Blog Post: Writer Wednesday author Laura Wright and Giveaway!

From Thea:  I’m delighted to have paranormal romance writer Laura Wright on my blog this week.  Laura will always stand out in my mind for making a reach out to me to befriend me in the early days of my Elder Races series launching last year.  She has been kind, open, funny and supportive, and I’m thrilled to have her here this week.


Serious Series Lurve!

Laura Wright

The Black Dagger Brotherhood. The Hunger Games. The Fever series – omg, Barrons!

It’s a sickness – this Series Lurve, ain’t it? – but one I actually love contracting!

Do you remember your first series lurve? I totally do! And back when I first started reading romance, series wasn’t the thang – the way it is now. It was mostly stand alone books – or the ones I was reading anyway. <silly Writer Lady>

First in the Velvet quartet

Anyway, my Aunt introduced me to Jude Deveraux, and it was her ‘Velvet’ series that totally reeled me in and gave me my first case of serious series lurve. It was pure genius! After reading the first book, Velvet Promise, I had completely fallen in love with the characters and I so didn’t want to let them go. I wanted to know where things went after the story’s ending, what about this character and this one.  (And so the sickness beginsJ) When I found out it was a series, and I could continue on with the characters and meet others, I was so stoked!

Now, series are everywhere – it seems to be the way we writers write and plan and sell. 3-6-8 books. It’s a blessing for both the reader and the write, I think. Just as I love continuing on with characters that thrill me as a reader, I adore it as a writer too.

My latest series obsession is the FEVER series by Karen Marie Moning. I’ve never felt so in love, so drained, so pained, and so sad that the leading man doesn’t exist, in my life.

Cue the sobs..

Oh, the delicious Series Lurve. 🙂

What about you?  What series are you in lurve with at the moment?


Thea again: Laura has very kindly offered any one of her Mark of the Vampire (MOTV) series to a lucky commenter, along with an MOTV swag bag!  (I don’t know what’s in an MOTV swag bag, but it sounds exciting!)  Contest ends 12 noon Friday, May 11th!

49 Responses

  1. Viki S. says:

    Hi Laura –
    I love so many series I couldn’t possibly pick one so I’ll give you a couple. I love your Mark of the Vampire series 🙂 and the Elder Races too. Larissa Ione’s Demonica and spinoff, Gena’s LOTU and Kresley’s IAD.
    Then there is Joan Swan’s Phoenix Rising series that just debuted with Fever. It was a fantastic read so I’m betting the rest will be too.
    Thank you.

  2. Dee says:

    Right this minute it’s the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn but I am really looking forward to reading the next Alpha and Omega book by Patricia Briggs. I’m a bit behind in my reading. Just love her books!!
    I’d also love to win the swag bag especially as it’s my birthday tomorrow but I’m guessing that Australians aren’t eligible to win. ??
    If not, I’ll still go out and get Mark of the Vampire. Sounds like something I’d like. 🙂

  3. Andea says:

    There are so many great series to choose from. My classic favorites are IAD, BDB, Elder Races, Lords of the Underworld and Alien Huntress. I just finished Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan and I loved it. Right now that’s my favorite series!

  4. Peggy says:

    I LOVE series as long as the author doesn’t mess with my HEA in later books *worrying about Pia being H again in Lord’s Fall what are she and Dragos up to re their HEA?* But I digress and totally TRUST Thea of course to get us there alright *nodding and worrying*

    Anyway, as you can tell I’m loving the Elder Races. Also I’ve had to reread Bianca D’Arc’s Guardian of the Dark series recently – in total. LOVE the couples and needed to revisit 🙂

    Janet Chapman is an auto-buy for me. Currently her Spellbound series which is a spinoff from Midnight Bay series which was a spinoff from Pine Creek Highlanders. Monette Michael’s Prime series and her Security Specialists International series. And Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series……just to name a few but I could go on and on. I love series 🙂

  5. Susan says:

    I love me some Jude Deveraux, one of my all time favorite books is Forever, I’ve read it at least 5 times 🙂 but as of late my favorite series is Christine Feehan’s Dark hunter series, very intriguing 🙂

  6. Lisa Uranker says:

    Your books are greats! I also love The Black Dagger Brotherhood. I read so many series that sometimes its hard to keep them straight. I love my books!

  7. I would have to say I lurve Kelley Armstrong’s Women Of The Otherworld series. I have never read such a long series and been in love with each book just as much as the last.I would love to win this so I could start a Mark of The Vampire obsession too 😉
    Thanks for the chance.

  8. cecilia says:

    hi thea, thanks so much for the giveaway, and so many series which i liked. such as iad by kresley cole, bdb by jr ward, lotu by gena sowalter, demonica by larrisa ione.

  9. Audi F says:

    I LOVE so many, my newest love is the Blood Curse series by Tessa Dawn, and I have just been introduced to the new Ancient Breeds series by new author AD Stewart, this looks like a great series in the making! The Love at Stake series is always a winner too, nothing like a great gut busting laugh and some action and romance all rolled into one from Kerrelyn Sparks. Of course MOTV is a given *winks*. I think also I might check out a few of the above mentioned ones as well…..there is always room for more of course….lol

  10. Allison Motherway says:

    Lorelei James is a favorite and of course I finished 50 Shades of Greay. I love so many authors ( you included of course) that I will read all the books the author puts out.

  11. CrystalGB says:

    I am loving Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling, JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and your Elder Races series.

  12. Lori V says:

    I adore series romance!!! I first fell in love with Lynn Kurlands De Paiget and McCleod series. Then after reading The Tapestry anthology I fell in love with Sherrilyn Kenyon and my Paranormal addiction began! KMM,JR Ward,Lara Adrian and also I still love Historical Romance series. A Friend (Tricia aka Pickyme) introduced me to Laura Wright and I LOVED her writing. So here I am a series addict 🙂

  13. Sylvua says:

    I love getting my hands on a series! I remember as a kid playing with my Barbie dolls and creating my own extensions to movies and books. It is so hard to let go of a character. I think I got hooked on series from Nora Roberts, but was totally sucked in by Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Darkhunters.

  14. Sheri Moore says:

    I too love series, too many to count now but always looking for new ones to explore. Newest one is Morgan Hawke, Intersteller Service and Displine series. Not for the faint of heart way hot! This is definitely not your Mothers romance series.

  15. nina says:

    I have so many series of books I am trying to catch up on but I do have a few favs. They included alexadra ivy, gena showaler lotu, and so many more its hard to find time to read them all. But I make time.

  16. leann says:

    Any author from old VC Andrews to Lora Leigh (breeds) to Jackie Collins (lucky) to Lorelei James (cowboys) to Kate Douglas (wolftales) to Janet Evanovich (stephanie plum). I’ve read all kinds of series to just stand alones, also. I’m ALWAYS looking for new reads to enjoy. I’m really not picky. 🙂 I just LOVE to READ!!

  17. Sue Sattler says:

    I have so many series that I love and basically stalk the next release. This month my series new releases include Larissa Ione, Shayla Black, Sophie Oak, Leah Brooke and many more!! Squee! It’s great being a reader!!!

  18. leann says:

    Hey, I read all kinds of books, from VC Andrews to Jackie Collins’ (lucky) to Lora Leigh (breeds) to Janet Evanovichs (stephanie plum) to Kat Douglas’ (wolftales) to Lorelei James’ (cowboys). I enjoy series & stand alones. I’m not picky..I.m Always looking for new authors. 🙂 I just LOVE to READ!! I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading yalls books, also.

  19. infinitieh says:

    My all-time faves are still Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and P. G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves stories.

  20. Lorraine says:

    I have so many Fav’s and I will name off the author’s in which i have all the books up to date..Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Linsay Sands, Katie MacAlister, Jill Monroe Larissa Ione, Laura Wright (some of Laura’s books), and Lara Adrian (only a few of Lara’s books..

  21. Kyla says:

    Hi Laura! After downloading Eternal Blood to my kindle, I was hooked. I’ve read all your “eternal” books. J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series is a must read; Christine Feehan’s Dark series never fails; Susan Elizabeth Phillips books about the Chicago Stars football team are incredible. There’s nothing like an author that can make you laugh and cry in the same book. I could never forget the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Thank you, Laura for keeping us entertained with your writing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read!! Cheers! 🙂

  22. Deana Potter says:

    There are just too many to choose from!!!! I love the Dark Hunters, that is where is all started for me. Yasmine Galenorn has 2 series out right now that I love. The Other World and The Indigo COurt series. ANd the Hallows!!!!

    Thank you for the contest.

  23. Elizabeth Edgerton says:

    I like brooding vampires with a sense of humor so I love Katie Macalister’s Dark Ones series but the series that is my favorite overall is the Anne McCaffrey Dragons of Pern… The first 3 especially with elements of adventure, romance and most importantly Dragons!

  24. Cheryl Sanders says:

    I have so many favorites. Currently I am obsessed with MOTV. I’m sad because I am almost done with the last book and impatiently waiting for the next one 🙂 Other series would be The Dark Series, BDB, IAD, Dark-Hunters, and I could go on and on…and on. lol

  25. Melissa Lamb says:

    OMG!! I love Laura and her MOTV series!! She managed to suck me in from the first page of Eternal Hunger and she hasn’t let go!!! 🙂 I am not sad about it though.I love every minute of it!! Plus the BDB is another of my favorite series!!


  26. Diane says:

    I am really enjoying the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh and The Grim Reaper series by Darynda Jones.

  27. Katherine says:

    Of course the Elder Racer series is high up on my panting for the next release series list, I am also eagerly awaiting the next Edge book from Ilona Andrews, the next Iron Seas from Meljean Brook, and the spin-off series from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress. With so many great series out there my problem is often which to read first; which is a pretty awesome problem to have.

  28. Laurie says:

    I have so many and they’ve all been mentioned, so I’ll just add Eternal Guardians by Elisabeth Naughton and as I’m currently being put through the wringer with book 5, The League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  29. Amanda Grinstead says:

    There are a quite few series that I absolutely ADORE! The Fever Series being my FAVOURITE. Barrons is a fantastic character! I also love the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison (her books actually inspired my tattoo). I can’t put down the books in the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews, The Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance, The Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole and The Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh. There’s just so many good reads out there.

  30. bn100 says:

    I like the Lords of the Underworld and Immortals After Dark series.

  31. Susan E. says:

    I love series books! Stephanie Laurens, Nalini Singh, JR Ward, JD Robb, Lorelei James …. I could go on and on. Nora Roberts started me out with her 4 book series, like the Calhouns. I actually prefer series books, because I hate abrupt endings and I love the evolution of relationships and characters as time goes on.

  32. Michelle K says:

    Wow, how can i pick? I have SO many series I am in love with. Elder Races, Black Brotherhood, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s League series, Lynn Veihl’s Darkyn, Ilona Andews Magic series. I could keep going on and on…
    And I love your books, Laura

  33. Robin D says:

    Dakota Cassidy’s series, and the J.D. Robb series and the Sookie Stackhouse series are big favorites of mine! I loved the Fever series, but finished them!

  34. Priscilla Pomeroy says:

    I lurve many series! My favorite right now would have to be The Guardian of Ascension series by Caris Roane.

  35. JessS says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m in lurve with Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts series, as well as the Fever series and anything by Richelle Mead. I did just start J.D. Robb’s In Death series and I have a feeling I’m going to be in lurve with that too.
    I’d love to enter if it’s open internationally 🙂

  36. Hmmmm there are so many to choose from. i would have to go way back in High school when i read Johanna Lindsey’s Love Only Once. the start of the Mallory Series. then there is also Judith Mcnaught’s Westmoreland Dynasty Series. and i loved Catherine Coulter’s Bride Series.

  37. Sonia Cristina says:

    I love series! Paranormal, mysteries and contemporary romance. With a stand alone book, in the end it’s bye-bye to the characters, but with a series, I always have a chance to see again the previous characters and it’s like seeing family and friends. My first series was the Dark-Hunter, by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and the In Death series, by JD Robb, both in 2008 and since then my series to follow list never stoped growing up!

    The MOTV series, by Laura, is one of my favorite series, I’m always anxious for the next book and it pains my heart the waiting…

  38. Michelle Harlan says:

    OMG…Barrons…cue sigh! 🙂 I love, love, love him & can’t wait for more from KMM.
    I am a total series junkie! Seriously, I could list them for days & days. My current paranormal must-haves are your MOTV, Jennifer Lyon’s Wing Slayer Hunters, J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Terry Spear’s Wolf series, Kresley Cole’s IAD and Gena Showalter’s LOTU.

  39. Rene says:

    Think my favorite series would have to be Christine Feehan’s Dark series. I stumbled upon them completely by accident and it turned out to be the beginning of my introduction to paranormal romances. =D

  40. Brandy says:

    I’m currently reading the latest sookie stackhouse I love series and prefer them. I just recently finished Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands (The Argenea series) these two series are some of my favorites but my favorite has to be BDB(V is awesome) followed by LOTU, and MOTV I will never forget and often refrence the night club up against the wall scene. So many others that I love Midnight Breed, Racheal Morgan, Psy-Changling, Arch Angels, Guardians of Ascension, Winged Slayer, Vampire Academy, Cat and Bones and Spin off series(cant wait for Vlad) Demonica, love at stake, and I could go on and on but I think you get the point cant wait for the next book.

  41. Madeline says:

    I love Laurell K Hamillton’s Anita Blake series. I have read her books for over ten years 🙂 I love finding a new series because then at the end of a book, you know it will continue

  42. Stephanie Christine says:

    Right now i’m reading the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy. I know alot of people don’t like it, but i’m loving it!

  43. Elva says:

    Hi Laura! Right now I am obsessed with Jacquelyn Frank nightwalker and shadowdweller series! I also love J.R Ward BDB series, Kresley Cole Immortal After Dark series, your Mark of the vampire series, Kerri Arthur riley jenson series, Jamie Rush offspring series, Laurie London sweet blood, Rhyannon Byrd lords of underworld, Kristina Douglas Fallen series, and any books from Alexandra Ivy, Gena Showalter and Sherrilyn Kenyon

  44. Christy Duke says:

    I tried this yesterday and ended up losing everything I typed so I’m going to try again!! I currently follow approximately 30+ series and here are a few: Anita Blake & Merry Gentry, MOTV, Elder Races, Guild Hunter & Psy/Changeling by Nalini Singh, Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian, Kate Daniels & The Edge by Ilona Andrews, Dark Angels by Keri Arthur, Mageri by Dannika Dark, Fallen Angels of Death by Cynthia Eden, Night Huntress, World & Prince by Jeaniene Frost, The Hollows by Kim Harrison, Demonica & LOD by Larissa Ione, GOE by Alexandra Ivy, Fever by Karen Marie Moning, Alex Craft by Kalayna Price, Moon Shifter by Katie Reus, In Death by JD Robb, Offspring by Jaime Rush and, of course, BDB and Fallen Angels by JR Ward.
    There are more but I think I hit the highlights 🙂

  45. Vicky says:

    Hi, my name is Vicky and I’m a total series addict! There are so many that I just can’t help but adore – Shelly Laurenston, Sherilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, JR Ward, Cherise Sinclair, Dani Worth, Moira Rogers and Lauren Dane and just a few whose series I follow religiously. I’m always finding new ones to add to my addiction as well, I can never keep up, lol. 😉

  46. Wierdlings says:

    omgoodness I need a new series. I am completely caught up at the moment and need to discover more more more!

    Other than my total love of the Elder Races… the In Death Series by RD Robb, Kitty Novell by Carrie Vaughn, AO and Mercy by Patricia Briggs, Breed series by Lora Leigh, Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, Kate/Curran ‘Magic’ series by Ilona Andrews, Anita and Merry series by Laurell K Hamilton, Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich, and The Belgariad/Mallorean Series and Sparhawk series by David Eddings! and so many many more.

  47. GLORIA BIDMEAD says:

    I will only read a series because I love getting lost in a new world for a few books (especially since I read them so quick LOL) I am following over 30 right now and keep adding…The Elder Races and MOTV of course 😉 I am in the middle of Jennifer Lyon’s Wing Slayer Hunters right now and thank god she continued them!!!

  48. Natalia La Luz says:

    Well…that was great to read! I have to say that LOTU was the series that I couldn’t believe I fell in love with. Not because of anything (as if there is!) negative about the books, but because I was more of a stand-alone book-reader. But Gena really made me care about all of her characters!

    Oh, I also don’t know if this is international, if not. Then take me off the list. (:

    Thanks for the great post.

  49. Susan Commeford says:

    Have read virtually all of these series…love them! Always looking for more…the Black Dagger Brotherhood remains one of my favorites…right up there with the Dark series from Christine Feehan…