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Monday, April 29, 2013

My Favorite Book Boyfriend with Laura Kaye and Giveaway


Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


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I’m happy to be at Ramblings From This Chick to talk book boyfriends! It’s not easy to pick just one! But when she asked, I knew pretty quickly who I’d be picking.

My first love as a reader is paranormal romance, And, of all the paranormal creatures, vampires have always been my favorite and held the most fascination for me. I love their bloodlust, the way their needs for blood and sex go together, all the history they’ve seen and experienced firsthand, their incredible array of supernatural powers. I love their animalistic natures, that they can’t help but want and need to wrap themselves around you, sink their fangs into your skin, and take you. I also love the idea of the loneliness of immortality, and how that makes them tortured and sympathetic, despite their darkness. To me, vampires are simply the ultimate sexy bad ass! And though I have a lot of favorite vampires, one had most gotten under my skin. One has most engaged my imagination. One has most made me wish vampires—and this one in particular—were real.

Zsadist, son of Ahgony, twin of Phury, warrior of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, from J.R. Ward’s Lover Awakened.

Here’s what J.R. Ward had to say about Zsadist: I must confess. Of all of the brotherhood, he was the one I loved first and he remains the one I love the most. For me, he is just the…one.

As a reader, I feel the same exact way. I love Zsadist because his scars ran the deepest, his sense of self was the most shattered, he felt the least worthy of love, his need for redemption was the greatest and his achieving of it the most powerful. And for all these reasons, Lover Awakened is my all-time favorite vampire romance. I have re-read it so frequently I no longer know the number of times. I have talked about it so much that my author friends no longer think it’s strange that I don’t like when they say they like Zsadist because, you know, as a bonded female and all, I just really can’t handle anyone else expressing their interest in him. *winks*

Thanks for reading!
Laura Kaye


In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…

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She's the only one who can see through his golden boy fa├žade to the broken god within...

Chrysander Notos, Supreme God of the South Wind and Summer, is on a mission: save Eurus from his death sentence and prove his troubled brother can be redeemed. But Eurus fights back, triggering vicious storms that threaten the mortal realm and dangerously drain Chrys.

Laney Summerlyn refuses to give up her grandfather's horse farm, despite her deteriorating vision. More than ever, she needs the organized routine of her life at Summerlyn Stables, until a ferocious storm brings an impossible—and beautiful—creature crashing down from the heavens.

Injured while fighting Eurus, Chrys finds himself at the mercy of a mortal woman whose compassion and acceptance he can't resist. As they surrender to the passion flaring between them, immortal enemies close in, forcing Chrys to choose between his brother and the only woman who's ever loved the real him.

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76 comments :

  1. You are a truly gifted writer. Every book that I have read by you is great in my opinion. Your book loved is awesome and I would love to meet him since I haven't read any of her books.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! What a great comment to start my day! xoxo!

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  2. Beautiful book covers and very interesting descriptions of the stories.

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  3. Love your books! I am also a lover of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, especially Z. Can't wait to read about Chrys, thanks for the post

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  4. I have not yet read any of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books (apparently, I need to remedy that, ASAP!) but I have read several of your books, Laura, and every one was awesome. You are tops for steamy sex scenes, lady. :-)

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    1. Oh, that is an awesome compliment! Thank you! And I would be honored to get you hooked on the BDB! :)

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  5. I have read a few of your books and I have to say the ones I have read were GreatNess!!!! You just keep on writing and I will definitely be reading them...:) Congrats and I hope I win....:)

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    1. Aw, this is awesome to hear, Angela! Thanks you!

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  6. Love your books Laura....you are always on my auto buy list!

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  7. This book sounds so good, you are a new author to me and would love to win...thanks for the chance...

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  8. Ooh, I can't wait to read these books! I've yet only read your book Hearts in Darkness, but I loved it so much that I have a list of books to buy which includes all of yours. I'm excited to read the Hearts of Anemoi series.

    I've not had the chance to read the BDB series yet, though I very much would like to. It seems to be a very popular series because every time I go to the library, they are all checked out!

    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! My fingers and toes are all crossed for luck. :-)

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

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    1. Oh Lindsey, you're in for a treat with the BDB! :) Happy to get you hooked! So glad you enjoyed HiD! :)

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  9. I have been waiting FOREVER to read South of Surrender so when I saw the email I rushed over here like I was being chased. I suspect Chrysander is going to be my favorite (although it will be tough to beat out Owen.)

    I also have to agree with you on your pick of Z. He was my favorite of the brotherhood as well. He was just so very tortured.

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    1. I know it has been forever, hasn't it? I hope you love Chrys! And, yes, Z...

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  10. *hangs head in shame* I haven't read anything by JR Ward yet but the BDB series sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I love Laura's books especially her Vampire Warrior Kings series. How long until we get another in this series?

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    1. No hanging your head! I'ts a problem easily fixed! :) Taken by the Vampire King releases August 1, so not too long now!

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  11. I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series! I'm obsessed. I know a lot of people LOVE Z, but he's not my fav. I really like Wrath so far. I'm currently finishing the fourth book, however, so I have a lot more to read. I'm particularly looking forward to Phury's book.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. I do really love Wrath, too. I think he's my number 3 of the Brothers, with Rhage number 2. It's pretty close though! ;)

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  12. Everyone loves Z! My personal faves are Rhage and Vishous! I have to admit that i have never read one of your books. But Chrys sounds wonderful and now i really want to read it! Thanks for the chance!!

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    1. You're welcome, Casey! Hope you enjoy if you read it!

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  13. The first book that I read from you was Hearts in Darkness, and I truly loved it. You have not disappointed me since. I have not read South of Surrender and don't know what is taking me so long! lol Thanks for the post!

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    1. LOL You're not behind, krg! South of Surrender releases May 28! :) So glad you loved HiD!

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  14. Laura, I am so glad that I found your books! I have enjoyed every one of them! And to think, it all started with a nasty bump on the head and a sparkling vampire!

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    1. Yes, isn't that interesting! Thanks so much, Wendy!

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  15. So, I finally bought my first Laura Kaye book - Hearts in Darkness and so can't wait to read it. I have yet to read any of the BDB books but once I get caught up on my review books I plan to insert the BDB books into my just for fun TBR list and get started on them. I fear they will suck me in like JD Robb's books did and I will be come obsessed, so I am waiting to start them. :) Thanks for the giveaways!

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    1. Yes, prepare to become obsessed! :) And thanks for giving Hearts in Darkness a try!

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  16. I'm pretty sure I have north of Need in my massive TBR pile
    would LOVE to add this one to it!!!! I just caught up on BDB series - I have to read Lover Unleashed, Lover Reborn then Lover At Last :)

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  17. I really need to check out J R Ward's books

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  18. I swear every time I see your sweet misleading face on your profile pic, I think to myself "Self, there is just no way that woman is writing some of those SMEXY, HOT, OFF THE CHAIN, sex scenes in those books." Then I splash ice water on my face and keep reading. If you ever decide to quit writing, you have a HUGE career in undercover police work.

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  19. Congrats to Laura on her newest release! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I'm looking forward to another hot one :)! Did you see the nice price for pre-order? I'm on that!

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  21. Yeow!!! I would LOVE for a god to fall from the skies and into my bed;) Both books look delicious!!

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    1. I know, right? Things like that NEVER happen to me! :P

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  22. I've only read a few of the books in the BDB series, but Z is certainly a tortured hero.

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  23. Love your books! JR Ward is one my favorites too!

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  24. I LOVE the synopsis of South of Surrender. Do you have a favorite mythology/folklore that inspired you to write in the paranormal genre? I read the reviews (and many awards) of your other books on GraveTells.com, and I cannot wait to start reading your books!

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    1. Vampires have always been my all-time favorite, but I couldn't resist this series when I realized the mythology of the Anemoi would make such a great story! I'm a huge weather nerd, so it's totally fun for me to write! Thanks so much!

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  25. Nice to meet a new-to-me author. Your book sounds great!

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  26. I haven't read either of these authors yet - I'm taking notes during this series of 'Best Book Boyfriend' posts.

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  27. Hi Laura! I read North of Need some time back & so loved it - the cover was pretty awesome too. My 1 complaint was that it was too short. I didn't want the story to end. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed North of Need! The books in the series are getting progressively longer! :) South of Surrender is 12,000 words longer than North of Need, so some more pages to enjoy! :D

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  28. Zsadist is my favorite. He's a little scary so I'm not sure if I'd want him as my boyfriend. But he was hot!

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    1. LOL! Yeah, maybe not, but it's sure fun to imagine!

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  29. Loved reading your post Laura, thanks for sharing with us all! I just had to take a quick trip to goodreads to basically mark all your titles as 'to read'. :) Paranormal romance/ Urban fantasy is my genre of choice and I'm always looking for another good story. Saying this I will still admit to the sad fact that I've yet to read any of the BDB books, but will hopefully fix that soon as well!

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    1. GASP! LOL Get thee to the brotherhood! ;) Thanks for the to-read adds! :)

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  30. I have been playing catchup on BDB this year! I can hardly wait to get to Zadist! I need another book boyfriend!

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    1. ZOMG Zsadist! What a treat you have in front of you! :)

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  31. Thank you for reminding me of another reason to enjoy vampires, the history they've seen, and the experiences they've lived. That was one reason I always loved the Highlander movies and TV show. Thanks for the post. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I still have not read any of the BDB books. I've got to get hold of some, so I can remedy the omission!

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  33. I think two other authors have also mentioned Zadist as their book boyfriends. I really need to check out what all this fuss is about!

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    1. Yes, yes you do. And who are these other authors so I can make it clear he's mine??? ;)

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  34. It would seem best that I not stand in your way where Zsadist is concerned.

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  35. I absolutely have to read Lover Awakened, I've heard so much about Zsadist!!

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  36. I love all the BDB, but my fav is Vishous. He is the perfect alpha male for me. I absolutely love your books and this series and am so wanting to read South of Surrender. My top all time book boyfriend is Bones from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. A close second is Marco from Her Forbidden Hero. I love the book. Thanks for the chance to win.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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  37. Great pick. I love Charles from the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  38. I haven't read the BDB books yet, but I've heard many great things about them.

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  39. Zsadist is definitely a favorite. :)

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  40. Laura, you are a new author for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kscathyATyahooDOTcom

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  41. Oh Laura I could not have said it better, guess that is why you are the author and I am the reader, lol. Zsadist is by far the most awesome paranormal book boyfriend! I just read Samanthe Beck's THE PRIVATE PRACTICE and her Tyler Longfoot nade the grade for a contempory book boyfriend -- phew (fans herself ;-) ).
    glittergirl54 at ymail dot com

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  42. Oh dear another vote for Zsadist. MUST pick up copy NOW!!

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  43. Z is very popular as the favorite book boyfriend and I have to say is one of mine as well! Well pretty much the whole Brotherhood! They can rescue me anyday!

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  44. JRWARD....Mmmmm Mmmmm Good.....Now you need to my added to my new authors I have discovered! Thanks for having good taste!

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  45. Love your books Laura! I just got my hands on the first book in the BBD series and I cannot wait to get started!

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  46. this Zsadist is starting to look more and more appealing. I have not yet read anything by JR Ward yet but oh my goodness going to have to soon <3 lots of people talking about these books.

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