In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you may have noticed that we at Piatkus Entice have been getting very excited for Valentine’s Day! As our authors and bloggers have all been sharing their Book Boyfriends with you, we thought we’d join in the fun and so asked our Little, Brown colleagues who their favourite literary loves are . . .
‘Zsadist, one of J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brothers. He starts off as the the most damaged of the Brothers, virtually monosyllabic and lacking in self-esteem after years of being used as a blood slave. His transformation by the love of a good vampire is incredibly moving, and has me in tears every time I read it, which is often’
‘My ultimate book girlfriend has to be Clara del Valle in The House of the Spirits’
‘Mine are Luther Fox from Dirt Music or Bucky Wunderlick from Great Jones Street‘
‘I’ve always secretly liked the idea of Mr Rochester‘ – why keep this a secret?
‘Jamie from Outlander because he is gentle, loyal, funny and totally capable of killing anything that ever threatened him. Got to love a Highlander, especially for their good taste in whiskey’
‘Becky Sharp. And if she’s busy, Emma Bovary. Both indomitable women who know their own minds’
‘The Empress of Blandings has my heart’ – if you don’t know who this is, we suggest you Google immediately!
We hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and that you find some time to spend with your Book Boyfriend, because as we all know . . .
Lots of love from all at Piatkus Entice x
In this sexy paranormal romance novel set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of two couples - both fighting to find love in the midst of the war with the Lessening Society.
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?