THE CHOSEN – A J.R. Ward Event: Highlights

VIP guests were treated to a cover cookie and BDB stadium cup alongside their autographed copies of THE CHOSEN.

The WARDen’s back! And this time she’s here to talk about another controversial storyline: Xcor and Layla!

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in downtown Cincinnati where we lay our scene…

Many questions are simmering behind the 650 pairs of eyes of the room.

But only one is the most asked question of  all:

What is the next book?


And it will be Sola and Assail’s story! It will deal with the bloodslave that was found and it will affect Z greatly.

What the fuck is going on with V and Jane?

“If he hadn’t had only one ball, I would’ve taken it from him.”

Does he cheat? Physically or emotionally?

No, but it will get ugly.
V will show up in The Thief.

Why did Quinn have such a visceral reaction to Layla’s secret?

There needs to be lowest of the lows as well as the highs in these stories. There can’t always be middle ground.

Quinn and his reaction to Lyrics was Ward’s hardest part to write in The Chosen.

The Bastards are moving in! 

They will now be interwoven into the books and will eventually get their own books. Ward’s most excited for what she finds out about Sin!

The WARDen laughs as her faithful readers ask some outrageous questions!

Is Throe and his book and shadow friends related to Devina? 

YES! Devina is at the bottom of a well and she needs another vessel. We will see Eddie and Adrian as well!

Lassiter is now all powerful
and he brought in the Lessers knowing that the Brotherhood needed to be rid of them in order to be ready for what’s coming next: Devina.

Will there ever be another Insider Guide?

“It’s about time.” She is also going to speak with her publisher about getting a few novellas out for backstories, i.e. Scribe Virgin’s becoming.

Will the BDB ever end?

No! As long as it’s possible they will go on!

The WARDen’s swooping signature on the hundreds of copies handed out.

Will there ever be more small series like The Bourbon Kings?
Yes, but she can’t tell us yet!
Bourbon kings will wrap up in book 3. And EVERYTHING does get wrapped up.

Lassiter is bound to keep all of the promises The Scribe Virgin made.

Lassiter is getting a book!

Muhrder is coming back.

Novo, of the Legacy series, will be our next tough female heroine.

We will be seeing more of Harhm’s “extended family”.

Lassiter did have to sacrifice something in order to “bring back” Selena.

Will Terese know about Selena and her connection?

No, one other person besides Lassiter WILL find out.

The WARDen focusing on a reader’s question.

The Bastards will be inducted into the Brotherhood.

Lash will be coming back.

In regards to the Dehstroyer prophecy: due to The Scribe Virgin’s power shift to Lassiter, there will be a power shift in The Omega.

Luchas will be back; possibly in the Legacy series.

The coffins! Keep reading and we will find out what they mean. “It’s creepy as shit.”

WOLFEN! It’s someone we know!!!

Ideally, Ward would like to do a “focused, in the future” series on all of the children; including Nalla, L.W., Rhamp, and Lyric.

Is there a reason Nalla is having nightmares with shadows, especially now with Throe and his book? 

Keep reading…she has a special skill 😉

Finally the secret of Boo is REVEALED!!

“BOO IS THE SCRIBE VIRGIN! She’s been with them all along and she’s with them still.”

RandomHouse, Ward’s publisher, raffled off prize bags at the end of the event.

THE CHOSEN – A J.R. Ward Event

April 8th – An Afternoon with J.R. Ward
Cincinnati, OH

Follow #NallaAndTheWARDen on social media during the event!



I’ll be at #TheChosen signing in Cincinnati TOMORROW!!
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***SPOILER ALERT CHICKIES*** Don’t read below if you don’t want to know…

Ok now that we’ve been responsible….HOLY SHIT.

JR…Warden…Jessica…GIRL….I love you. Straight up, I do. Always will; but DAMN if this book did not make me FEEL that love. This book is a happy book. Books are supposed to make you laugh, cry, scream, hang on to the edge of your seat but The Beast does all that all while filling up the well of emotions inside your soul until it’s overflowing, something Rhage doesn’t appreciate due to some brotherly teasing (Read the book and you’ll get that one hah!).

Rhage: My man, Hollywood. Seeing a whole new, vulnerable side to the big, bad, beastie was one thing (hello the little chuffs and belly rubs!). But the sensitive side of the big, bad, brother? Did. Me. In. Rhage struggles throughout the whole book with the emotions he’s holding in so he doesn’t upset his Mary. The fear of wanting to be a parent when you go in to that commitment knowing it’s not an option? Something not everyone can understand but readers can clearly tell that’s his struggle. Meanwhile Mary is struggling with the same emotions as she’s been latched on to little Bitty for two years; a girl who Mary sees herself in. Communication, my loves, that was all you needed.

Speaking of Bitty…baby girl you held your OWN against Hollywood. You re baby Rhage in a cute, girl cage. I have never been so happy to see a man become a father then the moment you fell in love with the GTO (I also may be secretly jealous that you got to DRIVE IT, HELLO!).

Now let’s get to the twists: these are spoilers you REALLY don’t want to..erm…well…spoil yourself with….

1. Scribe Virgin: First of all…bitch. Don’t make me mad at you then do some good. I SWEAR… Now that the VS is “out of commission”…who’s she appointing? Logic begs Lyric (gods that NAME. Genius, Layla. It’s fucking perfect.)

2. Jo Early: I KNEW, just KNEW, this girl was important (and not just cause she had her own view points). But I got a question: How is it that Caldwell has so many damn half-siblings running around everywhere? And Jo and Bill have a great point that Caldwell is the only place with these Lesser “sacrifice scenes” leftover, not that they know it’s Lessers but wouldn’t the Omega?(#ThatFuckerWasSCARY) want to spread out a bit? And is anyone else curious about Old Country?

3. Assail: This one’s a three parter. Baby, I am so glad you are getting your shit together. But WTF WITH THROE…I mean…I’m here for it cause Throe is hot. This gunna be a trio now? Or are we gunna get you and Marisol back together? Y’all better step up and get your own book and sort that shit. And that phone call to Marisol during the fire. MY GODS CHILD DON’T SCARE ME LIKE THAT. Rescuing Markus and getting revenge alongside Z: I am HERE FOR IT. #TheBitchDeservedWorse

Now the NEXT Book…THE CHOSEN. Finally..FINALLY Xcor and Layla. These two have been dancing hand and foot for way to fucking long. It’s about damn TIME. How’re the Brothers gunna handle this one?

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Until next review time…

Happy Bingeing Beauties!

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