Unbeknownst to the human population, a war is being
that will determine the continuation of the vampire
Only one thing stands between survival and extinction, The
Black Dagger Brotherhood...
Bella, having been kidnapped by a lesser, is living a
nightmare that is challenging her endurance and threatening
her sanity. But Zsadist has been relentless in his search
for Bella, though he is at a loss to understand his need to
do so. When she is rescued, he refuses to let her out of
sight. Zsadist seems to be the only one who is able to
provide Bella with a feeling of security, and she clings to
him for support. He is uncomfortable with the depth of his
attraction to Bella, and when their passion builds, the
effects of his past abuse as a blood slave leave him unable
to deal with the consequences; his past has left him not
broken, but ruined. Is it possible for him to overcome the
damage of the past to find peace with Bella, or will his
need for revenge threaten to tear them further apart?
Lover Awakened is the long awaited story of Zsadist, the
dark and dangerous member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
This story is very much about sacrifice, acceptance, and
resilience, and realistically explores the horror and
lasting effects of abuse. Zsadist, by all appearances is
emotionally damaged beyond repair, and all those he
encounters are resigned to the fact. The character
interaction and the heart wrenching insight into his past
experiences will have the reader in emotional knots and
wishing beyond hope for his stability, if not happiness.
Bella is a wonderfully complex heroine who attempts to save
Zsadist, though she is in need of rescue herself. The story
has shocking surprises, intriguing mysteries and
excruciating tension that build to a climax that will leave
readers pleading for more.
Simply awesome! Ms. Ward has given her readers another
emotional, action packed, roller coaster ride of a story,
and fans of The Black Dagger Brotherhood will be sated, if
only until the final page is turned. Then it is back to
enduring the wait until the next chapter in the tales of
Black Dagger Brotherhood, LOVER REVEALED; Butch's story,
hits the shelves in March 2007.
Review date: September 2006
Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted November 11, 2006
**2006 PEARL WINNER - BEST OVERALL PARANORMAL ROMANCE**
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, a deadly war rages between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
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 his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful female from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for each other begins to overtake them, Zsadist's thirst for vengeance against Bella's tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future with her....
Genre: Paranormal Romance