I love to read, don't you? It's my favorite form of entertainment, ranked well over movies, TV and even music. Like many readers, I have my auto-buys and my favorite authors. And then there are the series'.
Oh, man. The series. The only thing better than reading a book by one of my favorite authors is revisiting my favorite characters again in a new book. Eve Dallas. Harry Potter. Stephanie Plum. They're like old friends we get to hang out with again whenever a new book is released, aren't they?
I love those visits. My only problem is that as soon as I see a new release is about to hit the shelves, I want to go all the way back to the first book and read forward - to revisit each one. By the time the seventh Harry Potter book was out, the binding in book one was trashed from reading so often.
Even though I know I'll spend more time re-reading all those earlier books in the series, I love them better than stand alones, I think. I love writing them, too. My first two books, Double Dare and Does She Dare? were connected, as were my fourth and fifth - Coming on Strong and Going Down Hard. Its great to be able to add that extra layer of familiarity, of being able to hang out with characters again or the fun of writing deeper, over-arching plots that multi-books allow.
So how about you? Do you ever go on reading binges? Do you start a series and have to read it from book one all the way through to book number whatever has just been released? Or is that just me?
Tawny Weber writes hot, spicy stories for Harlequin Blaze. In January 2010, her novella, YOU HAVE TO KISS A LOT OF FROGS, was out in the Blazing Bedtime Story anthology and her next full length Blaze,, RIDING THE WAVES, will be out in September 2010. Come by and visit her on the web at www.tawnyweber.com