It’s no secret that I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood world JR Ward has created. There have been six books:
1. Dark Lover – Wrath and Beth
2. Lover Eternal – Rhage and Mary
3. Lover Awakened – Zsadist and Bella
4. Lover Revealed – Butch and Marissa
5. Lover Unbound – Vishous and Jane
6. Lover Enshrined – Phury and Cormia
Plus, the BDB Insider’s guide which came out last year.
The seventh book in the series, Lover Avenged, Rehvenge and Ehlena’s story comes out April 28th. Here are some of the hints and teasers JR Ward has confirmed through chats and signings:
1. The Princess (the person that blackmailed Rehvenge for sex in Lover Enshrined) is his sister!! Ewwwww….yucky brother/sister sex. She is his half-sister, but that doesn’t really make it better. I am under the impression he does not know she is his sister….that should play out real well when he finds out :)
2. Rehv has a special barb that comes out of his paranormal penis during sex and latches on and holds tight. Not sure how Ehlena will feel about this. Not sure how anyone would feel about this. I feel the need to go on…
3. Qhuinn and Blay – SIGH!!! I want them together!! JR Ward has not confirmed or denied they will eventually end up together. It sounds like Blay ends up with Saxton (Qhuinn’s cousin) in this book. (For the time being).
4. Wrath and Beth play a prominent part in this book. I believe the first line of the book is, “The King must die.” I assume that is directed at Wrath….
5. We will see ALL of John Matthew and Xhex. Woot! I am a huge John Matthew fan. His book, Lover Mine, comes out next year. JR Ward has confirmed Xhex is his HEA. During one of her chats she mentioned JM was seriously injured, I believe a slash to the throat. She didn’t give a timeline but I assume it happens during Lover Avenged at some point.
6. This might not have a lot to do with Lover Avenged, but JR Ward has said we have seen but have not heard Tohr’s future HEA. There are a couple that fit that – No’one, Rhym (she works at the safehouse) and a few others that escape my mind at the moment.
7. Payne is released at the end of Lover Enshrined. She had been held captive by mommy dearest (the Scribe Virgin) for a loooonnng time. She is also Vishous’ twin sis…that he has no idea exists. Cannot wait for that reunion.
JR Ward’s message boards have ALL the information you need if you are a fan of this series. I think there are something like 20,000 members. Each brother has his own forum, each book has its own forum. Plus, there are forums to talk about everything NOT related to the books. I usually post in the “library” it is a great place to get book recommendations. They are also starting a book club, and a vote was taken – we are starting the Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I have read the series, but only once. It will be fun to reread them. The book club will start sometime in April.
Also – The Brothers will sporadically appear on the message boards and chat with each other and sometimes with the members…it is a lot of fun when they show up. With the new book coming out, I have no doubt that they will be showing up soon. It is almost always unannounced, so if you don’t happen to be online when they show, you can always read about it later. Yes, I realize it is actually JR Ward as the various brothers, but it is fun to get carried away with it. She has an amazing sense of humor..and you will no doubt crack up at whatever the brothers get into.