Countdown to Lover Mine

Countdown to Lover Mine

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Dark Lover by JR WardLover Eternal by JR WardLover Awakened by JR WardLover Revealed by JR WardLover Unbound by JR WardLover Enshrined by JR WardLover Avenged by JR WardLover Mine by JR Ward

In anticipation of the next book in J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Decadence has been hard at work updating the ever popular BDB cheat sheets. The cheat sheets summarise what we know so far about the Brothers and their world, based on the books already published.

We’ll be republishing the updated cheat sheets over the next two weeks, starting Monday. I’ve also created a page summarising all BDB-related posts on this blog.

Are you a fan of the BDB? Are you paying outrageous prices to get your hands on a copy as soon as possible (or via the virtual signing)? Can you bear to wait a week for the UK paperback edition?

I have to admit, I’m finding it difficult to justify the $40-odd for the US hardback. Aside from the cost, there was a lot of faff in Lover Avenged and it’s been a while since a BDB book featured a scene that made me gooey inside. So I think I’ll wait for the UK paperback. But, you know, every year I end up grabbing the hardback as soon as Galaxy has it out of the box, so I really don’t have much faith in my willpower.

Lover Mine is out in hardback (US) on April 27 and in paperback (UK) on May 6.



  1. krondor says:

    I’ve bit the bullet and ordered the hardback from the virtual signing, because I’m desperate. Good thing the Aussie dollar is strong at the moment!

  2. Kat says:

    krondor, you’re not alone. I believe Decadence is getting a copy from the virtual signing. Wandergurl is waiting for the UK release, and I’m still undecided (but definitely not forking out for the virtual signing).

  3. Decadence says:

    All I’ll say is that the overall cost is significantly higher this year but yes, the stronger exchange rate took some of the sting out of it. I’m just not sure what I’m going to do next year.

  4. AReader says:

    Amazon US charged $9.99 for the book.  It was 14, but a reduction prior to the 27th and they give the lowest price prior to shipping.
    Even with shipping to Australia, if you had all pre-ordered on Amazon, you’d have paid a quarter of the 39.99 price on Fishpond and I find it hard to believe – although I may be wrong – that shipping would cost 30 dollars Australian?
    And… the book would have been timed to reach you ON the 27th as far as possible.  That is the date I received mine.
    So, not just faster, but cheaper – and I would not want an e-book; there is something to a genuine book that e-books can’t touch – that, and if it is a book that I won’ t keep, I can resell it to a used bookstore; if it’s a book I WILL keep then I absolutely want it hard copy.

  5. Kat says:

    I don’t buy from Amazon so I’m not sure what the eventual price would’ve been—Wandergurl might know. I wasn’t too fussed this time around because the UK paperback is being released on May 3 (and I hear some have already arrived) so as long as I could hang on for about a week I’d be able to buy the book for less than $20.

    In terms of hardbacks to keep, Australian books are very rarely published in hardback so I suspect it’s not a format that most Aussie readers would seek out on purpose. (Our first releases are usually in C format – hardback dimensions but with a paperback cover).

    I tried to find out via Twitter if any Aussies got a hardback from Amazon, how much they paid for it and when it arrived but no one seems to have bought from Amazon. Some like to take the risk buying it locally in the hope that they’ll get it as close to the day of release as possible. Someone told me a while back that Amazon doesn’t ship to Australia until the day of release, but I’m not sure if that’s true or not.

    At any rate, my willpower held out and I’ll be getting the UK paperback edition. :D

    Have you read your book? What did you think? I’ve heard that Lover Mine is a bit more like the older books and gets back to the kind of writing that Ward used to do well, so I’m looking forward to seeing if that’s true!

  6. Decadence says:

    My copy of Lover Mine came in today from the virtual singing. Have you got yours yet, krondor?

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