J.R. Ward’s NEXT Book Cover Reveal – “Lover At Last”

by Maryse on June 7, 2012 · 31 comments

in J.R. Ward

Here it is!! J.R. Ward has revealed the cover and title of her next Black Dagger Brotherhood book. “Lover At Last” the full length book that will feature Blay and Qhuinn!! Gorgeous!!! I kind of wish it featured… TWO gorgeous guys… but this one’ll work. ;) Expected release date March 2013. BTW… this is “Qhuinn”. See his eyes? One blue, one green. It took me a few gulps of coffee before I noticed. *blush*

For those asking about the missing Qhuinn “features” (tattoos, chain, piercings) J.R. Ward posted this on her Facebook page:

“As I said, there are only so many details we can add before we crowded the model’s face (and neck) so I went with the eyes because the cover read as a whole better that way even though it’s not 100% representative :D

About why Blay is missing from the cover?:

J.R. Ward: “Rehvenge’s book only had him- same with Tohr’s book- Blay and Qhuinn are being treated no differently because they are same sex- and I kind of feel that “chickening out” would have been a case of my publishers not allowing me to write about them in the first place :D

J.R. Ward also goes on to say:

J.R. Ward ”… I do think it’s going to be important for people to realize the story’s going to be written as it comes (came) to me, and that they’re not getting special treatment either for or against them because of their sexuality- to me, this story has always been about Qhuinn coming around and accepting who he really is and who he really loves- so the title and the cover was always about him in my mind. This is not to dimish Blay or his journey or his role- not at all. And it is not a case of the book focusing solely on Qhuinn and ignoring Blay’s feelings (because he’s going to have some big issues to deal with, too.) I just think Qhuinn’s the one who’s fought against their HEA and is the one who has to travel the most to get there. If that makes any sense?”

AND!! When a fellow J.R. Ward fan asked if that was an “induction robe” that he was wearing, her response was:

J.R. Ward: “Robe? What robe? Is that a robe? Where’s the robe? Ihavenoideawhatyouaretalkingabout… There was a robe on the cover? Still not seeing the robe? Cantseenorobeanywhere… Robe? There’s a robe? What robe? #stillconfusedbythisROBEdiscussion”

LOL!!! Love her!

P.S. Thank you Des & Debra for making this cover the first thing I saw this morning!!

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

ang June 7, 2012 at 9:46 AM

So…do we think this is Blay or Quinn??!! ;0) Yay!! I’m so excited for this story!!

Carol Michaniw June 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

I cant wait :)

Carol Michaniw June 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Ohhh and those eyes are INCREDIBLE!!!! as you would say Maryse “SQUEEEEE” lol

Gyorgyi June 7, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Very nice… but missing the teardrop… :(

Tammie June 7, 2012 at 10:31 AM


nikaila June 7, 2012 at 10:39 AM

YAY!!! I’m so excited!! Great cover!

DebLI June 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Love it, just missing his tats (and Blay)!

Carol June 7, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Beautiful pic, but I miss the teardrop. Can’t wait for this book!

Jill June 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Ha! I noticed the eyes right away. I have had my coffee though. Hehehe…. It’s awesome! I agree with DebLI! Where are his tattoo’s and piercings?! (He does have piercings, right?) However, I guess he will do! ;) Yummy! Can’t wait… :)

DaNa June 7, 2012 at 12:48 PM

This made my day!!! Not sure if I can wait until March, haha!

Laura J. June 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Sigh!! March 2013…way too far away!

Jen June 7, 2012 at 1:48 PM

OMG!!!!!!!! I just finished Lover Reborn last night and to see this today………..HOLY MOLY CANOLI!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! Now what to do for the next 9 months….??

Scamp June 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Ok I literally cried reading the robe comment and now my husband and daughter are laughing at me and thinking I’m crazy but I don’t care!! And that title is the most perfect title. Ever.

Jessica June 7, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Wow…wow…now that is a great cover!

Dori June 7, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I love JR’s story telling. I’m beyond excited!!! Plus this is coming out right around my Birthday! Woo HOO!!!! *Twirly dance*

Catherine N. June 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

oh man. lol @ Jen (holy moly canoli) i can’t wait for this to come out. no srsly…can’t wait. wth are we supposed to do til March?!?!?!?!?!

Bia June 7, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Maryse and everyone, wait a minute? Didn’t Thor’s book hinted a LOT that Qhuinn was going to be “recognized” by Wrath for saving the King’s life? Didn’t it hinted over and over again that V was forging special Daggers for someone?? It pretty much hinted the whole book that Qhuinn was the one up for it..so the Robe question?? That Fan was right!!!!…:D

Christina June 8, 2012 at 2:02 AM

I may just have to read these books because of the cover. LOL

Mandi June 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I am SO excited for this book! I have loved the BDB series from the start and I’m so happy that Blay and Quinn will finally have their chance. Kinda curious how all
Of that will work anyway. Yayyyy!

Emz June 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Ooooooooo so excited :-p

Sinjin-73 July 14, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Can’t wait for this book! I think it will be my favorite! :)

Tricia August 9, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Read all the books and dying for the next! Awesome cover and damn he is just what I imagined ;)

Ella Frank August 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I am a HUGE BDB FAN!!!!

My fellow nerds and myself are taking a full day off, yes could we get nerdier?? To sit down and read this book together the day it comes out.

We have all made a pact every five chapters stop and discuss – with no cheating…ahh don’t know if that will be as easy as it sounds :)

Thank god we all read fast is all I’m saying, LOVE the cover and love me some Qhuinn and Blay

Can’t wait!!!

T.T August 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I really don’t get the robe discussion…. someone enlighten me please?

kaylz October 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM

he got rid of the piercings, and his only visible tattoo is the tear drop the rest r on his neck. but omg this guy is beautiful! perfect choice! luv it! it would be cool if there was a movie or a tv series of the brothers!

missy thompson November 29, 2012 at 12:12 AM


manisha December 23, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I finally got to read Tohr’s story n the end made me cry! can’t wait for Quinn’s story.

Jenn January 6, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Love the BDB Series.

Just finsihed Tohr’s story last night and Now I can’t wait for the next book, just in time for my birthday. I am going to try and read something else to preoccupy my time. Any suggestions???

Naniz January 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Can’t wAit for new BDB book! Best Buds taking March 26 to get our book Have done so for 4 years… I am so excited!!!!!!! Send out some love to all other fans…. What would ur BDB name be?

ashley April 17, 2013 at 8:23 PM

omg I want to know the name of this model. I cant find him anywhere. I have to know.

Rebecca Ann Cole February 2, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Who is the cover model

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