Mar 30 2011 5:00pm

After The Lovin’: Post-Black Dagger Brotherhood Recommendations

Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Are you suffering from a hang(L)over? As in, what to read now that you've stayed up all night reading J.R. Ward's Lover Unleashed?

Let us hook you up. We've asked our fellow Ward fanatics what to pick up if you're hungering (ha!) for more authors in a similar vein (double ha!). Here's what they suggested:

Night Keepers by Jessica AndersenLisa Hughey offers, “After I read the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I gravitate toward Jessica Andersen's The Final Prophecy novels. She also has very dark tortured heroes and heroines. And of course, Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters and Weres.”

Jessica Turner, a.k.a. The Spinecracker, says, “There are so many great series starters out recently, I'd recommend starting something completely new, like Darynda Jones' First Grave on the Right, or Dianne Sylvan's Queen of Shadows to name a couple. The plots, the characters, and the writing are all top notch.”

Natasha Carty, a.k.a. WickedLilPixie, recommends “Stacia Kane's Downside Ghost Series (Unholy Ghosts, Unholy Magic, City of Ghosts) to give you a glimpse at an Alpha Female with issues to rival the brothers.”

Kinsey Holley has a variety of suggestions:"If you like . . . living vampires, you might like Lynn Viehl's Darkyn series. Lots of alpha hotness. (Lucan. Yum.)

If you like . . . Old Skool romance, you might like Catherine Coulter. Warning you right now, there's a lot of rapetastic WTF'ery, as they say at Smart Bitches, but Coulter's heroines are feisty and the heroes, no matter how asshole they start out, almost always do some serious groveling.

If you like . . . steampunk, or if you're wondering what the hell it is, you might like Meljean Brook's The Iron Duke. Phenomenal worldbuilding and a breathtaking hero.

The Darkest Night by Gena ShowalterAnd Larissa Benoliel offers:

Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series, because after some sexy Vamps, how about sexy demon warriors?

”Surrender the Dark by L.A. Banks—an awesome new Angel vs. Demons battle for Earth.

“Demonica Series by Larissa Ione—A Paranormal Romance Grey's Anatomy. Can it get any better than that?”

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Peggy Lawson
1. girliegrrrrl
OOOH! Some of my favs are listed & I am dying to try some of the ones that I haven't...thanks for the suggestions!
2. Kichri
I'm really enjoying Christine Feehan's DARK Series. J.R. Ward's FALLEN ANGELS Series is good. Laurell K. Hamilton's ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER Series. Amanda Hocking's MY BLOOD APPROVES Series and her TRYLLE TRILOGY is also good. I am reading all of these and more. Thanks for the new suggestions!
3. MadisonMariesMom
Lara Adrians Midnight Breed series! Definitely a good fill in for the black dagger brotherhood!
4. Callysta
I reccommend Kresley Cole`s Immortals After Dark series, and Keri Arthur`s Riley series.
Rachel Hyland
5. RachelHyland
I love the Lynn Viehl-ness, am a huge Demonica proponent, and
second both of Callysta's suggestions. I'd also like to add my own recommendation: the Argeneau Vampires by Lynsay Sands. You think Caldwell, NY has a monopoly on hot, snarky vampiness? Check out what Toronto has to offer!
Megan Holko
6. filmphan
Fantastic! I never know what to read or do after the amazing world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Nothing seems to compare to it but I'll have to try some of these.
7. Kristin - Nocturnal Bites
All such great books, can't forget about Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series, though!!

;) Kristin
8. Sarah-jane
yeah i would recommend lara adrian the breed series, currently reading kresley cole the immortals after dark series is excellent also so she wrotr 3 books on the maccarick brothers they were amazing as well.

i have also read this side of the grave books by jeaniene frost they are amazing !!

cant wait to check some of the other recommendations out thanks .
Kimberlee Reed
9. luvmyroarke
I just finished a really good read if anyone is interested, it is "First Grave on the Right" by Darynda Jones. It was funny, sassy and full of steamy goodness. Once I started could not put it down.
Larissa Benoliel
10. larissa_sarah
So many great sujestions! Love Lara Adrian's Breed series! =)

Larissa Iona'e Demonica series is amazing btw!
11. Analee
Pamela Palmer's Feral Warriors.... excellent series!!!
12. Dhebrah
Aarrrggghhhh i dont know which 1 to go for now i have finished unleashed....too many to choose from lol, I already have Unholy Ghosts on the shelf, but i am still a james patterson fan and have 1 of his too.......oh the choices this cruel world puts afore me....
13. Darkwench
Yay a few new authors to try out, I'v read most of the books/authors listed above but as a suggestion try Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter books the first is Angels Blood. Enjoy :-)
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