The thief-hardcover

"The Thief" - Book 16 of the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series, released 10 April, 2018. "Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over. Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega. And now the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield... Sola Morte, former cat burglar and safecracker, has given up her old life on the wrong side of the law. On the run from a drug lord’s family, she is lying low far from Caldwell, keeping her nose clean and her beloved grandmother safe. Her heart, though, is back up north, with the only man who has ever gotten through her defenses: Assail, son of Assail, who never meant to fall in love—and certainly not with a human woman. But they have no future, and not just because she doesn’t know he is a vampire, but because he is not about to stop dealing arms to the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Fate, however, has other plans for them. When Assail falls into a coma and lingers on the verge of death, his cousins seek out Sola and beg her to give him a reason to live. The last thing she wants is a return to her past, but how can she leave him to die?... As a lethal new enemy of the vampires shows its face, and the Brotherhood needs Assail back on his feet, Sola finds herself not only a target, but a mission-critical force in a war she doesn’t understand. And when Assail’s truth comes out, will she run from the horror . . . or follow her heart into the arms of the male who loves her more than life itself?"

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Gritty, sexy, untamed - the Black Dagger Brotherhood are all that stand between their Vampire race's continued survival and ultimate extinction at the hands of their vile, ancient nemeses, the Lessers. But the Brotherhood have one powerful thing on their side that the opposite camp so poignantly fails to appreciate: the belief that love, no matter its form and no matter how painful its journey to its final revelation, eventually - always - wins.

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Black Dagger Brotherhood & Black Dagger Legacy Series

(listed in READ ORDER [publication order] - includes information about novel & audio book releases for all countries, story blurbs, character appearance information, and story synopsis)


Other Black Dagger Brotherhood Universe Books

Blood Fury

"Blood Fury" - Book 3 of the "Black Dagger Legacy" series released on 9 January, 2018. "A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another... Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love... As the two grapple with Novo’s past and Peyton’s present, another couple must contend with an erotic connection that is unparalleled—and potentially scandalous. Saxton, who has had his heart broken, discovers in himself a deep-seated attraction to Ruhn, a new member of the household. But will the other male explore the connection? Or will he close his mind and his heart to what could be true love . . . and cost Saxton everything?"


Off-Shoot Series (connected with the BDB Universe)

  • The Fallen Angels series


List of ALL Characters (in alphabetical order)


Book release dates (in order)


Timeline in the novels


The Mythology of the Black Dagger Brotherhood


Species / Races



A novella set in the Black Dagger world - released 18 March, 2018. "The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing. Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost..."


  • Lessening Society
  • Vampires (ordered by ruling class)
    • the First Family
    • the Chosen
    • the Black Dagger Brotherhood
    • the Glymera
    • the Doggen
    • the Professional Classes (white-collar workers)
    • the Warrior Classes (Band of Bastards & other non-Brotherhood members who fight)
    • the Working Classes (blue-collar workers and the lower hierarchy serving staff)


Locations in the BDB universe


Terminology (glossary of BDB universe terms)


List of Inconsistencies in the novels



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