Teasers & spoilers
Tidbits about book 12 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, The King. Please note that there may be spoilers on this page. Newest items are first.
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The King is coming…
…and we know it because J. R. Ward has begun posting excerpts on her Facebook page: ‘You are everything to me.’
The second excerpt is a conversation between Wrath and Rhage: ‘Her eyes are right on you, and that smile of hers? Million bucks, my friend. Million f**king bucks.’
And then there’s a link to Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey dancing to Time of My Life. Um. Okay?
Anyway, if you’re thinking of getting a signed copy, it looks like the virtual signing site is still taking pre-orders. Not long to go now before Twitter explodes with the sound of a bajillion readers getting their BDB fix!
You can preorder the US hardcover of The King from the links below. It comes out March 25, 2014.
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Piatkus | 9780749959593 (C) | 9780451417053 (HB) | 9781101602188 (E)
Long live the King . . .
After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle – with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything – and everyone – at risk.
Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response – or the distance it creates between them.
The question is, will true love win out . . . or tortured legacy take over?
Let’s talk about s’Ex, baby…
Part of me is expecting this to be a massive BAZINGA, but J. R. Ward announced via Facebook that a character in the BDB world will be named s’Ex.
No idea yet if this character will be male or female. For all I know, it could be the unnamed Bastard, or a new Shadow, since the name has a similar structure to iAm, or maybe even Layla and Qhuinn’s young (although I have trouble seeing Qhuinn agreeing to the name) since Ward does seem to see several books ahead.
To give you an idea, Ward never says how far ahead she is, but she revealed that Payne would be the first female Brother years before the character ever made it onto the page.
I’m also assuming that the name will be pronounced ‘sex’ since she hasn’t specified, and just to avoid confusion, Xhex is pronounced ‘hex’, so they are completely different names.
What’s next? Phuck???
Let the speculation fly!
J. R. Ward has posted the US cover for her next Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, The King, on her official Facebook page. (Thank you, Decadence, for your vigilance in all matters relating to the BDB!)
As Decadence pointed out to me, the widow’s peak and the ring fit his description, and ‘the background looks fucking awesome’. I do agree with her in that I always pictured Wrath as being much larger, but maybe it’s just because all the BDB characters are written larger than life.
Check out those tight leather pants. I can’t even imagine how sweaty and stinky they get.
What? Am I ruining the illusion? ;-)
Black Dagger Brotherhood author J. R. Ward posted this video on her Facebook page from the Cincinnati signing confirming that the next book in the series will be called The King and definitely isn’t going to be about Xcor. It will be about Wrath and Beth having a baby.
Ward has hinted in the past that there were going to be novellas for Wrath and Beth as well as Rhage and Mary and their journeys to parenthood. With Lover at Last beginning its life as a novella, it looks like we may be able to hope for full-length novels for both couples, especially since she’s hoping to return to each couple by giving them their own books again.
The King will be released in around a year’s time in the US spring 2014.
Official spoilers from the signing were posted on Ward’s Facebook page here and it’s given us a lot to speculate on.