Makeup Monday: Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward + Giveaway


Makeup Monday is a weekly feature on Black Heart Reviews where we combine two of our favorites things: books and makeup! Hope you enjoy, and feel free to join in by posting your makeup regiment or beauty products on Monday via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MakeupMonday!

This week we are featuring one of Debbie’s most anticipated reads for December and the first book in the spin-off series of the wildly popular Black Dagger Brotherhood. If you’re a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood then you’ll understand the anticipation for this book.


Blood Kiss


Black Dagger Legacy #1
J.R. Ward

Paradise, blooded daughter of the king’s First Advisor, is ready to break free from the restrictive life of an aristocratic female. Her strategy? Join the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training center program and learn to fight for herself, think for herself…be herself. It’s a good plan, until everything goes wrong. The schooling is unfathomably difficult, the other recruits feel more like enemies than allies, and it’s very clear that the Brother in charge, Butch O’Neal, a.k.a. the Dhestroyer, is having serious problems in his own life.

And that’s before she falls in love with a fellow classmate. Craeg, a common civilian, is nothing her father would ever want for her, but everything she could ask for in a male. As an act of violence threatens to tear apart the entire program, and the erotic pull between them grows irresistible, Paradise is tested in ways she never anticipated–and left wondering whether she’s strong enough to claim her own power…on the field, and off.

Book Links: Amazon US | Paperback | Amazon UK | iTunes

BLOOD KISS is the first book in this series and will be released on December 1. Here’s what J.R. Ward has to say about her new series (source):

…where the BDB training center is reopened to a new cast of recruits, and THE ORIGINAL BROTHERS teach these FNUGs wassup. In the process of the new recruits falling in love and getting into a sh*t ton of trouble, THE ORIGINAL BROTHERS could be shown with their shellans, their Brothers, their people in the mansion, in a more prominent way than I’m able to do in the BDB books.

Paperback, yo. Not hardcover. Traditional PNR, just like DARK LOVER was in the old days.

Sex. Lot of sex.

As in, you might need your BBQ tongs. Maybe a flame retardant suit.

Maybe a fire truck on standby out in your front yard.

So… we have the first of the Black Dagger Legacy books, BLOOD KISS, coming out this December.

Now, let me say this: the ORIGINAL BROTHERS are still going to show up in the BDB books. Hell, yeah! And from time to time, a BDB book is going to be about them and their mate if there’s a big thing going on in their lives (think THE KING.) I am NOT taking a step away from the Brothers at all- if anything, I’m bringing them further to the forefront with the Black Dagger Legacy books.

But I miss my boys 🙁 I want to show you where they’re at. I want to take you back to them- in their new roles as… well, role models and teachers.


The Pretties

Because a vampy lip is so synonymous with fall, we felt it was only proper to introduce you to Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nosferatu and Vampira. These long wearing, full-coverage liquid lipsticks with a smooth, matte finish is perfect if you want to rock that vampy look this season. 

KVD - Vampy Lips

Nosferatu is a beautiful blood-crimson color that screams “Blood Kiss” while Vampira is a deep reddish burgundy that will have you looking a vampirette. 

The formula for these liquid lipsticks is quite fluid, so it may take a bit of practice if you aren’t experienced with such formulas, but once you have your technique down, these lipsticks are easy to use.  We do suggest applying two coats of these liquid lipsticks for better coverage and color pay off. 

With a simple, sparkly or smokey eye look, Nosferatu and Vampira are two vampy lip options you can totally rock this fall. 




We are giving away a Kindle or Paperback of BLOOD KISS (Winner’s Choice).
Open Internationally. Ends 11/30.

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  • Betül

    Zsadist will ALWAYS be my favorite!!!! What is not to like about them!!

  • I love most everything about Ward’s BdB series! I think my favorite brother is Vishious! No, Butch! No, John Matthews… This is just too difficult 😀

  • Alessandra P.

    Absolutely Z!! <3 <3 But I also love all the brothers and the way they care for each other!! *w*

  • Audrey Lei Pamfilo Lacambra

    Thank you for the chance!

  • Sydnee Walsh

    Love all her books. No favorite brother.

  • Angel Martin

    I love the way the brotherhood interacts with each other. Always flipping one another crap!! My favorite will always be Rehvenge

  • Diana Doan

    Ashamed to say that I haven’t read the BDB series yet. I’ve heard great things about it though and cannot wait to start.

  • Corissa Palfrey

    My favorite brother is Rhage!!

  • Farah K

    I really love those books..I’ve read each at least twice ..some even 4 times! My favorite is Zsadist..and i really love Vishious and Butch as well.

  • Alexa Ayana

    I really love BDB series, the story always complicated, unique and make me think.
    Every book represent different type of emotional loves. My fave brother is Zsadist and Vishous

  • Teja

    Everything, this is my favorite series ever! My favorite is Zsadist. <3

  • manda kelley

    I love this series!! I love the way the brothers are with each other. They tease and give each other a hard time but they also take care of each other. Rhage is my favorite but I LOVED Butch in his story.

  • Kat Rellim

    My favorite series ever!!! I’ve read paranormal but nothing compares to BDB the depth and detail in each story is amazing. My favorite BDB is Zhadist but I love them all!!!

  • Katarzyna

    BDB series is the best PNR I’ve ever read, there are no words to describe the epicness of the world J.R.Ward created, I’m in awe with every book! My favorite brother is Wrath, I love him the most <3

  • Love all her books. My favorite brother is Butch. Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Esther Gerdzen

    Love her books Zsadist is my favorite ?

  • Cynthia Aponte

    Wow. It’s so hard to choose my favorite. I’d have to say Wrath is mine.

  • Lea

    Haven`t read this series yet. It`s on my TBR!

  • Mariann Murvai

    Love this series!! <3

  • Maria A. Malaveci

    I have not read them yet, but they are at the top of my tbr list!

  • Sabrina Joy

    My favorite thing is that it’s intense and there’s this kind of raw emotion in them that makes you absolutely melt! I love Wrath a lot so he’s my favorite!

  • Jolanda LovestoRead

    I love her books Zsadist & Rhage are my favorites

  • sheila lawrence

    I love this whole series!!!

  • Petra V.

    What do I love about the BDB? Absolutely EVERYTHING! My favourite is Wrath ♥

  • Erin McFarland

    Love them all!

  • Linda Henderson

    I love them all. I like the stories and I’m a big fan of paranormal so I always enjoy that aspect.

  • I love this series. Really hot scenes and stuff

  • Jennifer McElroy

    Zsadist is my favorite brother!! Awesome series!!

  • Melissa Lamb

    I love the Brothers! I love them all dearly but Rhage is my ultimate favorite.

  • Yvette S

    Can’t wait for Blood Kiss! Will tide me over ’til The Beast comes out in 2016! BDB is my favourite series!

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