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Where Winter Finds You - Cover

Where Winter Finds You: A Caldwell Christmas (Book 18) - To be released 26 November, 2019.When Trez lost his beloved to a tragic death (The Shadows, Black Dagger Brotherhood #13), his soul was crushed and his destiny seemed relegated to suffering. But when he meets a mysterious female, he becomes convinced his true love has been reincarnated. Is he right? Or has his grief created a disastrous delusion? Therese has come to Caldwell to escape a rift with her bloodline. The revelation that she was adopted and not born into her family shakes the foundations of her identity, and she is determined to make it on her own. Her attraction to Trez is not what she’s looking for, except the sexy Shadow proves to be undeniable. Has fate provided a grieving widower with a second chance...or is Trez too blinded by the past to see the present for what it really is? In this sensual, arresting book full of the themes of redemption and self-discovery, two lost souls find themselves at a crossroads where the heart is the only compass that can be trusted...but that may require a courage that neither of them possesses.


Gritty, sexy, untamed - the Black Dagger Brotherhood are all that stand between their Vampire race's continued survival and ultimate extinction at the hands of their vile, ancient nemeses, the Lessers. But the Brotherhood have one powerful thing on their side that the opposite camp so poignantly fails to appreciate: the belief that love, no matter its form and no matter how painful its journey to its final revelation, eventually - always - wins.

The "Brotherhood" phenomena started with the publishing of "Dark Lover" in 2005, and like a wildfire, grew to epic proportions within a very short amount of time into a USA Today Bestseller and a New York Times Bestseller hit series. Come inside our Wiki site dedicate to this phenomena, and check out the interesting facts behind this lush, exotic world that Ms. J.R. Ward has woven, and feel free to contribute as well!


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'Black Dagger Brotherhood' & 'Black Dagger Legacy' Series

(listed in READ ORDER [publication order] - includes information about novel & audio book releases for all countries, story blurbs, character appearance information, and story synopsis)


Blood Truth - Cover

Blood Truth (Book 4 of the "Black Dagger Legacy" series) - To be released 13 August, 2019.As a trainee in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s program, Boone has triumphed as a soldier and now fights side by side with the Brothers. Following his sire’s unexpected death, he is taken off rotation against his protests—and he finds himself working with Butch O’Neal, former homicide cop, to catch a serial killer: Someone is targeting females of the species at a live action role play club. When the Brotherhood is called in to help, Boone insists on being a part of the effort—and the last thing he expects is to meet an enticing, mysterious female...who changes his life forever. Ever since her sister was murdered at the club, Helaine has been committed to finding the killer, no matter the danger she faces. When she crosses paths with Boone, she doesn’t know whether to trust him or not—and then she has no choice. As she herself becomes a target, and someone close to the Brotherhood is identified as the prime suspect, the two must work to together to solve the mystery...before it’s too late. Will a madman come between the lovers or will true love and goodness triumph over a very mortal evil?

Other 'Black Dagger Brotherhood' Universe Books


Off-Shoot Series (connected with the 'Black Dagger Brotherhood' Universe)


J.R. Ward's Live Interviews (potential spoilers for the series!)


List of ALL Characters (in alphabetical order)


Book release dates (in order)


Timeline in the novels


'"The Savior" (Book 17 of the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" series) - Released 2 April, 2019.In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled—but Murhder’s insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption. Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiancé. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture. As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers… or resume his lonely existence forevermore?

The Mythology of the Black Dagger Brotherhood


Species / Races



  • Lessening Society
  • Vampires (ordered by ruling class)
    • the First Family (the King, Queen, and their children)
    • the Chosen (the religious order)
    • the Black Dagger Brotherhood (the elite guards of the First Family)
    • the Glymera (the aristocracy)
    • the Doggen (the servants of the First Family and the aristocracy)
    • the Professional Classes (white-collar workers)
    • the Warrior Classes (the soldiers; the Band of Bastards & other non-Brotherhood members who fight as a career)
    • the Working Classes (blue-collar workers and the lower hierarchy serving staff)


Locations in the BDB universe


Prisoner of Night (a novella set in the "Black Dagger Brotherhood" universe) - Released 7 January, 2019. When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world. Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female. Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through.


Terminology (glossary of BDB universe terms)


List of Inconsistencies in the novels



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