It’s no surprise that my favorite series of all time is the Eve Dallas/In Death books by JD Robb (aka Nora Roberts). I discovered them and gave up trying to check them out in order from the library so I went on a mission to buy them. I now buy the new releases in hardback AND digital–books for my library shelves, digital for ease of reading. Other autobuy series books for me are Jayne Ann Krentz/Jane Castle/Amanda Quick and the books having to do with the Arcane Society and all the permutations/spin offs, of which there are enough to confuse the casual reader. New to the list is JB Lynn and her Neurotic Hitwoman series. 😀
Larissa Ione, Jeaniene Frost, Allison Brennan, Debra Webb, and others all have series I’ve read and am reading. I could go back and add Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Laurel K. Hamilton to the list though I no longer keep up with them.
Why do authors write series? And more important, to me at least, is what makes a series popular? How does an author keep a series fresh? (This is a reason I’ve stopped reading some series.) I wish I had the answers but I fear today is much more about questions. This is a topic I’ll revisit from time to time, especially since I tend to create in series.
Anyone have thoughts to share?