Rhage and Mary return in a new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series "so popular, I don't think there's a reader today who hasn't at least heard of [it]." Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself... For Rhage-the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart-life was supposed to be perfect. Or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. But he can't understand or control the panic and insecurity that plague him. Terrified, he must reassess his priorities after suffering a mortal injury. And the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his-and his beloved Mary's-world... USA Today
"Intimate, evocative...the last quarter or so of The Beast had me breathing fast, furiously flipping pages. Emotional surprises and plot twists signal big things to come as this consistently compelling and exciting series evolves. This immersive, introspective yet rousing next installment will leave you clamoring for more."-USAToday.com "The Beast is a joy of a novel...Ward is a master of her craft."-New York Journal of Books "A beautiful experience meant to be savored by fans."-Under the Covers "Intense, intoxicating and uplifting...J. R. Ward will captivate your imagination; pull you into the story line; and never let go when the passion and emotions roll away with your soul."-The Reading Cafe "The beauty of this story totally BLEW ME AWAY...The Beast made me feel like I had come home, everything was as it should be and even better than I had remembered. It met the criteria for what I want in a romance, heart and panty-melting goodness. It was magnificent and one of the most beautiful stories I've read in a really long time. Well done, well done indeed."-Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews Praise for the Novels of the Black Dagger Brotherhood "Delicious, erotic, and thrilling."-New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan "Dark fantasy lovers, you just got served."-New York Times bestselling author Lynn Viehl "To die for. I love this series!"-New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann "Hold on tight for an intriguing, adrenaline-pumping ride."-Booklist
J. R. Ward ist in den USA eine der erfolgreichsten Bestseller-Autorinnen für die Mischung aus Mystery und Romance. Nach einem Studium der Rechtwissenschaften war sie zunächst im Gesundheitswesen tätig, wo sie unter anderem die Personalabteilung einer der renommiertesten Klinken des Landes leitete. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann und ihrem Hund lebt J. R. Ward im Süden der USA.