The third book in the series tells the story of the vampire Zsadist, a former blood slave with a violent past. When he meets Bella, Zsadist thinks her human love could be his path to salvation. Then Bella is kidnapped, and Zsadist will stop at nothing to get her back.
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. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger... 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. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…
“"Don't take me away from him." Her voice cracked from pleading.”Bella
“"Fuck off. I've crashed."”Zsadist
“"I am sick. I am disgusting. I can't be trusted. Just because you've got half a brain and have figured that out doesn't mean you need to stroke my ass with this apology bullshit."”Zsadist to Phury
“Z: "I got you clothes and a parka. The bottle of shampoo that was in your shower. A brush. Shoes. Socks to keep your feet warm.Your diary, too-don't worry, I haven't read it or anything." Bella:"I'd be surprised if you had. You're more trustworthy than that." Z: "No, I'm illiterate."”Zsadist & Bella
“Bella: "I love you." Z squeezed his eyes shut. "Don't be a tragedy, Bella."”Bella & Zsadist
“"How... What happened?" "UAH-Hugh, right. Let me count all the ways you and I aren't going there."”Phury & Zsadist
“"I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened."”Zsadist
“"Phury?""No, I'm not gay." "Don't feel like you need to hide it or anything.""I wouldn't. I'm just not.""You bi, then?""Butch drop it."”Butch and Phury
“Holy shit, this was trouble—of the bury-your-dead variety. Two bonded males tied to the same female were a lethal combination to begin with. Make that two warriors and you had the potential for serious injury.”Phury
“Phury? Phury… what's happened to me?" "Welcome back, my brother.”Zsadist & Phury
“And that was when he fell over in a dead faint.”Zsadist
“Bella: "Then why are you wearing that bandage like a sash?"Phury: "It makes my ass look smaller."”Bella & Phury
“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came…and I was awakened.”Highlighted by 333 Kindle customers
Sometimes your whole life could hinge on a fraction of an inch. Or the beat of a nanosecond. Or the knock on a door.Highlighted by 183 Kindle customers
want in one hand, shit in the other—see what you get the most of.”Highlighted by 74 Kindle customers
“She is more beautiful than I have words for.” He lifted his eyes to Phury’s. “And last night I was blessed beyond measure to serve her.”Highlighted by 73 Kindle customers
He knew he was being overbearing as hell, but he couldn’t help it. He was a bonded male. With his pregnant female. There were few things on the planet more aggressive or dangerous. And those bastards were called hurricanes and tornadoes.Highlighted by 69 Kindle customers
Good? No, that didn’t go far enough. She’d made him feel…alive. Awakened.Highlighted by 66 Kindle customers
You are in a prison with no bars. I worry about you. Phury blinked, caught in an odd kind of time warp. Someone else had said those very things to him…. Just last summer.Highlighted by 41 Kindle customers
misogyny…hell, he was feared for it. Why Bella mattered to him was anyone’s guess.Highlighted by 38 Kindle customers
Phury shook his head. “Don’t even try. I can taste it.” Amethyst eyes narrowed. “The politically correct term is symphath.”Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
symphath behavior. “We’re going to strike a little deal,” Phury said, glaring hard into that violet stare. “I keep quiet and you stay on the down-low. You also don’t try to fuck with me again. I’m not going to roll over for you sucking on my emotions, which was what you were doing right now, wasn’t it? You wanted me irate because you were hungry for the feeling.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
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