The BDB: US VS UK covers!

Hi Daggers!
I hope you all are having great day, reading your favourite BDB book!

For a while now, I have been getting questions about the differences between the UK and US covers of The BDB series.
So today I will list and compare the covers , so you can see for yourself!

I will also include the different bindings they come in, just incase you want to know , haha!
*List will be updated regularly*

why different covers on the same book?

The short answer is: Different Publishers!
In the UK , The BDB series , ALL of J.R Ward´s series for that matter , is published by Piatkus books.
They started publishing her books in 2008 , and they have promptly been publishing every book since.

I have always thought that Piatkus does a better job at matching the models on the covers with the actual character s, than the US does.

Different bindings

Piatkus have published The BDB books as trade paperback , regular paperback and hardcover.
The first 9 books are only available in paperback , and Piatkus have no plans on re-issuing them into hardcover. Which is sad , since they have published the books in hardcover from “Lover at last ” and up.

US VS UK Covers

So let´s start withe the BDB books!
*I will make seperate lists for the Black dagger Legacy and Fallen Angels series*

BCE= This means that your book has been printed by a ” Book Club”. Usually an imprint company that the original publishers own. Signet is owned by NAL, who again is owned by Berkley Books ( former Penguin Random House).
These books are usually printed with cheaper materials than the original publishing house.

Trade paper= a bigger sized version of a regular paperback.

Dark Lover
US:
This book only available in hardcover in the US . You have the BCE edition ,where Dark Lover and Lover Eternal is combined into 1 book! This is the first edition of Dark Lover EVER to bee as a hardcover. Same With Lover Eternal , them being combined .
Dark Lover was then reprinted into a single hardcover book in 2012, as a collectors edition. Both are rare and super expensive .Also available in paperback.
Dark Lover actually have 2 US covers. It was given a new cover in 2014.

UK:
only available in paperback.
Has 2 different covers.

Lover Eternal
US:
Only available in hardcover in the US. You have the BCE edition ,where Dark Lover and Lover Eternal is combined into 1 book.This is the first edition of Lover Eternal EVER to be as a hardcover. Same dark Lover , them being combined .
Lover Eternal was then reprinted into a single hardcover book in 2012, as a collectors edition. Both are rare and expensive .
Lover Eternal actually have 2 US covers. It was given a new cover when the reprint came out in 2012. Both are rare and super expensive .Also available in paperback.
UK:
Only available in paperback.
Has 2 different covers.

Lover Awakened
US:
only available as hardcover in the US. You can get the BCE or the re-printed collector´s edition. Both are rare . Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback. 2 different covers.

Lover Revealed
US:
only available as hardcover in the US. You can get the BCE or the re-printed collector´s edition. Both are rare . Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback. 2 different covers.

Lover Unbound:
US:
only available as hardcover in the US. You can get the BCE or the re-printed collector´s edition. Both are rare . Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback. 2 different covers.

Lover Enshrined:
US:
only available as hardcover in the US. You can get the BCE or the re-printed collector´s edition. Both are rare . Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback. 2 different covers.

Lover Avenged :

US:
only available as hardcover in the US. You can get the BCE (rare) or the regular HC edition. . Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback.

The insiders guide:
US:
Standard size trade paperback.
UK:
Bigger sized trade paperback and regular sized paperback.

Dead After Dark: Story of son:
This book was only published in the US. hardcover ( rare) and paperback.
There is two versions of the paperback . Original 2008 and the reprint from 2018.

Lover Mine
US:
regular Hardcover or the BCE (rare). Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback.

Lover Unleashed
US:
only available as hardcover in the US. Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback.

Lover Reborn
US:
Only available as hardcover in the US. Also available in paperback.
UK:
Available in paperback.

Lover At Last
US:
Regular Hardcover and the BCE edition (rare). Also available in paperback.
UK:
This is the first book to be printed as hardcover . Also available as Paperback.

The King
US:
Hardcover and paperback.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback..

The Shadows
US:
Hardcover and paperback.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback.

The Beast
US:
Hardcover and paperback.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback.

The Chosen
US:
Hardcover and paperback.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback.

The thief
US:
Hardcover and paperback.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback.

The Savior
US:
Hardcover and paperback.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback.

Where Winter Finds You
US:
only available as paperback. Warden said she is working on getting it published as a hardcover.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback.

The Sinner
US:
Hardcover and paperback.
UK:
Hardcover and paperback.

Which cover is your favourite?
Mine is a tie between the UK version of Lover unbound and Lover Avenged!

Until next time!

Daggers up!
The BdaggerB

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