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!
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>
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!