Title: Dark Lover
Author: J.D. Ward
Publication: Penguin Group
Release Date: Sept. 6th, 2005
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #1
I really don’t remember why I started reading this series other than the fact that everybody in the writing world was raving about it but once I met Wrath and the brothers and felt their energy, magnetism, and overall sexiness (Alpha traits), I realized I was well and truly hooked by a bunch of blood sucking vampires. It didn't hurt that they would fight to the death for their shllean/mate.
But as I continued on Wrath’s journey with Beth, I could tell that these vampires were no run of the mill nightwalkers. First of all, they did not suck the blood and kill every one they came across like society portrays. The brotherhood lives alone, and they only kill the enemy which to them are the lessening society; a group of dead-but breathing-pale humans who are out to kill every last vampire that exists.
Wrath has been asked to look after a half vamp who is kin to one of his brothers that gets killed early on in the story( but has a resurrection later on in the series). Wrath does not want the responsibility just like he doesn't want his future, and his future is to be the king of the vamps.
I loved reading his fight between his duty and his conscience. And when Wrath finally meets Beth, the sparks fly! But not like the sparks between Zsadist and his mate. In my opinion.
I truly fell in love with this series from the first chapter and know believe Vampires could really exist among us. Tongue in cheek.