Heather C: Ava March is here at TBG today telling us all about why she loves writing series, and also giving away an ebook copy of her new release Sharp Love, the second book in her Gambling on Love series.
A Series Kind of Gal
by Ava March
I love series books. I just can’t help it. I’m a sucker for them. My favorite type of series to read is a related series, with a different h/h in each book. I love revisiting characters and meeting new ones, all in the same book. I love reading a book and wondering ‘will he get his own book??’, and then when he does get his own book? Oh, that’s like reader-Christmas.
But as a writer, I was drawn to direct series (which feature the same h/h) for quite a while. I’d fall in love with a pair and I wanted to keep revisiting them. To keep telling their story. And romance heroes…they always have more story in them. There’s always more drama to be found on the horizon, more obstacles to overcome. Poor guys – I’d leave them happy then shake things up again for them.
A couple years ago though, I got an idea for a related series (the Brook Street Trilogy). And it was quite fun to write. So much fun, that when I finished that series, I started a new related series. All the things I love as a reader of related series, I get to indulge in as an author. I leave a pair happy at the end of a book, and I can let them pop up in another book and they can still be happy. No need to inflict drama on the guys just so I can see them again. I can set up a world and keep returning to it for a few books. And the most fun of all? When an interesting secondary character pops up on the page, I’m not left in suspense wondering if he’ll get his own. I can write him a book and give him his own HEA.
My newest release, Sharp Love, is #2 in the Gambling on Love series. It’s smack-dab in the middle of the series. So of course I took the opportunity to visit with Max and Tristan, the heroes of the 1st book, All In with the Duke. And the heroes of the 3rd book get a bit of page time as well. I’m having such a blast writing this series, that I do believe I am officially converted. I’ve become a related-series kind of author.
What about you? What is your preferred type of series to read – direct or related? And if you have any recommendations for favorite series, do give them a shout-out. I’m always on the look-out for a new series to read.
About Sharp Love (Gambling on Love #2)
William Drake has lived among thieves, bastards and beggars all his life, doing what’s necessary to survive. As a young orphan, that included looking after his best friend, Jack Morgan. But as they grew older, Jack took the honest path, leaving Will behind to fend for himself the only ways he knows how.
When an unsavory errand for his employer brings Jack back to London’s underbelly, he needs Will’s help. It’s there, among the alleys they ran through as children, that the love he’s always felt for Will returns. As their nights together grow hotter, Will discovers something new about his old friend—Jack’s need to serve extends into the bedchamber.
Will has never fully abandoned his dream of escaping London with Jack. But what could the Duke’s driver want with a dishonest cheat like him, beyond a bit of rough sex? It takes the gamble of Will’s life to find out if he can win Jack’s heart…
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About Ava March
Ava March is an author of sexy, emotionally intense M/M historical erotic romances. She loves writing in the Regency time period, where proper decorum is of the utmost importance, but where anything can happen behind closed doors. With over fifteen works to her credit, her books have been finalists in the Rainbow Awards and More Than Magic contest, and deemed ‘must-haves’ for Historical M/M romance by RT Book Reviews readers. Visit her website at www.AvaMarch.com to find out more about her books or to sign-up for her newsletter.
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Some of my favorite series include, Special delivery, Cut & Run, Life lessons, Adrien English, Captive Prince, Dark Soul, The Administration, Texas series by RJ Scott. I could keep going….
count me in!
Special Delivery, Cut & Run, any Cardeno C. series, Hell or High Water, Men of Honor. I could go on.
Men of Honor, Hell or High Water, Special Delivery, Club Destiny and so many more.
Related series are my favorite…With and Without by JL Langley and Cardeno C’s Home series are a couple of my favorites…My direct series is Mary Calmes’ A Matter of Time…I love Jory and Sam 🙂
I love them both. My favorite series is the bayou boys by Chris Cox
I prefer related series, though I like some direct series too. I loved the Brook Street trilogy. A few series that are favorites: Rhys Ford’s Sinners series, JL Langley’s Sci-Regency series, Cardeno C’s mates series…
Thanks so much for the great series recs! And thanks to the Blogger Girls for having me!
I would have to say I’m a fan of related series. I’m alway pairing up my favorite secondary characters and trying to figure out who will get a story next.
I’m a big fan of series! Love catching up with old characters and having their lives intertwined with new ones. My first books I read of yours was your Brook Street series and I’ve been hooked on your stories ever since.
Any series by RJ Scott, Andrew Grey, Kaje Harper, Mary Calmes, Sue Brown and many many more
I love series! I often postpone reading a series until it’s complete or half complete, then I read them all at once, especially if the MC of the series is the same
Related series are my favorite, I never care for dire t series as I never trust the series to end and stay done.
So many series Amy Lane’s ,JP Barnaby , TJ Klune , Infected series. So many others.