Do You Love Continuing Series?
I'm thrilled to announce that I am very close to being able to reveal the cover of my next Harper's Glen novel, And Then There Was You. I've seen a preliminary draft of the cover and it's beautiful! I can't wait to share it with you.
And Then There Was You is the 2nd in my Harper's Glen series of contemporary romantic suspense novels that began with Killing Her Softly. I'm working on book #3 in the series and already have an idea for book #4. But this got me to thinking.
Do you like to read multiple books in a series?
In this case, there is overlap of characters and they are all set in the same small town. While each story has a distinct story and new central characters, there are continuing themes and familiar faces in each. In the case of And Then There Was You, the main characters are Marnie Edwards and Scott Randall. Scott was introduced in Killing Her Softly. In Book #3, which is yet to be titled, the main male character is Chris Hoy, who was introduced in And Then There Was You.
How many of you like to follow the story of a small town, such as Harper's Glen, and connected characters?
Personally, I love to go back to a connected location and continuing characters, but have the main focus of each book be different. Many authors does series well. Recently, I read Fredrik Bachman's Beartown and Us Against You, both wonderful books set in his fiction Swedish Beartown with connected characters. Backman is one my favorite authors and I just can't get enough of his books, so I was thrilled to fall in love with Beartown all over again in Us Against You. Of course, I'm a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and could read about those characters over and over. Same goes for J.D. Robb's In Death series. I just wish they make that into a TV series.
Once I fall in love with a setting and at least some of the characters of a novel, I'm happy to revisit these old friends with a new story and new characters. I hope you all will enjoy And Then There Was You and be happy to revisit Harper's Glen again and again.