Review: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

 In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, a deadly war rages between vampires and their slayers. 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 his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, 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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Of all the characters I had been introduced to in the first two books… Zsadist easily intrigued me the most. His physical description, his disposition, the fact that the other Brothers steered clear of him was too tempting to resist. Hang a sign saying “Danger” in flashing lights over a guy and I’m bound to come running. Yep, I like the tortured, dangerous-to-your-health kind of guys…

More on Z and his scary ass after you click on “continue reading”… go on, you know you want to!

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A Valentine from Gabriel to Jessie

Gabriel and Jessie are from one of my favorite YA books- Tempus by Tyra Lynn.

If you haven’t read this book yet you really need to. The sequel is in the process of being written and I’ll let you know as soon as I know a publishing timeline. It will be called Arcanus.

Thanks Tyra for such a special letter, and I love the parchment paper it was written on. Sneak Gabe a big hug for me.

Tamie Xo