They said it was going to be a big announcement, and big it was: Passionflix announced on Monday that they’ve optioned the rights for J.R. Ward’s beloved and bestselling vampire series Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Passionflix and Ward teased big news on their respective social media accounts ahead of Monday’s big announcement. Ward used hashtags like #dreamscometrue to describe her excitement, and for good reason!
When the announcement came, Ward said that she’s thrilled to be part of the “home” of romance at Passionflix. She also noted that she’s thrilled to work with Tosca because she understands the series so well.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood
The first book in the series is titled Dark Lover. Here’s the book’s description:
“The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killed—orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate—Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.
“Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger—one that threatens to consume them both…”
Dark Lover was published in 2005 and quickly stood out among other paranormal romance stories thanks to its leading man, Wrath, who is unlike any other vampire alpha male out there.
There are over two dozen books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series (if you need help with reading order, here’s a handy guide from Ward’s website) and each book builds upon the previous one. Ward brings her world to life in Dark Lover and continues to build it with each subsequent book.
While Wicked and Torn are the romance streamer’s first forays into paranormal romance, the Black Dagger Brotherhood series will be the first time vampires have graced the Passionflix library, and we’re very excited to hear it.