Mar 4 2014 1:00pm

Exclusive Reveal: The Endpapers from J.R. Ward’s The King

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Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal the endpapers from J.R. Ward's The King. Part of the thrill with having a physical book is the opportunity to see the intricate artwork that goes into the endpapers—the images you find right when you open a book. And these are pretty intricate! After all, what's a king without his throne? Get a closer look by clicking on the image. Here's the official description:

Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle—with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything—and everyone—at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response—or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?

The King by J.R. Ward will be available April 1, 2014. Click here to see see a larger version of the king's throne!

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Felicia Smith
1. Ferishia
At first when JRW announced she was writing another book about Wrath, I was seriously disappointed! I expected/hoped/prayed for Lassiter's book. *heavy sigh*

After I got used to the idea of The King and the possiblity of what it may reveal about him and the brothers, I got excited about it. I'm still hoping and praying for Lassiter's book though. lol
3. AmandaS
I didn't know this was coming out! I'm excited!
antonia schwaigert
4. rhapsody2113
Per the usual I cannot wait. I have no idea how she is able to accomplish anything with all those voices in her head! Hoping I will be able to make it down to Cinci for the Book signing. I honestly don't care about getting my book signed but I cannot get enough of listening to her talk. She is hysterical! She talks JUST like she writes!! :)
Michelle Bourassa
5. MichelleMB
I can't wait. I've been saving my Christmas bookstore gift card for this LOL Just to make sure I'm not broke on the day it comes out so I can get it right away. Any BDB book is a good one
6. wsl0612
That is beautiful artwork! can't wait for this one to be released :-)
Jordan R
7. jrojrojro
Even though my OCD objects to the different direction the covers are taking, I have to admit that the coloring and placement for the endpapers are beautiful! Can't wait to read this one!
8. Shannon E
Im so excited for this one! I am taking the day off to read The King so I can go to OH and not be crazy spoiled. What is 8 hours to drive really? lol.
9. sheri moore
Anticipation is high! Love the series and this installment will be epic.
Dawn Roberto
12. dawn_roberto
I so can not wait for thjis one...LOVE this series and can not wait to see what Ward dreams up for Wrath and beth
13. clara r

not familiar with the series and first time hearing about it but hope to win and get started! :) thanks
14. Sheila Arroyo
I'm so excited for this book, can't have enough of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I hope Xcor's book is the next one!
15. Karen M. Barrnett
I have been unpatiently waiting for this book to come out. This is so exciting. Love it!!!!
Maria Smith
16. TexasBookLover
WOW! That thrown is absolutely gorgeous!

I have slowly been rereading the BDB series over the last several months getting ready for The King release and now that we are only a month away I am super excited. I just started a new job so no taking off for me , so my husband knows that he better not plan anything for me after work until I finish it! I'll be all about THE KING!!!
17. DuckieFeet
Ooh, love the contrast of the red against the darkness!
18. lfacchini
I can't wait to see what The King has in store for us! Thanks for the chance to win the 1st book, I would love to do a reread!
20. ames599
I'm excited for this book. I've always loved reading about Wrath and Beth.
21. flyinggirl
I've been waiting for this book for a long time. I love seeing the evolving relationships in the Brotherhood. Real relationships take time and effort and it's nice to see that explored by my favorite authors.
Susan T.
22. kidsue99
Can't wait to find out more about Wrath and Beth as well as if there is a baby on the way. Highly anticipating this book. Thanks.
Amanda Wilson
23. sorcharay
I am definitely anticipating this book! Thanks for the giveaway :)
24. Sandy Lioniis
I love JR Ward and teh BDB is one of my favorite series of all time. I cannot wait for this book to come out. The coverart is amazing.
25. joyofbean
Beth wants a baby, Wrath doesn't. Wow does that set up a great relationship story - can't wait to read how she further reveals Wrath's and Beth's story.
Sheila Schwartz
26. sheilag2367
Why oh why am I never satisfied after finishing each and every one of the BDB books...because I usually have to wait a while for the next one!! But kidding aside I am dragging out all of the BDB books and looking to re-read Dark Lover and in case I can't find it my fingers are crossed that I might win a copy! Terrific seres!!!
Darynda Jones
27. DaryndaJones
I cannot WAIT to read this!!!! Who on planet earth goes back and writes another story about a character she's already written a story about? The incomparable JR WARD! That's who! The woman is a genius!
Karen Barnett
28. LadyBarnett
This is definitely going to be one of the greatest books to hit the shelf in a long time. Let's get reading already, please get the book out so I can get going.
30. biochemgirl
I'm really excited for this book. I kind of lost some of my interest in the series after Lover Reborn, because I didn't like some of the choices and direction. Lover At Last was better and drew me back in. I'm excited to read more about Beth and Wrath.
Dana Buchert
31. danabuchert
Can't wait for more on Wrath and Beth. I really need to go back and reread Dark Lover and the rest of the early books. Hope I win!
33. Thornburg
Can't wait. I have to start the series again in two weeks so I can in the BDB world for when The King is here. :)
36. Patty Surabian
I am so excited. I have a special relationship with the BDB.... I was an avid reader in the past but life, work, children and all their activities caused me to stop reading, About 6 years ago my family planned a weekend camping trip (boring) so I figured I would go to Wall Mart and pick up a book. This book just so happened to be Dark Lover my first foray back into the readingorld. I came back with a blast.... I have all the BDB books on paper and ebook, in all I approximately 350 paperbacks and hard covered books along with Nook and Kindle books over 1000. So I believe JR Ward along with (Wrath and Beth and all the men and women starring in this book) MY PUSH.... MY MOTIVATION, with this push I found I really loved. To Write Stories. And of course read them... Hopefully one day you will see my name on a blog or cover of a book... JR Ward Rocks Hard...!!!!!
Karen McCoy
38. mcmahmen
I am so excited. The Assail plotline will he get the girl and his lesser connection? The Band of Bxxxtards trying to steal the prize. Cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the furniture looks as heavy as it was described and won't break
39. KaylaRose
Omg!!!!!! The wait actually hurts!
Ruth Goldstein
41. ruthgold18
Am eagerly awaiting this new book - pre-ordered it, of course! Love the endpapers and definitely agree that electronic versions leave something to be desired in the way of visuals, but much easier to carry around electronic versions and just move smoothly from book to book :)
Cathey Chaffee
42. CatPA
Poor Wrath! He has so much to deal with and now there's trouble with his mate.
Grear series & I love the cover artwork.
47. Mary Kay
If there ever was a "Book Boyfriend" Wrath has to him. I fell in love with him the first time he saw Beth. I absolutely adore this series. I have an autographed copy of Dark Lover by my bedside so I have sweet dreams every night. I looking forward to "The King's" release. April 1st can't come fast enough. Wrath = Love
49. SassyT
Here's hoping JR gets back to how she started off the series...with a bang! I thought Wrath and Beth's story was awesome (got me hooked on the series). I hope it's better than how she treated Tohr in his book. I really like Wrath and Beth and I wanted to know more about them (along with Rhage and Mary and Zsadist and Bella and baby Nalla...when are they getting another book?). So, I have my fingers crossed that this returns her to her top spot among my favorite authors. She's been lingering towards the bottom these last years with the books that came out starting with Phury's.
51. fire_dragon31
Thanks so much for the chance to win! Such a great contest! I absolutely love this series. Good luck everyone!!
Elizabeth Frank
52. bethefrank
I love this series! I wish the local library would pick up the audio books!
Abby LaBoy
53. imabby319
I fell in love with series. Looking forward to "The King" and many more BDB books! ;D
Donna H
54. leigia
Not into m/m so the last book wasn't my cup of tea. However, looking forward to the next chapter in Wrath/Beth's life.
55. tanya2your21
I love this serise I have read it over and over again and it is in my Ipod so I have also listened to all ll books over and over again to the point that I so times I think they are real people kind of. Like when the Red Sox won the world serise this year the first thing that poped into my head was Butch and V are so doing a happy dance right now and every one want to strangle them. Then I remembed they weren't real and had a good laugh. I love this storys and I can't wait for The King to come out next month.
stephanie gomez
56. stephrose78
This series has helped me through me own emotional hell! I read these books every night before bed, when I wake up in the morning, and when ever I get a chance during the day! J.R. Ward is an amazing writer , and has a magical ability to pull you right into the book.

I would love to see the next book be about Assile! Some how I really feel that there is something about him that is going to shock us all, something seductive about him!!

Any way I just finished the 11th book and got so anxious waiting for the release of The King that I read the insiders book, man I love the story about Zadist!
deborah roy
57. ddroy
BDB is a must read series! Look forward to The King.
60. Heather Walker
This looks like a really good book, I would love to read it.
62. PandorazBox
I found Lover Avenged at a thrift store and after that I became a huge fan. Since then I have been frantically trying to find and purchase any J.R Ward book I can get my hands on. Love them all. I'm sure this one will be the roller coaster of emotions and wild ride I've come to expect and crave.
Wayne Lecoy
65. hotrodguy
I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to win a
paperback copy of Dark Lover by J.R. Ward.
This sounds like an interesting book.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!
Mallory Bailey
70. mallorybailey1
I didn't know about this book but I'm so glad I know now. It sounds really good :)
73. PaulaK
I love the books,but guys you need a better copy editor. I found a typo!!!


But the crown sets heavily on his head.

Should be:

But the crown sits heavily on his head.
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