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response—or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out… or tortured legacy take over?
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Nikyta's Reviews, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Lover at Last by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

61U5TOZHwbL__AA300_Title: Lover at Last
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #11
Heroes: Qhuinn/Blay
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 22 Hours, 22 Minutes
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: 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.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, M/F, Published in 2013, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

611UJ0fYe9L__AA300_Title: Lover Reborn
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #10
Hero/Heroine: Tohrment/Autumn (No’One)
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 23 Hours, 13 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: March 28, 2012
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: 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?
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Published in 2012, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

61eWVOwW9rL__AA300_Title: Lover Unleashed
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
Heroine/Hero: Payne/Manny
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 18 Hours, 37 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.

When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can—and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night—like vampires—he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.

As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide… just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Published in 2011, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

51Gjalv8LPL__AA300_Title: Lover Mine
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #8
Hero/Heroine: John Matthew/Xhex
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 21 Hours, 56 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.

Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Audio Review, M/F, Published in 2010, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Susan65 

51gRFJPCgLL__AA300_Title: Lover Avenged
Author: J.R. Ward
Narrator: Jim Frangione
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #7
Hero/Heroine: Rehvenge/Ehlena
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 23 Hours, 6 Minutes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Release Date: May 12, 2009
Available at: Amazon and Audible
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Blurb: Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It’s also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he’s approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood—even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him—and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
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