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4.00001397116352 out of 54.00001397116352 out of 54.00001397116352 out of 54.00001397116352 out of 54.00001397116352 out of 5 4.00 (71,576 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:
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Lover Awakened, the New York Times best seller and third installment in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series does not disappoint. Here fans will be once again tantalized by the eros-infused urban vampire fantasy that has made the series so intriguing.

Zsadist, a vampire with a violent past as a slave to blood lust, meets his gorgeous counterpart in Bella. Tempted to think that her love, that of a human, could be the one thing to save him from the darkness of his history, he embarks on a quest to win her heart.

Things go awry when Bella is captured and hidden, yet now Zsadist is determined to see his future with Bella and will let nothing stand in his way. Can Zsadist overcome the emotional trauma of his past in order to find a future with his Bella? The adventures of the brotherhood continue to pose questions such as these, keeping the listeners on the tip of their seats.

J. R. Ward is the pen name for Jessica Rowley Pell Bird for her paranormal romance series. She uses her maiden name Jessica Bird for romance novels. Her relationship with writing began when she was a young girl, scribbling thoughts and musings in her diaries alongside short stories. Before she went to college, she wrote her first romance novel. Continuing to write during school, she majored in art history, concentrating on the medieval period. Later she received a law degree and was employed in healthcare administration. Once married, her husband encouraged her to publish her work. She enjoys writing series novels which tie together characters of previous stories.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling…Ward pulls no punches in this dark, dangerous and at times tragic series.”

    RT Book Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/10/2017

    " Love this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenn Kehl | 2/20/2014

    " My favorite in the Black Dagger series. Couldn't stand Zadist before this book but after...woo boy did my tune change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April | 2/9/2014

    " Love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I like how has a main couple, but you continue to see what is happening in the life of others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer Bayles | 1/25/2014

    " I ended up caring so much for Zsadist!!! And Phury! On to book 4 now!! "

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