In Love with the Brotherhood

A long time ago, it became obvious that I was missing out on something big. Several of my friends had read, fallen in love with and talked about obsessively a series of books called “The Black Dagger Brotherhood” by J. R. Ward.

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BDB fan art from Blaubeerstrauch90 (at DeviantArt).

I am admittedly late to the game on most of the big book series (Confession: I didn’t even read Twilight until after I saw the first movie), but I am obsessive once I start a series. When I’m in a good book(s), I will read in the morning over the toaster, I will read in the car in the daycare parking lot, I will read at my desk at work, I will read making dinner and I will read late into the night. I will immerse myself in that world so completely that I will neglect the real one. This is a difficult side effect to cope with having 2 young children. I have to pace myself. Good books have to be spaced out with downtime in between. This lessens the guilt I feel when I’m so often “away” in book land.

I am currently on an extended hiatus from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, as I devoured 8 books straight from October through Christmas. I was so wholly immersed in this world of vampires, lessors, chosen and sympaths that I barely remember the month of November.

I have 3 more books to go and then there is going to be a new one this spring. These books are the best of guilty pleasure entertaining fun. This book series is pure pulp vampire sex, but there is a unique enough world, and the boys are just tattooed and bad enough, to keep you hooked.

I can’t wait to dive back in with the next book, but I’m pacing myself. Giving myself time until I’m really “needing” the brotherhood back real bad. I have a feeling, it will be very soon.

5 Ways You Know Your Friend is Addicted to the Black Dagger Brotherhood:

  1. She’s constantly talking about people named Wrath, Zsadist, Rhevenge and Xhex.
  2. She asks you “What’s doing?” or “You feel me?” when she never did before.
  3. She is always asking you to help her talk her partner into wearing leathers and shit kickers (aka leather pants and boots).
  4. She wishers her partner would wear leathers and shit kickers.
  5. She successfully forces ever other avid reader she knows who is not reading the series to read the series. Like now. Do. It. Now.
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2 thoughts on “In Love with the Brotherhood

  1. I love this series, too! I don’t know which one I read last, but it’s been several years ago. So I have been on an extended hiatus from the series as well. One of these days I will unabashedly dive right back in, though! Aside from the hot vampire sex, they are interesting reads (or so I thought).

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