J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward also writes as: Jessica Bird and Jessica Ward.

Recent/Upcoming J.R. Ward Books

April 9th, 2024: The Beloved

November 19th, 2024: A Bloom in Winter

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J.R. Ward Stats: The highest rated book by J.R. Ward on Book Notification is Father Mine, the 7th novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. The second-highest rated book is The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15).

The most read book by J.R. Ward on Book Notification is Dark Lover, the first novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. The second most read book is The Savior (Black Dagger Brotherhood #20).

Below is a complete list of J.R. Ward books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by J.R. Ward is the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series.

List of Black Dagger Brotherhood Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.2
Dark Lover
2005
2
8.4
Lover Eternal
2006
3
9
Lover Awakened
2006
4
8.6
Lover Revealed
2007
5
8.3
Lover Unbound
2007
6
8.4
Lover Enshrined
2008
7
9.8
Father Mine
2008
8
8.8
Lover Avenged
2009
9
8.5
Lover Mine
2010
10
8
Lover Unleashed
2011
11
8.8
Lover Reborn
2012
12
8.3
Lover at Last
2013
13
8
The King
2014
14
8.7
The Shadows
2015
15
9.5
The Beast
2016
16
9
The Chosen
2017
17
7.3
Dearest Ivie
2018
18
8.5
The Thief
2018
19
6
Prisoner of Night
2019
20
9.2
The Savior
2019
21
8
Where Winter Finds You
2019
22
9
The Sinner
2020
23
8
A Warm Heart in Winter
2020
24
7
Lover Unveiled
2021
25
7
Lover Arisen
2022
26
10
Darius
2022
27
8
Lassiter
2023
28
Darius (Non-Audiobook Edition)
2023
29
The Beloved
2024
30
A Bloom in Winter
2024

List of Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp Books in Publication Order

List of Black Dagger Legacy Books in Publication Order

List of The Bourbon Kings Books in Publication Order

List of Lair Of The Wolven Books in Publication Order

List of Fallen Angels Books in Publication Order

List of Firefighters Books in Publication Order

List of The Wedding From Hell Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

J.R. Ward: Biography

J.R. Ward (Jessica Rowley Pell Bird) was born in, Boston, Massachusetts USA.

J.R. Ward is the author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series which currently consists of 30 novels. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series started in 2005 with the novel Dark Lover. The most recently released novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series was The Beloved which was released in 2024. There is an upcoming novel for the Black Dagger Brotherhood series entitled A Bloom in Winter which is being released on November 19th, 2024.

J.R. Ward (Jessica Rowley Pell Bird) has also written the Fallen Angels series which has 6 books including Covet and Crave.

J.R. Ward: Awards & Accolades

Ward's books have won multiple awards, Lover Mine won the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2010. Lover Unleashed won the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2011. Lover at Last won the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2013.

J.R. Ward books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Lover Reborn was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2012. The King was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2014. The Shadows was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2015. The Beast was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2016. Blood Vow was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2017. The Thief was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2018. The Savior was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Romance, in 2019.

J.R. Ward: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Lover at Last was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2013.
  • The King was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2014.
  • The Chosen was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2017.
  • The Thief was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2018.

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  3. Nora Roberts, author of the Chronicles of The One Series.
  4. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  5. Dean Koontz, author of the Odd Thomas Series.

J.R. Ward: F.A.Q

Where was J.R. Ward Born?

J.R. Ward was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and is American.

What book awards has J.R. Ward won?

Lover Mine: Goodreads Awards Best Romance (2010).
Lover Unleashed: Goodreads Awards Best Romance (2011).
Lover at Last: Goodreads Awards Best Romance (2013).

What was the first book J.R. Ward wrote?

The first novel written by J.R. Ward was Dark Lover, published in 2005.

What was the most recent book J.R. Ward wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Beloved on April 9th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by J.R. Ward?

J.R. Ward has a new book coming out on November 19th, 2024 called A Bloom in Winter.

How many books has J.R. Ward written?

J.R. Ward has written 56 books across 12 series.
  • 30 books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
  • 3 books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp Series
  • 4 books in the Black Dagger Legacy Series
  • 3 books in The Bourbon Kings Series
  • 3 books in the Lair Of The Wolven Series
  • 6 books in the Fallen Angels Series
  • 2 books in the Firefighters Series
  • 3 books in The Wedding From Hell Series
  • 1 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books

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    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    In writing, J.R. Ward is among the authors who can never go wrong, especially for my favorite paranormal series with emotions and full of actions.
    I liked the fantastic love scenes in Covet, the first book in the Fallen Angel. Jim was a likable character and hero, and Ward does an excellent job fleshing the secondary characters.
    Ward’s writing style and sense of humor are so enjoyable and will leave you craving for more.
    Generally, I found his books are entertaining, thrilling, surprising, and addictive.
    Blood dagger legacy series was on another leave, my most favorite by Ward.
    In the Bourbon Kings novel, Ward narrates about a wealthy Kentucky family full of secrets and drama and masters it all with twists and turns to keep the reader hooked.

    Rose A
    Rose A
    Reply to  Andrew M.
    2 months ago

    I love all of J. R. Ward’s books, but I also have a special love for the Bourbon Kings novels. They were a joy to read. A different style of life from the Warden. I have been to the Kentucky Derby several times I can simply picture the atmosphere, imagery, and heart that went into this series. And I loved the Debutante picture of J. R. on her back cover.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I have friends that have spent years asking me to read Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I spent a decade promising that I would give the series a shot. But then I decided to write the books off completely. After all, the first one came out in 2005. I felt like their time had passed.

    I would compare it to watching a movie from the 80s with terrible CGI that doesn’t hold up. But then I found ‘Dark Lover’ in my local library and thought, ‘Why not?’

    I read the book simply because I wanted to see how bad it was and how dated the references were. But you know what? I was entertained. This isn’t a guilty pleasure. I legitimately had fun, to the point where I went out and bought the sequel. I can’t tell you why I liked it. I just did.

    Rose
    Rose
    10 months ago

    J. R. Ward is one of my favorite authors as you can tell. She is a master of letting the reader care, really care about her books. She has such heart, but can also write very deadly scenes. Her characters become part of your family. I just finished “The Bourbon Kings” and it was such a fun read. I hope she does more series like this one as well as the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I’m not able to get the Fallen Angel books at my library so I cannot comment on them. The Black Dagger Brotherhood books got me through Covid. I would order 6 at a time from Amazon. I was never disappointed! I’m currently reading, Lassiter and I am always amused at how she keeps her books up to date with references to current events mixed in. Love, love, love J.R. Ward!

    Marie
    Marie
    1 month ago

    Can’t wait for the new book!

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