Not long after I started blogging, author Vivi Anna—she of the kick-assingest of heroines and the alpha avengers built to love them—one day announced to the chicks who hang around my joint that one way to enhance one’s romance-reading experience is to imagine romance hero sammiches.

Vivi explained that a sammich is a fantasy combination of one’s self and two of the romance heroes one finds most sexually attractive, whom one would most like to spend hours catering to her every sensual whim, and whom, in some cases, one wouldn’t mind seeing go at a little boy-on-boy in the process.

I thought of Vivi’s sammiches this weekend as I was having a much needed, comfort-read binge of a tidy little boxed set of Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) books I splurged on recently after I received a sweet holiday surprise of a B&N gift card from some pals.


Now, I know some of you have just turned on to these guys, the vampire warriors sworn to protect the dwindling numbers of their race against the creepy lessers out to destroy them. So you already know the BDB novels are as violent as they are erotic, but we chicks still dig 'em because the author, J.R. Ward, is pretty evenhanded about the way she wields both sex and brutality, and how she does it within context of the amazing world and mythology she creates.


But even better than the hot sex and the gory fight scenes is the way the BDB are more than just an over-the-top virile band of brothers who let us see inside their hidden, all-male enclave in a way real-life warrior/soldiers never would. They’re vampire-guys who think and act exactly the way we think they should—which is to say, just like us—about the stuff we chicks love. They just do it big-in-all-ways and cool and while they’re all testosteroned up and stuff.

But back to the sammiches. Because if you ain’t hungry by now, you will be once you read or reread one of these like I did this weekend. Once you get all Brothered up, you can’t get these guys outta’ your head, and even though one of 'em is more than a girl can handle—maybe even one of Vivi Anna’s toughie chicks —there’s really always room for more BDB.

So my question for you today is: As a fan of the BDB, which brothers do you think would make the tastiest Black Dagger Brotherhood sammich? Or, which fave romance heroes of yours would make a dreamy fantasy sammich?



by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-18-2010 04:36 PM

In the words of songster Neil Diamond, He Ain't Heavy, He's my Brother, so relates to the BDB and all the scrumptious bad boys of the club. So to answer your question Michelle my sammich buddies in the brotherhood would be Z and Wrath. Because who could resist being the queen even if it's for just a short time.


by Moderator becke_davis on ‎01-18-2010 10:48 PM

Individually, Zsadist is the coolest in my opinion. But if we're going for sammich buds, I'd have to say Butch and Wrath would make the best duo.

by 1lovealways on ‎01-19-2010 02:17 AM



These are my absolute favorite vampires!  When I saw today's article, I couldn't believe it. You know I'm always talking about them. They are unforgettable!  My favorite is Vishous.  He's super intelligent, smart, sexy and just downright drool material.  Those tats, those eyes and that hand that he protects with the black glove.  Whoa!  V is one hawt male!


As far as a Black Dagger Brotherhood sammich, it would be V and Rhage for me. Their both straight up and say what they mean. I like that. I couldn't resist being either of these males Shellan (wife).  And once their mated, their practically at your command.  What woman wouldn't want that?  After all the women are the lifeblood of the vampire race.  They are revered by their Hellrens (husbands).  When it comes to protecting their women, these males literally have the fire power and daggers to do it with.  And the fists as well.  Tall. dark & handsome and tall, blonde & handsome. Both cursed.  One by a hand that is lethal and the other by a beast barely suppressed. These two are really opposite in looks and personality.  But for all that, if you were to put the characteristics together that make up their personalities, I think you would find their actually two halves of a whole. 


My other fantasy sammich would be Sherrilyn Kenyon's Vane Kattalakis and Kresley Cole's Bowen McRieve.  Two big bad wolves!  Absolutely, two splendid handsome men/beasts.  Smooth, sexy, suave Vane and big, bold, in your face Bowe.  When the wolf is unleashed?  Watch out!  One is Greek and one is Scottish.  Be still my fluttering heart! These two mean business and love their women to distraction.


Ladies you couldn't miss with any of these males.  Their all fabulous!  Yum!:smileywink:

by 1lovealways on ‎01-19-2010 02:33 AM



Those are the first six books.  You've gotta read Lover Avenged that's out now and coming in April, JM's (John Matthew) book, Lover Mine.  :smileyhappy:

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-19-2010 09:20 AM

You are right Becke that Butch and Wrath would make good sammich buddies since they're related. But I still like them damaged, so it's Z for me all the way and Wrath, well who could resist a blind vampire King right.


by amyskf on ‎01-20-2010 11:45 AM

Okay, so much to say...Now normally I'd be all about Z, but seeing as how I almost couldn't stand the suspense of Butch and Vishous not kissing...well, they would seem the bestest sammy for moi. Plus, I'm sure I'd be guaranteed of a little (or a lot) of boy on boy action.


1love...John Matthew...every time I say his name I draw it out and then I think I drool just a tiny bit.

by 1lovealways on ‎01-20-2010 02:55 PM

Amyskf, JM is a hottie and a sweetie!  You can't help but drool over him!  When he kicks Lash's butt we're all going to be drooling even more.








by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-20-2010 04:57 PM

This one's for you Amy J  O  H  N    M  A  T  T  H  E  W  ;-)

by Blackcloud924 on ‎04-18-2011 05:43 PM

Love my Brothers, and love my Dark Hunters too. Can I order myself up a Wrath and Ash Sammiche. MMMMMMMMM.


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