Favourite Quote – Lover Awakened

“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came … and I was awakened”

In some books I have a quote that sums it all up for me, makes me cry or laugh or and gives me shivers.
The following quote comes from Lover Awakened – Book 3 from the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. This story is about Zsadist, or Z, and his journey from being a cold, mean nasty Male to an friendly, gorgeous, open and soft Male.

by J. R. Ward
Published by Signet Eclipse
September 5, 2006
Book Three: Zsadist’s Story

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other – six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…