The latest news on the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by our resident guru, Decadence. Updated 2/6/2013: Dates edited.
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Lover at Last has come in at 592 pages long and 199,807 words, 650 words longer than Lover Reborn. It’s been a tough road, with J. R. Ward’s hard drive getting destroyed, erasing fifty pages of the story, and then restored by a techie Marine and a data retrieval specialist. In the lead-up to Lover at Last’s release in March, Ward has been posting quotes on her Facebook page:
Blay walks past Qhuinn like he doesn’t exist Qhuinn prepares for death “…where upon Layla grows a set” A humble Qhuinn kisses Blay, but it’s not their first hook-up of the book Qhuinn kissing Blay (Blay’s POV) Blay finds out that Qhuinn attacked Saxton Layla acknowledging the important things in life I don’t know what it relates to, but she’s also asked Brazilian readers how a granddaughter would respectfully refer to her grandmother.
There will be five virtual signings this year, with Lover Awakened already closed. The business only orders a finite number of books and once that runs out, that’s it, no more. It’s unconfirmed, but I suspect she signs around 2000 copies of each book. The signings typically open around a month prior to the release date when they are sent out, last around a week, and only offer hardcovers. Here are the dates so far of the other virtual signings in Australian EST: Lover At Last Opening for preorder: January 29, 2013 at 12:30am (January 28, 2013 at 8:30am US EST) Release: March 26, 2013 The open date has been pushed back a day because Team Ward has negotiated better international postage rates, but they take effect on the 29th, our time. Lover Revealed Opening for preorder: June 3, 2013 at 10:30pm (June 3, 2013 at 8:30am US EST) Release: July 2, 2013 Possession: Fallen Angels Book #5 Opening for preorder: August 25, 2013 at 10:30pm (August 25, 2013 at 8:30am US EST) Release: October 1, 2013 Lover Unbound Opening for preorder: October 6, 2013 at 11:30pm (October 6, 2013 at 8:30am US EST) Release: November 5, 2013 For more info or to place an order, go to www.wardenvs.com