Sadly, this has made me an impatient reader. A book must grab my attention immediately or I will not finish it. To be exact, an author has about 25 pages, or a chapter, to garner my interest, and the older I get that page number decreases. So, when I find an author who grabs my attention on the first page, and I continue the book to the end, I am... grateful. The characters must be worthy of my interest and my time.
J.R. Ward is one of these special authors. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is heavy on the paranormal, set amongst a vampire war, with a blind king who is the first protagonist in Dark Lover, in an intriguing fantasy world. I simply love her characters. Ward brings a new level to the tortured hero, who are not necessarily male; her woman are as strong as her men.
Please note, the sensuality level is high; these books are not for the easily offended. Books 1-4 rate a CHILI PEPPER ON FIRE. Books 5+ rate a CHILI PEPPER ROASTED.
Book 1 - Dark Lover
Book 2 - Lover Eternal
Book 3 - Lover Awakened
Book 4 - Lover Revealed
Book 5 - Lover Unbound
Book 6 - Lover Enshrined
Book 7 - Lover Avenged
Book 8 - Lover Mine
Book 9 - Lover Unleashed
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For more on the Black Dagger Brotherhood, visit the author's website at: jrward.com