Mary Luce is dissatisfied with her life and her job. But when she is unwittingly thrust into the vampire dominion, everything changes. Falling under the protection of the Brotherhood's strongest member, Rhage, she soon finds herself drawn to his animalistic urges.
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood...
Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover — for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Possessed by this dark side, Rhage fears the times when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.
Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships, is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. Her faith in miracles was lost years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves…
“Hal, do you have any kind of filter between your brain and your mouth?”Mary
“Hold up, female." Rhage took off his trench coat, the chest holster, and the belt. "Get back over here. I like the way you welcome me home.”Rhage
“Do you normally wear all that to bed?" she asked. "Absolutely." "Then why's the tag still on that robe?" "In case I want another, I'll know what it is.”Mary & Rhage
“I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.”Rhage
“No sunlight. Funky choppers. Take a guess.”Rhage
“He wanted to give her another word to say, something like luscious, or whisper, or strawberry. Hell, antidisestablishmentarianism would do it”Rhage
“Let me guess. You waited around in hopes of catching a-""In the bushes, Rhage. I sat in the bushes. Under her bedroom window.""Wow. That's...""Yea. In my old life I could have arrested me for stalking.”Butch and Rhage
“I'm a vampire. I'm a warrior. I'm a dangerous beast. At the end of this evening, you aren't going to remember you ever met me. And the idea of not even being a memory of yours makes me feel like I've been stabbed in the chest.”Rhage
“You got a transporter hiding somewhere around here?" Rhage looked at her and disappeared. Not as in left-the-room-really-fast disappeared. But poof! disappeared.”Mary
“Even if it means you're going to have to live with the beast? Because the curse is perpetual now. Set in stone. Forever." "I told you, that's fine with me. I mean, come on. He's kind of cute, in a Godzilla sort of way. And I'll look at it as a two-for-one kind of deal.”Rhage and Mary
“What is your name?" she murmured. He cocked an eyebrow at her and then went back to staring at his brother. "I'm the evil one, in case you haven't figured it out." "I wanted your name, not your calling"."Being a bastard's more of a compulsion, really. And it's Zsadist. I am Zsadist.”Zsadist
“Fine, dandy. Then lose the shirt, peel off those leather pants and lay down on my tile. We’ll take turns being on the bottom.”Mary Luce
“I will not fall in love with you. I can't let myself. I won't." " That's all right. I'll love you enough for the both of us.”Mary and Rhage
“I'll tell you this. Your destiny's coming for you. And she's coming soon." Rhage laughed. "Oh, yeah? What's the female like? I prefer them-" "She's a virgin." A chill shot down Rhage's spine and nailed him in the ass. "You're kidding, right?" "Look in my eye. Do you think I'm jerking you off?”V and Rhage
“She's not just any female to me," he murmured. "I would have her as my shellan, if I could.”Rhage
“And I know your voice is the loveliest sound my ears have heard. I know all about you, and everything I see is beautiful. Everything I see is mine.”“I’m not yours.”“Fine. If I can’t have you, then you do the taking. Have all of me, a part of me, a small piece, whatever you want. Just please, have something.”Rhage and Mary
“I am barren of words, my female. For no sounds from my mouth are worthy of your hearing.”Rhage
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