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If you head over to J. R. Ward’s Facebook page, you’ll find a short excerpt of Lover At Last, book 11 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, featuring the much-anticipated romance between Qhinn and Blaylock. Here’s a tidbit (you need to click the link above for the entire excerpt):
“…oh, you having probs with Saxton? Really? How’d you like to go out and get a drink and talk about it? Yeah? Perfect. I’ll be your after dinner mint-”
Who knows if it will make it past the editing process, but I know all you BDB fans will take anything you can get. :D
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one.
You can pre-order the book online from The Book Depository, Amazon or Fishpond. If you prefer to support Australian booksellers, contact Galaxy, Ever After, Rendezvous or Rosemary’s to reserve a copy. (If you’re lucky, they sometimes get the books early!)