This past weekend, J.R. Ward did a book signing in Radcliff, Kentucky. An acquaintance of mine attended this signing and she she took notes during the question/answer session. She is kindly letting me share them with you today. She gets all the credit for getting this information, but she doesn’t want to share her name. So thank you!
Before we get into it let me remind you that J.R.Ward does not allow information learned at a signing to be posted on her message board or Yahoo group – so don’t run over there and post. They will get ya ;)
Also, she is having an online chat Friday October 15th at 8pm. I am sure a lot of this information will come out again at that time.
THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW FOR THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD AND FALLEN ANGEL SERIES. You have been warned!
We are getting 6 new brothers.
This makes sense because she plans to keep the series going and she is running out of people to write about. No other details as to when we meet them or who they are.
There WILL be Qhuinn and Blay stuff in Lover Unleashed. JR re-confirms that their story will likely be formatted in a big novella, but doesn’t confirm when she’ll write it or any release date.
I like the sound of a “big novella. I heart QHUAY!!!!!
Lassiter gets his own book, but not before Tohr. And when asked if No’one (aka Xhex’s mom) and Tohr will get together, JR Ward put her hands together in the shape of a heart.
Does Layla get her own story – JR Ward says her signature “keep reading.”
Which to me means YES! LOL.
JR re-confirms that Rhage and Mary will get a baby in their Slice of Life. Both Slices of Life are still on schedule. Sometime in later 2011. By around June or so, we should get their exact release dates. (Wrath/Beth is the other Slice of Life being released)
Big New for Vishous – I am just going to copy this directly from my friend, so in her words:
Big problems for Jane and V in Lover Unleashed.
What’s interesting about V in Lover Unleashed is that he’s fallen in love, but he’s still got that ice thing going on.
The stuff with the Scribe Virgin will blow V up. How she’s treated V…and his sister… “She (SV) takes her G–damn daughter and throws her in a freaking closet? I’m like, who does that?” So V’s going to lose it. Big time…..And then shit happens with Doc Jane…And then something REALLY big happens, and I almost left it out. I called my publishers about it, thinking it was too far – it couldn’t happen – and they told me to play it safe and leave it out. But I started writing and the book refused to not go there <–(that’s what she just told her NY publisher about 2 weeks ago). The story would feel like something was missing if I left it out I’d be cheating the story and the fans. “I can’t not write this. It’s part of what happens. And it’s part of the way V finds himself really connecting with Jane…even though it’s a total fucked up way, but that’s not a news flash..this is V” She’s nervous, but she’s written Lover Unleashed exactly as it was shown to her, and she can’t do it any other way.
Then J.R. Ward is asked:
So V’s got your publishers nervous….does it have anything to do with BDSM?”
And she responds – “What the fuck do you think it’s going to have to do with. It’s not his fashion sense! I will say that that is VERY accurate. The reason why I’m a little twitchy is because of his…predilections that may need to be expressed…in…a certain way."
Someone then asked if Butch would be involved in that (V’s exploration) JR teases us and plays dumb: “Whooo?”…“I don’t know that guy.”
Yay J.R. Ward. I love that she stood up and said the story has to be told this way! So I am predicting from this answer that he has a BDSM moment with another dude. Right?? Butch??? OMG, hold me up I’m swooning ;) I don’t know – If he does something with Butch, then both Jane and Marissa would be hurt unless they somehow encourage it? Oh V. This makes me so darn excited for Lover Unleashed!!!!
Yes, the promise that SV demanded from Wrath will come to light but she doesn’t know when or where.
She mentions how Lover Enshrined and Lover Unbound were not quite right. Not enough V/Jane time and not enough focus on Phury. She says the romance is more back on track now.
*nodding* Lover Mine totally brought back the romance.
Re-confirmation that Lash isn’t really dead, due to the manner of his death (no Butch soul-sucking occurred). JR doesn’t know when he’ll appear again. “Not anytime soon”
Lots of hinting and tap dancing around whether Manny & Butch are related.
When asked if Lassiter is the missing Angel in Covet she says she doesn’t know.
Jim Heron will be returning to Caldwell. He needs to find Sissy’s body.
(Remember the drained, upside down dead girl in the Covet’s extremely creepy shower scene?)
Re-confirms that JM and the brothers will NEVER know that he his Darius, reincarnated. But JM’s seizures will continue to occur from time to time.
She did confirm that a major character of the 3rd Fallen Angels book will be in Lover Unleashed. My friend was sitting in the back and may have heard the third book will be called Envy – but she can’t confirm that.
She stresses that the BDB and Fallen Angels worlds are different and separate, with their own sets of rules
Will Jim Heron, Adrian Vogel, or Eddie Blackhawk (Fallen Angels series) be one of the souls to be saved? Yes she says, but will not say who.
She says the merchandise is far overdue and she needs to get moving on it.
So there you go. I love that J.R. Ward gives us these tidbits to discuss – it is part of the reason why I love this series so much. Less than six months to go to Lover Unleashed – are you ready? :)