The only purebred vampire left on the planet, 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 – orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate – Wrath must usher the beautiful female into the world of the undead...
Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn't there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his touch ignites a dawning hunger that threatens to consume them both...
A pseudonym used by US romance author Jessica Bird.
J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (2009-07-01)
In my opinion J. R. Ward's Dark Lover is one of the worst vampire books I've ever read (and it's definitely the worst book I've read this year). I usually like vampire books, but I didn't like this book at all. Although this book can be called horror fantasy, it's much closer to paranormal romance than genuine horror fantasy, which is a bad thing. This kind of romantic horror fantasy may appeal to some readers, but I don't like it (if somebody wants to read good horror fantasy, I can ... (more)
Written by Xariel (2009-08-05)
This review is counterbalance for Seregil of Rhiminee's review. It's not just about how the writer writes, or how beautifully the writer has made the characters or how "good quality" the book has. It's about what you're looking for. I can believe that some people don't like Dark Lover and it's sequels. But I'm sure that there are many people who like. If you have read hundreds of books and while reading you look specifically for quality, skillfully made characters and extraordinary ... (more)