J.R. Ward Let's Her Fans Know "Why I'm Afraid of the Bourbon Kings"

The WARDen has shared a message with her devoted fans about her fears regarding her new release The Bourbon Kings, coming out this July. 

I have been a loyal fan/reader for many years now and have a good feeling that this book will be a hit. 

Below you can catch snippets from J. R. Ward's post about "Why I'm Afraid of the Bourbon Kings", to read the post in its entirety just CLICK HERE

Okay, so rolling up to the July 28th release of the first book in my newest series (THE BOURBON KINGS,) I know I'm supposed to talk about how fabulous the book is, how much people are going to like it, how great the world building is, etc., etc., etc., how my readers should jump into the...

Blah, blah, blah.

Look, the sh*t doesn't suck, okay?

Let's just get that out of the way up front. (Oh, and in case you're wondering, that's about as much praise I give my own work lol, so take the statement with that in mind.)

Yes, I love the BOURBON KINGS. Of course, I do. I wrote the book from the heart, and I want to write the other books in the series because I see them so clearly and so urgently that it takes me back to DARK LOVER days.

But I'm sh*t terrified.

And the truth is, that's the way it SHOULD be.

Naturally, I want to vomit.

The BOURBON KINGS is a different series than the BDB in some ways-for example, if there's blood shed, it's not because someone's hungry. And if there's a scent of baby powder around, it's because someone's burping an infant on their shoulder. At its core, though, you have a group of people confronted with a series of monumental problems that require them to either band together... or sink like a stone.

There's even a guy with a lot of scars. (And before anyone asks, yes, Edward is my favorite. And yes, he pays for sex. And yup, he's in love with a woman he's not involved with. And uh-huh, she has her own issues. Whyyyyyyy whyyyyyyyy do I always love the complicated hurt ones the most???)

And so I'm scared of the BOURBON KINGS in the same way I was scared of DARK LOVER. I want the opportunity to write the whole series- whether it's six books (like my Fallen Angel series) or open ended and forever like the BDBs- and that is only going to happen if readers embrace the people, the places, the stories.

And I have no control over that.

Nor should I.

But no one knows what people are going to think. And that's what keeps me on my toes. And makes me grateful for the people who love my books enough to spend their hard earned money on them. It would be an honor to get to keep writing the BKs. That's my dearest hope.

But not my expectation.

And there's a world of difference between the two.

Jeez, just like the old days, huh?

Happy Reading! And thank you!

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