Jessica Bird (J.R.Ward) - Джесика Раули Пел Бърд е американска писателка. Под истинското си име пише съвременни романи. Започва да пише още като дете, отбелязвайки мислите си в дневници и измисляйки кратки истории. Лятото, преди да замине за колежа, написва първата си книга - романтична новела. През 2001 година Бърд се омъжва за Джон Невил Блейкмор ІІІ. Новият й съпруг я насърчава да си намери агент и да публикува ръкописите си. През 2002 година излиза първиятй роман - Leaping Hearts. Няколко години по-късно, Бърд създава свят, населен с вампири и започва да пише паранормални романи под името Дж.Р. Уорд. Това е поредицата Братството на черния кинжал.
1. Beauty and the Black Sheep (2005)
THE FORCE OF THOSE EYES HIT FRANKIE MOOREHOUSE LIKE A GUST OF WINDBut she quickly reminded herself that she had dinner to get ready, the staff of White Caps B&B (such as it was) to motivate. She didn't have the luxury of staring into a stranger's face.Although, jeez, what a face it was.And wasn't it just her luck that the owner of that face, Nate Walker--with his rebel attitude and distaste for authority--was the chef her restaurant desperately needed, and he was staying for the summer....And...it was a bit too tempting to let this breath of fresh air sweep her off her feet. Because all work and no play had been Frankie's motto for much too long!
2. His Comfort and Joy (2006)
Getting tangled up in fantasies about some man Joy saw maybe five or six times a year was ridiculous.And it wasn't like Gray ever encouraged her. He remembered her name. But that was as far as it ever got. Well, except in her dreams. In real life, however, the attraction was totally one-sided.Or so she thought. Joy couldn't believe it when her daydreams about Grayson Bennett, political consultant and heartthrob extraordinaire, seemed poised to become reality. When he noticed her--really noticed her. When he gazed at her with the same desire he'd inspired in her for years. But was sweet, small-town Joy a match for arrogant, big-city Gray, ruthless about all things--except opening his heart?
3. From the First (2006)
All Alex could see was her long, thick, copper-colored hair. Pale smooth skin. Lips that were naturally tinted pink. Eyes that were green like sea grass.He stopped himself. His best friend Reese might be dead. But in Alex's mind, Cassandra was still very much the man's wife.Cassandra. The forbidden woman Alex had yearned for from the first moment he'd laid eyes on her six years ago. The woman who'd been married to his best friend--the friend he'd lost to the sea. The woman who was rebuilding his family's bed-and-breakfast...and who just might, in the process, be rebuilding his anguished heart.
4. A Man in a Million (2007)
As far as bad boy Spike Moriarty was concerned, Madeline Maguire defined female perfection. When they'd met, she'd walked up as if she wasn't the most gorgeous thing on the planet and asked to see his tattoos. He--a tough guy who'd make grown men run--had just about passed out. But their connection was definitely one-way…it had to be. Because he could never be the man in a million she was looking for, not with the things he'd done and seen. So for as long as she'd let him, he'd give her whatever she wanted. He'd worry about her walking away when it happened.
1. The Billionaire Next Door (2007)
Take-no-prisoners deal-maker Sean O'Banyon ate Wall Street financiers for lunch. So why was he losing sleep over a fresh-scrubbed nurse in old jeans and a too-big T-shirt? Maybe it was those warm green eyes. Or the way she blushed when he got personal. There was no denying the serious chemistry between them. But sooner or later Lizzie would learn his deep, dark secrets: First, he had trust issues. And second--he'd rather not go into the whole family thing. He didn't do relationships…but amazingly, Lizzie made him want one anyway.
Leaping Hearts (2002)
Her dreams are within reach— All she has to do is learn to hold on . . . A beautiful young woman with a defiant spirit, A. J. Sutherland spends a small fortune on a horse with a wild reputation, and is forced to sacrifice her position at her family's stables to keep him. She plans to ride the magnificent stallion in the biggest event of the show jumping season—and she knows she can win. But without the backing of Sutherland Stables, A. J. must rely on a stranger to help her: a man who makes her heart pound, her head spin . . . and who just happens to be a legend in equestrian circles. When Devlin McCloud's career was cut short by a tragic accident, he never expected to get back in the ring. But when A. J. asks him to be her trainer, he finds he cannot resist the chance—or his stunning new employer. And what begins as a business arrangement soon becomes something deeper, as Devlin and A. J. learn that even in a sport full of hazards, sometimes the most dangerous thing to risk is one's heart. . .
Heart of Gold (2003)
She has a chance to find something more precious than gold, if she's brave enough to trust her heart. . . . Her intense passion for unlocking the secrets of the past is what made Carter Wessex an archeologist. Now she's been given a chance to dig on Farrell Mountain where a doomed party of minutemen lost their lives—as well as the gold they were carrying during the Revolutionary War. Carter refuses to let the mountain's owner, Nick Farrell, rattle her, even though she's all too aware of his sexy yet sardonic presence. Her work on the mountain could be the most significant find of her career . . . if she can pull herself away from the smoldering attraction that is undeniably growing between them. Beneath the steely façade Nick Farrell wears like a well-cut suit, he is a man of hidden tenderness. From his first meeting with Carter, there's an immediate flare—hotter than he has ever experienced before. But no one is more surprised than Nick when his desire for her deepens into something enduring. Now Nick must find a way to convince Carter that the real treasure to be found on Farrell Mountain is a true and lasting love. . .
An Irresistible Bachelor (2004)
He was a confirmed bachelor—and a gorgeous work of art. For struggling art conservationist Callie Burke, the chance to restore a world-famous painting is the opportunity of a lifetime—one that no one in her right mind would turn down. Call her crazy, but Callie has serious reservations about working with the painting's owner. Warm and sexy, Jack Walker makes no attempt to hide the strong attraction he feels for Callie—even as she tries to keep their relationship professional. Now, cocooned in his studio in Boston, she will either have to learn to ignore the man and concentrate on the masterpiece, or give in to the kind of passion that can never be captured on canvas. Jack Walker is a practical man who runs his life, his empire, and his fortune effortlessly. Yet from the moment he met Callie Burke, he wanted her with all the intensity of a first crush. As he gets to know her, the desire blossoms into something more—and Jack finds that for the first time in his life he is leading with his heart instead of his head. . . .
An Unforgettable Lady (2004)
Forced into the spotlight by her fabulous wealth, heiress Grace Hall isn't always prepared for the consequences of her standing. When a string of attacks against the city's most prominent women leaves Grace vulnerable, the refined beauty reluctantly hires a bodyguard. Now she finds herself subject to the ironclad will of her new protector. In spite of her frustration, Grace is drawn to John Smith in ways she can't explain. For beneath his tough exterior and dark past, there's an inner core that is tantalizingly seductive..John knows that when you're a professional bodyguard, it needs to be all business. But such conduct makes for a solitary life with few ties and too many good-byes. Grace was supposed to be just another assignment on a long list. Yet there's something about her that gets under his skin. With each passing day, the attraction grows more intense until John is faced with a decision he never thought he'd have to make. Can he give up the only life he's ever known to be with the only woman he's ever love?
Mistress: Taken by the Tycoon (2009) (with Jan Colley and Kristi Gold)
This title contains stories such as "Society Girl, Billionaire's Mistress", "The Billionaire Boss' Mistress", and "At the Tycoon's Pleasure".
"Society Girl, Billionaire's Mistress" - She seemed to be the kind of pampered princess that the self-made billionaire Logan O'Brien had vowed to avoid, yet he just couldn't keep away from her. Perhaps it was time to teach Jenna Fordyce a lesson - and take her for his own!
"The Billionaire Boss' Mistress - They had shared the most amazing night of passion. But when a corporate acquisition made Lewis Goode her new boss, he knew Madeline would quit rather than have people think that she'd slept her way to the top. So he'd have to use every negotiating tactic he knew to keep her in his boardroom...and in his bedroom.
"At the Tycoon's Pleasure" - Take-no-prisoners deal-maker Sean Banyon ate Wall Street financiers for lunch. So why was he losing sleep over a fresh-faced nurse in old jeans and a too-big T-shirt? There was no denying the serious chemistry between them. Sean didn't do relationships...but, amazingly, Lizzie made him want one anyway!
= Дж. Р. Уорд (псевдоним)=
Black Dagger Brotherhood
1. Dark Lover (2005) Тъмна любов
Потопете се в тъмния свят на буреносни страсти и спиращо дъха действие, където шестима необикновени воини са призвани да защитят расата на вампирите от тяхното пълно унищожение. В сенките на нощта в Колдуел, Ню Йорк, бушува ожесточена и смъртоносна война. Последните вампири са безмилостно преследвани и избивани от Обществото на лесърите – организация на лишени от души ловци, които не се спират пред нищо, за да унищожат враговете си. Шестима изключителни воини, най-добрите бойци на вампирите, обединени в Братството на черния кинжал, имат за задача да спасят расата си от гибел. Рот е водачът на Братството. Той е последният чистокръвен вампир, в чиито вени не тече нито капка човешка кръв. Малко преди да бъде убит от лесърите, Дариъс, един от най-добрите бойци на Братството, се обръща към Рот с молба да се погрижи за дъщеря му Бет. Тя се е родила от връзката му с човешка жена и не подозира за вампирските си гени. Рот трябва да въведе красивото момиче в свeтa на вампирите... Бет Рандъл води съвсем обикновен, дори леко скучен живот – рядко излиза с приятели, а работата й като репортер в местния вестник е безперспективна и не особено вълнуваща. Отраснала в сиропиталища и приемни семейства, тя не знае нищо за произхода си. Докато един ден Рот не се появява на прага й...
2. Lover Eternal (2006) Вечна любов
Потопете се в тъмния свят на буреносни страсти и спиращо дъха действие, където шестима необикновени воини са призвани да защитят расата на вампирите от тяхното пълно унищожение. В сенките на нощта в Колдуел, Ню Йорк, бушува ожесточена и смъртоносна война. Последните вампири са безмилостно преследвани и избивани от Обществото на лесърите – организация на лишени от души ловци, които не се спират пред нищо, за да унищожат враговете си. Шестима изключителни воини, най-добрите бойци на вампирите, обединени в Братството на черния кинжал, имат за задача да спасят расата си от гибел. Рейдж е най-страховитият боец в Братството, а също и най-сексапилният. Излъчването му на филмова звезда му е спечелило прякора „Холивуд". Но зад привлекателната му външност се крие чудовище. При силен гняв, болка или неудовлетвореност Рейдж приема формата на смъртоносно създание, което той не е в състояние да контролира и всеки, намиращ се около него в този момент, е изложен на истинска опасност… Мери Лус се озовава в света на вампирите случайно. Застигната от коварна болест, която изпива живота й, тя не търси любовта. Но Рейдж успява да събуди у нея неудържима страст и тя се превръща в единственото същество, което е способно да укроти звяра в него. За да я задържи до себе си и да я спаси от болестта, той е готов на отчаяни жертви. А в това време враговете им стягат обръча си около тях...
3. Lover Awakened (2006) Пробудена любов
Потопете се в тъмния свят на буреносни страсти и спиращо дъха действие, където шестима необикновени воини са призвани да защитят расата на вампирите от тяхното пълно унищожение. В сенките на нощта в Колдуел, Ню Йорк, бушува ожесточена и смъртоносна война. Последните вампири са безмилостно преследвани и избивани от Обществото на лесърите – организация на лишени от души ловци, които не се спират пред нищо, за да унищожат враговете си. Шестима изключителни воини, най-добрите бойци на вампирите, обединени в Братството на черния кинжал, имат за задача да спасят расата си от гибел. Зейдист, бивш кръвен роб, носи белезите на минало, изпълнено със страдания и унижения. Прочут с неукротимата си ярост и злокобни дела, той буди страх както у хората, така и у вампирите. Гневът е единственият му спътник, а ужасът - неговата стихия. До момента, в който спасява една красива жена от смъртоносното Общество на лесърите. Бела е мигновено запленена от кипящата сила на Зейдист. Но докато страстта им един към друг нараства, жаждата за отмъщение на Зейдист над мъчителите на Бела го довежда до ръба на лудостта. Сега Бела трябва да помогне на своя любим да излекува раните от своето изтерзано минало и да намери бъдеще с нея...
4. Lover revealed (2007) Споделена любов
Бъч О‘Нийл е боец по природа. Бивш полицай, той е единственият човек, който някога е бил допуснат до вътрешния кръг на Братството на черния кинжал. Но той иска да проникне още по-дълбоко в света на вампирите и да се включи във войната с лесърите. Бъч няма нищо за губене. Сърцето му принадлежи на жена вампир, аристократична красавица, недостижима за него. Но ако не може да притежава Мариса, поне може да се бие рамо до рамо с братята… Докато рискува живота си, за да спаси цивилен вампир от лесърите, Бъч попада в плен. Захвърлен да умре, той е открит като по чудо от братята... Мариса дава всичко от себе си, за да върне Бъч към живота. Но дори нейната любов може би не е достатъчна, за да го спаси...
5. Lover unbound (2007) Освободена любов
Вишъс, син на Блъдлетър, притежава гениален ум и твърдо като камък сърце. Израснал в лагера на баща си – един от най-страшните и садистични воини – неговото минало е изпълнено със страдание. Ви е измъчван от кошмарни спомени и намира успокоение единствено в кървавите битки с враговете си, а любовта и емоциите са му чужди. При една от самостоятелните си акции е тежко ранен и попада в човешка болница, където е оставен на грижите на доктор Джейн Уиткъм... Джейн e отдаденa на работата си като хирург и спасява живота на Вишъс. Той й разкрива най-съкровените си тайни и тя навлиза в неговия свят, за да стане част от съдбата му..
6. Lover Enshrined (2008)
In this paranormal romance saga, there's a war raging between vampires and their slayers. Here are the stories of a secret band of brothers like no other--six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now a dutiful twin must choose between two lives....Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury as sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is obligated to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive, and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished.As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself. She is drawn to the noble responsibility behind the emotionally scarred male. But Phury has never allowed himself to know pleasure or joy. As the war with the Lessening Society grows grim, tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, and Phury must decide between duty and love....
7. Lover Avenged (2009)
J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood novels have introduced readers to a 'different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing' (All About Romance)world. Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested - and his dangerous mixed blood revealed. Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood - even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him - and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.
8. Lover Mine (2010)
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 - vampire warriors, defenders of their race...John Matthew has been through his vampire transition and taken to the life of the Brotherhood with a vengeance, but he still can't shake the nightmare of his past and is unsure of his future as a warrior hero. He's made a promise to honour the Brotherhood and their fight with the slayers at all costs, until the love of his life is kidnapped and he is forced to make a choice that could change his life and the Brotherhood's forever...
9. Lover unleashed (2011)
The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide (2008)
New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward delivers a behind-the-scenes look at her 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.
1. Covet (2009)
Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough- talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.
2. Crave (2010)
The battle between good and evil has left the future of humanity in the hands of a reluctant savior and his band of fallen angels. Seven deadly sins that must be righted. Seven souls that must be saved. While his first task was success, Jim Heron is battling a demon that can take any form for the soul of someone he must identify on his own. If that weren't enough, his old boss Matthias wants Jim to assassinate an AWOL member of The Firm - Isaac, the man Jim is pretty sure he is supposed to save. Jim knows first hand that once you're in The Firm, there's no getting out. But when Jim finds Isaac to warn him, he has been picked up by the police for illegal street fighting, and it is clear that Isaac is falling for his gorgeous public defender. Is their love the redemption that will save Isaac's soul? Or has the demon Devina set an elaborate trap?
The Rebel (2011)
Dead After Dark (2008) (with Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Susan Squires)
В този сборник Дж. Р. Уорд участва с новелата The Story of Son:
Claire Stroughton is a beautiful lawyer who would rather spend the night with a legal brief than the man of her dreams. Then a routine client meeting turns dangerous - and deeply sensual - when she is held captive by a gorgeous man with an unworldly hunger...
Blood Lust 6 (2010) (with MaryJanice Davidson, Christine Feehan)
Blood Sample 7 (2010) (with MaryJanice Davidson, Laurell K Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Katie MacAlister)