Sneak peek at what’s in store for the Black Dagger Brotherhood post-Lover Reborn
After the release of the 10th novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Reborn, J.R. Ward answered fan questions at a book signing and gave away some new information about the future of the characters we all love so much. The following information came directly (word-for-word) from “Blogging By Liza”, who attended the March 31, 2012 signing of Lover Reborn. Thank you SO MUCH to Liza for passing all of this on! I’ve fiiltered the original info and am only highlighting what I believe to be the most relevant parts to you guys. To see the entire post, with some tidbits about the Fallen Angel series, go here.
Before reading any further, know that THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW for the BDB books up through the end of Lover Reborn, and for upcoming events in the series.
Why was there no mention of the bonding scent in Tohr’s book? Males only have bonding scent with one female. Tohr bonded with Wellsie first, so that is who he released his bonding scent for. Tohr’s bonding scent went away when Wellsie died. Even without the bonding scent, males can still love another and have a happy life with another female.
Did Tohr and No’One (Autumn) love each other before Wellsie? He cared for her and if she hadn’t killed herself, they might have ended up together.
The next book in the series is Blay & Qhuinn’s. Team Qhuay for the win!!! A massive roar and thunderous applause went up when she made this announcement. Book will be released in 2013, but wasn’t told an exact month. However, we usually get a new BDB book in March, so I’m guessing we have about a 1 year wait.
She is dreading writing Blay and Qhuinn’s story due to overly high reader expectations. Beginning will have a tearjerker that will change world. Story will start soon after Lover Reborn ended. She would not tell us the name of Qhuay’s book.
Will Qhuinn and Blay have a mating ceremony where they carve each other’s names onto their backs? You have to wait for the book to find out. Didn’t want to give everything away.
When asked if there would be a threeway between Blay, Qhuinn and Layla she said hell f’in no! Would be afraid the fans might try to take her out if she did so.
What is the name of Layla and Qhuinn’s baby? She doesn’t know the name yet.
Will Qhuinn have more visions? Yes
Will JM, Qhuinn, and Blay be inducted into the BDB together? Keep reading
Lots of sex in Qhuay’s book. May have sub-plot with Z in their book as well. (makes me very happy as I’ve missed Z over the last few books)
Layla & Xcor & Qhuinn dynamic will not work well. Layla is attracted to Xcor yet pregnant with Qhuinn’s baby. Qhuinn will be very protective of Layla. Situation will be world changing for all.
Where is Qhuinn’s brother? We will see him in Qhuay’s book. She isn’t sure what Qhuinn’s brother is now. The term Lesser has been tossed around in the past.
Muhrder will be coming back. May or may not be in Qhuay’s book.
Will Lash come back? Because he was stabbed instead of inhaled, yes he will return.
JM will be inducted, but she didn’t say when. Another induction will happen “very soon”, but she wouldn’t say who would be inducted. (pretty sure will be Qhuinn once laws are changed)
Lassiter will get his own book. Not sure if it will be in the BDB series or the Fallen Angel series.
We will get books about the Shadows (Trez and iAM). There will be controversy over who Trez ends up with.
Rhage & Mary’s novella is almost finished. She still needs to write Wrath & Beth’s novella. Believe she said they wouldn’t be published until after Qhuay’s book.
2nd Insiders Guide will come out when enough new books have been out since the 1st guide. She thinks it will be after another 3-4 books.
Releasing hardcover collector’s edition of Lover Eternal on November 6, 2012.
Butch can still absorb the Lessers, but there are major consequences. Won’t endanger self or brothers to do this until the battle is more stable.
Coffins in the garage may be the original brothers from the old country.
Ahgony, Phury and Cormia’s son is born 5 years after Nalla, so we have to wait a while to meet him. WARDen said he is awesome.
Vishous being mad at Ward is because she lied about him in his book. She will not explain further and has been asked about it at almost every book signing.
To my understanding, Layla is the only female to be pregnant at the end of LR. Mary getting pregnant will require the help of Payne and I’m not sure how soon Beth will get pregnant.
Will we see more of Marissa in the future? She will appear in Mary and Rhage’s novella. We all joked that Rhampage would be a great name for Mary & Rhage’s son, but she doesn’t know his name yet. (Wish I had remembered she told us they would have a daughter at an earlier signing)
Was asked if Payne could ever restore Wrath’s eyesight. Wrath will never get his eyesight back. In fact the first question he will have when his baby is born is about the eye color. Also, it takes a lot out of Payne to heal people, so she doesn’t do it all the time. Even when Wrath was seriously injured in Lover Reborn, Manny and Jane performed surgery on him rather than having Payne heal him. Also, WARDen glad Payne can keep George alive forever.
Do all the vamps get their mate’s name carved in their back? Yes, just not seen. She said there is so much going on it is hard to fit it all into the books. One of the reasons she is enjoying writing the novellas. She likes revisiting the couples. FYI to all V fans. He and Jane have had their bonding ceremony and he does have her name on his back.
Will Brothers be on the boards in the future? It takes time away from books, so unless really big news, no.
Woo, the Qhuin/Blay book is semi-official! F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!!! That bit about the world-changing events at the start of their story really scares me though. Blay does not yet have a disability (as every other brother does), and I would not be jazzed to see him permanently disfigured. =(
I hope you guys enjoyed this glimpse forward! Thanks to Rachel for giving me the heads-up on this one! <3