In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.
Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.
“Yes, he mouthed. I would hold you up. I will ever hold you up and hold you dear, lover mine.”John to Xhex
“Hung like a fire hose and did you twelve different ways to Sunday. Congratulations. Your subconscious should be directing porn.”Gregg
“Some things are destined to be - it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.”
“Say the word. Say the word and I won't go. Say the word, Qhuinn. Do it and I'll spend the night with you. Better yet, Why don't you just kiss me?”Blay to Qhuinn
“You're not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You're twice what anyone else is because you survived."”Xhex to JM
“Far better to be uninterested than unfulfilled. One is a relief. The other an emptiness with heavy weight.”Layla to Payne
“Yeah, and then I'll get fired. Which means V'll Donald Trump my ass with a dagger.”Qhuinn
“You can't do anything more for the dead. They're gone. It's done. But the living...you can take care of the living. I know what kind of hell you've been in-and still are in-and I lost my Wellsie because I wasn't there when she needed me...I couldn't go through losing you for the same reason."”Tohr to John
“Chronologically speaking, Blaylock son of Rocke had known John Matthew for just over a year. But that was not a true reflection of the bromance. There were two timelines to people's lives: the absolute and the perceived. The absolute was the universal day-and-night cycle that for them added up to something like three hundred and sixty-five. Then there was the way that time period had gone, the events, the deaths, the destruction, the training, the fighting.”Blay
“Hey, hi! How are you? I'd like to introduce myself. I'm the piece of meat that's going to force you headfirst into your buddy Qhuinn's Hummer as soon as it gets here. Just figured I'd introduce myself before I rope your ass and throw you over my shoulder like a bag of sand.”Rhage to John
“Jesus Christ, you look like a Rorschach test.”Qhuinn to Lash
“"I want you to work on the butler," Gregg said softly. "You know what I mean. I want access to everything." "I'm not sleeping with him. I draw the line at necrophilia."”Gregg and Holly
“"Have I told you how much I love you lately?" Every night you come out with me to help me find her.”Blay and John
“This was, in some ways, an echo of the process of death, she thought. Little by little, inch by inch, what tied her to life was leaving, heading off, departing. With each step John took toward that door, her breath was evaporating in her lungs. Her heart was stopping. Her skin was growing cold.”Xhex
“V went over and helped John to his feet. "Yeah, but at least he could have taken up knitting with you. You could've taught him how to crochet socks. Brings a tear to the eye."”Vishous to Rhage
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