“Dark Lover” by J.R. Ward – FIVE Book Giveaway!

by Maryse on April 1, 2014 · 107 comments

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In celebration of the release of “The King” and the exclusive J.R. Ward interview that I just posted, Penguin (the publisher) would like to offer FIVE lucky commenters here a print copy of the very first book in the series! It’s one of my favorite books in the series and “Wrath” (aka “The King”) is the main character in that one, too. ;)

Just look at how many of us fell hard for him (and his first book, “Dark Lover” <— P.S. That’s my review from way back when I read this one. :) )

Jean: Started Dark Lover last night….only at 20%….but Wrath just met Beth for the first time….OMG!!  I am dying!  Okay, I get everyone’s obsession with this series now!  I get it, I get it, I get it!!!  Kinda reminds me of Madeline Sheehan’s biker books….but these guys….wow, they are just so much more bad-ass (and hot)!

Deniese:  …I almost wanted to reach in there and strangle him until I got myself together….WHEW..I swear I’m going to have high blood pressure when this book is over. BDBFAN4LIFE  YYYEEEE!!!

Debra: Everything else will be put aside for The King, Wrath is my favorite

See? Best series ever!!! :D And they just keep getting better.

Okay so… how to enter for a chance to win a print copy of “Dark Lover”? If you’ve read the series, let me know your favorite brother. If you haven’t, let me know that, too. That’ll work! :)  And Thursday night (Wednesday April 3rd, 2014) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select five winners.

The winners 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. These books will be sent to the winners directly by the publisher.

Open to US & Canada only however all are welcome to comment!

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{ 107 comments… read them below or add one }

Nikee McFann April 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM


PamM April 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

I love John he is my favorite.

SaraJ April 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

I have too many favorites. Love all the books! :)

Susan Elwell April 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

I already have this in print. :( Too bad they aren’t giving away signed copies or copies of The King. But I loved Dark Lover so I would love to win to pass on my old copy to someone who NEEDS to read this series!

Meredith April 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

I haven’t read them…..but would love to start ( hint hint )

Cara O April 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Oh my goodness, I actually just started reading Dark Lover this morning, the first one I’ve tried. I have now been ignoring all my homework for school that is due because I am loving Wrath. I would love to have a print copy, I think, ok I know, I am now hooked. Thanks for the chance! caraolson24@yahoo.com

sydney April 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

WOW! Awesome giveaway!! Just love this series and if I have to pick (which is soooo very hard to do they’re all amazing) I would say Z.

Gina April 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

So excited!!! I haven’t read them but have heard wonderful things about it!

Mindi April 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I want to read this series so bad and haven’t yet!

Maria April 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM


Paula N April 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Great giveaway!! My favorite brother is John Matthew!!!

Mikala April 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

All of them! But if I had to choose it would be Wrath or Zsadist !!!

Kim April 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I am a Paranormal Virgin. What better series to pop my paranormal cherry than your beloved BDB! :D

Danielle April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM


Jacque April 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Omg… it’s so hard to choose just one brother as a favorite, I love them all. Maybe… Wrath, just a tiny bit more over the others..lol.

Jill Sharp April 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM

I haven’t read these but have been looking in to them.

Marina April 1, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Man after reading this post I feel like I have been missing out on a major good series! Hope to win so I could start this one.

Sonia April 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM

I have not started this series yet but see all the great reviews and need to start them soon!

Rachel Floyd April 1, 2014 at 10:46 AM

I am in love with this series!

Megan Meloche April 1, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Haven’t read them, but would love to! I’ve heard so much good stuff about this series! :)

Jean April 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Just started the series so too hard for me to choose….but i’m thinking Wrath…or maybe Z… I know I will eventually love all of them!

Robin April 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I pick Wrath and Z. There’s no way I could choose. I LOVE this series. I’ve read every single book and started The King as soon as it hit my kindle. (this is not an exaggeration….I WAITED for it!!!!) I would love to have a print copy. :) For anyone who hasn’t read this series, even if you aren’t a “vampire book” fan, you will LOVE this series. It’s deep and raw, and so full of emotions….I just can’t say enough about it.

Emily April 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Wrath was my first love but I have a real sweet spot for Vischous! ;) And Z…….I just want to hold him. Love this series!

Melanie Trevino April 1, 2014 at 11:07 AM

It’s a tie between Wrath and Z :)

Clarissa Smith April 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM

I’ve never read this series but I think I need to start after all the awesome comments I’ve seen about it.

Megan April 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM

This is my favorite series! I’m so excited for the new release. I love all of the brothers so much, but Z and John Matthew rise above the rest. Thanks for the giveaway!! :-)

Stacy April 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

I haven’t read this series but after reading your post I think I need to put these on my TBR list ASAP! Maryse, you recommendations never fail me so I hope I win these!

Jeannie Wright April 1, 2014 at 11:24 AM

I love this series!

Jackie April 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Wrath..and Z…and V – I also really liked Payne’s book, but maybe that was because so much of it was about V!

Kim April 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I’ve only read the first few books in the series and liked Z.

Lara April 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I’ve not read the books but I would like to start!

Mary April 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

This series changed my life, as dramatic as that sounds. But I’ve connected with an amazing group of people over the love of books and this series was one of the big ones. I love them all but favs are V and Tohrment.

kelly April 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Would love to read these books.

Melissa April 1, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I am all about Rhage!! And we’ll, lets be honest, I love, love, love, them all. I compare all books against this series and re-read them at least once a year.

bn100 April 1, 2014 at 11:48 AM

like Zsadist

Teresa H. April 1, 2014 at 11:49 AM

My favorite brother is Z. Great giveaway!

Feifei April 1, 2014 at 11:56 AM

OMG this is amazing!! I haven’t started the BDB series yet but will soon! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

Suzanne April 1, 2014 at 11:56 AM


Jamie B April 1, 2014 at 11:58 AM

I actually just started this book last night, super excited to get into this series afer all of the amazing things I’ve heard about it!!!

Amy P. April 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I haven’t read the series yet, but they way everybody is so excited about it, I think I may have to give it a try.

Sabrina D April 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

I have not read the series yet, but would love too!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

KathyL April 1, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Tohr and Wrath would be my favourite brothers….
However this whole series has got to be one of my ultimate favourites to date!!

Tina April 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I read the first two, they go so quick. I could always use another copy.

Rachel April 1, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Ooh ooh ooh! Me me me!!!

Sarah Hampton April 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM

How come this is the first time hearing if this series??? I must start reading soon!

Kim Box Person April 1, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Ok I’m starting Z’s book…just finished Rhage’s…GAH I love this series…it’s so hard to have The King on my Kindle and not be able to read it yet but that’s okay I have a lot of Brother’s to meet still!!!!!!

I have to say I love Rhage at this point and that might change once I meet the others!!!!

Lindsee Baez April 1, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Z will always be my favorite ♥

Kirsten April 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Pick Me. :)

Samantha April 1, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Ahhh this is exciting!

Janie April 1, 2014 at 4:02 PM

I apparently need to read these books! Are they really that amazing?!! I could use an unhealthy dose of amazing ;)

Nancy April 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I love z!!!!!!!

Stephanie Moles Krayeski April 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Great contest, Maryse!
Zsadist is my absolute favorite, with Rhevenge coming a close 2nd.
3rd place is a tie between Wrath and Rhage.
John is one of my favorites too.:)

Rose April 1, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Love this series and so excited to read about Wrath again. Hard to pick my favorite but going to have to go with Z:)

Sasha April 1, 2014 at 5:36 PM

I love Phury, Tohr, and Rehv!

Phury is amazing – so helpful to anyone always. He’s generous, loyal, and kind. Which is perfect.

Cezanne April 1, 2014 at 5:38 PM

I keep meaning to get back to this series. I only read a few pages of book one, I hear its so good, so I would loved to read it.

Sasha April 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Sorry to post twice, but also – Butch. No one else has mentioned him. He’s awesome and shares a lot of the same qualities as Phury.

TA April 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM


Lynne April 1, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I haven’t ever read a paranormal or vampire book, but I’ll make an exception for this series!!1

Caitlin April 1, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Wrath! But I kind of love them all!

Jan April 1, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hmmm…..I can’t decide…Wrath was my first choice but then I think of Z…and V…..and Butch…..and Tohr……and Rhev…..and JM….. They’re all good in their own different ways.

Noelle April 1, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I’ve only read this series once- my friend bought all the books and she let me borrow her kindle. I know, amazing friend right!? I would love to read them again, but they are so expensive! J.R. Ward is an amazing author!

My favorite book is Lover Eternal. I LOVED Rhage! I remember in one scene, his dragon comes out and the heroine isn’t afraid at all and goes to him. The other were afraid that he would hurt her but he didn’t. I think he curls up to her and basically acts smitten. It was so sweet.

I also loved Butch. He was very sexy!

Lori April 1, 2014 at 8:50 PM

I have the books but have just started the series. Need the King the I can read them in order and be my zone for a few weeks. Love,love,love reading a big long series!

Jamie April 1, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Totally a tie between Z and Vischous!!! But how else could I not fall in love with Quinn either?!

Jackie April 1, 2014 at 9:58 PM

My favorite is V! But I also love the relationships between the brothers- Tohrment and V, Wrath and Rhage, It’s hard to pick just one!

michelle April 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Z and Rhage are my favorites

page April 1, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I cannot wait to start this series, Maryse! You have me convinced they will all be my new favorites!

Janet Watts April 2, 2014 at 5:29 AM


Dana April 2, 2014 at 6:30 AM

I have not started the series. I would love the opportunity to get addicted.

Maria Malaveci April 2, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Have not yet read but I would love to! Thanks for the chance!

Myra N April 2, 2014 at 6:59 AM

My favorite is Z. JM is awesome too!

Rachael April 2, 2014 at 7:00 AM

This is a hard one cause I love them all!! I would choose Wrath or Z :o )

Dacia B April 2, 2014 at 7:04 AM

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BDB!!! My favorite brother is Qhuinn or V, or Qhuinn… Oh I can’t decide! I love them both!

Conniebug April 2, 2014 at 7:07 AM

My favorite is Qhinn and I loved reading all the books. Yes, every single one!

Irene Eichler April 2, 2014 at 7:13 AM

I have not read this yet …. !!! Please pick me !

Andrea April 2, 2014 at 7:31 AM

My top guys are Zadist and V hands down. I love them so much. I was however dying for LOVER AT LAST. I loved that book. *sigh* I am totally strung out waiting for the UPS man to bring me THE KING

:) Thanks for a chance

Claudia April 2, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Haven’t read them yet. With all the comments here, I can’t wait to start.

Tina April 2, 2014 at 7:45 AM

I haven’t started this series yet but it comes HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Kelly Watson April 2, 2014 at 8:37 AM

I haven’t started this series yet…I’m actually afraid b/c there are so many books and it’s highly recommended…which means I will completely withdraw from reality to catchup!

Kim L April 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

I’ve read them and I’m reading The King. Right.Now. squeeeeeeeeee. (happy dancing). I love them all but its a toss up between Z and Rhage.

Tracy Morris April 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Boy it’s hard to pick one!! I guess if forced with picking one or having NONE…. I would say Tohrment. :)

Vikki Zabel April 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Hands down Zadist all the way! His story with Bella is a heartbreaker!

Mick Murphy April 2, 2014 at 10:03 AM

I love Z! Thanks for the giveaway!! LOVE the BDB!!

Jen April 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Absolutely one of my favorite series…read them all way back too…I would say Zsadist #1…really like John Matthew too. Close 2nd. Thx for the giveaway Maryse!!

Marianne W April 2, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Wrath has and always will be my #1. 8-)

Yohanna W April 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Do I have to pick just one?? Can’t I have them all??? :)

Debra D April 2, 2014 at 11:46 AM

I just bought the first the seven books and I haven’t read any yet, but I can’t wait!!!

Laura April 2, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I love this series!

Thalia April 2, 2014 at 2:19 PM

I LOVE this series. I have all of the hard copies of the books and I am now working on all of he E-books as well. That way I always have them with me. Hands down my favorite is Z.

Megan Stietz April 2, 2014 at 2:42 PM

I haven’t read them yet but practically everyone I know has recommended them to me!! I have a very limited book budget so they are on my tbr waiting to be brought home to me!!

Nancy L.R. April 2, 2014 at 3:12 PM

I love this series so much! I’m actually rereading the series before I start The King.
I have so many favorite Brothers, Rhage, Z, Vishous, John, Qhuinn! I love them all, but these guys are my fave.

Hanna April 2, 2014 at 3:26 PM

I am going out on a limb here and say Butch is my fav!! With his boston accent and his big heart what’s not to love!! Let’s not forget to mention he is pretty bad ass about vacuuming up those lessers!!! Human to vampire — puh-lease I need a fan that blows water!!! Hotness!!!

Sarah April 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM

This is such a good series!! Zsadist is my favorite!

Mindy April 2, 2014 at 5:12 PM

I love this series ! I would have to say Wrath is my favorite but Z is a close second ! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

Anne Marie April 2, 2014 at 6:51 PM

This is one of my favorite series of all time! My favorite brother would have to be Z but Rhage and V are not too far behind.

maidenveil April 2, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I just started on book one and I’m hooked! Can’t wait to read about the stories of the brotherhood.

julie o April 2, 2014 at 10:17 PM

“Z” is my all time favorite. One of my five favorite book boyfriends !

Jenn April 3, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Z is my favorite!!!!

Claudia April 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I love all the books but my absolute favorite has to be john’s.

MBd April 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM

I love the BDB series so much that when I finished all the books that had been published at the time, I continued with other series… Kinda feel like Forresst Gump… i just keep reading instead of running. LOL

Hope April 3, 2014 at 4:11 PM

New series for me. I AM GAME!

Beverly April 3, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Love this series!! They are alll amazing, but Z will forever have a place in my heart!!!!

Lynn Kelly April 3, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Hmmm…like everyone else, I’m a bit stuck since I wouldn’t kick any of them out of bed. I guess Zsadist comes out on top if I have to choose though. *wink

Yhari April 3, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Awesome!!! I love Wrath but my favorite is V!!! <3

Lindsay Carter April 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Wrath !!! Yum and then Z !!

Sasha April 4, 2014 at 2:54 PM

have winners been chosen?

Lisa April 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Favorites: Zsadist and Wrath

JacquieKat April 6, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Rhev, The Reverend Totes my fav. Close second is Z fo sho!

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