Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy #2) by J. R. Ward

When Axe joins the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s Training program he intends to stay at arm’s length from the others especially Peyton and his Glymera pals. When a chance meeting throws him in the path of the lovely Elise all bets are off. Not only does he become her bodyguard, but he also finds a connection that he’d never believed was possible.

This is not just a romance but a coming of age novel. Axe finds more out about himself than he knew existed and becomes a valuable member of the team through his brave actions. Elise is yet another strong female as per Ward’s usual style but her character is also determined and challenging. The bond between the pair is strong but the reasons for them not to be together are getting in the way, causing a friction for all those around.

The story is yet another beautifully romantic episode to the Black Dagger Legacy with its intricately crafted world and amazing full-bodied characters.

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Blood Vow

The Beast (The Black Dagger Brotherhood series #14) by J. R. Ward

Not everyone in the Black Dagger Mansion has a t-rex for an alter ego and sometimes allowances need to be made but when Rhage stops listening to his brothers on the battlefield something needs to be done. Mary seems to have her own problems back at Safe Place and she isn’t ready to drop them. Can the pair open up before it’s too late?

This book makes a beautiful addition to the Black dagger Brotherhood series. Rhage, beauty and the beast all wrapped into one, is on the verge of discovering something but being a typical male he is happy to hide it under the proverbial carpet.

Ward has managed to not only keep this series alive, but she has found a way to keep each novel in it compelling. This isn’t an easy feat this far down the line and this story just proves her dedication to her work.

Grab the tissues, it’s going to get a little emotional.

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Closer (Mageri) by Dannika Dark

Kane is the kind of man who keeps his life simple and secluded. His gift as a Sensor is too much for him to handle and his relationships with others suffer because of it. When he comes face to face with a human killer who specializes in the brutality of women, there is only one thing he can do. That action sparks off a chain of events that lead him to somewhere he thought he’d never go and that isn’t just Breed jail.

This insular part of the series is Kane’s story, and it is beautifully told, highly emotional, and really brings Kane into the world that Dark has created. The romance is laced with tragedy which really brings out the tears but it is beautiful, nonetheless.

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Closer

The Gift (Mageri #5.5) by Dannika Dark

It’s Christmas time and the whole extended family and friends group in the Mageri world gets together to celebrate. Simon is his usual sweet, funny self, Justus shows more romance than he ever thought was possible and Adam is still making googly eyes at Sadie but what really steals the show is Silver and Logan’s desire to have a child of their own.

This short Christmas addition to the series had me all sweetened up by the cute antics of each family member but if you’ve read Dark’s other series Seven (and I highly recommend that you do) then you will understand why I cried at the ending. Wow. This book might be smaller than Dark’s previous books, but it packs one hell of a punch.

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The Gift

 

Risk (Mageri) by Dannika Dark

Ella is a difficult learner that Hannah can’t wait to be rid of. When Hannah arranges for Simon to train her learner, he doesn’t know what to expect but he certainly doesn’t expect her to be deaf. A mage with disabilities is unheard of in their world and he sets about putting the learner to the test. He soon finds out that not only is she a brilliant fighter who can compensate for her inability to hear but they have a unique gift between them.

Stepping out of Silver’s life and into Simon’s we get a different perspective of the Mageri world. Simon is the ultimate playboy with a liking for leather trousers and weird humour but he’s also a strategist which makes him one of the most interesting characters in Dark’s Mageri world.

Ella is a fantastic strong female with a unique sense of strength, humour, and abilities. Dark has a real talent for crafting brilliant, strong female leads and Ella has to be one of my favourites. She matches Simon’s intellect and compliments him in every way making me itch to read more about the couple.

The story has an ongoing theme to fit into the series but it also really explores a different side to the Mageri world and with every story I read this series just gets better.

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Risk

 

 

Shine (Mageri #5) by Dannika Dark

Silver’s talents explode when she is faced with a life or death experience and there’s no turning back. Justus can’t protect her and he has other things on his mind while Christian’s job as her guard becomes increasingly more difficult. When Silver’s lineage is finally fully revealed things begin to make sense but can she prove it before it’s too late?

This is not only another tearjerker from Dark but an all-out, epic tissue-fest. I listened to this book via the audio version which was handy because I could not put it down. The emotional content is finely woven and Silver’s character just gets better. What is amazing is that the reader can become so invested in all the characters within the series that it becomes quite addictive.

Dark has a serious talent for creating characters with emotional integrity and that is what readers crave.

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Shine

Gravity (Mageri #4) by Dannika Dark

Silver’s life is growing more and more complicated. There is more to her story than she thought was possible and her strengths show as she fights for those she loves. Her relationship with Logan is tested time and again but the Chitah remains by her side even when a new bond develops between her and her guard.

This series just gets better. Silver is such a strong character that her story alone would carry the book but add it to the unfolding lives of those around her and the story becomes a fully developed saga full of action, romance, heartbreak, humour, and everything in between.

This series is highly addictive and emotionally stirring, prepare to be completely immersed. I can also recommend the audio version of this story because the narrator is brilliant.

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Gravity