Review: THE THIEF: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward

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THE THIEF: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

7791C5CB-6DBA-4050-AFC5-D594E17E3BA9New enemies rise from the shadows in the next novel of the New York Times bestselling paranormal romance series the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over. Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega. And now the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I loved that Assail and Marisol got their story told, and wish more time was spent on their romance…it was lovely and heartwarming. However, this book was more of a V and Jane/Marisol and Assail novel. Revisiting a couple after they’ve had their HEA isn’t one of my favorite things, but it was romantic and nicely done. V is one of my favorite characters after all. Previously, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the new danger facing the brotherhood, somehow this book calmed down my WTH skepticism…we’ll see how it progresses. Overall, I loved the sexy and action filled book. The ending has me impatient for the next one.

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Buy Links

Kindle | Amazon Hardback

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✿THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J.R. WARD✿

AMAZON SERIES LINKS: http://amzn.to/2qf62lo
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17wcZJV
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/179BzU8
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18Eqmsy
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13g9tWr
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18tPt2h
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17woxN4
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17FIm70
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide” http://amzn.to/17wqaKE
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1I5iTcw
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dRq35K
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dR9pDy
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18EjoDX
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu
✦The King ➢ Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1aQ | Kindle http://amzn.to/12CBV4A
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2gm | Kindle http://amzn.to/1BAHVJT
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj
✦The Chosen ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-8u8 | Kindle http://amzn.to/2nkaHil
✦Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World ➢ Review 5 Stars https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-aEo | Kindle $2.99 http://amzn.to/2F2HvUu
✦The Thief (Releasing April 3, 2017) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2w2pTH5

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✦BLOOD KISS ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG
✦BLOOD VOW ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7kK | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG
✦BLOOD FURY ➢ Review 5 Stars: https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-ayS | Kindle: http://amzn.to/2oGiaMq
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About the Author

imageJ.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.

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New Series Announcement: CONSUMED (Firefighters Series) by J.R. Ward

 

New Series Announcement/ Pre-Order

CONSUMED (Firefighters Series, Book 1) by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Synopsis

EA09D6EE-D882-49E3-A05B-037AEDD6F49EFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed…

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again–until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.

The first in a brand new contemporary series from bestselling author J. R. Ward, featuring red-hot firefighters

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Buy Links

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About the Author

imageJ.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.

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Review: DEAREST IVIE: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World by J. R. Ward

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DEAREST IVIE: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

0E56BF37-A9ED-4035-9FC7-CD639A8767D2In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple . . . doomed by an undeniable passion.

Features a special preview of J. R. Ward’s upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, The Thief!

The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing.

Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .

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Donna 5 Stars

Wow! I didn’t know what to expect from this novella. I certainly didn’t expect an emotional punch to my midsection. It was wonderfully romantic, heart wrenching and beautifully uplifting – all at once. Ivie was everyone’s girl, the kind you relate to and accept as a friend. Silas was mysterious, sexy and the kind of date you dream of. Together they brought the story to life. Everything flowed so that it all seemed real, emotions relatable, along with the hopes and dreams we all have. I won’t say too much about the story, except to say – read it.

*Review Copy was purchased.

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Buy Links

Kindle $2.99 | Amazon Series Link

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✿THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J.R. WARD✿
AMAZON SERIES LINKS: http://amzn.to/2qf62lo
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17wcZJV
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/179BzU8
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18Eqmsy
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13g9tWr
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18tPt2h
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17woxN4
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17FIm70
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide” http://amzn.to/17wqaKE
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1I5iTcw
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dRq35K
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dR9pDy
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18EjoDX
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu
✦The King ➢ Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1aQ | Kindle http://amzn.to/12CBV4A
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2gm | Kindle http://amzn.to/1BAHVJT
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj
✦The Chosen ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-8u8 | Kindle http://amzn.to/2nkaHil
✦The Thief (Releasing April 3, 2017) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2w2pTH5

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✿BLACK DAGGER LEGACY SERIES by J.R. WARD✿
✦BLOOD KISS ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG
✦BLOOD VOW ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7kK | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG
✦BLOOD FURY ➢ Review 5 Stars https://wp.me/p3d0RZ-ayS | Kindle http://amzn.to/2oGiaMq

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About the Author

imageJ.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.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Review & Giveaway: BLOOD FURY (Black Dagger Legacy #3) by J.R. Ward

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BLOOD FURY (Black Dagger Legacy #3) by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: January 9, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

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A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another.

Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love.

As the two grapple with Novo’s past and Peyton’s present, another couple must contend with an erotic connection that is unparalleled—and potentially scandalous.

Saxton, who has had his heart broken, discovers in himself a deep-seated attraction to Ruhn, a new member of the household. But will the other male explore the connection? Or will he close his mind and his heart to what could be true love . . . and cost Saxton everything? (less)

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Cori 5 Stars

I loved this book! BLOOD FURY is the third book in J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Legacy, a spin-off of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. This release features Peyton and Novo from the Brotherhood training program and Saxton, the king’s lawyer and Ruhn, Bitty’s uncle that was introduced in THE BEAST. BLOOD FURY had two great love stories and lots of action that kept me glued to the pages. I loved every minute of it and can’t wait for the next release. I’m a fan of both of the Black Dagger series and I’m really enjoying this spinoff. The Legacy series reminds me of the first books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. If you’re a fan of the series you’ll love this new release and if you’re new to the series I’d recommend starting at the beginning and reading these in order. They’re addicting and you’ll fall in love with all of the characters.

*Review copy provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.

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Buy Links

Kindle | Amazon Hardback

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BLACK DAGGER LEGACY SERIES by J.R. WARD
✦BLOOD KISS ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG
✦BLOOD VOW ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7kK | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG
✦BLOOD FURY ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2oGiaMq | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/2pGXZOK

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✿THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J.R. WARD✿
AMAZON SERIES LINKS: http://amzn.to/2qf62lo
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17wcZJV
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/179BzU8
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18Eqmsy
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13g9tWr
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18tPt2h
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17woxN4
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17FIm70
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide” http://amzn.to/17wqaKE
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1I5iTcw
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dRq35K
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dR9pDy
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18EjoDX
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu
✦The King ➢ Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1aQ | Kindle http://amzn.to/12CBV4A
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2gm | Kindle http://amzn.to/1BAHVJT
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj
✦The Chosen ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-8u8 | Kindle http://amzn.to/2nkaHil
✦The Thief (Releasing April 3, 2017) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2w2pTH5

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Giveaway

Hardback Copy of BLOOD FURY by J. R. Ward

Enter on Facebook HERE

Winner will be selected Saturday (1/13) by 6PM CST. Reading in Pajamas is responsible for this giveaway.

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About the Author

imageJ.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.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Cover Reveal/ Pre-Order: THE THIEF (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward

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THE THIEF (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward

Releasing April 3, 2018

At THE CHOSEN Signing J.R. Ward said one of the couples would be Assail and Sola but the synopsis only mentions Throe and the cover features Throe. I’m thinking the book description will be updated later. More info from J.R. Ward’s signing below. -Cori

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Synopsis

New enemies rise from the shadows in the next novel of the New York Times bestselling paranormal romance series the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over. Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega. And now the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield.

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Pre-Order

Kindle | Amazon Hardback

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STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE CHOSEN!

WARNING – SPOILERS

Here’s a few highlights from the Q&A at the signing!

Full Q&A is on J. R. Ward’s Facebook Post HERE

Q: What is the next ***ing book?
A: The 2018 hardcover book for the BDB is called….THE THIEF…Sola and Assail
*the crowd lost its collective minds****

Q: Will V be *in* the next book?
A: Yes, V will be in the next book.

Q: Does V cheat?
A: Fair question. In my books, the HEA is never static. If you want to know the answer, I will tell you. (lots of ‘yes’es) Ok, gonna pull a Bill Clinton and ask, what’s the definition of cheating?
(answers varied from “emotional” to “touching” to “full on f***ing”)
Okaaaay then. No, he doesn’t cheat. I’m not gonna tell you it doesn’t get ugly. But, he does not. Where he and Jane are at, is very real. It’s not just that Jane is busy, but in long term relationships, you can pull apart. Something brings them back together, but they’re going to have to learn this lesson.

Q: Will we see the Bastards in the BDB world?
A: The Bastards are going to be interwoven into the BDB world.

*Source: J.R. Ward’s Facebook post. 

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✦THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J.R. WARD✦

AMAZON SERIES LINKS: Amazon
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17wcZJV
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/179BzU8
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18Eqmsy
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13g9tWr
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18tPt2h
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17woxN4
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17FIm70
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide” http://amzn.to/17wqaKE
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1I5iTcw
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dRq35K
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dR9pDy
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18EjoDX
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu
✦The King ➢ Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1aQ | Kindle http://amzn.to/12CBV4A
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2gm | Kindle http://amzn.to/1BAHVJT
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj
✦The Chosen ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2nkaHil | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/2nyWTCz

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~*~*~NEXT BLACK DAGGER LEGACY BOOK~*~*~

BLOOD FURY (Black Dagger Legacy #3) by J.R. Ward

Releasing January 9, 2018

Synopsis

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A tough vampire warrior in training and her fellow aristocratic trainee struggle to deny the attraction they feel for one another as they prepare for the looming war ahead. The latest in a new paranormal romance series set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Brothers at the Black Dagger Brotherhood training center push recruits to the limit to become faster and stronger than ever before as they continue preparing for the fight against the lessening society. Novo, a resilient survivor and a bit rough around the edges, has overcome a great deal, including her intense attraction to suave, aristocratic Peyton. The two fighters shared a passionate physical connection. But when Peyton finally comes to terms with and admits his true feelings for Novo she rejects him for a more stable male. Now they must train in close quarters and eventually confront the feelings they still undoubtedly harbor for one another.

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Pre-Order

Kindle | Amazon Hardback

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✦BLACK DAGGER LEGACY SERIES by J.R. WARD✦
✦BLOOD KISS ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG
✦BLOOD VOW ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7kK | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG
✦BLOOD FURY (Releasing January 2018) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2oGiaMq | Amazon Hardback http://amzn.to/2pGXZOK

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About the Author

imageJ.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.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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ANNOUNCEMENT/ PRE-ORDER: BLOOD FURY (Black Dagger Legacy #3) by J.R. Ward

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BLOOD FURY (Black Dagger Legacy #3) by J.R. Ward

Releasing January 9, 2018

Synopsis

IMG_7636In a sexy new paranormal romance set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series, a pair of trainees in the Brotherhood’s program fight their attraction as they battle a new enemy, side by side.

As the son of a Princeps, Peyton is supposed to mate a traditional female of the glymera. But he wants Novo, a fellow trainee, who fights as hard as he does and isn’t afraid of anything or anybody. When a new enemy shows up in Caldwell, the Brothers and the recruits are tested in ways they couldn’t have predicted—and Peyton and Novo must decide whether love will weaken them… or give them the power and the will they need to survive!

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Buy Links

Kindle | Amazon Hardback

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✦BLACK DAGGER LEGACY SERIES by J.R. WARD✦
✦BLOOD KISS ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG
✦BLOOD VOW ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7kK | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG
✦BLOOD FURY (Releasing January 2018) ➢ Kindle $14.99 http://amzn.to/2oGiaMq | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/2pGXZOK

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And the next BDB book is….

THE THIEF (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward

Releasing Spring 2018

The main couple will be Assail and Sola! Yay! I’m so excited! More info from J.R. Ward’s signing below.

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STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE CHOSEN!

WARNING – SPOILERS

Here’s a few highlights from the Q&A at the signing!

Full Q&A is on J. R. Ward’s Facebook Post HERE

Q: Will V be *in* the next book?
A: Yes, V will be in the next book.

Q: Does V cheat?
A: Fair question. In my books, the HEA is never static. If you want to know the answer, I will tell you. (lots of ‘yes’es) Ok, gonna pull a Bill Clinton and ask, what’s the definition of cheating?
(answers varied from “emotional” to “touching” to “full on f***ing”)
Okaaaay then. No, he doesn’t cheat. I’m not gonna tell you it doesn’t get ugly. But, he does not. Where he and Jane are at, is very real. It’s not just that Jane is busy, but in long term relationships, you can pull apart. Something brings them back together, but they’re going to have to learn this lesson.

Q: Will we see the Bastards in the BDB world?
A: The Bastards are going to be interwoven into the BDB world.

*Source: J.R. Ward’s Facebook post. 

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✦THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J.R. WARD✦

AMAZON SERIES LINKS: Amazon
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17wcZJV
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/179BzU8
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18Eqmsy
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13g9tWr
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18tPt2h
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17woxN4
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17FIm70
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide” http://amzn.to/17wqaKE
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1I5iTcw
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dRq35K
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dR9pDy
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18EjoDX
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu
✦The King ➢ Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1aQ | Kindle http://amzn.to/12CBV4A
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2gm | Kindle http://amzn.to/1BAHVJT
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj
✦The Chosen ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-8u8 | Kindle http://amzn.to/2nkaHil

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About the Author

imageJ.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.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Announcement: THE THIEF (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward

And the next BDB book is….

THE THIEF (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward

Releasing Spring 2018

The main couple will be Assail and Sola! Yay! I’m so excited! More info from J.R. Ward’s signing below.

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STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE CHOSEN!

WARNING – SPOILERS

Here’s a few highlights from the Q&A at the signing!

Full Q&A is on J. R. Ward’s Facebook Post HERE

Q: Will V be *in* the next book?
A: Yes, V will be in the next book.

Q: Does V cheat?
A: Fair question. In my books, the HEA is never static. If you want to know the answer, I will tell you. (lots of ‘yes’es) Ok, gonna pull a Bill Clinton and ask, what’s the definition of cheating?
(answers varied from “emotional” to “touching” to “full on f***ing”)
Okaaaay then. No, he doesn’t cheat. I’m not gonna tell you it doesn’t get ugly. But, he does not. Where he and Jane are at, is very real. It’s not just that Jane is busy, but in long term relationships, you can pull apart. Something brings them back together, but they’re going to have to learn this lesson.

Q: Will we see the Bastards in the BDB world?
A: The Bastards are going to be interwoven into the BDB world.

*Source: J.R. Ward’s Facebook post. 

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✦THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J.R. WARD✦

AMAZON SERIES LINKS: Amazon
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17wcZJV
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/179BzU8
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18Eqmsy
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13g9tWr
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18tPt2h
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17woxN4
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17FIm70
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide” http://amzn.to/17wqaKE
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1I5iTcw
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dRq35K
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dR9pDy
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18EjoDX
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu
✦The King ➢ Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1aQ | Kindle http://amzn.to/12CBV4A
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2gm | Kindle http://amzn.to/1BAHVJT
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj
✦The Chosen ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2nkaHil | Amazon HBK http://amzn.to/2nyWTCz

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~*~*~COVER REVEAL~*~*~

BLOOD FURY (Black Dagger Legacy #3) by J.R. Ward

Releasing January 9, 2018

Goodreads Link: http://bit.ly/2okzbZ0

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SYNOPSIS

A tough vampire warrior in training and her fellow aristocratic trainee struggle to deny the attraction they feel for one another as they prepare for the looming war ahead. The latest in a new paranormal romance series set in the world of the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Brothers at the Black Dagger Brotherhood training center push recruits to the limit to become faster and stronger than ever before as they continue preparing for the fight against the lessening society. Novo, a resilient survivor and a bit rough around the edges, has overcome a great deal, including her intense attraction to suave, aristocratic Peyton. The two fighters shared a passionate physical connection. But when Peyton finally comes to terms with and admits his true feelings for Novo she rejects him for a more stable male. Now they must train in close quarters and eventually confront the feelings they still undoubtedly harbor for one another.

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✦BLACK DAGGER LEGACY SERIES by J.R. WARD✦
✦BLOOD KISS ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG
✦BLOOD VOW ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7kK | Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG
✦BLOOD FURY (Releasing January 2018) ➢ Goodreads Link: http://bit.ly/2okzbZ0

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About the Author

imageJ.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.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Romance Heroes that would make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date

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Romance Heroes that would make the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date

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★FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY★

Enter on Facebook Post HERE

Winner chooses an ebook or Paperback ($7.99 or under) from our List. Winner will be selected Friday (2/17/17) by 6PM CST. EBOOK or Paperback paid for by Reading in Pajamas.

Note: You can choose any previous of upcoming book by the authors on our list if you haven’t read them. If you have read all of these you can take a rain check for the next release in the series.

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img_6619✦Crossing Hearts (The Cross Creek Series Book 1) by Kimberly Kincaid
Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7NT | Kindle $3.99 http://amzn.to/2ii9DY4

Hunter knows how to romance and take care of his woman!

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img_6620✦NIGHT PLAY (Dark-Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2cQ | Amazon http://amzn.to/15a2H80 | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2eZUx7M

Who doesn’t want a sexy man to tell you that you’re beautiful and carry you off like a knight in shining armor? Vane would make the ultimate Valentine’s Day date!

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img_6623✦The Plus One Chronicles Boxed Set by Jennifer Lyon
Kindle http://amzn.to/2dZbzot | REVIEWS: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-II

Try book 1 FREE then grab box set if you like it. Box set is cheaper than buying the second two books for $2.99 each.
✦FREE ➢ THE PROPOSITION (THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES) by Jennifer Lyon
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1wuVxcc

Sexy billionaire Sloane is one of my picks because he not only protects and takes care of his woman he teachers her to take care of and protect herself. Plus did I mention he’s an ex-UFC fighter? Yum! 

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img_6624✦The Master (The Game Makers Series) by Kresley Cole
Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-24a | Kindle http://amzn.to/1wVLU4h

✦THE GAME MAKER SERIES BY KRESLEY COLE
✦Book 1: The Professional ➢ Reviews 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-X3
Kindle: http://amzn.to/192KgVY
✦Book 2: The Master ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-24a
Kindle http://amzn.to/1wVLU4h
✦Book 3: The Player ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4Lo
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1OoF1fR

Any of these Russian brothers would make a great date, but Malcolm is my favorite! Yummy!

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img_6625✦Lothaire (Immortals After Dark Series) by Kresley Cole
Amazon http://amzn.to/1aM2glC | Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2pI | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2kWCbMr

Lothaire literally rips his heart out for his woman! 

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img_6626✦I Want You To Want Me (Rock Star Romance Series) by Erika Kelly
Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2HN | Kindle http://amzn.to/1DTlBuo

These rockstars would all make great dates but Derek is my favorite because he takes care of everyone around him. Plus he’s hot;)

✦Rock Star Romance Series by Erika Kelly✦
✦1. You Really Got Me ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1Xh | Kindle http://amzn.to/1AbKOnn
✦2. I Want You To Want Me ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2HN | Kindle http://amzn.to/1DTlBuo
✦3. Take Me Home Tonight ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4HY | Kindle http://amzn.to/1JFMAN3
✦4. More Than a Feeling (Releasing 4/4/17) ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/2k8iWe9

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img_6627✦Rock Chick Reawakening (1001 Dark Nights Novella) by Kristen Ashley
Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7xV | Kindle $2.99 http://amzn.to/28LIgnL | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/1SPur4w

Marcus! He’s totally sigh worthy! He builds Daisy a castle! A castle! He’s the ultimate bad boy Prince Charming.

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img_6630✦Sinner’s Creed by Kim Jones
Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4je | Kindle http://amzn.to/1NMLy4J

Dirk knows about love and sacrifice. He gives everything he has when he falls.

Note: I’d be careful reading reviews before picking up this book. My review is spoiler free but I think a lot of reviews are going to contain spoilers because of the storyline and ending. Spoilers would definitely ruin the reading experience.

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img_6633✦The Beast: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
Review http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj | Amazon Series Link: http://amzn.to/2kHWgSw

Rhage! If you’re a BDB fan you know why he’s a great date. He pampers and spoils his woman. Plus he can tie a cherry stem around his fang using his tongue;)

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img_6637✦The Immortal Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Amazon http://amzn.to/2lLqsh7 | Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/2k0jXG4
Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-Om

Adam Black! The Dark Fairy! He sacrifices everything when he falls for his woman. I love him!

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Reviews: BLOOD VOW (Black Dagger Legacy #2) by J.R. Ward

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BLOOD VOW (Black Dagger Legacy #2) by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: December 6, 2016

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

image#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward returns as her thrilling, original spin-off series set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues! When a brooding vampire warrior-in-training teams up with a quick-witted aristocrat to solve a deadly mystery, the only thing more dangerous than their mission is their undeniable attraction.

Trainees at the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center continue to prepare for the war against the Lessening Society, but fighting is the last thing on Axe’s mind. Still plagued with the guilt of his father’s death, the brooding loner finds himself battling an unlikely attraction to Peyton’s enticing, aristocratic cousin, Elise. Elise feels it, too – especially when the two are thrown together in unusual circumstances, and she must decide whether she can trust Axe as she uncovers the mystery surrounding her sister’s death.

Meanwhile, Mary and Rhage are fostering Bitty, a young pretrans orphan, and hope to adopt her… until the appearance of a young male claiming to be Bitty’s blooded uncle threatens to tear the new family apart.

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Cori 5 Stars

I loved it! The Black Dagger Legacy series gives me those same feelings I had while reading the first books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I just love it! BLOOD VOW is Axe and Elise’s story and I fell love with Axe while reading it. He’ll fit right in with Brothers. BLOOD VOW was exciting, sexy and emotional. It had more of the trainees working with the Brothers and it also had a lot of Rhage with Mary and Bitty which I loved. I’m excited about the direction of the series storyline. I couldn’t put this book down and I loved everything about it. J. R. Ward is one of the queens of paranormal romance and always delivers a great story. I can’t wait to find out who’s next in the Black Dagger Legacy Series.

*Review copy provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.

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Donna review 4.5 stars

I loved this book! It was sexy, fun and exciting. Was it perfect? No. But it was so enjoyable to read. Axe is broody and not as deeply in to the seedier side of life like I thought he might be, but that is a good thing since he is still rather young. Elise was interesting, but not as intelligent as her psychology education would have made her. That bothered me a little. I liked the sexiness of their relationship. And yes…I will go ahead and say it. This is the Legacy Series, so I’m bothered that they are so full of the Brother’s stories. I was hoping it was a one-off thing with the first book. Guess not. I think they should be a real background thing. That being said, I was touched by the whole Rhage-Mary-Bitty story. Lassiter was perfect in this book – and I generally cringe at some of the things he has done. I couldn’t put it down, even though I was dog-tired. I’m also excited about the teasers put in there. I hope we don’t have to wait too long to find out which couple will be next.

*Review copy purchased from Amazon. 

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Excerpt

EXCERPT READ HERE ➢ http://www.jrward.com/blood-vow-chapter-2-excerpt/

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Buy Links

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1RxpiwG
Amazon HBK: http://amzn.to/1Rxpjke

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image~*~*~ CHECK OUT BOOK 1 ~*~*~

BLOOD KISS: The Black Dagger Legacy Series by J.R. Ward

✦Spotlight & Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-3px
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
BUY LINKS:
Kindle: http://amzn.to/1BlQjuG
Amazon PBK: http://amzn.to/1NXGNbe
B&N: http://bit.ly/1bFcEyz
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1HUkrD9
iBooks: http://apple.co/1BIx5nN

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✦THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES ~ READING ORDER✦

SERIES LINKS: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
✦Dark Lover ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17wcZJV
✦Lover Eternal ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/179BzU8
✦Lover Awakened ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18Eqmsy
✦Lover Revealed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/13g9tWr
✦Lover Unbound ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18tPt2h
✦Lover Enshrined ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17woxN4
✦ The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/17FIm70
✦ Father Mine: Zsadist and Bella’s Story: A Black Dagger Brotherhood Novella (eBook – the printed version of this story is also found in “The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide” http://amzn.to/17wqaKE
✦Lover Avenged ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1I5iTcw
✦Lover Mine ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dRq35K
✦Lover Unleashed ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/1dR9pDy
✦Lover Reborn ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/18EjoDX
✦Lover At Last ➢ Kindle http://amzn.to/16GUthu
✦The King ➢ Review: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-1aQ | Kindle http://amzn.to/12CBV4A
✦The Shadows ➢ Review 5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-2gm | Kindle http://amzn.to/1BAHVJT
✦The Beast ➢ Review 5 Stars http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4JB | Kindle http://amzn.to/1KX7Jsj

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About the Author

imageJ.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.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Spotlight, Review & Excerpt: THE ANGELS’ SHARE: A Bourbon Kings Novel by J.R. Ward

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THE ANGELS’ SHARE: A Bourbon Kings Novel by J.R. Ward

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

image#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation…

In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder…

No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—as well as with his former horse trainer’s daughter. Meanwhile, the family’s financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself.

Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior…or the worst of all the sinners?

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Check out these two PDFs Here:

Fun Book Extras

Cast of Characters List

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Excerpt

Toyota trucks were not supposed to go seventy-five miles an hour. Especially when they were ten years old.
At least the driver was wide awake, even though it was four a.m.
Lizzie King had a death grip on the steering wheel, and her foot on the accelerator was actually catching floor as she headed for a rise in the highway.
She had woken up in her bed at her farmhouse alone. Ordinarily, that would have been the status quo, but not anymore, not now that Lane was back in her life. The wealthy playboy and the estate’s gardener had finally gotten their act together, love bonding two unlikelies closer and stronger than the molecules of a diamond.
And she was going to stand by him, no matter what the future held.
After all, it was so much easier to give up extraordinary wealth when you had never known it, never aspired to it—and especially when you had seen behind its glittering curtain to the sad, desolate desert on the far side of the glamour and prestige.
God, the stress Lane was under.
And so out of bed she had gotten. Down the creaking stairs she had gone. And all around her little house’s first floor she had wandered.
When Lizzie had looked outside, she’d discovered his car was missing, the Porsche he drove and parked beside the maple by her front porch nowhere to be seen. And as she had wondered why he had left without telling her, she had begun to worry.
Just a matter of nights since his father had killed himself, only a matter of days since William Baldwine’s body had been found on the far side of the Falls of the Ohio. And ever since then Lane’s face had had a faraway look, his mind churning always with the missing money, the divorce papers he had served on the rapacious Chantal, the status of the household bills, the precarious situation at the Bradford Bourbon Company, his brother Edward’s terrible physical condition, Miss Aurora’s illness.
But he hadn’t said a thing about any of it. His insomnia had been the only sign of the pressure, and that was what scared her. Lane always made an effort to be composed around her, asking her about her work in Easterly’s gardens, rubbing her bad shoulder, making her dinner, usually badly, but who cared. Ever since they had gotten the air cleared between them and had fully recommitted to their relationship, he had all but moved into her farmhouse—and as much as she loved having him with her, she had been waiting for the implosion to occur.
It would almost have been easier if he had been ranting and raving.
And now she feared that time had come—and some sixth sense made her terrified about where he had gone. Easterly, the Bradford Family Estate, was the first place she thought of. Or maybe the Old Site, where his family’s bourbon was still made and stored. Or perhaps Miss Aurora’s Baptist church?
Yes, Lizzie had tried him on his phone. And when the thing had rung on the table on his side of the bed, she hadn’t waited any longer after that. Clothes on. Keys in hand. Out to the truck.
No one else was on I-64 as she headed for the bridge to get across the river, and she kept the gas on even as she crested the hill and hit the decline to the river’s edge on the Indiana side. In response, her old truck picked up even more speed along with a death rattle that shook the wheel and the seat, but the damn Toyota was going to hold it together because she needed it to.
“Lane . . . where are you?”
God, all the times she had asked him how he was and he’d said, “Fine.” All those opportunities to talk that he hadn’t taken her up on. All the glances she’d shot him when he hadn’t been looking her way, all the time her monitoring for signs of cracking or strain. And yet there had been little to no emotion after that one moment they’d had together in the garden, that private, sacred moment when she had sought him out under the blooms of the fruit trees and told him that she’d gotten it wrong about him, that she had misjudged him, that she was prepared to make a pledge to him with the only thing she had: the deed to her farmhouse—which was exactly the kind of asset that could be sold to help pay for the lawyers’ fees as he fought to save his family.
Lane had held her, and told her he loved her—and refused her gift, explaining he was going to fix everything himself, that he was going to somehow find the stolen money, pay back the enormous debt, right the company, resurrect his family’s fortunes.
And she had believed him.
She still did.
But ever since then? He had been both as warm and closed off as a space heater, physically present and completely disengaged at the same time.
Lizzie did not blame him in the slightest.
It was strangely terrifying, however.
Off in the distance, across the river, Charlemont’s business district glowed and twinkled, a false, earthbound galaxy that was a lovely lie, and the bridge that connected the two shores was still lit up in spring green and bright pink for Derby, a preppy rainbow to that promised land. The good news was that there was no traffic, so as soon as Lizzie was on the other side, she could take the River Road exit off the highway, shoot north to Easterly’s hill, and see if his car was parked in front of the mansion.
Then she didn’t know what she was going to do.
The newly constructed bridge had three lanes going in both directions, the concrete median separating east from west tall and broad for safety purposes. There were rows of white lights down the middle, and everything was shiny, not just from the illumination, but a lack of exposure to the elements. Construction had only finished in March, and the first lines of traffic had made the crossing in early April, cutting rush-hour delays down—
Up ahead, parked in what was actually the “slow” lane, was a vehicle that her brain recognized before her eyes properly focused on it.
Lane’s Porsche. It was Lane’s—
Lizzie nailed the brake pedal harder than she’d been pounding the accelerator, and the truck made the transition from full-force forward to full-on stop with the grace of a sofa falling out a second-story window: Everything shuddered and shook, on the verge of structural disintegration, and worse, there was barely any change in velocity, as if her Toyota had worked too hard to gain the speed and wasn’t going to let the momentum go without a fight—
There was a figure on the edge of the bridge. On the very farthest edge of the bridge. On the lip of the bridge over the deadly drop.
“Lane,” she screamed. “Lane!”
Her truck went into a spin, pirouetting such that she had to wrench her head around to keep him in her sights. And she jumped out before the Toyota came to a full stop, leaving the gearshift in neutral, the engine running, the door open in her wake.
“Lane! No! Lane!”
Lizzie pounded across the pavement and surmounted barriers that seemed flimsy, too flimsy, given the distance down to the river.
Lane jerked his head around—
And lost one hold of the rail behind him.
As his grip slipped, shock registered on his face, a flash of surprise . . . that was immediately replaced by horror.
When he fell off into nothing but air.
Lizzie’s mouth could not open wide enough to release her scream.

Posted by arrangement with New American Library, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © J.R. Ward, 2016.

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Cori 4 Stars

I enjoyed The Angels’ Share but it was not what I was expecting. There was less romance than the first book, The Bourbon Kings, and I thought The Angels’ Share was going to feature Edward and Sutton but it’s really a continuation of Lane and Lizzie’s love story. We learn more about Edward and I’m not sure if I liked the love triangle he had going on. The POV changes throughout the book to different characters. There is a little but of a cliffhanger ending that left me wanting more. That said the story was riveting and I couldn’t put it down. The Bourbon Kings series is captivating and I love all the drama, mystery and suspense. It needs to be read in order so if you haven’t read the first book you need to read it before picking up this one. I highly recommend the series, but romance lovers should know that it is not a hot and steamy series like J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It is written by J.R. Ward though, so it will capture and hold your attention.

*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review. 

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About the Author

imageJ.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern.

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