Hello friends, Karen Kirst here. I don’t know about you, but I truly enjoy reading romance series, successive books either by a single author or multiple authors that are linked in some way. Sometimes the connection is family. I remember well my first time reading the O’Malley series by Dee Henderson. The books, which revolve around adoptive siblings, hooked me with the first chapter. Other times, the connection is a career or workplace. Love Inspired does a number of continuity series, and one of my favorites is the suspense series Texas Ranger Justice, featuring brave men and women in pursuit of justice. A series can also be tied together simply by a town or business venture, such as in the Love Inspired Historical series, The Women of Swan’s Nest, by Victoria Bylin. Or Kathryn Springer’s Love Inspired Mirror Lake.
What about you? What do you like/dislike about series? And for writers, what do you find most challenging about them? (I have trouble keeping up with their ages as time passes!)
Here’s a description of my April 2013 book, His Mountain Miss, third installment of my Smoky Mountain Matches series.
A Battle of Wills
New Orleans aristocrat Lucian Beaumont wants only to sell his estranged grandfather's property and escape the backwoods of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But a stipulation in the will brings him head-to-head with a local beauty. Megan O'Malley and the town must have access to the house. For the first time in his life the commanding Lucian finds himself at an impasse.
Clearly the worldly gentleman doesn't fit in Megan's quaint Smoky Mountain town. But as she glimpses the man beneath the hardened veneer, she believes Lucian is here for a purpose. To heal his soul. And maybe, with Megan's help, to heal his heart.