I originally posted this info on Facebook 7/27 but didn’t post it to the blog. First info came from a Facebook post on J.R. Ward’s page saying, “I’m writing book one of my new series, The Bourbon Kings, right now- and then starting Trez and iAm’s book September 1! IMMORTAL, the last of the Fallen Angels series, comes out in October so get ready for Jim’s final battles!”
I immediately went into fangirl mode, searched the internet and then emailed Berkley/NAL contacts. I got confirmation from Berkley that the books are theirs and the news showed up 7/28 in a Publishers Weekly article.
Book Deals: Week of July 28, 2014 http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/63460-book-deals-week-of-july-28-2014.html via @publisherswkly
“NAL Inks Ward to New Series
Bestselling author J.R. Ward has signed a three-book, world rights deal with New American Library to do a contemporary series. Called the Bourbon Kings, the series will, as NAL explained, “follow the intertwined fortunes of several ultrawealthy Kentucky families who have made their fortunes from bourbon.” The first Bourbon Kings book is set for late 2015. The deal was brokered by NAL’s Kara Welsh and Steven Axelrod at the Axelrod Agency. Ward, the pen name for Jessica Bird, writes paranormal romance (and romances under her given name); as J.R. Ward, her series include the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Fallen Angels. Lucy Stille at Agency for the Performing Arts is handling film/television rights for the series.” ~Publishers Weekly
I can’t wait for more details and I will let y’all know as soon as I know anything new about the series! I’m also really intrigued with the film/television rights comment in the article! /Cori
ABOUT J.R. WARD
J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.