Is a Series a Good thing?
A series is a group of novels or books that should be read in order as is often the case in speculative fiction and all its sub-genres. The series should have one storyline, and is often without plot re-introduction, reiteration or reminder, save for cursory mention of past events.
However, Category Novel Series, which is more common in romance series, is a set of novels which have their own title and free-standing storyline, and can be read independently or out of sequence, or in sequence. The books may share a particular setting or timeline.
Texas Blue is the first novel in my Texas Trilogy. It tells the love story between Marilee Weston and Buck Cameron, their adventures, and finally their HEA, complete with two little daughters. Texas Promise tells the story of Josie Weston, now grown up and goes by Jo Cameron until she marries her childhood sweetheart, Dalton King. Texas True tells the story of the younger daughter, True Cameron, and her eventual marriage to Sam DeLeon. A fourth Texas novel, All My Hopes and Dreams, is a spin-off from Texas Blue, and tells the story of Cynthia Harrington—who really wanted to marry Buck Cameron—and her impulsive marriage to visiting horse-buyer Ricardo Romero.
As an author and/or a reader, what do you think of series novels? Personally, I love to become involved in a special series, and if I like the author and the books, I’ll keep my eye out for every one. Two authors I follow are Linda Lael Miller (western historical and contemporary) and Mary Balogh (Regency). I also love to write a series.
Texas Blue and All My Hopes and Dreams are available now from The Wild Rose Press.
Texas Promise and Texas True are Coming Soon as the series “The Cameron Sisters” from Desert Breeze Publishing.
Romance…and a little bit o' Texas
TEXAS BLUE-eBook and Print
SHOWDOWN IN SOUTHFORK—eBook
ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS-eBook and Print