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4.59028571428571 out of 54.59028571428571 out of 54.59028571428571 out of 54.59028571428571 out of 54.59028571428571 out of 5 4.59 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. R. Ward Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9781440743177
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With the war between vampires and those who would slay them heating up; the last thing the Blind King needed was to be charged with overseeing the transformation of a half-breed. The downloadable audiobook Dark Lover: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1 is the first in the series about a different breed of vampire by author J.R. Ward.

When Wrath takes on this chore for love of his brother vampire Darius, he unexpectedly finds himself falling under the beautiful girl's spell. Beth never knew her real father; when she is visited by this tantalizing man who calls himself her father's friend and a vampire, she has no idea what she can believe. Leading the Black Dagger Brotherhood of vampires has never been a job that Wrath desired. However, the loss of his parents to the slayers and his heritage demand he pick up the mantle and be king.

Wrath must help Beth through the violent transition that will make her a vampire and end her feelings of being alone in the world. Along with his warrior brothers; he seeks revenge for the death of her father Darius and his slain parents at the hands of their supernatural enemies. Through vivid detail, the author leads us into the realm of a type of a monster we have never before experienced. These are tattooed, leather-wearing vampires who live in the modern hi-tech world of computers, and utilize weapons along with their fists and fangs when in battle. With their beloved mates and mystical deity, the Scribe Virgin; these muscle-bound dark warriors work to defeat their ancient enemy, The Omega and his lessening society.

J. R. Ward went through a number of professions before finding her niche as one of the best-selling authors of paranormal romance today. A law school graduate, she worked in the healthcare industry serving as Chief of Staff at a major medical center. Her passion for writing started as child with short stories and notes in her diary. In 2007 she was awarded the RITA Award for Best Short Contemporary Romance by the Romance Writers of America. These days she resides in the south with her husband and Golden Retriever.

The first novel of J. R. Ward’s New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series features a unique take on vampire lore and heavy doses of sensuality.

The vampire Darius fears for the life of his half-breed daughter, who is unaware of her unusual destiny. To oversee her transformation, Darius seeks help from Wrath, a dangerous loner and the world’s only purebred vampire.

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  • “It’s not easy to find a new twist on the vampire myth, but Ward succeeds beautifully. This dark and compelling world is filled with enticing romance as well as perilous adventure. With myriad possibilities to choose from, the Black Dagger Brotherhood series promises tons of thrills and chills.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2017

    " Dark lover was my first trip into J. R. Ward's world of vampires and I must admit, I was sceptical at the beginning. I'm not much of a vampire person, but I gave it a shot and I was not disappointed at all. I didn't, and still don't, hold much love for Wrath who's the main character in this book, but all the other characters in the book creates such an illusion of a world you can toss yourself right into. The vampires, once I got hold of the idea that they're (in this verse) a subspecies of humans or maybe the other way around, which causes them to be like humans in many ways, but still have dozens of traits that doesn't compare to humans. They're big macho men, but they really are not in touch with themselves and their doubt, thoughts, worries and dialogue is written in a downright hilarious language that connects you with them and makes you want to follow along for the rest of the ride - just to see if you make it, or hit the wall with a crash. Also... there's a lot of naked, and, well... that does not make it less appealing. On a final note, the narrator of this series, Jim Frangione, makes an awesome job of bringing these characters to life. It's worth every minute of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2017

    " Dark lover was my first trip into J. R. Ward's world of vampires and I must admit, I was sceptical at the beginning. I'm not much of a vampire person, but I gave it a shot and I was not disappointed at all. I didn't, and still don't, hold much love for Wrath who's the main character in this book, but all the other characters in the book creates such an illusion of a world you can toss yourself right into. The vampires, once I got hold of the idea that they're (in this verse) a subspecies of humans or maybe the other way around, which causes them to be like humans in many ways, but still have dozens of traits that doesn't compare to humans. They're big macho men, but they really are not in touch with themselves and their doubt, thoughts, worries and dialogue is written in a downright hilarious language that connects you with them and makes you want to follow along for the rest of the ride - just to see if you make it, or hit the wall with a crash. Also... there's a lot of naked, and, well... that does not make it less appealing. On a final note, the narrator of this series, Jim Frangione, makes an awesome job of bringing these characters to life. It's worth every minute of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Cothran | 2/19/2014

    " very good, throughly enjoied! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Heiliger | 2/15/2014

    " This is by far, still my favorite of the BDB books. There are others that run a close second and J.R. Ward is still one of my favorite authors, so to put this one first is a real statement for me. She sucks you in from the first page and makes you continue to love Wrath and Beth well into the latest edition of this series. Well worth the time investment. WARNING - once you read this one, you will have to read them all!! Welcome to the brotherhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Imonet | 2/14/2014

    " Y-U-M! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valli :) | 1/30/2014

    " what an effing amazing book. Read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Dobby-Thomas | 1/27/2014

    " Wrath is right up there with Lucien! And I thought I didn't like vampire books lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/26/2014

    " Enjoyed the first few books of series. Then just lost interest in it. Seemed to lack a focus for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 1/22/2014

    " A great starter, my appetite is whet and ready for more. I appreciate the fact that Wrath isn't perfect and needs to work on some things and with the kingship over his head he does not seem arrogant to the point of foolish pride, he has actual fears and such. THE SEX IS HOT!!!! good stuff. Beth was kinda lethargic for me at first but the chemistry with her and Wrath adds a nice balance, her calmness with his intensity. Great book, awesome author, Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/17/2014

    " So good. Mini-review coming soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 1/3/2014

    " omg i love this book love this book:)wrath and beth perfect couple.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nataliya Rudnitsky | 12/31/2013

    " Kinda raunchy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Purdy | 12/20/2013

    " Paranormal is not my typical genre. I must say, I do believe I've been bitten (no pun) by the hype of this one and now am 100% invested to this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yarle | 12/16/2013

    " el comienzo de una de las mejores sagas que he leido! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sasha Gibson | 12/4/2013

    " I fell in love with this series right off the bat and beginning with this book. I loved this book and would step into this world if I could! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaiahurd | 10/3/2013

    " Good smutty vampire book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sónia Tigol | 3/18/2013

    " I liked the book, and loved the characters. I can not wait to read the other books in the series. I think Wrath will be a good king and Beth a good queen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 1/15/2013

    " Amazing! I read this book in a frenzy- I did not expect this series to draw me in but it has. Complex characters, awesome storylines. Hooked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annastacia Shupe | 7/8/2012

    " not my cup of tea "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/13/2012

    " A W E S O M E "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holli | 12/13/2011

    " If you like vampire related reads-this is a good one-more grown up than Twilight with a bit of roughness from the likes of Trueblood "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Bruon | 11/16/2011

    " Great beginning to a thrilling series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 11/5/2011

    " Not as good as the Fever series - but I'm enjoying it. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Graham | 10/21/2011

    " Probably still one of my favourite from the series - love Wrath..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 5/18/2011

    " When I first met Rev. I was not a fan, but after reading his story I hope to see a lot more of him in the future!! (I know I'm korny!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/16/2011

    " 2nd favorite book of the series. I laughed out loud more times than I ever thought I would. Great book,tons of emotions, great characters. One of the best written in the series. The story has grown so much.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aylene | 5/15/2011

    " I think I like Rehv soooooo much more now. I kind of have mixed feeling about the ending , but for him it ends good. And i really enjoyed Wrath and Beth coming back into the book =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckey | 5/15/2011

    " Another recommend series to read if you like paranormal vamp books. It's one of those series that hard to put down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/14/2011

    " Rhevenge and Elena were awesome. The duality to his character was always interesting and kept me wondering what he was going to do next. Elena is another strong female character that wasn't afraid to take what she wanted! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/12/2011

    " hard to put down great series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 5/4/2011

    " A-fucking-mazing.
    I love Rehv. And John, oh jeez.
    Loved the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Euni13 | 5/3/2011

    " I am in love with Revhenge. My Fav carachter so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 4/27/2011

    " This book restored my faith in this series. "

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About the Author

J. R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic paranormal romance. After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff at one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation.

About the Narrator

Jim Frangione is an audiobook narrator who won AudioFile magazine’s 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense for his reading of Philip Carter’s The Altar of Bones and Spencer Quinn’s To Fetch a Thief. He has won six Earphones Awards and in 2009 was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.