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\rtf1\ansi\deff0Deeply scarred without and within, vampire warrior Zsadist believes that he is unworthy of either compassion or true love. One night a glimmer of hope crosses his path, embodied in the young civilian Bella; yet, true to form, he pushes her away. But when the enemy of their race kidnaps Bella, Zsadist can't rest until he finds her, and once he does, he faces his biggest threat to date as fate grants him one last chance at peace. Ward spins her take on Beauty and the Beast 0 into a raw, gritty tour de force, creating an array of ugliness and beauty, pain and pleasure in a tale that sparks enough plot stunners to keep readers fascinated for years to come. Not for the faint of heart\emdash strong sexuality and stronger language rule here\emdash this genre-bending third novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, following Lover Eternal 0 (2006), is a perfect fit for those who like fast-paced urban fantasy rich in both fury and poignancy. --Nina Davis Copyright 2006 Booklist