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Lover Mine – Spotlight & Review


Lover Mine by J.R. Ward

  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (HC) (April 27 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451229851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451229854
  • Book Description: 

    “In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.

    Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.”

    My Thoughts:

    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Lover Mine. WOW! This is the book I have been waiting for in the series and it totally blew my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every book in The Black Dagger Brotherhood’s series and have been buying them faithfully since the first book came out, but John Mathew’s story? Just AMAZING! J.R. Ward really outdid herself for this book and I am so very grateful and satisfied with the outcome.

    Lover Mine can be read as a stand-alone and you will fall in love with the series and rush out to grab the rest of the books, but I personally found it to be that much more satisfying because of the build up and history of the character, John Mathew, from previous books. Kind of like  Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Acheron was to her Dark Hunter series.

    Lover Mine focuses on John Mathew and Xhex’s relationship, but has so many plot twists and turns along with excellent side stories involving Tohr, Payne, Blay, Qhuinn, some ghost hunters and the Lessers. Great back stories for Xhex, John Mathew and Darius are also skillfully woven into the telling of this tale.

    IMO, JR Ward is a master of the weaving of an immensely captivating and fascinating paranormal. I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who loves incredible world-building, steamy romance, action, suspense, a rich history and a dangerously sexy twist on the vampire mythos. At times, dark and gritty and at others heartbreakingly beautiful, these characters blaze to life on paper.

           

    Buy Lover Mine at:

    ChaptersAmazon or Barnes & Noble

    The Reading Order Of The Series:

    Dark Lover

    Lover Eternal

    Lover Awakened  

    Lover Revealed

    Lover Unbound

    Lover Enshrined

    Lover Avenged

    Lover Mine

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood Insiders Guide

    Find out more about J.R. Ward and her books at her website.

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    April 27, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , | 7 Comments

    Ardeur – Giveaway


    Ardeur

    14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series
    Edited by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Smart Pop (April 6 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193377147X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933771472
  • Buy at: ChaptersAmazon or Barnes & Noble

    You can also buy Ardeur directly from Smart Pop Books with a 30% discount off the price!

    Book Description:

    “Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series is a literary sensation, thanks to its strong female hero, well-fleshed (both literally and literarily) characters and unabashed attitude toward sex. The world Hamilton has created is powerfully compelling and stunningly complex—and it gets deeper and richer, and more perilous, with every book.

    Straddling the series’ dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? How is Anita’s alternate United States a logical legal extension of our own? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm?”

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    Giveaway Details:

    Smart Pop Books has been gracious enough to supply a copy of Ardeur to giveaway to one of my readers! Contest is open to USA & Canada.

    Tell me what you love about the Anita Blake series?

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    April 27, 2010 Posted by | Contest, Contests, New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Spotlight On..., Uncategorized | , , , , , | 29 Comments