When choosing a book to read, what do you look for? Do you mainly stick to particular genres, or find yourself reading anything as long as the main topic is of interest? Do you prefer books in a series? Or stand-alones?
I gravitate toward romance and erotica, but love a good suspense novel—one that keeps me up all night because I can’t go to sleep without finding out who the killer is.
I’m also very much an author whore.
If I’m hooked on that first novel, I will devour anything they’ve written. No matter the genre or subject matter. And usually within months of discovering them.
And I might as well hang up a do not disturb sign when I start in on a new series.
I’ve been a voracious reader since fifth grade. That feeling of entering someone else’s world is my drug. For however long it takes to finish the novel, I become someone else–live their life, share their loves and heartaches. It’s why I love series so much. Now don’t get me wrong, I also enjoy stand-alones, but tend to read longer ones since I have such a hard time letting go of beloved characters.
I suppose it shouldn’t have surprised me when I began creating Morrow’s Horizon a year ago that within weeks I had storylines for six additional books. As the Morrow family revealed themselves on the page, I knew this was more than just Sara’s story. Don’t get me wrong, Sara’s entertaining in and of herself. As are each of her sisters. But the love between them, the bond, is about all of them, and isn’t done justice shown through the eyes of only one.
Is that writer’s ego? Or simply my inability to say goodbye?
What do you think? Are strong familial bonds a pull for you to keep reading past the first book? If no, how about ones that also have explicit sex and happily-ever-afters for each couple?
Perhaps it’s unfair of me to ask these questions without first having given you a sample of my writing. Yet I find I can’t give it away this soon. We’ve only just met after all. Don’t worry, though, it won’t be long. Poor Larry, Jim, and the rest of their friends desperately need help keeping their women in line in the bedroom.
And now you’re wondering… what about Sara and her sisters? Are these the men that love them? Sadly, the answer is no. As any good erotica writer knows, it’s all about the anticipation…