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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

(Review & Contest) Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
Author: J.R. Ward
Source: Personal Purchase

Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: NAL Hardcover (March 29, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780451233165
ISBN-13: 978-0451233165


Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and a maverick when it comes to the traditional role of Chosen females, there is no place for her on the Far Side… and no role for her on the front lines of the war, either.

When she suffers a paralyzing injury, human surgeon Dr. Manuel Manello is called in to treat her as only he can- and he soon gets sucked into her dangerous, secret world. Although he never before believed in things that go bump in the night- like vampires- he finds himself more than willing to be seduced by the powerful female who marks both his body and his soul.

As the two find so much more than an erotic connection, the human and vampire worlds collide … just as a centuries old score catches up with Payne and puts both her love and her life in deadly jeopardy.


Attention BDB fans!  Our addictive crack known as The Brotherhood books has finally arrived and has entered my system!  After waiting not so patiently for this book,  it finally arrived and all activity around my house ceased.  There was no housework, no TV Shows, only small interactions online, no dishes and not even me paying attention to my family.  If you have read this series you know there is no help for our addiction to these books and there is no point in trying to help us. 

While I was excited to read about Payne and Manny, I found myself even more excited to read about Vishous.  Oh V, I can never get enough of your terrible ways and attitude.  They are just oh so sexy!  I was heartbroken about what the author puts you through in this book, but at the same time I was overjoyed to read so much about you.  Can we take a moment to enjoy the scene of V and his candle in the penthouse one more time? *sigh*

We also get some teasers for all of us who are rooting for "Team Qhuay".  Even though the author enjoys torturing us with this couple,  I am not one who will turn down any type of scene that involves Qhuinn and Blay.  I just wish the author would quit putting them through so much and give them their HEA.  I still don't know how Layla is going to play out with this, but if it is what I am thinking, I hope the author changes that--verily!

We only get to read about the other Brothers a few times and frankly, it wasn't enough.  Especially with the authors announcement on who will be featured in the next book.  I expected some turmoil and angst to peak our curiosity for the next book, but alas there was none.  I did however enjoy the small story of the new detective that is introduced to the mix and I am curious to see how that is going to play out in the future books.

I wasn't a fan of the group of warriors led by Xcor.  Yet, as I read more into the book I realized that it was something that was needed in this book to create more story arcs for following books in the series.  I am curious to see how the Brothers are going to handle them.  Sadly, or gleefully depending on your outlook, The Scribe Virgin was not present for any of the story in Lover Unleashed.  I found that odd, especially since Payne was imprisoned by her and is V's twin sister.  

Overall, I loved the story thanks in part to V and Butch.  You can never go wrong with those two.  It wasn't a favorite book in  the series in my opinion, but not one of the worst.  Now if the author will hurry and bring us HEA's for Qhuinn and Blay, along with my favorite brother Tohr, I will be in Heaven titled BDB!


Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS


I have one copy up for grabs!  


1. This contest is open to the USA only.
2. No need to be a follower, but I would love it if you would!
3. Leave a comment with an email address to contact you with if you win.
4. Contest will end on 4/13/2011.



Blogger Bookish Brunette said...

Me! Me! ME! ;)

So there are Blay & Quinn snippets???? *sigh* I'm dying!


April 6, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Enter me please!!!! I just started the series and I'm on Butch/Marissa's story. I can't wait to read V's and John Matthews stories! JR Ward is a genius!

jcross719 at yahoo dot com

April 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Rena Rossner said...

Yes please! Love these books!!! Renarossner (at) gmail (dot) com

April 6, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger ChrisS said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway and count me in.


April 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger lovehina154 said...

ooh I love her books. I couldn't Rhage is my fav male character but Z's book is my fav.


April 6, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger donnas said...

Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

April 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

I love this series!!! Thanks Amy!

leilani @ leilanilovesbooks.com

April 6, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger elaing8 said...

Yes..yes..yes..Please count me in (I have a US address)
Nice review.I can't wait to read it.

April 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Vivien said...

Love the review. :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

April 6, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

I am dying to read this book. I would be beyond excited to win this book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.


April 6, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

Ooooooh! Please include me! Love BDB!

Thank you!

April 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Robin K said...

I am a follower and would love to be entered!!! Thank you!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

April 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I have been waiting for this book, but I have heard that it wasn;t what people thought it was going to be. I can't wait to read about Qhuinn and Blay and Tohr.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

April 6, 2011 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger JessieR said...

I have just recently gotten hooked on this series! I just finished Butch's story so I have a ways to go before I get to this one, but I would still LOVE to win it! Thanks!


April 6, 2011 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Sandy Jay said...

I love this series and I can't wait to read this book. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

April 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Enter me, please! And, thank you for the opportunity!

April 6, 2011 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Marq said...

This book has only been out for a week and I feel like the entire world has read it but me! Please enter me.


April 6, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger KimberlySue said...

Yay! looks like a great book!


April 6, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger mynda said...

Sounds Awesome! myndamyn at gmail dot com

April 6, 2011 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger Michelle D. said...

this sounds cool! xomichellexo97(at)gmail (dot) com

April 6, 2011 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa Potts said...

Ooh, I've been waiting for this one!

Thanks for the chance to win.


April 6, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Pamk said...

would love to win this one and I am a follower
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

April 6, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger JenM said...

Thanks for the contest. I just finished Lover Avenged (loved it!) so I'm slowly getting caught up.

jen at delux dot com - GFC follower

April 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

thanks for the chance!


April 6, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger debbie said...

I would love to read it, it sounds so good.

April 7, 2011 at 3:44 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I would love to win it!
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

April 7, 2011 at 3:46 AM  
Blogger Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this series. The books sound very good. Tore923@aol.com

April 7, 2011 at 4:11 AM  
Blogger Library Lady said...

I would love to win this!
GFC follower Library Lady
adsanders77 at gmail dot com

April 7, 2011 at 5:34 AM  
Blogger Jenn S. said...

Great series. Can't wait to get my hands on this one. Thanks for the review (and giveaway).

jas8929 at gmail dot com

April 7, 2011 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger NaKesha said...

I have just fallen in love with this author. I can't wait to read this book. Pick me! Pick me! Lol.
I just reviewed the first three books of the BDB series. Check out my reviews


April 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

OMG I'm not going to lie but the only reason I want to read the book is to read about Blay and Qhuinn

April 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...


April 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

I would love to win this!

April 7, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Juana said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't tried this author/series yet, but I did add the books to my Book Wish List.


April 7, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

I've really enjoyed this series and would love to win the newest book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

April 7, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Please enter me in the contest.


April 7, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger joe said...

A good book like this makes a great read you can't miss....

April 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I absolutely LOVE this series! Its my favorite! Thanks for the contest!!!

lindsaydevine (at) bellsouth (dot) net

April 7, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger missreneer said...

This looks like a really interesting read. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

April 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Joann said...

I am an email subscriber!

April 7, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa R/alterlisa said...

It's always Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!time anytime there is a new BDB book to be read.
I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

April 7, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I just love this series!! Thanks for the contest :-)

smaccall @ comcast.net

April 8, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Paranormal Opinion said...

I'd love to enter! I just love these books - I have all of them except this one. I am a blog follower :) Thanks so much for the opportunity!!


April 8, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Oh I love this series! I dont have this one yet! I am a follower

April 8, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger jmspettoli said...

I'm an old follower.

Thanks for the giveaway!

spettolij AT gmail DOT com

April 9, 2011 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger mbreakfield said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

April 9, 2011 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger Anita Yancey said...

Sounds really good. I'd like to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

GFC Follower


April 10, 2011 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Kristina said...

I'd really love to read this book. The cover looks awesome and evil looking. Please enter me.
Twitter Follows


April 11, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Linda Young said...

I would love a chance to read one of Ward's books. She is new to me.

Thanks for the giveaway.

qladyhawke at gmail dot com

April 11, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I can't wait to read her book. So excited. Thanks for the contest.


April 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger latishajean said...

What a great giveaway Thank you so much can't wait to read this one! Love her books so good :)Im a GFC follower/latishajean
tishajean@ charter.net

April 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

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