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bookscatcher replied to your post: Xhex/JM related spoilers from that Q&a…

but wait there. I don’t know but I think I happened to read an interview where Ward said that she has never said JM is actually Darius. But ohmygod, if you already read The King you can see it’s obvious so I don’t know why she wants us to think differently.

I think what Ward has said is that John will never figure out he’s really Darius. But we all know he is. She gets asked that all the time, even in that latest Q&A:

Q: Will JM ever know he’s Darius.
A: No, it would de-stabilize the world. I get asked that a lot. But I don’t think so…

I joined the fandom late, but I’m pretty sure it was confirm awhile ago!

Xhex/JM related spoilers from that Q&A…

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OH! What a day! WARDen has answered to lots of questions, and you’d be happy to hear we’re gonna get 3 more books for now!!! Praise be the WARDen!



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bdb minimalist posters | “[John Matthew] was tall as a basketball player, built like a boxer, and had the kind of physical confidence only trained killers had…No one had ever heard the SOB say a word, but by the same token, anyone built like that didn’t have to talk.” (Possession)

bdb minimalist posters | “[Xhex’s] office at the Iron Mask was just like the woman herself—stripped down to its most functional components, with a lot of hard corners.” (Possesion)

Xhex was a thunderstorm, made up of hues of black and iron gray, power leashed but no less lethal for its control…
She was no angel doing a kindness to him for simple reasons. She was dark and dangerous and unpredictable…. And he loved her.

John Matthew´s thougts about Xhex

LAv & LM, Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward

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Mon, Mar 31 @ 4:54 PM
Happy (early) Release Day!!

stepping out of my bdb hibernation to wish everyone happy reading when they get their hands on The King!

i’m not sure if i’ll get to it myself, but if I do end up posting anything The King related (in the next week or so,) I’ll be tagging it “bdb spoilers’

Careful, honey, it’s loaded,” he said, reentering the bedroom.

Her back rested against the headboard. “This for your wife?”

“No. Too chancy. I’m hiring a professional.”

“How about me?”

He smirked. “Cute. But who’d be dumb enough to hire a lady hit man?”

She wet her lips, sighting along the barrel.

“Your wife.

—"Bedtime Story" by Jeffrey Whitmore

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Fri, Jan 3 @ 2:52 PM
thehalfbreedqueen: My level of feels toward your tags on the Queen Beth pic has no end

girlfriend, don’t get me started. Not to say Ward doesn’t love her female characters or treats them poorly. But damn, give a girl a purpose that affects the main plot. (if there still is a “main arc”, tbh at this point, I can’t tell anymore lol)

If we’ve learned anything from series like Game of Thrones, even the physically weakest characters can fuck shit up.


This is how I picture Beth going off to battle the glymera. Head held high, gaze unwavering, she doesn’t need to be armed to the teeth to make them cower in their seats; her confidence leaves no room for confusion. She’s making sure they know damn well who they’re gonna have to deal with if they try to overthrow her hellren. This is Queen Beth. 

Qhuinn and Layla scene from Lover at Last (anon request)

I will not fall in love with you,” she said. “I can’t let myself. I won’t.”

"That’s all right. I’ll love you enough for the both of us.”

J.R. WardLover Eternal

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