Another Book GIVEAWAY! How about a SIGNED COPY of Lover Awakened? Z!!!

by Maryse on February 7, 2013 · 230 comments

in J.R. Ward, News

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!! Congratulations to MOLLY F (who has responded to her email notification and will be receiving this signed book!)

‘Tis true!! I have one copy of Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3) for ME, and one for…. maybe you?

While I read through a few on my current TBR list, and attempt to find myself another OMG BEST EVER favorite (*fingers crossed* ’cause I’m in a bit of a book slump. Good books, yes!! Just not “OMG-I-wanna-stay-up-allll-night-reading” good, ya know? I know there are TONS of awesome potential ones in my list, I just gotta find ‘em)…


How about I give away one of my forever-favorites from my blogging past? I LOVE Z!!! It seems evvvveryone I know loves Z. In fact, some of my very best friends and I have fought over him. Oh yes. We claim to “share” but you know how that goes. ;) *ahem Sheerrrrry* <—hear me sayin’ that sarcastically!

Sharing our book boyfriends only goes so far, but when you have loving friends like Sherry, every once in awhile you get the gift of “Z” as part of your birthday present:

But of course… Sherry has tried to “amend” this gift by saying that she meant it only if I didn’t make it public, but I see no such words… Sherry. Nope. Sorry. You said just that I can’t parade around with him. No problem for that. BUT!!! I’m keepin’ him! And to ease your gifting-pain.. I am gifting you a signed hard copy just. for. you, Sherry. For your birthday. See? I share good! ;)

That’s right, Sherry! A SIGNED “Z” by the Warden herself!!!

And one of my lucky fellow readers get’s the other copy!!! I’m dying to unwrap it but I won’t (see it below). This is for the winner of today’s giveaway and I will give that winner the pleasure of unwrapping this classy piece of work. Can I unwrap it? Pleeeeease??? *ahem* I mean… no. I’ll unwrap my own and see what it looks like inside. ;)

Ohhhh mine is gorgeous!!! ———>
Same cover as the paperback, but pretttttier. AND! In *my* book, J.R. Ward sent me THIS message:

“To Maryse!

With very best wishes + BDB love!”

GAH!!! He knows my name!! Er, I mean… J.R. Ward knows my name!!! Eeeeeeeep!!!

I’m sure I’m the only one that got that “BDB love” message. I know it. :P LOL!! (okkkkaaaaayyyyyy, I know… I’m not the only one, but it was fun to dream…) *sigh* How lucky are we that we now have him in a hardcover collector’s version?

They love us all. It’s true. And we LOVE THEM!! Especially Z. To be fair, some of you love V the most. His signed hard cover copy is coming, I’m sure. But for now, all I can say is SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!! My favorite… Z is the one I’m featuring and that makes me soooo happy!

Oh! Wanna get all nostalgic and read my review for that book? LOL!!! That was wayyyyyyyyy back in the day when I first started this blog. WOW. It makes me giggle to read that. Short and sweet, that’s for sure. I’m a little wordier now. In fact, I think THIS very blog post is longer than that one. Ah well. I loved him and that was all I needed to say, apparently. ;)

How to enter for a chance to win your own signed copy? (I’ve only got one). Just leave a comment below (or better yet, tell me your favorite BDB brother – and if you haven’t read this series yet, then just a comment is fine but lemme tell you!!! You’re missing out with this guy. Tattooed bad boy, ANGRY AS HECK and with every reason to be…. wants NOTHING to do with her… well… ;) anyway. I’ll let you read the rest. YOU WILL LOVE!!!!), and  tomorrow night (Friday, February 8th, 2013) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner for this one signed book.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This is open to everyone! International, too!

Interested in this sexy paranormal romance? Vampires but BAD-ASS!!!!!!, then check out my series reading order guide:

:arrow: J.R. Ward – The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series Reading Order

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{ 230 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikki February 7, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Z is my favorite BDB brother so far. I have not gotten past this book in the series. I have them on my TBR list.

Elizabeth @ Nightmare on Bookstreet February 7, 2013 at 8:08 PM

NO WAY NO FREAKING WAY!! BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!! I Love the black dagger brotherhood series like WHOAH! I’ve read them all so far. I have been Team Zsadist since I read Lover Awakened, aint no one comin between us! haha. After Zsadist, my next favorite would probably be Vicious. But I also love Qhinn and I’m SUPER STOKED for him and Blay to finally have a book!! WOOHOO

KJ February 7, 2013 at 8:09 PM

RHAGE !!!! His book hooked me to the series.

katherine walsh February 7, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I love Z!! but I also really loved John too!! its a tie!

ML February 7, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Z Baby!!!!

Susana Dorado February 7, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Awesome! Would love to read… These books are on my TBR… Thanks…

Tina Rappa February 7, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I want it! I want it!!!!

Jen M February 7, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Vishous is my fav! hawt!!!!

Jerri February 7, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Got to love Z!

Candy Miller February 7, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Z, of course!! I LOVED his book!

Meg February 7, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Z is my favorite <3 EEEKKK Melt <3 Hope I win this <3<3

Brandi Franklin February 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

OMG!! You are a lucky, lucky girl! I’m a die hard BDB fan! My favorite brother is Z, I can’t help but love the broken ones but I love John Matthew also, OH and Vicious and Rhage LOL :) Okay, I just LOVE them all! I can’t wait for Qhuinn and Blay’s story

Michelina February 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Awwww!!! Z and Bella are my absolute favorite !!! I love everything about their story !!! This entire series is AWESOME !!!

Jessica H February 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Z is by far the best!

Alicia February 7, 2013 at 8:23 PM

OH HELL NO!!! THIS MUST BE MINE!!!! Z is my favorite and there is no other ever ever ever for me, EVER!!! Keep your Travis. Z is MINE! ~I need a glass of wine now~

Joy February 7, 2013 at 8:25 PM

My favorites…QHUAY *thunk* LOOOOOVVVEEE those two males with all my soul, Rehvenge (I know not technically a brother….but that Mohawk and those eyes and…..well everything else!) Payne because even a girl deserves some love, Butch, Wrath….Umm, why don’t I just say all of the BROTHERS and also the Warden herself!

Bernadette February 7, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Love everyone of the BDB!
One of my all time favorite is
Butch! His humor, drive, sacrifice, oh boy!
Never mind he is so

Kristy S February 7, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Zsadist is my favorite!!! OMG. This is an awesome giveaway! :)

Ana February 7, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Vishous is my favorite but I want to win this for my best friend!!! She loves Z!

Paula R February 7, 2013 at 8:27 PM

While I love them all!!!…..I would have to say Rhage is my fav but only by a little!!!!

Kim L February 7, 2013 at 8:27 PM

I’m actually reading that book now on my Kindle and would REALLY REALLY like to have it in hand. I loved Rhage’s book and I’m falling for Z now. I’m so loving this series and can’t wait to read the next.

Rhonda Beyer February 7, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Wraith has a special place in my heart. He was my first…..ahem PNR. Thou I don’t think I could pick just one brother. I NEED 3 minimum…….

Sue Ellen Robertson February 7, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I HAVE TO SAY JOHN MATTHEW (as i pass out). lol.. love them all though.

Amanda February 7, 2013 at 8:28 PM


Kristina M. February 7, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Z!!! Awesome giveaway!

Jocelyn S. February 7, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Idk!! I think its either between Z and Hollywood!!! :)

Kimberly B February 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM

OMG Z is my fav then B&Q OMG OMG I want this so bad, I had the paperbacks and have been switching over to Hardback and this would be great

Courtney February 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Awesome giveaway!!!! I Love Z! But I also love Blay and Quinn!!!

Dazmalyn S. February 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

My favorite is Z!!!

Carrie February 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM

It is a tie between Z & Rhage. I really liking the younger brothers stories too! I can’t wait for Blay & Qhuinn to finally get together!

Ashley F February 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I’ve only read the first one because there are so many good books out there. Hopefully I’ll have time to get to the rest of these soon.

Julie N February 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I haven’t read these yet but really want to since everyone seems to love them! You always have the best giveaways!

Michele T February 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Z of course!! I LOVE all of them though…sigh!!! xx

Courtney M February 7, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I have two Wraith and Zhadist…all BDB are great but those two are my favorites.. Thanks for giving up your signed copy!

Debbie Lemon February 7, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Thanks for the giveaway.Z is my favorite.awesome giveaway.

Heather S February 7, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Oh I love Z, he is probably my favorite, but all the brothers are A-to the-mazin’!

Thank you for this fabulous giveaway!

clair borton February 7, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I have to say I love phury the primale, and cormia aka mia. Now that’s true love for both of them. Phury over coming the wizard and mia being a virgin. Its just an awesome story, which I have read many timed, wld have ebeen nice for mia to b prego at the end of it. But they can always baby sit nnalla, and her name does mean beloved. I wld love to win the hard back copy

Joanette Fountain February 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Omigod!!! Love Z!!! My Fav BDB!!!!!

Erin Hill February 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Z is definitely my favorite. Wahoo!!

Minha (BrazilianGirl) February 7, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Cool, I have not read it yet!!! Pick me!!!! :)

Becky K. February 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I have not read them yet, but I already know I’m going to love them :)

Jessica Hollows February 7, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I LOVE Z! He is the best. LOVE the angst

Valerie February 7, 2013 at 8:51 PM

My favorite……hmmmm…….very hard to choose. I would have to say I usually go back to Wrath though. Hard not to love an overprotective caveman type lol.

Amy R February 7, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I love them all, but my vote goes to John Matthew! Awesome giveaway! I also love Blay and Quinn and can’t wait to read their book in March!!!

Sara G. February 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I haven’t read the books yet, but they are right up there at the top of my TBR list!

Kelly February 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Z is my absolute favorite in this series. When I get in a reading slump and can’t find a book that holds my interest I’ll pick up Zadist’s book and get that pick up I need.

Nicole February 7, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Z and Quinn

Paula Novack February 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I NEED to win this book!!!!!!! I love Z so much. He is by far my favorite BDB brother so far (I’m on book 6 right now). I would cherish this book:)

Regina C February 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Wow, it’s so hard to just pick one. I love them all, but I think V is my fav.

Jennifer February 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM

I found Lover Mine at a used bookstore and am almost done with it. I know it’s not the first book in the series but I really wanted to start reading the book. Great story and make believe world. I hope I win this book!

Brandi Bradford February 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Oh how I love the BDB series! So many great characters. It is hard to pick a favorite (or two), but if I must……it would be Z and Vishous.

Nancy February 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Love them all but z is my favorite

Barbara G. February 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Happy Dance! I LOVE THESE BOYS!!! Where can I find one? My favorite though has to be Hollywood Himself, Rhage! Yeah, I could deal with some Rhage myself. Lol!!
I hightly recommend this series ALL THE TIME!!!

Diane Y February 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Love the brothers! I am obsessed with the series. My favorite brother is V I am dying for March 26th I have been waiting for years for Blay and Qhuinn.

Brenae February 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM


Shannon Johnson February 7, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Z is the best! I’ve read his book over and over.

valerie wynn February 7, 2013 at 9:07 PM


Jennifer V February 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM

This is awesome!

Amy February 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Pick me, I love ur blog :)

Mindy S February 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM

I love all the guys in this series but my heart went out to Z :)

Holley February 7, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Oh, I think Z would have to be my favorite!

Jen M February 7, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Can’t I have 2?? Viscous and Zadist please!!! Absolutely love, love, love this series!!!!

Alesha February 7, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Vishous is my absolute favorite. Watching him transform and come out of his darkness and realize that he is worthy of being loved – and of giving love…Wow. Not to mention, black hair and blue (okay, white and blue) eyes…my weakness :) I also love his interaction with Butch. That combination? Wow! I adore all his little sayings “…true?” “I gotchu.” “You feel me? Mmmhmm. Anyway…lol! Enough about V. I also dig Zhadist. His story was immensely fascinating and touching. Watching him teeter on the edge of never-ending blackness and the redemption Bella’s love brings to him. Gah! I could go on and on about ALL of them…but I won’t :) Whoever wins this is one heck of a lucky fan!

Michelle February 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

OMG pick 1…..I can’t coz I love love love them ALL!!! ;)

Trinity February 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Great giveaway. Rhage is my favorite.

Jasmine Cardi February 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Maryse. You are the biggest best friend in my head! Thanks to you I have read so many great books! My favorite brother is John Matthew. Fell in love with him from day one. Next is Phury. He gets a bad rap. Thank you for all your posts it’s a lot of work but it is super appreciated!!! Xoxo.

Patricia Sullivan February 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Before Christian Grey and my reading was plain “Vanilla” there was the series that started it all, BDB. The brothers opened my horizen to all sorts of BDSM and thus I am addicted. Favorite is Z period, lol. But this last book to me was one of the best period I felt the pain and indecision, I look forward to March……. Z IS MINE! hehehehehe

Melissa February 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM

OMG!!!!!!! Gotta have pretty pretty please pick me!!!!! All time fav I’ve gotta say-lots of good dreams from this bad boy~Hee Hee!!

Stephanie D February 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Great giveaway as usual!! I haven’t read this book yet, BUT now I will have to buy it and move it up on my TBR list :)

San February 7, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I would love to read Love Awakened! You’ve sold me on the review!!

Kristen February 7, 2013 at 9:27 PM

John Michael is my fave! But Z def ranks up there.

Nancy L.R February 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Z is my favorite!!! I mean I love them all, but HE is the one that kept me up all night. *sigh* He is perfect.

Kristin February 7, 2013 at 9:30 PM

John Matthew of course. Can’t wait til March. Qhuinn a close 2 nd.

Heather Hunt February 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I can’t tell you my favorite Brother, everytime I read about a new one I fall madly in love each and every time (except Phury lol, he and I never connected)! I do love Rhage’s humor the bet though!

Amanda February 7, 2013 at 9:34 PM

My favorite hands down is Z!!!

GingerSnap23 February 7, 2013 at 9:35 PM

I. Love.BDB sooo much! My most favorite character is Rhage followed by a very close second with Z!!! The BDB is my most favorite series!!!

Elyse M February 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Z and Rhage are my favorites. I can’t just pick one ;) what an awesome giveaway!!!!

Melissa C February 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I must say, this is still my ALL TIME favorite series! Before I loved Christian or Tony, I loved Rhage and Z!

Angela February 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM

OMG! It would be so awesome if I won this! Can’t pick a favorite, I love them all!!!

Annie February 7, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I have yet to read anything by this author. I’d love to start! Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

kim February 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

OMG of all things you give away this has to be me!!!! Zsadist is my favorite character of all time!!! I have read his story (and the novella about him Bella and the baby) more times than I can count!!!!! I love John Matthew and Tohr a lot as well but of all the characters I read, like Dex and Gabriel etc. Zsadist has always been my heart!!

Robin February 7, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Omg what an awesome giveaway!!! Now I know why I haven’t won any of your previous contests- I was meant to win this one!!!!! Lol. I love BDB -ALL of them (seriously, i CAN’T pick just one!!!) and I’m definitely keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Kristina February 7, 2013 at 9:58 PM

This book would be awesome to have!

Shannon February 7, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Z made me fall in love,Vishious made me swoon and Rev broke my heart!!

Tricia Edwards February 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Awesome giveaway!!!!! How can a girl choose just one??? Z, Rhage, Wrath….Love them all!!!! Cant wait until March!!!!

Jennifer February 7, 2013 at 10:05 PM

I can not wait to start reading this series! Found the first six books at a flea market and they are sitting on my bookshelf waiting for the semester to be over! Just anatomy and microbiology until then :(

Lorraine February 7, 2013 at 10:06 PM

OMG!! I Love Z, just finished re-reading Lover Awakened for ther fourth time…mmmm I know, I know, a little bit too much but what can I say?!? :)

Dawn M. February 7, 2013 at 10:09 PM

I’d love to read this series. I have many friends who say this is great! No surprise it is on your list. :)

Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm February 7, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Z’s book was one of my fave books in the series, but I have to say, my fave Brother is Vishous! I love this series and could read it over and over again. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

Paulette February 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

I loved Wrath, but Rhage is a close second! :)

Charlotte February 7, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Hmm, international giveaway, oh yes! XD

I think my favourite BDB brother would have to be Qhuinn! or Zsadist! or Vishious! or Blay! argh impossible to choose just one. I love/need them all!!! <3

Jenn February 7, 2013 at 10:18 PM

My favorite BDB brother is Z……

Jen P February 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM

OK SO…Z…of course…I actually really liked Rehvenge…of course John Matthew…can’t wait for Qhuinn and Blay…so excited!!

Liz February 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

The only book ever that I stayed up all night reading the first time and the second time I read it. Same with Father Mine. Love me some Z.

lindsee February 7, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I am a sucker for the bad boys who are a little tortured so of course I love Z

jenny February 7, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Haven’t read it yet but its on my to read list!

Lacey T February 7, 2013 at 10:23 PM

My favorite is either Zsadist or Rhage!

Christina February 7, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Oh YAY!!!! I just started this series last week and I love it!! Reading Phury’s story currently. Hard not to get sucked in by all of them as they’ve all not had an easy life, how does a girl decide?!?!?

Hmmmmm, nope still can’t decide.

Thanks Maryse!!!!

Michelle M. February 7, 2013 at 10:37 PM

BDB was the first vampire/paranormal series I started. Boy, have I been spoiled! Z is my all time favorite. I loved his book. Z was the baddest bad ass, but Bella was so tough too. She was the perfect match for him. Their story was so raw but beautiful too. And I loved their novella also. I can’t wait for the next book! (jumping up and down clapping) Quinn and Blay!

Cindy February 7, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Love Z! Great Giveaway! Bring on Quay!

LucyLou February 7, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!! Zsadist is my favorite, Wraith is my second and John and Rhage are tied for third!!! But I really do love all the brothers!!! I would love to win this book too. :)

Teresa H. February 7, 2013 at 10:43 PM

BDB is the best series ever. Z is my absolute favorite. I currently have two bucks hanging on my wall in the den….one is named Z and the other is Butch. I told my husband that he could hang them if I could name them. Can’t wait for the new book to come out. J.R. Ward’s books never disappoint….they’re all great! Awesome giveaway!

Kathryn February 7, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Z has been my favorite brother since the first time he was mentioned in Dark Lover. Love the shivers he sends down my back, haha.

Jacque February 7, 2013 at 10:51 PM

My most favorite series ever! I can’t tell my friends enough just how real the brothers are for me! (if only!) I am yet to read another series by any other author that can compare to what JR Ward does. Besides the obvious hot & tough men in these books… Following them, they have become like friends & family! Lol! Extraordinary writing! Can’t wait for March 26th…gonna say “hi” to my boys again! *sigh*

Noelle February 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM

You’re so lucky!!! I LOVE Z’s story!! And Wrath and Beth! And Rhage and Mary, Butch and Marissa. Ah, I love them all!! Can’t wait for Quinn and Blay!!! Best vampire series EVER!

Lori February 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Most definitely Z! Be still my heart. His story really touched me.

Debra D February 7, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Haven’t read it, would love to get it!!!

melk February 7, 2013 at 11:13 PM

i would love to read these!

Misty apple February 7, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Z is by far my favorite. His tortured soul deserved to find love. Can’t wait for Blay & Qhuinn though!!!!

Jennifer N February 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Loved this series, Z would have to be my favorite. Might need to revisit these books! Thanks Maryse!

Yolanda Gomez February 7, 2013 at 11:21 PM


Marcela February 7, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Wrath and Z all the way!!!!

Ashley February 7, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Give me please!!!! I am only up to Butch’s book, and so far Z is the one!

Emely February 7, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I’m kinda going thru a book slump too, a lot of the books I’m excited for are now where near being released and I need a super good one NOW, one that you can’t put down that puts you on that roller coaster of emotions or even a good love story with a HEA

Cody February 7, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Im just on #2 now, so this would be so perfect!!

LisaMarie February 7, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Z is my most favorite brother, man, character, person….. anything anywhere. ..he’s my love

Judith February 7, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Z was my first love but John Matthew one me at the end. However they are both so similar that it is like loving one. :sigh: love my boys!

Sherry ;) February 7, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat……….Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat…………………..for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……..reallllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy………………..I’m having a hard time breathing right now……………….


Shelley February 7, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Z is the ultimate! This would be awesome!

Sarah Theisen February 7, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Love Zhadist!!! One of my favorite series ever, thanks to you! :)

CharliA February 7, 2013 at 11:58 PM

This looks seriously good!!! I’d love to win!! :) Best of luck to all, though! :)

Veronica February 8, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Woohoo Z is for me!!

Rose February 8, 2013 at 12:11 AM

It’s been so long since I read these but I keep one in the pile(of favorites) under my nightstand and just had to go and see which one it was…. ironically it’s Z!! Too funny but I would love an author autographed copy:-)

Carla February 8, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Although whichever book I happen to be reading at the time is my “current” favorite, because you know I love them all. Tohrment’s story is proabably my over all favorite because, my goodness, hasn’t that bad boy been through a world of hurt already? Qhuinn’s story is coming… so who knows?

Jessica M. February 8, 2013 at 12:36 AM

*happy dances* EEEEP! I abso love love LOVE BDB series! It’s hard to choose a favorite brother since they’re all amazing in their own unique way, but I think mine would be Zsadist. It all started with Z for me. Then I went to the beginning and worked my way through all the books. :D Seriously can’t wait for Qhuay’s book! Thanks Maryse!!

Heather February 8, 2013 at 12:47 AM

I’m not going to lie I love Z as well, but I’ve just started Lover Unleashed and with each and every book I’ve fallen for each brother in their own way!! How wonderful are they all?!? Such amazing writing, everything about BDB is awesome!!

Paula February 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Enjoy your reviews and thoughts. Love Z,thanks for sharing your books with your giveaway!

Melissa Chavez February 8, 2013 at 1:17 AM

I love Z. But if I am being totally honest….Phury is my main squeeze. Damn I love me some Phury bestest of ALL. I love all the brothers and Z is my 2nd but Phury is my #1. I have them all in paperback. And it is gonna kill me to know that when Lover at Last comes out I will be waiting til it comes out in paperback. Grrr….it is gonna kill me!!! I’ve wanted this book to come it seems like forever!! I think I have re-read the series at least 4 times. lol.

Kim J February 8, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Z is hot!

Amanda February 8, 2013 at 2:05 AM

I absolutely LOVE this series! I love Rhage and I am so excited for Blay and Quinn’s book to come out next month! But there’s a soft spot for Z too…. ;-)

Lezanda February 8, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Z!!! And V!!! And Rhage!!! And Wrath!!!! And Phury!!!! And Rehvenge!!!
I love them all!

Vichara February 8, 2013 at 2:14 AM

I love love love Zsadist!! He is my number one out of all the brothers. Z’s and Bella’s story is my most absolute favorite in the BDB series!! “Father Mine” was the best novella I had ever read!! I can’t get enough of Z!!

Mint February 8, 2013 at 2:34 AM

Rhage was soooooooooooo sweet. But Z’s gonna break my heart.. </3

This is the best give away, ever! <3

ava February 8, 2013 at 2:36 AM

Haven’t read it yet..but would love to! I keep buying kindle versions because those books are cheaper…but I miss print copies!! :)

Sarah February 8, 2013 at 2:55 AM

Oh wow!! That it awesome!! I must say i found out about BDB thanx to you abd your blog and altho i said to you maybe once or twice but in my heart i always thank you, i became obsessed with this series, i love all the brothers you know how hard it is to just pick one, so i have two, Zsadist and Rhage, these are my top fav, ok but there is of course V and with him comes Butch (swoon), and Wrath! Oh My…. Oh o could go on and on. But Zsadist break my heart, he is super hot, super angry, super sexy, and sometimes super tender and sweet in his own way (ok im about to faint). Oh please Maryse pick me please :( ( and you can unwrap it if you to see whats inside i really don’t mind :)

Chrissy February 8, 2013 at 3:08 AM

Z!!!!!! Best give away ever!

kim cheeseman February 8, 2013 at 3:09 AM

My favorite BDB is John Matthew/Darius….His character is so Angst and so deep that when he makes that deal and comes back…but can’t talk I just find him and his buddies Blay & Quinn entrancing…I have their book coming to me signed and would love to have Z’s!!

Jen C. February 8, 2013 at 3:20 AM

By far Z is my favorite BDB brother! His book rocked my world. Tohrment is a close second. :)

Irene Jackson February 8, 2013 at 3:41 AM

Z is totally my favourite! Thank you so much for making this awesome giveaway International.
Zsadist is my first love , closely followed by Vishous and Wrath.

Sydney wallace February 8, 2013 at 3:53 AM

Hey Maryse!
You simply are the best when it comes to giveaways:)
Its thanks to you and your blog that I got introduced to these absolute MUST READ series..
How can I pick one brother?You end up liking each and everyone just the way they are.
If I had to choose,it has to be between darius,rehvenge,Phury
Also special thanks for making it international!
I would love to win the book.Keeping fingers crossed:)
Sydney W

Elva C February 8, 2013 at 4:44 AM

Z, Vishous and Quinn are my favorite. I can’t just pick one :)

kelsey February 8, 2013 at 5:09 AM

I was so excited to see this open to international readers .. Thanks Maryse :)
I’ve raved and raved about the Brothers for years. They are my family. The best series you could ever wish to read. It’s so hard to pick a favourite brother but Z I feel had the most heartwrenching story. Can’t wait for the next book. J R Ward is amazing :)

Minha (BrazilianGirl) February 8, 2013 at 5:31 AM

I would love to meet Z !!
I have not read those yet, I would be the perfect winner for this one :)

Tracie February 8, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Rhev and Z tie for my favorites. This was my first paranormal romance series and I was HOOKED. love love love these guys.

Kaylin February 8, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Haven’t read this series yet but certainly need to get on it.

And rea February 8, 2013 at 6:47 AM

OMG! This has to be the best giveaways ever!!!! I loved Z’s story it is one of my favorite so far in the BDB series. I am so excited for Qhuinn and Blays story!!!!! I don’t think I can stand the wait. LOL This was a series that I just couldn’t stop reading. I love ever single book!!!! Good luck to everyone!!!! Fingers crossed over here :)

southerngirl February 8, 2013 at 6:59 AM

I just recently found this blog & I’m so so glad someone recommended it to me. I’ve already added a bunch of books to my TBR list. Thanks for that, the great reviews & the giveaway. Zsadist is my favorite but I’ve got a soft spot for Rehvenge too.

Jess February 8, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Z!!!!!! So my favorite!!!

Marsha Shew February 8, 2013 at 7:13 AM

This series is on my TBR….cant wait to read it!

DEBBIE February 8, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Oh hell yeah, Z is by far my favorite…

Eleanor February 8, 2013 at 7:28 AM

I love them all – I be more than happy to share my bed / heart / soul with any one of them. Such an amazing seies thank you JR Ward for your imagination. Thanks Maryse for highlighting how good they are. Wishing the days away until March 26th.

Molly F. February 8, 2013 at 7:33 AM

It’s so hard to pick just one brother, but I think maybe Vishous is my fave. However, I have a really big soft spot for Rhevenge and his purple eyes.

Heather February 8, 2013 at 7:47 AM

The cover alone makes me want to read this series!!

Kit February 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM

I cant wait for Quinns book. Z however, is near the top of my list of loves.

Amanda Vernon February 8, 2013 at 8:11 AM

I just finished book 1 and bought book 2 so I really only know Wrath! Love this series and having book 3 (signed!!!!) would be too awesome!

Kristi February 8, 2013 at 8:13 AM

I want it! I have my fingers crossed.

Adrienne Scales February 8, 2013 at 8:17 AM

I have read 9 BDB books so far and Z is my favorite! I was so excited to see this giveaway! Love him! Thanks so much!

Brandi Smith February 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Z is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Kathy Hayes February 8, 2013 at 8:32 AM

This series is on my TBR – I need to get reading!

Debbie February 8, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Z is absolutely my favorite brother. Although I have just started this series, I find I am looking forward to each book with agonizing anticipation. It is ridiculous.

Dee February 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Z has always been my favorite from the beginning :) I even “talk” with him on Twitter, even though he scares the crap outta me lol
Love what you do here, Maryse! Always check your recs & can say you’ve never steered me wrong! ♥

Brianna Lee February 8, 2013 at 8:55 AM

I loveeee the BDB series! I can’t wait for the next book out soon! But, like you, my all time fave character is Z!! I instantly fell for him when he was first mentioned and loved reading his whole story in his book! I would love to win this! When I read it, I had borrowed it from the library so it will be sooo cool if I could own a copy…a SIGNED copy! Thanks for the lovely opportunity Maryse!

Jennifer B February 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Wrath is my favorite but they all a package deal ;)

melanie February 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Z and V are so close for me. both so tortured. arg! maybe get them both up to V’s penthouse…

Marie Anthony February 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Favorite? Rhage (raaaawr) Next fave? John Matthew. Mmmmmmm – Black Dagger Brotherhood – favorite.series.EVAH!!

Leanne February 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Love BDB! Z is one of my favorite guys for sure! Very excited about this giveaway. Just rereading the series again, for the 4th time, in anticipation for the release of Lover At Last! So excited for Quinn and Blays story. :)

Jennifer W February 8, 2013 at 9:22 AM

OMG!!!!! This has got to be the BEST giveaway! I don’t think I have wanted to win one of these giveaways as badly as I want this one! I LOVE Z! He is the ultimate badboy. So many characters in this series are swoon worthy but there is just something about Z. Seeing him struggle to understand why anyone would choose him and not Phury broke my heart. He really didn’t belive he was worthy of love or compassion. LOVE HIM!!!!

Liberty February 8, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Zsadist is definitely my favorite. I cannot wait until next month for the next book!

Sweeta D February 8, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I LOVE ZSADIST!!!!! OMG, Maryse, puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeze pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!!!!! !!!!!<~~~~~~~(she's way too excited over here!)
I have read Lover Awakened like 4 times (hey, a girl has to keep busy until Love At Last is released!!

Z and Bella are my ABSO FAV couple! LOVE Z…LOVE BELLA…..LOVE NALLA….you have to pick me or I might just die!!!!!

Tracy Morris February 8, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Hello there!! Well, it’s like asking what is your favorite dark chocolate… How do you pick one?!?! I suppose I will just go back to the start and say Dark Lover. The introductions to them were amazing and I will say this, I rarely re read books and have gone three rounds with BDB. I can not wait for next month!!!!! Thank you for all of your great suggestions. :)

hazel February 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM

love it!!!!!!!!

Melody February 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!!!

Cassandra February 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

This series is on my TBR list. I hope I win!!!

jovana shirley February 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

I love them all!!! This is one series that I hope never ends!!!

Nancy Parken February 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM


Diane February 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I like them all, but if I have to choose, it would be John Matthews.

Dawn Bush February 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Gahhhh! Haven’t read them…but want to!! Thanks for the chance!

Krisite February 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Love this series!! Z is definitely a favorite-John Matthew is my other. Thanks for this great giveaway-you rock the casbah!! :)

heather February 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I haven’t read the entire series yet but so far Z is my favorite.

Sunoe February 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I have been in love with Wrath, the blind king, since day one when he walked into the bar to talk to Tohrment. What’s not to love, right?

Christy Perry February 8, 2013 at 10:55 AM

I have to say that Z is probably still my favorite, I’ve read them all, Rev runs a close second though……Thanks for such a great chance to win!

stephanie vincent February 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I havent read the series yet. I do have them on my tbr list though!

Anali February 8, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I love me some Wrath!! But Z comes in at close second! I love this series!!

Inez February 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM

OMG! How can you pick just one! It’s like trying to eat one potato chip!
NO CAN DO! I love Z’s and Bella’s story, it was beautiful. But I love Rhage & Mary also! You can’t leave out Wrath & Elizabeth either, they started the whole thing. V & Doc Jane, Butch & Marissa the unlikely couple, Geeez Louise, you’re killing me! I’ve read this series so many times! In fact, just finishing Wrath & Elizabeth, yet again, hmmmmm. :{

Janet W. February 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM

WRATH!!!! All the Brothers are drool worthy, but my heart belongs to WRATH.

Maryann Buchanan February 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I have to admit I haven;t read it by having been dying to since I met Laura Kaye, a huge BDB fan, think I would be team Z according to her. Awesome giveaway!

Nikki Eddy February 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM

The series is on my TBR. would love to start it. Thanks!!

christy February 8, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Love me some BDB! Z is the bestest!

Andrea @The Bookish Babe February 8, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Have plans to start this series ASAP. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth February 8, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Love love love Z!!! He’s definitely my fav brother. Wrath is a close second. These books are great and I have you to thank for recommending them!

Melanie February 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Z made me cry! I love this book!

Mickala Murphy February 8, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Z is my fav! Thanks for the giveaway!

Autumn February 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I would love to be the filling in a Wrath/Zsadist sandwich!! :)

Tracy February 8, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Would love to win this signed copy. Absolutely love Z. Really i love all the brothers but Z pulled at my heart strings more that the others. Thanks for all the giveaways and for your blog.

Ivette A February 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM

OMG! I LOVE Z! I love the BDB series. I can’t wait for Quinn and Blay. If I win I can add this to the authors I will see in Book Bash. Squeeee!!!!!!!!!

Cynthia Brimm February 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM

I Love BDB! Diff stay up all night books. LOL
My all time favorite is Butch or maybe Phury .
So I really have to pick just one? Cyn

Monika Nagy February 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

I <3 Z, but I really can't wait for Qhuinn & Blay!!!
I'm seriously addicted to this series :-)

Corinne February 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

I LOVE them all but I would say Z is my absolute favorite. I can’t wait for Blay and Qhuinn!!!! Thanks! ;0)

Scamp February 8, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I totally missed the signing of Z’s book and was so upset! I cannot tell you who my fav brother is cause it changes constantly! I love Z with a passion, but Butch has that sarcastic sense of humor that I love. V reminds me the most of my own husband. The way Rhage loves Mary, and Phury’s heart for everyone, and not to even mention the non- brothers- I know Blay is Qhuinns but omg I adore Blay!!! So no favorite for me, I’ll take them all =)

Angie H. February 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM

I love Z and Wrath! Their books are my two favorites in the series.

Brandy February 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I havent read this book yet…sounds like its right up my alley. Thanks!

Beth B February 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Love BDB!!! Best vampire series ever!!! Wrath and Z are my favorite.

Toby February 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM

My wife would Love to win this. They are her favorite books.

Stephanie February 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM

V and Z are my favorites!!

marti February 8, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Just started reading the BDB books after getting hooked on the Fallen Angels series. LOVE the characters.

Roxanne Hancock February 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM

I have just discovered the JR Ward books and what a great find. I am so glad for this discovery. Please KEEP WRITING!

Katie February 8, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Do I have to pick a fave? Ok…it’s Z. No it’s Vishous. No, it’s Rhage, no wait it’s Wrath…ok crap I love them all…ooohhhh and then there is Lassiter…ok, if I have to pick I guess I am going with Vishous…no wait… ok, you get the pic, I can’t decide.

kerry February 8, 2013 at 1:58 PM

my daughter would be thrilled, as would I for a signed copy. she just ordered her virtually signed copy of Lover at Last and she’s dying for it to be delivered, especially since it is for her birthday.

Patrice V February 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Love this series, and cannot wait for March for Qhuinn and Blay!!!! Z has always been my favorite, with V and Wrath up there too.

Debbie February 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Who could be better than Z? Just when you think he has no feelings you find he,s a big mush walking around with that necklace as a reminder.

Angelia February 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Can you really count Butch as a brother? Im gonna say yes.. love his Snarky attitude, But I love Wrath and Z, Aughhh I love them all, seriously can’t pick just one, I want them all ;)

Bobbie Desmond February 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Vishous is my favorite . . . no wait it’s Rhage . . .er, I mean Quinn . . . well, maybe Wrath, or Zsadist or Butch or Phury or Thorment. Okay, seriously, I pick Vishous and Rhage (menage is good, right?) Great giveaway. Who wouldn’t love Zsadist?????

Trisha R. February 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I am reading it RIGHT NOW lol! I LOVE Z. I see what you mean about sharing ;) LMAO!

Julie Cole February 8, 2013 at 3:31 PM

It’s hard to pick which brother is my favorite, I think I will have to go with Vishous, then Zsadist and Phury.

Hannah February 8, 2013 at 3:33 PM

This is an awesome giveaway, thanks so much for the chance! I actually have two favorite brothers. First is Z, because it’s impossible not to love him! Second is Butch, because it was awesome to see how he adjusts to life with the Brothers and becomes a part of the family!

Angie K February 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Oh NO!!!! How will I EVER pick, Maryse???!!! Fighting for top spot would have to be V or Z….but fighting for runner up is either Phury or Butch……..AAAHHHHH, TOO HARD TO PICK!!

Franceis February 8, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Maryse, please pick me this time. My favorite BDB brother would be the twins, Phury & Zsadist & of course, Rhage.

Renee February 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM

BEST SERIES EVER!!!! AND, Z is the ULTIMATE dream lover!!! Amazing giveaway. I have almost finished all these books (been following your reading order from the beginning!!) This would be an AMAZING anniversary present to win today…day before my hubby’s bday as well! LOVE Z, all the BDB guys, and thanks for your blog, reading order lists, and suggested books…have become an avid reader finally thanks to this series and so many other PNRs. Pick me!!!

Beth R February 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Holy Batman Balls! I L.O.V.E. the BDB. This is the series that got me addicted to reading again after finishing my Masters and never wanting to have to read another written word. That lasted about 2 weeks. Please pick me. I am on Team Z but have a secret Butch crush. And of course Wrath because he loves Beth. (A girl can dream can’t she?)

Lesley February 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Z is up there are one of my all time fav book boyfriends, I love his tortured soul to bits and I’m happy to admit his little bonus story Father Mine made me cry like a baby. I love the BDB series but Z will always be my favourite:)

Anne Marie February 8, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I am SO jealous!!! This is my number one favorite paranormal series of all time!!! I absolutely love each character but my favorite would have to be…Z and well, V and Rhage too. I can not wait to read Lover At Last, Qhuinn and Blay’s story!!!

PATTY February 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

on my tbr list

Diana McAdams February 9, 2013 at 12:29 PM

OMG, I love BDB, love them all, I would love a signed copy

Bootgirl February 10, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Gotta say “Z”……”I’m a sucker for a tortured soul” Escapism at its BEST !

Dawn M. February 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I’d love to win any of these books since I haven’t read any of them yet. If I win this one I’ll have to start from the beginning. Why don’t I have time to read more?

hazel February 12, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Never read it but would love to……………….

Lorraine February 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM

OMG….I have read all the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and all of them are sexy. It’s hard to pick just one favorite. Z is definately up there though.

Lorraine February 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM


Shelly Ford March 24, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Oh-Em-Gee! Love BDB with a passion!!! Great giveaway!!!

Carolyn J February 7, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I started out with loving Wrath because he was my first but Z stole my heart because he was so broken and Bella would not give up on him. Z is my heart.

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