J.R. Ward Interview

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

J.R. Ward

Ms. Ward is author of one of the most popular vampire romance book series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
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Give us an update on yourself. What's your latest news?
I'm thrilled that my newest Black Dagger Brotherhood book is out September 25th! LOVER UNBOUND is Vishous's story and it's all about the Brother with the ‘unconventional interests' and the glowing hand. I'm proud of his book, but I will say it was the hardest to write- which doesn't surprise me! V's a very reserved kind of male- he doesn't like people all up in his biz. So he wasn't into the writing process as much as some of the others have been.
After V comes Phury's LOVER ENSHRINED, which is the book I'm writing now. After Phury is Rehvenge – and I have a feeling that's going to be a real doozy of a story! Rehv is along the lines of V – trouble with fangs.

How long does it take you to write a book?
It takes me about nine months from outline to finished first draft and then there are revisions and copy edits and galley proofing. I outline extensively – I have to, because there are so many points of views in the Brotherhood books. It's paramount, when I sit down to write, that I know where I'm going and what's doing with everyone!

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I write every single day. No matter what, no excuses. Discipline is important to me so every morning I make my coffee and plant my butt in front of the computer and go until it's time for my midday run. Then I write more in the afternoons and evenings. I like to work, but I also have tight deadlines to meet and I'm never, ever satisfied with what I do – so I'm pretty much wrapped in the Brothers all the time!

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
My books come to me like movies in my head and my job is to put the scenes in a coherent order then get them on the page to the best of my ability. I'm not sure where the ideas come from! I just know that so far there seems to be a lot of them and for that I am eternally grateful. I will say that I have no control over the stories – if I try to muscle them in any way when I'm writing, the visions dry up and I'm left with nothing. So… what's in my head is the boss of me!

What do you think makes a good story?
I think good conflict and credible surprises make for an excellent story: conflict makes people change and change is interesting to watch and measure in others. And surprises are the name of the game! Predictability is uninteresting and not all that realistic – how much of our real lives do we have control over? Not that much. So good fiction to me, mirrors that aspect of life, that sense that we're headed into the future on a wing and a prayer LOL!

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Honestly? I find everything a challenge. It's all work for me. From the big picture planning to the word by word execution. Like a lot of writers I know, in order for things to come across as smooth, you have to put a lot of sweat equity in! But I'm not complaining – I love what I do and am grateful for every single day I have writing.

How many books have you written? Do you have a favorite?
I've written fourteen books for publication so far (I'm working on my fifteenth) and I don't have a favorite. I will say that I won't reread LOVER AWAKENED because it upsets me too much – some of those scenes from Zsadist's past are just too horrid. Actually… wait… yeah, I think maybe Z's book is my favorite. He is my favorite hero of all the books I've written so yes, LOVER AWAKENED is both at the top of my list but also the one I won't read again.

Who or what has influenced your writing?
The scenes in my head are what influence me LOL! The things I see… I find them so compelling I just have to get them out and onto the page. They are what drive me.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Oh, this is a hard one! But I would have to say Suzanne Brockmann. I have been reading her for YEARS and I love every single one of her books. She is a spectacular writer, her prose is clean and mainstream, her heroes are fabulous (she can really do the male POV right) and her heroines are the kind of women I'd be friendly with. It has been my profound good fortune to get to know her personally and she has been incredibly generous with her advice and support.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
My mentor is Sue Grafton who writes the Kinsey Millhone series of mysteries (A is for Alibi, etc.) I met her before I was published and she has guided me through ups and downs and been there for our weekly walks through rain and shine. She has taught me so much about both craft and the business side of things. She's very smart and direct and has been known to give me a good boot in the pants when I need one

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I'm fortunate and hear from the Brothers' readers a lot! Folks have been really supportive of the series and I particularly like to hear which Brother is someone's favorite and why. The breakaway favs seem to Zsadist and Vishous – the super bad boys of course LOL!

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I'm just so very grateful for their support. Incredibly grateful. With each book, I try to continue to earn and be worthy of their trust and kindness.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write every day! That's the big one for me. Writing is like anything else, the more you do it, the better you get at it. The other thing would be to read as much as you can – to develop your own internal editor. By focusing on what works and doesn't work in books, you can teach yourself a lot about craft. Finally, I would suggest joining the Romance Writers of America because of the fabulous resources and networking opportunities that RWA brings to its members.
Oh! And one last one: follow your passion – write the kind of books YOU want to read. Your fascination will come through in your writing!

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88 Responses to “J.R. Ward Interview”
  1. Sasha says:

    Hey Mrs. Ward. I started to read one of your BDB books, I lust picked up one, and I didnt know it was a series, so I just finished “Lover Eternal” (Rhages’ story).

    I really loved the stories (Even though I didnt read them in order.) My favorite Brother is “Vishous, then Butch, then Wrath.”

    When i read about Zsadist, I was like ‘dang he’s skinny’ and scary, before he took a mate. This should be put in a movie I think.

    I can’t wait to read about ‘Phury’. Oh and when I read about Darius and when he ‘blew up’ i almost cried.

    These stories made me addicted, i read one book in 2 days, and the Lover Unbound in about a week, I even read the books at work.

    Also John I think is cool too. I also read like 3 of L. A. Banks’ books i like them too.

  2. Ashley says:

    hey i totally love the black dagger brother hood after i read the first one i was addicted lol thanks for writing them!!!

  3. Julie says:

    I absolutely love this series. My favorite is Rhage… I never liked to sit and read but for some reason the books caught my attention I have read the whole series in order and now I am reading Phury’s book and cant wait until Rev’s book comes out.

  4. jamaica says:

    omg i love Wards books , my fav has to be wrath. Blind men are sexy!

  5. nana says:

    i absolutely adore bdb they have inspired me in so many ways and i read zsadists book first and then dark lover and then eternal and i skipped awakened bec i already read it and then butch and then vichous and finally phury.

  6. nana says:

    and kerry aka chusni introduced it to me and i like to belive its real when i can

  7. Ines says:

    Hello J. R Ward,

    I’m am such a big fan of your brotherhood series, i wait anxiously for your newest books and absolutely love your style of writting. Im an avid reader and hope one day that i will be able to write like you : ). Thank you so much and keep up the great work.

  8. Ines says:

    Oh and i almost forgot my fav books are Zadists and V’s books because there both badasses with hearts. I can’t wait for John and Paynes books.

  9. nella says:

    I loved all of JR Ward’s up until the latest book, i was trully disappointed the main characters got lost in other plots that were going on. there was more romance between the gay characters and that was really a dispointment. i like my vampires 6’6 badasses and straight.

  10. Ang says:

    I so love these books. My favorite is Zadist and Bella’s brother Rev. They are the sexiest, hottest Vamp’s in time. I’m really looking forward to Rev’s story. Keep em coming J.R !!!!

  11. Zinnia says:

    I am so in love with BDB books. Vishous is my all time fave. John Mathew is starting to become my second fave. I read these books so fast it’s heart breaking having to wait for the next. I’m counting down the days.
    As for the hot man on man romance, i loved every minute of it.

  12. Angie says:

    I am desperate to read the next novel. I just can’t take my mind off those vampires. I’m hoping John can also have his own story, I think he is so fascinating. Z and Wrath are my favorite vampires cause they can be cruel sometimes but they are so into their shellans, It’s breathtaking.

  13. frea says:

    i love wrath and elizabeth!i read it almost everyday i cant get enough! i cant wait john’s story ! (Elizabeth’s father.

  14. frea says:

    i bought all the BD Brotherhoods novels! I love all the chars.
    -frea from Philippines

  15. dawnyetta says:

    hey ms.ward
    Absolutly love this series can’t wait till the next one comes out. Zsadist is probably my favorite out of all the brothers. i really like your way you write because it is so vivid

  16. Carmen says:

    My favorite brother is Zsadist. He has been through so much and I am happy that he has found the love of his life. Can’t wait for your next book.

  17. debbie says:

    AWESOME!! Stephanie Meyers got me addicted to vampires! but after reading the brotherhood series I’m waiting to find another series that even compares to the Brothers!!

  18. Jules says:

    Love all the books and brothers but particularly enjoy the background continuing stories. Can no longer enjoy the smell of baby powder! Its the little teasers like tohrs return, the fallen angel and the youngster (john & co) that fascinate me. Can’t wait to see where you are taking us all in this magic alternate world. Thank you for the entertainment

  19. Jennifer says:

    I absolutely love the BDB books. I haven’t found another book yet that compares to the the Brother’s book. Zsadist and Vishous are my two favorites.

  20. megan says:

    Man I love my brothers. My favorite one is Zsadist then Quinn. I can’t wait for Rev’s book. And I think J R ward should make a TV series like on HBO because they can’t fit it all in a movie plus you could watch them at home over and over again.

  21. Sarah says:

    Do you think you’ll consider making this series into a movie series? I love the brothers…my favorite’s Wrath then Rhage. Thank you for these exciting novels. I’m never bored with all the events.

  22. antonia says:

    i love all the books, i fell in love with each everyone of the characters. i just wish there is a continue, to some of the characters, please dont stop writting they are a great stories.

  23. JESSICA says:

    I’m an avid reader and have truly fallen in love with your style of writing. The only other author i can even classify in your caliber is perhaps Anne Rice. The Brotherhood is a fabulously inventive world and the brothers themselves are well, HOT! I cannot wait for the series to continue and think that your writing would be very adaptable to the big screen. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  24. lacy says:

    JR ward I am an avid vampire romance reader and JR ward is by far the best you have to read all the series its like you read one and then you cant wait to read the rest.

  25. robin says:

    i absolutley love the black dagger brotherhood.Lover awakened was so sad i cant believe what happened to wellsie.i loved dark lover wrath he is do great.I can picture everything happening when i read the books.I aint got to read the others cause i cant find them ive only read Dark Lover and Lover Awakened and i fell inlove with them Zsadist’s life story was awful i felt my heart break but when he got a family in the end it was so heartwarming.I cant wait to get the others and find out what else happens in the brotherhood.

  26. robin says:

    Also you really need to make a movie series out of it on DVD so all your fans can watch there favorite romance characters over and over again.

  27. marya says:

    love all the series i just finish phury and im dying to have more of the bdb cant wait to meet rehv…

  28. marya says:

    wrath and phury are my fave both are smart and sexy!!!

  29. vicky young says:

    i absolutly love this particular vamp. series i’m waiting 4 lover avehnged and cant wait i’m so excited this is the best vamp. series i’ve read in my life i also cannot wiat for the reat to come out. thnx J.R. 4 creating them

  30. victoria young says:

    j.r
    i own all your books even the ones not bout the brothers. i am a vamp. fanatic and i have to say that youre books rocked my sox.lol.

  31. Miss jonesy says:

    I love all of the books and have read them twice. You just cant get enough of them and am really looking forward to the latest release at the end of this month!!

  32. katie henk says:

    Hi.

    I loooooooooooooooove the bdb. I started with Z and to this day he remains my fav. The order in which these boys are my favs is

    Zsadist
    Wrath
    Vishous
    Rhevenge
    Rhage
    Thorment
    Butch
    John
    Blay
    Quein
    Phury

    I am addicted to these books and in my mind there are only two series that even come close to Ms. Wards books. Those series are Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark-Hunter novels and Gena Showalters Lords of the Underworld.

  33. nallita says:

    Greatings Ms Ward

    I love your books. I am rereading them for the third time now. The story lines are absolutely captaviating. Of all the books I am absolute inlove with Revenge. Though I would have to say I would run into a burning building for Dark Lover, Lover Awakened and Lover Avenged.

    I am absolutely desperate to read about Layla, Selena, Amelya, John, Xhex, Quinnin- we know he is one of your favorites, Baylock, Nalla, and other children of the brotherhood.

    I love the fact that they like humans but the CHOSEN needs love TOO!!!!!

    Lots of love Your dearest fan….AB

  34. nallita says:

    Greatings Ms Ward

    It is being shown of line that baylock is gay???? fact or fiction… I have not picked up on that at all…

    Readers for all we know he is saving himself for a chosen… look at phury :)

  35. nallita says:

    Greatings Ms Ward

    I keep remembering all kinds of things I want to say…. like Thor I am truly looking forward to reading his book, along with iam, Trez, pyane, and Lassiter’s book as well…..

    Thanks …AB-Nallita

  36. victoria says:

    in replyenc to nallita coment about Quin he is gay he says so in the 5th or 6th book and he also tells Quin that he wants 2 have a reltionship with him and that he loves him and also he is hurt every time he see’s or hears Quin haveing sex with a woman and he says to Blay that when he trys having sex with a woman thet it dosent fell right and that it has to be a guy so Quin is gay, And he is in love with Blay

  37. kimid71 says:

    Hello JR Wonderful…err…i mean Ward! :)
    But it is very true that u ARE wonderful! And so is the BDB series! OMG! by far the best series out there! (and i read ALOT of good ones!) i actually started the series at the very first when Wraths book was released and was hooked immediately! im not sure if i can choose a favorite character cuz each one is unique and they all compliment each other so well! Z is probably the closest front runner for my fav..i have to say tho that Lover Enshrined was my favorite book! OMG! i cried!! so incredible!…oh and dont let anyone tell u that the man on man action needs to be left out!..lol..cuz let me say, ive broke out in a sweat with some of the heat!! Hawt! keep up the awesome work and always write what ur rice crispies are tellin ya!! (yeah i read the handbook too..lol)

    Love ya!!
    Hardcore BDB fan,
    Kimi

  38. kimid71 says:

    hello all :)
    back again! so nice to stumble upon JR Ward fanatics like myself..lol..i was readin thro some of the posts and noticed one question was about Quinn bein gay…(not tryin to step on any toes here, but…) Victoria has part of it correct….Blay is the one who is gay..he confesses to Quinn that he’s gay and that he’s in love with Quinn in Lover Enshrined..he tells Quinn (which ironically Quinn already knew Blay loved him) that everytime hes tried havin sex with a woman it doesnt feel right..Quinn isnt gay (bi possibly?)…he has a healthy love for women, and tells Blay that IF he were into males, he would be interested in him..they do proceed with a very intiment kiss and Quinn tells Blay he wants him to be happy and find someone to love..he also says he’ll pummel any male who dares to hurt Blay..is that because theyre simply best friends? or cuz Quinn COULD feel more? idk..only JR and the talkin rice crispies know for sure..lol..but if anything id say Quinn would swing both ways..which could actually make for a VERY interestin threesome with just the right female!!…~waves hand in air~..Ooo pick me! pick me!! :P

    love ya’s,
    JR’s Junkie,
    Kimi

  39. lovereader says:

    hi i just want to say, J.R Ward books are so so so hot! i mean come on if you have not read her books you needs to. you would really enjoy. JR ward+writing=hot/sexy

  40. JEANNIE BROWN says:

    Dear Mrs. J.R Ward, I just love your Black Dagger Brotherhood novels, I have six of your books, but I’ll have to get the 7th one soon. But my main question is , when will you put out the book about John Matthew? I know he is Darius, but I would really like to read about him. I would also love to have your autograph ! Sincerly, Jeannie Brown

  41. nikkinlv says:

    First off, I wanted to thank JR for such great writing…I think the “needing” scene in LA is the best sex scene ever in any book!!! Secondly, this is in response to Kimi…you are histerical!!! I lmao at your posts…hehehe…”pick me, pick me!!! what a hoot! When does John’s book come out exactly…I am done with the series so far and am jonsing for the next installment?

    Best,
    Nikki

  42. CHULA4YOU says:

    OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE BOOKS,I WAS READING JACQUELYN FRANK AND HAD FINISHED ALL HER BOOKS AND WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ALONG THE SAME LINES. AND BARNES AND NOBLES KEPT BRINGING ME TO DARK LOVER, OF COURSE I WAS NOT INTO IT, THE EXCEPTS DIDN’T EXCITE ME. ONE DAY I WAS IN BARNES AND NOBLE AND BOUGHT DARK LOVER WELL THAT WAS IT I WENT BACK TWO DAYS LATER AND BOUGHT ALL THE REST OF THE BOOKS, HOLY MOLY I LOVE THESE GUYS IT MAKE ME WANT TO GO TAKE A DRIVE UPSTATE AND SEEKS THEM OUT LOL. NO BUT SERIOUSLY,IM HOOKED I CAN’T FIND ANYONE ELSE THAT I WANNA READ I’VE READ RHAGE’S BOOK THREE TIMES AND WRATHS TWO. IM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SERIES COMING OUT. A MOVIE OR CABLE SHOW IS DESPERATLY NEEDED. I’VE EVEN FOUND THE PERFECT PHURY ( NO TO OBSSESSED ) LOL. WELL I’M GOING TO GO BACK TO WRITING MY VAMPIRE LOVE STORY, HOPE WHEN I GET PUBLISHED YOU ALL WILL READ AND LOVE MY STORIES TOO.
    BYE FOR NOW
    RIKKI

  43. leann says:

    I love this series of the bdb! I am not a huge reader, but I can not put these down:) It puts me in a fantasy world to escape the everyday in my own life and something to dream about. I love all of the brothers! I hope that you continue to write this series..for a long time:) I would love to see these as movies (but I have to say I don’t like the long hair, when I read I just picture what I want..lol)

  44. cassidy says:

    HI… AM FROM THE PHILIPPINES… FROM THE TIME I FIRST READ MS. WARD’S MASTERPIECES, IM HOOKED AND GLAD TO BE ONE. I JUST THOUGHT SHE’S A GREAT DEAL OF A GENIUS…HOPE I COULD WRITE AS VIVID AND CONVINCING AS SHE IS…

  45. Kimi says:

    Hey all!…Nikki, love that i gave u a giggle there..lol..i strive to entertain! :) …but i was honestly bein totally serious!! :O …oh my! to be a fly on the wall durin some of those scenes!!..lol….but i love a writer who does their craft well…creates a great story while able to keep a sense of humor intact…JR is a master!..her stories are completely tight and i have no idea how she managed it without havin outlined the story far in advance (which she claims she didnt)…its friggin amazin!!……while JR is def top of my list, a few other great series some of u might wanna try while anxiously waitin for the next book in the BDB series to arrive ~sigh~..such a looong wait….Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series is really good (ive laid ink on myself for her..lol) but i admit she gets some confusin with he characters & plots…they get too complex i think…but still def worth the read!…i also recommend Gena Showalter…she has several worth while series, includin the Atlantis series & the Lords of the Underworld series……i also love Kresley Cole and her Immortals After Dark series…AWESOME!…ive been an avid reader of paranormal romance for over 16 yrs…thankfully its not as hard to find now days as it was back then!..lol…cuz lets face it girls, theres nuttin sexier then a man with glowin eyes & elongated teeth!! :P lol…i’ll be around…feel free to ask about a series or for additional good reads…i can give ya’s a list as big as a Brother’s Bulge! ~evil grin~…i really couldnt help myself there..lol…
    Take care all for now,
    JR.’s Junkie,
    Kimi

  46. Cindy says:

    This is the best freaking series ever. I have read all 7 of them and Z’s story is the best, followed by V’s and while I agree with Nikki about the needing scene, I cannot look at a bathroom sink again without getting a little flushed. Can u say OMG!!! V. These guys are all badazz, hot, and the ultimate fantasy. Another series that is worth reading was the Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian.

  47. Frea says:

    I read all the Black Brother novels and oh my gosh im so hook with all of them. My Favorite is Wrath. Hes just so hot even though he was totally blind now in Rhevenge’s story.(Sniff!) Well maybe Ms. Ward wants him to totally focus in King’s duty and all and stop fighting.And Elizabeth his wife is so special. My 2nd favorite is Rhevenge.Gosh i just adore him. The sex scenes are steaming hot! Hands down to Ms. Ward.And please i hope John will finally realize Elizabeth is his daughter!

  48. CIARA says:

    HEY IM JUST FINISHED READING LOVER UNBOUND WOW, I REALLY GOT IT, I HAVE A COUPLE OF UR OTHER BDB BOOKS ORDERED I CANT GET ENOUGH NOW. WHEN IS UR NEXT BOOK OUT

  49. Tabatha flow says:

    Omg bdb was the best series I have ever read now that’s it’s over w Johns book r there any other v series u would recommend. I’ve tried to get into other books but none were as good as yours. U should definately write another v series!!

  50. Tabatha flow says:

    U mean his sister?

  51. Kecia says:

    Tabatha,
    Try reading the midnight series by Lara Adrian, it reminds me of the BDB, and it”s pretty damn good.

  52. Kecia says:

    sorry I ment Ciara try reading the Lara adrian midnight series, it’s pretty Damn good.

  53. evelyn says:

    ms. ward…thank you so much for the bdb books! i love them all…was hooked from the very first one…my daughter-in-law is hooked also…we hope you continue to provide us with such exciting, alluring books, with larger than life men and women. keep them coming and God keep you safe and happy…

  54. Lourdes says:

    Hi Ms Ward. I’m a big fan, and your books are very addictive. I read John’s story and I was actually a little disappointed in Qhuinn and Blay. I thought for sure they would end up together. Are you going to do a book for each of them or will they just remain secondary characters? I honestly think they really love each other.

  55. Joy says:

    Hi Mrs Ward, These books are so addictive I can’t seem to stop reading them. this makes the 5th time now. EACH! I have all my friends reading them too. I had charms made for my Italian charm bracelet of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. My personal favorite is Z. He is so sad I cry every time I read his book. I love how wickedly sexy and deliciously erotic the books are. I so hope you keep them coming. Make God bless your family and thank you so much for writing the best books out there. Joy

  56. Emilly says:

    Joy, where did you get your charms done of the Black Dagger Brotherhood? I love the series too. Zsadist is my favorite.

  57. Joy says:

    Hi Emily, I got my charms made on ebay. there are places to get personalized charms made. I love mine they turned out beautifully. I took pictures of the books. the Lover mine cover, then I had one made that just said The Black Dagger Brotherhood on it in black on white and a red tear drop. one of the Rehvenge cover it turned out great too. love them. So try ebay. To bad J R Ward didn’t sell BDB stuff I would have it all. I can’t seem to move on to other books. other books are just not THAT GOOD. JR Ward is the best. hope this helps you if not let me know and I will get you a website. Joy

  58. Emilly says:

    Thanks so much for the info. Check out etsy.com too. They have wine charms of the brothers and book marks. They look cool. I wish JR Ward sold items too. Emily

  59. Joy says:

    Thanks Emily, how did you ever find that site? I love the ” Mine” nickless and dagger earrings. will be ordering soon. thank you! Joy

  60. Emilly says:

    I googled Black Dagger Brotherhood charms and a few websites came up. I was bored at work! And anyways I saw that website. There are two for Zsadist (bookmarks) one after he becomes awakened and the one before-tortured. You have to look around on there b/c they are in different spots. I like both, but am getting the tortured on myself. Glad you like it. Em

  61. Cassandra says:

    Zsadist is soo the best brother! I hope theres more of him and Bella in the next book! Havn’t read the short story yet but Mrs. Ward throw us another one about them please!

  62. Boggie says:

    Love the BDB. These are the best books I have ever read. I keep going back to them to reread. They are fantastic. Zsadist is the best vamp. MOVIES PLEASE……

  63. Rita Navarre says:

    Hi J R Ward, I wanted to say Thank you for so many things I wanted to let you know that your books have created a Black Dagger Brotherhood epicadmic around the work space. You would see your book in the pocket of every scrub that you would think it was standard issue for the uniform.I have read all of your novels twice,received a speeding ticket trying to rush home to read your books and even purchased a set just to have a new collection. My husband even says Thank you and went so far as to buy me a nook because of your books.I am now and forever will be a True fan of yours. Thank you for the Romance.

  64. Dragons says:

    Dear JR Ward,

    I am a big fan of your BDB series, I finished all of them and looking forward to reading more of your upcoming BDB series. I was a bit disappointed with the ending of Quinn and Blay. I thought they would end up together. I still hope their story won’t end this way and wish they will have a happy ending in the upcoming books even if they will not have their own book, secondary is just fine… please do something about them. Never read any M/M before… but Quinn&Blay are just hot and I am sure many fans of yours will want them to end up together like I do.

    Warmest Regards,

    Respect & Lots Of Love :D

  65. Melanie Malcon says:

    Just want to say, I can’t get enough of the BDB Series. Will just have to wait for the next one that comes out in 2011. Also, wanted to read your other books under Jessica Bird. Heart of Gold, Leaping Hearts and Irresisible Bachelor. Well, most of the titles I just quoted cost well into the hundreads of dollars, out of my reach. Is there any way to get the paperbacks at an affordable cost?

  66. Lorna says:

    Dear Ms Ward
    Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to write these lovely novels, that I finish in a day. Wish you could write as fast as I can read. Love your work, especially your dream men. My best hero so far is Butch, human to vampire. Though I love the others as well. T

  67. Linda Duty says:

    I could not be more grateful for the BDB books. My stepdaughter gave me “Dark Lover” when I started Chemo..I finished the last one “Lover Mine” when I was receiving my last treatment. The Brothers helped me find the Warrior in me. I am grateful.
    Reserving the new one due out in March!

  68. knitpickin says:

    What is a uta shellan and who had one?? Can’t find it in the books but know the term… Can’t remember where I read it…

  69. Tricia says:

    So I just read the first 2 books and thoroughly enjoyed them. I was just about to read the next book but came across spoilers saying Wellsie dies! So now I don’t know if I want to invest the time in this series. There is enough bad stuff going on in the world, and I read to escape a bit. Anyone give me a reason to continue this series? T

  70. Emilly says:

    You have to go on!!! The 3rd one is actually the best despite Wellsie dying. I have read this whole series, plus the insider’s guide 3 times. Actually, the 3rd book on Zsadist I have read 6 times. I have gotten a bunch of other people hooked on these books and they have read them all also. Go on, you will not be sorry in the least!!!!!

  71. Tricia says:

    Still not so sure, I know bad stuff happens in the ‘real’ world but I hate to have horrible stuff happen to characters I care about. I want my happily ever after. T

  72. Emilly says:

    You will find not great stuff happens in all of them. But out of heartache comes great joy. As the Scribe Virgin says yin and yang. You must have balance. Not too bad huh. I would not miss out on the hottest, sexiest 3rd book. Zsadist is the most popular vampire on polls taken of readers. You will be missing out. And who says Tohr will not eventually find romance again! That is all I can say. You will be missing out on a great series.

  73. Joy says:

    I love this series and Wellsie sends a angel to help Tohrment in a later book. Emily is right Zsadist is my favorite vampire. JR’s books never let you down. How could you read 2 and not be hooked??? If you read on her book that she is coming out with in March or April of 2012 is Tohrments story and it will be called Lover Reborn. hint hint. Read on girl it is will worth it. Trust me.

  74. Emilly says:

    Joy-I am so glad you wrote in. I was hoping that there will be another book soon. I finish them within a couple of days and wish it was on going. You should see the sweatshirt I just had made with the BDB logo and Zadist’s saying (which he tells Bella). It came out great!!

  75. Joy says:

    JR’s books are wonderful. She is the best, very best writer out there. Her attention to detail is awesome. You feel as if you are the fly on the wall. I read a lot of books but I always come back to the best. J R Ward. I have read them so many times and enjoy them each time more that the last. I can not wait till her new book comes out. “Lover Reborn” I would give anything to see these books made in to movies. OMG!

  76. Emilly says:

    Go to google images and see some of the pictures people have put out there for what they think their ideal vampire would look like. OMG!!

  77. Karla says:

    Hey people!
    I´m a Spanish reader of BDB and I would like to know something, because maybe you are better informed than me.
    If there´ll be 10 books and the final one is about Thorment, what about Blay & Quinn??
    You have any idea?
    I´m so upset because I read Lover Unleashed looking for their story rather than for Payne’s one..so , if you could tell me something about it…=)

    thank you!

  78. Rhonda Valverde says:

    J.R. Ward hasn’t mentioned the series ending. The next book is going to be Tohr’s book. She will at some point have a book for Blay & Quinn but from what I understand it will probably be more of a novella. No worries, there is plenty of BDB to come.

  79. Joy says:

    I think Quinn will end up with the chosen Layla. and Blay will be happy for him. I also think that their story will be in the story line not a book. I don’t know how to put this, do not want to offend anyone. but it is kind of hard to go to far into the sex life with those two. Sure they have kissed and Blay and Saxton are together but you haven’t seen the hard core love scenes you see with the brothers. I love Blay and Quinn and hope I’m wrong. I would love to see it happen.

  80. Karla says:

    I understood there was only one book left to publish and unfortunately I think the same as Joy… it seems like she doesn’t want to go too far with the story between Blay and Quinn, maybe because it is a very controversial topic to develop, I don´t know. But as far as I know it is clear that everybody wants Blay to end up with Quinn.. I hope she will take it into account LOL
    Anyway, thank you guys!

  81. Emilly says:

    Plus. maybe there will be a book about Bella’s baby growing up. And the others having children. That would be cool. I would like to see Wrath and Beth have children.

    Edited due to spoilers.

  82. Joy says:

    I am with Karla on this one. I don’t think Blay and Guinn will end up together. I have ask JR about the book thing. She said it was an open ended series. I just hope she puts more of the brothers in the next one. I like knowing what they are all up to. I kinda missed them in Payne’s book.

  83. vicky says:

    to adress the first thing blay dose end up with quhinn it was confirmed that they were each others HEA aparently somthing awefull happens to saxton in the next book she was apparently cryin about it and she didnt say for certian that this was the last book she said she sees many more characters to come and might incorperate michals children in the books. she also stayted that she didnt like to write really descriptive love sceencs betwwen characters who arent each others HEA

  84. Joy says:

    It was my option that Blay won’t end up with Quinn. and I guess we will see. I love this site and all the people who have options. enjoy reading what everyone has to say.

  85. Emilly says:

    I just got back on. I wondered what I said on my previous opinion b/c I was edited due to spoilers. I must be on the right track about something, but can’t remember what I said. Interesting. Oh now I remember by looking back. Don’t worry – will not say it again!

  86. Lea says:

    Hi, im a big fan of BDB and uhm, im just wondering…does Tohrment has a book? What about Qhuinn and Layla? Blaylock? please announce it if they have???

  87. Rhonda Valverde says:

    Tohrment’s book is actually the next one coming out. There isn’t a book for Qhuinn or Layla. Ward has said that she plans a novella for Qhuinn and Blay.

  88. Luisa gonzalez says:

    omg!!! i love these books and ZSADIST!!!! is it for me…im in love!!! movie please movie!!!

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