Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Series come and series go

I'm absolutely thrilled that my cover for STEFAN'S SALVATION is up on the Ellora's Cave Coming Soon page! YAY!

But that leads me to my thought for the day...series.

I love it when readers enjoy one of my books, but what is equally as wonderful is when they write and ask for the book of a secondary character. So many of you have asked for other books...Jackson and Lucas's books from the Awakening Desires series, The Bakra brothers and Marc's books from the Tapestries series, the individual books for the Dalakis brothers...the list goes on and on. LOL You get where I'm going with this.

What I try and do to satisfy readers, and myself because I'm also dying to write these books, is to keep rotating series. That way I'm hopefully keeping a large portion of my readers happy. Ocassionally, I'll have to leave the series for a bit and write a totally unrelated book. Hey, sometimes those characters just won't shut up and leave me alone until I do. *g*

At the moment, I have my next Awakening Desires book contracted (Craving Candy) and I expect to be contracting the next book in the Tapestries series any day now. Beyond that I have a book contracted for the EC 2007 Torrid Tarot series which is loosely related to Drakon's Treasure. (They take place in the same world, but there are no dragons in this new book--but don't yell at me, I am planning more dragon tales) I also have several other things submitted, non-series related, but I won't know about them for a while yet. With my other publisher, Samhain, I have recently contracted the next Jamesville book.

So now it's time to circle around again. For me that means it's time to do another series book. I plan on trying to concentrate on finishing some series before getting involved in new ones. Not that any series is ever truly finished. *bg* After all, there is always another character begging for a book.

NJ

10 comments:

Charlene Teglia said...

Well, since I love all your series, I like your approach! But really, when's the next dragon? I need another dragon. *puppy dog eyes*

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks, Charli! I do try to juggle all the series, but it's not always easy. As for the dragons...honestly, I probably won't get a chance to work on one until next summer. But, I am planning at least three more. :-)

Lori said...

Yay! Congrats on the cover :)

As for secodary characters getting their own books. Ahem... Raising hand for Jackson and Marc... Marc, Marc, Marc!!!

Who's the hero in the Awakening Desires book? Hmmm? Inquiring minds and all that jazz...

N.J.Walters said...

Hey, Lori. The next hero in the Awakening Desires series is Lucas. You may remember him from Katie's Art of Seduction. He's Katie's boss and friend.

Don't worry, Jackson will be getting a book of his own. And Marc...well, Marc has to wait a bit longer yet. :-)

Lori said...

I get it now... you just thrive on this torture LOL

N.J.Walters said...

Hey, it's in the author's manual, Lori. Must torture readers. LOL

NJ

Cathy said...

Really loved the Awakening series. Looking forward to reading about Lucas.

Jennifer L. said...

All of your books are awesome! You never dissapoint. While I have no doubt that I will buy your next book, I hate that I'll have to wait for the next dragon book :-(

N.J.Walters said...

I'm so glad that you enjoy my books, Jennifer! I hate to leave the dragons too, but I've got a bunch of other series and characters demanding attention. LOL All those voices in my head!

The dragons will have their day though. :-)

Little Lamb Lost said...

Leaving the dragons??? Well so long as you will get back to them again.