I’m pleased to welcome Best Selling Author Raine Delight! A fellow author at Aspen Mountain Press, Raine writes scorching hot romance and is best known for her best selling series DEVON FALLS!
Come on out and leave a comment for Raine today. She’ll stop by later to say hello.
Series vs. non-series books
I got a question from a reader the other day asking why do I write series books. Well that question stopped me in my tracks a bit. I never thought I would write series books but somehow, someway, my muse decided to run with it and today, I have one series with another on the way.
What do I love about writing series books? The chance to revisit beloved characters, the chance to explore the world I created more and to see what else will come to the muse to write about. There is no one thing that draws me to series books but the chance to see what else I can explore is a certain draw in MHO. I love seeing where my imagination can take me-from shifters, dream walkers to demons and more. The sky is the limit in my eyes.
Devon Falls was my first series of novellas and one I am particularly proud of. Originally to be only two books, it morphed into more than ten books once I settled down and saw where the muse was going. I was flabbergasted-ten books! I almost fainted but with four founding families to cover, it added up. I currently have four of the books available at Aspen Mountain Press, with two more coming in 2010 (Moonlight & Magic and Yuletide Magic) then I am taking a break for the beginning of 2011 to concentrate on a new series I am creating then back to finish it off late 2011-early 2012. *wipes brow* that is a lot of books, if I say so myself.
Next up is a new series, one I am enjoying immensely. Club Fantasy is a paranormal BDSM club run by a half-demon of lust and his lover. I am aiming for this to be a trilogy at first but then we can see what happens after that. Who doesn’t love demons, romance, bdsm aspects? I know I do. *grins*
This isn’t to say I don’t enjoy writing non-series books. I currently have one out at Aspen Mountain Press called Fairy Kisses and Magical Dreams-about a Fae Prince searching for his mate except when he finds her, she is human and that is not allowed. Another is an upcoming paranormal romantic comedy called Falling to Pieces coming to The Wild Horse Press. A heroine finds herself saving the hero and in the process falling in love. Loads of laughs, fun and non-erotic as well. Something that I kicked around with a friend and it morphed into this one wild, zany ride.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for me. I have other ideas for books (Space pirates anyone?) and who knows, maybe they will morph into a series as well. In the meantime, I read some wonderful series from talented authors (Yasmine Galenorn, Deborah Cooke, Jenna Black, JD Robb, etc) and settle in for my own personal reading pleasure while I recharge the muse.
My questions to you- What series to do you enjoy reading and why? Are there any out there you want to recommend?
Check out Raine’s website (http://authorrainedelight.com) and blog (http://rainedelightbooknook.blogspot.com) for more information her books, contests and other fun stuff.
Devon Falls: Haunting Magic
Book 4 in series but can be read as a stand alone
Now available at Aspen Mountain Press
Buy here- http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/paranormal/romance/haunting-magic/prod_112.html
Paranormal/Shifter Erotic Romance
Can a werewolf find a way to tame his mate or will she turn the tables on him and tame him?
Rodrick Dracon is the twin heir to the Dragon Inn. When he finds himself longing for a mate after being footloose and fancy free, he finds himself drawn to the most obnoxious, brassy woman he has ever met: Jaxon Sinclair. She is the one woman who doesn't melt when he goes by or hangs on his every word. She is just aggravating and down right sexy as sin! Soon the sparks fly, passion goes into boiling and Halloween approaches. Can a wolf shifter get this woman to heel before the full moon? Or can Jax turn the tables on this ladies man and tame the wolf?
Jax had no idea how long she stood there with her pulse racing until a gentle cough made her jump out of her skin. She turned and saw Jenna on the steps of the Inn, a smug look on her face like she knew what had just happened. Jax tried to ease the ache that seemed to center on her pussy with deep breaths.
“You certainly know how to make an evening more…let me say…entertaining,” Jenna said and smiled. “You look a little flushed. Not coming down with a cold are you? You seem to have a little dinner date with the local stud master. Don’t want to disappoint him, right Jax?”
Jax felt her body tense as the truth hit her. She had agreed to a dinner date and, if that wasn’t enough, she had kissed the damn man. She groaned in embarrassment. Oh my god, what the hell did I just do?
Jenna collapsed laughing on the steps.
“Don’t tell me the whole place heard us?” Jax said. All she needed was the gossip to fly that she was making a move on Rodrick.
“Jax, the whole town heard you. You both were yelling at each other like there wasn’t anyone else around. It was priceless. I have never seen you lost for words like that before.”
Jenna leaned over and squeezed her cousin’s arm. “Unless people were paying attention, all they saw were you guys talking, then him kissing you…senselessly. I was amazed this place didn’t catch on fire with at so many sparks flying between you. You had him so hot and bothered he’s walking around with a bulge in his jeans.” Jenna shook her head and reached over to lead Jax to the side of the building. “Come on, it’s not that bad.”
Jax looked at her favorite cousin and wanted to smack her. Didn’t she get that this was a really bad idea? Just because her hormones flared whenever Rod was around, that doesn’t mean there was anything between them.
“Not that bad? Do you have any idea what I was just goaded into? Dinner at my house with the resident lothario of Devon Falls! My god, Jenna, he has a different woman every freaking night. What makes me so different that he has to prove something to me?” With her head down, Jax tried to still the roiling in her stomach, though she didn’t know if it was with fear, desire, anger, or a combination of them all. She remembered the way it felt to be against his chest and the way she melted at his unexpected kiss.