I generally don’t like series. My preference is that a story END. Not because the characters end, but because from the standpoint of a writer, I’d rather just get on to the next thing, and oftentimes there’s just nothing left to say. I’ve even railed against series in the past on this very blog.But now I’m coming around to a slightly different point of view, in part because I’ve been exposed to new authors whose take on serials is different than my preconception of them, and who do an amazing job making you crave the next book. By picking up on the thread of secondary characters and developing them, some authors have done a series of novels that work and maintain reader interest.
Following their lead (and at the urging of a reader) I picked up on a thread of secondary characters in ‘Commitment’, which led to the writing of ‘Unsuitable Men’ and then it went from there so that now I have [sigh] written an accidental series. Lately, I’ve gotten email from folks asking in what order they should read my books (yay!) and I generally answer that it doesn’t much matter since each story could/should stand alone.
Still I’ve had to face the fact that if you read one or more “out of order” it contains spoilers for those that came before. So here’s the order in case folks are interested, of my [hard swallow] series:
Thanks so much for the interest, and I hope you’ll be inclined to leave a review if you read them.