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[Rezension] Liebesmond + Schattentraum

English Hardcover

German Cover #20

German Cover #19

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‚Liebesmond‚ & ‚Schattentraum‘
by J. R. Ward

(Lover Reborn)

Black Dagger #19 & # 20
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First Sentence:
“ ‚The bastard’s taking the bridge! He’s mine!‘ Tohrment waited for an answering whistle, and when it puddles, his legs going piston, his hands fisting hard.“

Last Sentence:
“ ‚You bet your ass I am. Eternally grateful… I am … Eternally. Grateful.‘ On that note, he kissed his female… and bit into his Big Mac.“

Inhaltsangabe:
In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Now back in the Brotherhood – and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was – Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams – trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld – Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. When he’s told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows 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?  (Source: Goodreads.com)

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Um die Worte von Vishous zu verwenden – dieses Buch war einfach nur ‚fan-fucking-tastic’ awesome!!!
Ich hatte hohe Erwartungen an das Buch, weil es mir so vorkam ich, als ob ich eine Ewigkeit darauf warten musste. Aber es hat sich voll und ganz ausgezahlt und für dieses Buch wäre es sogar wert, noch ein Jahr zu warten – obwohl es mich umgebracht hätte – und es hat mehr als nur meine Erwartungen erfüllt, in jedem Bereich. Ich liebe dieses Buch und es gehört nun definitiv zu meinen Lieblingen in der Black Dagger Reihe!

Ich hatte soviel Spaß beim Lesen, dass ich es nicht in Worte fassen kann. Es war stets mitreißend und emotional und ich habe es innerhalb von 4 Tagen ausgelesen, obwohl das Buch 572 Seiten hat und auf Englisch war! Um ehrlich zu sein, habe ich es nicht nur gelesen, sondern förmlich aufgesaugt, fast schon inhaliert wie ein abhängiger Drogensüchtiger. Und ich werde es mit Sicherheit bald noch ein zweites Mal lesen, nur um sicher zu stellen, dass ich kein kleinstes Detail verpasst habe.

Nach dem schwachen 9ten Teil ‚Lover Unleashed’ mit der Geschichte von Payne und Manny, kam nun im zehnten Band endlich Tohr an die Reihe, den ich schon in den ersten zwei Bändern ins Herz geschlossen hatte, um sein Happy – End zu bekommen. Aber bis dorthin hat er, wie auch wir als Leser, viele Schmerzen erleiden müssen. Sein Buch war voll von Verzweiflung, Traurigkeit, Unglaube und Wut, wegen dem viel zu frühen und brutalen Mord seiner schwangeren Frau Wellsie. Oh Gott; er war in solcher Qual und auch ich habe viele Tränen für ihn uns seine Familie vergossen und ich war ebenfalls wie gefangen von seinem Verlust und Verzweiflung, die anfänglich kein Ende, keine Erlösung zu finden schien.

Doch es wäre kein Ward- Buch, gäbe es nicht auch hier ein Happy- End für Tohr und No’One, für das ich ihr wahnsinnig dankbar bin. Obwohl es Momente gab, bei denen man dachte, es gibt kein zurück mehr und ein unglückliches Ende ist  in baldiger Reichweite, hat sie es doch geschafft am Ende all glücklich zu machen. *toll*

Aber nicht nur Tohr und No’One kamen in diesem Buch zu Wort, sondern es war auch wieder eine Menge von meinem geliebten John Matthew dabei, der leider mehr als nur Streitereien mit seiner Shellan Xhex hatte. Auch sie konnten es am Ende bereinigen, von dem ich sowieso von Anfang an aus ging. Doch ich muss ehrlich zugeben, dass ich Xhex zwar alleine als Charakter mag, aber ich war bereits in Lover Mine von der Konstellation der beiden als Paar nicht begeistert. Xhex ist zu hart und äußerlich gefühlskalt und für John hätte ich mir einen weicheren, gefühlvolleren Charakter gewünscht, nachdem was er bereits alles durchmachen musste. Aber gut, das ist nicht für mich zum entscheiden, sondern ein Fakt, der mich nun einmal ein wenig stört.

In Lover Reborn kam wenig von der Lessning Society vor, obwohl immer wieder Kämpfe gegen sie stattfanden, aber der Fokus lag in diesem Buch eindeutig auf einem anderen Feind. Und zwar hat die Band of Bastards (BoB), die barbarische Gruppe aus dem alten Land, angeführt von Xcor, einen fatalen Schlag gegen König Wrath erzielt. Wodurch nun der Kampf und die Aufmerksamkeit der Bruderschaft, auf diese Gruppe gelenkt wurde und an Priorität gewonnen hat. Ich finde diese Konstellation der zwei Gruppen und ihre Aggression gegeneinander, wahnsinnig spannend und ich kann es kaum erwarten zu erfahren wie es weiter geht in diesen unerbitterlichen Kampf. Was ich von Ward faszinierend finde, ist, dass sie Xcor nicht nur als den Bösen oder als Monster darstellt, obwohl er bereits viele schändliche Taten begangen hat, sondern, dass man auch hinter seine Fassade blicken kann und seinen inneren Konflikt bemerkt, der ihn aufgrund seiner Erziehung, seines Trainings zum Biest werden ließ. Und ich bin mir sehr sicher, dass auch er bald sein Buch bekommt und ich habe bereits eine sehr starke Vorahnung, mit wem er am Ende zusammen kommen wird. 😉

Das Beste an diesem Buch war, dass es in mir alle Emotionen heraus gekitzelt hat, die man nur haben kann. Ich habe geweint mit Tohr und Wellsie. Ich war traurig und verbittert mit No’One, Qhuinn oder Layla. Verzweifelt und verloren auf John’s Wegen oder ich konnte mit den anderen Brüdern und auch dem Engel Lassiter, lachen und Spaß haben. Und über allen konnte ich am Ende glücklich sein und mit einem wohligen Lächeln auf den Lippen dieses Buch beenden – zufrieden und befriedigt auf ganzer Linie. 😉
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Okay – eigentlich wollte ich nicht spoilern, aber weil mich schon einige im Forum gefragt haben, muss ich ein paar SPOILER verraten.

Ich weiß nicht wo ich beginnen soll. Es ist so viel passiert auf diesen 570 Seiten, so viel ist verraten worden, dass es schwer ist, den richtigen Anfang zu finden.

* Zu aller erst, weiß ich, dass es viele von euch interessiert wie No’One’s richtiger Name ist. Früher im alten Land war ihr Vorname ‚Rosalhynda’, aber der Nachname wird leider nie genannt (obwohl einige im Forum eine Vermutung haben, wer mit ihr, neben Xhex ,verwandt sein könnte). In diesem Buch wird sie nach der Hälfte von Tohr zu ‚Autumn‘ umbenannt – weil er die Farben dieser Jahreszeit mag, die Leichtkraft und die Schönheit – so wie er auch No’One sieht.

* Jeder kann sich doch noch daran erinnern, dass Qhuinn im sechsten Teil brutal zusammen geschlagen wurde und er dabei fast gestorben wäre, oder? Könnt ihr euch auch noch daran erinnern, dass er vor der Tür des ‚Makers‘ ein kleines, blondes Kind mit zwei verschieden farbigen Augen gesehen hat?! JA – erinnert ihr euch.
Ich denke, das wird bald Realität werden, weil Layla ihr ‚Needing’ hatte und Qhuinn ihr in dieser Zeit gedient hat. Aber keine Angst- sie lieben sich nicht und werden nur für das Kind zusammen halten (wie Freunde).

* Layla hat sich nämlich in einen anderen verliebt, bzw. sie fantasiert von ihm, obwohl sie kein Wort miteinander gesprochen haben. Aber sie kann nicht mit ihm zusammen sein, weil er eigentlich der Feind ist und brutal und bestialisch – doch sie hat in seine Augen, hinter seine Fassade geblickt, direkt in das Herz von… -> Xcor! 🙂
Ich bin fast zu 99 % sicher, dass die beiden irgendwann zusammen kommen werden. (so wie die Schöne und das Biest? ^^)

* Qhuinn war nicht aus Liebe mit Layla zusammen sondern nur weil er ein Kind möchte, eine Familie, zu der er voll ung ganz gehört. Und ich habe so ein Gefühl, dass wir bald endlich unser Qhuay – HEA bekommen und dass hoffentlich das nächste Buch über Qhuinn und Blay sein wird. Wollt ihr wissen warum? Wegen diesen Absatzes am Ende des Buches:

„Enough, Qhuinn thought.
Enough with the excuses, and the avoidance, and the trying to be someone, anyone else.
Even if he got shanked, even if his precious little ego and his dumb-ass little heart got shattered into little pieces, it was time to stop the bullshit. It was time to be a male.
As Blay started to straighten, like a message had been received, Qhuinn thought, That’s right, buddy. Our future has come.”

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Geeee, wie toll hört sich das den an und wie vielversprechend, dass Buch # 11 über die beiden sein wird?? Kann es kaum erwarten! *toll*

* Wer wissen möchte, welche Bücher mit Sicherheit noch kommen werden, dann sind hier die bereits fix unterzeichneten:
Qhuay, Lassiter, Trez, iAm, Murhder, Throe and Xcor.…

EDIT: 02.04.2012 – Es ist offiziell!!! Bei einem Signing hat Ward nun bestätigt, dass QHUINN und BLAYS Buch als Hardcover nächstes Jahr rauskommt und nicht nur als Novella – sondern sie bekommen ein richtiges Buch – und das schon nächstes JAHR!! *freu mich soo* 😀

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English Cover:
Mir gefällt das Cover ausgesprochen gut und ich finde es toll, dass endlich ein Kerl abgebildet ist, der wirklich dem Charakter im Buch ähnlich sieht. Außerdem mag die die Farbgebung und den Bluttropfen, der beim Buchstaben hinunter hängt.

All in all:
Ich kann nicht mehr sagen, wie oft ich schon erwähnt habe, dass ich diese Serie von Ward, wie auch dieses Buch hier liebe und es mit Sicherheit noch oft lesen werde. Für jeden, der die Bücher noch nicht gelesen – verdammt noch mal – fängt sie endlich an zu lesen und lasst euch auch in diese brutale, aber zugleich hinreißende, mitfühlende Welt der Black Dagger ziehen.

Rating:
5 of 5 points (I LOVED it – buy it!)

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Quotes: (guess this time my quotes are a litte more than usual^^)

Tohr (thinking): ‚As he sat with his brothers and the shellans and guests of the mansion, everything was a distant, hazy blur.
Well, almost all of it.
There was only one thing in the vast room that made any impression on him.
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Tohr: ‚I miss you…‘ He stroked the indentation of the gown where her waist would have been – should have been. ‚I miss you so much.‘
…. Why couldn’t his memories bring her back? They felt strong enough, powerful enough, a summoning spell that should have had her magically reinflating the gown.
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Rhage: „And if that bastard’s innocent, I’m the fucking Easter bunny.“
„Oh, good,“ someone quipped. „I’m calling you Hope-along Hollywood from now on.“
„Beasty Bo Peep,“ somebody else threw out….
„People,“ Rhage barked, „the point is that he is not innocent and I’m not the Easter bunny –“
„Where’s your basket?“
„Can I play with your eggs?“
„Hope it out, big guy –“
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Thor (thinking): He took, the took hard and ravenously, drinking deep, and wanting more than just the vein.
He wanted the core of this female.
He wanted in her as he drank from her.
And this was just true even as he was acutely ware that his was not this Wellsie. ….
But he still wanted her.
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No’One to Tohr: „I used to watch you sleep – back in the Old Country. I spent hours memorizing the way he low glow from the peat played over your closed eyes and your cheeks and your jaw.“
Tohr: „Why?“
No’One: „Because you weren’t like the sympath at all. You were dark and he was pale. You were big and he was thin. You were kind to me… and he was not. You were the only thing that kept my from going completely mad.“
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No’One: „Eventually she whispered, ‚I must be getting heavy.‘
Tohr: ‚Not at all.‘
‚You’re very strong.‘
Man, that did his ego good. Matter of fact, she hit him with anything like that again, he was going to feel like he could bench-press a city bus. With a jet plane parked on its roof.“ (*lmao*- I love this quote^^)
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Serienreihenfolge:

# 1: J. R. Ward  – Nachtjagd & Blutopfer (Dark Lover) »»
# 2: J. R. Ward  – Ewige Liebe & Bruderkrieg (Lover Eternal) »»
# 3: J. R. Ward  – Mondspur &Dunkles Erwachen (Lover Awakened) »»
# 4: J. R. Ward  – Menschenkind & Vampirherz (Lover Revealed) »»
# 5: J. R. Ward  – Seelenjäger & Todesfluch (Lover Unbound) »»
# 6: J. R. Ward  – Blutlinien & Vampirträume (Lover Enshrined) »»
#6.5: J. R. Ward –BDB – An Insider’s Guide »»
# 7: J. R. Ward  – Racheengel & Blinder König (Lover Avagened) »»
# 8: J. R. Ward  – Vampirseele & Mondschwur (Lover Mine) »»
# 9: J. R. Ward  – Vampirschwur & Nachtsseele (Lover Unleashed) »»
#10: J. R. Ward – Liebesmond & Schattentraum (Lover Reborn) »»
#11: J.R. Ward – Seelenprinz & Sohn der Dunkelheit (Lover at Last) »»
#12: J. R. Ward – The King »»
#13: J.R. Ward – The Shadows

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copyright: jrward.com

About the author – J. R. Ward:
J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.
(Source: jrward.com)

Visit her Website »»

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Review: Lover Reborn

English Hardcover

German Cover Part 2

German Cover Part 1

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‚Lover Reborn‘ by J. R. Ward

Black Dagger Brotherhood # 10
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First Sentence:
“ ‚The bastard’s taking the bridge! He’s mine!‘ Tohrment waited for an answering whistle, and when it puddles, his legs going piston, his hands fisting hard.“

Last Sentence:
“ ‚You bet your ass I am. Eternally grateful… I am … Eternally. Grateful.‘ On that note, he kissed his female… and bit into his Big Mac.“

Synopsis:
Back in the Brotherhood – and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was – Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams – trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld – Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. When he’s told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows 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?  (Source: goodreads.com)

My thougts about the book:
To quote Vishous‘ words – this book was just ‚fan-fucking-tastic’ awesome!!!
I had high expectations for this book because to me it seemed as if I had to wait an eternity for it. But it has completely paid off and for this book it would be even worth to wait another year – although that would have killed me – and the book has more than only fulfilled my expectations, in every area. I love this book and now it is definitively one of my favorites in the Black Dagger series!

I had so much fun while reading that I can’t form it into proper words. It was always thrilling and emotional and I have read it within 4 days, although the book has 572 pages and was in English! To be honest I’ve not only read it, but have formally soaked it up, almost inhaled it like a drug addict. And I’ll read it soon for a second time, only to make sure that I haven’t missed the smallest detail.

After the weak 9th book ‘Lover Unleashed’ with the story of Payne and Manny, we got the tenth book, in which finally Tohr has his time to get his ‘happily ever after’, who I already liked from the first two books and who I took to my heart. But up to that point he had to suffer, as well as we as the readers, great pains.
His book was full of desperation, sadness, disbelief and fury, because of the too early and cruel murder of his pregnant wife Wellsie. Oh God; he was in such torture and also I’ve poured many tears for him and his gone family and I was also caught by his loss and desperation, which at first seemed to come to no end, to no salvation.

But it wouldn’t be a real Ward-book, if there wouldn’t be also a happy-ending for Tohr and No’One, for which I’m incredibly grateful. Although there were moments in which I thought, there is no going back again and an unhappy-ending is unstoppable, Ward has made it again and presented us an end which made me totally happy. *great*

In this book not only Tohr and No’One got their chance to speak, but there was also a great part of my beloved John Matthew in it, who had, unfortunately, more than only little fights with his Shellan Xhex. But in the end they could also figure it out, which I already hoped for in the beginning.
However, honestly I must admit that though I like Xhex alone as a character, I was already in ‘Lover Mine#8’ not very happy by the constellation of Xhex and John as a couple. In my opinion Xhex is just too hard and on the outside too emotionally cold and for John I would have wished for a softer, more soulful female by his side, after everything he already had to go through. But well, this is not for me to decide, but a fact which disturbs me a little and which I wanted to mention here.

In ‘Lover Reborn’ wasn’t much about the lessening society, although there were fights over and over again against them, but the focus in this book lay unmistakably on another enemy. Namely the Band of Bastard (BoB), the barbarian group from the old country, headed by Xcor, has achieved a fatal hit against king Wrath. Whereby now the fights and the attention of the Brotherhood were directed on this group and have won their priority. I find this constellation of those two groups and their aggression against each other, incredibly exciting and I can’t wait to get to know how it will go on in this remorseless fight.

What I really liked about Ward was, that she presented Xcor not only as an evil/bad person or as a monster, although he has already committed many scandalous doings, but Ward let us also look behind his facade and his internal conflict, and showed us that he became this bad beast because of his education and his training. And I’m sure that he also gets his book soon and I already have a very strong foreboding with which female he will end up. 😉

The best in this book was that it has addressed in me all my emotions. I’ve cried with Tohr and Wellsie. I was sad and bitter with No’One, Qhuinn or Layla. Despaired and lost together with John or I was also able to have fun and laugh with the other brothers or also with the angel Lassiter. And about all in the end I could be happy and finish this book with a pleasant smile on my lips – entirely content and satisfied. 😉

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Okay – actually, I didn’t wanted to spoil too much, but because some members from the book forum already asked me, I just have to give away some great SPOILER. Hence, please don’t read on if you don’t want to know – for all the others – keep on reading! 🙂

I don’t know where I should begin exactly because it happened so much in these 570 pages.

* At first I know that some of you are interested in the right name of No’One‘. Previous in the old country her given name was ‚Rosalhynda‘, but, unfortunately her surname was never mentioned in the book (although some guys have already an idea with whom she could be related beside Xhex ^^).
Later in this book she got a new name by Tohr and he called her ‘Autumn’ because he likes the colors, the strength of light and the beauty of this season – like ‘No’One’ is for him.

* Everybody can still remember that in the sixth book Qhuinn was beaten up so brutally by his own family that he almost died, right? Can you also still remember that he stood before the door of the ‘maker’ and that he saw there a little, blond child with two different colored-eyes?! YES – you can remember – great! Guys, I think that this will soon become reality because Layla had her needing in this book and she asked Qhuinn to serve her in this time.
But no worries – they don’t love each other and they only want to have a child. Actually, they are more like good friends but without any sexual feelings.

* Layla has fallen in love with another, or better to say – she fantasizes about a man, although they have never spoken a word to each other. And the biggest problem is, that she can’t be with him because he is the enemy and brutal and beastly – but she didn’t know that at first when she fed him and while that she has looked into his eyes, behind his facade, directly into the heart of …. -> Xcor and I’m almost 100% sure, that they both will end up together in the future. (Like in ‘The Beauty and the Beast’? ^^)

* Also Qhuinn isn’t in love with Layla and they only hooked up because she begged him and he also wanted to get this child, which he saw at the door of the ‘maker’. They both have nothing of their own and they two just want to belong somewhere, to somebody and they think they will get this with a baby to care for and to love.

* News about Qhuay: I’ve a feeling that we’ll finally get our Qhuay – HEA soon and that maybe hopefully the next book is about Qhuinn and Blay. Do you want to know why? Because of these quote at the end of the book ‘Lover Reborn’:

„Enough, Qhuinn thought.
Enough with the excuses, and the avoidance, and the trying to be someone, anyone else.
Even if he got shanked, even if his precious little ego and his dumb-ass little heart got shattered into little pieces, it was time to stop the bullshit. It was time to be a male.
As Blay started to straighten, like a message had been received, Qhuinn thought, That’s right, buddy. Our future has come.”

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Geeee, how fantastic sounds that and how promising that the next book # 11 is about the both of them?? I can’t wait for it! *great*

* Do you also would like to know which books will come certainly, then here are the already signed ones:
Qhuay,  Lassiter, Trez, iAm, Murhder, Throe and Xcor. …

EDIT: 02.04.2012: It’s official now- Ward has revealed on a signing that QHUINN and BLAYS book are next and they will get a real Hardcoverbook and not just a novella – and that already next year!!! Can’t wait to read it and it’s just fab!! *I’m soo happy* 😀

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Paperback Cover:
I really like cover so much and I think it’s great that finally a guy is on the cover, who looks really similar to the character in the book. Moreover I like the colors and the blood drop which hangs down the letter.

All in all:
I can’t say how often I’ve already mentioned it that I LOVE this series by Ward, as well as this book and I’m sure I’ll say this much more often in the future. For everybody who hasn’t read the books yet – damn it – just get the books and start reading it and let yourself drag also in this crude, but at the same time also thrilling, compassionate, emotional, lovely world of the Black Daggers.

Rating:
5 of 5 points

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Quotes: (guess this time my quotes are a litte more than usual^^)

Tohr (thinking): ‚As he sat with his brothers and the shellans and guests of the mansion, everything was a distant, hazy blur.
Well, almost all of it.
There was only one thing in the vast room that made any impression on him.
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Tohr: ‚I miss you…‘ He stroked the indentation of the gown where her waist would have been – should have been. ‚I miss you so much.‘
…. Why couldn’t his memories bring her back? They felt strong enough, powerful enough, a summoning spell that should have had her magically reinflating the gown.
.

Rhage: „And if that bastard’s innocent, I’m the fucking Easter bunny.“
„Oh, good,“ someone quipped. „I’m calling you Hope-along Hollywood from now on.“
„Beasty Bo Peep,“ somebody else threw out….
„People,“ Rhage barked, „the point is that he is not innocent and I’m not the Easter bunny –“
„Where’s your basket?“
„Can I play with your eggs?“
„Hope it out, big guy –“
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Thor (thinking): He took, the took hard and ravenously, drinking deep, and wanting more than just the vein.
He wanted the core of this female.
He wanted in her as he drank from her.
And this was just true even as he was acutely ware that his was not this Wellsie. ….
But he still wanted her.
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No’One to Tohr: „I used to watch you sleep – back in the Old Country. I spent hours memorizing the way he low glow from the peat played over your closed eyes and your cheeks and your jaw.“
Tohr: „Why?“
No’One: „Because you weren’t like the sympath at all. You were dark and he was pale. You were big and he was thin. You were kind to me… and he was not. You were the only thing that kept my from going completely mad.“
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No’One: „Eventually she whispered, ‚I must be getting heavy.‘
Tohr: ‚Not at all.‘
‚You’re very strong.‘
Man, that did his ego good. Matter of fact, she hit him with anything like that again, he was going to feel like he could bench-press a city bus. With a jet plane parked on its roof.“ (*lmao*- I love this quote^^)
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Succession:

# 1: J. R. Ward –    Dark Lover »»
# 2: J. R. Ward –   Lover Eternal »»
# 3: J. R. Ward –   Lover Awakened »»
# 4: J. R. Ward –   Lover Revealed »»
# 5: J. R. Ward –    Lover Unbound »»
# 6: J. R. Ward –    Lover Enshrined »»
# 6.5: J.R.Ward – BDB: An Insider’s Guide »»
# 7: J. R. Ward –   Lover Avagened »»
# 8: J. R. Ward –   Lover Mine »»
# 9: J. R. Ward –   Lover Unleashed »»
# 10: J. R. Ward – Lover Reborn »»
# 11: J.R. Ward – Lover at Last »»
# 12 J. R. Ward – The King

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About the author – J. R. Ward:
J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot. (Source: http://www.jrward.com/)

Visit her Website »»

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C*: Black Dagger Brothers

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My favorite Brothers in this series:

1. Vishous
2. John Matthew
3. Zsadist
4. Tohr
5. Rehvenge
6. Blay & Qhuinn
7. Wrath

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Name: Vishous

Nickname: V

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)

His Book: Lover Unbound (Seelenjäger & Todesfluch)

Nature:
Vampire, a Brother of the Black Daggers (till 1739)

Age: 304 years

About:
Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Butch, Rhage (love-hate)

His Shellan: Dr. Jane Whitcomb

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Quote:

V: “Take off your coat.“
Jane: „Excuse me?“
V: „Take it off.“
Jane: „No.“
V: „I want it off.“
Jane: „Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won’t affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you.  (*lmao* ^^)
(Lover Unbound)

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V: „She was staying. A little longer.
V smiled to himself. So this was what winning the lottery felt like.“

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(© goodreads)

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Jane (about V): „Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.“

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Now some pics with Jane:

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V: „Praying’s not going to help. Too late for that, Jane … I gave you a chance to have it on your terms. Now we’ll do this on mine.“

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Name: John Matthew

Nickname: John

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Mine (Vampirseele & Mondschwur)

Nature:
Vampire, lives in the house of the Black Daggers

About:
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Blay and Qhuinn

His Shellan: Xhex

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Quote:

Xhex: „Slipping in the side door to the VIP section , she scanned the crowd , well aware that she was looking for one male in particular.
And he was there.
Fucking John Matthew.“  (Lover Avenged).

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John on the American Hardcover of ‚Lover Mine‘:

(© goodreads)

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Quotes:

John: „Some things are destined to be — it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.“ (Lover Mine)

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John & Xhex: And it was funny. The silence of him had a bizarre effect on her. Normally, she was the quiet one in situations, preferring to keep her own council and not share her thoughts on anything. But with John’s mute presence, she felt curiously compelled to talk.
I’m stuffed,“ she said, lying back against the pillows. As he cocked a brow and lifted the last Danish, she shook her head. „God…no. I couldn’t manage another thing.
And it was only then that he began to eat.
You waited for me ?“ she said, frowning. When he ducked her gaze and shrugged, she cursed softly.
„You didn’t have to.“
Another shrug. As she watched him, she murmured, „You have beautiful table manners.“
His blush was the color of Valentine’s Day and she had to tell her heart to calm the fuck down as it started to beat fast. (Lover Mine)

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The German Cover:

copyright: Heyne

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Xhex: „No, you’ve got it all wrong, John.“
Reading his emotions, she shook her head.
„You’re not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You’re twice what anyone else is because you survived.“ (Lover Mine)


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Now some pics of John and Xhex:

copyright: skydominic.deviantart.com

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John thinking about Xhex: John leaned in and pressed his lips to hers; then he stretched out beside her. His body was exhausted but, his heart was alive with a joy so pure it was like the sunlight he didn’t get to see anymore: He was a mute-ass motherfucker with a nasty past and a night job that involved fighting evil and slaughtering the undead. And in spite of all that…he’d gotten the girl.
(Lover Mine)

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copyright: bluehybun.deviantart.com

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Name: Zsadist

Nickname: Z

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Awakened (Mondspur & Dunkles Erwachen)

Age: 230 years

Nature:
Vampire, a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (till 1932)

About:
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 is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.  (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Phury, Wrath

His Shellan: Bella
Their Child: Nalla

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Bella & Z: „What happened to you?“ she asked.
„I got hit in the side.“
„With what?“
„A knife.
(Lover Awakened)

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More of Zsadist:

(© goodreads)

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Quote:

Z: „He knew he was being overbearing as hell, but he couldn’t help it. He was a bonded male. With his pregnant female. There were few things on the planet more aggressive or dangerous. And those bastards were called hurricanes and tornadoes.“ (Lover Awakened)

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And one picture with him and Bella:

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Z: „I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came…and I was awakened.“
(Lover Awakened)

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And one picture with him and Bella:

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Name: Rehvenge

Nickname: Rehv

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Avanged (Racheengel & Blinder König)

Nature:
Vampire, a friend of the Black Daggers. Brother of Bella – Zsadist’s Shellan.

About:
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.

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. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Trez, Xhex

His Shellan: Ehlena

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Quote:

Ehlena: „She was glad she didn’t know where it would take her. Because sometimes the only thing that
got you through hell was that you were in too deep to pull out.“
(Lover Avenged)

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More of Rhev:

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Rhev: „This was why people got mated, Rehv suddenly thought. Fuck the sex and the social position. If they were smart, they did it to make a house that had no walls and an invisible roof and a floor that no could walk on-and yet the structure was a shelter no storm could blow down, no match could torch up, no passage of years could degrade.
That was when it hit him. A mated bond like that helped you through shit nights like this.“
(Lover Avenged).

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Rhev togehter with Ehlena:

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Rhev to Ehlena: „No matter what you wear… to me, you will always have diamonds on the soles of your shoes.“
(Lover Avenged)

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Name: Tohrment

Nickname: Tohr

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)
His Book: Lover Reborn

Nature:
Vampire, a Brother of the Black Daggers

About:
Now back in the Brotherhood – and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was – Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams – trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld – Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. When he’s told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows 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? (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Wrath (Darius, already dead)

First Love/ Shellan: Wellsie (dead)

His Shellan now: No’One (Autumn, later in the book of Lover Reborn)

Quote:
Tohr (thinking): „Nobody wanted to frontline on the network news, the papers, the magazines. This down-low tenet was the single thing that the enemy and the Black Dagger Brotherhood agreed upon, the only deference that was given by both sides. So, yeah, the slayers could say … target your pregnant shellan, shoot her in the face, and leave her for dead, taking away not just her life, but your own. But God forbid they rile up the humans.
‚Cuz that would just be wrong“!
(Lover Reborn)

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In this picture he’s still together with Wellsie:

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Tohr: „You never knew the last time you were seeing someone. You didn’t know when the last argument happened, or the last time you had sex, or the last time you looked into their eyes and thanked God they were in your life.
After they were gone?
That was all you thought about.
Day and night.“
(Lover Mine)

Tohr & No’One: „Instead, he stopped and looked at her. She had her fingertips up to her lips, her eyes wide and full of wonder… as if she had never felt anything even close to what she just had. He went back to the bed. ‚Was that you first kiss?‘
She blushed in the most lovely pink, her eyes dropping shyly to the carpet. ‚Yes.‘
‚You gonna let me give you another?‘
No’One: ‚Yes, please…‘ she breathed.
(Lover Reborn)

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Name: Blaylock and Qhuinn

Nickname: Blay / Qhuinn

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)

Nature:
Vampires, both are friends of the Black Daggers and they live in their mansion.

Best Friend: John Matthew

About:
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young- just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one.
(Synopsis from ‚Lover at Last‘)

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Quotes:

Qhuinn: „What is wrong with you, that you care so much about me?“
Blay: „What is wrong with you, that you can’t see why I would?“

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Blay: „Say the word. Say the word and I wont go.
Say the word, Qhuinn. Do it and I’ll spend the night with you.
Better yet. Why don’t you just kiss me…“
(Lover Mine)

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Qhuinn (thinking): No one got forever. And it was fucking crime to waste what you were given.
Enough, Qhuinn thought. Enough with the excuses, and the avoidance, and the trying to be someone, anyone else.
…..   It was time to be a male.
As Blay starrted to straighten, like a message had been received, Qhuinn thought, That’s right, buddy.
Our future has come.
(Lover Reborn)
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Blay: ‚In the silence that followed, Blay knew he had something he was supposed to say. Yeah…it was right on his tongue. It was… Shit. With Qhuinn looking at him like that, he couldn’t remember his own name. Blaysox? Blacklock? Blabberfox? Who the fuck knew…‘
(Lover at Last)

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Qhuay

Qhuinn and Blay

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Qhuinn to Blay: „You guys were what got me through it,” Qhuinn heard himself say. “I lived for the night, because I could go over to your house. It was the only thing that kept me going. You were the only thing, actually. It was…you.“
(Lover at Last)

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Qhuay

Qhuinn and Blay

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Name: Wrath, son of Wrath

Nickname: Wrath

From the book series: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (» Website)

His Book: Dark Lover (Nachtjagd & Blutopfer)

Nature:
Last pure Vampire. King of the vamire society. He’s living with the brother of the Black Dagger in a mansion.

About:
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, 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-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: Tohr, (Darius, already dead)

His Shellan: Beth

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Quote:

Wrath: „Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.“
(Dark Lover)

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Here with Beth:

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You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.”
Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?”
You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.”
(Lover Avenged)

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Quote:

Beth: „Whether you have sight or not, I see the future in your eyes.“
(Lover Avenged)

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Now I want to know who of the brothers are your favorits – therefore please click on the link below and vote in the POLL! Thanks 😉.

Who are your favorite brothers?
(Multiple Choice)

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I also have to post this picture of all the brothers here because it is soo extremly super  cute! *aw*.

copyright: payneb.deviantart.com

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