🌹Friday Faves! Ode to J.R. Ward: Top 5 Favorites From the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series!🌹

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Hey y’all…yay for FRIDAY!💜

FRIDAY FAVES is a little meme where I can post about some of my favorite book related topics, including various tropes and bookish stuff. I try to have a new theme every month and March’s theme is:

ODE TO AN AUTHOR

March is the beginning of Spring and for some reason, I always associate Spring with poetry! Maybe it’s leftover from lessons that were ingrained in my brain in high school or something. Either way, I decided a few months ago to step out of my comfort zone more often. So this month, I’m WRITING POETRY! EEEK! But not just any poetry. No, I’ll be writing an ode to 5 of my “Unicorn Authors” plus giving you my top 5 reads from each. I’ll apologize ahead of time for my sad attempt at this, I am a bit rusty! Ready?😏

 

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And here’s my first poem…!

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Hey y’all…let’s talk vampires! I FLOVE the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward but there’s a lot of books in the series especially if you incorporate the spin-off series, The Black Dagger Legacy as well as the two novellas. When the first book, DARK LOVER was released back in 2005, I went loony over it! Seriously. Loony.

*From my page: Reading Order For The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward

20248J.R. Ward is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. She lives in the South her family.

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My top 5 favorites from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series are (in no particular order):

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Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1)

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.

 

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Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2)

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover-for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Owned by this dark side, Rhage fears the time when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. She lost her faith in miracles years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves…

 

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Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3)

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…

 

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Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5)

The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that does not include her…

 

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Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood #11)

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: it seems Qhuinn has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young. It’s hard for Blay to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. And Qhuinn needs to come to terms with some dark things before he can move forward…

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.

 

 

Have you read this series? Shout it out! What are your faves? Have a fabulous day y’all!💜

 

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