J. R. Ward

 Here’s the full list of the new/next J. R. Ward books in release date order:

J. R. Ward

 J. R. Ward 2024 Releases


April 16, 2024 - The Beloved (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #22)

January 23, 2024 - Mine (The Lair Of The Wolven #3)

September 5, 2023 - Darius (The Black Dagger Brotherhood)

J. R. Ward 2024 & Beyond Books

J. R. Ward New Book Releases


Jessica Rowley Pell Bird Blakemore, more popularly known under her pseudonym J.R. Ward, is an accomplished American author. In her diverse repertoire of work, she adopts different genres based on the pen name used. As Jessica Bird, she weaves stories of contemporary romance that appeal to the modern reader. However, she delves into the intriguing world of paranormal romance under the alias J.R. Ward.

J. R. Ward Books List

J.R. Ward’s 2024 New Book Releases

J.R. Ward’s fans have an exciting 2024 to look forward to with the release of these titles:

The Beloved (2024)
Brother of Fire (2024)
Mine (2024)

J.R. Ward’s 2023 Recent Book Releases

In 2023, J.R. Ward has graced the bookshelves with the following new releases:

Darius (2023)
Lassiter (2023)
Forever (2023)

Complete List of J.R. Ward Book Releases

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

0.5. Darius (2023)

  1. Dark Lover (2005)
  2. Lover Eternal (2006)
  3. Lover Awakened (2006)
  4. Lover Revealed (2007)
  5. Lover Unbound (2007)
  6. Lover Enshrined (2008)
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide (2008)
    6.5. Father Mine (2008)
  7. Lover Avenged (2009)
  8. Lover Mine (2010)
  9. Lover Unleashed (2011)
  10. Lover Reborn (2012)
  11. Lover At Last (2013)
  12. The King (2014)
  13. The Shadows (2015)
  14. The Beast (2016)
  15. The Chosen (2017)
    15.5. Dearest Ivie (2018)
  16. The Thief (2018)
    16.5. Prisoner of Night (2019)
  17. The Savior (2019)
    17.5. Where Winter Finds You (2019)
  18. The Sinner (2020)
    18.5. A Warm Heart in Winter (2020)
  19. Lover Unveiled (2021)
  20. Lover Arisen (2022)
  21. Lassiter (2023)
  22. The Beloved (2024)

Fallen Angels Series

  1. Covet (2009)
  2. Crave (2010)
  3. Envy (2011)
  4. Rapture (2012)
  5. Possession (2013)
  6. Immortal (2014)

Bourbon Kings Series

  1. The Bourbon Kings (2015)
  2. The Angels’ Share (2016)
  3. Devil’s Cut (2017)

Black Dagger Legacy Series

  1. Blood Kiss (2015)
  2. Blood Vow (2016)
  3. Blood Fury (2018)
  4. Blood Truth (2019)

Wedding From Hell Series

  1. The Rehearsal Dinner (2018)
  2. The Reception (2018)
    The Wedding from Hell (2019)

Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp Series

  1. The Jackal (2020)
  2. The Wolf (2021)
  3. The Viper (2022)
  4. Brother of Fire (2024)

Lair of the Wolven Series

  1. Claimed (2021)
  2. Forever (2023)
  3. Mine (2024)

Standalone Novels

Consumed (2018)

Novellas and Short Stories

The Story of Son (2015)

J.R. Ward FAQ

Q: In what order should I read J.R. Ward books?

A: To get the best understanding of J.R. Ward’s richly developed universe, it’s recommended to read the books in order of their release. This way, you’ll follow the evolution of her characters and plots as she intended. Here’s the suggested reading order:

  1. Start with the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series, from ‘Dark Lover’ (2005) up to ‘The Beloved’ (2024).
  2. Parallel to the “Black Dagger Brotherhood”, you can read the “Fallen Angels” series.
  3. After completing the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series, move on to the “Black Dagger Legacy” series.
  4. Also after the “Black Dagger Brotherhood”, you can start reading the “Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp” series.
  5. The “Bourbon Kings” series is a stand-alone series and can be read at any point.
  6. The “Wedding From Hell” series is also stand-alone and can be read separately.
  7. Finally, the “Lair of the Wolven” series should be read last, as it contains characters that have been introduced earlier in her universe.
  8. The standalone novels, novellas, and short stories can be read at any point, though they may have more meaning if you’re already familiar with her universe.

Q: What is the order of books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series?

A: The “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series by J.R. Ward should be read in the following order:

  1. Dark Lover (2005)
  2. Lover Eternal (2006)
  3. Lover Awakened (2006)
  4. Lover Revealed (2007)
  5. Lover Unbound (2007)
  6. Lover Enshrined (2008)
  7. The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide (2008)
  8. Father Mine (2008) – This is a novella set between book 6 and 7.
  9. Lover Avenged (2009)
  10. Lover Mine (2010)
  11. Lover Unleashed (2011)
  12. Lover Reborn (2012)
  13. Lover At Last (2013)
  14. The King (2014)
  15. The Shadows (2015)
  16. The Beast (2016)
  17. The Chosen (2017)
  18. Dearest Ivie (2018) – This is a novella set between book 15 and 16.
  19. The Thief (2018)
  20. Prisoner of Night (2019) – This is a novella set between book 16 and 17.
  21. The Savior (2019)
  22. Where Winter Finds You (2019) – This is a novella set between book 17 and 18.
  23. The Sinner (2020)
  24. A Warm Heart in Winter (2020) – This is a novella set between book 18 and 19.
  25. Lover Unveiled (2021)
  26. Lover Arisen (2022)
  27. Lassiter (2023)
  28. The Beloved (2024)

The series includes additional novellas and an insider’s guide that provide further insights into the series’ world and characters. It’s recommended to read these works in the order they were released to best follow the continuity of the series.

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