The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide

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New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward delivers a behind-the-scenes look at her 'to die for'( Publishers Weekly) Black Dagger Brotherhood series-and a brand-new short story starring Zsadist and Bella.

This is a book no Black Dagger Brotherhood fan should miss-an insider's guide that will seduce readers as powerfully as the sexy band of Brothers and the world they live in. And also included is an original short story about stars ...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward delivers a behind-the-scenes look at her 'to die for'( Publishers Weekly) Black Dagger Brotherhood series-and a brand-new short story starring Zsadist and Bella.

This is a book no Black Dagger Brotherhood fan should miss-an insider's guide that will seduce readers as powerfully as the sexy band of Brothers and the world they live in. And also included is an original short story about stars Zsadist and Bella!

This comprehensive guide features insider information on the Brotherhood, their dossiers, stats, and special gifts. Readers will savor interviews with their favorite characters, deleted scenes, exciting material from the J.R. Ward message board and the answers to their burning questions. They'll learn what it's like for J.R. Ward to write each installment of the series, and in a fascinating twist, read an interview with the author-conducted by the Brothers. Plus readers will get a sneak peek at the much anticipated next book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Avenged.

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Aimed at fans of Ward's popular "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series, this eclectic companion is a font of information about the brotherhood heroes and includes everything from personal data, interviews, and deleted scenes to a new novella, "Father Mine," featuring Zsadist and Bella, and a preview of Lover Avenged, the next title in the series.


—Kristin Ramsdell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451225009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 93,086
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the author of over twenty previous novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood. There are more than 15 million copies of Ward's novels in print worldwide and they have been published in 25 different countries around the world. She lives in the South with her family.

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  • Posted October 19, 2008

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    A BDB Must Have!

    This insiders guide is a must have for any fan of J.R. Ward and the BDB. It provides great insight into the characters and world that Ward has created and brought to life through her books. It answers some questions about the characters/series, as well as creating other questions that will eventually be answered in her other books, but this is definitely a must own book for anyone that has enjoyed any of her previous works.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    E-book Not Recommended!

    Don't buy the e-book thinkning you are getting the Insider's Guide. It is only the Zsadist and Bella novella, which was a great disappointment to me. Go out and get the hard copy if you don't want to get ripped off.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2008

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    The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide by J.R. Ward

    WOW! I'm just not sure what else to say about "The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide" by J.R. Ward. For those who have gotten caught up in this series, it's an absolute 'must buy' for your keeper shelf!<BR/><BR/>Ward has included, among other things: a shiny, new short story about baby Nalla; the original proposal for Dark Lover which started the whole series; some deleted scenes (different from the ones originally available on her website); some of her favorite quotes from each book; a teaser scene from the upcoming "Lover Avenged"; some hilarious sequences from her website boards starring the brothers; new interviews with each of the brothers (different from those originally available on her website); dossiers on each brother, and a whole lot more.<BR/><BR/>I gnawed on this one like a chocoholic at Godiva's! Don't miss it, or the brothers...

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    JR Ward is amazing....her characters are so real, you end up feeling like you are a part of their family!!!

    From the first book I read until the last sentence on the last book, she had me. These characters became "family" to me. I learned to trust them, love them, respect them. The stories are so strong and the way they are all tied together makes putting them down impossible. You just want to keep reading so you can get to the next book.
    I've recently watched a episode of "True Blood" and can't tell you how dissappointed I was. Although I didn't like the "Sookie Stackhouse" books anyway. What I don't get, is how come someone hasn't grabbed these up and done a series or something??? The writing is so much better and much less"silly" than the Stackhouse series!!!I hope that she keeps doing these, even though I'm sure, she's running out of "brothers". They are truly amazing and I'm so glad someone told me about them. This book really cemented the characters and made them real. What an amazing concept for Ward to create the interviews with her imagination!!! I thought I wasn't going to be impressed with this book, but couldn't put it down.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    An absolute "must have" for any TRUE BDB fan!

    From the moment I picked up "DARK LOVER", the first book in this wonderful series, I have been hooked. All I can say about "The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide" by J.R. Ward is WOW!. For those who have gotten caught up in this series, it's an absolute 'must buy' for your keeper shelf! I recommend buying the actual book as apposed to the e-book due to the graphics that are included (The Old Language --These do not come through on my nook color). Included is the novella "Father Mine", the story of Zsadist and Bella and their daughter Nalla; the Brotherhood Dossiers; deleted scenes; a Q & A with J.R. herself; her interviews with all the brothers; J.R.'s favorite passages from the books (up through "Lover Enshrined"; the original proposal for Dark Lover which started the whole series; interviews with each of the brothers (different from those originally available on her website); and OH so much more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2010

    amazing insight

    this was the first insiders guide ive ever bought to follow up with any series ive read. but im glad i bought it. after reading it i feel like i know more about the characters of the book and how they interact with one another. this guide was amazing because of the deleted scences and the novela. that alone was the reason i bought it. what i also liked about this insiders guide was the in depth look into the mindset of J.R. Ward. i liked the fact that the reader got to hear her voice about why she wrote each book and where she was at in her life while writing them. i strongly recommend this insiders guide to all black dagger brotherhood fans who want to know more about who the brothers are, the moving novela about how zadist embrasses fatherhood, and all alot of other stuff to.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    Definitely worth purchasing!

    I love this series and I love the way J.R. Ward explains everything in this book. My favorite part of this book is the story with Z and Bella. They are my favorite couple! I enjoyed reading it and when I finished it,I gave it to my mother-n-law who is also a fan of the series and she loved it too!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    man oh man get ready...

    I am not a huge fan of romance books let alone ones about the paranormal. However the Black Dagger Brotherhood is just a series of stories you HAVE to fall in love with! Romance, intrigue, humor... you have everything here and it's definantly something you can reread over and over again!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2008

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I saw her book in walmart and the whole reason it caught my eye was because a woman was biting a mans neck so iwas like if it bad i would give it to a cousin or something.I get home and start reading it and cant put it down I tried but always picked it back up. I didnt get any sleep that night, the next day i go online and wham! she has a series im so excited i yell O Yeah and everybody looks at me wierd, Im in a public libary!!! after that I would go and buy them till i had them all. I read them so much the spine is starting to look pretty terrible.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    The Queen of Vampire Romance is JR Ward

    This is an addicting,sexual,fearless,out of this world story. An awsome writer and story teller.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2008

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    Widening the BDB world window

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this one! Gives an interesting look into the thought process Ward uses to write. BDB is an amazing world and this book adds to the texture. Part of why I like this series is that it is so interwoven from book to book and does not always take the expected turn.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2008

    Captivating

    The series of The Blackdagger Brotherhood are AWESOME! Could not put them down. I have read each one like 3 times. Cant wait for the next installment.<BR/>The Insiders Guide was great by going into detail on parts that were vague in the books where you wanted more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    If you're a fan of the Brothers, you must buy this book!!!

    I loved this book from cover to cover! The novella was beautiful, the interviews were true to each brothers individual personality but the part I loved most was the behind the scenes look Ward gives to her readers. Her willingness to allow us "behind the curtain" is crazy interesting and, I felt, a deeply personal share. LOVED IT!!! LOVED IT!!! LOVED IT!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    Awsome Author

    I am 17 currently and whenn I read her first book, I absolutely feel in love with the series. Every time another one of her books came out I got it. I can't wait for this one. It's going to be amazing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2008

    A reviewer

    This series of books is amazingly written and has me turning pages until there are no more to turn! I've read all of the published books and I can't wait for the next ones to come out! Anticipation, manipulation, love, and fighting. This book has it all!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Awesome series

    This is an awesome series. Great from first book to the last. Very well written. I would highly recommend this series.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Terrific!

    Every book in the Brotherhood series has been terrific. These books have been among the most enjoyable reading I have ever done. I have finished the entire series plus the Insiders Guide in less than 2 months and I am a full time student with little spare time on my hands, but this series has been completely addictive. I am about to start the series over again to re-read them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    All BDB series fans must read this...

    Any fan of the BDB series must read this book. There is SO much more insider information...Just do it. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    The best

    I love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    LMAO

    You will laugh until you almost wet your pants I promise. This was wonderfully done and thank you to this author for letting us into her head.

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