I love to read. I read a ton of books; at least one a week. That said, when I get into a series that I really enjoy, there is no stopping me. I liked the Twilight series despite the teeny-bopper stereotypes that came with them. I thought they were interesting reads and easy to get through.
It wasn’t until a friend of mine mentioned the Black Dagger Brotherhood series did I fall in love with “paranormal romance” books. I didn’t even know they were classified as such until today when I went looking for more of the series that has been the focus of my reading for the past few weeks.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series written by J.R. Ward is really a series of vampire books for grown-ups. These are not books you will want your teen daughter (or son) to be reading. If you don’t like some occasional cursing and frequent depictions of sexual acts, these books are not for you. If you can get past those two hold-ups though, I can tell you that you won’t want to miss this series. It is really good.
The rundown: The books are about 6 vampire brothers and warriors that live together and fight against the Lessers. This is a different take on vampire stories than other books I have read (being Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse series). Each book takes one of the vampires and gives their story including their look for love. You find out a bit about them all in each book but “their book” gives you insight into them and you learn to love them all even more. With each book, you also get to know the women of the series as well as the Scribe Virgin (good) and the Omega (bad).
If you are interested in these kind of books, I highly recommend them. But, I did warn you about the two things that may be an issue. I purchased all of mine except the last one on Amazon for my Kindle. I am sure you can find them in your local library too.
The books are:
- Dark Lover
- Lover Eternal
- Lover Awakened
- Lover Revealed
- Lover Unbound
- Lover Enshrined
- Lover Avenged
- Lover Mine
Let me know if you have read or do read any of these. I would love to hear your thoughts.