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Dark Lover
Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood | J.R. Ward
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THE FIRST NOVEL OF THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOODDark fantasy lovers, you just got served (New York Times Bestselling Author Lynn Viehl). Return to where it all beganin the first novel in the phenomenal Black Dagger Brotherhood series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.... The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killedorphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fateWrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasnt there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hungerone that threatens to consume them both....INCLUDES A NEW LETTER FROM J. R. WARD
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OriginalCyn620
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Mehso-so

This was just okay for me. I didn‘t love it but I didn‘t hate it either. And so many characters to keep up with!

#TeamCreepinItReal #scarathlon 1,301 pts

#trickortreatathon #31by31 #bookspinbingo (this was my #doublespin for this month) #falling4books #littenlisten #readysetgoreadathon #RushAThon #spookoween #promptmaze #swiftieerasghostreadingchallenge

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 4mo
TheSpineView Well done! 4mo
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Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘m starting my #scarathlonsprint now! Hoping to make a good dent in the tagged book. 🎃

dabbe 🖤🎃🖤 4mo
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OriginalCyn620
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My goals for #20in4 are to finish my current reads, the tagged book and Pumpkin Spice and Not So Nice. And to also read Pumpkinheads because I reread it every year! Lastly, I at least want to start on Witch Please.

Andrew65 Hope it‘s going well 😁 4mo
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tdrosebud
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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OriginalCyn620
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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This is on my tbr for #scarathlon and it‘s also my #doublespin for this month‘s #bookspinbingo. I‘ll probably start it soon!

#scarathlonphotochallenge #dark #TeamCreepinItReal 6 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Lizpixie
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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Pickpick

My results for the first 3 days of the #20in4 #readathon are all big beefy vampires! I haven‘t reviewed any yet, but I assume most of you are familiar with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It‘s been hectic here, my 2yr old grandson had his leg broken whilst in the care of his moron father. Poor baby is one frustrated boy, especially considering he‘s a Tasmanian devil of an outside kid! #BookspinBingo #SeriesLove2023

TheSpineView Sorry to hear about your grandson. Hope he feels better soon 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Fantastic progress!! Hope your grandson recovers swiftly - that's a tough age to try and keep them resting!!! 7mo
CarolynM Poor little fellow💙 Hope he heals fast💕 7mo
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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

So I saw this book recommended for Vampire books. I knew nothing about it and it‘s kinda old. I also hate the cover. But I was hooked!! At first I didn‘t think the MC was going to be the male love interest, I don‘t know why. I loved all the characters and side characters. The second book doesn‘t have the best reviews, but I plan to read these when I need some quick reads! Though, it seems like the rest might be darker.

TheSpineView Love this series. After the first couple of books you get invested in all the characters lives. 8mo
bookaholic1 This is the best series when it comes to Vampires...the characters are a joy to get to know, at least that's my opinion 8mo
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TheSpineView
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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Eggs ❤️🖤❤️ 9mo
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TheSpineView
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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The.Great.Catsby Such a great book! 1y
TheSpineView @The.Great.Catsby yes 1y
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TheSpineView
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intothehallofbooks
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Pickpick

How on earth is it possible to love something so much when it is so cheesy?? If you‘d read this series, you know what I‘m talking about! I adore these characters so much, even though they‘re much too macho and crass to be adorable. The world is fascinating with its vampire mythology and hierarchy. When I started rereading a couple of days ago, I knew I‘d enjoy the trip back to Caldwell, NY. But I didn‘t realize I‘d be THIS obsessed all over again.

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intothehallofbooks
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Started this reread 24 hours ago when Hurricane Ian was coming, but not here yet. Right now, it‘s pouring rain outside and my shutters are making a lot of noise. I‘m settled in with Dark Lover, which I haven‘t read in years. Within two pages, I was right back in this world. I had forgotten how F-U-N these books are with all of the leather, the made-up words, and the shitkickers. I read this previously in 2011 and again in 2013. Still love it.

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Ddzmini
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Pickpick

So I keep picking a book up to read… then end up reading a kindle book instead… I really have to switch back to physical books 🤪📖🙌🏽… love this one so I‘m starting the next one even though I started a physical book … a while ago

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BooksNBowls
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Pickpick

Decided to work my way through this series again! Who‘s your favorite brother?? 😈

sprainedbrain I *only* made it through the first 12 books, but Zsadist was my fave. 😏 2y
BooksNBowls @sprainedbrain o soulless one lol love it 2y
BooksNBowls @sprainedbrain yeah idk if I‘m gonna read the whole series probably just the ones I have which are like the first 9 2y
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Pigpen_Reads
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterD

Todays pick is Dark Lover by J.R. Ward. It is the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It is one of my favorite series! If you like vampires, paranormal, spice, action, and different romance tropes, check it out 😊

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the BDB!! 🖤🖤 2y
Tera66 Love BDB!! 2y
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mjdowens
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Get out of your comfort zone I was told. FINE FINE FINE! Here is cheesy romance I am reading happy? See? I am 10 pages in….ok 25 pages…. Well shit. I will NOT get the second one (as I whisper more lies to myself). What have I done 🤦

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julesG
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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Pickpick

Low pick.

Vampires, romance, 🌶️🌶️ + ⚔️ scenes, and a cliffhanger.

I'm off to read the next book.

#20in4 #readathon @Andrew65

intothehallofbooks I absolutely love this series. It‘s extremely cheesy and the author‘s word choices make me giggle a lot, but these books are like candy to me in that they‘re easy, low stress reads. Even with the huge cheesy-factor, I really grew to love the characters over the course of the series. 2y
BooksNBowls I want to reread this series again I think I stopped around book 6 or 7 2y
Andrew65 A bit of everything. Well done 👏👏👏 2y
aa_guer2021 I second everything @intothehallofbooks said! 2y
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julesG
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@GingerAntics

About 75% in, I have questions. ⬇️

julesG When Butch brings Beth to Wrath, Wrath walks over to the video monitor and looks at who's at the front door. How can he see it? He's nearly blind, said so more than once. He can't sew Rage's wound, can't give him water, can't cut and spear his own food. There are a few other incidents where he looks at something that clearly needs good eyesight. Annoys me so much. 2y
GingerAntics I never noticed that. It‘s possible with his computer monitor it could be on a setting that makes it easier for him to see. It‘s also possible he feels or smells Beth more than sees her and doesn‘t give a crap whose charging into the house with her. Just a thought. 2y
julesG Evidence that I'm much too observant. 🙈🙈🙈 @GingerAntics We can certainly find several explanations for this inconsistency. 😜 And I'm willing to overlook it. 2y
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GingerAntics @julesG lol in book 7 (the one I‘m on now) it‘s suggested that adrenaline can give him a temporary boost in eye sight as long as it‘s not too bright. Somehow he‘s “the blind king” but bright light of any kind (even if it doesn‘t effect the rest of him like headlights) makes his eyes hurt. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘ve gotten to where the insider‘s guide doesn‘t have any spoilers anymore, so maybe it will explain the quirks of his eyesight a little better. 2y
GingerAntics Okay, Lover Avenged literally just said “fear made his vision fairly clear.” So strong emotions can make his vision better. It‘s official canon. That part made me think of you. lol 2y
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GingerAntics
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Pickpick

I didn‘t intend to finish this tonight, but I forgot to charge my watch before bed, so obviously I had to just keep listening. I‘d forgotten how much mythology and history was built into this series from the very beginning. I can honestly say that I fell in love with the Black Dagger Brotherhood all over again while reading this book. I can‘t wait to continue.
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #DarkLover

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GingerAntics
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Started this last night/early this morning. This is a reread for me. I forgot how enthralling this book/series was. I‘ve been away for more than a decade. Back then there weren‘t audiobooks (and no one would have been able to afford them if they had). I have to say, of the 3 covers I‘ve seen for this book, all 3 would have been better than what they did with the audiobook. The audiobook cover is truly hideous. Why? I‘m just so curious as to why.

GingerAntics Later books in the series have audiobook covers that match the ebooks and paperbacks, but my lord it‘s like they called in the first several books. It‘s unfortunate, really. They just look cheap and actually kind of trashy. #jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #DarkLover 2y
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wanderinglynn
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Lisa! Oh my my goodness, you are too generous! What a lovely Christmas box. This is amazing! Thank you so very much. I can‘t wait to dive into this world. I have all next week to read, so these will be at the top of my pile. And the name bookmark and fairy-book pin! And the journal and pens—you know me too well! Thank you so much my friend! ❤️🎄💚🥰😘

TheSpineView You're welcome! Merry Christmas! ❤🎄💚📚❤ 2y
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Bookishgal71
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Pickpick

I decided to re-read this book because I liked it so much the first time. Supernatural romance at its finest. Not for the faint of heart - it‘s pretty racy. A brotherhood of warrior vampires must defend their race. Each book in the series introduces you to a brother and tells his story. Language and sex abound. This one is about Wrath, the reluctant Blind King. So good. Not scary, but if you like Anita Blake it might be for you.

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TheSpineView
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#ConflictedWorlds @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Lover

This is my favourite paranormal series. I need to finish it. I think I am up to book 10.❤🖤🧛‍♂️

Eggs Wow that‘s a long series! 3y
TheSpineView @Eggs Yes, but so good. 3y
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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I am currently reading 'Dark Lover' by J.R. Ward, 'The Vampire's Seduction' by Raven Hart, and 'Guilty Pleasures' by Laurell K. Hamilton. I think I have a vampire smut addiction!!!

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TheSpineView
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Eggs Perfect 💙🖤💙 3y
aa_guer2021 My guilty pleasure steamy paranormal vampire love story series. 💙💙 3y
Tera66 I love this series! 3y
TheSpineView @Tera66 👍📖 3y
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TheSpineView
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

🌞 The longest series I have completed is The Throne of Glass. Working on The Black Dagger Brotherhood series and The Argeneau series not sure which is longest.
🌞 Doesn't matter to me.
🌞 Also doesn't matter as long as the plot is good and there is plenty of character development.

BookmarkTavern Character development is really important to me too! Thanks for sharing! 3y
TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz 😊 3y
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TheSpineView
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#MayCharacters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Macho

The warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood are all macho. I'll take one! 😂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll take one too!! I may read these again! I have most of them! 3y
Eggs Perfect pick👏🏻📚🤗 3y
Tera66 Exactly right pick! 3y
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TheSpineView @Tera66 🧛‍♂️❤🧛‍♂️ 3y
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SeaToSkyes
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Got about halfway through this one and just lost interest. Might try again someday, but not feeling it right now. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #dnf #bailed

bibliobliss Yes!! 3y
SeaToSkyes @bibliobliss did you have the same problem? Lol 😆 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Yes, indeed it is! I do love this series but the first one is the one I least liked. (edited) 3y
SeaToSkyes @CoverToCoverGirl yes! I've heard other people say you can almost skip this one entirely lol 3y
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khooliha
Bailedbailed

Wow, less than 20 minutes, huh? This extended street assault is where I am punching the fuck out!

khooliha How much effort and time will I put in for a show I disagree with on the reg? Not much! I have so many books of my own to read! 3y
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khooliha

Wait, hold up, a Tex Mex buffet??? Tell me more about that!

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khooliha

I'm taking another shot at a "classic" paranormal romance for Fated Mates and now, in the first 10 minutes, I'm figuring out another reason I'm not drawn to them - there's a certain ugliness to a lot of mid-aughts fiction that puts me off. It's much easier to see in a movie, but all the leather and offhand mentions of screaming rap evokes it too. Not really for me! We'll see if I make it 13.5 hours...

MariaW I felt the same but went through it anyway. Total waste of time. 😳 3y
khooliha @MariaW I'm trying to get better about bailing on books, but it's hard to do sometimes! I mean, not this time, but I've definitely sunk too much time into other books. 3y
MariaW @khooliha For me it‘s like „I am sure it will get better...“ and „A lot of people liked it, there must be something to it.“ and then I end up finishing it feeling very disappointed. You are right, we have to start bailing ok books like those. 3y
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khooliha @MariaW It's a mix of interesting and, I don't know, pressuring to take on something a lot of people like. I actually find it easier to bail if I'm going to immediately go and listen to podcast about the book (like I am now) cause it can get me to the "something to it" you mention. Like cliff notes! 3y
khooliha @MariaW Of course, with so many books, it's easier than ever to just chase the stuff you like best. No shame in it either! 3y
MariaW @khooliha Will Try to do it for sure. 🙈 3y
khooliha @MariaW I'll be rooting for you! 3y
MariaW 😊 3y
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TheSpineView
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#LovePrevails @Eggs
Prompt: Dark Love

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 3y
Tera66 I love this series!! 3y
TheSpineView @Tera66 Me too!❤🧛‍♂️ 3y
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PuddleJumper
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Bailedbailed

This is all kinds of nope. The main male character is misogynist, cheats on his spouse, is violent, speaks degradingly about women, but it's okay because he's a vampire king? Yeah, no.

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TamTracy
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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Pickpick

This series has been recommended to me so many times and I finally gave it a chance. I‘m so in love with it and can‘t wait to read the next one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

aa_guer2021 guilty pleasure romance 🚨 ! Enjoy the ride, it does get pretty trippy. 3y
bookaholic1 I'm not much into romance, but this series just keeps you wanting more 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Welcome to Caldwell, New York! 🗡 3y
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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Pickpick

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I tried reading this book in July of 2017 and hated it. I even dnfed it and with knowing Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout loving JR Ward, I decided let‘s give this series another try, but on audio. This time I actually enjoyed it. The instant love got to me again and I wasn‘t a huge fan of it, but the love story ended up being good. I had a little hard time getting into the writing.

#bookstagram #bibliophile #litsy

Seekingtardis I love this series, I‘m about 4 books behind though, but I fully understand that it is NOT for everyone! 😂 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife @Seekingtardis it‘s definitely a long series. I‘m hoping scribd has all of them on audio. 3y
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mrp27
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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#top20series #20series20days

Loved this series but I still need to finish. Left off at book 7.

Andrew65 A number of recommendations. 3y
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tdrosebud
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Day 13 #Top20Series #20Series20Days @Andrew65 Some steamy paranormal romance with vampires.

Andrew65 Another popular series. 4y
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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

4th book completed for the #AwesomeAugust #readathon @Andrew65

Okay, this book is cheesy, but it is steamy and fun and low stress.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4y
GingerAntics I was thinking of rereading these. That‘s a good description of them. A little goofy, but fun, easy reads. 4y
mariaku21 I love this series and was thinking of rereading it this year. I need a little goofy, cliche but steamy reads this year 4y
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kimmypete1
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this more than I expected to.

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CaitlinSiem
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Panpan

Look. understand that I‘ve been excited to read this for a while. Paranormal romance? Vampires? I‘m your girl.

I‘m ghosting this series. I‘m losing their number. The tinder profile didn‘t match in person.

Legit, so bummed. I didn‘t like this at all. The writing wasn‘t good, the storyline was meh. And don‘t get me started on the use of women in this book. It‘s seriously degrading.

Maybe I would‘ve liked it 10 years ago. It doesn‘t work in 2020.

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Seekingtardis
Dark Lover | J. R. Ward
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🦇 Dark Lover, J R Ward
🐳 Douglas Adams
🌙 Doctor Who!!
🦦 Demi Lovato
🧞‍♂️ Dream On, Aerosmith
#manicmonday #letterd @JoScho
Letter D was very easy!! 😍😍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your answers!! 4y
JoScho Thanks for playing 🤗💚 4y
Laughterhp Doctor Who 💚💚 Demi Lovato 💚💚 4y
Buechersuechtling Oh, I was so much tempted choosing Douglas Adams for “author”, too, but then I wasn‘t sure if first names count. 4y
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Bono394
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Mehso-so

This is my second read through of this book. I was completely hooked the first time but this time, I found the story a little lacking. I was less connected to the characters and it possibly lost some of that "first time magic".

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mrp27
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#fallisbooked #vampire

Book series that I have read and enjoyed featuring vampires.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧛‍♀️🖤 4y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤🧛🏻‍♂️ 4y
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nitalibrarian
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I'm doing a quick re-read of Dark Lover before I listen to the newest episode of the Fated Mates podcast. #romantsy

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nitalibrarian
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The start to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series is only $2.99 right now. The Fated Mates podcast (fatedmates.net) will be discussing this book in a couple weeks.

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TheSpineView
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#SoulSeptember @Eggs
#Brother

Nothing like The Blackdagger Brotherhood series for the perfect light read.

Eggs 🤗👏🏻🤗👌🏼 4y
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AkashaVampie
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Hello. Welcome to my mind when it comes to the color red. Check out my picks for the color red for the color me pretty challenge. Sorry i was so late on this one. I have been feeling really crappy the past couple of days. What you see in this picture is Red Riding Hood the movie, Dark Lover by J.R. Ward, and Clifford The Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell. You can tell that i am a kid at heart with this one. Enjoy! #red #colormepretty @Sweetkokoro