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J R Ward - Author

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J.R. Ward lives in the South with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever.  After graduating from law school, she began working in health care in Boston and spent many years as chief of staff for one of the premier academic medical centres in the nation.

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The Beast

The Beast

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself . . . For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect - or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can't understand - or control - the panic and insecurity that plague him . . . And that terrifies him - as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities - and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world . . . and Mary's. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from . . .

The Bourbon Kings

The Bourbon Kings

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2016

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege - and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal... For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege - as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet. For Lizzie King, Easterly's head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted - and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane's beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the iron-fisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets. As family tensions - professional and intimately private - ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.

Blood Kiss

Blood Kiss

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Paradise, blooded daughter of the king's First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood's training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself...be herself. It's a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it's very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O'Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life. And that's before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated--and left wondering whether she's strong enough to claim her own power...on the field, and off.

bourbon kiralyai

bourbon kiralyai

Author: J. R. Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

J. R. Ward, aki a Fekete Tor Testveriseggel a New York Times listavezeto szerzoje lett, uj, lenyugozo sorozat elso kotetevel jelentkezik. A tortenetfolyamban egy vagyonos es kituntetett helyzetu deli csalad folyamatosan valtozo viszonyai koze pillanthatunk be - titkok, csalasok es botranyok tarulnak fel... A Bradford-dinasztia generaciok ota uralkodik a bourbon fovarosaban. Vagyonuk tiszteletet es kivaltsagos helyzetet biztosit szamukra, es eletuk a kasztrendszer szigoruan lefektetett szabalyai szerint zajlik gogosen terpeszkedo udvarhazukban, Easterlyben. Az emeleten el a csalad, tetteiket a latszat alapjan hatalmas vagyonuk es kituno izlesuk vezerli. A foldszinten pedig a szemelyzet faradhatatlanul azon dolgozik, hogy fenntartsa a kifogastalan Bradford-illuziot. Ez a ket szint sosem keveredhet... Am Lizzie King, Easterly fokertesze, megszegi ezt a szabalyt, es ezzel kis hijan tonkreteszi az eletet. Kezdettol tudja, hogy nem lehet jo vege, megis beleszeret Tulane-be, a bourbondinasztia fekete baranyaba. Fajdalmas szakitasuk is csak azt bizonyitja a szamara, hogy nem veletlenul tiltakozott az erzesei ellen. Amikor ket ev tavollet utan Tulane hazater, magaval hozza a mult arnyait, es senki sem vonhatja ki magat a kovetkezmenyek alol: sem Tulane gyonyoru es kegyetlen felesege; sem legidosebb batyja, akinek a keserusege es embergyulolete szinte hatartalan; sem a Bradford csalad feje, akinek az erkolcs semmit sem jelent, es multjaban szornyu titkok rejtoznek. Ahogy az uzleti es erzelmi feszultsegek egyre fokozodnak a csaladon belul, Easterly lakoinak elete visszafordithatatlanul megvaltozik. Az esemenyeket csak a legravaszabbak elhetik tul. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. novemberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Ver dupla whiskeyvel

Az arnyekok - Fekete Tor Testveriseg 13.

Az arnyekok - Fekete Tor Testveriseg 13.

Author: J. R. Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Trez "e;Latimer"e; valojaban nem letezik. Arnyekkent el es dolgozik az emberi vilagban ezzel a kitalalt szemelyazonossaggal. Kisgyermekkent a szulei eladtak a S'Hisbe faj kiralynojenek, Trez viszont elszokott, es bartulajdonoskent evek ota a New York allambeli Caldwellben el. A szexrabszolgasag elol menekult el, amire a kiralyno kenyszeriteni akarta. Soha senkire sem tudott igazan tamaszkodni... csak ikertestverere, iAmre. iAmet mindig is egyetlen cel vezerelte, megovni testveret az onpusztitastol. Mar ugy erzi, hogy kudarcot vallott, amikor Trez eleteben megjelenik a kivalasztott Selena. Ekkor azonban mar tul keso. Elerkezett az ido, hogy Trez teljesitse a kotelesseget, es noul vegye a kiralyno lanyat. Nincs menekves, nem tehet semmit, hogy elkerulje. Csapdaba esve a szive vagya es a keretlen sors kozott Treznek el kell dontenie, hogy bajba sodorja-e sajat magat es masokat... vagy orokre hatat fordit a nonek, akit szeret. Ekkor azonban varatlan tragedia tortenik, amely mindent megvaltoztat. Az erzelmileg melypontra kerult Treznek muszaj ujra eletcelt talalnia, kulonben orokre elvesziti onmagat es a lelket. iAm pedig, a testveri szeretet neveben, arra keszul, hogy meghozza a legnagyobb aldozatot... J. R. Ward neve fogalom a vampirtortenetek rajongoinak koreben. Akit egyszer rabul ejtett kaprazatos, remseges, baljos es szenvedelyes vilaga, az odaado hive es olvasoja marad. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2015. novemberi szamaban megjelent cikk: Ver dupla whiskeyvel

The Shadows Number 13 in series

The Shadows Number 13 in series

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2015

**Goodreads Finalist for Best Romance 2015** Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by Sunday Times bestselling author J. R. Ward. Trez Latimer doesn't really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S'Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He's never had anyone he could totally rely on . . . except for his brother, iAm. iAm's sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing - and he knows he's failed. It's not until the Chosen Selena enters Trez's life that the male begins to turn things around . . . but by then it's too late. The pledge to mate the Queen's daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating. Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others - or forever leave behind the female he's in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice . . .

Story of Son

Story of Son

Author: J. R. Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 14/04/2015

First released in the anthology Dead After Dark, dive into this hot novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward. Available for the first time ever as a standalone ebook, get lost in the sinful pleasures of a vampire so obsessed with one woman, he will relinquish her blood, if only he can have her heart...Held captive by a dark, seductive vampire with an unworldly hunger, the beautiful Claire Stroughton fears her life as a lawyer has irrevocably taken a turn for the worse. But when this deeply sensual-and highly dangerous-vampire convinces Claire that his desire for her is stronger than his lust for blood, she is compelled to give everything up to him, body and soul...in The Story of Son.

The Shadows Number 13 in series

The Shadows Number 13 in series

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2015

**Goodreads Finalist for Best Romance 2015** Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by Sunday Times bestselling author J. R. Ward. Trez Latimer doesn't really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S'Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He's never had anyone he could totally rely on . . . except for his brother, iAm. iAm's sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing - and he knows he's failed. It's not until the Chosen Selena enters Trez's life that the male begins to turn things around . . . but by then it's too late. The pledge to mate the Queen's daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating. Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others - or forever leave behind the female he's in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice . . .

Immortal Number 6 in series

Immortal Number 6 in series

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2015

The Creator invented the game. The stakes were nothing less than the immortal fate of mankind. Yet when fallen angel Jim Heron was challenged to play, he had no idea the voracious demon Devina would be so formidable an adversary-or that the carnal depths to which he was willing to go could prove so fatal. Devina's more than ready to claim victory in this war and has her next scheme already underway: Sissy, a defenseless woman under the influence and an unwitting player in the fight for Heron's heart. At the defining crossroads between salvation and damnation, Heron is ready to do anything it takes to succeed-a suicide mission that will take him into Heaven and Hell, and into the darkest and most sensual shadows that lie in wait at the end of the world . . . 'Everything J.R. Ward writes is a must read . . . she never disappoints' Christine Feehan

kiraly

kiraly

Author: J. R. Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2015

Eljen a kiraly... Miutan evszazadokig hatat forditott a tronnak, Wrath, Wrath fia vegul apja nyomdokaiba lep... imadott fele segitsegevel. A korona azonban mazsas sulykent nehezedik a fejere. Mikozben folytatodik az Alantasok Tarsasagaval vivott konyortelen haboru, es a banditak banditaja is egyre sulyosabb fenyegetest jelent, Wrath valasztas ele kerul, amely mindent es mindenkit veszelybe sodor. Beth Randall azt hitte, tudja, mire vallalkozik, amikor felesegul ment az utolso tiszta veru vampirhoz a Foldon. Tudta, hogy nem lesz egyszeru menet. Am amikor ugy dont, hogy gyermeket akar, varatlanul eri Wrath reakcioja... es a tavolsag, amely elvalasztja oket. A kerdes az, vajon az igaz szerelem gyoz-e... vagy a gyotrelmes orokseg kerekedik felul?

The King Number 12 in series

The King Number 12 in series

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2014

Now the Sunday Times bestselling series continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne. Long live the King... After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle- with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything- and everyone- at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated with the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she's unprepared for Wrath's response- or the distance it creates between them. The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over? 'J.R. Ward's unique band of brothers is to die for. I love this series!' New York Times bestselling author, Suzanne Brockmann 'Erotic and frighteningly addictive . . .Ward has earned an Anne Rice-style following, deservedly so' Publishers Weekly

Possession Number 5 in series

Possession Number 5 in series

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2014

Jim Heron, disgruntled fallen angel, thinks that he finally has a leg up against Devinia, a devil's minion, in their fight over seven souls to end the war against good and evil. This is because Jim knows exactly which earthly soul he needs to save: a distant single father of a 13-year-old son. Luckily, Jim thinks that he can leverage the power of love, because this man is in love with a careful woman previously burnt by lust. So instead, Jim focuses his attentions on Sissy, the young soul he saved from Devinia's clutches, who is now transitioning to her life as an angel. But things are more complicated than they seem, because someone else is in love with that careful woman - the twin of the man whose soul needs saving. And unfortunately, this twin is the better contender for romance - he's a good-hearted sensitive musician. Torn between gentle support and steamy passion, will this woman make the choice that brings a brooding, broken soul to redemption? Or will that soul be doomed to endure the most hellish possession?

Lover at Last Number 11 in series

Lover at Last Number 11 in series

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2013

In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood . . . Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another. Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it's about time: the male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young - just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It's hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he's learned first-hand. Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions . . . but as the battle over the race's throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage . . .

An Unforgettable Lady

An Unforgettable Lady

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Grace Hall is a society beauty surrounded by glamour, privilege and wealth - but her fortune has made her a glittering target. One by one, Manhattan's most influential women are being murdered, and Grace is on the killer's hit list. In order to protect herself, she demands the best in bodyguards - and gets so much more than she expects. John Smith is a hard-hearted security specialist who is as dedicated to his work as he is deadly. Moving into Grace's luxury penthouse is the last thing he wants, but saying no to her is something he can't seem to do. As he lays down the rules for his new client, sparks ignite between them - as does an incendiary desire. With Grace in his arms, John finds himself letting down his own defences to meet the terms of an intimate and unforgettable new assignment. As the warm nights grow hot and the canny killer closes in, Grace and Smith face a crucial choice: follow the rules or follow their hearts.

An Irresistible Bachelor

An Irresistible Bachelor

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

For struggling art conservationist Callie Burke, the chance to restore a world-famous painting is the opportunity of a lifetime - one that no one in her right mind would turn down. However, Callie has serious reservations about working with the painting's owner . . . Jack Walker is a practical man who runs his life, his empire and his fortune effortlessly. Yet from the moment he met Callie Burke, he wanted her with all the intensity of a first crush. As he gets to know her, the desire blossoms into something more . . . Now, cocooned in his studio in Boston, Callie will either have to learn to ignore the man and concentrate on the masterpiece, or give in to the kind of passion that can never be captured on canvas. And Jack finds that for the first time in his life he is leading with his heart instead of his head.

Rapture Number 4 in series

Rapture Number 4 in series

Author: J. R. Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2013

Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they're over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too . . . As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover's memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you're trapped in a no-holds-barred war between angels and demons. With a soul on the line, and Mels's heart at risk, what in heaven - or in hell - will it take to save them both?

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