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"this series is a paranormal phenomenon"

Unbeknownst to the human population, a war is being waged that will determine the continuation of the vampire species. Only one thing stands between survival and extinction, The Black Dagger Brotherhood...

Several months after whisking Cormia away from the Sanctuary to the Brotherhood's compound, Phury is still struggling with his role as Primale of the Chosen after relieving Vishous of the responsibility. He has yet to consummate with his First Mate and begin his duties with the other Chosen. Selfless Phury has always put the needs of others and his responsibilities to his family and the race before his own, and he has suffered much for this. These self-imposed sacrifices have left Phury guilt ridden and spiraling downward into addiction and bitterness. His conflicting feelings for Cormia, and propensity for Red Smoke has sent his world crashing down around him, and may forever change his relationship with the Brotherhood.

Cormia, though still trying to acclimate herself to the sensory stimulation of living at the Mansion, has begun to see Phury as someone she can love and respect rather than fear. The problem is, despite her training as a Chosen, she may not be willing to share Phury for the good of the race. But Phury and Cormia are quite literally worlds apart and have much to overcome before happiness is even a distant hope.

Meanwhile, Zsadist is barely dealing with the innate dangers of Bella's pregnancy, and a volatile incident at the training center has far reaching consequences for the newly transitioned John Matthew, and the future of the Brotherhood. The Omega has stepped up the war against the vampires and some shocking revelations come into play.

J. R. Ward once again shows why this series is a paranormal phenomenon. Phury's story delivers insight into this most private and sensitive of the Brothers, and his journey will keep you riveted. The myriad of emotions the author is able to wring from the characters and the reader is simply amazing. Readers stay hungry for the story of each Brother's hard-run road to finding their mate, but it's the intricate weaving of sub plots and back story, and her intense characters that keep readers craving the next installment of the series. Once again we wait impatiently for Rehvenge's story coming in May 2009. But readers can sooth their frizzled nerves with an inside look at the series when The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide releases in October 2008.

Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted June 2, 2008

SUMMARY

**2008 PEARL WINNER - BEST VAMPIRE ROMANCE**

b>In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives...

Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.

As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself- she sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But while the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, and tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love.

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Theme(s): Vampires

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Lover Enshrined
(Black Dagger Brotherhood: Book 6)
by J. R. Ward

Signet (Eclipse)
June 1, 2008
Available: June 3, 2008
ISBN #0451222725
EAN #9780451222725
521 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
J. R. Ward

Lover Reborn
Envy
Lover Unleashed
Crave
Lover Mine
Covet
Lover Avenged
Dead After Dark
The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide
Lover Unbound
Lover Revealed
Lover Awakened
Lover Eternal
Dark Lover


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