J. R. Ward is the author of more than twenty previous novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood. There are more than fifteen million copies of Ward's novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in twenty-five different countries around the world. She lives in the South with her family.
"Get ready for summer's most sinful indulgence. The drama never stops in this tale of family secrets, lost love found, rivalries, delightfully nasty villains, and deliciously appealing heroes. The clothes, the whiskey, and the gorgeous Kentucky backdrop will sweep you away. The privileged and the downtrodden never had it so good. Put on your derby hat and join in the fun."--New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs "Breathless fun! J. R. Ward moves her trademark dark and sexy from the world of warrior vampires to the halls of the Kentucky elite, where the family members' claws are just as sharp and the consequences just as deadly. I couldn't stop turning the pages!"--New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner "The setting is 80's TV soap opera Dallas meets Downton Abbey...This is high drama, and it's mesmerizing."--Fresh Fiction "I want my Bourbon in bed! J. R. Ward delivers a sweeping saga where family roots run deep and passion sizzles hotter than a Kentucky summer. Potent and heady, one taste just isn't enough."--New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter "The drama and dark secrets behind the Bradford family's empire propel this irresistible story of high-society scandal . . . a read that's rich, smooth, and satisfying as a glass of Kentucky bourbon."--New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips "With more devious characters than Dynasty, The Bourbon Kings is juicy soap opera at its finest."--The Philadelphia Enquirer "Soapy elements abound in this Dynastyesque tale, from lavish wealth to feuds, dirty secrets, and forbidden love...Ward is a master of pacing and world building, and readers will love that the cliff-hanger ending guarantees at least a second helping of the Bradfords."--Booklist (starred review)