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Thursday, April 7

Vampires with swagger.

I've been waiting for this book since last sumer and at last it came out. Done reading the 9th book of The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Lover Unleashed ~ The story of Payne ~ and It was so worth the sleepless night! Is no secret I love me some Vamps and these are Fangtastic! True? True. 
Even though all the books are not evenly in their level of quality, the world WARDen created as a whole is altogether very fascinating. The plot is well constructed and intricate, and there are so many specific details to it that the glossary of definitions in the beginning of each book make complete sense.
I'm confessing beforehand tough, I'm completely bias when it comes to regarding these books objectively, for verily I can not. Ha. At some point it might have looked bizarre to me that vampires listened to 2Pac and Scarface, particularly because RAP dosn't float my boat, yet the whole gansta swagger work for them and I do not care for questioning it anymore.
Not for the faint of heart nor for those underage..  I mean, this is not a blood fest in the sense that it is all about the carnage, but there's some freaky stuff going down in this stories: gut ripping, blood crying, scars, goth rituals, medieval recounts, murders, marred skin, beatings, bad mouthing, etc etc ETC and I'm sugar-coating it. And all of that interspersed with some very kinky, hum, lets call it love making at times. A lot of times. There's a lot of love to go around for everyone in these books, but just lets face it, these boys are no nancys... and I mean no disrespect, because there's even some slash lovin' too in there.
I guess, what I'm trying to say is, if you don't like vampires and a lil bit of gore, move along, these ain't for you... and lastly, I'm not even sure these books work beyond the realm of urban fantasy (read: female literature), because, yes there's a lot of butt kicking, weapon talk and spy-like scenarios but the essentials of the stories are primely female oriented. 
But I digress, about Unleashed, I loved it, because it took us back to the excellent plot creating of the beginning of the series and to the values and guidelines that made this characters special to begin with. Of course that the tiding up of some stories and the prep for the next ones didn't hurt either.
All in all, I'm a happy reader after been done with the book and I can hardly wait for the 10th book or the outtakes she usually publishes between novels.
*All colloquialisms were used purposely.

Aaaaand.. just because I can, from the 3rd book: “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. 

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