Cover Lover – The Sinner

Well, no one can say that I spam the subscribers here, anyways, but behold! There is something to post. This time around, we have the cover and official blurb reveal for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood book from J.R. Ward. The Sinner, book number 18, will be released on March 24th.

the sinnerSynopsis…

Syn has kept his side hustle as a mercenary a secret from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When he takes another hit job, he not only crosses the path of the vampire race’s new enemy, but also that of a half-breed in danger of dying during her transition. Jo Early has no idea what her true nature is, and when a mysterious man appears out of the darkness, she is torn between their erotic connection and the sense that something is very wrong.

Fate anointed Butch O’Neal as the Dhestroyer, the fulfiller of the prophecy that foresees the end of the Omega. As the war with the Lessening Society comes to a head, Butch gets an unexpected ally in Syn. But can he trust the male—or is the warrior with the bad past a deadly complication?

With time running out, Jo gets swept up in the fighting and must join with Syn and the Brotherhood against true evil. In the end, will love true prevail…or was the prophecy wrong all along?

Honestly, before I dive into any more Black Dagger-related books, I absolutely need a complete series re-read. I am not getting the full enjoyment out of this series anymore because, as I always say, I am getting really fuzzy on the details of what has already gone before. I swear, I used to be amazed when people said they did re-reads on a regular basis, but I so, so get it now.

Yay or nay on The Sinner? I’m…underwhelmed by the cover. It is nice and clean and classy, but it didn’t make me take a second look, either. But then again, it might be one of those that just looks really great in person. I hope.


8 thoughts on “Cover Lover – The Sinner

  1. Judi Soderberg says:

    I’d have to say plain. Not eye catching. But then, I use a Kindle Paperwhite so everything is in black and white so I rarely care about the cover. It’s the blurb that decides me. I can’t remember the prophecy. I may have to re-read to remember that.

  2. Bobbie says:

    Its a yay for me, but I agree that there is just something off about reading this series. I use to couldn’t wait until the book came out. Would start reading it soon as I was able to get my hands on it. Now I can go 2 months before I read it. I’m going to read her books, but I don’t make it my primary read, like I would Nalini Singh Archangel series.(Which I can’t wait to read)

  3. MommaBear says:

    It’s not you being fuzzy about details, it’s the author. Ward continuously breaks her own world rules, blames blatant storyline and character mistakes on “editing errors” (if she even HAS any editors, proofreaders, or beta readers), leaves gaping plot holes, and can’t remember what she previously wrote.

    I was once a huge fan of the series (I even have a BDB t-shirt!) but quit reading the books after struggling with The King. I received The Shadows and Blood (something or other; the first Legacy book) as gifts but haven’t yet read them. Her so-called spin-off series of the Legacy books really aren’t because you must read them in order to follow the “main” series. I only follow the downward spiral that is the BDB series through reliable reviews (NOT from her Cellies on Goodreads and at Under The Covers) and find I’m not really missing anything. Plenty of sane, polite, English-speaking authors out there who know what they’re doing. A sad inevitable ending of a once-great PNR series.

  4. PhoenixFyre says:

    I disagree with everyone. I remember everything about the series and the characters. Just like there are Nalini fans, I am a Ward fan. I think she is brilliant with her storytelling. I have finished 4 more books between both series that I need to edit and post in the character bios. I will be doing that soon to make it easier for everyone to catch up and understand what’s happening. Sorry I am so late to post by a major disaster happened to me and on top of that I had custody of 4, 5 and 7 year old grandchildren. They come first so I am way behind but promise to get caught up. With that being said, I have reread the series several times and I still love and enjoy it. It seems that finally the end to a long arc is coming by the destruction of the Omega. After that I am preparing for Lash’s return and for Devina’s return and Eddie and Adrian entering the BDB world. Then Lassiter’s role will become bigger. I look forward to that.

  5. J York says:

    I still enjoy J.R. ‘s books, but it seams there comes a time in long arc of series of books, that it takes a moment to dive back into a series. The pause considers: is this a good time to leave
    the series, do you really care what happens to the characters now. Readers change as they read and read. What got them started in a series may be the thing that causes a person to reconsider. I started out reading the early Harlequin Romance books and Barbara Cartland, now I can’t read or reread any of these. As our reading changes probably so does the writers view, what was important with so many details, may not be as important down the line, just get the story started , get the point across to start next book and so on.

  6. Omoye says:

    There are certain book-titles where I will always scrutinize the cover more.


    I feel like this cover isn’t memorable. Clean and simple is cool too.

    Now the cover for the new Gena Showalter…. phewww

  7. Ginger says:

    I picked up Blood Truth this past Saturday at the library. I am enjoying Boone and Helania’s story. Syn is also featured and I like his character. I understand from Ward’s blog that this will be the last of t by the trainees stories.

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