Latest J.R. Ward News and Insights

by Maryse on April 6, 2011 · 14 comments

in J.R. Ward, News


Okay…so I’ve been getting a few “news requests” about J.R. and the BDB future and this is what I’ve been able to gather from the latest updates. While this isn’t earth shattering news, I still found some fascinating insights and tidbits into the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, as it stands today. So I thought I’d highlight them here:

  • Next book to be released is from her Fallen Angels series —> Envy: A Novel of the Fallen Angels (release date Sept 6th 2011)
  • Tohrment’s book is next in the BDB series (April 2012) – in her Barnes and Noble chat, she admits she thought next book would be Mhurder’s, but nope. It’s Tohr’s.
  • J.R. comments about her love of rap, and answers her fan’s comments about Manny’s love of metal/rock music (on her Facebook):

“LOL I didn’t make Manny anything- he just is what he is :D

“…I love rap and hip hop, to me it’s just what speaks to me- it’s good that we live in a culture where we can pick you know?…”

  • An interesting question asked on her Facebook about Payne’s healing powers, and if she can heal Mary, so she might have a baby. J.R. Ward’s answer:

“I don’t think that’s possible- she can help regenerate cells and heal certain injuries but she can’t magically give someone something they don’t have- like if it were a missing limb.”

And Sherry found us this quote from J.R. Ward (about her new character Throe):

I abso agree- the angels are diff than the Brothers- they’re as vivid in my head, but they go into diff territory you know? The series are not alike, but I like the Angels just as well, but… for diff reasons- and Throe is in Envy ;)

And some tidbits from her most recent chat on Lover Unleashed release day (read the whole Barnes and Noble chat/interview here - lots of interesting stuff):

  • I already knew, from past interviews that she and “V” don’t get along for some reason – and now I know why. She mentions that his book (Lover Unbound) was the hardest to write (and yet, to me it was one of the best in the series!):

“that story was like pulling teeth.  The pictures just refused to come easily in my head!”


  • She discusses her writing style, and I find it fascinating. The stories just come to her. It’s like she doesn’t create them, they create themselves, within her. Love it!
  • She also mentions something that…I somehow missed. The actual reason John is mute (I must have been befuddled from a previous “steam scene” when this was originally explained) - hehehe:

“JM is mute because Darius was killed and the Scribe Virgin demanded a tolken of faculty if he wanted to go back and see his daughter, Beth.”

  • There’s going to be some Wrath angst in an upcoming Wrath and Beth novella – he doesn’t want his shellan to be pregnant (all that danger) – this is going to be an emotional book, I’m certain – she wants a baby, he doesn’t, and they are so in love… I hope this is a long novella ;) – I want lots o’ detail!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

LilyofDarkness April 6, 2011 at 12:46 PM

You know I could with a BDB novella like right now.

Laura April 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM

* An interesting question asked on her Facebook about Payne’s healing powers, and if she can heal Mary, so she might have a baby. J.R. Ward’s answer:

“I don’t think that’s possible- she can help regenerate cells and heal certain injuries but she can’t magically give someone something they don’t have- like if it were a missing limb.”

So she could fix Wrath’s eye sight then?!

Jennifer April 6, 2011 at 4:02 PM

As I said on a previous post, I really think she could fix Wrath’s eyesight…I def see that as a possiblity…hopefully so he can see his new baby? I mean you know he’s gonna let Beth have her way eventually!

Maryse April 6, 2011 at 6:10 PM

That would be something… I mean she can heal broken bones, and rejuvenate, why not the eyes, right? What a great loophole!

OH WAIT!!! what about…that since the pregnancy is so risky, she can keep a “handle on it” with her healing?

Laura April 6, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Payne could heal all the pregnant shellans and everyone could become baby factories to get their numbers up! LOL

Sherry April 6, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Who else thought that while Xcor had Payne hostage, she was going to use her magic healing on his lip??? Anyone?? I was hoping. Now I’ll just have to wait for Manny to do it :)

Penny April 6, 2011 at 8:21 PM

I don’t remember anything being explained about JM either, its not just you Maryse. Wow, April of next year! That sux. So Payne can heal injury but not birth defects? Wrath’s eyesight…don’t know, cause he could see some when he was on the other side( I think I remember that from a previous book, no?) So maybe….

Amber Curry April 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM

I had no idea the next Fallen Angel book was set to be released in Sept and with Vech…oh yes!!!! Yay!!! I’ve been engrossed in Lora Leighs new Breed novel I haven’t had a chance to come up for air…

Maryse April 7, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Hot and steamy stuff?

Erica May 2, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Penny, the scribe virgin and Darius convo was at the VERY end of Dark Lover when Darius was looking down upon Beth and Wrath. She indicates since his time on earth was cut short unfairly she would be willing to send him back but he would not know who he was or anyone else and he would have to make a sacrifice. That Scribe is big on having people make sacrifices.

Marie July 9, 2011 at 12:23 AM
michelle September 30, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Where can I find all these extra novellas for BDB and does anyone know who the model is of wrath on U.K cover? Please!!!

Stasha December 31, 2011 at 11:28 AM

I just ran across this so ima little behind but Ive been watching J.R.s interviews today and thought I would answer so of ur questions. In one of the interviews i saw with Borders the rep asked if Wrath was ever going to get his sight back and J.R. said “unfortunately he does not” and she agrees that one of the saddest things is he will never see his children. So i guess that is something Payne cant heal. Also the baby novella which is part Wrath and Beth and their young and part Rhage and Mary and their young (they adopt but she isnt giving anymore info then that) she is working on and said she hopes to have it out sometime in the next 12 to 18 months. I think Blay and Qhinns novella is supposed to come out around the same time. Although, ive heard that she is considering making that a full book since it is such a popular request. Hope this helps u all!

kathryn milano January 31, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I love all her series and I have every book and one double- the brothers I have read that series twice already can’t get enough! can’t wait to get lover unleashed and read about Tohrment. I cried over his lost and hopefully he can find a little happiness again after all he lost. What ever happened to the Angel that brought Tohrment back to compound half dead. Wrath is my favorite of all the brothers and I hope everything is ok with him and Beth. That series is like family to me and I love hearing updates about them.. Can’t understand why this is not a movie or a series on TV ?

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