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Blood Kiss Audiobook

Blood Kiss: Black Dagger Legacy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The legacy of the Black Dagger Brotherhood continues in a spin-off series from the number-one New York Times best-selling author....

Paradise, blooded daughter of the king's first advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood's training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself...be herself. It's a good plan until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it's very clear that the brother in charge, Butch O'Neal, aka the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.

And that's before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated - and left wondering whether she's strong enough to claim her own power...on the field and off.

©2015 J. R. Ward (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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    Cheri 12-04-15
    Cheri 12-04-15 Member Since 2012

    I'm a Romance Junkie! Love Whispersycn Deals! Tips I use: Sort reviews Most Recent; play with narration speed, some narrators sound better.

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    "BDB Spin Off Does Not Disappoint!"

    I was skeptical about JR Ward doing a spin off of the BDB series, and was afraid it would be more of a young adult novel due to the main storyline being about a training class. However,
    I should've had more faith, this was classic JR Ward all the way, and I loved the spin off!

    Blood Kiss does introduce us to some younger characters which is refreshing, but I was happy to see there was a strong presence of some of the original BDB characters including two of my favorite Vishous, and Butch. While the main plot is about Craeg and Paradise, the subplot with Butch and Marissa tied in nicely.

    JR Ward is my favorite author! She knows how to write an awesome story that's full of romance, action and surprises.

    This story was well worth the credit, and time well spent! I can't wait for the next book in the series. :-)

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Netty PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 12-04-15
    Netty PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 12-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Netty$

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    "YES!"

    I loved this book, truly had the feel of the first books in the series, took you back the start o the first trainees. She explores the psyche of Butch and Marissah. How things in their past has been affecting their behavior in and out of their mating. The new recruits on the scene are dealing with troubles of their own, some have lost their families in the raids and have nothing and no one left. New love is on the bloom or is it, our heroine and leading man are struggling to find their own paths in life. Like most you adults. there is a murder mystery to so and lots and lots of laughter.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    J. Perry NC 12-02-15
    J. Perry NC 12-02-15
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    "Still got it"

    J.R. Ward has a very particular style of writing and vernacular. While sometimes the use of over the top vernacular and name dropping can get a little wearisome, her stories are always a fun read in my opinion. At least she mixes it up and keeps it interesting! I hope she continues with the BDB Legacy series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mindy fangedmom Janicke Freeport, IL, United States 02-03-16
    Mindy fangedmom Janicke Freeport, IL, United States 02-03-16 Member Since 2014

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    "My new favorite BDB book!"

    I am SO glad I did not listen to the negative reviews I read about this new book! I honestly LOVED this book. This series has gone on for a long time now and I think I burned myself out on it. I never even finished The King yet but have continued with the rest of the series. Blood Kiss is a new, refreshing book that I fell in love with! I love the new characters interacting with the old characters we have grown to love! Craeg and Paradise are amazing and I love the training program. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on more of this new series!!!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    FeLisa 12-20-15
    FeLisa 12-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow, Again She Does It"

    I loved this book. She's does it again. She weaves a take that is funny, heart warming and page turning.
    The narrator is always good. Love him. Now I'm waiting for the Beast.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 02-28-16
    Katheryne MD, United States 02-28-16 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Great from start to finish"

    I was a little skeptical about this spin off - but wow was it good. Even though it is set in the same world of BDB it felt so fresh. I love the new characters and can't wait to see what happens next.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-18-16
    NEW NAME Georgia, United States 01-18-16 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "BDB are BACK!"

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood has gotten weird lately. I use to adore their books, but the last one about the Shadows..yeah I couldn't even finish it. I bought this book with the hope that they would get back to basics...and thankfully JR Ward listened. We are back to the fast paced world of the BDB!

    Paradise is her fathers only daughter and an aristocratic pure blood according to the Glymera. Her mission in life is suppose to be to throw parties and mingle with the aristocracy until she is formerly matched by her father to a worthy male. Yeah, that's THEIR plan, her plan is to join the Black Dagger Brotherhood training program and fight for her race and become the person she suspects she can be, and it doesn't involve a ball gown!

    This story had action, love, adventure and we got a deeper look into Butch and Marissa's relationship, but honestly Paradise held my attention way more. I really hope they keep the books about the next generation coming because I have missed this world.

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    Vicki 02-20-17
    Vicki 02-20-17 Member Since 2015

    I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that a fiction book was not realistic...come on now 'really'

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    "Spinoff Doesn't Disappoint"

    I usually don't follow spinoffs because they tend to go in a different direction and disappoint. But other reviews said the story was half new character's Craeg and Paradise; and half Butch and Marissa so I took the chance.

    The story is fantastic. Not only is it half Butch and Marissa we also hear from the whole BDB gang. It's the BDBs with new recruits. As usual Lassiter cracks me up, he needs his own story.

    Craeg and paradise are new trainees and Butch along with assistance from the BDB's is their trainer. I had laugh out loud moments with the BDBs during training tactics.

    If you're a Black Dagger Brotherhood fan you'll love the spinoff or should I say continuation.

    Jim Frangione is the voice of BDB no one else could be.

    J.R. Ward has written spinoffs they way they should be.

    Worth a Credit/$$ Absolutely

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    E.P. 04-05-16
    E.P. 04-05-16 Member Since 2012

    Romance addict - love to get lost in a story

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    "Just like old times!!"

    As a long time fan of Mrs Ward and the Brotherhood I am beyond excited for this new series. It was very good! I can't wait to read about the whole cast and crew! The story pulls you in right away and it quickly becomes impossible to put down. My only complaint is that while I do love all the originals I would have liked for this book to have been more about the new characters. The new and the originals had almost equal screen time.

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    julie 01-22-16
    julie 01-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "HERE WE GO AGAIN.....this is the best spin off"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Kiss?

    when she decided to stand up to her father and the old ways of the vampire laws


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when they met for the first time and it was instant chemistry...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and cried....these books truly take you into the story like you loose yourself


    Any additional comments?

    I am very excited about the series ..glad to see the new spin off I can hardly wait for the next book in the new series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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