Butch is the first human to be allowed to stay with the Brotherhood because Vishous had dreamed of him. In the first book Dark Lover, Butch falls instantly for the beautiful Marissa(a female vamp and Wrath's former shellan). Marrisa, though greatly attracted to Butch is afraid she would kill him because he is human and cannot provide a vein for her. Only a male vamp can do this without being in danger. As the story progresses clues are given to suggest that Butch may be more than human. V "looks" deep and finds out that this is indeed the case. Butch truly becomes a Lover Revealed!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-01-15 Newbies to Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood may struggle to fill in the backstory, but these erotic paranormals are well worth it, and frighteningly addictive. The six "brothers" are vampires: enormous, tattooed, tormented warriors who protect other vampires from destruction by the "lessers," desouled humans in the evil Omega's Lessening Society. Hero and ex-cop Butch is the only human allowed into the Brotherhood's inner circle, but Butch is no mere human, a fact suspected by one of his vamp colleagues, and confirmed by the sinister plans of the Omega. The book is fully committed to its urban sensibility, the vampires' rarified language (a glossary is provided) and their revved-up sex drives, and it all works to great, page-turning effect (with the notable exception of a chick lit-like attention to designer brands). Though Butch's love interest, the virginal, aristocratic vampire Marissa, initially elicits more annoyance than empathy, she grows a spine as the book progresses and Butch's destiny comes to light. In just two years, the first three books in the series have earned Ward an Anne Rice-style following, deservedly so; this entry should prove no less popular. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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