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JD Robb

EDITED TO ADD: Please don't add photos of actors -- that's a completely different discussion.
A couple weeks ago I ran across some In Death fan art on Instagram (I love that aspect of IG). This is arussoartist's (instagram.com/arussoartist?igshid=xtpkg4b7vrhs) interpretation of Summerset and Galahad. (And if this not your vision you don't have to comment.)
I shared on the JD Robb Instagram page and reached out to ask if I could post here too. He gave the ok.
I asked what led him to this painting and he said "Well, I was trying out a few different painting styles one evening after my wife and I had finished an In Death novel - I don’t remember which one, but maybe Festive? Anyway, the image of the pair of them just popped into mind when our own Galahad, a fluffy Maine coon named Ember, made it known she thought it dinner time."
I'm on the look out for more In Death fan art. I've got a really kick ass one of Eve but am waiting for permission to share on FB.
If you know anyone who loves to create their vision of In Death characters let me know. ~Laura
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EDITED TO ADD: Please dont add photos of actors -- thats a completely different discussion. 
A couple weeks ago I ran across some In Death fan art on Instagram (I love that aspect of IG). This is arussoartists (https://instagram.com/arussoartist?igshid=xtpkg4b7vrhs) interpretation of Summerset and Galahad. (And if this not your vision you dont have to comment.) 
I shared on the JD Robb Instagram page and reached out to ask if I could post here too.  He gave the ok.
I asked what led him to this painting and he said Well, I was trying out a few different painting styles one evening after my wife and I had finished an In Death novel - I don’t remember which one, but maybe Festive? Anyway, the image of the pair of them just popped into mind when our own Galahad, a fluffy Maine coon named Ember, made it known she thought it dinner time.
Im on the look out for more In Death fan art. Ive got a really kick ass one of Eve but am waiting for permission to share on FB.
If you know anyone who loves to create their vision of In Death characters let me know. ~Laura

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This is very close to how I pictured Summerset except more skinny and less hair but dressed impeccably like he is dressed here. Galahad was a little fatter and orange, don’t know why. This is wonderfully painted.

In my mind, I pictured the staircase on the right. Or maybe it was Sommerset I pictured on the left of the staircase. Doesn’t matter! This is a great vision of Sommerset. Perfect.

I love it!!!! Exactly how I imagine him, except for the hair. My imagination tells me that he’s a little more bald. And maybe some cranky vibes πŸ˜‚

Speaking of actors I hope they NEVER make these Into a movie I love this series and have read them all like 5 times I have my own ideas of the characters and that would ruin it for me

I imagine Summerset with a more bad ass demeanor... black turtle neck .. black slacks ready to kick butt at any moment... Galahad as big fat orange tabby with an attitude but full of love for Eve, Roarke and Summerset.. when will we see a movie? I’ve read every book and pre-order all upcoming!! Love the Death series!!

Love this, In Death is my go to Series when I want to escape reality, I have them all in audio so have begun the series again. Wish I could contribute art, but my talents lie with stick people. I belong to an unrelated group that have members send in their art always fun all manner charcoal, paint, computer generated, well appreciated by all. Stay safe continued health

I cross-stitched this for a fellow ID fan once.

This is incredible work!! Perfect Summerset! I am an incredible fangirl of many different fandoms. I always wondered what an afternoon tea between the butlers of my favorite characters would look and sound like - Summerset, Alfred, and Wintergreen (Deathstroke's in case yoi don't read comics) sitting sharing laundry tips and stories. Their unique laundry challenges would be remarkably similar!!

I find Jamie and Mariska a little hard. I know Eve's tough and hard but there is a softness underneath that Roarke saw. Sonetimes it's so disappointing to see who gets cast as our favorite fictional people. Like Stephanie Plum! Eve and Roarke would have to be perfect!

To me Summerset is a little more rough looking and Galahad is a fat orange tabby. The closest to Roark for me is Ian Anthony Dale. And Eve....well none of the above come close for me. She is definitely beautiful with a perfect angular face and everything about her should be natural....lips, body, hair etc.

I've always pictured Eve looking like Nora's picture too, but now that I've read some of these comments, I think Jamie Lee Curtis could pull it off, if she had deer hair and golden brown eyes like a tiger.

Isn't it amazing how we all read these books and picture the characters in our minds all a little the same and all a little bit different. I even have a picture of the house in my head as well. Would love to see someone draw their version of it. This artist did a great job and please show us EVE

This is what I picture when I read the books. When Ever comes home and Summerset and Galahad await. It give me a visual somehow of what they look like. Very good work; I can't wait to see the work of Eve. These books have show how the utter disgust that Summerset and Eve had for each other in the beginning has developed into a non-spoken trust that has touched them both.

I can’t wait to see someone’s vision of Eve. In my mind she’s Olivia from L&O SVU. I cannot picture anyone as Roarke. He’s just too perfect. Lol.

I had Just finished Vendetta in Death and tried reading a James Patterson novel but I wasn't getting into it. So I leaned over my nightstand and grabbed the next book off the top. "A MacGregor Christmas! I've never read it before. This features Historical Romances "Rebellion" and In From the Cold! Thus far I am really enjoying them! Has anyone else read these? I'm only about 40 pages in but enjoying the character greatly.

In my mind they are: Summerset is Higgins from the old Magnum, P.I., Eve is mostly Olivia from L&O:SVU, Roarke is mostly Pierce Brosnan and Galahad is my cat T.C. (RIP kitty). Love, love, love the In Death series!

That is so Summerset, what a fabulous work of art.. Love it.X

I was in the hospital not too long ago they get me some drugs that knocked me out and I was having dreams about all these characters in these books it was really strange but I do enjoy these stories

Summerset is a bit older and not as broad in the shoulders. He also wears his hair combed back. Galahad is a LOT fatter! Vet put him on a diet, because he was overweight! Probably like my Misha who weighed 25+ pounds before he developed cancer.

Love that series. Cant be without IT.still expecting the last written. Love to the time I have IT in my hands!. To enjoy!

Love it! Exactly as I pictured them in my mind as I read each book!

I am forever going to see Summerset looking like this in my minds eye whenever I read an In Death book. Good depiction!!! Thanks for sharing!

Great interpretation, and with all the comments I'm kinda glad that these books have never been made into movies.

Short-haired Jennifer Lawrence as Eve, Tom Ellis as Roarke.

I love this! It's hard to tell as I can't see all of Galahad but he looks like he might need to be just a little floofier.

2 days ago

JD Robb

To follow up yesterday's post, with Roarke, Eve can share her fears about going to Dochas and her reasons why she'll go back. A good balance. ~Laura ... See MoreSee Less

To follow up yesterdays post, with Roarke, Eve can share her fears about going to Dochas and her reasons why shell go back.  A good balance.  ~Laura

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This gave Eve a springboard for her fear and her past. Also is gave her the instinct to tell Roarke how she felt about what would be achieved at Docas. It strengthened her bond with Peabody also.

Reading Golden in Death right now. Diabolical! A really good read!

I think it’s time for another wrench in Eve life! Like a sibling or grandparent!

Eve will always face her demons, she wouldn't think of doing anything else. Dochas is a haven which was denied to her and Roarke but she knows just how much it can help those who are as vulnerable as she was. <3 x

I really love this book, for this part here, when she finally went to Dochas, and when we really see how strong her bond is and how deep her feelings are for Peabody.

Love. Love. Love. She managed to make it about healing and Let Roarke know how much what he did means to her

This is one of the reasons I continue to read this series.. Eve and Roarke continue to grow as people it’s not just a story in the first book and over with

Just goes to show how much Roark loves Eve he built Dochas in her honor what she had been through in her youth.

Love this series. All the characters are great. That’s what makes you read it again and again.

I restarted the series and am now on concealed in death. I love the conversations between Eve and Roarke, the word play cracks.me up.

Wow, I haven’t read Visions- now is a super time to download it!

Dochas was built by Roarke because of all Eve had gone through as a child. It's a beautiful testament to their love and continuing to grow marriage.

Eve healed. She knows Dochas will help others heal.

I'm re-reading the series and just finished Divided and am on to Visions next.

Parts of this book were really hard for me, but very helpful to get people thinking.

I cannot keep crying on the keyboard........these words- for I Wouk day think is the 4th time I am reading them ........πŸ˜₯

Loved that book but I have loved them all.

Eve knows just how to explain things to Roarke to melt his heart πŸ₯°

Eve is the strongest character I have ever read in any book.

Docas gave Eve a way to come to terms with her past. Roarke too for that matter. They were both damaged.

Eve is very good about facing her demons.

Going to reread visios again.

Great conference yesterday Laura...πŸ––

Just started my re-read of this one

Love this.

3 days ago

JD Robb

A long time ago, before the world changed (aka February) we started discussing Visions in Death. After the action packed March, these discussions will feel slower, but it's good to mix things up. When last we saw them, Eve and Peabody toured Dochas (Eve reluctantly) and discussed Celina Sanchez with Louise Dimatto. After, Peabody asked Eve what was wrong. Eve brushed her off, then backtracked. And this is what she said: ~Laura ... See MoreSee Less

A long time ago, before the world changed (aka February) we started discussing Visions in Death.  After the action packed March, these discussions will feel slower, but its good to mix things up.  When last we saw them, Eve and Peabody toured Dochas (Eve reluctantly) and discussed Celina Sanchez with Louise Dimatto. After, Peabody asked Eve what was wrong.  Eve brushed her off, then backtracked.  And this is what she said:  ~Laura

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I just finished that book on autio when Eve finally tells Peabody it's because she is having a hard time keeping it under control. I thinkthis is happening because she is more and more comfortable with Peabody. The fact that this is true is what I like about the interaction between the charectors for the tear jerkers and the laughs, I love the comedy between the two of them sometimes I am laughing through my tears. Gotta love that.

Hard for Eve to say anything but Peabody actually knew more than Eve realised, she just had to fill in the blanks. Eve doesn't open up easily and would hate for her past to get in the way of her job. <3 x

I appreciate Eve's honesty and bluntness. She knows she might have issues and she knows that Delia is there for her, but she's not ready. And she is able to say, "no."

Enuf already ! Nora has said never !! So let it go !! The reason we love her is her ideas make brilliant books / stories !

When Eve has her memories, when she feels her arm snap, gets me every time. Was glad when she finally told Peabody. I read this right after I read a nurse in Detroit describing her last shift - the deaths, the quick worsening of the coronovirus patients and the sheer numbers of patients. She said the shift was a the hardest ever and she knew the next one would be worse. And I thought about Eve knowing what she would face in that shelter but going in anyway. So tough and yet fragile. This nurse is the same. She will go back for that next shift and for all the ones she is needed.πŸ˜ͺ

Eve is strong enough not to let her past, or a situation in the present the pulls her back to her past, effect her job and responsibilities. The fact that she would even say this to Peabody, shows you how much their relationship has grown/changed, since Peabody made Detective! I'm sorry that the visit and the little girl with the broken arm caused a flashback for Eve, but it was important for her to see the place, see the women and children that were residing there and being helped, see what a terrific thing Roarke had done!

So, can you please put in a word at Roarke Industries and have them come up with COVID-19 vaccine, and then time travel back to 2020 with it... πŸ™πŸ»

I enjoy the way Dallas and Roarke act around Bella, they definitely love her.

The best parts are the relationships and the growth they've shown over time. Eve & Roarke, Eve & Peabody, Eve & Mira, Eve and everybody! Her relationship with Roarke has/is gradually healing all the damage done when she was a child. Now she allows herself to love and be loved. These people are more real to me than is probably healthy. I love these books. Thank you, JD/Nora.

I love Peabody so compassionate, she would do anything for Eve. Even though Eve gives her a hard time but Peabody accepts for who she is that's true love!!πŸ’ž

People have to stop suggesting that Eve and Roarke have a baby. Ms. Roberts has stated that that will mark the end of the series. I for one don't want to see this series to end. And why do they need a baby. It's 2020. Babies aren't required

Yes I think adoption of a troubled teenager is the ticket!! Maybe one who turns out to be pregnant... hmmm that would be very interesting

when are you going to let her get pregnant? now that would be funny

I love that that place was a gift to her. It was beyond thoughtful. A wonderful expression of his love for her. πŸ’•

It has take a long time for Eve to remember and now she is getting used to having Peabody there and picking up on things. They have grown into friends with Eve still trying to process how to handle something she never had before. These characters show us that these things happen in real life also and that like Eve and all her friends she making she will learn to balance it out. Love these books and keep going back to re-read.

Eve and Peabody have the best partnership! They respect each other and have each others back always. Eve’s criticisms and Peabody’s sass makes it all the more enjoyable.

For the most part, Eve is wrong here. What's going on in one's life affects your job and balance. Partners work very closely together, and they need to trust one another, let alone want to help one another. Eve doesn't open up much, always seems surprised by what her friends do outside of their jobs.

That's strange. I can't remember Eve and Peabody going to Dochas together. I'll have to read this one again.

My favorite scenes are when Eve tells Peabody about her past, or things she remembers. I love that Eve gets mad that Peabody cries and that Peabody hugs Eve and embarrasses her. It’s an amazing partnership.

Eve picked a good person and friend to share her story with. I think it only cemented their friendship. Peabody is as trustworthy as they come.

I love Peabody compassion. Her sense of duty and compassion grew the more she worked around Eve Dallas. Not to mention her sass.

What about our freeager getting pregnant. That's a whole different story line; cop, partner, protective yet cringeworthy. Its not similar to Mavis, adds a different depth. I dont see Eve and Roarke having kids. But being aunts/uncles to kids deffinitely.

Eve has grown over the series in all of her relationships. I, as a reader, really feel the range of emotions - sign of a great author!

I love the Dynamics between Eve and Delia. Partners, friends. The best conversations in the books are between Eve and Delia. Roarke and Mavis provide a different dynamic.

I agree this isn't about Eve and Roark having a baby, but a pregnancy scare might be pretty funny.

3 days ago

JD Robb

In case you want a diversion this evening. Join me over on the Nora Roberts page for a catchup conversation. Nora doesn't join these pop ups since we're not in the same place, nor is she out for an event. So just me. But I can answer questions! And if you'd like a JD Robb centric FB live next week, let me know in the comments. ~LauraAnyone up for an evening (ish) Live? How about April 2 at 8:15 pm EDT (5:15 on the west coast). We can catch up and check in. Nora won't be there but I will. Leave questions in the comments and I'll answer them tomorrow. ~Laura ... See MoreSee Less

In case you want a diversion this evening.  Join me over on the Nora Roberts page for a catchup conversation.  Nora doesnt join these pop ups since were not in the same place, nor is she out for an event.  So just me.  But I can answer questions!  And if youd like a JD Robb centric FB live next week, let me know in the comments.  ~Laura

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I would LOVE to join! But wit my precious love on hospice, evenings are when he REALLY wants me by his side. He'd LIKE me to do nothing but sit with him at ALL times. Unfortunately, I can't do that.

I'll do my best to be there. Meanwhile, I have a question for you, Laura. Is Nora's publisher still going to release the JD Robb books in mp3 cd format? I used to be able to pre-order the hardcover, kindle and cd all at once and now only a multiple cd format is available. What gives?

I vote yes for the JD Robb next week. I don't know how I miss these things. I was on FB last night and didn't see this until just now, 18 hours later. 😭

Her latest #50 my evening ride reading πŸ“š. Absolutely πŸ’― love Dallas ❀

I would love the JD Robb centric FB live next week unable to join you tonight unfortunately thank you for all you do stay safe

Hope to join in tonight. And yes to JD sometime next week!

Please why do you always write "Laura (Not Nora)? I don't understand.

Love this events.

Yes I'm in for tonight.

Would like to know if you need to read the In Death Series in order or ok to miss one?

That would be awesome!

Names, how's Nora fix character names?

In for tonight.

I vote for the JD ROBB live next week

Count me in!

Ditto fo JD next week!

Yes please

I'm in

Super!!!

Will definitely be listening tonight. For next week if you cover JD Robb, if we're new to the series (I'm on #8), should we skip it or will it be generic where we won't hear spoilers?

Yes for jd robb for next week.

4 days ago

JD Robb

I've been thinking about this for a while since so many of us are staying close to home: where IS your home? I'll start: I'm in Frederick MD. And as an homage to Eve and her difficulty with time zones, it's 12:27 pm (EDT) on April 1. Share your location and time in the comments. Photos very much encouraged. ~Laura ... See MoreSee Less

Ive been thinking about this for a while since so many of us are staying close to home: where IS your home? Ill start: Im in Frederick MD. And as an homage to Eve and her difficulty with time zones, its 12:27 pm (EDT) on April 1. Share your location and time in the comments. Photos very much encouraged. ~Laura

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Currently at Gifts Inn Boonsboro @11:39AM. Looks like I missed the 4/1 deadline. All is well. Checking in with our artists and staff to get an update on their status.

1:08pm Fort Myers Florida. I need a list of the books in order, I fell off track when I moved, but have been trying to figure out the series, in order so I can pick up where I left off!!! I’ve been missing Eve!

Strandhill, Co. Sligo Ireland 5.35pm

I can’t take a pic outside (I’ve had a bad case of vertigo since Saturday) but here’s my JD Robb/Nora Roberts book case. It’s 12:37pm here in London ON Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ I’m re-reading the In Death series to help me stay sane πŸ₯° my reward for finishing will be purchasing Golden In Death once I’m done.

I live in Falkoping, Sweden. It’s 6.35 pm and I have just finished my first day of working at home. The picture was taken from the main door and you can see my husband spring plowing and some brave tulips ( if you look closely)

Mesa, AZ and it is 9:28 am. Speaking of Eve, I reread the entire In Death series the past few weeks to keep me sane. Thank you for writing such amazing books! ❀️❀️❀️

I'm from Nova Scotia, Canada. I work at a nursing home, but having a much needed day off. Spending my afternoon reading one of your books πŸ˜€ It's 1:30pm

10:15 am (PST) on April 1st, in Washington on the Puget Sound, across the water from Seattle. This picture was taken from my home office window Monday.

Conway, Arkansas 11:52 AM Central time. We are self isolating. I love the series. I have read them all and am listening to them all again and again and again. I never tire of them.

Uithoorn, The Netherlands, 6.47pm - I am a lecturer and correcting paper after paper and I miss my colleagues and students but our dog loves to have us all around 🧑

Home is Myrtle Beach SC 12:35 p.m. EST, April 1st, 2020

12:50 pm on April 1 here on the "redneck" side of New Jersey. Picture was taken a couple of years ago from my favorite hiking spot, looking out towards where we live.

12:34 PM Defiance, Ohio Moon last night about to roll down our main downtown street πŸ™‚

7.44 PM EET (that’s GMT+2) here in Varna, Bulgaria, on the Black Sea. Not my photo (I’ve been in self-isolation for 2 weeks now and working from home). Love the In Death books and already read Golden in Death. At least I get to do a lot of reading at home now πŸ™‚

Choctaw, OK and it's currently 11:37 CST. Picture is our backyard in January.

Freeport, ME 1:06 Eastern Standard Time. I'm up here for the foreseeable future taking care of my 87 year old dad who lives alone. My husband and I actually live in Odenton Maryland.

lovely! I'm in Las Cruces, NM

I live in Paradise Ca. I lost all my Death series books ( I owned everyone) in the campfire. I read everyone 3 times. I am now listening to the new ones on audiobook. View of my lot from my window in Paradise, Ca. Wednesday April 1, 2020 9:50 am .Not sure if we are rebuilding yet. So many obstacles for us old folks.really enjoy your books. Have a wonderful April 1st.!

I live in Freeport, Florida which is in the panhandle and known for our beautiful beaches. It is 11:42 am(cst)April 1st

I’m in North Lincolnshire on the east coast of England. It’s 17:45 here. The photo is from earlier this year from my front door to remind me of simple beautiful things.

Wallalong Australia , 7:30 am 2/4/20 . In the last 3 months I have endured drought , fires , lost my job and self isolation due to coronavirus . This is a photo of my front yard taken a few minutes ago . The drought has been broken and fires are out . Plenty of Nora Roberts reading time πŸ’•

Right now home is in Abu Dhabi, UAE and it’s 1 April at 838 pm

I'm in Winnipeg, MB, it's currently 12:03 CDT. Below is a picture of our cats looking out our upstairs window.

I'm in Canton Township, Michigan but my picture is from beautiful Meers, Michigan. It is 12:39 pm on 4/1/20. Take care and be safe everyone!

Allen Park Michigan- dressing a monkey in the window every day to give walkers something fun to see - gardener today. And I am re-reading the In Death series during the quarantine

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