Spotlight & #Giveaway: The Shadows by J. R. Ward

Posted May 2nd, 2015 by in Blog, Giveaway, Spotlight / 52 comments

Today it is my pleasure to spotlight the release of THE SHADOWS by  J. R. Ward



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 #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

The ShadowsThis year marks a 10 years since #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward began thrilling readers with her dark, sexy, and action-packed Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Since the publication of Dark Lover in 2005, readers have followed battle-hardened vampire warriors struggle to defend their race from The Lessening Society, a group of evil souls bent on destroying all vampires. The incredible—and almost immediate—reader reaction to Ward’s series sent her books racing up bestseller lists. Ward’s novels have now held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top five on the USA Today list.
In THE SHADOWS (NAL Hardcover; March 31, 2015; $27.95), Ward tells the long-anticipated story of the enigmatic twins, Trez and iAm.  Born into a secretive race known as Shadows, the brothers have been living in Caldwell alongside the Brotherhood.  But they’ve been living on borrowed time. 
Since his birth, Trez’s fate has been decided—he is destined to hold an important role in Shadow society.  And as his twin, constant companion, and only true family member, iAm’s fate is sealed too.  He’s the bargaining chip used to ensure Trez’s loyalty and obedience to the Shadows. 
Now, time’s up and Trez is summoned home to fulfill his destiny—a destiny that doesn’t include Selena, the beautiful and vulnerable Chosen with whom he has fallen in love. 
The twins will soon have to decide how far they’re willing to go to create their own future.
With her signature mix of romance, danger, intrigue, and action on full display in THE SHADOWS, J.R. Ward proves once again why she is a storyteller of the first order and a powerhouse in the paranormal romance genre.
Posted by arrangement with Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

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Blurb: The Shadows

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 Serena 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…

About the Author:

J.R. WardJ.R. Ward is a graduate of Smith College who currently lives in Kentucky. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a lawyer in Boston and also spent many years working as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. In addition to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Ward is also the author of The Fallen Angels series and two forthcoming series, The Bourbon Kings and Black Dagger Legacy.

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52 Responses to “Spotlight & #Giveaway: The Shadows by J. R. Ward”

  1. elena k

    I love this series! my favorite one is lover awakened because zsadist is one of the most interesting male characters I’ve ever read. he is tortured but sensitive and so mysterious

  2. Stacey B

    Vishous because underneath his tough exterior is a man who truly cares about the people around him.

  3. Eva Millien

    I can’t really pick a favorite book because them all but Rhage edges out just a little bit on the favorite characters I don’t know exactly why I guess he spoke to me more and I fell hook line and sinker for him and his dragon.

  4. mrsmac19

    Zsadist (from Lover Awakened) has always been my favorite brother! His history coupled with his relationship with Bella cemented his spot as my favorite!

  5. Melody

    My favorite book is Dark Lover, cause it started it all and and love the king and his queen! It’s hard to chose just one fav brother but if I have pick one I’d say Wrath. Why because he’s super alpha, intense, fierce, smart, and loves his leelan Beth more than anything. It’s the sexiest thing about him. Someone so intimidating and ruthless turning into a teddy bear around the woman he loves. <3 Gets me every time. Zsadist and Rehv are also my favs.

  6. lori h

    Wrath because I just like him. It was his story I read first and it will always be my fave 🙂

  7. nvled

    Oh my, that is a hard one, it would be so much easier to say who is the least favorite. I would have to say V is my favorite today. All that he went through and then lost again. Plus he is a electronic wiz.

  8. Amanda Brown

    I also have a cop out answer of not having a favourite. I’ve yet to read the whole series but am looking forward to when I’m able to

  9. Teja K.

    First of all..OMG, thank you so much for doing this giveaway!!! Second of all, my favorite character, and my one and only book boyfriend, is Zsadist. I just love him, he’s so sweet.

  10. Lisa M

    Holy smokes …pick one favorite. I’m really torn between Vishous and Rhage … they are both just sexy as heck!

  11. Jessie F

    I just love Wrath. He never quite acts like you expect him to. You think he is going to explode and then he is like brother it’s ok.

  12. fsteph55

    Wrath and Zsadist are tied for my favorites. They are also at the top of my favorite book heroes period. I love that they are both strong but vulnerable and love their mates unconditionally.

  13. BookLady

    Zsadist from Lover Awakened is my favorite, because he is a true tortured hero who is saved by his mate Bella.

  14. Janie McGaugh

    Lover Awakened and Zsadist are my favorites. Zsadist is just so sweet with Bella.

  15. Michelle M

    First if you haven’t read any YOU NEED TO LIKE NOW!!!!! I love all the brothers but Zsadist holds a special place in my heart.

  16. Morgan Van Lier

    I haven`t read the series yet but they are all on my tbr list. I`ve heard they were really good.

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