Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Series or no Series - Laura Scott

Hello from chilly Wisconsin! Let's play find the retaining wall! Here's a photo of my patio where there is normally a retaining wall behind my bushes. Don't see one? Hmm. Neither do I!





Enough talking about the weather, yes more snow expected today) let's pose a question to the readers out there:  Do you like reading a series or stand alone stories?

This month the last book in my Callahan Confidential Series has been released. Protecting His Secret Son is available now.

Personally I'm a big fan of series books, which is why I tend to write them. I tend to get hooked on the secondary characters in my stories who won't leave me alone until I write their own happily every after.

However I'm well aware that others may not feel the same way.

Which do you prefer? And if you like a series, do you prefer a character type of series say for example a group of firefighters or cops, or a family series?

Inquiring minds want to know.

In the meantime we are praying for spring! (you can see the hidden wall here.)


Laura Scott

14 comments:

  1. Hi Laura! WOW. You are experiencing quite a winter! I don't meant to taunt you, but it's been very mild here in Connecticut. Oops! I've probably just jinxed myself. Congratulations on your new book. I love the danger implied on the cover. And I really love series for the familiar setting and characters...it's like visiting an old friend. I'm waiting for Spring also...and flowers!

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    1. Hi Bella, spring can't come soon enough! We have another two inches of snow and it's still coming down. Sigh. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love reading a series! I, too, want each character to get a happy every after!
    I like having the group or family characters series.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you like to read books in a series! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Love the color of that bush! I enjoy series, possibly family story lines more, because you see more of the secondary family members in the books. Then I want to know what happens with them! Problem with series is that I may not be able to get them all, and it leaves me feeling a little sad.

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    1. Hi Patty I know that feeling, I've decide to write shorter series so that readers have a better chance of getting all the books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I enjoy series, although I like when each book can be read on its own.

    Family connections or profession? Hmmm? Profession is what I had previously done until my Amish Protectors series about three sisters. I did enjoy telling each of their stories...and then a secondary character insisted I write her story as well. I found some readers didn't read the stories until all the books were released so they could enjoy them one after the other. I'm concerned that if they couldn't get all the books they might not read any of them.

    Love the cover on PROTECTING HER SECRET SON!!! It screams READ ME!!! NOW! I always love your stories. Keep writing!

    Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Debby you are too kind! Your stories are wonderful too, love your Amish books!

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  5. I'm with Debby. I love series books, but I think it helps the reader if the book can be a standalone book as well. That way, when a reader picks up a book, even if its not the first in the series, they're not totally lost.

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    1. Hi Mary, my goal is to always make each book stand alone, but with enough about the other characters that the reader can't wait to read their stories too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I'm a sucker for a series!! I want everybody to have their own happily ever after, and I love returning to familiar places and characters. I like series that are either family based or "place" based. I ALWAYS prefer books that can be read as stand alones, though--agree wholeheartedly with Debby and Mary!
    As far as weather goes, Georgia has decided it's spring--everything is blooming like crazy...we'll see if we get zapped with a cold snap!!
    AND--love that cover!!

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    1. Laurel I am so jealous! I can't wait for all this snow to melt. However since it's snowing now I don't see that happening any time soon! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Hi Laura, I'm with you in the land of snow here in Nebraska and never-ending-winter. I love a series, and like Laurel, I enjoy everyone getting their own happily-ever-after.

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    1. Hi Sheree, those of us in the midwest have been slammed! Thanks for stopping by and I hope the snow melts for both of us, soon!

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