PRE-RELEASE SPOILERS: Lover At Last excerpt, release date and blurb

PRE-RELEASE SPOILERS: Lover At Last excerpt, release date and blurb

Lover At Last by JR Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 11)A short excerpt of Lover At Last has just been posted on J. R. Ward’s Facebook page (via @smexybooks and @StuffdBookshelf).

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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

According to the publisher’s website, Lover At Last will be out in hardcover on March 26, 2013. Here’s the blurb:

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 GalaxyEver After, Rendezvous or Rosemary’s to reserve a copy. (If you’re lucky, they sometimes get the books early!)


  1. nisa says:

    total bore……same guy + girl not gay r somthin but it would b excitin to hav somthin different an after all the heart breaks ,affection an emotion it would hav been better if she renewed the connection between blay an qhuinn……so total drop out!!!

  2. Kat says:

    I’m pretty sure this is going to be a gay romance between Qhuinn and Blay. But I agree that the blurb doesn’t seem to be worded very well.

  3. azteclady says:

    I wonder whether the publisher will force the Blay/Quhinn romance into a secondary slot, as happened with Suzanne Brockmann’s Jules/Robin in Force of Nature. Mind you, it’s been five years or so and things have changed some but still.

  4. Kat says:

    I thought this was the novella-that-became-a-novel. Really, I can’t see how they (author/publisher) could possibly justify a Qhuinn/Blay book that isn’t a gay romance. I understand they have to get females pregnant first — because, you know, having children is everything — but my expectation is that they’ll be done with that before they get their HEA.

    As I wrote that, I realised how very wrong this storyline has become, but I just want to read the book and close the chapter on the BDB already. (It will be my last book, or so I tell myself.) 

  5. Kat says:

    I’m hopeful this time. There’s no one else I’m emotionally invested in or curious about. I wanted to read Layla’s HEA but I can’t stand the character she’s paired with, so I’m happy to let it go.

  6. Decadence says:

    The blurb does seem to emphasise Qhuay moving in different directions, but it’s only when you get to the end that it says they’ll end up together. Maybe they’re trying to be careful how they couch the gay romance?
    I really don’t like Layla’s plotline. I also can’t stand who she looks like she’ll end up with and a gift on her part comes across more as a sacrifice she has yet to understand. I’m hoping this book will do something to alleviate the feeling that she’s being shortchanged yet again.
    Having said that’ I’m really looking forward to Blay and Qhuinn getting their act together. At Last.

  7. Destroyer of Souls says:

    I have a question for you :) Why you dont update informations about Qhuinn, Blaylock, Saxton, No’One, Tohrment, Xhex, John, Payne, Manny, Lassiter, BoB and Assail? :) cheet sheets needs new information ;)

  8. Kat says:

    We’re working on a better way to present the BDB information as it has become a HUGE undertaking to do the updates. Watch this space. :-)

  9. Cyd says:

    I cannot wait for this. Blay and Qhuinn? Yes. This has been to long anticipated: I was hoping that maybe they would get together in Tohrments book or even in Payne’s this has just been too … long.  The book is released on my birthday, guess what I’m getting? I’m going to curl into a ball and not come out until I’m done reading this book. I love J.R. Ward.

  10. ab1225 says:

    I feel like the book description is too vague. When it says “two hearts become one”, all I think is that Ward is going to literally merge the two together into one body. I can’t wait to read the book! Hopefully, I am wrong.

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