The first time I heard of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books by J. R. Ward was from my friend Caroline. I vaguely recall some of her tweets as she read from book-to-book. Unfortunately, I didn’t pay enough attention and never got around to reading them myself until recently. Besides, I was deeply entrenched in Fan Fiction hell at the time. 😉
At the moment, the series consists of 9 books plus an insider’s guide. Click here for a synopsis of each book.
The books are classified as Paranormal Romance. I like to think of them as Twilight for grown-ups. Don’t get me wrong, other than the main characters being vampires and that each book is essentially a love story, that’s where the Twilight similarities end. Plenty of love, sex, and violence here. There’s something very sexy about a big, tall, good-looking, long-haired, leather-wearing vampire with mixed martial arts skills.
After hearing about these books from so many people on Twitter, I decided to give the first book a chance. I wasn’t convinced that I’d like them as I don’t usually go the romance route with books. Since it was about vampires, I figured I’d give it a go as paranormal stuff is my usual reading preference. Needless to say, it’s been three and a half weeks since I started the first book and I’m now half-way through the seventh book. I ask myself, “What the hell was I waiting for to read these books?” I LOVE THEM!!!! Continue reading