"First installment in this spectacular new series"
Unbeknownst to the human population, a war is being waged
that will determine the continuation of the vampire
Only one thing stands between survival and extinction, The
Black Dagger Brotherhood. The brotherhood exists as
protectors of the civilian vampire population. Their
have dwindled and the Lessening Society would see their
The last thing that Wrath, the reluctant leader of the
vampire race, wanted was to be responsible for the half-
breed daughter of Darius, one of the brothers. Darius'
daughter was coming of age and would soon begin her
transition; a dangerous time for even a full blood vampire.
She needed powerful blood to help her through the
if there was any hope to save her life. To keep her safe,
Darius has never met his daughter, and to complicate
further, she has no idea about her vampiric heritage. Wrath
refuses Darius' request for help but when he is
later that evening by a lesser, a soulless human; he has no
choice but to honor his trusted brother's wishes. Wrath
intends to fulfill his obligation and be on his way, but
heart has other plans.
Beth Randall, an independent, up and coming reporter has
worked hard to get where she is, but feels somehow
disconnected from her life. She has had a difficult life
learned at a young age that the only person she can count
is herself. When Beth is attacked on her way home from
and is visited by a dark and dangerous stranger, her life
she knows it will never be the same. But can she believe
fantastic tales of dark creatures and her heritage of blood
or resist the burning passion he ignites?
This is the first installment in what promises to be a
spectacular new series. Ms. Ward has created an edgy,
dangerous, and sexy band of brothers that will rock your
world. Wrath is a dark, emotionally tortured hero. When
enters his world, he is changed forever but fights it every
step of the way. Beth is a strong heroine that can easily
toe-to-toe with Wrath. The world the author has created is
unique twist on vampire society. If DARK LOVER is any
indication of what readers have in store, Ms. Ward will
us begging for more. Lovers of the genre will not want to
miss this talented new author!
Review date: September 2005
Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted February 15, 2006
**2005 PEARL HONORABLE MENTION - BEST SHAPESHIFTER**
**2005 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST OVERALL PARANORMAL**
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 their enemies, the
lessers, more than Wrath, the leader of the Black Dagger
The only purebred vampire left on the planet, Wrath has a
score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents
centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters
killed—orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her
heritage or her fate—Wrath must usher the beautiful
female into the world of the undead....
Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn't there
before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously
sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his
His tales of brotherhood and blood frighten her. But his
touch ignites a dawning hunger that threatens to consume
Genre: Paranormal Romance