Title: Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series #1)
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Paperback, 416pp
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.
Dark Lover was the beginning of a beautiful friendship! Even thought this was the first book it wasn't the best. It took me no time at all to read this though. Beware it was very explicit, very steamy. It's the story of Beth Randall, an orphaned half-breed unaware of her heritage or her fate. A dangerously sexy man comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of blood and fighting scare her but his touch ignites a drawing hunger in her that threatens to consume them both.