Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vampires for Valentines

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My all time favorite vampire series is J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series

These are adult romance books that are very sexy as well as romantic. J R Ward transports the readers into her world and makes it very difficult to leave. You cry when these brothers do, and you rejoice when happiness touches their lives. She makes you care about them and you can’t help but think about these brothers long after you’ve finished reading.

Every brother is strong, and fierce when provoked. They aren’t perfect and in fact they are each flawed physically in some way and maybe that’s why they are so appealing to me. They don’t let their flaws define who they are. They can be snarky with each other, but when the going gets tough, they have each other’s back.

These black-ops vampires take care of the Lessening Society (de-souled humans), which are the enemy of the Brotherhood and dedicated to the extinction of vampires.   

All legends have a bit of truth to them...

My vampire tale Twilight's Eternal Embrace is a historical romance set in  Ireland, long before the word 'vampire' ever existed.

The Oiche Sith, the blood drinkers, forged an alliance with the Lathe Sith, a neighboring daywalker clan. The Oiche Sith would protect them from invaders in exchange that one female a year wed one of their warriors for the blooding ritual. Unfortunately, the female Lathe Sith never survives for very long.

Adryanna, a Lathe Sith, mourns the death of her recently mated sister, but she finds solace in the most unlikely place—in the arms of Bram, an Oiche Sith. She should fear him, loathe his existence, but instead she longs for their twilight embraces. Bram admires Adryanna’s strength and wishes only to protect her, even if it’s from him.

If Bram cannot find a way for Adryanna to survive the blooding ritual the romance is doomed. They seek help from Sheerin, Bram’s cousin, who believes he’s found a way for the Lathe Sith to survive, but others in the Oiche Sith clan do not wish for them to succeed.

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Question: If you read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, who’s your favorite brother? I’m a Zsadiest fan. A tortured hero gets me every time. If you haven't read the series, who is your favorite vampire character of all time?

Here’s a list of the brothers and their books:

Wrath is the King of the vampires and is the last pure blood vampire in existence. He was almost blind (in this book) and is the leader who was not willing to ascend the throne. He falls in love with Beth, the half-breed daughter of his Brother in arms, Darius. His story is told in Dark Lover.

Rhage, son of Tohrture, is the strongest and most beautiful of the Brothers. He goes by the name, "Hollywood", and is also the most sexual because of his curse. Cursed by The Scribe Virgin, he is possessed with a dark creature known only as the Beast that makes him a danger to everyone including his brothers, except for Mary. The beast seems to adore her. His story is told in Lover Eternal.

Zsadist, son of Aghony, is the scarred, menacing Brother. He was taken as an infant from his family and forced into blood slavery. Phury, his twin rescues him a century later. Zsadits is described as being "ruined, not broken". He meets aristocratic vampire Bella and things begin to change for this vampire in Lover Awakened.

Butch is the only male human to be allowed within the Brotherhood. His story and his love for the vampire Marissa is told in Lover Revealed. ( I don’t want to say too much for there are surprises revealed in this story.)


Vishous son of The Bloodletter. He’s intelligent and the one who is specially gifted. His curse is to see the future, though he’s never sure when the events will occur so he cannot always save those who may face danger. He’s tattooed on his face, his genitals, - which are scarred because his father tried to castrate him. His entire hand, he has the ability of psychometry. He falls in love with a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb. His story is told in Lover Unbound.

Phury, son of Aghony, is Zsadist's twin brother and a celibate. His guilt for living a good life while his brother did not prevents him from fully living. Phury is incredibly loyal to his brother, even shooting off his own leg to save his twin. His love interest is with the Chosen, Cormia. His story is told in Lover Enshrined.
Rehvenge is brother-in-law to Zsadist. He’s a half symphath, and owner of a local club called ZeroSum. He is also a member of the vampire aristocracy and the "Princeps Leahdyre" of its council. He hides the fact that he is half "symphath" even from his own sister, Bella. His story is told in Lover Avenged.

Tohrment took over leadership of the Brotherhood when Wrath became king. He was the Brother, with a kind heart, until a tragedy took the life of his Shellan, Wellsie and his unborn son. He disappears until Lover Enshrined. A fallen angel, Lssiter returns him to the brotherhood, but he is weak and still mourning the loss of his Shellan. His story is told in Lover Reborn.

John Matthew/Tehrror is the reincarnation of Darius. He was born mute and uses American Sign Language and whistling to communicate with others. Before learning that he was a pre-trans vampire, he lived alone in the human world. His love interest is Xhex and his story is told in Lover Mine. He is best friends with Qhuinn and Blaylock.

 
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother.  She was imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, but finally frees herself and suffers a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her. He's human and she's a vampire. The relationship is a big no-no.

  Qhuinn is best friends with Blaylock and John Matthew. He is hated by his parents because of his mismatched eyes. (This is considered defects to the vampire aristocracy). In order to avoid being put to death he was dedicated as John Matthew's ahstrux nohtrum - his protector. He is a playboy with commitment issues, preferring a steady stream of anonymous sex. In "Lover Mine" you also see that he really is in love with Blay.

Blaylock or Blay First met John Matthew at the training facility and quickly became John's first friend. He is now a soldier in the war against the Omega and the Lessening Society. It has been revealed that he is gay and in love with Qhuinn. This has placed an increasing strain on their friendship. Qhuinn and Blay’s story is in Lover at Last. (released date is March 2013)

I hope you enjoyed the post. The Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop was run by paranormal romance authors Felicity Heaton, Caris Roane and H. D. Thomson! Don't forget to stop by the other blogs for great post and more prizes!
  

66 comments:

Cindi said... Best Blogger Tips

Favorite vampire of all time is Alexander Skaarsgard. I mean really!! That guy is hot, hot, hot!! lol

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Cindi,
Well then, I guess there's no way of changing your mind. lol Thanks so much for coming by.

BLHmistress said... Best Blogger Tips

Wrath because he started my love for the brothers. I love the Blind King :).

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susanmp said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in the middle of the series and find it is impossible to choose only one. I like them all.

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Sadieforsythe said... Best Blogger Tips

Rhage for me...though depending on how the John Mathews situation pans out I could be persuaded in that direction.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

BL,

I read it from the beginning, too. Sometimes that doesn't happen. I'm glad I did. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Susan,

I know it's sooo difficult. lol

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Sadie,

Tough decision. :)

bn100 said... Best Blogger Tips

Zsadist

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Natasha said... Best Blogger Tips

Wrath is my favorite.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Kimberly Barban said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite brother will always be Rhage. I still feel like its the best written book in the series. All of them bring something to the story but his was my favorite. Thank you for the giveaway!
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Silverlight said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav. brother is Z!! Love him!! Dark, brooding, but so sexy!

Swordlily said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read the series.. but my favorite vampire is Damon Salvatore, Ian Somerhalder is hot :D
Karina
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Suz said... Best Blogger Tips

I like Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

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Eva said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite Vampire series is Chicagoland by Chloe Neill!

Although now I am seriously interested in reading this series!

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Michelle Bledsoe said... Best Blogger Tips

Zsadist and Rhevenge are my favortie Brothers.
Dimitri is my favorite from the Guild Hunter series.

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Sue Sattler said... Best Blogger Tips

It's a toss up between Rhage and Zsadist, can't I have them both?

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@bn100Me, too!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@NatashaYou're welcome. Good luck!!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kimberly BarbanI really liked Rhage's story, too. (Right up there with Zsadest's tale.)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@SilverlightDon't you just love those dark, brooding souls?

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@SwordlilyYou'll have to give JR Ward's books a try. You won't regret it.

I love Damon, too. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Suz
Eric is my favorite vamp from the series, too. I love Alcide the best of all. Sorry, vamps. The werewolf wins here. lol

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Eva Chicagoland by Chloe Neill-- I'll have to check this out. I'm not familiar with the series.

Do try the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. You won't be disappointed. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Michelle BledsoeGood choices.

I'll have to check out the Guild Hunter series. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sue SattlerI know it is so difficult to choose. Can you have them both? Sure why not. :)

Veronika said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite is Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries!
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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Veronika,

Damon is my favorite from the Vampire Diaries, too! :)

Chantelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I totally agree, Zadist is by the most interesting brother.
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Krista said... Best Blogger Tips

I've only read the first book, so I can't really pick a favorite, but I have read a lot of intriguing things about Zsadist. He sounds yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!
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gamistress66 said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read the series though it sounds interesting. enjoy daine duvall’s immortal guardian & doyna lynn’s AKM series.
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Meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

Ummm…. Valentine's with Vampires. Sounds like the perfect combo to me. Especially if I can get a little Eric Northman (a la Alexander Skarsgard) sprinkled on top!

Happy V-Day, Player!
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magic5905 said... Best Blogger Tips

Damon from the vampire diaries.
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JanD said... Best Blogger Tips

Wrath is my favorite from the BDB series.
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veRONIca said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like Eric Northman in the Sookie Stackhouse series. But I'm not a fan of him on the tv show (except for that gorgeous body lol)


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Toni Porter said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm almost ashamed to admit that I haven't got around to reading this series (since everyone is always talking about it), though it's on my TBR list. But two of my favorite vampires are from the world of Karen Chance: Mircea and Louis-Cesare.

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Dita Škarste said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven`t read thesreies but I`m looking forward to.
My favorite vampire is Lestat from Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice.

Dovile said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite vampire of all time is Damon Salvatore.

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@ChantelleYeah for Team Zsadist! (He'd probably hate that tag. lol)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@KristaYou're going to love Zsadist's story. It's tragic and heartwarming. JR Ward really made you fall in love with this brother.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@gamistress66I'll have to check out Daine Duvall's series. Give JR Ward's books a chance. You'll be glad you did!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@MeghanEric seems to be a popular vamp. :) Yep, I like him, too.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@magic5905Just caught up with Vampire Diaries on TV. I love Damon, too. He's by far the most interesting of them all. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@JanD
Another one for the 'Blind King'. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Toni Porter Oh, you must move this series to the top of your list. You won't regret it. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Dita Škarste Lestat is definitely an interesting vampire. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Dovile Go Team Damon! lol

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read this series, but it looks like I should. lol

My favorite vampire is Stefan from the Vampire Diaries.

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Katrina Gillian said... Best Blogger Tips

Butch is my favorite brother! Love this series and I can't wait for Qhinn and Blay's story!!

Katrina Gillian said... Best Blogger Tips

Forgot my email: katrinagillia at verizon dot net.

Also thanks for the Free book link above for Twilight's Eternal Embrace. Sounds good!!

wanda f said... Best Blogger Tips

I have to go with Wrath he introduced me to the BDB and is so freakin hot.Have a great weekend .

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Stephanie Huff said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read the Black Dagger Brotherhood series yet, so I don't have a favorite. Picking a favorite Vampire of all time is hard!!! I love the men of the Night Huntress World and Eric and the Southern Vampire series.

Stephanie Huff said... Best Blogger Tips

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Froggy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love bones from the night huntress series!!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Daniel M said... Best Blogger Tips

haven't read that series, Wesley Snipes in Blade is my fav vamp of all time - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Cassandra said... Best Blogger Tips

Z & V are my favorites :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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let it be said... Best Blogger Tips

My all time favourite is classic Dracula. :)
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pc said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Rhage from the BDB but Wrath comes close as the first of this fantastic series!
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VampedChik said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this series! My fav is Vishous. He started off so mysterious. Though I will say his book wasnt my fav. I was a little disappointed by it.
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Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

It's a toss up between Rhage and Z for me.
Can't wait for Quinn and Blay's story. Winning here would sure help my goal of buying it soon. :)

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Erika said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read all of the series yet, only the first one about Wrath. He is not my favorite but not sure who is yet. I really love Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series. Thanks for the chance to win!

June M. said... Best Blogger Tips

I have not read the BDB yet, but I do have the first few in my TBR pile. As for a favorite vampire, that is just too hard, my list of favorites is very long. One of my favorite series though is the VET series by Felicity Heaton. And I am really looking forward to her Snow getting his story told :) Thanks so much fo the giveaway.
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Ashley Applebee said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't read the BDB series yet, but I have heard good things about it. That being said: I do love me some Eric Northman!! Who doesnt love a gorgeous blond Viking Adonis Vampire? Oh and the vampires from The Lost Boys!! Now THOSE are vampires!!
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Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips

I have to say Wrath he's so hot and he was my first of the brotherhood.
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BookLady said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the Black Dagger Brotherhood! My favorite is Wrath. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Krysykat said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite vamp of all time is Eric Northman :)