Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Unofficial Black Dagger Brotherhood blog hop

 For me, there are no other books or male characters that compare to Z in Lover Awakened. There is something about that mean alpha male bastard with the tortured soul who does something to me every time I read his book. I never get tired of reading his story or any part that he's in. Its not even possible for me to begin to explain my love for his book.....because it renders me speechless every time I try.

 Here are some of my favorite parts with Z:

"I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.”

“What is your name?" she murmured.
He cocked an eyebrow at her and then went back to staring at his brother. "I'm the evil one, in case you haven't figured it out."
"I wanted your name, not your calling."
"Being a bastard's more of a compulsion, really. And it's Zsadist. I am Zsadist."

“I… What are you saying, Zsadist?" she stammered, even though she'd heard every word.
He glanced back down at the pencil in his hand and then turned to the table. Flipping the spiral notebook to a new page, he bent way over and labored on top of the paper for quite a while. Then he ripped the sheet free.
His hand was shaking as he held it out. "It's messy."
Bella took the paper. In a child's uneven block letters there were three words: I LOVE YOU”

“Sometimes your whole life could hinge on a fraction of an inch. Or the beat of a nanosecond. Or the knock on a door.”

“She is more beautiful than I have words for. And last night, I was blessed beyond measure to serve her."

 “Tohrment spoke. "Bella's brother called. He's tabled the sehelusion request and asked that she stay here for a couple of days."
Z jacked his head up. "Why?"
"He didn't give a reason-" Tohr's eye's narrowed on Z's face. "Oh... my God."
"What the fuck are you looking at?"
Phury pointed to the antique mirror hanging on the wall next to the double doors. "See for yourself."
Zsadist marched across the room, ready to give them all hell. Bella was what mattered-
His mouth went lax at his reflection. With a shaky hand he reached out to the eyes in the old-fashioned leaded glass. His irises were no longer black. They were yellow. Just like his twin's.
"Phury?" he said softly. "Phury... what happened to me?"
As the male came up behind him, his brother's face appeared right beside Z's. And then Wrath's dark reflection showed up in the mirror, all long hair and sunglasses. Then Rhage's star-fallen beauty. And Vishous's Sox cap. And Tohrment's brush cut. And Butch's busted nose.
One by one they reached out and touched him, their big hands gently on his shoulders.
"Welcome back, my brother," Phury whispered.
Zsadist stared at the males who were behind him. And the oddest thought that if he were to let himself go limp and fall backward... they would catch him.”

"From out of nowhere, Phury felt an overwhelming tide of guilt, like someone had popped the lid off all
his deepest concerns and his fears for the future of the race. He had to respond to it, couldn't bear the
Riding the wave, he found himself saying in a rush, "We live and die for our kind. The species is our first
and only concern. We fight every night and count the jars of thelessers we kill. Stealth is the way we
protect the civilians. The less they know about us, the safer they are. That is why we disappeared.”

“Besides, you think I'm not used to hurting? For me, it's home sweet home, my brother.”

“The necklace was a good excuse," he murmured.
For what?"
I thought maybe I could go to Charleston and show up at your front door to give this back and maybe… you might let me in. Or something. I was worried that another male would court you, so I've been trying to go as fast as I could. I mean, I figured maybe if I could read, and if I took a little better care of myself, and if I tried to stop being such a mean-ass motherfucker…" He shook his head. "But don't misunderstand. It's not like I expected you to be happy to see me. I was just… you know, hoping… coffee. Tea. Chance to talk. Or some shit. Friends, maybe. Except if you had a male, he wouldn't allow that. So, yeah, that's why I've been hurrying."
His yellow eyes lifted to hers. He was wincing, as if he were afraid of what might be showing on her face.
Friends?" she said.
Yeah… I mean, I wouldn't disgrace you by asking for more than that. I know that you regret… Anyway, I just couldn't let you go without… Yeah, so… friends.”

“Go 'head." Those freaky-ass black eyes had stared at Butch with the intensity of a shark. "Crack open that door. Run your little heart out. Run fast, run smart, call for help. Just know that I'll come after you. Like a hearse."

“Sometimes IVs and pills weren’t always the best course of treatment for the injured. Sometimes all you needed was the touch of the one you loved and the sound of their voice and the knowledge that you were home, and that was enough to drag you back from
the brink.”

"I must confess. Of all of the brotherhood, he was the one I loved first and he remains the one I love the most. For me, he is just the...one.”

“The chanting grew louder, deep male voice pumping.
She looked to the brothers, the tall, fierce men who were now part of her life. Wrath pivoted and put his arm around her. Together, they swayed to the rhythm that swelled, filling the air. The brothers were as one as they paid homage in their language, a single powerful entity.
But then, in a high, keening call, one voice broke out, lifting above the others, shooting higher and higher. The sound of the tenor was so clear, so pure, it brought shivers to the skin, a yearning warmth to the chest. The sweet notes blew the ceiling off with their glory, turning the chamber into cathedral, the brothers into a tabernacle.
Bringing the very heavens close enough to touch.
It was Zsadist.
His eys closed, his head back, his mouth wide open, he sang.
The scarred one, the soulless one, had the voice of an angel.”

“Sorry to bother you,” Bella said over the wailing. “But she wants her daddy.” 

This is my cast for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. It wasn't easy picking them out....honestly, who could fulfill their roles? This is who I've kind of seen since the beginning though, but with much more muscle. What do you think?

The Mansion

Tohr 2
Tohr 1

Phury 2 (It's the hair!)



Butch (Yes, Billy Mays is who I've always seen as Butch!)


To be entered in the contest, please answer the question and leave it in the comment section. The winner will receive a brand new paperback copy of Lover Awakened. Of course, if you share this giveaway and post the links with your comment, you will get extra points. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OR ELSE I WON'T BE ABLE TO LOCATE THE WINNER. Winner will be chosen using Random.org on April 4th.Thanks! 

QUESTION- Which male is your favorite of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series? When you leave your comment, tell me when and how it was that you came to love him. 

For me, it was when Z said, "how about you get off my dick" to Wrath. I was a goner after that. Be careful ladies if you mention Z, my claws come when I hear another female mention his name... :)


Andrea said...

My favorite is definitely Z. I knew he was special when Bella ran into him in the hallway in the first book.

C.S. Maxwell said...

WOW--I am really diggin the blog hop here for the BDB Brothers-I can't remember the exact time I picked up the WARDen's book-but it was Lover Eternal. I didn't know it was a series. I was hooked. And what sealed the deal for me? Vishous...the relationship between V and Butch was so effin' hilarious and touching...the sex is super hawt, the story lines hoppin with action and these men are LAYERED and so damn complex. So yeah, Lover Unbound is my favroite book. But there is clearly NOT a brother that I don't like. They each have their own drawn, true?

Laurie said...

My fav is Z all the way, when he tried to walk away from Bella, at the party for Mary, that was it. Thanks for the great giveway!

sienny said...

mine is Butch's book, it so sweet :">


Sherry said...

I love Wrath even though he can't see he's still a major bad ass.

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bn100 said...

It would be Zsadist when he wrote that letter to Bella.


Red Headed Bookworm said...

Vishous is my fave brother. I have loved him since I read his sarcastic remarks in Dark Lover!

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Na said...

Nice mansion. I can see the brothers living there. My favorite brother is Zsadist. He's so tortured and deserves his HEA. I would love to have my own copy of Lover Awakened.


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

My fav has to be Wrath as he started this series and all their hotness


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Braine @ Talk Supe said...

HAHAHAHA Butch is my BDB BF and the late Mr. Mays as your pick is funny.

Thanks for hopping with us and congratulations on your giveaway!

Jess said...

my favorite is Butch and V cause I love the connection the've had since the beginning
Thanks for the contest


Barbara said...

Z is my fave. And I can't tell you when or how that happened. I think I just always liked his snarky attitude. And then when we started learning about his tortured past...he had my heart. I just wanted to hold him and make it all better for him. Then Bella came along...and was able to do that for him...through much turmoil, of course. But...that's what made their story so freakin' good, right?!? Thx for the giveaway op!

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Me: said...

I love Z. From the first time he shows up in the 3rd book I was enamored. He is just so hard, so wounded. His book is by far my favorite.

Great contest, BTW. Thanks for having it!

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jannasierens said...

Mine is Z, for me it was a number of things but how he would go crazy trying to find information when Bella was taken but the part I cried the hardest about in his book was when he wrote I love you to her for the first time. It took so much courage for him to face his illiteracy and for me that was what made him worthy of Bella because he bettered himself for her.


Evelyn said...

I love Rhage and all his pranks. He cracks me up.


Kim D said...

Zsadist... he willing to battle his demons for true love. gotta love that


Nise' said...

One moment that Brother is my favorite and in the next it is another Brother. I like them all!! I am so glad I listened to fellow bloggers that recommended this series.


Patti said...

I really like V. He is so unpredictable. One of fav scenes was on the bal with Butch. Love him!


Donna said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I am so excited for this book. I only just started to read this series. I am about half way through it. So far my favorite is Vishious because he has that sexy dark side as well.


Carol said...

Wrath by far because he’s the strongest and the wisest and leads them all even when if he has doubts. Love made him better and he admits it.


Julianne said...

I haven't read the BDB series yet so I don't have a favorite. But, I will say that it would probably change as I read each book. I think I fall in love with every book's hero I read. It's something about them overcoming and finding their HEA. It looks like you're in for a battle over Z though from the looks of all the comments.
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Tammy said...

I absolutely love Rhage. I think it is so cool that he has a dragon protector on his back. And the fact that it likes Mary is just too cool. I wish we seen more of him in the other books. He’s so funny sometimes.


Foretta said...

OMG I am so super excited. First thank you for the contest. I just found out that the next book is going to be about my alltime favorite boys.... Blay and Q!!!!! I can't wait. I really hope I don't get to upset about Layla (I think) getting preggers. ERRRRR as long as she's not in my boy equation I think I can live with it. It's been cool watching these two fall in love. I am so glad that the Warden had decided to write their story, regardless of some negative people. SOOOOO can't wait.

Soooo I guess you can tell that my favorite not quite a brother yet and not just one (LOL) is Blay and Quinn. I can't pinpoint a time when they became my favorite, it kinda snuck up on me. I am extremely happy that Ms. Ward has decided to (I am guessing) go beyond her comfort zone and write there story. She is a class act!


BookAttict said...

I've been reading the BDB since it first came out, and Zsadist is definietly my favorite -- bad boy, majorly damaged, saved by the love of a good woman -- *sighs*

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Terri said...

I love Butch. I think I feel in love with him when he was still willing to fight for Beth even knowing that what he was fighting was not quite human. I think that he and V are hilarious together. I love seeing them interact. He cracks me up.


June M. said...

I have to admit that I have not read this series yet. I do have a couple of the books in my TBR pile but have not read them yet. I am looking forward to reading them & picking a fave brother, lol.
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