Based on the New York Times Bestselling series by J.R. Ward. RATED: R *** The year: 2025. The Black Dagger Brotherhood has seen increases in membership over the last several years due to it's training program.... and experienced many losses. Several males of warrior ancestry have been discovered and welcomed into the ranks of this elite group of fighters in order to battle the sudden rise in lesser attack. But the fight is being lost, and unless the Brothers can battle the trouble brewing within their own ranks, they will fall. Amidst the turmoil, the newest members of the Brotherhood rise to face the challenge. Mayhem is the strongest of all the Brothers, and the most brutal. His love of battle is matched only by the pleasure he takes from seeing lessers fall before him. But when a joke with another Brother turns sour and results in the near death of a human woman, Mayhem is caught between his duty to the vampire race and his own lust for the reserved but resilient Jess. But can he give her what they both desperately want, battle the newest lesser plot against his King, and keep his fellow Brother Vilense from finally falling into the darkness that threatens to consume him? *** Disclaimer: I do not own the BDB series or any of the characters originally created by J.R. Ward. I am not J.R. Ward (although I wish I was). Any characters that are from the original series are property of J.R. Ward. Any characters not belonging to her are the sole property of me, myself, and I, NerdAngel, and use of them without permission will result in serious consequences (I will find you). Note: I have not yet read "Lover Mine", the newest BDB book. So when reading this, please don't make any comments about how it does or doesn't fit with what happened in that book because I sure as heck am not thinking with "Lover Mine" in mind. Nor am I considering whatever future J.R. Ward has in store for her characters. This is my version of events; deal with it. <3's!!