Readers met and fell in love with Zsadist and Bella in J. R. Ward-s third New York Times bestselling novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Awakened. As a former blood slave, Zsadist bore the scars from a past filled with suffering and degradation until Bella came along and helped heal his emotional wounds. Now, though, with the birth of their child, the demons of his past have been resurrected, called forth by the innocent eyes of his beloved daughter, Nalla. Unless Bella and Nalla can bring him back with their love, he may be lost to them forever.
A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing…
So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampire virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city–a city that includes his wife and son–before it is too late.
If you love vampires, a good thriller, and a book that will scare you so bad you want to put it in the freezer just like Joey from ‘Friends’, then you will be sure to enjoy this book. I will admit, the light has stayed on in my room a little longer than usual after I put this sucker down to go to sleep. Find out why, after the jump…
When fifteen-year-old Michael Berg falls ill on his way home from school, he is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover, enthralling him with her passion, but puzzling him with her odd silences. Then she disappears.
Michael next sees Hanna when she is on trial for a hideous crime, refusing to defend herself. As he watches, he begins to realize that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.
This week’s question:
Have you read a romance or erotic novel with an M/M or F/F relationship in it? If so, did you enjoy the read? And if you haven’t, is that something you would read in the future?
Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy.
When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams–trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquility of the Fade–he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr know they are all doomed…
Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future… but can his heart let go and set all of them free?
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.
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 – vampire warriors, defenders of their race …John Matthew has been through his vampire transition and taken to the life of the Brotherhood with a vengeance, but he still can’t shake the nightmare of his past and is unsure of his future as a warrior hero. He’s made a promise to honor the Brotherhood and their fight with the slayers at all costs, until the love of his life is kidnapped and he is forced to make a choice that could change his life and the Brotherhood’s forever …
What a great week we just had at Bookish Temptations, dubbed by many as Rehv’s week 🙂
1st I’ll tell you what’s on the agenda for this week and then let’s look ahead a bit…
Monday March 19th- Elena reviews: Whitney, My Love
by Judith McNaught
Tuesday March 20th- Book Blogger Confessions…
Wednesday March 21st- Observations…
**Tamie shares some new ones**
Thursday March 22nd- Gina reviews: Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
**Book 8 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series**
Friday March 23rd- FanFic Friday with Debb and Annie
Saturday March 24th- Sexy Sentence Saturday…
*Sentences from the Supernova series by CL Parker*
Some upcoming news that I want you to be aware of…
If you somehow missed it…and with all the excitement it generated I’m surprised if you did… SR is writing a Fantasy Date for the Professor and I. Do you have any idea how happy I am about this?!? OMG! I’m beyond happy to be honest…this propelled me straight into the ecstatic stratosphere. Gabriel and Tamie…on a date?!? WoW! When he tweeted THAT stunner?!? I excitedly tried to jump up out of my chair…and instead I slid off of the slippery leather…right onto my…yeah…it wasn’t pretty, but it was pretty funny.
Know what I did yesterday to celebrate this very special event?!? I went out and bought some VERY high heels with the Professor in mind. I gotta tell ya…I haven’t bought heels that high in a really long time, but for him…O yeah!
Don’t worry… I’ll let you know the when of it with plenty of advance notice…so you can take the day off from work. I’m sure we’ll all be useless 😉
In other Gabriel’s Inferno news…SR will also be releasing a teaser from the upcoming sequel here at Bookish Temptations in April…I know you’re all just squirming impatiently to read that…ME TOO!!!
Geez, I love it when I can pass along such good stuff to share with you **Happy Sigh**
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.