PRE-RELEASE SPOILERS: Lover At Last and Rapture excerpts plus virtual signing details

PRE-RELEASE SPOILERS: Lover At Last and Rapture excerpts plus virtual signing details

Lover At Last by JR Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11)If you’re hungry for clues about upcoming books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward, Decadence has put together what we think we know about what’s coming next. Includes excerpts from upcoming releases and dates for Ward’s virtual signing.

For a list of all BDB-related posts at Book Thingo, click here.

Okay, so I’ve been shamefully late with an update, but whenever something big happens like the release of the Lover At Last cover, I’m at work and Kat breaks the news first. But when I received a notification of two upcoming virtual signings, I knew I had to get off my butt and share all the little tidbits I’ve collected.

Lover At Last

The first line of the book will be (pending edits): ‘Now THAT is a motherf**kin’ whip!’

No context was given, but I think we could all guess who the obvious suspect is.


There has already been a quote from Rapture posted on Ward’s Facebook page, in which, although no names were used, I think it’s safe to assume it’s the heroine kissing the hero and wishing she could hold onto the moment but knowing that you can’t physically retain moments, despite the impact they make on you.

I’m sure we’ll see more closer to its release, scheduled for September 25.

Virtual signing news

The Fallen Angels series has been upgraded with a US hardcover release, so it will be included in Ward’s virtual signing program. It will be available for preorder from August 5, 8.30am New York time (August 5, 10.30pm if you’re in Sydney) until September 14. If you don’t like hardcovers, the local publisher will release a trade paperback shortly after the hardcover is published on September 25.

Lover Eternal (Rhage’s book) will also be reissued in hardcover and will available through the virtual signing from October 7, 8.30am (10.30pm in Sydney) until October 26.

Since the closure of The Bookstore in Kentucky, there is an official JR Ward Virtual Signing business, where her team coordinates the orders and dispatches of all the books. I think there was a combination between increased popularity of the virtual signing and possible lower stock levels, but the last virtual signing was forced to close early when they ran out of stock after their second or third order from the supplier. So if you have any interest in buying books from this signing, you need to act quickly so you don’t miss out. Put these dates into your calendar.

They offer different shipping options at different prices. The cheapest is the non-trackable First Class International for around $15 and the next option is closer to $45, but it is trackable. Of course they recommend the trackable option, but will not replace lost or stolen books shipped overseas whichever option is chosen. I’ve used the non-trackable First Class International and had books arrive in around a week, but Lover Reborn took closer to two weeks to arrive. Obviously I’m not making any guarantees either.

J. R. Ward at RT Con 2012

J. R. Ward and Jessica Andersen got together for a session at the RT convention in Chicago earlier this year, and Alpha Heroes posted some very interesting highlights from the event. I so wish I could have been there, especially since there was a swear jar and she had to make a few deposits.

J. R. Ward Lover Reborn signing

Liza has done it again! I wish I could be in America so I could travel to her in-store signings and take my own notes on the Q and As, but since I can’t, at least Blogging by Liza can. She’s got some really great notes that are definitely worth checking out.

Have you heard any new BDB spoilers? What are you looking forward to most in the series? Let us know!

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Decadence's fascination with vampires can be blamed on Anne Rice and although she reads urban fantasy, historical romance, romantica and crime, her first and undying love is paranormal romance. She works in a bookstore and gets no sympathy for the sheer volume of work she brings home, not to mention the TBR mountain that will never be surmounted. Her guilty pleasures include (in no particular order) chocolate, pizza, sleeping in and Alexander Skarsgard and she is a final assessment away from holding a full pistol licence.


  1. KB says:

    Yes, I was hungry for book info — but now — now I’m starving for them to be in my hands! ;) Thanks guys for BDB news, and all that you do! It helps me sleep a little better at night ;P

  2. KB says:

    Oops, forgot to answer the question… I’m hoping for a Layla/Qhuinn needing flashback. I’m hoping for Wrath to get even with Xcor, but for the bug-baddie to have an HEA with Layla. I dont want a love triangle involving Saxton or Layla. Q can see his daughter whenever he wants. :) I want happiness for Throe. I want ALL the brothers still present in each story: that includes Rhev, the sympaths and what is up with Mhurder?! :) I hope Q & John are inducted in this one, and that Manny takes a walk on the vamp side now… Plus hearing about all the novellas for the brothers and their babies is really cute! Ahem…I mean…totally bad ass!!!! ;D

  3. Decadence says:

    Have you noticed that since the vampires have young, the lessers smell like sweet decomp instead of baby powder? :P
    I don’t think you’ll get much of a flashback between Qhuinn and Layla because they won’t end up together, but I’m sure (although I could be wrong because I’m not the author) that there will be no love triangle involving Qhuay. I’d like to see Saxton happy because he’s building Blay up and knows he’s just a placeholder until he and Qhuinn get their shit together and doesn’t resent either of them. Not to say Blay has no feelings for Saxton, but he’s obviously still in love with Qhuinn.
    I so want Wrath to lay the smackdown on Xcor and I don’t want him to end up with Layla. It’s like when an amazing girl ends up with a douche because she doesn’t realise she could do better. I think we’re going to see a contehst (cohntest?) between Throe and Xcor, especially since we’re seeing a change in the power dynamic between them within the Band of Bastards. I could accept Layla with Throe, but not Xcor.
    After all this time, I would have expected Murhder to return to the fold, since he was introduced a couple of books ago and there’s been no mention of him since.

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